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Speculate! is a podcast for writers, readers, and fans, run by Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu, two fantasy and science fiction writers. The show has been running for three and a half years and has created over 100 episodes, and in that time, we've had the honor of hosting a wide variety of authors and fiction on our show.

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    • 4.8, 17 Ratings

Speculate! is a podcast for writers, readers, and fans, run by Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu, two fantasy and science fiction writers. The show has been running for three and a half years and has created over 100 episodes, and in that time, we've had the honor of hosting a wide variety of authors and fiction on our show.

    BONUS – Annihilation Aria Excerpt

    BONUS – Annihilation Aria Excerpt

    In celebration of his new novel Annihilation Aria hitting bookshelves, we have a short excerpt from the audiobook edition performed by narrators Caitlin Kelly and Chris Andrew Ciula.







    Annihilation Aria is available in audio, ebook, and paperback, wherever books are sold. We hope you enjoy this taste of the book, and we’ll be back with a regular actual play episode soon.

    • 17 min
    Episode 230 of Speculate!–Blades in the Dark–Part Four of The Case of the Cindered Seal!

    Episode 230 of Speculate!–Blades in the Dark–Part Four of The Case of the Cindered Seal!

    Continuing a new series of Speculate 2.0’s actual play episodes, in this joint production with Greg’s Twitch channel we return to the city of Duskwall and the Blades in the Dark system as GM Brandon O’Brien GMs a new crew of Mike, Valerie Valdes, Iori Kusano, and Jeoi Gawain Lin continuing an exploration of a mystery, ratcheting up the tension (and the role-playing!) with every passing second. If you like what you hear, please tune in soon for Part Five of the adventure, and please spread the word about the show…and support our Patreon to get even more content (including special episodes, access to behind the scenes videos, and more!). This episode was edited by the amazing Rudy Basso–find him at https://twitter.com/RudyBasso , and thanks as always for listening!

    • 35 min
    Episode 229 of Speculate!–Star Wars: Scum and Villainy–Part Three of After Alderaan!

    Episode 229 of Speculate!–Star Wars: Scum and Villainy–Part Three of After Alderaan!

    Continuing a new series of Speculate 2.0’s actual play episodes, in this joint production with Greg’s Twitch channel we return again to the Star Wars universe and Scum and Villainy system, as Mike moves into the GM role while Greg shifts back into player mode along with Marie Bilodeau, Joyce Chng, and DongWon Song. In this episode, we talk about our ship, what we need on it, and whether we’re a small freedom force or the vanguard of an army–and why. If you like what you hear, please tune in soon for more of this adventure and our concurrently running Blades in the Dark campaign, and please spread the word about the show…and support our Patreon to get even more content (including special episodes, access to behind the scenes videos, and more!).







    This episode was edited by the amazing Rudy Basso–find him at https://twitter.com/RudyBasso , and thanks as always for listening!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 228 of Speculate!–Star Wars: Scum and Villainy–Part Two of After Alderaan!

    Episode 228 of Speculate!–Star Wars: Scum and Villainy–Part Two of After Alderaan!

    Continuing a new series of Speculate 2.0’s actual play episodes, in this joint production with Greg’s Twitch channel we return again to the Star Wars universe and Scum and Villainy system, as Mike moves into the GM role while Greg shifts back into player mode along with Marie Bilodeau, Joyce Chng, and DongWon Song. In this episode, we continue our character introductions, learning more about the system we’re playing–and ourselves. If you like what you hear, please tune in next week for Part Three of the adventure, and please spread the word about the show…and support our Patreon to get even more content (including special episodes, access to behind the scenes videos, and more!). This episode was edited by the amazing Rudy Basso–find him at https://twitter.com/RudyBasso , and thanks as always for listening!

    • 36 min
    Episode 227 of Speculate!–Star Wars: Scum and Villainy–After Alderaan!

    Episode 227 of Speculate!–Star Wars: Scum and Villainy–After Alderaan!

    Beginning a new series of Speculate 2.0’s actual play episodes, in this joint production with Greg’s Twitch channel we return again to the Star Wars universe and Scum and Villainy system, as Mike moves into the GM role while Greg shifts back into player mode along with Marie Bilodeau, Joyce Chng, and DongWon Song. In this episode, we introduce the system and begin to learn about the characters–and what has brought them together in the aftermath of Alderaan’s destruction. If you like what you hear, please tune in next week for Part Two of the adventure, and please spread the word about the show…and support our Patreon to get even more content (including special episodes, access to behind the scenes videos, and more!). This episode was edited by the amazing Rudy Basso–find him at https://twitter.com/RudyBasso , and thanks as always for listening!”

    • 29 min
    Episode 226 of Speculate!–Blades in the Dark–Part Three of The Case of the Cindered Seal!

    Episode 226 of Speculate!–Blades in the Dark–Part Three of The Case of the Cindered Seal!

    Continuing a new series of Speculate 2.0’s actual play episodes, in this joint production with Greg’s Twitch channel we return to the city of Duskwall and the Blades in the Dark system as GM Brandon O’Brien GMs a new crew of Mike, Valerie Valdes, Iori Kusano, and Jeoi Gawain Lin continuing an exploration of a mystery, ratcheting up the tension (and the role-playing!) with every passing second. If you like what you hear, please tune in soon for Part Four of the adventure, and please spread the word about the show…and support our Patreon to get even more content (including special episodes, access to behind the scenes videos, and more!). This episode was edited by the amazing Rudy Basso–find him at https://twitter.com/RudyBasso , and thanks as always for listening!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

RobMatheny80 ,

One of the best...

Speculate! has got to be one of the very best literary podcasts out there. The content is top notch for writers, and engaging for readers as well. Highly reccommended!

Nels Wadycki ,

Awesome podcast for writers

I'm still catching up to get current, but Greg and Brad do a great job of talking about books in a way that makes the books more interesting to read. They also do a fantastic job analyzing the works, get a ton of great advice from their interview segments, and (perhaps most importantly) we get to hear the history (aka: how they made it) of a wide spectrum of authors. Keep up the good work, guys!

Boughwhichisgolden ,

A high quality show with many great guests

I recently discovered this podcast, and have been truely pleased with my decision to listen. I'm happy to say that I'm adding this podcast to my permenant podcast fetcher and have already downloaded all past episodes.

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