The Religion of ‘Westworld’ (Ep. 32)

Scholar of religious studies Andrew Aghapour joins the podcast to talk about the religious symbolism present throughout the first season of Westworld. Craig and Andrew discuss the bicameral mind (3:48), Ford, Nietzsche, and the death of God (15:08), Dolores and Maeve as prophets (38:15), and what we may learn about the religion of the Hosts and the world outside of the park in season two.

Artwork by Mark S Waterhouse from The Noun Project

 

Mini-episode: The Religion of ‘Westworld’ Preview

Happy New Year, everyone! Today marks the first episode of our offseason. For all of 2017, we'll be having full-length episodes every other Wednesday.

On odd weeks, you'll get a mini-episode giving a preview of the following week. This week, get a preview of our discussion about all of the religious symbolism present in Westworld.

Also, an exciting announcement: the podcast is now on SoundCloud!

Artwork by Mark S Waterhouse from The Noun Project