A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
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. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space. 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, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe. The story is written and performed by Jonathan Messinger, author of Hiding Out, former web editor of Time Out Chicago Kids, and father of two boys. We only mention that because his son Griffin, 6, serves as editor of the story, appearing in episodes to critique, make predictions and express skepticism that his father knows what he's talking about, which also happens to be the way the rest of their relationship works.
New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
Author David Barr Kirtley discusses geek culture with guests such as George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Paul Krugman (#61), Simon Pegg (#39), Margaret Atwood (#94), Philip Pullman (#76), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). 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 recommended podcast, and CBC Radio writes, "You may not think a podcast about science fiction and fantasy would be the place to go for political insight, but -- it is. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy manages to be more insightful about politics than many pundits." Help crowdfund us at patreon.com/geeks
The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.
Welcome to The Best Audiobooks podcast, where I narrate passages from my favorite nonfiction books (with a few novels and essays too)! There will be at least two new books every week. Nonfiction writers will include Malcolm Gladwell, James Collins, Stephen Covey, Jared Diamond, and Don Miguel Ruiz. Fiction writers will include John Steinbeck, Gabriel Garcia Marques, Frank Herbert, Hermann Hesse, and Haruki Murakami. This podcast is for you if... 1. You enjoy audiobooks and Kindle ebooks 2. But you don't want to pay $20-30 per book on Audible 3. And you like to sample and listen to many different audiobooks 4. And you're busy The readings are short, entertaining, useful 5-minute sections that showcase the author's work and provide a valuable lesson or experience. For now, they're narrated by yours truly. If the podcast becomes popular, I'll hire professional voices. See my Amazon aStore to preview and buy all of the featured audiobooks: https://astore.amazon.com/kevihabi-20 The show's homepage is www.KevinHabits.com/audiobooks Finally, a big thank you to the authors and publishers of the original books! Links to purchase their books (both audio and text formats) are available for each episode.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Food Non-Fiction tells the incredible true stories behind food. Every week, we pick a food topic and delve deep into its history and fascinating facts. We look forward to taking you on this wild food journey, through history, and around the world.
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 bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best now voices you haven't heard yet. When you read LIGHTSPEED, you'll see where science fiction and fantasy have come from, where they are now, and where they're going. The LIGHTSPEED podcast, produced by Grammy Award-winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki of Skyboat Media, is presented four times a month, featuring original audio fiction and classic reprints.
Science Fiction and Politics, Courtney Brown, Emory University
Old time science fiction radio. Sponsored by BestFreeAudiobook.com This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com
Free audio fiction, music, and other goodness by Phil Rossi--author of Crescent.