Ep. 831, The Square Pegs, by Ray Bradbury

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Ep. 831, The Square Pegs, by Ray Bradbury

In a world where delusions become reality, what is the standard for sanity? Ray Bradbury, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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This week we’re continuing our little foray into the world of classic science fiction.

The New York Times dubbed Ray Bradbury, “The writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream”. While he wrote chiefly in the realm of speculative fiction, he also worked in other genres, including horror, mystery, and coming of age fiction.

His best-known works include the novel Fahrenheit 451, his collections of short stories, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, and the speculative horror novel Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Today’s story was first published in the pulp magazine, Thrilling Wonder Stories, in October 1948.

And now, The Square Pegs, by Ray Bradbury.

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  • Markus

    10:30 --> 20:00 amazing bit


    6:00 who is the intro sooo long 😂

    8 months ago·6 likes·

    BEEN WAITING FOR THIS. Thank you Andrew for everything you do. Youre a true hero to society for the research you do and for sharing it with the public.

    8 months ago·10 likes·
  • Markus

    Very thought out! Can't wait to try it out.

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    The part where he mentions that he wants to be adopted by a more functional family even at 45 yrs really hits home. Really delineates how no matter how old and independent you are, you still need love and support.

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  • martin

    Albert Einstein said, 'If you can't explain it simply enough, you haven't understood it well enough'.Dr Andrew brings such simplicity to explaining the workings of the brain. It's actually a hacker's guide into our own brain. You are doing great service to humanity Dr Andrew.


    Great episode loved the thing but the intro was a little long

    8 months ago·10 likes·

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