Nausicaa (feat. Miles Greb, comic creator) : Episode 91

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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

What: In humanity’s tenuous recovery from their self-imposed apocalypse, the Princess Nausicaa fights for peace and to basically save the world.
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Allison Lohman, Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, Edward James Olmos, Shia LaBeouf

Featuring guest co-host
Miles Greb
Miles Greb, creator of the comic After the Gold Rush

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Espers – From Nothing, Something Comes
Miles’ latest comic – his first work in the fantasy genre. Now on Kickstarter!
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Show Notes

Miyazaki recognition

This is Miles’ favorite. Chris doesn’t generally love Miyazaki but really really loves Totoro.

Environmentalism in Media

Processing human-caused catastrophe. We previously explored this in our Godzilla episode with Miles. Miyazaki was inspired by Minamata disease.


irl Nausicaa glider!


The ways in which humanity is worse than poison. Thriving of wildlife in our absence. Predators.

What is nature

Colloquial definitions versus recognition that we are part of nature and not really separate from it.

Technology Anxiety

Nuclear power safety and the negative effects of fossil fuels. Recognizing the relative safeness and harm. Being responsible with our technology.


Of knowledge and technology over epochal time. Infrastructure and production. The scientific method as essential technology.

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