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Broadcasting to listeners in 268 planets, 126 fixed location space stations, and 12 recently terraformed meteors the 89.x1 team works diligently to bring the best in non-news information while complying with Coalition mandates. Stay safe, stay informed, and stay tuned.

Black written. Afrofuturism. BIPOC Podcast.

Dispatch from the Desert Planet Morgan Maxwell

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Broadcasting to listeners in 268 planets, 126 fixed location space stations, and 12 recently terraformed meteors the 89.x1 team works diligently to bring the best in non-news information while complying with Coalition mandates. Stay safe, stay informed, and stay tuned.

Black written. Afrofuturism. BIPOC Podcast.

    89.x1 Radio!

    89.x1 Radio!

    Episode Description: Utterly regular and unremarkable greetings from Broadcaster Jane.



    CONTENT WARNING (CW): Weight loss and weight gain. This episode includes two vintage commercials that discuss weight. One is a children’s tonic to support weight gain (starts 1:29 and ends 2:23) and the other is an advertisement for weight loss pills (starts 5:09 and ends 5:38). The inclusion of this content is intended as satire and a critique of western conversations around body weight. Dispatch from the Desert Planet unequivocally denounces weight loss pills and does not support the narrative that weight is an indicator of health.



    Presenting Athena Hagen as the voice of Broadcaster Jane.

    Transcripts Available Here

    Dispatch from the Desert Planet is a work of fiction. The commercials in this episode were derived from the following material. These products/organization are in no related to the podcast and do not endorse Dispatch from the Desert Planet, conversely Dispatch from the Desert Planet does not endorse these products/organizations.

    Juvenal 

    R.D.X  

    YWCA

    The Worm by Ralph Bergengren read by Janice Green through Librivox Public Domain Resources.

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    • 9 min
    While We Wait!

    While We Wait!

    Show Notes:

    The 89.x1 Broadcast team is waiting on a ruling and finds ways to pass the time. Content Warning: This episode of Dispatch from the Desert Planet acknowledges hyena genitalia.

    Transcripts Available Here

    Afrofuturism, Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, Audio Drama, Dystopia, Satire

    For more on Tuvalu:

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/will-tuvalu-disappear-beneath-the-sea-180940704/

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/may/16/one-day-disappear-tuvalu-sinking-islands-rising-seas-climate-change

    For more on Earth One hyenas:

    https://www.wired.com/2014/05/fantastically-wrong-sexually-deviant-hyenas/

    https://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/01/science/hyenas-hormone-flow-puts-females-in-charge.html

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    • 10 min
    Sincere Apologies and Harmonious Safety!

    Sincere Apologies and Harmonious Safety!

    Show Notes:

    Transcripts here.

    Broadcaster J. June offers a sincere apology to Bach and Barker Financial Services. A non-news information update helps listeners understand all of the protests that are definitely not happening.

    Brave Robot Ice Cream makes an appearance! It’s animal-free completely vegan DAIRY ice cream! You read that right. Looks like vegan dairy is a bright spot in a kinda dark Coalition monitored future. Learn more about the dreamy creamy treat sustaining 89.x1 Broadcasters here.

    Science Fiction, Sc-Fi, Afrofuturism, Audio Drama, Black Written

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    Cover Art by Jeremie Serrano: https://www.instagram.com/lacomidadejeremie/ https://www.lacomidadejeremie.com/

    Dispatch from the Desert Planet is a work of fiction. Some elements of this fictional narrative are inspired by real events. If you’d like to learn more about the real events that are fictionally captured in this episode please refer to the following links

    Vehicular attacks against protestors on the rise

    Anti-protestor legislation

    Sanctions against International Court of Justice employees

    Police officers targeting journalists

    Abuse during detainment following protests

    Police destruction of supplies

    Police and medics

    Police fire tear gas and pepper spray

    Police slash tires

    Episode Commercials

    The United Way

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    • 9 min
    Financial Literacy! - Presented by Bach and Barker

    Financial Literacy! - Presented by Bach and Barker

    Bach and Barker cares about diversity in the financial literacy conversation! We hear you. That's why we're presenting this free financial literacy course on 89.x1.

    Transcripts available here.

    Science Fiction, Sc-Fi, Afrofuturism, Audio Drama, Satire



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    • 7 min
    Reflection Day!

    Reflection Day!

    The 89.x1 team commemorates the day with a trip into the Broadcast vaults. 



    Transcripts available here.

    Science Fiction, Sc-Fi, Afrofuturism, Audio Drama

    Elements of this episode were inspired by the ongoing internment of members of the Uighur ethnic group in China. Learn more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53650246

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53809345

    help spread awareness.



    Elements of this episode were inspired by the attempted murder of Jacob Blake by "law enforcement." Learn more:

    https://unicornriot.ninja/tag/jacob-blake/

    contact your representatives to demand justice for Blake and advocate for the dismantling of racist infrastructure starting with abolition. 



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    • 8 min
    Villainous Soul!

    Villainous Soul!

    Some uninvited guests make themselves comfortable at the 89.x1 Remote Desert Planet HQ. 

    Transcripts available here.

    Science Fiction, Sc-Fi, Afrofuturism, Audio Drama

    Show Notes:

    Elements of this episode were inspired by the story of Nick Tilsen. Tilsen is in no way affiliated with Dispatch from the Desert Planet. Learn more about real events here:

    https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/black-hills-treaty-defender-faces-felony-charges-UIcevFnGqUKdRfDckw7qWw

    https://ndncollective.org/people/nick-tilsen/

    Elements of this episode were inspired by current protests in Portland, Oregon. The movement is in no way affiliated with Dispatch from the Desert Planet. Learn more about real events here:

    https://twitter.com/IwriteOK

    Elements of this episode were inspired by the following incident:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/08/04/aurora-pd-handcuffs-family-gunpoint/

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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Tam-Car ,

A fresh take on the genre

Dispatch from the desert planet sets its self apart from the mundane genre of fantasy radio podcasts with its unique and creative storytelling. You’ll easily get sucked in to the world Morgan has created, and find yourself binge listening before you know it.

jacob martine chavez ,

Nothing like ever before

This is a fantastic way to bring real world events into a fictional universe, with a splash of entertaining fun!

GraceAmico ,

Highly recommended!

A fresh, often satirical take on reporting current events through a sci-fi lens (the sports interview from ep. 1 had me giggling). Listening to J. June’s radio dispatches makes me feel like I really am tuning in to a small, rebellious (fully-compliant) intergalactic radio station. Likely because the topics being reported on are eerily similar to our own here on Earth. I can’t wait to tune in to the next episode!

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