Living up to our biweekly schedule, we're back with another Electric Dreams episode. This time, we discuss The Impossible Planet from 1953 - which is currently tied with "Strange Memories of Death" for 'Most Depressing Story'.
We discuss sexy old ladies, the street value of our bodies, and Truth.
Intro / Outro: Two Lone Swordsmen - Kist
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Momma E is back once again for a deep dive into Dick’s Electric Dreams. This week we’re reading The Hood Maker. We discuss where thoughts come from, what you could do with an invisibility cloak, the allegory of the cave, and the attractiveness of Rod Sterling.
Brand new guests! Bones and Roach join the cast as we discuss Nick at Nite, how to break up, organelles, and unicellular murder.
Again, our levels were a little wacky, so sorry for sucking at this thing we've only been doing for two years.
Intro: Takuya Kuroda - Piri Piri
Outro: Cloudkicker - We're goin' in. We're going down.
Join Wa, Foot, and Momma E as they discuss The Minority Report. Really, they try to wrap their heads around a single time paradox for one hour. Do they succeed? Tune in to find out.
Intro/outtro: Jib Kidder - Windowdipper
Join us for a classic PKD diversion: Mars, interstellar war, conspiracy, and crippling depression. We discuss cats VS dogs, terminal illness, and what the hell is wrong with the youth of today.
Intro: Adebisi Shank - Genki Shank
Outro: Adebisi Shank - International Dreambeat
Back again with a relatively short story about the metaphysical Martian wub. Join us as we discuss Deism, The Mummy, and the Spider-Man franchise.
In this Episode, Wa's boss (codename Deemer) joins us to discuss space flight, depression, Donnie Darko, and whether or not humans should be upgraded.
Double E is back in action as we FINALLY return to Man in the High Castle. We wrap up the novel with this episode, discussing two-dude-threesomes, Alan Watts, Her, and Joaquin Phoenix.
Congrats to Double E on delivering her baby. She is now, officially, Momma E.
Outro: "Mind over Mind" lecture series, Alan Watts
WLD welcomes it's fourth guest, Myrrh, to the show to discuss one of Dick's earliest stories. We touch on the mechanics of adjustment, the Mandela effect, and Disneyland.
Intro: Red Elk - Anywhere America
Outro: Perturbator - Death Squad
Wa and Foot are back and spanning three time zones to bring in our next guest, Vaid. Join us as we discuss killer pinballs in "Return Match" while laughing too loudly and obliterating our mics.
Sorry guys. We suck.
Weddings - Show and Tell
Weddings - It's You Not Me
In this episode, we welcome our 2nd guest - FRANKINCENSE. Under discussion: partisan politics, toilet seats, and The Republic.
"The Eye of the Sibyl" was published in 1987 and is one of the first pieces written by PKD after his whole "2-3-74" thing.
Intro: DJ Ghostchild vs dFly - Intro
Outro: Great Voices of Bulgaria, Women's Choir - Djore Dos
After a long hiatus (Wa moved to the Philippines), we are back to indulging our love of Dick. This episode features our first guest, and is installment no. 1 of a 3 part series wherein we discuss The Man in the High Castle.
Also in this episode: conspiracy theories, workplace attitudes, and horror movies.
John Wizards - Muizenberg
ABSRDST - Even if We Were Birds
Welcome to 2016! Wa and Foot are back, discussing this posthumously published story from 1977. Discussed this week: family stories, hypostatis, and the playing of footsie.
Intro: The Treme Brass Band - Caledonia
Outro: Made In Heights - Wildflowers
Happy New Year! Foot is away this week, having sequestered himself in a cabin for New Years, so here is the very first episode of We Love Dick! This episode was recorded in September as a test run for the podcast. The story under discussion was "A Terran Odyssey," first published in 1963, then developed into Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb, which was published in 1965.
This week: straight read VS alt read, Coke VS Pepsi, hallucinations VS schizophrenia, The Wire, Fight Club, and The Story So Far.
From the Episode:
Down to Clown
Paranoia Agent OST - Shiroi Oka, Maromi no Theme
This episode gets controversial when PKD forces Foot/Wa to discuss ABORTION and RACE. This week's story, The Pre-Persons, was written shortly after (and in response to) the Roe V Wade ruling.
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Trouble in Your Mind
The Honeydrips - Fall from a Height (The Field Way)
Wa and Foot continue their Dickery with this short, written in 1979. They discuss THE SYSTEM, THE MAN, and AUTHORITY.
The Ditty Bops - Wake Up
The Fall of Troy - The Dark Trail
It’s time for a tiny 6 pager: Strange Memories of Death, published in 1979. Apparently, based on real events from the life of PKD. This episode, Wa and Foot discuss poverty, ambition, and their mothers.
Intro: Ambry - Postcards from California
Outro: ミドリ - ひみつの2人
Wa and Foot discuss another PKD story: Holy Quarrel. First published in May of 1966. Discussed this week: AI, fears of death and the infinite, philosophical bullshit, good movies where people talk to machines.
Intro: Mega Drive - Mainframe
Outro: Macross 82-99 - Fun Tonight