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Episode 43: The Year Without a Summer
June 16, 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the night Mary Shelley began to write, "Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus." Scholars have often speculated what Frankenstein can tell us about scientific hubris or "playing God." But Gillen D'Arcy Wood and Ron Broglio think the book has just as much to say about how we adapt to "acts of God." In other words, Frankenstein was imagined at a time when the Earth's climate was thrown off balance and the weather was wildly unpredictable. Sound familiar? With biographer Charlotte Gordon and readings by Lily Dorment.
Dowl by Podington Bear
Imaginary Dawn by Alexis Cuadrado
Masters and Students by Sono Sanctus
Neo Motel by Sono Sanctus