This Planet Needs a Name

1.04 Nature's Social Union

July 06, 2020 Evan Tess Murray & Trace Callahan Season 1 Episode 4
This Planet Needs a Name
1.04 Nature's Social Union
Show Notes

In Episode Four, “Nature’s Social Union,” we finally have the meeting Zahava’s been talking about, to determine the fate of the unnamed planet. James and his slitherfluff friend watch Clinical Trials, many people go for walks in the rain, and we learn a whole lot about the mission. You know. The mission. Saving humanity.

Content Notes: this is a heavy one. As always, none of this is gratuitous or described in detail. (There’s more swearing than usual as well.) 

  • Interpersonal conflict: [10:55 - 16:22]
  • Mention of genocide: [15:37 - 15:45]
  • Panic attack, hyperventilation: [15:10 - 16:22]
  • Mention of violence, murder, torture: [42:00 - 43:10]

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The poem at the end of this episode is “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns. It seemed extremely fitting. Alexander Doddy gave us his best Scots when he read it. You can find many excellent renditions, including translations, on youtube. 

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