Science Fiction Radio
Welcome to the SF Radio page. Here you can listen to classic radio shows from the Golden Age of science fiction. Currently available are various anthology series such as 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, Dimension X, and X Minus One, with stories from SF legends such as Issac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, and more. Listen to the famous Orson Welles broadcast of The War of the Worlds, which panicked America in 1938, or the BBC Radio adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic Foundation Trilogy. More content will be added in the future, so please do visit again. Whatever takes your fancy, click on the links below for a nostalgic trip back to the future.
SF anthology series from the Mutual Broadcasting System network. Arguably the first adult SF series on broadcast radio.
SF anthology series from NPR, broadcast in 2000. The series also used the alternative title Beyond 2000.
Short anthology series from CBS. The first episode used the series original title 'Beyond This World'. It is uncertain whether the series was ever actually broadcast.
1940s anthology series specialising in supernatural, horror and weird fiction.
8-part 1973 BBC Radio adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s award-winning trilogy.
Orson Welles' War of the Worlds
Broadcast as the Halloween episode of ‘The Mercury Theatre On The Air’ on 30 October, 1938, this is the famous CBS radio production that panicked America.
Anthology series from NPR, broadcast 1989/90. A good mix of pulp stories and more recent material.
Ticket To The Moon
Overview of the state of SF in 1956, from the NBC Radio series 'Biography In Sound'. Features contributions from John W. Campbell Jr, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, A. E. Van Vogt and George Pal, amongst others.
When Wells Met Welles
Conversation between HG Wells and Orson Welles on KTSA radio, a local station in San Antonio, Texas, in Autumn, 1940.