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281. On Uncanny Magazine w/ Lynne Thomas, Michael D. Thomas, and Michi Trota

24 Aug Uncanny Magazine

Unicorns, editors, and cultures of empathy, oh my!  In our 281st episode, Lynne Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota join us to talk about Uncanny Magazine!  We explore how they feel about Year One, what’s in store for the magazine in Year Two, the root of a good Uncanny story, cultures of empathy, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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280. The Wonders and Politics of Steampunk w/ Cherie Priest, Beth Cato, and Jaymee Goh

17 Aug The SEA is Ours edited by Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng

Machines, empire, and whitewashing, oh my!  In this special edition of our discussion feature, Shaun and Rachael talk to authors Cherie Priest, Beth Cato, and Jaymee Goh about the wonders and politics of steampunk.  We cover whitewashing on covers, the subversive qualities of steampunk, and the trials and tribulations of writing the genre in a world heavily influenced by empire.  In our last moments, we have some fun by talking about steampunk films and video games.  In the end, we only scratched the surface!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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279. Writing Traumatic Subjects w/ Stina Leicht and Peter Orullian

10 Aug Trial of Intentions by Peter Orullian

In this special episode, we’re joined by Stina Leicht and Peter Orullian to discuss writing traumatic and difficult subjects.  Why do we write them?  What are the strategies for doing so?  What value does it serve?  We explore these questions and other subjects!

Given the nature of the subject, this episode comes with a trigger warning.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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278. The Postman (1997) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

3 Aug The Postman -- 1997

The Post Office, mules, and Shakespeare, oh my!  In our fourth edition of the Torture Cinema Childhood Destruction feature, we take a stab at the infamous Costner vehicle, The Postman.  This is Mike’s movie, so we make sure to make him feel very welcome.  Oh, hell.  Who are we kidding?  Someone suffers during this episode, but it isn’t Mike…

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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#37. Ex Machina (2015) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

27 Jul Ex Machina -- 2015

The Turing test, eccentric billionaires, and the singularity, oh my!  In this special edition of Shoot the WISB, Rachael takes Shaun and Paul on a journey through Alex Garland’s directorial debut, Ex Machina.  We explore the film’s treatment of AI, its themes, its women, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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