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The Churn: A Podcast About The Expanse

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The Churn is SYFY WIRE's episode by episode breakdown of Amazon Prime's The Expanse featuring the talents of Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner who dissect the intricate plots of the show and analyze them through the lens of political science.

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The Churn is SYFY WIRE's episode by episode breakdown of Amazon Prime's The Expanse featuring the talents of Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner who dissect the intricate plots of the show and analyze them through the lens of political science.

iTunes Ratings

270 Ratings
Average Ratings
192
26
16
13
23

Great retooling (again!) of this terrific show

By z5oliM - May 14 2020
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The Expanse, both the show and the books, offers very shrewd analysis of geopolitics in space (orbital politics?), and this revived podcast, from Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner, examines The Expanse from that perspective, and what the show can teach us about foreign affairs and history, both strategically and on a tactical level. The podcast was retooled recently from just a recap of the show’s episodes, into a deeper geopolitical analysis, and now it’s been somewhat retooled again to examine what it can teach us about international responses to pandemics. Very relevant to scholars and practitioners of foreign policy.

Season 4 hosts!

By EverFar - Feb 10 2020
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Loving the season 4 hosts and their expert nerding on both science fiction and politics.

iTunes Ratings

270 Ratings
Average Ratings
192
26
16
13
23

Great retooling (again!) of this terrific show

By z5oliM - May 14 2020
Read more
The Expanse, both the show and the books, offers very shrewd analysis of geopolitics in space (orbital politics?), and this revived podcast, from Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner, examines The Expanse from that perspective, and what the show can teach us about foreign affairs and history, both strategically and on a tactical level. The podcast was retooled recently from just a recap of the show’s episodes, into a deeper geopolitical analysis, and now it’s been somewhat retooled again to examine what it can teach us about international responses to pandemics. Very relevant to scholars and practitioners of foreign policy.

Season 4 hosts!

By EverFar - Feb 10 2020
Read more
Loving the season 4 hosts and their expert nerding on both science fiction and politics.
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The Churn: A Podcast About The Expanse

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The Churn is SYFY WIRE's episode by episode breakdown of Amazon Prime's The Expanse featuring the talents of Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner who dissect the intricate plots of the show and analyze them through the lens of political science.

Rank #1: Season 4, Episode 1 - "New Terra" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through the plot of season four episode one of Amazon's The Expanse. Tune in to hear all about new worlds and New Terra.

Jan 07 2020

43mins

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Rank #2: Wes Chatham (Amos Burton) on Season 4

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Host Ana Marie Cox sits down with Wes Chatham who plays Amos in Amazon's The Expanse. They talk about Amos as a character and his potential for growth and about the work that went on behind the scenes that allowed Wes to help bring Amos to life.

Dec 17 2019

25mins

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Rank #3: Burn Gorman (Adolphus Murtry) and Ty Franck (Writer) on Season 4

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Host Ana Marie Cox sits with Burn Gorman to talk about his experience playing bad guys, the similarities he sees between The Expanse and the 'old west' and his character's relationship to the others on the show. Ana is also joined by Ty Franck who writes and produces the TV show and speaks about the show's new landscape. Enjoy this spoiler-free conversation!

Dec 16 2019

36mins

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Rank #4: Season 4, Episode 2 - "Jetsam" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by Dan Drezner to recap and discuss Amazon's The Expanse Season 4, Episode 2: "Jetsam." Tune in to hear all about a mission to mars and the rising tensions amongst the Belters.

Jan 09 2020

48mins

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Rank #5: Cas Anvar (Alex Kamal) & Dominique Tipper (Naomi Nagata) on Season 4

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Ana Marie Cox is joined by Cas Anvar and Dominique Tipper who play Alex Kamal and Naomi Nagata respectively on Amazon's The Expanse. They talk about The Expanse, race, class and even a touch a bit on politics off the set.

Dec 20 2019

24mins

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Rank #6: Steven Strait (Jim Holden) on Season 4

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by Steven Strait who plays Jim Holden in Amazon's The Expanse. Together they talk about Jim's choices, self awareness, and his role as the reluctant hero finding his place.

Dec 18 2019

28mins

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Rank #7: Season 4, Episode 3 - "Subduction" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through "Subduction", Episode 3 of Amazon Prime's The Expanse's fourth season. Tune in to hear all about Bobbie's quest to find a missing person on Mars and Naomi's struggle on the planet.

Jan 14 2020

38mins

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Rank #8: Season 4 Episode 5 - "Oppressor" (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox as she and political scientist Dan Drezner talk through Episode 5 of Amazon's The Expanse's fourth season. Tune in to hear about Holden coming clean regarding a secret and an emergency on the Roci.

Jan 21 2020

36mins

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Rank #9: Season 4 Episode 10: "Cibola Burn" (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox and political scientist Dan Drezner as they talk through Season 4 finale of Amazon's The Expanse. Tune in to hear more about Avasarala's political and personal life coming together and how "anything can be a weapon."

Feb 06 2020

45mins

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Rank #10: Season 4 Episode 8 - "The One Eyed Man" (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox and political scientist Dan Drezner as they talk through Season 4 Episode 8 of Amazon's The Expanse. Tune in to hear about how to campaign for elections in space and Holden's new position of power on Ilus.

Jan 30 2020

53mins

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Rank #11: Season 4 Episode 9 - "Saeculum" (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox and political scientist Dan Drezner as they talk through The Expanse Season 4, Episode 9. Tune in to learn about the latest happenings on Ilus and hear Ana and Dan delve into who or what Proto-Miller really is.

Feb 04 2020

37mins

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Rank #12: Naren Shankar (Executive Producer) on Season 4

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by one of The Expanse's producers Naren Shankar to talk about where the show has been and where it is going.

Dec 19 2019

16mins

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Rank #13: Season 4 Episode 7 - "A Shot in the Dark" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk about The Expanse Season 4, Episode 7.

Jan 28 2020

32mins

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Rank #14: Season 4, Episode 4 - "Retrograde" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through Amazon's The Expanse's fourth episode of its fourth season, Retrograde. Tune in to hear them talk about game theory, and how political polls could be done in the universe of The Expanse.

Jan 16 2020

43mins

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Rank #15: Season 4 recap pt. 1 (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to recap the entirety of the fourth season of Amazon's The Expanse. After recapping each episode of the season individually, Ana and Dan spend some time discussing the season as a whole in this special, two-part episode. So tune in to hear our hosts talk through intergalactic cultural issues, main character arcs over Season 4's ten episodes and some parallels between space politics and our own.

Feb 11 2020

45mins

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Rank #16: Season 4 Episode 6 - "Displacement" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through Amazon's The Expanse Season 4, Episode 6: "Displacement." Tune in to hear Ana talk about Eureka moments and Dan talk about high school social psychology... and of course they'll touch on tensions with the Belt and mishaps on Ilus.

Jan 23 2020

37mins

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Rank #17: Season 3 Recap (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox as she takes us through all of the most important moments of The Expanse season 3 before diving into a discussion with political scientist, Dan Drezner about all the different ideologies and factions of the show.

Dec 12 2019

39mins

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Rank #18: Season 2 Recap (with Dan Drezner)

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Join Ana Marie Cox as she walks listeners through the most important moments of season two before chatting with political scientist Dan Drezner about the characters, and how they begin to change as the show progresses.

Dec 11 2019

46mins

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Rank #19: Season 1 Recap (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox as she refreshes our memory of all the most important parts of The Expanse's first season and then talks to political scientist, Dan Drezner about all things Earth, Mars, and the Belt!

Dec 10 2019

32mins

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Rank #20: The Expanse at New York Comic Con 2019

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BONUS EPISODE! SYFY WIRE’s Cher Martinetti and Ana Marie Cox (the new host of THE CHURN!) interview the cast of The Expanse on the SYFY WIRE Live Stage at New York City Comic Con 2019. The Expanse Season 4 premieres December 13th on Amazon Prime. Then come back here for all-new episodes of THE CHURN! Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss an episode!

And for more NYCC 2019 coverage, listen and subscribe to SYFY WIRE’s FROM THE CON podcast, available wherever you get your podcasts.

Oct 05 2019

10mins

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Max Brooks' "World War Z"

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Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner are joined by author of World War Z, Max Brooks, to discuss politics, the current pandemic and, of course, zombies.

May 28 2020

48mins

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Chuck Wendig's "Wanderers"

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Hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner discuss the pressing question, "what if a pandemic didn't mean being forced to wear a mask, but growing a mask-like sheet of fungus out of your nose?". To get to the bottom of this, they sit down with author Chuck Wendig to discuss his novel, Wanderers, and its prescient parallels to today.

May 21 2020

1hr

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Hope is a Thing with Zombies

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The Churn is back for part 2 of its revived edition with hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner where they discuss the similarities and differences between the zombie apocalypses we know and love in books and movies, and how the international community is handling the current pandemic.

May 14 2020

44mins

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Zombies and Policies

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The Churn is back with a revived edition with hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner discussing the similarities and differences between how zombie pandemics play out in our favorite fictions and how the international community is handling a very real global pandemic.

May 07 2020

44mins

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The Churn is Returning: Pandemic Edition

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Hosts Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner are back for a special bonus season of the Churn to talk about how pandemics are portrayed in movies and books and what we can learn from those depictions.

Apr 28 2020

Play

Season 4 recap pt. 2 (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to recap the entirety of the fourth season of Amazon's The Expanse. After recapping each episode of the season individually, Ana and Dan spend some time discussing the season as a whole in the second of this special, two-part episode. So tune in to hear our hosts talk through intergalactic cultural issues, main character arcs over Season 4's ten episodes and some parallels between space politics and our own.

Feb 13 2020

48mins

Play

Season 4 recap pt. 1 (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to recap the entirety of the fourth season of Amazon's The Expanse. After recapping each episode of the season individually, Ana and Dan spend some time discussing the season as a whole in this special, two-part episode. So tune in to hear our hosts talk through intergalactic cultural issues, main character arcs over Season 4's ten episodes and some parallels between space politics and our own.

Feb 11 2020

45mins

Play

Season 4 Episode 10: "Cibola Burn" (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox and political scientist Dan Drezner as they talk through Season 4 finale of Amazon's The Expanse. Tune in to hear more about Avasarala's political and personal life coming together and how "anything can be a weapon."

Feb 06 2020

45mins

Play

Season 4 Episode 9 - "Saeculum" (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox and political scientist Dan Drezner as they talk through The Expanse Season 4, Episode 9. Tune in to learn about the latest happenings on Ilus and hear Ana and Dan delve into who or what Proto-Miller really is.

Feb 04 2020

37mins

Play

Season 4 Episode 8 - "The One Eyed Man" (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox and political scientist Dan Drezner as they talk through Season 4 Episode 8 of Amazon's The Expanse. Tune in to hear about how to campaign for elections in space and Holden's new position of power on Ilus.

Jan 30 2020

53mins

Play

Season 4 Episode 7 - "A Shot in the Dark" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk about The Expanse Season 4, Episode 7.

Jan 28 2020

32mins

Play

Season 4 Episode 6 - "Displacement" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through Amazon's The Expanse Season 4, Episode 6: "Displacement." Tune in to hear Ana talk about Eureka moments and Dan talk about high school social psychology... and of course they'll touch on tensions with the Belt and mishaps on Ilus.

Jan 23 2020

37mins

Play

Season 4 Episode 5 - "Oppressor" (with Dan Drezner)

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Join host Ana Marie Cox as she and political scientist Dan Drezner talk through Episode 5 of Amazon's The Expanse's fourth season. Tune in to hear about Holden coming clean regarding a secret and an emergency on the Roci.

Jan 21 2020

36mins

Play

Season 4, Episode 4 - "Retrograde" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through Amazon's The Expanse's fourth episode of its fourth season, Retrograde. Tune in to hear them talk about game theory, and how political polls could be done in the universe of The Expanse.

Jan 16 2020

43mins

Play

Season 4, Episode 3 - "Subduction" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through "Subduction", Episode 3 of Amazon Prime's The Expanse's fourth season. Tune in to hear all about Bobbie's quest to find a missing person on Mars and Naomi's struggle on the planet.

Jan 14 2020

38mins

Play

Season 4, Episode 2 - "Jetsam" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by Dan Drezner to recap and discuss Amazon's The Expanse Season 4, Episode 2: "Jetsam." Tune in to hear all about a mission to mars and the rising tensions amongst the Belters.

Jan 09 2020

48mins

Play

Season 4, Episode 1 - "New Terra" (with Dan Drezner)

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by political scientist Dan Drezner to talk through the plot of season four episode one of Amazon's The Expanse. Tune in to hear all about new worlds and New Terra.

Jan 07 2020

43mins

Play

Cas Anvar (Alex Kamal) & Dominique Tipper (Naomi Nagata) on Season 4

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Ana Marie Cox is joined by Cas Anvar and Dominique Tipper who play Alex Kamal and Naomi Nagata respectively on Amazon's The Expanse. They talk about The Expanse, race, class and even a touch a bit on politics off the set.

Dec 20 2019

24mins

Play

Naren Shankar (Executive Producer) on Season 4

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by one of The Expanse's producers Naren Shankar to talk about where the show has been and where it is going.

Dec 19 2019

16mins

Play

Steven Strait (Jim Holden) on Season 4

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Host Ana Marie Cox is joined by Steven Strait who plays Jim Holden in Amazon's The Expanse. Together they talk about Jim's choices, self awareness, and his role as the reluctant hero finding his place.

Dec 18 2019

28mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

270 Ratings
Average Ratings
192
26
16
13
23

Great retooling (again!) of this terrific show

By z5oliM - May 14 2020
Read more
The Expanse, both the show and the books, offers very shrewd analysis of geopolitics in space (orbital politics?), and this revived podcast, from Ana Marie Cox and Dan Drezner, examines The Expanse from that perspective, and what the show can teach us about foreign affairs and history, both strategically and on a tactical level. The podcast was retooled recently from just a recap of the show’s episodes, into a deeper geopolitical analysis, and now it’s been somewhat retooled again to examine what it can teach us about international responses to pandemics. Very relevant to scholars and practitioners of foreign policy.

Season 4 hosts!

By EverFar - Feb 10 2020
Read more
Loving the season 4 hosts and their expert nerding on both science fiction and politics.