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40 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Neal Stephenson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Neal Stephenson, often where they are interviewed.

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40 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Neal Stephenson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Neal Stephenson, often where they are interviewed.

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In this episode of “The Shiproom: The Podcast,” Ben and Chad are still trying to understand the series of events which led to sci-fi icon and best-selling author Neal Stephenson showing up for an episode of The Shiproom (which he really actually did).  Brad and Mr. Stephenson also discuss his new book “Fall; or, Dodge in Hell,” and what technology he expects to have the biggest impact on the future.

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May 29 2020



"Posłowie". Stephen King i Neal Stephenson

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Bohaterami audycji były dwie książki: Stephena Kinga "Jest krew", w której bohaterka musi stawić czoło swoim lękom i być może kolejnemu outsiderowi - tym razem w pojedynkę oraz Neala Stephensona "Śnieżyca", która łączy lingwistykę, religię, informatykę, politykę, filozofię, kryptografię i problem dostawy pizzy do domu w przykuwającą uwagę przygodową opowieść.

May 20 2020



Criptonomicon de Neal Stephenson

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Les comento de cuando lei el hiper libro Criptonomicon, el cual en el año 1999 ya hablaban de las monedas digitales tipo Bitcoin y de la impresion 3d de armas de fuego. Definitivamente un libro que alimento mi fantasia cyberpunk y hacker, jaja.  
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En Android: Spck Editor (Recomendada!) Editor de código con versión web y mobile. Aparte de ser multiplataforma esta integrado con GIT -BitBucket, GitHub, GitLab. 
DroidEdit Free: safa para editar pero se dejó el FTP tras un muro de pago. 
Quick Edit Text Editor: (No recomendada) App fea y al parecer ya sin soporte. 
En Ubuntu: Sublime Text 3: La habre usado en algún momento entre Microsoft Frontpage y Notepad++. Ya quedo vieja y apesta visualmente. El winrar de los editores con su versión de prueba eterna. Seguro se puede mejorar perdiendo un día en las configuraciones. Para mi es un NO. 
Atom: Un buen editor de código, moderno y según dicen ellos, hackeable. No soy tan pro como para confirmarlo, pero seguro lo recomiendo. 
Visual Studio Code: Luego de 12 años sin usar casi productos de Microsoft me encuentro con este editor que la rompe. Corre de lujo en Ubuntu y la corrección, autocompletado y resaltado de sintaxis es una delicia. Es el editor que uso actualmente. 
Bonus que mencioné en el podcast para cuando queres hacer una prueba on the fly AndFtp: Una vez que editas tu página web debes subir el archivo al hosting. Esta es la aplicación para eso. Hace lo que dice.


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Apr 27 2020



Meditations on Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

We Are Not Saved
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Many years ago I read Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson and thoroughly enjoyed it, enough so that when I made a goal to go back and start re-reading more books it was the first book I chose. In particular out of all the science fiction books I have ever read it may provide the very best defense of the connection between morality and civilization. It does this on top of having delightful characters and an excellent plot (except the ending, I apologize in advance for the ending...) 

Mar 19 2020



#248 Neal Stephenson's SNEAKERS (1992)

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EPISODE #248-- This month we (belatedly) celebrate the works of Sidney Poitier. We're starting with the techno-thriller SNEAKERS from 1992. We also talk about THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (2018), LITTLE AMERICA (2020), and MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (2001).  Donate to the cause at Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and on Instagram @kislingwhatsit or on You can watch Cruz and show favorite Alexis Simpson on You Tube in "They Live Together." Thanks to our artists Julius Tanag ( and Sef Joosten ( Next week: THE DEFIANT ONES (1958). #BlackHistoryMonth #SidneyPoitier #GreatestActors #Thriller #Hackers #HelpComputer #90sFilms #Caper 

Feb 18 2020

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Neal Stephenson - Fall, or Dodge in Hell : Neal Stephenson

Long Now: Conversations at The Interval
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Neal Stephenson author of Fall, or Dodge in Hell in conversation with Long Now Board Member, Kevin Kelly.

Tickets include a signed copy of Fall, or Dodge in Hell.

The Interval at Long Now: check-in starts at 12 noon.
The talk will begin @ 12:30pm.

Neal Stephenson will inscribe books after the event from 1:30 to 2pm. Additional books will be on sale before and after the talk thanks to Borderlands Books.

Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.

Neal Stephenson is the bestselling author of the novels Reamde, Anathem, The System of the World, The Confusion, Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac, and the groundbreaking nonfiction work "In the Beginning...Was the Command Line." He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Aug 14 2019

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Neal Stephenson on Depictions of Reality

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If you want to speculate on the development of tech, no one has a better brain to pick than Neal Stephenson. Across more than a dozen books, he’s created vast story worlds driven by futuristic technologies that have both prophesied and even provoked real-world progress in crypto, social networks, and the creation of the web itself. Though Stephenson insists he’s more often wrong than right, his technical sharpness has even led to a half-joking suggestion that he might be Satoshi Nakamoto, the shadowy creator of bitcoin. His latest novel, Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, involves a more literal sort of brain-picking, exploring what might happen when digitized brains can find a second existence in a virtual afterlife.

So what’s the implicit theology of a simulated world? Might we be living in one, and does it even matter? Stephenson joins Tyler to discuss the book and more, including the future of physical surveillance, how clothing will evolve, the kind of freedom you could expect on a Mars colony, whether today’s media fragmentation is trending us towards dystopia, why the Apollo moon landings were communism’s greatest triumph, whether we’re in a permanent secular innovation starvation, Leibniz as a philosopher, Dickens and Heinlein as writers, and what storytelling has to do with giving good driving directions.

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Jul 17 2019



How Today’s Stories Drive Tomorrow's Reality with Neal Stephenson

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“We’re living in a story-based world. We’re hard-wired to process things through the lens of stories which are linear narratives.” - Neal Stephenson

Writer and futurist Neal Stephenson sees mythology everywhere; from the stories we tell ourselves, to the stories the media tells the masses, to the stories about the future of humanity. These “myths” define our past, outline our present, and will build our future… so what can we do to make them realistic, optimistic, and (capital “T”) True?

Neal walks this line of thought in his latest book, Fall, where he asks the reader to question how close we are to emerging technologies that will allow us to learn and evolve more quickly. 

In this episode, Chad and Neal discuss the concept of ‘islands’ online, the impact of social media on our collective imagination and our ability to live out our agreed upon realities. Neal also shares how he came to be the first employee at Blue Origin, a company founded by Jeff Bezos, which is committed to advancing space travel. Currently, Neal serves as Chief Futurist of Magic Leap, a company working to bring transmedia projects such as AR and VR to the masses. 

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Jul 03 2019



Neal Stephenson - Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

Inquiring Minds
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We talk to celebrated speculative fiction writer Neal Stephenson about his latest book Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel.

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Jul 02 2019



Neal Stephenson

The B&N Podcast
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When you are reading a Neal Stephenson novel you know you're going to get two kinds of experience in one book. Whether it's in a work like his revolutionary science fiction novel Snow Crash, his era-jumping adventure-slash-code epic Cryptonomicon, or his swashbuckling historical trilogy The Baroque Cycle, Stephenson brings high-wire thought experiments about the nature of technology and human society to life via engrossing, turn-off-your-phone-until-it's over feats of storytelling. Stephenson's books can look intimidatingly hefty on arrival — and his new novel, Fall: Or, Dodge in Hell — is no exception. But I'm not only speaking for myself when I say that for many readers, a few pages in is all it takes to make the ending of a Stephenson novel come all too soon. Fall is vintage Stephenson, a book stuffed with ideas about death and the afterlife, about real and virtual realities, the way social media-driven information is fragmenting our world. It's also a tale of gods and monsters, shape shifters and heroes, where Dungeons and Dragons and a children's book of Greek myths meet. Neal Stephenson joined us in the studio to talk about Fall and the endless power of story.

Jun 27 2019