General SFF Radio/Podcasts Discussion?

Toby Frost

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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!
 

dannymcg

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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
 

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.
 

Old_Man_Steve2016

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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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