Exploring Life’s Questions Through Science Fiction Media, Strain On The Federal Election Commission

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We talk with a Wisconsin psychologist about science fiction and its role in thinking through tough social questions. And with the FEC functioning at a limited strength, we talk about what that means for this year’s elections.

Featured in this Show

  • Understanding Society Through Science Fiction

    Many TV shows and movies have plots that reinvent history, imagine the future or exaggerate current worries — like Netflix’s Black Mirror or Amazon Prime’s Man in the High Castle. We talk with a sociology professor who says science fiction can be a ‘playground’ for us to ask… ‘What if?’

  • What's Happening With The Federal Election Commission?

    The Federal Election Commission has been unable to make certain elections-related decisions since it is unable to reach a quorum. We’ll learn about the role of the FEC and the impact a quorum-less agency could have on the 2020 general election.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • David Barry Guest
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Guest

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