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George Orwell In Depth: Part 1, 1984

The first episode in a series of in depth examinations into George Orwell and the influence of his work. In this episode Dude, Andrew and Tracy look at Orwell’s most famous work, 1984. The trio discuss their impressions of the book, it’s meaning and whether or not it is an accurate prediction of where our society is headed.

 

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Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 81 What We’re Into

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In which our plucky hosts plan to fail by failing to plan and decide to wing it. Tracy talks books that Andrew may never see again, Andrew reminds us that he basically only reads comics in case we forgot the last 80 episodes, and Dude talked about his character dying while the other hosts fantasized it was actually him.

Show Notes:

Star Trek Discovery Release Date

David Brin

John Scalzi

Stranger Things

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Harry Turtledove

The City and the Stars

Mary Shelley changes to Frankenstein

Graham Greene

The Third Man

Black Science

Tie Fighter

Pokemon Leaf Green

Star Trek Attack Wing

Talon

Battlelore

GMT

Fantasy Flight Games

Road to Wigan Pier

Venture Bros.

Member Berries

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Editorial |Anchors in Times of Transition

I’m sitting here on my bed (the same bed, in case you were interested; just in a different place), with my legs crossed.  “Indian style” we used to call it, before such terms were beneath us.  I know what I want to say, but I’m trying to find the words to say it.  Andrew, the staff writers, and I all avoid talking too much about our private lives.  We know you guys come to Therefore I Geek for witty analysis of geek news, reviews of the most recent comics, and cool anecdotes about comics history.  However, sometimes real life interferes.  Almost a year ago, I graduated from the College of William & Mary, and then took a ten week trip around Europe.  However, since then, I’ve been occupied by a temporary job and a LOT of job applications.  Six months after the end of my travels, I finally landed the job of my dreams.  There was only one problem.  It was in a big city, four hours away from home. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 43, Literary Influences Revisited

ettkc32bi8wz9e39qercIn which, Andrew and Tracy revisit the topic of literary influences.  We discover that most of Andrew’s are sci-fi books that have since been turned into movies, and that Tracy is a little too passionate about C. S. Lewis.  Also we get sidetracked on Hunter S. Thompson, the libertarian views of Robert Heinlein, and the bizarre scientific theory that led six men to take a balsa wood raft from Peru to the Polynesian islands (a trip that took 101 days) in 1947.

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