Episode 67: Telepathic Gorillas, Black Panthers, and Confronting the Realities of Colonialism

Eric GarzaThis episode is dedicated to Daniel Quinn, an author who passed away on February 17, 2018. In this solo episode Eric talks about some of the themes he found most inspiring in Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael trilogy, particularly how Quinn interprets the Book of Genesis’ story of the fall of man as an allegory lamenting the abandonment of hunter-gatherer lifeways and the adoption of agriculture and hierarchical society. Eric also reflects on how Quinn discusses the impacts of colonialism and colonization in his books, and how those same themes were explored in the recent Marvel blockbuster Black Panther as well.

The photo of black panther eyes I used in some promotional materials was taken by Rute Martins, of Leoa’s Photography, and is used under Creative Commons license. The photo of gorilla eyes was downloaded from Pxhere.com, where it was listed in the public domain with no attribution required.

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