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245. The Philosophical Mecha Panel at LonCon3

21 Dec

The robot, the human, and the inhuman, oh my!  Recorded at LonCon3 / Worldcon, this panel features David G. Shaw, Madeline Ashby, Shaun Duke, and Jade Ka discussing mecha, the self, and the other compelling philosophical questions raised by the very notion of mecha.

Here’s the panel description:

When is a giant robot more than just a giant robot? Many of the best and most famous anime — such as Evangelion, Gasaraki, or Flag — use the mecha as a tool to explore politics, philosophy, and the human condition. What is the conception of the human explored in such series, and how is it mediated by technological experience?

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

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Evangelion

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

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244. Martha Wells (a.k.a. The Raksura Amanuensis) — The Books of the Raksura (An Interview at CONvergence)

20 Dec

Flying critters, fancy worlds, and super fan Paul, oh my!  In one of our last remaining recordings from CONvergence, Paul lets Shaun tag along for an interview with Martha Wells.  We discuss the Raksura series, her upcoming work, writing fan and tie-in fiction, Harrison Ford’s leg issues, and much more.

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 Stories of the Raksura Vol 1 by Martha Wells

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

243. The Marvel Cinematic Universe Panel at CONvergence

19 Dec

Kickass heroines, Marvel-ous universes, and ants, oh my!  Recorded at CONvergence, this panel on the Marvel Cinematic Universe is akin to a blast from the past.  Featuring the voice talents of Lyda Morehouse (a.k.a. Tate Hallaway), Allyson Cygan, Shaun Duke, John Seavey, and Neil Anderson, the panel discusses the current Marvel film canon, upcoming projects, and our hopes for the future (some of which Marvel has kindly answered).

Here is the panel description:

Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier have been out, and Agents of SHIELD, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Defenders, and Ant Man are on the horizon. How do they all compare? What do you want to see next?

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Episode 243 — Download (MP3)

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

242. Charles Gannon (a.k.a. the Space Merchant) — Fire with Fire (An Interview at LonCon3)

18 Dec

Space battles, academia, and lorry beeps, oh my!  Charles E. Gannon joins Shaun at LonCon3 / Worldcon to discuss his work, politics and art, postcolonialism and hegemony, his novel, Fire with Fire, and a whole host of other fascinating topics.  What more could you ask for?

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 242 — Download (MP3)

 

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

Around the Podosphere: Podcasts of Note for 12/17/2014

17 Dec

Here’s what we’ve been listening to in the podcast world.  What about you?

On Writing:

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On Movies:

On Conspiracies:

On Gaming:

#29. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 1: No Normal) w/ Mahvesh Murad and Usman Malik

17 Dec

Diverse heroes, super hands, and Wolverine squee festivals, oh my! Mahvesh Murad and Usman Malik join us all the way from Pakistan to discuss the first volume (issues 1-5) of G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel.  What more do you need to know?  Go on.  Download it!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 -- No Normal

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Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0). Additional music from “Lost Frontier” and “Thunder Dreams” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

241. Finnish SF w/ Jukka Halme, Maria Turtschaninoff, Tero Ykspetäjä, and Janos Honkonen (the World SF Tour)

16 Dec

Moomin’s, symphonic metal, and Worldcon bids, oh my!  In this special World SF Tour episode, we’re joined by Jukka Halme, Maria Turtschaninoff, Tero Ykspetäjä, and Janos Honkonen to discuss Finnish SF and fandom, the Helsinki Worldcon bid (VOTE), Finnish film and literature, and a whole lot more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 241 — Download (MP3)

Helsinki in 2017 Worldcon Bid!

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

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