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Episode 123: Taxidermy and Other Dangerous Professions by JR Johnson

Episode 123: Taxidermy and Other Dangerous Professions by JR Johnson

Narrated by M K Hobson Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Taxidermy and Other Dangerous Professions by JR Johnson. JR grew up in the folded Appalachian hills, where she learned to love Fall, blueberries straight from the bush, and the stream beneath the willows near her house. The fact that...
Episode 122: Sundae by Matt Wallace

Episode 122: Sundae by Matt Wallace

Narrated by Kate Baker Listen above or download here. Show Notes A screenwriter, novelist, and the award-winning author of over one hundred short stories, Matt Wallace spent a decade traveling the western hemisphere as a professional wrestler and combat instructor before retiring to write full-time. He now resides in Los Angeles and bleeds exclusively on...
Episode 121: Little Wonders 5 - Trope Twists

Episode 121: Little Wonders 5 – Trope Twists

Authors: Jessica Holscher, Charity Tahmaseb, Michael Strickland and Alexandra Grunberg Narrators: John Cmar, Chloe Yates, Big Anklevich, and Rish Outfield Listen above or download here. Show Notes This is Little Wonders, our collection episodes featuring flash fiction and poetry centered around a theme. This episode we bring you the conclusion of our flash fiction month:...
Episode 120: Master Madrigal's Mechanical Man by Scott C. Mikula

Episode 120: Master Madrigal’s Mechanical Man by Scott C. Mikula

Read by Marguerite Kenner and Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Scott C. Mikula’s story, Master Madrigal’s Mechanical Man. Scott is a husband, father, software developer, board gamer, swing dancer, and has been told he makes a mean chocolate chip cookie. On his better days he is also a...
Episode 119: Pictures in Crayon by Elizabeth Shack

Episode 119: Pictures in Crayon by Elizabeth Shack

Read by Tina Connolly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Elizabeth Shack’s story, Pictures in Crayon. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois and has worked as a software copywriter, a newspaper reporter, and a tour guide at a NASA visitor center. Her work has been published in Daily Science Fiction and other...
Episode 118: Perihelion by Vajra Chandrasekera

Episode 118: Perihelion by Vajra Chandrasekera

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Vajra Chandrasekera’s story, Perihelion. Vajra hails from Colombo, Sri Lanka. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Clarkesworld, Apex and Lightspeed, among others. You can find more stories via his website, vajra.me. You may know that we usually pay our...
Metacast 2: State of the Union 2013

Metacast 2: State of the Union 2013

Listen above or download here. Show Notes Hello everyone! This is your editor, Marguerite Kenner. Every year, one of my favorite game companies publishes a Stakeholders Report. As Steve puts it, while the company only has one shareholder, lots of people have a stake in its success and so he writes them an annual report...
Episode 117: Pignus by Jez Patterson

Episode 117: Pignus by Jez Patterson

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Jez Patterson’s story, Pignus. Jez is a British teacher and writer, currently based in Madrid. You can find out more about Jez and her work at jezpatterson.wordpress.com. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com. Read along...
Episode 116: The Feathered Cloak by Edward Ahern

Episode 116: The Feathered Cloak by Edward Ahern

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Edward Ahern’s story, The Feathered Cloak. Ed resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after 46 years they are both out of warranty. Ed dissipates his free time...
Episode 115: Bad Poets Society by James Aquilone

Episode 115: Bad Poets Society by James Aquilone

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present James Aquilone’s story, Bad Poets Society. James is a writer and editor from Staten Island, New York. He has short stories coming out soon in Weird Tales Magazine and Third Flatiron’s Spring 2014 anthology. He is a regular contributor at SF...
Episode 114: Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett (Staff Picks 2013)

Episode 114: Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett (Staff Picks 2013)

Read by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today, we present Now Cydonia, the story that won us a 2013 Parsec award, a fact of which we’re immensely proud. Now Cydonia ran as Episode 71 back in March of last year. One reason I’m personally so proud of our win is the...
Episode 113: The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason (Staff Picks 2013)

Episode 113: The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason (Staff Picks 2013)

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Graeme’s staff pick for 2013 is The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason. I guess the staff pick is meant to be from 2013 but I couldn’t resist looking over our whole back-catalogue. From the time this idea was floated, two stories were foremost in...

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