Best Fiction podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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, then turn your ears to the Science Fiction Film Podcast. Subscribe and never miss a week of their profane ramblings.
 
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres
 
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
 
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.
 
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
 
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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.
 
With every new issue, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine shares one piece of short fiction in podcast form. Enjoy these audio treats from our pages!
 
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.
 
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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.
 
Let us tell you a story! Speculative Fiction Audio Recordings.
 
Strange Stories, By Strange Authors, for Strange Listeners
 
Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom. New episodes every other Thursday.
 
"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 ...
 
The Big Gay Fiction Podcast is for avid readers and passionate fans of gay romance fiction. Each week we bring you exclusive author interviews, book recommendations and explore the latest in gay pop culture.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Law professor and author Tim Wu talks to leading science fiction writers about whether we're already living in the future.
 
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
 
A Hyborean podcast featuring the works of Robert E. Howard, his pop culture legacy, & other weird fiction
 
Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston discuss and review classic Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.
 
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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!
 
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?”
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Fan-Fiction isn't for the articulate. So it's time to point that out. Listen as we read horribly written; sometimes downright disgusting stories. Super Sexy Swingin' Fan Fiction 3.0 is here. After a long delay we return with a new Co-Host; LycanOfLight. VERY NSFW
 
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What are disposable characters and why are they problematic? Should we avoid using disposable characters at all costs or do they have their place?Full episode notes available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com
 
In an empire at the wide sea’s boundaries, where the clouds were the color of alabaster and mother-of-pearl, and the winds bore the smells of salt and faraway fruits, the young and old of every caste gathered for their empress’s funeral. In life she had gone by the name Beryl-Beneath-the-Storm. Now that she was dead, the court historians were a ...…
 
Kayn knew he was being rejected by the orgynism for almost a full year before it fully expelled him. He could easily live a million years past this humiliation and never understand what he had done to deserve such a rejection from the collective that had loved him so well, for so long. He had been one of the orgynism’s founders, the man who had ...…
 
Three astronauts, part of an international mission to land on the moon, are pushed off course by what they initially suspect is a mechanical or electrical problem. But after being forced to land at an...
 
Today, the guys took on a batch of listener questions that ran the gamut from what’s the best schedule for a rapid release of a trilogy to what kind of markets we’ve targeted with Facebook advertising to what to do (and not to do) when choosing a book title. And in case you missed it last week, we have a 30% off coupon code for Brian Meek’s Ama ...…
 
Greetings, Cromrades! This week on the show we... To read this, please visit http://thecromcast.blogspot.com!By thecromcast@gmail.com (Cromcast).
 
Dark Days in Denver continues as Erika is forced into participating in another system that is only thinking of "the greater good." Unsure if she should join these forces, Erika has to trust in something for survival. Here to talk about where an American Citizen's rights come from, either the government or God and nature's god, is Raymond Dean W ...…
 
The Dark Days in Denver story continues as Vince and Erika learn how about their new living accommodations. Disagreements occur and today, Ben Branam, the host of Modern Self Protection joins us to discuss how to tactfully address a problem that you may be having with your leadership.
 
This week on Queer As Fiction, Ashly tells her coming out story and then we get magical by writing some Harry Potter fanfic!
 
Jeff & Will talk about the development deal Bea and Leah Koch from the Ripped Bodice signed with Sony Pictures Television and the Kickstarter Kit Williamson and John Hallbach started to fund the fourth and final season of Eastsiders. Will reviews the webseries After Forever. Jeff reviews Savior by Rhys Ford and recommends listeners to pre-order ...…
 
Take a deep dive into the darker aspects of Metropolis as the lads consider that all the children in the movie are likely dead by now as it is 91 years later. Additionally, some of those sweet lads were likely mowing down GIs on the beaches of Normandy from their MG-42 bunkers! Yay! It's all connected! Also, don't forget to subscribe to Dean's ...…
 
An Editor Lagerklatsch! Just what the hell is a Lagerklatsch? Well if you’ve been to a convention or two you might be familiar with the phrase “coffee klatsch.” You can probably do the linguistics from there, replacing coffee with something…hoppier. Made up German words are fun! In fact, that’s a special charm of the German […] The post The Dra ...…
 
An Editor Lagerklatsch! Just what the hell is a Lagerklatsch? Well if you’ve been to a convention or two you might be familiar with the phrase “coffee klatsch.” You can probably do the linguistics from there, replacing coffee with something…hoppier. Made up German words are fun! In fact, that’s a special charm of the German […] The post The Dra ...…
 
Here it is, part two of that big listener submitted question and answer session. More of the things you never wanted to know about the Dunesteef...except that big teaser about Announcer Man finally revealed. Again, a very special thanks to everyone who helped us out over the last ten years, without all of your help the show wouldn't have made i ...…
 
The Shinra Corporation is up to no good, rumors of impending doom are flying like a one-winged angel, and once again, a group of adventurers have come together to save the world. Of course, this is Surprise Party, so there are actually three groups, they're significantly more makeshift than most, and if you thought you knew how the story of Fin ...…
 
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Mark 9:30-37 James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a Psalm 1 PSALMIST IN THE FIELD: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan Twitter: @PoMoPsalmist Support Richard's work PsalmImmersion.com SPONSOR: Sanctified Art Learn more about their great Advent resource: Draw Near
 
This week on Sci Fi Onscreen I’ll be taking a very close look at the crackerjack SF actioner Upgrade. Please support SciFi Onscreen via Patreon (button on upper right of website), Paypal, by retweeting the show on Twitter or sharing via Facebook. Thank you! The post Episode 120 – Upgrade (2018) appeared first on SciFi Onscreen Podcast.…
 
BeeBop, Jonathan and the listeners have together defeated the imposter, and returned BeeBop Tales to its rightful owner. And, starting Monday, September 17, visit finncaspian.com/library to get your own copy of an original story! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podca ...…
 
This episode features "Waves of Influence" written by D.A. Xiaolin Spires. Published in the September 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/spires_09_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld…
 
We continue down this path of weird, arcane books... To read this, please visit http://thecromcast.blogspot.com!By thecromcast@gmail.com (Cromcast).
 
Mike and Jessie were walking in the park. The trees high above their heads stretched to touch each other, their leaves letting only the tiniest slivers of light through. Mike watched the freckles of light spot Jessie’s brown face, her shirt, her arms. He tried to snub them out with his fingers. It was a long day for them. They’d spent a few hou ...…
 
By Nina Kiriki Hoffman, from Issue #260 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine Narrated by Setsu Uzume. As the oldest, I had to make sure I and my four sisters and little brother gave greetings to our parents in their first year under the ice. More info »
 
The leadup to our Relaunch Kickstarter campaign continues with this Fan Pick: The Last Dog. This was a favorite of one of our newest team members, Jen Fisher, d(r)abbler of all things and master of none. We’ll be doing more of these with opportunities for fans to record their own introductions to their favorite stories […] The post Drabblecast ...…
 
The leadup to our Relaunch Kickstarter campaign continues with this Fan Pick: The Last Dog. This was a favorite of one of our newest team members, Jen Fisher, d(r)abbler of all things and master of none. We’ll be doing more of these with opportunities for fans to record their own introductions to their favorite stories […] The post Drabblecast ...…
 
That’s right. No one guessed the flag. It’s over. I own this podcast now and am shutting it down. Goodbye!
 
A bonus for our loyal listeners from author Ron Reikki! Available for a limited time on the main page, but ALWAYS available for subscribers on Patreon!
 
Today, Jonathan introduces listeners to a new podcast that is definitely not BeeBop Tales and should not be of any interest to anyone who would want to interrupt the podcast.
 
Jo and Lindsay talked with the famous (not infamous!) Brian Meeks today, author of Mastering Amazon Ads, as well as thrillers, satire, and science fiction (under a pen name). He started tinkering with Amazon ads a couple of years ago when they first came on the scene, and they turned into a game-changer for him, allowing him to sell a lot more ...…
 
Tessa Hadley reads her short story from the September 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published nine books of fiction, including the novel "The Past" and the story collections "Married Love" and "Bad Dreams and Other Stories."
 
Tessa Hadley reads her short story from the September 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published nine books of fiction, including the novel "The Past" and the story collections "Married Love" and "Bad Dreams and Other Stories."
 
The Dark Days in Denver adventure begins with the characters stranded in the Nevada Desert. Earthquakes are intensifying and survival is uncertain. Vince is recovering from the last adventure where he lost a tooth. Here to talk to us today about survival dentistry and what you can do when there is no dentist around is Brad Lewis DMD.…
 
As a lead up to our Relaunch, The Drabblecast brings you a compilation of our Top 5 Drabbles and Twabbles. That’s 100-word stories and 100-character stories, for those new to the show. They might also known as “flash fiction.” This compilation comes from you, our listeners and fans. Wanna tell us your favorite? Have some […] The post Drabblecas ...…
 
As a lead up to our Relaunch, The Drabblecast brings you a compilation of our Top 5 Drabbles and Twabbles. That’s 100-word stories and 100-character stories, for those new to the show. They might also known as “flash fiction.” This compilation comes from you, our listeners and fans. Wanna tell us your favorite? Have some […] The post Drabblecas ...…
 
Old men are tasked with a mission that much younger men should have been ordered to do, but that's okay because movies are supposed to be fun - and this movie has fun licked. It's a war flick that plays more like an adventure flick with a couple of moral dilemmas thrown in that were to serve as a criticism of war, but ended up making this one o ...…
 
Jeff & Will kick off the show with a celebration of their of their 21st wedding anniversary. They also congratulate Jess who won the Hank Edwards giveaway from episode 151. Recapping their recent TV viewing, the guys discuss The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe ...…
 
Special thanks to Benjamin Prugh for offering up the bounty for Underworld (his 5th!) and a heartfelt apology for all lovers of Underworld. The lads brutalize this flick worst than the Lycans brutalized that vampire babe on the train. It's bloody. It's messy. It's serious. Also, don't forget to subscribe to Dean's new solo show: Real Quick? An ...…
 
The Drabblecast presents “The Parasite Parade,” an audio version of an original children’s book written by Norm Sherman. The illustrations are by Caroline Parkinson. It’s a children’s book about—you guessed it—parasites! Why, you ask? Seriously, kids these days just seem too normal. With their green energy and their social awareness. Children n ...…
 
The Drabblecast presents “The Parasite Parade,” an audio version of an original children’s book written by Norm Sherman. The illustrations are by Caroline Parkinson. It’s a children’s book about—you guessed it—parasites! Why, you ask? Seriously, kids these days just seem too normal. With their green energy and their social awareness. Children n ...…
 
Shafire Battleheart wants revenge on Melamin Fotheron, and so begins the Cothelstone Hall Heist.
 
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