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  • 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 : Jason Kimble Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Betwixt Magazine This is the second in a special series of space-themed stories for May 2020. At Her Fingertips by Jason Kimble Ten fingers, ten toes. That’s the baseline […] 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 Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird By Eric Schwitzgebel First, an eye. The camera rose, swiveling on its joint, compiling initial scans of the planetary surface. Second, six wheels on struts, pop-pop, pop-pop, pop-pop, and […] 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

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 Originally published in Slate in December 2018. “When Robot and Crow Saved East St. Louis” was initially created as part of Future Tense Fiction, a project of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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, […] Source

  • 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, […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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. […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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. […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

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

    Aug 15 2019

    Author : Beth Goder Narrators : Mur Lafferty, Adam Pracht, Alasdair Stuart, Tina Connolly and S.B. Divya 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. […] Source

  • 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. […] Source

  • 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 – […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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. […] Source

  • Escape Pod 688: A Most Elegant Solution

    Jul 11 2019

    Author : M. Darusha Wehm Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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/ […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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/ https://escapepod.org/2018/02/16/escape-pod-615-lonely-robot-rocket-ship-space/ https://escapepod.org/2016/12/17/ep554-captain-drake-learns-his-lines/ O...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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 678: Blonde

    May 02 2019

    Author : Priya Sharma Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source

  • Escape Pod 662: Another Day in the Desert

    Jan 10 2019

    Author : Mame Bougouma Diene Narrator : Halima Salah Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

  • 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 […] Source