534 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

    • Arts
    • 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), 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

    535. James Wynn and Craig Brewer on Gene Wolfe

    535. James Wynn and Craig Brewer on Gene Wolfe

    Interview

    • 1 hr 6 min
    534. Warren Lapine on Roger Zelazny

    534. Warren Lapine on Roger Zelazny

    Interview

    • 1 hr 21 min
    533. Andor Season 1 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Andrea Kail, Matt London)

    533. Andor Season 1 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Andrea Kail, Matt London)

    Panel

    • 1 hr 41 min
    532. Michael Livingston on Robert Jordan

    532. Michael Livingston on Robert Jordan

    Interview

    • 1 hr 16 min
    531. Cliff Bleszinski, creator of Gears of War and author of Control Freak: My Epic Adventure Making Video Games

    531. Cliff Bleszinski, creator of Gears of War and author of Control Freak: My Epic Adventure Making Video Games

    Interview

    • 1 hr
    530. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge Book Club (with Tobias S. Buckell, Abby Goldsmith, Mercurio D. Rivera)

    530. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge Book Club (with Tobias S. Buckell, Abby Goldsmith, Mercurio D. Rivera)

    Panel

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
876 Ratings

876 Ratings

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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.

vertital ,

Snobs

Arrogant people who are have “high borne” taste. I gave this show a long, long leash. Can’t do it anymore. EVERYTHING they review is a failure. It’s not worth your time or anymore of mine.

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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!

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