18 Science Fiction Podcasts

I subscribe to quite a few podcasts on my iPhone and I want to share a few of the science fiction & fantasy and podcasts I find informative, amusing and fun. Listening to podcasts is perfect in the car or while training. My personal favorites are Slice of Scifi and Dragon Page but that changes over time. The list below is alphabetic.

Do you have a podcast? tell me about it and I’ll add it to the list.

Abaddon & Solaris Books Podcast, the

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So far this year there has been a cast in January and March. I liked the interviews.

The Abaddon & Solaris Books podcast blasts out of yout earphones each month with fresh insights, general nonsense and the latest releases from our favorite Science Fiction and Horror publisher. With regular features, guest authors, and book readings. Warning: Ensure socks are firmly secured against being knocked the Hell off before listening.

Adventures in Scifi Publishing
(Farpoint Media)

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Used to be a regular, but I haven’t seen any casts in 2010.

Adventures in Scifi Publishing began in October 2006 when creator Shaun Farrell decided to try something his hand at podcasting. Our first shows featured exclusive interviews with Ray Bradbury, R.A. Salvatore, Harry Turtledove, and Michael A. Stackpole. How could we stop after a lineup like that! We interview authors, editors, agents, publishers, artists, and a variety of other professionals from the science fiction and fantasy publishing industry. We have covered exciting events such as Comic-Con, the Clarion Writers Workshop, WorldCon, World Fantasy Convention, Condor, Conjecture, and live book readings. Occasionally we step outside the world of books and brave the frontiers of media, and on our website you will find interviews with Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis stars, musician Bear McCreary, and the filmmakers behind Ray Bradbury’s Crysalis. Whether you’re a writer or just love to read, you’ll find insight and entertainment in AISFP.

In addition to our podcasts, visit our website for book reviews, editorials, features, videos, news, and listener generated content.

Book Review Podcast
(New York Times)

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Not always about genre books, but the features about them are excellent.

Paper Cuts is a blog about books and other forms of printed matter, written by the editors of the Book Review. Look here for book news and opinion, interviews with writers, regular raids on the Book Review’s archives, and other special features.

Each week, Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of the Book Review, talks to authors, editors and critics about new books, the literary scene and current best sellers.

Clark’s  World Magazine

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Clarkesworld is a monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine first published in October 2006. Each issue contains at least two pieces of original fiction from new and established authors. Our fiction is also collected by issue in signed chapbooks and annually in our print anthology, Realms.

Drabblecast, the

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I liked What Fluffy Knew by Kristine Kathryn Rusch in the last episode immensely. Great story, impressive characterization of a cat by Kristine.

Audio Fiction Podcast Short Stories At the Far Side of Weird Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Everything In-Between Narrated and Produced by Norm Sherman

Dragon Page Cover to Cover
(Farpoint Media)

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“The Dragon Page Cover to Cover”, was started in Feb of 2002 by Michael R. Mennenga. The show’s first episode aired on the internet radio station “Book Crazy Radio” and then quickly moved into syndication on AM/FM radio stations throughout the US. In June 2003. “Cover to Cover” had made the jump to broadcast, finding an additional home on XM Satellite Radio, Channel 163 (Sonic Theater), and opening up a whole new fan base at the same time. “The Dragon Page” was also one of a handful of shows that began Podcasting in late 2004, almost at the same time the word was spoken. “The Dragon Page” has brought the best in sci-fi and fantasy literature, interviews with great authors, and important industry information, all wrapped up in weekly fun-filled episodes. “The Dragon Page” is now one of the oldest running programs online, lasting over 7 years and boasting over 400 episodes.

The show continues it’s rich tradition of great content with New Hosts Michael R. Mennenga and New York Times Best Selling Author Michael A. Stackpole. Together they offer up news and information on books, writing, and the industry. Gleaning sage knowledge from a great writer, and humor and commentary from a seasoned professional Podcaster, Dragon Page is a show that any reader or writer should add to their listening list.

Listen to the shows, and check out the news magazine at http://www.dragonpage.com/

Dunesteef, the

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Just checked out one episode so far, it was great. The welfare job story I liked.

Rish Outfield and Big Anklevich bring you short stories focusing on the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror genres. Other genres will also be included, because The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine simply want to bring you the best stories. So tune in and enjoy as these wonderful stories come flowing into your ears to fill your mind with wonder, joy, or dread.

Escape Pod

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That was awesome, thanks for the tip.

Escape Pod is the premier science fiction podcast magazine. Every week we bring you short stories from some of today’s best science fiction stories, in convenient audio format for your computer or MP3 player.

Science Fiction Book Review Podcast

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His reviews are quite good if somewhat lengthy and very funny.

The Science Fiction Book Review Podcast is a project by Luke Burrage. Luke is an avid reader of all kinds of science fiction, and is also an avid podcaster, his other main project being the Juggling Podcast.

So Luke reads a science fiction book, makes some notes, thinks about the book for a few days, then records a review and puts it up on the feed. Then he reads another book. There is no set schedule, just whenever Luke finishes the book he happens to be reading.

The podcasts last between 20 and 45 minutes each, depending on how much Luke has to talk about.

Book selection is whatever takes Luke’s fancy at the time, or if he feels like re-reading a book he enjoyed in the past, or if a listener emails a suggestion, or if he gets into a theme.


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News, Reviews, and Commentary on all forms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror audio. Audiobooks, audio drama, podcasts; we discuss all of it here. Mystery, crime, and noir audio are also fair game.

Hey look! We’ve got our own podcast. This is the very first one, which includes SFFaudio founders Scott D. Danielson and Jesse Willis talking about audiobooks, audio drama, and cease and desist orders. We won’t desist podcasting if you won’t cease downloading them – whatever that means.

This week we talked about the most recent of Recent Arrivals, the newest of the New Releases, and the breaking news about the attempt to break Broken Sea Audio Productions’ productions.

Topics under discussion include: Ubik, Philip K. Dick, Joss Whedon, Dollhouse, Babylon Babies, Audible.com, audio drama, The Grist Mill, F. Paul Wilson, Charles de Lint, Robert A. Heinlein, Starman Jones, Mort Castle, Dr. Bloodmoney, Frederik Pohl, Lester del Rey, Arthur C. Clarke, 2000x, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Trek, Audible Frontiers, Wonder Audio, The Last Theorem, Preferred Risk, Alfred Bester, Fondly Fahrenheit, The Stars My Destination, Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, Audio Realms, Conan and Mickey Mouse.

Slice of SciFi (Farpoint Media)

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Slice of SciFi and its companion Voicemail Show are fan favorites, and appeal to SF media geeks of all ages.

The funny, irreverent but always relevent discussion from show hosts Michael R. Mennenga, Summer Brooks, Brian Brown, and Sam Roberts always make for lively entertainment. Interviews with today’s top stars and genre production professionals, such as Ira Steven Behr, Walter Koenig, Jim Butcher, Samuel L. Jackson, Katee Sackhoff and an array of other top names in show business, are always on the cutting edge and timely.

The Slice of SciFi website doubles as an online news magazine (ezine). Michael Hickerson manages a team of reporters dedicated to bringing fans the latest news and developments in SF television and film, in science, technology, space exploration, and more. The shows themselves focus on featured news from that week, plus interviews with actors, producers, directors and others who create the shows we love to watch and the technology that we marvel at.

Slice of SciFi made the jump to broadcast, with a home on XM Satellite Radio, Channel 163 (Sonic Theater) in 2005, bringing the show to a broad new fan base. With the merger of XM with Sirius Satellite Radio in 2007, Slice of SciFi is beam to millions of listeners each week.

Listen to the shows, and check out the news magazine at http://www.sliceofscifi.com/

Sofanaouts, the

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It’s a pleasure to listen to Tony and his interesting guests.

Its getting kick started in a month (that would be April 2010). It was on hold but soon to start again in a slightly different form according to StarShipSofa.

Each week, Tony C Smith will be joined by a variety of guests from the world of science fiction literature, SF blogs and publishing to bring you the latest news and gossip from the world of SF.

This is just a couple of mins intro from host of StarShipSofa, Tony C Smith as he lays down his manifesto to what is and what will be: The Sofanauts!


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Take a voyage on the Science Fiction podcast StarShipSofa if you dare? Travel into the deepest realms of the classic Sci-fi and science fiction world. Calling at such science fiction destinations as Philip K Dick, Alfred Bester, John Brunner and all the other great Sci Fi writers out there. Then, from science fiction and Sci Fi we travel anywhere our imagination and our podcast take us. All wrapped up and inspired by the great Ronnie Corbett. Intrigued? Want to find out more about our science fiction podcast?. Then travel on the greatest science fiction and Sci Fi ride of your life, the StarShipSofa podcast…. If it’s classic science fiction… or sci fi trivia listen no further – science fiction never listened so good!

Tor.com (Tor)

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Tor presents news, comments and insight on the world of Science Fiction literature. Get the inside story from authors, editors and artists. From the name that has become synonymous with Science Fiction, Tor

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Welcome to Tor.com, a site for news and discussion of science fiction, fantasy, and all the things that interest SF and fantasy readers.

The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy [web] [feed] [itunes]

Geeks have always loved what’s smart and fun—from fantasy literature, video games, and graphic novels, to science, technology, and gadgets. It’s never been a better time to be a geek, with Lord of the Rings sweeping the Oscars, iPods and iPhones in every pocket, and tales of wizards, vampires, and zombies dominating the bestseller lists. And now being a geek is about to get even better, with the launch of THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY podcast, the indispensable news and talk show for geeks everywhere.

Hosts John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley are two geeks who also happen to be rising young stars in the world of publishing. John, the editor of the bestselling anthologies WASTELANDS and THE LIVING DEAD and the new science fiction magazine LIGHTSPEED, has been called “the reigning king of the anthology world” and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. David, who has been named “one of the newest and freshest voices in sf,” has published fiction in books such as FANTASY: THE BEST OF THE YEAR and NEW VOICES IN SCIENCE FICTION.

Turning in to SciFi TV
(Farpoint Media)

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Tuning in to SciFi TV (TIST) is where you will find Wendy, Kevin and Brent talking about many of the SciFi and genre shows on TV. Think of us as the viewer’s digest, tour guides or sherpas for the genre rather than critics. We’ll always share our honest opinions, but we plan to keep things fun. Since everyone has a different viewing pace we’ll structure our episodes into segments.

The Water Cooler segment is where we have general non-spoilery discussions about different things going on in the genre TV world and other topics that we think you’ll find interesting.

The Back Porch is where we kick back and go into detail about certain shows or topics. This segment could be about any show, any episode or any plot line. We’ll be sure to tell you which shows we discuss in the show notes on our blog and also in the comments on the MP3 file. You can choose to skip that segment in case you’re not caught up on that TV show quite yet.

We also release a Tuner Minute every week where one member of the crew comments on whatever is on their mind. We invite you to share your thoughts on the subject in the forum or by dropping us a voicemail.

And, finally, we also have occasional Blast From The Past segments where we look at good shows that may no longer be running on TV but you can find on DVD, NetFlix, iTunes or other sources.

Transmissions from Beyond.com
(TTA Press)

I like the audio stories and the voice so far. This one is pretty new for me.

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We feature stories selected from the pages of the TTA Press magazines Interzone (science fiction & fantasy), Black Static (horror), and Crimewave (crime & mystery). New stories appear every other Monday