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PoliTreks! Barry DeFord and Shashank Avvaru talk politics, religion, and society around the replicator. Along with special guests, we choose to Boldly Go straight into the social, political, and sometimes spiritual underpinnings at the core of Star Trek. In this podcast, we aim to seek out new perspectives, and discover the ways Trek - past and present - can help us better understand the world as it is, and us as we are. We travel at warp speed through worlds, timelines, and dimensions with one mission: make sense of our reality!

Apr 23, 2018

In this week's episode, Shashank and Barry sit down for a wonderful chat with Ryder Wilhelm, and Dan Deevy (the founder of Gaaays in Spaaace!) on the experience of being a member of the LGBTQ+ Community within Trek Fandom. This discussion is both entertaining and illuminating and we are sure you will enjoy it!


Apr 8, 2018

Section 25 is a series of PoliTreks episodes celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Through critical examination and comparison to the real world, Shashank and Barry rejoice in characters, episodes, moments, dialogs - everything DS9 in lists of twenty five. First up? Five of twenty-five...