It’s about time we gave you all a little bit of happy news, and that’s what this episode is (mostly) about. Upcoming movies? Check. Fantastic science discoveries? Check. Stuff about the new Batman movie? Check. More happy things? Check. See? We’ve got it all, including an interview with Mary Anne Mohanraj of the Speculative Literature Foundation.
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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):Episode 35 — Download (MP3)
Intro and News (0:00 – 16:39):
- Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy to Play Catwoman and Bane (respectively)
(You can pretty much guarantee that there will be a lot of sexy in The Dark Knight Rises).
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pegged to Be in The Dark Knight Rises (maybe as the villain)
(Like I said…sexy.)
- U.S. Biotech Company Patents New CO2-eating, Hydrocarbon Pooping Organism!
(The oil companies half clap as their plans to destroy the Earth slowly go down the toilet…)
- Kepler Discovers First Earth Sizes Planets inside the Habitable Zone
(Halliburton begins planning the invasion…)
- Juan of the Dead — A New Cuban Zombie Comedy!
(Opportunistic capitalists rejoice.)
- Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta Now Live!
(So say we all!
- Total Recall Remake — It’ll Follow the Source Material More Closely
(And Arnold will probably make a cameo in Quaid’s magic Mars adventures.)
Interview w/ Mary Anne Mohanraj (16:49 – 31:39):
- The Speculative Literature Foundation
(The initials also spell out Stegosaurus Lawncare and Friends)
- Mary Anne Mohanraj’s Website
- Strange Horizons
(Definitely better than getting your hand stuck in a car door.)
- The Canada Council of the Arts
(Where good Canadian stories go to “discover” themselves…)
The End: Reading and Writing (31:40 — 34:50):
That’s all, folks! Thanks for listening. See you next week.