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Escape Pod

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  • Escape Pod 716: Physics by the Numbers

    Jan 23 2020

    Author : Stephen Granade Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 716: Physics by the Numbers is an Escape Pod original. Physics by the Numbers by Stephen Granade Peifan had come and gone before Nevaeh reached the lab office the next morning. […]

  • Escape Pod 715: A Box, a Pocket, a Spaceman

    Jan 16 2020

    Author : E. Catherine Tobler Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums A Box, a Pocket, a Spaceman originally appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, August 2014. A Box, a Pocket, a Spaceman By E. Catherine Tobler The spaceman shows up on a hot summer afternoon, not in the […]

  • Escape Pod 714: Marley and Marley

    Jan 09 2020

    Author : J. R. Dawson Narrator : S. Kay Nash Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November/December 2017. Thank you, Charlie Finlay, for believing in this story. Marley and Marley by J. R. Dawson I never wanted […]

  • Escape Pod 713: More Tomorrow

    Jan 02 2020

    Author : Premee Mohamed Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums More Tomorrow was first published in Automata Review, March 2018. A few grade-A curses. More Tomorrow By Premee Mohammed DAY 5 Anyway, it turns out trilobites aren’t very good eating even if you haven’t eaten […]

  • Escape Pod 712: When Robot and Crow Saved East St. Louis

    Dec 26 2019

    Author : Annalee Newitz Narrator : Louis Evans Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Previously published in Slate. East St. Louis was built on top of an ancient indigenous city called Cahokia. The people who lived there a thousand years ago were big fans of birds. When Robot and […]

  • Escape Pod 711: Carols on Callisto

    Dec 19 2019

    Author : Deborah L. Davitt Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 711: Carols on Callisto is an Escape Pod original. Carols on Callisto By Deborah L. Davitt On the surface of Callisto, Rebecca Fox struggled with tangled, 3D-printed branches, her fingers clumsy inside […]

  • Escape Pod 710: Requiem Without Sound

    Dec 12 2019

    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, […]

  • Escape Pod 709: In A Wide Sky, Hidden

    Dec 05 2019

    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, […]

  • Escape Pod 708: Into the Paddock

    Nov 28 2019

    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 […]

  • Escape Pod 707: Rule of Three (Part 3 of 3)

    Nov 21 2019

    Author : Lawrence M. Schoen Narrator : Christopher Tang Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Rule of Three was first published in Future SF, no. 1, in 2018. Includes descriptions of human reproduction and sexuality. Rule of Three (Part 3 of 3) By Lawrence M. Schoen Late in the […]

  • Escape Pod 706: Rule of Three (Part 2 of 3)

    Nov 14 2019

    Author : Lawrence M. Schoen Narrator : Christopher Tang Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Rule of Three was first published in Future SF, no. 1, in 2018. Includes descriptions of human reproduction and sexuality. Rule of Three (Part 2 of 3) By Lawrence M. Schoen “I have been […]

  • Escape Pod 705: Rule of Three (Part 1 of 3)

    Nov 07 2019

    Author : Lawrence M. Schoen Narrator : Christopher Tang Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Rule of Three was first published in Future SF, no. 1, in 2018. Contains a few expletives and mentions existence of human sexual anatomy. Rule of Three (Part 1 of 3) By Lawrence M. […]

  • Escape Pod 704: Failsafe

    Oct 31 2019

    Author : Tim Chawaga Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 704: Failsafe is an Escape Pod original. Failsafe by Tim Chawaga When the machines finally decided to replace Liv, they broke her heart. Her desk was tiny and wedged in between two massive […]

  • Escape Pod 703: Light and Death on the Indian Battle Station

    Oct 24 2019

    Author : Keyan Bowes Narrator : Farah Naz Rishi Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Light and Death on the Indian Battle Station first appeared in Fireside Magazine, 2018. Light and Death on the Indian Battle Station By Keyan Bowes Diwali, the Festival of Lights is a magical time […]

  • Escape Pod 702: Inheritance

    Oct 17 2019

    Author : Elise Stephens Narrator : S. Kay Nash Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 702: Inheritance is an Escape Pod original. Includes loss of pregnancy. Inheritance By Elise Stephens Carmen would have expected a gold necklace or tarnished antique, maybe some money or a secret family […]

  • Escape Pod 701: Martian Chronicles (Part 2 of 2)

    Oct 10 2019

    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 I didn’t go back to the Junior Colonists’ Lounge for a whole week. […]

  • Escape Pod 700: Martian Chronicles (Part 1 of 2)

    Oct 03 2019

    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 […]

  • Escape Pod 699: A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide (Flashback Friday)

    Sep 27 2019

    Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : David White Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Adam Pracht and Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in the March/April 2014 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction and first appeared on Escape Pod on episode 497, published June 27, 2015. A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes […]

  • Escape Pod 698: Points of Origin

    Sep 19 2019

    Author : Marissa Lingen Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums “Points of Origin” originally appeared on Tor.com on November 4, 2015. Points of Origin by Marissa Lingen Most people who have reached their eighties without raising children have every right to believe that they will […]

  • Escape Pod 697: The Last Stellar Death Metal Opera

    Sep 12 2019

    Author : Elly Bangs Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 697: The Last Stellar Death Metal Opera is an Escape Pod original. The Last Stellar Death Metal Opera By Elly Bangs Raya eases power into the singularity engine and all her senses sharpen […]

  • Escape Pod 696: The Homunculi’s Guide to Resurrecting Your Loved One From Their Electronic Ghosts

    Sep 05 2019

    Author : Kara Lee Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 696: The Homunculi’s Guide to Resurrecting Your Loved One From Their Electronic Ghosts is an Escape Pod original. The Homunculi’s Guide to Resurrecting Your Loved One From Their Electronic Ghosts by Kara Lee […]

  • Escape Pod 695: This Is As I Wish To Be Restored (Flashback Friday)

    Aug 29 2019

    Author : Christie Yant Narrator : Mr. Lee Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums This Is As I Wish To Be Restored was originally published on Escape Pod, episode 443 on April 19, 2014. This Is As I Wish To Be Restored By Christie Yant Every night I come home and […]

  • Escape Pod 694: Hunting the Mighty Space Whale

    Aug 22 2019

    Author : Miranda Ciccone Narrator : S. Kay Nash Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 694: Hunting the Mighty Space Whale is an Escape Pod original. Hunting the Mighty Space Whale by Miranda Ciccone They sent me to blow up the ship, which is a pretty dramatic […]

  • Escape Pod 693: The Great Scientist Rivalry on Planet Sourdough

    Aug 15 2019

    Author : Beth Goder Narrators : Divya Breed, Mur Lafferty, Adam Pracht, Alasdair Stuart and Tina Connolly Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in the charity anthology Reading 5×5 in March 2018 The Great Scientist Rivalry on Planet Sourdough by Beth Goder Audio Journal of Yazhu A. […]

  • Escape Pod 692: Lab B-15 (Part 2 of 2)

    Aug 08 2019

    Author : Nick Wolven Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Lab B-15 originally appeared in Analog, March/April 2018. Lab B-15 (Part 2 of 2) By Nick Wolven “I’ve called you here, tonight, to consider a hypothesis.” Four faces looked up from the conference table below. […]

  • Escape Pod 691: Lab B-15 (Part 1 of 2)

    Aug 01 2019

    Author : Nick Wolven Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Lab B-15 originally appeared in Analog, March/April 2018. News release and academic paper about Zelomorpha effugia – the parasitic wasp species discovered in Costa Rica and named in honor of Escape Pod in July 2019. (Effugia – […]

  • Escape Pod 690: The Things (Flashback Friday)

    Jul 25 2019

    Author : Peter Watts Narrator : Kate Baker Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine (Thanks to Kate and Clarkesworld for the audio!) Content warning: Language and disturbing imagery 2011 Hugo Award Nominee 2010 BSFA Award Finalist 2010 Shirley Jackson Award Winner 2011 Finalist: the […]

  • Escape Pod 689: Spectrum of Acceptance

    Jul 18 2019

    Author : Nyla Bright Narrator : Maxine Moore Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 689: Spectrum of Acceptance is an Escape Pod original. Spectrum of Acceptance By Nyla Bright When Leon Kenner left the planet of Acceptance, he asked me to go with him back to Earth. […]

  • Escape Pod 688: A Most Elegant Solution

    Jul 11 2019

    Author : M. Darusha Wehm Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Terraform in April 2018. A Most Elegant Solution by M. Darusha Wehm I always said I wanted to be one of the first to die on Mars. I never […]

  • Escape Pod 687: Four of Seven

    Jul 04 2019

    Author : Samantha Mills Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 687: Four of Seven is an Escape Pod original. Four of Seven By Samantha Mills In the waning light of an artificial sun, Camelia Dunlevy climbed a mountain with her sister on her […]

  • Escape Pod 686: Real Artists (Flashback Friday)

    Jun 27 2019

    Author : Ken Liu Narrator : Ann Leckie Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums “Real Artists” has been adapted into an Emmy Award-winning short film, now available on Amazon Prime, and check out the Behind the Scenes featurettes on the film’s website 99% Invisible / The Anthropocene Reviewed https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-anthropocene-reviewed/ […]

  • Escape Pod 685: A Vocabulary of Remorse

    Jun 21 2019

    Author : Dantzel Cherry Narrator : Ellora Sen-Gupta Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums A Vocabulary of Remorse was originally published as winner of the Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities Short Story Contest in October 2017 in the anthology A Practical Guide to the Resurrected. A Vocabulary […]

  • Escape Pod 684: Origami Angels

    Jun 13 2019

    Author : Derek Lubangakene Narrator : Peter Behravesh Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Originally published in Omenana Speculative Fiction Magazine (April 2018) Involves death and children. Links to works by Christopher Cornell: http://christophercornell.com/category/writing/ http://unreliablenarrators.net/ http://escapepod.org/2018/02/16/escape-pod-615-lonely-robot-rocket-ship-space/ http://escapepod.org/2016/12/17/ep554-captain-drake-learns-his-lines/ Ori...more

  • Escape Pod 683: Flash Crash

    Jun 07 2019

    Author : Louis Evans Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 683: Flash Crash is an Escape Pod original. Flash Crash By Louis Evans MAISIE was seven years old on the day she woke up and died. Blame it on the algorithms, if you […]

  • Escape Pod 682: Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast (Flashback Friday)

    May 30 2019

    Author : Eugie Foster Narrator : Lawrence Santoro Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums First published in Interzone #220 (Feb 2009). This is a Hugo Award-nominated and Nebula Award winning story. Rated R for sex, masks, and violence. Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast by […]

  • Escape Pod 681: That She Might Fly

    May 24 2019

    Author : Mary Anne Mohanraj Narrator : Farah Naz Rishi Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 681: That She Might Fly is an Escape Pod original. Death of a child. That She Might Fly By Mary Anne Mohanraj “O’Brien,” the captain’s voice snapped across the net, interrupting […]

  • Escape Pod 680: A Barrow for the Living

    May 16 2019

    Author : Alison Wilgus Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May/June 2018 (Vol 138 no 5 & 6) A Barrow for the Living by Alison Wilgus ​Sitting on cold deck plates which in turn sit […]

  • Escape Pod 679: An Ever-Expanding Flash of Light

    May 09 2019

    Author : Timothy Mudie Narrators : S.B. Divya and Roderick Aust Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums An Ever-Expanding Flash of Light was originally published in Lightspeed Magazine, September 2017. An Ever-Expanding Flash of Light By Timothy Mudie “Ladies and gentlemen, everyone you know—the entire world you know—is now […]

  • Escape Pod 678: Blonde

    May 02 2019

    Author : Priya Sharma Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Interzone Issue 260 (September 2015) This story contains mature content that may not be appropriate for listeners under 13. Blonde by Priya Sharma “When did you go bald?” Only Clarice […]

  • Escape Pod 677: Valedictorian (Flashback Friday)

    Apr 25 2019

    Author : N.K. Jemisin Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Valedictorian originally appeared in AFTER: NINETEEN STORIES OF APOCALYPSE AND DYSTOPIA in 2012 and on Escape Pod as Episode 450 on June 16, 2014. Contains cursing and death. Valedictorian by N. K. Jemisin There are […]

  • Escape Pod 676: Ulissa

    Apr 18 2019

    Author : Craig DeLancey Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 676: Ulissa is an Escape Pod original. Dream Foundry’s Kickstarter is open and underway! The Dream Foundry is a registered nonprofit focused on creating a community and shared culture for all creators working […]

  • Escape Pod 675: Man of Straw

    Apr 11 2019

    Author : Russell Nichols Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Man of Straw was originally published in CICADA Magazine, March/April 2018. Contains mature language. Man of Straw By Russell Nichols I pissed my PJs when I saw that scarecrow. It was the middle of the night and everybody […]

  • Escape Pod 674: And Yet

    Apr 04 2019

    Author : A.T. Greenblatt Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums And Yet was originally published in Uncanny Magazine, Issue 21 – March/April 2018. Single swear And Yet A. T. Greenblatt Only idiots go back to the haunted houses of their childhood. And yet. Here you are. Standing […]

  • Escape Pod 673: Optimizing the Verified Good (Artemis Rising)

    Mar 28 2019

    Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Laura Pearlman Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Previously published in Analog, Sept/Oct 2018 Optimizing the Verified Good by Effie Seiberg The little cleanerbot whirrs as it crisscrosses the arena, sucking up the robot dust with the vacuum chute on […]

  • Escape Pod 672: She Knits the Universe a Pink Angora Sweater (Artemis Rising)

    Mar 21 2019

    Author : Bo Balder Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Lisa Yaszek Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 672: She Knits the Universe a Pink Angora Sweater (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Contains swearing She Knits the Universe a Pink Angora Sweater by Bo Balder […]

  • Escape Pod 671: Octonet (Artemis Rising)

    Mar 14 2019

    Author : Keyan Bowes Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Izzy Wasserstein Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 671: Octonet (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Contains grade-A cursing and swearing. Keyan Bowes would like to thank  Dr. Jennifer Mather, author of “Octopus: The Ocean’s Intelligent Invertebrate” for being […]

  • Escape Pod 670: The Scent of Lions (Artemis Rising)

    Mar 07 2019

    Author : Tara Campbell Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : S. Kay Nash Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums This story was originally published June 2016 in the Procyon Science Fiction Anthology 2016. The Scent of Lions by Tara Campbell “Congratulations, Mrs. Costa,” chirped the young Life Center nurse. “You’re […]

  • Escape Pod 669: Craphound (Flashback Friday)

    Feb 28 2019

    Author : Cory Doctorow Narrator : Jesse Thorn Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Craphound was originally published in Science Fiction Age, March 1998, and on Escape Pod January 19, 2006. Mild cursing. Craphound By Cory Doctorow (Excerpt) Craphound beat me out the door, as usual. His exoskeleton is […]

  • Escape Pod 668: The Harmonic Resonance of Ejiro Anaborhi

    Feb 21 2019

    Author : Wole Talabi Narrator : Maxine Moore Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums The Harmonic Resonance of Ejiro Anaborhi was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), March 2018 The Harmonic Resonance of Ejiro Anaborhi by Wole Talabi The spindly, sleek ship hurtled forward […]

  • Escape Pod 667: The Best We Can

    Feb 14 2019

    Author : Carrie Vaughn Narrator : Veronica Giguere Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Best We Can originally appeared on Tor.com in July 2013. The Best We Can By Carrie Vaughn In the end, the discovery of evidence of extraterrestrial life, and not just life, but intelligence, got […]

  • Escape Pod 666: This Wine-Dark Feeling That Isn’t The Blues

    Feb 07 2019

    Author : José Pablo Iriarte Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 666: This Wine-Dark Feeling That Isn’t The Blues is an Escape Pod original. This story contains talk of suicide and suicidal ideations This Wine-Dark Feeling That Isn’t The Blues by José Pablo […]

  • Escape Pod 665: The Man Who Lost the Sea (Flashback Friday)

    Jan 31 2019

    Author : Theodore Sturgeon Narrator : Anson Mount Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Man Who Lost the Sea was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1959 and on Escape Pod episode 500. The First The First soundtrack Colin Stetson Bandcamp The Commander Thinks Aloud […]

  • Escape Pod 664: The Day Girl

    Jan 24 2019

    Author : Rivqa Rafael Narrator : Pamela Quevillon Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 664: The Day Girl is an Escape Pod original. The Day Girl by Rivqa Rafael Mother never wanted me to take the meteorology job. “Those high fences and secret regulations,” she said. “There’s […]

  • Escape Pod 663: Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus

    Jan 17 2019

    Author : Bogi Takács Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus originally appeared in Clarkesworld in April 2017. Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus By Bogi Takács So let’s do it this way. I’ll […]

  • Escape Pod 662: Another Day in the Desert

    Jan 10 2019

    Author : Mame Bougouma Diene Narrator : Halima Salah Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 662: Another Day in the Desert is an Escape Pod original. Another Day in the Desert by Mame Bougouma Diene “I’ll trip you first abba!” Tagedouchet teased her father as she leaped […]

  • Escape Pod 661: A Fine Night for Tea and Bludgeoning

    Jan 03 2019

    Author : Beth Cato Narrator : Eve Upton Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums A Fine Night for Tea and Bludgeoning originally appeared in the anthology Little Green Men–Attack! in 2017. A Fine Night for Tea and Bludgeoning By Beth Cato Summer 1901 Upon my arrival at the Durham’s dance, it was […]

  • Escape Pod 660: Hoping for Red

    Dec 27 2018

    Author : Adam Knight Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 660: Hoping for Red is an Escape Pod original. Hoping for Red by Adam Knight Vixen had just one question for the doctor: “Can you do it?” Doctor Fizzwinkle smiled and patted the […]

  • Escape Pod 659: Caesura

    Dec 20 2018

    Author : Hayley Stone Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Fireside Fiction, November 2017 Termination Shock TERMINATION SHOCK is a new roleplaying game from Greg Stolze, chronicling your adventures as an ordinary human rescued from hellish war by disorganized […]

  • Escape Pod 658: Beatrix Released

    Dec 13 2018

    Author : Shaenon K. Garrity Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 658: Beatrix Released is an Escape Pod original. Termination Shock TERMINATION SHOCK is a new roleplaying game from Greg Stolze, chronicling your adventures as an ordinary human rescued from hellish war by disorganized aliens. […]

  • Escape Pod 657: The Big So-So

    Dec 06 2018

    Author : Erica L. Satifka Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Big So-So originally appeared in Interzone no. 273, November/December 2017. References to drug use and A-grade cursing. The Big So-So By Erika Satifka We’re both sitting on the rotting front porch one muggy July day when […]

  • Escape Pod 656: Into the Breach (Flashback Friday)

    Nov 29 2018

    Author : Malon Edwards Narrator : Mandaly Louis-Charles Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums This story first appeared on Escape Pod as Episode 436 on February 22, 2014 and was first published in Expanded Horizons, Issue 40, July 2013. Into the Breach By Malon Edwards I’m off my bunk and into my […]

  • Escape Pod 655: And Then There Were (N-One) (Part 4)

    Nov 23 2018

    Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums “And Then There Were (N-One)” first published in Uncanny Magazine Issue 15 (March/April 2017), with author interview A couple f-bombs And Then There Were (N-One), Part 4 by Sarah Pinsker Back in my room, I […]

  • Escape Pod 654: And Then There Were (N-One) (Part 3)

    Nov 16 2018

    Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums “And Then There Were (N-One)” first published in Uncanny Magazine Issue 15 (March/April 2017), with author interview And Then There Were (N-One), Part 3 by Sarah Pinsker Back in the hallway, I dug in my […]

  • Escape Pod 653: And Then There Were (N-One) (Part 2)

    Nov 09 2018

    Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums “And Then There Were (N-One)” first published in Uncanny Magazine Issue 15 (March/April 2017), with author interview And Then There Were (N-One), Part 2 by Sarah Pinsker Not me, my logic brain understood, even though […]

  • Escape Pod 652: And Then There Were (N-One), (Part 1)

    Nov 02 2018

    Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums “And Then There Were (N-One)” first published in Uncanny Magazine Issue 15 (March/April 2017), with author interview And Then There Were (N-One) by Sarah Pinsker I considered declining the invitation. It was too weird, too […]

  • Escape Pod 651: Impossible Dreams (Flashback Friday)

    Oct 26 2018

    Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Matthew Wayne Selznick Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Impossible Dreams first appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, July 2006 and was first published on Escape Pod as Episode 105 on May 10, 2007. Impossible Dreams By Tim Pratt (Excerpt) He went to the Sci-Fi shelf‚ and […]

  • Escape Pod 650: Some Things I Probably Should Have Mentioned Earlier (LIVE)

    Oct 18 2018

    Author : Laura Pearlman Narrator : Laura Pearlman Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Mothership Zeta, May 2016 This is a live reading from Worldcon 2018. Some Things I Probably Should Have Mentioned Earlier By Laura Pearlman Dear Kevin, I’m sorry I waited […]

  • Escape Pod 649: Loyalty Test

    Oct 11 2018

    Author : Andrew Gugdel Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 649: Loyalty Test is an Escape Pod original. Visit The Drabblecast Reborn on Kickstarter here. Loyalty Test by Andrew Gudgel When the intercom on his desk buzzed, Marc’s head snapped up, instantly awake. […]

  • Escape Pod 648: A Handful of Dal

    Oct 04 2018

    Author : Naru Sundar Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums A Handful of Dal was originally published in the People of Color Destroy SF! special issue of Lightspeed, June 2016. Visit The Drabblecast Reborn on Kickstarter here. A Handful of Dal By Naru Sundar 200g Dal 300ml Water […]

  • Escape Pod Live From WorldCon 2018

    Oct 04 2018

    Authors : Mur Lafferty, S.B. Divya, Norm Sherman and Benjamin C. Kinney Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : S.B. Divya We’re pleased to bring you a recording of Escape Pod’s live panel at WorldCon 2018 in San Jose earlier this year. The panel featured a variety of our staff and a live reading by […]

  • Escape Pod 647: Imma Gonna Finish You Off (Flashback Friday)

    Sep 27 2018

    Author : Marina J. Lostetter Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, January 2014 Alan E Nourse at the SFDB Blade Runner: A Movie by William S Burroughs Blade Runner and the Beat Generation Original Episode: EP501: […]

  • Escape Pod 646: Subtle Ways Each Time

    Sep 20 2018

    Author : Y.M. Pang Narrator : Peter Behravesh Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 646: Subtle Ways Each Time is an Escape Pod original. Subtle Ways Each Time By Y.M. Pang A man loses a woman. It’s happened a thousand times before and it’s phrased like this […]

  • Escape Pod 645: The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike (Part 2)

    Sep 13 2018

    Author : Andrea Phillips Narrator : Julia Rios Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike originally appeared in Fireside Magazine, February 2017 A single f-bomb The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike, Part 2 by Andrea Phillips 5. THE LAUNCH Launch day came […]

  • Escape Pod 644: The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike (Part 1)

    Sep 06 2018

    Author : Andrea Phillips Narrator : Julia Rios Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike originally appeared in Fireside Magazine, February 2017 The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike by Andrea Phillips 1. THE BRIEF Corazon clicked to the slide she’d been dreading: […]

  • Escape Pod 643: Disarm (Flashback Friday)

    Aug 30 2018

    Author : Vylar Kaftan Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Disarm originally appeared in Abyss and Apex and first ran on Escape Pod on episode 295 on June 2, 2011 Mild sexual situations and descriptions of battle. Disarm By Vylar Kaftan   Excerpt   We kept in touch […]

  • Escape Pod 642: Oracle

    Aug 23 2018

    Author : Dominica Phetteplace Narrator : Veronica Giguere Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Oracle originally appeared in Infinity Wars, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Oracle By Dominica Phetteplace The two biggest applications for predictive software are killing people and selling things. Rita was quite successful at the latter. She founded a nail-polish-of-the-month […]

  • Escape Pod 641: Flash Fiction Contest Winners

    Aug 16 2018

    Authors : Kurt Pankau, Karen Osborne, Maria Haskins and Paul R Hardy Narrators : Adam Pracht, S.B. Divya, Tina Connolly and Mur Lafferty Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 641: Flash Fiction Contest Winners is an Escape Pod original. One top-level curse. The Toastmaster By Kurt Pankau […]

  • Escape Pod 640: Paradise Regained

    Aug 09 2018

    Author : Edward M. Lerner Narrator : Roderick Aust Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Paradise Regained first appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, January/February 2017. Paradise Regained By Edward Lerner My head hurts. I expect it: this is winter. I want it to be spring. Paradise does not ask […]

  • Escape Pod 639: Me, Meg, and The Thing

    Aug 02 2018

    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 […]

  • Escape Pod 638: Ulla (Flashback Friday)

    Jul 26 2018

    Author : Daniel Schwabauer Narrators : Jared Axelrod and J.R. Blackwell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Ulla originally appeared on Escape Pod Episode 083 on Dec. 7, 2006. Contains violence, chemical warfare, and heavy moral themes. Scarlet Traces League of Extraordinary Gentlemen War of the Worlds The Resurrection Ulla By Daniel […]

  • Escape Pod 637: At the Village Vanguard (Ruminations on Blacktopia)

    Jul 19 2018

    Author : Maurice Broaddus Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums At the Village Vanguard (Ruminations on Blacktopia) was originally published in Mothership Zeta, issue 5. Contains cursing, racism, and brief mention of drug use. At the Village Vanguard (Ruminations on Blacktopia) By Maurice Broaddus In this, […]

  • Escape Pod 636: Mother Tongues

    Jul 12 2018

    Author : S. Qiouyi Lu Narrator : Rebecca Wei Hsieh Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Mother Tongues was first published in Asimov’s January 2018. Mother Tongues By S. Qiouyi Lu “Thank you very much,” you say, concluding the oral portion of the exam. You gather your things and exit back into the brightly […]

  • Escape Pod 635: After Midnight at the ZapStop

    Jul 05 2018

    Author : Matthew Claxton Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 635: After Midnight at the ZapStop is an Escape Pod original. Swearing. This story references a concept called “mirror neurons,” that’s subject to some controversy in the scientific community. Escape Pod’s current Assistant […]

  • Escape Pod 634: On a Clear Day You Can See All the Way to Conspiracy (Flashback Friday)

    Jun 28 2018

    Author : Desmond Warzel Narrator : Joshua McNichols Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums On a Clear Day You Can See All the Way to Conspiracy was originally published on SFReader and first appeared on Escape Pod on March 17, 2011 for episode 284. Alasdair referenced the following in the […]

  • Escape Pod 633: Lucky Shot (Part 2)

    Jun 21 2018

    Author : Gerri Leen Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Lucky Shot was first published in the Desolate Places anthology (Hadley Rille Books, 2007) and also appeared in Gerri Leen’s collection Life Without Crows (Hadley Rille Books, 2010). This story contains a mention of suicide. If you or someone you know […]

  • Escape Pod 632: Lucky Shot (Part 1)

    Jun 14 2018

    Author : Gerri Leen Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Lucky Shot was first published in the Desolate Places anthology (Hadley Rille Books, 2007) and also appeared in Gerri Leen’s collection Life Without Crows (Hadley Rille Books, 2010). This story contains a mention of suicide. If […]

  • Escape Pod 631: Heart of Ash, Heart of Steam

    Jun 07 2018

    Author : Malon Edwards Narrator : Mandaly Louis-Charles Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Heart of Ash, Heart of Steam was first published in Steampunk Universe, edited by Sarah Hans and published by Alliteration Ink on January 2, 2018 Heart of Ash, Heart of Steam is set in the same […]

  • Escape Pod 630: Midnight Blue (Flashback Friday)

    May 31 2018

    Author : Will McIntosh Narrator : Paul Haring Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Midnight Blue originally appeared on Escape Pod on August 11, 2011 on episode 305 and was first published in Asimov’s. Midnight Blue By Will McIntosh He’d never seen a burgundy before.  Kim held it in her lap, tapped it […]

  • Escape Pod 629: An Advanced Reader’s Picture Book of Comparative Cognition

    May 24 2018

    Author : Ken Liu Narrator : Adam Pracht Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums An Advanced Reader’s Picture Book of Comparative Cognition originally appeared in March 2016 as part of the collection The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu. Author’s Notes: For more on consciousness as compression, see: Maguire, Phil, […]