Episode 182: A Troll’s Trade by Sandra M. Odell

Narrated by Wilson Fowlie

Audio production by Jeremy Carter

A Cast of Wonders original!

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Show Notes

A word of warning – the story involves trolls and their… unique approach to diet and hygiene. Those with weaker stomachs may find it a challenge, but I encourage you to give it a try.

Sandra OdellAs promised, we have another original story for you this week – A Troll’s Trade by Sandra M. Odell. Sandra lives in Washington state with her husband, sons, and a grumpy orange cat. She is an avid reader, compulsive writer, and rabid chocoholic. Her work has appeared in venues including Jim Baen’s UNIVERSE, Crossed Genres, The Drabblecast, and Pseudopod. She is currently planning her second novel. Or world domination. Whichever comes first. You can follow her plans for trying to take over the world via her website and Twitter.


Wilson FowlieThe story is narrated for you by the buttery man voice of podcast fiction legend Wilson Fowlie. Wilson has been reading stories out loud since the age of 4, and credits any talent he has in this area to his parents, who are both excellent at reading aloud. He started narrating stories for more than just his own family in late 2008, when he answered a call for readers on the PodCastle forum. Since then, he has gone on to become PodCastle’s most prolific narrator, reading or appearing in nearly 30 episodes. He’s also narrated for many other podcasts, including PodCastle’s sister casts, EscapePod and Pseudopod, as well as StarShip Sofa and other District of Wonder podcasts, Beam Me Up, Cast Macabre, Dunesteef Audio Fiction magazine and the Journey Into… podcast. He fits in all this narrating between his day job as a web developer in Vancouver, Canada, and being the director of a community show chorus called The Maple Leaf Singers. He’s still hoping to find a paying gig narrating stories, someday.

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Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

Read along with the text of the story.