Escape Pod

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Each week, Escape Pod delivers science fiction short stories from today's best authors. Listen today, and hear the new sound of science fiction!

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Author : Malon Edwards Narrator : Mandaly Louis-Charles Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Expanded Horizons, Issue 40, July 2013. Language.

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Author : Roger Zelazny Narrator : Pete Milan Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was first published by Mercury Press, 1963. This text taken from Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anth...

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Author : Jack McDevitt Narrator : Sara Tolbert Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story is part of the Apocalypse Triptych. THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH Famine. Death. War. Pestilence.

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Author : Geoffrey W. Cole Narrator : Jeff Ronner Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Issue #1 of the relaunched Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds Magazine. Cradle and Ume by Geoffrey W.

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Author : Chris Lawson Narrator : Bill Bowman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January-February 2011.

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Author : Seth Dickinson Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums EP441: Kumara is an Escape Pod original. Please visit the sponsor for this episode – Posthuman Pathways Kumara By Seth Dickinson You...

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Author : Robert Reed Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story has been previously published as a novella of the same name. Contains mild swearing. We still encourage you to visit the sponsor for...

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Author : Robert Reed Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story has been previously published as a novella of the same name. Eater-of-Bone, part 2 by Robert Reed [Please see the post for the first...

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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.

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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).

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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 Orac...

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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 mi...

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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...

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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...

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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 Sho...

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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 ...

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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 th...

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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.

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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 fundr...

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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,

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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Author : R. M. Graves Narrator : Angi Shearstone Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 463: Rockwork is an Escape Pod original. Also mentioned in this episode, treasured author Eugie Foster passed away.

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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....

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Author : Edward Ashton Narrator : Andrea Richardson Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 465: The Sky is Blue, and Bright, and Filled with Stars is an Escape Pod original. Contains two curse words.

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Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Mat Weller Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 466: Checkmate is an Escape Pod original. Checkmate by Brian Trent The black steamrotor chugged noisily beneath the maze of damp bri...

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Author : Marie Vibbert Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 467: Trash is an Escape Pod original. Mild language that may be unsuitable for young listeners.

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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 runn...

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Author : Liz Heldmann Narrator : Pamela Quevillon Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 469: Inseparable is an Escape Pod original. Contains adult language. Inseparable by Liz Heldmann The disruptor net hit the oc...

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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...

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Author : Anaea Lay Narrator : A Kovacs Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 471: Shared Faces is an Escape Pod original. Contains adult language. Shared Faces by Anaea Lay Dora’s favorite thing about Justin wa...

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Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Dave Thompson Host : Norm Sherman Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 472: The Mercy of Theseus is an Escape Pod original. The Mercy of Theseus by Rachael K.

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Author : Seth Gordon Narrator : Melissa Bugaj Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 473: Soft Currency is an Escape Pod original. Soft Currency by Seth Gordon When Cassie Levine was nine years old,

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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 ...

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What’s in store for Escape Artists — and for you — in 2015? Listen and find out!

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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.

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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,

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Author : Andrea Phillips Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 476: In Loco Parentis is an Escape Pod original. In Loco Parentis by Andrea Phillips The video stutters at the eighteen-second...

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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.

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Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Jeff Ronner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 478: People of the Shell is an Escape Pod original. People of the Shell by Brian Trent Egypt’s rolling ice-dunes were suddenly p...

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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,

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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.

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Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Caitlin Buckley Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 481: Temporary Friends is an Escape Pod original. Temporary Friends by Caroline M.

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Author : Jae Steinbacher Narrator : Jessica Dubish Host : Gabrielle de Cuir Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 482: Chimeras is an Escape Pod original. Contains adult language and references to intimate adult relationships.

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Author : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Narrator : Kaitie Radel Host : Madeline Ashby Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 483: Boris’s Bar is an Escape Pod original. This story does not contain any profanity,

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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 ...

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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,

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Author : Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 486: Blight is an Escape Pod original. Blight by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam There are three thousand people in the world,...

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Author : A.T. Greenblatt Narrator : Andrew Clarke Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Mat Weller Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 493: Beyond the Trenches We Lie is an Escape Pod original. Beyond the Trenches We Lie By A. T. Greenblatt This morning,

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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 o...

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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: htt...

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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 1...

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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...

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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 bi...

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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,

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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.

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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 Advent...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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Part 2 of the October 2015 EA Metacast.

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Part 3 of the October 2015 EA Metacast.

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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...

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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,

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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 skimmin...

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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 o...

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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 u...

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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 dr...

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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.

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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,

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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,

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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 lo...

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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,

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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 Sp...

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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 actio...

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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,

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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.

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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,

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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,

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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...

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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.

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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 a...

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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 speci...

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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!

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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 inappropria...

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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,

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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...

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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....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 t...

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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,

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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 hap...

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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,

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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 ...

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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 Travel...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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 b...

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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,

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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 Handb...

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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.

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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 gr...

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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 a...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 run...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 r...

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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,

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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 Fro...

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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 m...

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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 writ...

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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,

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 no...

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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 th...

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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!

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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 sui...

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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 set...

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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.

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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 aba...

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (Artemi...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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,

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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 ...

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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 c...

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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,

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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,

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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 Ot...

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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.

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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 o...

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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 ...

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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 Lif...

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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 Marc...

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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,...

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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 a...

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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 appl...

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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 Wi...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 M...

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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),

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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),

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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),

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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,

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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.

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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...

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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 fro...

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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 ...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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 ...

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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,

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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.

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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,

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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),

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 w...

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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...

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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 listen...

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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.

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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 Alis...

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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’Bri...

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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,

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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 di...

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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.

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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 Contes...

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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...

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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!

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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 ...

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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,

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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 Gr...

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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 sen...

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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.

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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.

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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 p...

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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 th...

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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 Esc...

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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.

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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.

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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 expect...

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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 Key...

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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,

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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 an...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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 ...

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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,

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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 F...

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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,

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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,

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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.

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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...

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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,

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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 orig...

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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,

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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 e...

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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.

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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 s...

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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,

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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 ou...

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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.

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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.

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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-cove...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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,

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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 po...

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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.

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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.

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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-the...

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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-them...

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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.

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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 Flas...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Postcoloni...

Authors : Larry Hammer, Mike Resnick and Jim Kling Narrators : Michael R. Mennenga, Elie Hirschman and Rachel Swirsky Hosts : Benjamin C. Kinney, Rachel Swirsky and Serah Eley Audio Producers : Adam Pracht, Rachel Swirsky,

Author : Octavia Butler Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Summer Brooks and Mat Weller Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in the May 1987 issue of Omni (available for free here),

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