DESTINIES - THE VOICE OF SCIENCE FICTION
airs on Fridays at 11:30 PM on WUSB, 90.1 FM, the radio station of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Hundreds of writers, artists, editors, actors, producers, directors, and musicians have appeared on the program since its debut in April, 1983. Regular features include: the Destinies Audiobook Sampler, Soundtrack Spotlight, Graphic Detail, the Destinies Radio Theater, Christopher DeFilippis' "DeFlip Side," Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthuhlu," and convention updates and highlights, as well as host Dr. Howard Margolin's flawless interviews. Listen Live to WUSB! Click the player to Stream Live Audio
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May 22, 2020 Part two of Aurelio Voltaire in concert at I-Con 29. Voltaire performs his Cartoon Network hit "Brains," and the country songs "Hate Lives in a Small Town" and "All Women Are Crazy," and reflects on the loss of two top hats and (in a bonus clip from the album "Voltaire Live!") his experiences in "Austin, Texas."
Take the TARDIS to hear all the Classic Destinies episodes including the August 23, 2002 episode featuring Voltaire at the I-Con 21 Cabaret
May 15, 2020 Part one of a three-part Aurelio Voltaire concert recorded at I-Con 29. In a themed set, Voltaire performs "Dead," "Death Death (Devil, Devil, Evil, Evil Song)," "Zombie Prostitute," and "Dia de los Muertos."
May 8, 2020 The Destinies Audiobook Sampler Memorial for actor Max Von Sydow concludes with part 2 of his reading of "East of the Sun, West of the Moon." Celebrating the 10th anniversary of "Iron Man 2" with an adaptation of the film featuring dialogue, music, and effects from the original soundtrack on the Destinies Radio Theater.
May 1, 2020 Christopher DeFilippis reviews "Famous Men Who Never Lived" by K Chess and "The Seep" by Chana Porter in volume 2, # 201 of "DeFlip SIde." Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthullhu" answers another letter from Prolific Babies' Daddy. Remembering actor Max Von Sydow, who died on March 8th at the age of 90, with part 1 of his reading of the Norwegian tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.
April 24, 2020 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 37th anniversary with encore readings by Peter David, Paul Levinson, Scott H. Andrews, Patrick Thomas, and Athena M. Kaiman; new music by Paul Levinson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Devo Spice; plus anniversary messages from Christopher DeFilippis and Phil Merkel, a letter from a man with too many children to "Dear Cthulhu," and the debut of Linda Eder's Destinies promo.
April 17, 2020 Live phone interview with author Athena M. Kaiman, who discusses and reads from her "Cli-Fi" novel "DAR & Earth: Oraculi." Find out why a magical being from another dimension seeks out a 12-year old girl with an aptitude for science, and how, together, they might save both worlds.
April 10, 2020 The Destinies Radio Theater presents a 76-year slipback, with the story of "The Lone Ranger and Calamity Jane," as originally heard on April 10th, 1944. In this adventure, the Lone Ranger and Tonto befriend the rascally, outspoken, tomboyish Jane, whose very straight-forward qualities often get her into trouble, and play a role in her relationship with the legendary Wild Bill Hickock. The daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains and his faithful companion meet two of the Old West's most colorful real-life characters, in this mix of fact and fiction.
April 3, 2020 Honoring the memory of Christopher Tolkien, who died on January 16th at the age of 95, with his reading "Of the Darkening of Valinor," chapter 8 of "The Silmarillion," in a special presentation of the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. On the Destinies Radio Theater, Superman searches for a mad scientist whose only known address is "P.O. Box 65." Plus, information about the latest releases from Alpha Video.
March 27, 2020 The Terry Jones Memorial concludes with part 2 of his reading of "Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. In honor of astronaut Al Worden, Command Module Pilot for Apollo 15, who died on March 18th at the age of 88, you'll hear the story of the Apollo 15 mission with actual transmissions between Mission Control and the crew, from the audio documentary "In Their Own Words: The Space Race."
March 20, 2020 Remembering I-Con's Richard Hutter with excerpts from his first appearance on April 5, 1996. The Destinies Audiobook Sampler honors the memory of actor and writer Terry Jones with part 1 of his reading of "Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic." Celebrating DC Comics' Robin's 80th anniversary with music from "Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo" and the 1966 "Batman" television soundtrack. Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a man with an unusual mother-in-law problem.
March 13, 2020 Host Howard Margolin celebrates his 36th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by speaking with Barry Orkin, artist of the graphic novel "Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn," who makes his 3rd visit to the WUSB studios in the live, 229th edition of Graphic Detail.
March 6, 2020 Remembering composer Robert Cobert, who died on February 19th at the age of 95, with suites from "Dark Shadows" and "The Night Stalker." And, in memory of actor Stan Kirsch, who passed away at the age of 51 on January 11th, his "Highlander: The Series" co-star Adrian Paul reminisces about anecdotes and practical jokes involving Stan in an installment of "Highlander: The Adrian Tapes."
February 28, 2020 Saluting the release of "The Invisible Man" with part 2 of the Wonderland Imagination Theatre's adaptation of H.G. Wells' original story. Dr. Griffin explains the origin of his condition, but has his invisibility also caused him to become mad? Can he use his power for anything other than destructive purposes? Find out in the conclusion of "The Invisible Man: The Heart of an Experiment" on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, Christopher DeFilippis discusses the concept of the lapsed hero, and how it relates to "Star Trek: Picard" and the works of Ursula K. LeGuin, in volume 2, number 200 of "DeFlip Side."
February 21, 2020 Preparing for the release of "The Invisible Man" with part one of the Destinies Radio Theater adaptation of H.G. Wells' original story, performed by the Wonderland Imagination Theatre. Plus, Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a fry cook with a dilemma.
February 14, 2020 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Dave Campfield, Timothy Gillespie, and Brenagwyn Snow) assembles live to discuss "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" aka "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey." Does the movie deserve to be hunted out and seen, or hunted down and destroyed? Who stands out in the cast? And, what is the film worth on the Famous Destinies Zero to Nine Dollars Rating Scale?
February 7, 2020
Destinies is pre-empted by WUSB's Rugelach Marathon.
Sorry, make that Reggae Marathon.
January 31, 2020 Continuing the tribute to the late author Mike Resnick with part 2 of his 1982 novel "Birthright: The Book of Man," read by Tom Weiner, on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Plus, from the Destinies Archives, Dave MacPherson reads Resnick's story "Malish," originally aired on May 17, 1991. In addition, Evelyn Husband reads part 10 of her memoir "High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband," in Destinies' 35th annual memorial to the crews of Challenger and Columbia.
January 24, 2020 The Isaac Asimov Centennial Celebration concludes with part 2 of ABC Radio commentator Michael Jackson's reading of "Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler. Comics artist Steve Stiles, who died on January 11th, is remembered with an encore of John Cornetto's interview with him at Philcon 1991 in "Graphic Detail" # 228. A 98-pound weakling writes to Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" for advice. Multi-award-winning writer Mike Resnick is memorialized with part one of his 1982 novel "Birthright: The Book of Man," read by Tom Weiner, in a Destinies Audiobook Sampler Double Feature.
January 17, 2020 Part two of the Isaac Asimov Centennial Celebration features Gene Roddenberry going "Inside Star Trek" to "Asimov's World of Science Fiction," Mike Botwin's interview with Dr. Asimov on the original Destinies pilot, from April 27, 1983, and ABC Radio Commentator Michael Jackson reading part one of "Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space" on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.
January 10, 2020 Part one of a two-part salute to the centennial of Dr. Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920-April 6, 1992), featuring a Destinies Radio Theater adaptation of his story "Nightfall," as originally aired on the September 29, 1951 episode of "Dimension X." "The citizens of a world bathed in constant light from its six suns await the planetary nightfall that occurs ever 2,050 years, bringing madness to a people who have never experienced darkness-and a fiery inferno predicted by the fanatical believers of the Cult of Revelations."
January 3, 2020 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Audrey Dettmering, Dave Campfield, and Timothy Gillespie) assembles live to list their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, horror, and super-hero movies of 2019, as well as their choices for the best movie of the past decade. Plus, learn more about the individual projects of the Film Review Team, and take a look back at "Destinies: 2019."
December 27, 2019 "Graphic Detail" # 227: Live telephone interview with author Danny Fingeroth, who discusses his biography, "A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee" in Destinies' 34th annual year-end "Graphic Detail" special.
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