June 7, 2020
For Small Creatures Such As We is a wonderful book by Sasha Sagan. The title of the book comes from Contact, the science fiction novel written by her father Carl Sagan and her mother, Ann Druyan. Sasha's love for them, and vice versa shines throughout the book and she joins Andrew to discuss her life and work so far.
How can we find meaning in a secular world? Are traditions and rituals still relevant today? Just what made Andrew and Sasha laugh so much?
Find out in this episode of The Cosmic Shed podcast.
Sasha Sagan and our Andrew
For Small Creatures Such as We is part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history and sees Sasha exploring the world around us, searching for...and finding...meaning, romance and humour in the rituals and everyday that punctuate our lives.
Sasha is an author and television producer and joins us for this special episode of The Cosmic Shed.
Carl Sagan's Contact is dedicated to Sasha. Have we?
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Black Lives Matter
This podcast was recorded before the Black Lives Matter protests began and we, The Cosmic Shed, wish to add our voices and support to the protests.
There are so many wonderful podcasts on the topic, so many books, so many films. But our request to you, dear listeners, is that you don't let that be the sum total. Add your voice through whatever means you have. Donate if you can. Speak out if you can.
We can't put it better than Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham in Star Trek).
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Black Lives Matter
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