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.

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


Christmas Eve Extra - All Through The House by Joachim Heindermans

December 24, 2017

A Christmas Eve Special to help the little ones go to bed. Osgoode and Kevin narrate.

Author Joachim Heijndermans is a writer and artist from the Netherlands. His work has been featured with such publications as Gathering Storm Magazine, Mad Scientist Journal, Kraxon Magazine, Asymmetry Fiction and Metaphorosis. He likes to read, paint, travel, collect rare toys and bore people with random trivia. You can follow him @jheijndermans on twitter.

Music: We Wish You, Sugar Plum Dark Mix, Hall of the Mountain King by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

Osgoode - Kris Law

Kevin - Kevin Frost

Thank you for another year. It's been a rough one.


Ep. 48 - There Was A Nicholas Once by Alexis Lantgen

December 20, 2017

A witch-child recounts the Russian Revolution and the abuse and hunger her family endured. May trigger sexual and domestic violence survivors. 

Author Alexis Lantgen is a writer, 6th grade science teacher, and classical musician. Her stories have appeared in Phantaxis, Red Sun Magazine, and the Gallery of Curiosities, and she's written nonfiction for Renaissance Magazine. Alexis blogs at thewiseserpent.blogspot.com, and tweets @TheWiseSerpent. She lives with her husband, her four year old daughter, and their very patient cats in Carrollton, Texas.

Narrator Maria Rose is a graphic designer, writer, astrologer, classicist. Sometimes saturnine, mostly eccentric. She tends noisy society finches and remains unimpressed by cutesy bios containing mundane details about pets. Including her own. She's narrating her current project through ACX, "Messengers of the Right" forthcoming from University of Press Audiobooks.

Story music: Cinematic Soundscapes by Phil Michalski and Almost in F by Kevin MacLeod

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina.


Ep.47- Invisible Men by Edward McDermott

December 8, 2017

A librarian is plagued with a pest of a customer. Benjamin Sperduto narrates. 

Author Edward McDermott, born in Toronto, has a professional day job but spends his spare time pursuing a writing career. Aside from taking writing courses and participating in writers' groups, Edward takes time for sailing, fencing, and working as a movie extra.

His web page is http://edwardmcdermott.net/

Narrator Benjamin Sperduto is a history teacher in Tampa, Florida. His short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Coven (Purple Sun Press), Bad Neighborhood (Spooky Words Press), and Dystopian Express (Hydra Publications). His first novel, The Walls of Dalgorod, is available from Curiosity Quills Press. For a full list of publications and fiction updates, visit www.benjaminsperduto.com or follow him on Twitter (@bensperduto).

Music: Investigations, Mysterioso March by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Osgoode's chorus: Novelle Noel by Kevin MacLeod

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by DEVM


Ep. 46 - Against Mint Justice by Daniel Ausema

November 29, 2017

Hang on for a high flying ride over the rooftops Spire City. Lesa Whyte narrates a kid-friendly episode. 

A writer, runner, reader, parent, and teacher, Author Daniel Ausema has had short stories and poems published in many publications, including Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and Diabolical Plots. He is also the creator of the steampunk-fantasy trilogy Spire City, which shares a setting with this story. Daniel lives in Colorado, at the foot of the Rockies.

Narrator Lesa Whyte narrates stories, writes nonsense, coaches people, creates websites, sleeps well, counts words, bakes treats, consults oracles, excuses French, feeds cats, flips birds, hammers time, kicks buckets, eschews umbrellas, lists lists, cultivates ambiguity, games systems, sweats details, cries wolf, abuses verbs, carries on, and is generally embarrassing to know.

The Scout: Piper McCurdy


Mystery Awakens by Brett Van Donsel

Lomoto Perpetuo Loop, Plans in Motion, Crossing the Chasm, Journey of Solitude by Kevin MacLeod and are in the Public Domain

Some sound effects from zapsplat.com

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina


Ep. 45 - Common Magick by Jordan Taylor

October 19, 2017

The boarding school girls are learning magic. What could possibly go wrong? 

Author Jordan Taylor grew up in a small town in the American South, where she was raised on equal parts Jesus and fairy tales. She has since lived in New York, Portland, and now Raleigh, NC, where she keeps several bookshelves full of books and one cantankerous corgi. Her work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Capricious, Abyss and Apex, and Cicada. You can follow her online at jordanrtaylor.com.

Narrator Maria Rose is a graphic designer, writer, astrologer, classicist. Sometimes saturnine, mostly eccentric. She tends noisy society finches and remains unimpressed by cutesy bios containing mundane details about pets. Including her own. She's narrating her current project through ACX, "Messengers of the Right" forthcoming from University of Press Audiobooks.

Cinematic Soundscapes and Disturbing Booms by Phil Michalski

Air Prelude, Thunder Dreams, Inner Sanctum, Duet Musette - Kevin MacLeod 



Ep. 44 - The Reanimation Emporium by Brain Rappatta

October 12, 2017

A different sort of zombie story. Vic Mullin narrates. 


Author Brian Rappatta is an expat writer living in South Korea who likes to spend his spare time thinking of practical uses for the undead.  His short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Writers of the Future, Shock Totem, and Nemonymous.

Narrator Vic Mullin is a 40 year old scotsman who is usually surrounded in a cloud of vapor from constant e-cig usage.  Generally found spending time editing youtube videos or lazing around in New Babbage pretending to build something.

Music: Music for Funeral Homes & Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Osgoode's Chorus: Walking Along by Kevin MacLeod

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Ep. 43 - Where Justice Ends, Vengeance Begins by David Boop

September 22, 2017

Saddle up! We're going to Arizona Territory, back when the West was Weird. David Boop narrates his own work.

Denver-based spec-fiction author David Boop re-released his novel She Murdered Me with Science after a hiatus. David’s short story work includes media tie-ins for Predator, Green Hornet, and Veronica Mars. He edited the bestselling anthology, Straight Outta Tombstone for Baen. This story is part of his Drowned Horse Chronicle. More stories can be found at www.facebook.com/drownedhorse.

He’s a single dad, part-time temp worker and believer. Find out more at www.davidboop.com, www.facebook.com/dboop.updates or Twitter @david_boop.


Cowboy Coffee by Stockmusic.com

Long Note One, Fantastic Dim Bar, Martian Cowboy by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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