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Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may not think a podcast about science fiction and fantasy would be the place to go for political insight, but -- it is. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy manages to be more insightful about politics than many pundits." Help crowdfund us at patreon.com/geeks

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Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may not think a podcast about science fiction and fantasy would be the place to go for political insight, but -- it is. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy manages to be more insightful about politics than many pundits." Help crowdfund us at patreon.com/geeks

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Great Conversations About Science Fiction and Fantasy

By leestepr - Apr 26 2020
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Discovered David Barr Kirtley’s podcast several years ago, and have been listening in ever since. David has interesting and purposeful conversations with the leading lights of science fictions and fantasy. I consistently learn a lot from the show, whether it’s a round table discussion of schlocky 80s dungeons and dragons movies or a conversation with a grand master of science fiction. I particularly enjoy the balance between screen, print, and gaming content, and welcome the exposure to great new material that has enriched my life.

Fantastic

By Christy jewel - Dec 27 2018
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Love the wide range of topics and guests. David and John have been tremendous hosts from the start.

iTunes Ratings

771 Ratings
Average Ratings
582
114
31
19
25

Great Conversations About Science Fiction and Fantasy

By leestepr - Apr 26 2020
Read more
Discovered David Barr Kirtley’s podcast several years ago, and have been listening in ever since. David has interesting and purposeful conversations with the leading lights of science fictions and fantasy. I consistently learn a lot from the show, whether it’s a round table discussion of schlocky 80s dungeons and dragons movies or a conversation with a grand master of science fiction. I particularly enjoy the balance between screen, print, and gaming content, and welcome the exposure to great new material that has enriched my life.

Fantastic

By Christy jewel - Dec 27 2018
Read more
Love the wide range of topics and guests. David and John have been tremendous hosts from the start.
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Geek's Guide to the Galaxy - A Science Fiction Podcast

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Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may not think a podcast about science fiction and fantasy would be the place to go for political insight, but -- it is. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy manages to be more insightful about politics than many pundits." Help crowdfund us at patreon.com/geeks

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Sep 07 2018

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Apr 03 2020

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Rank #3: 94. Margaret Atwood / Political Agendas (with Paolo Bacigalupi)

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Guest Geeks: Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell

Sep 21 2013

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Rank #4: 68. Alastair Reynolds / Philip K. Dick Movies

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Sep 05 2012

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Rank #5: 384. Patricia Marcoccia and Maziar Ghaderi on Jordan Peterson

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Oct 25 2019

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Rank #6: 365. Creative Writing MFAs (with Steph Grossman, Chandler Klang Smith, John Kessel)

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Jun 14 2019

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Rank #7: 158. Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One and Armada

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Jul 11 2015

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Rank #8: 311. Clint Watts, author of Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News

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Jun 01 2018

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Rank #9: 60. Physicist Brian Greene / Parallel Worlds

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May 16 2012

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Rank #10: 183. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review (with John Joseph Adams, Matt London, Rajan Khanna, Jordan Hamessley London)

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Jan 02 2016

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Rank #11: 309. Ana Marie Cox on Science Fiction and Politics

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May 18 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: 77. Brandon Sanderson of Writing Excuses / Robert E. Howard Movies

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Guest Geek: Douglas Cohen

Jan 09 2013

1hr 19mins

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Rank #13: 296. Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

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Feb 23 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #14: 312. Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Review (with Rajan Khanna, Erin Lindsey, Matthew Kressel)

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Jun 08 2018

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Rank #15: 302. The History of Black Panther (with Evan Narcisse, Tananarive Due, Jesse J. Holland)

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Mar 30 2018

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Rank #16: 394. His Dark Materials Season 1 Review (with Erin Lindsey, Sara Lynn Michener, Sam J. Miller)

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Jan 03 2020

1hr 31mins

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Rank #17: 246. Mark Dawidziak on The Twilight Zone

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Mar 10 2017

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Rank #18: 96. Dan Simmons (Hyperion) / Sex in Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Jaym Gates)

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Oct 26 2013

1hr 29mins

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May 10 2019

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Rank #20: 321. Garry Kasparov, author of Deep Thinking and Winter is Coming

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Aug 10 2018

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416. Dave Rubin, author of Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason

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May 29 2020

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415. Video Game Movies (with Blake J. Harris, Erin Lindsey, Zach Chapman)

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May 22 2020

1hr 41mins

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414. Max Barry, author of Providence

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May 15 2020

1hr 3mins

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413. Animated 80s Fantasy Movies (with Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer, Matthew Kressel)

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May 08 2020

1hr 48mins

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412. Rick Wilber, author of Rambunctious: Nine Tales of Determination

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May 01 2020

1hr 5mins

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411. Steven Kotler, author of Last Tango in Cyberspace

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Apr 24 2020

1hr 8mins

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410. Cosmic Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Theresa DeLucci, Paul Tremblay)

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The Color Out of Space

Apr 17 2020

1hr 39mins

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409. Veronica Roth, author of Chosen Ones

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Apr 10 2020

57mins

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408. Star Trek: Picard Season 1 Review (with Melinda Snodgrass, Daniel H. Wilson, Sara Lynn Michener)

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Apr 03 2020

1hr 28mins

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407. Myke Cole, author of Sixteenth Watch

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Mar 27 2020

56mins

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406. Awesomely Bad 80s Fantasy Movies II (with Andrea Kail, Tom Gerencer, Matthew Kressel)

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Hawk the Slayer, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Excalibur, Dragonslayer, Willow

Mar 20 2020

1hr 35mins

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405. Ross Douthat, author of The Decadent Society

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Mar 13 2020

1hr 1min

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404. Invisibility in Science Fiction (with Anthony Ha, Lisa Yaszek, John Kessel)

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The Invisible Man

Mar 06 2020

1hr 34mins

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403. Gwyneth Jones, author of Joanna Russ and Big Cat and Other Stories

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Feb 28 2020

1hr 5mins

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402. Years and Years TV Show Review (with John Joseph Adams, Tobias S. Buckell, Lisa Yaszek)

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Feb 21 2020

1hr 28mins

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401. Cults in Horror (with Grady Hendrix, Theresa DeLucci, Paul Tremblay)

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Midsommar

Feb 14 2020

1hr 29mins

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400. Meet the Parents (with John R. Kirtley, Kathryn Barr Kirtley)

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Feb 12 2020

1hr 22mins

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399. The Witcher Season 1 Review (with Anthony Ha, Andrea Kail, Gillian Conahan)

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Feb 07 2020

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398. Wil Wheaton, host of The Ready Room

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Jan 31 2020

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Jan 24 2020

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iTunes Ratings

771 Ratings
Average Ratings
582
114
31
19
25

Great Conversations About Science Fiction and Fantasy

By leestepr - Apr 26 2020
Read more
Discovered David Barr Kirtley’s podcast several years ago, and have been listening in ever since. David has interesting and purposeful conversations with the leading lights of science fictions and fantasy. I consistently learn a lot from the show, whether it’s a round table discussion of schlocky 80s dungeons and dragons movies or a conversation with a grand master of science fiction. I particularly enjoy the balance between screen, print, and gaming content, and welcome the exposure to great new material that has enriched my life.

Fantastic

By Christy jewel - Dec 27 2018
Read more
Love the wide range of topics and guests. David and John have been tremendous hosts from the start.