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April 12, 2021

Introducing Seldon Crisis

Trailer introducing Seldon Crisis – The Podcast. Summary description of the intent of the podcast and a brief description of the …

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April 15, 2021

The Psychohistorians

Young scientist Gaal Dornick travels to the imperial capital Trantor to work with the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon. Shortly …

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April 30, 2021

The Encyclopedists

The action shifts to the tiny planet of Terminus near the galactic fringe where Hari Seldon's team of scientists work on compilin…

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May 14, 2021

The Mayors

Mayor Salvor Hardin now leads the government of Terminus and the Foundation, but is threatened politically by the emergent Action…

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May 28, 2021

The Traders

Limmar Ponyets is a dashing profiteer on the galactic fringe who gets drawn into a life or death struggle to free a fellow Founda…

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June 11, 2021

The Merchant Princes

One of the enduring and mythic figures in Foundation history, Hober Mallow, follows in the footsteps of Hari Seldon and Salvor Ha…

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June 25, 2021

The Philosophy of Foundation with Nathaniel Goldberg

To finish off Season 1 of Seldon Crisis and the completion of the first book in the original trilogy, Foundation, this special ep…

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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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. 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. 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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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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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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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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