Best Sff podcasts we could find (Updated April 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.
 
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.
 
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Nobilis Erotica
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The best podcast of erotic speculative fiction in the known universe.
 
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 you next setting to be your best? Do you want to understand how fantasy worlds are made? Then this is the podcast for you. You are hereby invited! To join me on an epic adventure to explore topics on my worldbuilding podcast. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at midnight Eastern standard time. These shows will be specific topic abou ...
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom. New episodes every other Thursday.
 
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 ...
 
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Naked and Counting
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Naked and Counting is a podcast hosted by Magna Gopal and Leon Rose where we take a light-hearted, candid, and comical approach to a variety of topics that come up in our Latin dance communities.
 
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The A To Z Of SFF
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An alien starship with an insatiable curiosity about Earth's science fiction and fantasy trivia. The crew: two hapless astronauts who have spent their lives immersed in strange new worlds of the imagination. Now Rob Wickings and Clive Ashenden roam the universe, trying to find the way home, seeking to define... The A To Z Of SFF.
 
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 ...
 
Other Planes explores all things Afro/Futurism in cosmic and conscious cultures worldwide, from music to art, science to politics—and beyond. Join host tobias c. van Veen as we undertake audio journeys and interviews with world-class visionaries, creatives, and futurists, from emcees and philosophers to scribes and scholars, programmers and poets. Other Planes covers radical diversity in the speculative arts, including science fiction, film, and comix; cosplay, performance, poetry and posthu ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Science, Imagination, innovation.
 
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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 ...
 
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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.
 
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Strangelet Podcast
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Literary Matter
 
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.
 
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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Sharifah and Jenn discuss Cowboy Bebop, an Octavia Butler adaptation, con-artists and thieves, and more. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling, and Voices by David Elliott. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To get even ...…
 
Today's Topic Worldbuilding in the Cowboy Bebop Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow A Netflix series is coming so we are looking back at the world Universe of Cowboy bebop- Hopefully only minor spoilers The feel The Genre The Music as an episode session ...…
 
Toasted Cake 221! In which we long for the candied carrots. Occasionally, I dream of moonlit meadows illuminated by the light of the eagle moon and the courtesan moon. This story is original to Toasted Cake. Nin Harris is an author, poet, and tenured postcolonial Gothic scholar who exists in a perpetual state of unheimlich. Nin writes Gothic fi ...…
 
This month's patron-sponsored story is "Right Where I Want You" a superhero femdom story by Brantwijn Serrah, narrated by Nobilis Reed. The Nobilis Erotica Patreon campaign is TANTALIZINGLY close to the $150 mark where I'll be able to afford to pay authors $50 per story.
 
Magna & Leon interview one of the top international Kizomba dancers and instructors out of Paris, Anais Millon.
 
Toasted Cake 220! In which we really just want an iPhone. On my 16th birthday, dad bought me a nuke. This story first appeared in the Worthing Herald. Liam Hogan is an Oxford Physics graduate and award winning London based writer. His short story "Ana", appears in Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (NewCon Press) and his twisted fantasy colle ...…
 
Today's Topic Vive la fausse révolution Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Popular uprising vs coup Popular reasons Famine Drought Magical Enflamed Coup To much power in the wrong hands Story tips How to the characters fit in Who wins (Is the outcome f ...…
 
Sometimes it is fun to call the shots on this show – and this week (while Lucy was away on holiday!), I decided to indulge a personal favourite subject of mine: time travel. My love of time travelling tales has been life-long, from Back to the Future (obvs) to Kindred, there’s so much scope for […]
 
Toasted Cake 219! In which we hatch an ecosystem. The back door is tinged purple when I go out to throw my morning coffee grounds onto the compost heap. This story first appeared at Fireside. Hugo and three-time Nebula Award finalist Caroline M. Yoachim is a prolific author of short stories, appearing in Lightspeed, Fantasy & Science Fiction, C ...…
 
So, Jeff was working on classes for his very-side-indie RPG video game and thought that brainstorming worldbuilding classes for a fantasy culture would be a great episode We often think about fictional characters in a vacuum. However, may people who live around each other have many of the same skills. So why not use classes when you worldbuild. ...…
 
Subscribe to Uncaring Universe on iTunes - and It massively helps us if you leave a review: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/uncar…id985787268?mt=2Arkady is the author of 'A Memory Called Empire'. 'Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from ...…
 
Jenn and special guest Ausma Zehanat Khan dig into Dune by Frank Herbert, including fancasting the upcoming movie adaptation! Books & Links: Ausma Zehanat Khan on Recommended The Bloodprint and The Black Khan by Ausma Zehanat Khan Dune by Frank Herbert Post: Dune and white savior narratives Post: Arab representation in casting Post: Latest cast ...…
 
Magna & Leon talk about their diets or lack thereof.
 
Toasted Cake #218! In which we consider the noses on the eggs. After the faces appeared on the egg shells I could no longer bring myself to cook with them. This story originally appeared at The Colored Lens. Steve Toase lives in Munich, Germany. His work has appeared in Lackington's, Aurealis, Not One Of Us, Cabinet des Feés and Pantheon Magazi ...…
 
Today's Topic 4 ideas to create better side scenes As a game master, I call them random encounters. I call them a side scene in writing. They are the scenes add do not add to the plot of the story. Join Michael and Jeff as they talk about the 4 “S”s for Creating Better Encounters plus a 5th for DMs. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTune ...…
 
We like to think that fantasy is a limitless exploration of our imaginations, but in reality, fantasy fiction is limited by the cultural experiences of the author. As a result, what most of us are exposed to are a very narrow set of ideas about fantasy and magic – those from a Judeo-Christian tradition. When […]…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss the Harry Potter AR game, the return of Bill & Ted, international SF/F, and more. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, and Enchantée by Gita Trelease. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To ...…
 
Toasted Cake 217! In which we try not to fall into the sweetmeats. Lord Seetseet Reetseetseet, Earl of Breakaday, alit on the rim of the sweetmeat chalice and pecked at the candied plum atop the pile. This story is original to Toasted Cake. Aimee Ogden is a former science teacher and software tester; now she writes stories about sad astronauts ...…
 
Today's Topic Building a time loop plot so I can create the story plot So to further the upcoming time loop story we need to know what Michael’s character is planning to do to assassinate the king. From there Jeff can create what he wants the initial day to look like and create the basic plot for the story. Join Michael and Jeff in this plot bu ...…
 
This lesbian vampire story was written by Michael M Jones and is read for us by Vivienne Ferrari. This episode was brought to you by the generous patronage of Nobilis Erotica listeners.
 
Magna & Leon talk about chronic injuries suffered through dance.
 
Toasted Cake 216! In which we unwrap the Impermex. Kurt Gasman hurried home to his wife, eyes on every moving shadow and flicker of light. This story first appeared in Every Day Fiction. S. Hutson Blount has had the usual oddemployment history common to those engaging in the disreputablebusiness of fiction. Though possessing no higher education ...…
 
Today's Topic Our story Hero In this episode, Jeffery and Michael, start brainstorming the character Michael will use in our timeloop story. When we create a hero or any character, we need to consider them in the context of the story. So listen to our let's build a protagonist podcast episode. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For ...…
 
The representation of transgender people within genre is a subject we’ve wanted to explore for a while now on this podcast. All too often, trans and non binary people are absent from speculative fiction, or if not absent then poorly represented. Why is this and what can be done to improve the situation? Cheryl Morgan […]…
 
Jenn and special guest CB Lee discuss The Night Circus and Lord of the Rings adaptations, the Star Wars EU, and YA sci-fi and fantasy! This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm, The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson, and We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be ...…
 
The Tuesday Tidbit is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Tuesday @ 1 PM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on ...…
 
Toasted Cake 215! In which we delete. The basket scratches my skin, but I hold onto it, dreaming of the smell of freshly boiled bamboo and my mom's humming as she turns the ladle. This story is original to Toasted Cake. D.A. Xiaolin Spires steps into portals and reappears in sites such as Hawai'i, NY, various parts of Asia and elsewhere, with h ...…
 
Today's Topic How we Timeloop Fiction So we are looking to run a story with a timeloop. So Michael and Jeffery talk a bit about what we would make a good story elements when time keeps repeating. So join us as we start the timeloop. So we are looking at … nooooooo Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding ...…
 
Sean Grigsby interviews author Robin Triggs
 
Sean Grigsby interviews author Mark Barnes.
 
Subscribe to Uncaring Universe on iTunes - and It massively helps us if you leave a review: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/uncar…id985787268?mt=2Zen is the author of 'Sorcerer To The Crown' and its sequel 'The True Queen' - inventive takes on Regency fantasy with a commonwealth twist. The True Queen is a bold new addition to the burgeoning series ...…
 
Magna and Leon talk about long standing friendships in salsa, how it has changed our lives and made the world smaller.
 
Toasted Cake 214! In which we nope out of the story. It was another damn cottage, another damn grandmother, frail and helpless, waiting for a handout sent via grandchild. Tara Campbell's story Another Damn Cottage first appeared in Spelk. Every mermaid's mother warned against the dangers of rescuing humans. Alethea Kontis's story Well-Behaved M ...…
 
Today's Topic Brainstorming extras content in a single player indie RPG video game So looking to start a new project in my world. Michael and I start brainstorming video game content, a wishlist, for a secondary battle and diplomacy system for a single-player JRPG style. This is all designed to keep Jeff engages since his driveway took out his ...…
 
This month's Literotica-sponsored episode is "Quality Assurance" by Selbryth Lannigan, narrated by Nobilis Reed. Listen through to the end for a special announcement!
 
In this episode, we discuss all things reproduction. That’s right: sex, pregnancy, birth – the whole shebang around creating new life and what it means to a woman’s position, as represented in genre fiction. We (supposedly) have a biological drive to propagate our species… as a result, it’s natural that a certain preoccupation with procreation […]…
 
Sharifah and Jenn discuss (not) surviving in the Game of Thrones world, Nebula Award finalists, questionable LOTR-writing bots, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible, An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley, and Epic Reads. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. To ...…
 
Subscribe to Uncaring Universe on iTunes - and It massively helps us if you leave a review: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/uncar…id985787268?mt=2Jenn is the author of the Chorus of Dragons series: book 1, 'The Ruin of Kings' has just been released, with book 2, 'The Name of All Things' following in October. Ruin of Kings is bold new entry in the g ...…
 
Toasted Cake 213! In which we totally clear our upliftings for safety and sociability. Dear Dr. Higglebottem,The board has received troubling reports from a group of hyper-dolphins about your recent activities on Tau Ceti f. This story first appeared in Flash Fiction Online. This story has a content warning for mild swearing. Stewart C Baker is ...…
 
Today's Topic Worldbuilder has lost its meaning. Maybe I should stop looking through worldbuilding sites online. I see so many people get stuck on worldbuilding. More to the point, I see people who call themselves worldbuilders get stuck on what it means to make your world realistic. I personally have had it. I cannot consider myself a worldbui ...…
 
Sean Grigsby talks with author Andy Peloquin.
 
Magna & Leon talk about how easily the flu and other viruses can spread through a social partner dance scene.
 
Toasted Cake 212! In which we split our lifeline in two. Alina's family had a history with witches. This story first appeared in Flash Fiction Online. Lina Rather is a speculative fiction author from Michigan now living in Washington, DC. Her work has appeared in venues including Shimmer, Lightspeed, and Flash Fiction Online. When she's not wri ...…
 
So in my recent illness, he downloaded and played Lord of the Rings Online played for the first time since 2012. The game is old and not perfect, however, I had so much fun my wife downloaded the game and we played together. The experience got me thinking, there are certain games that stick in our minds years after we stop playing them. I reall ...…
 
This episode is sponsored by Literotica. "Equinox" was written by Brantwijn Serrah and is read for us here by Scottie Calif. If you like Scottie's voice, you can hear her narrate "Freespire Nights" on Audible. Listen through to the end for a short promo for the Smut Podcast.
 
Sean Grigsby talks with Gareth Hanrahan, author of The Gutter Prayer from Orbit Books.
 
Women aren’t the only minority to suffer from poor as well as a lack of representation in genre fiction. Among other minorities struggling to have their voices heard are people of colour, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQI community. In this episode, we spoke to prolific science fiction and fantasy author Marissa Lingen, whose credits […]…
 
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