4 – Science Fiction as Commentary on Today

The Mythcreant Podcast
Mike, Oren, and Chris explore how science fiction is used to comment on contemporary issues. From dystopian novels to Vietnam War analogies, they share the stories that brought their message home, and deconstruct those that missed their mark.

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Show Notes:

1984 by George Orwell

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Jennifer Government by Max Barry

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite by 2K Games

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Spanish-American War

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Video: Liam Neeson: The Musical (Neeson Season)

Shaman Tales by Nathan Lowell

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The High Ground, The Measure of a Man, Symbiosis, The Host

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Rejoined

Trope: The Mystical Pregnancy 

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  1. Juliette

    Is it possible to get transcripts of these podcasts? I really love them but would like a written version.

    • Oren Ashkenazi

      We’d love to be in a position to offer transcripts, unfortunately it’s just not within our means right now. Even paid transcription software produces a jumbled, unreadable mess, and human transcribers simply cost more than we can afford.

      One option we’re looking at in the future is asking for volunteers to take what the software spits out and edit it into legibility. Mythcreants would pay for the software use, and anyone who’s really passionate would be able to give the gift of a transcript to all.

      • Juliette

        Okay, I understand. Thank you, and I think that would be a good idea to do. I’m sure the community would like it

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