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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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Sep 6, 2016

On today's episode, we find out why Explorers Troop 301 has been sucked underground by the mysterious alien race called the Dwellers…and it's not good! Turns out the Dwellers give a whole new meaning to the term "Baby Boomers." Will Finn and friends find Elias? Will they make it back out? What is the strange object found by one of the friendly Patiens? And most importantly: WHAT IS MY ROBOT'S NAME? All of these questions will be answered in today's episode.

Also, it's time to refill the joke bin! Send one in!

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. Check them out! 

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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of quality podcasts 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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