News flash. I love short fiction podcasts. Shocking, right?
Years ago, through the wonders of the interwebz, I became acquainted with Escape Artists, Inc. (EA to its friends) and we've been best buddies ever since. EA produces four of my favorite podcasts: ESCAPE POD; PSEUDOPOD; PODCASTLE; CAST OF WONDERS. I fell in love with the short fiction format, the narrators, the hosts, everything. Since then, I've had the privilege of hearing my own work produced on three of the four shows (*shakes fist at the heavens* I'll get an acceptance yet, ESCAPE POD!). You can read my interview with EA owner Alasdair Stuart here.
I recently supported EA's new Patreon campaign to do such things as pay CAST OF WONDERS narrators, offer new non-fiction content, and pay PSEUDOPOD narrators directly from the Patreon campaign itself. I thought I would ...continue reading "PATREON As a Force of Good in the World (or: Why You Should Support Escape Artists, Inc.)"
With the wealth of incredible short fiction podcasts competing for our earspace, the talented voices behind the recordings are the spoken-word heroes. I recently had the chance to ask Kate Baker of CLARKESWORLD MAGAZINE fame a few questions about narrating, music, self care, and hats. (And if you're looking for more Kate, check out her interview Carl Slaughter over at File 770.)
You’ve narrated for many splendiferous venues of the years. In your opinion, what makes for a good podcastable story (I need to trademark that word). Dialogue? Number of characters? Sparse or verbose prose? Enough coffee in the morning? ...continue reading "LISTEN UP: The Voice Of A World (An Interview With Kate Baker)"
I love stories (I'm a writer, part of the job), audio fiction in particular. While I appreciate radio dramas and podcast plays, I have a particular fondness for audio productions of written work. There is a certain comfort in hearing "Once upon a time..." and "He said" and "She gripped the fighter's" that never fails to capture my imagination. Podcasts are shorter than audio books (another love of mine), and are the perfect bite-sized chunk of fiction to fill an afternoon of errands or housework, or the stillness of bedtime.
Fast forward to July 2011 and ...continue reading "HEAR THAT?"