48 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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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.

    The Penultimate Truth

    The Penultimate Truth

    I finally return to my run-through of every Philip K Dick novel to talk about 1964's The Penultimate Truth. I touch on class differences, the loss of the new, authority in postmodernity and conspiracy theory.

    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.

    • 55 min
    The Matrix w/ Anna McFarlane

    The Matrix w/ Anna McFarlane

    Dr Anna McFarlane from the University of Glasgow returns to the podcast to talk about 1999 science fiction phenomenon The Matrix. We discuss what The Matrix represents, systemic power, cyberpunk, trans readings of the film and 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: 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 7 min
    Abolish Silicon Valley w/ Wendy Liu

    Abolish Silicon Valley w/ Wendy Liu

    The author of Abolish Silicon Valley, Wendy Liu, joins the podcast to give an insider perspective of Silicon Valley from a former Google intern who once brought into the industry's lofty ideas of itself. We discuss Silicon Valley ideology, how capitalism limits the potential of technology 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 11 min
    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

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Anyone with an interest in futurism would do well to listen to this podcast, where the guests are genuine experts in their fields of interest and the host himself is extremely knowledgeable.

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