The Troubadour Podcast

Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Birth of Sci-Fi (Part 1)

November 12, 2018
The Troubadour Podcast
Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Birth of Sci-Fi (Part 1)
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Intro to Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
00:43:19
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment (reading)
01:16:57
Discussion of Story
The Troubadour Podcast
Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Birth of Sci-Fi (Part 1)
Nov 12, 2018
Kirk j Barbera
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Do you really know what a scientist is? 

A literary genre brings up new and important questions. Questions critical for a society and for your own individual life.

What are your limits? Can you go too far? Should you strive boldly or react tamely?

These are a few questions Hawthorne and others addressed in the 19th century.

In this episode (one of four) I will show you why it's important not to take words like scientist for granted and how our current society is still grappling continuously with these ideas. 

This is part 1 of 4. We'll be exploring 4 short stories, one for each episode. In each episode I will do a reading of the story, but I recommend reading it for yourself if possible.

  • Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
  • The Birthmark
  • Rappaccinni's Daughters
  • The Artist of the Beautiful




Intro to Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment (reading)
Discussion of Story
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