They’re Made Out of Meat

Terry Bisson’s classic short story imagining our first contact with aliens.

Terry Bisson's classic short story “They’re Made Out of Meat” originally appeared in Omni Magazine in 1991. This version was produced for WNYC's Studio 360 last November, and has been remixed especially for this episode. In our podcast, we also talk with Bisson about the origins of his story and his new novel, Any Day Now.

Performed by Russ Armstrong and Miriam Tolan

Produced by Jonathan Mitchell

With special thanks to David Krasnow and Derek John