This podcast is a brilliant work of speculative fiction, full of wonderfully complex characters whose actions are painfully human and believable. The story pulled me in right away and has kept me wanting to know more with each episode. And it’s got positive representation for women, people of color, and queer people, and also handles other social issues (like gun violence and corrupt politicians) in an equally admirable way.
I’m no mathematician or physicist, but I read and enjoyed The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene, which was apparently enough for me to actually understand this show’s scientific jargon most of the time! My brain loves to ponder philosophical questions, particularly metaphysics, and The Elegant Universe provided a lot of fuel for thoughts about the nature of time, dimensions, spooky action, etc. It’s exciting to see this show weaving some of that stuff into a thoroughly enjoyable narrative.