Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 4: 4.04: But Was It a Good Movie?

Following up on our previous conversation about The Force Awakens, this week we look at what makes art good, especially in the context of film. Was the latest Star Wars actually a good movie?

  • Theodore Adorno
  • XKCD 915: Connoiseur
  • “I Want to be Well” from The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens, on Genius
  • The Force Awakens soundtrack on iTunes
  • “Rey’s Theme” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by John Williams. Fair use. Utterly lovely.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho, who still thinks that when he grows up he’d like to be a composer like John Williams.

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  • Andrew Fallows
  • Jeremy W. Sherman
  • Jeremy Cherfas
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