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  • Background
    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!
    Longform
    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.