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Johnny and GSV discuss Ian M. Banks' "The Culture" series. We suggest you listen from the beginning if you're just starting, as we're covering the whole thing with some semblence of order.

Uncultured Swine Johnny and GSV

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Johnny and GSV discuss Ian M. Banks' "The Culture" series. We suggest you listen from the beginning if you're just starting, as we're covering the whole thing with some semblence of order.

    Look to Windward [5-A Memory of Running]

    Look to Windward [5-A Memory of Running]

    Ziller is snarky and Quillan is sad. Our hosts are both!
    Caveman Sci-fi 
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here: https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z )
    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon: [ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ] 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Look to Windward [Prologue-Airsphere]

    Look to Windward [Prologue-Airsphere]

    Caste wars and Dinosaurs! We begin what's probably the most emotional book in The Culture series this week in the first episode of Look to Windward.
    This week we cover the Prologue up till the Airsphere subchapter; Next week, 5 till "The Memory of Running."
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here: https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z ) 
    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon: [ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ] 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Player of Games [Part 1] REMASTERED!

    Player of Games [Part 1] REMASTERED!

    After all this time, we thought it might do some good to re-release episode 1 with some better editting and our distinctive music (and by 'our', we of course mean 'The Terminal Khaos Builders''). We don't say it very often (mostly to avoid being annoying) but we mean it now: If you know of anyone who might enjoy this show, then right now, with this episode, is the best time to spread the word. Thanks as always to everyone who listens and supports us.

    GSV and Johnny introduce themselves then get straight to what's important: Calling our protagonist mean names and diving deep into questions that we can't answer.
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here: https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z )
    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon: [ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ] 

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Matter [25-Finale]

    Matter [25-Finale]

    Death decides it's done being part of my metaphorical descriptions and gets to work.
    That Symphony we mentioned: { https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2C7y51i_R8 }
    That blog post we mentioned: { https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/Tv7WWhgbKMWzEnMmx/mere-messiahs }
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here: https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z ) 
    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon: [ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ] 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

    I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

    In our first guest appearance since the last one, Liam and Waweru from the 2 Rash 2 Unadvised podcast (Find them { https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1755988.rss } here, they talk about the Terra Ignota series) join us to talk about Harlan Elison's classic story of AI gone horribly wrong, I have No Mouth and I Must Scream!
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here: https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z ) 
    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon: [ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ] 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Matter [20-24]

    Matter [20-24]

    Wanderers giving chronicles and waxings on the philosophical!  
    Next episode we'll be finishing Matter.
    A huge thanks to Terminal Khaos Builders for providing all music used in this episode! Our opening theme is "Oh, they never lie," off the album "12 Views of Iain M. Banks's Culture." Check out their music here: https://terminalkhaosbuilders.bandcamp.com/music
    Come chat with us on our discord ( https://discord.gg/5RweN4Z ) 
    Got a desire to give us money that can't be quenched by any salve other than giving us money? Here's our patreon: [ https://www.patreon.com/unculturedswinepodcast ]  

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

cdale600 ,

Perfectly Detailed

So good. If you love the culture novels this is a great way to spend more time with them. My only quibble would be GSV and Johnny trying to figure out if they are justified in judging Bank’s personal moral character based on some new random moral dimension of today through analysis of the types of characters Banks wrote and their specific types of brokenness and/or sexual preference. This is tiresome. Beyond that this show is perfect and I am enjoying every minute of it and can’t wait for more. They shouldn’t be afraid to go into deep plot depth... it’s what we’re here for!

ismiy ,

Great podcast!

Great banter between the two and a thorough examination of the series.

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