Slug of Time Podcast

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Oct 08

A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 16

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In the last episode of Series 2, Astrophysicist Michael Williams joins Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to talk about “The Forgotten Enemy”, written by Arthur C. Clarke in 1949. It’s about comfy isolation, radio static, and forces larger than oneself. Elisha reads the story at the front of the programme; music is “Speculative Reminiscing” by Low Res, “Permafrost” by Magazine, and “From My Window I Can See A Mountain in Snow” by Tisane feat. Kevin.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

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Oct 08

A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 15

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It’s Katie Grocott in the studio this week with Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to talk about “Things”, written by Ursula Le Guin in 1970. This is a short story about a society sharply divided between nihilist marauders and maudlin do-nothings… and two people who don’t really fit in either camp. Oh, and masonry. Music is “To the Sea” by Yello and “Ende Neu” by Einsturzende Neubauten.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

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Oct 08

A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 14

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Richard Tunnicliffe joins Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to talk about Thomas M. Disch’s “The Squirrel Cage”. It’s a story about a writer writing for no one, or for everyone – he’s not sure which (lol Livejournal). Beezer Magazine’s “Numbskulls” make a brief appearance, as does John Searle’s “Chinese Room” thought experiment, a song by Kraftwerk, and a classic spoken piece by Alvin Lucier.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

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Oct 08

A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 13

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Rebecca Levene sits in with Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to talk about Brian Aldiss’ 1957 short story, “All the World’s Tears”. It’s about a vitiated ecology, a mechanized society, and a desolate, wind-swept mansion where love may not be all you need. Music is “In the Pines” by Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys, and “Ask” by the Smiths. Elisha reads the story for you first.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

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Sep 08

A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 12

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Magnus Anderson joins the Slug Lords to talk about Arsen Darnay’s short story, “Such Is Fate”. It’s about a gypsy, a sailor, a tank of liquified gas, and what we can learn from the past. Music comes via Olivia Newton-John and Prince, and Elisha reads the story at the front of the programme in case you don’t have your copy of the September-October 1974 “Worlds of If” to hand.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

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Sep 08

A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 11

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Victoria de Rijke joins Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to talk about “Aye, and Gomorrah”, a tale of sexless astronaut prostitutes and the people who worship them. I’m not making that up! It was written by Samuel R. Delany in 1966 and Elisha reads it at the beginning in case you haven’t. Music is “I Blood Brother Be” by the Shock Headed Peters.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

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Sep 08

A Bite of Stars, A Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 10

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“Track 12″ by J.G. Ballard gets Slugged this week, with Richard Thomas joining Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to discuss it. Elisha reads this odd story of revenge via home recording in case you haven’t; music comes courtesy of John Foxx, Stereo Total and Iannis Xenakis, and there’s a miniature laboratory cyclone thrown in for good measure.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

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Sep 08

A Bite of Stars, a Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 9

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We pick up with Pete Baran joining Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions for “Zirn Left Unguarded, The Jenghik Palace in Flames, Jon Westerley Dead”, written in 1972 by Robert Sheckley, read here by Elisha. Music includes the Electro Hippies, Pere Ubu, DJ Rolando, and Marlene Deitrich. Originally broadcast Sept. 9, 2008, on Resonance FM 104.4.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

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May 08

A Bite of Stars, a Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 8

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Kat Stevens joins Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to talk about Choose Your Own Adventure books, speaking with animals, and “Build Up Logically”, an unclassifiable short story written in 1950 by Howard Schoenfeld. It’s about two men who can summon the entire universe from thin air but spend most of their time at parties. Elisha reads the story in case you haven’t.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

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May 08

A Bite of Stars, a Slug of Time, and Thou – Episode 7

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Ken Hollings joins Mark Sinker and Elisha Sessions to talk about “The Tactful Saboteur”, a tale of civil servants and their multi-phase sexual life cycles. Written by Frank Herbert in 1964, it’s read by Elisha at the front of the programme. Music this week is “Funiculaire” by Readymade.

Produced by Elisha Sessions

Next – “Build Up Logically” by Howard Schoenfeld