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Best Sciencefiction podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Sciencefiction podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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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.
 
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.
 
It's about time! Provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of science, art, and philosophy with paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield and new amazing guests each week. For anyone who digs the geeky, unconventional, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful – an auditory psychedelic to prepare you for a wilder future than we can imagine!
 
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 ...
 
Ink to Film is a show for readers and film aficionados alike. We read and discuss a novel in a granular way, then move to the film adaptation and talk about all the ways it relates to the book, and how it stands on its own. Hosts Luke and James have studied writing and film respectively, and bring an insider's insight into the show. Whether merely curious about the source material or an avid fan, Ink to Film should appeal to you!
 
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 ...
 
The Anomaly Podcast offers unique insights into the world of sic fi and fantasy. This women-hosted, fun-loving show will satisfy your craving for something different with entertaining (some say hilarious) and enlightening commentary on your favorite movies, TV shows, books, and games. Podcasting since 2007 from South Central Texas—we're the halfway point between Muggle and Geek.
 
Waking up with no memory was just the beginning of her journey... "Discovery Park", a new mystery audio drama from Throw'm in the Puget Productions. From the people who brought you the audio drama "Passage." Subscribe now at DiscoveryParkPodcast.com or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow "Discovery Park" on Twitter or Facebook.
 
Welcome to Invaders From Planet 3, the podcast where we talk about science fiction, fantasy, and all points in between. Each episode we'll talk with authors and others connected to speculative fiction about the books, short stories, movies, TV shows, radio plays, or comics that made them fall in love with the genre. We'll also discuss their approach to their craft, what's good in sf today, and a galaxy of other topics. Join us for other discussions on bloginhood.com
 
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.
 
Why aren’t droids allowed in Mos Eisley Cantina? How does hyperspace travel work? What’s so special about Endor? The Star Wars Loose Canon podcast answers these questions and many more. We’re just three dudes with a breadth of Star Wars knowledge and severe penchants for snark. Our job is to bring you this information (without dying first), making it both accessible for new fans and rich enough for fanboys to engage. Come for the bad puns, stay for the petulant Emperor impressions.
 
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 ...
 
Jon Cronshaw shares the ups and downs of his life as a visually impaired science fiction and fantasy author. The British journalist turned independent author released his debut novel Wizard of the Wasteland in June 2017. Subscribe today and start following Jon’s author journey. Visit: http://joncronshaw.com for all the latest news and discover how you can claim your free novella, Addict of the Wasteland.
 
Nothing fancy here -- just the simple audio diary of a girl in space. Also, there’s this weird and potentially ominous light in the distance that seems to be growing steadily closer. Listen for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.
 
EXOPLANETARY is a science-fiction adventure that follows four siblings, the Wolverton family, as they work for a giant corporation named Exoplanetary. Their bosses want to expand their business beyond our solar system, but the Wolvertons just want to enjoy their lives. Where do the morals and happiness of ordinary people fit in a universe full of rich and powerful interests? The stories are exciting, funny, tragic, and always slightly offbeat. A science-fiction podrama ("podcast drama") feat ...
 
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.
 
Every week on Nerd Rage: The Great Debates, your moderator, Marc Abrigo, challenges the funniest stand-up comics, podcasters, and even pro-wrestlers to take sides and square off to settle some of geekdom’s hottest (and often times, weirdest) debates: how many muscle cars does Vin Diesel need to beat Captain America? Is Steven Universe a better frontman than Super Mario? And just what the hell will a lightsaber accomplish in the world of the Matrix? All will be settled -- are you ready to rage?
 
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.
 
Paul Verhoeven (Loose Units, ABC ME's Steam Punks) will guide you through the world of Doctor Who, talking with cast and crew of the show, delivering the latest Who news, and helping you get up to speed on classic Doctor Who! With guests ranging from Jodie Whittaker to Steven Moffat, and even some royalty from Classic Who, The Doctor Is In will provide an untold perspective on this beloved show.
 
"This is The Signal... Point of origin unknown... Destination unclear... It carries with it fragments of other places... Other times... Stories from unfathomable pits of darkness and worlds of unquenchable, all-consuming light... These tales of realities both unimaginably distant and terrifyingly close are woven into, around, and through... The Signal" -The Narrator- The Signal is a unique horror fiction podcast that combines elements of a radio drama, an audio fiction reading, nonfiction ex ...
 
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.
 
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Outlander Cast hosts Mary & Blake discuss the season 5 Premiere for Outlander – episode 5.01, “The Fiery Cross”. In this episode we chat, the motif of oaths running through the episode, a surprising structural comparison between two specific relationships, and why Blake would totally be John Quincy Myers at the wedding… Subscribe: Apple Podcasts [……
 
It’s been a few years since I last sat down with Carey Parker and his Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons podcast, and last week I corrected that oversight, recording a long interview about the Right to Repair, Adversarial Interoperability, and Sonos’s e-waste gambit. Part I is up now (MP3), and part II will be up in a week.…
 
This week Dan Stout returns to talk about his upcoming book, TITAN'S DAY, the sequel to TITANSHADE, from DAW Publishing, out April 7, 2020. Find out more at https://danstout.com and follow him on Facebook at https://Facebook.com/DanStoutWriter and Twitter at https://Twitter.com/DanStout. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patr…
 
Tune up and tune in for some cartoon tunes as animated bands set the stage for music and memories on this mid-February episode of TechnoRetro Dads. In the NEWS The Academy Speaks Korean Gear up for Retro Day We Love Our Cereal… …and Buffalo does, too. Check out The Cereal Spot where the bowls are chilled all winter! Go to Kansas City and get you a …
 
Every year in San Francisco, some of the biggest comedy acts from around the country get together for a whole month of amazing programming to comprise SF Sketchfest! This year, your favorite nerds at "Nerd Rage: TGD" got to grace the beautiful stage at San Francisco's PianoFight and have fun like only they can. We talk "God of War," we talk horribl…
 
HUBBARD REINCARNATED OR OSA AGENT? In this briefing I discuss Justin Craig or LRH 2.0, the supposed new L. Ron Hubbard reincarnated. Is his new tech a faster way to go up the bridge or just a quickied bridge? You must watch this briefing! The Indie Scientology Podcast is for all Free Zone Scientologists. It has closed door secret briefings, guest i…
 
Alibi Jones is in a mysterious cavern underneath a Vermont mountain, speaking mind-to-mind with a strange being called the "arch-mage". Marc Edwards led Alibi here, but he's been catatonic since touching a force field. Alibi tries to wake him up, as we get into Chapter Ten of Alibi Jones and the Star Seeds of Earth! Original, independent science fi…
 
No one said life in space would be easy. Though if they'd listened closely, the people buying seats on the Oz ships might have heard G2 officials mutter under their breath about how easy death in space was going to be ... Anyway, it's a Thursday aboard the Oz 9, which means Leet is optimistic about their chances of survival. He's alone in that, but…
 
For those wondering if Altered Carbon season 2 will have the same flavor as the dark and violent cyberpunk adaptation that was season one, the answer is yes and no. The new showrunner for the series, Alison Schapker, previewed the season on the podcast, talking about how the story will not only build on the same consciousness transferring foundatio…
 
Episode 003 Welcome everybody to the third episode of Downright Annoyed with Movies. A weekly LIVE show where we review and dissect a movie recommended to us from the previous week. That being said, there WILL be spoilers so if you haven't watched the movie in the title - go watch it! This week we will be reviewing National Treasure. Nicholas Cage …
 
Rolf Potts is one of the world’s most notable travel writers, author of five books on his adventures, pioneer “digital nomad” before that was even a thing, a totally inspiring person who has carved his own path through life and now helps others do the same through writing workshops and his excellent podcast, Deviate. (Worth noting that as of the ti…
 
We bring you another fun and wonderful conversation, this time with the delightful Corey Pfautsch! One of the mods of the CastJunkies Discord server, Corey comes to us as a superfan of many podcasts and is proving to be (intended or not) a wonderful influencer to have in your corner, especially as one of the most kind and genuine people I know. Fol…
 
Welcome to Jon's author diary for the week ending February 16, 2020. This week was a mixed bag in terms of productivity. My voice has been a bit dodgy, so dictating my first draft of The Devil will have to wait. Instead, I’ve been working on my second draft of Blind Reset, which is the follow-up to my gamelit novel/meditation on disability, Blind G…
 
Author Walter Jon Williams joins us in this episode! We talk about his first loves in science fiction, including Heinlein's Have Spacesuit — Will Travel and John Schealer's Zip-Zip Goes to Venus. And Walter tells us about his evolution as a writer: from feeling the compulsion to write at age 3, to getting a rejection letter from the editor of The N…
 
"Black Label" is a special series that will run throughout Black History Month 2020 where four Critics of Color sit down to discuss their love for movies. This special series highlights perspectives in film criticism that are vital to the culture because they are for the culture. In this episode, our round-table ponders how best to combat tropes in…
 
Former Ringling Bros. circus clown, writer, and co-host of the "Writing Easy" podcast Mary Mascari joins the show to give some important context to all-things circus for Frances Lawrence’s adaptation of Sara Gruen’s novel! In episode 125, Mary, Luke, and James cast their votes to determine once and for all which was better, the book or the movie? T…
 
WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU STUDY? I have a chat with a guy whose studied Grant Cardones salesman teachings and Scientology's teachings. Have a listen to what he has to say about the two subjects. Remember Grant Cardone is a Scientologist. The Indie Scientology Podcast has mind blowing guest interviews, Free Zone success stories, secret briefings and much…
 
In this episode I discuss: 1:15: New patrons on my Patreon! Support me at http://www.patreon.com/michaellaronn 1:40 Update on my basement/studio flooding situation, my law classes, and other stuff 6:45: Update on The Good Necromancer (a book is coming soon!) 8:15 How I almost went to court...over a box of gum. Please, please, please learn from my s…
 
Martyn, Sam and Chris discuss the Doctor Who episodes "Praxeus" and "Can you hear me?". The podcast is available from all good podcast services, such as but not limited to; Podchaser, Player fm, Stitcher and Apple Podcasts. If you’d like to support the show, then please shop via our Amazon link. A small percentage goes our way, at no extra cost to …
 
Episode 6 continues the slow pace of recent episodes but does leave us with one of our favourite characters in serious danger! Emma is joined by Gaz this week as they run through the plot and listener feedback. You can give us feedback by emailing us at fancritcalpodcast@gmail,com or support us further and become part of our community at www.patreo…
 
This week we're talking about the things we're watching, reading, and listening to right now! Including a couple of guilty pleasures. Thank you to all of our amazing listeners, including our Patrons over on https://Patreon.com/BeyondTheTrope. Your support enables us to keep recording each month and upgrade our equipment to sound even better than be…
 
We have our annual post-Oscars conversation, discussing our favorite speeches, biggest surprises, history-making wins, and more. Then we reveal the 2020 listener-nominated and listener-chosen Feeler's Choice Awards! Oscars Recap - 0:01:25 Feeler's Choice Winners Announced - 1:06:57 Follow & Subscribe Aaron Twitter Facebook Patrick Twitter Facebook …
 
Today's Topic – Why I like a routine for getting through writer's block Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Music that I love, but do not feel the need to sing. Review the outline and make changes 10 Minute Break – Get the blood flowing Non-distracting envir…
 
For my latest podcast, I read my January 2018 Locus column, Persuasion, Adaptation, and the Arms Race for Your Attention. The essay proposes that we are be too worried about the seemingly unstoppable power of opinion-manipulators and their new social media superweapons. Not because these techniques don’t work (though when someone who wants to sell …
 
The football champions have been crowned. Grammy and Oscar have had their nights. Once again, it’s time for TechnoRetro Dads with an episode that’s longer than a commercial for Super Mario Bros. 3. In the NEWS Starbucks has secret drinks from a GFFA. Galaxy’s Edge has new drinks, too. New DeLoreans are coming. Atari is in the hotel business. We Lov…
 
Sean has gazed long enough into the abyss, now the abyss is gazing back. Written and directed by Sean Abraham Preston hello@friendsofthefriend.com Featuring Randy Greif: https://randygreif.bandcamp.com/ Omar Samad as "The Beastman". Thanks to Elizabeth, Sam, and Ben. "Synthesize Me": Song by Space Lady, written by Joel Dunsany, a.k.a. the Cosmic Ma…
 
Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, and we at Nerd Rage have decided to bring back one of our favorite debate topics for this time of the year — WHO’S THE BEST ONE TRUE PAIRING?! On this episode, we’ve got some of your favorite pairings from all of fiction, from “The Fifth Element,” to the MCU, to the “Lord of the Rings,” to… well, Dane Fox-McGr…
 
Alice and Mother Invention learn more about the mysterious planet of Violon and its inhabitants, even as their lives are threatened. CAST Firiel Elliott as Alice Wolverton Stephanie Leet as Mother Invention Sam A. Mowry as Jonas Rob Bekuhrs as Peter Rene Bordelon as Annette Curtis Andersen as Frankie Rhiannon Dowling as Lavender Written by C. Chris…
 
Deep under a Vermont mountainside, a strange being behind a force field speaks inside of Alibi Jones' mind. Who is it? And does the Prime Representative of the Solar Alliance, Nikko Constantine, really know what he's getting into with the Greater Tah? Find out in Chapters Eight and Nine of Alibi Jones and the Star Seeds of Earth! Mike Luoma present…
 
Episode 002 Welcome everybody to the second episode of Downright Annoyed with Movies. A weekly LIVE show (on YouTube... go subscribe) where we review and dissect a movie recommended to us from the previous week. That being said, there WILL be spoilers so if you haven't watched the movie in the title - go watch it! This week we're watching the belov…
 
Welcome to Jon's author diary for the week ending February 9, 2020. I write this in a lot of pain because on Thursday I went to hospital and had my shoulder scanned and pumped full of steroids. It’s as if someone has come down on it with a brick. I have a heat pack and some ibuprofen gel, so hopefully it should settle down over the next few days an…
 
We're joined by David V. Kimball to talk about whether or not the Sequels will age well! David is a Nintendo variety streamer. Check out his channel here! Watch us record these live, subscribe here: http://www.starwarsloosecanon.com/subscribe Support Us! Use our link to buy movie tickets this TROS season Patreon: give us your pity money and get the…
 
News 0:04:24 Turbo Kid sequel is coming...also yes 0:06:13 The Thing is being remade...also no 0:09:15 Lethal Weapon 5...also yes 0:10:30 Marvel's "Big Game" Trailer...also no Review 0:14:07 Gretel and Hansel Topic 0:28:02 Birds of Prey Predictions Shit We Watched 0:42:21 Bad Boys for Life 0:48:57 Star Trek Next Generation 0:50:47 Hustlers 0:53:19 …
 
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