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.

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The Accidental Volcano

October 14th, 2020

Hi there! Here’s a little excerpt of the second Finn book. Big news is that we’re having a live event on Saturday. It’s free and it’s on Zoooooooommm.… Go to Episode

The Fuzzy Apocalypse

September 22nd, 2020

Hi! This is a very, very, very special episode for us. Today we’ll be reading the first chapter of The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: The Fuzzy Apocalypse.… Go to Episode

Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Reunion

August 14th, 2020

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We're baaaacckk

August 12th, 2020

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