Discover The Unique Sounds Of British Science Fiction Movies

One of the most fascinating and memorable things about classic British science fiction is its eerie, jarring soundscape. And just like Doctor Who and other TV shows, a handful of British composers and sound designers did a lot to shape this aural phenomenon. A new BBC radio documentary will open your ears. » 12/23/14 12:15pm Tuesday 12:15pm

Let's All Play "Snoop Dogg or Real Dog?"

We love shows that teach things, are very in to the esoteric, and are funny. So our new favorite is "You're the Expert," which has three comedians trying to figure out the field of a guest expert. A few months ago, an episode featuring Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, an expert in dog cognition, gave us "Snoop Dogg or Real… » 8/01/14 1:30am 8/01/14 1:30am

Original Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Cast Reunites For One Show

There have been many versions of Douglas Adams' classic comic space opera, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — but the original cast of the radio show, many of whom crossed over to the TV version, have a special place in our hearts. And now, they're back together again, and you can hear for yourself. » 3/30/14 5:00pm 3/30/14 5:00pm

A guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Whenever a film adaptation comes out, the same klaxons blare: the movie ruined the book! That's a load of fetid dingo's kidneys. Case in point, Douglas Adams wrote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for just about every available media - radio, books, stage, TV, video games and film. » 3/09/14 3:01pm 3/09/14 3:01pm

Everybody Freak Out: Strange and Uncanny Outbreaks of Shared Insanity

Sometimes, it's easy to feel like you're losing your grip on reality — especially when everybody else around you is losing theirs, as well. History is full of weird incidents of mass hysteria, where insanity from person to person, or took over a whole community at once. Here are the most uncanny incidents of shared… » 6/21/13 3:05pm 6/21/13 3:05pm

Listen to Benedict Cumberbatch sing in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere

Try not to scream, but here's a little sneak peek — well, sneak listen, at least — of BBC 4's radio production of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, showcasing Benedict Cumberbatch's pipes. Listen to the sullen tones of the beautiful angel Islington! Dear heavens, he's even more beautiful when he sings! » 3/14/13 9:00am 3/14/13 9:00am

The original War Of The Worlds radio broadcast is still intensely scary

On Sunday, Oct. 30th in 1938 Orson Welles broadcast a dramatization of War of The Worlds from his New York Studio. And the exceptionally realistic retelling of H.G. Wells' classic alien invasion story caused a whole nation to panic. It's strange to listen to now, especially after various false reports generated a lot… » 10/31/12 2:01pm 10/31/12 2:01pm

In 1987, a young fantasy fan ran away from home to live with author…

Many of us feel like we know our favorite authors through their novels and from the various details of their lives they choose to share. In 1987, a 15-year-old boy named Andy felt that he knew science fiction and fantasy author Piers Anthony so well that he wanted to live with him. So, he packed up his bag, hopped a… » 8/05/12 9:30am 8/05/12 9:30am