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A podcast about the life and work of mind-bending science fiction author Philip K. Dick. You know the movies and TV shows based on his work: “Blade Runner,” “Minority Report,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Total Recall,” “Man in the High Castle” and many more. But PKD's real life was just as varied and fantastic as his writing: 1960s counterculture, unsolved break-ins, government conspiracies, divine encounters with non-human intelligence... On this show we’ll talk with people who knew PKD -- plus artists, scientists and thinkers inspired by his work -- to learn more about science fiction's greatest mind. Question your reality. The journey begins fall 2017.

PKD Files PKD Files

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

A podcast about the life and work of mind-bending science fiction author Philip K. Dick. You know the movies and TV shows based on his work: “Blade Runner,” “Minority Report,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Total Recall,” “Man in the High Castle” and many more. But PKD's real life was just as varied and fantastic as his writing: 1960s counterculture, unsolved break-ins, government conspiracies, divine encounters with non-human intelligence... On this show we’ll talk with people who knew PKD -- plus artists, scientists and thinkers inspired by his work -- to learn more about science fiction's greatest mind. Question your reality. The journey begins fall 2017.

    EP. 002 – Does Philip K. Dick dream of Blade Runner?

    EP. 002 – Does Philip K. Dick dream of Blade Runner?

    On this episode we’ll talk with “Blade Runner” screenwriter Hampton Fancher, “Blade Runner 2049” (and “Logan” and “American Gods”)  screenwriter Michael Green, plus Paul M. Sammon, author of “Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner.” Hollywood loves Philip K. Dick’s stories. We’ll learn about the making of “Blade Runner,” the adaptation of PKD’s 1968 novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” …And why the movie may never have happened without a chance meeting with Ray Bradbury.

    • 18 min
    EP. 001 – Who was the real PKD?

    EP. 001 – Who was the real PKD?

    In November of 1971, science fiction author Philip K. Dick came home to find his San Rafael home in ruins. What’s known as the mysterious break-in incident has led to many a conspiracy theory. It’s an infamous period in the life of a writer who would give us dozens of novels, hundreds of short stories and the inspiration for some of Hollywood’s most fantastic mind-trips. But who was the real Philip K. Dick? Was he a speed-eating psychotic? A genius paranoiac? A schizophrenic philosopher? Or someone far less troubled but just as genius? We’ll talk with “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” editor Marc Haefele and PKD’s friends Nicole Panter and Tim Powers to learn more.

    • 17 min
    EP. 000 – PKD Files Trailer

    EP. 000 – PKD Files Trailer

    You know the movies and TV shows based on his work: “Blade Runner,” “Minority Report,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “Total Recall,” “Man in the High Castle” and many more. But science fiction author Philip K. Dick’s real life was just as varied and fantastic as his writing: 1960s counterculture, unsolved break-ins, government conspiracies, divine encounters with non-human intelligence… On this show we’ll talk with people who knew PKD — plus artists, scientists and thinkers inspired by his work — to learn more about science fiction’s greatest mind. Question your reality. The journey begins fall 2017.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Swörk5454

Brilliantly composed, produced, scripted, and executed. Must listen.

RobbieG1984 ,

Great stuff

Beautiful production

oLivez,./1 ,

So engaging

Robert does a great job taking the listener through the interesting life of PKD. Love this angle on the iconic sci-fi author. And the score is on point!

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