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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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March 8, 2019 Part two of the "Superman-The Movie" 40th Anniversary Panel, recorded at the L.I. Geek convention on November 18, 2018, hosted by Howard Margolin and Robert V. Conte.

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March 1, 2019 Part one of the "Superman-The Movie" 40th Anniversary Panel, recorded at the L.I. Geek convention on November 18, 2018, hosted by Howard Margolin and Robert V. Conte.

February 22, 2019 Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a high school senior chess champion who questions whether he deserves his scholarship. Remembering the late actor Douglas Rain with a dialog montage of his scenes as the voice of HAL9000 in "2001: A Space Odyssey." Saluting the DVD/Blu-Ray release of "Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet" with a Destinies Radio Theater adaptation of the film.

February 15, 2019 Saluting the home video release of the most recent Robin Hood movie with Walt Disney's "The Story of Robin Hood," starring Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, and narrated by Dal McKennon in a full-length presentation of the Destinies Radio Theater.

February 8, 2019 Destinies is pre-empted for the WUSB Reggae Marathon

February 1, 2019 Live telephone interview with author Christina M. Rau, who discusses and reads from her award-winning poetry collection from Aqueduct Press, "Liberating the Astronauts."


January 25, 2019 Evelyn Husband reads part 9 of "High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband" in Destinies' 34th annual memorial to the crews of Challenger and Columbia. Christopher DeFilippis presents his Best Reads of 2018 in volume 2, number 192 of "DeFlip Side." Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers letters from a starving boy and a woman whose brother pretends to be a soldier.


January 18, 2019 Live telephone interview with actor Charles Ross, who returns for his second appearance to discuss and perform excerpts from his "One Man Star Wars Trilogy," which he will be presenting at the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport on Friday, January 25th, at 8:00 PM.

January 11, 2019 Author Marc Vun Kannon returns to the WUSB studios for his fifth live interview, to discuss and read from his latest novel "The Flame in the Bowl: Tales of Uncle."


January 4, 2019 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, and Bob Longman) assembles live to list their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, horror, and super-hero movies of 2018.

The 2018 Destinies Movie List

December 28, 2018 "Graphic Detail" # 220: Howard Margolin joins with Tony Tellado of "Sci-Fi Talk" to speak with comic book writer and artist Jimmy Palmiotti at I-Con 26. Topics include the SyFy series "Painkiller Jane," and the comic it was based on, the rise of creator-owned comics being adapted for film and television, and Jimmy's DC series "The Monolith."

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