Best SFF podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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SFF Yeah!
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SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
 
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Nobilis Erotica
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Nobilis writes erotic science fiction stories and shares them with you in audio format.
 
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Frankentastic!
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Twelfth Planet Press Presents: Frankenstein Meets Mother of Invention in this regendered reading of a SFF classic.
 
Do you have visions of fantasy world’s dancing through your head? Are you a gamemaster that wants to tell stories in your world? Are you a fiction writer who wants your next setting to be your best? Do you want to build better fantasy worlds? Then the Worldbuilder's Anvil podcast is for you. Learn to create the physical world, characters, cultures, kingdoms, races, species and monsters. Learn it all, with some banter to boot. Join Michael and Jeffery on the weekly podcast that looks at story ...
 
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Cosmic Dragon
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Author Sean Grigsby interviews the hottest up-and-coming writers in SFF and discusses the state of the genre.
 
Toasted Cake is: * 1 crispy-gooey fantasy & science fiction flash story podcast every Monday * dark, twisted, frosting-covered stories hand-picked & read by me * THE best way to prepare cake, in case you hadn't guessed * an idiosyncratic 2012 podcasting venture from Tina Connolly.
 
The Tosche Station Book Club aims to review and discuss women, minority, and LGBTQ+ characters and authors in science fiction and fantasy. Currently reading through the Vorkosigan saga.
 
Interviews with awesome sci fi and fantasy storytellers about world building, creative process and more! Whether you're an aspiring writer or just an avid fan, join us for discussions staying sane while writing, strange ornamental weapons lying around the desk and, inevitably, Skyrim.An official partner of Tor UK, my favourite publisher of SFF & horror.
 
Australian director Tony Krawitz (Jewboy, The Tall Man), Oscar-winning Australian producer Emile Sherman (The King's Speech) and Australian producer Liz Watts (Animal Kingdom) discussing their latest feature, Dead Europe, which screened in SFF's Official Competition.
 
World-renowned Australian cinematographer Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha, Collateral,Chicago) discusses the transition from celluloid to digital filmmaking, as debated in SFF's International Documentaries selection Side by Side, in which he is interviewed. Beebe also shot The Zen of Bennett, directed by Unjoo Moon, which screened in SFF's Sounds on Screen.
 
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BC Radio Live
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BC Magazine is the "critical lens on today's culture and entertainment." BC Radio Live is hosted Barbara Barnett and Jon Sobel, executive editors of Blogcritics Magazine. BC Live will bring you the latest from the pages of Blogcritics Magazine from its editors and writers, as well as timely interviews and lively discussion.
 
Science, Imagination, innovation.
 
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Not Now, I'm Reading
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Not Now, I'm Reading is a book club and fandom discussion podcast!Once a week, online besties and all-around lady nerds Chelsea and Kay get together to discuss all different sorts of genre reads, fan fiction and pop culture.When picking reads, our guiding principle is that we want to read things that make us happy. From comics to romance, through science-fiction, young adult, crime or fantasy – pretty much anything that can be classed as genre fiction goes, as long as it’s something we can g ...
 
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Worlds of Adventure
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Worlds of Adventure is a weekly improv audio drama series from WLPP-LP 102.9 FM, Palenville NY, powered by DramaSystem. Host Susan Davis and a cast of four main characters create a world and a story each season, starting from a blank sheet of paper and a single sentence. Nothing is scripted or canned; the story emerges on the fly as we record it. Every Monday, we release a new half-hour full cast original audio drama episode. Each season is its own self-contained story. The story might be sc ...
 
Discover the emerging talent from the Sundance Film Festival with these panels recorded in front of a live audience at the SundanceTV HQ in Park City, Utah.
 
AFI Award-winning Australian film and TV director Cate Shortland (Somersault, The Secret Life of Us) and actress Saskia Rosendahl discusses their latest film, the World War II drama Lore, which screened in SFF's Official Competition.
 
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Kidlit These Days
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Kidlit These Days is your kidlit connoisseurs pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today.
 
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MAGIC ROBOT
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Comedy improvisers Alex Holland and Shamus Maxwell (plus special guest) discuss their loves, hates and thoughts about science fiction, fantasy and everything in between, from childhood experiences to the latest books, films and TV shows. Regular features include the guest’s choice of special subject, interviews with fans and experts, and the ‘Spontaneous Pitch,’ in which the hosts pitch a movie concept based on a title given to them immediately beforehand. Combining light humour with proper ...
 
Literary Matter
 
Join us on the red carpet, at the theatres and in the streets daily from 4-22 June. Our podcasts offer a unique insight into the festival, with 'behind the scenes' glimpses, close encounters and interviews with special guests. Nobody, from audiences and crew to celebrity patrons, will be safe from the cameras when our Podcasters hit Sydney's streets.
 
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We Like To Watch
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Welcome to "We Like To Watch", the podcast where we talk about all the things we've been watching over the week. From Movies to TV and everything in between!
 
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This week, Sharifah discusses her favorite backlist books featuring spooky houses. This episode is sponsored by Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! ...…
 
This is the companion piece to last month's sandbox tradeoff. In this one, I'm presenting a story I wrote in the universe of Julie Cox's "Capricious" novel. Buy the Capricious ebook Get the Capricious audiobook
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the renaming of awards, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, other award-winners, and more. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Mystery/Thriller giveaway, Finale by Stephanie Garber, and Recommended. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. ...…
 
Today's Topic – Because history is so passée All the way back in episode 246 we set the stage for looking into the fantasy genre. This episode we take our look into the Historical Fiction Genre. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow The three things that ...…
 
Karina and Matthew talk about looking honestly at history, tribal land acknowledgements, and engaging young people in the history going on today. Joining are special guests Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, authors of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People, adapted from the book by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. This episode i ...…
 
This week, Jenn discusses discovering backlist by new favorite authors. This episode is sponsored by Recommended. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! BOOKS DISCUSSED All System ...…
 
Today's Topic Starting a The what and why of the changes to history Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Episode 286 Secret Episode: Starting a new setting in cWoDTheme to Nashville By Night This list is not everything, I would share Point of Deviation an ...…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Hugo Award Winners, casting news around adaptations, and the Blade movie trilogy. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Circe by Madeline Miller, and Astronuts by Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stit ...…
 
Karina and Matthew talk about back-to-school anticipation, exceptional ways to get to school, and the resilience and determination each student possesses. Joining are special guests Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul, authors of Adventures to School: Real-Life Journeys of Students from Around the World, illustrated by Isabel Muñoz. This episode is ...…
 
This week, Sharifah discusses favorite animal characters. This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! BOOKS DISCUSSED Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane ...…
 
Today's Topic Not the internal tools either Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Notebooks Creative Friends Google ,Great Courses Plus, and Email Readers Grammarly Thesaurus The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi Worldbuilding Task Ri ...…
 
This month's patron-funded story is "Spawning Grounds" by Julie Cox, narrated by Nikki Delgado. I shifted my weight back and forth and stretched my wings, fidgeting, rolling them in their sockets. I still wasn't used to them; they were new, only a few months old. The feathers had finally come in all the way, the central shafts opening like stra ...…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss tabletop RPG and TV adaptations, a new Seanan McGuire series, nonhuman narrators, and more. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang, and Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on ...…
 
Today's Topic And do not forget the Kitchen sink Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Big Picture of what is needed for Novel Vs RPG Setting 3 important needs for a novel setting Details needed for the narrative Details for the characters involved Enough ...…
 
Karina and Matthew talk about identifying a publisher by its "voice", focusing on the specific in order to connect with the universal, and they highlight some imprints and independent publishers who are centering diversity in different ways. Joining is special guest Namrata Tripathi of Kokila. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders. Su ...…
 
This week, Jenn discusses unusual vampires. This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! BOOKS DISCUSSED: Sunshine by Robin McKinley My Soul to Ke ...…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss awards shortlists, the Blade reboot, a Hitchhikers TV announcement, and books with games and tournaments. This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and Book Riot Insiders. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and re ...…
 
Episode 288 Why should you use more one-dimensional characters? Today's Topic They all cannot be Jayne Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What makes a character multidimensional Flaws or traits that suck Shades of Gray… not that … maybe that Contradict ...…
 
Matthew and guest host Tirzah Price talk about the booming audiobook industry, the literacy benefits of audiobooks, and some of the stories and story narrators we can't stop thinking about. This episode is sponsored by The Children's Book Podcast hosted by Matthew C. Winner Book Riot Insiders Libro.fm Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Pod ...…
 
Download This month on the Vorkosicast, Robin and Nanci discuss Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen. This podcast has been brought to you in part by your support on Patreon! If you like what you hear, you can subscribe to the Tosche Station Book Club on iTunes or you can subscribe to the Tosche Station […]…
 
This week, Sharifah talks about music in SFF. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! DISCUSSED: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno Garcia Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson Soul Music by ...…
 
Today's Topic Is game of Thrones it? Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What we want to see on TV Fantasy What has been done well From the perspective of today What has not worked Budgets do not meet the ambition – GoT Not much Pure Fantasy Cheesy or E ...…
 
This month's patron-sponsored story is "Arvent4299" by R. Tusker, read by Violet Jade. "Arvent4299. That's my access password," said N-04, her synthesized voice not betraying a hint of nervousness. Her client nearly spat out his drink in response, not expecting a serious answer to his question. "Wait, hang on. That's a joke, right? You're jokin ...…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Sandman and Harry Potter TV show announcements, Locus Award winners, fiction podcasts and more. This episode is sponsored by Unassigned Reading and The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. T ...…
 
Karina and Matthew talk about the trailblazers in children's literature, including recognizing some of the first authors of color and indigenous authors to have their books traditionally published. Joining is special guest Linda Sue Park, author of A Single Shard and A Long Walk to Water. This episode is sponsored by The Children's Book Podcast ...…
 
In this first installment of Backlist to the Future, Jenn discusses books about non-gloomy futures. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! Discussed: Our *punk genres show The Wayfarers ...…
 
Today's Topic Starting a Classic World of Darkness Setting Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Nashville Theme to Nashville By Night Geography (Map in ShowNotes) Points of Interest Downtown Badlands Picket Centennial Park grand ole opry(Ryman Auditorium ...…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the Hunger Games prequel, clones, twins, and doppelgangers, and more! This episode is sponsored by Unassigned Reading, Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau, and Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be f ...…
 
Today's Topic Bloodlines 2 Speculation and news Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow From Dracula to the word of darkness The Children of Cain White Wolf Games Bloodlines Bloodlines 2 – Why It can be great What we know for reading PC Gamer March 2020? Wi ...…
 
Karina and Matthew talk about the LGBTQ representation in children's literature, anti-queerness and parallels with colorism and racism, and what LGBTQ-centered stories can mean for kids who have not yet encountered queer individuals. Joining is special guest Kacen Callender, author of Hurricane Child. This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm Audio ...…
 
Courtesy of the Get Booked podcast, Amanda and Jenn discuss comps for Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire! Please note: there are spoilers for GOT starting around the 30:00 mark. This episode is sponsored by Audible, Rebel by Beverly Jenkins, and We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, or Sti ...…
 
Today's Topic It is the stone of Figgleniz Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Dealing with the dead Surviving /Understanding the world The growth of symbols Basic Religions Type Shamanism and ancestor worship Pantheism Polytheism Monotheism Monism Dual ...…
 
This is "Having Her for Tea" a straight BDSM story by Harley Easton, narrated by Terry of the Smut Podcast. This episode is sponsored by the generous patronage of Nobilis Erotica listeners.
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss favorite kidlit from SF/F. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and recs, sign up for our Swords and Spaceships newsletter! Books Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex (Ho ...…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Vans’ new Harry Potter sneakers, Terry Pratchett and Orphan Black adaptations, and the punk subgenres of SF/F. This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and Reentry by Peter Cawdron. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news an ...…
 
Today's Topic Why do people think realism is even possible, stick with believable. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow The Search for realism Cultures Races Magic? Technology What is wrong with it? The world is messy, the audience wants to understand St ...…
 
Karina and Matthew talk about the ripples from recent synagogue attacks, books that center the Jewish faith and culture, and we're reminded that we are all made of stories. Joining is special guest Leslea Newman, author of Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story, illustrated by Amy June Bates. This episode is sponsored by All The Books podcast ...…
 
Sean Grigsby speaks with author D.B. Jackson, also known as David B. Coe.By Cosmic Dragon.
 
Today's Topic Writer’s block can happen to anyone! Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What if the hobbit from Middle earth made it into space? Thanks to James in the undercroft for the episode idea Who would make it out of the shire? What would be an i ...…
 
This is the "Dirty Mad Libs" panel we did at Balticon 53, featuring the prose-distorting skills of Laura "Spence" Nicole, Starla Huchton, and Stephanie Burke. If you've got the Nobilis Erotica Podcast App on your phone, look in the "Extras" section for the unedited version in all its two hour glory. This includes all of the calling out of parts ...…
 
Jenn and guest María Cristina García Lynch discuss the Nebula Award winners, the new Terminator and Star Trek installments, military sf/f, and more. This episode is sponsored by All the Books, Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey, and Gather the Fortunes by Bryan Camp. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can a ...…
 
Episode 281 Season 8, Game of Thrones story fixes are all wrong Today's Topic Winter is dead, long live the winter Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What are the problems with many of the story fixes Game of Thrones was inspired by the past. It was me ...…
 
Sean Grigsby talks with 47 North author, Ryan KirkBy Cosmic Dragon.
 
Karina and Matthew talk about the heart of the school, the disheartening trend of diminishing school libraries, and the inherent value of school libraries and school librarians in supporting a school, raising readers, and building global citizens. Joining is special guest John Schumaker, author of the Mr. Schu Reads blog. This episode is sponso ...…
 
Toasted Cake #226! In which we are really truly a fully law-abiding publication please do not think otherwise Thank you for your interest in submitting to the re-opened Fairyland Gazette. Please take careful note of our new guidelines. This story first appeared in Stupefying Stories. Effie Seiberg is a fantasy and science fiction writer. Her st ...…
 
Today's Topic Writer’s block can happen to anyone! Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What is Writer’s Block What we tell ourselves I am not good enough The work is not good enough I am just too lazy I do not have the time I am too stupid I am not a wr ...…
 
This month's patron-supported episode is a female solo-ish story by T R Mortenson, narrated by Louise Cooksey. The Nobilis Erotica Patreon Campaign is SOOO close to the $150 mark we can taste it! Will you be the patron who takes us over the top?
 
NOTE - Due to technical difficulty and the host being a bit inebriated, this episode does not end completely…kind of like Game of Thrones on TV.By Cosmic Dragon.
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss Avengers, Vans’ new Harry Potter Collection, some book announcements, and favorite kidlit from SF/F. This episode is sponsored by Audible, BookCon, and Exhalation by Ted Chiang. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even more SF/F news and ...…
 
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