The Briar Patch: A Star Trek Socioeconomics Podcast

The Briar Patch is a podcast from Trek.fm 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.

http://trek.fm/the-briar-patch

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h8m. Bisher sind 8 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche
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episode 8: Survive Without Getting Paid


Borg Collectivism vs. Individualism. We discuss whether the Borg is truly a single mind as presented on TNG or if the Queen shown in First Contact and Voyager is an individual controlling it all.


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 2017-12-24  1h9m
 
 

episode 7: Humans Were a Lot Worse


The Ferengi. We discuss Star Trek’s entreprenuers and why—despite knowing that they are swindlers—people continue to do business with them.


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 2017-12-10  1h30m
 
 

episode 6: Nobody Can Make a Pencil


The Evolution of Society and Culture. We look at how Star Trek addresses contact between cultures and who should have input on how a given society should evolve.


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 2017-11-19  1h8m
 
 

episode 5: I Know for Next Time


Voyager Essentials. We discuss the seventh season of Voyager in terms of essential socioeconomics, covering key principles and the episodes that best tackle them.


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 2017-11-06  1h14m
 
 

episode 4: Reallocated Down to Red


Critical Care. We discuss the system portrayed in the seventh-season Voyager episode and how social status can determine access to medical care.


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 2017-10-22  1h4m
 
 

episode 3: Scarcely a Problem


Scarcity and Federation Utopia. How is it that the Federation succeeded where so many generations have failed? We explore the role played by scarcity.


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 2017-10-08  1h10m
 
 

episode 2: How Far Back Do You Want to Go?


Insurrection and Forced Migration. While some see the forcible relocation of a people as just, others disagree. We discuss how the non-aggression principle and Marxism factor in to the story of the Ba’ku and Son’a.


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 2017-10-08  1h2m
 
 

episode 1: Keynes in the Original Klingon



Introduction. To kick off our new show, hosts Patrick Devlin and Guinevere Liberty Nell share their background, why they got into Star Trek and social sciences, and offer a taste of The Briar Patch.


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