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Geek's Guide to the Galaxy - A Science Fiction Podcast
About This Show
Author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Paul Krugman (#61), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Joyce Carol Oates (#202). The A.V. Club calls the show, "An informative and impressively in-depth podcast well worth checking out," and io9 lists it as one of "13 Smart Podcasts That Will Feed Your Hunger for Knowledge and Ideas." NPR's earbuds.fm lists the show as a recommended podcast, and CBC Radio writes, "You may not think a podcast about science fiction and fantasy would be the place to go for political insight, but -- it is. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy manages to be more insightful about politics than many pundits." Help crowdfund us at patreon.com/geeks.Read more »
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Rated 5 out of
Hook Your Students
Meticulously researched and diversely caste, this podcast is the show for anyone who loves science fiction and understands it's power to not only entertain, but to develop humans into caring, thoughtful and progressive creatures. I have learned of amazing authors who reveal the expansive power (watch The Expanse) of science fiction like Seanan McGuire, Vandana Singh, and Sofia Samatar. My watchlist and booklist is inspired by this podcast and whatever Elon Musk is reading which tells you the level of intelligence in this show. The host is prepared and humble as he gives the floor to his amazing guests, and his past co-host John Joseph Adams is the greatest editor of science fiction of this current internet age of science fiction (way better than that Gardner Dozois who could really only find white, Western and male authors for most of his anthologies, and I've read most of them).
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 4 out of
Enjoyable Show, Interesting Interviews
This show casts very wide and very deep to pull in authors and other notable figures in the world of science fiction, fantasy, and from all of geekdom. There are some amazing hits, and the odd, occasional miss. I strongly recommend this podcast.
Date published: 2014-05-01