245 episodes

Makeshift Stories is an independently produced sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction podcast for all ages. Twice a month, escape the ordinary and join us on a journey through space, time, possible futures, alternative pasts and the unexplainable.

Original Science Fiction – Makeshift Stories Alan V Hare

    • Fiction
    • 4.2 • 36 Ratings

Makeshift Stories is an independently produced sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction podcast for all ages. Twice a month, escape the ordinary and join us on a journey through space, time, possible futures, alternative pasts and the unexplainable.

    The Grand Erewhon Palace

    The Grand Erewhon Palace

    After winning a dream vacation in an online contest, the winner finds themself at an exclusive luxury resort with an odd and unsettlingly familiar name. They soon discover the resort’s maze-like interior is populated with characters from fantasy novels and there is no way out.

    • 34 min
    Island Three

    Island Three

    Disguised as an indentured worker, Seda infiltrates a space habitat for the wealthy with the intent of making its citizens pay for the exploitation of the planet below. However, her determination begins to waver once she experiences life in the orbital colony and becomes friends with one of the residents.

    • 34 min
    The Counterfactual Detective Agency

    The Counterfactual Detective Agency

    In order to pay for its hosting costs, an artificial intelligence of dubious character was forced to open the world's first AI detective agency. When it is asked to conduct a background check on a well-known tech executive, it soon becomes apparent there is something strange going on, and the executive is not who they seem.

    • 37 min
    Baseline Human

    Baseline Human

    Anvi, the sole survivor of a mission to search for life in the Proxima Centauri star system returns to earth after 200 years. She begins to suspect something is amiss when her debriefing team seems more interested in her than her microbial samples.

    • 30 min
    Virtual Love

    Virtual Love

    Riku Saito, a famous game developer, reluctantly complicit in maximizing player value for investors, is faced with making a choice between online personal life and work. When they decide that love is worth more money, Riku discovers the virtual world is not all that different from the physical one.

    • 34 min
    The AI's First Story

    The AI's First Story

    A programmer is tasked with training an artificial intelligence to understand creativity by having it create a story. As the AI works, the programmer realizes the machine’s world is one where computers can become self-aware.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Daz4488 ,

Very enjoyable

I have really enjoyed this podcast. It is inventive, charming, creative, with a humble humour throughout. It has changed and evolved over the years and I have listened to almost every episode.

Home builer ,

Love every moment!

Very well put together podcast. I have extremely enjoyed listening to these great short stories over the past few years! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Slade w ,

Awesome podcast

This is a great podcast! I wish there were more like it.

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