Episode 3: “I’m Going to Sit At Home With My Depth Charges”

The Hainish Cycle (Ursula K. Le Guin) and Curse of Oak Island (reality TV show on the History Channel).

14 April 2019 · 48:16


Cancelling the Apocalypse
Episode 3: "I'm Going to Sit At Home With My Depth Charges"
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In an unexpected but ultimately not remotely surprising move, Dom and Raph take under an hour to prove that the sprawling, magisterial Hainish cycle by beloved utopian novelist Ursula K. Le Guin is in many ways exactly the same thing as a reality TV show on the History Channel about a bunch of dudes who dig up mysterious artefacts on a cursed island. Join us!

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The Hainish Cycle (Ursula K. Le Guin) – Wikipedia

The Curse of Oak Island (History Channel, 2014-) – Wikipedia


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