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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, 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... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! Please rate and review on iTunes if you enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
Wolf 359
A bi-monthly radio show about the advantages of floating, tiny and alone, in the middle of nowhere.
Critical Role
The adventures of Vox Machina in podcast form.
Earbud Theater
An anthology of original audio dramas in the vein of classic series like THE TWILIGHT ZONE and OUTER LIMITS. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror - It's All In Your Head.
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 ...
When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.
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.
The Orphans
A tale of survival on an unknown world. The Orphans is a cinematic audio drama chronicling the castaways of downed starship, The Venture - Stranded on a hostile planet, struggling to remember how they arrived and who they are.Mysterious creatures hunt them, and in this seemingly unpopulated world, a tower looms. The survivors: Nora, Richard, Olivia, Baz, William, Valerie and the artificial intelligence, GeoFFRy, must learn to live with one another and work together as they fight for their li ...
SAYER is a narrative fiction podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon. The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate new residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics. New episodes release every other week.
Makeshift Stories
A bi-weekly journey into the improbable. Original speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories for all Ages.
The Fantasy Fiction Podcast
Escape Pod
The Original Science Fiction Podcast
When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an epic quest to save the world from the encroaching forces of chaos. WARNING: This Audio Drama contains adult language, graphic descriptions of violence, and explicit discussions of sexuality. This is, of course, in the interest of historical realism. We hope you enjoy our story about wizar ...
Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest railway this side of Nowhere or a twice-monthly podcast series. Each episode takes the form of a 30-50 minute radio play.The Penumbra is all about stories you recognize told in ways you won’t expect. Your femme fatale might be an homme fatale; you might find that not every haunting needs a ghost. Your criminal underworld might advertise on billboards ten miles tall, and when push comes to shove your home might have a bit more hear ...
The Bridge
It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew. Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from aba ...
Steal the Stars
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.
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres
The Audio Science Fiction Magazine
Audio podcasts of new and Audio Vault short stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine
Welcome to the world of Liberty – serialized sci-fi tales told audio drama podcasts. For centuries the colony of Atrius has been cut off from humanity and endured generations of civil war. What remains is a gleaming city and beyond its walls, a lawless expanse known as the Fringe. New episodes every other Tuesday!
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 twice a month for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.
In 2189, Earth narrowly won a war against extraterrestrials. The Strange Case of Starship Iris is about what comes after. It's a story of outer space, survival, espionage, resistance, identity, friendship, found family, romance, and secrets. (Also, there’s jokes.) For more info, visit
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 ...
A free western sci-fi audio adventure.
Sci-fi Audio Comedy/Adventure for Weirdos and Other Living Things
Lake Clarity
Five teens head up to Camp Clarity to celebrate their last summer together, but little do they know they're about to stumble on dark secrets that surround the lake. Caves, concrete structures, and eerie coincidences are a common place around Lake Clarity. Before they know it, the teens find themselves face to face with an evil force that's been locked away for a long time. Join Seth, Ally, Mike, Erin, and Brandon as they adventure through the Lake Clarity area, and discover the past of the s ...
Far Fetched Fables
The Audio Fantasy Fiction Magazine
Ostium Podcast
Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.
Cast of Wonders
Escape Artists Inc's Young Adult speculative fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic - Welcome! Visit us at
Author and novelist David Wallace Fleming publishes original humor, science fiction and fantasy short stories. Subscribe for a variety of free, serialized audiobooks of short fiction. For more info on the author, visit
Imagine getting a distress call and going to investigate it. Only when you get there, it’s quiet, and no one is around. What happened? Where is everyone? What the hell is going on? Listen to The Haven Chronicles to find out.
A Steampunk Audio Drama: A laboratory accident sends Dr Sage and Professor Savant’s minds through space and time to reanimate dead bodies. Join them as they explore past, present and future.
Tin Can
A one man science fiction audio drama, by David Devereux
This feed only serves up Skinner Co.'s serial fiction podcast, Flash Pulp
Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers
Dive into an EPIC tale that spans 5 novels and multiple side stories!!!12 Blackened Petals is a dark tale of the power of the human soul. Sam is a troubled young man that finds himself in the middle of an ongoing cycle of life and death. A heist gone wrong forces him to bond with a god flower that gives him incredible power that he has difficulty controlling. Follow along as Sam battles to control himself in a modern-day world with danger lurking around every corner.
Bringing you the science fiction and fantasy books that you want to read
Ace Tucker Space Trucker is a serial science fiction comedy adventure podcast written, recorded, voiced, scored and edited by James R. Tramontana.
Mythgard Academy
Mythgard Academy aims to make in-depth discussion of students' favorite works of fantasy and science fiction literature free and open to everyone. The Mythgard Academy program features live discussions with Mythgard Institute faculty to which all are invited, free of charge. Recordings of our sessions will be freely available after class, and we let our supporters decide what books we read. Learn more at
Scifi Scifi Scifi
Three science fiction fans review and discuss a different science fiction or fantasy book every week.
A Steampunk Adventure Serial
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And He Appeared Before The MassesSam shows his face as a god for the first time in public
The First PetalSam feels the power of his first petal.
The Smell of...Sam and Frank journey into the sewer to find a flower
The Mighty Nein find themselves creating dangerous allegiances, and uncovering more about the past of one of their own…
Liyana had seen elephants form into protective circles when calves were threatened, but this was different. These days, animal behavior was all but impossible to predict, of course---prey turning to predator; trees turning to stone in moonlight---but this didn’t feel random. There was intent in the way the elephants moved. The seven of them---s ...…
After a tumor damaged Reina’s spinal cord, she is confined to a wheelchair until she volunteers for an experimental treatment using newly developed implants. The procedure, which she could otherwise never afford, is successful, and...
Vale has been told that he is the legendary hero on this new gas giant planet, but he doubts he’s up to the task! But after the dragonship gets dragged into the battle, Vale heads into the eye of the storm! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puz ...…
This week we talk with New York Times bestseller Nell Scovell about her latest book JUST THE FUNNY PARTS: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club. Hear tales of her writing for tons of nerdy projects such as The Simpsons, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Warehouse 13, Charmed, and MST3K: The Return, to name just a few! We ...…
Patreon support now standing at 407 – last week 405 Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "Ormonde and Chase" by Ian Creasey This story originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction (June 2014) Ian Creasey lives in Yorkshire, England. He has published seventy-odd short stories, several of which have previously been podcasted at ...…
Author : A. Merc Rustad Narrator : Kate Baker Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published in Fireside Fiction. Rated PG for vengeful mountains and the accursed dead. Iron Aria Merc Rustad The mountain dreams pain. Cold iron vibrates purple-blue deep in the stone, while tongues made from rot and rust bit ...…
Vigilance is an Actual Play of the Liberty: AFTER roleplaying game. Dialogue with NPC's has been replaced with a full voice cast and immersive sound effects create an added layer of immersion. Play the game today! The party ventures to the Fringe and joins the Blood Skulls gang. Credits: Story by Travis Vengroff (The Game Master) Editing and Wr ...…
Shock of it AllSam finds himself in a life and death situation with his friend Frank.
Things are still... well, we'll say MILDLY HAYWIRE. Also, Thor has a secret(s), X and a certain dashing figure try to out-hero each other, and X contemplates the simultaneously infinite and singular possibilities of fate. For credits and a full transcript of this episode, please visit…
One night, three perspectives.
If you’ve ever put down a story because you didn’t care what happened, there’s a good chance it was suffering from poor character likability. That’s our topic for this week, and we are joined once again by our excellent guest host Sarah. What is likability? How does it affect the story? Do you have enough of it? What if you liked a character an ...…
24 Hours LaterSam wakes with some strange new abilities
Two of a KindSam makes his way to meet the love of his life, Julia.
A Dark SideGet a peak into the dark past that Sam has endured and meet his demon, Malice.
Good Morning Mr. RittenhouseMeet Sam. A poor young man that is about to have his world turned upside down
Author : Jennifer R. Donohue Narrator : Diane Severson Mori Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 623: Surveillance Fatigue is an Escape Pod original. Surveillance Fatigue By Jennifer R. Donohue Is this woman a terrorist? It’s my job to decide. My typical first step is social media, […] The post Escape Pod ...…
The Mighty Nein deal with the fallout from the night’s events, working to repair the fraying edges of the Knights of Requital and learning how to trust their own team…
The War of the Ring, Part 07By (Corey Olsen).
It was only then that she woke up in her nice warm bed and discovered that her entire adventure in the land of Nys had been nothing but a dream. Everything she had experienced from the very beginning, starting with the ancient soothsayer with the parchment skin and beclouded eyes appearing at her door to brush those gnarled fingers against her ...…
Azimuth gets micromanaged aboard the Morpheus. Tweet us: @bridge_podcast Find us on Facebook: Email us: Find us on tumblr:
By Rahul Kanakia, from Issue #249 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine Narrated by David D. Levine. Sometimes the crimes were egregious. In these cases I ripped up the would-be magicians with no compunctions. But other times... More info »
Nic and MK look into strange events that may have taken place in the sky above the pacific northwest, the sleep therapist’s sister might have a clue, and Karl surprises Nic with something out in the woods and right out of the past. If you enjoy TANIS, please rate and review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen! SUPPORT TA ...…
Finn and his friends find a way to deal with the dragonship, at least at first. The ship proves difficult to handle, but not as hard to handle as a gas giant! Here’s Avery’s podcast! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and mo ...…
Though they are glad to return to Point-of-Exile once more after a long mission, our heroes may not be the same people they were when they left. Some for the better, others… less. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Mischa Stanton & Danielle Shemaiah (with Daniel Manning, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy & Tau Zaman). Directed & pro ...…
Patreon support now standing at 405 – last week 404. Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Main Fiction: "All The Colours You Thought Were Kings" by Arkady Martine Originally published in Shimmer. Arkady Martine is a speculative fiction writer and, as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, a historian of the Byzantine Empire and an apprentice city planner. Un ...…
Tonight, Harm Carter returns to a countryside inhabited by homicidal maniacs.By (JRD Skinner).
People bury a great deal beneath these Martian sands: bodies and secrets and even entire cities. But some things refuse to stay buried long – like the past. Those we thought lost, hoped lost, but never gone for good. Buddy Aurinko is learning that lesson the hard way. Her buried past has a face and a name, and though all Buddy wants is to forge ...…
Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published in Fantasy & Science Fiction. Rated PG-13 for honorable duelists and some less honorable warfare. A Fine Balance By Charlotte Ashley My mistress, Shoanna Yildirim, was the greatest shot in the city. Each morning ...…
Lord Brass sends a distress call out through unconventional means, and Ponder Wright hears it.
Some scheduling announcements for our upcoming episodes. Book 2 Chapter 4 premieres on May 6, 2018. We’ll see you then!
Author : Alex C. Renwick Narrator : Laura Hobbs Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Onspec Magazine Vol. 24 No. 3 Content warning: grief. All Them Pretty Babies by Alexandra Renwick Esmè step careful in the pretty grass. Grass on the hillside is green just how […] The post Cast of Won ...…
We’ve all seen stories get sequels, even when they really weren’t necessary, but what about the reverse? What happens when a story really would have benefited from a sequel that never materialized? That’s what we’re talking about this week, joined for a third time by special guest Rhys. We’ll talk about what makes a story need a sequel, why tho ...…
While Jake starts to doubt his sanity for the first time, he and Monica journey to an interesting place with some very large statues. This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. Jake was performed by Chris Fletcher. Monica was performed by Georgia Mckenzie. The music was composed by Chris Fletcher. All artwork was done by Sara Wa ...…
Hop in Ecto-1 and activate the flux capacitor! We review and discuss "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. (Well, sort of. We also indulge in a huge amount of our own pop culture and Internet nostalgia.)
Special: State of the University AddressBy (Corey Olsen).
Author : Ken Liu Narrator : Rajan Khanna Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated PG. Editors’ note: This episode originally aired as PodCastle 165. We are reissuing it to celebrate PodCastle’s 10th anniversary. This story was in first po ...…
Support this podcast on Patreon This week we catch Nick Camm narrating Philip Suggars short story “Automatic Diamante”. And as you can see this episode hit the Sofa airwaves Sept 25th 2013.
Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Tim Pratt’s Patreon, June 2017 Some cursing. Suggestions of violence and death. Anna and Marisol in Time and Space By Tim Pratt The big day came, and Anna was tempted to tie up Marisol […] The post Escape Pod 622: Anna and Marisol in ...…
This week we talk with game designer/writer/pulmonary embolism survivor Bruce Cordell about his long history working on Dungeons & Dragons from 2nd edition to 5th, Malhavoc Press, and his most recent role at Monte Cook Games. We also discuss Gen Con, writing novels set in RPG worlds, genetic engineering, and all the exciting new projects upcomi ...…
Hijinks ensue as the Mighty Nein attempt subterfuge in order to carry out the mission of the Knights of Requital...
The War of the Ring, Part 06By (Corey Olsen).
I’d never been on a quieter school bus. Kids were whispering to each other, looking scared as hell as the bus clipped stray branches from the endless forest pressing in on both sides of us. “This isn’t even a two-way road,” I murmured to Flora, the girl sitting beside me. She was chubby and had braces. “I know. Where IS this school? My parents ...…
Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : K. Tempest Bradford Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Originally published in Crossed Genres, Issue #20, August 2014. Read it here. Rated R: Contains violence. Editors’ note: This episode originally aired as PodCastle 345. We are reissuing it to celebrate PodCastle’s 10th anniversary. ...…
The explorers of Troop 301 are stuck on the Puzzlemaster’s planet, and have to find a way off. While the adults waste time in meetings, the kids find a back channel that could help them escape. But when they’re presented with their only option, they hesitate. Mostly because of the fire. Take our poll about what the kids should do next! Also, co ...…
Author : N.K. Jemisin Narrator : Laurice White Host : Eden Royce Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Postscripts. Rated R: Contains Language, Violence, and Disturbing Imagery circa Hurricane Katrina. Editors’ note: This episode originally aired as PodCastle 154. We are reissuing it to celebrate PodCastle’s 10th ...…
Patreon support now standing at 404 – last week 406. Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Bitcoin address: 1FcqW3GEWFX9tuoyFrn1ySKoeybyc3J4W9 Ethereum address: 0xacC43A99b1eDe0e4a04B43A7A7fa3aA476B87EAA Main Fiction: "Gossamer" by Ken Liu Originally published in Writers of the Future Ken Liu is an author of speculative fiction, as well as a t ...…
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