Words To That Effect
By Words To That Effect
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A research-based, storytelling podcast which wanders through the fields of fiction, popular culture, science, and history, drawing on the knowledge of a diverse cast of experts. Topics are wide-ranging but every episode is grounded in the same dedication to telling an engaging story about a less well-known aspect of history or culture.
||CleanWTTE - 005 - Canals on Mars - Words To That Effect||In the early 20th century intelligent life was discovered on Mars. Or at least that’s what it seemed to the influential American astronomer Percival Lowell. This episode explores life on Mars and its depiction in science and fiction.||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWTTE - 004 - Popular Literature - Words To That Effect||From Q.D. Leavis' "Fiction and the Reading Public" to Gillian Flynn's bestselling "Gone Girl", from superheroes to "genrification", this episode explores the contradictions and complications of popular literature and culture. Special guest,||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWTTE - 003 - Irish Science Fiction - Words To That Effect||What is Irish Science Fiction? Ireland is not, it is fair to say, the first country that springs to mind when you think “science fiction”. When aliens land on Earth, we tend to assume they’ll land in New York, or London, or Tokyo.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWTTE - 002 - Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, and Spiritualism - Words To That Effect||Sherlock Holmes is the most rational and scientific detective of them all. So why did his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, passionately believe in ghosts, fairies, and telepathy?||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWTTE - 001 - Invasion Fiction, William Le Queux, and Fake News - Words To That Effect||What is invasion fiction? Who was the mysterious William Le Queux? Why did a group of famous British authors secretly meet at the outbreak of World War I? And what did “fake news” look like a century ago? Episode 1 of Words To That Effect explores the||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Introduction - Words To That Effect||An Introduction and a Preview Welcome to Words To That Effect, a new podcast of the intriguing, the curious, and the unexplored. This is Episode 0 – really just a short introduction to the podcast, telling you a little bit about the format,||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
An incredibly interesting show that is delightfully smooth to listen to. The topic of each episode seems to intrigue me again and again, and the content is delivered in a way that is practically cinematic!