General SFF Radio/Podcasts Discussion?

  1. Toby Frost

    Toby Frost Well-Known Member

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    Would it be an idea to have a general discussion area for SFF on the radio? I could image that there might be interest in shows like the Hitchhikers’ Guide and some of the Twilight Zone-style programmes. There have also been some good BBC adaptations of SF novels: their version of The Caves of Steel is well-regarded and I recently enjoyed their adaptation of Neuromancer. They recently did I Robot, too. The discussion area could also cover podcasts, either discussing or producing SFF.

    I doubt there would be enough interest to have an entire section devoted to various shows, but it might be good to have a general thread. Apologies if this already exists and I’ve missed it somewhere. Thanks!
     
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  2. dannymcg

    dannymcg Well-Known Member

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    Could be interesting. I used to subscribe to a sci fi short story podcast site about four years ago (the names totally gone from memory now!).
    Hopefully we could get a useful few links out of such discussions :)

    The reason I stopped visiting the podcast site was I think they began economising, they ended up using the same couple of women for reading every story and one was too sibilitant. It got very irksome
     
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  3. Toby Frost

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    Yes, podcasts vary enormously, and the great majority are going to be pretty amateurish by the very nature of the medium. But there are some very polished ones, and podcasting is a growing part of SFF fandom. I’m not especially knowledgeable here, but as you say, a place to link to good ones would be useful.

    Also, for a long while the radio was the best place to adapt SF, because of the lack of visuals. I get the impression that there were a lot of older American radio shows that did SFF, perhaps with varying degrees of success, but again I’m no expert.
     
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  4. AlexH

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    I don't listen to them much, but there are quite a few I've seen that look interesting - including a couple of fantasy ones the BBC did.

    I heard a couple of BBC Radio 4's adaptations of Isaac Asimov's I, Robot and they were good. There were 6 in total I think. They're not currently available, but may pop up again: BBC Radio 4 - 15 Minute Drama, Isaac Asimov's I, Robot, Robbie
     
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  5. Old_Man_Steve2016

    Old_Man_Steve2016 Well-Known Member

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    I actually have my own program on Youtube as part of the BSFS, doing reviews of members' works.

    There's more than enough creative members here that can make a SFFChron podcast, reviewing member books and other works. It'd be a pretty good resume pumper, at the very least.
     
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