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Gaslit Nation

Aug 30, 2023

Acclaimed science fiction author, activist, and journalist Cory Doctorow stops by Gaslit Nation to discuss life’s important issues: A.I., combating corporate greed, and the art and times of Taylor Swift. Doctorow is the author of several books that capture the age, including his latest novel Red Team Blues. His other works include the nonfiction on monopoly and creative labor markets Chokepoint Capitalism; How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism; the Little Brother series for younger readers; the graphic novel In Real Life; and the picture book Poesy the Monster Slayer. Doctorow was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2020. 

In our bonus episode, for Patreon supporters who keep our show going, Doctorow takes the Gaslit Nation Self-Care Q&A. We invite you to share your own inspiration with our community! Take the Gaslit Nation Self-Care Q&A by leaving your answers in the comments section or send them in an email to We’ll read some of your responses on the show!

Gaslit Nation Self-Care Questionnaire

  1. What's a book you think everyone should read and why?

  2. What's a documentary everyone should watch and why?

  3. What's a dramatic film everyone should watch and why?

  4. Who are some historical mentors who inspire you?

  5. What's the best concert you've ever been to?

  6. What are some songs on your playlist for battling the dark forces?

  7. Who or what inspires you to stay engaged and stay in the fight?

  8. What's the best advice you've ever gotten?

  9. What's your favorite place you've ever visited?

  10. What's your favorite work of art and why?