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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
    • 4.5, 3.1K 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.

    When We Meat Again

    When We Meat Again

    Today’s episode is another special episode, where we’re asking our listeners at home to help us write the ending of our story. And, this story was inspired by our friend Mick Sullivan’s book, The Meatshower. So anyone who participates will be entered into a raffle to win one of five copies of Mick’s book! Just email your ending to earth@finncaspian.com, subject: Meat.

    And if you’ve never listened to it, you have to check out Mick’s podcast for kids, The Past & the Curious!

    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.

    • 12 min
    Stay tuned for more next week!

    Stay tuned for more next week!

    Revisiting one of our favorite episodes.

    • 22 min
    Prank Club Assemble!

    Prank Club Assemble!

    BeeBop is back with another back full of tricks provided by our listeners. Jonathan is in hiding.

    • 6 min
    Solo Robo Endings, Part 1

    Solo Robo Endings, Part 1

    Thanks to all of our amazing kid writers!

    Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.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.

    • 16 min
    Solo Robo

    Solo Robo

    Hi!

    Because so many kids around the world are staying home from school right now, we thought it would be fun to work on an episode of our show with all of these young writers! Listen to this week’s episode, and then write the episode’s ending! We’ll put those endings in the next episode! Here is a link to some questions to get you thinking about how the episode should end.

    Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.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.

    • 23 min
    More March Madness

    More March Madness

    Send your suggestions to earth@finncaspian.com, subject line “March.”

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

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