dreamrock wrote:The extra features don't bother me. I especially like History of Science Fiction and Jay Campanella's segments. But Tony meanders something fierce and even on my mp3 player's "fast mode," it's more than I can put up with on average. It's a case of a show that would clearly benefit from the Chapters function of M4A if my mp3 player supported M4As.
normsherman wrote:It's extra work having chapters and the additional MP3 feed but I feel like we're in the same boat as Tony to some degree, and I don't want anyone to miss out on a good story by Krystine Rusch just because I insist on rapping about fastfood diarrhea beforehand.
doubleU46 wrote:I really enjoyed "Weather Child" by Philippa Ballantine. Also "Metamor City" podcast by Chris Lester.
Talia wrote:Regardless of whether you normally care for SSS, everyone really should take a listen at this week's episode. It starts off with a phone interview with sci fi legends Frederick Pohl and Jack Vance, both at once. Now, Pohl is 91 and Vance is 94, but they're both still sharp as tacks (though Vance rambles. Pohl seems aware of this and cuts him off several times, which is kind of funny), and its really fantastic hearing them talk to each other and to Tony.
The episode starts right off with the interview, so you can even skip the rest of the podcast if you're so inclined.
tbaker2500 wrote:I'm really enjoying "The Returning", by our very own eggyolk.
Providing a fresh take on alien abductee stories, it surprises me with tackling plot head on, rather that just alluding to horrors. Good stuff!
Non-Euclidean Geo. wrote:Now, about Starship Sofa; holy cow what a weight off my chest. I thought I was the biggest dick in the world for getting annoyed with the uber-nice host with an adorable accent, Tony Smith. Seriously, SSS is a great podcast, but how does he pull in such high-caliber stories for nothing. I remember a year back or so I actually unsubscribed for a couple months after he slammed the author Greg Egan on his podcast for not giving SSS a story free of charge. I missed me my Amy Sturgis and her science fiction history lessons, so I resubscribed, tail between my legs. Still, I'm scratching my head as to why authors give him anything when there are podcasts that pay (even if it's only beer money). Aren't there any other Harlan Ellisons out there?
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