Best Science Fiction podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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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.
 
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 ...
 
Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world's most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.
 
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Escape Pod
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The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
WWW.DARKDISCUSSIONS.COM - your place for the discussion of horror film, fiction and all that's fantastic. Your hosts discuss all things genre, including books, movies, films, video games, and comics about such topics as horror, science fiction, fantasy, and grindhouse.Visit us at www.darkdiscussions.com or send us a comment at darkdiscussions@aol.com
 
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 ...
 
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Tides of History
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Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world's most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.
 
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Here Be Monsters
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The Podcast about the Unknown
 
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 political pandering, then turn your ears to the Science Fiction Film Podcast. Subscribe and never miss a week of their profane ramblings.
 
Analysis of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and Comic Book Cinema
 
Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!
 
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Zero Squared
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Zero Squared is a philosophy podcast from Zero Books. Zero publishes radical philosophy, aesthetics, film theory, experimental fiction, and anything else that smells faintly of the avant-garde. Our books aim not only to demonstrate how philosophical ideas are relevant to every day life, but also to change the terms of it. Douglas Lain is the host of this podcast and the publisher of Zero Books. He hosted the Diet Soap podcast out of this feed for five years. Zero Squared will continue the tr ...
 
Burroughs’ first published book, as well as the first book in the Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars is a science fiction novel following the adventures of the heroic John Carter, after he is mysteriously transported to the planet Mars where he meets its divided inhabitants. The novel is considered to be a seminal for the planetary romance, which is a sub-genre of science fantasy. Burroughs’ book has also inspired a number of well known science fiction writers during the beginning of the 20t ...
 
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!
 
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Almost Educational
Monthly
 
Two educators Patrick and Dennis sit down and attempt to educate one another on a subject using a thought experiment as the premise. Topics range from Real Life Super Villains, Language as a Virus, Restructuring the MLB, Alternate History, 1970’s
 
The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres
 
Extraterrestrial invasion, the earth taken over by omniscient intelligences from Mars, the whole of humanity under siege and a nameless narrator who seems to be the lone survivor of the complete devastation of human civilization – scenes from a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster? Far from it! The War of the Worlds by HG Wells was written more than a century ago and went on to become an iconic work in the science fiction genre, spawning a whole new genre of literature featuring alien invaders. It w ...
 
Luke Burrage reads a science fiction novel and reviews it when he's done. Then he reads another.
 
Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom. New episodes every other Thursday.
 
THE ARKHAM SESSIONS, by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a weekly podcast dedicated to the observation and clinical analysis of the characters in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES.
 
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Sailor Business
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A Sailor Moon fan podcast, discussing the 1992 anime series, with Jordan D. White and Chris Sims.
 
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Dark Histories
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Bi-weekly episodes on historical mysteries, murders and cultural oddities.
 
Discussion and digression on science fiction and fantasy with Gary Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan.
 
The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
 
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Offworld
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Welcome to Offworld, a new show from the Tested network that explores the fun places where space and pop culture intersect! In each episode, host Ariel Waldman is joined by guests from the space and science community to examine a science fiction story and discuss how it holds up under some scientific scrutiny.
 
Discussions with SFFaudio.com contributors, cool podcasters, bloggers and scholars, conversations with people writing books, audiobooks, audio drama and comics.
 
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.
 
Subscribe now! Providing you entertainment on the drive in to work! Flash fiction and short stories written by Carrie Zylka and Alice Nelson as well as a host of other authors. Horror, Thriller, Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comedy in more. The show is similar to Night Vale, Serial, Scarecast, Lightspeed, Nightmare Magazine and Unusually Short Stories.
 
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Philosophy Bites
Monthly
 
top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
Fridays at 9:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM CST, 7:00 PM MST, 6:00 PM PST
 
A bi-weekly book podcast dedicated to the deliciously disturbing world of horror fiction
 
One dark and stormy night, a stranger arrives in West Sussex at a village inn. He is heavily clad in an overcoat and his face is wrapped in bandages. He takes a room at the inn, but refuses to socialize with anyone. He stays cooped up in his room all day and night, working with strange chemicals and apparatus. Suddenly, strange events begin to happen in the village. Mysterious burglaries and fires break out, culminating in a destructive rampage across the peaceful countryside. The stranger i ...
 
An hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction. Hosted by Michio Kaku.
 
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Escape Pod
Weekly
 
The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
We're like 'the McLaughlin Group' for Nerds!
 
An early science fiction novel written by the second most translated author, French writer Jules Verne, the classic tale depicts an incredible sea expedition on board a state-of-the-art submarine. First published in 1870 and a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series, the novel is regarded as one of the most thrilling adventure stories and one of Verne’s greatest pieces of work. Immersed in themes of exploration, avant-garde technology, and man’s insatiable desire for knowledge and scienti ...
 
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Astronomy Cast
Monthly+
 
A weekly facts based journey through the cosmos.
 
Horror / Comedy / Sci-Fi / Ghosts / Aliens / UFOs / Occult / Metal / Conspiracy Theory / Travel / Podcast
 
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TechnoRetro Dads
Weekly
 
Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week as they share the fun and fandom of their youth with their families and friends. Topics range from the 70s and 80s to today's pop culture. From science fiction and fantasy films to TV & games, Shua and shaz reminisce, relive, revisit, and review their favorites at the beginning of each week.
 
Ad Astral: podcasting short science fiction stories by DJ Burnham
 
Join the Discussing Who Crew as we investigate the world of science fiction. It’s all about clones, aliens, androids, and more! The possibilities are infinite, and YOU’RE invited. Hosted by Clarence Brown, Lee Shackleford, and Kyle Jones.
 
Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life
 
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Matthew and Dean finally wrap on the TNG and TOS film coverage with Star Trek: Insurrection. There is a lot of goofy comedy in this flick, and there are some issues with the plot, once again - but there is some interesting stuff going on here if you dig a little deeper. F. Murray Abraham gets to flex his acting prowess with some good bad guy st ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
We welcome special guest Jessica from the SesskaSays YouTube Channel to Episode 152 of Discussing Who. Jessica and Kyle discuss Doctor Who Series 11 and the First Doctor’s first season. This episode coincides with the release of Episode 33 of Discussing Comics. In that episode, Jessica talks with Kyle Jones about Series 9 of The Walking Dead, t ...…
 
5-17-19 TUNE IN FOR WALTER DEANOWNER-OPERATOR, DESIGNER AT DEAN'S LYST TAILOR, COSTUME DESIGNER & COSPLAYER9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT, 6PM PTwww.talkshoe.com/tc/127374 www.genesissciencefictionradioshow.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/GenesisScienceFictionRadioBy thedigitalbrothers.
 
Finn finds himself in a cave, with no way out. Here’s the riddle: “I am taken from a mine, and encased in wood, I can never get out, but I always stay sharp.” Check out our Patreon and consider supporting the show! Thanks! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast reco ...…
 
Luke talks with Juliane about Outland by Dennis E Taylor, a book that he wanted to be like the book he wanted The Many Colored Land to be like. Neither are really that book. 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 ...…
 
There was one potential future where they win, and while we knew the snap survivors would be victorious, we certainly didn’t know how. With surprise after surprise, and call back after call back, and send off after send off, we come to the historic Endgame. Ben, Evan, and Steve are …By Ben Avery.
 
With a new film adaptation of We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, and the upcoming 60th anniversary of the publication of The Haunting of Hill House, we thought it was high time we turned our attention to the wonderful Shirley Jackson. To help us on our journey of […]…
 
This episode features "Tick-Tock" written by Xia Jia. Originally published in Chinese SF Comet. Published in the May 2019 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/xia_05_19 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld…
 
In Ted Kosmatka's "Sacrificial Iron," all of Earth looks on as two astronauts clash during their life-spanning mission. Please enjoy this tale about the human psyche as it is tested by the vast vacuum of space. "Sacrificial Iron” is read by R.J. Carey and written by Ted Kosmatka.
 
Starships, Time Travel, and Aliens in abundance this week, talking about Science Fiction Horror!By Books in the Freezer.
 
Welcome back to SciFi Onscreen! This week I will be taking a close look at the second Avengers team up film, the second in a series of four back-to-back episodes in celebration of the soon to be released Avengers: Endgame. Please support SciFi Onscreen via Patreon HERE The post Episode 130 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) appeared first on SciF ...…
 
Most people in the modern world — and the vast majority of Mindscape listeners, I would imagine — agree that humans are part of the animal kingdom, and that all living animals evolved from a common ancestor. Nevertheless, there are ways in which we are unique; humans are the only animals that stress out over Game of Thrones (as far as I know). ...…
 
Most people in the modern world — and the vast majority of Mindscape listeners, I would imagine — agree that humans are part of the animal kingdom, and that all living animals evolved from a common ancestor. Nevertheless, there are ways in which we are unique; humans are the only animals that stress out over Game of Thrones (as far as I know). ...…
 
From Disney's The Black Hole to Interstellar, we discuss the portrayal of Black Holes in science fiction films and the misconceptions popular media has spread about this astronomical phenomena. Fatima Abdurrahman from UC Berkeley's Department of Astronomy joins us to explain the science of Black Holes and how storytellers can exploret them in film!…
 
Whether you remember him from The Carol Burnett Show, The Apple Dumpling Gang, or his appearances as Dorf on The Tonight Show or home video releases, if you remember Tim Conway, you remember him fondly. We remember the laughter and joy he brought us from childhood into the age and size of grown-ups. In the NEWS: TRON goes vertical in Walt Disne ...…
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Rice Burroughs.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
Oh My Goodness, we are finally beginning the FINAL SEASON of Sailor Moon! Or wait... is this the first season of an entirely different show called Sailor Stars? This is getting a little ridiculous, but we have been assured we are horse-free from here on in, so expect some good times! Joining us on this monumental occasion is Audrey DuBois of @S ...…
 
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We storytellers like to play games, and so it naturally follows that the characters in our plots would like to play games too. But what happens when the game becomes the plot? Is a great time had by all, or is everyone’s good day canceled on account of rain? Listen to find out the answer! This week, we discuss why it’s difficult to build a plot ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Rice Burroughs.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
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With the Nebula Award winners about to be announced, we took a look this week at the question of whether science fiction has demonstrated much continuity of theme and style since the 1969 Nebulas, or whether the field has essentially reinvented itself in the last few decades. But before we even get around to that, we note the death of bestselli ...…
 
5-17-19 TUNE IN FOR WALTER DEANOWNER-OPERATOR, DESIGNER AT DEAN'S LYST TAILOR, COSTUME DESIGNER & COSPLAYER9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT, 6PM PTwww.talkshoe.com/tc/127374 www.genesissciencefictionradioshow.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/GenesisScienceFictionRadioBy thedigitalbrothers.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
Excited to examine Batman when he's out of his element, we eagerly turn to Superman: The Animated Series to see how Bats and Supes interact when they have similar goals but very different missions.
 
This week Patrick is joined by guest host Kehaar, of the now concluded podcast Dissecting Worlds, to discuss the history of Capes and Tights by crafting a Mad Men style television series that spans four, maybe five seasons of comic book history.By Patrick and Dennis.
 
Black Clock Audio Tales May 2019 Brought to you by Bunnyslippers.com, check out there brand new Dino sound slippers! • Slippers make a roaring sound every three steps • Made with green "scaly" fabric, soft plush uppers, foam footbeds, non-slip grips on soles, and three white claws on each foot • One size fits most, up to a Women's 10.5 / Men's ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jules Verne.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Edgar Rice Burroughs.
 
Author : Alison Wilgus Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May/June 2018 (Vol 138 no 5 & 6) A Barrow for the Living by Alison Wilgus ​Sitting on cold deck plates which in turn sit […] The post Escape Pod 680: A Barrow ...…
 
Author : Alison Wilgus Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May/June 2018 (Vol 138 no 5 & 6) A Barrow for the Living by Alison Wilgus ​Sitting on cold deck plates which in turn sit […] The post Escape Pod 680: A Barrow ...…
 
Locus Award finalists! Great supplementary material for the Martian Chronicles! Why we need utopias! AI Whisky! ALL THAT AND MORE! Sorry. We're really excited about this episode. We hope you will be too.By swordandlaser.
 
There was one potential future where they win, and while we knew the snap survivors would be victorious, we certainly didn’t know how. With surprise after surprise, and call back after call back, and send off after send off, we come to the historic Endgame. Ben, Evan, and Steve are …By Ben Avery.
 
Black Clock Audio Tales May 2019 Brought to you by Bunnyslippers.com, check out there brand new Dino sound slippers! • Slippers make a roaring sound every three steps • Made with green "scaly" fabric, soft plush uppers, foam footbeds, non-slip grips on soles, and three white claws on each foot • One size fits most, up to a Women's 10.5 / Men's ...…
 
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