Our Opinions Are Correct

Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life

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Episode 42: It's time to stop quoting Clarke's Third Law


We've all heard Arthur C. Clarke's third law, which states that sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic. What did Clarke mean by this, and how are people using his law to take the mystery out of fantasy stories? Plus we look at...


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Episode 41: The Multiverse Problem!


Multiverses are everywhere lately, from superheroes to fantasy novels. But there’s one huge downside to multiple realities: you can’t change the past, and if you try, you just create a new universe. Also, we talk about The Future of Another...


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episode 40: What is TV criticism, anyway?


People have a lot of opinions about what it means to have opinions about TV. Who is allowed to criticize TV, and how do you do it well? In this episode, we talk to TV critics Inkoo King (Slate) and Nina Shen Rastogi (Vulture) about what it means to...


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 2019-09-12  33m
 
 

Episode 39: Monstrous Women and Women Who Make Monsters


Why do so many horror movies and stories feature terrifying women? Why do male creators treat female bodies and women’s sexuality as intrinsically terrifying? And what happens when women get to create their own monsters and horror narratives? Plus...


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 2019-08-29  46m
 
 

episode 38: The new anti-capitalist science fiction


There’s been a renaissance of anti-capitalist stories in science fiction and fantasy in the U.S. But these aren't tales of violent revolution or faceless corporations. We discuss Utopia, community, and how group therapy is the opposite of...


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 2019-08-15  41m
 
 

episode 37: The history of Afro-futurism


Afro-futurism is on the rise again, thanks to the popularity of movies like Black Panther, and creators such as Janelle Monae and N.K. Jemisin. But Black-centered futurism has a long history in the U.S., and it's changed a lot over the past century....


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 2019-08-01  41m
 
 

episode 36: The Laws of the Future!


Real-world law is becoming science fictional. We talk about the future of surveillance and digital policing with guest Cyrus Farivar, a journalist who covers law and technology for NBC News. He's also the author of Habeas Data, a book about landmark...


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 2019-07-18  40m
 
 

episode 35: When science fiction gets censored


There's nothing quite so dystopian as censorship: the suppression of knowledge, or works of art, that challenge the ruling order. We look at how science fiction, fantasy and horror have been censored. But also, what does science fiction teach us about...


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 2019-07-04  41m
 
 

episode 34: How to Write a Good Ending


Everybody knows that endings are hard, and we all love to complain about the way our favorite TV show or movie ended. But with both Game of Thrones and the Avengers movies coming to an end, this is a perfect time to think about what makes for a good...


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 2019-06-20  40m
 
 

episode 33: Science fiction explains our messed-up economy


We talk to economist Noah Smith about how different theories of economics show up in science fiction -- and how economics is also an exercise in speculative worldbuilding. How do ideas about "rational actors" make their way into space operas, and why...


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 2019-06-06  40m