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Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcasts

The political economy of speculative fiction

The political economy of speculative fiction

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Canada

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The political economy of speculative fiction

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Language:

English


Episodes

Emissaries of Profits – Progress

3/21/2020
In this weeks episode the androids and assets team revisits Deep Space Nine Se. 1 Ep. 14 Progress, in which Kira find herself on the “other side” and Nog cuts his teeth in the Yamok Sauce biz. Politics and comerce abound, so buckel up for a wild ride. The post Emissaries of Profits – Progress appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:32:19

Socialism is the Cure

3/12/2020
Amid a lively public discourse on the Covid 19 Virus the androids and assets team sits down to talk out depictions of disease and crisis in Science Fiction, and how different fictional depictions of illness shape our reactions. The pair find that collective action is the best defense against sickness and disease. Recommended content: Station … Continue reading "Socialism is the Cure" The post Socialism is the Cure appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:35:21

Emissaries of Profits – The Storyteller

2/26/2020
Commander Sisko “negotiates” a disupte between rival Bajoran nations and Chief O’Brien is reluctantly adopted as spiritual leader by a Bajoran village that annually follows the “Storyteller” to fight a demon of the town’s collective fears. The post Emissaries of Profits – The Storyteller appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:38:24

Not Lovers but Comrades, In Conversation with Nino Cipri

2/17/2020
A conversation with author Nino Cipri about their new novella, FINNA. We talk about labour, unions, and love. FINNA is on sale Feb 25 and we can’t recommend it highly enough. Nino on Twitter Nino’s newsletter, Cool Story, Bro Nino’s author photo, the image at the top of this post, is by Korbin Jones. Works … Continue reading "Not Lovers but Comrades, In Conversation with Nino Cipri" The post Not Lovers but Comrades, In Conversation with Nino Cipri appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:45:24

Emissaries of Profits – Vortex and Battle Lines

2/10/2020
Vortex Odo gets seduced by one of Quark’s criminal conspirators and helps them to escape an unjust fate. Battle Lines Kai Opaka is killed when a runabout carrying Sisko, Kira, and Bashir crashes on a penal moon. The prisoners are forced to fight a never ending war propped up by nanite resurrection technology. The post Emissaries of Profits – Vortex and Battle Lines appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:40:33

The Fandom Menace

2/3/2020
The Rise of Skywalker has completed the Star Wars sequel trilogy and we are finally ready to share our thoughts with you. We discuss the most recent installment in the Star Wars franchise with our good friend, Justin (you might know him from his previous appearance). The movie, while it looks and feels traditionally Star … Continue reading "The Fandom Menace" The post The Fandom Menace appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:01:00:21

Remembrance of Podcast’s Past

1/29/2020
We talk about Death’s End the 2010 novel from Cixin Liu. Translated into English in 2016 by Ken Liu, it was short-listed for the Hugo Award for Best Novel and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. This is a big book with lots of big ideas. It excels where it thinks … Continue reading "Remembrance of Podcast’s Past" The post Remembrance of Podcast’s Past appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:45:27

Science Fiction for Sustainability, In Conversation with Cory Doctorow

1/20/2020
We were excited to have Cory Doctorow as a guest. We spoke with Cory in mid-December about his recent collection, Radicalized, and his 2017 novel, Walkaway. We discuss the role of economics in science fiction and the opportunity for science fiction to present scenarios for a sustainable future. The post Science Fiction for Sustainability, In Conversation with Cory Doctorow appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:01:17:08

In Conversation with Karl Schroeder

11/14/2019
In early October Androids and Assets had the pleasure of speaking with author, Karl Schroeder. Karl is the author of many books and short stories. The most recent is Stealing Worlds an excellent near-future novel full of incredible ideas and a fun action-y, mystery-ish story. It’s available from Tor Books and is well worth reading. … Continue reading "In Conversation with Karl Schroeder" The post In Conversation with Karl Schroeder appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:52:05

Green 9/11

10/21/2019
This week we’re joined by local comedian, Mav. We talk about Mav’s recent show Last Days on Krypton. A comedy based around the climate crisis and collective action as the only real, lasting solution to this crisis. Mav talks about committing a Green 9/11, which we understand to be the collective uprising of working people … Continue reading "Green 9/11" The post Green 9/11 appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:01:00:17

Emissaries of Profit Ep. 8 The Nagus

10/3/2019
The Androids and Assets team brings its ruthless analytic rigor to DS9 Ep. 10 Se. 1 The Nagus. In which we fail to deliver on last episodes promise of Princes Bride jokes and Stephen comes up with some extremely non-real and 100% fictional examples of international development…. So hold on to your lobes as we … Continue reading "Emissaries of Profit Ep. 8 The Nagus" The post Emissaries of Profit Ep. 8 The Nagus appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:27:00

WorldCon 2019 Brief – Anne Charnock

9/27/2019
A brief conversation with Anne Charnock at Dublin 2019. Our previous briefs with V.E Schwab and Kate Sheehy can be found here and here. The post WorldCon 2019 Brief – Anne Charnock appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:09:16

WorldCon 2019 Brief – Kate Sheehy

9/25/2019
A brief conversation with Kate Sheehy, a panelist at Dublin 2019. Our previous brief with V.E. Schwab is available here. The next brief will be posted on Friday. The post WorldCon 2019 Brief – Kate Sheehy appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:15:25

WorldCon 2019 Brief – V.E. Schwab

9/23/2019
A short, between-session conversation with Victora “V.E.” Schwab at Dublin 2019. The second and third WorldCon briefs will be posted on Wednesday and Friday. The post WorldCon 2019 Brief – V.E. Schwab appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:04:51

Emissaries of Profit Ep. 7 Move Along Home

9/18/2019
Q:What kind of a game do space-time folding beings from the gamma quadrant play? A: Hasbro’s Sorry! Join us as we talk casinos and garment production in our deep dive of Move Along Home S:1 Ep:10 of Deep Space 9. The post Emissaries of Profit Ep. 7 Move Along Home appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:33:36

Hot Takes Me Away

8/27/2019
We did a couple of short, hot takes. Or at least lukewarm takes. We were going to do one on Black Panther and then remembered we did an entire episode on it. Tell us we’re wrong, we dare you. Tell us your hot takes. We can fight about it. The post Hot Takes Me Away appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:19:46

Emissaries of Profits – Dax and The Passenger

8/13/2019
The nature of Trill symbiosis is explored when a Klaestron commando legal team tries to kidnap Jadzia Dax for alleged treason committed by Curzon, the prior Dax host. & The master Kobliad criminal-scientist Rao Vantika is presumed dead after an inmate transport fire, but his wily pursuer Ty Kajada is not so sure. The post Emissaries of Profits – Dax and The Passenger appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:25:33

Context Providers

8/6/2019
We talk with Rick Harp, host of Media Indigena, about indigenous cultures, particularly those in the place now called Canada, the Hugo Awards, colonialism, The Walking Dead, and economic development of indigenous peoples the world over. This podcast was recorded some time ago. We apologize if any of the information it contains is out-of-date. Errata … Continue reading "Context Providers" The post Context Providers appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:45:17

Labour Unions in Science Fiction

7/29/2019
Our guest this week is Olav Rokne of the Hugo Book Club to talk about unions and organized labour, or rather the lack of it, in science fiction. While representation of unions in science fiction is pretty unusual, it’s moved from anti-union hostility to more of a benign neglect. See our show notes for more … Continue reading "Labour Unions in Science Fiction" The post Labour Unions in Science Fiction appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:44:54

Emissaries of Profits – Q Less

7/22/2019
We’re talking about episode six of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Shadier elements of the alpha quadrant speculate about the value of gamma quadrant artifacts, Quark holds an auction, and a space manta ray goes home. The station is also almost destroyed. This is Androids and Assets, the podcast that discusses the political and economic … Continue reading "Emissaries of Profits – Q Less" The post Emissaries of Profits – Q Less appeared first on Androids and Assets.

Duration:00:38:23