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Uplifting new specials and classic fun pieces.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
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  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
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  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Jan 11, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Jan 05, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Dec 27, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Dec 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Dec 14, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Dec 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Nov 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Nov 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Nov 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Nov 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Oct 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:30
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  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Sep 28, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This is a special fundraising edition of The Retro Cocktail Hour.

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:33:25
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  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Aug 31, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Aug 24, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Aug 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
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  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
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  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
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  • Added: Jul 13, 2021
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  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
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  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
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  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
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  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
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  • Added: May 26, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: May 19, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: May 13, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
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  • Added: Apr 19, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
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  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2021
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  • Added: Jan 26, 2021
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The Retro Cocktail Hour is a finger-snapping, hip-shaking blend of space age bachelor pad music, tiki tunes, private eye jazz and other incredibly ...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
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  • Added: Jan 11, 2021
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  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
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  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
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  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Before Vietnam sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled record accomplishments domestically: medicare, civil and voting rights, immigration reform, and pu...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 52:00
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Al Capp and his comic strip L’il Abner were once cultural institutions. He broke new ground pushing satire and politics into the funnies, until it ...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 27:58
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Walt Kelly coined the iconic phrase, “we have met the enemy and he is us,” But not many people have met Kelly’s characters, who have a lot more to ...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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This week, I’m replaying two older episodes of mine that dealt with many of the themes that come up in multiverse storylines, as the MCU and DC cin...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2021
  • Length: 32:00
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To some people outside central Europe, the idea of St Nicholas having a horned tongue-wagging companion called Krampus, who punishes children, migh...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2021
  • Length: 27:19
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We’re snapping together the LEGO bricks of Nathan Sawaya’s career, going from being a corporate lawyer to a famous LEGO Master Builder, and a profe...

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Tabletop role-playing games are experiencing a renaissance of game design, but they’re also asking tough questions about the nature of classic RPGs...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:03
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From buckets of stage blood to confectionary edible eyeballs, the Grand Guignol grossed out its Parians audience a century ago, and invented modern...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 26:46
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Dune was a pioneer in environmental science fiction, but Frank Herbert's own environmentalism is often misunderstood.

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 27:57
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I talk with Loki’s production designer Kasra Farahani about why the intergalactic bureaucracy of time keepers resonated with so many viewers, and w...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
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Blind video game players are challenging conventional ideas on how this very visual medium can be redesigned to be accessible to everyone.

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
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Queer representation in children’s entertainment has never been better, but the road to get here has been fraught. We look at how Sailor Moon broke...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:08
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How did a real-life samurai who lived nearly 400 years ago inspire a genre of films, shows, manga, anime, games, and even Star Wars characters?

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2021
  • Length: 28:49
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Imaginary Worlds shares a lot in common with the podcast Imaginary Advice. We’re both interested in the line between fiction and reality, but the h...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 35:27
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When I talked with Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner in 2019 about their Harley Quinn comics, I had no idea how much their take on the character wo...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 31:47
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Whenever I watch a superhero story, I always wonder how well informed the public are about the threats to their world, and the heroes who save the ...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
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I talk with game mogul and author Rizwan Virk about whether we are actually living in a giant computer simulation, and what we think of as reality ...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 31:04
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Sci-fi and fantasy genres have come a long way from their pulpy origins to become respectable genres. But sometimes you want to see something aweso...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 37:16
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There are so many reasons why Disco Elysium should not have become an award-winning video game and worldwide hit, and yet many game critics believe...

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  • Added: May 26, 2021
  • Length: 29:51
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Andy Weir is best known for writing very scientifically accurate books like The Martian. But in his latest book, Project Hail Mary, he ventured bey...

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  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 26:57
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Speculative fiction writers have been influenced by Buddhism for so long, many fans don’t realize how many sci-fi characters and tropes have origin...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 26:52
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Novelist Becky Chambers talks about about why she’s ending her beloved and popular Wayfarer series, and what comes next.

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2021
  • Length: 34:44
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Jazz and science fiction may seem to be in parallel worlds, but the musician Sun Ra saw outer space and extraterrestrial life as a way to explore i...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 27:31
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Tron is often dismissed as an outdated popcorn movie, but it was quite influential, even prophetic. I talk with Tron’s director Steven Lisberger ab...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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The conventional wisdom is that the brothers Grimm collected their fairy tale tales orally from the common folk and embraced the darkest elements o...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:31
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In the 1950s and ‘60s, the vibrating sound of the Theremin instrument became synonymous with sci-fi to the point where the Theremin became a genre ...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2021
  • Length: 26:43
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Through the prism of Betty Boop, we look at how the Hays Code censorship board of the 1930s is still influencing the way Hollywood tells stories.

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:09
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Camelot probably never existed. So why have writers over the centuries tried to make us believe that for one brief shining moment, there was a Came...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
  • Length: 27:29
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Neill Gorton, creature designer for Doctor Who and Being Human, talks about the craft of making up monsters.

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 25:49
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This was a very strange year, and it deserves an unconventional recap. We look at the monsters of the past which suddenly felt relevant again from ...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Fan films exist in a legal gray area between free speech and copyright infringement. But the courts favor fan films that are “transformative,” whic...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
  • Length: 27:08
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We can’t get universal translators through The Enterprise or the TARDIS, so we have to rely on human translators. Of course, something is always lo...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2020
  • Length: 30:38
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When Cowboy Bebop debuted on Cartoon Network in 2001, many of the first fans in the U.S. were kids. And it took them decades to finally understand ...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2020
  • Length: 32:07
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At a time when we’re reassessing the role of law enforcement in the real world, is it time to re-asses the role of vigilante super-cops in fantasy ...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2020
  • Length: 28:30
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Can fantasy worlds teach us to recognize and combat encroaching fascism?

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2020
  • Length: 32:39
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If you’re the type of Star Wars fan who knows the original trilogy by heart but hasn’t seen much else, Ahsoka Tano may be the most beloved Star War...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2020
  • Length: 28:53
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Doug Jones is one of the most widely seen actors that many people don’t know they’ve seen, thanks to makeup artists and his incredible versatility...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2020
  • Length: 28:55
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In this week’s episode, I talk with Jackson Bird (formally of The Harry Potter Alliance) about how transgender fans of Harry Potter can still find ...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 40:40
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H.P. Lovecraft was exceptionally racist. Why are so many creators of color finding that his work can be great fodder to describe the experience of ...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 34:48
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For the first time in 50 years, San Diego Comic Con was cancelled – until it was brought back to life online. But can a virtual SDCC still feel lik...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2020
  • Length: 31:01
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If we ever make contact with aliens, they probably won’t look like humans with pointy ears or bumpy noses, but as creature design is more about com...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 29:09
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Live theater has been shut down across the country, but live action role play (a.k.a. larp) is finding new ways to thrive in digital spaces with im...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:49
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People often criticize time travel for the logical inconsistencies, but what about the emotional logic these narratives? Are they psychologically u...

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  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 29:47
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There are countless lists of horror films that were allegedly cursed like The Exorcist and Poltergeist. But the myth of the curse became its own ty...

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  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 28:14
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We asked our listeners to tell us about their favorite childhood toys that are providing them with a sense of comfort and security right now. Their...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 32:48
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How the Solarpunk movement of writers and artists are imagining an eco-sci-fi future in the hopes that people will be inspired to create that futur...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 28:01
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World of Warcraft gamers have been feeling déjà vu because the COVID-19 pandemic has eerie similarities to a computer virus that took over their ga...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 25:50
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What do Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter and Doctor Who have in common? In the last few years, they’ve all seen their backstories changed radical...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2020
  • Length: 30:12
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Heaven is on our minds, at least according to pop culture, from The Good Place to Good Omens to Forever to Miracle Workers. Why are so many of thes...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 31:11
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Long before Black Panther or Hooded Justice on HBO’s Watchmen, marginalized people were fighting for justice with masks and capes – not just in fic...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 30:13
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2001: A Space Odyssey was a game changer for science fiction, but the movie had a tumultuous origin story, and was initially scorned by critics. We...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 29:40
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The Rider-Waite (or Smith-Waite) deck of tarot cards is the most popular deck of all time. But few people know about the woman who designed the car...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 24:02
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The Borg are coming back in the new TV series Picard, although the writers have promised a very different storyline about Jean Luc’s arch nemesis. ...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 25:25
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Ten years after the great writer passed, her work continues to be more relevant than ever.

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 17:13
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Forget Monopoly and Risk -- a new generation of indie board game designers is rethinking how we play games, and why.

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 26:01
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Remember when movie posters were hand-crafted iconic works of commercial art? They still are in an alternative artistic universe.

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 24:52
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Spiritual leaders of different faith discuss the role of religion in sci-fi fantasy worlds.

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 28:49
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Traditional fairy folklore was no fairy tale.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 26:04
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How classic sci-fi and horror radio dramas set the stage for stories that couldn't be told yet without advanced SFX

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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Writers and chefs discuss the roles that food can play in sci-fi fantasy worlds.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 23:03
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Constructed languages -- or conlangs for short -- are a valuable tool in worldbuilding. But once a conlang is let out in the world, the fans can do...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 26:13
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Listeners share their stories of how they grieved the loss of their favorite fictional characters.

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:27
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As Magic the Gathering celebrates its 25th anniversary, I talk with designers at Wizards of the Coast about how they create a sense of character, s...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 25:55
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Catherine Webb writes different styles of fantasy novels under various pseudonyms, but the quality of her work always shines through.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 35:35
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To promote season 2 of Westworld, HBO built the town of Sweetwater at the SXSW festival. But what happened at the exhibit reflected the TV show a l...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 32:29
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Infinity War brought together Marvel characters from across the universe, but many of them already shared a common bond -- their creator Jack Kirby.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 32:03
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People dream of living away from the Earth, from an impossibly curved space habitat to a moon base on the verge of breaking apart.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 31:19
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What do aliens, God, the KGB, and ancient Romans all have in common? They each may have tried to contact sci-fi author Philip K. Dick in 1974.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 26:19
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What does it take to create digital humans that can pass for the real thing?

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 26:22
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Arwen Curry discusses her documentary, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, about how the daughter of a Berkeley anthropologist became a master of fantasy ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 24:36
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The most dangerous creatures in the universe of Doctor Who -- The Daleks -- look like they were built out of household appliances. But the show wou...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:44
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Doctor Who always includes at least one companion traveling with The Doctor. But going that deep into the universe can change a person in ways they...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 27:11
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I kick off my three-part series on the alien who has no name and no possessions except for a spaceship/time machine that he stole. Even his face (o...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 33:09
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The creators of The Expanse novels and TV show discuss why a future war between human colonies across the solar system feels relevant to our politi...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 26:43
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Are we prepared for a future where robots are the most sought after employees?

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 21:03
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Can the subgenre of military sci-fi and fantasy help civilians better understand the military experience while mixing in aliens and sorcerers?

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 22:20
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We all know it. We all love it. But the The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland actually had a fraught 12-year long development where many people wo...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 24:11
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In the second half of my mini-series on musical worlds, I talk with Sammus and Mega Ran, hip hop artists that create concept albums about their fav...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 21:20
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In the first of a series on musical worlds, I talk with members of Vertigo Drift about their sci-fi concept album Phase 3.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 14:29
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Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist podcast helps me figure out why some technobabble is good, bad or just plain baffling.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 24:15
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This week I open the vault to play an extended cut of my 2014 interview with the Batman comic book writer Scott Snyder.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 25:37
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The evil plan is the much maligned trope of superhero and other fantasy genres. But it doesn't have to be that way.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 25:19
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How do Muslims readers feel about Dune since the book appropriates aspects of Islam and Arab culture to tell an unconventional hero's journey?

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 26:19
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Players from around the world explain why they live a double life in a virtual galaxy called EVE Online.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 25:33
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Did sci-fi authors imagine social media and the Internet before it existed?

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 21:23
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Twin Peaks may feel like an unreal place, but some people wonder if their hometowns share too much in common with David Lynch's show.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 22:19
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Lisa Hanawalt explains how her love of drawing horse people lead to being creative director of the Netflix series Bojack Horseman.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 20:31
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A writer and filmmaker explain why they love horror films not just for the thrills, but because the genre helped them mourn for lost loved ones.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 23:10
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Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel imagines how New Yorkers would adapt to sea level rise by turning the city into a Super Venice.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 20:39
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Soviet science fiction reveals the hopes and anxieties of people living behind the Iron Curtain.

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 25:05
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How Will Eisner became the "father of the graphic novel."

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 32:06
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A social media hashtag celebrates black Cosplayers and the spin they put on classic characters.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 20:11
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How the Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender captured the Asian-American experience -- even if there's no America in that fantasy world.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 27:01
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The book "The Art of Atari" is full of eye candy, but it's also about how Atari became a superstar company -- until it was Game Over.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 18:08
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The 1994 film Clerks posed a moral dilemma that Star Wars fans -- and George Lucas -- have wrestled with for decades.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 22:21
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The creators of the Amazon series talk about building a world we don't want to imagine -- but we need to.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 25:58
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Reading Harry Potter helps trauma survivors understand their experiences, and feel less alone.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:45
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The Sorting Hat has transcended the Harry Potter books and become a phenomenon that makes us question who we really are.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 18:46
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Fantasy novelists work hard to make us believe in magic, but scientists say we already do.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 21:51
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What Google Maps and Middle-earth have in common.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 16:07
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J.R.R. Tolkien was baffled why the counter-culture in the 1960s had embraced his world of Middle-earth.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 18:29
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Ghost in the Shell was groundbreaking, visually and thematically. The 1995 Japanese animated film (or anime) was unapologetically for adults. The s...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 20:35
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How did a quirky low budget indie video game take the gaming world by storm?

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 19:45
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How a cataclysmic volcanic eruption inspired a teenage girl to write a literary masterpiece.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 17:23
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An immersive theatrical show takes me inside the asylum of Alice in Wonderland

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 21:50
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How much does the legacy of slavery haunt our visions of the future, where we expect robots to do our bidding?

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:05
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When Graeme Manson started as a showrunner for Orphan Black, he needed to create villains who believe humans should take control of their own evolu...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 20:54
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Whether you're running the seven kingdoms of Westeros or flying to Mars -- you have to figure out how to pay for everything. Many economists are fa...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:12
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A pair of Godzilla-obsessed brothers set out to win a costume contest, and learn what it takes to become a monster.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:01
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When it comes to monsters, I'm really fascinated by Cthulhu. The horror writer H.P. Lovecraft describes it as a gargantuan, aquatic being with tent...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 19:47
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We all know that Bram Stoker based the character of Dracula off Vlad the Impailer, the Romanian prince who fought off the Turks. Or that's the urba...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 22:45
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Wonder Woman is finally going to make her cinematic debut in Batman v Superman. Bringing her to the big screen has been a long and fraught process....

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 24:18
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Batman vs Superman. Captain America vs Iron Man. Daredevil vs Punisher. These days, we seem to be more interested in watching superheroes fight eac...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 23:30
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Tom Fontana is a writer and producer who worked on St. Elsewhere in the 1980s. The show was a pretty straightforward hospital drama, but Fontana ha...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 14:21
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When The Force Awakens came out, millions flocked to the theaters to find out what happened to the characters since Return of the Jedi. But hardcor...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 25:45
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In 1997, George Lucas digitally altered Han Solo's introduction. But that additional special effect sparked a war between Lucas and the fans that w...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 16:52
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The gold metal bikini has become the dominant image of Princess Leia from Cosplay to toy shelves. But the context of that costume -- being a sex sl...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 18:04
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The epic battle between the Evil Empire and the Rebel Alliance has became a metaphor we love to use in sports and politics. But what happens when y...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 20:38
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It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire . . . Bef...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 23:22
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They arrive out of nowhere in shockingly large ships, brandishing weapons we've never seen, offering false promises of peace when they really want ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 12:11
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FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are reopening The X-Files in January 2016. And the Internet couldn't be more excited. Every casting update, e...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 20:00
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I never played Dungeons & Dragons as a kid, but after reading interviews with lots of interesting creative people who credit D&D with their success...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2015
  • Length: 31:04
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Caption: Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, Credit: Eric Molinsky
The Strong Female Character sounds positive, but it's actually a term used by feminist critics to describe the token girl let into the boys' clubho...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:08
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Caption: Henry Cavill as Superman, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Live-action superhero costumes used to be cringe-worthy, but lately they've been looking great, with surprisingly few complaints from fans. What ch...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 15:13
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Caption: Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Doppelgängers multiplying in movies and TV. Partly it's because filmmakers can pull off this trick much easier with digital effects. But they also ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:39
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Caption: Richard Williams in the 1970s, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Richard Williams spent 30 years working on an extraordinary animated feature film called The Thief and The Cobbler. But he made a deal with a studi...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 27:11
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Caption: The astronomer from the 15 Renwick Ad campaign., Credit: MARCH/IF Studio
New York City real estate is usually not a hotbed of fantasy, but one ad campaign is defying conventional wisdom with fantastical characters.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 14:24
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Caption: Ronald D. Moore, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Growing up, Ronald D. Moore's hero was Captain James T. Kirk, and by extension the man who dreamed up Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry. But Moore discov...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 14:27
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In this radio drama, I visit a vampire who has been let out of a state-sponsored safe house, and is now living under the care of an old friend.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 13:28
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Caption: A sculptor at NECA works on a Heath Ledger/Joker action figure., Credit: Eric Molinsky
Action figure collectables for adults is booming, even when kids are loosing interest in little plastic guys.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 18:11
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Caption: Dr. Steven Schlozman, zombified, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Zombies. I hate them the way Indiana Jones hates snakes. As part of my series Imaginary Worlds, I confront my biggest phobia with the help of a zom...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 16:54
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Caption: Local women perform witch trials in costume for the tourists., Credit: Eric Molinsky
To understand Salem in 1692, we need to delve into the imaginary world the Puritans believed in, where witches and Indians were both agents of the ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 16:34
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Luke Skywalker action figure, Credit: Eric Molinsky
What makes a great origin story -- for superheroes or regular people going on a job interview?

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 15:21
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The Wizard of Oz started as a perfect partnership between L. Frank Baum and W.W. Denslow -- until they became bitter rivals, with each owning half ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 12:22
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Worf visits Rabbi Ben Newman's synagogue (not in canon), Credit: Eric Molinsky
Every sci-fi fantasy world comes with a canon of back stories and rules, which may have a lot in common with the original canon -- The Torah.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 14:48
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Frank Oz performing Yoda, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Which is more believable, a computer animated creature or a puppet? I talk with an animator who worked on the Star Wars prequels and a puppeteer wh...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 15:51
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Caption: Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, Credit: Eric Molinsky
What exactly is the role of the love interest in the superhero story? Is she just the emotional stakes for the hero? Can she ever be anything more?

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 15:56
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Caption: Erik Bergmann as Captain Hook, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Peter Pan is not supposed to grow up, but he has grown from a symbol of immaturity to an iconic inner-child. Either way Captain Hook got a raw deal...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 22:27
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Caption: My interpretation of Chava, the Golem.
I talk with Helene Wecker, author of "The Golem and The Jinni," a novel about Jewish and Arabic mythological characters meeting in New York.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 24:02
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Caption: Summer Glau as Cameron the Terminator, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Desirable robots are creepy, strangely alluring and technologically improbable. As part of my podcast series Imaginary Worlds, I explore whether th...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 15:45
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Caption: Scott Snyder, Credit: Eric Molinsky
They say you shouldn't meet your heroes because you might be disappointed. What happens when you're told from now on you are your childhood hero? ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 19:21
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Caption: Victor Considerant, with tail, Credit: Eric Molinsky
A French philosopher was certain his ideas would help human beings evolve -- not just emotionally or psychologically. We would grow tails. In this ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:22
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Caption: Alice Sheldon, Credit: Eric Molinsky
Alice Sheldon served in the OSS and the CIA. And then she went deep undercover posing as a male science fiction writer. It wasn't an assignment, it...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2015
  • Length: 23:44
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Caption: Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones., Credit: Eric Molinsky
There are a surprising number of foreign policy experts who are obsessed with Game of Thrones, which they say is more real than Scandal or House of...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 17:43
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In my second episode on larping, I go on an epic journey to find out why it's therapeutic to become imaginary people.

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 39:13
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Sci-fi and fantasy have always been a big part of fan fiction, but fan fiction hasn't always gotten respect in return. Has fan fic gotten a bad rap?

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 28:05
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Novelist Madeline Miller reimagines The Iliad and The Odyssey from the point of view of secondary characters.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:23
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How much control do we really want over the characters we play in video games?

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 30:11
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Video games can give you the option of customizing the look or gender of your character. For many transgender players, that option played a signifi...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 27:15
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Few people know the rich history behind Conan the Barbarian, and his creator Robert E. Howard.

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 28:49
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How a pioneering pulp fiction magazine illustrator reimagined women for fantasy and horror genres.

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 25:46
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Kurt Vonnegut had a unique way of processing his wartime trauma -- he used science fiction. But why did the aliens in Slaughterhouse Five look like...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:01:46
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When Joseph Campbell first wrote about The Hero's Journey, he didn't intend it to become a blueprint for blockbuster SF franchises. Could 2019 be t...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 31:02
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Rod Serling's voice is still speaking to us well beyond The Twilight Zone.

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 32:47
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In part one of my mini-series on sidekicks, I look at why Doctor Watson is the most iconic and long-standing sidekick in pop culture.

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 27:58
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There wasn’t anything authentic about Tonto and Kato, but that didn’t matter to the audiences who enjoyed their team-ups with The Lone Ranger and T...

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  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:12
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In the conclusion of our mini-series on sidekicks, we look at how Harley Quinn began as a sidekick to a villain, and found her way to the heart of ...

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  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 26:31
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Burlesque has merged with geek culture to form nerdlesque – where characters from Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who and other fantasy franchises str...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 24:40
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The sci-fi fantasy market is a hot commodity, but it’s also drawn in swindlers with the skills to create fake props and believable backstories abou...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 28:32
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The Undertaker has dominated the WWE for decades -- but he’s also a throwback to a different era of wrestling when a supernatural character could r...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 31:17
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Legendary audio drama producer Dirk Maggs reveals tricks of the trade he used to bring The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien, The X-Files and...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 30:31
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Masks, capes, secret identities – Mexican wrestling (aka Lucha Libre) has a lot in common with the superhero genre. But trying to be a superhero ha...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 27:59
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Disney’s “live action” remakes of their classic films are a box office bonanza. Can they spark nostalgia for the original films -- and the art of h...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 27:07
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Neon Genesis Evangelion ran only one year in Japan but it’s still creating ripple effects across global pop culture today.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 32:59
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1954, director Ishiro Honda and composer Akira Ifukube disagreed about what Godzilla represented. But their collaboration added layers of depth ...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 24:20
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In Jason Suran’s show The Other Side, he keeps reminding the audience that he cannot talk to the dead. Then why does he do such a good job of convi...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 28:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Ron Moore's new show For All Mankind imagines what if the Soviet Union landed a man on the moon first? What if that nightmare scenario forced NASA ...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 31:34
  • Purchases: 1
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In the first of a two part series on villains, we look at four of the most popular villains today who don’t want to take over the world. They want ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 21:57
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They took over the world. They crushed our heroes. Now they feel bad. What does it take for a villain to be redeemed -- and what does it take for u...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 23:44
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It will never be a holiday classic – far, far from it. But can we redeem the greatest villain in the Star Wars universe, the 1978 made-for-TV Star ...

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  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 21:48
  • Purchases: 1
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When you're raised by hippies, anything goes.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2008
  • Length: 12:26
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Buck Dietz poses at an afternoon life drawing session at the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA. , Credit: Andrew Norton
Buck Dietz is a figure model. That means he has to stand naked and completely still for long sessions while artists sketch him. But for Buck, it's ...

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  • Added: May 28, 2012
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Hope (A Three Part Series)
Can hope co-exist with cataclysmic realities like climate change? We conclude our "Hope" series with a look at the future.

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  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Hope (A Three Part Series)
We continue our three part series on hope. Can you create it through activism, faith, music or some other action?

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  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Hope (A Three Part Series)
We begin our three part series on hope. Is it something we’re innately born with or something we can choose to have?

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  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4