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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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Feb 22, 2017

In today's episode, Finn has to compete in the final game of the Intergalactic Space Olympics, only to discover that he needs the help of a new, unexpected friend. And, the Explorers learn that winning isn't exactly what they bargained for.

We're thinking of making new shows. If you're so inclined, please take our survey! (https://goo.gl/forms/ap7tDIoKiikctR1N2)

You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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.

Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music.

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.

Feb 18, 2017

In today's episode, the Marlowe kids enter into two more intergalactic space olympic events, and find the Shakespeare kids aren't playing fair again. There's an adventure on a mountain, a mystery in a maze, and some poor, misguided gum aliens.

We're thinking of making new shows. If you're so inclined, please take our survey! (https://goo.gl/forms/ap7tDIoKiikctR1N2)

You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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.

Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music.

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.

Feb 14, 2017

The Intergalactic Space Olympics are upon us! And while there seems to be something funny going on with the kids' rivals in Explorers Troop 103 from the Shakespeare 820, Vale still gamely takes the driver's seat for a race around the planet. This is just part 1 of the Olympics, so we'll see you back here on Friday for Part 2! And special thanks to Jonah from Melrose, Massachusetts and Alice from Chicago, Illinois for contributing sounds to this week's episode!

You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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.

Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music.

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.

Feb 10, 2017

In this special episode of The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, Griffin and BeeBop give Jonathan the boot, and take over the show. They go through a few of the sounds that kids have sent in, and talk about how they make them sound alien or space-related. And then BeeBop gives a shout-out to all the kid chefs who have sent in art over the last couple months in one-mega artist roll call!

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.

You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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.

Feb 7, 2017

NOTE: If you're new to the show, hi! And thanks! And stop! Start back with Episode 1 of Season 1. To everyone who's been waiting for Season 2 to start, thanks so much, and here we are! In this episode, the explorers start off on a different kind of adventure, which may seem like fun at first, but some unexpected visitors might change all of that.

You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

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.

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.

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