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#28. Interstellar (2014) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

22 Nov

Black holes, space love, and robot buddies, oh my! Shaun, Rachael, Mike, and Paul join forces to tackle the much-discussed Christopher Nolan space epic, Interstellar (2014).  From the plot to the science to the timey wimey ending, we cover it all!

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.

Interstellar (2014)

Download the episode here.

Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

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231. City Building in Urban Fantasy (CONvergence Panel w/ Emma Bull, Tania Richter, Kathryn Sullivan, and Christoforo Pasquarette)

14 Nov

Cliff cities, twisted towers, and fantastic streets, oh my!  Earlier this year, I moderated / participated in a panel on city building with some amazing folks.  And I finally get to release it!  From new cities to ancient palimpsestial streets, Emma Bull, Tania Richter, Kathryn Sullivan, and Christoforo Pasquarette tackle the process of city building in urban fantasy (and fantasy at large).

Here is the CONvergence description:

From cloud citadels to urban wastelands, any city has infrastructure needs: water, sewage, transportation. How will those be met? A discussion of good and bad city design in urban fantasy.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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

Episode 231 — Download (MP3)

New York City

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  Additional music from “Black Vortex” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

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

#27. Snowpiercer (2013) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ James L. Sutter

31 Oct

Trains, bug patties, and revolutions, oh my!  James L. Sutter joins the crew to discuss Joon-Ho Bong’s critically-acclaimed Snowpiercer (2013).  We tackle the film’s symbology, its religious imagery, the allegories of capital and race in its narrative, and a whole lot more.  Plus:  there’s a big old debate at the end on how dramatic “serious” sf is sometimes treated differently than “fun” sf.

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.

Snowpiercer (2013)

Download the episode here.

Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

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228. Tobias Buckell (a.k.a. Captain Planet) — Hurricane Fever (An Interview)

25 Oct

Space cannons, Caribbean spies, and hurricanes, oh my!  Tobias Buckell returns to the show to discuss his new novel, Hurricane Fever.  We discuss the history of space exploration in the Caribbean, writing spy thrillers, the nitty gritty of Buckell’s characters, and more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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

Episode 228 — Download (MP3)

Hurrican Fever by Tobias S. Buckell

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  Additional music from “Black Vortex” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

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

#26. In the Flesh (Season One) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Catherine Hill

20 Sep

Zombies, race allegories, and disgruntled fathers, oh my!  Shaun, Julia, Paul, and Mike are joined by the lovely Catherine Hill to discuss the first season BBC3’s In the Flesh (you all need to be watching this; no joke).

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  This episode is also one of the perks for Shaun’s World SF Tour fundraiser.  Catherine was selected to participate in an episode; we decided to record it at LonCon3!

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.

In the Flesh (BBC3)

Download the episode here.

Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

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222. Hawk the Slayer (1980) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

18 Sep

Repeating magic crossbows, emotionless heroes, and gentle giants, oh my!  You voted for it.  We watched it, and then we got intoxicated and talked about it.  Feel our pain in this special LonCon3 editions of the British-produced Hawk the Slayer (1980)!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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

Episode 222 — Download (MP3)

Hawk the Slayer (1980)

 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.

218. Live at CONvergence w/ Martha Wells and Carrie Patel

22 Aug

World SF, the secret history of genre, and live audiences, oh my!  In this special episode, Paul, Mike, David, and Shaun are joined by Martha Wells and Carrie Patel for a live recording of show!  Shenanigans may ensue…

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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

Episode 218 — 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.

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