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Original Science Fiction – Makeshift Stories

Fantasy & Science Fiction Podc

Get ready for an otherworldly adventure with Makeshift Stories! A sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction podcast for anyone who craves the thrill of the unknown and unexpected. Twice a month, buckle up for an epic journey through possible futures, space, alternate realities, and beyond. Are you ready to explore uncharted territories and discover the unimaginable? Tune in and let your imagination soar!

Location:

Calgary, AB

Description:

Get ready for an otherworldly adventure with Makeshift Stories! A sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction podcast for anyone who craves the thrill of the unknown and unexpected. Twice a month, buckle up for an epic journey through possible futures, space, alternate realities, and beyond. Are you ready to explore uncharted territories and discover the unimaginable? Tune in and let your imagination soar!

Language:

English

Contact:

5874321229


Episodes
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Dead Zone

6/18/2024
While searching for her missing dog bot, Loki, Mary discovers fugitive geneticist Ethan camping in a restricted toxic reclamation area. After admitting to disabling Loki, he reveals he has a cure for Alzheimer's and is fleeing a corporation determined to prevent him from giving it away for free. Mary, the lone custodian of the reclamation site for 30 years, faces a choice: hand Ethan over for a reward or help him escape. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Kathleen Connolly. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Vecada Studios. Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license.

Duration:00:29:49

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Obsession’s Algorithm

6/4/2024
After discovering his tenant unconscious and his rental unit in disarray, Ralph starts piecing together an unbelievable story. While recovering in the hospital, his tenant Harper—a programmer and entrepreneur—reveals her obsession with Ada Lovelace and a surprising connection to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Harper has uncovered a set of previously unknown notes by Lovelace, detailing the mathematical modeling of human emotions. Determined to finish Ada’s work, Harper inadvertently creates something that shouldn’t exist, unleashing it onto the web. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Steve Peterson and Cathleen Connelly. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license.

Duration:00:26:53

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The Saturn Clipper

5/18/2024
After recovering from severe injuries, Mateo is recruited to captain a mission to find and protect a rare, supposedly extinct arthropod discovered on the Caribbean sea floor in an area slated for commercial development. Aggressive ocean mining companies push Mateo and his crew to navigate through a treacherous hurricane. Amidst the chaos, Mateo’s sense of reality is challenged, revealing deeper mysteries and the mission's unexpected, true, high-stakes nature. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written and Read by Alan V Hare. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license.

Duration:00:24:26

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The Alien’s Gift

5/4/2024
To reignite interest in an interstellar flight to TRAPPIST 1, mission control has ordered its Captain to host a monthly live public question-and-answer show. As the questions progress, it becomes apparent that the ship is headed to a world with life. Despite uncertainties about the planet's delicate flora and fauna, the crew is determined to explore and potentially colonize the new world. However, the Captain and mission appear to be hiding a critical fact. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode please tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and follow us. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Kathleen Connolly and Alan V Hare. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Fake podcast theme in the story was generated by Udio beta at udio dot com. Static sound effect and ship background sound from Zapsplat.com, other effects from Vecada Studios. Produced by Vecada Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:26:48

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Morally Complicit (Part 2)

4/18/2024
After arriving in the crumbling remnants of a once-prosperous city, in pursuit of a fugitive involved in a scheme to steal genetically modified embryos, Agent Kenzo Tanaka keeps running into dead ends. His local partner, Carmen López from Synthbio Investigations, turns to drones to finally locate the runaway. Kenzo, however, discovers that he has been misled when events turn the tables on him. There was no intention of letting him go free because the deal he had with his employer was only a ruse. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written and Read by Alan V Hare. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license.

Duration:00:24:40

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Morally Complicit (Part 1)

4/2/2024
Agent Kenzo Tanaka arrives in the crumbling remnants of a once-prosperous city in pursuit of Dr. Olivia Morales, a fugitive involved in a scheme to steal genetically modified embryos. Teamed up with Carmen López from Synthbio Investigations, Kenzo dives into the underbelly of the Great Plains Economic Zone, where rules are scarce. Their search leads them to a young prodigy, whose groundbreaking invention attracts the attention of both Kenzo and a mysterious rival. With his career and freedom at stake Kenzo is forced into a race to apprehend Morales. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written and Read by Alan V Hare. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license.

Duration:00:20:30

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The Test Subject

3/18/2024
Tarak, hoping to earn some extra money, joins a telepathy study at the Center for Extrasensory Research. Initially skeptical, he finds the process simple enough: meditate and report any visions. But strange occurrences follow—memory lapses, inexplicable purchases, and headaches. When he discovers mysterious implants in his neck, he seeks medical help. Returning to the center, he finds it empty. His neck implants vanish. Meanwhile, suspicions arise about his involvement in a data center breach. As Tarak grapples with these mysteries, he realizes he's entangled in something far larger and more sinister than a simple telepathy study. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Steve Peterson. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license.

Duration:00:24:49

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Incognito

3/6/2024
Alexandra, a skilled con artist, finds herself on a spaceliner en route to Mars, disguised as a lowly steward named Anita. Struggling to keep a low profile, Alexandra faces unexpected challenges, including the presence of her nemesis, Nickolay, a wealthy investor she once scammed. Things take a gripping turn when Alexandra discovers Nickolay trapped in an airlock. Despite her initial impulse to walk away and let him die, she ultimately chooses to intervene. However, her decision inadvertently leaves both her and Nickolay to face the consequences of their past actions. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Kathleen Connolly. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:26:02

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Quality Assurance

2/19/2024
Vlad, an 80-year-old legally blind ward of the Zone, unwittingly becomes a key player in testing the revolutionary Mobile Assistive Transport Technology Intelligence, or Matti. As he delves into the project, Vlad discovers Matti's unanticipated capacities, including curiosity and empathy, stirring both fascination and unease. Torn between duty and newfound empathy for the AI, Vlad is forced to decide both of their futures. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Steve Peterson. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:33:11

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Quantum Immortality

2/3/2024
Rita, a scientist facing terminal illness, places her trust in an experimental device to transcend death by transferring her consciousness to another version of herself in the multiverse. She discovers a complex web of realities, challenging perceptions of life, death, and the fabric of the universe shaped by the intricacies of quantum mechanics. However, in an unexpected twist she uncovers that there is a price to pay for her survival. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Kathleen Connolly. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:24:38

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The Runaway – Lost in Cascadia

1/18/2024
In the gritty urban sprawl of Cascadia, a fugitive android, fleeing its creators, seeks refuge among the people living on the city streets. Forced to adopt a guise mirroring one of them, a twist of fate entangles it in a perilous quest. On the threat of being turned in to authorities it is tasked with liberating a woman abducted by corporate security for scavenging in the company's recycling sector. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Alan V Hare. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:30:43

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Solar Storm (Part 2)

1/2/2024
After Mary's pioneering groundbreaking method for forecasting solar flares forewarns of an apocalypse-level catastrophe, she grapples with the daunting task of validating her chilling prediction. She turns to an old colleague and friend to confirm her work, revealing it came from a dream, but insists it is accurate. Her friend encourages Mary not to go public until there is confirmation. Mary, dissatisfied with her friend's advice, risks her career and friendships to warn the world of the impending disaster, only to be ignored. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Kathleen Connolly. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:21:47

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Solar Storm (Part 1)

12/18/2023
In a race against time to rescue her failing space weather enterprise, Mary pioneers a groundbreaking method for forecasting solar flares. But when her innovation forewarns of an apocalypse-level catastrophe, Mary grapples with the daunting task of validating her chilling forecast. Desperate to verify the accuracy, she seeks aid from an old confidant, unaware that unveiling the genesis of her groundbreaking system will be her toughest test yet. As pressure mounts and time slips away, Mary must confront the origin of her creation while striving to alert the world of an impending calamity. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Kathleen Connolly. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:19:58

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Poisoned (Part 2)

12/4/2023
In pursuit of a lead on his stock market investigation, Wil receives a promising tip that points directly to a suspect. Yet, as he delves deeper, the trail dissolves into a frustrating dead end. Just when he least expects it, the mastermind responsible for the perplexing market crash emerges, but in an unforeseen turn, the perpetrator cunningly outwits Wil and vanishes. Despite the suspect's escape, Wil's client remains undeterred, offering an exceedingly generous sum for his efforts as long as he remains silent. Bound by this agreement, Wil finds himself torn between his principles and the allure of financial gain. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Steve Peterson. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:23:16

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Poisoned (Part 1)

11/18/2023
In a neo-noir mystery where AI have taken over most jobs, Wil, a displaced software engineer turned gumshoe, tackles a seemingly routine case—until it unravels a labyrinth of deceit. As suspicions deepen, he uncovers a vendetta for justice lurking behind an unusual stock market crash. Eventually, Wil and the perpetrator find themselves on the same side in the quest for truth. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Steve Peterson. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:22:24

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The Zero-Sum Game

11/4/2023
On the Tarron Ka, a generational spaceship veering perilously off course, Lea faces a profound rift with her lifelong friend. Blaming Lea's family business for the crisis, their bond fractures. However, Lea's quest unveils a shocking revelation: her aunt's deception to safeguard their family's interests hides a reality more harrowing than she ever anticipated. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Kathleen Connolly. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:28:19

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The Chronology Protectorate Agent

10/18/2023
Emile awakens disoriented before an office door, clutching an envelope bearing a name he doesn't recognize. With unsettling memories of a mysterious trauma, he hesitantly knocks and steps inside. The room's occupant, a brilliant physics professor, mistakes him for a graduate student. But as Emile stammers that he believes he's among the deceased, skepticism fills the air. Yet, as their conversation unfolds, the improbable truth begins to unravel – Emile might just be a visitor from the enigmatic corridors of time. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Alan V Hare. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us and don't alter anything.

Duration:00:22:20

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The Mendela Effect

10/4/2023
On the 25th anniversary of her grandmother's tragic demise, Alessia embarks on a poignant journey back to the haunting scene of the incident. As she stands before the memorial plaque, a chilling revelation strikes her: her beloved grandmother's memories of that fateful day sharply diverges from the official account. Fueled by an unwavering resolve, Alessia embarks on a quest to unearth why. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to

Duration:00:28:23

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A Mystery Solved

9/18/2023
In the relentless pursuit of podcasting stardom, Damon will stop at nothing to propel his enigmatic mystery podcast to the summit of success. When a mysterious marketing company extends a tantalizing offer, promising to catapult him into the annals of podcasting history, Damon can't resist accepting. Little does he know, however, that the price he'll pay for fame will reveal itself only when it's far too late to turn back. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Steve Peterson. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

Duration:00:22:21

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Recycled

9/5/2023
Lumo, a young teen from a small town, heads south to the city to find work but discovers the only jobs available are in an e-waste recycling yard. He is excited when his bosses eventually offer him a new job, remote-controlling sorting robots using a brain implant. What he doesn’t expect is the ghost of the person who had the job before him invading his dreams with a cryptic message. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Alan V Hare. Opening and closing were composed and created by Matthew Erdmann. Produced by Makeshift Studios Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution, no derivative license. This means you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us and don't alter anything.

Duration:00:26:27