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Apr 19, 2022

Wherein Justice and Andy stake out their claims on undead origins in the AMC's The Walking Dead and the film adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire. Why are zombie stories more up front with the origin of the undead than vampire stories? Is it because zombie stories are typically hyper-contemporary? Is it...


Mar 12, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice saddle up for a conversation about the expansiveness of the West in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 and the entrapment of urban space in China MiƩville's The City & The City. What can we learn from exploring the once wide-open prairie and the crushing darkness of the metropolis in these...


Jan 25, 2022

Wherein Andy and Justice welcome sociologist Jeffrey Kroll to the show. Together as humans we question the representation of our species in the Mass Effect and Forgotten Realms franchises. Why are humans always disparaged in these sci fi and fantasy settings? What is it about humanity that makes us underserving of trust...


Nov 29, 2021

Wherein Andy and Justice follow the difficult journey to prestige for influencers across the social media platforms of TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and the rest. Topics include the uneven racial dynamics of the algorithm that governs these platforms and the compromised work of artists for financial gain. Admitting...


Apr 11, 2021

Wherein Justice and Andy take a walk through the apocalyptic landscapes of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Sure, The Road is terrifying, but have you met Aloysius O'Hare the oxygen capitalist? We explore these books and films with the help of Gerry Canavan's scholarship on the Anthropocene and...