29 episodes

PoliTreks! Barry DeFord and Shashank Avvaru talk politics, religion, and society around the replicator. Along with special guests, we choose to Boldly Go straight into the social, political, and sometimes spiritual underpinnings at the core of Star Trek. In this podcast, we aim to seek out new perspectives, and discover the ways Trek - past and present - can help us better understand the world as it is, and us as we are. We travel at warp speed through worlds, timelines, and dimensions with one mission: make sense of our reality!

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.2, 9 Ratings

PoliTreks! Barry DeFord and Shashank Avvaru talk politics, religion, and society around the replicator. Along with special guests, we choose to Boldly Go straight into the social, political, and sometimes spiritual underpinnings at the core of Star Trek. In this podcast, we aim to seek out new perspectives, and discover the ways Trek - past and present - can help us better understand the world as it is, and us as we are. We travel at warp speed through worlds, timelines, and dimensions with one mission: make sense of our reality!

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

superdaisy ,

Thoughtful and thought-provoking

I always learn something new and find a new way to look at Trek or the world. As a bonus, the messages and themes are ultimately uplifting, appropriate for Trek’s optimism.
Note: the sound quality improves immensely around episode 10. Feel free to skip ahead if you’re having trouble.
I’d love to hear earlier episodes remastered or at least revisited with the better audio.

Grayecat ,

Unbalanced

If you are hoping for a political analysis of Star Trek, and the principles of Star Trek, across real world events, that is balanced between multiple political ideologies this is not the podcast for you. The host approach their topics from similar ideologies with no attempt to understand those that would disagree mildly or strongly with their world views.

Heather B (OG Trek Geeks Girl) ,

Trek it Out

One of the most insightful, thoughtful podcasts about the politics of Star Trek you can find. This show just keeps getting better and better!

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