As a die-hard science fiction and fantasy fan, there’s nothing more enlightening for me than listening to how the creators of some of my favourite fictional worlds come upon their ideas and what were the philosophies and experiences behind their work.
SYFY 25: Origin Stories is a podcast that gives me just that. Hosted by Adam Savage (of Mythbusters fame) the show features conversations with legends of the genre - Frank Oz, Kevin Kelly, D.C Fontana -contemporary stars - Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, Sana Amanat - as well as uber-fans who’ve built an empire out of fan culture like Chris Hardwick and Kevin Smith.
Even if you are someone who isn’t familiar with the works of some of the guests there’s still much to absorb and revel in by hearing these extraordinary creators and visionaries talk with passion about their work and keeping the spirit of the genre alive.
You can listen to all the episodes here: http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/podcast-episodes
- Abbas Momin