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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.

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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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@finncaspian

Language:

English


Episodes

See Ya Later, Crater!

1/29/2021
Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.

Duration:00:15:42

Here we go! Re-Re-Re-Reunion

1/27/2021
Here’s the link for the Facebook live! https://www.facebook.com/chipublib/posts/10159206750427454

Duration:00:17:34

Here we go! The Green Machine

1/25/2021
New episode coming Friday! So we’re getting back into the swing of the season with the first ep of season 7! Season 7 kicks off with a little tension among the explorers, and a whole lot of spookiness coming from the Shakespeare! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to...

Duration:00:19:06

W(h)ere is Vale?

10/28/2020
This week is our annual Halloween special, and it finds the explorers back on the Marlowe. But this time, they’ve brought something back from their explorations! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. 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. Find us on Facebook,...

Duration:00:16:24

New live show!

10/23/2020
Big news is that we’re having a live event on Saturday. It’s free and it’s on Zoooooooommm. It happens at 4pm Central Time on Saturday, and it’s hosted by The Book Cellar here in Chicago. To register, you just have to email words@bookcellarinc.com subject line: Finn Caspian/Messinger RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Duration:00:03:34

The Accidental Volcano

10/14/2020
Hi there! Here’s a little excerpt of the second Finn book. Big news is that we’re having a live event on Saturday. It’s free and it’s on Zoooooooommm. It happens at 4pm Central Time on Saturday, and it’s hosted by The Book Cellar here in Chicago. To register, you just have to email words@bookcellarinc.com subject line: Finn Caspian/Messinger RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Duration:00:14:37

The Fuzzy Apocalypse

9/22/2020
Hi! This is a very, very, very special episode for us. Today we’ll be reading the first chapter of The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse. That’s the first book in the new Finn Caspian series! We’re also giving away stickers to anyone who buys the book. You can find links to the book at finncaspian.com/books. I hope you like it!

Duration:00:09:59

Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Reunion

8/14/2020

Duration:00:16:33

We're baaaacckk

8/12/2020

Duration:00:18:54

Write the Story: When We Meat Again

5/6/2020
Today’s episode is another special episode, where we’re asking our listeners at home to help us write the ending of our story. And, this story was inspired by our friend Mick Sullivan’s book, The Meatshower. So anyone who participates will be entered into a raffle to win one of five copies of Mick’s book! Just email your ending to earth@finncaspian.com, subject: Meat. And if you’ve never listened to it, you have to check out Mick’s podcast for kids, The Past & the Curious! Find us on...

Duration:00:14:24

Prank Club Assemble!

4/1/2020
BeeBop is back with another back full of tricks provided by our listeners. Jonathan is in hiding.

Duration:00:06:47

Prank Club Assemble!

4/1/2020
BeeBop is back with another back full of tricks provided by our listeners. Jonathan is in hiding.

Duration:00:06:47

Solo Robo Endings, Part 1

3/25/2020
Thanks to all of our amazing kid writers! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so...

Duration:00:16:22

Solo Robo

3/18/2020
Hi! Because so many kids around the world are staying home from school right now, we thought it would be fun to work on an episode of our show with all of these young writers! Listen to this week’s episode, and then write the episode’s ending! We’ll put those endings in the next episode! Here is a link to some questions to get you thinking about how the episode should end. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast...

Duration:00:23:22

Solo Robo

3/18/2020
Hi! Because so many kids around the world are staying home from school right now, we thought it would be fun to work on an episode of our show with all of these young writers! Listen to this week’s episode, and then write the episode’s ending! We’ll put those endings in the next episode! Here is a link to some questions to get you thinking about how the episode should end. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast...

Duration:00:23:22

More March Madness

3/13/2020
Send your suggestions to earth@finncaspian.com, subject line “March.”

Duration:00:06:09

March Madness

3/11/2020
We’re back with a new ep on Friday, but here’s a quick announcement from BeeBop and Jonathan, but mostly BeeBop. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a...

Duration:00:05:47

S7E2: Re-Re-Re-Re-Reunion

1/29/2020
The Marlowe and the Shakespeare strike a deal. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so...

Duration:00:17:15

S7E1: The Green Machine

1/8/2020
We’re baaaaaaaaacccckkkk!!! Season 7 kicks off with a little tension among the explorers, and a whole lot of spookiness coming from the Shakespeare! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice...

Duration:00:18:36