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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids

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Rank #22 in Kids & Family category

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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids (start with Episode 1), told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space. The story is written and performed by Jonathan Messinger, author of Hiding Out, former web editor of Time Out Chicago Kids, and father of two boys. His son Griffin, 7, serves as editor of the story, appearing in episodes to critique, make predictions and express skepticism that his father knows what he's talking about, which also happens to be the way the rest of their relationship works.

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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids (start with Episode 1), told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space. The story is written and performed by Jonathan Messinger, author of Hiding Out, former web editor of Time Out Chicago Kids, and father of two boys. His son Griffin, 7, serves as editor of the story, appearing in episodes to critique, make predictions and express skepticism that his father knows what he's talking about, which also happens to be the way the rest of their relationship works.

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1299 Ratings
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We just discovered Finn and his friends

By ADD wife - Dec 04 2018
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Listening every chance we get! It keeps our 8yo’s attention and ours, too!

So bad it’s good

By Micro diddle - Nov 29 2018
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I love it because it’s really bad yet funny

iTunes Ratings

1299 Ratings
Average Ratings
1045
123
45
31
55

We just discovered Finn and his friends

By ADD wife - Dec 04 2018
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Listening every chance we get! It keeps our 8yo’s attention and ours, too!

So bad it’s good

By Micro diddle - Nov 29 2018
Read more

I love it because it’s really bad yet funny

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Top 10 Episode of The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids

Rank #1: S4E1: The Room Behind the Room (Behind the Room)

Mar 28 2018
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The Admirable Admiral Bunce, the nemesis of the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station has taken over the ship! And now all of the kid astronauts are held captive by him on the captain’s bridge. But a revolution is afoot, and a couple of old friends are here to help! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. This episode also uses music from Visager and Eric Skiff, used via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.

Rank #2: Episode 1: The Room Behind the Room (Behind the Room)

Aug 09 2016
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The Alien Adventures begin! On today's show, we meet Finn and his friends—Abigail, Elias and Vale—better known as Explorers Troop 301. The Troop is getting ready for Finn's birthday party by sneaking in somewhere they don't belong. And there's a sign of danger to come. 

Rank #3: S4E20: See You Laser, Alligator

Jul 18 2018
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In the season four finale, Finn has given up and Bunce is ruler of the Marlowe. But thanks to a little ingenuity and an old friend, they’re able to make one last stand. But will it be enough? To solve our season-ending puzzle, email us with subject line: Finale Puzzle. Complete offer details are available at: https://www.kindsnacks.com/kidsoffer Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. This episode also uses music from Visager, used via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.

Rank #4: S3E1: Birthday Surprise

Oct 04 2017
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We're back for another season! In this week's episode, we introduce the central mystery of the season, and wonder what's up with Abigail's new robot!

Rank #5: Elias and the Double Eclipse

Aug 17 2017
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Today we have a bonus episode, inspired by Monday's big solar eclipse! Elias sneaks off to a planet to witness a double eclipse, but gets a little more than he bargained for. Thanks to our friends at kid podcasts Ear Snacks and Brains On! for letting us play their solar eclipse songs in our episode.

Rank #6: S4E2: You Call That a Spaceship?!

Apr 04 2018
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The explorers of Troop 301 are stuck on the Puzzlemaster’s planet, and have to find a way off. While the adults waste time in meetings, the kids find a back channel that could help them escape. But when they’re presented with their only option, they hesitate. Mostly because of the fire. Take our poll about what the kids should do next! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. This episode also uses music from Visager and Eric Skiff, used via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.

Rank #7: S3E13: Later, Haters

Dec 28 2017
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It's the finale of our third season! And the trouble only begins when Finn and Paige figure out the Puzzlemaster's final riddle. And then it turns out that trouble is only the beginning trouble that is followed by some much more serious tertiary trouble! So much trouble!

Rank #8: Episode 0 | An Introduction

Aug 01 2016
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian tells the story of a boy aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Space Station who explores far-flung galaxies, interacts with curious aliens and solves a mystery that will (fingers crossed) keep his home from being vaporized. Finn is a part of Explorers Troop 301, along with his best friends Abigail, Elias and Vale, and this episode introduces listeners to the stars of this science-fiction serialized story for kids. 

Rank #9: Episode 2: Everybody Run!!!

Aug 16 2016
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When last we saw Finn and the members of Explorers Troop 301, they were off limits in the Robot Factory, and someone was coming in the door to catch them. On today's show, we reveal who caught them redhanded, hear a dire warning for Finn, and then head to his birthday party where he'll finally get his robot. That is, unless something happens. But what could possibly happen?!

Rank #10: S3E12: The Puzzlemaster

Dec 22 2017
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If Finn and Paige want to save their friends and family from the mysterious, mind-controlling alien, they're going to have to solve a complicated riddle. Meanwhile, a sentient darkness seems to be moving in over Vale and Elias. There's very little time left in this, our penultimate episode!