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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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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 874: Common Speech

    Escape Pod 874: Common Speech

    Common Speech

    By Elise Stephens



    Dr. Jaiyesimi Obiaka tugged at her sweat-damp collar, wiped her eyes, and tried to focus on the copied pages of the final experiment she and Ganiru had created together. Just looking over his familiar handwriting blurred her vision with tears.



    Jai’s colleagues had told her to stay home, to take time to grieve, but she’d allowed herself just two days to mourn her husband’s death before donning her lab coat again. She had to be pragmatic.

    • 36 min
    January 2023 Metacast

    January 2023 Metacast

    Presenters: Marguerite Kenner and Alasdair Stuart Hey folks, welcome to an Escape Artists metacast. I’m Marguerite Kenner. And I’m Alasdair Stuart. For those of you who have never heard a metacast before, think of this like a mini State of the Union address, a way for us to update you about what’s been happening at EA. The […]

    • 14 min
    Escape Pod 873: The Hazmat Sisters (Part 2 of 2)

    Escape Pod 873: The Hazmat Sisters (Part 2 of 2)

    Author : L. X. Beckett Narrator : Amy Kelly Host : Valerie Valdes Audio Producer : Summer Brooks “The Hazmat Sisters” appeared in Asimovs in July 2021 and was a finalist for their Reader’s Choice award. It’s one of three novellas that appeared in the 2020-2021 window that are all set in the same universe […]

    • 33 min
    Escape Pod 872: The HazMat Sisters (Part 1 of 2)

    Escape Pod 872: The HazMat Sisters (Part 1 of 2)

    Author : L. X. Beckett Narrator : Amy Kelly Host : Valerie Valdes Audio Producer : Summer Brooks “The Hazmat Sisters” appeared in Asimovs in July 2021 and was a finalist for their Reader’s Choice award. It’s one of three novellas that appeared in the 2020-2021 window that are all set in the same universe […]

    • 43 min
    Escape Pod 871: The Contrary Gardener (Part 2 of 2)

    Escape Pod 871: The Contrary Gardener (Part 2 of 2)

    The Contrary Gardener (Part 2 of 2)

    By Christopher Rowe



    (Continued from Part 1)



    Even in the ‘Ville, even in a family of master cultivators, tickets were not easy to come by, so it was not unusual that Kay Lynne had never been to the Derby. What was unusual was her absolute lack of desire to attend the race.



    Kay Lynne genuinely hoped that her instinctive and absolute despisal of the Derby and all its attendant celebrations was born of some logical or at least reasonable quirk of her own personality. But she suspected it was simply because her father loved it so.



    “You managed to get two tickets this year?” she asked him, and was surprised that her voice was so steady and calm.



    “Just this one,” he replied, turning his back on her before she could hand the ticket back. “I decided this year would be a good one for you to go instead. There’s a good card, top to bottom.”

    • 39 min
    Escape Pod 870: The Contrary Gardener (Part 1 of 2)

    Escape Pod 870: The Contrary Gardener (Part 1 of 2)

    The Contrary Gardener

    By Christopher Rowe



    Kay Lynne wandered up and down the aisles of the seed library dug out beneath the county extension office. Some of the rows were marked with glowing orange off-limits fungus, warning the unwary away from spores and thistles that required special equipment to handle, which Kay Lynne didn’t have, and special permission to access, which she would never have, if her father had anything to say about it, and he did.



    It was the last Friday before the first Saturday in May, the day before Derby Day and so a week from planting day, and Kay Lynne had few ideas and less time for her Victory Garden planning. Last year she had grown a half dozen varieties of tomatoes, three for eating and three for blood transfusions, but she didn’t like to repeat herself. Given that she tended to mumble when she talked, not liking to repeat herself made Kay Lynne a quiet gardener.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

bevillej ,

Just a fantastic listen, everytime

The mothership of the Escape Artists podcast family. The variety in the back catalog is amazing, all consistently high quality SciFi. With the sister podcasts, Podcastle (fantasy) and PseudoPod (horror), there are hours and hours of auditory joy.

MaroonedOnEarth ,

Brilliant sci-fi stories read by awesome narrators

There isn’t enough good things I can say about Escape Pod. I binge listened to it during the pandemic. It was indeed an escape for me. I love the diverse and talented writers and adore the amazing hosts and narrators, especially Mur Lafferty, SB Divya, and Tina Connolly. Thanks to everyone who makes this amazing podcast happen!

PromisingNewcomer ,

Long time listener

Strange to think it’s been over a decade! I love the variety which continues to introduce new authors and ideas.

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