The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
About This Show
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids, told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in space. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe.
The story is written and performed by Jonathan Messinger, author of Hiding Out, former web editor of Time Out Chicago Kids, and father of two boys. We only mention that because his son Griffin, 6, serves as editor of the story, appearing in episodes to critique, make predictions and express skepticism that his father knows what he's talking about, which also happens to be the way the rest of their relationship works.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 12: Not You Again!
3 days ago
Who is the Mystery Man the Explorers found in Saphrite's crystal prison? And what's with that other ship that's getting a little too close for comfort? In today's episode, the Explorers Troop 301 face their most dangerous threat yet, and it's human! We always need art and jokes sent to email@example.com, and we'll relay it to the explorers. Send yours! And if you have a question for presidential nominee firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. The outro music is called "Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off his album "Songs from an Unmade World 2," also used via Creative Commons. This week's episode also uses a song called "Wake Up" by Crazy Games. And guess what? It's also Creative Commons! If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.