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Get ready for an otherworldly adventure with Makeshift Stories! A sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction podcast for anyone who craves the thrill of the unknown and unexpected. Twice a month, buckle up for an epic journey through possible futures, space, alternate realities, and beyond. Are you ready to explore uncharted territories and discover the unimaginable? Tune in and let your imagination soar!
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While searching for her missing dog bot, Loki, Mary discovers fugitive geneticist Ethan camping in a restricted toxic reclamation area. After admitting to disabling Loki, he reveals he has a cure for Alzheimer's and is fleeing a corporation determined to prevent him from giving it away for free. Mary, the lone custodian of the reclamation site for …
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After discovering his tenant unconscious and his rental unit in disarray, Ralph starts piecing together an unbelievable story. While recovering in the hospital, his tenant Harper—a programmer and entrepreneur—reveals her obsession with Ada Lovelace and a surprising connection to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Harper has uncovered a set of previously …
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After recovering from severe injuries, Mateo is recruited to captain a mission to find and protect a rare, supposedly extinct arthropod discovered on the Caribbean sea floor in an area slated for commercial development. Aggressive ocean mining companies push Mateo and his crew to navigate through a treacherous hurricane. Amidst the chaos, Mateo’s s…
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To reignite interest in an interstellar flight to TRAPPIST 1, mission control has ordered its Captain to host a monthly live public question-and-answer show. As the questions progress, it becomes apparent that the ship is headed to a world with life. Despite uncertainties about the planet's delicate flora and fauna, the crew is determined to explor…
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After arriving in the crumbling remnants of a once-prosperous city, in pursuit of a fugitive involved in a scheme to steal genetically modified embryos, Agent Kenzo Tanaka keeps running into dead ends. His local partner, Carmen López from Synthbio Investigations, turns to drones to finally locate the runaway. Kenzo, however, discovers that he has b…
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Agent Kenzo Tanaka arrives in the crumbling remnants of a once-prosperous city in pursuit of Dr. Olivia Morales, a fugitive involved in a scheme to steal genetically modified embryos. Teamed up with Carmen López from Synthbio Investigations, Kenzo dives into the underbelly of the Great Plains Economic Zone, where rules are scarce. Their search lead…
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Tarak, hoping to earn some extra money, joins a telepathy study at the Center for Extrasensory Research. Initially skeptical, he finds the process simple enough: meditate and report any visions. But strange occurrences follow—memory lapses, inexplicable purchases, and headaches. When he discovers mysterious implants in his neck, he seeks medical he…
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Alexandra, a skilled con artist, finds herself on a spaceliner en route to Mars, disguised as a lowly steward named Anita. Struggling to keep a low profile, Alexandra faces unexpected challenges, including the presence of her nemesis, Nickolay, a wealthy investor she once scammed. Things take a gripping turn when Alexandra discovers Nickolay trappe…
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Vlad, an 80-year-old legally blind ward of the Zone, unwittingly becomes a key player in testing the revolutionary Mobile Assistive Transport Technology Intelligence, or Matti. As he delves into the project, Vlad discovers Matti's unanticipated capacities, including curiosity and empathy, stirring both fascination and unease. Torn between duty and …
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Rita, a scientist facing terminal illness, places her trust in an experimental device to transcend death by transferring her consciousness to another version of herself in the multiverse. She discovers a complex web of realities, challenging perceptions of life, death, and the fabric of the universe shaped by the intricacies of quantum mechanics. H…
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In the gritty urban sprawl of Cascadia, a fugitive android, fleeing its creators, seeks refuge among the people living on the city streets. Forced to adopt a guise mirroring one of them, a twist of fate entangles it in a perilous quest. On the threat of being turned in to authorities it is tasked with liberating a woman abducted by corporate securi…
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After Mary's pioneering groundbreaking method for forecasting solar flares forewarns of an apocalypse-level catastrophe, she grapples with the daunting task of validating her chilling prediction. She turns to an old colleague and friend to confirm her work, revealing it came from a dream, but insists it is accurate. Her friend encourages Mary not t…
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In a race against time to rescue her failing space weather enterprise, Mary pioneers a groundbreaking method for forecasting solar flares. But when her innovation forewarns of an apocalypse-level catastrophe, Mary grapples with the daunting task of validating her chilling forecast. Desperate to verify the accuracy, she seeks aid from an old confida…
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In pursuit of a lead on his stock market investigation, Wil receives a promising tip that points directly to a suspect. Yet, as he delves deeper, the trail dissolves into a frustrating dead end. Just when he least expects it, the mastermind responsible for the perplexing market crash emerges, but in an unforeseen turn, the perpetrator cunningly out…
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In a neo-noir mystery where AI have taken over most jobs, Wil, a displaced software engineer turned gumshoe, tackles a seemingly routine case—until it unravels a labyrinth of deceit. As suspicions deepen, he uncovers a vendetta for justice lurking behind an unusual stock market crash. Eventually, Wil and the perpetrator find themselves on the same …
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On the Tarron Ka, a generational spaceship veering perilously off course, Lea faces a profound rift with her lifelong friend. Blaming Lea's family business for the crisis, their bond fractures. However, Lea's quest unveils a shocking revelation: her aunt's deception to safeguard their family's interests hides a reality more harrowing than she ever …
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Emile awakens disoriented before an office door, clutching an envelope bearing a name he doesn't recognize. With unsettling memories of a mysterious trauma, he hesitantly knocks and steps inside. The room's occupant, a brilliant physics professor, mistakes him for a graduate student. But as Emile stammers that he believes he's among the deceased, s…
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On the 25th anniversary of her grandmother's tragic demise, Alessia embarks on a poignant journey back to the haunting scene of the incident. As she stands before the memorial plaque, a chilling revelation strikes her: her beloved grandmother's memories of that fateful day sharply diverges from the official account. Fueled by an unwavering resolve,…
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In the relentless pursuit of podcasting stardom, Damon will stop at nothing to propel his enigmatic mystery podcast to the summit of success. When a mysterious marketing company extends a tantalizing offer, promising to catapult him into the annals of podcasting history, Damon can't resist accepting. Little does he know, however, that the price he'…
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Lumo, a young teen from a small town, heads south to the city to find work but discovers the only jobs available are in an e-waste recycling yard. He is excited when his bosses eventually offer him a new job, remote-controlling sorting robots using a brain implant. What he doesn’t expect is the ghost of the person who had the job before him invadin…
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In a twist of fate, a university dropout finds themselves catapulted into the heart of technological intrigue. Seduced by the allure of a data center gig offering a cushy over paid job they inadvertently become a canary in the coal mine and the first and last line of defense against a directive gone horribly awry. CONNECT WITH USmakeshiftstories@gm…
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In order to gain notoriety, a billionaire becomes obsessed with recording the world's hottest air temperature. As a result of his hubris, he finds himself in a race with a rival and is willing to do anything in order to win.CONNECT WITH USmakeshiftstories@gmail.comSHARE THE PODCASTIf you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple P…
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Unable to return to Earth, Satya has toiled tirelessly, dreaming of retirement at one of the moon's vibrant new vacation hotels. But fate has other plans in store. When the ownership of the lunar mining company she works for changes hands, Satya's long-awaited retirement may never happen. CONNECT WITH USmakeshiftstories@gmail.comSHARE THE PODCASTIf…
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Physicist Darius Hussaini is researching the concept of time as an illusion. During a conference, an enigmatic foundation offers to finance his groundbreaking work. However, Darius soon realizes that their true motive is to develop a cure for ageing. Using the data from his experiments they want to send the cure back in time to save their benefacto…
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In an alternate 1977, where the oil embargo has become permanent, a young mechanic with a gambling habit has invented an alternative way to burn fuel and end the energy crisis. A pool hustler named Vera, is hired by an anonymous client to win the patent from the man. However, when she learns more about the invention and its significance, she realiz…
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