The Briar Patch: A Star Trek Socioeconomics Podcast

The Briar Patch is a podcast from that uses Star Trek as a springboard for the discussion of socioeconomics. Hosts Guinevere Liberty Nell and Patrick Devlin take you into the exploration of societies, political theory, economics, and more through a Star Trek lens.


episode 5: I Know for Next Time

Voyager Essentials.

The final season of Star Trek: Voyager has some true gems of socioeconomic principles; “Critical Care” and “Unimatrix Zero” are good examples. Many of these had timely implications when they first aired, and these still hold true today. Is medical care being rationed properly? Can rebellion be brought about without anyone really knowing they are participating—at least at the start?

In this episode of The Briar Patch, hosts Guinevere Liberty Nell and Patrick Devlin discuss the seventh season of Voyager in terms of essential socioeconomics. We talk about principles such as the invisible hand and which episodes from Voyager’s final season best tackle them.

Intro (00:01:19)
First Principle (00:02:44)
Second Principle (00:19:25)
Third Principle (00:28:08)
Honorable Mentions (00:41:45)
Closing (01:04:57)

Guinevere Liberty Nell and Patrick Devlin

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 2017-11-06  1h14m