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Let's Make A Sci-Fi
Let's Make A Sci-Fi
CBC Podcasts

Can three comedians create a legit sci-fi show? Comedians Ryan Beil, Maddy Kelly, and Mark Chavez are going to find out. Over... more

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Episode 8 (Part 2): We Made a Sci-Fi

Mark, Maddy, and Ryan listen to the table read of their pilot. They reflect on what worked, what didn’t, and... more

12 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
Episode 8 (Part 1): Progeny

The day is finally here. The sci-fi script is done and ready for all to judge. Introducing: Progeny. Progeny, Episode... more

12 Apr 2022 · 1 hour,
Episode 7: Scary Executives (feat. Paul Bae)

Ryan, Mark, and Maddy send their script to an important, scary Hollywood executive for review. Podcaster-turned-TV writer Paul Bae drops... more

05 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Episode 6: Comedy (feat. Rainn Wilson)

Ryan, Mark, and Maddy write their first draft, but after reading it aloud to each other they worry they’ve strayed... more

29 Mar 2022 · 29 minutes
Episode 5: Social Commentary (feat. Jose Molina)

Before diving into their first draft, the comedians map out the plot of their pilot and try to untangle the... more

22 Mar 2022 · 25 minutes
Episode 4: Science (feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson)

The gang has their world and their characters, but is there enough science in the fiction? They pit their concept... more

15 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Episode 3: Characters (feat. Simon Barry)

Ryan, Mark, and Maddy pitch their premise to showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum)—only to be told they have a big problem:... more

08 Mar 2022 · 28 minutes
Episode 2: World-Building (feat. Neill Blomkamp + Emily VanDerWerff)

Ryan hosts a sci-fi movie marathon for inspiration. Director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) and critic Emily VanDerWerff (Vox) advise on... more

28 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes
Episode 1: Take Me Seriously (feat. Jem Garrard + Catherine Winder)

Ryan, Mark, and Maddy talk to producers Catherine Winder (Star Wars) and Jem Garrard (Vagrant Queen) and learn how to... more

28 Feb 2022 · 34 minutes
Introducing: Let’s Make A Sci-Fi!

An eight-part adventure through the creative process as three comedians try writing a successful sci-fi pilot— with help from scientific... more

17 Feb 2022 · 2 minutes
Let's Make A Sci-Fi
Episode 8 (Part 2): We Made a Sci-Fi
Let's Make A Sci-Fi