30 episodes

Rocket Talk is Tor.com's sci-fi/fantasy podcast, blending discussion style talk-radio with audio narrations of Tor.com’s award winning short fiction. Check out new episodes once a week!

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Rocket Talk is Tor.com's sci-fi/fantasy podcast, blending discussion style talk-radio with audio narrations of Tor.com’s award winning short fiction. Check out new episodes once a week!

    Rocket Talk Episode 81: Drew Magary and Jared Shurin

    Rocket Talk Episode 81: Drew Magary and Jared Shurin

    Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Deadspin superstar Drew Magary joins Justin to talk about his new novel, The Hike. Jumping into the conversation is Drew Magary superfan, Jared Shurin of Pornokitsch. The trio discuss the intersection of sports and literature, the television show Chopped, Donald Trump, and a smattering of other things. Drew […] The post Rocket Talk Episode 81: Drew Magary and Jared Shurin appeared first on Reactor.

    Rocket Talk Episode 80: Alasdair Stuart

    Rocket Talk Episode 80: Alasdair Stuart

    Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Justin invites podcasting guru Alasdair Stuart, of PseudoPod fame to the show. They talk about fiction podcasting, surviving as an upcoming writer, the importance of networking, and other fun stuff. Alasdair Stuart is co-owner of the Escape Artists fiction content network, which includes PseudoPod, PodCastle, EscapePod, and Mothership […] The post Rocket Talk Episode 80: Alasdair Stuart appeared first on Reactor.

    Rocket Talk Episode 79: “Emo Kylo Ren” Creator Alexandra Petri

    Rocket Talk Episode 79: “Emo Kylo Ren” Creator Alexandra Petri

    Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! Emo Kylo Ren pays Justin a visit this week, in the form of the woman behind it all—Alexanda Petri! Together they discuss Star Wars, Jeopardy, internet culture, politics, and Petri’s book, A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. Alexandra Petri is a Washington Post columnist and blogger, an International Pun Champion, […] The post Rocket Talk Episode 79: “Emo Kylo Ren” Creator Alexandra Petri appeared first on Reactor.

    Rocket Talk Episode 78: Netflix’s Voltron Remake

    Rocket Talk Episode 78: Netflix’s Voltron Remake

    Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! We’ve got an exciting episode this week as we’re joined by Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim dos Santos—the co-showrunners of the new Netflix show Voltron Legendary Defender! Together we discusses the new show, what attracted them to work on it, and some of the choices they made in remaking an […] The post Rocket Talk Episode 78: Netflix’s Voltron Remake appeared first on Reactor.

    Rocket Talk Episode 77: Does Hamilton Count as Genre?

    Rocket Talk Episode 77: Does Hamilton Count as Genre?

    Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! We’ve got some tremendous shows coming in the weeks ahead. So stay tuned! This week’s show features Rocket Talk regular, Amal El-Mohtar. She joins Justin Landon to talk about Hamilton, the musical cultural sensation. The pair discuss what makes the musical so great, how it’s impacting the discussion, […] The post Rocket Talk Episode 77: Does Hamilton Count as Genre? appeared first on Reactor.

    Rocket Talk Episode 76: Myke Cole and Isaac Fitzgerald

    Rocket Talk Episode 76: Myke Cole and Isaac Fitzgerald

    Welcome back to the Rocket Talk podcast! We apologize for a few weeks delay, but two recordings had to be discarded due to bad audio. Nevertheless, we return in fine fashion! This episode brings fantasy writing standout Myke Cole back to the show and welcomes BuzzFeed Books Editor, Isaac Fitzgerald for the first time. Isaac gives […] The post Rocket Talk Episode 76: Myke Cole and Isaac Fitzgerald appeared first on Reactor.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Otherwendy ,

Yay Rocket Talk!

Always insightful and entertaining and the discussion sometimes goes into tangential genre issues that don't always get discussed as much elsewhere, which I appreciate as someone who doesn't get out to cons, etc. Also, it's often funny!

Sussura ,

Can’t wait for the next episode

Rocket talk is great! Every episode is different. They need more rockets, I think, but that’s an award thing. Go go Rocket Talk!

RealRakDaddy ,

Do you like science fiction and fantasy? Then you should listen.

Justin does a great job of talking with his guests, even when their weirdness threatens to overwhelm the proceedings.

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