“Speculate is a great site and I listen to it often. Highly recommended.”
—Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations
“Brad and Greg are the best interviewers currently podcasting about genre fiction.”
—Justin Landon, Tor.com
“One of my must-listen podcasts.”
—Paul Weimer, SFSignal
Speculate! is a podcast for writers, readers, and fans, run by Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu, two fantasy and science fiction writers. The show has been running for three and a half years and has created over 100 episodes, and in that time, we've had the honor of hosting a wide variety of authors and fiction on our show. Here's a small sampling of guests we've had during our century of episodes:
- Patrick Rothfuss: Episode 11, Episode 24, Episode 91, Episode 92
- Robin Hobb: Episode 69, Episode 70, Episode 71
- Garth Nix and Sean Williams: Episode 98, Episode 99, Episode 100
- Lauren Beukes: Episode 80, Episode 81, Episode 82
- Joe Abercrombie: Episode 62, Episode 63, Episode 64
- Tim Powers: Episode 74, Episode 75, Episode 76
- N.K. Jemisin: Episode 8, Episode 9, Episode 10
- Scott Lynch: Episode 86, Episode 87, Episode 88, Episode 89
- Peter V. Brett: Episode 66, Episode 67
- Martha Wells: Episode 83
- Myke Cole: Episode 66, Episode 67, Episode 95
- Betsy Wollheim: Episode 52
- Saladin Ahmed: Episode 51, Episode 53, Episode 54
- And many, many more...
Speculate! produces podcasts of several different types, including:
- Fiction Reviews – discussions of novels or short fiction.
- Author Interviews – interviews or roundtables with some of the great and new voices in speculative fiction.
- Writing Technique – nuts and bolts discussions of writing technique that stem from the works we’ve reviewed.
- Artist Interviews – just to shake things up, we thought we’d include some interviews with various artists in the speculative fiction arena.
With the funding from Patreon, we've hired an editor to edit the episodes, which has allowed us to bring more of our high-quality content to you faster. Our fiction reviews, author interviews, artist interviews, and editor interviews have always been free and will continue to be so. The writing technique shows, the state of the field shows, and a new series called "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" will be available at certain patronage levels.
Please, take a look at the rewards. We hope you like what we do, and we'd love to you have on the team.