Best Speculative Fiction podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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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.
 
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Greater Boston
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Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.
 
Your creature fix in podcast form. Monster Porn is an anthology of horror stories, weird fiction, bizarro fiction, and speculative fiction from creators Matt Cummins and Bret Norwood. If you want monsters, we've got monsters. Monster Porn is the horror anthology series where every day is like Halloween...and prom night! From Lovecraftian horror to new weird to bizarro, we've got it all. Prepare to get weird.
 
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.
 
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Nobilis Erotica
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Nobilis writes erotic science fiction stories and shares them with you in audio format.
 
Each month we choose a speculative fiction book, read it, and talk about the ideas & themes it explores.
 
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!
 
One of the longest running Pokemon podcasts, PUCL covers the many facets of Pokemon. We talk about video games, battling, community news, anime and manga, trainer tips, and more!
 
Screenwriting partners Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski watch every episode of the landmark anime Neon Genesis Evangelion and discuss it in detail.
 
A fiction anthology show curated for the retropunk palate. Stories range from vintage urban fantasy to steampunk adventure to diesel powered noire to good old fashioned dread and horror. And the occasional Lovecraftian, of course. Everyone loves a good tentacle. Our stories are hosted by Osgoode, who is a tribute to the beloved late night TV horror hosts from the days before cable.
 
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Wild Speculation
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Wild Speculation is an anthology podcast that explores the many worlds of speculative fiction through short stories.
 
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Cast of Wonders
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Escape Artists Inc's Young Adult speculative fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic - Welcome! Visit us at castofwonders.org.
 
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The Overcast
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Breathtaking Speculative Fiction from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.
 
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Greater Boston
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Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.
 
Podcast discussing women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Hosted by Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond, and Lucy Hounsom. New episodes every other Thursday.
 
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 and technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories, originally published between 1752 and 1962. Those published after 1922 entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed.Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
 
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Speculate!
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The speculative fiction podcast for readers, writers, and fans
 
Twin animators Tom and Tony Bancroft get together and talk about their Disney Animation past, the present animation business, and the future of animation. Interviews with talented artists, inspirational words, and wild speculation will help you grow as a person - or not. Sponsored by TaughtByAPro.com - your destination for the art instruction you need. See http://taughtbyapro.com for online animation, character design, illustration, comic arts, cartoon creation and more.
 
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Cast of Wonders
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Escape Artists Inc's Young Adult speculative fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic - Welcome! Visit us at castofwonders.org.
 
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Monday Matinee
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New snarky meta-natural speculative fiction delivered every Monday!
 
Origin is about creativity. What drives an artist to create. These Conversations are about history, passions, and plans for the future. Guests include award-winning and best selling authors, comic book creators, and graphic artists. I also will host conversations with creators still seeking to make a mark.
 
Michael Kingswood is a retired submarine officer and a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. He writes novels and shorter stories across the entire spectrum of speculative fiction. Here, he will share audio renditions of his work in serialized form, muse on the business of writing, share things and people he thinks are cool, and occasionally rant about things that annoy him.So sit back and relax as he tells you a story.
 
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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The Red Pen
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Amanda Jean and Austin Chant dive deep into what makes fiction work. Join them as they answer burning questions like: How do you sneak complex gender theory into the structure of a novel? What makes a truly great magic system? How do you humanize a fictional serial killer… and should you?
 
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Eye on Simpsons
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Hi everybody, and thanks for checking us out! Here at Eye on Simpsons we share our love of all things Simpsonian by going through the series, episode by episode. If this odd yellow family has a special place in your heart, or if you just like Simpsons trivia, nostalgia, and mining TV shows for cultural and political significance - no matter how speculative - you've come to the right place. Eye on the Simpsons - over-analyzing a cartoon so you don't have to!
 
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AntipodeanSF
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AntipodeanSF Radio Show is devoted to the regular weekly presentation of fabulous and original science-fiction, fantasy, or horror mini-stories of about 500 words each.
 
Shane Douglas Keene and Rich Duncan talk about a variety of subjects related to the horror and crime genres. We also talk to a variety of authors and other guests about different topics including books, diversity, and the craft of creating high-quality dark speculative fiction.
 
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Untold Podcast
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Capturing the culture's imagination through speculative fiction.
 
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Into the Stacks
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Into the Stacks is the culmination of two decades of letter writing, phonecalls and even the odd floppy disk exchanged between two friends. As they encountered love, life and that all important world of work, their love of speculative fiction kept them going.This year, as Cat moves across an ocean to Canada, their correspondence is going digital as they record a weekly bookcast talking about everything from fantasy to science fiction, paranormal romance to dystopian thrillers.
 
A Monthly Speculative Fiction Reading Series in New York City
 
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Sisters of Sci-Fi
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Contrary to the (thankfully) diminishing belief that science fiction is a predominantly male genre, women have been at the forefront of sci-fi and speculative fiction since before it became a popularized literary category. Sisters of Sci-Fi is a bi-monthly podcast that examines the immense amount of science fiction written by women since the 1600s. In order to cover as many writers as possible, over this enormous expanse of time, rich with options, the show is formatted like a sort of book c ...
 
Beautifully written speculative fiction - great science fiction and fantasy stories.
 
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AE Reads Skiffily
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A podcast featuring science fiction stories with sound effects. The speculative fiction featured in this scifi podcast will be the kind that taps into your imagination and takes you to new and intriguing places.I see this science fiction podcast as a way for people to blow each other's minds. For you, this starts today. Enjoy and share!
 
The magazine podcast bringing you quality speculative fiction—wrapped in a glaze of intricate and atmospheric sound design to transport you to the darkest and most wondrous corners of the imagination.
 
Welcome to Invaders From Planet 3, the podcast where we talk about science fiction, fantasy, and all points in between. Each episode we'll talk with authors and others connected to speculative fiction about the books, short stories, movies, TV shows, radio plays, or comics that made them fall in love with the genre. We'll also discuss their approach to their craft, what's good in sf today, and a galaxy of other topics. Join us for other discussions on bloginhood.com
 
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Sisters of Sci-Fi
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Contrary to the (thankfully) diminishing belief that science fiction is a predominantly male genre, women have been at the forefront of sci-fi and speculative fiction since before it became a popularized literary category. Sisters of Sci-Fi is a bi-monthly podcast that examines the immense amount of science fiction written by women since the 1600s. In order to cover as many writers as possible, over this enormous expanse of time, rich with options, the show is formatted like a sort of book c ...
 
GemTalk is a Steven Universe fan-based podcast dedicated to reviewing, analyzing, and appreciating the animated series created by Rebecca Sugar.
 
Authors J.A. Ironside and M.E. Vaughan talk about books, films and all aspects of speculative fiction, from the nuts and bolts of writing it, to its (occasionally) obscure origins.
 
Award-winning anthology series of audio dramas, in the realm of the strange, speculative, and supernatural. Some episodes include more mature content, but have warning labels.
 
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Alzabo Soup
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Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications. We are currently working our way through "The Book of the New Sun" quartet by Gene Wolfe.
 
We see The Sci-Fi Christian, in all its iterations, as being about the collision between faith and nerdom. We believe that good genre fiction is about more than just entertainment. We seek to engage with the themes and philosophies behind our favorite stories, wrestling with the big ideas within speculative fiction. We’re unabashedly nerdy and unabashedly Christian. Even if your faith background differs from ours, we look forward to interacting with you at The Sci-Fi Christian!
 
Fake news, oppressive patriarchy, and an overall impending sense of doom: Join us as "Aunt" Kelly Anneken & Molly "Ofmitchell" Sanchez discuss this and more in Red All Over, a podcast that explores The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu, Alias Grace on Netflix, the works of Margaret Atwood and (weirdly) not current events.
 
We see The Sci-Fi Christian, in all its iterations, as being about the collision between faith and nerdom. We believe that good genre fiction is about more than just entertainment. We seek to engage with the themes and philosophies behind our favorite stories, wrestling with the big ideas within speculative fiction. We’re unabashedly nerdy and unabashedly Christian. Even if your faith background differs from ours, we look forward to interacting with you at The Sci-Fi Christian!
 
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Galactic Suburbia
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Alisa, Alex and Tansy bring you speculative fiction news, reading notes and chat from the galactic suburbs of Australia
 
A science fiction novel first published in 1895, The Time Machine was the first depiction of time travel, and the reason Wells consequently coined the term “time machine” which is now universally recognized. Furthermore it is considered to be one of the precursors to the science fiction genre and the Dying Earth subgenre. An undeniable classic, the novel offers a gripping plot, speculation, and an innovative portrayal of man’s hopes, fears, and human nature in general. The tale opens with th ...
 
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Ansible Radio
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Ansible Radio is an up and coming science fiction / craft beer podcast where the hosts, Blake and Logan discuss craft brews and all things speculative. While science fiction is the main topic of discussion, anything and everything is on the table.
 
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Kaleidocast
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The Mission of the Kalediocast is to showcase new voices in speculative fiction alongside stories from today’s top writers.
 
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“‘The Internet is a psychopath’s wet dream,’ police chief Hank Clemens thought as he looked down at the fly-covered corpse.” A small town. A murdered girl. A slimy preacher. A hard-ass police chief. Something supernatural stirs beneath the surface. A blend of crime thriller and supernatural horror. Monster Porn presents part 1 of a new limited ...…
 
Episode 187: Designer Flu & Superhumans - The Conspiracy Theory Trope in Speculative Fiction Those of us who enjoy sci-fi, also probably enjoy a good 'conspiracy theory' trope. Whether it's governments plotting ways to create a docile populace or supercharged plagues accidentally released with disastrous consequences or human experimentation, t ...…
 
Much of W. B. Yeats’ poetry is inspired by the rich mythological fabric of Ireland. This is the land of the Sidhe, the banshee, the merrow. But the island itself has a character, an identity, in the geographical, historical and metaphysical sense. So, in homage to our host country, we’ll be talking about the place […]…
 
Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono For the sixth year in a row, Ben and Matt have developed a list of 25 things that they plan to experience in the next 100 episodes.By The Sci-Fi Christian.
 
Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono For the sixth year in a row, Ben and Matt have developed a list of 25 things that they plan to experience in the next 100 episodes.By The Sci-Fi Christian.
 
This week, we had a great time talking with horror author Scott Thomas, who burst on to the horror scene in 2017 with the release of his debut novel Kill Creek. We got to talk to Scott about both Kill Creek and Violet, his relationship with Inkshares, his love of horror films, and the style of horror he approaches in his work. We had a blast re ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
Author : Claire Eliza Bartlett Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 373: Take Heart (Part 1 of 2) is a Cast of Wonders original. Take Heart by Claire Eliza Bartlett Magdalena perched on the edge of a flimsy folding chair, fingers […] The post Cast of Wonders 373: T ...…
 
Author : Claire Eliza Bartlett Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 373: Take Heart (Part 1 of 2) is a Cast of Wonders original. Take Heart by Claire Eliza Bartlett Magdalena perched on the edge of a flimsy folding chair, fingers […] The post Cast of Wonders 373: T ...…
 
Thatch is joined by Dr. Shamu and Zcron to talk about what they think might happen in the anime for the next generation of Pokemon! Mailbag: What do you think will be in the new anime? What would you like the anime to be? puclpodcast@gmail.com Thanks to Xander to Vyce for the Intro! Get some PUCL and Pokemon swag at the PUCL TeePublic Store! Yo ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
In the sixth episode of Wild Speculation, we find ourselves in a courtroom. But not just any courtroom. This place is where sorcerers stand trial. In this place, a young sorcerer stands accused of putting the sorcerous community at risk. Can the prosecution make the charges stick, or will the young man's standing as a member of a powerful famil ...…
 
Stories featured in this episode:The Harvest by Julie Carpenter - https://lessbells.bandcamp.com/music by the authorread by Scott Rosenberg, Jason Amos, Dain Luscombe & Julie CarpenterHidden in the Hide by Gabriel Hart - https://mrgabrielhart.blogspot.com/music by Phog Masheeen https://phogmasheeen.blogspot.comread by the Gabriel Hart, Stephani ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
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
 
In This Show: In Salt and By Starlight - by Pamela Jeffs Panel - Swancon 2018 - With a Whimper not a Bang - Cat Sparks, Elaine Walker, Glenda Larke and Rachel Watts - Part 6 AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au. ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono 100 episodes later, we are back with our reactions to the 25 things we said we’d experience by Episode 750.By The Sci-Fi Christian.
 
Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono 100 episodes later, we are back with our reactions to the 25 things we said we’d experience by Episode 750.By The Sci-Fi Christian.
 
Well Enough Alone by Holly Schofield. Narrated by J.S. Arquin. Featuring an afterword recorded by Holly Schofield. #sci-fi #fiction #endoflife #deathwithdignity Lindsay gripped the armrest as the car sped through the busy streets, centimeters from the other vehicles. The wrap-around front windshield increased visibility but made for a disconcer ...…
 
In this podcast the Brothers Bancroft help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Don Bluth productions - makers of great films like The Secret of Nimh, An American Tale, The Land Before a time and more - with an interview with two of the key founders, John Pomeroy and Gary Goldman. Enjoy! The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is p ...…
 
Surprise bonus episode! Monster Porn brings you “The Horror at Kulbalat” by Bret Norwood, a short horror story about some people in a cave with a box that hasn’t been opened in three thousand years. What’s in it? Cobwebs? Folded linens? Your childhood legos? Waffles? Definitely waffles…and glory. But mostly horror. If you like horror fiction, s ...…
 
Intro - Metz and Phil react to the trailer for the musical CATS. Content (11:08) - Discussion of Chapters 4 and 5 of The Urth of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
Melissa Selzer and I talked about We and Our Own by one of histories most incredible women, Magdalena Mouján Otaño. The poem, of the same name, written by her grandfather, that inspired this short story is here: Zer da Euskera, nor da euskaldunak, Zeiñ, will Nongotarrak say? Galdezka daude atzerritarrak Ontara Begira, mundu gustyan bere berdiñi ...…
 
Melissa Selzer and I talked about We and Our Own by one of histories most incredible women, Magdalena Mouján Otaño. The poem, of the same name, written by her grandfather, that inspired this short story is here: Zer da Euskera, nor da euskaldunak, Zeiñ, will Nongotarrak say? Galdezka daude atzerritarrak Ontara Begira, mundu gustyan bere berdiñi ...…
 
Alternate history narratives – regardless of whether they have overt fantasy or sci-fi elements – are ultimately ‘what if’ narratives. This is the same basic principle underlying all speculative fiction, so it is no wonder they made such good bedfellows. Have you ever thought about writing an alternate history story or wondered what’s involved? ...…
 
Alternate history narratives – regardless of whether they have overt fantasy or sci-fi elements – are ultimately ‘what if’ narratives. This is the same basic principle underlying all speculative fiction, so it is no wonder they made such good bedfellows. Have you ever thought about writing an alternate history story or wondered what’s involved? ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
Authors : Lawrence Watt-Evans, Matthew Bailey and Donald S. Crankshaw Narrators : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Marguerite Kenner and Matt Dovey Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 372: Little Wonders 22 – #FantasyWorldProblems is a Cast of Wonders original. “Whatever the Price” and “The Super ...…
 
Authors : Lawrence Watt-Evans, Matthew Bailey and Donald S. Crankshaw Narrators : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Marguerite Kenner and Matt Dovey Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 372: Little Wonders 22 – #FantasyWorldProblems is a Cast of Wonders original. “Whatever the Price” and “The Super ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
Homer enters Lisa into a beauty pageant to boost her confidence. Lisa is runner-up, but gains the title of Little Miss Springfield after the original winner is injured.Special Guest: RachelResident Illegal Eyelash Expert: BenTwitter: @eyeonsimpsonsPatreon: www.patreon.com/eyeonsimpsonsBy Eye on Simpsons.
 
Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono “The New Mutants” film may be getting a name change. And other news!By The Sci-Fi Christian.
 
Featuring Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono “The New Mutants” film may be getting a name change. And other news!By The Sci-Fi Christian.
 
This week, we had a great time talking with horror author Michelle Garza, who collaborates with her sister Melissa Lason to create some truly engaging, visceral and fun horror stories as The Sisters of Slaughter. We got to talk to Michelle about their upcoming books Isolation and Tapetum Lucidum, the origin of their nickname, their love of mons ...…
 
It's finally happening! We're diving fully into one of Matt's areas of expertise, Chinese Literature. This month we're reading Waste Tide (https://amzn.to/2N4K80g), the first novel by Chinese science fiction author Chen Qiufan (known as Stanley Chan in English), translated by Ken Liu. The book is new to both of us, so in addition to the usual b ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy H. G. Wells.
 
Announcement: UPC - Untold Picture ContestTopic: Flash Fiction Competition Voting results of our Flash Fiction Competition! Find out the winner of the UPC - Untold Picture Contest.Listen to all of the stories here: www.UntoldPodcast.com/UPCSupport Us On PatreonBy Nathan James Norman.
 
Thatch is joined by Jushiro and Seth Vilo to discuss all of the things that were revealed this week, such as new Pokemon, camping, trading cards, and more! Mailbag: What do you think about all of the features announced this week? puclpodcast@gmail.com Thanks to Xander to Vyce for the Intro! Get some PUCL and Pokemon swag at the PUCL TeePublic S ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
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