Show Notes


Jerome Bixby’s final, lifelong work. A bittorrent success story. The Man From Earth: The Series

Why this movie is the best

A great mechanism for great conversation: a collection of domain experts exploring hypotheticals.

Human Evolution

Biological differences. Geography. Proto human language.

Memory and Learning

Plasticity. Long term memories. Retrospective fill-ins. Meta-memory.

Immortal Biology

Regeneration. Disease. Scarring and cancer.

Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Living through humanity’s violent past. Adjusting to the current morality. Old fashioned ways.

Danger and Risk

Micromorts. Judging risk and how to live life when you’re immortal.


  • science fiction, 
  • science, 
  • immortality, 
  • language, 
  • religion, 
  • linguistics, 
  • history, 
  • fantasy