Best Fiction podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
A bi-weekly journey into the improbable. Original speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories for all Ages.
 
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres
 
They are obnoxious, they are absurd, they are irreverent, and they are - at times - shockingly insightful. If you are looking for something different in the TV & Film podcasting genre, something honest and with zero interest in pandering (except to people into that sort of thing), then turn your ears to the Science Fiction Film Podcast. Subscribe and never miss a week of their profane ramblings.
 
Science Fiction Theater presents the best of Scifi, horror,fantasy from early days radio. Each show will take you into the world of the unknown, a place that is as strange as the unknown can be, it is only limited by you imagination. Enter the fantasy world of Science Fiction.
 
The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.
 
Audio podcasts of new and Audio Vault short stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine
 
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 ...
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
Comedians compete writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestion. It’s really stupid.
 
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
 
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.
 
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Fantasy Fiction
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Josh Henderson and Dominic Moschitti read their tales of high fantasy set in the lands of Orcspire and Daranos.
 
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.
 
Analysis of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and Comic Book Cinema
 
A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
Monthly readings and dramatizations of stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense chosen from the magazine’s archives. The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir—including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription info, and more.
 
Luke Burrage reads a science fiction novel and reviews it when he's done. Then he reads another.
 
Evil Podcast is a horror fiction podcast produced and narrated by Dennis Serra. Each episode contains stand alone horror stories that even the Devil is scared of/
 
Let us tell you a story! Speculative Fiction Audio Recordings.
 
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Queer As Fiction
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Queer As Fiction is a podcast where three adult women (Amanda Holland, Kirsten King & Ashly Perez) write their own fan fiction based on audience suggestions.
 
Strange Stories, By Strange Authors, for Strange Listeners
 
Take a journey into contemporary science fiction with our interviews of today's bestselling and award-winning authors. In recent episodes, we've discussed the science behind The Martian with Andy Weir, reincarnation with Claire North (The First Fifteen Live of Harry August), classic short fiction with the legendary Robert Silverberg, nanotechnology with PJ Manney ((R)evolution), what keeps people motivated when the world is coming to an end with Ben H. Winters (The Last Policeman), the chall ...
 
Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom. New episodes every other Thursday.
 
Law professor and author Tim Wu talks to leading science fiction writers about whether we're already living in the future.
 
On the Writership Podcast, professional book editors Leslie Watts and Clark Chamberlain critique five pages of fiction from writers who are, or soon hope to be, traditionally or independently published. The submissions come from actual authors who understand they may need help seeing the flaws in their stories and are brave enough to share this experience so that you might improve your writing too.
 
The Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for readers and writers of gay romance fiction. If you can read it, write it, watch it or listen to it, we’ll talk about it.
 
CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE FICTION
 
Pulpit Fiction is a weekly lectionary conversation hosted by Rev. Eric Fistler and Rev. Robb McCoy. We exegete and discuss the reading from the Revised Common Lectionary, and includes thoughts about pop culture and current events. It is for preachers looking for inspiration as well as any person of faith willing to think critically about their faith and the Bible.
 
A Hyborean podcast featuring the works of Robert E. Howard, his pop culture legacy, & other weird fiction
 
Phi Fic is our monthly conversation on recommended fiction. We dive into the plot, characters, philosophy, ideas, and best lines, in a discussion full of SPOILERS! Nathan Hanks hosts fellow readers Cezary Baraniecki, Daniel St. Pierre, Laura Davis and Mary Claire, with the occasional guest. Thanks to Christopher Nolen for the music. Phi Fic is a member of the Partially Examined Life podcast network, and originated as the Philosophical Fiction group in PEL’s Not School. phificpodcast@gmail.com
 
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Smash Fiction
Weekly
 
Smash Fiction is a debate-style comedy podcast in which a rotating cast of nerds argue on behalf of their chosen fictional characters. Only one can win!
 
Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston discuss and review classic Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.
 
Do you have a story inside you that you want to share with the world? Do you dream seeing your name on a bestseller cover? Do you have a special message to tell? If yes, then what are you waiting for?If the reason you have not written a book yet is that you have doubts or you simply don't know where to start, then this podcast is for you.Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encourageme ...
 
Crime Time is a weekly podcast discussing all things crime fiction!Join us, Lee and Eddie, as we try to solve mysteries, share our favourite detection selections, and guess along as we try to answer the age old question: “Whodunnit?”
 
Stories bring meaning to facts and that's what this podcast is all about. The Changing Earth Podcast features the post apocalyptic series, The Changing Earth Series, including Day After Disaster, Without Land and the Walls of Freedom. Mother Nature presents the characters with many challenges along the way and causes them to fight for survival with each step. After reading one of the chapters, Sara will be hosting survival professionals from across the globe to talk about survival concepts t ...
 
Comedians compete writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestion. It’s really stupid.
 
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This week, we were joined by data cruncher Alex Newton who runs the K-Lytics (i.e. Kindle Analytics) service for authors and publishers. He’s been taking a look at trends in Science Fiction and Fantasy this summer, so we invited him on to talk about the findings of his latest report. He also gave us some great information on the Amazon store su ...…
 
Part II of the Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories. The Drabblecast has several editorial shifts, starts winning awards, and becomes the premier weird fiction podcast in the world. Listen to the concluding historical retrospective of how the Drabblecast became the remarkable fiction market that it is today. The post The Drabblecast: 10 Yea ...…
 
Part II of the Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories. The Drabblecast has several editorial shifts, starts winning awards, and becomes the premier weird fiction podcast in the world. Listen to the concluding historical retrospective of how the Drabblecast became the remarkable fiction market that it is today. The post The Drabblecast: 10 Yea ...…
 
This week Evan, the 3rd Host is joined by his long time P.I.C (Partner In Crime), Awesomesauce as they discuss relationships, sex and dating! Awesomesauce and Evan, the 3rd Host then perform “love letter theater” as they reenact letters that an emotional terrorist sent Awesomesauce. You don’t want to miss this fuckery.…
 
gri·moire: noun. a book of magic spells and... To read this, please visit http://thecromcast.blogspot.com!By thecromcast@gmail.com (Cromcast).
 
Luke and Juliane talk about the Murderbot Diaries novella All Systems Red by Martha Wells. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: http://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Buy this book at , or discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke blogs at: http://www.lukeburrage.com/blog Follow L ...…
 
Zadie Smith reads her short story from the July 23, 2018, issue of the magazine. Smith is the author of five novels, including "NW" and "Swing Time." Her essay collection "Feel Free" was published in February.
 
This week we discuss Ellie from the film Cursed, played by Chrisina Ricci. We loved this silly werewolf movie. Please check out the Halloween theme poll on our website. Fictionalfemales.com
 
http://www.patreon.com/philrossiBy philrossimusic@gmail.com (Phil Rossi).
 
Luke reviews Prador Moon by Neal Asher and then talks about reading series in chronological order rather than publication order. Get this audiobook for free, or any of 100,000 other titles, as part of a free trial by visiting this link: http://www.audibletrial.com/sfbrp. Buy this book at , or discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke blogs at: ht ...…
 
The guys kick off the show by welcoming Scott as a new patron and then look back at their favorite summertime vacation memories. The Coastal Magic Reading Challenge is discussed. Looking at television, Jeff & Will celebrate the news that Pose will get a second season on FX. They also discuss the new series from Brian Sloan called West 40s as we ...…
 
It's no Righteous Kill, but Shawshank tries hard to be a good flick, despite the terrible dialogue, script, and performances. Follow Dean on Twitter. @Dean_LSGMedia Follow Matthew on Twitter. @MatthewFromLSG Follow Jessica on Twitter. Jess_LSGMedia (psst! she never uses it) Follow LSG Media on Twitter. @LSGMedia Support LSG Media by becoming a ...…
 
Lee and Garry, online nemesis, reluctantly agree to take a trip to the edge of their world to prove who is right. Is there something beyond the boundary or not? They are accompanied by a...
 
Thema der Woche: Sonne Sonne Sonne und Sonne! Oder: Retro Science Fiction. Bücher dazu: Mit „Die Drei Sonnen“ hat Cixin Liu soetwas wie einen moderenen Klassiker abgeliefert: wir verfolgen den Lebensweg einer Astronomin durch die chinesische Kulturrevolution, in der Gegenwart müssen sich ein Natotechniker und ein Detektiv mit seltsamen Todesfäl ...…
 
It’s rare to get a do-over when your world is destroyed, but the alternate-dimension bending and timeline restoration powers of the Chrono Cross promise just that. Serge is ready to pass on his timeline white-out device and three Final Fantasy heroines with post-apocalyptic homes will do whatever it takes to get their hands on it. Terra Branfor ...…
 
Travel back more than a decade with us to the Drabblecast’s humble beginnings. Hear never before heard behind-the-scenes stories from Norm and other key players, as your favorite podcast became what it is today… The post The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part 1) appeared first on The Drabblecast.…
 
Travel back more than a decade with us to the Drabblecast’s humble beginnings. Hear never before heard behind-the-scenes stories from Norm and other key players, as your favorite podcast became what it is today… The post The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part 1) appeared first on The Drabblecast.…
 
The people have spoken! Again! Again again again again again! In today’s episode, we follow the storyline the kids voted on, and find the explorers cornered. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Choose Your Own Adventure–style experiment! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recomme ...…
 
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Ephesians 2:11-22 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS: Chris Strickland Twitter: @ChristStrickla PSALMIST: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan Psalmimmersion.com @pomopsalmist Patreon PARTNER PODCAST: Kindreds Podcast, A podcast for soul sisters with Katey Zeh and Ashley Peterson.…
 
Constable Kershaw has not uttered any overrides, nor issued a warrant to access her memory logs, but Celia understands nonetheless that she is expected to stay, to sit and answer his questions like a suspect. It surprises her, this treatment. Like she’s human. “Are you chilly, Constable? Shall I light the fire?” “Yeah, all right,” he says, remo ...…
 
Writers Pamela Paul and Mira Jacob talk with V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the literary side of reboots, comics, and superheroes. Editor of the New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul (the author of My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues) talks about the relevance and impact of literary retellings and h ...…
 
The people have spoken! Again! Again again again again! In today’s episode, we follow the storyline the kids voted on, and find the explorers in a tough pickle. Vote for what should happen next here: http://www.finncaspian.com/choose/, Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, ...…
 
The Sumer of Crime continues with our latest podcast from the anthology, “It Starts With A Heist.” This brilliant piece comes from Eric Del Carlo. Wait […] The post The Grab by Eric Del Carlo appeared first on Brick Moon Fiction.
 
Hile, travelers! In this episode of B&B, our... To read this, please visit http://thecromcast.blogspot.com!By thecromcast@gmail.com (Cromcast).
 
For this week’s show, time travel and steampunk author Nathan Van Coops joined us to talk about his two series and what he’s doing to keep them selling. He’s a busy guy, releasing one novel a year, but still manages to bring in a good income from his books. Here are some of the specifics that we discussed: Tropes of the time travel genre and wh ...…
 
This week the Summer Interview Sessions continue as, Evan, the 3rd Host is joined by comics legend, Arvell Jones! Arvell is a popular artist from Detroit, MI who has worked for all the greats (Marvel, DC, DC/Milestone). He is the co-creator of Misty Knight who appears in the Marvel/Netflix show “Luke Cage” as well the popular Kobalt for DC/Mile ...…
 
This week we have strong opinions about Romeo and Juliet. We discuss the lesson of the play and why we think most people get it wrong. You also get a window into Diana’s childhood of recreating tragic scenes. Fictionalfemales.com
 
The people have spoken! Again! Again againAgain! In today’s episode, we follow the storyline the kids voted on, and encounter a major roadblock. Vote for what should happen next here: http://www.finncaspian.com/choose/, Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recomme ...…
 
Jeff reports that he completed the first draft of Codename: Winger #4 and that he did volunteer training at Sacramento's Lavender Library, which was featured in episode 142, so that he can work the circulation desk. Jeff reviews the audiobooks With A Kick Collection #1 by Clare London and narrated by Joel Leslie and Hearts in Ireland by J.C. Lo ...…
 
In this movie Katarina Witt gets murdered, but shockingly Tonya Harding is NOT a suspect. Lots of French things happen, and Bobby De Niro is a total pro... again. Follow Dean on Twitter. @Dean_LSGMedia Follow Matthew on Twitter. @MatthewFromLSG Follow Jessica on Twitter. Jess_LSGMedia (psst! she never uses it) Follow LSG Media on Twitter. @LSGM ...…
 
There was an idea (Smash Fiction listeners know this) called the Surprise Party Initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkably nerdy idiots who could take the casts of popular stories and replace them with fictional characters from other stories, then compete with each other to see whose party would be the best one at completi ...…
 
You’ve written lots of scenes for your work in progress, but how do you know whether they work? In this episode, Story Grid Certified editor Leslie Watts shows you how to analyze your scenes by looking at the opening of AW Moyer’s YA fantasy story, The Grim Book. The Writership Podcast is designed to help you develop self-editing skills and wri ...…
 
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Mark 6:14-29 Ephesians 1:3-14 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS: Susan Presley and Max Hazell Authors of Hezekiah: Buried in the bowels of the Earth for centuries, recently unearthed by a team of hearty explorers PSALMIST: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan Psalmimmersion.com @pomopsalmist Patreon PARTNER PODC ...…
 
“Often Wrong but Never Uncertain” While discussing the fan-favorite story “Morris and the Machine,” Norm and author Tim Pratt talk about time travel marital dynamics, the poisonous nature of nostalgia, and the dangers of giving Jesus a machine gun… This week on the Drabblecast Director’s Cut Author Commentary Special! The post Drabblecast Direc ...…
 
“Often Wrong but Never Uncertain” While discussing the fan-favorite story “Morris and the Machine,” Norm and author Tim Pratt talk about time travel marital dynamics, the poisonous nature of nostalgia, and the dangers of giving Jesus a machine gun… This week on the Drabblecast Director’s Cut Author Commentary Special! The post Drabblecast Direc ...…
 
The people have spoken! Again! Again again! In today’s episode, we follow the storyline the kids voted on, and discover a brand new problem. Vote for what should happen next here: http://www.finncaspian.com/choose/, Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendat ...…
 
The first podcast release from our “It Starts With A Heist” anthology. This dazzling sci-fi heist tale comes from Suyi Okungbowa. Action, thrills, a rich world, […] The post A Light for The Dark Under by Suyi Okungbowa appeared first on Brick Moon Fiction.
 
The monkeys are white-faced capuchins. Small things, their lean, black-furred bodies stand in stark contrast to the white tufts of their faces and shoulders. The Russians have cannons that can blast an airship apart in ten minutes and armored steam knights called kolotar, but of the many dangers I face on a warship a mile above the Black Sea, I ...…
 
If Tolstoy had written Spoonbenders (Knopf, 2017), he might have started it: “All happy families are alike; each family of psychics is unhappy in its own way.” Then again, who needs Tolstoy when you have Daryl Gregory, whose masterful family drama is tied together with telekinesis, astral traveling, and genuine...…
 
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