571 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), Simon Pegg (#39), 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, Wired, 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

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    • 4.6 • 876 Ratings

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), Simon Pegg (#39), 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, Wired, 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

    571. Civil War Movie Review

    571. Civil War Movie Review

    Myke Cole and Michael Livingston join us to discuss the new Alex Garland movie Civil War, about a civil war breaking out in modern day America.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    570. Invincible Seasons 1 and 2 Review

    570. Invincible Seasons 1 and 2 Review

    Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer, and Zach Chapman join us to discuss Seasons 1 and 2 of the animated series Invincible, based on the superhero comic by Robert Kirkman.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    569. Lionel Shriver Interview

    569. Lionel Shriver Interview

    Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, joins us to discuss her new books Mania and Abominations: Selected Essays from a Career of Courting Self-Destruction.
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    • 59 min
    568. Children of Dune Miniseries Review

    568. Children of Dune Miniseries Review

    Andrea Kail, Matthew Kressel, and Rajan Khanna join us to discuss the 2003 miniseries Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune, which adapts the second and third Dune novels.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    567. Téa Obreht Interview

    567. Téa Obreht Interview

    Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife and Inland, joins us to discuss her dystopian novel The Morningside.
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    • 58 min
    566. Fallout Season 1 Review

    566. Fallout Season 1 Review

    John Joseph Adams, Theresa DeLucci, and Zach Chapman join us to discuss Season 1 of the Amazon Prime series Fallout, based on the popular series of post-apocalyptic video games.
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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
876 Ratings

876 Ratings

Triffideater ,

Great podcast!

Great execution, coupled with a wide variety of guests and topics, make this a wonderful podcast. Not every topic hits home for me, but that’s to be expected. Thank you all for a great contribution!

Xxxfn ,

Going strong and still full of surprises

The most recent episode reminded me why I get excited to hear the interviews on GGTTG. I could probably have found out a lot of it after some searching and reading a lot, but I didn't know there was so much reason to go do those rabbit holes.

mkarikom ,

A thoughtful and rigorous contribution to benevolent fandom

For years I’ve turned to Geek’s Guide for open-ended discussions on my favorite content. Dave’s warm yet analytical tone is well-suited to the variety of formats this show offers. The lovable cast of returning panelists punctuate the interview roster with just the kind of quirky party that I enjoy with my own friends. I recently became a supporter after realizing that Patreon’s per-episode floating contribution offers a simple mechanism for encouraging more Geek’s Guide.

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