Standalone Episodes 01 Some Sciency Stuff!

Cixin Liu's The Three Body Problem and the strengths and weaknesses of literature as a window into other cultures.

Show Notes

We chat about a Chinese novel with an American translation, our love of sci-fi and fantasy, and the ways different cultures tackle the same kinds of underlying problems through fiction. We also talk about the beauty, and the limitations, of thinking about different cultures through their art. (Including what might happen if you tried to understand American culture through its popular art!)



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  • Andrew Fallows
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  • Jeremy W. Sherman

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