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Cancelling the Apocalypse

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In the second part of our bumper 2-part utopianism and the pastoral deep dive, we explore Jon Bois’ internet masterpiece 17776: What Football Will Look Like in the Future. What does a long-form multimedia piece about the distant future of footb
We got talking about the pastoral and utopia and we had so much to talk about that we’ve had to divide this one into two whole episodes. In this, the first part of our pastoral/utopia deep dive, we talk about the spectacle and mystery of Chines
In this mammoth episode, Dom and Raph get into two of the big utopian novels of the 1970s - Joanna Russ’s The Female Man and Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time. Featuring all your old favourites including second wave feminism, mental heal
Do you remember how Dom and Raph had a podcast about utopia? Man, that sure seems like a while ago now, you might say, and increasingly irrelevant given… *gestures around* this. Well, you would be wrong. Dom and Raph are in fact alive, kicking,
Dom and Raph decide to bite off more than they can chew, because Raph’s hatred for Tomorrowland (2015, dir. Brad Bird) consumes 70% of this episode; 15% of the remainder of which is just Raph forgetting the word ‘gardens’. Also we discuss Disne
We examine the utopian ouvre of our hero John Boyega, in particular Attack the Block: A John Boyega Film and Pacific Rim 2: A John Boyega Film: Uprising, which takes us into council houses, slow and fast violence, intentional communities, frien
Dom finally gets an opportunity to deploy her genuinely fearsome knowledge of professional wrestling and we consider the utopianism of a hypothetical lack of Europe. Media The Years of Rice and Salt (Kim Stanley Robinson, 2002) Why Professio
In an unexpected but ultimately not remotely surprising move, Dom and Raph take under an hour to prove that the sprawling, magisterial Hainish cycle by beloved utopian novelist Ursula K. Le Guin is in many ways exactly the same thing as a reali
Dom and Raph continue their exploration of utopian and maybe-not-so-utopian stories with the 1995 film Hackers and the novel Walkaway by Cory Doctorow. Are all kinds of nostalgia anti-utopian? Can migrancy be positive? What does Dom have agains
In the inaugural episode of Cancelling the Apocalypse, Dom and Raph’s podcast about whether the things they love reading and watching are utopian, we interrogate why it’s important to talk about utopias, suggest how to make the world less terri
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