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Pete and Connor are exploring the universe of science fiction together. We hope you'll join them! Check us out on Patreon.com/PodsidePicnic for premium content.

Podside Picnic Pete and Connor

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 64 Ratings

Pete and Connor are exploring the universe of science fiction together. We hope you'll join them! Check us out on Patreon.com/PodsidePicnic for premium content.

    Preview: Demolition Man (ft.Tiffany Meuret)

    Preview: Demolition Man (ft.Tiffany Meuret)

    Tiffany Meuret returns to talk to Pete and Karlo about Demolition Man, fantasy cops and the unquestionable coolness of Wesley Snipes. Have a Joy Joy Day!

    • 5 min
    Episode 100: Terminal 3 (Ft Illimani Ferrerira)

    Episode 100: Terminal 3 (Ft Illimani Ferrerira)

    Pete and Karlo are joined by Illimani Ferreira to talk about his book Terminal 3, immigration woes and how the French translation of Zaphod Beeblebrox is some serious BS.

    Illimani's website:
    https://ifscifi.com/

    Terminal 3:
    https://www.amazon.com/Terminal-3-Illimani-Ferreira-ebook/dp/B08JJLQPHQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=terminal+3&qid=1603386502&s=books&sr=1-1

    Other Recent Works:

    Equatorial Ice (And Lately, The Sun, November 2020)
    Terribly and Terrifyingly Normal (Unidentified Funny Objects 8, October 2020)

    The Serpentine City (Hybrid Fiction, July 2020)

    • 57 min
    Preview: Man Bites Dog (ft. Emma Berquist)

    Preview: Man Bites Dog (ft. Emma Berquist)

    In today's premium episode, Pete meets with Emma Berquist and discusses his favorite college date movie, Man Bites Dog (1992). Emma, in turn, explains to him why that is a HORRIBLE date movie.

    • 5 min
    Episode 99: Wargames

    Episode 99: Wargames

    Pete and Karlo discuss the 1983 film War Games and among other things how Matthew Broderick made his career out of being a charming a*****e.
    Edit: Replaced the audio with the actual episode, with my apologies

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Preview: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Ft Abby Denton and Emma Bowers)

    Preview: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Ft Abby Denton and Emma Bowers)

    Karlo's joined by Emma Bowers and Abby Denton to discuss Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (mostly the 1984 anime, but also parts of the manga), and touch upon other of Hayao Miyazaki's works. Please note: spoilers abound!

    Check out Emma's new project, Apeteur Theory:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc7ULA-akVg

    • 5 min
    Episode 98: Magic Tricks and Final Girls (Ft, AC Wise)

    Episode 98: Magic Tricks and Final Girls (Ft, AC Wise)

    Where Pete and Karlo are joined by writer A.C. Wise to talk about Red Riding Hood, deep-fried cosmic horror and ghost ships in . . . spaaaace!

    A.C. Wise's website:
    http://www.acwise.net/

    To Sail the Black:
    http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/wise_11_20/

    Catfish Lullaby:
    https://www.brokeneyebooks.com/store/c25/Catfish-Lullaby#/

    Intro: usual
    Outro (from this): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1-xRk6llh4

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Marx&Jesus ,

Informative and Engaging

Pete and Connor have such an entertaining dynamic, as the sci-fi devotee and the academic sci-fi novice. They are informative, engaging, and expand my understanding of the genre. This makes it sound super dry, but they also talk about Alita: Battle Angle.

Tolge412 ,

Can’t think of a scrambled eggs joke

Before the Watts interview: good podcast, generally favorable vibes

After the Watts interview: transcendental podcast, signals encoded in the audio track trigger the development of a malevolent intelligent subroutine within your consciousness which ultimately betrays you to the Scramblers.

gkoko1 ,

Great stuff

Easy to find “sci-fi” fans out there, but it’s tougher to find good media to supplement a love of science fiction novels specifically. This is much needed!

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