“We’re ALL ambassadors.” – Rafael Shimunov.
Artist and organizer Rafael Shimunov’s family of Bukharian Jewish refugees from Uzbekistan learned English by watching Star Trek. Raf’s read on Worf as a fellow Jew of color is eye opening. We talk all things Worf, but especially about his depiction as a Jewish person of color, directly within Star Trek’s coding of his background and metaphorically as an individual who finds meaning in his multiple identities.
We answer listener questions on everything from Worf and Orthodox religious identity to his success with the ladies and his post Deep Space Nine future. And how Klingon has more in common with Jewish languages than you might think.
Follow Raf’s twitter: https://twitter.com/rafaelshimunov
And for more Jewish Leftism check out the organization Elana and Raf are on the steering committee of, https://twitter.com/theJewishVote.
We love Keiko and Miles so much that we’re sending them to fictional couples counseling.
Joining us is Scott Thorough, a lifelong Trekkie with a Masters in Social Work. Scott did his internships for social work school with narrative focus. He’s the perfect guest to join us to determine if the O’Briens’ marriage can or should be saved.
Scott is also the co-host of the excellent Zebras in America Podcast https://twitter.com/ZebrasPod.
Keep up with Scott’s podcast and music here https://twitter.com/Scott_Thorough
Catch up on past episodes of Deep Space Dive with this playlist – https://bit.ly/playDeepSpace
Doctor Julian Bashir is Deep Space Nine’s resident physician, humanitarian, James Bond cosplayer, and disaster bisexual. We are joined by Ali Nagib, Assistant Director of Illinois NORML, an organization that was key to ending cannabis prohibition in Illinois. In this episode, Ali helps us discover why Dr. Bashir was so important for representation, why he’s such a headcanon magnet, why he’s a great role model for health equity activism efforts like cannabis legalization, and why he’s the Anti-Bones McCoy.
Catch up on our past episodes of Deep Space Dive with this playlist- https://soundcloud.com/graphicpolicy/sets/deep-space-dive
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Or catch us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn & https://twitter.com/pas_deChat
DS9 premiered at the height of third-wave feminism. In this episode, we’ll look at how Star Trek Deep Space Nine incorporated feminist thought of the ‘90s into its depictions of women and gender. Also, how that explains why Major Kira is always wearing a full face of makeup even when she’s roaming caves with a phaser rifle. And how the real villian isn’t just the Dominion, it’s Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
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and soon we will have our own RSS, I promise.
Follow hosts: Elana Levin and Dr. Sarah Daniel Rasher
Rom quotes Karl Marx and organizes a labor union at Quark’s Bar– of course, this merits a full episode of our new DS9 podcast. Join our guest, labor unionist & Trekkie Asher Huey for a close look at Bar Association, Season 4 episode 9.
This is the second episode of our podcast spin-off series, “Deep Space Dive” a Deep Space Nine podcast hosted by Elana Levin and Sarah Daniel Rasher.
In each episode we do a deep dive into the text and subtext of this most political of Star Trek series, often with expert guests like the one we had today. Asher Heuy is the digital director of the American Federation of Teachers. Startrek.com profiled this activism and love of Star Trek in 2019. You can follow him: https://twitter.com/asherhuey
Follow Deep Space Dive’s hosts – https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn and https://twitter.com/pas_deChat. Send us your DS9 Questions! Or your questions about unionizing your workplace!
We’ll be launching a new RSS just for Deep Space Dive episodes soon. — thank you for your patience, comics folks who aren’t Trekkies. We haven’t forgotten about you! I’ve got some huge comics guests coming shortly.
DS9 is the Star Trek with the greatest focus on political concepts like colonialism, feminism, queerness, and post-scarcity economics. Join hosts and guests who aren’t just Trekkies but activists, academics, artists, therapists, and more as we do a deep dive into the text and subtext where few Star Trek podcasts have gone before.
We’re discussing Deep Space Nine’s themes and characters– not doing recaps. Also: spoilers.
Elana Levin, also the host of Graphic Policy Radio, has worked at the intersection of comics, nerd culture and social change for over a decade. Biggest Trek cred? Giving a speech on fan activism at a rally organized by Leeta/Chase Masterson.
When not getting paid to use math to save the world, Sarah Daniel Rasher writes about film and figure skating. They were the founding Captain of their high school Star Trek club and once got Nicole De Boer to kiss them at a convention.
Garak: All The Boys Think He’s a Spy
Is he a spy? Is he evil? Is he dating Bashir? One thing’s for sure, he’s everyone’s favorite character.