Two New Space Podcasts You’ll Love!

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The Way 2020 is Shaping Up, These Space Podcasts Will Help You Escape the Planet!

I don’t really watch what you call “the normal TV” anymore. Yeah, I’ve ceased mingling with the peasants. Occasionally, however, I’ll pass by a television that’s broadcasting some network or cable programming, though. And it seems these days, I see a lot of shows having to “punt” due to quarantine procedures. I mean, sure, give ’em credit for still being on the air, but they’re definitely making do. Not so with podcasts. In fact, podcasts can be produced via distance pretty easily, and the storytelling so far this year has been phenomenal! Plus you can listen to them while doing a lot of other things. I personally like to listen to them while I game. Here are two new space podcasts that will definitely give you some great entertainment!

1. Seren

This story is going to seem hauntingly resonant for many of you this year. Seren follows the eponymous protagonist on her solo journey to terraform a new world. Her only company is the ship’s A.I. and her memories. Written and produced by Nerys Howell, Seren stars Hedley Knights, Karin Heimdahl, Hathi Sindelar, and Ella Watts. 

Far from being considered a “brave new explorer,” Seren is on a mission to terraform a new world, but it feels more like a punishment than an honor. She is on an eight month voyage to “wherever the powers that be have decided to dump” her. Her only companion is a less-than personable AI unit aboard the ship. As the story unfolds, we find Seren reflecting on her past decisions, dealing with unexpected events, and trying to make the best of her exile. 

You can listen to all eight episodes here.

2. Midst

Unlike Seren, which is an eight part audio-drama. Midst, from Third Person Productions, “is an ongoing dramatic audio series performed for the enjoyment of your head’s ears and your mind’s eyes.” This series is a great mix between the space sci-fi and western genres. Unlike other space podcasts we’ve featured on this site, and also unlike SerenMidst isn’t about a colonist or group of colonists heading out to settle a new world. Instead, Midst is about what happens when its characters have already colonized another world, and then the moon falls out of the sky.

Yeah. You read that right. The story begins with that, the pandemonium of a catastrophic disaster. From there, we’re taken on a ride with a cast filled with great frontier characters. Space cowboys er… pioneers, if you will. There’s Lark, a quirky female hunter/trapper who lives on the outskirts of Stationary Hill, the settlement where the podcast is set. Then we have Mock’s Weepe, a fancy cabaret club owner and pillar of the Stationary Hill community. Or there’s Phineas Thatch, recently appointed right-hand to Jonas Spahr, “one of the Trust’s most celebrated figureheads.”

As you can see, there are a lot of layers to Midst, and it will definitely draw you in. Season One has nineteen episodes available for you to binge on your favorite podcast app. You can find out more on the official Midst website. 

Ear Candy

As I mentioned above, space podcasts are a great way to engage in really great stories while you’re working from home or doing any number of other activities. Some of the other great space audio-dramas we’ve reported on before include Marsfall and VAST Horizon. Be sure to check them out as well!

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Brandon Humphreys

Brandon Humphreys

I'm a wizard. I write stuff and it goes from my head into yours - Magic! Apart from that, I am the Senior Editor for Space Porn, a veteran, a rock guitarist, and a teacher.

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