Episode 1: “Star Trek was the First Thing for a Lot of Things”

Definitions of utopia, Peppa Pig, and Star Trek (mostly the Original Series).

23 February 2019 · 36:40


Cancelling the Apocalypse
Cancelling the Apocalypse
Episode 1: "Star Trek was the First Thing for a Lot of Things"
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In the inaugural episode of Cancelling the Apocalypse, Dom and Raph’s podcast about whether the things they love reading and watching are utopian, we interrogate why it’s important to talk about utopias, suggest how to make the world less terrible, talk about how dystopian unboxing videos are, then chat about Peppa Pig and Star Trek, two houses both alike in dignity though not in the number of phasers they contain.


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Dom and Raph learn how to cancel the apocalypse by discussing their favourite utopian books, films, TV shows, and more.

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