Maurice Broaddus will join Gadi and Karen this Saturday (11 July) for an interview, and then “flip the script” and interview his interviewers on the youth movement taking the lead in the recent Black Lives Matter protests, steering the conversation for the world they want to create.
The Hugo Awards finalists in the Best Short Story and Best Editor Short Form categories will be joining Gadi and Karen on the show for panel discussions. Also joining the show will be world-famous mentalist Lior Manor, for our weekly show corner.
We created Essence of Wonder because we believe in the power and possibility of visionary futures. We love science fiction and fantasy because of the potential, and the promise that they provide. But all good stories contain a moment where the horrors of what people can do to one another must be named, and must be confronted. The hard truth is that we have not only reached, but passed this point in our own world–We must now face the silence that has allowed such injustices to perpetuate and ask ourselves, “what next?”.
Several of the 2020 Hugo nominees for Novella and Novelette will be joining Gadi on Essence of Wonder with Gadi Evron, including Seanan McGuire, Sarah Gailey, Siobhan Carroll, and Amal El-Mohtar. Facilitating the discussions will be Vincent Docherty and Karen Castelletti.
In Episode 6 of Essence of Wonder with Gadi Evron, Gadi and Karen, along with guest hosts Sounil Yu, Malka Older, and returning special guest David Weber, hosted several panels on “fake news”.
At Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron we are starting a Hugo Awards finalists series of shows, where over the next month we will host the finalists in various Hugo categories for panel discussions featuring their work and nominations, dedicating the show to the Hugos.
Genre-shaping Grand Master Joe Haldeman and the 2020 Hugo finalists for Best Novel, Alix E. Harrow, Seanan McGuire, Arkady Martine, and Kameron Hurley, will be joining Gadi on Saturday, June 6th.
David Brin, world-renowned author and public intellectual, and the Hugo Awards finalists for Best Professional Artist, will be joining Gadi, Karen Castelletti, and Sara Felix on the show on Saturday (30 May). Tammy Coxen will come back to teach us how to mix The Hugo Cocktail.
In Episode 5 of Essence of Wonder with Gadi Evron, Cory Doctorow joined us for a reading, a talk on Right-to-Repair, DRM, and Covid-19/Med-tech, and then moderated a panel with Steve Crocker, Keren Elazari, Dimitri Alperovich, Ron Gula, and Caleb Sima. Karen Castelletti read Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman.
In Episode 4 of Essence of Wonder with Gadi Evron, Gadi and Karen hosted an interview with Malka Older, and introduced new show corners with Stephen Llano and Tammy Coxen, with Karen Castelletti reading “I, Cthulhu” by Neil Gaiman.