The Churn is SYFY WIRE's episode by episode breakdown of Amazon Prime's The Expanse featuring the talents of Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner who dissect the intricate plots of the show and analyze them through the lens of political science.
Max Brooks' "World War Z"
Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner are joined by author of World War Z, Max Brooks, to discuss politics, the current pandemic and, of course, zombies.
Chuck Wendig's "Wanderers"
Hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner discuss the pressing question, "what if a pandemic didn't mean being forced to wear a mask, but growing a mask-like sheet of fungus out of your nose?". To get to the bottom of this, they sit down with author Chuck Wendig to discuss his novel, Wanderers, and its prescient parallels to today.
Hope is a Thing with Zombies
The Churn is back for part 2 of its revived edition with hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner where they discuss the similarities and differences between the zombie apocalypses we know and love in books and movies, and how the international community is handling the current pandemic.
Zombies and Policies
The Churn is back with a revived edition with hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner discussing the similarities and differences between how zombie pandemics play out in our favorite fictions and how the international community is handling a very real global pandemic.
The Churn is Returning: Pandemic Edition
Hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner are back for a special bonus season of the Churn to talk about how pandemics are portrayed in movies and books and what we can learn from those depictions.
Season 4 recap pt. 2 (with Dan Drezner)
Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to recap the entirety of the fourth season of Amazon's The Expanse. After recapping each episode of the season individually, Ana and Dan spend some time discussing the season as a whole in the second of this special, two-part episode. So tune in to hear our hosts talk through intergalactic cultural issues, main character arcs over Season 4's ten episodes and some parallels between space politics and our own.
Ana and Dan are great!
Love the new hosts starting season 4. Interesting commentary, analysis and interviews with cast. Much better than your average recap podcast.
Fun and interesting podcast!
Love Dan and Anna Marie’s fun and funny, informative and insightful commentary. They have great rapport and both bring so much to the table. Listening to their podcast has really enriched the viewing experience for me and made me understand how carefully the writers of the show have thought through so many details. They draw analogies between characters and plot lines to current social and political figures and issues as well as to other books and tv shows. Anna Marie has read the Expanse books but Dan didn’t which makes them a good pair for their different perspectives but they are very passionate about all the characters and the story.
Cher is so bad.
Other than getting to hear from the actors and the writers of the book it’s almost not worth it due to Cher.