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The first episode of the three time Hugo Award nominated Coode Street Podcast went out to the world on Saturday 8 May 2010. There was no intention to start a regular podcast, or an ongoing conversation with and about science fiction, but that’s what happened. 

In the four years since we recorded that first episode little has changed except, we hope, a tendency to ramble a little less. The recording is still rough and ready (alas), and the conversation is still off the cuff and unprepared (happily).  

To celebrate the extremely unlikely event that we were recording our 200th episode, we decided to do something special. We invited our good friends Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg and Jo Walton to join us in conversation at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.  A lively and interesting conversation was had, in what we think is one of our best ever episodes.

Our sincere thanks to Stan, Bob and Jo for making their time available and being a part of our celebrations.  Our special thanks to Liz Batty, Niall Harrison and the Loncon3 tech team who provided the space for nearly 200 listeners to watch the event, and who recorded it far better than we ever could.  And an extra thanks to Sophie (aka Miss 12), who helped me to introduce this episode.  Finally, a deep and heartfelt thanks to you, our listeners, who keep us recording this crazy thing ever week.

As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast. More next week! On to episode 300!

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