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Rank #18 in Science Fiction category

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Science Fiction
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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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good readers, wide range of authors, have even started listening to the intro music

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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945 Ratings
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68
18
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28

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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The Original Science Fiction Podcast

Rank #1: Escape Pod 469: Inseparable

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Author : Liz Heldmann Narrator : Pamela Quevillon Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 469: Inseparable is an Escape Pod original. Contains adult language. Inseparable by Liz Heldmann The disruptor net hit the ocean with an eruption of steam. Obscuring billows gouted up in columns of gray […]

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Nov 18 2014

40mins

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Rank #2: Escape Pod 479: The Evening, The Morning and the Night

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Author : Octavia Butler Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in the May 1987 issue of Omni (available for free here). Contains one curse word, one brief reference to an interlude between consenting adults, and one brief but fairly graphic depiction […]

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Feb 02 2015

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: Escape Pod 490: Flowers for Algernon

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Author : Daniel Keyes Narrator : Dave Thompson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums The story has been previously published in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Copyright 1959 by Mercury Press. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes [EDITOR: We don’t have the rights to post the text of this story, but it’s widely available […]

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Apr 20 2015

1hr 40mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: The Season

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It’s a new year!  Celebrations and congratulations all around, as we have successfully survived, both as a species and as individuals (presuming you are reading this text from a computer and not, like, Valhalla).  That means, however, a new awards season is coming.  If you want to support Escape Pod, then please, feel free to […]

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Jan 12 2015

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Rank #10: 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

30mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: Escape Pod 493: Beyond the Trenches We Lie

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Author : A.T. Greenblatt Narrator : Andrew Clarke Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 493: Beyond the Trenches We Lie is an Escape Pod original. Beyond the Trenches We Lie By A. T. Greenblatt This morning, the Globs are waiting for us, just like always. Despite what […]

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May 21 2015

34mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: Escape Pod 624: Fandom for Robots

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Author : Vina Jie-Min Prasad Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Uncanny Magazine 18 (September/October 2017) Some cursing, suggestions of fanfic erotica (not explicit) Fandom for Robots By Vina Jie-Min Prasad Computron feels no emotion towards the animated television […]

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Apr 19 2018

29mins

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Escape Pod 743: Flash From the Vault

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Authors : Larry Hammer, Mike Resnick and Jim Kling Narrators : Michael R. Mennenga, Elie Hirschman and Rachel Swirsky Hosts : Benjamin C. Kinney, Rachel Swirsky and Serah Eley Audio Producers : Adam Pracht, Rachel Swirsky, Serah Eley and Mur Lafferty Discuss on Forums Paul Bunyan and the Photocopier first appeared on Escape Pod on June […]

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Jul 30 2020

31mins

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Escape Pod 742: Them Ships (Summer Flashback)

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Author : Silvia Moreno-Garcia Narrator : Dani Cutler Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Summer Brooks and Mat Weller Discuss on Forums “Them Ships” first appeared on Escape Pod 510 on Nov 12, 2015, and in We See a Different Frontier: A Postcolonial Speculative Fiction Anthology Contains much profanity. Them Ships by Silvia Moreno-Garcia […]

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Jul 24 2020

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Escape Pod 741: Repo (Summer Flashback)

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Author : Aaron Gallagher Narrator : M. K. Hobson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Mat Weller and Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Repo first appeared on Escape Pod on episode 452 on June 28, 2014, and was originally published in Analog, May 2014. Escape Pod Hugo Voting Packet Alasdair Stuart Hugo Voting Packet […]

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Jul 17 2020

51mins

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Escape Pod 740: Women of Our Occupation (Summer Flashback)

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Author : Kameron Hurley Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Summer Brooks and Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Strange Horizons in July 2006. Slight amount of sexual content. Recorded live at LonCon3. GoodReads page for the story (Note Hurley’s referenced comment about pronoun changes) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40060356 […]

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Jul 09 2020

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Escape Pod 739: The Nightmare Lights of Mars (Summer Flashback)

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Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Veronica Giguere Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Mat Weller and Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 739: The Nightmare Lights of Mars (Summer Flashback) is an Escape Pod original. Language and scariness. The Nightmare Lights of Mars was originally published as Escape Pod, episode 415 on September […]

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Jul 03 2020

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Escape Pod 738: Flash From the Vault

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Authors : Greg van Eekhout, Ian Randal Strock and Madge E. Miller Narrators : Serah Eley, Elie Hirschman and John Meagher Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producers : Summer Brooks and Serah Eley Flash From the Vault Hi there and welcome to Escape Pod Summer School, where we post some of our favorite episodes from […]

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Jun 25 2020

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Escape Pod 737: To the Knife-Cold Stars (Summer Flashback)

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Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Adam Pracht and Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 737: To the Knife-Cold Stars (Summer Flashback) is an Escape Pod original. To the Knife-Cold Stars originally appeared on episode 480 of Escape Pod on February 7, 2015. To […]

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Jun 19 2020

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Escape Pod 736: Techno-Rat (Summer Flashback)

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Author : Brad Hafford Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Mur Lafferty and Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Reflection’s Edge, 2010 This is the second of our post-modern punks Summer Flashback series. Techno-Rat originally appeared in Escape Pod 364 on October 4, 2012. Techno-Rat by […]

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Jun 12 2020

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Escape Pod 735: Boris’s Bar (Summer Flashback)

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Author : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Narrator : Kaitie Radel Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Adam Pracht and Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 735: Boris’s Bar (Summer Flashback) is an Escape Pod original. While there is no explicit sexual content, the story does deal some fairly intimate relationship matters that may be too […]

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Jun 04 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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iTunes Ratings

945 Ratings
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68
18
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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.