About Us

Escape Pod is the premier science fiction podcast magazine. Every week we bring you short stories from some of today’s best science fiction stories, in convenient audio format for your computer or MP3 player.

We pay our authors, but we will always be 100% free. We are supported through listener donations and sponsorship, so if you like what you hear, please consider donating via our PayPal button!

Escape Pod is produced and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page


EDITOR: Norm Sherman

 Norm Sherman is Escape Pod’s Editor and charismatic host.

In his spare time, Norm helps run a non-profit, and composes original music. Buy his ever-so-enthralling CD here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/normsherman.

HOST: Alasdair Stuart

Alasdair Stuart is the owner of Escape Artists, Inc., as well as host of PseudoPod and co-host of Escape Pod.

His work has appeared in the Guardian, How It Works, the Fortean Times, Sci Fi Now and Neo. He also blogs for SFX and Bleeding Cool[1], not to mention his personal blog, The Man of Words. In 2012 he published “The Pseudopod Tapes Vol 1: Not the end of the world, just the end of the year” – a collection of his outros from a year of Pseudopod episodes.

HOST: Tina Connolly

Tina’s books include the Ironskin trilogy and the Seriously Wicked series, and her novels have been finalists for the Nebula and the Norton. Her very first Escape Pod appearance was in #209, when “On the Eyeball Floor” was narrated by Norm Sherman.

She is extremely delighted to have had both her stories and her narrations featured on all four Escape Artists podcasts. Find her intermittent, Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast at Toasted Cake (link: toastedcake.com), or find her at tinaconnolly.com.


Divya is a lover of science, math, fiction, and the Oxford comma. She enjoys subverting expectations and breaking stereotypes whenever she can.

Her short stories have been published in various magazines, including Lightspeed, Mothership Zeta, and Daily Science Fiction, and her writing appears in the indie game Rogue Wizards. Her debut science-fiction novella, Runtime, was released by Tor.com Publications in May, 2016. You can find out more at www.eff-words.com or on Twitter @divyastweets.


Adam Pracht lives in Kansas, but asks that you not hold that against him. He works full-time as the public relations coordinator at McPherson College, where he also received his master’s in higher education administration in spring 2016. He’s excited to get his life back.

He was the 2002 college recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy award for writing about the disadvantaged and has published a disappointingly slim volume of short stories called “Frame Story: Seven Stories of Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror & Humor” which is available from Amazon as an e-Book or in paperback. He’s been working on his second volume – “Schrödinger’s Zombie: Seven Weird and Wonderful Tales of the Undead” – since 2012 and successfully finished the first story. He hopes to complete it before he’s cremated and takes up permanent residence in an urn.



Hillary Brannon has the superpower of reading extremely fast and voraciously. No superhero teams would return her calls so she turned her talents to slush reading.
By day (and nights) she is a magistrate for the State of North Carolina; a job that is both more interesting and boring than people think. She lives with her husband, child, and two long suffering cats.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Benjamin C. Kinney

Benjamin C. Kinney is an itinerant neuroscientist with a frozen New England heart, though nowadays he lives in St. Louis with two cats and his Martian wife. He no longer creates cyborg monkeys, after too many nights delivering them Prozac. His fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Flash Fiction Online, and more. You can find him online at benjaminckinney.com or follow him on twitter @BenCKinney.

He swears this is all true, even the monkeys and the Martians.


Laura Pearlman is an ordinary human who lives in California with two ordinary felines. Her short fiction has been published in Shimmer, Mothership Zeta, and Daily Science Fiction, among other places. Her LOLcat captions have been published on McSweeney’s.

She has a tragically neglected blog called Unlikely Explanations and can be found on twitter at @laurasbadideas.


S. Kay Nash grew up in the desert, raised by a cabal of professors, artists, anthropologists, and librarians. A copy editor by day, she also writes short fiction and book reviews.

She holds two university degrees as magical wards to protect her from being hauled back into the Ivory Tower. She lives with a mad scientist and a peaceful contingent of cats and dogs.


Erin Roberts is an MFA student and communicator-for-hire who tries to visit at least 10 cities per year but calls Washington, DC home.

Her work has appeared in PodCastle and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Fantasy. You can find her musings on life, the universe, and all things writing at writingwonder.com or on Twitter at @nirele.