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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 • 102 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 Wind Rustlers

    The Wind Rustlers

    Beau, a drifter and private investigator, finds himself stranded in the middle of nowhere. To make enough money to leave, he must solve a mysterious series of power thefts at a struggling wind farm. As he delves into the heart of Wind Ridge Ranch, he unearths a truth the owner does not want to face; however, revealing it might prove more of a threat to the wind farm’s survival than the thefts.

    • 26 min
    Dead Zone

    Dead Zone

    While searching for her missing dog bot, Loki, Mary discovers fugitive geneticist Ethan camping in a restricted toxic reclamation area. After admitting to disabling Loki, he reveals he has a cure for Alzheimer's and is fleeing a corporation determined to prevent him from giving it away for free. Mary, the lone custodian of the reclamation site for 30 years, faces a choice: hand Ethan over for a reward or help him escape.

    • 29 min
    Obsession's Algorithm

    Obsession's Algorithm

    After discovering his tenant unconscious and his rental unit in disarray, Ralph starts piecing together an unbelievable story. While recovering in the hospital, his tenant Harper—a programmer and entrepreneur—reveals her obsession with Ada Lovelace and a surprising connection to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Harper has uncovered a set of previously unknown notes by Lovelace, detailing the mathematical modeling of human emotions. Determined to finish Ada’s work, Harper inadvertently creates something that shouldn’t exist, unleashing it onto the web.

    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

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 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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