I’m a 22 year old who just graduated from College last spring. I discovered this podcast at the perfect time - the fall of my sophomore year. As many of you might know, sophomore year is a *challenge*. My love of English was fading, my interest in writing was stalling, and I had a mice infestation in my dorm room (there’s a reason they call it the sophomore slump). But then I discovered this podcast, and not to sound corny, but it changed everything for me. The beautifully crafted stories, the elegant prose, the captivating characters, and Kate’s spot-on narration - it reinvigorated my love of literature, and introduced me to the absolutely fabulous world of science fiction. Since then, I’ve dedicated my studies to science fiction. I wrote my honors thesis on Tiptree and Russ, I’ve listened devoutly to the podcast every month, I’ve gorged myself on works from a wide range of SF authors, and now, I hope to take my studies of SF into grad school. I owe a lot to this podcast and Clarkesworld, and while this review can barely even scratch the surface of how grateful I am, I just want everyone who works at Clarkesworld to know that you are doing important, brilliant, and inspirational work, and you’ve helped me carve a little spot for myself in this chaotic and unpredictable world. Thank you.