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  • Background
    Dan has read the entire Remembrance of Earth's Past series. He is a more casual reader but very into a few series.
    Podcast recommendations
    Pod Save America
    Politics with a bunch of yelling
    FiveThirtyEight Politics
    Analytical politics discussion
    The Storm: A Lost Re-watch Podcast
    Episode-by-Episode Re-watch of Lost
    Game of Thrones Podcast w/Preston Jacobs
    In depth conversations about Game of Thrones and other series
    Talkin' Baseball
    Baseball Talkin'
    Book recommendations
    A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
    aka Game of Thrones series
    The Stand by Stephen King
    Stephen King's epic about a post-plague world
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    Jim has read the Three-Body Problem, but not the rest of the Remembrance of Earth's Past series. His sci-fi faves include Philip K. Dick, Jorge Luis Borges, Ted Chiang, and admittedly, he also remembers a few Michael Crichton books fondly.
    Podcast recommendations
    The Adam Buxton Podcast
    It's Adam from Adam and Joe! He isn't shooting for uproarious good times now, but he does run a good interview. And is still funny.
    The Heavy Hole Podcast
    Good death metal interviews and recommedations. Thick Long Island accents as a bonus!
    Long interviews with journalists that write long things.
    Radio Browser
    Discussion about interesting articles on the web.
    Reply All
    In-depth stories about the internet, often very strange.
    Thought Eater
    Rambling, but information-packed overviews of interesting things going on in role-playng games.
    The Daily
    Basic daily news, done really well.
    Talking Politics
    Politics without yelling; discussion of politics around the world with a long view.
    Ear Hustle
    A podcast about prison life made by prisoner. The rare genuinely unique perspective.
    Idle Thumbs
    A video game podcast. It's over but still amazing.
    Small Findings
    Jim's podcast about small bits of factual information he's come across.
    Book recommendations
    Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
    A story about possible realities.
    The Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
    Great short stories about language and systems.
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    Thalia, cohost of the Spoilercast, and familiar with the RoEP series, is far from a purist when it comes to the written word, and has voiced her belief on the podcast that all 3 books would benefit from a rigorous re-edit. A fan of maximalist fiction, it is no surprise that Death’s End joins her favorites list along with Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon, and David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. As a data scientist, there’s innate curiosity about human kind’s future, an how it will interact with technology and society. I delve into these questions at my nonprofit, MATH mvmt, find us on all socials.
    Podcast recommendations
    Sayer is a short narrative podcast that bring a full and crafted experience of a self aware AI with notes of Hal and Madeline L’Engels IT. It explores philosophical questions made practical by the advent of technology, and all episodes are game for reruns, dark room and good headphones recommended
    The MATH MVMT podcast
    In less than half an hour the math mvmt touches on prospects for future, and the role humanity has to play in it. Non violence and outward orientation, could they save us from the path we’re on?
    Super weird, but intriguing because of it. Horror-psuedo fiction with excellent sound-mixing. Mystery solving akin to 3Body book 1, in which a thriller unfolds in the internet age, with possibly a payoff bigger than you dare imagine.
    Book recommendations
    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
    Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  • Background
    Tim is new to the Remembrance of Earth's Past series and has only read up the current episodes chapters. He is an avid fantasy and sci-fi reader.
    Podcast recommendations
    Citations Needed
    Left-wing politics podcast focused on narrative framing of political issues.
    Watch Out for Fireballs
    Video games club podcast doing deep dives on games both modern and retro.
    Comedy Bang-Bang
    Long-running L.A. comedy scene-based podcast.
    Waypoint Radio
    Weekly games discussion podcast from VICE media.
    Book recommendations
    The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
    Young woman joins an evil empire in order to destroy it from within.
    The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
    Heist caper in a fantasy Renaissance setting.
    Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
    Sci-fi series about dead alien races and space just being very scary in general.