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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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The Ministry for the Future 71-75, 77: The Everything Feeling, Big Dickens Energy, and Sneezing Cats

We're back! In this episode we achieve our lowest minutes-to-pages ratio yet, with 25 pages discussed in 90 minutes! Only for true KSR/ Marooned on Mars heads!

We start by taking stock of some of Stan's recent interviews and some of the (glowing) reviews that have been coming out about the book, and skip forward to Chapter 85, a weirdly emotional list of organizations that are working to save the world.

Then we talk about the usual: the state, the law, the market, money, sabotage, arbitrage, organization, spontaneity, the problem of spirit, religion, animals, etc.

We talk about MMT vs. a Marxist critique of capitalism, the relationship of democracy and transparency, money and power, and the everything feeling. We think about what it's like when nature looks back at you and when your cat sneezes into your microphone. We ponder the riddle of history and debate the all-too-human costs of pie.

Thanks for listening! Do not email us if you have any criticisms, we only accept praise and collaboration!

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