30 Best Speculative Fiction Podcasts

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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.more
225 2.8K 3 episodes / month Avg Length 75 min
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2. The Well Told Tale

The Well Told Tale UK
Hi everyone. This is Robert. Welcome to The Well Told Tale. Every week I narrate a classic story; the greatest science fiction, fantasy and speculativ...e 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.more
56 123 147 1 episode / day Avg Length 41 min Jan 2020
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3. Strange Horizons

Strange Horizons Speculative fiction and poetry from award-winning Strange Horizons magazine, updated weekly on Mondays/Tuesdays.
38.6K 9 episodes / year Avg Length 28 min
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4. The Sci-Fi Christian

The Sci-Fi Christian Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
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.more
641 456 1 episode / week Avg Length 42 min
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5. 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.more
518 2.5K 2 episodes / week Avg Length 31 min Oct 2014
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6. 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.more
1.8K 1 episode / week Avg Length 114 min
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7. Space Cowboy Books Presents: Simultaneous Times

Space Cowboy Books Presents: Simultaneous Times A science/speculative fiction anthology podcast. Winner of the 2023 Laureate Award for Best Podcast.
2.4K 2.1K 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 24 min
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8. Afronauts Podcast

Afronauts Podcast A podcast to promote Black speculative fiction.
372 171 1 episode / month Avg Length 46 min
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9. Fantastic Fiction at KGB

Fantastic Fiction at KGB New York, US
A monthly speculative fiction reading series in New York City and now live on YouTube.
4.4K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 58 min
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10. Atoz: A Speculative Fiction Book Club Podcast

Atoz: A Speculative Fiction Book Club Podcast College-level conversations about sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and weird fiction with writer G.L. McDorman.
1 episode / week Avg Length 47 min
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11. 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.
1 episode / quarter Avg Length 62 min
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12. 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.
1 episode / quarter Avg Length 69 min
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13. 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 autho...rs, editors, and publishers.more
2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 27 min
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14. Metaphorosis magazine

Metaphorosis magazine Beautifully written speculative fiction - great science fiction and fantasy stories.
2 episodes / month Avg Length 39 min
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15. Untold Podcast

Untold Podcast Capturing the culture's imagination through speculative fiction.
356 463 95 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 27 min
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16. 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.
152 868 1 episode / week Avg Length 42 min
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17. Alzabo Soup

Alzabo Soup Denver, Colorado, US
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-ch...apter 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.more
1.5K 16 episodes / year Avg Length 66 min
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18. 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 trend...ing topics in the industry; interviews with authors, editors, podcasters, and more; and the occasional raving about the books we love.more
202 3.7K 654
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19. Brodacious Book Club

Brodacious Book Club Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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 ene...rgy 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!more
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20. 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!more

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21. Wild Speculation

Wild Speculation Wild Speculation is an anthology podcast that explores the many worlds of speculative fiction through short stories.
101 313
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22. Leave It To The Prose

Leave It To The Prose Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Your podcast for science fiction and fantasy literature. Join us as we read and discuss new and old works of speculative fiction.
8 1K 73
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23. Labyrinth of the Bizarre

Labyrinth of the Bizarre US
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.more
17 1.2K
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24. 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.
54 62
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25. Independent Claws

Independent Claws Washington, District of Columbia, US
Specializing in anthropomorphic speculative fiction.
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26. Androids and Assets | The Complete Package

Androids and Assets | The Complete Package Canada
The political economy of speculative fiction.
24 512 83
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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 showcas...e 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!more

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Speculative Fiction Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering Speculative Fiction. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Strange Horizons strangehorizons.podbean.com 55
Tanner Rutledge podcasters.spotify.com 31
J.A. Ironside & M.E. Vaughan dissectingdragons.podbean.com 24
The Sci-Fi Christian thescifichristian.com 23
The Well Told Tale feeds.buzzsprout.com 22
Escape Artists castofwonders.org 21
Andrew Reising wildspeculation.buzzsprout.com 20
Metaphorosis Publishing podcast.metaphorosis.com 18
Claytemple Media podcasters.spotify.com 10
Matthew Kressel listennotes.com 7
Space Cowboy Books podomatic.com 6
Philip Armstrong and Andrew Metzroth alzabosoup.com 5
@rereadingwolfe rereadingwolfe.podbean.com 4
Afronauts Podcast podcasters.spotify.com 4
Alan Bailey itgodp.libsyn.com 2
Navarre Bartz itgodp.libsyn.com 1
Rick Claypool itgodp.libsyn.com 1
Susan Kaye Quinn itgodp.libsyn.com 1
Justine Norton-Kertson itgodp.libsyn.com 1
Marshall Poe newbooksnetwork.com/category/politics-society/geography 3
Multitude spiritspodcast.com 2
Bryan Collins podcast.becomeawritertoday.com 1
Dear Literature podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dear-literature 1
Emma And Shelley podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/indiebooktalk 1
Host Linda Goldfarb feeds.buzzsprout.com/1127762 1
Kirsten Mcneill podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kirsten-mcneill 1
Megan Leigh breakingtheglassslipper.com/episodes 1
Minnesota Public Radio mprnews.org/shows/kerri-miller 1
Nicole podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicole1129 1
Peter Cox podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/popupsubmissions 1
Rob Lee thetruthinthisart.com/episodes 1
Ruan Willow / Megan Rose Fawkes feeds.buzzsprout.com/1599808 1
Stephanie Gagnon booksinthefreezer.com/category/podcast-episodes 1
Tony Tellado scifitalk.podbean.com 1
Wooc 105.3 Fm Troy soundcloud.com/mediasanctuary 1
Appbly.com podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/free-audiobooks 179
Logan Speculative Fiction lovecraftpod.com 34
Sci-fi Book Club podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/holograhammc 26
Tony Walker cms.megaphone.fm/channel/CGS4976092693 18
Tlt listennotes.com/podcasts/tlt-the-lesbian-talkshow-tlt-57zXkl6tQm9 12
Chris Herron feeds.libsyn.com/460923 10
Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio ufoparanormalradio.podbean.com 9
Connecticut Public Radio ctpublic.org/show/the-colin-mcenroe-show 8
Jf Garrard jfgarrard.com/arpodcast 8
Matt Ward podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/deathdonor 8
Hawk & Cleaver | A Digital Story Studio Bringing You The Best New play.acast.com/s/theotherstories 6
Michael David Wilson And Bob Pastorella thisishorror.co.uk/category/podcast 6
New Books Network newbooksnetwork.com/category/history-1/economic-and-business-history 6
Tara Mcmullin whatworkspodcast.com/episodes 6
Nebraska Public Media npr.org/podcasts/381444554/all-about-books 5
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