Storytelling And Society Episodes

Episodes that have to do with the intersection of stories and society.
Jan. 8, 2022

We should be afraid of some things

In this episode, I recommend the Netflix movie Don't Look Up, answer a question about how religions may react to the findings of …

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Jan. 1, 2022

Copy-pasting is our way of life

We see copy-pasting as a thing that happens in the education system. But because of it, the people who emerge from that system be…

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Oct. 26, 2021

How Super Commando Dhruv saved my life

The fact that people need to be able to see themselves in popular entertainment is not something many in India are unaware of, es…

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Sept. 20, 2021

Asimov, Nolan brothers, and learning from the future

This episode is about a theme that I found common to the works of Asimov, Christopher Nolan, and Jonathan Nolan. It has to do wit…

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July 25, 2021

Instagram, Indian government, and He-Man

Review this podcast on Podchaser: [00:00:00] Intro to the episode [00:40:0…

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July 14, 2021

Loki, Kang, Thanos, and free will

If there is one theme the MCU has in place of a philosophy, it is probably a commitment to free will.

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March 30, 2021

Star Trek, China, and leaving home

We all have homes. But we all have different ways of seeing home. And a lot of times, these ways are culturally defined. Today's …

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Feb. 2, 2021

Superman, Zod, and cultural landscapes

In India of 2021, there is a lesson to be had from the science fictional motifs of terraforming and bioforming. We encounter new …

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Jan. 19, 2021

Star Trek and the illusion of eternal enemies

I find it quite useful to evaluate the ups and downs of human history using the made-up future histories of science fiction. Star…

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Jan. 13, 2021

Nightfall, hope, and the Hulk

I have been having conversations about the importance of hope and figured some of it was worth putting on the record. Isaac Asimo…

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March 3, 2019

Is India's past ruining India's future?

The stated purpose of a lot of writers who deal with mythology as subject matter these days is to make the younger generation awa…

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