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In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly (well most of the time) podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life GS is one of the longest running geek related podcasts in the UK. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.

Apr 30, 2015

Welcome to Dissecting World's Lecture on the Communism - or is it an Anarchy? -  of Iain M Banks titanic sweeping space opera culture; The Culture, with focus on their spies 'Special Circumstances'.

The Northern duo of Kehaar & Matt are joined by an incredibly knowledgeable David Haddock of the Banksoniain ( fanzine and discuss:


* the blurred lines between Contact & Special Circumstances 

* the post-scarcity nature of The Culture & how Star Trek avoids the questions

* Playing the long game and underestimating The Culture at your peril  

* All that tech! Shiny! 

* Plus Wiki-edit wars!

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Finally, Adrian Tchaikovsky, who has been a guest this season, is up for a Gemmell Award: If you’ve read any of his Shadows of the Apt series and want to show your appreciation, you can vote here; Or vote for anyone else, for that matter.