Best speculative fiction podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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Let us tell you a story! Speculative Fiction Audio Recordings.
 
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Nobilis Erotica
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The best podcast of erotic speculative fiction in the known universe.
 
The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.
 
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Cast Macabre
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Cast Macabre runs a wide range of stories from all around the world. Some have classic supernatural tropes, others just take the every day to the extreme, some make you laugh, others shudder, but they're all delightfully dark in some way, and all high quality. We've run stories by new and upcoming authours, as well as established writers, such as Tim Pratt, and the Bram Stoker awarding-winning poet, Marge Simon. Past narrators include, Norm Sherman, Alasdair Stuart, Rish Outfield, and Julie ...
 
An experiment in short story writing. Award nominated speculative fiction writer and award winning podcaster, P J Ballantine and invited guest chefs will offer a saucy menu to listeners from the erotica a la carte kitchen.
 
Strange Stories, By Strange Authors, for Strange Listeners
 
Variant Frequencies was a monthly podcast of original fiction. Stories blending gothic horror with space adventure, dark fantasy with sci-fi, recalling the reality-bending vibes of The Twilight Zone, and offering something wholly unique that fits inbetween and outside. Our podcasts are fully produced, including talented voice actors and original music scores. Subscription is free. Entertainment and escapism are guaranteed.
 
A podcast for readalongs of speculative fiction books from the Lady Vaults along with general chit-chat and bookish goodness.
 
A monthly podcast of fiction from the Hugo award-nominated Apex Magazine.
 
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The Overcast
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A Speculative Fiction Podcast, Featuring Breathtaking Stories from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.
 
Strange Stories, By Strange Authors, for Strange Listeners
 
Nobilis Reed brings you a (mostly) weekly selection of stories, serials and excerpts that don't stop at the bedroom door...or the castle gate...or the airlock.
 
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The Grayscale
Monthly
 
the audio storytelling arm of Critical Point Theatre
 
The Spirit Blade Underground Alliance is dedicated to creating original Christian science fiction, fantasy and horror stories that share a biblical viewpoint! All created by an online volunteer community supported by Spirit Blade Productions.
 
The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.
 
A bi-weekly journey into the improbable. Original speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories for all Ages.
 
Fridays at 9:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM CST, 7:00 PM MST, 6:00 PM PSTThis Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com
 
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.
 
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Howl
Weekly
 
Howl is a collection of strange short stories for a strange short existence by author Eric Czuleger.http://www.howloutloud.com
 
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Cast of Wonders
Monthly+
 
Escape Artists Inc's Young Adult speculative fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic - Welcome! Visit us at castofwonders.org.
 
Town barber Lymen Freeman finds himself at the nexus of a surprising crisis when a mysterious patch of slime appears... and grows... in middle of the street in front of his Barber shop. Things go from curious to bizarre as the townspeople’s theories about the nature of the goo begin manifesting in bizarre—and then horrifying—ways. What is the ick? What is it for? What should they do about it? Lymen knows it’s up to him to find out before it’s too late.
 
Publisher of speculative fiction.
 
Lady Authors Dedicated to Fandom and Fiction
 
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Untold Podcast
Monthly
 
Capturing the culture's imagination through speculative fiction.
 
Variant Frequencies was a monthly podcast of original fiction. Stories blending gothic horror with space adventure, dark fantasy with sci-fi, recalling the reality-bending vibes of The Twilight Zone, and offering something wholly unique that fits inbetween and outside. Our podcasts are fully produced, including talented voice actors and original music scores. Subscription is free. Entertainment and escapism are guaranteed.
 
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Speculate!
Monthly
 
The speculative fiction podcast for readers, writers, and fans
 
A podcast for readers and writers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction.
 
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Theme and Variations
Weekly
 
A podcast anthology of speculative fiction with music as a theme. Science fiction, fantasy, and slipstream tales include stories of a future world where music has been lost, office workers whose imbedded soundtracks direct their lives, the Martian superstar who doesn't want to play anymore, singers who can compel men to kill with the sound of their voices, and more. The eight episodes present short stories by Keyan Bowes, Ernest Hogan, Elaine Isaak, Lejon A. Johnson, Jack Mangan, Rick Novy, ...
 
Variant Frequencies was a monthly podcast of original fiction. Stories blending gothic horror with space adventure, dark fantasy with sci-fi, recalling the reality-bending vibes of The Twilight Zone, and offering something wholly unique that fits inbetween and outside. Our podcasts are fully produced, including talented voice actors and original music scores. Subscription is free. Entertainment and escapism are guaranteed.
 
Piers Langland is a mild mannered paint salesman with one burning passion. He aspires to be a famous author. Each November he looks forward to entering The National Novel Writer Month competition. To be a winner in NaNoWriMo he must write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, a tall order for any writer. Turns out, it is an especially tall order for our hero. Join Piers as he struggles to choose a topic for his novel before he can begin his epic task. Vampires or space opera, romance or pulp ficti ...
 
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The Two Johns
Monthly
 
The Two Johns discuss Science Fiction through commentary, film, television, and book reviews, as well as cool geek shwag.
 
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!
 
An inventor has created a machine, a "carburator," which consumes matter entirely. It destroys it on an atomic level, releasing massive amounts of energy, and leaving nothing behind—at least, nothing physical. It turns out that pantheism (the idea that God is present in everything) is true, and the carburator not only releases energy, it releases God—or "the Absolute." As carburators are installed throughout the world, more and more instances of miracles occur, and the people near the carbur ...
 
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Strangelet Podcast
Daily+
 
Literary Matter
 
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.
 
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City of Masks
Weekly
 
City of Masks is a swashbuckling adventure in a setting reminiscent of Shakespeare's Italy (complete with twins). In the city-state of Bonvidaeo, by custom and law everyone must wear a mask and act in character with it, or face civil, social and religi
 
Australian Spec Fic in Focus is an award winning Australian site that reviews science fiction and fantasy. The ASiF! Podcast features interviews, book chats and reviews. You can also check out our online news, features and reviews at: http://www.asif.dreamhosters.com/
 
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AntipodeanSF
Weekly
 
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!
 
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.
 
What if music could open visions of the future? What if a mysterious melody drove an entire world mad? What if the greatest composer in history had alien inspiration? Theme and Variations is a podcast anthology of speculative fiction with music as a theme. The second volume of the anthology, Opus 2, has six new audio episodes by authors of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Some of the episodes feature original music.
 
Editors Alison Wilgus and Paul Starr discuss the stories in the latest issue, interview contributing authors, revisit recent conventions and enthuse about various happenings in the world of fantastical prose.
 
The Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow
 
The political economy of speculative fiction
 
A science and speculative fiction podcast.
 
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Outer Alliance
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Celebrating LGBTQI Speculative Fiction
 
Sean from Adventures of a Bookonaut Blog assaulting your ears with News, Views and interviews on the topic of genre fiction.
 
Welcome to Along the Way, a Writer’s Odyssey, a podcast for aspiring writers and lovers of speculative fiction.
 
A formerly monthly podcast devoted mostly to speculative fiction books, reviews and the odd bit of idle gossip. Hosted by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond.
 
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All Mind, No Matter
Monthly
 
The podcast about nothing--and everything. No, not that the one, the other one.
 
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This week, on the Geek Heart Games podcast, Sam tried Conan Exiles, but parts of it were a little too risqué for her. Cody returns to his old love, Halo Reach. We tried out Laser League on Xbox Game Pass. We've got a lot of thoughts about Destiny 2's expansion Warmind (don't get stuck in Escalation Protocol when you're only 318 Light). A Monste ...…
 
Today I’m speaking with Ana Grilo and Thea James, who are better known as The Book Smugglers. They’re bloggers, writers, authors, and editors - and at the helm of Book Smugglers Publishing. We talk about how they got their start, and the role the Lost forums played in bringing them together (along with a few blogs you may have heard of).Among t ...…
 
Episode 118: You Fancy Me Mad - Renfield, Lear and Ophelia: Madness in Speculative Fiction It's Mental Health Awareness Week and as usual the dragons are coming at the subject from a slightly different angle. Fiction has - not to put it indelicately - misunderstood, misrepresented and often exploited mental illness. SFF authors Jules and Madele ...…
 
Italy and Japan dominate this week’s episode, which includes SFT updates for April and an interview with the very talented and very busy Italian author/editor/publisher Francesco Verso. Rachel fills you in on the Chinese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, French, and Spanish short SFT available in the past month, several novels, excerpts you can read onl ...…
 
The complete recording can be purchased at Audible.com:https://tinyurl.com/y9ma43e5Edgar Allan PoeThe Raven EditionVolume FourNarrated by Cate Barratt and Denis Daly.The Raven Edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) presents his complete literary output in five volumes.Although best known for his works of macabre fiction, Poe also ...…
 
Listen to the full audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator Author: Edwin LefevreNarrator: Rick RohanFormat: UnabridgedLength: 9 hrs and 55 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-29-07Publisher: Recorded BooksRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 1488 votesGenres: Bios & Memoirs, Business ...…
 
Episode 117: Dinosaurs and Mega Cryptids - Man-made Monsters in Speculative Fiction The monster movie has held a certain amount of fond nostalgia for sff fans since the early advent of cinema. These creatures tend not to be direct correlations of creatures of myth, legend or history, and often embody both the capricious, phenominal power of nat ...…
 
Speculative Fiction (3:29)Our first guest today on Worlds Awaiting has a real hankering for speculative fiction. So just what is ‘speculative fiction’? Well, let’s speculate: it could be science fiction or fantasy … or maybe space opera, steampunk, or cyberpunk. Let’s include any story you care to add from among the many superhero stories, and ...…
 
Reader's Room covers the month's speculative fiction, science and technology. In this edition we talk about how to grow literature in the desert, the very real ways words can threaten life, as well as Kawamata Chiaki’s novel Death Sentences. Show links: Nevada's Black Mountain Institute The Believer magazine The Believer Festival BMI's City of ...…
 
Detective Carson “Mac” MacHenry can’t figure out why the Darmes are so interested in this one dead girl or why the secretive federal police have rushed the autopsy or why, a few days later, the records of the dead girl’s murder have been erased from all official government channels. Even stranger to the detective is the manner of death – injuri ...…
 
Hello again, Rangers! We’re so excited about this new subcast of Reading Rangers! One of our most requested subjects from our annual listener survey was discussions of short fiction, and so we’ve decided to deliver with Reading Rangers: Shorts! Woohoo! On a bi-monthly basis, a rotating cast of team members will sit down and discuss language, th ...…
 
I am joined by Earth scientist and Lipan Apache writer Dr. Darcie Little Badger, to talk about indigenous futurisms, native stereotypes, and her work in SFF short fiction. Plus, she teaches me about a new genre of science fiction: solarpunk!You can keep up with Darcie on Twitter at @ShiningComic, where you can find links to all her writing.My t ...…
 
Actor David Morrissey, well known for his roles in TV dramas like State of Play, The Deal, Red Riding, The Walking Dead and Britannia. He talks about his latest role is as Inspector Tyador in BBC Two's adaption of the China Miéville's novel The City and The City. The drama is a speculative science-fiction meets police procedural, set in two cit ...…
 
On episode 26 of Mirage, Varla Ventura returns! We discuss mermaids, ghosts and delve a bit into the afterlife. *** Varla Ventura doesn't just have the best name in writing, she is also a scholar of the occult, paranormal, and dream theorist. Her favorite holiday is Halloween, and she has written six books with a … Continue reading "Mirage: Spe ...…
 
The Serpentine Galleries’ GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Podcasts are hosted by Legacy Russell and Victoria Sin and were recorded after the Galleries’ annual Marathon, 2017, which took place at City Hall, London on 7 October 2017. Legacy Russell and Victoria Sin revisit the Serpentine Galleries’ GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, where more t ...…
 
After the strangely prescient last episode, this week we try to avoid politics, catch up with Pat’s Gwent career, review Sherlock’s 4th season, talk about our shared love for the new age of science fiction tv, and finally play the dumbest game we can think about after a beer and accidentally have fun doing it. Note: Episode 5 - Speculative Fict ...…
 
Gary Lachman’s ‘In Search of P.D. Ouspensky’: Gurdjieff manipulating different sides of Ouspensky; Ouspensky giving up on the ‘work’, saying ‘there is no system’; Gurdjieff reworking Ouspensky’s ideas, parallels in Strieber; Strieber’s concept of viewing human life ‘outside of time’, time having a shape, taken directly from Ouspensky; Strieber ...…
 
SoundMinds RadioWhat the Antarctic teaches us about the science of space exploration By SoundMinds RadioIt’s 2026 and you are on board the Ares. The largest interplanetary spacecraft ever built. You are on the first colonial voyage to Mars and your crew will be the first hundred Martian colonisers.This is how Kim Stanley Robinson opens his awar ...…
 
Library director Jamie Eustace talks about a speculative fiction book in which women are given physical advantages over men... with mixed results.
 
80 Years of Science Fiction Radio history, analysis, and how to instructions for musicians. Interview with Jean-Paul Garnier and Zara Kand Space Cowboy Books Website Simultaneous Times Podcast Space Cowboy Books Etsy Shop Adrift - Speculative Poetry Chapbook by Patti Pangborn available at Etsy shop (above) Apercus Lit Mag featuring art by Zara ...…
 
The Reader's Room talks about speculative fiction, science, and technology. This month, we ask what kinds of changes you might make to your body to improve your work, or better reflect your beliefs. We also talk about the transhumans in Alistair Reynolds' new book, Elysium Fire, and his 2008 book The Prefect, as well as some of the people and t ...…
 
Episode 107: The Balance of Power - Sexism and sexual Harassment in the Publishing Industry In the wake of campaigns such a #MeToo more and more industries are looking to their own ranks in a re-examination of how well they all navigate such murky waters. Recently Ann Ursu published the results of a survey on sexual harassment in children's pub ...…
 
https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/14179289/download.mp3 Mythos, Episode 2. UVB-76 Welcome to Mythos. Nothing weird is out of bounds in this blog turned story series, read by me, Gary S. Pritchett. Each episode begins innocently enough, with a brief introduction, then quickly spirals into mayhem with a reading from one of my own books…or take ...…
 
In episode 186, Peter is joined by returning guest Steven of Screen Addicts for a 30th Anniversary review of the Jean-Claude Van Damme classic Bloodsport! They speculate what was fact or fiction in the life of Frank Dux and talk about whether Ray Jackson knew the Kumite was supposed to be a secret. Outro music: Stan Bush - Fight to Survive…
 
oday Laura Grace is speaking with Dr. Bethany Jacobs - a Marion L. Britain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech in the writing and communication program. She received her PhD in American Literature from the University of Oregon. She teaches African American women’s writing and science fiction and narratives of social protest. Here she discuss th ...…
 
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD delivered an intriguing and well plotted beginning to season 5 so we decided to have a conversation about everything that went on. The discussion covers thoughts on the show as a whole, time loops, MacGuffins, the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Dove Cameron. A healthy amount of speculation for the second hal ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
A Proud Partner of the When Nerds Attack Podcasting Network. On the Menu: Scottishness in SciFi! Welcome to the SciFi Pubcast! Come for a drink but stay for the speculation. On this special event supplement, we discuss the Scots and their contributions and characters in science fiction. It's Robbie Burns Day on January 25 and we're partaking. S ...…
 
Today's Guest: Cynthia Kraack, speculative fiction author, Ashwood trilogy: Ashwood, Harvesting Ashwood and Leaving Ashwood. Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of ambitious, future agricultural estate mistresses… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Order 'Ashwood' by Cynthia Kraack by clicking on ...…
 
Today's Guest: Cynthia Kraack, speculative fiction author, Ashwood trilogy: Ashwood, Harvesting Ashwood and Leaving Ashwood. Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of guys who can see the future, including three-time Mr. Media guest The Amazing Kreskin, who really should know better by now… in the NEW new media capital of the world ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
This week Jes, registered nurse and pre-med student, returns to discuss how healthcare stacks up to the speculation of science fiction. We talk about prosthetic limbs, mobile diagnostic tools, organ transplants, and diseases using examples from Star Trek, The Last of Us, Handmaid's Tale and more. Theme music: Malmo Sunrise by the 126ers End mus ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
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