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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... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast Please rate and review on iTunes if you enj ...
 
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Wolf 359
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A bi-monthly radio show about the advantages of floating, tiny and alone, in the middle of nowhere.
 
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Earbud Theater
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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.
 
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
Science Fiction and Fantasy
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
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 ...
 
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Critical Role
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The adventures of Vox Machina in podcast form.
 
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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.
 
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ars PARADOXICA
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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.
 
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The Orphans
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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 ...
 
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SAYER
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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.
 
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Makeshift Stories
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Speculative Fiction, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Stories for all Ages.
 
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PodCastle
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The world's first audio fantasy magazine.
 
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The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
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The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres
 
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The Once And Future Nerd - A Fantasy-Comedy Audio Drama
 
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 ...
 
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StarShipSofa
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The Audio Science Fiction Magazine
 
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies Audio Fiction Podcasts
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Audio podcasts of new and Audio Vault short stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine
 
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Tincture, A Weird West Trilogy
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A free western sci-fi audio adventure.
 
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Hadron Gospel Hour
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Sci-fi Audio Comedy/Adventure for Weirdos and Other Living Things
 
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
 
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 an ...
 
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Cast of Wonders
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Escape Artists Inc's Young Adult speculative fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic - Welcome! Visit us at castofwonders.org.
 
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Not from Concentrate | Audiobooks / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor
 
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 http://davidwallacefleming.com
 
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Ostium Podcast
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Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.
 
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A Beginner's Guide to Interplanetary Destruction
 
After a friend's untimely death, a D&D group decides to honor their fallen comrade the only way they know how – with a funeral campaign set in a realm of sorcery, swords, and demonic peril. Soon after their pen and paper adventure begins, they find themselves in very real danger when they awake on the shore of an alien planet where an ancient artifact has recently been unearthed. A Beginner’s Guide to Interplanetary Destruction is what happens when a science fiction radio drama is re-imagine ...
 
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Flash Pulp - The Skinner Co. Network
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This feed only serves up Skinner Co.'s serial fiction podcast, Flash Pulp
 
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Tin Can
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A one man science fiction audio drama, by David Devereux
 
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The Audio Epics Podcast
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fantasy audio adventures!
 
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The Mythcreant Podcast
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Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers
 
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12 Blackened Petals
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This is a Fiction Podcast that tells the massive story of Sam as he deals with suddenly becoming a God
 
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The Haven Chronicles
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The Haven Chronicles follows the mysterious events that have unfolded on Haven.
 
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The Once & Future Podcast
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Bringing you the science fiction and fantasy books that you want to read
 
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Fragmented Feeds
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Debuting April 13th, 2017, Fragment of your Imagination’s Series One, The Hydro Gene, blends colourful characters and stark landscapes with ancient myths and new technology, as it tells the story of 16 strangers, who are brought back to life and given both magical powers and a mystical battle to face. While they police their inner demons can they look in the mirror and make peace with the enemy? Voices by Kelly Gosselin, Scott Button, Carmen Flannery, Dan Mizuguchi, Laura Palermo, and Tawnya ...
 
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The Tales of Sage and Savant
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The Steampunk Adventures of Dr Sage and Professor Savant
 
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Mythgard Academy
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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 mythgard.org/academy
 
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Ace Tucker Space Trucker
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Ace Tucker Space Trucker is a serial science fiction comedy adventure podcast written, recorded, voiced, scored and edited by James R. Tramontana.
 
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Main Fiction: "None So Blind" by Joe HaldemanOriginally published in Asimov's Science FictionBorn in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Joe Haldeman has garnered both the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award for his famous novel The Forever War, one of the landmark books of the '70s. He has since won four more Hugo Awards, another four Nebula Awards, the Jame ...…
 
Welcome, to Floor 13. Stay silent, stay immobile, and please try to breathe as minimally as possible, Resident Hale. SAYER is voiced, written, and produced by Adam Bash. Intro and outro music composed by Jesse “Main Finger” Gregory. This episode also features the following music: Run (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0…
 
Zed and GadZeke have a strange experience before Mica and Rafe take matters into their own hands, and Harry loses his head when Lucy reveals the nature of their selection process. Aiko makes an impression on Mica. Voices by Kelly Gosselin, Scott Button, Carmen Flannery, Dan Mizuguchi, Laura Palermo, and Tawnya Gosselin. Created and Narrated by ...…
 
“In Spring, the Dawn. In Summer, the Night.” by Aidan Doyle. Read by Nina Brady. It always seems to me that people who hate me must be suffering from some strange form of lunacy. – Sei Shōnagon, The Pillow Book, Circa1000 C.E. On the third day of the third month, the good people of court traveled by ox-drawn carriage from the Imperial Palace to ...…
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
The American boy, whose name was David, had always collected things. Coins, minerals, seashells, insects, and even house-brand bars of soap from hotels in his family’s travels. His collections helped him know who he was when so much of life did not; and the things he collected did not make him bleed, when so much of the world—the sharp, angular ...…
 
Following the fiasco that was his latest attempt at radio journalism, Officer Eiffel has retreated away from the crew, working long hours by himself. Things take a turn for the worse, however, when a dangerous gas is accidentally released throughout the station. Quarantined in Hilbert's old lab while Hera works to undo the environmental damage, ...…
 
• by Jaime O. Mayer • Narrated by Katherine Inskip • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Read along with the text of the story • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show No ...…
 
The Shiny Man has left Betty with the intention of killing Elvis in the womb. Ace has no choice but to risk it all and interface with the nanobots that used to inhabit Elvis’s body. With the power of the nanobots coursing through his veins, Ace meets the Shiny Man head-on! But the Shiny Man is a tricky butthole and things don’t go quite as planned.…
 
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12 Blackened Petals
 
Please Visit http://12blackenedpetals.com for access to podcast episodes and more. For a free digital copy of book 1, please visit http://12blackenedpetals.com For AWESOME Gear and more visit http://12blackenedpetals.com/store Check out our Social Media Facebook https://www.facebook.com/12blackenedpetals/ Brian Taylor’s Facebook https://www.fac ...…
 
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The Once And Future Nerd - A Fantasy-Comedy Audio Drama
 
Today’s bonus content is an interview with the one and only Zach Valenti, star and co-producer of Wolf 359 (among many other things), who took on a cameo role as Merril in our last few episodes. This conversation was originally broadcast in May as part of Zach’s ongoing “Self Care Sunday” livestream project. You can watch video of the interview ...…
 
Speculative fiction presents authors with a truly dazzling array of environments for their settings. This week, we talk about some of those wonderlands and what value they add to the story. From the spooky forests of New England to the cratered surface of the moon, we discuss how environments can affect a story for good or ill. If that’s not en ...…
 
• Narrated by Jen Albert • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Read along with the text of the story • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes Barbara A. Barnett is ...…
 
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
This episode features "Reversion" written by Nin Harris. Published in the August 2017 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/harris_08_17 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld
 
Captain Justice is making his way through Dr. Genocide's deathtrap. He's defeated Dr. Genocide every single time in the past, so what makes him think things will be different this time? And what would happen if they were? Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the Joker, Skeletor, Megatron and telling a story with tropes or despite tropes.…
 
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
 
Today we have a bonus episode, inspired by Monday's big solar eclipse! Elias sneaks off to a planet to witness a double eclipse, but gets a little more than he bargained for. Thanks to our friends at kid podcasts Ear Snacks and Brains On! for letting us play their solar eclipse songs in our episode. To hear their episodes: Ear Snacks: Eclipse ( ...…
 
Treason of Isengard, Part 04By olsen@mythgard.org (Corey Olsen).
 
Main Fiction: "A Packhorse for your Silly Memes" by Rebecca DeVendra Originally published in Outliers of Speculative FictionRebecca DeVendra is a figure artist and speculative fiction writer living in Boston. She serves as a first reader for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She's also a mom to three cacophonous, early-rising childre ...…
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
As the commuter jet descended toward the ruins of Las Vegas, Roland Zhang craned his neck at the window, watching the skeleton towers grow nearer. Billowing clouds of dust clogged the air, and wind-blown dunes partially buried the filthy, abandoned buildings. He’d viewed footage from the far corners of the Earth, every remote hellhole imaginabl ...…
 
by Laurence Raphael Brothers read by Austin Malone A PodCastle Original! Rated R for adult themes. The stagecoach lurches to a halt in a clearing beside the road. Four wild-eyed black geldings rear up and whinny as the top-hatted stage driver cracks a whip over their heads. “Nous sommes ici,” says the driver. “Cimetière. La fin de la ligne!” Th ...…
 
Kathryn has many questions about how life works, and what it means to be a clone. As the only other flesh and blood being in the facility, it's up to Baz to show her what living is all about and what comforts closeness can bring. Meanwhile Baz and GeoFFRy come to blows when they receive troubling news from Command.Written & Directed by Zachary ...…
 
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Makeshift Stories
 
In this month’s story, after being shut down for years, Mybo through an act of nature, is reactivated. The bot finds itself in a new and foreign body. With large gaps in its damaged memory, Mybo can remember little other than his name and a strong desire to help. A prairie dog who witnesses Mybo’s...…
 
After their capture, Ace and the gang are in rough shape but Ivan has an ace up his sleeve. Pun! By using the cybernetic spike he uses to jack into computers, Ivan is able to peel up part of the floor and, with Hank’s help, gain access to free them all. Their elation is short lived as they discover The Shiny Man has taken them back to the year ...…
 
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12 Blackened Petals
 
Chapter 22: The The Light In Us All Chapter 23: If We Would Have Worked Together Please Visit http://12blackenedpetals.com for access to podcast episodes and more. For a free digital copy of book 1, please visit http://12blackenedpetals.com For AWESOME Gear and more visit http://12blackenedpetals.com/store Check out our Social Media Facebook ht ...…
 
A throughline is the story’s core, the problem that opens in the beginning and concludes in the climax. Throughlines are essential for compelling stories, but many authors still struggle with them, so that’s what we’re talking about this week. We discuss why stories should open the throughline as soon as possible, how to apply throughlines acro ...…
 
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Ostium Podcast
 
Jake has some introspective thoughts after his showdown with Brandon in Episode 7: Visitors, as he drives back to Ostium.Written by Alex C. Telander.Performed by Chris Fletcher.Background music featured in this episode was by Shadows of the Snow, courtesy of the Free Music Archive.If you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon ...…
 
Tonight, Chima’s watch ends.By skinner@skinner.fm (JRD Skinner).
 
Treason of Isengard, Part 03By olsen@mythgard.org (Corey Olsen).
 
Nic continues to explore the strange meaning of his dreams, and a mystery in Russia shares certain qualities with what’s been happening in the Pacific Northwest. If you enjoy TANIS, please rate and review on iTunes or wherever you listen! SUPPORT TANIS ON PATREON For more information, including supporting materials for each episode visit: TANIS ...…
 
Patreon Support if greatly appreciated Main Fiction: "The Ship Whisperer" by Julie Novakova Originally published in Asimov'sJulie Novakova is a Czech author and translator of science fiction, fantasy and detective stories. She has published short fiction in Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Fantasy Scroll, Persistent Visions and other magazines and antho ...…
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
“Are you all right?” The voice, sharp and worried, shot out of the pocket of shadow to her left. Startled, she turned and found herself blinking at a cop, one of the ones who patrolled the park on foot. In the last light of dusk, she could just make out his half-frown, his badge, the hand resting on a nightstick. He reminded her of her father. ...…
 
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From ars PARADOXICA and Whisperforge Radio Stories on the Air Except It's the Internet Now, it's Timeswimmers! Story by Daniel Manning & Tyler Pomponio, written by The Koch Brothers Mystery Show kochbrothersmysteryshow.com Rate T (Teen) for Cartoon Mischief A product of the Whisperforge whisperforge.org…
 
by Rati Mehrotra read by Kaushik Narasimhan hosted by Graeme Dunlap First published in The Sockdolager Rated PG-13 The day before she left for her husband’s village, Urmila got her dowry: a goat, two gold bangles, and the family ghost. The bangles were pretty and the goat would be useful, but what would she do with the ghost? Dirty, smelly old ...…
 
This is not the time for comfortable lies; not for us. This is the time to confront the harshness of truth… the knowledge of how infected we all are by the pestilence spewing forth from your Earth. SAYER is voiced, written, and produced by Adam Bash. Intro and outro music composed by Jesse “Main Finger” Gregory. This episode also features the f ...…
 
Space Monkey Radio proudly presents U.F.Overview: a new series that offers in-depth analysis on the possibility of alien contact, and explores the complex realities of communicating with non-terrestrial beings. What do we know? How do we know it? When will we know that what we're trying to know is something we can know? Join our two intrepid co ...…
 
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The Once And Future Nerd - A Fantasy-Comedy Audio Drama
 
This episode is the audio from our latest #AskTOAFN, which we did as livestream. It’s been cleaned up a little and lightly edited. And you can always watch the original, unedited and with the video right here. Thank you so much to everyone who wrote in with questions! We tried to at least acknowledge receipt of everything even if we didn’t answ ...…
 
Special Extended Track 3 CHAPTERS IN 1 Chapter 19: The healing Hand Chapter 20: Reconciliation Chapter 21: The Third Petal Please Visit http://12blackenedpetals.com for access to podcast episodes and more. For a free digital copy of book 1, please visit http://12blackenedpetals.com For AWESOME Gear and more visit http://12blackenedpetals.com/st ...…
 
In this mini episode, Monica has some introspective thoughts and contemplations while walking around Ostium.Written and performed by Georgia MackenzieIf you want more Ostium, why not become a patron on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where for just $2 a month you'll get access to an exclusive brand new mini episode every two wee ...…
 
'It said there was no-one here, and yet, here you are'featuring the voice of Anna Rose James as 3CC0The intro features a sample from The Twilight Zone episode: 'Time Enough at Last'tincanaudio.co.ukpatreon.com/tincanaudioBy radiotincan@gmail.com (David Devereux).
 
It’s one thing to master the rules of combat, but how should you describe it? Sarah joins us for a third time to discuss the delicate business of depicting combat in words. We talk about the disconnect between a badass description and a failed roll, letting players narrate their own failures, and what level of gore is appropriate. Roll initiati ...…
 
Tonight: Everything gets worse.By skinner@skinner.fm (JRD Skinner).
 
This episode comes to you from Comic Con International 2017, courtesy of our friends at Penguin Random House! Genre-Blending: How and Why? Readers, authors, and curators sometimes struggle to classify a work. Is it fantasy? Science fiction? Paranormal? Maybe all of the above? Authors Charlie Jane Anders (ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY), Daryl Gregory ...…
 
The seeds of rebellion begin to take root in Whitestone! But as Vox Machina make their move to bring the population to revolt, they learn that another de Rolo may still be alive...
 
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Vox Machina begin their campaign to sow the seeds of rebellion amongst the people of Whitestone. The cruel Sir. Kerrion Stonefell is the first target on their list, but will the attack against him unleash a darker power?
 
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Vox Machina sneaks their way into the town of Whitestone with the intent of inspiring revolution, but could not be prepared for the horrors that await them inside…
 
Greyskull Keep is infiltrated by ghostly attackers as Vox Machina prepares to make their way Northeast to Whitestone to confront the Briarwoods head on. Meanwhile, Keyleth begins to suspect the mysterious power that seems to hold sway over Percy...
 
Reeling from the aftermath of their battle against the Briarwoods, Vox Machina is called before Sovereign Uriel to answer for their recent destructive behavior. Looking to bolster their reputation, the group agrees to hunt a mysterious giant bird terrorizing the countryside…
 
Vax finds himself alone in the clutches of the villainous Briarwoods! While the team rushes in to save him, they are joined by a mysterious tiefling named Lilith, a powerful wizard who is on the run from vicious bounty hunters. Can Vox Machina save both Vax and Lilith from their violent fates? With special guest player Kit Buss!…
 
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Percy reveals the full tale of his blood feud with the Briarwoods, leaving Vox Machina just one week to prepare. While half the team returns to Kraghammer to settle old debts, Vax acquires some new weapons, Percy forges a special surprise, and makeovers are applied to Trinket and Grog. Finally, the group makes their way to a fateful dinner with ...…
 
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As Vox Machina prepares for their return to Emon, Grog demands a rematch against Kern to regain his honor, but the real battle is what occurs in the audience. Upon returning home, the group has an awkward encounter with a fan, but there’s no time to rest with bad news on the horizon…
 
Their trials behind them, Vox Machina is brought together within the walls of The Slayer's Take. Osysa congratulates them all and offers them the final branding that will seal their membership in the Take. Newly marked and happily reunited, the group decides to set out for Pyrah to find the Fire Ashari, escorting Keyleth on the next phase of he ...…
 
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