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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    • 4.6, 748 Ratings

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
748 Ratings

748 Ratings

ghosthornet ,

Watch your wish list and you mind expand

...as you absorb, as quickly as humanly (and socially) possible, years of interesting and thoughtful discussions on the current state of sci-fi and fantasy as well as the depths of its famous and “lost” histories. Discovery, debate and passionate fandom are common hallmarks of this, an indispensable part of today’s culture. If you love genre, you’ll love this podcast.

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. 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!

Star1ady ,

Love DBK and his choice of guests

Timely, topical, tremendously thoughtful. It’s my go-to to get out of my head and appreciate other points of view. I listen to pick and choose opinions to arm myself before intense social encounters like cons because I know that I can count on reasoned arguments and detailed breakdown of facts and factoids. It’s having a friend you can always count on to be enthusiastic about what you love and to legitimize discussing what others might consider minutia, but we know is deep and meaningful—the essence of truth and beauty.

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