329 episodes

Pete and Connor are exploring the universe of science fiction together. We hope you'll join them! Check us out on Patreon.com/PodsidePicnic for premium content.

Podside Picnic Pete and Connor

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 68 Ratings

Pete and Connor are exploring the universe of science fiction together. We hope you'll join them! Check us out on Patreon.com/PodsidePicnic for premium content.

    Bonus Episode: The Magic Interview With Matt Farley

    Bonus Episode: The Magic Interview With Matt Farley

    We talk to Magic Spot (2022) creator Matt Farley about his inspirations and process for making his Motern-verse a reality.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 175: Nebula Awards Accountability

    Episode 175: Nebula Awards Accountability

    We get back together to take accountability for our Nebula Award predictions and discuss the available stories in the novelette category.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    UNLOCKED: Shadow Of The Torturer XXI - XXV

    UNLOCKED: Shadow Of The Torturer XXI - XXV

    It's that time again - time to unlock the next step in our journey through the Year of the New Sun.

    Just as you can't read a Gene Wolfe story, only re-read it, so we hope it goes with podcasts.

    Music by Loot the Body

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Claw XVI - XX Preview

    Claw XVI - XX Preview

    Welcome to the Year of the New Sun! Join us in our read-along of chapters XVI - XX of The Claw of the Conciliator. Listen in as we talk about Severian's journey beyond the gates of Nessus, and continue the discussion by joining our Podside Picnic discord.

    Music by Loot the Body

    • 5 min
    Episode 174: Pump Six

    Episode 174: Pump Six

    We read and discuss the novelette Pump Six (2008) by Paolo Bacigalupi, a tragicomic story about the heroism of lowly public employees

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Beer Run: Beerstar Rising Preview

    Beer Run: Beerstar Rising Preview

    We get together to knock a few back, talk about some stuff we've been enjoying and then Pete dropped the hammer by asking us about the worst crap books we'd read. Cheers!

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Marx&Jesus ,

Informative and Engaging

Pete and Connor have such an entertaining dynamic, as the sci-fi devotee and the academic sci-fi novice. They are informative, engaging, and expand my understanding of the genre. This makes it sound super dry, but they also talk about Alita: Battle Angle.

Tolge412 ,

Can’t think of a scrambled eggs joke

Before the Watts interview: good podcast, generally favorable vibes

After the Watts interview: transcendental podcast, signals encoded in the audio track trigger the development of a malevolent intelligent subroutine within your consciousness which ultimately betrays you to the Scramblers.

gkoko1 ,

Great stuff

Easy to find “sci-fi” fans out there, but it’s tougher to find good media to supplement a love of science fiction novels specifically. This is much needed!

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