Episode 95: Out Of The Storm by Rick Kennett

The Dunesteef is moderately sorry to bring you the first in its Lost Episode Trilogy.
In Rick Kennett’s “Out of the Storm” — They found the H.M.A.S. Barrinji damaged and abandoned floating out of a storm that had sunk three other ships. The Barrinji really should have sunk as well, but for some reason, she’s a lucky ship. Perhaps too lucky.

Also, Big and Rish swap boating experiences, talk about nautical jargon, ghost ships, the Australian problem, the Drabblecast, and Frood the Buffer.

Special thanks Marshal Latham for producing today’s story, and to Cameron Horsburgh, Simon Dooley, Patrick Dwyer, Dylan Boyd, Ben Maclain, and Julian Ramundi for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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
Marshal Latham’s Swamp Stories
Marshal Latham’s Blog
Simon Dooley’s Site
Julian Ramundi’s Site
Ben Maclaine’s Site
Patrick Dwyer on Facebook
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
Music was Murder In Earth Orbit by Out Of Orion.
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21 Responses to “Episode 95: Out Of The Storm by Rick Kennett”

  1. Marshal Latham Says:

    Big also played a native islander.

    It sure is good to hear this one hit the street. I enjoyed this story and the opportunity to put it together. I didn’t really mind the delays and problems that came with it, up until the very end. Once the final retake came in, I finished it all up and sent it to Team D. Then I told Big I wanted to fine tune it some more on it because I felt something else was missing. However when I went to start in on it again, I was assaulted by dread. I guess I’d had enough of it. So Big put some finishing touches that really brought it all together and help set the mood better. Thanks, guys.

  2. Pirvonen Says:

    Did I hear these two guys complaining about nautical terms “not being spelled the way they are said”? All this time I’ve been thinking that English in general is notorious for its totally illogical and nonphonetic spelling — just thing of all the words that contain “-ough-” and how differently they are pronounced.

    But the story was captivating, and the production was great. Good work, all around. Thank’ee kindly, gents!

  3. Great episode guys. Very creepy story!

    Only thing I’d say is I downloaded the episode yesterday and at that point, Drabblecast 200 hadn’t yet dropped (still may not have, no access to the feed at work. It’s not up on the site yet, though..). So your banter segment was a bit.. spoileriffic. :P

    • Yes, sorry about spoiling Norm’s next episode for you. Not sure, I think he wanted to keep it a surprise too, so sorry about that to Norm as well. He’s normally so clockwork-like in his episode release schedule that when we checked his site and saw that his last episode was released on Feb 26th, we were sure that his next one would be out before ours. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to check again until after we’d released the show, and oops, it wasn’t out yet.

      Hopefully Norm doesn’t hate use for ruining the surprise for our little band of listeners, because that’s the last thing we’d want to happen.

  4. Matthew Skinner Says:

    You know you, next time you need an Aussie accent, you could do what Podcastle did and ask over the feed, I am an Aussie and I know a fair few actors who would have loved to help you out. Wusing out on it’s to hard, to get Aussies to help out, rub it with brick you guys, e-mail me next time I’ll get ya your Aussies.

  5. Aussie Aussie Aussie Oui Oui Oui! I am getting concerned that if dunesteef read anymore Aussie stories then I may no longer understand what an aussie accent really sounds like. But as always dunesteef delivered a great read of a really good tale. I would like to say that I enjoyed the story then at the end the bit wiht the hag confused me untill the authors note. So Rish you were not alone.

  6. Samantha Says:

    Also, there’s at least one Aussie who regularly reads for the EA ‘casts, and he’s very good. Not sure if he does acting, but he’s got reading experience and a recording setup at least.

    • Marshal Latham Says:

      Yeah, you mean Graeme Dunlop. I had him in mind, but the timing didn’t work out. Stay tuned if you’re a fan of Graeme.

  7. unascertained Says:

    Very creepy and atmospheric story. I’m glad that I

    • unascertained Says:

      … was listening to this during daylight hours. (Although obviously it did scare me so badly that I’ve lost the ability to type a comment properly)

  8. A nice, traditional ghost story. I’ve always liked scary stories set on boats (or spaceships). It’s a great way to ensure isolation and claustrophobic conditions. “Below” was a ton of fun, for instance. So was “Ghost Ship,” albeit a bit cheesy. “Pandorum” did okay, and so did “Event Horizon.” Hell, “Alien” practically founded a genre on the premise.

    I gotta say, I didn’t care at all for the author’s note reveal. That is, I liked the story’s oddness and the lack of explanation, but if there was something that specific in mind, I feel like it should have been at least nodded to in the text. I didn’t get anything about selling of souls from the story, and I’ve never heard the idea that ships specifically have souls, at least not in the “sell to the devil” kind of way. I grokked that there was something dark protecting the ship and keeping the spirits of the crew from resting in the process, and that’s really all there needed to be to carry the story. I was just taken aback that there was this specific (and intriguing) explanation that we got no hint of. It’s an interesting enough idea that I’d want to see a more in-depth exploration of it instead of having it be a casual follow-up comment, y’know?

  9. Dunesteef forced me to explain this story. Forced me at gunpoint they did. :)

    • Kibitzer Says:

      I’m actually a little sorry that happened — kinda reduced the mystique. I mean sure, it explained some of the stuff I wondered about but sometimes you want to figure it out on your own :-)

  10. Kibitzer Says:

    This was a classy, creepy story and as a bonus (for me), it’s a firmly Aussie story. Classically atmospheric and strange. Loved it. I shall have to chase up Rick’s works elsewhere.

  11. Kibitzer Says:

    Fell in “with with”????

    Fell in LOVE with. Geez.

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