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A podcast in which social scientists, philosophers and researchers discuss the themes and works of science fiction.

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A podcast in which social scientists, philosophers and researchers discuss the themes and works of science fiction.

    [032] Social Science Talks: Warhammer and The Eisenhorn Trilogy, by Dan Abnett

    [032] Social Science Talks: Warhammer and The Eisenhorn Trilogy, by Dan Abnett

    ‘In the grim darkness of the far future…’   This month, we try and take on the Warhammer universe by reading the Eisenhorn Trilogy, by Dan Abnett. Does knowledge require […]

    [031] Social Science Talks: 1984, by George Orwell

    [031] Social Science Talks: 1984, by George Orwell

    ‘It was a bright cold morning in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen…’ After much pressure, and the election of Donald Trump, we finally get round to covering 1984 […]

    [030] Social Science Talks: His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman

    [030] Social Science Talks: His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman

    “I stopped believing there was a power of good and a power of evil that were outside us. And I came to believe that good and evil are names for […]

    [029] Social Science Talks: Babylon 5

    [029] Social Science Talks: Babylon 5

    The Babylon Project was a dream given form… It’s a new year, and carrying through on a resolution that we’ve had since we started the podcast, we got together to […]

    [028] Social Science Talks: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

    [028] Social Science Talks: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

    So long, and thanks for all the fish! As we wind down for Christmas, we crank up the improbability drive to a level where it produces, fully formed, and episode […]

    [026] Social Science Talks: The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

    [026] Social Science Talks: The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

    “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in […]

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