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.
Riku Saito, a famous game developer, reluctantly complicit in maximizing player value for investors, is faced with making a choice between online personal life and work. When they decide that love is worth more money, Riku discovers the virtual world is not all that different from the physical one.
The AI's First Story
A programmer is tasked with training an artificial intelligence to understand creativity by having it create a story. As the AI works, the programmer realizes the machine’s world is one where computers can become self-aware.
The 5th World - Chapter 6
Ex Caelo and Ship are helped to escape capture by a mysterious group of Rodentians who claim to be simply following the writings left to them in the past by an artificial intelligence. When it becomes clear that Ship is the AI who left the writings Ex Caelo begins to ask questions and is then confronted with an unexpected revelation about himself and his history with the fifth world.
An office worker finds a cap made of smart fabric in a thrift store on his lunch break and thinks he has taken advantage of the clerk who doesn't know what it is. However, the cap is more than just a high-tech designer garment and is implicated in a state-security mystery.
The 5th World - Chapter 5
In this return to the serial story the 5th World, a technician repairing Ex Caelo and Opertarius’s ankle trackers suspects they are trying to escape and calls the authorities. Fearing exposure if he is questioned Ex Caelo, enlists Ship to take over Opertarius’s body and flee. Eventually cornered help comes from a mysterious new friend.
Incident at Lone Point
Despite not being interested in LARPing, Avery reluctantly attends a weekend event at a remote summer camp, put on by a group called Terra Incognita. When she arrives she finds out her character might have to be involved in boffer combat and decides to leave. However, she soon discovers that the LARP is about more than role-playing.
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