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Alienating the Audience

Jul 31, 2020

If supervillains are so evil, why are they so captivating? Which crime lord would you serve under if you had to pick one?

Former Marvel editor Tom Brennan and comic book aficionados Jeremiah Johnson and Nick Sperdute join Heaton to discuss the underlying mystique and purpose of supervillains.

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Jul 29, 2020

The comedy sketches with Nick and Heaton at the end of the show will be their own segment from now on: "Interstellar Vagabonding: With Nick & Heaton." 

In this episode, a detective shows up at the apartment to investigate Nick's untimely death. 

And he thinks it was murder!

Jul 23, 2020

If "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" is about the end of the Cold War, what's it's position on the Soviet Union? Tim Sandefur challenges Heaton on the underlying morality of the movie and whether or not it's a commie apologism, leading to a long-form discussion about its merits and underlying purpose.

Jul 16, 2020

Science fiction has a more complex analysis of religion than either "good" or "bad." Yonatan Huber and Josh Jennings join Heaton to discuss how scifi authors tackle it, and how the nature of religious critique has changed between centuries. 

Jul 9, 2020

Today we mount a defense of Star Trek's most underrated films! Tim Sandefur rejoins the program, along with Aeon Skoble, to discuss the franchise's least-appreciated flicks: "The Motion Picture", "The Voyage Home", and "The Final Frontier." 

Afterwards Nick Sperdute, Andrew Young, and Heaton go on another intergalactic...