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Episode 81 – “Nothing in the Dark”

Death is the dark unknown, and to Wanda Dunn, an aged woman living alone in an aged tenement, it is the all-encompassing object of her fear. Wanda is each of us, though we may very well feel that we can … Continue reading

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Episode 80 – “A Quality of Mercy”

This is one of several episodes set close to the end of a war, in this case, the end of World War II in the Pacific theater. In contrast to the beginning of a war, when no one knows which … Continue reading

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Episode 79 – “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”

In discussions about the nature of knowledge, skepticism looms large: How do we know we are not brains in vats? How do we know we are not dreaming? In raising these skeptical worries we are acutely aware that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Episode 78 – “Once Upon A Time”

Time travel might be of interest not only to those who might wish to change the past, or revisit it, but to those who just don’t like the circumstances in which they find themselves, and hope to find something better … Continue reading

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Episode 77 – “The Jungle”

New York City is sometimes described as a jungle, where that’s understood as a dense, dark, and foreboding place. “The Jungle” takes place entirely the jungle of New York City, but the city itself is not represented as dark and … Continue reading

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