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We've trapped two philosophers in deep space for your amusement. To stave off space madness, they're beaming back podcasts where they overanalyze science fiction to mine it for delicious philosophical concepts. Tune in to our fun little experiment, with samplings from Black Mirror, Star Trek, Rick and Morty, and many more! Live long and philosopher.

Philosophers In Space Aaron Rabi and Thomas Smith

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

We've trapped two philosophers in deep space for your amusement. To stave off space madness, they're beaming back podcasts where they overanalyze science fiction to mine it for delicious philosophical concepts. Tune in to our fun little experiment, with samplings from Black Mirror, Star Trek, Rick and Morty, and many more! Live long and philosopher.

    0G144: Godzilla vs. King Kong and Ecoterrorism

    0G144: Godzilla vs. King Kong and Ecoterrorism

    Do I even need to explain this? It's a giant radioactive lizard trading haymakers with a giant monkey. It's obviously an allegory for our punchy relationship with nature and each other. Just enjoy the punchy punch.

     
    Content: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5034838/

     
    Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/

     
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    Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/

     
    Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/

     
    Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/

     
    Recent appearances: Aaron was on Thinking Progressively talking about a wide range of topics. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1291940/8309819

     
    Content Preview: The Thing and Anti-communist paranoia

    • 53 min
    Listener Qs 22

    Listener Qs 22

    Thank you all so much! None of this would be possible without you!
     

    Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/

     
     
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    Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/

     
    Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/

     
    Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/

     
    Recent appearances:  Aaron was on Thinking Progressively talking about a wide range of topics. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1291940/8309819

     
    CONTENT PREVIEW: Godzilla vs. King Kong and Ecoterrorism

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Listener Qs 21

    Listener Qs 21

    Thank you all so much! None of this would be possible without you!
     

    Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/

     
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    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy

     
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    If you have time, please write us a review on iTunes. It really really helps. Please and thank you!

     
    Sibling shows:

     
    Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/

     
    Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/

     
    Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/

     
    Recent appearances: Aaron was on Thinking Progressively talking about a wide range of topics. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1291940/8309819

     
    CONTENT PREVIEW: Listener Qs 22

    • 55 min
    0G143: Fringe's White Tulip and Psychological Egoism

    0G143: Fringe's White Tulip and Psychological Egoism

    Okay, this is absolutely the last time I'm doing this. Been going round and round for months now but I think this version of the episode is acceptable. Gonna go change out of my Cronenberg time suit, y'all enjoy some discussion of psychological egoism.

     
    Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Tulip

     
    Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/

     
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    If you have time, please write us a review on iTunes. It really really helps. Please and thank you!

     
    Sibling shows:

     
    Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/

     
    Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/

     
    Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/

     
    Recent appearances: Check out Aaron's most recent article in the UK Skeptic Mag. It's quite a ride: https://www.skeptic.org.uk/2021/03/can-you-recognise-antisemitism-when-you-see-it-an-interactive-meme-adventure/?utm_campaign=conspiracy-theories&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

     
    Content Preview: Godzilla vs. Kong and Ecoterrorism

    • 1 hr 2 min
    0G142: Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and Afropessimism vs. Afrofuturism

    0G142: Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and Afropessimism vs. Afrofuturism

    CONTENT WARNING: We're getting into some proper colonial racism this week. I picked a story that, to me, exemplifies Lovecraft in his racist glory. We use this to apply the post-colonial discussions from last week and then bring it all together to discuss afropessimism and afrofuturism.

     
    Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facts_Concerning_the_Late_Arthur_Jermyn_and_His_Family

     
    Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/

     
    Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G

     
    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy

     
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    Email us at: philosophersinspace@gmail.com

     
    If you have time, please write us a review on iTunes. It really really helps. Please and thank you!

     
    Sibling shows:

     
    Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/

     
    Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/

     
    Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/

     
    Recent appearances: Check out Aaron's most recent article in the UK Skeptic Mag. It's quite a ride: https://www.skeptic.org.uk/2021/03/can-you-recognise-antisemitism-when-you-see-it-an-interactive-meme-adventure/?utm_campaign=conspiracy-theories&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

     
    Content Preview: White Tulip and technoegoism

    • 1 hr
    0G141: HBO's Lovecraft Country and Colonial Knowledge Production

    0G141: HBO's Lovecraft Country and Colonial Knowledge Production

    Ishtash fishtash ftaginash! With these names I bind you to the pod forever. Any time you're traveling you'll be drawn to listen to the podcast. Such is the power of my knowledge of naming and geography and stolen magic and whatnot. I got it from rewatching HBO's Lovecraft Country and you should too. We're talking Post-Colonialism and colonial knowledge production as a precursor to analyzing the dialogue between afropessimism and afrofuturism.

     
    Content: HBO's Lovecraft Country ep 8-10

     
    Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/

     
    Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G

     
    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy

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    Email us at: philosophersinspace@gmail.com

     
    If you have time, please write us a review on iTunes. It really really helps. Please and thank you!

     
    Sibling shows:

     
    Serious Inquiries Only: https://seriouspod.com/

     
    Opening Arguments: https://openargs.com/

     
    Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/

     
    Recent appearances: Check out Aaron's most recent article in the UK Skeptic Mag. It's quite a ride: https://www.skeptic.org.uk/2021/03/can-you-recognise-antisemitism-when-you-see-it-an-interactive-meme-adventure/?utm_campaign=conspiracy-theories&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

     
    Content Preview: Lovecraft's Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family and Afropessimism vs. Afrofuturism

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Hellride13 ,

Great premise, great execution

I'm a fan of Thomas from his many other podcasts, and like the rest, this one does not disappoint. If you like science fiction and/or philosophy, this will be a thoroughly entertaining adventure!

Holy_Goat ,

The LITERAL Best

I would, should, wax eloquently about this podcast, but the only selling point should be this: Sci-Fi Philosophy! What more do you need?!?!

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