60 episodes

Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.

    Gateway w/ Karlo & Pete From Podside Picnic

    Gateway w/ Karlo & Pete From Podside Picnic

    Pete & Karlo from Podside Picnic join me to talk about Frederik Pohl's 1977 science fiction novel Gateway. We discuss "full medical" as it relates to the disaster that is American healthcare, company towns, gold rushes, risk, and gateway as a metaphor for the market.

    Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/utopianhorizons

    Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The F****d Up Beat.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Long 90s w/ Jeremy Gilbert

    The Long 90s w/ Jeremy Gilbert

    Academic and #ACFM co-host Jeremy Gilbert joins the podcast to talk us through the concept of "the long 90s". We discuss why cultural innovation has stagnated, the relationship of culture to politics and how anti-utopianism may be falling out of fashion.

    Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/utopianhorizons

    Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The F****d Up Beat.

    • 1 hr
    Fear In Fiction, Resident Evil & The Apocalypse w/ Trevor Strunk

    Fear In Fiction, Resident Evil & The Apocalypse w/ Trevor Strunk

    Trevor Strunk from No Cartridge joins us to talk about his new book Story Mode. We discuss how horror videogames help chart our fears, which events caused the genre to radically shift direction, Resident Evil, the apocalypse and neoliberalism.

    You can find Trevor's book here: https://bookshop.org/books/story-mode-video-games-and-the-interplay-between-consoles-and-culture/9781633886803

    Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/utopianhorizons

    Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The F****d Up Beat.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dracula, Vampires & Utopia w/ Katie Stone

    Dracula, Vampires & Utopia w/ Katie Stone

    Katie Stone joins me to talk about Francis Ford Coppola's horny Dracula adaptation, the original Bram Stoker novel and how the figure of the vampire can be rethought to connect to utopian ideas around work, idleness, care and more.

    You can find the talk Katie mentions in the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiPseSrT0p0

    And my Kickstarter project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/objectoriented/object-oriented

    Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/utopianhorizons

    Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The F****d Up Beat.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Anime Architecture w/ Stefan Riekeles

    Anime Architecture w/ Stefan Riekeles

    Stefan Riekeles, author of the book Anime Architecture: Imagined Worlds and Endless Megacities, joins me to talk about the dystopian worlds imagined by artists and directors that provide the background to some of the genre's most famous movies.

    You can find the Kickstarter project I mention in the episode here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/objectoriented/object-oriented

    Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/utopianhorizons

    Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The F****d Up Beat.

    • 38 min
    Disco Elysium w/ Cameron Kunzelman

    Disco Elysium w/ Cameron Kunzelman

    Ranged Touch's Cameron Kunzelman returns to the show to talk about the fascinating detective RPG that is Disco Elysium. We talk about how the game represents contemporary capitalism, the strengths and weaknesses of its character portrayals, the spectre of communism and, of course, Cuno.

    Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/utopianhorizons

    Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The F****d Up Beat.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

maariyahq ,

Love it!

This podcast asks questions that we should all be asking about our culture, history and politics. Love that the subject matter and language are so accessible, I will be sending this to friends!

Asdfdudeyaywereallgonnadie ,

Good

This podcast chooses a specific lens the view media through. That allows the podcast to more fully explore an individual part of the film/book, rather than try to grasp the entirety of the work and miss everything.

A relaxed podcast that gives great insight into why utopias and dystopias are depicted so frequently.

dystopiczone ,

Enjoyable

Thoroughly interesting topics and guests - well worth a listen!

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