4 episodes

Mary Anne Mohanraj and Benjamin Rosenbaum planned an epic Summer 2020 US Road Trip to publicize their new books. Now it’s coronapocalypse time, and that road trip is going to have to be a podcast. Join two old friends as they talk about science fiction, community, the writing life, teaching, parenting, and a whole lot more. Does Ben really think you should let your kids touch the stove, and did he really burn his son's homework? Why did he write a novel with no men or women in it? What exactly did a young Mary Anne do to appall her aunts in college, and how did it lead circuitously to her founding science fiction's longest-running webzine? Mohanraj and Rosenbaum… Are Humans? Yes, yes they are.

Mohanraj and Rosenbaum Are Human‪s‬ Mary Anne Mohanraj and Benjamin Rosenbaum

    • Science Fiction
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Mary Anne Mohanraj and Benjamin Rosenbaum planned an epic Summer 2020 US Road Trip to publicize their new books. Now it’s coronapocalypse time, and that road trip is going to have to be a podcast. Join two old friends as they talk about science fiction, community, the writing life, teaching, parenting, and a whole lot more. Does Ben really think you should let your kids touch the stove, and did he really burn his son's homework? Why did he write a novel with no men or women in it? What exactly did a young Mary Anne do to appall her aunts in college, and how did it lead circuitously to her founding science fiction's longest-running webzine? Mohanraj and Rosenbaum… Are Humans? Yes, yes they are.

    An Interview with Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Bonus)

    An Interview with Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Bonus)

    Mary Anne interviews Silvia Moreno-Garcia about her experiences with sci-fi and fantasy growing up in Mexico, and how it's shaped her own work.

    For show notes visit https://speculativeliterature.org/episodes/

    • 30 min
    "The Toilet Seat Con Hook-up"

    "The Toilet Seat Con Hook-up"

    In this episode, Mohanraj and Rosenbaum humorously discuss their romantic experiences and the surprising connection to how we examine and shape genres like sci-fi and fantasy... And leaving the toilet seat up might be more significant than you think.

    Content note for mention of race play and of pedophilia. Also discussion of cheating on spouses and spousal abuse and murder. And a potentially ableist remark about brain tumors and personality change.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    The Capitol and the Cafe (Bonus)

    The Capitol and the Cafe (Bonus)

    In this episode, the hosts of MRAH explore questions of violence, pacifism, ethics, and empathy while juxtaposing a hyper local incident against an event of national proportions.

    Content warning: This episode discusses a racist attack on a business, the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, an Islamophobic insult, fascism, and other related political topics.

    For Show Notes visit https://speculativeliterature.org/episodes/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    "Introductions"

    "Introductions"

    In this inaugural episode, Mary Anne and Ben promise to introduce themselves in ten minutes, then immediately veer off into a tangle of tangents—parenting, religion, writing—setting a tone for the wild ride to come. From their beginnings as writers, to the far future extrapolations of their work, Mary Anne and Ben begin the discussion of who they are as humans.

    For show notes visit https://speculativeliterature.org/episodes/

    • 1 hr 41 min

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