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 328: Re-reading, reprinting and the classics||Gary was looking through the books that seem to tumble endlessly through his front door for review and came across a new edition of David R. ...||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 327: Awards, climate fiction and more||This week, Jonathan and Gary discuss the parameters of climate-influenced SF, the usefulness or not of the term 'cli-fi' (with increasing numbers of SF works ...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 326: After ICFA||Gary is back from the International Conference on the Fantastic in Orlando, where he chatted quite a bit with guests of honour John Kessel and ...||3/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 325: World Fantasy Awards, Kate Wilhelm and more||With nominations for the 2018 Hugo Awards closing shortly, Jonathan and Gary headed to the Gershwin Room to discuss nominating for the Hugos, the recent proposal ...||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 324: Carmen Maria Machado||When Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was shortlisted for the National Book Award it went to the top of ...||2/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 323: Awards season begins…Hugo time!||Every year Gary and Jonathan sit down and start talking about "awards season", a short period in the science fiction year that runs from February ...||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 322: Theodora Goss, John Kessel and Monstrous Stories||This week, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we are joined by two authors whose own recent works ...||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREPOST: Episode 71: Live with Gary K. Wolfe and Ursula K. Le Guin!||Six years ago Gary Wolfe and I were privileged enough to get to chat with Ursula K. Le Guin about science fiction. The reason for ...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 321: Fairy tales, peaches, and so on…||Normal service resumes with a rambly episode after last week's chat with Jane Yolen. Having decided what they were going to discuss beforehand, Gary and ...||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 320: Jane Yolen and a Life in Story||The Coode Street Podcast returns for 2018 with a very special opening episode. Today Gary and Jonathan sat down to talk with SFWA Grand Master, ...||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 319: The Books of 2018||In the brief hiatus between Christmas and New Year, a final episode for 2018. Jonathan and Gary take a moment to sit down in the Gershwin ...||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 318: The End of the Year||After our longest break ever, the Coode Street Podcast returns to regular programming with a discussion of the year in review. Gary and Jonathan discuss ...||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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.