As the picture at the top states, Escape Pod is a science fiction podcast magazine. What does that mean? Here comes. Every week they feature a short story by a science fiction author to share with you. It is read by one of their regular contributors, or occasionally, dramatized i.e. radio play style. Every story is given to the listeners, then it is allowed to be talked over in the forums. Those opinions surface a few episodes later, which fosters a great relationship between listener and the show.