96 episodes

Meta Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to a deep examination of the philosophical ideas found in Star Trek. In each episode, Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison take you on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of Star Trek storytelling, deeper into subspace than you've ever traveled before.

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Meta Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to a deep examination of the philosophical ideas found in Star Trek. In each episode, Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison take you on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of Star Trek storytelling, deeper into subspace than you've ever traveled before.

    96: Andorian Cowboys

    96: Andorian Cowboys

    Enterprise Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the overarching themes and our top choices for Essential Trek Philosophy from Star Trek: Enterprise, Season 1.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    95: Eternity is Passé

    95: Eternity is Passé

    Death Wish. We discuss the philosophical themes in the second-season Voyager episode "Death Wish," the question of meaning as it relates to death and immortality in the Q Continuum, and "Death Wish" as a well-developed example of Nietzschean philosophy.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    94: Where Are the 24th-Century Space Hippies?

    94: Where Are the 24th-Century Space Hippies?

    Utopianism in Star Trek. We discuss the optimistic vision of the future depicted in the Star Trek universe, the dark side of utopianism, and whether Star Trek should be seen as a modern-day take on a futuristic Plato's Republic.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    93: In a Relevantly Similar Possible Universe, I Would Always Have Been Your Friend, Jim

    93: In a Relevantly Similar Possible Universe, I Would Always Have Been Your Friend, Jim

    Alternate Universes and Modal Realism. We discuss modal realism, the philosophical view that alternate universes or "possible worlds" really exist, through the lens of Star Trek.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    92: Prepaid Long-Distance Mind Meld

    92: Prepaid Long-Distance Mind Meld

    Discovery Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the philosophical themes in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    91: Get That Whale Some Gumbo

    91: Get That Whale Some Gumbo

    Equality and Equal Rights. We discuss the philosophy of equality and equal rights in the United Federation of Planets, from the different senses of equality such as moral equality and equality of opportunity to equal rights for non-humanoid life forms.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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