Warped Zone

Warped Zone

By Warped Zone
A podcast on Scifi, philosophy, religion, politics, gaming and anything else taboo. Run by Benn Banasik and Tara BM Smith, two PhD studies of religion candidates with a shared love of good coffee and cats.
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Episode 8: Looking for the Cat God in Red Dwarf
Warped Zone is a podcast on scifi, philosophy, religion, politics, gaming and anything else taboo. Run by Benn Banasik and Tara BM Smith, two PhD studies of religion candidates with a shared love of good coffee and cats. This week we go where it is cold outside and there is no kind of atmosphere and we discuss the cult classic first series of Red Dwarf. We also discussed Tara's adventure to a First Communion and Benn's experience at the inaugural Australian Arcade Classic event in Brisbane. Warped Zone can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warpedzonepodcast Our Discord chat: https://discord.gg/jyXyBzk Benn Banasik can be contacted on twitter: www.twitter.com/bennbanasik Tara BM Smith can be contact on twitter: www.twitter.com/tarabluemoon Red Dwarf: http://www.reddwarf.co.uk
1:06:05
August 20, 2019
Episode 7: Walter Day
Warped Zone is a podcast on scifi, philosophy, religion, politics, gaming and anything else taboo. Run by Benn Banasik and Tara BM Smith, two PhD studies of religion candidates with a shared love of good coffee and cats. This week we have a special recorded interview with the former owner of Twin Galaxies, Walter Day! We unpack just a small part of what was discussed regarding transcendental meditation, human nature, Billy Mitchell, Donkey Kong and what we can know about video gamers. This interview is a joint production between Warped Zone and the Game The System podcast. To listen to Benn speak to Marc and Matt about the interview head over to their podcast: http://gamethesystem.podbean.com Warped Zone can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warpedzonepodcast Game The System can be found at their website: http://gamethesystem.co Our Discord chat: https://discord.gg/jyXyBzk Benn Banasik can be contacted on twitter: www.twitter.com/bennbanasik Tara BM Smith can be contact on twitter: www.twitter.com/tarabluemoon
1:41:36
August 13, 2019
Episode 6: Funky Aliens
Warped Zone is a podcast on scifi, philosophy, religion, politics, gaming and anything else taboo. Run by Benn Banasik and Tara BM Smith, two PhD studies of religion candidates with a shared love of good coffee and cats. This week we speak about funky aliens ToeJam and Earl, the original on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis and the sequels including ToeJam and Earl Back in the Groove! Warped Zone can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warpedzonepodcast Our new Discord chat: https://discord.gg/jyXyBzk Benn Banasik can be contacted on twitter: www.twitter.com/bennbanasik Tara BM Smith can be contact on twitter: www.twitter.com/tarabluemoon Other mentions from the show: ToeJam and Earl: https://www.tjebackinthegroove.com
1:04:20
August 6, 2019
Episode 5: Morality and Transgressions
Warped Zone is a podcast on scifi, philosophy, religion, politics, gaming and anything else taboo. Run by Benn Banasik and Tara BM Smith, two PhD studies of religion candidates with a shared love of good coffee and cats. This week we speak about A Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison, the Sydney Classic Gaming Club and the start of semester one! Warped Zone can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warpedzonepodcast Our new Discord chat: https://discord.gg/jyXyBzk Benn Banasik can be contacted on twitter: www.twitter.com/bennbanasik Tara BM Smith can be contact on twitter: www.twitter.com/tarabluemoon Other mentions from the show: A Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison: http://scifilit.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/62606011/a%20boy%20and%20his%20dog.pdf A Boy and His Dog (1975 film): https://archive.org/details/ABoyAndHisDog1975 Wilfred (Australian Series Episode 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cESCpSix1Js
1:14:26
July 30, 2019
Episode 4: Cthulhu goes on a Journey
Warped Zone is a podcast on scifi, philosophy, religion, politics, gaming and anything else taboo. Run by Benn Banasik and Tara BM Smith, two PhD studies of religion candidates with a shared love of good coffee and cats. This week it’s all about journeys and the unknown. On episode 4 we speak about Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft and Journey the video game by thatgamecompany. We also speak about our expectations for Semester 2, the storming of Area 51 and the postponed Classic Tetris World Championship Australia. Warped Zone can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warpedzonepodcast Benn Banasik can be contacted on twitter: www.twitter.com/bennbanasik Tara BM Smith can be contact on twitter: www.twitter.com/tarabluemoon Other mentions from the show: The Adventures of Lil Cthulhu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kQuMVffbWA Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/cc.aspx H.P. Lovecraft Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jQtkGJMtH0 Journey by thatgamecompany: http://thatgamecompany.com/journey
1:23:34
July 23, 2019
Episode 3: Me, Myself and the Axolotl
Warped Zone is a podcast on scifi, philosophy, religion, politics, gaming and anything else taboo. Run by Benn Banasik and Tara BM Smith, two PhD studies of religion candidates with a shared love of good coffee and cats. On episode 3 we speak about TempleOS, a computer Operating System solely developed by Terry A. Davis and the short story ‘Axolotl’ by Julio Cortázar. We also speak of engaging with others through the lens of the philosophers Martin Buber, Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Tara finds a bird, Benn and his worst and best day ever, plus we try to understand the Incel movement. Warped Zone can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warpedzonepodcast Benn Banasik can be contacted on twitter: www.twitter.com/bennbanasik Tara BM Smith can be contact on twitter: www.twitter.com/tarabluemoon Other mentions from the show: Julio Cortázar by Axolotl: https://southerncrossreview.org/73/axolotl.html TempleOS: Down the Rabbit Hole documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCgoxQCf5Jg Inside The Secret World of Incels - BBC Documentary 2019: https://youtu.be/nZ5Jlx8MTp8
1:21:52
July 16, 2019
Episode 2: Dystopian Futures
Warped Zone is a podcast on scifi, philosophy, religion, politics, gaming and anything else taboo. Run by Benn Banasik and Tara BM Smith, two PhD studies of religion candidates with a shared love of good coffee and cats. On episode 2 we talk about Shtetl Days by Harry Turtledove, a dystopian alternate history which explores the themes of the Holocaust and Judaism. We also speak about Papers Please, another dystopian alternate story from the eyes of a border crossing official. Warped Zone can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warpedzonepodcast Benn Banasik can be contacted on twitter: www.twitter.com/bennbanasik Tara BM Smith can be contact on twitter: www.twitter.com/tarabluemoon Other mentions from the show: Shtetl Days by Harry Turtledove: https://www.tor.com/2011/04/14/shtetl-days/ Papers Please: https://papersplea.se Papers Please the short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFHHGETsxkE
1:04:25
July 10, 2019
Episode 1: Introductions
Warped Zone is a podcast on Scifi, philosophy, religion, politics, gaming and anything else taboo. Run by Benn Banasik and Tara BM Smith, two PhD studies of religion candidates with a shared love of good coffee and cats. On episode 1 we talk about our backgrounds, families, politics and our PhD topics. We also talk about veganism, our cats, the Nebula 2019 conference and the 2019 Battle of the Arcades. Warped Zone can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warpedzonepodcast Benn Banasik can be contacted on twitter: www.twitter.com/bennbanasik Tara BM Smith can be contact on twitter: www.twitter.com/tarabluemoon Other mentions from the show: Game the System Podcast: http://gamethesystem.co 1989 Bar: http://1989.com.au
1:17:44
July 2, 2019
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