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Best Science Fiction podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Science Fiction podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Ever wanted to know how music affects your brain, what quantum mechanics really is, or how black holes work? Do you wonder why you get emotional each time you see a certain movie, or how on earth video games are designed? Then you’ve come to the right place. Each week, Sean Carroll will host conversations with some of the most interesting thinkers in the world. From neuroscientists and engineers to authors and television producers, Sean and his guests talk about the biggest ideas in science, ...
 
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Mission To Zyxx
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An improvised science fiction sitcom following a team of ambassadors as they attempt to establish diplomatic relations with planets in the remote and chaotic Zyxx Quadrant… better known as the "ass end of space."
 
At the Penumbra, you might follow Juno Steel, a brooding, sharp-witted private eye on Mars, as he tangles with an elusive homme fatale, tracks dangerous artifacts of an ancient alien civilization, and faces his three greatest fears: heights, blood, and relationships. Or you might enter the world of the Second Citadel, where the merciless Sir Caroline must corral a team of emotionally distraught all-male knights to defend their city against mind-manipulating monsters...even the ones they’ve f ...
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories originally published between 1931 and 1963, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
 
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids (start with Episode 1), told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, h ...
 
Author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Paul Krugman (#61), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Joyce Carol Oates (#202). The A.V. Club calls the show, "An informative and impressively in-depth podcast well worth checking out," and io9 lists it as one of "13 Smart Podcasts That Will Feed Your Hunger for Knowledge and Ideas." NPR's earbuds.fm lists the show as a re ...
 
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TANIS
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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur...
 
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RELATIVITY
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RELATIVITY is a science-fiction audio drama serial about two people -- a woman on Earth and a man in deep space -- struggling to remain connected, to help one another through life-and-death situations. Their only link across the vastness of space is the sound of each other's voices. Find out more at www.relativitypodcast.com!
 
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Oblivity
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Comedy sci-fi fiction || Start with 'Incoming' Commander Falconer is missing the war... Following years in front line combat, a decorated hero is posted to the remote ice plains of Pluto on her toughest mission yet: to oversee a small, dysfunctional research team. Oblivity is a comedy science fiction audiodrama about family, isolation and meteorites. “Oblivity is a fiercely good show. The cast are all top notch, the scripts crackle with absurdity, humor and action and the show has a unique e ...
 
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Edict Zero - FIS
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Edict Zero - FIS is a science fiction audio drama series produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment. It is a cross of futuristic sci-fi, law enforcement procedural, crime, suspense/mystery, and dark fantasy.
 
X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations of newly published science fiction stories by leading writers in the field, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon, along with a few original scripts. For baby boomer's that liked The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone and for ...
 
Superheroes and science fiction meet the cutting edge of biological sciences in this podcast. Where does the science meet the fiction? Listen and find out! If you have suggestions for a topic or would like to be a featured guest, please contact biologyofsuperheroes@gmail.com
 
Each month we choose a speculative fiction book, read it, and talk about the ideas & themes it explores.
 
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Janus Descending
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A limited series, science fiction/horror audio drama podcast, follows the arrival of two xenoarcheologists on a small world orbiting a binary star. But what starts off as an expedition to survey the planet and the remains of a lost alien civilization, turns into a monstrous game of cat and mouse, as the two scientists are left to face the creatures that killed the planet in the first place. Told from two alternating perspectives, Janus Descending is an experience of crossing timelines, as on ...
 
The Naked Scientists flagship science show brings you a lighthearted look at the latest scientific breakthroughs, interviews with the world's top scientists, answers to your science questions and science experiments to try at home.
 
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Who Would Win
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A #Geek and #Comedy #Podcast that debates battles between superheroes and villains from the worlds of #Comics, #Scifi, & #Fantasy. Hosted by @JamesGavsie
 
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Imaginary Worlds
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Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Host Eric Molinsky talks with novelists, screenwriters, comic book artists, filmmakers, and game designers about their craft of creating fictional worlds. The show also looks at the fan experience, exploring what makes us suspend our disbelief, and what happens when that spell is broken. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some lev ...
 
A fiction anthology podcast curated for the retropunk palate. Our stories are hosted by Osgoode, a tribute to the beloved local late night horror hosts from the days before cable TV.
 
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Continuum Force
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A full-cast Science Fiction Audio Drama. An elite force of time travelers discover a terrible truth. The chronicles we’ve known may not be our past, it could have been altered, our memories changed and history itself set on a different path. They investigate these anomalies, travelling to different periods of our ancient past to stop the malevolent enemy trying to write a new chapter in humanity’s story. They are our only defense, heroes of ages ago, today, and the Future. They are…the Conti ...
 
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Escape Pod
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The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
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Philosophy? WTF??
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What is Philosophy? Why should we bother with it? Sit down with Danny and Dr. Mike in the comfort of their local pub, as they grapple with the big ideas in a unique and accessible way!Send us an email: philosophywtf@gmail.comCheck out our article about the podcast here! Get into Mike and Danny's heads for free! https://blog.apaonline.org/2018/10/03/the-philosophy-wtf-podcast-philosophy-outside-academia/ Discuss our episodes on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4542270783532 ...
 
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Moonrise
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“Truer, but also darker.” This is the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. The story we learn starts with Sputnik, then President Kennedy’s challenge, and ends with triumph: an American flag on the lunar surface. But in the 50 years that have passed since the moon landing, as presidential documents have been declassified and secret programs have been revealed, a wilder story has begun to emerge. “Moonrise,” a new Washington Post narrative mini-series, digs into the ...
 
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Offworld
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Welcome to Offworld, a new show from the Tested network that explores the fun places where space and pop culture intersect! In each episode, host Ariel Waldman is joined by guests from the space and science community to examine a science fiction story and discuss how it holds up under some scientific scrutiny.
 
With every new issue, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine shares one piece of short fiction in podcast form. Enjoy these audio treats from our pages!
 
Relic Radio Science Fiction brings you old time radio stories from sci-fi's greatest writers, as well as original stories for shows like Dimension X, X Minus 1, 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, and much more! Travel through space and time as they saw it all those years ago.
 
Rish Outfield and Big Anklevich bring you short stories focusing on the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror genres. Other genres will also be included, because The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine simply want to bring you the best stories. So tune in and enjoy as these wonderful stories come flowing into your ears to fill your mind with wonder, joy, or dread.
 
Bestselling and award-winning science fiction authors talk about their new books and much more in candid conversations with host Rob Wolf. In recent episodes, he's talked with Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries) about endearing-but-deadly bots, Sam J. Miller (Blackfish City) about “hopeful" dystopias, Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders) about telekinesis and espionage, Meg Elison (The Book of Etta) about memory and the power of writing, Mur Lafferty (Six Wakes) about cloning and Agatha Christie, M ...
 
Journey into the Improbable
 
A serial science fiction comedy adventure show written, recorded, voiced, scored and edited by James R. Tramontana. Ace Tucker is a man who was raised in outer space and taught how to be human by a Russian cyborg chimpanzee. He earns a living as a rock-and-roll roadie. His world is turned upside down the night he meets Elvis Presley, the very not-dead King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Now Ace is on the adventure of a lifetime, traveling through all of space-time, making sure everything stays cool.For f ...
 
Analysis of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and Comic Book Cinema
 
I've moved my show to captivate.fmThis is a great move for the show, but it's adversely affected google app users... for which I am really sorry.Worry not, though, we can fix this together! Just subscribe to the show under the new feed: https://feeds.captivate.fm/space-archivist/Or via the new site: https://space-archivist.captivate.fmOr listen out for my audio instructions on how to change feed within the app you're using...Thanks for your patience and we'll get you all up-to-date soon!P.s. ...
 
Pellucidar is a fictional “Hollow Earth” milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an “iron mole” to burrow 500 miles into the earth’s crust. This is the second book in the series.
 
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
 
The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.
 
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Nobilis Erotica
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Nobilis writes erotic science fiction stories and shares them with you in audio format.
 
Journey into the Improbable
 
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Steal the Stars
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The first audio drama from Tor Labs and Gideon Media, Steal the Stars is a gripping noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes: Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist unlike any ever attempted - scripted by Mac Rogers, the award-winning playwright and writer of the multi-million download The Message and LifeAfter.
 
Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom. New episodes every other Thursday.
 
Join Sam, Alex & Chris as they rank every science fiction film EVER. Every week we dissect a new film before adding it to a giant and highly scientific ranked list. We review a film a week until we run out of films.
 
THE ARKHAM SESSIONS, by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a podcast dedicated to the observation and clinical analysis of the characters in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES.
 
An audiobook science fiction and fantasy short story narration podcast. I professionally narrate Audiobooks, sci-fi & fantasy stories from around the world every Monday and Friday. Most episodes are stand-alone short stories, with a few book excerpts and episodic audiobooks mixed in. From Epic fantasy to space opera, steampunk to urban sci-fi and everything in between. This short story podcast is tailored to help bring authors and readers together, so each piece of fiction will include detai ...
 
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Project Nova
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Project Nova is an original science fiction audio drama podcast created by Aaron Sarka and produced by Evil Kitten Productions. This fully produced audio drama follows the four subjects of a secret scientific experiment as they awaken to find themselves as the subjects of the mysterious Project Nova.
 
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When our favourite television series come to an end on our screens, it doesn’t always mean goodbye. Firefly was revived with Serenity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer found a second life in a celebrated comic series (and yes, this happens for more than just Joss Whedon shows!). One of Breaking the Glass Slipper’s favourite shows […]…
 
I woke early---or perhaps didn’t sleep. My body is still adjusting to the time zone hop from Southern California to the islands north of the Scottish mainland. Orkney. A series of islands, many of them uninhabited, in the cold North Atlantic Sea. To the east is Norway. To the West are Iceland and Greenland. In other words, it’s chilly even in t ...…
 
Sarah Pinsker’s A Song for a New Day (Berkley, 2019) explores how society changes following two plausible disasters: a surge in terrorism and a deadly epidemic. In the Before, people brush against each other in crowded cities, gather in stadiums to watch baseball games, and hang out in clubs to watch live music. In the After, curfews and bans o ...…
 
November is OLD ENGLISH Cædmon's Hymn & Beowulf part 1 World’s Best Literature Anglo-Saxon part 1 Anglo-Saxon Sonnets part 1 Beowulf 2 Anglo-Saxon Sonnets part 2 Beowulf 3 Anglo-Saxon Sonnets part 3 Beowulf 4 Anglo-Saxon Sonnets part 4 Beowulf 5 Anglo-Saxon Sonnets part 5 Beowulf 6 Anglo-Saxon Sonnets part 6 Beowulf 7 Anglo-Saxon Sonnets part 7 ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various
 
Join us as we reflect on a few of the novels we've read for the podcast so far, and imagine what they might look like as on-screen adaptations. Matt & Adrian play executive producers, coming up with concepts for the adaptations & directors, writers, and actors who might work on them. Time stamps for each: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Matt): 2m33s T ...…
 
Episode Notes After trying to reason with his brother, Errik watches as Vel charges into the fray once again without thinking. Listen to the entire playlist HERE or listen to book one HERE listen to book two HERE ---- Story Submission ---- Got a short story you'd like to submit? Submission guidelines can be found at TallTaleTV.com ---- About Ta ...…
 
Ken meets a new friend online who asks to stay at his house. However, when the friend arrives, they are very different than their online persona, and the ramifications turn out to be global. In...By C
 
NOTE: This episode starts with non-spoiler discussion of The Mandalorian. The spoiler-filled discussion is clearly marked . . . by our usual spoiler organ. Disney+ has arrived, bringing with it an open vault of old and new television and movies. The team takes a look at the streaming service itself, ……
 
For the first of our new format birthday picks we watch Sam's choice, Dune. With Denis Villenueve currently deep into post-production on a big budget remake we return to the 1984 Lynch original to try and make sense of the plot, confront our childhood PTSD from that scene with the hand, and get into some pretty heavy Dune book spoilers towards ...…
 
Welcome back to SciFi Onscreen! This week I will be talking about the original Thing From Another World, release in 1951 and probably directed mostly by Howard Hawks. And don’t forget to please support the show by visiting Patreon HERE , retweeting or sharing the show on social media. Thanks! My scene by scene look at Carpenter’s remake: The Th ...…
 
Find out how he gets past the Angry Mango next week!By Gen-Z Media
 
This episode features "Your Future is Pending" written by Matthew Kressel. Published in the November 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kressel_11_19 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld…
 
Joseph Jirasek doesn't exist. Not since he was a boy and was taken from himself. Now he struggles to hold the personalities within him that are vying for dominance in check while keeping his family safe. At all costs, the Hunter must not come out.... Hear author James Patrick Kelly read his own superb and tense tale "Selfless" from our November ...…
 
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