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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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Marooned at the Movies! They Live! (John Carpenter, 1988)

We're still marooned at the movies, with John Carpenter, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, our friend Bill, a very special guest all the way from Slovenia, and a bunch of yuppie ghouls!

That's right, today in this super-long episode Matt and Hilary welcome their friend Bill to help them ponder over the confectionary marvel that is John Carpenter's THEY LIVE!, his sci-fi, creature feature, action allegory that's either the most Marxist movie to ever come out of Hollywood or a dumb piece of nonsense. We talk class war, truth and perception, manifest material conditions, and ideology, ideology, ideology. We bravely ask the questions few dare to ask, like what do the ghouls want and what are they selling? What would Nada see if he were to look at a bulldozer? And why Wayfarers?

Please excuse our audio quality on this episode, but we hope you enjoy the discussion of this great filim. We'll be back next time (in a week or so) with our first episode about THE MINISTRY FOR THE FUTURE! Thanks for listening!

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