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This is the monthly Science Fiction and Short story discussion podcast where we dive in deep and see what we can learn about ourselves and the world. Every month we cover a different short story with a guest. Our guests range from writers and editors, to academics, businessmen, scientists, musicians, and everything in between.

Past and Upcoming Guests:

Dec 28, 2017

Here's our fifth episode a week early. Happy holidays and thanks for your support.

In this episode we discuss “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by May Robinette Kowal with our guest, Marissa Landrigan. Along with the story we discuss topics including The Wizard of Oz, Women in Science Fiction, and the movie Golden Pond.

Dec 5, 2017

In this episode we discuss "Love Engine Optimization by Matthew Kressel with our guest Brad Warner. We also discuss privacy trends, Buddhist thought on desire, and how to pronounce Dogen.

You can find this episode's story at Lightspeed Magazine:

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New Podcast next week! (Dec. 5th)

Nov 28, 2017

In a week (Dec. 5th) we discuss Matthew Kressel's "Love Engine Optimization" with the help of Brad Warner Hardcore Zen​. Thanks to Lightspeed Magazine​ for the awesome fiction. Support them to support SF and read up to follow along.


Nov 5, 2017

In this episode we discuss "Burning Chrome" by William Gibson with Andrew Robbins of Hendecatope. We discuss the story, the wide ranging influence of cyberpunk, and how it all influences Andrew’s music.

Check out his latest record, Aleph Infinity, here:

Oct 19, 2017

In this episode we discuss "Sulky" by Blaize M. Kaye with Frank Oreto and Douglas Gwilym. We discuss the story, why they chose it for their new anthology, Triangulation: Appetites, and what makes a good story. You can find the book and story here: