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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids (start with Episode 1), told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space.

The story is written and performed by Jonathan Messinger, author of Hiding Out, former web editor of Time Out Chicago Kids, and father of two boys. His son Griffin, 7, serves as editor of the story, appearing in episodes to critique, make predictions and express skepticism that his father knows what he's talking about, which also happens to be the way the rest of their relationship works.

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kid‪s‬ Gen-Z Media

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 397 Ratings

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids (start with Episode 1), told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space.

The story is written and performed by Jonathan Messinger, author of Hiding Out, former web editor of Time Out Chicago Kids, and father of two boys. His son Griffin, 7, serves as editor of the story, appearing in episodes to critique, make predictions and express skepticism that his father knows what he's talking about, which also happens to be the way the rest of their relationship works.

    See Ya Later, Crater!

    See Ya Later, Crater!

    Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

    Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.

    The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids.

    And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.

    • 15 min
    Here we go! Re-Re-Re-Reunion

    Here we go! Re-Re-Re-Reunion

    Here’s the link for the Facebook live!
    https://www.facebook.com/chipublib/posts/10159206750427454

    • 17 min
    The Green Machine

    The Green Machine

    New episode coming Friday! So we’re getting back into the swing of the season with the first ep of season 7!

    Season 7 kicks off with a little tension among the explorers, and a whole lot of spookiness coming from the Shakespeare!

    Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

    Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.

    The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids.

    And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.

    • 18 min
    Where is Vale?

    Where is Vale?

    This week is our annual Halloween special, and it finds the explorers back on the Marlowe. But this time, they’ve brought something back from their explorations!

    We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out.

    Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

    Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.

    The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids.

    And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.

    • 14 min
    New live show!

    New live show!

    Big news is that we’re having a live event on Saturday. It’s free and it’s on Zoooooooommm. It happens at 4pm Central Time on Saturday, and it’s hosted by The Book Cellar here in Chicago. To register, you just have to email words@bookcellarinc.com subject line: Finn Caspian/Messinger RSVP. Hope to see you there!

    • 2 min
    The Accidental Volcano

    The Accidental Volcano

    Hi there! Here’s a little excerpt of the second Finn book. Big news is that we’re having a live event on Saturday. It’s free and it’s on Zoooooooommm. It happens at 4pm Central Time on Saturday, and it’s hosted by The Book Cellar here in Chicago. To register, you just have to email words@bookcellarinc.com subject line: Finn Caspian/Messinger RSVP. Hope to see you there!

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
397 Ratings

397 Ratings

spencer e g ,

Make more episodes!

Please make more episodes, if you did I would definitely give you 5 stars! I still recommend it thru 😋

puppymonstrosity ,

For beebop NOT jonaham

Jonaham plez get out of the room to feed Beebop some delicious art
Now Beebop I have PRANKS!
You should put butter in jonahams slippers
You should also paint jonahams microphone the colour of baby poo🤪😜

callum cradock ,

1/9/1

I watched this podcast from 1 to 9 and Then back to 1

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