The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids

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Arts, Literature, Education, K-12, Kids & Family

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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.


In this week's episode, BeeBop begins a journey to defeat Barron von Messingham once and for all.But first, he must enter the Messingham Tower, and make it to the top, one level at a time. And waiting for him at the end of the first level is a very particular plant. We always loveart and jokes sent [email protected] And don't forget about...

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In this week's episode, BeeBop has to solve a riddle with the help of listeners, but that's only where the trouble begins! Will the toys enlist in BeeBop's battle? Will the evil Messingham foil him once and for all? How much topspin does BeeBop's forehand really possess? There's only one way to know… We always loveart and jokes sent to...

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July 4th, 2017

In honor of the summer family vacation, members of Kids Listen—the nonprofit org full of the best kids' podcasters in all the land—are publishing episodes related to road trips! As big fans of the games you play in the car on those long rides, we thought we'd make one up for our listeners. All you have to do is record your kids (or your whole...

In this week's episode, BeeBop finds himself racing through another dimension, only to run straight into a puzzling problem. And, is there no end to the reach of Messingham?! We may never know. We always loveart and jokes sent [email protected] And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our...