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Episode 139: The Road To Utopia Plain by Rick Kennett

Posted in Drama, Rick Kennett, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, Space Opera on January 24, 2013 by dunesteef

Utopia Plain

In this sequel to “The Battle of Leila the Dog,” everybody’s favorite Gartino, Cy De Gerch, returns home to Mars after nearly losing her life and her ship. But Mars is not the home she remembers . . . and her life there is not quite her own.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about second chances and parallel timelines. With lots of irritating musical references. Be warned.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss for producing today’s story and to Starla Huchton, Dave Robison, and Renee Chambliss for lending their voices to the tale.

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Rick Kennett’s Site
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Starla Huchton’s Site
Dave Robison’s Roundtable Podcast
The Battle Of Leila The Dog
Time Travel Wine Story on Escape Pod
For Wendy
Photo by Tayrtahn
Music was Tranches de vie by Bruno Sauty, La Colere Des Partisans, and Aurores Boreales by Jean-Pierre Saussac, and Omnipresence by Dereleech.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 124: The Question by Robert Lowell Russell

Posted in Comedy, Robert Lowell Russell, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story on February 14, 2012 by dunesteef


Is this our Valentine’s Day episode, or another anti-Valentine’s show? You be the judge.

It’s the question on everybody’s minds, as soon as they hear about fully-functional, human-like robots. And though you wouldn’t know it from listening to Rish Outfield, this story was not written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Afterward, very little gets said about robot sex, but there is a little more spoken about human relationships, and a couple of stories about inspiration are swapped. If you’re that guy who complained about platitudes, though, you will find nothing of worth here, so move along.

Special thanks to Kim Price, Julie Hoverson, Bryan Lincoln, Marshal Latham, Amory Lowe, Joe Zieja, Josh Roseman, Damon Shaw, Amanda Crum, Clay Dugger, and Scott Pigg for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Robert Lowell Russell’s Blog
Kim Price’s Ladies of Leet Podcast
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Nocturne Boulevard
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
Marshal Latham’s Journey Into… Podcast
Josh Roseman’s site
Damon Shaw’s Blog
Clay Dugger’s Righteous Dudecast
Scott Pigg Contributes to HG World
Joseph Zieja’s Site
What’s Your Favorite Ralph Macchio Film
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Episode 79: This Must Be The Place by Elliott Bangs

Posted in Elliot Bangs, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story on August 15, 2010 by dunesteef

Andrea was lonely and vulnerable when she met Loren Wells in San Francisco. He came up to her and introduced himself, telling her favorite joke. He seemed like a great guy. But when she started to respond to his attentions, Loren fled, leaving her only a cryptic note on a napkin…
outtakes
Also, Rish and Big are joined by several guest stars in the studio today including Wolfman Jack, Casey Kasem, and Casey Kasem? They throw out the question, if you had a time machine, where would you go?

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing today’s story, and to R.E. Chambliss and Abigail Hilton for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Elliott Bangs’s site
Bryan Lincoln’s Full Cast Podcast site
R.E. Chambliss’s site
Abbie Hilton’s Cowry Catcher’s Site
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
Music was The Source Of Rejuvenescence by Reju, Les Poulains Disco by J.C. Pierre and Francois Rolland, and She Could Be In The Beatles by the Mod-est Lads.
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Episode 65: Not My Slave by Derek L. Palmer

Posted in Comedy, Derek L. Palmer, Fantasy, Romance, Short Story on February 20, 2010 by dunesteef

Nothing could be worse than being obsessively infatuated with a girl who doesn’t like you back. If only there was a way to make these unwanted romantic feelings go away…

Also, Rish and Big talk about unromantic subjects like unnecessary love letters, bitterness, following someone to Canada, and Zelda Rubinstein.

Special thanks to Norm Sherman for lending his voice to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
The Drabblecast
Music in today’s episode was Dance Of The Fairies by Zero-Project.
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Episode 64: A Princess Of Earth by Mike Resnick

Posted in Drama, Fantasy, Mike Resnick, Romance, Short Story on February 12, 2010 by dunesteef

When a man’s wife dies, he is left with little purpose in his life beyond pushing through to the end of each day. Then, in the middle of one of the worst snowstorms of the year, he gets a visitor. A man, stark naked, and freezing out in the snow. What could he possibly be doing here in the man’s backyard in this state?
blooper
Also, Rish and Big talk about Andrew Stanton’s next movie, and a little about Valentines Day as well.

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Related Links:
Mike Resnick’s Website
Princess Of Earth on Asimovs.com
Music in today’s episode was Awakening by Zero-Project.
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
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Episode 63: The Search For Olympia by Matt Astleford

Posted in Fantasy, Matt Astleford, Romance, Short Story on February 7, 2010 by dunesteef

Will’s girlfriend just dumped him, and he’s floundering for a purpose in life. Then he finds one. In the strangest of places. Now, Will is on a quest to save a beautiful maiden in a far away land. But he has no idea what is actually awaiting him…bloopers

Also, Rish and Big talk stalkers, Titanic (not in reference to Avatar), and 80’s music.

Special thanks to Liz Mierzejewski, Nicole Suddeth, and Abbie Hilton for lending their voices to today’s story.

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Related Links:
Abbie Hilton’s Cowry Catchers
Music in today’s episode was Ethereal Awakening, Forever And Ever, and Inside A Cocoon by Divinity Project and Hey Girl by Mel’s.
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
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Episode 62: Lost by Sarah Ashwood

Posted in Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sarah Ashwood, Short Story on January 30, 2010 by dunesteef

Nairne’s brother is dead. As a peace offering, the enemy clan, the Macnotins, have given him a woman to be his wife. Marlanna is her name, and Nairne is not pleased with the strange woman. What is her secret? And could he ever learn to love a Macnotin?

Also, Big and Rish talk about romance, star-crossed lovers, and by Friggen’s Mountain, about Valentine’s Day love stories?

Special thanks to Julie Hoverson for lending her voice to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Sarah Ashwood’s Site
Faith Hill’s Lost
19 Nocturne Blvd
Music in today’s episode was Foggy Dew by Dancing Willow .
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org. Bloopers
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Episode 36: Love Bites by Gregory Clifford

Posted in Comedy, Fantasy, Gregory Clifford, Horror, Romance, Short Story on June 12, 2009 by dunesteef

Charlie has a proposal for his girlfriend Dementia, but over dinner, she has a question to ask of him. Has he ever considered becoming a vampire?

Also, after an unexpected visitor, Big and Rish talk about audio book readers and podcasters, the good and the bad. And they introduce a new segment for the show (just pray they never repeat it).

Special thanks to Liz Mierzejewski for lending her voice to today’s episode.

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Related Links:

Science Fiction Writers Workshop

Online Writing Workshop
Liz Mierzejewski’s Audio Novella
Souvenir d’Italie’s Music on Jamendo.com

Episode 26: With Mars In His Hand by Bosley Gravel

Posted in Action, Bosley Gravel, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story on March 20, 2009 by dunesteef

Javi Jelcor has lost his young wife.  He can either accept it and move on with his life, or give in to despair.  But there’s a third choice: take the body to Mars, and see if the stories of resurrection are true.  What would you do?

Also, Rish and Big talk about the unusual circumstances behind this story’s ending.  Was this ending more satisfying than it might have been?  Is a writer obligated to change his ending?  Is an editor out of line to ask for changes or make them on his own?  What do you think?outtake

Special thanks to Gino Moretto for today’s episode art.

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Related Links:
Bosley Gravel’s Site
Forbidden Speculation on Amazon
Gino’s Art Site

Episode 23: Lonely Heart Clob by Michael Stone

Posted in Comedy, Fantasy, Michael Stone, Romance, Short Story on February 21, 2009 by dunesteef

Life is tough for Leonard.  Adding to the misery of his job, his lack of lovelife, and funny accent, there’s Clob.  Yes, Clob the pig.  Clob the imaginary friend. Clob the manifestation of his id.  What, don’t you have a Clob?

Also, Rish and Big talk about their top five favorite TV show theme songs of all time.  Have you got a favorite theme song?  Why not leave a comment and tell us what it is?

Special thanks to Emma Dubery for lending her voice to this episode.

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