513 episodes

Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley (Save Me Plz and Other Stories) talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may not think a podcast about science fiction and fantasy would be the place to go for political insight, but -- it is. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy manages to be more insightful about politics than many pundits." Help crowdfund us at patreon.com/geeks

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy - A Science Fiction Podcast David Barr Kirtley and John Joseph Adams

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Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley (Save Me Plz and Other Stories) talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may not think a podcast about science fiction and fantasy would be the place to go for political insight, but -- it is. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy manages to be more insightful about politics than many pundits." Help crowdfund us at patreon.com/geeks

    513. Alex Kurtzman, co-creator of The Man Who Fell to Earth

    513. Alex Kurtzman, co-creator of The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Interview

    • 1 hr 1 min
    512. Stephen Marche, author of The Hunger of the Wolf and The Next Civil War: Dispatches from the American Future

    512. Stephen Marche, author of The Hunger of the Wolf and The Next Civil War: Dispatches from the American Future

    Interview

    • 57 min
    511. Christopher M. Cevasco, author of Beheld: Godiva's Story

    511. Christopher M. Cevasco, author of Beheld: Godiva's Story

    Interview

    • 59 min
    510. Ben Burgis, author of Give Them an Argument, Christopher Hitchens, and Canceling Comedians While the World Burns

    510. Ben Burgis, author of Give Them an Argument, Christopher Hitchens, and Canceling Comedians While the World Burns

    Interview

    • 1 hr 4 min
    509. Severance Season 1 Review (with Anthony Ha, Sara Lynn Michener, John Kessel)

    509. Severance Season 1 Review (with Anthony Ha, Sara Lynn Michener, John Kessel)

    Panel

    • 1 hr 27 min
    508. Maureen McHugh, author of After the Apocalypse and Mothers and Other Monsters

    508. Maureen McHugh, author of After the Apocalypse and Mothers and Other Monsters

    Interview

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
865 Ratings

865 Ratings

Prairie_Dog ,

Deep Discussions & Insightful Interviews

David Barr Kirtley and his guests take us on a deep dive into topics related to Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF&F). The format varies between interviews where David talks to a creator such as an author or other luminary of the field, and discussion groups where David and a panel of people discuss a topic or subject area. The topics vary from books, to movies, and TV series. If it has to do with SF&F, it’s discussed here. David is certainly one of the best prepared podcasters in the business, always ready with an fairly complete understating of the topic or of the work of the interviewee. Geek’s Guide is a treasure for the field of SF&F and has a extensive back-catalog well worth exploring!

JayLeebbo ,

Nerding Out Again!

I found Geeks Guide about 6 months ago. I’ve been a secret in the closet nerd my entire life but have really let it fly over the last few years! And The Geeks Guide is now home! David, the panelists, the book and movie recommendations are amazingly in line with everything I like. Keep ‘em coming. Ive listened to about 60% of the episodes so far and never want to reach 100% I’m also a small Patreon subscriber now to the show. Love you all and keep crushing it geek-style!

Midwest Al ,

Foundation Review

You mentioned iRobot as the predecessor book for this series but you missed several other books that lead up to this. iRobot had nothing to do with this except for the Three Laws.

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