24 episodes

The Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the Duneiversity have arrived in their mortarbards and identical gowns! To take you by the academic hand! And guide you on a bizarre science fantasy journey through the histories of the body and the folds of space!

We will be talking about Dune, a couple of chapters at a time (ish)! And our thoughts surrounding it from a young, queer, black lens and with a healthy skepticism for the science fiction literary canon! And Frank Herbert's "Cerebral, genius writing"!

Duneiversity Josie and Ray

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the Duneiversity have arrived in their mortarbards and identical gowns! To take you by the academic hand! And guide you on a bizarre science fantasy journey through the histories of the body and the folds of space!

We will be talking about Dune, a couple of chapters at a time (ish)! And our thoughts surrounding it from a young, queer, black lens and with a healthy skepticism for the science fiction literary canon! And Frank Herbert's "Cerebral, genius writing"!

    22: BOY MAN MAN (FEATURING GIRLBOSS FEMINISM)

    22: BOY MAN MAN (FEATURING GIRLBOSS FEMINISM)

    FEMINIST ICON FRANK HERBERT
    HAS DONE IT AGAIN, WITH ANOTHER FANTASIC AND WOKE CHAPTER, OF DUNE!

    WHAT DO THE FREMEN THINK OF WOMEN? ARE WE GENIUSES OR SHOULD WE BE TRULY EMBARRASSED AT OUR LACK OF AWARENESS? HOW MANY GIRLBOSS MOMENTS CAN JESSICA HAVE BEFORE SOMEONE RESPECTS HER?

    NONE OF THESE QUESTIONS ANSWERED, AND MORE, IN DUNEIVERSITY!

    This chapter is the most Dune-ass chapter of Dune we've encountered so far and we have almost nothing to say about it! We hope you enjoy us cramming the chapter before we record, because we are going to continue to do so!

    We marvel at our own ignorance, and also Frank's ignorance and his careless use of language that has cultural significance! We vomit at the sight of any heterosexuality in Dune! We learn that the strength of a woman can, indeed, be boundless (we didn't know this before now), and we have the grand revelation that Dune is an "epic cycle" just like "The Iliad", whatever that is! No one has ever come to realise this before.

    Idiot Paul is scrombling around and being a precocious boy-man-teen-guy, we meet Chani who probably won't come up again, and we repeat the same quote from this chapter with increased frenzy.

    No segments this week cause we were in a hurry! Maybe we'll do them next week, but who knows!

    Thank's!

    • 42 min
    21: OOPS!!!

    21: OOPS!!!

    VERY UNFORTUNATELY TO SAY THAT
    The majority of our scintillating discussion about a very interesting chapter has been LOST TO THE SANDS OF TIME!!! (Like in Dune)

    It eludes our past and furturesight, it evades our ancestral memories, we experience a time-blindness yet unknown to us; our dang recording device stopped working about four minutes into the episode proper. This happened because we are a podcast cursed by god, that should not exist but continues to do so despite his justfied hatred of us.

    HOWEVER, watch and marvel as I stretch 4 minutes of content into thirteen minutes for listeners' enjoyment and pleasure!

    You, listeners, will simply have to settle for the podcast of your imagination and your dreams, instead of us listening to a Funny Song and spending too long on worms of the week(s) even though we didn't really have any. You would be surprised to learn that we actually had many almost positive things to say about this chapter; we nearly liked it! Unfortunately, all proof of positive Dune experiences have been unintentionally erased.

    Please, we beg of you, still listen to this episode and then tell us how much you liked it at duneiversity@gmail.com or on our twitter @Duneiversity!

    You can listen to an even more worse sounding podcast that also sometimes happens to be about Naruto (?) at narutohead.band or @narutohead_band on Twitter! You won't like it, but you should always remain open to new experiences.

    Thanks,

    • 13 min
    20: FRANK HERBERT'S FAILURE OF THE IMAGINATION

    20: FRANK HERBERT'S FAILURE OF THE IMAGINATION

    Lump! Lump! Lump! Lump!
    BAROOM!!! Pop-hop-hop! Step.... drag... drag... step.... cha... cha... real smooth... to the left!

    Take it back now y'all!

    One hop this time!

    Are these relationships normal? Is the family a factory for making society? Is cinnamon the only spice Frank knows about? Is Dune cool, or is it bad actually? Is Frank ever going to expand on his THEMES? Has Frank ever written a poem?

    NONE OF THESE QUESTIONS ANSWERED, AND MORE, ON DUUUNEIVERSITY!

    This episode, we're busy turning our brains off and becoming unconscious under stress. We meet a sexy worm, a thematic bird, and some little mice that probably aren't important and don't mean anything.

    We skirt around a Freudian analysis of Dune and then remember that we don't know anything, experience the sensation of time darkness, and forget Feyd Rautha's name (it's been a year!).

    We take a break to do a little google about the cha cha slide, and we wonder WHAT COULD BE IN THIS MYSTERIOUS FOLDER???

    If you know any poems that Frank wrote, send them to us at duneiversity@gmail.com. We like it! If you don't know any poems that Frank wrote but you just want us to see a poem, send them to us at duneiversity@gmail.com. Please!

    You can find Ray's podcast which is ostensibly about "Naruto" at narutohead.band or @narutohead_band. If you've ever wanted to join a cult, now is a great time to do that (unrelated).

    19: ANYWAY HERE'S WONDERWALL (dedicated to Hunter)

    19: ANYWAY HERE'S WONDERWALL (dedicated to Hunter)

    IT IS FIXED NOW
    Does Dune believe in heaven? Is suffering good? Is Frank Herbert an ecofascist? How to make a podcast? Is cancellation a real thing? Is civilisation the disease which is eating us? How do we create a paradise of the mind? Do you like my tight sweater? See how it fits my body!

    NONE OF THESE QUESTIONS ANSWERED, AND MORE ON DUNEIVERISTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This episode, the boys (us) are back in town, here to talk to you about bereavements, Lawyer Brain, Diane Diprima and concatinating the silences. We've got all the duneiversity classics! We live react to a song for you! Mad world is here! We have Email!

    We continue to be a dune-der critical podcast despite not knowing any things, and we also hope that you enjoy lots of rustling and background noise that I don't really know why it's there (???)

    PLEASE email us at duneiversity@gmail.com, we're begging you.

    You can find Ray's podcast about NARUTO at narutohead.band or @narutohead_band, if you don't like Naruto and you love BAD SOUNDS you should definitely listen to it.

    Find out more at https://duneiversity.pinecast.co

    • 1 hr 12 min
    "HYMN TO SHAI-HULUD"

    "HYMN TO SHAI-HULUD"

    HYMN TO SHAI HULUD
    CANST THOU DRAW OUT LEVIATHAN WITH A HOOK, OR BLIND HIM WITH A MIST?

    CANST THOU LASSO HIM BY THE HORNS, OR WILT THOU RATHER HARPOON HIM?

    WILL HE CRAWL BEFORE THEE IN SUPPLICATION??? WILL HE SPEAK SOFT WORDS UNTO THEE???

    ALL QUESTIONS WE DO NOT ANSWER!

    IN DUNEIVERISTY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Find out more at https://duneiversity.pinecast.co

    18: WE WATCHED THE TRAILER

    18: WE WATCHED THE TRAILER

    EYES AUDIBLY SNAP OPEN

    WE HAVE NEVER HEARD A PINK FLOYD SONG IN OUR LIVES!!!

    So, look. We aren't alive again but we're something more like undead creatures, rising from our graves with rotting flesh to deliver 45 minutes of barely edited content. There's a lot of background noise in this episode but it's called AMBIANCE and you're going to like it. Josie got me out of bed at 9pm (listen,,,) to record a podcast and I wasn't about to put together a good audio setup.

    We talk about the DUNE 2020 TRAILER which happened, we guess. Then we talk about the DUNE 1984 TRAILER which we enjoy much more. And then in between those things we talk about lots of other ??? stuff ??? that's seemingly unrelated to Dune if that's what you're here for, and then we talk about stuff we've been enjoying (???) recently.

    Thanks everyone so much for your PATIENCE with us, hoping very much to be back to you all with a chapter read soon!
    Here's links to stuff we talked about
    Music Theory To Explain God's Absence

    2 Hour Long RWBY Video Essay

    Big Top Burger

    Never Believe It

    We talked about some other stuff too but you can find that yourself
    BYE

    Find out more at https://duneiversity.pinecast.co

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Justin Rivendell ,

Entertaining and incisive!

The intro and outro music slaps, the discussion is lively and hilarious. Give it a listen

Lundgrenn ,

i before e, except in Duneiversity

This is an exceptionally good podcast, mostly about Dune. You also learn stuff about worms, both fictional and real. 10/10 stars.

magicalgirlkyra ,

Perhaps, the most perfect of podcasts

Duneiversity has done something many have said impossible. It has made engaging with Dune not just tolerable, but pleasant.

Do I understand anything that's going on in that book? No.

Do I eagerly await each new episode anyways? Yes!

Listen in and let them read Dune so you don't have to. They make sure to highlight all the gems hidden within the story while calling out all the rubbish as well.