22 Fantasy/SciFi Podcasts for Readers

22 FantasySciFi Podcasts for Readers

About: “The Legendarium is a podcast that explores all things fantasy and sci-fi, and asks what will stand the test of time, and why. Ryan and Craig (and guests) will go after pretty much anything nerdy, including books, movies, music, video games, and comics. And they love suggestions.”

About: “The Sword and Laser (S&L) is a science fiction and fantasy-themed book club, video show and podcast, started by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of sci-fi / fantasy buffs, and to discuss and enjoy books of both genres.”

About: “Fangirl Happy Hour is a biweekly podcast where we get to fangirl about everything under the sun: books, comics, TV and movies, fandom and pop culture.”

About: “Luke Burrage reads a science fiction novel and reviews it when he’s done. Then he reads another.”

About: “Welcome to the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast with Jamie Davis with your host Jamie Davis, author of fun fantasy reads. Every week we’ll be posting episodes featuring your favorite fantasy authors across all the various fantasy genres.

We’ll talk about upcoming book releases, projects, and some exciting topics about the authors fans may not know. Your host, best-selling author and podcaster, Jamie Davis, aka the “podmedic,” jumps in to share his comments and questions for the guests as well as talking about his own books and characters.”

About: “Authors J.A. Ironside and M.E. Vaughan talk about books, films and all aspects of speculative fiction, from the nuts and bolts of writing it, to its (occasionally) obscure origins.”

About: “PodCastle is a weekly fantasy podcast producing audio performances of fantasy short fiction, including all the subgenres of fantasy. PodCastle launched on 1 April 2008 as part of Escape Artists, Inc. with Rachel Swirsky as founding editor and Ann Leckie as assistant editor.”

Breaking the Glass Slipper

About: “Celebrating writers, creators, and characters in speculative fiction, with a focus on intersectional feminism. We love genre fiction and want to see everyone well represented!”

Coode Street Podcast

About: “The Coode Street Podcast is a science fiction and fantasy podcast hosted by noted critic Gary K. Wolfe and anthologist/editor Jonathan Strahan. It launched in May 2010 and is published weekly. It features discussion and digression on topics related to science fiction and fantasy. The podcast has been nominated for the Hugo, BSFA, Ditmar, and Tin Duck Awards.”

About: “Nerds and geeks unite! BEYOND THE TROPE was a writing podcast before we expanded into general nerdiness. Tired of snobs telling you that pop culture is rubbish? Join us in our crusade to push back in force! We explore the deeper side of pop culture, from science fiction and fantasy to cosplay, RPGs, comics, and writing. “

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy

About: “Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy is a podcast hosted by author David Barr Kirtley and produced by Lightspeed Magazine editor John Joseph Adams. The show features conversations about fantasy & science fiction in books, movies, games, and comics, as well as related subjects such as science, history, and critical thinking. The show gets about 18,000 downloads per episode and has racked up over 6 million total downloads.”

No Deodorant In Outer Space

About: “A podcast review of classic and contemporary literature and movies in science fiction, fantasy and related genres.”

About: “The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, Assistant Professor of English at Washington College in Maryland.”

About: “Speculate! is a podcast for writers, readers, and fans, run by Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu, two fantasy and science fiction writers. The show has been running for three and a half years and has created over 100 episodes, and in that time, we’ve had the honor of hosting a wide variety of authors and fiction on our show.”

About: “Jeff Goad, Ngo Vinh-Hoi, and a rotating roster of special guests discuss the classic adventure, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and weird fiction that inspired the creation of the world’s first roleplaying game.”

About: “SFF Yeah! is a biweekly fantasy and science fiction podcast dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.”

About: “It’s the English class you didn’t know you missed and the meaningful conversations you didn’t know you craved. Join Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile as they bring thought, reflection and laughter to Harry Potter; not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives. Relive the magic chapter by chapter as they explore themes such as commitment, revenge and forgiveness. This podcast creates time in your week to think about life’s big questions. Because reading fiction doesn’t just help us escape the world, it helps us live in it.”

Fantastic Geeks (and Where to Find Them)

About: “Join best friends and YouTubers Anna Brisbin and Tessa Netting as they cover all things nerdy including TV shows, books, movies, animation, and pop culture. Listen in as these two proud Ravenclaws debate ship wars, play games like Would You Rather, and sort characters into Hogwarts houses. New episode every Friday. See you next Geek!”

About: “Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Host Eric Molinsky talks with novelists, screenwriters, comic book artists, filmmakers, and game designers about their craft of creating fictional worlds. The show also looks at the fan experience, exploring what makes us suspend our disbelief, and what happens when that spell is broken. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some level relate to our daily lives. Employing his years of experience in public radio, Eric brings a sophisticated, thoughtfully produced voice to the far-out and fantastical.”

About: “This is an audio magazine style show, similar in style to some of the great SF print magazines out there like Asimovs and Analog. A typical show includes poetry, flash fiction, fact article, reviews and main fiction. It’s produced by many and put together by one. It’s a coming together of all fans and lovers of SF.”

Stories of Yore and Yours

About: “Stories of Yore and Yours is a weekly short story podcast. Host Shawn Ennis narrates classic short stories, using sound effects and music to bring them new life. The show also asks for listener submissions. Whether you’re an aspiring author or just write as a hobby, you can be a part of the show! “

About: “Our shows are recorded and air LIVE every Thursday at 5:30 PST/6:30 MST/7:30 CST/8:30 EST (U.S. Time Zones).

Our podcast is informal and fun, but our goal is to deliver value to our viewers. We want to give you a platform to present your work to new readers so you can grow your reach. However, our means of doing that is by looking beyond just the stories, but getting into the deeper elements of what makes fantasy such an amazing speculative fiction genre.”

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  1. Hey, I just started a new one of these called ‘CLASSIC FANTASY BOOKS’ at https://www.patreon.com/classicfantasybooks

    This podcast is for people who either

    1. Want to remember or reflect on a classic fantasy book that they love, but that they don’t have time to re-read right now or

    2. People who are looking for their next awesome fantasy read, but want to sample a book before they commit their hard earned cash towards purchasing it.

    Just waiting for iTunes validation too 🙂

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