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Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life

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    • 4.9 • 369 Ratings

Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life

    Romancing the Dragon, with Moniquill Blackgoose

    Romancing the Dragon, with Moniquill Blackgoose

    We’re obsessed with dragons, and for good reason. These gigantic creatures soar through many cultures and genres — and they feel more relevant than ever today. We talk to author Moniquill Blackgoose about why, and discuss her Nebula-award winning novel To Shape A Dragon’s Breath. Then we have a completely non-awkward conversation about dragons and sex.
    Shownotes are at: www.ouropinionsarecorrect.com/shownotes

    • 47 min
    Summer Entertainment Guide: What to Watch and Read this Summer!

    Summer Entertainment Guide: What to Watch and Read this Summer!

    The summer entertainment season is upon us! Many of our favorite TV shows are back, and there are a few movies we're excited about as well. Not to mention a flood of truly incredible books by many of our favorite authors. Here's our select guide to the stuff we're most pumped about this summer, and all the latest trends in entertainment.

    • 55 min
    How Surveillance Dystopias Came True (with Wole Talabi)

    How Surveillance Dystopias Came True (with Wole Talabi)

    You are being watched. Pop culture used to be full of vivid warnings about Big Brother watching you. What does it mean that we're now under constant surveillance for real? Plus we talk to Wole Talabi about his new story collection Convergence Problems.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How to turn a story into a deadly weapon

    How to turn a story into a deadly weapon

    Psyops are used by the military against foreign enemies, but now these dangerous weapons of demoralization and chaos are being used in culture wars between Americans. In this episode, Annalee tells us about their new book Stories Are Weapons, a history of psychological warfare in the U.S. (yes, it includes scifi!) -- and an exploration of the ways people resist psyops and protect their communities from propaganda. Plus we answer questions from you, our beloved listeners!

    • 53 min
    Fascism and Book Bans (with Maggie Tokuda-Hall)

    Fascism and Book Bans (with Maggie Tokuda-Hall)

    Science fiction has been warning us about fascism for decades — so why haven't we listened? How did Nazis become just another monster in our stories, like werewolves or cyborgs? Plus we talk about the new wave of book censorship with Maggie Tokuda-Hall, co-founder of the new organization Authors Against Book Bans.

    Show notes: www.ouropinionsarecorrect.com/shownotes

    • 56 min
    The Turing Test is bullsh*t (w/Alex Hanna and Emily M. Bender)

    The Turing Test is bullsh*t (w/Alex Hanna and Emily M. Bender)

    We're talking about the Turing Test, the grandmother of all tests for AI sentience. Joining us are AI researchers Alex Hanna and Emily M. Bender, hosts of the Mystery AI Hype 3000 podcast. We discuss why the Turing Test is so influential in both fiction and reality – and why it is completely wrong. Later in the episode, we’ll talk about another thing that humans got wrong when it comes to non-human intelligence: dog breeding.
     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
369 Ratings

369 Ratings

Tashalovestherain ,

Fun and interesting!

Sci fi intersectionality!

gatoguero ,

No corrections needed!

I lived in San Francisco for 14 years and I'm now on the East Coast. It's great to hear that. The vibes and thoughts are alive and well in the bay area! This podcast is so good. It's actually got me in the mood to start riding again. Great show… keep it correct! 🥳

Paladinboy ,

Fun Science Fiction

Topics are well researched and the hosts are experts at the craft. Great show.

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