By Ari Brin - Science Fiction MLitt
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Novum is not just a podcast about science fiction. It's an exploration of the intersection between reality and speculation. Each week, I examine the ways in which our world is coming to closely resemble those worlds from a science fiction novel or film. I want to prove that sci-fi is so much more than time travel and far-out galactic warfare. At its best, it provides an unusual, critical perspective on the present. Novum is produced and hosted by Ari Brin. Original musical compositions for the program are composed by Christopher McIntyre. Novum broadcasts out of JAM Radio in Dundee, Scotland.
||CleanThe Secret of the Jungle Gym||The jungle gym (or if you’re in the UK, the climbing frame) might seem like little more than a fu...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUtopia: As Seen on TV||From Disneyland's Monsanto House of the Future, to Apple's famous 1984 commercial, science fictio...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Holographic Billboard||It seems inevitable that advertisements will play a starring role in the future. Our most futuris...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRick and Morty: Science Fiction Gets Schwifty||Since 2013, the Adult Swim animated sitcom "Rick and Morty" has been garnering obsessive fans and...||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRed Pill, Blue Pill||If you've ever questioned the very nature of reality, you're not alone. As it turns out, humans h...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s a Full “Moon” Party||Get ready for a roundtable discussion on one of 2009's hottest sci-fi films: Duncan Jones's "Moon...||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“The Logs” by David Brin||Ari reads a short story by David Brin. "The Logs" stars a young Russian girl who comes to terms w...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat I Read in 2016||2016 was the year that I really began my science fiction journey, and I'm taking a survey of my m...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Comics with David Robertson||In this episode, Ari talks science fiction, comics, and making an idea into a tangible reality wi...||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsimov vs. The Robotic Uprising||If you're fearful of the coming robot apocalypse, you're not alone. Science fiction writers for t...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Presence of God||Science fiction asks a lot of what-ifs. But what about when it asks: what if God were real? In th...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Robert Duncan Milne||This episode of Novum makes the acquaintance of a fascinating author of science fiction: Robert D...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnthropomorphism Lost||This episode of Novum examines the fear that our species will suddenly, at a moment's notice, ret...||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pregnant Man||This week's episode of Novum deals with an unusual consequence of the feminist utopia: male isola...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen the Sleeper Awakes||This week's episode of Novum is all about the sleeper. From Sleeping Beauty to Woody Allen, we fi...||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Invasion of Earth||Earth has been invaded countless times by aliens in film and literature for over 100 years. Often...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Entertaining and educational!
An exceptionally engaging exploration of the world of sci-fi.
Fascinating and wide-ranging look at science fiction and the future
Terrific and informative and lively.
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