The RetroRockets Podcast

We explore the deep heritage of vintage and ”classic” science fiction and fantasy in all forms.

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19 hours ago

This time, host Andrea Johnson speaks with's Keith DeCandido about Star Trek, Jean-Luc Picard, and much, much more! Note that their conversation was recorded before Paramount's announcement that it was canceling Star Trek: Prodigy.

RetroRockets With Steve Tanner

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

Andrea Johnson speaks with Steve Tanner, the publisher of Time Bomb Comics in the U.K.

Friday Jul 07, 2023

Andrea Johnson's guest is Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp, chair of the Space History Department at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, and author of Space Craze: America's Enduring Fascination with Real and Imagined Spaceflight.

Thursday Jun 22, 2023

Andrea Johnson speaks with Bryan Thomas Schmidt, the editor of the new anthology Robots Through the Ages, along with contributing authors Ken Scholes and Martin L. Shoemaker. The book will be published on 25 July 2023.

Thursday Jun 08, 2023

Our guest this time is Nicole Kornher-Stace, author of Flight & Anchor, the sequel to novel Firebreak.

Thursday May 18, 2023

Our guest this time is biographer and SF writer Alec Nevala-Lee, the author of Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

RetroRockets With Aidan Moher

Saturday Apr 22, 2023

Saturday Apr 22, 2023

Andrea Johnson speaks with Hugo Award-winning author Aidan Moher about his love of video games and how they have evolved, and influenced SF. Moher is the author of the recent book Fight, Magic, Items: The History of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and the Rise of Japanese RPGs in the West.

Sunday Oct 16, 2022

Host Andrea Johnson speaks with UK SF author Chris Farnell about the episodic storytelling in the genre.

RetroRockets With Andrew Liptak

Wednesday Sep 07, 2022

Wednesday Sep 07, 2022

Host Andrea Johnson speaks with Andrew Liptak, the author of Cosplay: A History: The Builders, Fans, and Makers Who Bring Your Favorite Stories to Life.

RetroRockets With Lisa Yaszek

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

Andrea Johnson speaks with Georgia Tech professor of science fiction studies Lisa Yaszek about the deep history of women in SF.



Welcome to RetroRockets, the podcast that explores the deep heritage of science Fiction and Fantasy.  Follow us on twitter @RetroRocketsPod


RetroRockets is hosted and produced by Andrea Johnson.  Audio editing and mixing is by Andy Robins. Our Special Consultant is John Wenger.  Our logo and custom artwork was created by the amazing Carolyn Baker (twitter @GraphicsCarolyn).  Our music is by Metre, and used with a Creative Commons License.

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