Episodes

Aug. 2, 2022

The Art of Science Fiction with Danielle Pajak

Illustrator and science fiction connoisseur Danielle Pajak describes her ideas on the art of sci fi, the means of communicating t…

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July 25, 2022

Search by the Foundation, Part I

Young Arkady Darell is crazy about the history of the Foundation and her grandmother Bayta's historic duel with the Mule. When he…

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June 26, 2022

Star Trek and Beyond with Paul Levinson

A conversation with science fiction author, media scholar, and musician Paul Levinson about the history and legacy of the Star Tr…

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May 1, 2022

More Thoughts on the Show with Priya

Always wanted to do a full season 1 analysis of the Apple TV version of Foundation and finally found a co-analyst. Priya from the…

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April 15, 2022

Thinking Long Term

I get back to the mic to talk about an especially exhausting ski adventure, getting Covid afterward, and the Ukraine war before s…

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March 11, 2022

Foundation Fanfic

Something a little different. I read a work of fan fiction from a listener named Sarita1046. It's an intriguing and poetic piece …

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Feb. 25, 2022

Search by the Mule, Part II

The ambitious and confident Bail Channis thinks he is on the trail of the Second Foundation. General Han Pritcher is consumed by …

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Feb. 11, 2022

Indie Sci Fi with Tobias Cabral and Erasmo Acosta

Two visionary authors of independent science fiction share their visions of possible human futures. Tobias Cabral has humans livi…

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Jan. 28, 2022

Search by the Mule, Part I

The Mule dominates the galaxy and controls the planets and technology of the Foundation. He is not a happy conqueror, for he is u…

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Jan. 14, 2022

Eternity and Imperfection

Isaac Asimov's time-travel masterpiece The End of Eternity ends with a profound philosophical statement about the future of human…

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Dec. 31, 2021

Foundation and History with TCA Achintya

Isaac Asimov loved history and used many important lessons from the past in writing his stories, including his greatest epic Foun…

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Dec. 24, 2021

Holiday Sampler: Some Favorite Scenes

A little holiday sampler collecting some of my favorite scenes from the series so far including; Seldon maneuvering Ling Chen int…

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Dec. 17, 2021

The Science of Foundation with Stephen Webb

A wide-ranging conversation with astrophysicist Stephen Webb, owner of all the canonical works of Isaac Asimov save for a couple …

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Dec. 3, 2021

The Will to Challenge Fate

A brief look at the three mysterious Greek goddesses who were imagined to shape human destiny, and how Hari Seldon chose to chall…

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Nov. 19, 2021

The Mule, Part III

Bayta & Toran Darell, Ebling Mis, and Magnifico arrive on the ruined former capital planet of Empire, Trantor. Mis searches frant…

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Nov. 5, 2021

The Mule, Part II

Foundation has fallen to the Mule and the proud citizens of Terminus are shocked and dismayed. Haven is under siege and our heroe…

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Oct. 8, 2021

Thoughts on the Show (so far)

I share some thoughts on the new AppleTV+ adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series from the perspective of someone who love…

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Sept. 24, 2021

The Mule, Part I

We begin the grand story of the unconsidered variable in Hari Seldon's equations, a mutant being of indescribable powers known on…

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Sept. 22, 2021

Foundation for Newbies

This brief episode is for any prospective watchers of the new Apple TV+ Foundation television series who have not yet read the bo…

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Sept. 3, 2021

The Dead Hand and the Living Will

We go a little deeper on the theme of The General, the opposing forces of psychohistorical determinism vs the futile efforts of B…

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Aug. 20, 2021

The General, Part II

We pick up where we left off with the meager Foundation reeling from the onslaught of the Empire's great general Bel Riose. The E…

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Aug. 6, 2021

A Moment of Meta

Brief comments in the interval between episodes, thoughts on the intended audience, and an explanation for shift to a more relaxe…

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July 23, 2021

The General, Part I

Seldon Crisis returns with the second in the seven novel saga, Foundation and Empire, and the opening of The General, which tells…

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July 9, 2021

Season 1 Recap and Season 2 Preview

In this short episode we summarize the major characters and events of Season 1 covering the first novel, Foundation, in Isaac Asi…

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