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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.

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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.

    S7E2: Re-Re-Re-Re-Reunion

    S7E2: Re-Re-Re-Re-Reunion

    The Marlowe and the Shakespeare strike a deal.

    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
    S7E1: The Green Machine

    S7E1: The Green Machine

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

    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.

    • 17 min
    New Year's Resolutions

    New Year's Resolutions

    As BeeBop would say, “We’re back, baby!” BeeBop is conquering his writer’s block and Jonathan has pulled his nose out of a book and now we’re ready to roll! Happy New Year!

    • 3 min
    A BeeBop Poetry Reading

    A BeeBop Poetry Reading

    Find out how he gets past the Angry Mango next week!

    • 6 min
    Halloween 2019: Voltronix's Revenge!

    Halloween 2019: Voltronix's Revenge!

    This year for Halloween, the kids in Explorers Troop 301 have decided to take it easy. But once Voltronix gets into the mix, there’s nothing simple or easy about it!

    • 17 min
    ENCORE: The Legend of Sleepy Marlowe

    ENCORE: The Legend of Sleepy Marlowe

    Hi! We’ve had a lot going on of late, and now there’s a teacher strike in Chicago (solidarity!) so we’ve had a hard time recording. But we’ll be back very soon to polish off BeeBop Tales and get back to the next season of Finn Caspian! Check in next week for our new Halloween special. Thanks!

    • 16 min

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