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#3 – The Roots of Sci-Fi in Horror

Note: WordPress seems to have a new option for an embedded podcast player, although it still has to be inserted manually. I may continue to tweak the post format once I have a better idea of how it works. Check … Continue reading

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The Roots of Sci-Fi in Satire

Several books widely regarded as the first science fiction novels date back as far as the sixteenth century, but most of these weren’t dramatic stories at all, but were satirical instead. In this episode, I explore how satire contributed to … Continue reading

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What Is Science Fiction

In this first episode, I explain how I developed the idea of this podcast, what I mean by science fiction, and how this podcast will proceed. A preview for the rest of the series. The cover art is the heart … Continue reading

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A Challenge to Flat Earthers

Is the Earth round? Most people say yes, obviously. But a growing (or at least growing in loudness) number on the internet say no. Flat Earthers are (or seem to be) real, and they seem to have an answer to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Well, here it is: the end* of the Star Wars saga. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is the completion of the nine-film series George Lucas originally promised us in 1978. It took 41 years, selling the series to Disney, … Continue reading

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Frozen II’s Worrying Embrace of Pseudoscience

I wrote in my review that I thought Frozen II was a very well-made movie. However, there was one thing in the story that I strongly disliked and even found inappropriate for children in a weird way. (Not in the … Continue reading

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The Evolution Debate: Beneficial Mutations

In the creationism-evolution debate, one of the most common creationist talking points is that random mutation cannot be the driving force behind evolution, either because it is too unlikely to happen by random chance, or because mutations can’t make any … Continue reading

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The Moon Landing at 50

Unless you’ve been living under a Moon rock, you’re probably aware of how significant today and this week are. July 20, 2019: the fiftieth anniversary of the first Moon landing. What can I say about this event that won’t have … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Shazam!

This week, we saw the big screen debut of one of the less famous heroes in the comic book pantheon…Captain Marvel. Wait, what? Well, okay, the name of the movie is Shazam! (exclamation point included), and Shazam is also the … Continue reading

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My Bingo Card for Tonight

I don’t normally talk about politics on this blog, but since President Trump’s State of the Union address is tonight, I thought I’d make an exception. I encourage you to watch the speech, a little bit so you can keep … Continue reading

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