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Each week, Escape Pod delivers science fiction short stories from today's best authors. Listen today, and hear the new sound of science fiction!

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    • 4.7 • 1.1K Ratings

Each week, Escape Pod delivers science fiction short stories from today's best authors. Listen today, and hear the new sound of science fiction!

    Escape Pod 950: Bad Dogs Escape (Flashback Friday)

    Escape Pod 950: Bad Dogs Escape (Flashback Friday)

    Author : James Patrick Kelly Narrators : A Kovacs, John Cmar and Pamela Quevillon Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Appropriate for older teens and up due to erotic imagery and war criminal comeuppance Bad Dogs Escape By James Patrick Kelly /SFX/ CLOCK TICKING, FADE TO /SFX/ DOGS BARKING IN DISTANCE SAM: […]

    • 19 min
    Escape Pod 949: A Foundational Model for Talking to Girls

    Escape Pod 949: A Foundational Model for Talking to Girls

    A Foundational Model for Talking to Girls

    By Brian Hugenbruch



    “Hey Marty,” Mom asks, “got a moment?”



    I cringe whenever Mom's voice has that tone to it. I don’t know what she’s going to say; but if I’ve learned anything in my thirteen years on this desolate, oxygen-deprived rock, it’s that she’s going to find a way to say the most mortifying thing possible. It would be impressive, the way that every sentence excavates my stomach—if it weren't my stomach she was mining!



    Okay, that's unfair. Maybe this time it won't be so bad?



    “That girl who just walked past us. Why didn’t you ask her out?”



    Or not.

    • 28 min
    Escape Pod 948: Thank You for Doing Business with the Xyb’lor Principality

    Escape Pod 948: Thank You for Doing Business with the Xyb’lor Principality

    Author : Rachel Meresman Narrator : Isaac Harwood Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Escape Pod 948: Thank You for Doing Business with the Xyb’lor Principality is an Escape Pod original. Thank You for Doing Business with the Xyb’lor Principality by Rachel Meresman Jaxon was not a connoisseur of art, but he […]

    • 24 min
    Escape Pod 947: Rupert Weard and the Case of the Adamant Annihilist

    Escape Pod 947: Rupert Weard and the Case of the Adamant Annihilist

    Rupert Weard and the Case of the Adamant Annihilist

    By Rob Gillham



    Rupert Weard leapt into the drawing room, escaping a hallway dense with impossibly angled, tentacular horrors trying to sell him insurance.



    "Ye gods, it's bedlam out there," he said. "Just look at this, Boswell." He hurled his folded newspaper at me like a frisbee.



    I occupied my usual spot on the rug by the fireplace. I'd been happily finishing off the remains of a cauliflower when the unwanted periodical came streaking across the room, forcing me to hop into frantic evasive action.



    "Oi!" I said, coughing up half-chewed bits of Brassica oleracea. "Do you mind? That was my breakfast."



    "It's eleven o'clock, you idle rabbit." Rupert slammed the door firmly shut on a particularly determined sales rep attempting to squeeze its incompatible geometry into the room.

    • 46 min
    Escape Pod 946: Trixie and the Pandas of Dread (Flashback Friday)

    Escape Pod 946: Trixie and the Pandas of Dread (Flashback Friday)

    Author : Eugie Foster Narrator : Mur Lafferty Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks This story was first published in Escape Pod 388 (March 21, 2013) Contains harsh language and graphic gory violence Trixie and the Pandas of Dread by Eugie Foster Trixie got out of her cherry-red godmobile and waved away […]

    • 39 min
    Escape Pod 945: Walking with Thorny

    Escape Pod 945: Walking with Thorny

    Author : Stetson Bostic Narrator : Samuel Poots Host : Valerie Valdes Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Escape Pod 945: Walking with Thorny is an Escape Pod original. Walking with Thorny by Stetson Bostic Hitchhikers clung to Tasi’s pants as he neared the edge of the forest. He brushed them off while walking and looked […]

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Mixtape Stories ,

Great variety of quality stories

Escape Pod is one of those go-to podcasts that provides a wide variety of quality stories from various authors. I also enjoy the short commentary at the end of a story’s impact and relevance to our world.

eldrithcpossumcat ,

Local woman really loves this podcast

Man, nice little tasty nugget sized sci-fi is so tremendous!

PolloGis ,

Wonderful

Episodes contain thoughtful stories, with unique characters and delightfully unusual scenarios, that are narrated by clear and engaging voice actors. The team involved in curating the stories, narrators, hosts, and quotes of the day really put together a beautiful experience. Thank you!

Edit: I read some previous reviews that complain about the “LGBTQ agenda” or whatever…as an LGBTQ agenda enthusiast, I really deeply enjoy and appreciate the diverse characters on the stories selected for this podcast. Thank you, again!

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