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7 Cool Sci-Fi Talk Podcasts You Need to Catch

Science fiction lovers have so many ways to enjoy their favorite genre — and it’s not all movies and TV, either. Podcasts are surging in popularity right now, and that’s good news for sci-fi fans because you can stream some pretty great podcasts discussing your favorite genre. There are tons of ‘casts to choose from, and we know we can’t cover them all in one post. But to get you started, here’s a list of 7 cool sci-fi talk podcasts that will help feed your need for all things science fiction. If you have a favorite we haven’t mentioned here, let us know!

Eye on Sci-Fi - 7 Cool Sci-Fi Podcasts on Recursor.tvEye on Sci-Fi Podcast

Official description:
An exploration of exceptional, intriguing science fiction, fantasy and genre web series and online short films, hosted by Rod T. Faulkner, founder of The 7th Matrix.

Our take:
This show features short sci-fi film reviews that are super-fast, offering listeners a quick way to learn about short films they might want to check out. Before you know it, you’ll be heading down the rabbit hole of watching films online.

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy - 7 Cool Sci-Fi Podcasts on Recursor.tvGeek’s Guide to the Galaxy

Official description:
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 and science fiction in books, movies, games, and comics, as well as related subjects such as science, history, and critical thinking.

Our take:
Want to keep up with the latest and greatest in SFF? Then you need to include Geek’s Guide in your listening rotation. Panels of guests gather to talk about the topic of the day, which is a lot like visiting a con, but in the comfort of your own home. The guests vary, but the talk is always insightful.

How Sci-Fi Saves the World - 7 Cool Sci-Fi Podcasts on Recursor.tvHow Sci Fi Saves the World

Official description:
On the How Sci-Fi Saves the World podcast, you’ll listen to all the fun, chatter, musings, rabbit trails, lightsaber duels, clones, AI overlords, and gundarks you can imagine, plus the occasional tribble or two.

Our take:
This podcast is a unique take on sci-fi, offering an insider take on Hollywood from two fellas that love science fiction, love movie-making, and can talk to both areas with a degree of expertise that makes for a fun ride.

Nerdette- 7 Cool Sci-Fi Podcasts on Recursor.tvNerdette

Official description:
A safe space for nerding out about all the things you’re watching, reading, listening to and encountering in real life — from science to science fiction, great lady nerds of history to Beyoncé. Because what the world needs now is not another superhero, but for the glasses-clad alter ego to make you a podcast.

Our take:
These episodes are quick and easy to listen to, yet packed with great science and science fiction topics too. So, really, listeners get a good mix of exactly what they’re craving. The topics cover a broad range that sci-fi lovers will enjoy, from summer reads to the Argonne National Laboratory, a research facility in Chicago, and more.

Once & Future Podcast - 7 Cool Sci-Fi Podcasts on Recursor.tvThe Once and Future Podcast

Official description:
The Once & Future Podcast is a weekly book-centric podcast for readers and writers alike that focuses on all things fantasy and science fiction, talking with today’s hottest authors about their books, writing, and general geekery.

Our take:
Wondering what on earth (or off-world) your favorite sci-fi writers are thinking as they craft their stories? That’s what you’ll get here. Host Anton Strout is an author too, so he gets it, and he knows what to ask about. And his commitment to flying his geek flag alongside his guests is pretty darn delightful. It’s a lot like sitting down with your sci-fi friends to talk genre — a lot of fun.

Skiffy and Fanty - 7 Cool Sci-Fi Podcasts on Recursor.tvThe Skiffy and Fanty Show

Official description:
The Skiffy and Fanty Full Experience is a Hugo-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror podcast featuring nearly a dozen shows. From drunken reviews of bad movies, discussions of new and classic SFF film and TV, interviews with authors, book club conversations, and much (much) more, the Full Experience gives you everything in one convenient place.

Our take:
This is exactly what it sounds like — SFF lovers share their opinions and takes on everything genre-related. You can either subscribe to the specific Skiffy and Fanty shows that cover what you like, or you can get the Full Experience, which gives you everything coming from these sci-fi loving hosts. There is something for just about everyone.

Slice of SciFi - 7 Cool Sci-Fi Podcasts on Recursor.tvSlice of Sci-Fi Radio

Official description:
A weekly program featuring interviews with talent from all across the sci-fi entertainment worlds and discussions about TV shows, movies, or whatever most sci-fi geeks want to talk about..

Our take:
This podcast has evolved over the years, and all the back episodes are on its website. But one thing remains consistent—host Summer Brooks, who does a stellar job of sussing out what’s happening in SFF/horror and does great interviews with artists and creators at every level of the genre. Listening to this podcast is a great way to stay on top of what’s happening in sci-fi and find new fiction to consume, cons to attend, and more.

Your Favorites?

If you have favorite sci-fi podcasts we haven’t mentioned, share them in the comments. We’d love to hear about your playlists.

About Michele

Michele has been writing and editing professionally since 1997. In 2017, she launched full-time into her own copywriting and editing business, serving marketing firms, service businesses, nonprofits, book publishers and consulting firms, as well as indie authors. She serves as Editor of the science fiction website Recursor.tv and The Fantasy Network News. Michele is also co-founder of Writing Well Creative Writing Workshop and a partner in Three Point Author Services.

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