Constellary Tales is a speculative fiction (SF — science fiction and fantasy) magazine and podcast. The podcast examines SF storytelling on the page and screen and addresses (not too seriously) how SF intersects culture and society. Selected episodes feature interviews with writers and others in the SF world as well as narrated stories from Constellary Tales magazine.
(00:00) Robert Heinlein pushes the trope of recursive progeny to its absurd extremes in the 1959 short story “All You Zombies” (note: not about zombies). Brian and Ken discuss the story and the subsequent 2014 film adaptation Predestination and even kick around a few real-world (!) examples.
(29:45) Spoiler-free recommendations: Charles Burns’s Black Hole, Neill Blomkamp’s Alive in Joburg and District 9.
The Partially Examined Life is a philosophy podcast by some guys who were at one point set on doing philosophy for a living but then thought better of it. Each episode, we pick a text and chat about it with some balance between insight and flippancy. You don’t have to know any philosophy, or even to have read the text we’re talking about to (mostly) follow and (hopefully) enjoy the discussion
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