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09 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Escape Pod 2014

written by David Steffen It’s been a great year for Escape Pod with some of my favorite episodes ever after they and their sister podcasts came back from the brink of having to close due to lack of funds. The podcast is still edited by Norm Sherman, with some help this previous year from Mur Lafferty […]

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07 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Podcastle 2014

It’s been a great year for Podcastle with some of my favorite episodes ever after they and their sister podcasts came back from the brink of having to close due to lack of funds. The podcast is still edited by Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind and they’re doing a great job.Just a few days ago there was a metacast that announced big new things coming up, including that Alasdair Stuart and J. Daniel Sawyer are now owners of the company.

On to the list!

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05 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Pseudopod 2014

Another solid year of Pseudopod after they and their sister podcasts came back from the brink of having to close due to lack of funds. Just a few days ago there was a metacast that announced big new things coming up, including that Alasdair Stuart and J. Daniel Sawyer are now owners of the company.

On to the list!

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17 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Nightmare Podcast

Nightmare Magazine is the sister magazine of Hugo-winning Lightspeed Magazine, launched by editor/publisher John Joseph Adams just in time for Halloween 2012. If you don’t know who John Joseph Adams is, you haven’t been paying much attention to short SF in recent years. Besides Lightspeed, he’s probably best known for his themed anthologies.

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20 June 2014 ~ 1 Comment

The Best of Toasted Cake 2013-

Tina Connolly’s Toasted Cake podcast is still going strong! She reduced her publication frequency for a little while to spend time with her newborn baby, but pretty soon Toasted Cake will be back up to its weekly rate. By my reckoning, Toasted Cake published 41 short stories between my last list on January 21, 2013 and the end of 2013.

Two of my own stories were also reprinted on the podcast. I don’t consider my own stories for inclusion in the lists, so I’ll just mention them here in the header: This Is Your Problem, Right Here and What Makes You Tick.

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13 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Journey Into… 2013

Marshal Latham continues on with his podcast, which runs both new stories newly produced and recordings of old radio shows from the heyday of radio. He also had a special Edgar Allen Poe month at the beginning of 2013 wherein he asked for submissions of Poe-esque stories which also are inspired by and share names with Poe story titles. In November he posted a podcast every single day in an event he dubbed the Superhero Marathon Spectacular. Good stuff!

In 2013 he published about 38 stories, by my reckoning.

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09 June 2014 ~ 1 Comment

The Best of Cast of Wonders 2013+

Cast of Wonders is, as ever, the young adult fantasy/SF podcast. This list covers all of their episodes from when my last list was published on October 15, 2012 to the end of 2013. They published 56 stories in that timeframe.

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05 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Lightspeed Podcast 2013+

written by David Steffen

My last list for this podcast was actually a combined list of The Best of Lightspeed and Fantasy podcasts, since both were under the editorship of John Joseph Adams and then the two magazines were consolidated into one. The consolidation is still called Lightspeed and publishes four stories on their podcats every month, two of them SF and two of them fantasy (there are more on the site in text, but those are not part of this list). Both Lightspeed and JJA continue to be popular as they have been for years, garnering award nominations. I expect it will only be a matter of time until Lightspeed wins some of those.

John Joseph Adams continues to edit the magazine, and the stories are good as ever. Cutting down the great stories to just a few was a brutal process.

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28 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Dunesteef 2012-2013+

written by David Steffen

My last Best of Dunesteef article was in October 24, 2011. For most of the podcasts I listen to, I try to do an updated list on a yearly basis, but I also like to make sure that I get batch of stories big enough that a best of list is meaningful. Dunesteef has an often irregular publication schedule, so it’s taken a little longer to get the minimum 30 episodes I like to work with. So this list covers all 33 of their stories published between then and now.

Rish Outfield and Big Anklevich put together good productions from their team of volunteers, and have quite interesting though long after-episode chatter. Their episodes have been even more irregular due to Big moving to a new house, but what they lack in frequency they more than make up for in entertainment.

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21 April 2014 ~ 2 Comments

The Best of Clarkesworld 2013

written by David Steffen

Clarkesworld has expanded since I did the last list! Now they provide two reprint stories per month on top of the three originals that they were already publishing. And they’re in the middle of a subscription drive and if they meet their goal they’ll add another original to the mix. All of their stories are podcasted (most read by the very talented and extremely personable Kate Baker).

So, with this increase in publication rate, they put out a whopping 55 stories in the year of 2013.

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