Episode 66 – Spector of the Monolith featuring Dr. Barry Vacker

Dr. Barry Vacker is an associate professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Temple University. His forthcoming book “Spector of the Monolith” is a critique of human civilization through space movies like “2001: A Space Odyssey”, the original “Planet of the Apes” and “Interstellar” . We discuss his book, cosmic nihilism, our place in the universe, the anthropocene and the perfect margarita.

Check out excerpts from “Spector of the Monolith” and other essays by Dr. Vacker:


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