Life on a Low-Gravity Planet

Life on a Low-Gravity Planet

This episode is sponsored by Audible. In the future humanity may come to reside on strange new worlds, and likely many will have lower gravity than Earth. We may find native life on those worlds or adapt to them ourselves. But what would those adaptations be? There is a fairly common assumption in science fiction […]

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The meaning of life according to Simone de Beauvoir – Iseult Gillespie

The meaning of life according to Simone de Beauvoir – Iseult Gillespie

At the age of 21, Simone de Beauvoir became the youngest person to take the philosophy exams at France’s most esteemed university. She passed with flying colors. But as soon as she mastered the rules of philosophy, she wanted to break them. She’d been schooled on Plato’s Theory of Forms, which dismissed the physical world […]

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Musical Fiction | Rudy Mancuso

Musical Fiction | Rudy Mancuso

Alright, let’s try it. There was a lonely guy named Robert, who was feeling kind of down, so he got himself a coffee- He’s depressed, he wouldn’t drink coffee. There was a lonely guy named Robert, who was feeling kind of down, so he got himself a beer- Sound, drown, clown So he got himself […]

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Winter Magical Readathon | Wrap Up & Walk Through

Winter Magical Readathon | Wrap Up & Walk Through

Hey everyone! I am Andrea, welcome to my channel. Today we are going to be going over all of the books that I read in December and a little bit into January for the Winter Magical Readathon. If you are not familiar with the Magical Readathon as a readathon entity, this is a semi-annual readathon […]

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Space Pirates

Space Pirates

This episode is sponsored by Audible. In the future vast space freighters might trade between worlds, attracting pirates, and in space, no one can hear you ‘arrr’ Humanity has a history of romanticizing piracy and science fiction is no exception, so I reckoned today we’d go ahead and ask how realistic space pirates are and […]

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Cloning & Duplication: Me, Myself, and I

Cloning & Duplication: Me, Myself, and I

This episode is sponsored by Audible Scientists may one day figure out how to duplicate a person, body and mind. No doubt the scientist who perfects the process will be beside himself with joy after he successfully tests it. A staple of science fiction is the notion of copying or cloning living things. Today we’ll […]

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Get Away to Write: UCR’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing

Get Away to Write: UCR’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing

The Low Residency MFA program at UC Riverside is one of the premiere creative writing programs in the country. – It’s an incredibly supportive, and fun, and smart, and talented faculty. There’s award winners and best-selling authors and people who are movie makers, who are deeply involved in the writing world themselves. And across the […]

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WUCF Artisodes: Art and Education

WUCF Artisodes: Art and Education

>>THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL EDITION OF ARTISODES IS PART OF WUCF’S AMERICAN GRADUATE INITIATIVE. IT ALSO CONTINUES “SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION,” A WEEK OF PROGRAMMING THAT EXAMINES HOW CREATIVITY AND DEDICATION TO TEACHING ALL CHILDREN IS MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AND ACROSS THE NATION. IN THIS EDITION OF WUCF ARTISODES, A PALM BAY ARTIST EARNS […]

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Black Hole Ships

Black Hole Ships

This Episode is sponsored by Skillshare Black holes are often portrayed as scary world-eating monsters, but what if they are actually the batteries that will power our future among the stars? So today we are looking at how we can potentially use black holes in the future, and it’s a topic we actually covered early […]

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