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Pete & Karlo from Podside Picnic join me to talk about Frederik Pohl's 1977 science fiction novel Gateway. We discuss "full medical" as it relates to the disaster that is American healthcare, company towns, gold rushes, risk, and gateway as a metaphor for the market. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia…
 
Sean M. Thompson returns to talk about Kathe Koja's 1991 novel The Cipher. We discuss Koja's talent at capturing the malaise of being in your 20s and underemployed, urban blight and the perfect conditions for a funhole to sprout on its own.Check out The Cipher:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008LDFLMU/ref=dp-kindle-redirectCheck out Sean's press:https:/…
 
Mattie Lewis of The Podhand returns to talk about The Lure (2015). Join us as we discuss this dark and violent retelling of The Little Mermaid set in the club scene of 80s Poland.Listen to Mattie and her co-hosts on The Podhand:https://player.fm/series/the-podhandRead Mattie's writing:https://devilsdoorbell.gumroad.com/…
 
Emma Bowers, Abby Denton and Malcom Rambert return - this time to talk about Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. Our discussion covers the storied history of movies derived from anime TV shows, whether this entry in Bebop is a proper movie or a long episode, and the future of obsolete tech. See you, Space Cowboy. . .Check out a list of 100 of the best anime (…
 
Kurt and Chris from Parent Just Don't Understand podcast join Pete to discuss the Tom Godwin classic, The Cold Equations. Read the story:https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxiY2hzbXJlcmlja3NvbnxneDo5NjI5MmU1OTQ2YWViOWYWatch the Twilight Zone episode on it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-eVsAl6MRE…
 
Chris Woodward (Parents Just Don't Understand) and Mattie Lewis (The Podhand) drop by Podside to talk about Tale of Tales (2015), one of the best fairy tale adaptations we've seen. Check out Parents Just Don't Understand:https://soundcloud.com/parentspodcastCheck out The Podhand:https://player.fm/series/the-podhand…
 
Malcolm Rambert, Emma Bowers and Abby Denton return to riff extensively about one of the darlings of anime, Cowboy Bebop. In between all the jokes, we even manage to talk about some of our favorite episodes among the first 13! See you next Session, Space Cowboy. . .Check out Emma's video essays:Patreon.com/hyenasandginHungry for more Bebop commenta…
 
Sean M. Thompson of Nictitating Books dropped by to chat about "The Maw" (from Nathan Ballingrud's collection, Wounds). What happens when Hell erupts and decides to gentrify your neighborhood? You'd better hope you have indoor pets, that's for sure.Check out Nictitating Books:https://www.amazon.com/s?i=digital-text&rh=p_27%3ANictitating+Books&s=rel…
 
Game writer and multiple novelist Matt Forbeck drops by Podside to talk about his long career of writing for games, designing games and writing game tie-in novels (including stuff for Deadlands and Blood Bowl) as well as his upcoming Shotguns & Sorcery 5E Kickstarter. If you like noir + Tolkien, check it out!Check out Matt's site:https://www.forbec…
 
Academic and #ACFM co-host Jeremy Gilbert joins the podcast to talk us through the concept of "the long 90s". We discuss why cultural innovation has stagnated, the relationship of culture to politics and how anti-utopianism may be falling out of fashion. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, u…
 
Malcom Rambert (aka @MalcmanIsHere) finds his way to Graveside to talk about Candyman (1992). How do you fight a creature made of rumor? Well, doing some appropriation seems to be one of the steps (or is it?)Watch "Black Escapism":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW70aIQZXO0Check out "Black Men Can't Jump in Hollywood":https://podcasts.apple.com/us/…
 
Kurt and Chris from Parents Just Don't Understand podcast return to the Graveside to talk about John Carpenter's 1987 film, Prince of Darkness. Find out what happens when doctoral students spend the night in an old church and find out the secret of the ooze - it's Satanic.Check out Parents Just Don't Understand podcast:https://soundcloud.com/parent…
 
Tai Black visits the Graveside to pay his respects, and chats about Norman Partridge's Stoker-winning novella Dark Harvest. It's Halloween, 1963, somewhere in the American Midwest and if you can beat ol' Sawtooth Jack you can pull your family out of debt, no strings attached. . . or are there?Read Dark Harvest:https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765…
 
Kurt returns to talk about the alleged "worst story ever written", The Eye of Argon. We read some of it and discuss the history as it's known of the story and its author.Read The Eye of Argon:https://ansible.uk/misc/eyeargon.htmlWatch Korgoth of Barbaria (playlist):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJi9zZqbJoY&list=PL_l6nUy0fLNaXn00Q8Gxf0TJceULBfO1a…
 
Tiffany Meuret returns to discuss one of the most awards-nominated stories of 2012, The Cartographer Wasps and Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu. We chat about how this rather short story manages to have a lot to say about colonization and imperialism, and whether wasps who sing sea shanties are sci-fi or not.Read the story:https://clarkesworldmagazine.…
 
Karlo and The Podhand's Mattie Lewis discuss two of Angela Carter's retellings of Beauty and the Beast, "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon" and the much darker and sexier, "The Tiger's Bride"Check Out Mattie's writing: https://www.fairytalemagazine.com/2019/04/wolfskin-by-matilda-lewis.html#.YSRKXIhKjZQ Check Out The Podhand: https://thepodhand.podbean.com…
 
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