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S2E37: CANON FODDER: FOUNDATION

Season 2, Ep. 37

Ana and Dan talk about the plot of this dumb book, because that's all the character in the book talk about. They revisit the preposterousness of "psychohistory" and wonder if this is really the prequel to "Don't Worry Darling." Did you know Asimov was a terrible sex pest? He was! WARNING TO ASIMOV FANS: This episode contains the voice of a woman.

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