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The Caribbean Science Fiction Network

Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcasts

Want to learn more about Caribbean fantasy, folklore, speculative, and science fiction? Interested in established and emerging Caribbean voices about all things sf? Then tune in to The Caribbean Science Fiction Network. In this podcast I showcase emerging and established Caribbean voices who use sf genres to explore future states of Caribbean identity. Through these genres, the writers redefine Caribbean futurity and what it means to be Caribbean. Follow on Instagram and Twitter: @caribbeansfnet Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and rating! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support

Want to learn more about Caribbean fantasy, folklore, speculative, and science fiction? Interested in established and emerging Caribbean voices about all things sf? Then tune in to The Caribbean Science Fiction Network. In this podcast I showcase emerging and established Caribbean voices who use sf genres to explore future states of Caribbean identity. Through these genres, the writers redefine Caribbean futurity and what it means to be Caribbean. Follow on Instagram and Twitter: @caribbeansfnet Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and rating! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support

Location:

Trinidad and Tobago

Description:

Want to learn more about Caribbean fantasy, folklore, speculative, and science fiction? Interested in established and emerging Caribbean voices about all things sf? Then tune in to The Caribbean Science Fiction Network. In this podcast I showcase emerging and established Caribbean voices who use sf genres to explore future states of Caribbean identity. Through these genres, the writers redefine Caribbean futurity and what it means to be Caribbean. Follow on Instagram and Twitter: @caribbeansfnet Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and rating! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support

Language:

English


Episodes

Anthony Joseph: Frequencies of Caribbean Magic

1/21/2022
In this second episode of season 2 I chat with writer and musician Anthony Joseph from Trinidad and Tobago. We discuss what magic means for the Caribbean, UFOs, music, and science. Music credits: Intro: 'Trini to D' Bone' Music: 'Hustle' - Anthony Joseph --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support

Duration:00:24:22

Nalo Hopkinson: Survival in a Sunken World

1/7/2022
Welcome to the season 2 premiere! In this first episode I chat with Jamaican Nalo Hopkinson about her latest novella 'Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken Story'. We chat about Caribbean language, technology, pigs, and Sean Paul! Music Credits: Intro: Trini to D' Bone instrumental Transitions: 'Like Glue' - Sean Paul --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support

Duration:00:27:07

Malka Older: Thinking about disasters differently

12/17/2021
What can we learn from disasters? In this episode I chat with Disaster Sociologist Malka Older about the representation of disasters in science fiction. We discuss the interconnections between disaster and politics, humanity, and empathy. Music credit: Scrunter - 'Eat Something' --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support

Duration:00:23:36

Season 1 Preview

12/11/2021
A mash up of Season 1 guests. Enjoy! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support

Duration:00:05:59

Brandon O’Brien - A radically different Caribbean

12/3/2021
How can the Cthulu mythos be reimagined? Where can Caribbean identity be thought of as radically different? What are some ways of perceiving time? These questions and more are answered in this episode and season 1 finale featuring Trinidad and Tobago writer Brandon O'Brien who discusses his latest collection of poems, 'Can you sign my tentacle?' Music credit: Kan Kan Riddim If you enjoyed this episode drop a review and rating! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to...

Duration:00:20:47

Kafi Kareem & Patrick Meikle: An un-fore-gettable Caribbean adventure

11/19/2021
Caribbean children playing golf? Reconnecting with ancestors through a magical portal? You're not in Kansas anymore, you're in the Caribbean! This episode features 'The Caddy Club', an upcoming animated movie. Kafi Kareem, the writer and director from Trinidad & Tobago, and Patrick Meikle from Jamaica, the lead character designer discuss how 'The Caddy Club' can clear up certain misconceptions about the Caribbean that involve golf, history and much more. Music credit: 'Close to Me' - Kes ft...

Duration:00:24:54

Diana McCaulay: Changing hearts with climate fiction

11/5/2021
Where can Caribbean climate fiction open our hearts as well as our minds? What is the state of humanity during an increasingly worse climate crisis? In this episode Jamaican Diana McCaulay discusses this and more in her 2020 novel Daylight Come. Introductory VoiceOver by Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley at the 2021 COP26 Climate Summit Music by: Koffee - Lockdown --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:25:15

Rafael Ocasio: Mapping Puerto Rico through folklore

10/22/2021
Un episodio especial! I chat with Puerto Rican literary historian Rafael Ocasio about his latest collection which, like the early 20th century scientific survey conducted by Franz Boas, maps the former Spanish colony through folklore. But this collection is more than just folklore. Reimagined fairytales as well as history also populate this collection as well an emphasis on the hills as a space of resistance and reclamation. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make...

Duration:00:24:44

Robert Edison Sandiford: You have the power...use it

10/8/2021
Folklore, myth, superheroes. In this episode, Barbadian writer Robert Edison Sandiford explores our own Caribbean source of power in his novel 'And Sometimes They Fly'. We talk about the role of the hero in the region as well as the Caribbean as a real place with real people. This may be fantasy but it's also an assemblage of so much more. Music credit: 'Tempted to Touch' - Rupee Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and rating! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way...

Duration:00:26:00

Stephanie Saulter: Looking 'forward' to the next big disruption

9/24/2021
In this episode, Jamaican writer Stephanie Saulter discusses 'Regeneration', the final book of the 'Evolution' trilogy. Energy, humanity, politics, and technology are all discussed as part of what a future Caribbean might look like. Music credit: 'Three Little Birds' - Bob Marley Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and rating! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/caribbeansfnet/support

Duration:00:30:54

Karen Lord: Imagining the future of health

9/10/2021
How can literature illuminate matters of public health and Caribbean futures? Listen to Barbadian writer, Karen Lord, discuss her latest short story "The Plague Doctors" which is eerily prophetic in its portrayal of an island bearing the brunt of a contagious disease. Through a blending of the hard sciences and the social sciences, Lord urges us to read not just for entertainment but for social change. Music credit: 'Roll it Gal' - Alison Hinds Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and...

Duration:00:37:05

Robert Antoni: The Camera Does A Magical Thing

8/28/2021
Reader and listener be advised: This is no ordinary novel, this is a shapeshifting piece of work. In this episode, I chat with prize-winning author Robert Antoni about 'Cut Guavas' concerning myth, technology, history, and outsider fiction - all intertwined with a screenplay retelling of 'Planet of the Apes'. Music credit: 'Baila Mami' - Nailah Blackman --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:26:21

Tricia Chin: The Trees Were Portals

8/13/2021
In this episode, Tricia Chin reimagines a world populated by nonhuman folklore characters and humans in her debut book ‘Tabanca and Other Stories’. Tune in to hear how her collection touches on themes of humanity, transformation, and the environment and how these themes add to our understanding of Caribbean science fiction. Music credit: 'Folklore Riddim' Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and rating! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast....

Duration:01:29:58

Everard McBain: We don't need a superhero, we need a JUMBIE

7/30/2021
How can local animation redefine what it means to be a superhero? Where can folklore help us preserve and accept our rich Caribbean identity? In this episode Everard McBain, a co-creator of the Trinidad and Tobago animated series Jumbie, discusses these questions and more. Music credit: 'Jumbie' - Machel Montano Did you enjoy the episode? Drop a review and rating! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:30:55

Introducing The Caribbean Science Fiction Network

7/29/2021
Welcome to The Caribbean Science Fiction Network - a celebration of all things fantasy, folklore, speculative fiction, and of course science fiction. Music credit: 'Fast Wine' - Machel Montano If you'd like to be featured, feel free to reach out. Twitter & Instagram @Caribbeansfnet. Email: caribbeansfnet@gmail.com Podcast also available on Spotify, Anchor.fm, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, Podchaser, Breaker, etc. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast....

Duration:00:01:10