30 Best Speculative Fiction Podcasts

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Speculative Fiction Podcasts

Here are 30 Best Speculative Fiction Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons Authors J.A. Ironside and M.E. Vaughan talk about books, films and all aspects of speculative fiction, from the nuts and bolts of writing it, to its (occasionally) obscure origins.
Podcast dissectingdragons.podbean.com
Facebook Followers 225Twitter Followers 2.8K Frequency 3 episodes / month Avg Length 78 min Get Email Contact Get Influential Podcasters ContactsGet access to 100k active Podcasters, Influencers in 1500 niche categories.Get targeted media contact list in your niche at your fingertips so you can focus on running your campaign.Email us the categories of Podcasters you want to reach out for your marketing campaign at anuj@feedspot.com Copy email. We'll share active Podcasters list with verified email contacts in an Excel or CSV format.

2. Strange Horizons

Strange Horizons Speculative fiction and poetry from award-winning Strange Horizons magazine, updated weekly on Mondays/Tuesdays.
Podcast strangehorizons.podbean.com
Twitter Followers 38.6K Frequency 9 episodes / year Avg Length 28 min Get Email Contact

3. The Sci-Fi Christian

The Sci-Fi Christian We see The Sci-Fi Christian, in all its iterations, as being about the collision between faith and nerdom. We believe that good genre fiction is about more than just entertainment. We seek to engage with the themes and philosophies behind our favorite stories, wrestling with the big ideas within speculative fiction.
Podcast thescifichristian.com
Hosts Matt Anderson, Ben De Bono
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Facebook Followers 641Twitter Followers 456 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 37 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

4. Cast of Wonders

Cast of Wonders Cast of Wonders is the leading voice in young adult speculative short fiction. Every week we present short stories from some of today's best genre fiction writers, featuring everything from hard science fiction to urban fantasy, horror, steampunk, superheroes, and more. Our stories are defined by their deep emotional resonance and that critical spark of wonder.
Podcast castofwonders.org
Apple Rating 4.5 / 5Facebook Followers 518Twitter Followers 2.5K Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 28 min Since Oct 2014 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

5. The Well Told Tale

The Well Told Tale Hi everyone. This is Robert. Welcome to The Well Told Tale. Every week I narrate a classic story; the greatest science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction stories ever written, not just in a small chunk at a time, but enough for you to really relax into. No adverts in the middle, just the story itself. All stories are pubic domain and free from copyright.
Podcast feeds.buzzsprout.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5Facebook Followers 56Twitter Followers 123Instagram Followers 148 Frequency 1 episode / day Avg Length 37 min Since Jan 2020 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

6. Space Cowboy Books Presents

Space Cowboy Books Presents A science/speculative fiction anthology podcast. Winner of the 2023 Laureate Award for Best Podcast.
Podcast podomatic.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Twitter Followers 2.4KInstagram Followers 2.2K Frequency 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 24 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

7. ReReading Wolfe

ReReading Wolfe A spoiler-dense, chapter by chapter discussion of Gene Wolfe's science fantasy masterpiece The Book Of The New Sun, covering all four volumes and a little bit from Urth of the New Sun when necessary. They don't try to spoil anything else but, then again it's not a prepossessing podcast.
Podcast rereadingwolfe.podbean.com
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Twitter Followers 1.8K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 114 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

8. Fantastic Fiction at KGB

Fantastic Fiction at KGB A monthly speculative fiction reading series in New York City and now live on YouTube.
Podcast listennotes.com
Twitter Followers 4.4K Frequency 2 episodes / month Avg Length 56 min Get Email Contact

9. Afronauts Podcast

Afronauts Podcast A podcast to promote Black speculative fiction.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Twitter Followers 372Instagram Followers 171 Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 46 min Get Email Contact

10. The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast

The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast Brandon Budda and Glenn McDorman travel through the works of the great speculative-fiction writer Gene Wolfe one story at a time.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5 Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 58 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

11. The Writer and the Critic

The Writer and the Critic A monthly podcast devoted mostly to speculative fiction books, reviews, and the odd bit of idle gossip. Hosted by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond.
Podcast writerandcritic.podbean.com
Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 90 min Get Email Contact

12. Atoz

Atoz College-level conversations about sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and weird fiction with writer G.L. McDorman.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 46 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

13. The Fantasy Inn Podcast

The Fantasy Inn Podcast A podcast about fantasy, science fiction, and the broader speculative fiction industry. Episodes air twice a month and include discussions about trending topics in the industry; interviews with authors, editors, podcasters, and more; and the occasional raving about the books we love.
Podcast the-fantasy-inn-podcast.pinecast.co
Facebook Followers 202Twitter Followers 3.7KInstagram Followers 654 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 53 min Listen on YouTube Get Email Contact

14. Writing Fright

Writing Fright A podcast dedicated to the art of writing horror and speculative fiction. Join me weekly as I learn the ins and outs of genre fiction with guest authors, editors, and publishers.
Podcast podcasters.spotify.com
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5 Frequency 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 25 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

15. If This Goes On (Don't Panic)

If This Goes On (Don't Panic) Bringing hope to the world through Speculative Fiction. Interviews with Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, gamers, creators, and activists.
Podcast itgodp.libsyn.com
Facebook Followers 152Twitter Followers 868 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 46 min Get Email Contact

16. Metaphorosis magazine

Metaphorosis magazine Beautifully written speculative fiction - great science fiction and fantasy stories.
Podcast podcast.metaphorosis.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5 Frequency 2 episodes / month Avg Length 41 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

17. Alzabo Soup

Alzabo Soup Alzabo Soup is a literary analysis podcast where we literally become our favorite authors by devouring portions of their brains. We do a chapter-by-chapter analysis of our favorite speculative fiction, researching the details and discussing the implications. We are currently covering The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe.
Podcast alzabosoup.com
Apple Rating 4.9 / 5Twitter Followers 1.5K Frequency 16 episodes / year Avg Length 66 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

18. Brodacious Book Club

Brodacious Book Club A podcast for people who love to read...and for those who don't! Want to know what's hot and happening in the world of fiction, but don't have the energy to read a 400-page book, or the time to listen to 20 hours of audio? This podcast is for you! We summarize and then analyze, some top titles in today's speculative fiction. New episodes every other Thursday!
Podcast feeds.buzzsprout.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5Facebook Followers 12Twitter Followers 56 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

19. AE Reads Skiffily

AE Reads Skiffily A podcast featuring science fiction stories with sound effects. The speculative fiction featured in this scifi podcast will be the kind that taps into your imagination and takes you to new and intriguing places. I see this science fiction podcast as a way for people to blow each other's minds. For you, this starts today. Enjoy and share!
Podcast podomatic.com
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20. Wild Speculation

Wild Speculation Wild Speculation is an anthology podcast that explores the many worlds of speculative fiction through short stories.
Podcast wildspeculation.buzzsprout.com
Apple Rating 5 / 5Facebook Followers 101Twitter Followers 313 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

21. Leave It To The Prose

Leave It To The Prose Your podcast for science fiction and fantasy literature. Join us as we read and discuss new and old works of speculative fiction.
Podcast totheprose.blubrry.net
Facebook Followers 8Twitter Followers 1KInstagram Followers 72 Get Email Contact

22. Labyrinth of the Bizarre

Labyrinth of the Bizarre Labyrinth of the Bizarre is a podcast by two QTPOC that review and discuss speculative fiction, which is an umbrella term for all subgenres of science fiction and fantasy such as urban fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, superhero, and post-apocalyptic. Elia forgets the definition every episode.
Podcast feeds.buzzsprout.com
Twitter Followers 17Instagram Followers 1.2K Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

23. In My Expert Opinion

In My Expert Opinion Join Dr. Marcus Cole, Dr. Sarah Ward, and Abby Cole as they explore the nonfiction side of speculative fiction, with varying levels of expertise.
Podcast listennotes.com
Facebook Followers 54Instagram Followers 60 Get Email Contact

24. Untold Podcast

Untold Podcast Capturing the culture's imagination through speculative fiction.
Podcast untoldpodcast.com
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Facebook Followers 356Twitter Followers 463Instagram Followers 93 Frequency 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 27 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

25. Independent Claws

Independent Claws Specializing in anthropomorphic speculative fiction.
Podcast chriswilliamsauthor.com
Twitter Followers 168 Get Email Contact

26. Androids and Assets

Androids and Assets The political economy of speculative fiction.
Podcast androidsandassets.ca
Facebook Followers 24Twitter Followers 497Instagram Followers 83 Get Email Contact

27. Soothing Stories Podcast

Soothing Stories Podcast Listen in as speculative fiction writer and Bram Stoker Award Finalist Thersa Matsuura reads and shares some great tales. Each episode aims to showcase the most immersive storytelling with both classics and Thersa's own writing accompanied by high-quality soundscapes created for hours of relaxation. Also check out her other podcast, Uncanny Japan for Japanese folklore, folktales, cultural tidbits, and superstitions!
Podcast soothingstoriespodcast.com
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

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Speculative Fiction Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Speculative Fiction. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Role Podcast Link Total Episodes
Matt AndersonHostthescifichristian.com23
Ben De BonoHostthescifichristian.com23
Strange Horizonsstrangehorizons.podbean.com55
Tanner Rutledgepodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/writingfright31
J.A. Ironside & M.E. Vaughandissectingdragons.podbean.com24
The Sci-Fi Christianthescifichristian.com23
The Well Told Talefeeds.buzzsprout.com/55582322
Escape Artistscastofwonders.org/category/episodes21
Andrew Reisingwildspeculation.buzzsprout.com20
Metaphorosis Publishingpodcast.metaphorosis.com18
Claytemple Mediapodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/claytemple-media10
Matthew Kressellistennotes.com/podcasts/fantastic-fiction-at-kgb-matthew-kressel--G50M4putVX7
Space Cowboy Bookspodomatic.com/podcasts/spacecowboybooks6
Philip Armstrong and Andrew Metzrothalzabosoup.com/episodes5
Alan Baileyitgodp.libsyn.com2
Navarre Bartzitgodp.libsyn.com1
Rick Claypoolitgodp.libsyn.com1
Susan Kaye Quinnitgodp.libsyn.com1
Justine Norton-Kertsonitgodp.libsyn.com1
Marshall Poenewbooksnetwork.com/category/politics-society/geography3
Multitudespiritspodcast.com2
Alison Nissenfloridawriters.libsyn.com/website1
Brenden Pughpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/writing-quest1
Bryan Collinspodcast.becomeawritertoday.com1
Cyrus Amelia Fisher And Sarah Palmercrackedspines.buzzsprout.com1
Dear Literaturepodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dear-literature1
Emma And Shelleypodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indiebooktalk1
Host Linda Goldfarbfeeds.buzzsprout.com/11277621
Kirsten Mcneillpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kirsten-mcneill1
Lisa Morehousenpr.org/podcasts/914617087/new-arrivals-a-socially-distanced-book-tour1
Megan Leighbreakingtheglassslipper.com/episodes1
Nicolepodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicole11291
Peter Coxpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/popupsubmissions1
Rob Leethetruthinthisart.com/episodes1
Ruan Willow / Megan Rose Fawkesfeeds.buzzsprout.com/15998081
Stephanie Gagnonbooksinthefreezer.com/category/podcast-episodes1
Tony Telladoscifitalk.podbean.com1
Logan Speculative Fictionlovecraftpod.com36
Sci-fi Book Clubpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/holograhammc26
Tony Walkercms.megaphone.fm/channel/CGS497609269318
Hawk & Cleaver | A Digital Story Studio Bringing You The Best Newplay.acast.com/s/theotherstories12
Tltlistennotes.com/podcasts/tlt-the-lesbian-talkshow-tlt-57zXkl6tQm912
Chris Herronfeeds.libsyn.com/46092310
Connecticut Public Radioctpublic.org/show/the-colin-mcenroe-show9
Joe Montaldo & United Public Radioufoparanormalradio.podbean.com9
Jf Garrardjfgarrard.com/arpodcast8
Matt Wardpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/deathdonor8
Michael David Wilson And Bob Pastorellathisishorror.co.uk/category/podcast6
Tara Mcmullinwhatworkspodcast.com/episodes6
Thomas Umstattd Jr.authormedia.com/novel-marketing5
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