Download or stream this episode. Michial Farmer discusses six stories (“Rocket Summer,” “Ylla,” “And the Moon Be Still as Bright,” “The Fire Balloons,” “Usher II,” and “There Will Come Soft Rains”) from Ray Bradbury’s The[…]
Download or stream this episode. David Grubbs talks riddles with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer.
Listen here! Marie Hause, Victoria Reynolds Farmer, and Leah Henning discuss Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World, a groundbreaking piece of speculative fiction by a unique seventeenth-century female writer and philosopher. KNOWING Background on Cavendish: her life,[…]
Michial Farmer discusses Toni Morrison’s 1983 short story “Recitatif” with Nathan Gilmour and David Grubbs.
David Grubbs talks with Michial Farmer and Danny Anderson about T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Listen to this and other recent episodes.
Download or stream this episode Nathan Gilmour leads David Grubbs and Michial Farmer in a discussion of Desiderius Erasmus’s mock-encomium The Praise of Folly.
Michial Farmer talks with David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour about Franz Kafka’s short story “In the Penal Colony.”
David Grubbs talks with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer about Steven Spielberg’s 1993 movie Jurassic Park.
Michial Farmer leads David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour in a discussion of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s six “terrible sonnets.”
Science fiction is driven, not by rockets or lasers or robots, but by wonder. The vastness of space, the mystery of the shattered atom, the possibilities of technology—all push the reader to awe-struck questions: what[…]