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Paul Levinson talks about TV, movies, politics, social media, outer space, good food, science fiction; occasionally reads from his science fiction stories, plays concerts of his music, interviews other authors

Paul Levinson talks about TV, movies, politics, social media, outer space, good food, science fiction; occasionally reads from his science fiction stories, plays concerts of his music, interviews other authors

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United States

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Paul Levinson talks about TV, movies, politics, social media, outer space, good food, science fiction; occasionally reads from his science fiction stories, plays concerts of his music, interviews other authors

Twitter:

@PaulLev

Language:

English

Contact:

9146596160


Episodes

Solar Eclipse, Politics, Online Learning, Origin of Covid, More

6/12/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 181, in which "Captain" Phil Merkel interviews me about the recent solar eclipse, politics, Phil Ochs, online learning, origin of Covid, defense of Dr. Fauci, and much much more (including a shout-out to the Applebee's in Batavia, New York, near the end of the episode).

Duration:01:58:17

Review of the Mosquito Coast: Well Bitten

6/5/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 180, in which I review The Mosquito Coast, Season One. Blogpost written reviews: Edgy, Attractive, Enlightened, Important Broadening Horizons Charlie and the Gun Charlie and the Gun, Part II What Kind of Brother? I'm Well Bitten

Duration:00:19:56

Review of Mare of Easttown: Jude the Obscure Near Philadelphia

6/4/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 179, in which I review Mare of Easttown. Blogpost written review: Jude the Obscure Near Philadelphia

Duration:00:09:54

Review of Debris season one

5/27/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 178, in which I review Debris, season one. Blogpost written reviews: Debris 1.1 Some Probability of Gems Among the PiecesDebris 1.2 Clones Debris 1.3 Trapped Out of Time Debris 1.4 Suspentia Belief Debris 1.5 Fine Tuning Debris 1.6 Fountain of Youth and Its Complications Debris 1.7 Ferry Cross the Moebius Strip Debris 1.8 Resurrection and Its Hazards Debris 1.9 Resets 1 Debris 1.11 ConnectionsDebris 1.12 Happy? Debris season 1 finale Fringe with a...

Duration:00:38:34

Review of The Nevers, Part I

5/22/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 177, in which I review The Nevers, Part I (episodes 1.1 through 1.6) Blogpost written reviews: The Nevers 1.1: Never Say Never The Nevers 1.2: Song and Gun The Nevers 1.3: Mary's Melody The Nevers 1.4: Who Needs to Be Found?The Nevers 1.5: "Mindful of the Roses" The Nevers 1.6: Sporific Terrific Listen to Sally Go 'Round the Roses

Duration:00:22:15

Double Review of Decades Apart

5/15/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 176, in which I review a short film that I first saw in May 2020, and its Director's "Noir" Cut that I saw yesterday, May 14, 2021: Decades Apart blogpost reviews: Decades Apart: Worth Keeping Close Decades Apart (Director's Cut): Worth Keeping Closer See the Director's Cut on YouTube

Duration:00:23:01

Review of Stowaway: Breathless Realism

5/8/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 175, in which I review Stowaway. blogpost review: Stowaway: Breathless Realism See also The Missing Orientation

Duration:00:10:23

Tenet: A Re-View

5/2/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 174, in which I review, re-view, re-vu Tenet. Blog post review

Duration:00:09:39

Biden and the Republicans

4/29/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 173, in which "Captain" Phil Merkel interviews me about Joe Biden's speech to Congress last night, and how likely it is that Republicans in Congress will enact Biden's proposals into laws. We also discuss the police killing of innocent African-Americans and other current events, including Michael Collins' (RIP) contribution to getting humans out into space. MaryBeth Rikouski joins us in the discussion.

Duration:01:07:37

Review of For All Mankind, Season 2

4/23/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 172, in which I review For All Mankind (Episodes 2.2-29) on Apple TV+. Podcast review of For All Mankind, episodes 1.1 - 2.1 Blog post reviews of these episodes: For All Mankind 2.2: The Peanut Butter Sandwich ... For All Mankind 2.3: "Guns to the Moon" ... For All Mankind 2.4: Close to Reality ... For All Mankind 2.5: Johnny and the Wrath of Kahn ... For All Mankind 2.6: Couplings ... For All Mankind 2.7: Alternate History Surges ... For All...

Duration:00:32:35

Review of Home Before Dark

4/18/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 171, in which I review Home Before Dark on Apple TV+. Blog post review of Home Before Dark Further viewing: The Opinionization of Journalism Further reading: Review of Andrey Mir's Postjournalism

Duration:00:08:30

Review of Q: Into the Storm

4/13/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 170, in which I review Q: Into the Storm. Blog post review of Q: Into the Storm. *Special thanks to my student, Kayla Auza (in my Digital Media and Public Responsibility class this term at Fordham University), who recommended that I watch Into the Storm.

Duration:00:09:40

Review of Shtisel 3: Cheesecake and Faith

3/29/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 169, in which I review Season 3 of Shtisel. Blog post review of Shtisel. See also Unorthodox: Less and More than Shtisel the first interstellar seder in space takes place in this novel

Duration:00:07:50

Review of For All Mankind (Season 1 and Episode 2.1)

2/21/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 168, in which I review For All Mankind (Season 1 and Episode 2.1) on Apple TV+. Podcast review of For All Mankind, episodes 2.2-2.10 Blog post review of For All Mankind Podcast reviews of other Ronald D. Moore TV series: Outlander: First Half SeasonGalactica Dylan Red Moon (2000) by David S. Michaels and Daniel Brenton The Missing Orientation -- why we've made so little progress on and beyond the Moon in our reality The Loose Ends Saga --...

Duration:00:11:56

Review of The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

2/16/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 167, in which I review The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, on Amazon Prime Video. If Groundhog Day is a 10, I rate The Map of Tiny Perfect Things a substantial 9. I explain why. further reading, blog post: Review of The Map of Tiny Perfect Things further listening: Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time

Duration:00:13:52

Opinions, Lies, and Polarization

2/3/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 166, in which I discuss how opinions and lies compete with facts in today's media, and lead to increasing polarization. Further reading: PostjournalismLying Thanks University of Notre Dame for the image.

Duration:00:37:15

Twitter Ban of Trump Was Right, Even Though It Violates the Spirit of the First Amendment

1/25/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 165, in which Brian Standing on WORT-FM Radio (Madison, Wisconsin) interviews me about why I think Twitter's banning of Donald Trump was the right thing to do, even though that violates what I call the "spirit of the First Amendment". We also discuss why I think government should keep its hands off social media. Further reading: I'm A First Amendment Scholar, and I Think Big Tech Should Be Left Alone Paul Levinson On the Power of Power and...

Duration:00:26:42

Insurrection, Trump, Impeachment, More

1/11/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 164, in which Captain Phil on WUSB-FM Radio (Stony Brook, New York) interviews me about last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump, the prospects of his impeachment, and more. Further listening: Episode 156: Why Did So Many People Vote for Trump?

Duration:00:59:12

Review of Bridgerton: Alternate Jane Austen

1/3/2021
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 163, in which I review Bridgerton, and say it's an alternate history Jane Austen story. Read this review: Bridgerton: Alternate Austen

Duration:00:06:33

Review of the Blumhouse Horror Quartet

12/23/2020
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 162, in which I review four Blumhouse horror movies streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Further reading, written reviews: The Lie Black Box Evil Eye Nocturne

Duration:00:16:37