Aussie SF Podcasts

Current Regular SF Podcasts

Two Chairs Talking <>

Hosts: David Grigg and Perry Middlemiss

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The hosts talk about the books they’ve read, the movies they’ve seen, and anything else they decide to talk about. This entertaining show has a definite speculative fiction and literature angle. David was the chairman of the 43rd World Science Fiction Convention held in Melbourne Australia in 1985. Perry was the chairman of the 57th World Science Fiction Convention in 1999 and co-Chair of the 68th Worldcon in 2010. Two chairs, get it?

Galactic Suburbia <>

Hosts: Alisa Krasonstein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Raynor Roberts

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Alisa, Alex and Tansy bring you speculative fiction news, reading notes and chat from the galactic suburbs of Australia.

All you need to know about Galactic Suburbia:

  • Alex is a reviewer and a teacher;
  • Tansy is a fantasy author and a mum;
  • Alisa is an indie publisher and an engineer;

We talk. A lot. About: Science Fiction, Fantasy, publishing, books, gossip, (feminist) history, blogging, Joanna Russ, cyberpunk, steampunk, (is there a Romanpunk; there should be a Romanpunk!), anthologies, The Future, The Internet (many people are wrong on The Internet), Australian Speculative Fiction, conventions, anything else that crosses our screens...
Galactic Suburbia. We talk a lot.

Awards: Hugo: Best Fancast (2015) * Aurealis Award: Peter McNamara Convenors' Award (now Convenors' Award for Excellence) (2011) * Ditmar: Best Fan Publication in Any Medium (2011, 2016)

Coode Street Podcast

Hosts: Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe

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Every week Gary K. Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan sit down for about an hour to discuss science fiction and other stuff. Sometimes guests join in, and very occasionally, Coode Street has “special” podcasts.

The AntiSF Radio Show <>

Host: Ion “Nuke” Newcombe

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Ion selects the best in speculative flash fiction for these shows from the pages of AntipodeanSF magazine online. The stories are often narrated by the authors themselves. Listen in weekly to a show devoted to the presentation of flash speculative fiction stories (science fiction, fantasy, and horror). The show also often includes discussions and panel presentations recorded at various speculative fiction conventions and awards ceremonies.

Sheep Might Fly

Host: Tansy Raynor Roberts

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Webserials by well-known author Tansy Raynor Roberts.

The Paleo-Cinema Podcast

Host: Terry Frost

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A podcast about movies: all kinds of retro, cult, grindhouse, forgotten and interesting movies, childhood favourites and things Terry has just discovered, not always SF/F/H genre, but often featuring Australian genre identities as guests.

The Martian Drive In Podcast

Host: Terry Frost

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The Martian Drive In is a four-weekly podcast which looks at two obscure science fiction, fantasy or horror films.

The Massive Attack Podcast

Hosts: Mitch & Joe

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Mitch and Joe, A.K.A Massive Attack, are two nerdy guys in their early 40's. Each month join them for a conversation covering gaming, TV, movies & more. Often about speculative genre movies.

The Garrett

Host: Astrid Edwards

Producer: Astrid Edwards

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Occasional interview with speculative fiction authors, these shows more often focus on “literary” authors.

Podcasts in hiatus or no longer active: (Audio may still be available)

Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction (TISF)

Host: Keith Stevenson

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One of the first Australian speculative fiction podcasts, Terra Incognita ran from November 2008 to May 2011, featuring authors reading their published short fiction. The series is available on iTunes and archived by the National Library of Australia.

Active Years: 2008-2011

ASiF Australian SpecFic In Focus Podcast

Hosts: Tansy Rayner Roberts, Alexandra Pierce, and others

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The ASiF! Podcast featured interviews, book chats and reviews.

Active Years: 2007-2008

Adventures of a Bookonaut Podcast

Host: Sean Wright

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Sean from Adventures of a Bookonaut Blog assaults your ears with News, Views and interviews on the topic of genre fiction.

Active years: 2012-2013

Authorcast <>

Hosts: David Wood and Alan Baxter

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Formerly known as ThrillerCast, Authorcast is a podcast devoted to writing and reading in genre fiction. We discuss the craft of writing, books and authors we enjoy, and happenings in the publishing industry, and interview authors from all genres. Authorcast is hosted by dark fiction author Alan Baxter and thriller author David Wood.

The Writer and the Critic

Hosts: Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond.

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A monthly podcast devoted mostly to speculative fiction books, reviews and the odd bit of idle gossip.

Active until: Dec 20th, 2017

Madeleine's Speculative Fiction Review <>

Host: Madeleine D'Este


Madeleine D’Este hosts a weekly speculative fiction review podcast. Madeleine lives in inner city Melbourne surrounded by books. After studying law (and never practising) and travelling the world, she now lives a double life, immersed in the corporate world by day and writing female-led speculative fiction by night.

Active until: Jan, 2 2018

Galactic Chat

Hosts: Alexandra Pierce, David McDonald, Sarah Parker, Helen Stubbs, Mark Webb, and Sean Wright.

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Various author interviews with those involved in Aussie speculative fiction.

Active until: August 20, 2017