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Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life
 
Spring 2142 and Gated Galaxies has launched its 400 Oz-8000 ships, each carrying 50,000 "resting guests" to, hopefully, a new home on a shiny, brand-new planet. As soon as they find one. IF they find one. This is the story of one of those ships – the Oz 9 – and its tiny crew of hopeless incompetents. So far, they've been in space half an hour and several hundred people are dead. So... bright future, clearly.
 
I'm Nila, and I've been writing and posting an original short story every week since November 2013 on storyfeather.com. Stories in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy tale, mystery, and mythology. Now I'm narrating those stories in the Storyfeather podcast.
 
Do you have visions of fantasy world’s dancing through your head? Are you a gamemaster that wants to tell stories in your world? Are you a fiction writer who wants your next setting to be your best? Do you want to build better fantasy worlds? Then the Worldbuilder's Anvil podcast is for you. Learn to create the physical world, characters, cultures, kingdoms, races, species and monsters. Learn it all, with some banter to boot. Join Michael and Jeffery on the weekly podcast that looks at story ...
 
Conversations that help map, navigate, and integrate a future weirder than we all imagined. Join Michael Garfield for profound and soulful dialogues and group discussions with some of the world's most amazing artists and philosophers, authors, scientists, and activists, helping make the discoveries, tell the stories, and grow the communities we'll need to thrive amidst our age of turbulent transitions. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/FUTURE-FOSSILS. See acast.com/privacy for pri ...
 
Tides is the story of Dr. Winifred Eurus, a xenobiologist trapped on an unfamiliar planet with hostile tidal forces. She must use her wits, sarcasm and intellectual curiosity to survive long enough to be rescued. But there might be more to life on this planet than she expected. . .
 
This is an anthology science-fiction audio drama. We spend hours developing and editing each episode for a rich and polished radio experience. A sentient ship stolen in the night! A private eye chases corruption on the moon! An interview with a man from the afterlife! Anything you can imagine is on stage at The Theatre of Tomorrow. Full seasons, and stand alone episodes with more coming every month!
 
Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the 70s and 80s as they share the fun and fandom of their youth with their friends and families. Topics include TV, film, music, and games of the 70s and 80s as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars and TRON. TechnoRetro Dads are a blend of new and old as stories are passed down from one generation to the next.
 
When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe as we know it.
 
The At Random Podcast is a podcast that aims to bring positivity and joy to the world! Your hosts Alejandra, Alex and Andy bring you different topics each week about whatever we are interested in or feel like discussing. We aim to spread positivity by encouraging you to do good deeds (charity work, assisting in a shelter etc.) so that we can help make this world just a little bit better! So if you want to learn things while having a laugh and feeling good about yourself, then give us a listen!
 
Benji Clifford and Nicholas Briggs, famed for their appearances in the Big Finish Podcast, now have a brand new podcast in which they discuss all their favourite tangents, including TV nostalgia, sci-fi, movies, Spitfires, Field Marshal Montgomery, currant buns – you name it. Each week they have a specific subject to chat about which is always close to their hearts. You can email them to suggest topics for discussion, enter competitions, or simply join in with your comments at podcast@nichol ...
 
Welcome to Feelin' Film. Aaron and Patrick embark on a quest to change the tone of film criticism, one movie review at a time. Discussion is family friendly and centered around positive takeaways and emotional experience more than technical merit. We believe that all art is worthy of some praise and every movie makes us feel something. Tune in and join the conversation. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/feelin-film/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
 
A fellowship of fandom podcasting about our favourite TV shows like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things and Westworld as well as a whole host of films. So put your feet up, relax, pour yourself a drink (we know we will) and listen to us discuss, celebrate and be critical of all things TV and Film. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/fan-critical-a-tv-and-film-podcast/donations
 
Primordial Deep is science fiction action/thriller, set in the expanded universe of Janus Descending. When a long extinct sea creature washes up on the shores of Coney Island, marine biologist Dr. Marella Morgan is contacted by a secret organization to investigate the origins of the creature’s sudden and unnatural resurgence. Soon, she and a team of explorers find themselves living on the research station The Tiamat, traveling along the abyssal plains as they search for answers far below the ...
 
The SciFi Pubcast is a discussion show with only the finest galactic libations to offer. Come for a drink but stay for the speculation. Our customers have described this place as quirky and with good reason. We endeavour to provide intellectual "bar-style" conversations about themes and topics in science fiction and related genres. We don't take this establishment too seriously, eschewing pretentiousness while not spilling our drinks. We especially like having new people to podcasting come v ...
 
I’ve been going to science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic book conventions since I was 15, and I’ve found that while the con which takes place within the walls of a hotel or convention center is always fun, the con away from the con—which takes place when I wander off-site with friends for a meal—can often be more fun. In fact, my love of tracking down good food while traveling the world attending conventions has apparently become so well known that one blogger even dubbed me "science f ...
 
Starcalled is a science-fiction, action-adventure audio drama. Set in the galactic frontier, Starcalled follows the dangerous lives of Lieutenant Saranus Kron and Dr. Elona Zoren, two young officers in the 443rd Colonial Fleet Infantry, as they race to uncover a conspiracy under the ever looming specter of war. This narrative fiction podcast features a full cast, an original cinematic score, and immersive sound design. Intended for a mature audience. Listener discretion is advised.
 
Lara Campbell used to believe in the paranormal. Now she pretends to believe in it for money. But when her ex-partner goes missing near the Oregon Bigfoot Highway, she may have to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew. BELIEVER is a spooky fiction audio drama about ghosts, cryptids, demons, cosmic entities, and the fake psychic who doesn't believe they exist. New episodes every other Tuesday.
 
In 2094, one corporation wins the battle for energy supremacy, but human costs cause global instability. When an abandoned wind farm in the Baltic shows inexplicable energy surges, two explorers find it has become sentient, and hungry. Using human pawns, Norse deities avenge ancient grudges, in this ten-part audio drama. Launching in September of 2015. For more information, visit Jarnsaxarising.com.
 
COPPERHEART is an Audio Drama set in an alternate reality during a Nuclear Winter. Over 2,000 people (civilians, scientists, and military personnel) live underground in a multi-leveled USRB (United States Reconstruction Bunker) in Groom Lake, Nevada. They're all just waiting out the clock, preparing future generations to re-claim the surface of the earth...until a visitor arrives.
 
A traumatic experience causes a young woman to enter a new dimension, bending and breaking the time continuum as we understand it. Not only does she have no memory of her previous life but she has entered this new dimension split into three separate people, Shondra, Henrietta and Lou. They go through this new life without any knowledge of each other, at least not right away. Taking place primarily in Reno, Nevada, the girls begin to create new identities and relationships. Shondra as a CIA a ...
 
Life's not easy for Doug Eiffel, the communications officer for the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station, currently on Day 448 of its orbit around red dwarf star Wolf 359. He's stuck on a scientific survey mission of indeterminate length, 7.8 light years from Earth. His only company on board the station are stern mission chief Minkowski, insane science officer Hilbert, and Hephaestus Station's sentient, often malfunctioning operating system Hera. He doesn't have much to do for his job other th ...
 
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This week, Benjamin Warner and Julian Stamboulieh return to talk about LARPs the Series: Season 3! It is still in the early stages, but with help from the audience, it can be a reality. Find out more at https://www.larpstheseries.com, https://www.facebook.com/LARPsTheSeries/, and https://twitter.com/larpstheseries. Don't forget to join the prefundi…
 
In this episode of FF+, Aaron, Patrick, and Caless react to three upcoming films debuting on streaming services this week. New For You On the Rocks - 01:03 Synchronic - 09:29 Rebecca - 19:22 Follow & Subscribe Caless Twitter Letterboxd Tumblr Aaron Twitter Facebook Patrick Twitter Facebook Feelin' Film Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Email feeli…
 
The finale is here...did Lovecraft Country stick the landing? Or did it slightly stumble. Join Emma, Lucy and Len as they discuss this excellent season of television. Let us know your thoughts email us fancriticalpodcast@gmail.com Or sponsor us further at www.patreon.com/fancritical Thank you to everyone for your support this season, please do stic…
 
It's a little impressive how many times Trick and Treat have died, while in line at Halloween Planet! "Halloween Planet" is written by Travis McMaster Treat - Mark Whitten Trick - Kelly Nienaltowski Lookie Lou - Graham Rowat Monster Mash - Christa Lewis Nightkeeper - EK Dagenfield Sound Design - Mark Whitten Support Our Show! TheatreOfTomorrow.com …
 
Okay, so we've been building up to this one for a while now. After months and months of griping about writing groups, beta reads, and revisions, this episode, we finally attempt our big take-down of editing as a whole. Y. M. Pang joins us once again for this spicy debate as we settle once and for all whether there's actually any point to editing yo…
 
As Halloween approaches, get ready for some spooky games in the arcade! Plus, learn a lot about life on the 30th anniversary of Edward Scissorhands. 30 years ago, director Tim Burton presented a story of love and acceptance in the way only he can with the classic Johnny Depp movie Edward Scissorhands. And while you prepare yourself for a Halloween …
 
This week we wrap up our six-part Batman v Superman event with the most recent solo Superman film. Zack Snyder’s interpretation of the character has unsurprisingly been met with plenty of divisive opinions. But us? We love this movie and we’re here to discuss why. Man of Steel Spoiler Review - 0:18:50 The Connecting Point - 1:34:30 Follow & Subscri…
 
Here’s part nineteen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here). This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: “Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is a glorious book, but there…
 
Alibi Jones is trying to get some sleep, but he's about to be rudely awakened by an attack on his base, The Hornet's Nest, by the combined forces of the Solar Alliance and the Greater Tah – good morning, Sunshine! Join writer, host and narrator Mike Luoma for Chapters Eighty-Five and Eighty-Six of The Star Seeds of Earth. Hear Free, original, indep…
 
SRSLY WRONG is a leftist/futuristic podcast incorporating sketches in long-form episodes; I became aware of them last year when Michael Pulsford recommended their series on “library socialism”, an idea I was so stricken by that it made its way into The Lost Cause, a novel I’m writing now. The Wrong Boys invited me on for an episode (Stop Techno Dys…
 
A million years ago, I set sail on the Writing Excuses Cruise, a writing workshop at sea. As part of that workshop, I sat down with the Writing Excuses podcast team (Mary Robinette Kowal, Piper J Drake, and Howard Taylor) and recorded a series of short episodes explaining my approach to writing. I had clean forgotten that they saved one to coincide…
 
This week Paul regales us with his experiences playing Zelda Breath of Life, and Mike get's into his recent Bond-athon with Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesties Secret Service and Diamonds are Forever. We also chat Spider-Man (2002), District 9, The Truman Show, White Riot and Jamie Benning's Filmumentaries Check out Mike's other show…
 
In this special episode of FF+, Aaron and Patrick interview screenwriter of the "Back to the Future" trilogy, Bob Gale. Bob tells stories about the creation of the franchise and talks about some of the new special features present in the 35th Anniversary "Ultimate Trilogy" set releasing on October 20, 2020, for the first time ever in 4K. Follow & S…
 
Where the Grass May Be Greener by Rob Butler. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Rob Butler. #scifi #timetravel For Stenson the start of the walk was the highlight. He had never seen one tree, let alone the dozens now arrayed before him. The only trees left in his world were in botanical zoos. He always encouraged Ben to re…
 
This week, Jenn discusses books she rediscovered while packing. This episode is sponsored by Scholastic. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! Books Discussed The Bloody Chamber and …
 
It's a slightly late episode this week due to some technical difficulties, but Gary is here to walk us through all of this week's exciting, spooktacular events! Events This Week: Tuesday, October 13th: Shannon Dittmore, in conversation with Stephanie Garber Wednesday, October 14th: Alix E. Harrow, in conversation with Liani Taylor Thursday, October…
 
This week J. T. Evans joins us to talk about designing roleplaying games, with an emphasis on the mechanical portion of the creative process. Find out more about J. T. at https://jtevans.net, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jtevans and on Facebook a https://facebook.com/jtevans.author. Also check out his roleplaying work at https://gno…
 
In space, no one can hear you scream. Support the show and help us reach our goal of releasing episodes every single week by becoming a patron on Patreon. Rate and review the show to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not enough weird fiction in your life? Join us on Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast. Love Star Trek? Come find us on the Lo…
 
Season 2 Episode 4 Finding your Worldbuilding Today's Topic – As you wish Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Knowing yourself in 4 points Free thinking Scale Are you a curmudgeon to childish Worldbuilding Type Top Down Bottom up Hybrid How you like your wor…
 
This week on FF+, Caless Davis and Aaron react to the second pair of films from Amazon & Blumhouse's partnership and also an Oscar-contending courtroom drama biopic from podcast favorite writer/director Aaron Sorkin. New For You Evil Eye - 01:15 Nocturne - 07:59 The Trial of the Chicago 7 - 15:26 Follow & Subscribe Caless Twitter Letterboxd Tumblr …
 
Here’s part eighteen of my new reading of my novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (you can follow all the installments, as well as the reading I did in 2008/9, here). Content warning for domestic abuse and sexual violence. This is easily the weirdest novel I ever wrote. Gene Wolfe (RIP) gave me an amazing quote for it: “Someone Comes to…
 
In a first for the podcast, special guest Y. M. Pang joins us for one of our "From Scratch" segments. When tasked with creating a story that incorporates each of our darkest fears, we come up with a riveting B-movie plot that is sure to fuel your nightmares for years to come. Check out Michelle's website: http://www.ympang.com Or follow her on Twit…
 
We asked to see the the shows representation of the Tulsa Massacre and in this episode the show gave us exactly that. A harrowing episode that was extremely emotional. Len and Gaz are here to run through the plot and to go through your feedback. Let us know your thoughts email us fancriticalpodcast@gmail.com Or sponsor us further at www.patreon.com…
 
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to Dads. We look at Twilight Zone: The Movie, the classic show, and the Golden Earring song and misheard lyrics of 80’s songs. For more than 60 years the Twilight Zone has given us a ton of stories to fill us with dread and make us think about the world. Jay and Shua look back on the classic TV …
 
Trick and Treat learn the rules of Halloween Planet "Halloween Planet" is written by Travis McMaster Treat - Mark Whitten Trick - Kelly Nienaltowski Lookie Lou - Graham Rowat Monster Mash - Christa Lewis Nightkeeper - EK Dagenfield Sound Design - Mark Whitten Support Our Show! TheatreOfTomorrow.com Midnight Disease Productions…
 
What would you do if everything in your garden suddenly attacked you? Carrots shooting themselves at your eyes, radishes nibbling tiny, spicy holes in your ankles, kohlrabi shouting at you, probably in German, given how "kohlrabi" is spelled — does it seem German to you? just me? — and let's not even talk about what the watermelon is trying to do. …
 
Alibi Jones' mental battle against his telepathically powerful half-brother Hap continues across both astral and physical space this week, as we get into Chapters Eighty-Three and Eighty-Four of The Star Seeds of Earth! Join writer, host and narrator Mike Luoma for Free, original, independent audio science fiction adventure each week. For over four…
 
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