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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids

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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. 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. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space. 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. His son Griffin, 7, 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.

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. 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. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space. 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. His son Griffin, 7, 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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United States

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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. 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. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space. 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. His son Griffin, 7, 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.

Twitter:

@finncaspian

Language:

English


Episodes

Write the Story: When We Meat Again

5/6/2020
Today’s episode is another special episode, where we’re asking our listeners at home to help us write the ending of our story. And, this story was inspired by our friend Mick Sullivan’s book, The Meatshower. So anyone who participates will be entered into a raffle to win one of five copies of Mick’s book! Just email your ending to earth@finncaspian.com, subject: Meat. And if you’ve never listened to it, you have to check out Mick’s podcast for kids, The Past & the Curious! Find us on...

Duration:00:14:24

Prank Club Assemble!

4/1/2020
BeeBop is back with another back full of tricks provided by our listeners. Jonathan is in hiding.

Duration:00:06:47

Prank Club Assemble!

4/1/2020
BeeBop is back with another back full of tricks provided by our listeners. Jonathan is in hiding.

Duration:00:06:47

Solo Robo Endings, Part 1

3/25/2020
Thanks to all of our amazing kid writers! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.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...

Duration:00:16:22

Solo Robo

3/18/2020
Hi! Because so many kids around the world are staying home from school right now, we thought it would be fun to work on an episode of our show with all of these young writers! Listen to this week’s episode, and then write the episode’s ending! We’ll put those endings in the next episode! Here is a link to some questions to get you thinking about how the episode should end. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast...

Duration:00:23:22

Solo Robo

3/18/2020
Hi! Because so many kids around the world are staying home from school right now, we thought it would be fun to work on an episode of our show with all of these young writers! Listen to this week’s episode, and then write the episode’s ending! We’ll put those endings in the next episode! Here is a link to some questions to get you thinking about how the episode should end. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast...

Duration:00:23:22

More March Madness

3/13/2020
Send your suggestions to earth@finncaspian.com, subject line “March.”

Duration:00:06:09

March Madness

3/11/2020
We’re back with a new ep on Friday, but here’s a quick announcement from BeeBop and Jonathan, but mostly BeeBop. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.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...

Duration:00:05:47

S7E2: Re-Re-Re-Re-Reunion

1/29/2020
The Marlowe and the Shakespeare strike a deal. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.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...

Duration:00:17:15

S7E1: The Green Machine

1/8/2020
We’re baaaaaaaaacccckkkk!!! Season 7 kicks off with a little tension among the explorers, and a whole lot of spookiness coming from the Shakespeare! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.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...

Duration:00:18:36

New Year's Resolutions

12/28/2019
As BeeBop would say, “We’re back, baby!” BeeBop is conquering his writer’s block and Jonathan has pulled his nose out of a book and now we’re ready to roll! Happy New Year!

Duration:00:04:41

A BeeBop Poetry Reading

11/8/2019
Find out how he gets past the Angry Mango next week!

Duration:00:06:13

Halloween 2019: Voltronix's Revenge!

10/31/2019
This year for Halloween, the kids in Explorers Troop 301 have decided to take it easy. But once Voltronix gets into the mix, there’s nothing simple or easy about it!

Duration:00:18:29

ENCORE: The Legend of Sleepy Marlowe

10/23/2019
Hi! We’ve had a lot going on of late, and now there’s a teacher strike in Chicago (solidarity!) so we’ve had a hard time recording. But we’ll be back very soon to polish off BeeBop Tales and get back to the next season of Finn Caspian! Check in next week for our new Halloween special. Thanks!

Duration:00:17:29

BBT S6E1: A Poem for Pandalf

9/18/2019
BeeBop has to find his old friend Pandalf. But there’s a new feeling he’s experiencing. Something called doubt. Send your poems to beebop@finncaspian.com! Check out our Patreon and consider supporting the show! Thanks! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about...

Duration:00:13:38

BeeBop's Award Tour

8/30/2019
He's back and full of questionable honors.

Duration:00:08:02

Q&A with BeeBop for Season 6

7/24/2019
BeeBop answers Griffin's questions about the next season.

Duration:00:05:44

S6E12: Jailbreak and Heartbreak

7/17/2019
The events on the Shakespeare 820 set things in motion for next season. A lot of motion. Check out our Patreon and consider supporting the show! Thanks! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.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...

Duration:00:19:36

S6E11: A Hop, Skip and a Jump

7/3/2019
Julianna flexes her power, but gets everyone into a sticky situation. Check out our Patreon and consider supporting the show! Thanks! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.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:...

Duration:00:15:23