45 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
    • 4.8, 26 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.

    Utopias: Navigating Without Coordinates w/ Jack & Gabriel

    Utopias: Navigating Without Coordinates w/ Jack & Gabriel

    Gabriel and Jack from the AAA Collective talk to me about their new game about utopia, the process of creating it, and matching theme to process.

    You can find the game here: https://aaa.itch.io/utopias

    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: @utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: patreon.com/utopianhorizons

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

    • 52 min
    Snow Crash w/ Lucy Brady

    Snow Crash w/ Lucy Brady

    Lucy Brady from Wyrd Signal joins me to talk about Neal Stephenson's cyberpunk parody novel Snow Crash. We discuss late capitalism, the nature of work under neoliberalism, Silicon Valley determinism, the American Century and much more.

    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: @utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: patreon.com/utopianhorizons

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

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Island w/ Mark Taylor

    Island w/ Mark Taylor

    Mark Taylor from Moscow's HSE University joins the podcast to talk about the utopian society of Pala laid out by Aldous Huxley in his last novel. We discuss merging East and West, Mutual Adoption Clubs, sex, and Henri Bergson while exploring this island paradise.

    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: @utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: patreon.com/utopianhorizons

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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Economic Science Fictions Ch. 3: Currencies of Social Organisation: The Future of Money

    Economic Science Fictions Ch. 3: Currencies of Social Organisation: The Future of Money

    Money is the subject of the latest chapter in my run-through of Economic Science Fictions. Sherryl Vint's essay lays out the argument for thinking of money as a social technology rather than as a thing, and explains the role science fiction can play in helping us to rethink it.

    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.

    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail.com
    Twitter: @utopianhorizons
    Support: patreon.com/utopianhorizons

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

    • 30 min
    Inventing The Future & Library Socialism w/ Srsly Wrong

    Inventing The Future & Library Socialism w/ Srsly Wrong

    I'm joined by fellow utopians Aaron and Shawn from the utopian comedy podcast Srsly Wrong. We talk about the valuable critique and strategies laid out in Inventing the Future, a book arguing for a postcapitalist world without work, and delve into the intricacies of Aaron and Shawn's own utopian vision: Library Socialism.

    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: @utopianhorizons
    email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support the podcast: patreon.com/utopianhorizons

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

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Videogame Cities & Places

    Videogame Cities & Places

    A host of fantastic guests join the show to talk about utopian and dystopian places in videogames. We've got Rosie from Diane on Dark Souls, Lana Polansky on Space Funeral, Cameron Kunzelman on State of Decay, Jon Bailes on Persona 5, Trevor Strunk on Mega Man and me talking about Final Fantasy VII.

    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: @utopianhorizons
    Email: utopianhorizonspod [at] gmail dot com
    Support: patreon.com/utopianhorizons

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

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

dystopiczone ,

Enjoyable

Thoroughly interesting topics and guests - well worth a listen!

Raphael_Hythloday ,

Fantastic resource on utopian studies

Podcast has already become a rich and varied resource for anyone interested in utopian and dystopian ideas in politics, literature and culture. Does really well to link good summaries of the works at hand to wider theoretical concerns - always looking forward for the next one to be put out!

Colp76 ,

Interesting and easy to follow.

I have really started to love this podcast. The host manages to introduce some great pints of view in a way that is easy to understand. This could easily sit on Radio 4 with its quality content. Don’t miss out.

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