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Jack Graham

Jack Graham wrote about Doctor Who and Marxism, often at the same time. These days he co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper.Support Jack on Patreon.

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  1. Anonymous
    January 3, 2015 @ 7:51 am

    Oh, very Larry Miles!

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  2. Kapitano
    January 3, 2015 @ 2:49 pm

    "hierarchical cultures actually have a very low tolerance for mysteries that are genuinely mysterious"

    …and yet we love ghost stories. And highly hierarchical cultures tend to be steeped in religion, which depends on stories of the inexplicable – miracles, god's nature etc.

    So it seems we tolerate the mysterious when it underpins authority…and when it's a little thrill, safely kept in the bounds of a campfire story, or a TV serial.

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  3. Dan Rudd
    January 3, 2015 @ 4:53 pm

    I really enjoyed that, nice work Jack 🙂 I particularly like the little bits about 'stray shells' and temporal cross-pollination 🙂

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  4. Anonymous
    January 6, 2015 @ 6:58 pm

    me too, and the bit about ice-blue moonlight in caverns of footprints.
    Marx may have majored on the hand, but where and how we tread matters too.

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  5. Lucy McGough
    January 7, 2015 @ 7:58 am

    I really like this.

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  6. Jacob Nanfito
    January 9, 2015 @ 3:14 pm

    This is great stuff. I can't wait for more adventures of the Whoopi Goldberg incarnation of The Doctor.

    Was this the Christmas special?

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  7. Jack Graham
    January 10, 2015 @ 11:15 pm

    Gone off Whoopi since she started defending Bill Cosby.

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  8. Jacob Nanfito
    January 12, 2015 @ 7:19 pm

    I didn't know she had.

    Damn. 🙁

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