The Eye of Applethorpe

Escape Pod #942 (May 2024)
Hosted by Valerie Valdes
Narrated by Eliza Chan
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Tweenager Úna mac Cumhaill is growing up in a future that has collapsed back to agricultural subsistence. The only remnant of lost technology is the Eye, a faltering, freestanding AI that teaches what it can of medicine, farming practices, animal husbandry… and in Úna’s case, poetry. With the Eye blinking its last and the arts fast fading from the world, can Úna fashion a life for herself beyond mere survival?

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