about the show

Abandoned on a dying ship in the farthest reaches of known space, a young scientist fights for survival (and patience with the on-board A.I.). Who is she? No one knows. But a lot of dangerous entities really want to find out…


What Is Girl In Space?

Girl In Space is a sci-fi mystery podcast that follows the story of a young botanist on board an abandoned space station through her stream-of-conscious audio diaries. Season One begins with a narrow focus on just the main character, and gradually opens up to feature a full cast.

Season One includes 12 full episodes that range between 26 - 40 minutes. 

Girl In Space is currently free to listen to and advertisement-free. The show is supported by listeners like you via Patreon and Ko-Fi (and by whatever money Sarah happens to have in her bank account.) 


Will I Like Girl In Space?

The tone of Girl In Space is intriguing, imaginative, and introspective, and largely set by the narrator — a smart, snarky female character with a fiercely independent mind. Themes include freedom, humanity, truth, loneliness, beauty, individuality, capitalism, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses.

If you're a fan of Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Star Trek, Star WarsMass Effect, or books such as the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman or Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, you may enjoy Girl In Space.


Is Girl In Space For Kids?

Girl In Space maintains a Clean rating, and was intentionally created for all ages to enjoy. However, it also deals with several adult philosophical and ethical issues, and includes vocabulary such as “coagulating,” “narcissism,” and “epigenetics”. There are no child characters in the show.

Parents may wish to listen to the first episode to get a feel for whether the material is appropriate for their children.


Trigger Warnings

There is some slightly disturbing imagery throughout (e.g., descriptions of wounds, blood on hands) and sci-fi gun violence. Each episode ends on a cliffhanger.


Release Schedule

The initial plan was for Girl In Space to release every other week. However, Sarah (the creator/writer/producer of the show) works several jobs in addition to creating the show, so sometimes Life happens. Still, we aim to get a new show to listeners every two weeks or so.

Full transcripts are available on the Girl In Space website with every single episode release.


Launch & Upcoming Seasons

The Girl In Space podcast launched September 2017 to immediate acclaim. The first season consists of 12 episodes which will release through September 2018. As of July 2018, a second season is in the beginning planning stages.

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Season One Trailer


Download & Subscribe

You can listen to the show right here on the website, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, iHeart Radio, and more.




About The Creator

Sarah Rhea Werner is a professional writer, speaker, and podcaster who left a decade-long career in marketing to pursue her creative passions. She currently lives in South Dakota on the edge of a graveyard with her husband Tim (who is also a writer) and two adopted cats.

Despite outward appearances, Sarah is a total introvert (INFP). She loves reading, writing, gardening, drinking good coffee and tea, taking walks on rainy days, volunteering at her local animal shelter, and watching "Jurassic Park". 

Sarah is also the creator and host of the Write Now podcast, which helps aspiring writers to find work/life balance while pursuing their creative passion. Sarah also covers podcasting for Forbes.

You can learn more about Sarah by visiting her website or following her on Twitter at @SarahRheaWerner.


Listeners & Stats

As of July 2018, Girl In Space has:

  • Over 300,000 unique downloads via RSS.

  • More than 50,000 downloads via Spotify.

  • Over 700 ratings in iTunes, with a majority rating of 5 stars.

  • Listeners in 143 countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, Ireland, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, France, India, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, China, Thailand, Greece, Egypt, Uganda, and more.

  • Social media following of 7,000+ across Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook.


Reviews & Testimonials

"Girl In Space is intriguing, raw, and emotional."

— iTunes listener Tiaaaa33466


"I'm hooked. I love these characters."

— iTunes listener AlexYSO


"Damned good science fiction."

The Pod Report


“This show is simultaneously literary, hilarious, deeply philosophical and delicately entertaining. Every episode is better than the last.”

— iTunes listener Thoreau Smiley


"Heart wrenching and exhilarating. I adore it."

— iTunes listener OswinTheHuman


"Girl In Space is a gem — funny, interesting, and suspenseful. Great characters, engaging storyline. It’s the only podcast I repeatedly check for new episodes. Highly recommended!”

— iTunes listener peapod256


“Oh my goodness this show is absolutely adorable and well written and I can’t wait to figure out what happens next… the best scifi Podcast being produced”

— iTunes listener Desdymona


“Everything you’d want an introspective space opera to be. A beautifully written show. I could listen to the main character talk forever. Girl In Space is poignant poetry with a lovely zest of excitement, humor, and a fascinating world-history that’s a joy to unravel. You can’t possibly go wrong listening to this show. Worth every single second.”

— iTunes listener inkphemeral


"Honestly, I felt like I was in this podcast. Love it so much!"

— iTunes listener Ergchn


"Sarah is a triple threat: engineer, writer, and voice actor. Sit down, put in your earbuds, and join her in the wonderful and mysterious world she's created."

— iTunes listener Jimmie Bise, Jr.


“This entire show is poetry.”

— iTunes listener Chair Pilot


"The story is PHENOMENAL, the voice acting is PERFECT. I can't get enough of this audio drama. The suspense is killing me..."

— iTunes listener kthulhu89


"[Girl In Space] s a phenomenal project about, well, a girl in space. Sarah is an unbelievable voice actress — she brings the writing into a warm, intimate space and carries us across the cosmos with her adorable accent."

— Twitter user @galpalspresent


"Stunningly beautiful."

— iTunes listener Cycobilly

For more reviews of Girl In Space, please visit iTunes.


Contact Us

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