Ep. 59 - The Analytical Engine of Hester Watts, Grand Mistress of the Unseen by Laura Duerr

May 24, 2018

Smoke and mirrors, or the real thing? Maria Rose narrates. 

Author Laura Duerr is a writer and social media coordinator from Vancouver, Washington, where she lives with her husband, their rescue dog, and too many cats. She is a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident and has a BA in Creative Writing from Linfield College. Her other stories have appeared in Escape Pod, Shoreline of Infinity, and Mad Scientist Journal.

Narrator Maria Rose is a graphic designer, writer, astrologer, classicist. Sometimes saturnine, mostly eccentric. You can hear her work in "Messengers of the Right" from University of Press Audiobooks.

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Story music: Ghost Processional, Ghost Dance by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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EP. 58 - And The Faces Screamed In The Gallery by Konstantine Paradias

March 31, 2018

We're changing our format to Bizarro Fiction. Isaiah Plovnick narrates.

Author Konstantine Paradias is a writer by choice and a member of the SFWA by compulsion. At the moment, he's published over 150 stories in a bunch of languages and has written, edited and posed for videogames, screenplays and anthologies.People tell him he's got a writing problem but he can, like, quit whenever he wants, man. His latest book, "Violence Dave-Heartless" is published by Bizarro Pulp Press.

Narrator Isaiah Plovnick is a Boston-based performing artist with a steampunk soul. Raised on a healthy diet of Lego and Great Illustrated Classics, the spirit of the retro-futurist was fostered in him at an early age. He received an education in Theatre from Salem State University, and has since been performing onstage or from behind a microphone all over the greater Boston area.

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina (devmmusic.com)

Osgoode's Chorus: Deadly Roulette by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

Outro Song: Gnome & Promenade/Pictures at an Exhibition/Mussorgsky by Floyd Willems

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Ep. 57 - The Mark V Eleganté by Nelson Stanley

March 26, 2018

A hard driving tale of machines and mayhem to soothe your steampunk soul.  Wilson Fowlie narrates.

Author Nelson Stanley works in a library & lives in Cornwall, UK. He has published fiction in several outlets, including the British Fantasy Award-winning anthology Extended Play, from Elastic Press. He has a new story out soon in Lethe Press’ new anthology THCock.

Narrator Wilson Fowlie has been reading stories out loud since the age of 4, and credits his parents for any talent he has for it. He's been narrating for podcasts since he answered a call for readers for PodCastle in 2008. He’s narrated dozens of stories for many podcasts, including all of the Escape Artists shows. Wilson fits all this narrating between his day job as a web developer in Vancouver, Canada, and directing a community show chorus called The Maple Leaf Singers.

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina (devmmusic.com) and used with permission. 

Osgoode's Chorus: Deadly Roulette by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com) (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution).

Story music: Heart of Nowhere, Hard Boiled, Division, and Urban Gauntlet by Kevin MacLeod (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution). 

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Ep. 56 - The Long Afternoon of Sir Rupert Moncrief by Gareth D Jones

March 11, 2018

The early trials and tribulations of an amateur time traveler.  Vic Mullin narrates.

Gareth D Jones' website: http://www.garethdjones.co.uk/

Vic Mullin's website: http://www.vapingwithvic.co.uk/

Theme Music: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Osgoode's Chorus: Deadly Roulette by Kevin MacLeod/incompetech.com

Story Music: Court of the Queen by Kevin MacLeod/incompetech.com

Falling Angel by Craig Austin/freefx.co.uk

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Ep. 55 - Tyrannosaurus Tex by Davide Mana

February 28, 2018

Pop up that corn, it's time for cowboys and dinosaurs. Steve Sutherland narrates. 

Trained as a paleontologist and geologist, author Davide Mana is currently paying his bills as a fiction writer, game designer, and translator - activities well-suited to an insomniac like him. Based in the wild hills of southern Piedmont, Italy, he is the only teetotaller in a village renowned for its wine production. When not writing, Davide cooks, takes photographs and writes on his blog, Karavansara (http://karavansara.live).

Narrator Steve Sutherland is currently working as a retail manager.  He has acted in stage plays from grade school through college, and has been an avid cosplayer and sci-fi convention goer for decades. His current project in the works is a steampunk animated story.

Music:

Long Note Two by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

Il Bandito by Ivia/Pond5

Dark Western Spaghetti by Hummingbird/Pond5

Old Western Saloon Ragtime Theme by SeaportSound/Pond5

Epic Spaghetti Western Loop by MatthewCried/Pond5

Osgoode's Chorus: Deadly Roulette by Kevin MacLeod

Theme Song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

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Ep. 54 - Honeyed Tongue by Deborah L. Davitt & Seeded by Susan Taitel

February 12, 2018

I almost called this one "Tainted Love Double Feature." Do enjoy.

Author Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Reno, Nevada, but received her MA in English from Penn State. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and son.  She’s known for her Edda-Earth novels, Rhysling-nominated poetry, and increasing number of short-story publications. For more about her work, please see www.edda-earth.com.

Narrator Richard Elen is a recording engineer, writer, and designer based in Cambridge, England. He is Technical Director of internet radio station Radio Riel, and co-host/editor of Designing Worlds, a weekly online TV show about design and designers in virtual environments. He also creates marketing materials for clients in the consumer and professional audio fields.

 

Author Susan Taitel grew up in Chicago. She now lives in Minnesota. She has not yet resigned herself to the winters but has been known to say "oh yeah, you betcha" unironically. Susan is a Viable Paradise graduate and has been published by McSweeneys.net. She blogs at the imaginatively named susantaitel.com.

Narrator Gabrielle Riel is the General Director of Radio Riel (http://radioriel.org), an Internet radio station with seven audio streams that has been bringing music and audio dramas to audiophiles, bibliophiles, history-lovers, Jazz babies, Classical music enthusiasts, Steampunks and other assorted geeks since June 2007. You can hear the many ways in which the Nightingale sings at https://www.mixcloud.com/gabrielleriel/ .

Theme song - Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina and is used by permission

Osgoode’s Chorus - Deadly Roulette by Kevin Macleod (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution) incompetech.com

Simulation of Victorian Street 3 by Timbre/FreeSound.org Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Noncommercial

Egmont Overture (Beethoven) by Kevin MacLeod (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution)

Beehive sounds by sound-idea/http://www.freesfx.co.uk (Attribution)

Music for Manatees by Kevin Macleod (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution)

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Ep. 53 - Dear George, Love Margaret by Amanda C. Davis

February 6, 2018

A story of love and invention told in a series of letters from a young wife whose husband has gone West. 

Author Amanda C. Davis has an engineering degree and a fondness for baking, gardening, and low-budget horror films. Her work has appeared in Pseudopod, Cemetery Dance, Year's Best Weird Fiction, and others. She tweets enthusiastically as @davisac1. You can find out more about her and read more of her work at http://www.amandacdavis.com.

Narrator Mimielle Marek Montoya can be convinced to read aloud sometimes if given tasty snacks & bevs, but her blurb writing skills could use work. Currently training out the pseudo-valley-girl accent, but no promises regarding the future vocal fry. Her ancestors are very much Texans, these things can't be helped.

Music—

Remedy for Melancholy by Kai Engel

The Spirit of Russian Love (violin) by Zinaida Trokai performed by Kosta T

Sonatina, Air Prelude by Kevin MacLeod

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Ep. 52 - The Titan’s Daughter by Evan Dicken & Shannon Rampe

January 9, 2018

A bayou girl is summoned to repair her father's weather control device. Ella Turenne narrates.

By day, Evan Dicken decodes antique maps and analyzes all manner of data for strange and, dare I say it, eerie medical experiments at: "The" Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His audio fiction has most recently appeared in Pseudopod, Escape Pod, and The Overcast, and he has stories forthcoming from podcasts such as Cast of Wonders and Starship Sofa.

Shannon Rampe lives in Alexandria, Virginia, where he practices an obscure and utterly intoxicated form of martial arts known as drunken yoga. Shannon has attended the Viable Paradise and Taos Toolbox writing workshops and is a semi-finalist for the Writers of the Future award. His poetry has appeared in Abyss and Apex.

Narrator Ella Turenne is an artist and entrepreneur. As a voice actor she has worked on projects for Talking Book Productions and Creative Media Design. Ella’s first solo play, Love, Locs & Liberation, was selected for the Downtown Urban Arts Festival, the United Solo Festival and the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. For more information, visit www.ellaturenne.com.

Music: Heavy Heart, Fantastic Dim Bar, Darkening Developments, Steel and Seething by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina.

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Ep. 51 - A Man Named Time by Fredrick Obermeyer

December 30, 2017

A strange story of time and redemption to close out the year. Wilson Fowlie narrates. 

Author Fredrick Obermeyer lives in Cooperstown, NY.  He enjoys writing science-fiction, fantasy, horror and crime stories.  He has had stories published in NFG, Electric Spec, Newmyths, Perihelion SF, Acidic Fiction, Manor House, the Destination: Future anthology, and other markets.  In addition, he is a member of the Critters Writers Workshop.

Narrator Wilson Fowlie has been reading stories out loud since the age of 4, and credits his parents for any talent he has for it. He's been narrating for podcasts since he answered a call for readers for PodCastle in 2008. He’s narrated dozens of stories for many podcasts, including all of the Escape Artists shows. Wilson fits all this narrating between his day job as a web developer in Vancouver, Canada, and directing a community show chorus called The Maple Leaf Singers.

Music: Thunder Dreams by Kevin MacLeod

Theme Song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

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2017 Christmas Broadcast from New Babbage

December 26, 2017

By old tradition, we warm up the aetheroscope and search for the band which is broadcasting from that hidden city-state, New Babbage. Terrible storms in the in-between spaces delayed us locating it until today.

An Unusual Christmas Gift written and performed by Tepic Harlequin.

Music:
Melody, Carol of the Bells arranged and performed by LaTosha Hall

Simple Sadness, Secret Garden, Christmas Theme 2, by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

The Curtain Rises, Wish Background by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

Horror Opening Credits - Written and Performed by Brett Van Donsel

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