Jesse Mercury

SciFi Synthpop Artist and Podcast Host

SciFi #57: Contact


Jesse and Sarah discuss the 1997 film Contact, the relationship between science and religion, and whether or not we are alone.

SciFi #56: Where’s the Cream Filling?

SciFiwithJesseMercuryPete GeeKay and Ryan Casey explain the basics of tabletop roleplaying games to Jesse, to prepare for their upcoming Star Wars adventure. They also discuss what they’ve been watching, including Turbo Kid and Stranger Things.

SciFi #55: David Barr Kirtley

SciFiwithJesseMercuryJesse’s guest is David Barr Kirtley, SciFi author and host of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. They discuss falling in love with SciFi, getting into podcasting and how SciFi can shape your mind. Jesse performs an acoustic version of ‘Battle Cry of the Browncoats.’

Vote for SciFi!

I’ve been nominated for the Podern Family show of the week! Please vote and share!

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SciFi #54: Barney’s Guide to Brexit


Jesse debuts a new work in progress for the SciFi album, a song inspired by Firefly called “Battle Cry of the Browncoats.” Barney Britton explains Brexit to Jesse, who is woefully ill-informed.

SciFi #53: Don’t Panic


Jesse and Barney Britton discuss the various incarnations of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Barney shares a British perspective on the classic series.

Building Star Trek

The Smithsonian Channel just released their new documentary Building Star Trek, with a substantial portion of the film devoted to the Star Trek exhibit at EMP museum. I was interviewed and treated to a special sneak peek of the exhibit, and can be see towards the end of the film! You can find it here for as long as the episode is streaming.


Armageddon on Trial!


The trial of Armageddon is here! Listen at

SciFi #52: Moisture Farm


Jesse, Tiffin, Kayla and Jeff complete their discussion of Star Trek: The Next Generation season 4. Jesse shares the finished version of his new single ‘Moisture Farm,’ and a sneak peek at his next song ‘Saturn.’

Cosmic Child released today!

At long last my spaced out synthastic love song Cosmic Child is available! Check it out on YouTube, or stream and download from Bandcamp.

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