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. 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. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space. 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. His son Griffin, 7, 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.
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S4E4: Biting Off More than You Can Chew
2 days ago
Vale has been told that he is the legendary hero on this new gas giant planet, but he doubts he’s up to the task! But after the dragonship gets dragged into the battle, Vale heads into the eye of the storm!
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Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. This episode also uses music from Visager, used via Creative Commons.
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.
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