Douglas Lain is our guest on this episode. He’s an author, blogger, podcaster and all-around dope dude. Checky out.
Douglas Lain is the publisher of Zero Books and the host of the Zero Squared podcast. He also writes stuff, like books. His novel After the Saucers Landed was nominated for the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award. It was great fun talking to Doug. He’s similarly great on his own podcast, which I encourage you to check out. But first listen to us chat up a storm.
Your notes, your grace:
- Doug’s most recent book, and the one we spend most of the podcast talking about, is Advancing Conversations: Aubrey de Grey – Advocate For An Indefinite Human Lifespan. It’s a conversation he had with that bad boy/wizard of anti-aging, Aubrey de (motherfucking) Grey. If you’re looking for a primer on SENS that you could give as a gift to your friend or relative that thinks the internet is a bunch of tubes, look no further. It’s also good reading for bros in the know.
- Diet Soap is Doug’s former podcast. You can find episodes on his YouTube channel.
- Doug asks, “Which will come first, social change or life extension?“
- Liz Parrish claims that, having extended the length of her telomeres, she’s extended her lifespan by twenty years.
- Science fiction author Barry Malzberg gets a mention. Do you have a favorite book or story by him? If so, please let a bro know.
- Watch This Mother Explain Death To Her Child
- Meet Preston Estep, onetime, would-be opponent of SENS.
- Radiohead’s new album A Moon Shaped Pool
- Ed Piskor‘s graphic (i.e. comic book) history of hip hop, Hip Hop Family Tree. Also available in collectible volumes one, two, three and four.
- Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts by Grafton Tanner
- Don Hertzfeldt’s short World of Tomorrow. Also available on Netflix.
- Louis C.K.’s latest work, Horace and Pete.