Episode 147: The Battle Of The Ideas by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Fantasy, Novelette on November 27, 2013 by dunesteef

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The Dunesteef is back with a brand new edition, produced by Bryan Lincoln! In “The Battle of the Ideas,” Garrett is an aspiring writer who seldom makes time for writing his stories. He figures his characters understand and will forgive him for it. Turns out, he couldn’t be more wrong.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the major economic strengths and weaknesses of Sudan. Oh, no, actually, they talk about writing.
outtakes
Note: This is the “official ” release of this episode. The “bootleg” release is available elsewhere.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing the story, and to Veronica Giguere, M.Sierro Garcia, Mick Bordet, and Bryan Lincoln for lending their voices to the tale.

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Related Links:

Big Anklevich’s Blog
Bryan Lincoln’s Site
Veronica Giguere’s Site
M. Sierro Garcia’s Sci-fi Insider Podcast
Mick Bordet’s Site
Mick Bordet’s Every Photo Tells Podcast
Music was Imagine Your World by Giorgio Campagnano
Photo courtesy Philipp Nordmeyer
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Episode 146: Tethered to the Cold and Dying by Ray Cluley

Posted in Fantasy, Ray Cluley, Science Fiction, Short Story on September 25, 2013 by dunesteef

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Wow, can you believe it? The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine won a Parsec Award! You’ll have to excuse us for getting a little exuberant and talking for a long time about it before we get to the story. You can skip to 17:10 if you want to go straight to the start of the story.

The apocalypse left Jackson’s world a burned out and dismal place. He has lived in Two-Nine with Mother for a long time, without ever dreaming that there might be more out there. But when a stranger comes to his station with a story and some pills to trade, Jackson starts to believe that he might still be able to go up to go forward.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about hidden meanings in the story, lay out Sonny See’s drinking game rules (see below), and spout some of their other usual B.S. The sky’s the limit no longer!

Special thanks to Sonny See for producing today’s story, to Desia B. and Sonny See lending their voices to today’s episode, and to Caroline Parkinson for providing the art for the show.

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Related Links:

Ray Cluley’s Site
Desia B’s Site
Caroline Parkinson’s Site
Caroline Parkinson’s Blog
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The Tethered to the Cold and Dying Drinking Game!

Take a sip:
1- Every time a line of dialogue, when taken out of context, sounds vulgar or sexual.
example: “I wonder if she’s sucking a tube of synth for her evening meal”
2- Every time a line of dialogue, even when left in context, sounds vulgar or sexual.
example: “My mouth floods with saliva at the thought of hot meat.”
3- For every Jack and the Beanstalk reference you get the first time you listen to the story.
example: “He showed me a handful of pills. They were pale as beans and almost the same size.”

Take two sips:
1: For every Jack and the Beanstalk reference you get the second time you listen to the story:
example: “The man’s name is Hugo and he wants my bone marrow.” (an obvious reference to the Giants wanting to grind up Jack’s bones and eat them with bread that it took me multiple times through the story before I caught it.)
2: Every time someone has to point out a Jack and the Beanstalk reference to you because you had listened to the story so many times you were beginning to get cross eyed. This should be done even if the reference is debatable, you deserve it.
example: When Jackson sends Hugo down with directions to Alph-alpha, a possible reference to Jack killing the giant and him falling into the farmers field, which may have been planted with alfalfa sprouts…….

Drink the entire beverage:
1: If and when you figure out the overly subtle audio ‘easter egg’ that is hidden in the musical transitions between scenes.

Episode 145: BMSE – The Calling by Rish Outfield

Posted in Action, BMSE, Horror, Rish Outfield, Short Story on August 2, 2013 by dunesteef

Calling

Joshua McGinty grew up in an unusual family. The family has a religious calling, but it’s one that Joshua desperately wants to escape. And he thought he had, until suddenly, his twin sister January showed up to bring it all back again…

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the Broken Mirror Story Event, and Rish tells us, begrudgingly, about the writing of his story.

Special thanks to Dave Robison, Julie Hoverson, and Abigail Hilton for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:

Dave Robison’s Round Table Podcast
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Noctourne Boulevard Podcast
Abigail Hilton’s Guild of the Cowry Catchers
Photo courtesy of Glen Van Etten
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Episode 144: Unholy Womb by Steven E. Wedel

Posted in Horror, Short Story, Steven E. Wedel on June 14, 2013 by dunesteef

Unholy Womb

A boy picks up a couple of pumpkins in preparation for Halloween, only to find out they are part of a bizarre and deadly Halloween trick.

In a bit of a different episode than usual, Rish shares his reading of Steven E. Wedel’s “Unholy Womb,” the title track of the audiobook he recently narrated for Steven’s collection “Unholy Womb and Other Halloween Tales,” soon to be available for purchase on Audible.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about producing this story, its potential for expansion, its villain, and say goodbye to their traditional recording location: Big’s kitchen table. If you listen closely, you may even find out which is worse: a band calling a later album by the band name, or a sequel or prequel naming itself by the original title.

Special thanks to Steven for allowing us to use his story on the show.

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Related Links:

Steven E. Wedel’s Site
Unholy Womb Audiobook on Audible.com
Voodoo Charlie Outtake
For Wendy: Non-Threatening Boys
Related Link: The Girl Who Wants To Marry Derek Hough
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Episode 143: The Templar by Edward McKeown

Posted in Action, Adventure, Edward McKeown, Fantasy, Horror, Short Story on May 12, 2013 by dunesteef

Templar

Jeremy Leclerc is a Knight Templar. In his journeys, he’s encountered many supernatural beings, some friendly, some less-than-friendly. But now, women have been disappearing throughout Charlotte because of a hideous, soul-sucking creature. Has he met his match this time?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about proper pronunciation of words versus saying things the cool-sounding way, French accents and their ability or lack of ability to scare away listeners, and what stuff we might have prepared for you in the future on the podcast.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing the episode and to Starla Huchton, Kathryn Pride, L. “Scribe” Harris, and Kathy Bowler lending their voices to the tale, as well as Michael Church for the art.

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Related Links:

Edward McKeown’s Jeremy LeClerc Story Collection on Amazon
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
Starla Huchton’s Site
Kathryn Pride’s Site
L. “Scribe” Harris’s Pendragon Variety Podcast
Music was Waiting by Freaky Clean.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 142: BMSE – Saying Goodbye by Christopher Munroe

Posted in BMSE, Christopher Munroe, Drama, Fantasy, Short Story on April 14, 2013 by dunesteef

Saying Goodbye

After a fatal heart attack, a man’s ghost tries desperately to let his wife know that he is well, and that she should move on and try to be happy. But without a body, he can do nothing but watch. There must be a way…

Later, Big and Rish bring you the long anticipated “Drawing of the Three”. What’s that you may ask? Well, it’s the drawing of the three words for each participant in the Triple Word Score Contest. Listen in and find out what you or others will be stuck crafting a story out of. Good times will be had by none…er, I mean all.

Special thanks to Melissa Hills for producing the episode and lending her voice to the tale, as well as Mustafaa Ansare for the music.

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Related Links:

Christopher Munroe’s Blog
Photo by Pete Prodoehl
Music was by Mustafaa Ansare.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 141: Wedded Bliss by Rish Outfield

Posted in Audio Drama, Comedy, Live Reading, Rish Outfield on March 24, 2013 by dunesteef

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Harry heads to his friend Mark’s house for a neighborhood barbecue, when a sore subject comes up. Then a contest in one-upsmanship breaks out. Who has it best, Harry, Mark, or Fisher? And who has it worst?

Afterward, Rish gives us a sort of on the spot author’s note…no, that’s not right…more like an origin story, which is more fitting, I suppose since it’s Rish we’re talking about. And Big and Rish introduce the newest Dunesteef writing contest. Be sure you sign up to be a part of it. Oh, and leave your nouns that you’d like us to use in the prompts in the comments below.

Special thanks to L. “Scribe” Harris and Bryan Lincoln for lending their voices to the tale.

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Related Links:

Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
L. “Scribe” Harris’s Pendragon Variety Podcast
Sleepless Afternoon
Shoveling Match
Photo by Joshua Bousel
Music was Tabloid Queen and On The Inside by Richie Reinholdt.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 140: BMSE – Linger by Sam Schreiber

Posted in BMSE, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sam Schreiber, Short Story on March 9, 2013 by dunesteef

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The phone rings in the middle of the night . . . and it’s time for Levi Keller to do his work once again. You see, sometimes he has to visit with someone after an “accident,” and let them know where they stand.

It’s another winning entry in the Broken Mirror Story Event, this one written by Sam Schreiber. Afterward, Big and Rish talk a bit about the BMSE contest, and about Gino Moretto’s production. They mention their recent visit to Las Vegas, announce a new Incentive Episode . . . and Rish Outfield makes a startling revelation!
Outtakes
Special thanks to Gino Moretto for producing today’s story and doing the artwork for it as well. Also thanks to Tatiana Gomberg, and Debbie Cowens for lending their voices to the tale.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.


Related Links:

Sam Schreiber’s Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers Site
Gino Moretto’s Site
Tatiana Gomberg’s Site
Sam Schreiber’s “Snakehead” on Journey Into…
Abbie Hilton’s Cowry Catchers
Tweenchronic’s “Skip Rope” – Our new theme song (unless you donate!)
Music was Static Motion, Celtic Impulse, Classic Horror, Long Note One, Long Note Two, Long Note Three, Long Note Four, Unpromised, and Dark Walk by Kevin McCleod at Incompetech.com
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project and FreeSFX.
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Episode 139: The Road To Utopia Plain by Rick Kennett

Posted in Drama, Rick Kennett, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, Space Opera on January 24, 2013 by dunesteef

Utopia Plain

In this sequel to “The Battle of Leila the Dog,” everybody’s favorite Gartino, Cy De Gerch, returns home to Mars after nearly losing her life and her ship. But Mars is not the home she remembers . . . and her life there is not quite her own.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about second chances and parallel timelines. With lots of irritating musical references. Be warned.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss for producing today’s story and to Starla Huchton, Dave Robison, and Renee Chambliss for lending their voices to the tale.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.


Related Links:

Rick Kennett’s Site
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Starla Huchton’s Site
Dave Robison’s Roundtable Podcast
The Battle Of Leila The Dog
Time Travel Wine Story on Escape Pod
For Wendy
Photo by Tayrtahn
Music was Tranches de vie by Bruno Sauty, La Colere Des Partisans, and Aurores Boreales by Jean-Pierre Saussac, and Omnipresence by Dereleech.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 138: BMSE – Secret Santa by Josh Roseman

Posted in Action, Adventure, BMSE, Fantasy, Josh Roseman, Novelette on December 23, 2012 by dunesteef

Secret Santa

Wes is tired of being fat. He’s tried everything, diet, exercise, medication, even surgery, but he remains morbidly obese. Nothing works, and he’s about to find out why…

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the story, how it differs from the usual holiday fare, what could be done with it in the future and so on.

Special thanks to Amory Lowe for producing today’s story and to Abbie Hilton, Julie Hoverson, Renee Chambliss, and Amory Lowe for lending their voices to the tale.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.


Related Links:

Josh Roseman’s Site
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Nocturne Boulevard Podcast
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Abbie Hilton’s Cowry Catchers Site
Catching The Spirit on Podcastle
The Christmas Mummy on Podcastle
The New Media Expo
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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