Podcast: Enterprising Individuals—“Duet” with David R. George III

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On Enterprising Individuals

Season Three of the Enterprising Individuals podcast takes a serious turn as they look at the tangle of thorns that is “Duet.”

New York Times bestselling author David R. George III returns to the show to talk about one of Deep Space Nine’s (and Trek’s) finest and most brutal episodes. Kira thinks she’s captured a monster, but she learns that war and cruelty make victims of everyone. The discussion touches upon the genius of Harris Yulin, the reality of history being edited by the victors, the importance of victim accounts, the practice of sin-eating, and the banality of evil. They also shift gears and talk about less somber topics, like Prussian valves and “proficient service,” the drawbacks of acting like a jerk to your neighbors, the “Cardassian Monologue,” Death and the Maiden, and Stabby Otis from Mayberry! Okay...slightly less somber.

Plus, Kal contemplates a career as a Trek fact researcher, David talks about some of his favorite films, the Benjamin Buttoning properties of volcanic vapors are discussed, there’s a shout-out to Robert Shaw, and an update on a possible sighting of The Most Interesting Man in the World!

Everybody’s pulling for you, Clint Howard! One day at a time!

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Podcast: Literary Treks—No Such Thing As a Ferengi Customer Service Department

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Literary Treks podcast hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther welcome author David R. George III back to the show to discuss The 34th Rule, a novel he co-wrote with Deep Space Nine’s Armin Shimerman, whom you may know as Quark! They talk about the genesis of the story, the Ferengi belief system, politics, racism towards the Ferengi, the cycle of violence, then wrap up with their final thoughts and ratings.

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