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 (start with Episode 1!), 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 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
BeeBop Tales: Episode 3
3 days ago
On today's episode of BeeBop Tales, Mr. Juanatron and Whip fly with Dr. Perkolator to a remote island, where they plan to team up with some old friends to make a last stand against the Warlock Barron. And BeeBop discovers a puzzle that he has to solve to save the day, and he needs listeners' help! The clue is buried somewhere in the episode. If you can figure it out, email the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org so BeeBop can be the hero he was manufactured to be. Also, big news: We have a store on Threadless! Now you can buy Finn shirts, tote bags and a fleece blanket for some reason. We always love art and jokes sent to email@example.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. 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 intro/outro music is called Moondots and Polkabeams by Podington Bear, and was used via Creative Commons license. We've set up a store on Treadless! hThe 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.