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Season 3

Episode 22: “Badvertising”: a conversation with Lionel and Jim

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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Jim and Lionel recording this podcast

Lionel and Jim talk about Birkenstocks, Uggs, scorpions (not the band), the Men at Work lawsuit, Borges & The Lottery of Babylon, algorithms and black boxes, Mozart In Mirrorshades by Bruce Sterling, Walkaway by Corey Doctorow, the problem of explainers in speculative fiction, The Diplomat on Netflix, Hugh Howey’s Wool and the Apple TV show Silo, The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins, Susanna Clarke’s books Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and Piranesi, the quality of Apple TV’s speculative fiction shows, Jim’s adventures in writing and publishing, Lionel’s impending move, Hiemal’s music, badvertising, unnecessary quotation marks, and cake disasters.