If you like great podcasts to find new books, check out This Book I Read… a podcast from Beyond Cataclysm. Each episode explores the ups and downs of a particular book or author’s work, highlighting the great bits, and critiquing the bad stuff. Get inside the minds of other writers and the works that inspire them!
Our very own Rachel A Rosen is on to talk about Brown Girl In The Ring by Nalo Hopkinson.
Topics covered include:
Post-apocalyptic Toronto & Ontario.
‘White Flight’, inner city decline, ‘Donut cities’ and gentrification.
The Afro-Caribbean diaspora, The Jab Jab & Roti Shops.
The challenges of predicting the future back in the 1990s.
If you like great podcasts about justice in all its forms, Total Liberation Podcast is what you’re looking for. If you can only listen to one episode, we suggest Episode 92: Solarpunk, Indigenous & Afrofuturism, & Climate Fiction: Decolonizing Our Imaginations w. Tory Stephens (Imagine 2200).
In this episode, Mexie speaks with Tory Stephens, founder of Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors. Imagine 2200 is a climate fiction initiative at Grist magazine which showcases stories from authors from around the globe that are all in the visionary fiction genre (Afrofuturism, Indigenous futurism, solarpunk, etc.), providing inspiration on how we might get to a sustainable, reciprocal, and just world. We dig into all things visionary fiction, including its political significance and how crucial it is to decolonize our imaginations and reclaim our radical creativity to craft solutions for this current historical moment.
Plus, they also give a short review of The Sad Bastard Cookbook, and we might be biased but we think their options on this cookbook are perfect. Listen here!