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Rank #18 in Science Fiction category

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The Original Science Fiction Podcast

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The Original Science Fiction Podcast

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the pod experience

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Gorgeous.

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Gorgeous. Simple as that. Every story is powerful, and every one will take you to new places.

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936 Ratings
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the pod experience

By davidautrey - Apr 06 2020
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good readers, wide range of authors, have even started listening to the intro music

Gorgeous.

By Otterkit - Nov 21 2019
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Gorgeous. Simple as that. Every story is powerful, and every one will take you to new places.
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Escape Pod

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The Original Science Fiction Podcast

Rank #1: EP451: The Aliens Made of Glass

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Author : Helena Bell Narrator : Donna Scott Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This piece was published in The Indiana Review in December 2013. The Aliens Made of Glass by Helena Bell Sister Charles Regina, formerly of the Daughters of Perpetual Help, attends to her boat, the Nunc […]

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Jun 24 2014

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Rank #2: Escape Pod 621: Assistance (Artemis Rising)

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Author : Kathryn DeFazio Narrator : Summer Brooks Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 621: Assistance (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Assistance By Kathryn DeFazio “Would you like to discuss your coping plan?” Astor did not want to discuss their coping plan. […]

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Mar 29 2018

45mins

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Rank #3: Escape Pod 710: Requiem Without Sound

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Author : Izzy Wasserstein Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 710: Requiem Without Sound is an Escape Pod original. Requiem Without Sound by Izzy Wasserstein Introit Evie is born into cold and silence. They know this, though they have only now gained consciousness, […]

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Dec 12 2019

26mins

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Rank #4: Escape Pod 709: In A Wide Sky, Hidden

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Author : William Ledbetter Narrator : Pamela Quevillon Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story was previously published in Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine (July 2017). In A Wide Sky, Hidden by William Ledbetter Warm liquid gurgled away and the kettle field winked off, leaving me naked, […]

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Dec 05 2019

40mins

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Rank #5: EP475: Homegrown Tomatoes

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Author : Lara Elena Donnelly Narrator : David D. Levine Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story previously appeared in the pay-what-you-can Clarion Foundation fundraiser anthology The Red Volume. Mentioned in Alisdair’s commentary: KT Tunstall “Black Horse” Homegrown Tomatoes by Lara Elena Donnelly When I pick Louisa up from school, All […]

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Jan 10 2015

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Rank #6: EP453: The Grotto of the Dancing Deer

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Author : Clifford D. Simak Narrator : Norm Sherman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, April 1980. This story won the 1980 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1981 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. The Grotto of […]

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Jul 07 2014

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Rank #7: Escape Pod 608: Even the Queen

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Author : Connie Willis Narrator : Veronica Giguere Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction in 1992. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Short Story. Candid discussions of the existence of sex and reproductive systems. Some cursing. Even the Queen By […]

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Dec 28 2017

56mins

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Rank #8: Escape Pod 604: Given Sufficient Desperation

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Author : Bogi Takács Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Defying Doomsday, edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench. Twelfth Planet Press, 2016. Given Sufficient Desperation By Bogi Takács An ice cream cone. A ceramic mug—brown with a single green stripe around the […]

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Nov 30 2017

32mins

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Rank #9: EP487: New Folks’ Home

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Author : Clifford D. Simak Narrator : Norm Sherman Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Analog Science Fact -> Science Fiction, July 1963. New Folks’ Home by Clifford D. Simak [EDITOR: We don’t have the rights to post the text of this story, […]

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Mar 29 2015

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Rank #10: Escape Pod 577: The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You Make for Yourself

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Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 577: The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You Make for Yourself is an Escape Pod original. The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You […]

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May 26 2017

21mins

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Rank #11: EP452: Repo

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Author : Aaron Gallagher Narrator : M. K. Hobson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This piece was published in Analog, May 2014. Repo by Aaron Gallagher It took concentration to perform delicate work in the cumbersome gloves of the suit. The rounded fingers were metal-tipped, and bulky. Elise […]

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Jun 28 2014

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Rank #12: EP494: The Retgun

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Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Rachael K. Jones Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was published in a Unidentified Funny Objects 2. Contains profanity. The Retgun by Tim Pratt If you find yourself squatting over a pit toilet while wearing stiletto heels, you’ve made a few bad […]

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Jun 01 2015

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Rank #13: Escape Pod 639: Me, Meg, and The Thing

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Author : Gian-Paul Bergeron Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 639: Me, Meg, and The Thing is an Escape Pod original. Contains swearing, mental illness. Me, Meg, and The Thing By Gian-Paul Bergeron I’m Inroom making honest credit, doing Daily, counting breaths, when […]

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Aug 02 2018

50mins

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Rank #14: Escape Pod 576: Karma Among the Cloud Kings

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Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Ellora Sen-Gupta Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Karma Among the Cloud Kings was first published in Analog in March 2015. Karma Among the Cloud Kings By Brian Trent I. Fifty thousand feet above Tempest’s highest clouds, Antarag Vel-heth invites me to sit beside him in […]

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May 18 2017

55mins

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Rank #15: Escape Pod 700: Martian Chronicles (Part 1 of 2)

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Author : Cory Doctorow Narrator : Adam Pracht Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in the 2011 YA anthology Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier. Martian Chronicles by Cory Doctorow They say you can’t smell anything through a launch-hood, but I still smelled […]

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Oct 03 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #16: Escape Pod 609: Wasps Make Honey

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Author : Penelope Evans Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 609: Wasps Make Honey is an Escape Pod original. Wasps Make Honey By Penelope Evans The scrap heaps at the edge of the settlement are taller than the average colony building. They offer up […]

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Jan 04 2018

30mins

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Rank #17: Escape Pod 588: Rocket Surgery

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Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Summer Brooks Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Rocket Surgery originally appeared in Analog, 2016.         Thanks to our sponsor, ARCHIVOS – a Story Mapping and Development Tool for writers, gamers, and storytellers of all kinds! Rocket Surgery by Effie Seiberg We’d tested […]

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Aug 10 2017

29mins

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Rank #18: Escape Pod 724: The Season of the Storm

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Author : Jonathan Edelstein Narrator : Maxine Moore Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 724: The Season of the Storm is an Escape Pod original. The Season of the Storm by Jonathan Edelstein Twenty kilometers outside Nkoloso Station, we stopped for gas. The Titan rover turned and […]

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Mar 19 2020

46mins

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Rank #19: CatsCast 289: The Thing in the Basement

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Author : Gerri Leen Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Laura Pearlman Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Artist : Matt Dovey The Thing in the Basement by Gerri Leen You can hear it, in the basement, behind the metal boxes that your human puts her outer-coverings in just when they start to smell good—when the […]

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Apr 01 2020

31mins

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Rank #20: Escape Pod 708: Into the Paddock

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Author : Nathan Susnik Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 708: Into the Paddock is an Escape Pod original. Contains abundant amounts of swearing. Into the Paddock by Nathan Susnik I. “We need a shitload of Bunnies®. How fast can you get me […]

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Nov 28 2019

40mins

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Escape Pod 734: Murmuration

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Author : E. Catherine Tobler Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Issue 56 (April 2017) This is the fourth in a special series of space-themed stories in May 2020. Murmuration by E. Catherine Tobler Sita Balachandran found […]

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May 28 2020

46mins

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Escape Pod 733: Relative Fortune

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Author : Brian K. Lowe Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Relative Fortune was originally published in Galaxy’s Edge in October 2018. Cursing. This is the third in a special series of space-themed stories in May 2020. Relative Fortune By Brian K. Lowe When I […]

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May 21 2020

20mins

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Escape Pod 732: At Her Fingertips

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Author : Jason Kimble Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Betwixt Magazine This is the second in a special series of space-themed stories for May 2020. At Her Fingertips by Jason Kimble Ten fingers, ten toes. That’s the baseline […]

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May 14 2020

43mins

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Escape Pod 731: For Whatever We Lose

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Author : Jennifer R. Donohue Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Phoebe Barton Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums For Whatever We Lose was first published in 2019 in issue 37 of Luna Station Quarterly. Includes one F-bomb. Includes mention of death, loss, and danger. This is the first in a special series […]

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May 07 2020

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Escape Pod 730: When We Were Patched

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Author : Deji Bryce Olukotun Narrator : David D. Levine Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums When We Were Patched by Deji Bryce Olukotun The last time we ever spoke, my partner Malik asked me whether I believed speed or power made for the best athlete. I was puzzled, […]

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Apr 30 2020

32mins

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Escape Pod 729: Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird

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Author : Eric Schwitzgebel Narrator : Ellora Sen-Gupta Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird By Eric Schwitzgebel First, an eye. The camera rose, swiveling on its joint, compiling initial scans of the planetary surface. Second, six wheels on struts, pop-pop, pop-pop, pop-pop, and […]

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Apr 23 2020

42mins

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Escape Pod 728: The Cost of Wonder

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Author : Leah Cypess Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, February 2019 The Cost of Wonder by Leah Cypess I’ll keep this one, I thought, that day at the fair, as the sunset cut […]

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Apr 16 2020

21mins

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Escape Pod 727: And Never Mind the Watching Ones (Part 2 of 2)

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Author : Keffy R. M. Kehrli Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums And Never Mind the Watching Ones was originally published in the September/October 2015 issue of Uncanny Magazine. It was reprinted in Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth (Edited by […]

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Apr 09 2020

26mins

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Escape Pod 726: And Never Mind the Watching Ones (Part 1 of 2)

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Author : Keffy R. M. Kehrli Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums And Never Mind the Watching Ones was originally published in the September/October 2015 issue of Uncanny Magazine. It was reprinted in Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth (Edited by […]

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Apr 02 2020

31mins

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CatsCast 289: The Thing in the Basement

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Author : Gerri Leen Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Laura Pearlman Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Artist : Matt Dovey The Thing in the Basement by Gerri Leen You can hear it, in the basement, behind the metal boxes that your human puts her outer-coverings in just when they start to smell good—when the […]

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Apr 01 2020

31mins

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March 2020 Metacast

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Transcript (Alasdair) Hi everyone, Alasdair here. We’re not going to ask how you are right now, because we have a pretty good idea. You’re fine. You’re FINE. You’re the same version of fine as everyone right now, the one Aerosmith sang about. The one where you’re alternately anxious, terrified, furious and calm. We empathise. We’re […]

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Mar 28 2020

8mins

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Escape Pod 725: Falling Through

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Author : Steen Comer Narrator : Roderick Aust Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 725: Falling Through is an Escape Pod original. Falling Through by Steen Comer Woke up again. Checked the news feeds. Everything seems to be about the same, though there is news of a […]

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Mar 26 2020

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Escape Pod 724: The Season of the Storm

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Author : Jonathan Edelstein Narrator : Maxine Moore Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 724: The Season of the Storm is an Escape Pod original. The Season of the Storm by Jonathan Edelstein Twenty kilometers outside Nkoloso Station, we stopped for gas. The Titan rover turned and […]

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Mar 19 2020

46mins

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Escape Pod 723: How Did it Feel to be Eaten?

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Author : Amit Gupta Narrator : Peter Behravesh Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 723: How Did it Feel to be Eaten? is an Escape Pod original. How Did it Feel to be Eaten? By Amit Gupta “I was an elderberry,” I announced, glowing with pride. “How […]

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Mar 13 2020

30mins

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Escape Pod 722: His Stainless-Steel Heart

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Author : Jeff Reynolds Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 722: His Stainless-Steel Heart is an Escape Pod original. His Stainless-Steel Heart by Jeffery Reynolds It was at the rest stop in Tali that Viktor ran into trouble. His fault, really. He’d been […]

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Mar 05 2020

48mins

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Escape Pod 721: Hustle

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Author : Derrick Boden Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Phoebe Barton Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 721: Hustle is an Escape Pod original. One Grade-A curse word, used repeatedly. Mentions existence of pedophilia. Hustle By Derrick Boden I’m all stims and grins as I kick open the door to […]

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Feb 27 2020

36mins

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Escape Pod 720: Child and Orb

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Author : James Dunham Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 720: Child and Orb is an Escape Pod original. Child and Orb by James Dunham The child spent most of her time watching the empty stars from the pod window. They were always […]

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Feb 20 2020

22mins

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Escape Pod 719: A Hench Helps Her Villain, No Matter What

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Author : Izzy Wasserstein Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 719: A Hench Helps Her Villain, No Matter What is an Escape Pod original. A Hench Helps Her Villain, No Matter What By Izzy Wasserstein The Lair’s intercom buzzes. “Hench, report to the […]

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Feb 13 2020

28mins

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Escape Pod 718: How the Emperor of All Space and Every World Awoke to the True Nature of Reality and Why it Didn’t Matter

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Author : P. H. Lee Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 718: How the Emperor of All Space and Every World Awoke to the True Nature of Reality and Why it Didn’t Matter is an Escape Pod original. How the Emperor of All […]

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Feb 06 2020

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Escape Pod 717: Listening

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Author : Bob DeRosa Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 717: Listening is an Escape Pod original. Listening By Bob DeRosa At exactly nine in the morning, Karen tapped the green box on her tablet screen and said, “Hello, my name is Karen. […]

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Jan 30 2020

34mins

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iTunes Ratings

936 Ratings
Average Ratings
803
68
18
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28

the pod experience

By davidautrey - Apr 06 2020
Read more
good readers, wide range of authors, have even started listening to the intro music

Gorgeous.

By Otterkit - Nov 21 2019
Read more
Gorgeous. Simple as that. Every story is powerful, and every one will take you to new places.