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This is a collection of 3 of Harry Harrison marvelous early stories that were published in Galaxy, Analog and Fantastic Universe. The Repairman (1958) is a straight fun SF story of a man getting a job done. It is most typical of his later style in series like the Stainless Steel Rat; Toy Shop (1962), a short piece exploring bureaucratic blindness and one ingenious way around it and The Velvet Glove (1956), my favorite for its writing style, fun perspective, sly social commentary on the scene ...
 
Are GMO's really dangerous and should we avoid everything BPA? Teflon or stainless steel? Gluten-free, low–carb, or Paleo? Every day we face these types of questions and every day we must make a choice. A choice that comes down to science and what the evidence tells us. Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University's Office for Science & Society, helps us answer these questions with interesting tidbits of information, historical anecdotes, fun factoids, and interviews with the experts. Edu ...
 
Jason dinAlit, an inhabitant of the planet Porgostrosaand, is a fast talking, conniving, tough as nails, gun toting gambler whose ethics wax and wane with each planet he travels to. He also has amazing psionic abilities which means he is gifted with a variety of psychic abilities including telekinesis, telepathy, pyrokinesis and a host of other interesting capabilities. He is not above using these to tip the odds in his favor while gambling. A chance meeting with Kerk Pyrrus who is the Ambas ...
 
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On we have a story from Alex in Saint Bernard Parish who encounters a couple who drowned during Katrina. Then we play a classic story from director and actor Orson Welles. In this one we learn that it might be best if you tell the truth from the start to avoid unnecessary complications. We end the show with some Dominios history that the company wo…
 
Author : Paul Di Filippo Narrator : Scott Fletcher Hosts : Serah Eley and Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Adam Pracht and Serah Eley Discuss on Forums Contains violence, some sexual content, and disturbing themes. Shadowboxer (Excerpt) By Paul Di Filippo Generally speaking, I need only three minutes of concentrated attention to kill someone by [……
 
On we have something pretty special. Jason Dowd is back and we take a journey with him to the city of Savannah, GA. You will not believe the ghost stories he experienced while staying at the Planter’s Inn. Also on the show are two listener tales that fall directly into the category of the head scratcher. A postman tries to make a delivery and is ha…
 
On we continue with a year in review from 2020. In part two we conclude with August through December. We have listener stories about bigfoot, pumpkinhead and even a ghost that likes to start fires. There is a classic Sci-Fi story called The Stowaway that is nothing short of amazing. So press that play button and enjoy the show. Featured Story - The…
 
Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap NFL week 17 and preview the playoffs (1:48), make their Super Bowl LV predictions (28:15), discuss possible head-coaching hires for the NFL’s six open positions (31:56), and recap college football’s playoff games (44:25) before previewing the national championship between Alabama and Ohio State (47:21).…
 
We are close to a new year and I thought that we should do a review. But after the year we have had, and if we are all being honest, do we really want to review it? I for one do not! However, there is something worth our time. This past year has seen more stories than ever submitted to the show. Probably due to our self isolation. We have had more …
 
Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap and review the biggest stories from the year in sports, including the rise and fall of LSU (3:18), the biggest play of Super Bowl LIV (6:24), the COVID-19 shock in March (10:33), the ins and outs of the NBA bubble (15:13), MLB’s shortened season (20:08), the unconventional PGA Tour schedule (25:54), and the relatively…
 
Author : Frank Wu Narrator : Roderick Aust Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Analog Magazine in November 2016. It won the AnLab Award for short story. In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary By Frank Wu Karl 3478 sprawled on the beach, […] Source…
 
I hope that you are having a Merry Christmas! This week on I am taking a break from podcasting to be with my family and friends. However, I do have a treat for you. Each year, at this time, we play the classic radio addition of It’s a Wonderful Life Starring Jimmy Stewart. It is my hope that this gem brings you some joy this Christmas season. Featu…
 
Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap NFL week 15 and update the playoff picture in the NFC (1:20) and AFC (11:24), discuss the impact of few or no fans (26:56), breakdown Notre Dame’s College Football Playoff berth (31:02), debate Ohio State’s legitimacy (38:04), preview the Notre Dame vs Alabama Rose Bowl (45:09), and finish with the controversial fates…
 
On we head back to the home of Sylvia Shults for another round of ghost stories and more. This time we talk about the Monolith’s popping up around the world, have stories about strange dreams, some residual hauntings, and we announce the winners of the halloween contest. Sylvia gives us a peek at her new Lights Out and tells about her upcoming seri…
 
Ralph and Joseph Miranda recap NFL week 13 (1:22), breakdown the AFC (17:23) and NFC (22:34) playoff picture, discuss the Jets and next year’s draft order (35:38), revisit the college football rankings following Coastal Carolina’s big win over BYU (42:54), and debate Ohio State’s chances at a playoff spot (50:45).…
 
Author : A.T. Greenblatt Narrator : Ellora Sen-Gupta Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine (February 2019). It won a Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Give the Family My Love by A. T. Greenblatt I’m beginning to regret my life choices, Saul. […] Source…
 
On it is detective week. We have two tales from retired policemen, a strange tornado, and a Johnny Is It True segment with everything from a burning turtle to falling anvils. Our featured story comes from Blake Edwards, the man who invented detective sarcasm. The story is called The Eight O’Clock Killer and is a Richard Diamond - Private Detective …
 
Author : Fiona Moore Narrator : Louis Evans Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story originally appeared in Interzone 283, September 2019 (shortlisted for BSFA Award for Shorter Fiction) Jolene by Fiona Moore “I’ve got a case for you,” said Detective Inspector Wilhemine FitzJames. “It’s a country singer […] So…
 
On we have a bundle of them, nine in fact! There are four brand new These Are Your Stories that include everything from a trip to the Stanley Hotel to a wall walking shadow. Featured are two sci-fi pulp mag stories that should make you giggle or at least smile. Then Mother Goose joins us going with a story called, The Accomplished and Lucky Teakett…
 
On this time we have a brand new Five Minute Mystery where diamonds are stolen and a murder committed. Then Jason Dowd joins us for The Paranormal With Jason. We talk about a frightening adventure sent in by Spencer Johnson titled Mantis Man. We end the program with the conclusion to last week's epic science fiction tale The Misplaced Battleship. F…
 
Author : R.S.A. Garcia Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : S.B. Divya Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums The Sun From Both Sides was first published by Clarkesworld Magazine, in May 2019. The Sun From Both Sides (Part 3 of 3) By R.S.A. Garcia (Continued from Part 2 – Escape Pod episode 758) “Grandmaster […] Source…
 
On this time it is all about the Stainless Steel Rat. The character was introduced in Harry Harrison's short story The Misplaced Battleship, first published in 1960 in Astounding Science Fiction Magazine. Harrison used this story, with minor modifications, as the introduction to the series's first full-length novel called The Stainless Steel Rat. W…
 
On it is Western week and all our stories have that old west feel Including the Five Minute Mystery. Listener Gary Richards asked me to revisit a story from years ago called Stampede Messa and then we head to Fort Laramie to hear Captain Quince’s encounter with Yellow Horse at an officer's ball. Featured Story - The Stagecoach Our featured story co…
 
On we have an eclectic collection of stories. We will begin with a tale that has its origins in Arizona, but was told to me in person in a park right here in Vancouver, Washington. Then we have a brand new Johnny Is This True that returns to its roots in the strange and unusual. To end the show we have a classic science fiction tale titled With Fol…
 
On this week we end the Month Of Spooky 2020 with a special Ghost Stories With Sylvia. Sylvia Shults is back and I think you are going to enjoy the result. If you are a fan of the Pitch Perfect movies then you will know what a Riff-Off is. Basically groups of singers spin a wheel to determine a topic and then they sing it. Sylvia and I will do much…
 
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