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Meta Treks: A Star Trek Philosophy Podcast

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Meta Treks: A Star Trek Philosophy Podcast

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Meta Treks is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to a deep examination of the philosophical ideas found in Star Trek. In each episode, Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison take you on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of Star Trek storytelling, deeper into subspace than you've ever traveled before.

Latest Episodes

Andorian Cowboys

Enterprise Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the overarching themes and our top choices for Essential Trek Philosophy from Star Trek: Enterprise, Season 1.

85 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Andorian Cowboys

Eternity is Passé

Death Wish. We discuss the philosophical themes in the second-season Voyager episode "Death Wish," the question of meaning as it relates to death and immortality in the Q Continuum, and "Death Wish" as a well-developed example of Nietzschean philosophy.

92 MIN2019 OCT 29
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Eternity is Passé

Where Are the 24th-Century Space Hippies?

Utopianism in Star Trek. We discuss the optimistic vision of the future depicted in the Star Trek universe, the dark side of utopianism, and whether Star Trek should be seen as a modern-day take on a futuristic Plato's Republic.

76 MIN2019 JUN 4
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Where Are the 24th-Century Space Hippies?

In a Relevantly Similar Possible Universe, I Would Always Have Been Your Friend, Jim

Alternate Universes and Modal Realism. We discuss modal realism, the philosophical view that alternate universes or "possible worlds" really exist, through the lens of Star Trek.

72 MIN2019 MAY 6
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In a Relevantly Similar Possible Universe, I Would Always Have Been Your Friend, Jim

Prepaid Long-Distance Mind Meld

Discovery Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the philosophical themes in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.

80 MIN2019 JAN 21
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Prepaid Long-Distance Mind Meld

Get That Whale Some Gumbo

Equality and Equal Rights. We discuss the philosophy of equality and equal rights in the United Federation of Planets, from the different senses of equality such as moral equality and equality of opportunity to equal rights for non-humanoid life forms.

65 MIN2019 JAN 14
Comments
Get That Whale Some Gumbo

ODD (Omniscience Deficit Disorder)

The Q Continuum. We give a philosophical analysis of the Q Continuum and the deity-like attributes of the Q.

77 MIN2018 OCT 8
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ODD (Omniscience Deficit Disorder)

Faustian Horseback Ride

Philosophical Themes in "The Cage." We discuss the philosophical themes in the unaired pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, including the existential burdens of making choices and being in command, and the nature of human happiness.

82 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Faustian Horseback Ride

Spock's Altered States of Consciousness

The Original Series Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss our top picks for Essential Trek Philosophy from season 1 of Star Trek: The Original Series.

85 MIN2018 JUL 2
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Spock's Altered States of Consciousness

These Are the Redacted Voyages

Philosophical Themes in "These Are the Voyages." We explore themes of historical lessons and conflicting ethical duties in the finale of Star Trek: Enterprise, "These Are the Voyages."

86 MIN2018 MAY 28
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These Are the Redacted Voyages

Latest Episodes

Andorian Cowboys

Enterprise Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the overarching themes and our top choices for Essential Trek Philosophy from Star Trek: Enterprise, Season 1.

85 MIN2019 NOV 18
Comments
Andorian Cowboys

Eternity is Passé

Death Wish. We discuss the philosophical themes in the second-season Voyager episode "Death Wish," the question of meaning as it relates to death and immortality in the Q Continuum, and "Death Wish" as a well-developed example of Nietzschean philosophy.

92 MIN2019 OCT 29
Comments
Eternity is Passé

Where Are the 24th-Century Space Hippies?

Utopianism in Star Trek. We discuss the optimistic vision of the future depicted in the Star Trek universe, the dark side of utopianism, and whether Star Trek should be seen as a modern-day take on a futuristic Plato's Republic.

76 MIN2019 JUN 4
Comments
Where Are the 24th-Century Space Hippies?

In a Relevantly Similar Possible Universe, I Would Always Have Been Your Friend, Jim

Alternate Universes and Modal Realism. We discuss modal realism, the philosophical view that alternate universes or "possible worlds" really exist, through the lens of Star Trek.

72 MIN2019 MAY 6
Comments
In a Relevantly Similar Possible Universe, I Would Always Have Been Your Friend, Jim

Prepaid Long-Distance Mind Meld

Discovery Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss the philosophical themes in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.

80 MIN2019 JAN 21
Comments
Prepaid Long-Distance Mind Meld

Get That Whale Some Gumbo

Equality and Equal Rights. We discuss the philosophy of equality and equal rights in the United Federation of Planets, from the different senses of equality such as moral equality and equality of opportunity to equal rights for non-humanoid life forms.

65 MIN2019 JAN 14
Comments
Get That Whale Some Gumbo

ODD (Omniscience Deficit Disorder)

The Q Continuum. We give a philosophical analysis of the Q Continuum and the deity-like attributes of the Q.

77 MIN2018 OCT 8
Comments
ODD (Omniscience Deficit Disorder)

Faustian Horseback Ride

Philosophical Themes in "The Cage." We discuss the philosophical themes in the unaired pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, including the existential burdens of making choices and being in command, and the nature of human happiness.

82 MIN2018 SEP 24
Comments
Faustian Horseback Ride

Spock's Altered States of Consciousness

The Original Series Season 1 - Essential Trek Philosophy. We discuss our top picks for Essential Trek Philosophy from season 1 of Star Trek: The Original Series.

85 MIN2018 JUL 2
Comments
Spock's Altered States of Consciousness

These Are the Redacted Voyages

Philosophical Themes in "These Are the Voyages." We explore themes of historical lessons and conflicting ethical duties in the finale of Star Trek: Enterprise, "These Are the Voyages."

86 MIN2018 MAY 28
Comments
These Are the Redacted Voyages
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