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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.

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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.


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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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