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Escape Pod

The Original Science Fiction Podcast

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  • Escape Pod 794: Episode 4: The Deflection of Probability

    Jul 22 2021

    Author : Premee Mohamed Narrator : Eve Upton Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 794: Episode 4: The Deflection of Probability is an Escape Pod original. Science fiction-style death and peril. Episode 4: The Deflection of Probability By Premee Mohamed The tent billowed in the hot, humid […] Source

  • Escape Pod 793: A Little Bit of Kali (Part 2)

    Jul 15 2021

    Authors : Yudhanjaya Wijeratne and R. R. Virdi Narrator : Kaushik Narasimhan Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in The Expanding Universe 5: A Science Fiction Exploration Contains some harsh language. A Little Bit of Kali (Part 2 of 2) By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne and […] Source

  • Escape Pod 792: A Little Bit of Kali (Part 1)

    Jul 08 2021

    Authors : Yudhanjaya Wijeratne and R. R. Virdi Narrator : Kaushik Narasimhan Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in The Expanding Universe 5: A Science Fiction Exploration Contains some harsh language. A Little Bit of Kali (Part 1 of 2) By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne and […] Source

  • Escape Pod 791: Rights and Wrongs

    Jul 01 2021

    Author : Brian K. Lowe Narrator : Roderick Aust Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Rights and Wrongs was originally published in Intergalactic Medicine Show, February 2014. Mentions death, murder and the death penalty. Rights and Wrongs By Brian K. Lowe “Tell me again who I pissed off to get this […] Source

  • Escape Pod 790: AirBody

    Jun 24 2021

    Author : Sameem Siddiqui Narrator : Arun Jiwa Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums AirBody first appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine (April 2020), and was the Winner of the 2020 Clarkesworld Readers Poll Contains some harsh language. AirBody by Sameem Siddiqui Amazing how all Desi aunties are basically the same. […] Source

  • Escape Pod 789: The Machine That Would Rewild Humanity

    Jun 17 2021

    Author : Tobias S. Buckell Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Machine That Would Rewild Humanity originally appeared in Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020). Isolated cursing and suggestion of violence. The Machine That Would Rewild Humanity By Tobias S. Buckell On a boat on […] Source

  • Escape Pod 788: Broken (Flashback Friday)

    Jun 10 2021

    Author : Jaxton Kimble Narrator : Mat Weller Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 788: Broken (Flashback Friday) is an Escape Pod original. Contains a couple intimate moments. Broken by Jaxton Kimble My favorite part about skimming is that I’m not broken when I do it. It […] Source

  • Escape Pod 787: Ascend, Exalt, Love, Propagate, Rise!

    Jun 03 2021

    Author : Sarah Kumari Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 787: Ascend, Exalt, Love, Propagate, Rise! is an Escape Pod original. Suggestions of sex and description of sexual assault. Ascend, Exalt, Love, Propagate, Rise! By Sarah Kumari The Glory smolders through Jehanne’s bloodstream, […] Source

  • Escape Pod 786: The Steel Magnolia Metaphor

    May 27 2021

    Author : Jennifer Lee Rossman Narrator : Ellora Sen-Gupta Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 786: The Steel Magnolia Metaphor is an Escape Pod original. Contains mentions of cancer and death. The Steel Magnolia Metaphor by Jennifer Lee Rossman Each petal was carefully shaped from the finest […] Source

  • Escape Pod 785: Death, the Universe, and Everything

    May 20 2021

    Author : Sherin Nicole Narrator : Laurice White Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 785: Death, the Universe, and Everything is an Escape Pod original. Contains descriptions of death and suicide. An international list of suicide prevention hotlines and other suicide prevention resources is available HERE. Death, […] Source

  • Escape Pod 784: Annotated Setlist of the Mikaela Cole Jazz Quintet

    May 13 2021

    Author : Catherine George Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine (December 2019). Annotated Setlist of the Mikaela Cole Jazz Quintet by Catherine George Tight Squeeze That solo! Art blowing so hard and so hot, jumping out like […] Source

  • Escape Pod 783: Report of Dr. Hollowmas on the Incident at Jackrabbit Five

    May 06 2021

    Author : T. Kingfisher Narrator : S. Kay Nash Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Report of Dr. Hollowmas on the Incident at Jackrabbit Five originally appeared in Escape Pod: the Science Fiction Anthology in 2020. Mild descriptions of labor and birth. Report of Dr. Hollowmas on the Incident […] Source

  • Escape Pod 782: Electronic Ghosts

    Apr 29 2021

    Author : Innocent Chizaram Ilo Narrator : Mofiyinfoluwa Okupe Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 782: Electronic Ghosts is an Escape Pod original. Electronic Ghosts By Innocent Chizaram Ilo I If Nneora had died two weeks earlier, her daughter, Anaeto, would not have resurrected her ghost. That was […] Source

  • Escape Pod 781: Seed Vault (Part 2)

    Apr 22 2021

    Author : Marika Bailey Narrator : Eden Royce Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums “Seed Vault” was originally published in Strange Horizons (Nov 2019) Seed Vault (Part 2) By Marika Bailey The desert rain has lulled me and I sleep all the way through the daylight hours. It is […] Source

  • Escape Pod 780: Seed Vault (Part 1)

    Apr 15 2021

    Author : Marika Bailey Narrator : Eden Royce Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums “Seed Vault” was originally published in Strange Horizons (Nov 2019) Seed Vault (Part 1) By Marika Bailey 1. FIRE I should tell you about the gods, yes? Good setting for it. Here in the desert, […] Source

  • Escape Pod 779: The Call of the Sky (Flashback Friday)

    Apr 08 2021

    Author : Cliff Winnig Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Hosts : Alasdair Stuart and Norm Sherman Audio Producers : Adam Pracht and Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in the anthology When the Hero Comes Home: 2 and first appeared on Escape Pod episode 507 on October 22, 2015. The Call of the Sky By Cliff Winnig The […] Source

  • Escape Pod 778: The Machine is Experiencing Uncertainty

    Apr 02 2021

    Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Justin C. Key Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 778: The Machine is Experiencing Uncertainty is an Escape Pod original. The Machine is Experiencing Uncertainty by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Caliban cycles the captain out the airlock again. The man pounds […] Source

  • CatsCast 341: Bargain

    Apr 01 2021

    Author : Sarah Gailey Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Laura Pearlman Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums “Bargain” first appeared in Mothership Zeta (Dec 2015) Bargain by Sarah Gailey Malachai loved his work. He loved wandering among the trappings of enormous wealth and influence, seeing the baubles that humans excreted to express […] Source

  • Escape Pod 777: The Dame With the Earth at Her Back

    Mar 25 2021

    Author : Sarah Pauling Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Phoebe Barton Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 777: The Dame With the Earth at Her Back is an Escape Pod original. The Dame With the Earth at Her Back By Sarah Pauling That’s the trouble with Teegarden’s northern latitudes: the […] Source

  • Escape Pod 776: Tloque Nahuaque

    Mar 18 2021

    Authors : Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas and Silvia Moreno-Garcia Narrator : Karlo Yeager Rodriguez Host : Matthew Olivas Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Tloque Nahuaque originally apeared in Future Lovecraft, Innsmouth Free Press, 2011 (translated from the Spanish by Silvia Moreno-Garcia). Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s website is at https://www.silviamoreno-garcia.com/. Tloque Nahuaque By Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas, […] Source

  • Escape Pod 775: Spaceship October

    Mar 11 2021

    Author : Greg van Eekhout Narrator : Peter Behravesh Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Spaceship October originally appeared in Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology in 2020. Death and killing, but no gore. Spaceship October By Greg van Eekhout When you live on a spaceship, you learn to make your […] Source

  • Escape Pod 774: A Wild Patience (Part 3 of 3)

    Mar 04 2021

    Author : Gwynne Garfinkle Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in GigaNotoSaurus (March 2020) Contains cursing and discussions of sex. A Wild Patience (Part 3 of 3) by Gwynne Garfinkle When Jessica got home that night, she and I talked for […] Source

  • Escape Pod 773: A Wild Patience (Part 2 of 3)

    Feb 25 2021

    Author : Gwynne Garfinkle Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in GigaNotoSaurus (March 2020) A Wild Patience (Part 2 of 3) by Gwynne Garfinkle The next day, school was in an uproar. The other mothers had talked to their kids too. […] Source

  • Escape Pod 772: A Wild Patience (Part 1 of 3)

    Feb 18 2021

    Author : Gwynne Garfinkle Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in GigaNotoSaurus (March 2020) Contains cursing and discussions of sex. A Wild Patience (Part 1 of 3) by Gwynne Garfinkle We first noticed something was off one April afternoon when Jessica […] Source

  • Escape Pod 771: The Mercy of Theseus (Flashback Friday)

    Feb 11 2021

    Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Dave Thompson Hosts : Norm Sherman and Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Mat Weller and Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 771: The Mercy of Theseus (Flashback Friday) is an Escape Pod original. The Mercy of Theseus first appeared on Escape Pod on Episode 472 on December 19, 2014. The Mercy […] Source

  • Escape Pod 770: The First Trebuchet on Mars

    Feb 04 2021

    Author : Marie Vibbert Narrator : M. Darusha Wehm Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Analog (August 2017) The First Trebuchet on Mars by Marie Vibbert If you come to Mars you need to know that in the twelfth century a French engineer named […] Source

  • Escape Pod 769: Deal

    Jan 28 2021

    Author : Eris Young Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 769: Deal is an Escape Pod original. Illness Deal By Eris Young Beulah wonders what it would be like to touch the Visitor. Oil-slick iridescent, it is tennis ball-sized and scaled with an […] Source

  • Escape Pod 768: Balancing the Equation

    Jan 21 2021

    Author : Justin C. Key Narrator : Laurice White Host : Jay Bhat Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 768: Balancing the Equation is an Escape Pod original. Contains strong language, and the death of a child Balancing the Equation by Justin C. Key June 18, 2031 Lauren led her two-year-old […] Source

  • Escape Pod 767: Shadowboxer (Flashback Friday)

    Jan 14 2021

    Author : Paul Di Filippo Narrator : Scott Fletcher Hosts : Serah Eley and Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Adam Pracht and Serah Eley Discuss on Forums Contains violence, some sexual content, and disturbing themes. Shadowboxer (Excerpt) By Paul Di Filippo Generally speaking, I need only three minutes of concentrated attention to kill someone by […] Source

  • Escape Pod 766: The Unrepentant

    Jan 07 2021

    Author : Derrick Boden Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 766: The Unrepentant is an Escape Pod original. This story has content notifications for language and violence. The Unrepentant by Derrick Boden First time I saw her, she was bleeding from her left […] Source

  • Escape Pod 765: Tru Luv

    Dec 31 2020

    Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 765: Tru Luv is an Escape Pod original. Tru Luv By Sarah Pinsker The first three Tru fanatics were already waiting outside Meetspace when Molly arrived to open the bar. They were easy […] Source

  • Escape Pod 764: In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary

    Dec 24 2020

    Author : Frank Wu Narrator : Roderick Aust Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Analog Magazine in November 2016. It won the AnLab Award for short story. In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary By Frank Wu Karl 3478 sprawled on the beach, […] Source

  • Escape Pod 763: No Spaceship Go

    Dec 17 2020

    Author : Annie Bellet Narrator : Andrew K. Hoe Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums No Spaceship Go was originally published in Dailysciencefiction.com in November 2010. No Spaceship Go By Annie Bellet The boys lay on their backs side by side staring up through the open roof of the abandoned […] Source

  • Escape Pod 762: Give the Family My Love

    Dec 10 2020

    Author : A.T. Greenblatt Narrator : Ellora Sen-Gupta Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine (February 2019). It won a Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Give the Family My Love by A. T. Greenblatt I’m beginning to regret my life choices, Saul. […] Source

  • Escape Pod 761: Jolene

    Dec 03 2020

    Author : Fiona Moore Narrator : Louis Evans Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Interzone 283, September 2019 (shortlisted for BSFA Award for Shorter Fiction) Jolene by Fiona Moore “I’ve got a case for you,” said Detective Inspector Wilhemine FitzJames. “It’s a country singer […] Source

  • Escape Pod 760: Deepster Punks

    Nov 26 2020

    Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : S. Kay Nash Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in the anthology A PUNK ROCK FUTURE (October 2020) Contains some harsh language. Deepster Punks by Maria Haskins Surface The animated tattoos on Jacob’s skin glimmer in the dark water, […] Source

  • Escape Pod 759: The Sun From Both Sides (Part 3 of 3)

    Nov 19 2020

    Author : R.S.A. Garcia Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Sun From Both Sides was first published by Clarkesworld Magazine, in May 2019. The Sun From Both Sides (Part 3 of 3) By R.S.A. Garcia (Continued from Part 2 – Escape Pod episode 758) “Grandmaster […] Source

  • Escape Pod 758: The Sun From Both Sides (Part 2 of 3)

    Nov 12 2020

    Author : R.S.A. Garcia Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Sun From Both Sides was first published by Clarkesworld Magazine, in May 2019. A few instances of cursing. The Sun From Both Sides (Part 2 of 3) By R.S.A. Garcia (Continued from Part 1 – […] Source

  • Escape Pod 757: The Sun From Both Sides (Part 1 of 3)

    Nov 05 2020

    Author : R.S.A. Garcia Narrator : Maxine Moore Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Sun From Both Sides was first published by Clarkesworld Magazine, in May 2019. Contains violence. The Sun From Both Sides (Part 1 of 3) By R.S.A. Garcia Once, a woman loved a man, and a […] Source

  • Escape Pod 756: In-Body

    Oct 29 2020

    Author : Vincent H. O’Neil Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Phoebe Barton Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 756: In-Body is an Escape Pod original. If you enjoyed this story, you might also like the author’s 5 book military science fiction Sim War series (written under the name Henry V. […] Source

  • Escape Pod 755: Consolidation

    Oct 22 2020

    Author : Langley Hyde Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 755: Consolidation is an Escape Pod original. Consolidation By Langley Hyde Lot 1796. Adult. Human. Female bodied. Standard limbs/digits. Immune/health function: class 7, can accommodate high-risk activity. Personality type: reactive/adaptive, ideal for […] Source

  • Escape Pod 754: Where They Keep Their Promises

    Oct 15 2020

    Author : B. Pladek Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 754: Where They Keep Their Promises is an Escape Pod original. References viruses and disease. Where They Keep Their Promises By B. Pladek I imagine you eating the chocolate bar. It will arrive […] Source

  • Escape Pod 753: Chasing the Start (Part 2)

    Oct 08 2020

    Author : Evan Marcroft Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Chasing the Start first appeared in Strange Horizons (July 9, 2018) Chasing the Start (Part 2) by Evan Marcroft ͼ-Sa, this is a bad fucking idea-ͽ Sa would die to admit it, but she […] Source

  • Escape Pod 752: Chasing the Start (Part 1)

    Oct 01 2020

    Author : Evan Marcroft Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Chasing the Start first appeared in Strange Horizons (July 9, 2018) Chasing the Start (Part 1) by Evan Marcroft There, quick—the blue sky bleeds. A runner in red tumbles across it, unstoppable, the sun […] Source

  • Escape Pod 751: More Than Simple Steel

    Sep 25 2020

    Author : Aimee Ogden Narrator : Peter Behravesh Host : Premee Mohamed Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 751: More Than Simple Steel is an Escape Pod original. A few curses More Than Simple Steel By Aimee Ogden Micah misses the adults most when he wakes up each morning. Part of […] Source

  • Escape Pod 750: The Anatomy of Miracles

    Sep 17 2020

    Author : Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko Narrators : S.B. Divya and David D. Levine Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 750: The Anatomy of Miracles is an Escape Pod original. The Anatomy of Miracles by Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko For half a song every evening, the sunsets […] Source

  • Escape Pod 749: Key Component

    Sep 10 2020

    Author : T. R. Siebert Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 749: Key Component is an Escape Pod original. Key Component By T. R. Siebert The first thing you need to understand is that you don’t have a body. You are a body. […] Source

  • Escape Pod 748: Flash Fiction Contest Winners 2020

    Sep 03 2020

    Authors : Drew Czernik, Rajiv Moté, Carol Scheina and Hannah Whiteoak Narrators : Katherine Inskip, S. Kay Nash, Tina Connolly and Hollis Monroe Host : M. Darusha Wehm Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 748: Flash Fiction Contest Winners 2020 is an Escape Pod original. Flash Fiction Contest Winners 2020 Our […] Source

  • Escape Pod 747: Flash from the Vault

    Aug 27 2020

    Authors : Richard K. Lyon, Kitty Myers and Scott Janssens Narrators : Frank Key, Paul S. Jenkins and Mur Lafferty Hosts : S.B. Divya, Serah Eley and Rachel Swirsky Audio Producers : Adam Pracht, Serah Eley and Rachel Swirsky Discuss on Forums Standards first appeared on Escape Pod on December 29, 2008. Paradox first appeared on Escape Pod on July […] Source

  • Escape Pod 746: The ’76 Goldwater Dime (Summer Flashback)

    Aug 20 2020

    Author : John Medaille Narrator : Norm Sherman Hosts : Alasdair Stuart and Norm Sherman Audio Producers : Summer Brooks and Mur Lafferty Discuss on Forums Originally published in Residential Aliens, July 2010, and previously published on Escape Pod 284 in March 2011. The ’76 Goldwater Dime by John Medaille I started in 1962, that’s […] Source

  • Escape Pod 745: Immersion (Summer Flashback)

    Aug 14 2020

    Author : Aliette de Bodard Narrator : Amy Robinson Hosts : Norm Sherman and Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Mat Weller and Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Immersion was originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine, #69 June 2012, and first appeared on Escape Pod Episode 408 on August 10, 2013. Sources: Aliette’s Twitter Aliette’s story notes Cyberpunk 2077 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 744: The Evening, the Morning and the Night (Summer Flashback)

    Aug 07 2020

    Author : Octavia Butler Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Summer Brooks and Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in the May 1987 issue of Omni (available for free here), and was previously published on Escape Pod in February 2015 Contains one curse word, one brief reference […] Source

  • Escape Pod 743: Flash From the Vault

    Jul 30 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 742: Them Ships (Summer Flashback)

    Jul 24 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 741: Repo (Summer Flashback)

    Jul 17 2020

    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 […] Source

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

    Jul 09 2020

    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 […] Source

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

    Jul 03 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 738: Flash From the Vault

    Jun 25 2020

    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 […] Source

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

    Jun 19 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 736: Techno-Rat (Summer Flashback)

    Jun 12 2020

    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 […] Source

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

    Jun 04 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 734: Murmuration

    May 28 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 733: Relative Fortune

    May 21 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 732: At Her Fingertips

    May 14 2020

    Author : Jaxton 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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 731: For Whatever We Lose

    May 07 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 730: When We Were Patched

    Apr 30 2020

    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, […] Source

  • Escape Pod 729: Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird

    Apr 23 2020

    Author : Eric Schwitzgebel Narrator : Ellora Sen-Gupta Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums This story was first published by Clarkesworld Magazine in April, 2019. Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird By Eric Schwitzgebel First, an eye. The camera rose, swiveling on its joint, compiling initial scans of the […] Source

  • Escape Pod 728: The Cost of Wonder

    Apr 16 2020

    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 […] Source

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

    Apr 09 2020

    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 […] Source

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

    Apr 02 2020

    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 […] Source

  • CatsCast 289: The Thing in the Basement

    Apr 01 2020

    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 […] Source

  • March 2020 Metacast

    Mar 28 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 725: Falling Through

    Mar 26 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 724: The Season of the Storm

    Mar 19 2020

    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 […] Source

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

    Mar 13 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 722: His Stainless-Steel Heart

    Mar 05 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 721: Hustle

    Feb 27 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 720: Child and Orb

    Feb 20 2020

    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 […] Source

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

    Feb 13 2020

    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 […] Source

  • 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

    Feb 06 2020

    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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 717: Listening

    Jan 30 2020

    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. […] Source

  • 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. […] Source

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

    Jan 16 2020

    Author : E. Catherine Tobler Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source