Author S.A. Chant joins us again to discuss what it’s like to write a story about robots. How does the perspective of the point-of-view character change the way we experience science fiction? What does representation mean in a genre full of non-human characters? And where can trans science fiction go from here?
Author S.A. Chant joins Demetria to talk about the conversation about The Matrix when it first came out in 1999—and how that conversation changed when the movie’s directors came out as trans. What’s it like to rewatch a movie that famously defied easy interpretation two decades after its release?
Get ready for more discussion of of glory holes than you’ve ever heard in a civics lesson before.
Isaac Meyer joins us to discuss Metropolis, a 1927 German film directed by Fritz Lang.
Check back soon for more information about the robots we love (or love to hate) in fiction and in real life.
It’s time to take to the sea in style. Why did a gentleman abandon a life of luxury to become a pirate? And how did one of the most incompetent ship captains in history end up sailing with Blackbeard himself?
In a follow-up to our episode about one very slick criminal, we’re taking listeners through a tour of Denver’s seedy…
Richard Lawrence was full of lead. On one fateful day in 1835, he decided to fill President Andrew Jackson with lead too.
In 1969, a group of graduate students had a great time smashing up a car. Their very strange psychology experiment is responsible for some of the most racist policing practices in America today.
A group of thieves set their sights on the greatest wealth stockpile of them all: the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve. All they needed was a network of truckers, black market syrup smugglers, and shady dealers willing to get their fingers sticky for a sweet payoff.