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A podcast featuring science fiction stories with sound effects. The speculative fiction featured in this scifi podcast will be the kind that taps into your imagination and takes you to new and intriguing places.I see this science fiction podcast as a way for people to blow each other's minds. For you, this starts today. Enjoy and share!

Latest Episodes

"The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederick Pohl

Does Guy Burckhardthave what it takes to push through his trauma to fiind out the truth? This episode features "The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederick Pohl. First published in the January 1955 issue of Galaxy magazine, this story is about a man who realizes his whole town is reliving the same day over and over again. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users JoFunktastic, abelouis, and rasputin. Otherwise, the source of Music:http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to all of them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast) and Twitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow AE(@SkiffilyPodcast). Additional voice talent provided by Logan (T: @Muschache_Mayor) and author Ashley R. Carlson (www.ashleyrcarlson.com).

99 MINMAR 3
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"The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederick Pohl

"Plan of the Space-Borne Grave Robbers" by S. R. Algernon

Will zombies help the aliens stop universe-ending technology? This episode features "Plan of the Space-Borne Grave Robbers" by S. R. Algernon (sralgernon.wordpress.com), a poetic retelling of the plot of Plan 9 from Outer Space (the 1959 Ed Wood classic) in the form of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." It helps to be familiar with that movie. This episode was released in coordination with S.R. Algernon, whose book Souls and Hallows (where the poem can be found) comes out November 1, 2018 (which is, like, tomorrow). You can order a copy at Amazon here. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users simondeporter, kdparkham, Levalebeatz, KiestyleProductions, laurentwirz, Rootch, and mykahc. Otherwise, the source of Music:http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to all of them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast) and Twitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow AE(@SkiffilyPodcast) and girlf...

29 MIN2018 NOV 1
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"Plan of the Space-Borne Grave Robbers" by S. R. Algernon

"10^16 to 1" by James Patrick Kelly

ETime travelers are the worst friends. This episode features "10^16 to 1" by James Patrick Kelly (jimkelly.net) originally published in the June 1999 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction, ultimately winning the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. This story is about a young teen who befriends a time traveling robot from a terrifying future. After reading the story, AE and girlfriend Mona (@sewagainsthegrain) discuss whether they would've gone through with Ray's mission. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users baroza, suicidecc5702, minor2go, josephfunk, chrisneal, danke, and kiestyleproeductions. Otherwise, the source of Music: http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast) and Twitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow AE(@SkiffilyPodcast). "10^16 to 1" Copyright © 1999 James Patrick Kelly, reproduced with permission from the author.

63 MIN2018 JUN 5
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"10^16 to 1" by James Patrick Kelly

"The Children of Crèche" by James Alan Gardner

EWho needs kids, anyway? This episode features "The Children of Crèche" by James Alan Gardner (jamesalangardner.com). Originally an entry in the 1989 Writers of the Future Contest (where it won Grand Prize) and later anthologized in Gardner's 2005 book, Gravity Wells, this story is about an art critic who comes to an isolated colony of artists able to flourish artistically because they didn't have to take care of children. After reading (dramatizing?) the story, AE and girlfriend Mona(@sewagainsthegrain) discuss what happens to art when its creation comes from something terrible. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users Garuketo, sushilbawa, MINOR2GO, and CallMeKing. Otherwise, the source of Music:http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast) and Twitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow AE(@SkiffilyPodcast). "The Children of Crèche" Co...

85 MIN2018 APR 24
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"The Children of Crèche" by James Alan Gardner

"The Long Rain" by Ray Bradbury

Get ready to listen to the wettest science fiction story ever featured on AE Reads Skiffily. This episode's story, "The Long Rain” by Ray Bradbury (originally published in the September 1950 issue of Planet Stories and later anthologized in Bradbury’s 1951 collection The Illustrated Man), is about some soldiers who crash on a rainy planet Venus, all of them having forgotten to bring an umbrella. After reading the story, AE (IG:@SkiffilyPodcast,FB:@SkiffilyPodcast, Tw:@SkiffilyPodcast)and girlfriend Mona (IG:@sewagainsthegrain) discuss the relevance of a story that has become scientifically accurate now that we know Venus is inhospitable. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users Fayz, 3rdnipplemusic, callmeking, therealnickwood, and acoustic678. Much love to them for providing that royalty free.

43 MIN2018 FEB 14
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"The Long Rain" by Ray Bradbury

"Stuffing" by Jerry Oltion

In this episode, AE and girlfriend Mona join with Mona's sister, Sara, to read "Stuffing" by Jerry Oltion (jerryoltion.com). First published in the 2006 Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction , this story is about a group of photosynthetic humans who decide to rediscover eating just in time for the holidays. Get your ears ready, sit back, and relax (unless you are driving) and enjoy this Thanksgiving/Christmas episode The science fiction works mentioned in the post-reading discussion include: "Hair" (2009) by Adam Roberts, a story about the development of photosynthesetic hair, which rebalances the class dynamic by easing the burden of poverty. "Oral Argument" (2015) by Kim Stanley Robinson, which has the same premise but it's tattoos instead of hair. Follow the show on Facebook (@SkiffilyPodcast) andTwitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow Mona (@sewagainsthegrain), myself (@SkiffilyPodcast), andMona's sister Sara (@sqafisheh). "Stuffing" Copyright ©...

34 MIN2017 NOV 21
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"Stuffing" by Jerry Oltion

"Utopia, LOL" by Jamie Wahls

When all our needs are met, the remaining problems become more frivolous. In this episode, AE and girlfriend Mona read "Utopia, Lol" by Jamie Wahls (jamiewahls.com). Originally published in the June 2017 issue of Strange Horizons, this story is about a cryogenically frozen man waking up to a digital utopian future and the guide who helps him. Sit back and get ready for a Halloween episode that is tangentially related to Halloween. You can read along to the story here: http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/utopia-lol. You can also listen to Anaea Lay's reading of the story here: http://strangehorizons.com/podcasts/podcast-utopia-lol Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users alayan10, cheesydjanonymouse, auver, and romanul12341 (all used in the LOTR U sequence). Otherwise, the source of Music: http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to them for providing that royalty free.Follow the show on Facebook (@SkiffilyPodcast) andTwitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If ...

37 MIN2017 OCT 21
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"Utopia, LOL" by Jamie Wahls

"A Greater Power" by Benjamin Crowell

EAddiction comes in many forms, including strange monstrous beings. In this episode, AE and girlfriend Mona read the "A Greater Power" by Benjamin Crowell (lightandmatter.com). Originally published in the Spring 2008 issue of Electric Spec, this story is about a guy who becomes addicted to a tentacle monster. After reading the story, Mona and AE also weigh in some of the issues brought up in the story, particularly addiction and the 1980s setting. Sit back and get ready for a Halloween Eve Month episode. You can read along to the story here:http://www.electricspec.com/Volume3/Issue1/Crowell.htmlShow Notes: The science fiction works mentioned in the post-reading discussion include: "The Game" (1991) from Star Trek: The Next Generation (season five, episode six), where everyone gets addicted to a VR game. Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert, which features Melange, an addictive narcotic that makes people smarter and long-lived. Blood Music (1985) by Greg Bear, where a bacterial infection make...

45 MIN2017 SEP 13
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"A Greater Power" by Benjamin Crowell

"Pay Phobetor" by Shale Nelson

EViruses are way worse with virtual reality hardware. In this episode, AE, Mona, as well as newcomer Robert Valenzuela, read the topical story "Pay Phobetor" by Shale Nelson (shalenelson.com). Originally published in the December 2014 issue of Lightspeed Magazine, this story is about a ransomware virus infecting someone's brain implant. You can read along here:http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/pay-phobetor/ After reading the story, Mona and AE also weigh in some of the issues brought up in the story, particularly the threat of too much dependence on technology. Now, get ready for what is probably the best episode yet. In the words of the story, "Find a safe place to sit, away from moving objects and other hazards. Remember, think-apping while walking or driving is dangerous and unlawful." Show Notes: Some of the music comes from Purple Planet (http://www.purple-planet.com), so mad props to them for providing that license-free. Follow the show on Facebook (@SkiffilyPodcast) an...

32 MIN2017 AUG 15
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"Pay Phobetor" by Shale Nelson

"Her Husband's Hands" by Adam-Troy Castro

EIn war, soldiers get eaten up and spat out. In this episode's story, "Her Husband's Hands" by Adam-Troy Castro, a woman's soldier husband is killed in combat, but brought back via digital backup to operate what is left of his body, the eponymous hands. Episode 7 features another first for AE Reads Skiffily; after reading the scifi story, Mona and AE discuss some of its content and weigh in on issues the brought up in the story, such as whether a copy of you can really be youand how people respond to grief. You can see the show notes in my blog post if you would like to follow up on the pieces mentioned in this discussion (http://aeusoes1.blogspot.com/2017/06/ae-reads-skiffily-episode-7-her.html#show_notes) You can also read along to the story here: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/her-husbands-hands/ Follow this science fiction podcast on Facebook (@SkiffilyPodcast) andTwitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow Mona (@sewagainsthegrain) and mysel...

50 MIN2017 JUN 5
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"Her Husband's Hands" by Adam-Troy Castro

Latest Episodes

"The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederick Pohl

Does Guy Burckhardthave what it takes to push through his trauma to fiind out the truth? This episode features "The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederick Pohl. First published in the January 1955 issue of Galaxy magazine, this story is about a man who realizes his whole town is reliving the same day over and over again. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users JoFunktastic, abelouis, and rasputin. Otherwise, the source of Music:http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to all of them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast) and Twitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow AE(@SkiffilyPodcast). Additional voice talent provided by Logan (T: @Muschache_Mayor) and author Ashley R. Carlson (www.ashleyrcarlson.com).

99 MINMAR 3
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"The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederick Pohl

"Plan of the Space-Borne Grave Robbers" by S. R. Algernon

Will zombies help the aliens stop universe-ending technology? This episode features "Plan of the Space-Borne Grave Robbers" by S. R. Algernon (sralgernon.wordpress.com), a poetic retelling of the plot of Plan 9 from Outer Space (the 1959 Ed Wood classic) in the form of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." It helps to be familiar with that movie. This episode was released in coordination with S.R. Algernon, whose book Souls and Hallows (where the poem can be found) comes out November 1, 2018 (which is, like, tomorrow). You can order a copy at Amazon here. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users simondeporter, kdparkham, Levalebeatz, KiestyleProductions, laurentwirz, Rootch, and mykahc. Otherwise, the source of Music:http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to all of them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast) and Twitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow AE(@SkiffilyPodcast) and girlf...

29 MIN2018 NOV 1
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"Plan of the Space-Borne Grave Robbers" by S. R. Algernon

"10^16 to 1" by James Patrick Kelly

ETime travelers are the worst friends. This episode features "10^16 to 1" by James Patrick Kelly (jimkelly.net) originally published in the June 1999 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction, ultimately winning the 2000 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. This story is about a young teen who befriends a time traveling robot from a terrifying future. After reading the story, AE and girlfriend Mona (@sewagainsthegrain) discuss whether they would've gone through with Ray's mission. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users baroza, suicidecc5702, minor2go, josephfunk, chrisneal, danke, and kiestyleproeductions. Otherwise, the source of Music: http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast) and Twitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow AE(@SkiffilyPodcast). "10^16 to 1" Copyright © 1999 James Patrick Kelly, reproduced with permission from the author.

63 MIN2018 JUN 5
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"10^16 to 1" by James Patrick Kelly

"The Children of Crèche" by James Alan Gardner

EWho needs kids, anyway? This episode features "The Children of Crèche" by James Alan Gardner (jamesalangardner.com). Originally an entry in the 1989 Writers of the Future Contest (where it won Grand Prize) and later anthologized in Gardner's 2005 book, Gravity Wells, this story is about an art critic who comes to an isolated colony of artists able to flourish artistically because they didn't have to take care of children. After reading (dramatizing?) the story, AE and girlfriend Mona(@sewagainsthegrain) discuss what happens to art when its creation comes from something terrible. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users Garuketo, sushilbawa, MINOR2GO, and CallMeKing. Otherwise, the source of Music:http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast) and Twitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow AE(@SkiffilyPodcast). "The Children of Crèche" Co...

85 MIN2018 APR 24
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"The Children of Crèche" by James Alan Gardner

"The Long Rain" by Ray Bradbury

Get ready to listen to the wettest science fiction story ever featured on AE Reads Skiffily. This episode's story, "The Long Rain” by Ray Bradbury (originally published in the September 1950 issue of Planet Stories and later anthologized in Bradbury’s 1951 collection The Illustrated Man), is about some soldiers who crash on a rainy planet Venus, all of them having forgotten to bring an umbrella. After reading the story, AE (IG:@SkiffilyPodcast,FB:@SkiffilyPodcast, Tw:@SkiffilyPodcast)and girlfriend Mona (IG:@sewagainsthegrain) discuss the relevance of a story that has become scientifically accurate now that we know Venus is inhospitable. Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users Fayz, 3rdnipplemusic, callmeking, therealnickwood, and acoustic678. Much love to them for providing that royalty free.

43 MIN2018 FEB 14
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"The Long Rain" by Ray Bradbury

"Stuffing" by Jerry Oltion

In this episode, AE and girlfriend Mona join with Mona's sister, Sara, to read "Stuffing" by Jerry Oltion (jerryoltion.com). First published in the 2006 Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction , this story is about a group of photosynthetic humans who decide to rediscover eating just in time for the holidays. Get your ears ready, sit back, and relax (unless you are driving) and enjoy this Thanksgiving/Christmas episode The science fiction works mentioned in the post-reading discussion include: "Hair" (2009) by Adam Roberts, a story about the development of photosynthesetic hair, which rebalances the class dynamic by easing the burden of poverty. "Oral Argument" (2015) by Kim Stanley Robinson, which has the same premise but it's tattoos instead of hair. Follow the show on Facebook (@SkiffilyPodcast) andTwitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow Mona (@sewagainsthegrain), myself (@SkiffilyPodcast), andMona's sister Sara (@sqafisheh). "Stuffing" Copyright ©...

34 MIN2017 NOV 21
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"Stuffing" by Jerry Oltion

"Utopia, LOL" by Jamie Wahls

When all our needs are met, the remaining problems become more frivolous. In this episode, AE and girlfriend Mona read "Utopia, Lol" by Jamie Wahls (jamiewahls.com). Originally published in the June 2017 issue of Strange Horizons, this story is about a cryogenically frozen man waking up to a digital utopian future and the guide who helps him. Sit back and get ready for a Halloween episode that is tangentially related to Halloween. You can read along to the story here: http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/utopia-lol. You can also listen to Anaea Lay's reading of the story here: http://strangehorizons.com/podcasts/podcast-utopia-lol Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users alayan10, cheesydjanonymouse, auver, and romanul12341 (all used in the LOTR U sequence). Otherwise, the source of Music: http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to them for providing that royalty free.Follow the show on Facebook (@SkiffilyPodcast) andTwitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If ...

37 MIN2017 OCT 21
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"Utopia, LOL" by Jamie Wahls

"A Greater Power" by Benjamin Crowell

EAddiction comes in many forms, including strange monstrous beings. In this episode, AE and girlfriend Mona read the "A Greater Power" by Benjamin Crowell (lightandmatter.com). Originally published in the Spring 2008 issue of Electric Spec, this story is about a guy who becomes addicted to a tentacle monster. After reading the story, Mona and AE also weigh in some of the issues brought up in the story, particularly addiction and the 1980s setting. Sit back and get ready for a Halloween Eve Month episode. You can read along to the story here:http://www.electricspec.com/Volume3/Issue1/Crowell.htmlShow Notes: The science fiction works mentioned in the post-reading discussion include: "The Game" (1991) from Star Trek: The Next Generation (season five, episode six), where everyone gets addicted to a VR game. Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert, which features Melange, an addictive narcotic that makes people smarter and long-lived. Blood Music (1985) by Greg Bear, where a bacterial infection make...

45 MIN2017 SEP 13
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"A Greater Power" by Benjamin Crowell

"Pay Phobetor" by Shale Nelson

EViruses are way worse with virtual reality hardware. In this episode, AE, Mona, as well as newcomer Robert Valenzuela, read the topical story "Pay Phobetor" by Shale Nelson (shalenelson.com). Originally published in the December 2014 issue of Lightspeed Magazine, this story is about a ransomware virus infecting someone's brain implant. You can read along here:http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/pay-phobetor/ After reading the story, Mona and AE also weigh in some of the issues brought up in the story, particularly the threat of too much dependence on technology. Now, get ready for what is probably the best episode yet. In the words of the story, "Find a safe place to sit, away from moving objects and other hazards. Remember, think-apping while walking or driving is dangerous and unlawful." Show Notes: Some of the music comes from Purple Planet (http://www.purple-planet.com), so mad props to them for providing that license-free. Follow the show on Facebook (@SkiffilyPodcast) an...

32 MIN2017 AUG 15
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"Pay Phobetor" by Shale Nelson

"Her Husband's Hands" by Adam-Troy Castro

EIn war, soldiers get eaten up and spat out. In this episode's story, "Her Husband's Hands" by Adam-Troy Castro, a woman's soldier husband is killed in combat, but brought back via digital backup to operate what is left of his body, the eponymous hands. Episode 7 features another first for AE Reads Skiffily; after reading the scifi story, Mona and AE discuss some of its content and weigh in on issues the brought up in the story, such as whether a copy of you can really be youand how people respond to grief. You can see the show notes in my blog post if you would like to follow up on the pieces mentioned in this discussion (http://aeusoes1.blogspot.com/2017/06/ae-reads-skiffily-episode-7-her.html#show_notes) You can also read along to the story here: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/her-husbands-hands/ Follow this science fiction podcast on Facebook (@SkiffilyPodcast) andTwitter (@SkiffilyPodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow Mona (@sewagainsthegrain) and mysel...

50 MIN2017 JUN 5
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"Her Husband's Hands" by Adam-Troy Castro
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