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Dec 29, 2020

What's that? There, in the back, behind the Christmas tree? Why, it's a very special, two-hour episode of Grad School Vonnegut, guest-starring Matt Hauske & Hilary Strang from the Marooned! on Mars podcast! We talk Player Piano, automation, capitalism, revolution, utopia, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ministry for the Future,...


Dec 21, 2020

This week Gerry and Aaron's guest is Cameron Kunzelman of the "Just King Things" and "Game Studies Study Buddies" podcasts! We talk Vonnegut's 1951 short story "All the King's Horses," adaptation, chess, Go, games, game theory, the Cold War, the 90s, Stephen King, The Queen's Gambit, esports, Pikmin 3, and finally...


Dec 12, 2020

Gerry and Aaron's whirlwind tour of the late Vonnegut reaches a resounding anti-climax in 1999's God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, based on Vonnegut's recurring WNYC segment Reports on the Afterlife! Our next novel is the very first one, Player Piano (1952)...


Dec 5, 2020

Grad School Vonnegut returns for its final run of episodes with Hocus Pocus (1990)! This week our guest is the brilliant Evan Kindley, senior humanities editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books!


Nov 21, 2020

Gerry and Aaron emerge from the foggy timequake of election season to discuss 1997's Timequake! They called this shot from episode zero -- does it live up to the hype? Is Timequake majority garbage by weight? Not even our beloved randomizer could survive its encounter with this book; we hope you have better...