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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 40m. Bisher sind 44 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 1: Hope, dread, and Star Trek: Discovery


What went wrong, and what went oh so right with this show?


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 2018-03-15  36m
 
 

episode 2: Propaganda and mind control in science fiction


There's something distinctly science fictional about how Facebook has been used by governments, politicians, and private companies to manipulate people's perceptions--and even affect the outcomes of elections. In this episode, we talk about how...


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 2018-03-29  39m
 
 

episode 3: Science fiction books that stand the test of time


Some science fiction books are still fascinating after 200 years, while others make us wince after just a decade on the shelf. What makes an SF book stay relevant? Hint: it's not the book's ability to predict the future. Your hosts Annalee Newitz and...


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 2018-04-12  36m
 
 

episode 5: Crisis on infinite superheroes


With Avengers: Infinity War about to hit theaters, we needed to talk about superheroes. What is it about these larger-than-life characters that fascinates us so much? Why can't we eliminate campiness and silliness from superhero epics? And have the...


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 2018-04-27  36m
 
 

episode 5: Fear of robots


Fear of robots is on the rise -- in science fiction and the tech industry. What causes this anxiety in real life, and how does science fiction imagine the future of human/robot relationships? Are we going to be raw materials for a future AI...


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 2018-05-10  42m
 
 

episode 6: Animal companions and magical beasts


Special guest Maggie Tokuda-Hall, author of the children's book Also An Octopus, joins us to talk about what happens when animals become characters in science fiction and fantasy. Animals get to speak in fairy tales, Disney movies, and stories of...


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 2018-05-24  42m
 
 

episode 7: Imaginary immigrants and time-traveling refugees


Immigration is a major theme in science fiction, both in subtext and straightforward plot arcs. Creators often tell stories about new arrivals on Earth from other worlds, other dimensions, and other timelines. Poet and performer Baruch...


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 2018-06-07  45m
 
 

episode 8: Science fiction has always been queer


It's queer pride month, and we're talking about how LGBTQIA+ got into our SFF. We time warp back to the lesbian vampires of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla and the utopian world of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, and catch you up on modern...


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 2018-06-21  44m
 
 

episode 9: Episode 9: Horror of the One Percent


Rich people want to eat you. That's the literal plot in a lot of horror movies, and the subtext of many more. Inspired by The Purge saga, we're talking about movies and TV where class warfare becomes a blood-soaked battleground. From recent...


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 2018-07-05  38m
 
 

episode 11: We are in the wrong timeline


We've all been feeling like something is wrong with the timeline. In this episode, we ask what alternate history, fake history, and secondary world history can teach us about the present. Does exploring the past in fiction help us learn from history...


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 2018-08-02  39m