The Coode Street Podcast
By Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe
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Discussion and digression on science fiction and fantasy with Gary Wolfe and Jonathan Strahan.
||CleanEpisode 317: Irene Gallo and the Art of Science Fiction||This week we are joined by Chesley and World Fantasy Award-winning designer, art director, editor and publisher Irene Gallo to discuss how she came to join ...||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 316: Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Warrior, Binti, and Beyond||This week we’re joined by the fabulous Nnedi Okorafor, whose Akata Warrior (sequel to Akata Witch) will be published next week, and whose Binti: The Night Masquerade (concluding her award-winning Binti trilogy ...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 315: Liz Bourke, Niall Harrison and Debut Novels of 2017||This week, we are joined by distinguished critics Niall Harrison, late of Strange Horizons, and Liz Bourke, whose latest collection of reviews and essays is ...||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 314: Annalee Newitz and Telling Stories About the Future||Annalee Newitz, who writes on the cultural impact of science and technology for Ars Technica and who founded and edited io9.com, delivers her debut novel ...||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 313: Jeffrey Ford and The Twilight Pariah||This week Gary and Jonathan are joined by long-time friend of the podcast, Jeffrey Ford. Jeff is the winner of the Nebula, World Fantasy, and ...||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 312: Fantasy 101, Helsinki and more||After a long and mostly unplanned hiatus, we're back! We travelled to Helsinki, Finland to attend WorldCon75, and then spent time travelling and not thinking ...||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 311: Walter Jon Williams, Kelly Robson and Helsinki!||And now for something special! During the recent WorldCon, held in Helsinki, Finland, Gary and Jonathan took to the stage to talk to WorldCon guest ...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 310: The Years Best Books So Far, the XPrize and more||We were away! We came back! We missed you! After an unexpected four week hiatus, and with another four week hiatus coming up, Gary and ...||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 309: Epic fantasy, Campbell Awards and more||Gary and Jonathan are back with a rambling conversation that touches on epic fantasy and its relationship to privilege, the recently announced Campbell Award ballot, Gary's ...||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 308: Paul Kincaid, Ken Macleod, and the works of Iain (M) Banks||Any time the Coode Street Podcast connects with the United Kingdom it's a special occasion. Jonathan stays up until the dead of night (often with ...||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 307: Theodora Goss and the Alchemist’s Daughter||This week we talk with the multi-talented Theodora Goss, whose forthcoming novel, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, draws not only from her own ...||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 306: Geoff Ryman and 100 African Writers of SFF||This week we are joined by Nebula, Clarke, Tiptree, Campbell, and World Fantasy Award winner Geoff Ryman to discuss his important new project, 100 African Writers ...||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 305: Kim Stanley Robinson and the Drowning of New York||This week we're joined by the delightful and provocative Kim Stanley Robinson, to discuss his new novel New York 2140, his “comedy of coping” about ...||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 304: A New Theory of Science Fiction||That sounds a bit grandiose, doesn't it? We're back rambling, and this week we discuss some of our recent reading (Jonathan finished reading his second ...||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 303: John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly at ICFA||This week Gary is in Orlanda, Florida for the International Conference on the Fantastic Arts. Despite being thousands of miles away, across aligator-infested waters, he ...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 302: The State of Short Fiction||This week we welcome a record number of guests for a lively discussion of the state of short fiction. We discuss whether or not we’re ...||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 301: On Literary fiction and genre, the moon and more||This week, after an unintended break because of deadlines and workload, Gary and Jonathan return to the Gershwin Room to discuss the burning question of literary ...||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 300: Kij Johnson Exploring Old Worlds||This week Gary and Jonathan are joined by Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winning writer Kij Johnson to discuss her Nebula Award nominated novella The ...||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The Deans of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature
Listening to Gary and Jonathan is like sitting in on a weekly masterclass. It is entertaining, unpretentious, and engaging. If you like to think of the genre more than just entertainment, then you'll enjoy this weekly discussion, with banter.
Insightful and informative
The hosts are obviously experienced and discerning. I'm enjoying the podcast. However,the sound mixing is at times very poorly done.
This is It
Far and away the best, most intelligent, and engaging podcast on scifi literature available. A hard-to-find mixture of genuine, genre-specific enthusiasm along with an un-blinkered critical lens that floats above fan service or juvenalia.
And one personal plea: I seem to be in the minority here, but I enjoy guest-less episodes immeasurably more than the alternative, as I'm here for the kind of critical (albeit appreciative) conversation on the state and history of the field that can't but be tempered, however understandably, by the inclusion of someone creatively invested in that same field. Just a thought, as I note Jonathan and Gary seem often self-conscious about overdoing those episodes and rolling back around to repeated themes (canon). In my opinion, however, those kind of episodes and discussions are exactly what make this podcast stand out so clearly from the rest of the competition.