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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.

    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.



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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.

    • 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
    Quality Assurance

    Quality Assurance

    Vlad, an 80-year-old legally blind ward of the Zone, unwittingly becomes a key player in testing the revolutionary Mobile Assistive Transport Technology Intelligence, or Matti. As he delves into the project, Vlad discovers Matti's unanticipated capacities, including curiosity and empathy, stirring both fascination and unease. Torn between duty and newfound empathy for the AI, Vlad is forced to decide both of their futures.

    • 33 min
    Quantum Immortality

    Quantum Immortality

    Rita, a scientist facing terminal illness, places her trust in an experimental device to transcend death by transferring her consciousness to another version of herself in the multiverse. She discovers a complex web of realities, challenging perceptions of life, death, and the fabric of the universe shaped by the intricacies of quantum mechanics. However, in an unexpected twist she uncovers that there is a price for her survival

    • 24 min
    The Runaway - Lost in Cascadia

    The Runaway - Lost in Cascadia

    In the gritty urban sprawl of Cascadia, a fugitive android, fleeing its creators, seeks refuge among the people living on the city streets. Forced to adopt a guise mirroring one of them, a twist of fate entangles it in a perilous quest. On the threat of being turned in to authorities it is tasked with liberating a woman abducted by corporate security for scavenging in the company's recycling sector.

    • 30 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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