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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.

Produced in partnership with Gen-Z Media. For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com.

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An Introduction

An Introduction

2016-08-0104:212

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian tells the story of a boy aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Space Station who explores far-flung galaxies, interacts with curious aliens and solves a mystery that will (fingers crossed) keep his home from being vaporized. Finn is a part of Explorers Troop 301, along with his best friends Abigail, Elias and Vale, and this episode introduces listeners to the stars of this science-fiction serialized story for kids.  The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today, Jonathan introduces listeners to a new podcast that is definitely not BeeBop Tales and should not be of any interest to anyone who would want to interrupt the podcast. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BeeBopipedia!

BeeBopipedia!

2021-04-0109:27

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Alien Adventures begin! On today's show, we meet Finn and his friends—Abigail, Elias and Vale—better known as Explorers Troop 301. The Troop is getting ready for Finn's birthday party by sneaking in somewhere they don't belong. And there's a sign of danger to come.  The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S1 E2: Everybody Run!!!

S1 E2: Everybody Run!!!

2016-08-1627:142

When last we saw Finn and the members of Explorers Troop 301, they were off limits in the Robot Factory, and someone was coming in the door to catch them. On today's show, we reveal who caught them redhanded, hear a dire warning for Finn, and then head to his birthday party where he'll finally get his robot. That is, unless something happens. But what could possibly happen?! The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S1 E3: Foggy

S1 E3: Foggy

2016-08-2426:271

After narrowly avoiding a very serious conflict with our introduction robot, we return to the action aboard the Marlowe. Finn and Abigail have to face off against three monster invaders. Will they be able to do it?  The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With the Marlowe still recovering from the monster attack, Finn and his friends get into a little mischief aboard the station. But that all comes to an end when they're sent on their first exploring mission, to a planet they've been told will be peaceful, quiet, and maybe even a little bit boring. The good (bad) news is that their visit turns anything but boring. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Finn and the rest of the Explorers Troop 301 return to the Marlowe to find that not everyone is as excited to put all the puzzle pieces together as they are. In fact, they feel shipped off on their new mission to a beautiful, verdant planet. But not everything is as pristine and pretty as it seems at first, and the kids need to run for their lifebobs! Also on today's episode, we revealed BeeBop's expensive diet, and how you, dear listener, can help by sending in your art. Also, it's time to refill the joke bin! Send one in! The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Before we get to episode seven, we're celebrating our editor's birthday with a special bonus episode, featuring more robots of the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. Here are the books each of the robots were inspired by: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis The Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winnick Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie We recommend loaning out books from your local library, or buying them from your favorite independent bookstore. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oh man! Finn and his friends are on the run when this episode begins, and it isn't until they're in a secret underground lair with a very important stone that they're able to see a way out of the mess. Luckily, Abigail has a trick up her sleeve. Also on today's episode, BeeBop chows down on some of your art. Thanks for sending it in! Also, it's time to refill the joke bin! Send one in! The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S1 E8: Voltronix Who?

S1 E8: Voltronix Who?

2016-09-2723:54

In today's episode, the kids in Troop 301 find themselves exploring their own home the way they would an alien planet. There are reportedly aliens aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station, and the troop is finding evidence all around. But that's not even the big news aboard the Marlowe. There's a new robot in town, and Finn and Foggy aren't too happy about it. Also, it's time to refill the joke bin! Send one in! The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today's episode, the Explorers Troop head to another planet, but this time with a number of guests in tow. Finn and Foggy make up, but Voltronix Zu isn't exactly ingratiating himself to the Explorers Troop on the trip. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In today's episode, the kids in Explorers' Troop 301 once again find themselves in trouble on the surface of an alien planet, as the giant Saphrite sends out an army to stop the invaders. And once again, the explorers have to head beneath the surface of a planet before they can blast off. But! What does it mean when you head below the surface of a living planet? It means some…interesting…terrain. SPOILER ALERT: DON'T READ THIS BEFORE LISTENING TO THE EPISODE: Today's episode ends with a riddle. Here is the text of it. If listeners know the answer, email earth@finncaspian.com, and we'll relay it to the explorers. We'll also send out a prize to everyone who submits a correct (or reasonable) answer: Around you I spin but disappear Whenever you see gold I’ve been around for millions of years But I’m only a month old. Send us your answers! The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S1 E11: Who am I?

S1 E11: Who am I?

2016-10-1824:28

While BeeBop launches his presidential campaign, the kids in Explorers' Troop 301 have to face off with the angry spider and some new interplanetary creatures. Can the explorers get out of Saphrite's belly in one piece? And once they get out there, what more dangers and mysteries await them? The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S1 E12: Not You Again!

S1 E12: Not You Again!

2016-10-2525:49

Who is the Mystery Man the Explorers found in Saphrite's crystal prison? And what's with that other ship that's getting a little too close for comfort? In today's episode, the Explorers Troop 301 face their most dangerous threat yet, and it's human! The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's episode takes a break from the regular Finn Caspian storyline to tell a short, spooky story for Halloween. Every year the Marlowe throws the best Halloween party in the universe. But this year, an uninvited guest causes some trouble for the Explorers (especially Voltronix Zu). For parents: There's nothing about this story that's particularly scary compared to other Finn stories, but the ghost's voice is maybe a little creepy. So it might be worth giving it a listen or testing it out first. And if you want to pick up on the kid-lit reference in today's story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving is available for free here. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a Typedrawer Media production, and is a serialized story podcasts for kids ages 5-10, though this one isn't so serialized.   The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S1 E13: The Six Steps

S1 E13: The Six Steps

2016-11-0228:58

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.  The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 are also angry moles. Enjoy! The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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! The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons.  Send your sounds, art and jokes to earth@finncaspian.com.  For more great shows, visit GZMshows.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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