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Johnny and GSV discuss Ian M. Banks' "The Culture" series. We suggest you listen from the beginning if you're just starting, as we're covering the whole thing with some semblence of order.

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Johnny and GSV discuss Ian M. Banks' "The Culture" series. We suggest you listen from the beginning if you're just starting, as we're covering the whole thing with some semblence of order.

    Matter [1-4]

    Matter [1-4]

    In which war is very pointedly avoided by all involved for at least the present moment.
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here:https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

    The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

    The classic moral philosophy problem in the form of a short story! Or that's the popular perception anyway; GSV examines that reading, and Johnny presents a less popular one with more Cultural undertones as they examine Ursula K. Le Guine's "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas."
    https://blog.jaibot.com/the-copenhagen-interpretation-of-ethics/ 
    https://www.sfu.ca/~palys/Miner-1956-BodyRitualAmongTheNacirema.pdf 
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here: https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z ) 

    • 50 min
    Consider Phlebas [13-Finale]

    Consider Phlebas [13-Finale]

    In which war is hell and it all works out fine in the end.
    https://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2302
    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShapeshifterIdentityCrisis
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here: https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z )
    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon: [ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ] 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Consider Phlebas [10-12]

    Consider Phlebas [10-12]

    Attempting (and beautifully executing) an apparently rapid recovery from the pyschological problems one would expect Horza to suffer in this situation, our hero continues down his dark path, commenting on how nice the rapidly moving light at the end of the tunnel looks!
    How to destroy the world: https://qntm.org/destroy
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here:https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z )
    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon:[ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ] 

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Consider Phlebas [7-9]

    Consider Phlebas [7-9]

    A cast to downsize and a presence of demise! Horza makes his way back to the railroad that fate built for him and makes every effort to reach the death world he was destined for, but endless complexities are before him as ever.
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here:https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music

    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z )

    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon:[ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ]  

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Consider Phlebas [5 - Interlude in Darkness]

    Consider Phlebas [5 - Interlude in Darkness]

    Coprophagic Cults and ill-equipped adults! Horza continues his adventures aboard the Clear Air Turbulence, and finds himself encountering tales seemingly unrelated to his own!
    https://xkcd.com/558/
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here:https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z )
    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon:[ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ] 

    • 1 hr 15 min

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