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The political economy of speculative fiction

The political economy of speculative fiction

Location:

Canada

Description:

The political economy of speculative fiction

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@assetdroid

Language:

English


Episodes

Emissaries of Profits — “The Collaborator”

1/23/2021
Vedek Bareil is running for Kai of Bajor but our favourite villain, Vedek Winn, sows doubt about his suitability and encourages Kira to look into his past. Kira discovers that the man she loves may have been responsible for the death of 43 Bajoran freedom fighters. Referenced Video What is Gold-Pressed Latinum worth? by EC … Continue reading "Emissaries of Profits — “The Collaborator”" The post Emissaries of Profits — “The Collaborator” appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:44:54

Capital Crossing: New Horizons ft. Kat

1/17/2021
Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm in 2020 and continues to be a cultural touchstone. One question that gets asked over and over is whether Tom Nook is a man of the people or an oppressive capitalist exploiting your labour? We are joined this week by Kateryna Barnes to discuss the world … Continue reading "Capital Crossing: New Horizons ft. Kat" The post Capital Crossing: New Horizons ft. Kat appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:53:44

Emissaries of Profits – “The Wire” and “Crossover”

1/9/2021
In “The Wire” Bashir and Garak explore the intricacies of addiction and effective methods for treatment. In “Crossover” we are subjected to the first mirror universe episode of Deep Space Nine. Kira and Bashir accidentally visit the mirror universe and change the course of history in an alternate world. Here’s the link to our conversation … Continue reading "Emissaries of Profits – “The Wire” and “Crossover”" The post Emissaries of Profits – “The Wire” and “Crossover” appeared first on...

Duration:00:41:33

Pareto Optimizing Stars with Hugo, Girl!

1/3/2021
Androids and Assets teams up with The Hugo Girl Podcast to review the 2018 novel The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The post Pareto Optimizing Stars with Hugo, Girl! appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:59:39

EOP-The Maquis Part 1 and 2 Ft. Alan

12/26/2020
The scientific application of Gun Smoke Theory (GST) is transforming the field of DS9 studies. Join us as we sit down with GST luminary and Steve’s Dad, Alan, to analyze The Maquis Parts 1 and 2. The post EOP-The Maquis Part 1 and 2 Ft. Alan appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:51:45

Children of Men AKA Christmas in Palestine with Candace

12/25/2020
A special Christmas Episode of Androids and Assets where the boys and special guest Candace talk about the reason for the season, struggling against empire. We also recommend: Divine Intervention (2002) Dir Elia Sulieman The post Children of Men AKA Christmas in Palestine with Candace appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:57:02

Weaving Solidarity, In Conversation with C.S. Malerich

12/19/2020
C.S. Malerich joins us to talk about her novella, The Factory Witches of Lowell, a story about an early unionization effort that gets a magical boost. The most important part of the struggle, though, is still solidarity. You can get The Factory of Witches of Lowell through our Bookshop affiliate link, we get a small … Continue reading "Weaving Solidarity, In Conversation with C.S. Malerich" The post Weaving Solidarity, In Conversation with C.S. Malerich appeared first on Androids and...

Duration:00:48:01

Emissaries of Profits — “Profit and Loss” and “Blood Oath”

12/13/2020
We talk about Season 2 episode 18 and 19 “Profit and Loss” and “Blood Oath”. Both episodes are about being a bro: what obligations do you have to other people and how do those obligations act as incentives? We also have our inaugural segment “Hey Fellas” where we talk to our bros and provide important … Continue reading "Emissaries of Profits — “Profit and Loss” and “Blood Oath”" The post Emissaries of Profits — “Profit and Loss” and “Blood Oath” appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:36:10

Emissaries of Profits – Paradise and Shadowplay

11/29/2020
This week we have two episodes, one spiritual essence. A journey into the existential horror of two people, and the healing power of sweet Crude Oil. The boys sit down to review Season 2 Ep 15 and 16 of Deep Space Nine. The post Emissaries of Profits – Paradise and Shadowplay appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:33:37

Partially Automated Comfort Communism, In Conversation with Paris Marx

11/21/2020
The Androids and Assets team sits down with journalist Paris Marx of Tech Won’t Save Us to talk about the ongoing struggle for the future of technology and by extension the future of humanity. Follow Paris and Tech Won’t Save Us on Twitter. Errata Paris has written articles on this topic and a few are … Continue reading "Partially Automated Comfort Communism, In Conversation with Paris Marx" The post Partially Automated Comfort Communism, In Conversation with Paris Marx appeared first on...

Duration:01:00:14

Emissaries of Profits — Whispers ft. Evan

11/16/2020
Our good friend Evan, from Kino Lefter, joins us to discuss “Whispers”. O’Brien senses something is wrong on Deep Space Nine when the crew and his family begin acting strangely around him after he returns from a mission. As he unravels the mystery he finds even senior Starfleet officers are lying to keep secrets from … Continue reading "Emissaries of Profits — Whispers ft. Evan" The post Emissaries of Profits — Whispers ft. Evan appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:47:22

The Dark Sciences in Conversation with Premee Mohamed

10/31/2020
Premee Mohamed joins us to discuss her debut novel, Beneath the Rising. We discuss how the world works differently for wealthy people and those that make dark covenants with creatures from other dimensions. We learn that science undergrads are wretched creatures and that you should not ever under any circumstances try to create a Chambers … Continue reading "The Dark Sciences in Conversation with Premee Mohamed" The post The Dark Sciences in Conversation with Premee Mohamed appeared first...

Duration:00:48:46

Bonus Episode: The Money Game

10/28/2020
Gold, Gil, Cred Stick… I sit down with two long time observers of of videogame history to talk money in games. We explore how what started as the bothersome fife of enterprising teens has become a big business. The post Bonus Episode: The Money Game appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:39:18

Emissaries of Profits – The Alternate and Armageddon Game

10/24/2020
The Alternate Dr. Mora shows up on Deep Space Nine and tells Odo he may have found the planet Odo comes from. They visit the planet and Odo is poisoned with Freudian gas putting the station and Dr. Mora at great risk. Armageddon Game O’Brien and Bashir are working together to help an alien civilization … Continue reading "Emissaries of Profits – The Alternate and Armageddon Game" The post Emissaries of Profits – The Alternate and Armageddon Game appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:32:33

The Lucy Zone

10/18/2020
It’s the third anniversary of starting this podcast so we’re doing our third Luc Besson film. (You’re right, we started on a Luc Besson film and if we did one every anniversary this would be our fourth. You got us. We missed one.) Lucy is a terrible movie; starting from a flawed premise and ending … Continue reading "The Lucy Zone" The post The Lucy Zone appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:42:55

Emissaries of Profits – Rivals ft. Candace

10/11/2020
Veteran Androids and Assets guest Candace returns. The team weighs in on critical controversies in the Star Trek Universe as we discus Deep Space 9 Season 2 Episode 11 Rivals. Listen to the end for critical breaking news about a startling source of disinformation that may be lurking in your own home. The post Emissaries of Profits – Rivals ft. Candace appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:33:58

You Can’t Vote Against the Wall, In Conversation with Gautam Bhatia

10/4/2020
Gautam Bhatia, author of The Wall, joins us to talk about his debut novel. The Wall is chock full of ideas and questions the role of law, the effects of strictly constrained resources, and how hierarchy interacts with democracy. We mentioned our Bookshop; unfortunately, The Wall is not included in that database so you will … Continue reading "You Can’t Vote Against the Wall, In Conversation with Gautam Bhatia" The post You Can’t Vote Against the Wall, In Conversation with Gautam Bhatia...

Duration:00:50:23

Emissaries of Profits – Second Sight and Sanctuary ft. Laura

9/20/2020
Laura samples Deep Space Nine for the first time to join us to discuss “Second Sight” and “Sanctuary”. Second Sight For the first time since the death of his wife, Sisko falls in love. However, his new interest is the psychic projection of a woman in trauma. Sanctuary A group of refugees from the Gamma … Continue reading "Emissaries of Profits – Second Sight and Sanctuary ft. Laura" The post Emissaries of Profits – Second Sight and Sanctuary ft. Laura appeared first on Androids and...

Duration:00:46:03

Transformers, or Decision 2020

9/12/2020
Marshall and Stephen discuss the age old question, “Autobots or Decepticons? ,” and think maybe the answer is “why not neither?” The post Transformers, or Decision 2020 appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:33:54

Emissaries of Profits — Necessary Evil ft. Don

9/5/2020
Don of You Can’t Win Podcast joins us t o discuss collaborators, the nature of crime, and Rom’s wailing. Don also reminds us of important real world 1993 baseball context. The post Emissaries of Profits — Necessary Evil ft. Don appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:31:15