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Best SFF podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best SFF podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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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 ...
 
BC Magazine is the "critical lens on today's culture and entertainment." BC Radio Live is hosted Barbara Barnett and Jon Sobel, executive editors of Blogcritics Magazine. BC Live will bring you the latest from the pages of Blogcritics Magazine from its editors and writers, as well as timely interviews and lively discussion.
 
On the vanguard of Australian filmmaking since his acclaimed debut feature Beneath Clouds, Ivan Sen is no stranger to the Sydney Film Festival; his previous film Toomelah screened in SFF’s 2011 Official Competition. His highly anticipated Mystery Road was SFF’s Opening Night film in 2013. In this Meet The Filmmaker, Ivan Sen together with David Jowsey, discuss the making of Mystery Road.
 
Worlds of Adventure is a weekly improv audio drama series from WLPP-LP 102.9 FM, Palenville NY, powered by DramaSystem. Host Susan Davis and a cast of four main characters create a world and a story each season, starting from a blank sheet of paper and a single sentence. Nothing is scripted or canned; the story emerges on the fly as we record it. Every Monday, we release a new half-hour full cast original audio drama episode. Each season is its own self-contained story. The story might be sc ...
 
Interviews with awesome sci fi and fantasy storytellers about world building, creative process and more! Whether you're an aspiring writer or just an avid fan, join us for discussions staying sane while writing, strange ornamental weapons lying around the desk and, inevitably, Skyrim. An official partner of Tor UK, my favourite publisher of SFF & horror.
 
Comedy improvisers Alex Holland and Shamus Maxwell (plus special guest) discuss their loves, hates and thoughts about science fiction, fantasy and everything in between, from childhood experiences to the latest books, films and TV shows. Regular features include the guest’s choice of special subject, interviews with fans and experts, and the ‘Spontaneous Pitch,’ in which the hosts pitch a movie concept based on a title given to them immediately beforehand. Combining light humour with proper ...
 
A podcast about fantasy, science fiction, and the broader speculative fiction industry. Episodes air twice a month and include discussions about trending topics in the industry; interviews with authors, editors, podcasters, and more; and the occasional raving about the books we love. Past episodes and other articles can be found at thefantasyinn.com.
 
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This week, Jenn suggests sci-fi and fantasy graphic novels to dig into. This episode is sponsored by TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations. 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 D…
 
The two John’s are delighted to be joined by Callum from the Football CFB podcast. We start off by talking about the raffle that took place to raise funds for Back Onside. We are delighted to have raised £765 and we express our gratitude to everyone who donated. This leads on to Callum talking about how he became an ambassador for the charity. The …
 
Lock down continues. The Skype recording is a little sketchy on Dave's end but acceptable. In the time since we recorded this show the ASL Open has been canceled as have most of our tournaments. The Texas ASL tourney is still on as of now. It is not scheduled to happen for several months yet, so we can hope this scourge on humanity will pass by the…
 
The phrase "Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover" rarely applies toward actual books. Most of us have seen a cover in a bookstore or online and immediately wanted to know more. After all, that's the point of book covers! But what exactly goes into designing covers? Artist Felix Ortiz and author Michael R. Fletcher share their thoughts on what makes cove…
 
CW: In question 3, frank discussion of writing with a history of rape and domestic violence. In which the Bards address THREE questions from Twitter: * how do you write a synopsis? * is it better to write a book with 1 point of view character or multiple points of view? * what do you do when your writing is dredging up uncomfortable emotions? And, …
 
ZENITH RUN is a sci-fi web series that pays homage to grindhouse cinema of the 1960s and 1970s. Two very unlikely cohorts - a new bounty hunter and silver-tongued embezzler - find themselves in the middle of a plot to stop a sinister galactic corporation from destroying an inhabited world. EPISODE LINKS: ZENITH RUN - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https…
 
Toasted Cake 228! In which we consider all the possibilities. It was two weeks until the ship landed back on earth, and Trisha figured that meant now or never. She had to tell Jazz how she felt. First appeared right here on Daily SF. Kelly Sandoval's fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny, and Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. S…
 
Today's Topic – You are missing the forest and team Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow This week on Worldbuilding Team Worldbuilding it great but we focus on the large or the smaller they are both to big Details create the iconic love Moments, connections, …
 
Today's Topic - Stop with a life you hate Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow What do we consider work What is not work What time do you have? Fear and unknown What can you do to fix it Talking to your boss Rebalance home Plan an exit Leaving your Job WBT Bu…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss awards news, good and bad news for TV adaptations, some of their favorite releases from 2020 so far, and more. This episode is sponsored by TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, and by Harper Perennial, and The Midnight Lie by Marie Rut…
 
The two John’s are joined by another special guest as ex Aberdeen, Chesterfield and Montrose player Jamie Winter is on. Jamie talks us through how he got involved as a Back Onside ambassador and the importance of the work they do. Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel our charity game which was due to take place this Sunday but we still have a raffle w…
 
This week, Travis is joined by Craig from The Legendarium for a two-parter episode on fantasy entry points. In this episode, they talk about which books they'd recommend as entry points into the genre, discussing books that could work for someone completely new to fantasy as well as books that could reignite a love for genre fiction. Read the artic…
 
In which the Bards address two questions from Twitter: * how do you write through the hard times? * how do you deal with disappointment? With a bonus discussion on tips for working from home and maximizing your writing time. Things we mentioned: Seedlip distilled beverages (from Kevin) Aerogarden (from Delilah) A great plant for black thumbs: Potho…
 
In the 26th-century setting of the space opera short Sky Fighter, implantation of cybernetics in humans is now a common practice. Also, humanity is now a space-faring species waging war against hostile aliens in deep space. One human pilot, John, awakes aboard his spaceship suffering from amnesia. His cybernetic implant has been hacked, so he can n…
 
Toasted Cake 227! In which we had hoped to be working on other problems. The video conferencing at the United Nations was finally at a level where they could take supervillains' calls without having to consult with three different secretaries to make the picture appear. This story first appeared right here in Natures Futures. Marissa Lingen lives i…
 
This week, Sharifah discusses science fiction and fantasy short story collections. This episode is sponsored by Two Lines Press. 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 enthusiasm of Derek Ritter is contagious, and it makes for a wonderful interview, even though Jeff and Dave were not in the broadcast foxhole together, but rather worked remotley from home. That was a first. Skype seems to suffice as Derek calls in to tell us all about the gaming stuff happening in North Carolina area, the tournament there, and…
 
Travis interviews audio drama creator Chris Magilton about Among the Stars and Bones, a science fiction story following a team of xenoarchaelogists as they examine the ruins of an alien civilization. They talk about the difference between audiobooks and audio dramas, the role of artificial intelligence in real and imagined societies, and the challe…
 
It’s the regular trio on this week and they are lucky enough to be joined by Callum of the Football CFB podcast. In the current situation there isn’t much football to chat about in terms of action on the pitch. We speculate about what may happen. Will the season end as it stands? Will it be declared null and void? Will it be postponed? There are a …
 
In which the Bards address two questions from Twitter: * how do you create deep, compelling characters? * how do you get to write Star Wars or other intellectual properties? We discuss ways to pin down your protagonist and secondary characters, tricks for figuring out backstories, weaving character in with worldbuilding, tropes, Maslow's hierarchy …
 
Cupid’s Paradise is a dystopian short film depicting a future in which every adult who is single has exactly 100 tries to find their true love… or else. EPISODE LINKS: CUPID’S PARADISE - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/2/19/sci-fi-short-film-cupids-paradise Support the EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast & The 7th Matrix: https:/…
 
Episode 317 Starting your Story Today's Topic - Fill in the blank will ya! Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Episode 307 Story at the basics Episode 301 Musings about Narrative Wisdom from Pixar Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. …
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss an Octavia Butler adaptation, Letter To The King, a goth in need, urban fantasy and science fiction, and more. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot community, Bloomsbury USA, and Tor Books. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The s…
 
It’s the regular trio of the two John’s and Krys on this week as they discuss another busy week in Scottish football. There was another midweek set of fixtures in an expensive time for fans of the top flight. The bottom of the league is getting interesting with Hamilton picking up rare back to back wins and Hearts improving. At the other end of the…
 
Today's Topic – Our Magic overlord. Clark Rowenson When he is not winning awards as an author Naval Veteran, a Chemical Engineer by day, dark overlord of magic by night. We are pleased to introduce you to the magic man himself C. R. Rowenson. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.c…
 
This is a Scottish Football Forum’s Podcast Special for Back Onside with Graham Wilson, a Patron for the Charity. In this interview, Graham talks openly about his battle with depression and alcoholism, and how that battle took him to the brink of taking his own life on a number of occasions. There is no hiding place for Graham as he talks about his…
 
This week, Jenn discusses favorite books from the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises. This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. 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 & Links The B…
 
We’re fortunate enough this week to be joined by another guest. The two Johns and Krys are joined by Celtic fan Paul. He’s an award winning podcaster so I’m not sure how he’s ended up on here. He has played a significant role for us in securing ex Celtic pros for the Back Onside charity match. A reminder that you can donate here on our Just Giving …
 
Today's Topic - Lookout for the underdog Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Why Tropes are important The chosen one The Mentor Lovable Rogue Elders Fish out of Water Ensemble vs Pure Protagonist Hybrid vs pure trope WBT What are your favorite characters tro…
 
Learning often happens best by repetition, so why not give our past shows a listen while you wait for the latest one to drop?Tolkien's Letters, 1917, and The Witcher are the core of the discussion in the 0% ASL part of the show.Take a look, along with us, at the new game by Lone Canuck. It is The Battle of Konigsberg: The Bear's Revenge. Wow! The m…
 
It’s our third offering of the week as the regular trio of the two John’s and Krys are on. We discuss what’s been going on in Scottish football in a busy week. There is the Scottish Cup which saw the two John’s attend Rugby Park in a remarkable game. This links in with us previewing the quarter finals. We also cover the weekend action in the Premie…
 
As part of our Mental Health Awareness, Good John got in touch with former Dunfermline and Aberdeen midfielder Gary Dempsey. Over the last few months, Gary has become an advocate of Mental Health Awareness by frequently posting videos with messages of positivity, hope and encouragement for those in need of help to come forward. More recently, he go…
 
We’ve a slightly different podcast as the two John’s are joined by current Carnoustie Panmure manager Phil McGuire. The guys are delighted to have him on to discuss his career at Aberdeen. We begin by previewing the weekend game against Lochee United which is a massive game. Phil talks us through what the changes have been that have made them title…
 
Today's Topic – Stop working so much and relax Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow What is a Relaxation Accord Who are the parties involved? Why is according important vs escapism My Steps to the accord The parties show review their weekly schedules Identify…
 
This week, Sharifah discusses science fiction and fantasy that confronts slavery. This episode is sponsored by Get Booked’s The Handsell. 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 …
 
Krys returns this week as he joins the two John’s to discuss what’s been going on in Scottish football. There’s plenty to cover as there was a midweek card last week, weekend fixtures, Challenge Cup action and a few lower league matches. We’ve also got an update on the Pyramid system with it looking like a West of Scotland league will be introduced…
 
Our banter this time includes a little bit about long range guns and such in WWI and buzz bombs in WWII. Some random thoughts on systems of government abound herein. If you are hoping to win the Broken Ground Design British counters, please note that your entry is due by March 15th. Listen closely to this episode for the specific instructions neede…
 
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