Gateway w/ Karlo & Pete From Podside Picnic
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1y ago
Pete & Karlo from Podside Picnic join me to talk about Frederik Pohl's 1977 science fiction novel Gateway. We discuss "full medical" as it relates to the disaster that is American healthcare, company towns, gold rushes, risk, and gateway as a metaphor for the market. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com Support the podcast: https://ww ..read more
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The Long 90s w/ Jeremy Gilbert
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1y ago
Academic and #ACFM co-host Jeremy Gilbert joins the podcast to talk us through the concept of "the long 90s". We discuss why cultural innovation has stagnated, the relationship of culture to politics and how anti-utopianism may be falling out of fashion. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/uto ..read more
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Fear In Fiction, Resident Evil & The Apocalypse w/ Trevor Strunk
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1y ago
Trevor Strunk from No Cartridge joins us to talk about his new book Story Mode. We discuss how horror videogames help chart our fears, which events caused the genre to radically shift direction, Resident Evil, the apocalypse and neoliberalism. You can find Trevor's book here: https://bookshop.org/books/story-mode-video-games-and-the-interplay-between-consoles-and-culture/9781633886803 Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Twitt ..read more
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Dracula, Vampires & Utopia w/ Katie Stone
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1y ago
Katie Stone joins me to talk about Francis Ford Coppola's horny Dracula adaptation, the original Bram Stoker novel and how the figure of the vampire can be rethought to connect to utopian ideas around work, idleness, care and more. You can find the talk Katie mentions in the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiPseSrT0p0 And my Kickstarter project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/objectoriented/object-oriented Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us abou ..read more
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Anime Architecture w/ Stefan Riekeles
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1y ago
Stefan Riekeles, author of the book Anime Architecture: Imagined Worlds and Endless Megacities, joins me to talk about the dystopian worlds imagined by artists and directors that provide the background to some of the genre's most famous movies. You can find the Kickstarter project I mention in the episode here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/objectoriented/object-oriented Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Twitter: htt ..read more
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Disco Elysium w/ Cameron Kunzelman
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1y ago
Ranged Touch's Cameron Kunzelman returns to the show to talk about the fascinating detective RPG that is Disco Elysium. We talk about how the game represents contemporary capitalism, the strengths and weaknesses of its character portrayals, the spectre of communism and, of course, Cuno. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com Support the pod ..read more
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Conspiracy Theory w/ Cory Doctorow
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1y ago
Sci-fi author, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow joins the show to talk about the tangle of intricate dystopian narratives that is conspiracy theory. We discuss the roots of conspiracy theory, why it is becoming more prevalent at this particular moment, and how it can be effectively countered. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com Suppo ..read more
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Economic Science Fictions Ch. 5: Feeding Like a Parasite
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1y ago
It's a solo episode this time as I return to the book Economic Science Fictions to delve into a chapter on extraction and the way is reflected in capitalism and science fiction media. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/utopianhorizons Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania ..read more
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The Culture Series & Its Billionaire Fans w/ Kurt Schiller
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Blood Knife's Kurt Schiller joins the podcast to talk about the post-scarcity communist society depicted in Iain M. Banks Culture series and how it seems to have attracted the most unexpected of fans in ultra-capitalist billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com Support the podcast: https://www.patreo ..read more
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Virtual Cities w/ Konstantinos Dimopoulos
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Konstantinos Dimopoulos, a game urbanist and designer, joins us to talk about virtual cities in videogames. We talk about their critical potential, how they communicate information, and how Konstantinos has been exploring him in his book, Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration Of Video Game Cities. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com ..read more
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