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An exploration of the politics and themes hiding inside our genre fiction.

Swords, Sorcery, and Socialism Darius & Ketho

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An exploration of the politics and themes hiding inside our genre fiction.

    The Witcher: Ecology & Side Characters

    The Witcher: Ecology & Side Characters

    This is our final discussion with Trevor on The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski. We talk about the ecology of monsters, side characters, and how to problem solve using words. Thank you all for sticking with us through this series!

    Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod
    Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com

    Trevor: @HistoryofPersia
    Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist
    Ketho: @StupidPuma69 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Witcher: Real Weird About Sex

    The Witcher: Real Weird About Sex

    The 2nd part of our conservation with Trevor about The Witcher series. We talk about sex and the upsetting way the author decided to base the whole 2nd half of the series on it.

    *Content Warning*: contains an unfortunately necessary discussion about sexual assault of a minor from about minute 25-38

     Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod
    Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com

    Trevor: @HistoryofPersia
    Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist
    Ketho: @StupidPuma69   

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Witcher: Racism, Fate, & Unicorns

    The Witcher: Racism, Fate, & Unicorns

    This is part 1 of our conversation about The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski. In this one we talk about racism, fate, and the power of being ludicrously hot. Special thanks to our guest Trevor for suggesting this series and talking to us about it.

    Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod
    Email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com

    Trevor: @HistoryofPersia
    Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist
    Ketho: @StupidPuma69  

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Dune: Hard Power

    Dune: Hard Power

    In our third episode about Dune we talk hard power: The Emperor, the Landsraad, CHOAM, and the Spacing Guild. We talk about how these four things encompass the political economy of the Dune universe, how they keep each other in check, and how they eventually become unbalanced.

    Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com

    Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist
    Ketho: @StupidPuma69 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dune: Bene Gesserit Part 2

    Dune: Bene Gesserit Part 2

     Part 2 of our discussion about Frank Herbert's scifi classic Dune. We focus on the Bene Gesserit and whether Dune is a reactionary story. We talk about shared cultural myths, eugenics, and how trans women are real life Bene Gesserit. Returning champion Nicole is our guest again.

      Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com

    Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist
    Ketho: @StupidPuma69  
    Nicole: @gi66le_tits 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dune: Bene Gesserit Part 1

    Dune: Bene Gesserit Part 1

    Part 1 of our discussion about Frank Herbert's scifi classic Dune. We focus on the Bene Gesserit and whether Dune is a reactionary story. We learn the best way to gain power is to take the long term view of history and how the Sisters are women taking some control back for themselves. Returning champion Nicole is our guest again.

      Follow the show @SwordsNSocPod or email us at SwordsAndSocialismPod@protonmail.com

    Darius: @Himbo_Anarchist
    Ketho: @StupidPuma69  
    Nicole: @gi66le_tits

    • 59 min

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