By Jimmy Rogers
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Synthetic Voices is a monthly audio podcast dedicated to sharing great audio fiction picks from the realms of SF, Fantasy, and Horror.
||CleanSynthetic Voices #26 – January 2014 Top Picks||A shorter episode this month as we move to our new, shorter format. Hopefully this will mean quicker turnarounds from one month to the next in the future. :-)||2/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSynthetic Voices #25 – December 2013 Top Picks||Check out our double episode as we try to get caught up on the end of 2013!||1/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSynthetic Voices #23 – October 2013 Top Picks||Leaves are rustling outside and the season it turning colder. I always love this time of year, and it's a great time for snuggling up with a podcasted story. Here are some good ones to keep you going through the "dark half of the year."||11/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSynthetic Voices #22 – September 2013 Top Picks||I had to wrestle long and hard over the Top Picks this month, so I hope they fit the bill. You'll probably notice a few markets on the list we don't regularly feature, along with a few we often do. And as always, the list is rather eclectic,||10/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSynthetic Voices #21 – August 2013 Top Picks||The audio podcast portion of Synthetic Voices is back with a vengeance, delivering TONS of excellent fiction from August.||9/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSynthetic Voices #19 – June 2013 Top Picks||This month's Top Picks aren't as apocalyptic or grisly as last month's (at least I hope!), but there is an air of unnerving, intellectual horror to them. Not to say that the stories are all horror, but they will hopefully give you pause...||7/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSynthetic Voices #18 – May 2013 Top Picks||This month's top picks are a little on the WEIRD side, so get your out your crazy hat and dive in!||6/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSynthetic Voices #17 – April 2013 Top Picks||April was an interesting month for speculative fiction. Many of the stories came at me from unexpected angles, as did a few of the podcasts themselves!||5/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a great podcast for those who are just discovering the world of speculative fiction and/or podcasts. I just discovered both of these things this summer, and Synthetic Voices has been enormously helpful in finding good stories to listen to. I simply don't have enough time to listen to every episode of every podcast that iTunes recommends, so I've used this as a starting point. Through it, I've found a number of short story podcasts that I really like - Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, Drabblecast, etc, etc. Even if you already know about these, it seems like every month there is at least one story from a podcast I've never heard of. And there's also commentary about the art of podcasting itself. Very interesting, especially for someone who would like to make their own podcast one day.
Great way to find good podcasts!
There's a lot of audio fiction out there. Some of it's amazing and some of it isn't. This podcast is a great place to go if you are trying to find the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror podcasts out there. There's also good commentary about the world of fiction podcasts and what's working and what's not in this rapidly growing arena.