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PSFR chat for 4/15/12

Dreamhost is having a problem with the PSFR server so I’m hosting this week’s PSFR chat at Candleblog. Also, today is this blog’s 8th blogiversary. Cue the balloon-drop. Show is live today from 4-6pm eastern. Go here for LIVE stream options. PSFR179


PSFR chat for 1/2/11

There’s a problem with the Poli-Sci-Fi Radio blog (it won’t let me login at all) and with the show breathing down my neck I don’t have time to fix it, so below is a chat window for today’s show and I’ll deal with the blog later. Click here to listen to the live stream (open [...]


Poli-Sci-Fi Radio’s 100th episode!

I’m pretty excited about this! Join Steve, Emily and me on Sunday from 4 – 6 P.M. eastern time for the live broadcast & stream of Poli-Sci-Fi Radio’s 100th episode. Special guests joining us during Sunday’s broadcast/stream include… MSNBC political commentator and analyst, Rachel Maddow Comics writer and illustrator, Brian Wood Political blogger, Matt Yglesias [...]


Getting Better: Links

I was totally thrashed by the flu last week. I taught class a week ago Monday, despite feeling under the weather (mistake) and then for the next five days I couldn’t stand up for more than a few minutes at a time and had a very bad chest/head situation. There was no high fever, which [...]


Suck it, Lou Dobbs!

…and congratulations to Steve Benen for making AtlanticWire’s list of The Atlantic 50 — the 50 “most influential commentators in the nation.” Wow. Nice job, Steve. Here’s how they arrived at the list, on which Steve is listed as #44 — one higher than Lou Dobbs. I think Steve should consider this alone a personal [...]


Turning in my nerd card

For the first time in my life, I am canceling something nerdy in favor of a sporting event. There will be no Poli-Sci-Fi Radio this Sunday because Emily and I will be watching the US national soccer team take on Brazil in the Confederations Cup Tournament final that afternoon. The game actually ends before PSFR [...]



I’m off work this week and I have a couple of good blog posts burning holes in my brain, but I have family in town for a another day so they’ll have to wait another 24 hours or so. Stay tuned. I’ll be posting a Poli-Sci-Fi Radio today though, if you’re curious about a Star [...]



Star Trek opens TODAY. Pinch me. I am waiting until Saturday to see it so I can take my mom for her birthday so nobody spoil anything for me! Word on the street is that this is far and away the best Trek movie yet (not too high a bar to reach in this Star [...]


On the Metaphysics of Teleportation

This week’s episode of Poli-Sci-Fi Radio featured a discussion inspired by last Friday’s episode of Dollhouse, in which a woman who was murdered is brought “back to life” in the body of Eliza Dushku because she’d had the foresight to scan all of her thoughts and memories before she was killed and then after her [...]


I’m in ur Browser, boring ur coworkers.

Check out this interview with yours truly on the new local radio show, The Browser. We talk all about “social media” and a bit about VCAM and futurism and democracy and a bunch of other crap. Listen to me bloviate at length at your own risk. Thanks to Jonathan for having me on.