Emissaries of Profits – In the Hands of the Prophets

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

At long last we come to the end of season 1 of Deep Space Nine. Kick back and enjoy a detailed analysis of Episode 19, In the Hands of the Prophets. We look at contemporary controversies surrrounding religion and education in 1993, as well as religious politics in the Bajorian military.

Our next episode will be a heartfelt send off for season one.

Emissaries of Profits – Duet with Barry of Politreks

Deep Space Nine in all its glory.

Androids and Assets teams up with Barry DeFord of Politreks to discuss the political roller coaster that is Season 1 Episode 18 Duet .

Kira investigates a notorious, or maybe not notorious, war criminal guilty of perpetrating, or perhaps assisting with, war crimes during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor.

You can find more Politreks content @ https://www.trekgeeks.com/politreks and on twitter.

On Surveillance and Information: In Conversation with Malka Older

Last week, we had the great pleasure of sitting down with Malka Older to discuss her Centenal Cycle series of books (Infomocracy, State Tectonics, and Null States). Enjoy, as we get do a deep dive on the functioning of the political economy of science fictional microdemocracy. Malka shares with details of the inner workings of her setting and speaks to the intersections of her work with the current political landscape. Big thanks to Malka for taking the time to speak with us.

If you want to find more of Malka’s work you can check out her website @ malkaolder.wordpress.com

Her most recent book …and Other Disasters is available from Mason Jar Press and wherever fine books are sold. She also writes for Serialbox.com.

Image by Allana Taranto of Ars Magna Studio.

Emissaries of Profits – The Forsaken and Dramatis Personae

Deep Space Nine in all its glory.

In this episode the Androids and Assets boys watch the DS9 crew muddle through awkward situations with the opposite sex and a strange mental contagion. We talk about the unmitigated humanitarian disaster that is the war in Yemen and Canada’s sinister role. 

Errata

Stephen misspoke and called Sana’a the capital of Yemen, it is the capital of North Yemen. The current capital of federated Yemen is Aden.

Algorithms and Apocalypse, In conversation with Louis Evans

A conversation with author Louis Evans, in which we discuss his recent short story Flash Crash, published by the good people at Escape Pod. We talk commerce, nuclear war, and the nature of value.

If you want to read/hear Flash Crash follow this link: https://escapepod.org/2019/06/06/escape-pod-683-flash-crash/

In this interview Louis Recomends the following texts:

Fondly Fahrenheit by Alfred Bester

China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh

The Sorcerer Of The Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson

Emissaries of Profits – Progress

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

In this weeks episode the androids and assets team revisits Deep Space Nine Se. 1 Ep. 14 Progress, in which Kira find herself on the “other side” and Nog cuts his teeth in the Yamok Sauce biz. Politics and comerce abound, so buckel up for a wild ride.

Socialism is the Cure

28 Days Later on Vimeo

Amid a lively public discourse on the Covid 19 Virus the androids and assets team sits down to talk out depictions of disease and crisis in Science Fiction, and how different fictional depictions of illness shape our reactions. The pair find that collective action is the best defense against sickness and disease.

Recommended content:

Station 11 , Emily St. John Mandel

The Mask of the Red Death, Cory Doctorow

A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit

Radio War Nerd Podcast

Dawn of The Dead (1978)

28 Days Later (2002)

Emissaries of Profit Ep. 8 The Nagus

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

The Androids and Assets team brings its ruthless analytic rigor to DS9 Ep. 10 Se. 1 The Nagus. In which we fail to deliver on last episodes promise of Princes Bride jokes and Stephen comes up with some extremely non-real and 100% fictional examples of international development…. So hold on to your lobes as we dive into this episode and go #Ferenegade on our first RULES OF ACQUISITION!

PS: Calling all Trek Podcast, we would love to have you on this show. So please @ us on Twitter or email marshall@androidsandassets.ca if you want to collaborate.

Podcastiversary 3

On October 2, 2016 we started this podcast. We are excited that this thing is still going, and we are thankful to you all for listening, and supporting the show. Our third year will bring some exciting changes, and more thrilling SciFi content.

On a personal note… I would like to thank Marshall for being a great collaborator and keeping things going.

Live long and prosper,

Stephen

Emissaries of Profit Ep. 7 Move Along Home

Deep Space Nine in all its glory.

Q:What kind of a game do space-time folding beings from the gamma quadrant play?

A: Hasbro’s Sorry!

Join us as we talk casinos and garment production in our deep dive of Move Along Home S:1 Ep:10 of Deep Space 9.