Episode 8 – Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime


Enemy fire peppers the hull from all directions. “our Love Shields are down to 33%, Captain!” shouts the first mate from below decks. I jump on the rudder and swing wildly to starboard. All of a sudden fisticuffs cloud my vision and the first ma- “wait, who made you the captain?”

“Well, I’m better at steering”

“Arguably guns are more important”

We explode into a thousand starbursts of cosmic love, tinged with the sourness of a married couple’s bickering.

Other games discussed: Fallout 4, Bloodborne, Splatoon

Yussef’s blog post about Fallout 4’s ahistorical framing of racism

The Fallout 3 house inspired by Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains”

Studs Terkel – “What has happened to the human voice?”

PBS Game/Show – “Will There Always be Violent Video Games?”