Episode 27: “Imperfect people being uncomfortable”

Friday, July 29, 2022

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Lionel and Jim talk about what makes a great character in a story. What works? What appeals? Why do some fall flat? Why do some capture us? They also speak a little about their upcoming discussion of The Ministry For The Future by Kim Stanley Robinson.

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Episode 26: “It’s only time travel”

Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Sarah Elkins has been in science fiction fandom since putting on a Doctor Who convention in the 80s. She joins the podcast this week to continue our coversation about science fiction and feminism. We discuss books by Vonda Macintyre, Ann Leckie, Octavia Butler and more.

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Episode 25: “Anything you can pick up and bring to life”

Monday, July 11, 2022

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Amy Robinson is our guest on the pod this week. Amy is a creator of puppets, an engineer, a mom person, a creative thinker and maker of things, and a knower of cool books and refined queries, a frequent guest on The Morning Stream. You can find her brand of puppets at peeperspuppets.com. We talk about creativity, puppets, coding, and narcolepsy.

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Episode 24: “We fill in the blanks”

Friday, July 1, 2022

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Thank you to Patron Sarah Elkins for suggesting the book The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood to us. We spend most of our time trying to suss out the meaning of that tremendous book by James Gleick in this episode. Discussed are entropy, encryption, memory, logic, and language. In short we manage to mangle a lot of deep thinking.

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Episode 23: “The radical notion that women are people”

Friday, June 24, 2022

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Julia Tenney joins us again with a conversation about feminism and science fiction and what makes a science fiction story feminist. We discuss Starhawk, Margaret Atwood, Marge Piercy, Vonda N. McIntyre, Ursula LeGuin, and decide we need more reading material to continue this conversation at a later date. Send us book recommendations from the contact form on our website.

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Episode 22: “The Naked Man & the Grill”

Saturday, June 18, 2022

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Lionel and Jim talk about Riverside.fm, our podcasting platform, Claude Shannon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Shannon, Lionel’s new home full of stuff, Swat Teams & Active shooter drills in Boston, Jim’s short story in progress about the super volcano under Yellowstone park, Lionel’s new synthesizer, inspirational musicians and what is accessible in music, and burger chains in Texas.

And Lionel Was right, Downtown Train was on Rain Dogs.

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Episode 21: “Trust begets trust, action inspires action.”

Saturday, June 11, 2022

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Dar joins the pod to tell us about her experience writing What I Found In A Thousand Towns, her songwriting and creative process, her experience in Beacon New York with Roger Ailes, the remarkable Jaimie Raskin, our relationship to art, the environment, and each other, Active Citizenship, and so much more.

I could not find the live performance of The Mark Rothko song. If someone knows where it is, please send a tweet to @jiminfantino so I can post it here.

Dar's Website: https://darwilliams.com

Writing A Song That Matters (her retreat): https://darwilliamsretreat.com

You can support this podcast on Patreon: https://patreon.com/jiminfantino

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Episode 20: “Midnight in the Threshing Room”

Friday, June 3, 2022

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This interview was mind blowing. Phil is creating 24 hours of music 5 minutes at a time and it's amazingly good. Lionel and I talk with him about his very detailed process and the story behind some of the songs starting at 12am and continuing until 2:59am as of the time of this podcast. That may sound confusing, but all becomes clear as we talk with Phil.

Listen to the full project here: https://adayinmusic.bandcamp.com/

Phil has a podcast about the project here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-day-in-music-the-podcast/id1527851955 and https://anchor.fm/phil-broikos

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Laurie Anderson's comic book illustrations: https://comixjoint.com/baloneymoccasins-sample1.html and https://comixjoint.com/baloneymoccasins-sample2.html

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Episode 19: “The whole huperchild problem”

Sunday, May 29, 2022

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From man hole covers to equal protection under the law, Lionel and Jim go to town over subjects in which they have little to no expertise. They go down the rabbit holes of International Law, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, legal personhood, the Bill of Rights, natural rights, abortion, guns, and other things they just can't help talking about.

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Episode 18: “But that’s how I always pronounced it!”

Friday, May 20, 2022

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We were graced with the voice over artist Walter Dixon on our podcast. We discuss the process of narrating an audiobook, the days of radio and cutting tape, Leo Kottke, and the emergence of AI on the audiobook scene.

Visit his work at https://dixonvoice.com

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Episode 17: “There’s something in space & it’s flipping us off.”

Friday, May 13, 2022

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Julia to the rescue! There are too many books and authors to list here, but we cover a lot of new possible reads. Julia also brings some worthy shows to our attention. We start our conversation about the 14th Amendment, The Second Founding by Eric Foner, and Allow Me to Retort by Elie Mystal but find our way back to sci-fi and fantasy before things get too out of hand.

Incomplete list of authors:

  • Charlie Jane Anders,
  • Robin Hobb,
  • Bill Bryson,
  • Max Gladstone

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Episode 16: “Everything will always never be the same again”

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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Lionel and Jim discuss Mastodon, social media, or lack thereof, USB alarms going off in Lionel's headphones, and modern modes of communication. They talk about the possible dwindling need now for office space for businesses and universities in the new reality. Jim gets Lionel to list is college band names. Bladerunner 2049, Cowboy Bebop and The Fifth Element come up. In they end they decide that new reading material is needed and revisit. Finally, Lionel returns to discuss { feuilleton } and his perspective on Led Zeplin IV and the chosen typeface for the album at johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2022/05/02/led-zeppelin-iv-jimmy-page-versus-little-bo-peep/.

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