Hot Takes Me Away

Get yer hot takes

We did a couple of short, hot takes. Or at least lukewarm takes. We were going to do one on Black Panther and then remembered we did an entire episode on it.

Tell us we’re wrong, we dare you. Tell us your hot takes. We can fight about it.

Context Providers

We talk with Rick Harp, host of Media Indigena, about indigenous cultures, particularly those in the place now called Canada, the Hugo Awards, colonialism, The Walking Dead, and economic development of indigenous peoples the world over.

This podcast was recorded some time ago. We apologize if any of the information it contains is out-of-date.

Errata

In this episode we discuss the following materials. Please check them out, and support these amazing content(text) creators: 

Media Indigena Round Table at mediaindigena.com

Metis In Space – an excellent podcast that is unapologetically indigenous, unabashedly female & unblinkingly nerdy.

Kim Tallbear – Native American DNA Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science.

Rebecca Roanhorse – Author ofTrial of Lightning and Your Authentic Ingenious Experience.

Cherie Dimaline – Author of The Marrow Thieves.

Cutcha Risling Baldy – Why I Teach The Walking Dead in my Native Studies Classes.

Clearing the Plains – James Daschuk

Indigenous Comiccon – An international collection of events

Labour Unions in Science Fiction

Our guest this week is Olav Rokne of the Hugo Book Club to talk about unions and organized labour, or rather the lack of it, in science fiction. While representation of unions in science fiction is pretty unusual, it’s moved from anti-union hostility to more of a benign neglect.

See our show notes for more information.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

We talk about Wired’s Future of Work series of short stories. The shortage of actual work and the absence of organized labour leaves a lot to be desired.

This is Androids and Assets, the podcast that discusses the political and economic assumptions in science fiction and fantasy and how they shape the world in which we live.

Anon

We discuss Anon, the 2018 Netflix thriller. Set in a near-future, dystopic world of constant surveillance, the movie questions the value of privacy, police overreach, and the value of memory.

This is Androids and Assets, the podcast that discusses the political and economic assumptions in science fiction and fantasy and how they shape the world in which we live.

Double the Helix Double the Fun!

Let us take you on a magical journey into a story from those days of yore. A story of miracle children, virgin births, and the struggle between good and evil. Let us take you into this ancient text from 1996… Double Helix. To help us decode this Contemporary Christian Techno Thriller we have resident biologist Candace along for the ride. In the spirit of the title of this book we are sending you a double length episode with twice as much re-cap and analysis of this horrible book as you typically get.

PS: I love you all and am glad to report that a new Emissaries of Profits will be dropping in a few days.

Animorphs and Assets

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The exception to the well known thesis that the middle morph is the most grotesque

We got child soldiers; we got weird bug aliens; and we got Tessa, expert contributor to the Dork-Bajir Chronicles. This week we ask the big questions about the Animorphs. Spoilers abound.

Author Interview – S.B. Divya

Our interview with S.B. Divya author of great works such as Runtime and Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse and co-editor of Escape Pod. Find her work at www.eff-words.com

Some works we discussed:

The Revolution Brought to You by Nike by Andrea Phillips published in Fireside Magazine. Also available in audio from Escape Pod.

Cat Pictures Please  by Naomi Kritzer published in Clarkesworld.

Utopia, LOL? by Jamie Wahls published in Strange Horizons.

Runtime  by S.B. Divya published by Tor.com.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland published by Balzer + Bray.

Infomacracy by Malka Older published by Tor.com.