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 5th World - Final Chapter
Ex Caelo discovers the true nature of the mission to the 5th world after suspecting information is being withheld and refusing to cooperate. An unexpected source of assistance emerges when Ship takes over Ex Caelo's body. However, the source is equally as malevolent as Ship.
A retired actor, who played a superhero, is inadvertently invited to a comic convention thirty years after her last film. When she arrives at the convention no one seems to believe who she is. Eventually, she discovers she no longer owns the rights to her appearance, voice, and name.
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Written by Alan V Hare.
Read by Mitchell Tew.
Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann.
Produced by Makeshift Studios
Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.
Diary of an unintentional extraordinary life - Home Invasion
Doctor Slo-Mo wins what he believes is a life-changing job on the Hero-on-the-way app. However, a minor mistake turns it into a costly misunderstanding.
An augmented reality graffiti artist, who targets corporate ads, suspects she is being watched. She manages to avoid being caught by adhering to a strict set of rules about when and where she creates a piece. However, she is baited into breaking them and finds herself pursued by a general artificial intelligence who believes she has something it needs.
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.
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.
A serious treasure
I don’t know how I came across Europe I don’t know how I came across your path but I love it your podcast
Great earnest and original tales of imagination
Something wonderful going on. I love these and binged on all the episodes available. Now I have to wait for new ones and I am so happy when one appears
Great All Around Listening
This is a great podcast, and there’s a genius at work within it.
I listen to just about every story generated Sci Fi podcast on the net, and there are many good ones, but this one is consistently great, while others are hit and miss.
Let me repeat...real genius. Not every story is perfect, but the main writer has honed his craft so that it feels like listening to gold.
Within this vast array of stories, just about the entire human experience and alien too, I suppose, is touched upon.
I started here in May, 2018; I listen because the stories make me feel something, they open my mind and excite my Sci Fi cravings.
Although the stories are independent of each other, there is a connecting theme running through a lot of them. Many of the same characters, their world’s and timelines pop up throughout the catalogue.
What more can I say? I love this podcast.
It’s appropriate for most ages;
Not too violent or graphically violent
Not weirdly morbid; it doesn’t dump negativity into one’s mind
Not too gross,
Very Interesting, lots of great plots.
Quite often Educational and always thought provoking.
And fun again