Escape Pod 742: Them Ships (Summer Flashback)

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

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Published: July 24, 2020, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 741: Repo (Summer Flashback)

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

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Published: July 17, 2020, 12:59 a.m.

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

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

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Published: July 9, 2020, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: July 3, 2020, 2:14 a.m.

Escape Pod 738: Flash From the Vault

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

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Published: June 25, 2020, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: June 19, 2020, 5:51 a.m.

Escape Pod 736: Techno-Rat (Summer Flashback)

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

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Published: June 12, 2020, 7 p.m.

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

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

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Published: June 4, 2020, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 734: Murmuration

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

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Published: May 28, 2020, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 733: Relative Fortune

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

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Published: May 21, 2020, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 732: At Her Fingertips

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

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Published: May 14, 2020, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 731: For Whatever We Lose

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

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Published: May 7, 2020, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 730: When We Were Patched

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

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Published: April 30, 2020, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 729: Gaze of Robot, Gaze of Bird

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

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Published: April 23, 2020, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 728: The Cost of Wonder

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

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Published: April 16, 2020, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: April 9, 2020, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: April 2, 2020, 9 p.m.

CatsCast 289: The Thing in the Basement

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

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Published: April 1, 2020, 7:01 a.m.

March 2020 Metacast

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

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Published: March 28, 2020, 6:54 p.m.

Escape Pod 725: Falling Through

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

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Published: March 26, 2020, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 724: The Season of the Storm

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

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Published: March 19, 2020, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: March 13, 2020, 3:49 a.m.

Escape Pod 722: His Stainless-Steel Heart

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

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Published: March 5, 2020, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 721: Hustle

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

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Published: Feb. 27, 2020, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 720: Child and Orb

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

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Published: Feb. 20, 2020, 10 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Feb. 13, 2020, 10 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Feb. 6, 2020, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 717: Listening

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

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Published: Jan. 30, 2020, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 716: Physics by the Numbers

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

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Published: Jan. 23, 2020, 10 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Jan. 16, 2020, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 714: Marley and Marley

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

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Published: Jan. 9, 2020, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 713: More Tomorrow

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

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Published: Jan. 2, 2020, 10 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Dec. 26, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 711: Carols on Callisto

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

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Published: Dec. 19, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 710: Requiem Without Sound

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

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Published: Dec. 12, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 709: In A Wide Sky, Hidden

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

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Published: Dec. 5, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 708: Into the Paddock

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

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Published: Nov. 28, 2019, 10 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Nov. 21, 2019, 10 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Nov. 14, 2019, 10 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Nov. 7, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 704: Failsafe

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

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Published: Oct. 31, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Oct. 24, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 702: Inheritance

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

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Published: Oct. 17, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Oct. 10, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Oct. 3, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Sept. 27, 2019, 4:26 a.m.

Escape Pod 698: Points of Origin

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

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Published: Sept. 19, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 697: The Last Stellar Death Metal Opera

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

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Published: Sept. 12, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Sept. 5, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Aug. 29, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 694: Hunting the Mighty Space Whale

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

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Published: Aug. 22, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 693: The Great Scientist Rivalry on Planet Sourdough

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

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Published: Aug. 15, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Aug. 8, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

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Published: Aug. 1, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 690: The Things (Flashback Friday)

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

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Published: July 25, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 689: Spectrum of Acceptance

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

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Published: July 18, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 688: A Most Elegant Solution

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

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Published: July 11, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 687: Four of Seven

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

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Published: July 4, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 686: Real Artists (Flashback Friday)

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

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Published: June 27, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 685: A Vocabulary of Remorse

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

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Published: June 21, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 684: Origami Angels

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/ Origami Angels by Derek Lubangakene When I was eleven, my best friend […] Source

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Published: June 13, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 683: Flash Crash

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

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Published: June 7, 2019, 2:05 a.m.

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

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

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Published: May 30, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 681: That She Might Fly

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

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Published: May 24, 2019, 12:56 a.m.

Escape Pod 680: A Barrow for the Living

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

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Published: May 16, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 679: An Ever-Expanding Flash of Light

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

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Published: May 9, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 678: Blonde

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

Science Fiction
Published: May 2, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 677: Valedictorian (Flashback Friday)

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

Science Fiction
Published: April 25, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 676: Ulissa

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

Science Fiction
Published: April 18, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 675: Man of Straw

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

Science Fiction
Published: April 11, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 674: And Yet

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

Science Fiction
Published: April 4, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

Science Fiction
Published: March 28, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

Science Fiction
Published: March 21, 2019, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 671: Octonet (Artemis Rising)

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

Science Fiction
Published: March 14, 2019, 9 p.m.

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

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

Science Fiction
Published: March 7, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 669: Craphound (Flashback Friday)

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

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 28, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 668: The Harmonic Resonance of Ejiro Anaborhi

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

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 21, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 667: The Best We Can

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

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 14, 2019, 10 p.m.

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

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

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 7, 2019, 10 p.m.

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

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

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 31, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 664: The Day Girl

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

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 24, 2019, 10 p.m.

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

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

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 17, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 662: Another Day in the Desert

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

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 10, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 661: A Fine Night for Tea and Bludgeoning

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

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 3, 2019, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 660: Hoping for Red

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 27, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Escape Pod 659: Caesura

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 20, 2018, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 658: Beatrix Released

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. […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 13, 2018, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 657: The Big So-So

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 6, 2018, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 656: Into the Breach (Flashback Friday)

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 29, 2018, 10 p.m.

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

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 23, 2018, 1 a.m.

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

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), Part 3 by Sarah Pinsker Back in the hallway, I dug in my […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 16, 2018, 3 a.m.

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

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 9, 2018, 1 a.m.

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

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 2, 2018, 1:30 a.m.

Escape Pod 651: Impossible Dreams (Flashback Friday)

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 26, 2018, 3:22 a.m.

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

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 18, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 649: Loyalty Test

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. […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 11, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 648: A Handful of Dal

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 4, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod Live From WorldCon 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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 4, 2018, 1:31 a.m.

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

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: […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 27, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 646: Subtle Ways Each Time

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 20, 2018, 9 p.m.

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

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 13, 2018, 9 p.m.

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

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: […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 6, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 643: Disarm (Flashback Friday)

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 30, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 642: Oracle

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 23, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 641: Flash Fiction Contest Winners

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 16, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 640: Paradise Regained

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 9, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 639: Me, Meg, and The Thing

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 2, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 638: Ulla (Flashback Friday)

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: July 26, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

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

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, […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: July 19, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 636: Mother Tongues

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: July 12, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 635: After Midnight at the ZapStop

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: July 5, 2018, 9 p.m.

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

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: June 28, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 633: Lucky Shot (Part 2)

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: June 21, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 632: Lucky Shot (Part 1)

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: June 14, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 631: Heart of Ash, Heart of Steam

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: June 7, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 630: Midnight Blue (Flashback Friday)

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: May 31, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

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

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, […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: May 24, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 628: The Endangered Camp

Author : Ann Leckie Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: May 17, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 627: Humans Die, Stars Fade

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. […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: May 10, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 626: Fire Rode the Cold Wind

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. […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: May 3, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 625: Herd Mentality (Flashback Friday)

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: April 26, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Escape Pod 624: Fandom for Robots

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: April 19, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 623: Surveillance Fatigue

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, […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: April 12, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 622: Anna and Marisol in Time and Space

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: April 5, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 621: Assistance (Artemis Rising)

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. […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: March 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 620: Promise (Artemis Rising)

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: March 22, 2018, 9 p.m.

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

Author : Jamie Lackey Narrators : Trendane Sparks and S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: March 15, 2018, 9 p.m.

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

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: March 8, 2018, 10 p.m.

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

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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: March 1, 2018, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 616: My Generations Shall Praise

Author : Samantha Henderson Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 22, 2018, 10 p.m.

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

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor 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 an […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 16, 2018, noon

Escape Pod 614: Sparg

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, […] Source

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Published: Feb. 8, 2018, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 613: Cat Pictures, Please

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 […] Source

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Published: Feb. 1, 2018, 10 p.m.

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

Author : E J Delaney Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

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Published: Jan. 25, 2018, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 611: When We Fall

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 […] Source

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Published: Jan. 18, 2018, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 610: The Sweetness at the End

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 […] Source

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Published: Jan. 11, 2018, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 609: Wasps Make Honey

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 […] Source

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Published: Jan. 4, 2018, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 608: Even the Queen

Author : Connie Willis Narrator : Veronica Giguere Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

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Published: Dec. 28, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Escape Pod 607: Red in Tooth and Cog

Author : Cat Rambo Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : S.B. Divya 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. […] Source

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Published: Dec. 21, 2017, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 606: Home Sick

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 […] Source

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Published: Dec. 14, 2017, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 605: Straight Lines

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 […] Source

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Published: Dec. 7, 2017, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 604: Given Sufficient Desperation

Author : Bogi Takács Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

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Published: Nov. 30, 2017, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 603: An Equal Share of the Bone

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 […] Source

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Published: Nov. 23, 2017, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 602: Trash Talk

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 […] Source

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Published: Nov. 16, 2017, 10 p.m.

EA Metacast: New Websites

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 […] Source

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Published: Nov. 14, 2017, 5:01 a.m.

Escape Pod 601: Wet Fur

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 […] Source

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Published: Nov. 9, 2017, 10 p.m.

Escape Pod 600: At the Rialto

Author : Connie Willis Narrator : Mur Lafferty Hosts : Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

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Published: Nov. 2, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 599: What Glistens Back

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 […] Source

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Published: Oct. 26, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 598: On the Fringes of the Fractal

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 […] Source

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Published: Oct. 19, 2017, 9 p.m.

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

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 […] Source

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Published: Oct. 12, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 596: The Wind You Touch When You Run

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 […] Source

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Published: Oct. 5, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 595: Islands in the Dark

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 […] Source

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Published: Sept. 28, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 594: The Spice Portrait

Author : J.M. Evenson Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : S.B. Divya 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 […] Source

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Published: Sept. 21, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 593: Planetbound

Author : Nancy Fulda Narrators : Trendane Sparks and S.B. Divya Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in CHASING SHADOWS, an anthology published by TOR books and edited by David Brin and Stephen W. Potts, January 2017 Planetbound By Nancy Fulda There’s a moment that comes, the […] Source

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Published: Sept. 14, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 592: When All the Clocks Are Wrong

Author : Beth Goder Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Escape Pod 592: When All the Clocks Are Wrong is an Escape Pod original. When All the Clocks Are Wrong By Beth Goder Jen locks her bike and heads towards the theater. She needs a break from studying, but […] Source

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Published: Sept. 7, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 591: A House of Her Own

Author : Bo Balder Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht A House of Her Own originally appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction September 2015. Thanks to our sponsor, ARCHIVOS – a Story Mapping and Development Tool for writers, gamers, and storytellers of all kinds! A House of Her Own By […] Source

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Published: Aug. 31, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 590: Four Seasons in the Forest of Your Mind

Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Four Seasons in the Forest of Your Mind originally appeared in the the May/June 2015 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Thanks to our sponsor, ARCHIVOS – a Story Mapping and Development Tool for writers, […] Source

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Published: Aug. 24, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 589: Seb Dreams of Reincarnation

Author : Aimee Ogden Narrator : Matthew Hamblin Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 589: Seb Dreams of Reincarnation is an Escape Pod original.         Thanks to our sponsor, ARCHIVOS – a Story Mapping and Development Tool for writers, gamers, and storytellers of all kinds! […] Source

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Published: Aug. 17, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 588: Rocket Surgery

Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Summer Brooks Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Rocket Surgery originally appeared in Analog, 2016.         Thanks to our sponsor, ARCHIVOS – a Story Mapping and Development Tool for writers, gamers, and storytellers of all kinds! Rocket Surgery by Effie Seiberg We’d tested […] Source

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Published: Aug. 10, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 587: Someday

Author : James Patrick Kelly Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Someday originally appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, April/May, 2014 Someday by James Patrick Kelly  Daya had been in no hurry to become a mother. In the two years since she’d reached childbearing age, she’d built […] Source

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Published: Aug. 3, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 586: The 1st Annual Lunar Biathlon

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The 1st Annual Lunar Biathlon originally appeared in Crossed Genres October 2015. The 1st Annual Lunar Biathlon by Rachael K. Jones Raji and I were always designing new torments for ourselves, and then calling them good, […] Source

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Published: July 27, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 585: We All Scream

Author : Marie Vibbert Narrator : Julie Davis Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 585: We All Scream is an Escape Pod original. We All Scream by Marie Vibbert We weren’t, any of us, heroes. Aiden was a downright chicken. I’m allowed to say that; I love […] Source

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Published: July 23, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Escape Pod 584: Your Body, By Default

Author : Alexis Hunter Narrator : Alex Acks Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Your Body, By Default was originally published in Fireside Fiction, Issue 35 on August 9, 2016. Your Body, By Default by Alexis Hunter They brought you back because they want something from you. Maybe one day they […] Source

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Published: July 13, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Escape Pod 583: The Librarian

Author : Andrew Kozma Narrator : John Meagher Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 583: The Librarian is an Escape Pod original. The Librarian by Andrew Kozma People call Matt a librarian, but he doesn’t mind. He takes care of the books, so the name makes sense, […] Source

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Published: July 6, 2017, 8 p.m.

Escape Pod 582: Unit Two Does Her Makeup

Author : Laura Duerr Narrator : Andrea Phillips Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 582: Unit Two Does Her Makeup is an Escape Pod original. Unit Two Does Her Makeup By Laura Duerr Doctor Spencer has brought me an artist. My eyes on the outside of the building […] Source

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Published: June 29, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

EP581: That Game We Played During the War

Author : Carrie Vaughn Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums That Game We Played During the War originally appeared on Tor.com in March 2016. That Game We Played During the War By Carrie Vaughn From the moment she left the train station, absolutely everybody stopped to look […] Source

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Published: June 22, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Escape Pod 581: That Game We Played During the War

Author : Carrie Vaughn Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums That Game We Played During the War originally appeared on Tor.com in March 2016. That Game We Played During the War By Carrie Vaughn From the moment she left the train station, absolutely everybody stopped to look […] Source

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Published: June 22, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

EP580: Nozizwe and Almahdi

Author : J. R. Dawson Narrator : Eric Luke Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP580: Nozizwe and Almahdi is an Escape Pod original.  Nozizwe and Almahdi By J. R. Dawson She was a princess and he was a prince, and they had been genetically made for each other. The […] Source

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Published: June 15, 2017, 8 p.m.

Escape Pod 580: Nozizwe and Almahdi

Author : J. R. Dawson Narrator : Eric Luke Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 580: Nozizwe and Almahdi is an Escape Pod original. Nozizwe and Almahdi By J. R. Dawson She was a princess and he was a prince, and they had been genetically made for each […] Source

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Published: June 15, 2017, 8 p.m.

EP579: Texts from the Ghost War

Author : Alex Yuschik Narrators : Adam Pracht and Trendane Sparks Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP579: Texts from the Ghost War is an Escape Pod original. Texts from the Ghost War By Alex Yuschik While I realize driving that mech likely takes all of your limited resources, […] Source

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Published: June 9, 2017, 4:27 a.m.

Escape Pod 579: Texts from the Ghost War

Author : Alex Yuschik Narrators : Adam Pracht and Trendane Sparks Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 579: Texts from the Ghost War is an Escape Pod original. Texts from the Ghost War By Alex Yuschik While I realize driving that mech likely takes all of your […] Source

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Published: June 9, 2017, 4:27 a.m.

EP578: Cherry Squid

Author : Celeste Hollister Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP578: Cherry Squid is an Escape Pod original. Cherry Squid By Celeste Hollister It was the cherry squid that did him in. Outside his window, seventy stories up, the advertisement bloomed, melon yellow, racecar red. […] Source

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Published: June 2, 2017, 3:03 a.m.

Escape Pod 578: Cherry Squid

Author : Celeste Hollister Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 578: Cherry Squid is an Escape Pod original. Cherry Squid By Celeste Hollister It was the cherry squid that did him in. Outside his window, seventy stories up, the advertisement bloomed, melon yellow, […] Source

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Published: June 2, 2017, 3:03 a.m.

EP577: The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You Make for Yourself

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP577: The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You Make for Yourself is an Escape Pod original. The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You Make for […] Source

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Published: May 26, 2017, 4 p.m.

Escape Pod 577: The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You Make for Yourself

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 577: The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You Make for Yourself is an Escape Pod original. The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped in a Prison You […] Source

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Published: May 26, 2017, 4 p.m.

EP576: Karma Among the Cloud Kings

Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Ellora Sen-Gupta Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Karma Among the Cloud Kings was first published in Analog in March 2015. Karma Among the Cloud Kings By Brian Trent I. Fifty thousand feet above Tempest’s highest clouds, Antarag Vel-heth invites me to sit beside him in […] Source

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Published: May 18, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 576: Karma Among the Cloud Kings

Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Ellora Sen-Gupta Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Karma Among the Cloud Kings was first published in Analog in March 2015. Karma Among the Cloud Kings By Brian Trent I. Fifty thousand feet above Tempest’s highest clouds, Antarag Vel-heth invites me to sit beside him in […] Source

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Published: May 18, 2017, 9 p.m.

EP575: Red Kelly Owns the Moon

Author : Shaenon K. Garrity Narrator : Cheyenne Wright Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP575: Red Kelly Owns the Moon is an Escape Pod original. Red Kelly Owns the Moon By Shaenon Garrity Nobody remembered how Red Kelly got his hands on the moon. He picked up a […] Source

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Published: May 11, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 575: Red Kelly Owns the Moon

Author : Shaenon K. Garrity Narrator : Cheyenne Wright Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 575: Red Kelly Owns the Moon is an Escape Pod original. Red Kelly Owns the Moon By Shaenon Garrity Nobody remembered how Red Kelly got his hands on the moon. He picked […] Source

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Published: May 11, 2017, 9 p.m.

EP574: Yosemite

Author : D. S. McNab Narrator : Eric Luke Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP574: Yosemite is an Escape Pod original. Yosemite By D.S. McNab Have you ever wondered why park rangers are so deliriously happy with their job despite the crap pay? The easy answer is that they […] Source

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Published: May 4, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

Escape Pod 574: Yosemite

Author : D. S. McNab Narrator : Eric Luke Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 574: Yosemite is an Escape Pod original. Yosemite By D. S. McNab Have you ever wondered why park rangers are so deliriously happy with their job despite the crap pay? The easy answer […] Source

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Published: May 4, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

Editorial Changes At The Pod

It’s with mixed emotions that we announce our news: S.B. Divya and Mur Lafferty are the new co-editors of Escape Pod. Our beloved Norm Sherman has stepped down from the big chair due to a variety of personal reasons. Benjamin C. Kinney has taken the role of assistant editor. Norm has been a force of […] Source

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Published: May 4, 2017, 5 a.m.

EP573: Whatever Tower, However High

Author : Julia K. Patt Narrator : Logan Waterman Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP573: Whatever Tower, However High is an Escape Pod original. Whatever Tower, However High By Julia K. Patt It is my 567th day inside. But I’m not really counting. Outside, Leo and Maurizio sit by […] Source

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Published: April 27, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Escape Pod 573: Whatever Tower, However High

Author : Julia K. Patt Narrator : Logan Waterman Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 573: Whatever Tower, However High is an Escape Pod original. Whatever Tower, However High By Julia K. Patt It is my 567th day inside. But I’m not really counting. Outside, Leo and Maurizio […] Source

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Published: April 27, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

EP572: Nothing to See Here

Author : Arthur Doweyko Narrator : Patrick Bazile Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Nothing to See Here was an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. Nothing to See Here By Arthur Doweyko There is a comfort in the strength of love; ’Twill make a […] Source

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Published: April 21, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

Escape Pod 572: Nothing to See Here

Author : Arthur Doweyko Narrator : Patrick Bazile Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Nothing to See Here was an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. Nothing to See Here By Arthur Doweyko There is a comfort in the strength of love; ’Twill make a […] Source

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Published: April 21, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

EP571: Beetle-Cleaned Skulls

Author : J. E. Bates Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP571: Beetle-Cleaned Skulls is an Escape Pod original. Beetle-Cleaned Skulls By J. E. Bates Fine amber dust infiltrated everything in the Preserve. Each morning, I vacuumed it away with my ventral hose prior to opening […] Source

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Published: April 13, 2017, 11:38 p.m.

Escape Pod 571: Beetle-Cleaned Skulls

Author : J. E. Bates Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 571: Beetle-Cleaned Skulls is an Escape Pod original. Beetle-Cleaned Skulls By J. E. Bates Fine amber dust infiltrated everything in the Preserve. Each morning, I vacuumed it away with my ventral hose prior […] Source

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Published: April 13, 2017, 11:38 p.m.

EP570: What Good is a Glass Warrior?

Author : G. Scott Huggins Narrator : Jen Rhodes Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP570: What Good is a Glass Warrior? is an Escape Pod original. What Good is a Glass Warrior? By Scott Huggins Like falling through rings of intermittent diamonds; White laser-circles of moon. Kinhang Chan Tzu […] Source

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Published: April 6, 2017, 8 p.m.

Escape Pod 570: What Good is a Glass Warrior?

Author : G. Scott Huggins Narrator : Jen Rhodes Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 570: What Good is a Glass Warrior? is an Escape Pod original. What Good is a Glass Warrior? By Scott Huggins Like falling through rings of intermittent diamonds; White laser-circles of moon. Kinhang […] Source

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Published: April 6, 2017, 8 p.m.

Escape Pod 569: Safe Harbour (Artemis Rising)

Author : Kristene Perron Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Ashley Mackenzie Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 569: Safe Harbour (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Artemis Rising returns to Escape Pod for its third year! This month-long event highlights science fiction by women and […] Source

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Published: March 31, 2017, 4:07 p.m.

Escape Pod 568: Dr. Mbalu and the Butcher’s Daughter (Artemis Rising)

Author : Megan Chaudhuri Narrator : Laurice White Host : Caron J. Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Ashley Mackenzie Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 568: Dr. Mbalu and the Butcher’s Daughter (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Artemis Rising returns to Escape Pod for its third year! This month-long event highlights science […] Source

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Published: March 23, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

Escape Pod 567: Baro Porrajmos, or Love in the Vardo (Artemis Rising)

Author : Eileen Gunnell Lee Narrator : Marguerite Croft Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Ashley Mackenzie Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 567: Baro Porrajmos, or Love in the Vardo (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Artemis Rising returns to Escape Pod for its third year! This month-long event […] Source

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Published: March 16, 2017, 8 p.m.

Escape Pod 566: Honey and Bone (Artemis Rising)

Author : Mads Alvey Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Alex Acks Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Ashley Mackenzie Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 566: Honey and Bone (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Artemis Rising returns to Escape Pod for its third year! This month-long event highlights science fiction by women […] Source

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Published: March 9, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Escape Pod 565: The Zombee Project 3.0 (Artemis Rising)

Author : Allison Mulder Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Artist : Ashley Mackenzie Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 565: The Zombee Project 3.0 (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Artemis Rising returns to Escape Pod for its third year! This month-long event highlights science fiction by […] Source

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Published: March 2, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 564: Trusted Messenger

Author : Kevin Wabaunsee Narrator : Phillip Lanos Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 564: Trusted Messenger is an Escape Pod original. Trusted Messenger by Kevin Wabaunsee Dr. Thaddeus Begay had been expecting a dying child in the exam room, but no one had said anything about a […] Source

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Published: Feb. 24, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Escape Pod 563: Two Steps Forward

Author : Holly Schofield Narrator : Adam Pracht Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums First appeared in the anthology Scarecrows edited by Rhonda Parrish. Two Steps Forward By Holly Schofield I eased myself down off the running board of the ’28 Hudson sedan then laid a hand on the hood in mute […] Source

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Published: Feb. 17, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Escape Pod 562: Meltwater

Author : Benjamin C. Kinney Narrator : Rajan Khanna Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Strange Horizons, March 2016 Meltwater by Benjamin C. Kinney My beloved waits for me in the flooded church. She’s died one time too many, and I can’t get her back without her help. At least, […] Source

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Published: Feb. 9, 2017, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 561: The Android’s Prehistoric Menagerie

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Adam Pracht Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Mothership Zeta, February 2016 The Android’s Prehistoric Menagerie By A. Merc Rustad The world explodes. Unit EX-702 comes back online when UV wavelengths activate its solar plating. Its optics are crusted with red dust; a […] Source

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Published: Feb. 2, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Escape Pod 560: Run

Author : C.R. Hodges Narrator : Eden Royce Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 560: Run is an Escape Pod original. Run By C.R. Hodges The claxon blares three times: all clear. We file out of the underground shelter and up the serpentine lava tube. Our semi-annual hibernation […] Source

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Published: Jan. 26, 2017, 9 p.m.

EA Metacast, January 2017

A look back at 2016 and what’s in store for Escape Artists — and for you — in 2017. Also, a full list of 2016 award-eligible 2016 Escape Pod first publications follows, along with links to episodes, for those who couldn’t make it through the marathon audio version: “Brain Worms and White Whales” by Jen […] Source

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Published: Jan. 26, 2017, 5 p.m.

Escape Pod 559: Vegetablemen in Peanut Town

Author : August Marion Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 559: Vegetablemen in Peanut Town is an Escape Pod original. Vegetablemen in Peanut Town By August Marion Otto scanned the grassy countryside for any sign of marauding vegetables. The steeple he and Darby […] Source

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Published: Jan. 20, 2017, 6:31 a.m.

Escape Pod 558: Holding the Ghosts

Author : Gwendolyn Clare Narrator : Dionne Obeso Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Asimov’s, March 2015 Holding the Ghosts By Gwendolyn Clare Abby was in control of the body the first time a glitch occurred. She was “home from college for the long weekend”—that’s what the imprinted memories showed, at […] Source

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Published: Jan. 12, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Escape Pod 557: Impossibility Crow

Author : Remy Nakamura Narrator : Roberto Suarez Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 557: Impossibility Crow is an Escape Pod original. Impossibility Crow By Remy Nakamura The Kingdom Coffee Missionary Handbook tells Paulo that he should always put his guns away during a door approach. He’s […] Source

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Published: Jan. 5, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

EP556: In a Manner of Speaking

AUTHOR: Charity Tahmaseb NARRATOR: Amy H. Sturgis HOST: Tina Connolly In a Manner of Speaking was originally published in Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse, September 2015, DefCon One Publishing. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter […] Source

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Published: Dec. 29, 2016, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 556: In a Manner of Speaking

Author : Charity Tahmaseb Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums In a Manner of Speaking was originally published in Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse, September 2015, DefCon One Publishing. In a Manner of Speaking By Charity Tahmaseb I […] Source

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Published: Dec. 29, 2016, 9 p.m.

EP555: Monstrance of Sky

Author : Christopher Mark Rose Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Monstrance of Sky By Christopher Mark Rose Aerbello — the shape one sees in the movement of wheat, blown by wind. The shape of wind, written in sheaves. I left me, without really leaving. Well, not I myself, […] Source

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Published: Dec. 22, 2016, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 555: Monstrance of Sky

Author : Christopher Mark Rose Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Monstrance of Sky By Christopher Mark Rose Aerbello — the shape one sees in the movement of wheat, blown by wind. The shape of wind, written in sheaves. I left me, without really leaving. Well, not I myself, […] Source

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Published: Dec. 22, 2016, 9 p.m.

EP554: Captain Drake Learns His Lines

Author : Amy Sisson Narrator : Christopher Cornell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP554: Captain Drake Learns His Lines is an Escape Pod original. Captain Drake Learns His Lines By Amy Sisson and Kate Suratt So I was sitting there minding my own business and trying to choke down […] Source

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Published: Dec. 17, 2016, 6:36 p.m.

Escape Pod 554: Captain Drake Learns His Lines

Authors : Amy Sisson and Kate Suratt Narrator : Christopher Cornell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 554: Captain Drake Learns His Lines is an Escape Pod original. Captain Drake Learns His Lines By Amy Sisson and Kate Suratt So I was sitting there minding my own business […] Source

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Published: Dec. 17, 2016, 6:36 p.m.

EP553: Water Finds Its Level

Author : M. Bennardo Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Water Finds Its Level was originally published in Lightspeed Magazine. (May 2013) Water Finds Its Level By M. Bennardo “Would you still love me if I were exactly the same,” he’d ask, “but was a Civil War re-enactor?” “Shut […] Source

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Published: Dec. 8, 2016, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 553: Water Finds Its Level

Author : M. Bennardo Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Water Finds Its Level was originally published in Lightspeed Magazine (May 2013) Water Finds Its Level By M. Bennardo “Would you still love me if I were exactly the same,” he’d ask, “but was a Civil War re-enactor?” […] Source

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Published: Dec. 8, 2016, 9 p.m.

EP552: RedChip BlueChip

Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums RedChip BlueChip was originally published in Crossed Genres (June 2015 issue). RedChip BlueChip By Effie Seiberg The AdChip technician’s rubber-gloved hand was cold on my chin. “Now hold still, Mi-kay-la.” “It’s Mi-KEE-la,” I grumbled. My mother, […] Source

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Published: Dec. 1, 2016, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 552: RedChip BlueChip

Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums “RedChip BlueChip” was originally published in Crossed Genres (June 2015 issue). RedChip BlueChip By Effie Seiberg The AdChip technician’s rubber-gloved hand was cold on my chin. “Now hold still, Mi-kay-la.” “It’s Mi-KEE-la,” I grumbled. My mother, […] Source

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Published: Dec. 1, 2016, 9 p.m.

EP551: The Most Absurd Dance at the End of the Worlds

Author : Holly Heisey Narrator : Andrea Richardson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP551: The Most Absurd Dance at the End of the Worlds is an Escape Pod original. The Most Absurd Dance at the End of the Worlds By Holly Heisey It was the end of the worlds, […] Source

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Published: Nov. 24, 2016, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 551: The Most Absurd Dance at the End of the Worlds

Author : Holly Heisey Narrator : Andrea Richardson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 551: The Most Absurd Dance at the End of the Worlds is an Escape Pod original. The Most Absurd Dance at the End of the Worlds By Holly Heisey It was the end of […] Source

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Published: Nov. 24, 2016, 9 p.m.

Escape Pod 550: When They Come Back

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums When They Come Back was originally published in Crossed Genres (Issue 22), in October 2014. Frank though not explicit reference to human sexual anatomy When They Come Back By Natalia Theodoridou They were called Maria, and […] Source

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Published: Nov. 17, 2016, 9 p.m.

EP549: The Battaile of the Mudde

Author : Anthony Tardiff Narrator : J. J. Campanella Host : Adam Pracht Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP549: The Battaile of the Mudde is an Escape Pod original. The Battaile of the Mudde by Anthony Tardiff “Dude, can you come over?” “I’ve got homework,” I said, staring at the mounds of it […] Source

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Published: Nov. 10, 2016, 11:08 p.m.

Escape Pod 549: The Battaile of the Mudde

Author : Anthony Tardiff Narrator : J. J. Campanella Host : Adam Pracht Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 549: The Battaile of the Mudde is an Escape Pod original. The Battaile of the Mudde by Anthony Tardiff “Dude, can you come over?” “I’ve got homework,” I said, staring at the mounds […] Source

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Published: Nov. 10, 2016, 11:08 p.m.

EP548: A Prayer at Noon

Author : John Shade Narrator : Amber Pracht Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums A Prayer at Noon appeared originally in Triangulation: Parch (Volume 7) edited by Stephen V. Ramey. A Prayer at Noon by John Shade It was a day into the third sun when the patchwork man rode into town. I […] Source

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Published: Nov. 3, 2016, 8 p.m.

Escape Pod 548: A Prayer at Noon

Author : John Shade Narrator : Amber Pracht Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums A Prayer at Noon appeared originally in Triangulation: Parch (Volume 7) edited by Stephen V. Ramey. A Prayer at Noon by John Shade It was a day into the third sun when the patchwork man rode into town. I […] Source

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Published: Nov. 3, 2016, 8 p.m.

EP547: Ride the Dragon

Author : Bojan Ratković Narrator : Steve Anderson Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP547: Ride the Dragon is an Escape Pod original. Mild cursing, fantasy violence Ride the Dragon by Bojan Ratković We were a band back then, in the bat-shit Wild West days of the game. We held […] Source

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Published: Oct. 27, 2016, 8 p.m.

Escape Pod 547: Ride the Dragon

Author : Bojan Ratković Narrator : Steve Anderson Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 547: Ride the Dragon is an Escape Pod original. Mild cursing, fantasy violence Ride the Dragon by Bojan Ratković We were a band back then, in the bat-shit Wild West days of the game. […] Source

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Published: Oct. 27, 2016, 8 p.m.

EP546: Recollection

Author : Nancy Fulda Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Recollection originally appeared in CARBIDE-TIPPED PENS, an anthology edited by Eric Choi and Ben Bova, TOR Books, December 2014. Recollection by Nancy Fulda The dream is always the same. You are a tangled mass of neurons, tumbling […] Source

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Published: Oct. 20, 2016, 9:41 p.m.

Escape Pod 546: Recollection

Author : Nancy Fulda Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Recollection originally appeared in CARBIDE-TIPPED PENS, an anthology edited by Eric Choi and Ben Bova, TOR Books, December 2014. Recollection by Nancy Fulda The dream is always the same. You are a tangled mass of neurons, tumbling […] Source

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Published: Oct. 20, 2016, 9:41 p.m.

EP545: Murder or a Duck

Author : Beth Goder Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums EP545: Murder or a Duck is an Escape Pod original. Murder or a Duck by Beth Goder George called out, “Mrs. Whitman, you have a visitor.” Mrs. Whitman strode from her workroom, her white hair […] Source

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Published: Oct. 13, 2016, 8 p.m.

Escape Pod 545: Murder or a Duck

Author : Beth Goder Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 545: Murder or a Duck is an Escape Pod original. Murder or a Duck by Beth Goder George called out, “Mrs. Whitman, you have a visitor.” Mrs. Whitman strode from her workroom, her […] Source

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Published: Oct. 13, 2016, 8 p.m.

EP544: Only Human

Author : Lavie Tidhar Narrator : Summer Brooks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in The Lowest Heaven, anthology, edited by Jared Shurin and Anne C. Perry, Jurassic London, 2013. Only Human by Lavie Tidhar There are four Three-times-Three Sisters in the House of Mirth, and […] Source

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Published: Oct. 4, 2016, 4:01 a.m.

Escape Pod 544: Only Human

Author : Lavie Tidhar Narrator : Summer Brooks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in The Lowest Heaven, anthology, edited by Jared Shurin and Anne C. Perry, Jurassic London, 2013. Only Human by Lavie Tidhar There are four Three-times-Three Sisters in the House of Mirth, and […] Source

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Published: Oct. 4, 2016, 4:01 a.m.

EP543: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death

Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Nicola Seaton-Clark Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published by Lightspeed. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death by Caroline M. Yoachim ROCK Rock crushes scissors. Nicole sat on a crowded bus to Spokane, knitting a turquoise scarf. The gray-haired man sitting […] Source

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Published: Sept. 27, 2016, 3:12 a.m.

Escape Pod 543: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death

Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Nicola Seaton-Clark Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published by Lightspeed. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death by Caroline M. Yoachim ROCK Rock crushes scissors. Nicole sat on a crowded bus to Spokane, knitting a turquoise scarf. The gray-haired man sitting […] Source

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Published: Sept. 27, 2016, 3:12 a.m.

EP542: The Hungers of Refugees

Author : Michael Glyde Narrator : Joe Williams Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP542: The Hungers of Refugees is an Escape Pod original. The Hungers of Refugees by Michael Glyde I. Generation One Our grandparents always said, “Take care to remember the first generation.” They came from fresh, […] Source

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Published: Sept. 20, 2016, 4:19 a.m.

Escape Pod 542: The Hungers of Refugees

Author : Michael Glyde Narrator : Joe Williams Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 542: The Hungers of Refugees is an Escape Pod original. The Hungers of Refugees by Michael Glyde I. Generation One Our grandparents always said, “Take care to remember the first generation.” They came […] Source

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Published: Sept. 20, 2016, 4:19 a.m.

EP541: As Travelers in Sky Boats

Author : Kristin Janz Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP541: As Travelers in Sky Boats is an Escape Pod original. As Travelers in Sky Boats by Kristin Janz My sister blames the Travelers.  Before they came, she says, we were content within the small world […] Source

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Published: Sept. 13, 2016, 3:28 a.m.

Escape Pod 541: As Travelers in Sky Boats

Author : Kristin Janz Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 541: As Travelers in Sky Boats is an Escape Pod original. As Travelers in Sky Boats by Kristin Janz My sister blames the Travelers.  Before they came, she says, we were content within the […] Source

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Published: Sept. 13, 2016, 3:28 a.m.

Escape Pod 540: The Right Answer

Author : James Miller Narrator : Adam Pracht Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Unidentified Funny Objects 3 in 2014. The Right Answer by James Miller While I certainly didn’t plan on an alien encounter, my life had been in such a downward […] Source

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Published: Sept. 3, 2016, 8:59 p.m.

EP539: Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens

Author : Gareth D. Jones Narrator : Andrew Clarke Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP539: Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens is an Escape Pod original. Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens By Gareth D Jones It was still dark beneath the trees, though the sun had risen […] Source

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Published: Aug. 30, 2016, 3:21 a.m.

Escape Pod 539: Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens

Author : Gareth D. Jones Narrator : Andrew Clarke Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 539: Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens is an Escape Pod original. Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens By Gareth D Jones It was still dark beneath the trees, though the sun […] Source

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Published: Aug. 30, 2016, 3:21 a.m.

EP408a: Eugie Award Re-Post of Immersion

Author : Aliette de Bodard Narrator : Amy Robinson Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine, #69 June 2012. Escape Artists would like to draw your attention to a fantastic event happening next week at DragonCon, the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction. This […] Source

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Published: Aug. 26, 2016, 3:02 a.m.

Escape Pod 408a: Eugie Award Re-Post of Immersion

Author : Aliette de Bodard Narrator : Amy Robinson Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine, #69 June 2012. Escape Artists would like to draw your attention to a fantastic event happening next week at DragonCon, the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction. This […] Source

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Published: Aug. 26, 2016, 3:02 a.m.

EP538: The Starsmith

Author : Jonathan Edelstein Narrator : James Odcombe Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP538: The Starsmith is an Escape Pod original. Subtle mention of the existence of sex, though no lewdness or profanity The Starsmith by Jonathan Edelstein It took two years for Faji Doumbia to travel from […] Source

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Published: Aug. 24, 2016, 3:32 a.m.

Escape Pod 538: The Starsmith

Author : Jonathan Edelstein Narrator : James Odcombe Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 538: The Starsmith is an Escape Pod original. Subtle mention of the existence of sex, though no lewdness or profanity The Starsmith by Jonathan Edelstein It took two years for Faji Doumbia to […] Source

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Published: Aug. 24, 2016, 3:32 a.m.

EP537: Honeycomb Girls

Author : Erin Cashier Narrator : Johnathan Danz Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Upgraded. Some sexual content. Honeycomb Girls by Erin Cashier Those were the days Geo couldn’t walk through the market without stepping on someone else’s shoe. If money wasn’t tied to […] Source

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Published: Aug. 11, 2016, 3:49 a.m.

Escape Pod 537: Honeycomb Girls

Author : Erin Cashier Narrator : Jonathan Danz Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Upgraded. Some sexual content. Honeycomb Girls by Erin Cashier Those were the days Geo couldn’t walk through the market without stepping on someone else’s shoe. If money wasn’t tied to […] Source

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Published: Aug. 11, 2016, 3:49 a.m.

EP536: Prophet to the Dogs

Author : Bethany Edwards Narrator : George Hrab Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP536: Prophet to the Dogs is an Escape Pod original. Profane language and violence. Prophet to the Dogs by Bethany Edwards A long time ago, in another life, when there were so many billions of […] Source

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Published: Aug. 3, 2016, 5:14 a.m.

Escape Pod 536: Prophet to the Dogs

Author : Bethany Edwards Narrator : George Hrab Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 536: Prophet to the Dogs is an Escape Pod original. Profane language and violence. Prophet to the Dogs by Bethany Edwards A long time ago, in another life, when there were so many […] Source

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Published: Aug. 3, 2016, 5:14 a.m.

EP535: Bluejay

Author : Edward Ashton Narrator : Josh Roseman Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP535: Bluejay is an Escape Pod original. Suggestions of sex and past violence, some profane language. Bluejay By Edward Ashton Micah steps from the shuttle and onto the tarmac, eyes slitted against the hard north […] Source

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Published: July 27, 2016, 4:31 a.m.

Escape Pod 535: Bluejay

Author : Edward Ashton Narrator : Josh Roseman Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 535: Bluejay is an Escape Pod original. Suggestions of sex and past violence, some profane language. Bluejay By Edward Ashton Micah steps from the shuttle and onto the tarmac, eyes slitted against the […] Source

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Published: July 27, 2016, 4:31 a.m.

EP534: Joolie & Irdl

Author : Sandy Parsons Narrator : Nicola Seaton-Clark Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP534: Joolie & Irdl is an Escape Pod original. Depictions of intimacy between an alien and a human. At the end of the show, there were excerpts from a speech given by President Barack Obama […] Source

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Published: July 1, 2016, 2:21 p.m.

Escape Pod 534: Joolie and Irdl

Author : Sandy Parsons Narrator : Nicola Seaton-Clark Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 534: Joolie and Irdl is an Escape Pod original. Depictions of intimacy between an alien and a human. At the end of the show, there were excerpts from a speech given by President […] Source

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Published: July 1, 2016, 2:21 p.m.

EP533: 2016 Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Authors : Ben Hallert, Laura Davy and Brian Trent Narrators : Trendane Sparks, Nicholas Camm and Adam Pracht Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP533: 2016 Flash Fiction Contest Winners is an Escape Pod original. Bona Fide by Ben Hallert The block’s turning into a rough neighborhood, the kind […] Source

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Published: June 26, 2016, 7:41 p.m.

Escape Pod 533: 2016 Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Authors : Ben Hallert, Laura Davy and Brian Trent Narrators : Trendane Sparks, Nicholas Camm and Adam Pracht Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 533: 2016 Flash Fiction Contest Winners is an Escape Pod original. Bona Fide by Ben Hallert The block’s turning into a rough neighborhood, […] Source

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Published: June 26, 2016, 7:41 p.m.

EP532: Saints, Beasts and Zombies

Author : Gary Kloster Narrator : Roberto Suarez Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP532: Saints, Beasts and Zombies is an Escape Pod original. Saints, Beasts, and Zombies By Gary Kloster The kids ambushed me on the west side of the camp, near a line of abandoned latrines. Every […] Source

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Published: June 7, 2016, 4:03 a.m.

Escape Pod 532: Saints, Beasts and Zombies

Author : Gary Kloster Narrator : Roberto Suarez Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 532: Saints, Beasts and Zombies is an Escape Pod original. Saints, Beasts, and Zombies By Gary Kloster The kids ambushed me on the west side of the camp, near a line of abandoned […] Source

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Published: June 7, 2016, 4:03 a.m.

EP531: Bend Back the Shadows

Author : Michael Reid Narrator : Summer Brooks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP531: Bend Back the Shadows is an Escape Pod original. Bend Back the Shadows By Michael Reid Month 669, Day 10 When I was a little girl, Grandma used to tell me scary stories about […] Source

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Published: May 26, 2016, 4:04 a.m.

Escape Pod 531: Bend Back the Shadows

Author : Michael Reid Narrator : Summer Brooks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 531: Bend Back the Shadows is an Escape Pod original. Bend Back the Shadows By Michael Reid Month 669, Day 10 When I was a little girl, Grandma used to tell me scary […] Source

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Published: May 26, 2016, 4:04 a.m.

EP530: City in the Wound

Author : Michael Buckley Narrator : Barry Haworth Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP530: City in the Wound is an Escape Pod original. Some profanity and some difficult mature situations that may be inappropriate for children. This episode also featured an excerpt from Ecko: Endgame by Danie Ware […] Source

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Published: May 11, 2016, 4:50 a.m.

Escape Pod 530: City in the Wound

Author : Michael Buckley Narrator : Barry Haworth Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 530: City in the Wound is an Escape Pod original. Some profanity and some difficult mature situations that may be inappropriate for children. This episode also featured an excerpt from Ecko: Endgame by […] Source

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Published: May 11, 2016, 4:50 a.m.

EP529: Of Blessed Servitude

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Fictionvale in 2013. Profanity, violence, and sexual content. This is a story set in the same world as “To the Knife-Cold Stars,” which ran in Escape Pod in […] Source

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Published: May 3, 2016, 4:04 a.m.

Escape Pod 529: Of Blessed Servitude

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Fictionvale in 2013. Profanity, violence, and sexual content. This is a story set in the same world as “To the Knife-Cold Stars,” which ran in Escape Pod in […] Source

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Published: May 3, 2016, 4:04 a.m.

EP528: Divided By Zero

Author : Samantha Murray Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP528: Divided By Zero is an Escape Pod original. Divided By Zero by Samantha Murray As a child I already knew that there were different kinds of infinity. When I asked my mother whom she […] Source

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Published: April 25, 2016, 3:50 a.m.

Escape Pod 528: Divided By Zero

Author : Samantha Murray Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 528: Divided By Zero is an Escape Pod original. Divided By Zero by Samantha Murray As a child I already knew that there were different kinds of infinity. When I asked my mother […] Source

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Published: April 25, 2016, 3:50 a.m.

Escape Pod 527: Plural

Author : Lia Swope Mitchell Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in the February/March 2015 issue of Cosmos Magazine. Some profane language. Plural by Lia Swope Mitchell The aliens come in peace, as they always do, bearing gifts and a banner printed […] Source

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Published: April 17, 2016, 6:15 p.m.

Escape Pod: Metacast April 2016

We wanted to give you a quick update of the goings-on at Escape Pod. It’s the first of what we expect to be many positive developments in 2016, so hold onto your socks! Source

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Published: April 4, 2016, 4:28 a.m.

EP: Metacast 0416

We wanted to give you a quick update of the goings-on at Escape Pod. It’s the first of what we expect to be many positive developments in 2016, so hold onto your socks! Source

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Published: April 4, 2016, 4:28 a.m.

Escape Pod 526: The Hunter Captain

Author : David John Baker Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 526: The Hunter Captain is an Escape Pod original. The Hunter Captain by David John Baker “The sign for the survivor’s species is ‘human,'” said Kyber, “although I am unsure of the […] Source

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Published: March 29, 2016, 4:07 a.m.

Escape Pod 525: Among the Living

Author : John Markley Narrator : Carl Allery Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 525: Among the Living is an Escape Pod original. Among the Living by John Markley Williams perceives a world of hazy reds and angular grays. He sees through smoke and through walls. He […] Source

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Published: March 18, 2016, 4:43 a.m.

EP525: Among the Living

Author : John Markley Narrator : Carl Allery Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP525: Among the Living is an Escape Pod original. Among the Living by John Markley Williams perceives a world of hazy reds and angular grays. He sees through smoke and through walls. He sees the […] Source

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Published: March 18, 2016, 4:43 a.m.

Escape Pod 524: Scrapmetal

Author : Nan Craig Narrator : Cat Rambo Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was previously published in Arc Magazine, issue 1.3 ‘Afterparty Overdrive,’ September 2012. Some profanity and some heavy subject matter. Scrapmetal by Nan Craig This bloke was as ordinary as you’d get. His own […] Source

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Published: March 8, 2016, 4:55 a.m.

EP524: Scrapmetal

Author : Nan Craig Narrator : Cat Rambo Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was previously published in Arc Magazine, issue 1.3 ‘Afterparty Overdrive,’ September 2012. Some profanity and some heavy subject matter. Scrapmetal by Nan Craig This bloke was as ordinary as you’d get. His own […] Source

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Published: March 8, 2016, 4:55 a.m.

Full List of Artemis Rising 2 Episodes

Would you like to be able to access all of the Artemis Rising 2 episodes in one place? Of course you would! Well this is it. We’ll add them as they are released from now until the deal is done, and then you’ll know where to return to find them all when you want to […] Source

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Published: March 1, 2016, 5:05 a.m.

Escape Pod 523: Windows (Artemis Rising)

Author : Beth Goder Narrator : Andrea Richardson Host : Kate Baker Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 523: Windows (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising, a celebration of women and non-binary authors. Windows by Beth Goder After just three years, most of […] Source

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Published: March 1, 2016, 4:40 a.m.

Escape Pod 522: Bioluminescent Memory (Artemis Rising)

Author : Victorya Chase Narrator : Serah Eley Host : Charity Helton Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 522: Bioluminescent Memory (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising, a celebration of women and non-binary authors. Bioluminescent Memory By Victorya Chase “Riley’s a Godsend, isn’t […] Source

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Published: Feb. 23, 2016, 3:17 a.m.

Escape Pod 521: Myspace: A Ghost Story (Artemis Rising)

Author : Dominica Phetteplace Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Angela Lee Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 521: Myspace: A Ghost Story (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. One instance of the proper name for male genitalia. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising, a celebration of women and […] Source

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Published: Feb. 20, 2016, 4:26 a.m.

Escape Pod 520: Singing to the Stars (Artemis Rising)

Author : Alanna McFall Narrator : A. J. Fitzwater Host : Amy H. Sturgis Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 520: Singing to the Stars (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising, a celebration of women and non-binary authors. Singing to the Stars by […] Source

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Published: Feb. 12, 2016, 5:10 a.m.

EP520: Artemis Rising – Singing to the Stars

Author : Alanna McFall Narrator : A. J. Fitzwater Host : Amy H. Sturgis Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP520: Artemis Rising – Singing to the Stars is an Escape Pod original. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising, a celebration of women and non-binary authors. Singing to the Stars by Alanna […] Source

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Published: Feb. 12, 2016, 5:10 a.m.

Escape Pod 519: In Their Image (Artemis Rising)

Author : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Narrator : Diane Severson Mori Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 519: In Their Image (Artemis Rising) is an Escape Pod original. Includes one very vivid depiction of a violent action. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising, a celebration of women and […] Source

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Published: Feb. 4, 2016, 6 a.m.

EP519: Artemis Rising – In Their Image

Author : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Narrator : Diane Severson Mori Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP519: Artemis Rising – In Their Image is an Escape Pod original. Includes one very vivid depiction of a violent action. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising, a celebration of women and non-binary […] Source

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Published: Feb. 4, 2016, 6 a.m.

Escape Pod 518: Brain Worms and White Whales

Author : Jen Finelli Narrator : J. S. Arquin Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 518: Brain Worms and White Whales is an Escape Pod original. Brain Worms and White Whales by Jen Finelli My name isn’t Spaceman Spiff, and if you call me Ishmael I’ll knock […] Source

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Published: Feb. 1, 2016, 5 a.m.

EP518: Brain Worms and White Whales

Author : Jen Finelli Narrator : J. S. Arquin Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP518: Brain Worms and White Whales is an Escape Pod original. Brain Worms and White Whales by Jen Finelli My name isn’t Spaceman Spiff, and if you call me Ishmael I’ll knock the chewing […] Source

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Published: Feb. 1, 2016, 5 a.m.

Escape Pod 517: Budo

Author : Tade Thompson Narrator : Suyi Davies Okungbowa Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was previously published in the Steampunk World Anthology edited by Sarah Hans. Budo By Tade Thompson “Being desirous, on the other hand, to obviate the misunderstanding and disputes which might in future arise […] Source

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Published: Jan. 21, 2016, 4:52 a.m.

Escape Pod 516: Married

Author : Helena Bell Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in UPGRADED. Contains some cursing. Married by Helena Bell The last part of himself my husband will lose to his ghost will be his teeth. There will be a graying out, a […] Source

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Published: Jan. 6, 2016, 2:44 p.m.

EP516: Married

Author : Helena Bell Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in UPGRADED. Contains some cursing. Married by Helena Bell The last part of himself my husband will lose to his ghost will be his teeth. There will be a graying out, a […] Source

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Published: Jan. 6, 2016, 2:44 p.m.

Escape Pod 515: The Winter Festival

Author : Evan Berkow Narrator : Kate Baker Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 515: The Winter Festival is an Escape Pod original. The Winter Festival By Evan Berkow The morning of the Winter Festival, I woke to the dull pounding of hammer on nail on wood. […] Source

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Published: Dec. 30, 2015, 5:01 a.m.

EP515: The Winter Festival

Author : Evan Berkow Narrator : Kate Baker Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP515: The Winter Festival is an Escape Pod original. The Winter Festival By Evan Berkow The morning of the Winter Festival, I woke to the dull pounding of hammer on nail on wood. The Michigan […] Source

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Published: Dec. 30, 2015, 5:01 a.m.

Escape Pod 514: M.F.ing Retroparty Freestyle

Author : Rich Larson Narrator : Nathaniel Lee Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 514: M.F.ing Retroparty Freestyle is an Escape Pod original. This story, like teenagers, contains copious amounts of profanity. Motherfucking Retroparty Freestyle by Rich Larson So the semester’s wickest wildest party, bar none, is […] Source

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Published: Dec. 22, 2015, 5:23 a.m.

EP514: M.F.ing Retroparty Freestyle

Author : Rich Larson Narrator : Nathaniel Lee Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP514: M.F.ing Retroparty Freestyle is an Escape Pod original. This story, like teenagers, contains copious amounts of profanity. Motherfucking Retroparty Freestyle by Rich Larson So the semester’s wickest wildest party, bar none, is happening at […] Source

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Published: Dec. 22, 2015, 5:23 a.m.

Escape Pod 513: Adaptation and Predation

Author : Auston Habershaw Narrator : Jeff Ronner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 513: Adaptation and Predation is an Escape Pod original. This episode does contain one curse word. Adaptation and Predation by Auston Habershaw Everyone thrives in someone else’s version of hell. For the Quinix, […] Source

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Published: Dec. 11, 2015, 5:36 a.m.

EP513: Adaptation and Predation

Author : Auston Habershaw Narrator : Jeff Ronner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP513: Adaptation and Predation is an Escape Pod original. This episode does contain one curse word. Adaptation and Predation by Auston Habershaw Everyone thrives in someone else’s version of hell. For the Quinix, this meant […] Source

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Published: Dec. 11, 2015, 5:36 a.m.

Escape Pod 512: The Semaphore Society

Author : Kate Heartfield Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in the Crossed Genres. Some profanity. The Semaphore Society by Kate Heartfield Gia blinks twice to drop the keyboard-display down. She doesn’t want to talk to her mom anymore and that’s […] Source

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Published: Dec. 2, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

EP512: The Semaphore Society

Author : Kate Heartfield Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in the Crossed Genres. Some profanity. The Semaphore Society by Kate Heartfield Gia blinks twice to drop the keyboard-display down. She doesn’t want to talk to her mom anymore and that’s […] Source

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Published: Dec. 2, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

Escape Pod 511: The Lone and Level Sands

Author : Marco Panessa Narrator : Norm Sherman Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 511: The Lone and Level Sands is an Escape Pod original. The Lone and Level Sands By Marco Panessa I don’t know how they found us. Beneath this eternal torrent of dust, our […] Source

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Published: Nov. 20, 2015, 4:44 a.m.

EP511: The Lone and Level Sands

Author : Marco Panessa Narrator : Norm Sherman Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP511: The Lone and Level Sands is an Escape Pod original. The Lone and Level Sands By Marco Panessa I don’t know how they found us. Beneath this eternal torrent of dust, our dulled marble […] Source

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Published: Nov. 20, 2015, 4:44 a.m.

Escape Pod 510: Them Ships

Author : Silvia Moreno-Garcia Narrator : Dani Cutler Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in We See a Different Frontier: A Postcolonial Speculative Fiction Anthology This episode is full of profanity. Them Ships by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Leonardo says that the Americans are going to fire some […] Source

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Published: Nov. 13, 2015, 4:33 a.m.

EP510: Them Ships

Author : Silvia Moreno-Garcia Narrator : Dani Cutler Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in the anthology We See a Different Frontier. This episode is full of profanity. Them Ships by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Leonardo says that the Americans are going to fire some rockets and free […] Source

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Published: Nov. 13, 2015, 4:33 a.m.

Escape Pod 509: Broken

Author : Jason Kimble Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 509: Broken is an Escape Pod original. Contains a couple intimate moments. Broken by Jason Kimble My favorite part about skimming is that I’m not broken when I do it. It doesn’t matter […] Source

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Published: Nov. 3, 2015, 5:56 a.m.

EP509: Broken

Author : Jason Kimble Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP509: Broken is an Escape Pod original. Contains a couple intimate moments. Broken by Jason Kimble My favorite part about skimming is that I’m not broken when I do it. It doesn’t matter that I […] Source

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Published: Nov. 3, 2015, 5:56 a.m.

Escape Pod 508: A Day Without Sunshine

Author : Esther Saxey Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally appeared in The Homeless Moon 4. A Day Without Sunshine by E. Saxey I don’t waste time. I study, I work hard, and when I go out I can squeeze a month of […] Source

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Published: Oct. 26, 2015, 6:44 a.m.

EP508: A Day Without Sunshine

Author : Esther Saxey Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally appeared in The Homeless Moon 4. A Day Without Sunshine by E. Saxey I don’t waste time. I study, I work hard, and when I go out I can squeeze a month of […] Source

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Published: Oct. 26, 2015, 6:44 a.m.

Escape Pod 507: The Call of the Sky

Author : Cliff Winnig Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in the anthology When the Hero Comes Home: 2. The Call of the Sky by Cliff Winnig The army hospital’s underground floors reminded me of Pluto Base, a place I’d never actually been. I’d never even been […] Source

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Published: Oct. 22, 2015, 1:51 p.m.

EP507: The Call of the Sky

Author : Cliff Winnig Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in the anthology When the Hero Comes Home: 2. The Call of the Sky by Cliff Winnig The army hospital’s underground floors reminded me of Pluto Base, a place I’d never actually been. I’d never even been […] Source

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Published: Oct. 22, 2015, 1:51 p.m.

EA Metacast, October 2015 (Part 3)

Part 3 of the October 2015 EA Metacast. Source

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Published: Oct. 14, 2015, 10:10 p.m.

EA Metacast, October 2015 (Part 2)

Part 2 of the October 2015 EA Metacast. Source

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Published: Oct. 14, 2015, 10:05 p.m.

EA Metacast, October 2015 (Part 1)

Hello everyone, Alasdair here. We tend to do a metacast every year around this time, and this year we’ve done something a bit different. This one was recorded LIVE at WorldCon in Spokane in August 2015! In the past, you’ve let us know our metacasts are too long, so we’ve split this one into three parts: […] Source

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Published: Oct. 14, 2015, 10:01 a.m.

Escape Pod 506: Harvester Dreams

Author : Michael J. DeLuca Narrator : Paul Cram Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally appeared in The Homeless Moon 4. Harvester Dreams by Michael J. DeLuca Morning flooded the transparent womb of the ob room. Knuckling his aching skull, Hector twitched the opacity up […] Source

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Published: Oct. 13, 2015, 5:16 p.m.

EP506: Harvester Dreams

Author : Michael J. DeLuca Narrator : Paul Cram Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally appeared in The Homeless Moon 4. Harvester Dreams by Michael J. DeLuca Morning flooded the transparent womb of the ob room. Knuckling his aching skull, Hector twitched the opacity up […] Source

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Published: Oct. 13, 2015, 5:16 p.m.

Escape Pod 505: Falling Leaves

Author : Liz Argall Narrator : Emily Hickson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Apex Magazine in May 2014. Some language that may be inappropriate for a younger audience. Falling Leaves by Liz Argall Charlotte and Nessa met in Year Eight of Narrabri High […] Source

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Published: Sept. 30, 2015, 6:18 a.m.

EP505: Falling Leaves

Author : Liz Argall Narrator : Emily Hickson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Apex Magazine in May 2014. Some language that may be inappropriate for a younger audience. Falling Leaves by Liz Argall Charlotte and Nessa met in Year Eight of Narrabri High […] Source

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Published: Sept. 30, 2015, 6:18 a.m.

Escape Pod 504: End of the World Community College

Author : Sandra McDonald Narrator : Joel Kenyon Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine in the July/August 2014 issue. End of the World Community College by Sandra McDonald Vision The End of the World Community College (EWCC) strives to assist the residents […] Source

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Published: Sept. 23, 2015, 5:31 a.m.

Escape Pod 503: Undeleted

Author : Aidan Doyle Narrator : Austin Learned Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in 2014 in Cosmos. Undeleted By Aidan Doyle One of Saito’s guys led Kentaro through the arcade. They passed row after row of black game pods, silent except for the hum […] Source

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Published: Sept. 12, 2015, 8:26 p.m.

EP503: Undeleted

Author : Aidan Doyle Narrator : Austin Learned Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in 2014 in Cosmos. Undeleted By Aidan Doyle One of Saito’s guys led Kentaro through the arcade. They passed row after row of black game pods, silent except for the hum […] Source

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Published: Sept. 12, 2015, 8:26 p.m.

Escape Pod 500: The Man Who Lost the Sea

Author : Theodore Sturgeon Narrator : Anson Mount Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1959. The Man Who Lost the Sea By Theodore Sturgeon [EDITOR: This was originally released as audio-only, and we don’t have the […] Source

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Published: Sept. 4, 2015, 6:09 a.m.

EP500: The Man Who Lost the Sea

Author : Theodore Sturgeon Narrator : Anson Mount Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1959. The Man Who Lost the Sea By Theodore Sturgeon [EDITOR: This was originally released as audio-only, and we don’t have the […] Source

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Published: Sept. 4, 2015, 6:09 a.m.

Escape Pod 502: Gorlack the Destroyer’s All You Can Eat Adventure

Author : Robert Lowell Russell Narrator : Ethan Jones Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in the Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse anthology. Gorlack the Destroyer’s All You Can Eat Adventure by Robert Lowell Russell Seven hundred battered cases of “Unleash Your Inner Awesome!” mega-nutri-bars […] Source

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Published: Aug. 6, 2015, 4:23 a.m.

EP502: Gorlack the Destroyer’s All You Can Eat Adventure

Author : Robert Lowell Russell Narrator : Ethan Jones Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in the Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse anthology. Gorlack the Destroyer’s All You Can Eat Adventure by Robert Lowell Russell Seven hundred battered cases of “Unleash Your Inner Awesome!” mega-nutri-bars […] Source

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Published: Aug. 6, 2015, 4:23 a.m.

Escape Pod 501: Imma Gonna Finish You Off

Author : Marina J. Lostetter Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Galaxy’s Edge magazine, January 2014. Imma Gonna Finish You Off By Marina J. Lostetter On the examining table lounged a body.  It was an unremarkable body–rather wrinkly, with an […] Source

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Published: July 28, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

EP501: Imma Gonna Finish You Off

Author : Marina J. Lostetter Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Galaxy’s Edge magazine, January 2014. Imma Gonna Finish You Off By Marina J. Lostetter On the examining table lounged a body.  It was an unremarkable body–rather wrinkly, with an […] Source

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Published: July 28, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

Escape Pod 499: Sounding the Fall

Author : Jei D. Marcade Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 499: Sounding the Fall is an Escape Pod original. Sounding the Fall by Jei D. Marcade Sometimes, Narae can almost convince emself that the AI’s Voice was a dream. Some kind of […] Source

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Published: July 20, 2015, 5:27 a.m.

Escape Pod 498: Everyone Will Want One

Author : Kelly Sandoval Narrator : Erin Bardua Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was previously published in Asimov’s magazine. Some profanity. Everyone Will Want One by Kelly Sandoval On Nancy’s thirteenth birthday, her father takes her to the restaurant he likes, the one with the wood […] Source

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Published: July 6, 2015, 10:32 p.m.

EP498: Everyone Will Want One

Author : Kelly Sandoval Narrator : Erin Bardua Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was previously published in Asimov’s magazine. Some profanity. Everyone Will Want One by Kelly Sandoval On Nancy’s thirteenth birthday, her father takes her to the restaurant he likes, the one with the wood […] Source

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Published: July 6, 2015, 10:32 p.m.

Escape Pod 497: A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide

Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : David White Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was published in the March/April 2014 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide by Sarah Pinsker Andy tattooed his left forearm with Lori’s name on a drunken […] Source

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Published: June 27, 2015, 8:40 p.m.

Escape Pod 496: Falling Through Creation

Author : Mark Robert Philps Narrator : Christina Lebonville Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review. Falling Through Creation by Mark Robert Philps HD 168443 b — Extra-Solar Terrestrial Planet, Silicate Core, Active Plate Tectonics We drift in warm lighted […] Source

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Published: June 18, 2015, 12:40 p.m.

EP496: Falling Through Creation

Author : Mark Robert Philps Narrator : Christina Lebonville Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review. Falling Through Creation by Mark Robert Philps HD 168443 b — Extra-Solar Terrestrial Planet, Silicate Core, Active Plate Tectonics We drift in warm lighted […] Source

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Published: June 18, 2015, 12:40 p.m.

Escape Pod 495: Aficionado

Author : David Brin Narrator : Joe Scalora Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story is a chapter from the author’s latest book, Existence. Aficionado by David Brin Story text is available at the author’s website: http://www.davidbrin.com/fiction/aficionado.html Source

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Published: June 7, 2015, 3:03 a.m.

EP495: Aficionado

Author : David Brin Narrator : Joe Scalora Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story is a chapter from the author’s latest book, Existence. Aficionado by David Brin Story text is available at the author’s website here:  http://www.davidbrin.com/aficionado.html Source

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Published: June 7, 2015, 3:03 a.m.

EP494: The Retgun

Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Rachael K. Jones Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was published in a Unidentified Funny Objects 2. Contains profanity. The Retgun by Tim Pratt If you find yourself squatting over a pit toilet while wearing stiletto heels, you’ve made a few bad […] Source

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Published: June 1, 2015, 4:23 a.m.

EP493: Beyond the Trenches We Lie

Author : A.T. Greenblatt Narrator : Andrew Clarke Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP493: Beyond the Trenches We Lie is an Escape Pod original. Beyond the Trenches We Lie By A. T. Greenblatt This morning, the Globs are waiting for us, just like always. Despite what the official […] Source

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Published: May 21, 2015, 3:39 a.m.

EP492: The Silent Ones

Author : Erica L. Satifka Narrator : Angela Davis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in the August 2014 issue of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Some profane language and adult situations. The Silent Ones by Erica L. Satifka The year travel opens up between alternate Earths is […] Source

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Published: May 10, 2015, 4:30 a.m.

EP491: Heaven’s Touch

Author : Jason Sanford Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums The story was originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction and was named to the Locus 2012 Recommended Reading List. Heaven’s Touch by Jason Sanford As the Tonatiuh arcs through the sparkling coma of Heaven’s Touch, […] Source

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Published: May 1, 2015, 4:14 a.m.

EP490: Flowers for Algernon

Author : Daniel Keyes Narrator : Dave Thompson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums The story has been previously published in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Copyright 1959 by Mercury Press. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes [EDITOR: We don’t have the rights to post the text of this story, but it’s widely available […] Source

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Published: April 20, 2015, 11:39 p.m.

EP489: Uncanny

Author : James Patrick Kelly Narrator : Dani Cutler Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums The story has been previously published in Asimov’s October/November 2014. Deals with adult sexuality. Uncanny by James Patrick Kelly A month after I broke up with Jonathan, or Mr. Wrong, as my mother liked […] Source

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Published: April 9, 2015, 3:50 a.m.

EP488: In Another Life

Author : Kelly Sandoval Narrator : Carla Doak Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums The story has been previously published in Daily Science Fiction. In Another Life by Kelly Sandoval Waking after a night spent slipping, I reach for Louisa automatically, rolling into the empty space where she belongs. I […] Source

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Published: April 4, 2015, 5:03 a.m.

EP487: New Folks’ Home

Author : Clifford D. Simak Narrator : Norm Sherman Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Analog Science Fact -> Science Fiction, July 1963. New Folks’ Home by Clifford D. Simak [EDITOR: We don’t have the rights to post the text of this story, […] Source

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Published: March 29, 2015, 3:36 a.m.

EP486: Blight

Author : Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP486: Blight is an Escape Pod original. Blight by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam There are three thousand people in the world, and we are all the same. I don’t mean equal, for The Book makes […] Source

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Published: March 17, 2015, 12:02 p.m.

EP485: Supply Limited, Act Now

Author : Helen Marshall Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums The story was recently released in the author’s short story collection, Gifts for the One Who Comes After, and was also released online at SFSignal. Some explicit language. Supply Limited, Act Now by Helen Marshall Because Larry […] Source

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Published: March 10, 2015, 4:48 a.m.

Escape Pod 484: That Tear Problem

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : Hugo Jackson Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Kasma SF in June 2014. Some adult language. That Tear Problem by Natalia Theodoridou “Now flex your arm,” the controller said. Her voice sounded dry and mechanical through the speakers. […] Source

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Published: March 3, 2015, 6:48 a.m.

EP483: Boris’s Bar

Author : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Narrator : Kaitie Radel Host : Madeline Ashby Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP483: Boris’s Bar is an Escape Pod original. This story does not contain any profanity, but some of the guest host commentary at the end does. Also, while there is no explicit sexual content, the […] Source

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Published: March 2, 2015, 5:35 a.m.

EP482: Chimeras

Author : Jae Steinbacher Narrator : Jessica Dubish Host : Gabrielle de Cuir Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP482: Chimeras is an Escape Pod original. Contains adult language and references to intimate adult relationships. “Chimeras” was a Notable Story for The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016. Chimeras by Julie Steinbacher […] Source

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Published: Feb. 21, 2015, 5:49 a.m.

EP481: Temporary Friends

Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Caitlin Buckley Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP481: Temporary Friends is an Escape Pod original. Temporary Friends by Caroline M. Yoachim The second week of kindergarten, Mimi came home with a rabbit. Despite numerous mentions of the Temporary Friends project in […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 16, 2015, 5:45 a.m.

Escape Pod 480: To the Knife-Cold Stars

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 480: To the Knife-Cold Stars is an Escape Pod original. Includes two instances of profanity. To the Knife-Cold Stars by A. Merc Rustad When Grace opens his newly crafted eye, the […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 7, 2015, 6:07 a.m.

EP479: The Evening, The Morning and the Night

Author : Octavia Butler Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in the May 1987 issue of Omni (available for free here). Contains one curse word, one brief reference to an interlude between consenting adults, and one brief but fairly graphic depiction […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Feb. 2, 2015, 5:28 a.m.

EP478: People of the Shell

Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Jeff Ronner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP478: People of the Shell is an Escape Pod original. People of the Shell by Brian Trent Egypt’s rolling ice-dunes were suddenly peppered by a new ashstorm, as if a bowl of soot had overturned […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 30, 2015, 5:28 a.m.

EP477: Parallel Moons

Author : Mario Milosevic Narrator : Bill Bowman Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Space and Time magazine and was produced as an e-book by Green Snake Publishing. Parallel Moons by Mario Milosevic 1a I never understood the term “new moon.” When the moon is […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 23, 2015, 6:18 a.m.

EP476: In Loco Parentis

Author : Andrea Phillips Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP476: In Loco Parentis is an Escape Pod original. In Loco Parentis by Andrea Phillips The video stutters at the eighteen-second mark. Yakova knows by heart precisely when it happens. As she watches, she mouths […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 16, 2015, 5:38 a.m.

The Season

It’s a new year!  Celebrations and congratulations all around, as we have successfully survived, both as a species and as individuals (presuming you are reading this text from a computer and not, like, Valhalla).  That means, however, a new awards season is coming.  If you want to support Escape Pod, then please, feel free to […] Source

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Published: Jan. 12, 2015, 2:59 p.m.

EP475: Homegrown Tomatoes

Author : Lara Elena Donnelly Narrator : David D. Levine Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story previously appeared in the pay-what-you-can Clarion Foundation fundraiser anthology The Red Volume. Mentioned in Alisdair’s commentary: KT Tunstall “Black Horse” Homegrown Tomatoes by Lara Elena Donnelly When I pick Louisa up from school, All […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Jan. 10, 2015, 6:58 a.m.

EP474: In Coppelius’s Toyshop

Author : Connie Willis Narrator : Nathaniel Lee Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, December 1996. In Coppelius’s Toyshop by Connie Willis [EDITOR: We don’t have the rights to post the text of this story.] Source

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Published: Dec. 29, 2014, 6:34 a.m.

EP473: Soft Currency

Author : Seth Gordon Narrator : Melissa Bugaj Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP473: Soft Currency is an Escape Pod original. Soft Currency by Seth Gordon When Cassie Levine was nine years old, her family lived in the center of Boston, Lyndon B. Johnson was President, and Cassie […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 25, 2014, 4:26 a.m.

EP472: The Mercy of Theseus

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Dave Thompson Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP472: The Mercy of Theseus is an Escape Pod original. The Mercy of Theseus by Rachael K. Jones Greta and Jamal have three arms, two legs, and one working kidney between the two of […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 19, 2014, 6:31 a.m.

EP471: Shared Faces

Author : Anaea Lay Narrator : A Kovacs Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP471: Shared Faces is an Escape Pod original. Contains adult language. Shared Faces by Anaea Lay Dora’s favorite thing about Justin was that he liked to talk during sex. A good conversation turned him on, […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Dec. 5, 2014, 7:19 a.m.

EP470: The Transdimensional Horsemaster Rabbis of Mpumalanga Province

Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : Amy Robinson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was published in the February 2014 issue of Asimov’s. The Transdimensional Horsemaster Rabbis of Mpumalanga Province by Sarah Pinsker I. Options for an Imagined Pictorial Eulogy of Oliver Haifetz-Perec IMAGE 1: The photograph […] Source

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Published: Nov. 29, 2014, 6:57 a.m.

EP469: Inseparable

Author : Liz Heldmann Narrator : Pamela Quevillon Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP469: Inseparable is an Escape Pod original. Contains adult language. Inseparable by Liz Heldmann The disruptor net hit the ocean with an eruption of steam. Obscuring billows gouted up in columns of gray and white […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 18, 2014, 1:05 p.m.

EP468: Law of Gravity

Author : Sam Ferree Narrator : Dave Slusher Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was first printed in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #56, June 2012. Contains some adult language and references to road runner cartoons. The Law of Gravity by Sam Ferree That sunrise was the best […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 14, 2014, 5:46 a.m.

EP467: Trash

Author : Marie Vibbert Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP467: Trash is an Escape Pod original. Mild language that may be unsuitable for young listeners. Trash by Marie Vibbert Nanlee was a woman with the sort of past that necessitated moving to a non-extradition […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Nov. 5, 2014, 5:45 a.m.

EP466: Checkmate

Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP466: Checkmate is an Escape Pod original. Checkmate by Brian Trent The black steamrotor chugged noisily beneath the maze of damp brick arches, cutting a frothy wake in the underground canal.  Edward Oakshott stood rigidly […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 25, 2014, 3:17 a.m.

EP465: The Sky is Blue, and Bright, and Filled with Stars

Author : Edward Ashton Narrator : Andrea Richardson Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP465: The Sky is Blue, and Bright, and Filled with Stars is an Escape Pod original. Contains two curse words. The Sky is Blue, and Bright, and Filled with Stars by Edward Ashton Dot reaches […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 17, 2014, 4:16 a.m.

EP464: Red Dust and Dancing Horses

Author : Beth Cato Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Stupefying Stories, March 2012. Red Dust and Dancing Horses by Beth Cato No horses existed on Mars. Nara could change that.She stared out the thick-paned window. Tinted dirt sprawled […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 10, 2014, 4:39 a.m.

EP463: Rockwork

Author : R. M. Graves Narrator : Angi Shearstone Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP463: Rockwork is an Escape Pod original. Also mentioned in this episode, treasured author Eugie Foster passed away. Rockwork by R. M. Graves Dog sat at her kit, in the cavernous dark at the […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Oct. 1, 2014, 12:16 p.m.

EP462: Women of Our Occupation

Author : Kameron Hurley Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Strange Horizons in July 2006. Slight amount of sexual content. Recorded live at LonCon3. Women of Our Occupation by Kameron Hurley [EDITOR: We don’t have the rights to post the […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 19, 2014, 4:29 a.m.

EP461: Selkie Stories are for Losers

Author : Sofia Samatar Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story has been previously published by Strange Horizons in 2013. This story has been nominated for a Hugo Award. Please, also remember our friend P.G. Holyfield and donate to his fund if at all […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 13, 2014, 3:14 a.m.

EP460: The Ink Readers of Doi Saket

Author : Thomas Olde Heuvelt Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story has been previously published by Tor. Contains some sexual content. This story has been nominated for a Hugo Award. Please, also remember our friend P.G. Holyfield and donate to his fund if […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Sept. 3, 2014, 3:56 a.m.

EP459: The Water That Falls On You From Nowhere

Author : John Chu Narrator : John Chu Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was previously published by Tor in 2013. This story has been nominated for a Hugo Award. (Edited to add: Winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for best short story!) Please, also remember our […] Source

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Published: Aug. 21, 2014, 2:06 p.m.

SPECIAL EDITION: PG Holyfield

Announcement: http://specficmedia.com/2014/08/17/pg-holyfield-announcement/ GoFundMe Page: http://www.gofundme.com/pgfund Want to give people who don’t know PG’s work a chance to donate AND get an audio version of his book at the same time? Point them here: http://podiobooks.com/title/murder-at-avedon-hill/   Music in this episode: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/All_These_Simple_Things/09_-_The_Idea_of_Space Source

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 19, 2014, 12:58 p.m.

EP458: If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love

Author : Rachel Swirsky Narrator : Christina Lebonville Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story has been previously published in Apex Magazine. If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. You’d be a small […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 14, 2014, 4:28 a.m.

EP457: A Struggle Between Rivals Ends Surprisingly

Author : Oliver Buckram Narrator : Laura Hobbs Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story has been previously published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Mentioned in this episode: Bobby Lombardi fundraiser A Struggle Between Rivals Ends Surprisingly by Oliver Buckram While the harbormaster fidgeted at his […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: Aug. 5, 2014, 3:41 a.m.

EP456: To Waste

Author : Luke Pebler Narrator : Joshua Price Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP456: To Waste is an Escape Pod original. Contains a little foul language, some mature situations, and a little bit of grossness. To Waste by Luke Pebler When I wake, it is not yet hot. […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: July 28, 2014, 5:11 a.m.

EP455: Keep Your Shape

Author : Robert Sheckley Narrator : Nathaniel Lee Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction, November 1953. Keep Your Shape by Robert Sheckley Pid the Pilot slowed the ship almost to a standstill, and peered anxiously at the green planet below. […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: July 21, 2014, 1:29 p.m.

EP454: Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

Author : K. C. Ball Narrator : Dani Cutler Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Waylines, March 2013. Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One by KC Ball Lori Meeker pushed her hair out of her eyes and leaned back against the sink. She […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: July 14, 2014, 3:11 p.m.

EP453: The Grotto of the Dancing Deer

Author : Clifford D. Simak Narrator : Norm Sherman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, April 1980. This story won the 1980 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1981 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. The Grotto of […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: July 7, 2014, 5:37 a.m.

EP452: Repo

Author : Aaron Gallagher Narrator : M. K. Hobson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This piece was published in Analog, May 2014. Repo by Aaron Gallagher It took concentration to perform delicate work in the cumbersome gloves of the suit. The rounded fingers were metal-tipped, and bulky. Elise […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: June 28, 2014, 4:44 a.m.

EP451: The Aliens Made of Glass

Author : Helena Bell Narrator : Donna Scott Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This piece was published in The Indiana Review in December 2013. The Aliens Made of Glass by Helena Bell Sister Charles Regina, formerly of the Daughters of Perpetual Help, attends to her boat, the Nunc […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: June 24, 2014, 5:09 a.m.

EP450: Valedictorian

Author : N.K. Jemisin Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia. Valedictorian by N. K. Jemisin There are three things Zinhle decides, when she is old enough to understand. The first is that she […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: June 16, 2014, 4:34 a.m.

EP449: An Understanding

Author : Holly Heisey Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP449: An Understanding is an Escape Pod original. This story was a finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest. An Understanding by Holly Heisey The sun on Joppa was a deeper red than I […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: June 6, 2014, 5:23 a.m.

EP448: Paprika

Author : Jason Sanford Narrator : Heather Bowman-Tomlinson Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in the Issue 249 of Interzone. Paprika by Jason Sanford “Ah Paprika, you dance so well,” Satoshi exclaimed each bright-sun morning, his praise always pleasing no matter how many times Paprika heard it. And Paprika […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: May 30, 2014, 4:40 a.m.

EP447: Rachel in Love

Author : Pat Murphy Narrator : Kathy Sherwood Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in the March, 2012 issue of Asimov’s. Rachel in Love by Pat Murphy [EDITOR: We don’t have the rights to post the text of this story.] Source

Science Fiction
Published: May 19, 2014, 4:20 a.m.

EP446: The Way of the Needle

Author : Derek Künsken Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in the March, 2012 issue of Asimov’s. The Way of the Needle by Derek Künsken I The ancient pulsar’s lighthouse beam of microwaves and radio waves spun twice per second. Within the bloom of its magnetic field […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: May 12, 2014, 3:34 a.m.

EP445: Black Swan Oracle

Author : Ferrett Steinmetz Narrator : Amy Robinson Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums It was originally published in the What Fates Impose anthology. Black Swan Oracle by Ferrett Steinmetz The crowd waiting below The Oracle’s bulletproof bay window is a mathematically predictable entity. Still, the Oracle relishes any […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: May 5, 2014, 3:57 a.m.

EP444: Those Are Pearls That Were His Eyes

Author : Daniel Marcus Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums First published first in Asimov’s, July 1996, and reprinted in the author’s collection, Binding Energy (2008). Those Are Pearls That Were His Eyes by Daniel Marcus The only window in Suki’s bedroom opened onto an airshaft […] Source

Science Fiction
Published: April 26, 2014, 8:10 p.m.

EP443: This Is As I Wish To Be Restored

Author : Christie Yant Narrator : Mr. Lee Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP443: This Is As I Wish To Be Restored is an Escape Pod original. Please visit the sponsor for this episode. Mentioned by Alasdair at the end of this episode: Matt Wallace’s Slingers This Is As […] Source

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Published: April 19, 2014, 4:19 a.m.

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