Episode 108: Catastrophe Baker And The Cold Equations by Mike Resnick

Join us, as Mike Resnick brings us another adventure of space-faring ladies man and all around tough guy, Catastrophe Baker!

Also, Rish and Big talk about trying, trying again (if at first you don’t succeed), as well as handling criticism.

Special thanks to R.E. Chambliss for producing today’s story, and Rich Girardi, Kenn Crawford, Josh Roseman, R.E. Chambliss, L. Scribe Harris, and Craig Robertson for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Mike Resnick’s Site
R.E. Chambliss’s Site
Rich Girardi’s Site
Kenn Crawford’s Site
Josh Roseman’s Site
L. Scribe Harris’s Site
Craig Robertson’s Site
Photo by Colodia.
Music was MTA by Kevin MacLeod.
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
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8 Responses to “Episode 108: Catastrophe Baker And The Cold Equations by Mike Resnick”

  1. Man, I don’t normally get the time to listen to the continuing commentary after the story. Today, I did. Whoa, dudes. I love it. It’s a bit random, but heartfelt all the way through. Thanks for sharing more talk about the writing process..

  2. Did not like this. Not the fault of the writing, and the production of the ‘cast is amazing as always for the Dunesteef.

    I enjoyed the whole Catastrophe Baker schtick the first time, in Canticle for Leibowitz, but for some the reason the charm of a psychopathic scumbag villain calling himself a hero has faded.

  3. Pirvonen Says:

    Whoa, you guys sound tired. Hope life is treating you folks decently.

  4. We were both a little sick the day this show was recorded, I think Rish, moreso than me, so it’s probably that. Sometimes you just gotta soldier through.

  5. I have been away on hiatus and it was a pleasure to come back to such a good episode.

    I don’t know what you did to R080T, but I like it. (Can you do it to Mr. Announcer Guy, too?)

    I enjoyed the (mostly) thoughtful discussion after the story, you both have interesting ideas – and unusual metaphors – I enjoy hearing them.

  6. I was touched by Rish’s confessions about struggling with rejection, and wanted to say that:

    1. After being fired three times in a row under comically bad circumstances, I still got back on the horse, and found my current role, which is the best I’ve ever had.

    2. I’m also familiar with that voice in the head that says, “she’s going to laugh in our face” – but at a critical moment I ignored it, leaned over and kissed the girl in question – now we’re married, and she’s given me a beautiful son.

    And hey, the job is stressful, particularly while my wife is studying and my son is teething – but it’s worth it. And all it took was a little ‘intestinal fortitude’ as they say, at that critical moment.

  7. Hey, Guys. You’re looking at this criticism thing backwards. You’ve got to go in assuming everyone hates you and what you have to offer. Then you won’t be surprised by rejection. And when something works out for you, that’s a cause for celebration.
    Look for the things in yourself or your writing that you love and if you keep doing that, you’ll come to realize you’re pretty damned good and the only reason people don’t agree is that they just don’t understand and can’t ever be made to understand. Cherish those people who dig you, they’re your people. Work for yourself and you’ll work for them. When you’re starting from zero (including yourself), your cult can only grow.
    My stories have been rejected over six-hundred times. My acceptances have been AWESOME..

  8. Rick Kennett Says:

    Hilarious story. Loved it!

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