11 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Cast of Wonders 2018

written by David Steffen Cast of Wonders is the YA branch of the Escape Artists podcasts, edited by Marguerite Kenner, covering all speculative genres and aiming to appeal to YA audiences.  This year’s offerings included their usual staff pick re-airing of stories from last year, as well as one story that was split into seven episodes, for a […]

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06 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Award Recommendations 2018

written by David Steffen Here are some recommendations for selected Hugo and Nebula categories. (Note that I’ve listed them in alphabetical order, rather than order of preference, and have listed more than the 5 ballot options when possible). I don’t think I’ve read any eligible novels this year, so that category is not represented. Best Novella “Umbernight” by […]

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18 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

The Best of Cast of Wonders 2016

written by David Steffen This has been a big year of change for Cast of Wonders, the young adult podcast edited by Marguerite Kenner.  Starting at the beginning of 2016, Cast of Wonders joined the Escape Artists family of podcasts as their fourth podcast.  And, as part of this change, they greatly increased their writer […]

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11 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Using SF Podcasts to teach Business and Economics

Who wouldn’t have liked to have studied their university subject using their favorite science fiction or fantasy stories? I missed a crossover between my favorite genre fiction and the subject he was studying, so when I became a PhD student and lecturer at a German university, I decided to take matters into my own hands and asked my professor if I could teach a business course using Escape Pod as the main source. I might have understated the fact that Escape Pod is a science fiction podcast though…

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15 October 2012 ~ 3 Comments

The Best of Cast of Wonders

Cast of Wonders produces an episode every week, though some stories are produced across multiple episodes. They’ve been around for a little more than a year, since July 2011, and by my count have produced about 44 stories in that time (often multiple episodes per story, occasionally multiple stories per episode). Cast of Wonders was founded by Barry Northern who also created Cast Macabre (I’ve also done a Best of Cast Macabre), and has producer, host, and narrator Graeme Dunlop.

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