Monday, July 12, 2010

Episode 34

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This 34th episode of Through the Aftermath is a bit of a potpourri, catching up on what we've been doing for the last month. We discuss Waterworld, BBC's Survivors and Shawn's adventures at E3 (including shaking hands with Brian Fargo and Bear Grylls!). Emails are also read and we get a very special visit from Smeagol at the end.

As usual, you can also keep in touch with us via email, the Facebook page (with a discussion board!) or Twitter.

Theme music is The Fourth Tribe by Michael Gordon Shapiro. Used with permission.


  1. Hey guys, July 27th on the Discovery Channel a new show called The Colony will be airing and it appears to be something that would peak your interests. Great Cast by the way. I Often find myself wishing that a comet or an H-bomb would come crashing through the skylight in my office to free me of this cubical prison and your pod cast makes the days just that much more bearable.

    cheers and keep chugging,

  2. Since you mentioned our Online Post-Apocalyptic Book Club on the last episode, just wanted to give you an update.

    The live chat discussion for The Stand went well, but for subsequent books, we're moving to more of a forum-based approach to the discussions, over on

    We'll have separate areas for each book in the forum, and then will break out each book into 3-5 sections. That way you can discuss the book as you're reading it, and not have to wait until you've finished the whole thing, but also not worry about seeing spoilers from people who have read further than you.

    And it also means that anyone can come join the discussion of a book even well after the others have read it.

    As of today (July 21) we have a good discussion of Day of the Triffids going, and plan to start another discussion for The Passage, the new vampire apocalypse story.

    Thanks for helping to spread the word.

  3. In an effort to explore the second half of "can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em," this series of comic books by Brian K. Vaughan imagines a world without men. A mysterious plague picks off every male being on the face of the earth — except two: Yorick Brown, a young escape artist, and his pet monkey, Ampersand. With the exception of a few radicals who do their best to shut down any efforts to bring back the men, women across the world worry that their species is doomed. A scientist, meanwhile, insists that cloning has made men obsolete. Widely praised, this exploration of gender issues and scientific ethics (among other things) is being turned into a feature film slated for release in 2011.

    His pet monkey ampersand! I found it!