Best Science Fiction podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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Journey into the Improbable
 
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 ...
 
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, then turn your ears to the Science Fiction Film Podcast. Subscribe and never miss a week of their profane ramblings.
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
Analysis of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and Comic Book Cinema
 
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.
 
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.
 
Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom. New episodes every other Thursday.
 
CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE FICTION
 
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres
 
Bestselling and award-winning science fiction authors talk about their new books and much more in candid conversations with host Rob Wolf. In recent episodes, he's talked with Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries) about endearing-but-deadly bots, Sam J. Miller (Blackfish City) about “hopeful" dystopias, Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders) about telekinesis and espionage, Meg Elison (The Book of Etta) about memory and the power of writing, Mur Lafferty (Six Wakes) about cloning and Agatha Christie, M ...
 
Fridays at 9:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM CST, 7:00 PM MST, 6:00 PM PST
 
a podcast review of classic and contemporary literature and movies in science fiction, fantasy and related genres
 
Each month we choose a speculative fiction book, read it, and talk about the ideas & themes it explores.
 
A Podcast that Applies Literary Analysis to Classic Sci-Fi Shows & Movies
 
Analysis of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy and Comic Book Cinema
 
Interviews with members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and those involved in RMFW conferences, workshops and other writing-related events. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction.
 
Join Sam, Alex & Chris as they rank every science fiction film EVER. Every week we add a film to the list, discussing the highs and lows before adding it to the ranking. a film a week until we run out of films. See the current list at sciencefictionratingsystem.com !
 
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
 
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
 
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.
 
It's just what the doctor ordered! Health Fact v Fiction is a frank and fascinating mix of myth-busting and chat about all things health. Join Anna Richardson as she brings together special celebrity guests and leading healthcare consultants. Their mission – to get to the heart of a different medical topic each episode, from the menopause and memory, to healthy guts, the BRCA gene and beyond.
 
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This podcast explores current theories in the cognitive science as they apply to the study of fiction. How can we cry when a character dies, if they don’t really exist? How can I relive suspense if I’ve already read the book? Why do we feel disappointed when everything turns out to be a dream? These questions and more are explored as I talk with researchers in the field about different topics applicable to literature, film, and more.
 
Silly Talks About Science Fiction is a show for Science Fiction fans with a sense of humor. Each week we will spend 30-60 minutes taking a light hearted approach to our favorite movies/shows/books as well as talk about the writing process.
 
A biweekly podcast about the real science behind your favorite science fiction themes and tropes. Each episode, I choose a recurring topic or two in science fiction, and then dive into how it works in reality. If you ever wanted to learn more about genetics, virtual reality, or space travel - this podcast is for you.
 
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.
 
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Fiction Paradox
Monthly
 
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.
 
Here on The Fiction and Copy Decoded Podcast, you'll discover how fiction and copywriting borrow from each other, and how you can use one (or both) to grow in your writing skill. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/fiction-and-copy-decoded/support
 
Three guys talking Horror and Science Fiction Moive Reviews and News
 
The latest podcast feed searching 'FICTION' on SermonAudio.com.
 
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.
 
The only hour of radio that's neither an hour, nor on radio. These are Science fiction and fantasy stories from the intimidating collection of the Story Keeper. SILENCE! Each episode is written by a different author and performed in front of a live audience by members of the Collapsing Horse ensemble. Come in and wonder at the variety, the virtuosity, the vernacular, and the venereal. Welcome to the Collapsing Horse Science Fiction Radio Hour!Get us on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever y ...
 
In every episode of The Art of World Building podcast, host Randy Ellefson discusses how authors, screenwriters, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists can do world building better, faster, and have more fun doing it. Popular topics include creating gods, species, animals, plants, races, monsters, undead, continents, settlements, kingdoms, star systems, time, history, cultures, magic systems, religions, the supernatural, naming everything, and travel estimates for land, sea, and space.
 
Film chat with the Science Fiction Theatre gang.
 
Let us tell you a story! Speculative Fiction Audio Recordings.
 
As the title indicates, here are three SF stories by Frank Herbert, Missing LInk, originaly purlished in Astounding SF, 1959; Operation Haystack, also published in Astounding SF 1959; and Old Rambling House, published in Galaxy SF 1958. - Summary by Phil chenevert
 
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
 
Future shock included some very original and sometimes disturbing contemporary Chinese Science Fiction from the award-winning author Chen Qiufan and translated by Ken Liu, the translator of The Three Body Problem (Hugo Award winner). You can see how Chinese younger generation imagine about the future, the technology and how they change the people physically and spiritually. To be continued...
 
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SciFi OTR
Monthly+
 
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
 
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
 
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600 Second Saga
Weekly
 
Escape the world every week – listen now for 10 minutes of sci-fi and fantasy. Every kind of science fiction and fantasy from epic fantasy, space opera, hilarious aliens, surreal moments, time travel romances, political espionage, and so much more! Flash fiction that fits your life and lets you explore a new world weekly. Find more including submissions on 600secondsaga.com
 
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Escape Pod
Weekly
 
The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
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100 Episodes in. Thank you to anyone who has listened to this podcast. For our 100th episode what better than a review of one of the best episodes of the original Star Trek - The Doomsday Machine. This one has it all, a message about the socio-political climate of the 1960’s, action, space combat, great acting by the primary cast and the guest ...…
 
Welcome to Anthony T's Horror Show. Anthony T's finishes his look back at 2018 as he is joined by Philip Perron of Dark Discussions Podcast as they talk about their top 10 films of 2018 and give you their films that they're looking forward to in 2019. Dark Discussions Podcast NetworkBy darkdiscussions@aol.com.
 
Welcome to Anthony T's Horror Show. Anthony T's finishes his look back at 2018 as he is joined by Philip Perron of Dark Discussions Podcast as they talk about their top 10 films of 2018 and give you their films that they're looking forward to in 2019. Dark Discussions Podcast NetworkBy darkdiscussions@aol.com.
 
While on vacation on a holiday moon Cala takes a late-night walk and ends up being taken by aliens to a bizarre place, where she is forced to play a very important game of chance....
 
Episode 379 - SFGT | Skinwalker Stories - Arizona and South CarolinaYour #Skinwalker stories in order:My Arizona Experience| 1:16Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/skinwalkers/comments/adnqb5/my_arizona_experience/Author: EnemeeSpodedVideo Link: https://vimeo.com/309993515Skinwalker in Holbrook, South Carolina | 6:15Links: https://www.reddit.com/r/ ...…
 
Anthony Ferraro is an independent filmmaker and the creative force behind the award-winning sci-fi comedy web series GALACTIC GALAXY. In our interview, Anthony discusses his filmmaking career, the inspiration behind GALACTIC GALAXY, and what drives him to create sci-fi films. He also shares details about his other passion - teaching no budget a ...…
 
In Jay O’Connell’s “The Gorgon,” a job-obsessed businessman accidentally wanders into an online realm of horror and intrigue. Enjoy this tale from our January/February 2019 issue, narrated and written by Jay O’Connell.
 
Hoi and Jeff discuss Jack Williamson's "Darker Than You Think" with special guest Dani Neary.
 
Its 2019 and we're back from break with three weeks of films from 2014, a year now apparently (and absurdly) FIVE YEARS FROM NOW. I mean really, time is a bit weird, isn't it?
 
Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes. Her latest novel, the young adult fantasy The Gilded Wolves, arrives in stores on January 15th from Wednesday Books. It’s a fast-paced heist adventure set in a darkly glamorous version of Paris in 1889, featuring a magic system forged from ...…
 
Episode 378 - SFGT | Unsent Letters and Letters from my Cat[EXPLICIT - Not for Little Ears / Children. Contains Sexual Abuse and Adult Themes]Unsent Letters:Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/UnsentLetters/Letters from my Cat:Link: https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/letters-from-a-cat-1879-2/Author: Helen Maria Hunt JacksonSend me your own ...…
 
Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn discuss the 2019 Doctor Who New Year’s Special, rank the eleven ‘New Who’ Doctor Who series, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:40 — Welcome! 02:14 – News: 02:25 — Stranger Things: Season three dated ...…
 
Welcome the newest episode of Dark Discussions, your place for the discussion of horror film, fiction, and all that’s fantastic. With January 2019 underway, it is time to visit what is coming this year to cinemas, video-on-demand platforms, as well as those genre films that are going straight to disc. Last year, horror seemed to dominate genre ...…
 
Welcome the newest episode of Dark Discussions, your place for the discussion of horror film, fiction, and all that’s fantastic. With January 2019 underway, it is time to visit what is coming this year to cinemas, video-on-demand platforms, as well as those genre films that are going straight to disc. Last year, horror seemed to dominate genre ...…
 
Fictitious Bonus Book Review: Bleak, propulsive, and frighteningly plausible, Robert Jackson Bennett’s concise novella Vigilance examines an America which has embraced gun violence as inevitable and marketable. Yet the greatest weapons wielded in this warning tale are the tools of media manipulation, used to keep a diminishing populace paranoid ...…
 
Had they listened to their father, the children would have been safe in their beds on that blustery night. But as it was, they were shivering before a pitiful fire no bigger than a candle flame and just as delicate, while a pack of goblins stood by the cave mouth arguing over what to do with their prize of three healthy children. When three chi ...…
 
In this episode: This Side of Paradise a heavy sci-fi episode by TOS standards the third episode by Trek’s best woman writer, DC Fontana a counterpart to The Naked Time with strong Kirk and Spock character development A return to a major TOS theme: Life’s a bitch and you like it that way (ok, the Kirk speech is better)…
 
Episode 377 - SFGT | Demonology and Devil Lore - Fire Demons 1879 [Part 2/2]Demonology and Devil LoreLinks: www.gutenberg.org/files/40686/4068…86-h.htm#v1ch1.2Send me your own Brothers Grimm Stories: StoriesFablesGhostlyTales@gmail.comTopic: #Demons #Demonology #Vampire #Spirits #GodsWelcome listeners to part 2 of Demonology and Lore regarding ...…
 
Author : Mame Bougouma Diene Narrator : Halima Salah Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 662: Another Day in the Desert is an Escape Pod original. Another Day in the Desert by Mame Bougouma Diene “I’ll trip you first abba!” Tagedouchet teased her father as she leaped […] The post Escape Pod 662: Anothe ...…
 
Rish Outfield, world's biggest Spider-man fan (or maybe it's world's biggest Bossk fan, maybe you should just ignore that statement), and Big Anklevich, world's biggest waist, got together (virtually) to talk about the new Spider-man animated feature film called SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. Did they like the film? Did they like the animat ...…
 
Born of water, into water, the boy knew no other world. It would not always be thus. Someday, he had been told, he would leave here for another place. His mother had told him this, in a quiet time, her body swollen and expanded to its widest, spanning banks miles apart, trailing enormous skirts of silt. He loved her at these quiet times, when h ...…
 
After the Cardassians and the Federation formally ended hostilities, a number of colonists from both sides were left in limbo. A skirmish here, an attack there - before you know it, the colonists are drawing battle lines of their own. Have the Federation colonists given up on the Federation's ideals? We put The Maquis, Part I and Part II, into ...…
 
Finally, 99 episodes in and we finally dedicate a month to my favorite franchise - Star Trek. January is Trekkin into the new year in which we review my favorite episodes of The Original Series. We kick off Trekkin into the new year by reviewing Mirror Mirror, the episode that brought you evil Spock with a beard. This episode make the list beca ...…
 
Episode 376 - SFGT | Demonology and Devil Lore - Fire Demons 1879 [Part 1/2]Demonology and Devil LoreLinks: www.gutenberg.org/files/40686/4068…86-h.htm#v1ch1.2Send me your own Brothers Grimm Stories: StoriesFablesGhostlyTales@gmail.comTopic: #Demons #Demonology #Vampire #Spirits #GodsWelcome listeners, today I wanted to continue reading through ...…
 
Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: Victoria Sweet, MD After her father was admitted to the hospital with a wrong diagnosis and consequently received the wrong treatment, Dr. Victoria Sweet found that no doctor would speak with her face to face. This eye-opening experience left her with the following question: What has gone missing from medicine? ...…
 
Host: Maurice Pickard, MD Guest: Haider Warraich, MD Dr. Haider Warraich, author of The New York Times article “Dr. Google is a Liar,” speaks with Dr. Maurice Pickard on the growing pandemic of fake medical news and its startling repercussions for healthcare providers and their patients.
 
THE NINGYO is a lavish short film influenced by steampunk and the work of authors such as Jules Verne. Set at the turn of the 20th century, a disgraced scientist, Professor C. Marlowe, is the laughingstock of the scientific community because of his belief in the ningyo - a mermaid from Japanese folklore. Professor Marlowe possesses a map he bel ...…
 
Recorded at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, this live panel discussion features super-star TV-scribe Jane Espenson, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger co-executive producer Christine Boylan, young adult breakout author Tomi Adeyemi, Marvel & DC comics writer Erica Schultz, bestselling paranormal romance author Rebecca Zanetti, and Nerdist and Geek & Sundry writ ...…
 
Episode 375 - SFGT | Secure Contain Protect - SCP-047/048/049Microbial Mutagen | 1:10http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-047Cursed Number | 6:10http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-048Plague Doctor | 8:30http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-049Send me your own stories: StoriesFablesGhostlyTales@gmail.comTopic: #Creepypasta #Storytelling #Japan #FolktaleA brand new set o ...…
 
Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, hospitalised, in front of the 2018 Doctor Who episode, ‘The Tsuranga Conundrum’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor isn’t feeling herself, Yaz needs to kick the monster and Graham has become a doula. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Tsuranga ...…
 
Welcome the newest episode of Dark Discussions, your place for the discussion of horror film, fiction, and all that’s fantastic. ERREMENTARI (2018) is an unusual film. Translated from its Basque language, the word means blacksmith. Rather than a straight horror film, it is based upon an old folklore tale entitled The Smith and the Devil, a lege ...…
 
Welcome the newest episode of Dark Discussions, your place for the discussion of horror film, fiction, and all that’s fantastic. ERREMENTARI (2018) is an unusual film. Translated from its Basque language, the word means blacksmith. Rather than a straight horror film, it is based upon an old folklore tale entitled The Smith and the Devil, a lege ...…
 
Welcome to Anthony T's Horror Show. In the first of two parts of his look back at 2018, Anthony T goes into the awards portion as he gives out his horror whammies to the worst of 2018 and then he gives out his horror show awards for the best of 2018. Then, he recommends a film that quite possibly has the worst poster art in the history of cinem ...…
 
Welcome to Anthony T's Horror Show. In the first of two parts of his look back at 2018, Anthony T goes into the awards portion as he gives out his horror whammies to the worst of 2018 and then he gives out his horror show awards for the best of 2018. Then, he recommends a film that quite possibly has the worst poster art in the history of cinem ...…
 
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