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MUSIC LIST

Tessalt by Blue Dot Sessions​

Cast of Pods by Doug Maxwell

​The Summit by Blue Dot Sessions

Wahre by Blue Dot Sessions

​Cold and Hard by Blue Dot Sessions

​Throughput by Blue Dot Sessions

​Talitell by Blue Dot Sessions

​Palladian by Blue Dot Sessions


Time travel is one of my favorite genres, but I’ve begun to wonder if time travel fantasies are a psychologically unhealthy way of avoiding problems in the present. I talk with authors Charles Yu, Vandana Singh, and editor Ann VanderMeer about the themes of loss and love in time travel narratives. Also professors Antonio Cordoba and Concepcion Carmen Cascajosa Virino explain how the Spanish sci-fi show Ministry of Time became a therapeutic outlet for a nation still processing a history of trauma and disappointments.

EPISODE ARCHIVE

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