Episode 101: Becoming Brother by Leo Godin

Billy is an outer, the lowest of the low. No respect from anyone. When his mother sends him out to gather weemer mushrooms for a recipe she’s cooking up, he has no idea just how much his life will be changing.

Afterward, Big and new co-host R080T talk about the story, the change-up in the Fantastic Four’s team, and Big’s eventual death and difficulty excreting. outtakes
Special thanks Abigail Hilton and Debby Dugger for lending her voice to today’s story.

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Related Links:
Leo Godin’s Site
Clay Dugger’s Site
Abigail Hilton’s Site
Photo by Pawel Siwak
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
Music was by Josh Woodward and Dano and Omnipresence by Dereleech.
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19 Responses to “Episode 101: Becoming Brother by Leo Godin”

  1. Clay Dugger Says:

    Doh! Forgot to credit my wife, Debby Dugger, as also appearing!

  2. Marshal Latham Says:

    This was a fun little story. I didn’t get a feeling that Billy had done this before, but just accepted this was the way of things because his mother had instructed him that way. Great job, Clay. I like how the voices melded as the women were switching bodies.

    Regarding the death of Johnny Storm and the changes for the Fantastic Four, I actually talked about those and reviewed the final issues of the comic book on my blog recently. If you’re interested, I gathered them together with other comic book related entries here:

    I haven’t picked up the new FF title yet. I’d really like to see the team with Spider-man in there, but the white suits seem a bit weird to me.

    Good episode, but, you know, it just seemed like something was missing, but I can’t quite put my pinger on it. Boy, that R080T is quite the conversationalist, huh? (Is is sad that I just today got the significance of its name or what?)

  3. I didn’t really enjoy this story too much. I felt like there were TOO many unanswered questions, and that if it was going to be told in a Flash format, then more edits could’ve been made to tighten it up even further. The POV shifts didn’t help either.

    I won’t discuss He Who Must Not Be Named, but I think R080T did an okay job. To him I say:


    • Damn, there weren’t any line breaks in that block of binary. In order to properly read this, R080T will have to remove the line breaks. I’m sure he can handle that.


  4. Cambodia Carl Says:

    Although Bigg seemed to have difficulty leading the conversation, I really enjoyed this episode’s afterchat. I only wish the show had been longer. Not since that two part show have I so looked forward to the next episode!

  5. The OUTfields are the source of it all, dude.

    The Outfields cannot be surrounded or cut off for they are all-encompassing.

    The Outfield can be expressed in the collective singular similar to The Borg.

    This isn’t over.

    from the AWASHaa* Resistance

    *Add Water And Stir His (android ass)

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Is Big really off the show? I was hoping that was all just a joke… Ugh.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Sorry I was meaning Rish in that last one. Good thing this is anonymous!

    • Phantom Zone Says:

      Don’t lose hope. If he keeps it up with the two-dimensional body part jokes, we might just kick him out of here and give him back.

    • I guess you’ll just have to tune in next week and see what happens in the adventurous saga of THE DUNESTEEF AUDIO FICTION MAGAZINE!!!!!!

      (and star wipe, and out)

  7. Suzanne Says:

    I want Rich back!!!!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    All the star wipes in the world can’t patch my broken heart… But I do enjoy a sweet star wipe and fade to black.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Suzanne is right.. We need Rish back or… er…or… I’ll be as sad as a man can be. Probably even more sad then that actually. Who knows if I’ll even be breathing next week? Only Jeebus knows…

  10. L'Androide Says:

    Big, I don’t mean to pick nits but you misused the term “begs the question” during the discussion. It doesn’t mean to raise a question but rather to assume the truth of an unproven premise.

    • I hate that stupid phrase. I’ve never quite known what it means, and every explanation that I’ve heard makes no sense at all. I’m not even sure why I used it to begin with. I think the moment I uttered it, I knew I had used it wrong, because…well, it’s impossible to use right.

      So I swear to you all that I will never, ever use that phrase again in my whole life.

  11. I do hope this is a joke, but the after chat is a little flat without both of them. This is the only podcast that if I’m not really getting into the story, I’ll skip forward just to listen to the banter.
    The fly story was like that; got half way through, just decided that I really didn’t want to hear how it ended, and skipped forward to the talking.
    Scrap the robot, get Rish back.
    Actually, the story was missing something too without Rish’s voices in it too…

  12. Anonymous 2 Says:

    I disagree about the begging the question thing. I use it all the time the way Bigg did – it’s become a widely accepted ironic misuse. And I’m English, so I must be right.

  13. Henry Gaudet Says:

    30 squared!!! Woo!!!

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