Primitive Culture 63: A Whole Society / by Trek fm

Life on a nuclear submarine vs. a Federation starship.


Running Time: 45 minutes 10 seconds
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In this special edition of Primitive Culture, meant to complement the previous episode’s discussion of The Hunt for Red October, host Duncan Barrett is joined by former US Navy submariner John Krikorian—better known for his popular Trek Profiles podcast—to discuss the parallels between Star Trek’s imagined life in space and his own experiences living and working underwater. Join us on this not-so-deep dive as they tackle questions of naval discipline in a cramped and confined environment, the role of the executive officer as a link between captain and crew, and the perils of flushing a toilet the wrong way a thousand feet below the surface.


Intro (00:00:00)
Life in the Void (00:11:15)
Onboard Entertainment (00:14:45)
Lower Decks (00:17:40)
Chain of Command (00:24:20)
Disciplinary Measures (00:35:25)


Duncan Barrett


John Krikorian


Duncan Barrett (Producer, Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Tony Black (Associate Producer) Clara Cook (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Amy Nelson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)