Episode 228: The Final Episode of the Dunesteef

Posted in Final Episode on August 22, 2022 by dunesteef

This is the last output that will come from the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. It’s the fabled final episode that we recorded in 2011 just in case we needed it. We never wanted to podfade, but in the end we did anyway. So, it’s time to give the Dunesteef the ending that it deserves, and here it is, the last episode that Rish and Big will release under the name The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.

Get ready for an emotional look back at…well, the first three years of the fourteen year run of the Dunesteef. Get ready for some lost content that hearkens back to the early days of the Dunesteef when Big and Rish were so eager and excited, before the dark times, before the empire.

Hopefully you enjoy this final look back at the Dunesteef, before we forge ahead with our new goals and futures. Here’s to the good times we had, and to the good times we will continue to have from here on out. We’re going to be young forever!

Thanks to everyone who was a part of it with us over the years. We will never forget you.

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Related Links:

The Rish Outcast: Patreon.com/rishoutfield

The Anklecast: Patreon.com/biganklevich

Episode 227: The Final New Episode – Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run by Rish Outfield

Posted in Final Episode, Horror, Rish Outfield on August 15, 2022 by dunesteef

The day has finally come, folks. It’s the final new episode of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. We’ve been at this for fourteen years, but our production has flagged considerably as the years have gone by. Rather than let the Dunesteef fade away slowly, we thought it would be best to give the old girl a proper burial. So, here we are.

First, we bring you a story from Rish Outfield called, “Know When to Walk Away, Know When to Run.” An emotionally unstable man goes to a casino with his best friend to soothe his pain from the anniversary of being left at the altar. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned, because not everyone at the poker table is who they seem.

After the story is over, Rish and Big talk about a number of things, from the happy things that the podcast brought to their lives, to the future of what you can expect from the two of them. We’re going to miss you all, but it doesn’t have to be the end. Don’t say goodbye, say good journey.

Special thanks to Julie Hoverson, Tena Kolokowski, and Bryan Lincoln for lending their voices to the story.

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Related Links:

The Rish Outcast: Patreon.com/rishoutfield

The Anklecast: Patreon.com/biganklevich

The Dunesteef Christmas Message

Posted in Christmas, Short Story on December 24, 2021 by dunesteef

Rish and Big don’t have a story for this one, but they always have a Christmas episode, so they got together and had a quick conversation about Christmas songs, and talked about their favorites.

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Episode 225: When Thorns Are The Tips Of Trees by Jason Sanford

Posted in Fantasy, Jason Sanford, Science Fiction, Short Story on November 5, 2021 by dunesteef

It’s Jason Sanford month everybody! So put on your ugly Jason Sanford Month sweaters; make yourself a mug of The Ships Like Clouds, Risen By Their Rain tea, and gather around the table for the roast Plague Birds. It’s time to enjoy some more Jason Sanford!

Today, we have a vintage Dunesteef production of Jason’s story, When Thorns Are The Tips Of Trees, originally produced for the StarShipSofa podcast back in 2009. Miles and his father care for the local memorial grove, but the job has become a more dangerous as gangs of deteriorating thorn die, almost zombie-like people driven mad by the phage that is rewriting their DNA, have begun attacking the groves all around the area. Can they survive, or will they become thorn die themselves?

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about how much of a formative moment this story was in the history of the podcast, and look back at the production process for putting it all together.

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

Related Links:

Link to purchase Jason Sanford’s novel Plague Birds.

The Amazon link where you can review Jason’s book and counter the guy who review bombed him with negative reviews

Link to the StarShipSofa episode that originally contained When Thorns Are The Tips Of Trees

Jason’s other stories that have appeared on The Dunesteef

Cover art photo by Andrey Grinkevich on Unsplash

Episode 224: An Interview With Jason Sanford

Posted in Jason Sanford on October 22, 2021 by dunesteef

Jason Sanford recently published his first novel, and it has a title that might sound familiar to long time listeners of the Dunesteef. His new book is called “Plague Birds.” That’s right, the book is the further and expanded adventures of Crista and her AI symbiote that we first brought to you back in episode 92 and then continued their story in episodes 125 and 126 with Jason’s sequel. Now you can buy the novel length story which further explores the detailed and fascinating world the characters occupied, expands the story of Crista, and uncovers an extremely personal conspiracy that threatens the lives of millions.

We got the amazing opportunity to sit down and talk with Jason about his novel, his process, and pitfalls of the industry. Listen to (or watch) the interview, and be sure to support Jason by buying the book.

P.S. – Sorry about Big’s microphone. He thought he was getting the sound from the nice mic you can see in the shot, but he was actually getting his sound from the built-in mic on his computer, recording all the echoes bouncing around that big study he is sitting in.

Right click here to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive. Listen right here:

Or you can also watch the video:

Related Links:

The Plague Birds novel on the Apex Books site

The original Plague Birds story on Dunesteef episode 92

The first half of the Plague Birds sequel story called The Ever-dreaming Verdict of Plagues on Dunesteef episode 125

The second half of The Ever-dreaming Verdict of Plagues on Dunesteef episode 126

Episode 223: The Many Faces of Christmas Eve by Rish Outfield (Outcast 186)

Posted in Fantasy, Rish Outfield, Science Fiction, Short Story on December 23, 2020 by dunesteef

Franklin has a huge crush on Jillian, but up until now she hasn’t returned his affection at all. Surprisingly, this Christmas Eve she changed her tune, and suddenly asking him back to her house for Christmas Eve dinner with her family. Turns out that the meal was not what Franklin was expecting…

Afterwards, Rish and Big talk about the story, Broken Mirror contests, and the joys and hassles of Christmas music.

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Related Links:

Music for today’s episode was: “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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The episode art photo was provided by Justin Russel

Episode 222: Reiterating Christmas by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Christmas, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Story on December 19, 2020 by dunesteef

Declan’s boyfriend, Brooks, is taking him to meet the parents for the first time today at Christmas dinner. He’s a little nervous, but it couldn’t be as bad as it was when Brooks met Declan’s parents at Thanksgiving, could it? Could it?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the story, the year we’ve had, and about having hope for the future.

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Related links:

Cover art courtesy Photograham.

Music for today’s episode was: “Dance Of The Tuba Plum Fairy” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), and “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 221: The Beefalope Hunt by Void Munashii

Posted in Christmas, Science Fiction, Short Story, Void Munashii on December 11, 2020 by dunesteef

Zane and Delanna don’t come from similar backgrounds. Zane is a run-of-the-mill Lunar who’s had to pull himself by his bootstraps everywhere he went. Delanna, on the other hand, comes from one of the richest families on Mars. Somehow, the two came together as a couple, and have hit it off amazingly ever since, but Delanna’s family has never approved, and now the two of them are going home for Christmas with the folks…

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about beefalopes, the rite of passage that is meeting the parents, and Santa Claus III. This is going to be delightful.

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Related links:

Void of Intelligence YouTube Channel

Music for today’s episode was: “Holiday Weasel” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), and “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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Episode 220: A Sci-fi Christmas by Marshal Latham

Posted in Christmas, Marshal Latham, Science Fiction on December 6, 2020 by dunesteef

Damien meets a girl named Lynn who wants to know all about sci-fi, and since she’s cute, he does his best to help her learn. Soon, they’re dating, and then comes the invite to meet the folks at Christmas dinner, but, as you might have grown accustomed to during this Christmas extravaganza, the meal isn’t what he was expecting.

Afterwards, Rish and Big talk about what aliens might think of our sci-fi films, Ian syndrome, and whether Marshal needs to make this story into a novel.

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Related links:

Marshal Latham’s Journey Into… Podcast

Music for today’s episode was: “Deck the Halls” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), “Oh Christmas Tree” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), “Krampus Workshop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), and “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 219: He Went To The Farm by Nathan Ahlgrim

Posted in Christmas, Horror, Nathan Ahlgrim, Short Story on November 30, 2020 by dunesteef

Sam is having a really hard time getting over the loss of his dearly departed pet cat, Boots. His girlfriend, Beth, hopes that bringing him home to the family farm for Christmas dinner might help him overcome his loss.

Afterward, Big and Rish go off the farm talking about all the weird stuff you might guess they would, however, I won’t mention it here, so as to not spoil the story.

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Related links:

Music for today’s episode was: “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), “Dance of the Tuba Plum Fairy” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), and “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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