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An intimate conversation with the creators of some of the world's most remarkable games, hosted by comedian and life-long gamer Adam Conover. This season I will talk with the developers of Portal, Assassin's Creed, Hyper Light Drifter and many more about what it’s like to make video games for a living, how they come up with their ideas, and their first memory of the medium.
 
For the best in feminist Star Trek comedy, join Alice Wetterlund and Veronica Osorio as they watch Star Trek: The Next Generation episode by episode with guests and talk Picard, Troi, Data, Riker, sex, gender, fashion, and more. Includes SFX and Original Songs. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.
 
What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different. In Shattered Souls veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes ...
 
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Despite their limited representation in the media, Native Americans have had a profound influence on American comedy. So why isn't Charlie Hill a household name? This week historian Kliph Nesteroff and comic Adrianne Chalepah chat with Adam about their new book We Had A Little Real Estate Problem, which tells the fascinating story of Native America…
 
Quantum mechanics is over a century old, yet most of us still struggle to truly understand it. This week theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli is on the show to discuss his new book Helgoland and help Adam begin to truly understand how quantum physics can fit into a broader picture of reality. Check out Carlo's book at factuallypod.com/books.…
 
The hosts of Forever Dog's "Just Between Us" podcast, Allison Raskin & Gaby Dunn, have been covering the basics of mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. And in this mini-sode, sponsored by BetterHelp, Gaby & Allison share some of their favorite mental health 101 tips that they learned from all the wonderful experts that guested on the…
 
All-time Treks guest Paul F. Tompkins (Threedom, The Neighborhood Listen) returns for another all-time Treks episode: part two of the two-part TNG finale, "All Good Things," to talk Picard finally joining the crew for a round of cards and what's next for the podcast. Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcast…
 
This week Adam welcomes an author whose book blew his mind more than perhaps any other. Americans are typically taught that prior to the arrival of European settlers, indigenous communities were sparsely populated, lacked technology, and did little to shape the natural landscape. But as this week’s guest Charles C. Mann’s 1491 tells Adam, the most …
 
All-time Treks guest Paul F. Tompkins (Threedom, The Neighborhood Listen) makes a triumphant return for an all-time Treks episode: part one of the two part TNG finale, "All Good Things," to talk how Picard's time jumping could be responsible for ending humanity. Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com…
 
If you love video games, working in game development sounds like a dream job — especially since the industry now grosses more than movies and sports combined. But the reality is a lot less… fun than you might think. This week journalist Jason Schreier joins Adam to discuss his latest book Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry. I…
 
Physician and all-time TatC mega-fan Robin Reister joins Alice and Veronica to talk returning to conventions, favorite episodes (of the pod and TNG), and what it means to be "already Gorn" in a special pre-finale bonus clip episode!!! Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus SUPPORT TREKS AND THE …
 
Voting rights are under assault around the country. And while we tend to see “democracy" as a big, abstract noun, it’s the smallest, most mundane details that determine whether or not people actually have the right to vote. This week Adam sits down with Tomas Lopez, executive director of Democracy North Carolina, a non-partisan organization that wo…
 
Writer and comedian Andrew Ti (Mixed-ish, Yo, Is This Racist?) returns to talk with Alice and Vero about trapping Maquis terrorists with some so-so tactics on the penultimate episode of TNG, "Preemptive Strike." Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus SUPPORT TREKS AND THE CITY ON PATREON: www.pa…
 
It had to happen eventually: We’re doing an episode about crypto. This week artist and technologist Everest Pipkin joins Adam to discuss Bitcoin, the blockchain, and the dire costs of crypto art, not only on our environment, but on the art community itself. Find Everest Pipkin’s art at https://everest-pipkin.com.…
 
Alice and Veronica EXCLUSIVELY unpack the last Holodeck episode and Picard's fast and loose handling of an emerging intelligence aboard the Enterprise in TNG S7E23 "Emergence." Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus SUPPORT TREKS AND THE CITY ON PATREON: www.patreon.com/treksandthecity FOLLOW TR…
 
Facebook pushes dangerous misinformation to billions of people every day. So why can’t it… stop? This week, MIT Technology Review’s Senior AI Reporter, Karen Hao, joins Adam to detail her blockbuster report on how Facebook’s internal AI teams were instructed to stop fighting misinformation because doing so interfered with Facebook’s growth. Read he…
 
Comedian and writer Biniam Bizuneh (Resident Alien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) joins Alice and Veronica to unpack horny spelunkers, the legacy of Picard's one night stands, and long-delayed payoffs in TNG S7E22 "Bloodlines." Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus SUPPORT TREKS AND THE CITY ON PATREON: …
 
It's Factually's 100th episode! To celebrate, Adam is joined by Full Frontal host Sam Bee to discuss the art of combining fact with farce. They talk the importance (or total unimportance) of informational comedy, consider what lies ahead in their careers, and dunk on sitcoms. Sam Bee's podcast "Full Release" launches May 4th. Listen wherever you ge…
 
Treks and the City will be back in one week! Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus SUPPORT TREKS AND THE CITY ON PATREON: www.patreon.com/treksandthecity FOLLOW TREKS AND THE CITY: https://www.instagram.com/treksandthecity https://www.twitter.com/treksandthecity TREKS AND THE CITY IS A FOREVER …
 
There are a lot of causes of the declining global birth rate – education, freedom, and even the decline of subsistence agriculture. But what if one of the biggest factors was … plastic? Epidemiologist and author Dr. Shanna Swan joins Adam this week to break down why phthalates affect our fertility as well as our overall health. They cover her scien…
 
Comedian and writer Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything, BoJack Horseman) joins Alice and Veronica to discuss Alex episodes, Klingon rituals, and brushing by incredible time travel technology in TNG S7E21 "Firstborn." Listen to Treks and the City Ad-Free on Forever Dog Plus: http://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus SUPPORT TREKS AND THE CITY ON PATREON: …
 
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