Radio Free Dystopia

Radio Free Dystopia

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A podcast about what we learn when facts and dystopian fiction start to look the same. Join dystopian novelist Toby Ball, journalist Meg Heckman and assorted guests as they talk about authoritarianism, free speech, environmental decay and what it means to commit acts of resistance. Also: Power, privilege, freedom and – perhaps most importantly of all – hope. The season one finale was supposed to be about The Handmaid’s Tale and some soon-to-be released dystopian movies, but Toby and Meg decided to talk about #Charlottesville instead. P.S. You’ll notice that this episode is short. That’s because we’d like you to spend some time listening to a few podcasts that will help you better understand structural racism in America. Meg talks about this a bit in the episode, but here are some links if you want to check them out right away: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-pod-charlottesville/id1230148653?i=1000391013305&mt=2 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/charlottesville-and-white-people/id1250180134?i=1000391051159&mt=2 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/charlottesville-and-the-white-supremacists/id1188724250?i=1000391039597&mt=2 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-monumental-problem/id1188724250?i=1000391124573&mt=2

Recent Episodes

  • Episode 9: The end... for now, plus thoughts on Charlottesville

    4 years ago
  • Episode 8: Young adult edition ... or why dystopian novels are so popular among teens and tweens

    4 years ago
  • Episode 7: This Perfect Day and our imperfect real-life relationship with technology

    4 years ago
  • Episode 6: A propaganda primer

    4 years ago
  • Episode 5: Is good journalism the antidote to dystopia?

    4 years ago
  • Episode 4: The Handmaid's Tale

    4 years ago
  • Episode 3: Going Rogue

    4 years ago
  • Episode 2: Funny math

    4 years ago
  • Episode 1: Welcome to the Resistance

    4 years ago