Best Science Fiction podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world's most interesting thinkers. Science, society, philosophy, culture, arts, and ideas.
 
Niteshift is broadcast once a week (12:00 AM - 3:00 AM) Monday Night/Tuesday Morning on Listener sponsored radio WBAI 99.5 FM and streaming on the web @ WBAI.org It is hosted by Producer/Engineer Mike Sargent and Co-hosted by Joe Mauceri* with Elaina Fulgham.
 
Analysis of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and Comic Book Cinema
 
Journey into the Improbable
 
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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Escape Pod
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The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
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Damn Interesting
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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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TGP NOMINAL
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What can you expect from TGP Nominal? Space, Science & Technology news, along side news from the world of Sci-Fi, whether it be on the big screen, small screen or in print, we will cover it.We hope to bring you guests & Co-hosts from the Space, Science, Technology & Sci-Fi community to help "Edutain" our listeners.We also aim to bring you content from places of interest & social events related to Space, Science,Technology & Sci-Fi, from The National Space Centre to Movie collectors fairs, we ...
 
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What If Series
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There’s a line between possible and impossible, a wall we can’t break through or tear down. But what if we could climb to the top and take a look at the other side? What if the line between fiction and reality was just a little blurrier, and our world a little stranger? Join Jeramy, Jack, and Ryan as they look at twists on our reality and ignore the difference between what can and cannot be to ask, “What If…?”.
 
Manawaker Studio's Flash Fiction Podcast features a new piece of short short fiction each Thursday. The stories range widely in genre and theme, but lean a bit toward fantasy and science fiction. Hosted by CB Droege. To submit a story for consideration visit manawaker.com/ffp-submissions/To help support the podcast visit patreon.com/manawaker
 
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Astronomy Cast
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A weekly facts based journey through the cosmos.
 
How would you fight a Yeti in hand to hand combat? Would you attempt to sell your soul to the devil in the interest of science? How can you prepare for a zombie apocalypse? Find out all of this and more every week on the Weird Things podcast, where your hosts, Andrew Mayne, Justin Robert Young and Brian Brushwood probe the most challenging questions about the paranormal, supernatural and fringe.
 
Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers
 
Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider!
 
A precursor to gothic literature and science fiction genres, Frankenstein is a novel fuming with imagination as it depicts a well known horror story. Shelly’s gothic fiction is written in epistolary form as a means of correspondence between the failed writer Robert Walton and his sister, while he is away on a dangerous expedition in search of fame. Some major themes explored in the gothic classic are the fallibility of ambition and knowledge, revenge, prejudice, isolation, and the imperfecti ...
 
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SciFi OTR
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From its earliest time, radio has always been interested in Science Fiction.on the radio since before Buck Rogers in 1932. Buckle up for the countdown into the world of science fiction. http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Fiction Paradox
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Listen as three Doctor Who fans - Sasha, Brooke, and Skip - discuss the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures books! Episodes are released on the last day of the month.
 
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Footnoting History
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Welcome to Footnoting History! For links to further reading suggestions, a calendar of upcoming episodes, and the complete episode archive, visit us at FootnotingHistory.com!
 
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TANIS
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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, 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 enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
 
Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek. Starting with The Original Series’ initial pilot and continuing chronologically until we reach the last ...
 
Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Host Eric Molinsky talks with novelists, screenwriters, comic book artists, filmmakers, and game designers about their craft of creating fictional worlds. The show also looks at the fan experience, exploring what makes us suspend our disbelief, and what happens when that spell is broken. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some lev ...
 
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 ...
 
Welcome to The 'X' Zone Radio Show.... a place where Fact is Fiction and Fiction is Reality where Canadian broadcaster and media personality, the host, creator and executive producer, Rob McConnell has been at the helm of this Internationally syndicated terrestrial radio and satellite programming since 1990 and broadcasting/producing TV programming, commercials, and specials since 1981.Topics that are discussed with those that Rob interviews from around the world include:11:11, 2012, 666: Th ...
 
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Here Be Monsters
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The Podcast about the Unknown
 
Relic Radio Science Fiction brings you old time radio stories from sci-fi's greatest writers, as well as original stories for shows like Dimension X, X Minus 1, 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, and much more! Travel through space and time as they saw it all those years ago.
 
Analysis of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and Comic Book Cinema
 
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X Minus One Podcast
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X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. Explore the unknown realm of science fiction and journey into the future. Board our ship and let your imagination into X Minus One, Blast Off.
 
Follow Science Fiction author James S. Aaron on his writing-publishing journey. He's seven novels into a writing career while still balancing the day job and family, including a new baby. Sleep mostly optional.
 
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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.
 
This is where Sigler dishes out the good stuff, the pure stuff, the stuff not cut with other stuff that is neither good nor pure. If you like your fiction intense and original, you're in the right place.
 
Sci Fi Saturday Night, the Podcast is the web version of the popular New Hampshire based radio show. Our hosts, The Dome, Kriana, and Zombrarian discuss science fiction, science fact, fantasy and whatever else we think is cool, in between celebrity interviews.
 
Burroughs’ second book in the classic Barsoom series, The Gods of Mars is a scientific fiction novel following the adventures of John Carter as he returns to Mars after a ten year hiatus in the hope of being reunited with his wife, child and the Red Martian people. First published as a five-part serial in a pulp magazine in the course of 1913, the novel was later published as a whole in 1918. A tale of audacity, honor, optimism, and perseverance, Burroughs successfully builds on to the previ ...
 
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Weird Things
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Between Science & Fiction
 
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AntipodeanSF
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AntipodeanSF podcast/radio show is devoted to the presentation of flash speculative fiction stories (science fiction, fantasy, and horror). AntiSF is where speculative fiction belongs -- downside-up!
 
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Philosophy Bites
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top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics
 
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.
 
This is where Sigler dishes out the good stuff, the pure stuff, the stuff not cut with other stuff that is neither good nor pure. If you like your fiction intense and original, you're in the right place.
 
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KPFA - Exploration
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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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Mission To Zyxx
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An improvised science fiction sitcom following a team of ambassadors as they attempt to establish diplomatic relations with planets in the remote and chaotic Zyxx Quadrant… better known as the "ass end of space."
 
One of the earliest examples of literature written in the science fiction genre, From the Earth to the Moon is a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne. Written more than a century before the Apollo mission, Verne’s classic is somewhat a prophetic novel of man’s travel to the moon with its thorough and descriptive detail. A remarkable blend of action, humor, science, and audacious schemes, the timeless classic is sure to fascinate with its unique vision of ...
 
In "The Colors of Space," Marion Zimmer Bradley tells the story of Bart Steele, a human being who is disguised as a member of an alien species in order to discover the secrets of their space travel. This book is a science fiction novel set in the future, a time when humans can already travel faster than the speed of light and can reach the remote corners of the universe with the help of another type of beings called the Lhari. In the book, the Lhari help the humans to travel faster than ligh ...
 
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Television Zombies
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Each week, Jeff, Tina, Paul and Zack discuss the latest news and happenings in the world of science fiction and fantasy television, as well as review new episodes of favorite (and hated) shows. From Game of Thrones to Orphan Black, we look at the latest, greatest and lamest and give an irreverent view of new TV. Bad TV may be a brain eating monster lurking in the dusty corners of your living room, but Television Zombies are along for the fight!
 
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PseudoPod
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The Sound of Horror
 
Known mainly for his tales of adventure, this work of science fiction by Jack London is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It’s 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons. Through his narrative, we learn how the plague spread throughout the world and ...
 
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Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity. SAYER is voiced, written, and produced by Adam Bash. Intro music composed by Jesse “Main Finger” Gregory. This episode also features the following music: Tumult (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 The writing co ...…
 
Eric Altman is a Cryptozoologist with a specific study of hair covered bipedal primates such as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Eric has a combined 39 years of study of this phenomenon with over 22 years of field research and investigation into the Sasquatch/Bigfoot mystery. Eric is the former director of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society and is the found ...…
 
Author : Bo Balder Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Lisa Yaszek Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 672: She Knits the Universe a Pink Angora Sweater (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Contains swearing She Knits the Universe a Pink Angora Sweater by Bo Balder […] The post Escape Pod 672: ...…
 
Listener https443 wants to know what our final steps are before publishing. Is it a checklist or just a feeling? How have our social media habits changed as the social landscape has changed? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.” Picks: Andrew: Masters of Scale with Kevin Systrom and Masters of Scal ...…
 
After decades of warring, a time of peace came to the Krushan dynasty. The great armies of the Burnt Empire set aside their battle armor and weapons in exchange for flowers and rice. A great celebration lit up the streets of Hastinaga, the capital city. The marriage of Emperor Sha’ant and his unusual new Empress, Jilana. The daughter of a fishe ...…
 
Time doesn’t work the same for Billy Pilgrim as it does for the rest of us. He keeps jumping from one moment in his life to the next -- and always back to the bombing of Dresden. 50 years ago this month, Kurt Vonnegut introduced Billy Pilgrim and the aliens who gave him strange time traveling powers in his novel "Slaughterhouse Five, or The Chi ...…
 
This week, to kick off season six, we take a look back at the surprising history of the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. How was it built? Who built it? And what was its first mission like? Check out our Patreon and consider supporting the show! Thanks! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly n ...…
 
The crew has gone into hiding from the Emperor following the tumultuous events of the Battle of the Planet Crushers. Pleck makes a friend. Dar has news. Nermut gets discovered. Starring: Jeremy Bent as C-53 Alden Ford as Pleck Decksetter Allie Kokesh as Dar Seth Lind as Nermut Bundaloy Winston Noel as C.L.I.N.T.S Moujan Zolfaghari as Bargie Edi ...…
 
A syndicated hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment, hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku.
 
Sit on THIS (gestures to a flag pole). Face mapping and virtual reconstruction is brought to another level. What does it mean to be “live”? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Masters of Scale Justin: Schitt’s Creek Brian: Apollo 11 Bryce: Hypnospace Outlaw Support Weird Things on PatreonSub ...…
 
522: Judging Age & Origins, part 1 - Earth Rocks Astronomy Cast 522: Judging Age & Origins, part 1 - Earth Rocks by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay People always want to know how old everything is. And more specifically, they want to know how we know how old everything is. Well, here at Astronomy Cast, it's our job to tell you now only what we kno ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/SciFi559.mp3 We’ll hear from Mindwebs on this week’s Relic Radio Science Fiction with their reading of In The Abyss, written by H.G. Wells. Check out next Sunday’s Strange Tales for a CBS Radio Mystery Theater adaptation of the story. Download SciFi559…
 
Let’s say, for sake of argument, that you don’t believe in God or the supernatural. Is there still a place for talking about transcendence, the sacred, and meaning in life? Some of the above, but not all? Today’s guest, Alan Lightman, brings a unique perspective to these questions, as someone who has worked within both the sciences and the huma ...…
 
Let’s say, for sake of argument, that you don’t believe in God or the supernatural. Is there still a place for talking about transcendence, the sacred, and meaning in life? Some of the above, but not all? Today’s guest, Alan Lightman, brings a unique perspective to these questions, as someone who has worked within both the sciences and the huma ...…
 
Buy Now! Amazon Barnes and Noble Connell Kirkland, Bertha Lybrand and Patrick O’Doyle made it through the ancient ship, but on the far side they spotted a heavily armed Kayla Meyers, and she isn’t there to rescue them. Kayla’s hunt for camp survivors is about to come to a grizzly end. Veronica Reeves didn’t make it through the ship. She thinks ...…
 
Buy Now! Amazon Barnes and Noble Connell Kirkland, Bertha Lybrand and Patrick O’Doyle made it through the ancient ship, but on the far side they spotted a heavily armed Kayla Meyers, and she isn’t there to rescue them. Kayla’s hunt for camp survivors is about to come to a grizzly end. Veronica Reeves didn’t make it through the ship. She thinks ...…
 
Bonus: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter Astronomy Cast Bonus: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Recorded during the Astrotour to Costa Rica, Fraser talks to Dr. Paul Matt Sutter about the nature of dust and BICEP 2's claim of discovering primordial gravitational waves.
 
With Sasha's sabbatical nearing an end, Brooke and Skip tackle two final Short Trips: "The People's Temple" by Paul Leonard (no Jim Jones here) and Trevor Baxendale's "The Queen of Eros" (with some storge too). This is surely the first time Harlequin Romance novels have been mentioned in our show. It also features even more debate on the poor, ...…
 
Sometimes your hero is stuck between two choices, neither of which have a good outcome. Will they allow the villain to escape or shoot said villain in the back? Will they destroy one city to save another? Will they eat less at dinner so they have more room for dessert? Those are all moral dilemmas, which is our topic for this week. Listen as we ...…
 
Now that you are mostly back to full capabilities, it is time for your first day of work on Floor 72. But before you get there, you have plenty to learn about safety, security, economy, and motation in Halcyon Tower. SAYER is voiced and produced by Adam Bash. This episode was co-written with Jonah Gregory. This episode is part of the Season 1 R ...…
 
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