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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids

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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids

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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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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian tells the story of a boy aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Space Station whoexploresfar-flung galaxies, interacts with curious aliens and solves a mystery that will (fingers crossed) keephis home from being vaporized. Finn is a part of Explorers Troop 301, along with his best friends Abigail, Elias and Vale, and this episode introduces listeners to the stars of this science-fiction serialized story for kids.

2 MIN2016 AUG 1
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Introduction

The Room Behind the Room (Behind the Room)

The Alien Adventures begin! On today's show, we meet Finn and his friends—Abigail, Elias and Vale—better known as Explorers Troop 301. The Troop is getting ready for Finn's birthday party by sneaking in somewhere they don't belong. And there's a sign of danger to come. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. The outro music is called "Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. And please do send us ideas, art, anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email.

20 MIN2016 AUG 10
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The Room Behind the Room (Behind the Room)

Everybody Run!!!

When last we saw Finn and the members of Explorers Troop 301, they were off limits in the Robot Factory, and someone was coming in the door to catch them. On today's show, we reveal who caught them redhanded, hear a dire warning for Finn, and then head to his birthday party where he'll finally get his robot. That is, unless something happens. But what could possibly happen?! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by a Visager, off hisalbum "Songs from an Unmade World 2," also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! Here's our chat with Mo Willems. If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. And please dosend usideas, art, anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can alsoshoot us an emailor call 773-683-3...

25 MIN2016 AUG 17
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Everybody Run!!!

Foggy

After narrowly avoiding a very serious conflict with our introduction robot, we return to the action aboard the Marlowe. Finn and Abigail have to face off against three monster invaders. Will they be able to do it? Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Ty Poe and Mateo and Brogan and everyone else who has sent in art, jokes and ideas. Keep them coming! And please dosend usanything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can alsoshoot us an emailor call 773-683-3166.

24 MIN2016 AUG 25
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Foggy

Running Out of Patiens

With the Marlowe still recovering from the monster attack, Finn and his friends get into a little mischief aboard the station. But that all comes to an end when they're sent on their first exploring mission, to a planet they've been told will be peaceful, quiet, and maybe even a little bit boring. The good (bad) news is that their visit turns anything but boring. We're still collecting alien jokes and names for our robot. Send them in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story for kids, and is proud to be part of the Ki...

20 MIN2016 AUG 31
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Running Out of Patiens

In the Dwellers' Cellar

On today's episode, we find out why Explorers Troop 301 hasbeen sucked underground by the mysterious alien race called the Dwellers…and it's not good! Turns out the Dwellers give a whole new meaning to the term "Baby Boomers." Will Finn and friends find Elias? Will they make it back out? What is the strange object found by one of the friendly Patiens? And most importantly: WHAT IS MY ROBOT'S NAME? All of these questions will be answered in today's episode. Also, it's time to refill the joke bin! Send one in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of...

21 MIN2016 SEP 6
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In the Dwellers' Cellar

Two Heads Are Better than One

Finn and the rest of the Explorers Troop 301 return to the Marlowe to find that not everyone is as excited to put all the puzzle pieces together as they are. In fact, they feel shipped off on their new mission to a beautiful, verdant planet. But not everything is as pristine and pretty as it seems at first, and the kids need to run for their lifebobs! Also on today's episode, we revealed BeeBop's expensive diet, and how you, dear listener, can help by sending in your art. Also, it's time to refill the joke bin!Send one in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien...

20 MIN2016 SEP 14
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Two Heads Are Better than One

Robot Roll Call

Before we get to episode seven, we're celebrating our editor's birthday with a special bonus episode, featuring more robots of the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. Here are the books each of the robots were inspired by: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis The Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winnick Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie We recommend loaning out books from your local library, or buying them from your favorite independent bookstore.

5 MIN2016 SEP 21
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Robot Roll Call

Dream a Little Dreamstone

Oh man! Finn and his friends are on the run when this episode begins, and it isn't until they're in a secret underground lair with a very important stone that they're able to see a way out of the mess. Luckily, Abigail has a trick up her sleeve. Also on today's episode, BeeBop chows down on some of your art. Thanks for sending it in! Also, it's time to refill the joke bin!Send one in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of theKids Listencollective of makers of quality audi...

20 MIN2016 SEP 22
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Dream a Little Dreamstone

Voltronix Who?

In today's episode, the kids in Troop 301 findthemselves exploring their own home the way they would an alien planet. There are reportedly aliens aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station, and the troopis finding evidence all around. But that's not even the big news aboard the Marlowe. There's a new robot in town, and Finn and Foggy aren't too happy about it. Also, it's time to refill the joke bin!Send one in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be par...

23 MIN2016 SEP 28
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Voltronix Who?

Latest Episodes

Introduction

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian tells the story of a boy aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Space Station whoexploresfar-flung galaxies, interacts with curious aliens and solves a mystery that will (fingers crossed) keephis home from being vaporized. Finn is a part of Explorers Troop 301, along with his best friends Abigail, Elias and Vale, and this episode introduces listeners to the stars of this science-fiction serialized story for kids.

2 MIN2016 AUG 1
Comments
Introduction

The Room Behind the Room (Behind the Room)

The Alien Adventures begin! On today's show, we meet Finn and his friends—Abigail, Elias and Vale—better known as Explorers Troop 301. The Troop is getting ready for Finn's birthday party by sneaking in somewhere they don't belong. And there's a sign of danger to come. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. The outro music is called "Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. And please do send us ideas, art, anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email.

20 MIN2016 AUG 10
Comments
The Room Behind the Room (Behind the Room)

Everybody Run!!!

When last we saw Finn and the members of Explorers Troop 301, they were off limits in the Robot Factory, and someone was coming in the door to catch them. On today's show, we reveal who caught them redhanded, hear a dire warning for Finn, and then head to his birthday party where he'll finally get his robot. That is, unless something happens. But what could possibly happen?! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by a Visager, off hisalbum "Songs from an Unmade World 2," also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! Here's our chat with Mo Willems. If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. And please dosend usideas, art, anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can alsoshoot us an emailor call 773-683-3...

25 MIN2016 AUG 17
Comments
Everybody Run!!!

Foggy

After narrowly avoiding a very serious conflict with our introduction robot, we return to the action aboard the Marlowe. Finn and Abigail have to face off against three monster invaders. Will they be able to do it? Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Ty Poe and Mateo and Brogan and everyone else who has sent in art, jokes and ideas. Keep them coming! And please dosend usanything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can alsoshoot us an emailor call 773-683-3166.

24 MIN2016 AUG 25
Comments
Foggy

Running Out of Patiens

With the Marlowe still recovering from the monster attack, Finn and his friends get into a little mischief aboard the station. But that all comes to an end when they're sent on their first exploring mission, to a planet they've been told will be peaceful, quiet, and maybe even a little bit boring. The good (bad) news is that their visit turns anything but boring. We're still collecting alien jokes and names for our robot. Send them in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story for kids, and is proud to be part of the Ki...

20 MIN2016 AUG 31
Comments
Running Out of Patiens

In the Dwellers' Cellar

On today's episode, we find out why Explorers Troop 301 hasbeen sucked underground by the mysterious alien race called the Dwellers…and it's not good! Turns out the Dwellers give a whole new meaning to the term "Baby Boomers." Will Finn and friends find Elias? Will they make it back out? What is the strange object found by one of the friendly Patiens? And most importantly: WHAT IS MY ROBOT'S NAME? All of these questions will be answered in today's episode. Also, it's time to refill the joke bin! Send one in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of...

21 MIN2016 SEP 6
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In the Dwellers' Cellar

Two Heads Are Better than One

Finn and the rest of the Explorers Troop 301 return to the Marlowe to find that not everyone is as excited to put all the puzzle pieces together as they are. In fact, they feel shipped off on their new mission to a beautiful, verdant planet. But not everything is as pristine and pretty as it seems at first, and the kids need to run for their lifebobs! Also on today's episode, we revealed BeeBop's expensive diet, and how you, dear listener, can help by sending in your art. Also, it's time to refill the joke bin!Send one in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien...

20 MIN2016 SEP 14
Comments
Two Heads Are Better than One

Robot Roll Call

Before we get to episode seven, we're celebrating our editor's birthday with a special bonus episode, featuring more robots of the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. Here are the books each of the robots were inspired by: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis The Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winnick Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie We recommend loaning out books from your local library, or buying them from your favorite independent bookstore.

5 MIN2016 SEP 21
Comments
Robot Roll Call

Dream a Little Dreamstone

Oh man! Finn and his friends are on the run when this episode begins, and it isn't until they're in a secret underground lair with a very important stone that they're able to see a way out of the mess. Luckily, Abigail has a trick up her sleeve. Also on today's episode, BeeBop chows down on some of your art. Thanks for sending it in! Also, it's time to refill the joke bin!Send one in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of theKids Listencollective of makers of quality audi...

20 MIN2016 SEP 22
Comments
Dream a Little Dreamstone

Voltronix Who?

In today's episode, the kids in Troop 301 findthemselves exploring their own home the way they would an alien planet. There are reportedly aliens aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station, and the troopis finding evidence all around. But that's not even the big news aboard the Marlowe. There's a new robot in town, and Finn and Foggy aren't too happy about it. Also, it's time to refill the joke bin!Send one in! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of theMayfair Workshopfor his theme music. The outro music is called"Shiny Spaceship" by 8-Bit Ninja, and was used via Creative Commons license. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off hisalbum"Songs from an Unmade World 2,"also used via Creative Commons. Check them out! If you have a second, and canrate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be par...

23 MIN2016 SEP 28
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Voltronix Who?
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