DESTINIES - THE VOICE OF SCIENCE FICTION
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," Convention updates and highlights, as well as host Dr. Howard Margolin's flawless interviews. Listen Live to WUSB! Click to Stream Live Audio
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April 28, 2017 Destinies celebrates its 34th anniversary with a one-hour special, featuring encore readings by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Patrick Thomas, Claudia Christian, and Marc Vun Kannon; music by Jordyn Kane and Marco Beltrami, and Vanessa-Mae's violin version of "Classical Gas." Plus, Christopher DeFilippis discusses a recent convention experence in volume 2, number 179 of "DeFlip Side."
Take the TARDIS to hear all the Classic Destinies episodes including the March 8, 1991 episode featuring Fred Karlin's score for "Westworld."
April 14, 2017 Host Howard Margolin celebrates his 1,300th consecutive broadcast by presenting a live telephone interview with author Patrick Thomas, who returns for his ninth appearance to discuss and read from his latest books "Dear Cthulhu Vol. 4: What Would Cthulhu Do?" and "As The Gears Turn: Tales of Steamworld." A Radiothon Special.
April 7, 2017 Destinies is pre-empted for the WUSB Student Lockdown
March 31, 2017 Saluting the Broadway opening of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," the Destinies Audiobook Sampler presents Roald Dahl reading from his original novel. Plus, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley's score for "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." And, Christopher DeFilippis returns to relate the results of his Robopocalypse Sci-Fi Madness Tournament in volume 2, number 178 of "DeFlip Side." A Spring Radiothon Special. Click on the microphone picture in the above left column to see the full list of Destinies Exclusive Premiums. Then go to www.wusb.fm to make an online pledge.
March 24, 2017 Live review of I-Con 32, with Howard Margolin, Phil Merkel, Roy Mauritsen, Katrina Lovett, and Carl Fink gathered in the WUSB studio to discuss the high and low points of the latest incarnation of Long Island's original convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy.
March 17, 2017 Howard Margolin celebrates his 33rd anniversary with The Voice of Science Fiction, and the return of I-Con, by presenting a full-length press conference with actor Peter Jurasik ("Babylon 5"), conducted at I-Con 23. Also features Tony Tellado of "Sci-Fi Talk."
March 10, 2017 Live, hour-long preview of I-Con 32, with Event Chair Katrina Lovett and Vice-Chair of Programming Heather Dawn joining host Howard Margolin for an up-to-the-minute look at the guests and activities scheduled for the return of Long Island's convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy, to be held from March 17-19 at Suffolk County Community College's Grant Campus in Brentwood.
March 3, 2017 The Destinies Debut Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Marco Beltrami's score for Logan, and the composer himself returns via telephone for his sixth live appearance, to discuss and introduce selections from the soundtrack album. Plus, Christopher DeFilippis kicks off his latest "Sci-Fi Madness" competition in volume 2, number 177 of "DeFlip Side."
February 24, 2017 Continuing the salute to John Glenn and the 55th anniversary of his Friendship 7 flight with part two of the On-The-Scene-Recording "Go! Colonel Glenn In Orbit: An Historic Document in Sound of the First American Orbit, 3 Times Around the World, Feb. 20, 1962." Includes recordings made during Glenn's third orbit and re-entry, President Kennedy's Telephone Conversation with Lt. Col. Glenn, and Lt. Col. Glenn's Address to Congress.
February 17, 2017 Remembering John Glenn and saluting the 55th anniversary of his Friendship 7 flight with part one of the On-The-Scene-Recording "Go! Colonel Glenn In Orbit: An Historic Document in Sound of the First American Orbit, 3 Times Around the World, Feb. 20, 1962."
February 10, 2017 Remembering Richard Hatch with "Becoming An Actor" from Richard's CD "From Apollo to Tom Zarek: The Battlestar Galactica Memoirs." Christopher DeFilippis lists his best and worst reads of 2016 in volume 2, number 176 of "DeFlip Side." Saluting the release of "The Lego Batman Movie" with "The Penguin's Plunder" from the 1966 LP "The Official Adventures of Batman and Robin."
January 27, 2017 Destinies 32nd annual Space Shuttle Memorial special featuring John Glenn reflecting on the Apollo 1 disaster, part 2 of the story of Apollo 17, in memory of Eugene Cernan, and part 6 of "High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband," written and read by Evelyn Husband. Plus, music from Penka Kouneva's album "The Woman Astronaut."
January 20, 2017 Celebrating Inauguration Day with "When Superman Was President," on the Destinies Radio Theater. The Destinies Audiobook Sampler presents part two of "John Glenn: A Memoir," read by the author. Remembering astronaut Eugene Cernan with part one of the story of Apollo 17 from "In Their Own Words: The Space Race."
January 13, 2017 Live, in-studio interview with author Marc Vun Kannon, who returns for his third appearance to discuss and read an excerpt from his novel "St. Martin's Moon."
January 6, 2017 The Destinies Film Review Team (Howard Margolin, Christopher DeFilippis, Phil Merkel) assembles live to list their favorite and least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and horror movies of 2016. Also includes the list of absentee reviewer Audrey Dettmering.
December 30, 2016 "Graphic Detail" # 206: Howard Margolin and Keith Dallas list their choices for the best, worst, and most disappointing developments in the comic book industry for 2016. Plus, Brian Krey reflects on DC Comics' "Rebirth" event and its aftermath.
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