Are you a fan of sci-fi and enjoy reading short stories every once in a while? If so, then I have just the podcast for you!
The Lost Sci-Fi, Vintage Sci-Fi stories from the 40’s, 50’s and 60s every week narrated by Scott Miller. Scott does one hell of a job taking you on the journey of these stories. He has just the right inflection that has you laughing out loud at the characters.
For example, the latest episode #6, The Plagiarist, the main character Fred is arguing with a type writer and losing! Yep, arguing with a 5 dollar type writer that has an attitude and not quietly either. The type writer is stuck on wanting to write nothing but stories from ones like Shakespeare and Poe but Fred wants nothing to do with it. Finally they strike a deal after Fred writes what he thinks is a good story, but the type writer has other ideas and completely changes what he wrote. Ha, I thought he’d smash the type writer into pieces after that. I can’t wait to see what next week brings.
As of today there are 7 episodes in the podcast and it just so happens that the first book that I listened to from the
that Scott sent my way is in the podcast. What was more amusing when I listened to the podcast version I learned that Scott talked about how he decided on this book to be the first in the podcast set and it is a popular one! Episode 1, The Hanging Stranger
Now for those that are totally blind here’s some important information. If you do decide to purchase any of the box sets like from the link I listed above you will need to download the Soundwise app either on your android or your IPhone. If you choose to go this route be aware that the app is useable, but not the greatest for accessibility. It is fine for finding your book and then playing it, but if you want to rate and give a review that’s a little tricky. However, with Scott’s awesome help that he gave I do plan on putting up a podcast demonstrating the app so you can have an idea what you’d be in for.
With that being said, I have to say that I actually like the podcast better. The main reason for that besides better accessibility is that you get a bit of history about the story coming up before it starts.
Again the name of the podcast to search for is called The Lost Sci-Fi, Vintage Sci-Fi and it is narrated by Scott Miller. So go check it out!
Oh yeah, Scott, I have a request, can you do The Water Eater for one of the podcast?