Season 1

Futures – Optimism in Science Fiction

RSSApple PodcastsStitcherSpotifyPlayer.fmGoogle PodcastsTuneIn
S1E5 – Futures
byRishi Diwan and Navin Sigamany

Episode Notes

Short episode with a main topic and a single diversion!

Segment: Rishi laments lost optimism in visions of the future in science fiction

Diversion: Twofer! Navin talks about the Temple of the Pig, Rishi about the Smoking Trees!

Useful Links

A fantastic Asimov retrospective:

Elon Musk alludes to Foundation:

A philosopher analyzes Star Trek:

Jeff Bezos saves The Expanse:

A plea to stop being pessimistic in Science Fiction (By Neal Stephenson):

Navin’s blog on The Temple of the Pig:

Temple and Pig Redux (not Navin’s tale!):

Ganesha idols drinking milk:

License Info

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Hrishikesh Diwan and Navin Sigamany

Cantina Blues – Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist:

Forest Rhythm by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Artist:

Artwork: Photo by Yash Raut on Unsplash

Reach Us!

Leave us feedback and comments at

Follow us on Twitter:

Like us on Facebook:

RSSApple PodcastsStitcherSpotifyPlayer.fmGoogle PodcastsTuneIn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *