300 episodes

Author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Paul Krugman (#61), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Joyce Carol Oates (#202). The A.V. Club calls the show, "An informative and impressively in-depth podcast well worth checking out," and io9 lists it as one of "13 Smart Podcasts That Will Feed Your Hunger for Knowledge and Ideas." NPR's earbuds.fm lists the show as a recommended podcast, and 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 WIRED

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Author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Paul Krugman (#61), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Joyce Carol Oates (#202). The A.V. Club calls the show, "An informative and impressively in-depth podcast well worth checking out," and io9 lists it as one of "13 Smart Podcasts That Will Feed Your Hunger for Knowledge and Ideas." NPR's earbuds.fm lists the show as a recommended podcast, and 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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
736 Ratings

736 Ratings

Frank424 ,

This is my favorite Podcast.

I’ve been listening to Geek’s Guide for years, and each new episode brightens my week.

The panels are my favorite - and I often find myself laughing or nodding in agreement with the different opinions and perspectives. Do I pause the show to offer my own thoughts and perspectives to an empty room? No. That’s what schizophrenic people do. I do it in my car while driving like a normal person.

Seriously though, if you like fantasy, sci fi, or generally interesting discussion and perspectives on cool ideas, give this a listen.

Ask your friends ,

Inspired

This podcast has inspired me to finish a lot of my science fiction writing, and has also introduced me to amazing authors via a fantastic interviewer.

Also has inspired me to apply to Clareon West this year, thank you!

Vin Nagle ,

The best interview podcast out there.

I listen to a lot of interviews where the interviewer hasn't read the author's work and isn't familiar with who they are. David spends a lot of time learning about each new guest, often catching them off guard with insightful questions. A good example of this is in the Kazuo Ishiguro episode. By the end of it, the guest is engaged and asking questions back at David until his handler has to pull him away for the next interview.

In terms of interview-based podcsasting, you won't find a better option than The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy.

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