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Marooned! on Mars with Matt and Hilary

116 EpisodesProduced by Matt Hauske & Hilary StrangWebsite

a kim stanley robinson read-along podcast with regular forays into utopia. hosted by some friends who are into communism, science fiction and other stuff

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Green Earth, Episode 5: "Fifty Degrees Below" 3, Indecision, Mutual Aid, Election Theater, and Bailiwicks

First, the name of the Buddhist climate activist who self-immolated in front of the Supreme Court was Wynn Bruce. Matt forgets his name when he mentions him, but everyone should know him.

In this episode, we finish volume 2 of Green Earth, discussing "The Cold Snap," "Always Generous," "Leap Before You Look," and "Primavera Porteño"-- in a very freewheeling manner, it must be said!

We talk about the gap between knowing and acting, seeming and being. And ponder the following questions:

Are elections meaningful? 

Is Frank's brain injury the cause of his indecision?

Is the Khembali exorcism ceremony real?

Which of them are theater?

Paranoia, bourgeois individualism, coping, illusion, co-imagining trauma and the everyday, living a whole life--big themes in this episode!

We also mourn the passing of Hilary's cat and frequent podcast drop-in Louise, and look forward to the utopia of feline immortality under communism.

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