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June 26, 2015 In memory of Christopher Lee, a selection of his performances on "At Dawn In Rivendell: Selected Songs and Poems from The Lord of the Rings" by the Tolkien Ensemble and "The Dark Secret" by Rhapsody. Christopher DeFilippis discusses Simon Pegg's comments on the state of science fiction and fandom in volume 2, number 160 of "DeFlip Side."


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June 19, 2015 "Graphic Detail" # 202: Celebrating the centennial of Julius Schwartz with reminiscences by his former associates Bob Rozakis, Allan Asherman, and Elliot S. Maggin.

Bob Rozakis Blog: Anything Goes

June 12, 2015 A Destinies Radio Theater Special featuring an interview with Melanie Ehrlich, director of the LTM Audio Players, who discusses her voice acting, details the creation of the LTM Audio Players, and introduces the radio debut of "The Amazing Adventures of Action Jack and Obvious Girl," previously exclusive to the Atlanta Fringe Festival.

June 5, 2015 Live preview of Eternal Con # 3, with the convention's president, Frank Patz, who returns for his second appearance to discuss next weekend's convention of comic books, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, and cosplay at Garden City's Cradle of Aviation Museum.

May 29, 2015 Part 3 of the Grace Lee Whitney Memorial Interview, which originally aired live on May 12, 2000, featuring the songs "The Enemy Within" and "U.S.S. Enterprise" from her cassette, "Yeoman Rand Sings."

May 22, 2015 Part 2 of the Grace Lee Whitney memorial interview, originally recorded on May 12, 2000, featuring the songs "Charlie X" and "How Will He Love Me" from her cassette, "Yeoman Rand Sings."

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May 15, 2015 Christopher DeFilippis discusses the opera "Hercules Vs. Vampires" in volume 2, number 159 of "DeFlip Side." Perseverance Records Producer Robin Esterhammer introduces the Main Title from Richard Band's score for "The Pit and the Pendulum," in an outtake from Destinies' 32nd Anniversary Special. In memory of actress Grace Lee Whitney, part one of a digitally-remastered encore of her Destinies interview that originally aired on May 12, 2000.


May 8, 2015 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Steve Lowenthal, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel, and Audrey Dettmering) assembles live to discuss "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

May 1, 2015 Composer Frederik Wiedmann returns for his fourth visit, to discuss and introduce selections from his score for the DC Universe animated movie "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis."

April 24, 2015 The Voice of Science Fiction celebrates its 32nd anniversary with encore readings by Roy Mauritsen, Patrick Thomas, John Kenneth Muir, William Freedman, and Christopher DeFilippis; and new music by composers Marco Beltrami, Craig Safan, Blake Neely, and Frederik Wiedmann. Plus, a sneak preview of Destinies' latest celebrity promo.

April 17, 2015 Live telephone interview with comedy rap artist Devo Spice, who returns for his seventh appearance to discuss and introduce selections from his latest nerdcore CD "Herp Derp Ya Don't Sterp." A Radiothon Special. Click on the picture of the microphone (above left) to check out the list of Destinies Exclusive Premiums, including several earlier Devo Spice/Sudden Death CDs. Then go to www.wusb.fm to make your online pledge of support.

April 10, 2015 April 10, 2015: "Graphic Detail" # 201: Live phone interviews with Jeff King and Dan Jurgens, writers for DC's "Convergence" event. A Radiothon Special. Listen to hear how you can receive your copy of "Convergence" #0 for a pledge of just $5.00 to www.wusb.fm.

April 3, 2015 At the I-Con 27 Cabaret, Master of Ceremonies John Sheehan talks about his webcomic, then introduces the Boogie Knights, who do a full-length set of nautical music. A Radiothon Special. Click on the picture of the microphone to view the full list of Destinies exclusive premiums, then go to www.wusb.fm to make an online pledge of support.

March 27, 2015 Christopher DeFilippis discusses the results of his 2015 "Sci-Fi Madness Tournament" in volume 2, number 158 of "DeFlip Side." The Destinies Radio Theater presents "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," in memory of actor/director Leonard Nimoy and writer/producer Harve Bennett. Plus, music from James Horner's score for "Star Trek III." A Radiothon Special. Click on the microphone to view the list of Destinies exclusive premiums, then go to www.wusb.fm to make a pledge of support.

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March 20, 2015 "Graphic Detail" # 200: Part 2 of the Neal Adams interview, recorded at the 2012 New York Comic-Con. A Radiothon Special. Click the picture of the microphone to view the list of Destinies' exclusive Radiothon Premiums, then go to www.wusb.fm and make a pledge.

March 13, 2015 Howard Margolin celebrates his 31st anniversary with and 1,200th consecutive broadcast of The Voice of Science Fiction by presenting part one of an exclusive two-part interview with legendary comics creator Neal Adams in the 199th edition of "Graphic Detail."

March 6, 2015 Leonard Nimoy memorial featuring an excerpt from his memoir "I Am Spock," his introduction to the audiobook of J.M. Dillard's "Star Trek: The Lost Years," and a song from his 1968 album "Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy." Phil Merkel asks Nimoy a question about "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" at the United Fan Con in 2009. Nimoy describes the Jewish memorial service Yizkor in an excerpt from "Birthday of the World-Part 2: Yom Kippur." Plus, commentary by Christopher DeFilippis, who also kicks off the 2015 edition of "Sci-Fi Madness" at deflipside.com in volume 2, number 157 of "DeFlip Side."

February 27, 2015 Seventeen years to the day after his first apperance, Christopher DeFilippis returns for a live, in-studio interview to discuss and read an excerpt from his new novella, "The Seeker." He also talks about his new "Quantum Leap" podcast segment and introduces the 2015 edition of "Sci-Fi Madness" at deflipside.com.

February 20, 2015 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard and Rachel Margolin, Phil and Annette Merkel) assembles live to discuss "Kingsman: The Secret Service."

February 13, 2015 Live telephone interview with composer Craig Safan, who discusses and introduces selections from the 30th anniversary re-release of his score for "The Last Starfighter."

February 6, 2015 Destinies is pre-empted for the
WUSB Reggae Marathon!

January 30, 2015 Destinies' 30th annual Space Shuttle Memorial features part 4 of Evelyn Husband's "High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband." Plus, author William Freedman returns to the WUSB studio to continue to discuss and to read another excerpt from his super-hero satire novel "Mighty Mighty."


January 23, 2015 The Destinies Radio Theater presents a 77-year slipback when Orson Welles stars as Lamont Cranston, who investigates "The Society of the Living Dead," as originally aired on the January 23, 1938 episode of "The Shadow."

January 16, 2015 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on composer Blake Neely's score for "Arrow Season 2." Plus, Blake Neely appears live via telephone to discuss his work and introduce selections from the album.

January 9, 2015 The Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on James Newton Howard's score for "Maleficent." Christopher DeFilippis reviews his best and worst reads of 2014 in volume 2, number156 of "DeFlip Side." Saluting the upcoming release of Dynamite Entertainment's King Features line of comics with a Flash Gordon Double Feature, "The Lost Planet" and "Intergalactic Guide Book" on the Destinies Radio Theater.

City of Truth James Morrow Last Unicorn Peter Beagle Parable of the Sower Octavia Butler
Mighty Mighty Freedman Sex Criminals Matt Fraction Parable of the Talents Octavia Butler

January 2, 2015 The Destinies Film Review team (Howard Margolin, Phil and Julia Merkel, Rachel Margolin, Greg Epstein, Audrey Dettmering, Christopher DeFilippis and via telephone, Brian Krey) assembles live to discuss their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2014.

The 2014 Destinies Movie List

December 26, 2014 "Graphic Detail # 198: Live review of the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2014 with Howard Margolin, Bob Rozakis (making his 19th appearance), Steve Lowenthal, Phil Merkel, and Brian Krey.

Dr. Howard Margolin

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