A weekly podcast exploring the hidden meaning in all our favourite science fiction and fantasy worlds.
Emissaries of Profits – Paradise and Shadowplay
This week we have two episodes, one spiritual essence. A journey into the existential horror of two people, and the healing power of sweet Crude Oil. The boys sit down to review Season 2 Ep 15 and 16 of Deep Space Nine.
Partially Automated Comfort Communism, In Conversation with Paris Marx
The Androids and Assets team sits down with journalist Paris Marx of Tech Won't Save Us to talk about the ongoing struggle for the future of technology and by extension the future of humanity.
Follow Paris and Tech Won't Save Us on Twitter.
Paris has written articles on this topic and a few are collected here for you.
Aaron Bastani’s ‘luxury communism’ is a false future
Jeff Bezos and His Billionaire Space Fantasy
Jeff Bezos’s Vision of the Future Is Basically Blade Runner
Elon Musk Is Planning for Climate Apocalypse
Paris mentioned a whole bunch of great things to read and we've done our best to list them all here for you.
I Can’t Bring Myself to Stand in Line for Food Again by Mirta Ojito
Utopia, not futurism: Why doing the impossible is the most rational thing we can do by Murray Bookchin
Eco-Socialism or Bust by Thea Riofrancos, Robert Shaw, Will Speck
A Path to Democratic Socialism Means a Path To Climate Justice by Thea Riofrancos
PACTO ECOSOCIAL DEL SUR
The Green New Deal as proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin and also everything else she ever wrote.
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Emissaries of Profits — Whispers ft. Evan
Our good friend Evan, from Kino Lefter, joins us to discuss "Whispers".
O'Brien senses something is wrong on Deep Space Nine when the crew and his family begin acting strangely around him after he returns from a mission. As he unravels the mystery he finds even senior Starfleet officers are lying to keep secrets from him.
You can find Evan on Twitter and bonus episodes of Kino Lefter on Patreon
The Dark Sciences in Conversation with Premee Mohamed
Premee Mohamed joins us to discuss her debut novel, Beneath the Rising. We discuss how the world works differently for wealthy people and those that make dark covenants with creatures from other dimensions. We learn that science undergrads are wretched creatures and that you should not ever under any circumstances try to create a Chambers Reactor.
Find Premee on Twitter
Hear Premee on Breaking the Glass Slipper
A Broken Darkness, the sequel to Beneath the Rising is out in March 2021.
The Raven Tower by Anne Leckie
Embers of War by Gareth Powell
Winter Tide and Deep Roots by Ruthanna Emrys
Bonus Episode: The Money Game
Gold, Gil, Cred Stick... I sit down with two long time observers of of videogame history to talk money in games. We explore how what started as the bothersome fife of enterprising teens has become a big business.
Emissaries of Profits – The Alternate and Armageddon Game
Dr. Mora shows up on Deep Space Nine and tells Odo he may have found the planet Odo comes from. They visit the planet and Odo is poisoned with Freudian gas putting the station and Dr. Mora at great risk.
O'Brien and Bashir are working together to help an alien civilization destroy their stock of biogenic weapons of mass destruction. When things go wrong, the two Starfleet officers come together and learn a lot about each other.
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