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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.

Original Science Fiction – Makeshift Stories Alan V Hare

    • Fiction
    • 4.3 • 101 Ratings

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.

    The Saturn Clipper

    The Saturn Clipper

    After recovering from severe injuries, Mateo is recruited to captain a mission to find and protect a rare, supposedly extinct arthropod discovered on the Caribbean sea floor in an area slated for commercial development. Aggressive ocean mining companies push Mateo and his crew to navigate through a treacherous hurricane. Amidst the chaos, Mateo’s sense of reality is challenged, revealing deeper mysteries and the mission's unexpected, true, high-stakes nature.

    • 24 min
    The Alien's Gift

    The Alien's Gift

    To reignite interest in an interstellar flight to TRAPPIST 1, mission control has ordered its Captain to host a monthly live public question-and-answer show. As the questions progress, it becomes apparent that the ship is headed to a world with life. Despite uncertainties about the planet's delicate flora and fauna, the crew is determined to explore and potentially colonize the new world. However, the Captain and mission appear to be hiding a critical fact.

    • 26 min
    Morally Complicit (Part 2)

    Morally Complicit (Part 2)

    After arriving in the crumbling remnants of a once-prosperous city, in pursuit of a fugitive involved in a scheme to steal genetically modified embryos, Agent Kenzo Tanaka keeps running into dead ends. His local partner, Carmen López from Synthbio Investigations, turns to drones to finally locate the runaway. Kenzo, however, discovers that he has been misled when events turn the tables on him. There was no intention of letting him go free because the deal he had with his employer was only a ruse.



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    CREDITS



    Written and Read by Alan V Hare.



    Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann.



    Produced by Makeshift Studios



    Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license.

    • 24 min
    Morally Complicit (Part 1)

    Morally Complicit (Part 1)

    Agent Kenzo Tanaka arrives in the crumbling remnants of a once-prosperous city in pursuit of Dr. Olivia Morales, a fugitive involved in a scheme to steal genetically modified embryos. Teamed up with Carmen López from Synthbio Investigations, Kenzo dives into the underbelly of the Great Plains Economic Zone, where rules are scarce. Their search leads them to a young prodigy, whose groundbreaking invention attracts the attention of both Kenzo and a mysterious rival. With his career and freedom at stake Kenzo is forced into a race to apprehend Morales.



    CONNECT WITH US



    makeshiftstories@gmail.com



    SHARE THE PODCAST



    If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe.



    CREDITS



    Written and Read by Alan V Hare.



    Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann.



    Produced by Makeshift Studios



    Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license.

    • 20 min
    The Test Subject

    The Test Subject

    Tarak, hoping to earn some extra money, joins a telepathy study at the Center for Extrasensory Research. Initially skeptical, he finds the process simple enough: meditate and report any visions. But strange occurrences follow—memory lapses, inexplicable purchases, and headaches. When he discovers mysterious implants in his neck, he seeks medical help. Returning to the center, he finds it empty. His neck implants vanish. Meanwhile, suspicions arise about his involvement in a data center breach. As Tarak grapples with these mysteries, he realizes he's entangled in something far larger and more sinister than a simple telepathy study.

    • 24 min
    Incognito

    Incognito

    Alexandra, a skilled con artist, finds herself on a spaceliner en route to Mars, disguised as a lowly steward named Anita. Struggling to keep a low profile, Alexandra faces unexpected challenges, including the presence of her nemesis, Nickolay, a wealthy investor she once scammed. Things take a gripping turn when Alexandra discovers Nickolay trapped in an airlock. Despite her initial impulse to walk away and let him die, she ultimately chooses to intervene. However, her decision inadvertently leaves both her and Nickolay to face the consequences of their past actions.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

PaulBelcher ,

Excellent

For a bunch of people that live in the USA’s hat, you do a really good podcast. This podcast could loosely be categorized as sci-fi, and most stories would fit that broad description. Most of the shows are stand-alone, yet some contain characters that exist from show to show. As a Canadian podcast, it is very well produced and pretty sanitized of overtly graphic sexuality, crass, foul language and the amount of gore in the stories. It’s an interesting podcast and definitely worth a listen for anyone interested in futurism, AI and the like. I hope you enjoy this show as much as I do!

cerraeh ,

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

EFineout ,

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

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