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The Churn: A Podcast About The Expanse

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The Churn is SYFY WIRE's episode by episode breakdown of Amazon Prime's The Expanse featuring the talents of Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner who dissect the intricate plots of the show and analyze them through the lens of political science.

The Churn is SYFY WIRE's episode by episode breakdown of Amazon Prime's The Expanse featuring the talents of Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner who dissect the intricate plots of the show and analyze them through the lens of political science.

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United States

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SYFY

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The Churn is SYFY WIRE's episode by episode breakdown of Amazon Prime's The Expanse featuring the talents of Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner who dissect the intricate plots of the show and analyze them through the lens of political science.

Language:

English


Episodes

Chuck Wendig's "Wanderers"

5/21/2020
Hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner discuss the pressing question, "what if a pandemic didn't mean being forced to wear a mask, but growing a mask-like sheet of fungus out of your nose?". To get to the bottom of this, they sit down with author Chuck Wendig to discuss his novel, Wanderers, and its prescient parallels to today.

Duration:01:01:30

Hope is a Thing with Zombies

5/14/2020
The Churn is back for part 2 of its revived edition with hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner where they discuss the similarities and differences between the zombie apocalypses we know and love in books and movies, and how the international community is handling the current pandemic.

Duration:00:44:30

Zombies and Policies

5/7/2020
The Churn is back with a revived edition with hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner discussing the similarities and differences between how zombie pandemics play out in our favorite fictions and how the international community is handling a very real global pandemic.

Duration:00:44:58

The Churn is Returning: Pandemic Edition

4/28/2020
Hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner are back for a special bonus season of the Churn to talk about how pandemics are portrayed in movies and books and what we can learn from those depictions.

Duration:00:00:44

Season 4 recap pt. 2 (with Dan Drezner)

2/13/2020
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to recap the entirety of the fourth season of Amazon's The Expanse. After recapping each episode of the season individually, Ana and Dan spend some time discussing the season as a whole in the second of this special, two-part episode. So tune in to hear our hosts talk through intergalactic cultural issues, main character arcs over Season 4's ten episodes and some parallels between space politics and our own.

Duration:00:49:05

Season 4 recap pt. 1 (with Dan Drezner)

2/11/2020
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to recap the entirety of the fourth season of Amazon's The Expanse. After recapping each episode of the season individually, Ana and Dan spend some time discussing the season as a whole in this special, two-part episode. So tune in to hear our hosts talk through intergalactic cultural issues, main character arcs over Season 4's ten episodes and some parallels between space politics and our own.

Duration:00:46:22

Season 4 Episode 10: "Cibola Burn" (with Dan Drezner)

2/6/2020
Join host Ana Marie Cox and political scientist Dan Drezner as they talk through Season 4 finale of Amazon's The Expanse. Tune in to hear more about Avasarala's political and personal life coming together and how "anything can be a weapon."

Duration:00:46:17

Season 4 Episode 9 - "Saeculum" (with Dan Drezner)

2/4/2020
Join host Ana Marie Cox and political scientist Dan Drezner as they talk through The Expanse Season 4, Episode 9. Tune in to learn about the latest happenings on Ilus and hear Ana and Dan delve into who or what Proto-Miller really is.

Duration:00:38:40

Season 4 Episode 8 - "The One Eyed Man" (with Dan Drezner)

1/30/2020
Join host Ana Marie Cox and political scientist Dan Drezner as they talk through Season 4 Episode 8 of Amazon's The Expanse. Tune in to hear about how to campaign for elections in space and Holden's new position of power on Ilus.

Duration:00:54:42

Season 4 Episode 7 - "A Shot in the Dark" (with Dan Drezner)

1/28/2020
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk about The Expanse Season 4, Episode 7.

Duration:00:33:35

Season 4 Episode 6 - "Displacement" (with Dan Drezner)

1/23/2020
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through Amazon's The Expanse Season 4, Episode 6: "Displacement." Tune in to hear Ana talk about Eureka moments and Dan talk about high school social psychology... and of course they'll touch on tensions with the Belt and mishaps on Ilus.

Duration:00:37:49

Season 4 Episode 5 - "Oppressor" (with Dan Drezner)

1/21/2020
Join host Ana Marie Cox as she and political scientist Dan Drezner talk through Episode 5 of Amazon's The Expanse's fourth season. Tune in to hear about Holden coming clean regarding a secret and an emergency on the Roci.

Duration:00:37:04

Season 4, Episode 4 - "Retrograde" (with Dan Drezner)

1/16/2020
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through Amazon's The Expanse's fourth episode of its fourth season, Retrograde. Tune in to hear them talk about game theory, and how political polls could be done in the universe of The Expanse.

Duration:00:43:53

Season 4, Episode 3 - "Subduction" (with Dan Drezner)

1/14/2020
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through "Subduction", Episode 3 of Amazon Prime's The Expanse's fourth season. Tune in to hear all about Bobbie's quest to find a missing person on Mars and Naomi's struggle on the planet.

Duration:00:49:37

Season 4, Episode 2 - "Jetsam" (with Dan Drezner)

1/9/2020
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by Dan Drezner to recap and discuss Amazon's The Expanse Season 4, Episode 2: "Jetsam." Tune in to hear all about a mission to mars and the rising tensions amongst the Belters.

Duration:00:49:38

Season 4, Episode 1 - "New Terra" (with Dan Drezner)

1/7/2020
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through the plot of season four episode one of Amazon's The Expanse. Tune in to hear all about new worlds and New Terra.

Duration:00:44:22

Cas Anvar (Alex Kamal) & Dominique Tipper (Naomi Nagata) on Season 4

12/20/2019
Ana Marie Cox is joined by Cas Anvar and Dominique Tipper who play Alex Kamal and Naomi Nagata respectively on Amazon's The Expanse. They talk about The Expanse, race, class and even a touch a bit on politics off the set.

Duration:00:25:01

Naren Shankar (Executive Producer) on Season 4

12/19/2019
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by one of The Expanse's producers Naren Shankar to talk about where the show has been and where it is going.

Duration:00:17:00

Steven Strait (Jim Holden) on Season 4

12/18/2019
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by Steven Strait who plays Jim Holden in Amazon's The Expanse. Together they talk about Jim's choices, self awareness, and his role as the reluctant hero finding his place.

Duration:00:28:52

Wes Chatham (Amos Burton) on Season 4

12/17/2019
Host Ana Marie Cox sits down with Wes Chatham who plays Amos in Amazon's The Expanse. They talk about Amos as a character and his potential for growth and about the work that went on behind the scenes that allowed Wes to help bring Amos to life.

Duration:00:25:44