MARS Magazine is an exploration into the intersection of science fiction and real world science, technology and culture through movies, TV, books and games. Real life as science fiction. #holopunk
Ep. 43: All About Bitcoin, Crypto, & Blockchain w/ Wong Joon Ian of Coindesk
What is the future of internet money? The Coindesk’s Director of Programming for Consensus, Wong Joon Ian, helps us recount a brief history of crypto and what’s happening now with Bitcoin, alt coins, scam coins, stable coins, and blockchain. Note: The annual Consensus conference has gone virtual for 2020 and will be held on May 11. For more info visit Coindesk.com.
Ep. 42: Why Elon Musk's Tesla Cybertruck Isn't The Future According Auto Industry Expert Nick Jaynes
Automobile expert Nick Jaynes joins Adario Strange to explain why he thinks Elon Musk's Tesla Cybertruck may not be all it's cracked up to be, as well as what the future holds for electric cars and autonomous cars in the next couple of decades.
Ep. 41: Tiffany Beers, creator of the Nike Back to the Future Self-Lacing Sneaker
We’re joined by one of the seldom seen masters of the sneaker world, Tiffany Beers, a long time designer at Nike who created the real world version of the science fictional, self-lacing sneaker in “Back to the Future,” as well as the HyperAdapt self-lacing shoe. After Nike she spent some time at Tesla helping them innovate the world of electric automobiles. We also talk about Kanye’s Yeezy’s, the impact of sneakerhead culture on the mainstream, and some of the more futuristic takes on athletic wear currently on the market.
Ep. 40: The Life & Death of Stan Lee, Marvel Powers United VR, Avengers Infinity War
A brief review of the Oculus Rift VR game Marvel Powers United VR (9:00), filmmaker and hacker John Threat joins Adario Strange on the pod to discuss why Avengers: Infinity War is the best Marvel film ever made (21:25), and then a discussion of the life, death, and myth building legacy of Marvel’s Stan Lee (37:21).
Ep. 39: Netflix Lost In Space, Oculus Go, James Cameron on AMC, Art Bell, Janelle Monáe
Filmmaker and hacker John Threat joins Adario Strange on the pod to talk about the launch of the Oculus Go mobile VR headset (4:22), James Cameron’s latest sci-fi production via a documentary series on AMC (8:00), why hard data says Netflix is officially the new sci-fi channel (15:23), the death of UFO conspiracy theory radio legend Art Bell (21:30), the highs & lows of Janelle Monáe’s new sci-fi meets music video ‘Dirty Computer’ (31:36), and a review of the Netflix series reboot of the classic ‘Lost in Space’ (50:41).
Ep. 38: Guest Neil deGrasse Tyson, Annihilation, Star Trek Discovery, Altered Carbon
A dive into the trippy sci-fi epic 'Annihilation' (4:03), why 'Star Trek: Discovery' is underappreciated (8:08), and how Netflix has become the new sci-fi channel via ('Altered Carbon,' 'The Cloverfield Paradox,' and 'Mute')(17:34). Then astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us along with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco to talk about the future of space travel, Elon Musk's Mars plans, and the Voyager mission documentary 'The Farthest' (33:16).
Refreshing Sci-Fi & Tech
Digging on this new podcase that marries my two favorites, sci-fi and tech. Definitely my new weekly fav.