The Xenothesis podcast features review, discussion and analysis of Dawn book 1 of Octavia E. Butler’s, Xenogenesis trilogy AKA Lilith’s Brood

Michael Glinka

Michael Glinka

Richard J. Acton

Richard J. Acton

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In this episode: Richard and Michael thank fungi for the lack of giant bugs. Akin engages in unintentional creepy child horror gas-lighting. We also see a reprise of the Agouti. Richard sells out humanity (again), but offers a cunning plan for their survival first. Also: This is the version Octavia toned down? Read More

In Episode 7, Richard and Michael discuss the messages woven by Octavia Butler in the story leading to a conversation on serious topics such as gender and fragility of our society.

In Episode 06, Richard and Michael discuss the wonderous organ that the brain is, the problems and quirks associated with it, and how beautifully Lilith told Kahguyaht off.

In Episode 05, Richard and Michael discuss the many strange but wonderful ways that animals reproduce on Earth – as well as how much they dislike Kahguyaht.

In Episode 4, Richard and Michael discuss chapters 1 and 2 from section 2: Family of Xenogenesis, which leads to a conversation about regeneration vats, cryonics and potential mechanisms protecting us from cryogenic damage.

In Episode 3, Richard and Michael discuss Chapters 4 and 5, which leads to a nearly two-hour discussion on culture and regenerative medicine.