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A personal exploration of Isaac Asimov's Foundation epic, including commentary and analysis.

Seldon Crisis – The Podcast Joel McKinnon

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A personal exploration of Isaac Asimov's Foundation epic, including commentary and analysis.

    Search by the Mule, Part I

    Search by the Mule, Part I

    The Mule dominates the galaxy and controls the planets and technology of the Foundation. He is not a happy conqueror, for he is unable to find the rumored Second Foundation despite five years of searching by Han Pritcher, now his loyally converted servant. He calls upon the unconverted and ambitious Bail Channis to lead him to his foe. Meanwhile, the speakers of the mysterious Second Foundation plot their defense.
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    Script by Joel McKinnonVoices by Amanda Kreitler and Joel McKinnonTheme Orchestration by Tom BarnesSound Design by Jeremy MacKinnonArt by Mike Topping – despotica.com
    Based on the novels of Foundation by Isaac Asimov.
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    • 44 min
    Indie Sci Fi with Tobias Cabral and Erasmo Acosta

    Indie Sci Fi with Tobias Cabral and Erasmo Acosta

    Two visionary authors of independent science fiction share their visions of possible human futures. Tobias Cabral has humans living in a thriving Mars colony with intelligent robots interacting with humans while Erasmo Acosta's  envisions a billion years of human expansion through the galaxy relying upon rotating settlements constituting Dyson swarms which fully utilize the energy from their host stars.
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    Tobias CabralMechanical Error  
    New EyesReview of New Eyes by Joel
    Neo Cyberpunk, v2
    Enter DarknessReview of Enter Darkness by Joel
    Erasmo Acostaerasmix.com
    Review of K3+ by Tobias
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Search by the Mule, Part II

    Search by the Mule, Part II

    The ambitious and confident Bail Channis thinks he is on the trail of the Second Foundation. General Han Pritcher is consumed by jealousy and doubt, but seems to have secret knowledge as the two men huddle in a cold room on frigid Rossem. Someone is coming to their doorway. Is it the Mule? Is it someone else? Is Channis who he seems? Is Pritcher past his prime? All the action is in one small room. Something is about to give.
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    Script by Joel McKinnonVoices by Joel McKinnonTheme Orchestration by Tom BarnesSound Design by Jeremy MacKinnonArt by Mike Topping – despotica.com
    Music by bandersn4tch from Pixabay "Dark Secrets of the Universe"
    Based on the novels of Foundation by Isaac Asimov.
    Please visit the Seldon Crisis YouTube channel for the video trailer, intro promos, and video versions of the podcast episodes.
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    • 44 min
    Foundation Fanfic

    Foundation Fanfic

    Something a little different. I read a work of fan fiction from a listener named Sarita1046. It's an intriguing and poetic piece linking some of the characters from the Apple TV Foundation universe with those in earlier works by Asimov, the robot detective novels featuring Elijah Baley and Daneel Olivaw.
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    When the Stars Were Real by Sarita1046Seldon Crisis Website (seldoncrisis.net)
    Kim Stanley Robinson at  Long Now
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Caves_of_Steel
    Theme Orchestration by Tom BarnesArt by Mike Topping – despotica.com
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    • 15 min
    Thinking Long Term

    Thinking Long Term

    I get back to the mic to talk about an especially exhausting ski adventure, getting Covid afterward, and the Ukraine war before switching gears into more pleasant topics. I introduce listeners to the Long Now Foundation and what is so cool about it, and talk about a couple of great talks available for your enjoyment online.
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    The Long Now Foundation
    The 10,000 Year ClockThe Rosetta ProjectManual for CivilizationDavid Grinspoon - Earth in Human HandsKim Stanley Robinson - Climate Futures: Beyond 02022
    Science Fiction Remnant Podcast
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    Theme Orchestration by Tom BarnesArt by Mike Topping – despotica.com
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    • 14 min
    More Thoughts on the Show with Priya

    More Thoughts on the Show with Priya

    Always wanted to do a full season 1 analysis of the Apple TV version of Foundation and finally found a co-analyst. Priya from the Rehydrate podcast joins me to go over each episode and provide her insightful analysis. Priya and the Rehydrate crew are fresh off of a first reading of the Foundation trilogy and she watched the show fairly recently, so has quite a bit of insight as someone new to Asimov and the Foundation universe.
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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Cand3la ,

Totally Amazing

This podcast is the reason why I own all the books. Should I say more? Seldon Crisis podcast is amazing and everyone should be listening to it! Do yourself a favor and Download it Now! You will thank me later.

Libin Daniel ,

Great companion to the reading

I have been reading Foundation for the first time since last year. The appleTV+ show has definitely got me all confused. This is super helpful to keep track of the book storyline and connect the dots.

I have definitely picked up a lot of side plots that I didn’t recognize at all!

Thank you!!

Merrimack-Kid ,

Best Asimov Podcast

Accurate, fun, well thought out. Perfect for both fans and newbies. He also has a great understanding of Asimov. Congratulations to the best podcast available.

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