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Dune Talk

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Dune Talk is the official Dune podcast of, your one-stop source for breaking news and reviews about the bestselling, epic science fiction saga! Join Marcus, Garin, Johnny, Simon, and a rotation of special guests, for in-depth discussion of the 2021 Dune movie—directed by Denis Villen… read more


DUNE's Fantastic Journey to Page and Screen | Interview With Ryan Britt

Note: Starting from 26:13, discussion includes references to plot points from Dune: Messiah and Children of Dune.

On this week's Dune Talk, we're joined by author and entertainment journalist Ryan Britt for an insightful discussion on The Spice Must Flow. Presenting a fascinating narrative of Dune's rich 60-year history, this new book starts at Frank Herbert's weird journey to publishing Dune and ends at Denis Villeneuve's current movie adaptation. Marcus and Mark have lots of questions and all topics are on the table; including themes of ecology, the expanded books, and tackling claims of "cultural appropriation." What is Dune's lasting legacy on this planet?


  • 0:00:00 - Introducing Ryan Britt
  • 0:03:38 - Reading Everything 'Dune'
  • 0:05:58 - Covering 60 Years of 'Dune' History
  • 0:08:40 - Review of 'The Spice Must Flow' 
  • 0:11:20 - Interviewing Kyle MacLachlan
  • 0:13:22 - Interviewing Theresa Shackleford
  • 0:18:29 - 'Dune's Themes in the Mainstream?
  • 0:21:53 - Takeaways for Fans and General Readers
  • 0:26:13 - The Three Paul Atreides
  • 0:28:46 - Frank Herbert's Ecological Themes
  • 0:32:37 - Expanded 'Dune' Canon
  • 0:40:48 - Expectations for 'Dune Messiah' Movie?
  • 0:46:30 - Is "Cultural Appropriation" a Concern?
  • 0:50:01 - What is 'Dune's Legacy?
  • 0:55:29 - Outro

Dune story covered on this podcast episode:

Book Review – The Spice Must Flow

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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.

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