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Escape Pod

The Original Science Fiction Podcast

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  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 676: Ulissa appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 675: Man of Straw appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 674: And Yet appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 673: Optimizing the Verified Good (Artemis Rising) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 672: She Knits the Universe a Pink Angora Sweater (Artemis Rising) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 671: Octonet (Artemis Rising) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 670: The Scent of Lions (Artemis Rising) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 669: Craphound (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 668: The Harmonic Resonance of Ejiro Anaborhi appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 667: The Best We Can appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 666: This Wine-Dark Feeling That Isn’t The Blues appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 665: The Man Who Lost the Sea (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 664: The Day Girl appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 663: Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 662: Another Day in the Desert appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 661: A Fine Night for Tea and Bludgeoning appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 660: Hoping for Red appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 659: Caesura appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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. […] The post Escape Pod 658: Beatrix Released appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 657: The Big So-So appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 656: Into the Breach (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 655: And Then There Were (N-One) (Part 4) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 654: And Then There Were (N-One) (Part 3) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 653: And Then There Were (N-One) (Part 2) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 652: And Then There Were (N-One), (Part 1) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 651: Impossible Dreams (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 650: Some Things I Probably Should Have Mentioned Earlier (LIVE) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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. […] The post Escape Pod 649: Loyalty Test appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 648: A Handful of Dal appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod Live From WorldCon 2018 appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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: […] The post Escape Pod 647: Imma Gonna Finish You Off (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 646: Subtle Ways Each Time appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 645: The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike (Part 2) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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: […] The post Escape Pod 644: The Revolution, Brought to You by Nike (Part 1) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 643: Disarm (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 642: Oracle appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 641: Flash Fiction Contest Winners appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 640: Paradise Regained appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 639: Me, Meg, and The Thing appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 638: Ulla (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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, […] The post Escape Pod 637: At the Village Vanguard (Ruminations on Blacktopia) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 636: Mother Tongues appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 635: After Midnight at the ZapStop appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 634: On a Clear Day You Can See All the Way to Conspiracy (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 633: Lucky Shot (Part 2) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 632: Lucky Shot (Part 1) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 631: Heart of Ash, Heart of Steam appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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 […] The post Escape Pod 630: Midnight Blue (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • 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, […] The post Escape Pod 629: An Advanced Reader’s Picture Book of Comparative Cognition appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 628: The Endangered Camp

    May 17 2018

    Author : Ann Leckie Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Endangered Camp originally appeared in Clockwork Phoenix 2, edited by Mike Allen and The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2010, edited by Rich Horton. The Endangered Camp By Ann Leckie After the terrible push to […] The post Escape Pod 628: The Endangered Camp appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 627: Humans Die, Stars Fade

    May 10 2018

    Author : Charles Payseur Narrator : Veronica Giguere Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 627: Humans Die, Stars Fade is an Escape Pod original. Contains swearing. Humans Die, Stars Fade By Charles Payseur They come to study. Not me. Not really. No, they come for Aerik—what he’s become. […] The post Escape Pod 627: Humans Die, Stars Fade appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 626: Fire Rode the Cold Wind

    May 03 2018

    Author : Aimee Ogden Narrator : Peter Behravesh Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Fire Rode the Cold Wind originally appeared in The Sockdolager. Sexual content. Fire Rode the Cold Wind By Aimee Ogden The brown woman came to Vrau from the sky, without a name of her own. […] The post Escape Pod 626: Fire Rode the Cold Wind appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 625: Herd Mentality (Flashback Friday)

    Apr 26 2018

    Author : Jay Caselberg Narrator : Serah Eley Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Herd Mentality originally appeared on Escape Pod on July 21, 2005 on episode 011. Herd Mentality By Jay Caselberg (Excerpt) Einstein was getting old now. All of them. Not so old that he was past it, but you had […] The post Escape Pod 625: Herd Mentality (Flashback Friday) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 624: Fandom for Robots

    Apr 19 2018

    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 […] The post Escape Pod 624: Fandom for Robots appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 623: Surveillance Fatigue

    Apr 12 2018

    Author : Jennifer R. Donohue Narrator : Diane Severson Mori Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 623: Surveillance Fatigue is an Escape Pod original. Surveillance Fatigue By Jennifer R. Donohue Is this woman a terrorist? It’s my job to decide. My typical first step is social media, […] The post Escape Pod 623: Surveillance Fatigue appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 622: Anna and Marisol in Time and Space

    Apr 05 2018

    Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Tim Pratt’s Patreon, June 2017 Some cursing. Suggestions of violence and death. Anna and Marisol in Time and Space By Tim Pratt The big day came, and Anna was tempted to tie up Marisol […] The post Escape Pod 622: Anna and Marisol in Time and Space appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 621: Assistance (Artemis Rising)

    Mar 29 2018

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

  • Escape Pod 620: Promise (Artemis Rising)

    Mar 22 2018

    Author : Christi Nogle Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : S. Kay Nash Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 620: Promise (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Sex. Promise By Christi Nogle Brochures fanned across the lace tablecloth in Grandma’s dining room. Up close, I saw […] The post Escape Pod 620: Promise (Artemis Rising) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 619: A Study in Symmetry, or the Chance Encounter of an Android and a Painter (Artemis Rising)

    Mar 15 2018

    Author : Jamie Lackey Narrators : Trendane Sparks and Divya Breed Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 619: A Study in Symmetry, or the Chance Encounter of an Android and a Painter (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. A few curses. A […] The post Escape Pod 619: A Study in Symmetry, or the Chance Encounter of an Android and a Painter (Artemis Rising) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 618: All Profound and Logical Minds (Artemis Rising)

    Mar 08 2018

    Author : Bennett North Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Laura Pearlman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 618: All Profound and Logical Minds (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Contains a few A-grade curses. Peril. All Profound and Logical Minds By Bennett North The space station […] The post Escape Pod 618: All Profound and Logical Minds (Artemis Rising) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 617: A Cure for Homesickness (Artemis Rising)

    Mar 01 2018

    Author : S. L. Scott Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 617: A Cure for Homesickness (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. A few instances of cursing. Sci-Fi violence. A Cure for Homesickness By S. L. Scott Krem was dead. Well, not […] The post Escape Pod 617: A Cure for Homesickness (Artemis Rising) appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 616: My Generations Shall Praise

    Feb 22 2018

    Author : Samantha Henderson Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums First published in Interzone, November 2016, and reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction 34, edited by Gardner Dozois. Contains frequent class-one cursing (f-bombs and the like), graphic description of murder, somewhat less graphic description […] The post Escape Pod 616: My Generations Shall Praise appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 615: Lonely Robot on a Rocket Ship in Space

    Feb 16 2018

    Author : A. Merc Rustad Narrator : Christopher Cornell Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Lonely Robot on a Rocket Ship in Space was first published in Cicada Magazine in 2016. Frank discussion of sexual, gender and body identity; nothing graphic.   Audio production note: Christopher Cornell has done […] The post Escape Pod 615: Lonely Robot on a Rocket Ship in Space appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 614: Sparg

    Feb 08 2018

    Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums “Sparg” was first published in Daily Science Fiction in 2013. Two instances of cursing. Adorable cephalopod in peril. Sparg By Brian Trent Sparg had difficulty making pancakes, but he was trying. In the empty apartment, […] The post Escape Pod 614: Sparg appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 613: Cat Pictures, Please

    Feb 01 2018

    Author : Naomi Kritzer Narrator : Miriam Krause Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Clarkesworld, January 2015 Mentions existence of sex and pornography. Contains ideation of self-harm and suicide. Cat Pictures, Please By Naomi Kritzer I don’t want to be evil. I want to be helpful. But knowing the […] The post Escape Pod 613: Cat Pictures, Please appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 612: The Sixes, the Wisdom, and the Wasp

    Jan 25 2018

    Author : E J Delaney Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 612: The Sixes, the Wisdom, and the Wasp is an Escape Pod original. The Sixes, the Wisdom, and the Wasp By E J Delaney Fereshteh Nemati was scared. She knew she was gripping […] The post Escape Pod 612: The Sixes, the Wisdom, and the Wasp appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 611: When We Fall

    Jan 18 2018

    Author : Kameron Hurley Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums patreon.com/kameronhurley Intense, life-threatening situation. When We Fall by Kameron Hurley I don’t remember the first time I was abandoned and forgotten, but I have told the story of the second time so often that when […] The post Escape Pod 611: When We Fall appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 610: The Sweetness at the End

    Jan 11 2018

    Author : Jenny Rae Rappaport Narrator : Diane Severson Mori Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 610: The Sweetness at the End is an Escape Pod original. Isolated curse. Grief and death. Discusses existence of sex. Long List Anthology Volume 3 The Sweetness at the End By Jenny […] The post Escape Pod 610: The Sweetness at the End appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 609: Wasps Make Honey

    Jan 04 2018

    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 […] The post Escape Pod 609: Wasps Make Honey appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 608: Even the Queen

    Dec 28 2017

    Author : Connie Willis Narrator : Veronica Giguere Host : Divya Breed 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 […] The post Escape Pod 608: Even the Queen appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 607: Red in Tooth and Cog

    Dec 21 2017

    Author : Cat Rambo Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 2016 Red in Tooth and Cog By Cat Rambo A phone can be so much. Your memory, your edge against boredom, your source of inspiration. […] The post Escape Pod 607: Red in Tooth and Cog appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 606: Home Sick

    Dec 14 2017

    Author : M. Darusha Wehm Narrator : Megan Leigh Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Use Only As Directed, Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie eds., Peggy Bright Books (Australia) in 2014. Home Sick By M. Darusha Wehm I was encoding a batch of classic ebooks when the […] The post Escape Pod 606: Home Sick appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 605: Straight Lines

    Dec 07 2017

    Author : Naru Sundar Narrator : Summer Brooks Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Mothership Zeta, July 2016. Cursing, Mental distress Straight Lines Naru Sundar This time they sent someone in a suit, neutral gray silk with utterly glorious creases, monofilament thin. “I’m Xiao Quan-Fei. They said […] The post Escape Pod 605: Straight Lines appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 604: Given Sufficient Desperation

    Nov 30 2017

    Author : Bogi Takács Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Divya Breed 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 […] The post Escape Pod 604: Given Sufficient Desperation appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 603: An Equal Share of the Bone

    Nov 23 2017

    Author : Karen Osborne Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 603: An Equal Share of the Bone is an Escape Pod original. An Equal Share of the Bone By Karen Osborne To kill a theriida, you need gunboats and suits, laser cutters and […] The post Escape Pod 603: An Equal Share of the Bone appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 602: Trash Talk

    Nov 16 2017

    Author : Holly Schofield Narrator : Robert Gonyo Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Originally published in Simian Publishing’s Future Embodied anthology in 2014. Trash Talk By Holly Schofield I’m not a complainer, not me. I roll with the punches. I’ll be just another dead trash collector in about […] The post Escape Pod 602: Trash Talk appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • EA Metacast: New Websites

    Nov 14 2017

    Hi there! A short metacast to tell you all about our new websites. Transcript follows for those who who prefer to read along. Transcript (Alasdair) Hi there! This is Alasdair! (Marguerite) And this is Marguerite! (Alasdair) And we’re looking a good deal shinier. The EA family of podcasts has all new websites, thanks to Jeremy Tolbert of Clockpunk Studios […] The post EA Metacast: New Websites appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 601: Wet Fur

    Nov 09 2017

    Author : Jeremiah Tolbert Narrator : Adam Pracht Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Originally published in Asimov’s, August 2014. Isolated cursing. Grief. Wet Fur By Jeremiah Tolbert You can tell the dog owners when they board the plane; they see the black cloud hovering in the first row and […] The post Escape Pod 601: Wet Fur appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 600: At the Rialto

    Nov 02 2017

    Author : Connie Willis Narrator : Mur Lafferty Hosts : Divya Breed and Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Originally published in Omni, October 1989.  “At the Rialto” was a 1990 Hugo nominee and the 1990 Nebula winner for best novelette. At the Rialto By Connie Willis Seriousness of mind was a prerequisite […] The post Escape Pod 600: At the Rialto appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 599: What Glistens Back

    Oct 26 2017

    Author : Sunny Moraine Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Lightspeed Magazine, November 2014 Isolated cursing. Passing mention of suicide. What Glistens Back By Sunny Moraine Come back. You hear the call as the lander breaks up around you. You’re aware of the entirely arbitrary […] The post Escape Pod 599: What Glistens Back appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 598: On the Fringes of the Fractal

    Oct 19 2017

    Author : Greg van Eekhout Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Originally published in 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush, edited by Kevin J. Anderson in April 2016. On the Fringes of the Fractal By Greg van Eekhout I was working the squirt station […] The post Escape Pod 598: On the Fringes of the Fractal appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 597: Ms. Figgle-DeBitt‘s Home for Wayward A.I.s

    Oct 12 2017

    Author : Kurt Pankau Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 597: Ms. Figgle-DeBitt‘s Home for Wayward A.I.s is an Escape Pod original. Ms. Figgle-DeBitt’s Home for Wayward A.I.s By Kurt Pankau I watch with hope as Ms. Figgle-DeBitt samples a slice of caramelized […] The post Escape Pod 597: Ms. Figgle-DeBitt‘s Home for Wayward A.I.s appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 596: The Wind You Touch When You Run

    Oct 05 2017

    Author : James Beamon Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 596: The Wind You Touch When You Run is an Escape Pod original. The Wind You Touch When You Run By James Beamon This pursuit starts as they all start, going after the […] The post Escape Pod 596: The Wind You Touch When You Run appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 595: Islands in the Dark

    Sep 28 2017

    Author : Sarah Goldman Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 595: Islands in the Dark is an Escape Pod original. Islands in the Dark By Sarah Goldman Road out from Kaysee was boring as ever. The kids we’d picked up this time weren’t anything […] The post Escape Pod 595: Islands in the Dark appeared first on Escape Pod.

  • Escape Pod 594: The Spice Portrait

    Sep 21 2017

    Author : J.M. Evenson Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 594: The Spice Portrait is an Escape Pod original. The Spice Portrait By J.M. Evenson They said my love for my daughter was excessive, that I made her weak by kissing her and […] The post Escape Pod 594: The Spice Portrait appeared first on Escape Pod.