Jesse Mercury

SciFi Synthpop Artist and Podcast Host

I’m hosting the Star Trek Landing Party at EMP tomorrow night!

SciFi #040: A Pulsar Map to My Heart


Jesse discovers a new focus for the show before diving into a myriad of topics with Sarah Lehman including Andes Mints and the many possibilities of the universe. Jesse plays Cosmic Child on drum machine and harmonium.

Cosmic Child on Harmonium and Drum Machine

I felt like singing today so I made this video! I hope you enjoy 🙂

Back to the Future Part III on Trial! (Part 2 of 2)


Steampunk trains! Steampunk rifles! Steampunk ice makers! Viggo Mortensen’s penis! All that and much more will titillate your earballs as our SciFi on Trial panel gallops towards the inevitable verdict. They fill plot holes, discuss the legacy, and write an alternate version of the film that might tear apart the very fabric of the universe. Hosted by Jesse Mercury, starring Johnny Unicorn, Ryan Casey, Daniel Desrosiers and Daniel O’Connell, with interviews from Justin Minich, Erin Ingle and Daniel Sanchez. Your future isn’t written yet, except for the part where you fall in love with this glorious episode.

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SciFi #039: Earth Needs Moms


It’s a special Mother’s Day episode of SciFi! Jesse says thank you to his amazing mom Susan for always supporting and nurturing his creativity. She raised a weirdo, and we’re all grateful. Also included is a new work in progress of Lightspeed, and the continuation of Jesse’s conversation with the wonderful Brooks Peck and Amie Simon from the EMP.

SciFi #038: Cumberkhan V Montalkhan – Dawn of EMP


Amie Simon and Brooks Peck from Seattle’s EMP Museum share some tantalizing secrets from their upcoming Star Trek exhibit, and discuss the impact of the franchise on our culture. Jesse shares a song about galavanting through the galaxy with Geordi and Data.

Back to the Future Part III on Trial! (Part 1 of 2)


Great scott! Our brave panel of time travelling adventurers rides headfirst into the old west, to debate whether Back to the Future Part III is a worthy end to a beloved trilogy, or a disappointing conclusion with too many plot holes. Jesse Mercury hosts this lively discussion starring Ryan Casey, Daniel Desrosiers, Daniel O’Connell and Johnny Unicorn, with special interviews from Erin Ingle and Justin Minich. Head on over to to listen!

SciFi #037: Margaret Thatcher Naked on a Cold Night


This week it’s all about genitals, as Jesse shares his experiences with testicular cancer and trying not to get an erection during his recent sonogram. Pete GeeKay proves he is an excellent sport.

SciFi #036: Hoverboards and Cupcakes


Pete GeeKay returns to discuss hoverboards! In a discussion full of 80s nostalgia and cupcakes, Jesse and Pete dissect the proliferation of devices claiming to be hoverboards to determine if the future has been made manifest or if we’re living inside a giant marketing ploy.

This podcast is now live on Google Play Music!

SciFi #035: The Nightmare of a Railway Man

SciFiwithJesseMercuryJesse has a nerdgasm over the Rogue One trailer before continuing his conversation with the creators of RadioLARP, Douglas Gale and Ryan Casey. They discuss their wasteland storyline titled ‘Another Hero,’ and drunkenly ramble through a myriad of exciting topics. This episode has more endings than a Peter Jackson movie, so make sure you stay tuned till the bitter end for a special treat! Follow Ryan on Twitter @ohRyanCasey, and Doug @DouglasWFail, and be sure to check out their excellent podcast at

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