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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," I-Con updates and highlights,
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April 18, 2014 In memory of former Destinies crew member Patrick Lonergan, the Destinies Archives open to present encore readings of his versions of the stories of "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" originally aired on October 30, 1987. The Destinies Radio Theater features "Time Stowaway" from Act One Audio, starring John Archer. A man travels back more than 100 years in the past to find information that can save the world of 2014. A Radiothon special. ​

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June 10, 1994 episode featuring a Soundtrack Spotlight on "Quantum Leap!"

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April 11, 2014 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, Audrey Dettmering, and Brian Krey) assembles live to review "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

April 4, 2014 In a Spring Radiothon special, the Voice of Science Fiction salutes the release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" with "The Strange Death of Captain America, adapted from the story by Jim Steranko, on the Destinies Radio Theater. Plus, author William Freedman reads an excerpt from his new super-hero novel "Mighty Mighty" at L.I. Con.


March 28, 2014 Christopher DeFilippis discusses the results of his "Sci-Fi Madness Film Franchise Tournament" in volume 2, number 146 of "DeFlip Side." Howard Margolin interviews actor and photographer Robert Leeshock at I-Con 30. Music from Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon's "Earth: Final Conflict" score. A Destinies Radio Theater memorial for author Frederik Pohl features "Tunnel Under the World," as originally broadcast on the March 14, 1956 episode of "X Minus One.

March 21, 2014 Live Preview of L.I. Con, Long Island's newest convention of science fiction, science fact, fantasy, and anime, with Chairman Carl Fink and Director of Corporate Marketing Katrina Lovett.

March 29th - 30th, 2014
Rockville Centre, Long Island

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March 14, 2014 Dr. Howard Margolin celebrates his 30th anniversary with the Voice of Science Fiction by presenting a live telephone interview with comedy rap artist Devo Spice, who returns to discuss and introduce selections from his "Doctor Who" tribute album, "I Am The Doctor."

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March 7, 2014 Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman's first appearance in Detective Comics # 27 with the conclusion of "The Case of the Laughing Sphinx," a full-length adventure of Batman and Robin, the Teen Wonder on the Destinies Radio Theater.

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February 28, 2014 Christopher DeFilippis kicks off his second annual "Sci-Fi Madness Tournament," this year focusing on film franchises, in volume 2, number 145 of "DeFlip Side." At the I-Con 27 Cabaret, Master of Ceremonies John Sheehan introduces filk guests Kathy Sands and Mark Glasser. The celebration of Batman's 75th anniversary begins with the origin of Robin in part one of "The Case of the Laughing Sphinx" on the Destinies Radio Theater.

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February 21, 2014 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Brian Krey, Gregg Epstein) assembles live to discuss the remake of "RoboCop." How does the new film compare to the original? And what is it worth on the newly-expanded Destinies Rating Scale of zero to $8.50?

February 14, 2014 In a Destinies Radio Theater 69-year flashback, when the Masked Man and Tonto receive a packet of documents and a letter addressed to the President of the United States from a dying man who turns out to be a Federal Agent, will they be able to see that the package gets safely to the Agent's contact? It's a riverboat race to the death in "Firewater," originally aired on the February 14, 1945 episode of "The Lone Ranger."

February 1, 2013 Destinies is pre-empted for the
WUSB Reggae Marathon!

January 31, 2014 Destinies' 29th annual tribute to the crews of the space shuttles "Challenger" and "Columbia" features Evelyn Husband describing how her relationship with "Columbia" commander Rick Husband began. Christopher DeFilippis lists his best and worst reads of 2013 in volume 2, number 144 of "DeFlip Side." Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Steven Price's Oscar-nominated score for "Gravity."

January 24, 2014 Live telephone interview with Barry Hoffman, publisher of Gauntlet Press, who discusses his company's output, his own writing, the publication of "Leave Yesterday Alone and Musings" by Richard Matheson, and his long-time friendship with Richard Matheson.

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January 17, 2014 Live telephone interview with Glenn Greenberg, who returns for his record-breaking 26th appearance to discuss his article "The Televised Hulk," appearing in "Back Issue" # 70.

January 10, 2014 "Graphic Detail" #193: Live telephone interview with Peter David, who discusses "All-New X-Factor," his work on "Stephen King's The Dark Tower," and his upcoming "Deadpool" miniseries, as well as his novels "Fearless," "Artful," and "Astonishing X-Men: Gifted." Plus, he talks about his 2012 stroke and subsequent recovery.

January 3, 2014 The Destinies Film Review team (Howard Margolin, Phil and Julia Merkel, Brian Krey, Bob Longman and via telephone, Rachel Margolin and Christopher DeFilippis) assembles live to discuss their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2013.

The 2013 Destinies Movie List

December 27, 2013 "Graphic Detail" # 192: The Graphic Detail (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, and Brian Krey) assembles for a live review of the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2013.

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