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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids

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. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space. 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. 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. We only mention that because his son Griffin, 6, 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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Nov 30, 2016

In the second episode of our mini-series featuring our introbot BeeBop, he answers a question from listeners, and tells the story of the time he clashed with some menacing marine mammals. HEY NEW LISTENERS: This is a one-off tale you can enjoy, but you're probably better off starting with Episode 1 from back in August. That'll give you the best understanding of what's going on here. Also, big news: We have a store on Threadless! Now you can buy Finn shirts, tote bags and a fleece blanket for some reason.

We always love 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.

The intro/outro music is called Moondots and Polkabeams by Podington Bear, and was used via Creative Commons license. We've set up a store on Treadless! 

hThe 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.

Nov 23, 2016

In this episode, BeeBop takes the controls to tell us his origin story, and about life on the world where he lived on before traveling to Earth. Listeners who have sent their art in to our robot will want to hear this one.

We always love 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.

The intro/outro music is called Moondots and Polkabeams by Podington Bear, and was used via Creative Commons license.

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.

Nov 19, 2016

NOTE: If you're new to the show, hi! And thanks! And stop! Start back with Episode 1. Spoilers abound here.

In the final face-off with Bunce, Boggis and Bean, Explorers Troop 301 and their friends split up to find the villains, the dreamstone and the captured adults. That means dodging more traps, hunting down the precious stone, and stopping the Marlowe's archenemies before they escape to the station. And in a final showdown, the explorers have to use everything they've learned in the last weeks as everything comes to a head.

Thank you to everyone who listened and talked with us about this first season. It's been so fun! And the show wouldn't be nearly as good without our awesome listeners. Make sure you subscribe in iTunes so you can hear our mini-season, "BeeBop Tales," and the various updates as we head into season 2 in January. Also, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay in touch.

We always love 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.

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. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off his album "Songs from an Unmade World 2," also 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.

Nov 15, 2016

In the sort-of season sort-of finale the Explorers Troop 301 must enter the giant moth nests of the red planet to root out Bunce, Boggis and Bean. But before that can happen, they get help from some old friends, and have to dodge the booby-trap laden stronghold of the villains. 

Today's episode is a bit of a fake-out! It's part one of the finale. Part two will be coming later this week. Thanks to those who have joined Griffin's Sound Club already. So fun! Email earth@finncaspian.com and we promise to put them to good use. 

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.

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.

Nov 10, 2016

The Explorers Troop 301 face their most dangerous and difficult mission yet, tracking down Marlowe archenemy Bunce, all without Foggy. On the mysterious red planet, they'll have to pass through numerous trials before the final face-off. And when one of them disappears, despair begins to set in. There's also angry moles. Enjoy!

We always love art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com,. Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166.

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. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off his album "Songs from an Unmade World 2," also used via Creative Commons.

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.

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.

Nov 2, 2016

In today's episode, many of the questions surrounding the Marlowe, the Wild Things, and the Bad Guy Bunce are answered, but the explorers aren't sure they like those answers. And with the adults ready to chase down Bunce, the kids make a discovery that sends them on their own 

We always love art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com,. Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166.

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. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off his album "Songs from an Unmade World 2," also used via Creative Commons.

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.

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.

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