8 episodes

In this companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – the dystopian drama series from Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – the endlessly curious Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed In History Class) invites the show’s creators and innovators from science and technology to discuss the most fascinating questions raised by the series. Whether exploring A.I., religious wars, or space travel, each podcast episode springboards off scenes from the TV show to view the series through an eerily realistic prism. Not only a must-listen for fans of the series, Raised By Wolves: The Podcast is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in how technology will shape our future lives and culture. This podcast is a production of HBO Max and iHeartMedia.

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    • 4.5 • 177 Ratings

In this companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – the dystopian drama series from Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – the endlessly curious Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed In History Class) invites the show’s creators and innovators from science and technology to discuss the most fascinating questions raised by the series. Whether exploring A.I., religious wars, or space travel, each podcast episode springboards off scenes from the TV show to view the series through an eerily realistic prism. Not only a must-listen for fans of the series, Raised By Wolves: The Podcast is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in how technology will shape our future lives and culture. This podcast is a production of HBO Max and iHeartMedia.

    SEASON 2 IS COMING! + Preview of Station Eleven: The Podcast

    SEASON 2 IS COMING! + Preview of Station Eleven: The Podcast

    Season 2 of the official companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – from Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – is COMING SOON!

    On February 3rd, join the incredible Holly Frey (co-host of Stuff You Missed In History Class) as she explores the events of this new season with the show’s creators, cast, and crew. Each podcast episode dives deep into an episode from the show, and the storylines, plot twists and behind the scenes magic that makes this saga so amazing. Make sure to subscribe now for free to catch all of the action on Season 2.

    But wait - there's more! While you wait, we'd like you to check out Station Eleven: The Podcast - another companion podcast to a hit HBO Max series. In it, Station Eleven showrunner Patrick Somerville and co-host Angelica Jade Bastién -- critic at New York Magazine's website Vulture -- discuss with cast and crew what it's like to create a show about a pandemic while living in an actual pandemic. Preview the first episode here.

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    • 39 min
    Are we psychologically ready for all that Raised by Wolves presents?

    Are we psychologically ready for all that Raised by Wolves presents?

    The harrowing vision of the future in which Raised By Wolves takes places forces humanity to grasp with change and tragedy beyond comprehension. But how well does the series depict how human beings would actually react when confronted with staggering concepts like starting life over on a distant planet or facing android superweapons? On the final episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast’s first season, host Holly Frey joins psychologist and YouTube star Ali Mattu in considering whether or not humanity is truly up to the task of embracing our future -- or if we'll just crumble under the weight of our own fear and guilt. Raised By Wolves creator Aaron Guzikowski also checks in one last time to explain how he developed the psychological profiles of the show’s characters as they try to prove themselves worthy of being humanity’s last chance for survival.
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    • 52 min
    Will superweapons keep humanity safe -- or destroy it?

    Will superweapons keep humanity safe -- or destroy it?

    The protagonist of Raised by Wolves is a loving parent, a devout atheist -- and the most powerful weapon mankind has ever known. But how close are we to creating such a doomsday device right now? Are weapons of mass destruction just Cold War relics gathering dust in old missile silos, or is total death still a fear that mankind ought to worry about? On the latest episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast, host Holly Frey and nuclear weapons expert Pavel Podvig examine the history of WMDs, the nuclear arms race, and whether disarmament is possible within our lifetimes -- or if we’re all just going to blow each other up. Raised By Wolves creator Aaron Guzikowski also stops by, describing how his own childhood fears of nuclear war factored into the almost supernatural role of the series’ ultimate weapon, the Necromancer.
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    • 42 min
    What can an ancient religion tell us about our present and future?

    What can an ancient religion tell us about our present and future?

    Raised By Wolves takes place on real-life planet Kepler-22b, after Earth has been engulfed in a holy war between atheists and the devoutly religious Mithraic. But what was the Cult of Mithras, the ancient Roman sect on which the series’ faith is based? And what can we learn from this mysterious cult that can be applied to our understanding of modern day religion, and the ways in which it might continue to impact society? On the latest episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast, host Holly Frey and archaeologist / ancient historian David Walsh (@d_j_walsh) talk old-school religion as they examine the rise, fall, and legacy of ancient Mithraism. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski talks about the aspects of contemporary religions and his own Catholic upbringing which informed the religious elements of the show.
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    • 47 min
    Can artificial intelligence have emotions?

    Can artificial intelligence have emotions?

    Artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of our lives every day -- but will it ever understand the human heart? If we taught AI to recognize and even mimic human emotions, would it become the empathic androids of Raised By Wolves -- or something divisive and dangerous? Host Holly Frey chats with Rana el Kaliouby -- the computer scientist CEO of Affectiva, a company whose goal is to ‘humanize technology before it dehumanizes us’ -- about how Emotion AI could revolutionize who we interface with technology, for better or for worse. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski describes how he created the series’ compassionate android caregivers and what obstacles a feeling computer could throw our way in the long run.
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    • 49 min
    Should we start over on another planet?

    Should we start over on another planet?

    Kepler 22b -- the very real planet on which Raised By Wolves takes place -- orbits just far away enough from its sun-star to potentially support human life. But could it, really? And should humanity be colonizing new planets after simply discarding the one it has inhabited up until this point? Host Holly Frey sits down with exoplanetary astrobiologist Sara Seager -- a member of the Kepler team that discovered 22b -- to reveal the science behind finding a possible back-up Earth, and consider the moral issues that come with mankind looking for life-sustaining planets after they’ve treated this one so carelessly. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski weighs in on the possibilities of life beyond planet Earth, and how such speculation helped inspire the series.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

QuantumSavior ,

Come on season 2 and beyond!

Hoping for this soon:)

Honeypot mags ,

Great idea pairing sci-fi with podcast!

As a lover of sci-fi and podcasts and AI, being able to listen to these deep dives after watching the show is such a great media combination and user experience! Thanks, looking forward to more.

rcarrion312 ,

Fascinating

Loved getting a deeper dive into the science and world-building behind the show!

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