Area 42 http://area42online.com Sun, 03 Feb 2019 06:20:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 /wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-Logo-150×150.png Area 42 http://area42online.com 32 32 Area 42 is the podcast where an atheist science fiction geek (Mike Keller) and a christian science fiction geek (Brent Phillips) come together to debate and discuss classic works of science fiction, fantasy and horror. The subject matter covered are usually books and occasionally films, but other sources of media are also fair game. Discussion of current happenings in the SF/fantasy world are also brought up. Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian clean Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian mike@area42online.com mike@area42online.com (Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian) An atheist and a christian debate a discuss classic works of science fiction and fantasy Area 42 /wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Current_Area_42_logo_300.jpg http://area42online.com EPISODE 6: STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND /episode-6-stranger-in-a-strange-land/ Sun, 03 Feb 2019 04:17:57 +0000 /?p=509 /episode-6-stranger-in-a-strange-land/#respond /episode-6-stranger-in-a-strange-land/feed/ 0 Well, we thought Episode 5 was our longest episode, and we even mention that in this one. Episode 6 has broken that record, coming in at nearly three and a half hours! It’s understandable, though. Our topic is Robert A. Heinlein’s 1961 novel Stranger In a Strange Land which offers quite a lot of material … <p class=”read-more”><a class=”btn btn-default” href=”/episode-6-stranger-in-a-strange-land/”> Read More<span class=”screen-reader-text”> Read More</span></a></p> Well, we thought Episode 5 was our longest episode, and we even mention that in this one. Episode 6 has broken that record, coming in at nearly three and a half hours! It’s understandable, though. Our topic is Robert A. Heinlein’s 1961 novel Stranger In a Strange Land which offers quite a lot of material in regards to the subjects of religion and science fiction. Plus there’s a lot of sex in the book so that’s always fun to talk about. Do you want to know how to win as quickly as possible? Play with the 50 freispiele right now. There’s a lot of money and fun!

0:00: Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

1:07: Housekeeping

45:40: Excerpt from “Prophets Of Science Fiction: Robert Heinlein”

48:30: “Stranger In A Strange Land” – Book Discussion

2:27:00: William H. Patterson talks about Robert Heinlein at the CATO Institute in 2010

2:31:33: “Stranger In A Strange Land” – Religious and Philosophical Discussion

3:47:25: Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

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Well, we thought Episode 5 was our longest episode, and we even mention that in this one. Episode 6 has broken that record, coming in at nearly three and a half hours! It’s understandable, though. Our topic is Robert A. Play at the best casino with us on o jogo da era do gelo. Bonus for the first 100 people! Well, we thought Episode 5 was our longest episode, and we even mention that in this one. Episode 6 has broken that record, coming in at nearly three and a half hours! It’s understandable, though. Our topic is Robert A. Heinlein’s 1961 novel Stranger In a Strange Land which offers quite a lot of material … Read More Read More Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian clean 3:47:43
EPISODE 5: THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES /episode-5-the-martian-chronicles/ Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:14:50 +0000 /?p=494 /episode-5-the-martian-chronicles/#respond /episode-5-the-martian-chronicles/feed/ 0 In our fifth (sixth) episode (and longest to date), we turn our attention to the 1950 novel The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury as well as the resulting 1978 TV miniseries. Mike tries to keep his lust for Jenna Coleman in check (can he do it?), Brent ends up with a LOT of homework, and … <p class=”read-more”><a class=”btn btn-default” href=”/episode-5-the-martian-chronicles/”> Read More<span class=”screen-reader-text”> Read More</span></a></p> In our fifth (sixth) episode (and longest to date), we turn our attention to the 1950 novel The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury as well as the resulting 1978 TV miniseries. Mike tries to keep his lust for Jenna Coleman in check (can he do it?), Brent ends up with a LOT of homework, and Mike and Brent debate the limits of political correctness and censorship before finally deciding that the answer to all things may be to disappear into the wilderness for a while. Check out the media gallery on our website for some coloring fun related to this episode!

0:00 : Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

1:21 : Mike’s challenge

1:58 : Housekeeping

52:16: Excerpts from a Conversation with Ray Bradbury (National Endowment for the Arts)

54:27: “The Martian Chronicles” – Book Discussion

1:58:43: A scene from “The Martian Chronicles” miniseries

2:02:33: “The Martian Chronicles” – Religious and Philosophical Discussion

2:53:49: Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

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In our fifth (sixth) episode (and longest to date), we turn our attention to the 1950 novel The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury as well as the resulting 1978 TV miniseries. Mike tries to keep his lust for Jenna Coleman in check (can he do it?), In our fifth (sixth) episode (and longest to date), we turn our attention to the 1950 novel The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury as well as the resulting 1978 TV miniseries. Mike tries to keep his lust for Jenna Coleman in check (can he do it?), Brent ends up with a LOT of homework, and … Read More Read More Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian clean 2:54:16
EPISODE 4: SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE /episode-4-slaughterhouse-five/ Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:55:50 +0000 /?p=489 /episode-4-slaughterhouse-five/#respond /episode-4-slaughterhouse-five/feed/ 0 After far too long an absence, Area 42 is back with episode 4! We break our sabbatical by delving into the 1969 book Slaughterhouse Five Or The Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (and briefly mentioning the 1972 film adaptation). Also in this episode, we address the concept of “atheist calvanism”, what it means to … <p class=”read-more”><a class=”btn btn-default” href=”/episode-4-slaughterhouse-five/”> Read More<span class=”screen-reader-text”> Read More</span></a></p> After far too long an absence, Area 42 is back with episode 4! We break our sabbatical by delving into the 1969 book Slaughterhouse Five Or The Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (and briefly mentioning the 1972 film adaptation). Also in this episode, we address the concept of “atheist calvanism”, what it means to be a “christ worshiping agnostic”, discuss ancient Irish customs involving nipples and horses, Brent extols the virtues of Thor:  Ragnarok, Altered Carbon and the Sermon on the Mount, and Mike manages to work in his lust for Jenna Coleman. Also: More listener feedback! Keep those cards and letters coming!

0:00 : Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

1:09 : Housekeeping

47:58: Sir Ian McKellen reads a Kurt Vonnegut Jr. penned letter to a class of high school English students

50:32: “Slaughterhouse Five” – Book Discussion

1:13:55: Edited highlights of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. addressing Case Western Reserve University in 2004

1:16:56: “Slaughterhouse Five” – Religious and Philosophical Discussion

1:56:53: Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

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After far too long an absence, Area 42 is back with episode 4! We break our sabbatical by delving into the 1969 book Slaughterhouse Five Or The Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (and briefly mentioning the 1972 film adaptation). After far too long an absence, Area 42 is back with episode 4! We break our sabbatical by delving into the 1969 book Slaughterhouse Five Or The Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (and briefly mentioning the 1972 film adaptation). Also in this episode, we address the concept of “atheist calvanism”, what it means to … Read More Read More Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian clean 1:57:17
EPISODE 3: ENDER’S GAME /episode-3-enders-game/ Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:57:18 +0000 /?p=475 /episode-3-enders-game/#respond /episode-3-enders-game/feed/ 0 In episode three of our podcast we turn our attention to the 1984 book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and the resulting film adaptation from 2013. Mike and Brent have fun saying “buggers” a lot, we talk about Karen Gillan’s hair and why Mike would like her to pretend that he’s Pee Wee Herman, … <p class=”read-more”><a class=”btn btn-default” href=”/episode-3-enders-game/”> Read More<span class=”screen-reader-text”> Read More</span></a></p> In episode three of our podcast we turn our attention to the 1984 book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and the resulting film adaptation from 2013. Mike and Brent have fun saying “buggers” a lot, we talk about Karen Gillan’s hair and why Mike would like her to pretend that he’s Pee Wee Herman, Brent wins Mike’s con swag and we accurately re-create the Star Trek fight music. Our first listener feedback! Waiting for that second listener…

0:00: Brent’s confession

0:02: Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

1:20: Housekeeping

48:36: “Ender’s Game” film trailer

50:45: “Ender’s Game” – Book and Film Discussion

1:14:51:  Orson Scott Card discusses religion and science fiction, interview by Steve Paikin

1:21:16: “Ender’s Game” – Religious and Philosophical Discussion

1:42:16: Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

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In episode three of our podcast we turn our attention to the 1984 book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and the resulting film adaptation from 2013. Mike and Brent have fun saying “buggers” a lot, we talk about Karen Gillan’s hair and why Mike would li… In episode three of our podcast we turn our attention to the 1984 book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and the resulting film adaptation from 2013. Mike and Brent have fun saying “buggers” a lot, we talk about Karen Gillan’s hair and why Mike would like her to pretend that he’s Pee Wee Herman, … Read More Read More Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian clean 1:42:32
EPISODE 2: A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ /episode-2-a-canticle-for-leibowitz/ Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:23:24 +0000 /?p=454 /episode-2-a-canticle-for-leibowitz/#respond /episode-2-a-canticle-for-leibowitz/feed/ 0 It’s been a long time coming, but here we finally are with the third episode (Episode Number 2) of Area 42, where we tackle Walter Miller Jr’s 1959 novel A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ. This time, we discuss whether or not this book is superior to DUNE, we debate if Thon Thadeo is an alright guy, … <p class=”read-more”><a class=”btn btn-default” href=”/episode-2-a-canticle-for-leibowitz/”> Read More<span class=”screen-reader-text”> Read More</span></a></p> It’s been a long time coming, but here we finally are with the third episode (Episode Number 2) of Area 42, where we tackle Walter Miller Jr’s 1959 novel A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ. This time, we discuss whether or not this book is superior to DUNE, we debate if Thon Thadeo is an alright guy, we have a lively discussion over the Catholic Church’s middle age treatment of science and learning and we put two-year old children in a gladiator pit with wild pigs. Take a listen and see if you “complete agreely” with either of us.

0:00: “Riddle” says “Hi” to Area 42

0:04: Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

1:11: Housekeeping

19:54: “A Canticle For Leibowitz” – Excerpt from Radio Production

25:33: “A Canticle For Leibowitz” – Book Discussion

1:13:25: “A Canticle For Leibowitz” – Excerpt from BBC Radio Production

1:18:19: “A Canticle For Leibowitz” – Religious and Philosophical Discussion

2:10:58: Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

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It’s been a long time coming, but here we finally are with the third episode (Episode Number 2) of Area 42, where we tackle Walter Miller Jr’s 1959 novel A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ. This time, we discuss whether or not this book is superior to DUNE, It’s been a long time coming, but here we finally are with the third episode (Episode Number 2) of Area 42, where we tackle Walter Miller Jr’s 1959 novel A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ. This time, we discuss whether or not this book is superior to DUNE, we debate if Thon Thadeo is an alright guy, … Read More Read More Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian clean 2:11:13
EPISODE 1: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY /episode-1-2001-a-space-odyssey/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:14:22 +0000 /?p=448 /episode-1-2001-a-space-odyssey/#respond /episode-1-2001-a-space-odyssey/feed/ 0 So here we are with episode number 1! For this entry we turn our attention to the 1968 film and book 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke respectively. Mike explains why the term “atheist” might not be 100% accurate in describing himself, Brent talks about why he hates the X-Men … <p class=”read-more”><a class=”btn btn-default” href=”/episode-1-2001-a-space-odyssey/”> Read More<span class=”screen-reader-text”> Read More</span></a></p> So here we are with episode number 1! For this entry we turn our attention to the 1968 film and book 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke respectively. Mike explains why the term “atheist” might not be 100% accurate in describing himself, Brent talks about why he hates the X-Men films and we waffle on for about 45 minutes before realizing that we’re not recording anything! (It’s OK, we just turned the mics on and repeated ourselves).

You might notice some general wonkiness this time around in regards to sound quality, echoing and background noise (but hey, all the levels are the same!). For some reason we didn’t have this problem with episode 0. Oh well. We’re new at this, just bare with us… we hope to have all of these issues resolved in future episodes (maybe not the next one) and we’ll be your favorite podcast in no time… maybe.

0:00: Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

1:14: Housekeeping

23:32: “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Wonderland Space Shuttle

28:16: “2001: A Space Odyssey” – Book and Film Discussion

1:04:53: Dave Boman Vs Pappa Lazarou

1:06:47: “2001: A Space Odyssey” – Religious and Philosophical Discussion

1:49:23: Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

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So here we are with episode number 1! For this entry we turn our attention to the 1968 film and book 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke respectively. Mike explains why the term “atheist” might not be 100% accurate in describi… So here we are with episode number 1! For this entry we turn our attention to the 1968 film and book 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke respectively. Mike explains why the term “atheist” might not be 100% accurate in describing himself, Brent talks about why he hates the X-Men … Read More Read More Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian clean 1:49:40
EPISODE 0: A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS /voyage_to_artcturus/ Sat, 13 May 2017 01:39:47 +0000 /?p=1 /voyage_to_artcturus/#respond /voyage_to_artcturus/feed/ 0 Welcome to our inaugural episode! In this, our first podcast, we discuss what we are looking forward to and what we have planned for 2017, our favorite films and TV shows, the concept behind the show, etc… and then we delve into the main topic: David Lindsay’s 1920 novel A Voyage To Arcturus. 0:00 : … <p class=”read-more”><a class=”btn btn-default” href=”/voyage_to_artcturus/”> Read More<span class=”screen-reader-text”> Read More</span></a></p> Welcome to our inaugural episode! In this, our first podcast, we discuss what we are looking forward to and what we have planned for 2017, our favorite films and TV shows, the concept behind the show, etc… and then we delve into the main topic: David Lindsay’s 1920 novel A Voyage To Arcturus.

0:00 : “What kind of God does science fiction want?” Gabriel McKee interviewed by Lorna Dueck

1:03 : Intro “I’m From The Future” by The Deathray Davies

2:10 : Mike and Brent ramble about the show’s format and what they intend to watch, see and read in the coming year

17:29 : “Headin Out To Eden” by Monster Island Plus (from the space hippy episode of Star Trek)

20:55 : “A Voyage To Arcturus” – general book discussion

49:00 : Clips from “A Voyage To Arcturus” – 1979 independent film

53:02 : “A Voyage To Arcturus” – religious and philosophical discussion

1:30:14 : Outro – “Keep Watching The Skies”

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Welcome to our inaugural episode! In this, our first podcast, we discuss what we are looking forward to and what we have planned for 2017, our favorite films and TV shows, the concept behind the show, etc… and then we delve into the main topic: David L… Welcome to our inaugural episode! In this, our first podcast, we discuss what we are looking forward to and what we have planned for 2017, our favorite films and TV shows, the concept behind the show, etc… and then we delve into the main topic: David Lindsay’s 1920 novel A Voyage To Arcturus. 0:00 : … Read More Read More Mike Keller – Atheist, Brent Phillips – Christian clean 1:30:41