2001: A Space Podyssey

Podcast dedicated to the history, science and legacy of the all-time classic film and one of the greatest works of art of the twentieth century, Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Episodes

Episode 33 - Jupiter and Beyond

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

The pod has left Discovery, and now it's just us, Dave, and Gyorgy Ligeti. Through the monolith and into the stargate, we're hurtling past exploding nubulae ... alien civilizations ... Scotland?
How far beyond Jupiter is the infinite, or has it been right here the whole time? And how similar is transcending space-time to yanking a tablecloth?
Plus licorice, socks, AND: Do black holes store your browser history?
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Tuesday Oct 31, 2023

It's Halloween, and it's "The Shining." What we talk about with author R.H. Vatcher is so terrifying and twisted, instead of a summary here's an episode Bingo card. Play along at home (if you dare...)
B-I-N-G-O
-Glacier National Park-NOW (National Organization for Women)-shadow as allegory-Rumer Godden-Fyodor Dostoevksy-"Emergency!"-Sigmund Freud-Kool-Aid-J.D. Salinger-Peekaboo-Bruno Bettelheim-Winnie The Pooh-Carl Jung-Bugs Bunny
Check out R.H. Vatcher's:
2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV
Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET'
I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING'
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Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

"2001" and "The Shining" are the ultimate twin enigmas of cinema, but how much of Kubrick's commentary is actually onscreen? Turns out, an ashtray is not just an ashtray. R.H. Vatcher reveals the clues hidden throughout the labyrinth of images within images.
Take the plunge with us through the murky depths of "The Shining" from its psychological themes to the subconscious motivations of these complex characters. 
The secret importance Alex Colville, Susan Sontag, Jim Morrison and a pack of Marlboros.
What if Wendy is the real writer? Who is really attacking Danny and why? If only Jack had been a dull boy... 
 
Cover art: Alex Colville - "May Day" (1970).
Check out R.H. Vatcher's:
2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV
Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET'
I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING'
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Saturday Oct 07, 2023

This episode contains discussion and clips of dramatized physical and verbal abuse, murder, and suicide. Listener discretion is advised. 
Call 988 or go to 988lifeline.org to get 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress  -- The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).
Level 2 of our roller coaster with author R.H. Vatcher races us through the intensity of boot camp, the similarities between HAL and Private Pyle, and the vulnerabilities of Dave Bowman and Danny Torrance.
Fasten your seatbelts as we plunge into the vast possibilites of mise-en-abyme. Plus, Kubrick's inspirations from the paintings of William Hogarth and the importance of the bathroom.
Follow along with photos at https://www.spacepodyssey.com/articles-resources
Check out R.H. Vatcher's:
2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV
Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET'
I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING'
www.spacepodyssey.com
Twitter @spacepodyssey
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email us at spacepodyssey2001@gmail.com
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Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

It's our first in a series with author R.H. Vatcher! We're talking about all the connections he has revealed between 2001 & the 1964 World's Fair. Also, Katharina Kubrick's memories of the fair and the elusive history of IBM's connection to the film.
These are some deep discoveries and crazy connections... Conn Peterson & Douglas Trumbull! Arthur C. Clarke shocked by smiling strangers! Detergents, dolphins, animatronic dogs, (and bush babies) oh my!
Follow along with photos at https://www.spacepodyssey.com/articles-resources
Check out R.H. Vatcher's:
2019: The Odyssey Brief: BREACHING THE HULL OF DISCOVERY PARTS III AND IV
Punching Through the Kevlar of Stanley Kubrick's 'FULL METAL JACKET'
I am Jack's Ax: Breaking Down the Barriers of Stanley Kubrick's Film 'THE SHINING'
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Friday Sep 01, 2023

This week, the unfailing optimism of Athur C. Clarke, his reflections and gratitude for a life well lived. The inspiration of discovery and the power of ideas.
His lifelong passion for establishing extra terrestrial contact, and his foresight into the the threat and future of A.I. What would he think of today's UAP hearings and the conversation around artificial intelligence?
All original music and art by the creators of this podcast.
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Friday Aug 25, 2023

Our first episode dedicated entirely to Arthur C. Clarke, scientist and writer, analyzer and explorer, dreamer and creator.  A sweet and private English thinker who wrote little about himself, the laughing tropical raconteur who would boat you to a shipwreck and beat you at table tennis.
We're looking into the heart of a most down-to-earth enigma. His inspirations and loves from the sea to the stars.  The personal side of the man called the "Prophet of the Twentieth Century."
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Monday Jul 31, 2023

What with the current global A.I. situation and the open letter calling for a "pause" while we examine this "existential threat to humanity" signed by hundreds of the world's preeminent computer scientists, it's easy to feel like Chicken Little and freak out.
So we did. But we're also shining a light through the darkness this week and finding hope for humanity and the future.
From Descartes to Locke to Kierkegaard, Merleau-Ponty to Heidegger, being a person means different things. But thanks to a little help from Ifeanyi Menkiti, Jonathan Miller and Peter Ustinov, we discover that the key to our future and the cure for the disaffected may be each other.
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In memory of Prof. Robert B. Shields.
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Episode 25 - Digital Tears

Thursday Jul 20, 2023

Thursday Jul 20, 2023

"Does HAL cry digital tears?" That's the question this week, as well as the article by Rosalind W. Picard from the book "HAL's Legacy : 2001ʹs Computer As Dream And Reality" edited by David G. Stork.
How much can he feel? How real are those feelings? How real are our feelings, and what's the difference? It's a whirlwind of emotions, calculations and implications as Dave kills/deactivates/lobotomizes HAL.
Plus: the truth about the Bush Baby!
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Monday Jul 17, 2023

"The Unauthorized Return of the Jedi Timeline" by Justin Berger and Jamie Benning has arrived, and what a treasure! Aye, thar be call sheets, matey!
We're back from Earth with our loot from ICCCon 2023 and wrapping up our Star Wars series with a focus on the costume work of John Mollo from "Barry Lyndon" to Ben Kenobi, and the directing process, from Mary Elizabeth McGlynn to Kerhsner and Kubrick.
Plus, more Colin Cantwell, and is Dave Bowman technically an alien?
This Week In Science: futility is bad for your health.
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