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Alan & Jeremy Vs Science Fiction

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This is the monthly Science Fiction and Short story discussion podcast where we dive in deep and see what we can learn about ourselves and the world. Every month we cover a different short story with a guest. Our guests range from writers and editors, to academics, businessmen, scientists, musicians… read more

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If This Goes On (Dont Panic): Episode 1

March 11th, 2020

44:50

In this episode, Cat and Alan discuss the concept of Hopepunk with Alexandra Rowland, coiner of the term. Other topics include the hopeful nature of …

If This Goes On (Dont Panic): Episode 0

February 24th, 2020

22:57

This episode details the who, what, why, and how of the new podcast. 

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Episode 25: Cixin Liu's "The Wandering Earth" with Xia Jia

November 17th, 2019

1:16:16

In our final episode, we discuss Cixin Liu's story "The Wandering Earth" with Chinese author and professor Xia Jia. We talk about her first …

Episode 24: Andrew Dana Hudson's "Under the Grid" with Sarena Ulibarri

October 9th, 2019

1:02:19

This episode we discuss "Under the Grid" by Andrew Dana Hudson with our guest Sarena Ulibarri. Sarena is a writer and the Editor-in-Chief of World …

Episode 23: KJ Parker's "Portrait of the Artist" with Scott H. Andrews

September 11th, 2019

1:16:33

This episode we discuss "Portrait of the artist" by KJ Parker with our guest Scott H. Andrews, Editor-in-Chief, and publisher of Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  We discuss aesthetics, short fiction in fantasy, and character …

ReaderCon 2019: Part 4 with Jame Patrick Kelly & Sarah Pinsker

September 3rd, 2019

45:29

This is the fourth and final installment of a series of interviews conducted at ReaderCon 2019. In this episode we discuss sexbots and a new …

ReaderCon 2019: Part 3 with Tananarive Due

August 14th, 2019

25:31

This is the third of a series of interviews conducted at ReaderCon 2019. In this episode we discuss Tananarive's career, music, movies, and history with the author, academic, and journalist herself.

ReaderCon 2019: Part 2 with Scott H. Andrews & Matthew Kressel

July 31st, 2019

59:02

This is the second of a series of interviews conducted at ReaderCon 2019. In this episode we discuss ReaderCon memories and politics in Science …

ReaderCon 2019: Part 1 with RJ Theodore and Bill Campbell

July 25th, 2019

39:20

This is the first of a series of interviews conducted at ReaderCon 2019. In this episode we discuss podcasting and writing with RJ Theodore (aka Rekka Jay). We also talk to editor, writer, publisher Bill Campbell about …

Episode 22: Rebecca Roanhorse's "Your Authentic Indian Experience TM" with Grace Dillon

June 17th, 2019

1:32:21

This episode we discuss "Your Authentic Indian Experience TM" by Rebecca Roanhorse with our guest Dr. Grace Dillon. Grace is a professor of Literature at Portland University, as well as an editor, and all around mover …

Episode 21: Flash Fiction with Josh Hrala and Patrick Morris of The Arcanist

May 5th, 2019

1:04:07

In this episode, we explore flash fiction and future trends in Science Fiction with Josh Hrala and Patrick Morris, the editors of Pittsburgh based …

Episode 20: CL Moore's "Shambleau" with Cat Rambo & Diane Morrison

April 5th, 2019

1:03:05

In this episode we discuss CL Moore's story "Shambleau" with authors Cat Rambo and Diane Morrison. We also discuss cross genre fiction, life after …

Episode 19: Brooke Bolander's "And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead" with Dan Moren

March 5th, 2019

55:18

In this episode we discuss  "And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead" by Brooke Bolander with our guest Dan Moren an author, journalist, and …

Episode 18: Ian McDonald's "The Catherine Wheel" with Diane Turnshek

February 13th, 2019

1:17:27

In this episode, we discuss "The Catherine Wheel" by Ian McDonald with our guest Diane Turnshek an scientist, writer, and professor. We also talk …

Bonus Episode 8: 2018 Year in Review

January 22nd, 2019

1:59:52

In this episode we review our year. We also invite Tade Thompson back to the podcast, Ryan Pruchnic, and for the first time ever, the Chinese Science Fiction author Zhang Ran. 

We talk about a wide range of things from …

Episode 17: Tom Godwin's "The Cold Equations" with BJ Mendelson

January 5th, 2019

53:11

In this episode, we discuss "The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin with our guest BJ Mendelson an author, comic book writer, and speaker. We talk about …

Episode 16: Linda Nagata's "The Martian Obelisk" with Aubrey Hirsch

December 5th, 2018

54:20

In this episode, we discuss "The Martian Obelisk" by Linda Nagata with our guest Aubrey Hirsch an author, essayist, artist, and professor. We talk about the meaning of art, the likelihood of people on Mars, and Mars in …

Episode 15: Isaac Asimov's "The Last Question" with Derek Leben

November 5th, 2018

59:45

In this episode, we discuss "The Last Question" by Isaac Asimov with our guest Dr. Derek Leben, professor of Ethics. We talk about Artificial Intelligence, why Asimov's three laws of robotics suck, Asimov's positive …

Episode 14: Jorge Borges' "The Immortal" with Tade Thompson

October 5th, 2018

1:15:01

In this episode we discuss the story "The Immortal" by Jorge Borges with our guest Tade Thompson. We discuss "monstrous immortality", Jorge Borges' literary significance, and Plato.

Here is where you can find …

Episode 13: "Martian Raga" with Frank Oreto and Douglas Gwilym

September 9th, 2018

1:14:16

In this episode we discuss the story "Martian Raga" by Phillip Trippenbach & Blake Jessop with our guests Frank Oreto and Douglas Gwilym. We lock editors in the basement, get drunk, and talk about the importance of …

Bonus Episode 7: The Hugos and WorldCon with TJ Berry

August 30th, 2018

48:11

In this bonus episode we chat with author TJ Berry about going to WorldCon and the Hugo ceremony, George RR Martin's Loser's Party, and how she thinks they can improve WorldCon for next year. We also chat about her …

Bonus Episode 6: The Hugos and WorldCon with Sean Grigsby

August 16th, 2018

23:40

In this bonus episode we chat with author Sean Grigsby about going to WorldCon and the Hugo ceremony, what he expects, and what he is excited about. We also chat about his upcoming book The Daughters of the Forgotten …

Episode 12: Sci Fi Poetry with John Wells

August 5th, 2018

1:15:54

In this episode we change things up a bit. We discuss 5 poems by various poets including the US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith's poem "My God, It's …

Episode 11: Charlie Jane Anders' "Cake Baby" with TJ Berry and Cameron Johnston

July 5th, 2018

52:16

In this episode we discuss "Cake Baby" by Charlie Jane Anders with our guests, authors TJ Berry and Cameron Johnston. Along with the story we discuss the nature of satire in SFF, religion, late stage capitalism, and the …

Episode 10.5: The 2018 Nebula Interviews: Part 2

June 19th, 2018

1:03:53

In this episode we release the second slate of interviews conducted during the 2018 Nebulas. This episode includes: Peter Beagle, James Patrick …

Episode 10: The 2018 Nebula Interviews: Part 1

June 5th, 2018

1:02:58

In this episode we release the first slate of themed interviews conducted during the 2018 Nebulas. This episode includes: Cat Rambo, Neil Clarke, …

Bonus Episode 5: 2018 Nebulas: Part 4

May 21st, 2018

18:28

In this bonus episode Alan documents his Fourth and final day at the 2018 Nebulas with Dave Robison of the Archivos Podcast Network. This is the …

Bonus Episode 4: 2018 Nebulas: Part 3

May 20th, 2018

12:26

In this bonus episode Alan documents his third day at the 2018 Nebulas with Dave Robison of the Archivos Podcast Network. This is the first episode …

Bonus Episode 3: 2018 Nebulas: Part 2

May 19th, 2018

11:58

In this bonus episode Alan documents his second day at the 2018 Nebulas with Dave Robison of the Archivos Podcast Network. This is the first episode …

Bonus Episode 2: 2018 Nebulas: Part 1

May 18th, 2018

14:25

In this bonus episode Alan documents his first moments at the 2018 Nebulas with Dave Robison of the Archivos Podcast Network. This is the first …

Episode 9: Phillip K. Dick's "Minority Report" with Jon Harvey

May 5th, 2018

1:08:40

In this episode we discuss "Minority Report" by SF legend Phillip K Dick with our guest Professor Jon Harvey. Along with the story we discuss PKD's …

Episode 8: Octavia Butler's "Bloodchild" with Rose Eveleth

April 5th, 2018

1:03:45

In this episode we discuss "Bloodchild" a Hugo award winning story by Octavia Butler with our guest Rose Eveleth. Along with the story we discuss …

Episode 7: Zhang Ran's "An Age of Ice" with Ryan Pruchnic

March 5th, 2018

52:57

In this episode we discuss "An Age of Ice" by award winning, Chinese author Zhang Ran with our guest, scientist Ryan Pruchnic. Along with the story we discuss topics including ethics in medicine and science, the value …

Episode 6: Ray Bradbury's "The Martian" with Sam J. Miller

February 5th, 2018

55:11

In this episode we discuss "The Martian" from the classic Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury with guest, Sam J. Miller. We also discuss topics including Moby Dick, the value of genre labels, and our book buying …

Bonus Episode 1: 2017 Year in Review

January 12th, 2018

1:37:29

This is our first ever Bonus Episode! In this episode we catch up with most of our guests from 2017 AND also talk to Matthew Kressel. In the meantime, we manage to drink many libations, talk about the similarities …

Episode 5: Mary Robinette Kowal's "The Lady Astronaut of Mars" with Marissa Landrigan

December 28th, 2017

50:56

Here's our fifth episode a week early. Happy holidays and thanks for your support.

In this episode we discuss “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by May …

Episode 4: Matthew Kressel's "Love Engine Optimization" with Brad Warner

December 5th, 2017

49:30

In this episode we discuss "Love Engine Optimization by Matthew Kressel with our guest Brad Warner. We also discuss privacy trends, Buddhist thought on desire, and how to pronounce Dogen.

You can find this episode's …

Episode 3: William Gibson's "Burning Chrome" with Andrew Robbins

November 5th, 2017

49:00

In this episode we discuss "Burning Chrome" by William Gibson with Andrew Robbins of Hendecatope. We discuss the story, the wide ranging influence of cyberpunk, and how it all influences Andrew’s music.

Check out his …

Episode 2: Blaize M. Kaye's "Sulky" with Frank Oreto & Douglas Gwilym

October 19th, 2017

49:23

In this episode we discuss "Sulky" by Blaize M. Kaye with Frank Oreto and Douglas Gwilym. We discuss the story, why they chose it for their new …

Episode 0: Introduction to Alan & Jeremy Vs Science Fiction

October 5th, 2017

21:32

In this episode we introduce ourselves,explain what we are doing with our podcast, and why we are doing it.

Episode 1: Ray Bradbury's "Ylla" with Patrick Stahl

October 5th, 2017

41:18

In our pilot episode we discuss Ray Bradbury's story "Ylla" from his classic book Martian Chronicles. We also discuss whether Science Fiction can ever be considered Literature.

You can read Patrick's stories here:

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