One of my favorite authors is talking about one of my favorite shows. Orson Scott Card was interviewed by the Firefly Talk netcast. Card is the author of such books at Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, and Ender's Shadow. All of which are excellent books and should hit your reading list if you haven't read them already. He talks about Firefly which was a short-lived Fox series about people living on the uncivilized edges of space and what they have to do to get by. The writing is amazing. It was followed by a feature-length movie called Serenity. Check them both out if you haven't already. You won't regret it.
[Update June 5 - Part 2 link fixed. Part 3 still not posted.]
[Update June 12 - Part 3 posted.]