19-18 Segment 1: Diversity in Sci-Fi

For decades, science fiction was a genre written almost exclusively by white males. Now, the genre is flourishing with diverse voices, thanks in part to the trailblazing writer Octavia E. Butler. Historian Gerry Canavan discusses the obstacles Butler faced and her legacy on one of the most popular genres in American literature.

17-42 Segment 2: The Appeal of Time Travel Stories

What is it about time travel stories that draws us in and keeps us compelled all these years later? We talk to pop culture psychologist Dr. Travis Langley.

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17-01 Segment 2: What we love about time travel

We talk to Dr. Travis Langley to uncover what lies underneath the fantasy we’ve all indulged from time to time: traveling backwards and forwards through time.