Episode 99: Spider Hunt by Kenneth Yu

Written on a dare, and produced by Bryan “The Fonz” Lincoln, the Dunesteef brings you “Spider Hunt.”
Lysel was attacked and bitten by a giant venomous spider, now Leyton must collect dozens of venom sacs to make the antidote for the poison, or his sister will perish. Can he get them in time…

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about spiders, the sounds they might make, and creative outlets. Big talks about “The Thundercats” and Rish complains about special effects…again. Just count yourself lucky they don’t sing the theme to “Mister Belvedere.”

Special thanks Bryan Lincoln for producing today’s story, and to Angela Moore for lending her voice 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:
Kenneth Yu’s Blog
Kenneth Yu’s Phillipine Genre Stories Site
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org. The rest were created by Bryan Lincoln.
Music was Losing Faith by Hungry Lucy.
The world’s largest spider
Photo by cotinis
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9 Responses to “Episode 99: Spider Hunt by Kenneth Yu”

  1. Scott pigg Says:

    Thanks. I have been batting imaginary bees and spiders from my ears all day.

  2. Morgan Elektra Says:

    Okay, let me preface this comment by saying… Big, Rish… I love you guys and the podcast like… a LOT. It’s one of the very few podcasts I have to listen to immediately upon download. You guys are great. So, know that I say this with the utmost love and admiration:

    F**k you guys right in your ears! OMG!!! Some of us are awful arachnaphobics and were not only traumatized by the episode art, but then sat through the chatter twitching and patting at myself like a crazy person. Why? Because I love Dunesteef so much I couldn’t turn it off.

    And the spider Rish mentioned? The big one? It’s called a Goliath Bird-eater. They live in the tops of trees. And are effing unnecessary! *shudder*

    So yeah, spiders are one of the very few things that genuinely scare the crap out of me. But other than that, great episode!!!


  3. Marshal Latham Says:

    Great fun story! I loved the spider noises! Another great production, Bryan.

    Giant spiders are always a hit with me. They are the perfect combination of creepy and cool, especially when done well, as they were here.

    As for movies, I’m not saying giant spider movies are super quality shows, but they are always fun. I even liked Eight Legged Freaks. There is one movie that I remember as a kid. It was black and white and at the end the hero drives a car to the top of a mountain to lure the spider into a trap or something. I looked for it, but couldn’t find it anywhere. It’s not Eath vs. The Spider or Tarantula. I don’t know what the title was. Then, of course, I also vividly remember the episode of Gilligan’s Island where the Skipper and Gilligan are trapped in a cave with a giant spider. It seemed pretty scary at the time, but seeing it as an adult, I realized how hokey it was.

    I liked the characters in this story. When the preist was being all haughty and judgemental, I thought, “Oh great. Here we go again. Of course, the religious charatcer is a dick.” But then by the end, we see that the character went through his own redemption and it was more about his human weekness and pride rather than his religious views that were in error. Faith actually sttod out as a good quality in the story.

  4. Nicolas N Says:

    As a tentative horror short stories writer, I recently discovered and got addicted to your podcast, and I particularly liked this story. I could not resist mentioning that for me, the scariest spider is Robert Smith in Lullaby (It gave me a lot of nightmares as a young man) !
    Keep up the good work, it is really a pleasure to listen to the show, a weekly pleasure in fact now :)

  5. Video episodes would be awesome.

  6. Samantha Says:

    Sooo… Rish, you dislike cats, dislike ‘Thundercats’ (?????!!!) and like spiders?? Clearly you are aligned with the forces of darkness. Do your hobbies include burning down orphanages and trying to summon the Old Ones, by any chance? :P

  7. I think a video episode would be great fun…

  8. I’m a huge wuss when it comes to on CGI insects. I was incredibly creeped out during the giant insect scene in the King Kong remake. As for the story, I liked that it was short, but wrapped up nicely.

  9. Marshal Latham Says:

    I was thinking of this DUnesteef episode last night when I watched Monster Bug Wars for the first time last night, especially with the sound effects and everything.


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