Podside Picnic

is creating podcast on science fiction, fantasy, and other stories

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About Podside Picnic

The future of storytelling is already here—it just needs its own podcast.

Podside Picnic is a show mostly about science fiction and fantasy, but more importantly, it's about two guys exploring stories. Pete is a lifelong science fiction and fantasy fan with 40 years of ravenous reading under his belt. Connor is a writer and recovering literary snob on a mission to learn about science fiction, fantasy, and all the genres in between.

We like the phrase "literature of the fantastic" to encompass what most interests us, but our interests morph as we continue this journey and learn from each other and from our audience and guests. Much of our focus is on what’s long been called “genre fiction,” especially science fiction and fantasy, but curiosity is more important to us than marketing lingo. We believe the future of storytelling lies in crossing traditional boundaries. 

In that spirit, Podside Picnic began as an exclusively sci-fi podcast, and we still discuss sci-fi more than any other genre. But we’ve also branched out into high fantasy, horror, gothic novels, video games, and even (for our sins) the occasional superhero movie. We’ve hosted literary agents such as Erik Hane and Laura Zats, podcasting luminaries such as Will MenakerLucy Valentine, and Leslie Lee III, and writers such as Peter WattsCory DoctorowBrandy JensenJacob BacharachEmma Berquist, and Gary Gibson. And sometimes, Pete and Connor just crack a beer and chat about whatever. It’s about the journey--and all the friends we make along the way.

If you become a patron, you'll be giving us general support on our project, and you’ll also get access to a steady stream of exclusive content, including some of our best guests. We also run a lively Discord chat for our patrons, we will follow you back on the Podside Picnic Twitter account, and we’re working on even more perks. Your contribution will help us grow and improve the pod. We couldn’t do this without our patrons, and we strive to give all of you top-notch content each and every week.

Our theme music and sound editing is by @nachdermas, our banner is by @XEECEEVEVO, and our logo is by @HindleWasTaken. Check out them and their work!

Thanks for listening! You can get our audio here, on SoundCloud, or on iTunes.
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Having reached 100 patrons, we now owe you at least three exclusives each month. If we can get to 250 subscribers, we will go to at least four exclusives per month. Beyond that, we'll continue to play it by ear, with the aim of always producing more and better content if we can continue to grow our subscriber base.
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