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Foundation 03: The Mathematician’s Ghost

Rob, Alex, Mike, and Leul are digging some of the unique parts of the TV version, like Imperial Cloning™ but it’s still not clear how things will play out for The Foundation on Terminus, and what seems to be an impending crisis.

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Foundation 02: Preparing to Live

In this discussion, Rob is joined by Alex Monroe who has just recently read the book and brings a fresher memory to some of the comparisons. We also try to step back and discuss the show on its own and some of the story developing in between Trantor and Terminus, which was not in the original book.

If you’d like to listen live, or even join the conversation, we’re on Discord right here: https://discord.gg/haVSY7zq?event=898415285042831390

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Foundation 01: The Emperor’s Peace

It’s finally here! Actually, a there are a few episodes out already. Apple surprised us with two episodes on the first day, but we’ll be spacing everything out one week at a time on this podcast.

We’ll also try to stick to just a short half hour chat on these, unless there’s an appetite for more, let us know!

In this discussion, Rob is joined by Mike Rapin and we try to recall what we read years ago and also react to some of the totally new direction the TV series is taking us.

If you’d like to listen live, or even join the conversation, we’re on Discord right here: https://discord.gg/RfqpYBeFgV

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Prelude to Foundation

Another mini-episode before we start our discussion series about the Apple TV+ series, Foundation.

Rob has been reading Prelude to Foundation and talks about the origins of Psychohistory. Hopefully it gets you in the mood for the show, which has premiered as of publishing this episode!

Tune in next week for our discussion about the first episode. If you want to join us live, then hop on our Discord here: https://discord.gg/hjexstBZ

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Introducing: Foundation mini-series

Apple has created a TV series based on the science fiction series, Foundation, by Issac Asimov. This is like the sci-fi genre equivalent of Lord of the Rings within the Fantasy genre and Rob is VERY excited!

Sorry to get back on topic will be running a weekly mini-series to discuss the TV show and possibly the book as well. We can react to the production, story telling, subtle winks to the original work, or a commentary of what the ideas mean to us. It’s up to you!

Come join us on Discord after every episode, or jump in half-way through, it doesn’t matter.

We’ll edit and post the discussion shortly after for anyone who missed it. Hope you’re excited, and hope you can join in!

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Sunday hangout: starting a business, future music, & tech stuff

Alex and Rob got together again on Sunday afternoon to catch up and just talk about whatever is on their minds.

Unavoidably, the first bit is about Coronavirus news impacting all of our lives. If you’ve had enough of that, feel free to skip up to 6 minutes, because there’s an update about Josh and COVID-19.

After that bit, you can also skip ahead to about 19 minutes where we get into the meat of the discussion.

Alex is the co-founder of Beyond This Point, a non-profit experimental percussion group. Rob asks about how you actually start something like that, and more broadly how a non-profit works.

A Buddhist monk that left his friend hangin… leads to a longer discussion about movie endings that leave you hanging (often for a good reason).

Can you think of examples where the future of music is represented in film? Usually science fiction speculates on the future of technology, social norms, and even fashion, but is it impossible to create speculative/futuristic music?