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What if your world, and everything you were brought up to believe, turned out to be a lie - except your feelings for the cute boy or girl you just met? Each episode, Dan and Paul take an in-depth look at a world portrayed in a Young Adult dystopian movie or book. How did they colour code uniforms in The Giver when everyone sees in black and white? In Divergent, what faction do sketch comedians belong to? These questions and more will discussed on Fight the Future!

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What if your world, and everything you were brought up to believe, turned out to be a lie - except your feelings for the cute boy or girl you just met? Each episode, Dan and Paul take an in-depth look at a world portrayed in a Young Adult dystopian movie or book. How did they colour code uniforms in The Giver when everyone sees in black and white? In Divergent, what faction do sketch comedians belong to? These questions and more will discussed on Fight the Future!

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May the odds forever favor the bold. Or something.

By Clypheous - May 27 2015
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This is one of my new favorite podcasts. Dan and Paul review the distopias of the future and review the worlds and their structures, not the books or movies themselves. It's a discussion of everything that has always bugged you about young adult books and movies, namely that the worlds make no sense at all a lot of the time. The two commentators nail these points with wit and intellectual discussion. It also makes you wonder what you would do in these worlds and how you too could Fight the Future!

Fun discussion of the genre

By Rose Nightshade - May 27 2015
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If you like dystopias, then this is should be right up your alley. They summarize well and their discussions are entertaining. I really like the premise too!

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
0
0
0
0

May the odds forever favor the bold. Or something.

By Clypheous - May 27 2015
Read more
This is one of my new favorite podcasts. Dan and Paul review the distopias of the future and review the worlds and their structures, not the books or movies themselves. It's a discussion of everything that has always bugged you about young adult books and movies, namely that the worlds make no sense at all a lot of the time. The two commentators nail these points with wit and intellectual discussion. It also makes you wonder what you would do in these worlds and how you too could Fight the Future!

Fun discussion of the genre

By Rose Nightshade - May 27 2015
Read more
If you like dystopias, then this is should be right up your alley. They summarize well and their discussions are entertaining. I really like the premise too!

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Rank #1: Fight the Future 21 - Mortal Engines

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The city of London has been placed on giant tractor treads, which it uses to chase after other cities in order to consume them in its giant metallic jaws. Yes, it's the most insane future Dan and Paul have ever covered, as described in Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve, Volume 1 of Predator Cities.

Jan 04 2016

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Rank #2: Fight the Future 14 - Insurgent

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What if your post-apocalyptic world was all just a big social experiment? Join us as we once again look at a city divided in nerds, jocks, wimps, squares and stoners (aka Erudite, Dauntless, Abnegation, Candor and Amity) with Volume 2 of the Divergent series: Insurgent!

Sep 28 2015

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Rank #3: Fight the Future 15 - Battle Royale

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Who was in your class in grade 10? If you were all stuck on an island with automatic weapons and forced to fight each other to the death, who would be your allies, and who your enemies - and who would turn out to be a psycho? Dan and Paul ask each other that, and talk about the film where this scenario plays out: the bloody live action Japanese film Battle Royale. Which is actually pretty different from The Hunger Games.

Oct 12 2015

45mins

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Rank #4: Fight the Future 16 - Steelheart

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The good news: Superhumans exist! The bad news: They are homicidal jerks! And they've laid waste to our world. A band of puny humans, including 18-year-old David, hunt them in the city of Chicago, which has been turned to steel by one of the most powerful - and jerkiest. Dan and Paul talk about Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, joined by Dr. Jim Davies, author of "Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe" from Palgrave Macmillan - and an aspiring YA author.

Oct 26 2015

44mins

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Rank #5: Fight the Future 18 - How I Live Now

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American teen Daisy has to go to live with her English relatives while black planes overhead bring tidings of nuclear war. On the bright side, her first cousin is smoking hot, and trains falcons... Dan and Paul talk about the too-close-for-comfort world of How I Live Now.

Nov 23 2015

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Rank #6: Fight the Future 19 - Robot Overlords

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It is easy to get a little stir crazy when the evil robot conquerers force everyone to stay inside for 3 years and a creepy dead-eyed robot child "Mediator" isn't helping. Luckily, Sean and his friends find a way to short circuit their tracking devices and head out to find Sean's missing father. Join Dan and Paul as we talk about the indie sci-fi film, Robot Overlords.

Apologies for the audio quality, we will be back to our normal production values next time!

Dec 08 2015

47mins

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Rank #7: Fight the Future 11 - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

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The world is covered in deadly mould forests filled with giant carnivorous insects, but luckily Nausicaa has the wind to protect her! This week, Dan and Paul are joined by Ian to talk about the early Hayao Miyazaki film, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

Aug 17 2015

45mins

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Rank #8: Fight the Future 12 - Catching Fire

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It's the Hunger Games, All Star Edition! Where the opponents are deadlier, the police state more oppressive, and the stakes...death. Yeah, there wasn't really anywhere to go from "death". In this episode, Dan and Paul are joined by Cynthia to talk about the second volume in the Hunger Games series: Catching Fire.

Aug 31 2015

51mins

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Rank #9: Fight the Future 13 - Uglies

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A land where everyone is pretty and parties all the time - sounds like a Fight the Future taping! Tally is about to turn 16, when she will become a Pretty, thanks to the radical plastic surgery her society demands. But when she makes contact with people outside the city, she learns that there's a downside, that rhymes with "brain lesions". No wait, it's just brain lesions. Dan and Paul are joined by Tally (a different one!) to talk about Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

Sep 14 2015

59mins

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Rank #10: Fight the Future 20 - Mockingjay - Part 1 and 2

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No double-dipping here: in this episode we cover both parts of the final installment of The Hunger Games! Is District 13 really so different from the Capital? Does The Hunger Games say more about war than Star Wars? Would Katniss make a good president? Plus special guest Abby reveals her tragic crush on rebellion image-maker Cressida.

Dec 21 2015

47mins

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