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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Fea ...
 
A monthly conversation about books and ideas on NTS Radio hosted by friends Carrie Plitt, a literary agent, and Octavia Bright, a writer and academic. Each show features an author interview, book recommendations, lively discussion and a little music too, all built around a related theme - anything from the novella to race to masculinity. Listen live on NTS Radio www.nts.live
 
Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by over twenty years, had a strong influence on Stoker's famous novel. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
Wharton's 1917 novella Summer, like her more famous work Ethan Frome, is set in a very small rural New England town. Charity Royall longs to escape the claustrophobic confines of North Dormer and the inappropriate advances of her guardian Mr. Royall, who adopted her as a child from the nearby Mountain community. Hope arrives in the form of city boy Lucius Harney, who has come to research the architecture of the region; but will his presence in Charity's life mean her salvation - or her undoi ...
 
Del Fawmer is a solo musican with a blossoming career, but her life is turned upside down when her dying grandmother asks her to delve into the secrets of the past. Visiting the old woman's house, Del comes across a box full of unusual musical instruments, each accompanied by a letter. Join her as she learns about a homemade, pedal-powered organ, the different uses for a drainpipe and Bob Dylan's unwanted harmonica. Each quirky instrument reveals a story from Del's family history that lead h ...
 
Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the use of the word "I" is punishable by death). (Summary b ...
 
In the Cage is a novella by Henry James, first published as a book in 1898. This long story centers on an unnamed London telegraphist. She deciphers clues to her clients' personal lives from the often cryptic telegrams they submit to her as she sits in the "cage" at the post office. Sensitive and intelligent, the telegraphist eventually finds out more than she may want to know. (Introduction from Wikipedia)
 
Brad Watson is the author of Last Days of the Dog-Men (Norton, 1996), winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Heaven of Mercury (Norton, 2002) received the Southern Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and was a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award in Fiction. A novella and collection of stories, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives, will be published by by W.W. Norton in March, 2010.
 
This novella explores the relationship between Frank Saltram, a charismatic speaker who is also a freeloader; Ruth Anvoy, a young American who visits her widowed aunt, Lady Coxon, an American who married a Brit; and George Gravener, a British intellectual with a future in politics who becomes engaged to Ms. Anvoy. The story revolves around the dispersal of The Coxon Fund, a sum of money left by Ms. Anvoy’s father with the stipulation that is be given to a great man to publish and pursue mora ...
 
Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James. It portrays the confused courtship of the eponymous American girl by Winterbourne, a compatriot of hers with much more sophistication. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates they meet in Switzerland and Italy. Her lack of understanding of the social mores of the society she so desperately wishes to enter ultimately leads to tragedy. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
The House of the Vampire is a 1907 novella that is a very unusual vampire story. A young writer comes under the powerful influence of a mysterious older master, who seems to have left a trail of ruined proteges in his wake. The story is as much about the nature of artistic creation as it is a chilling vampire tale. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
 
This issue of the science-fiction magazine includes a novella by Charles W. Diffin titled "Dark Moon" and several short stories, including "When Caverns Yawned", by Captain S.P. Meek "When the Moon Turned Green", by Hal K. Wells and "The Death-Cloud." by Nat Schachner & Arthur L. Zagat There is also a second part of "The Exile of Time" by Ray Cummings. - Summary by Bill Boerst
 
Jacqueline is an Award-winning author, having been recognised for her debut novella Walk Quiet Run Quick. A fictional crime story that creates an awareness of some of those red flags hidden within a relationship. She has also published her 2nd book, The Relationship JigSaw. 8 Key Pieces For A Healthy Happy Relationship. She interviews women and young girls who have experienced abuse and how they overcame adversity and challenges. Gain insights about relationships that will engage, educate an ...
 
Candide vivait paisible et innocent chez le baron de Thunder-ten-tronckh, en Westphalie. Dans son château, le précepteur Pangloss (« qui discourt de tout » en grec), représentation de Gottfried Leibniz, professait un optimisme béat. Candide partageait cette plénitude d’autant plus qu’il était amoureux de Cunégonde, fille du baron. Un jour, ce même baron surprend leurs amours et chasse Candide à coups de pied « dans le derrière ». (Résumé par Wikipédia) This novella tells the tale of a young ...
 
A set of often funny, sometimes tragic stories by Israel Zangwill. Most famous for his scathingly accurate portrayals of the Jewish ghetto, these stories have a wider stage, poking fun at social conventions and society itself, both high and low. The real and the fantastic collide to produce a world uniquely Zangwill's.These are the tales of figures as diverse as a pantomime dragon, an excellent butler, a man living his life in the wrong order and a Jewish maiden who knows exactly what she is ...
 
Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James. It portrays the confused courtship of the eponymous American girl by Winterbourne, a compatriot of hers with much more sophistication. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates they meet in Switzerland and Italy. Her lack of understanding of the social mores of the society she so desperately wishes to enter ultimately leads to tragedy.
 
In this podiobook: "Sellout" was written by Brad Lockwood in 1997 and released as a paperback novella in 2000. Selling remarkably well, Lockwood hit the recording studio to make the audio book of his dreams - featuring 14 performers, an original soundtrack and sound effects, "Sellout" was released as a 2 CD set in late 2000; nominated for multiple Audie Awards and gaining a cult following, only now has "Sellout" been released in digital/podiobook form. Brad Lockwood is the author of 5 books, ...
 
In a world where emotions are disappearing, selling the tears containing these emotions has become a thriving industry. Alongside this enterprise and its harvested tears, a black market offers wild tears culled from unsuspecting donors for very personal use. Baldassario, the tear thief, is a virtuoso in this field. The greatest challenge of his career brings with it a most unexpected journey. "The Tear Thief" is a novella written as part of the Emotein art project. The www.emotein.com site p ...
 
An audiobook science fiction and fantasy short story narration podcast. I professionally narrate Audiobooks, speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories from around the world every Monday and Friday. Most episodes are stand-alone short stories, with a few book excerpts and episodic audiobooks mixed in. From Epic fantasy to space opera, steampunk to urban sci-fi, and everything in between. This short story podcast is tailored to help bring authors and readers together, so each piece of fict ...
 
Lez Geek Out! is a geek culture podcast that celebrates popular culture with an eye for the woman-loving-woman audience. It focuses mainly on work with lesbian/bi/women-loving-women themes/characters, but sometimes strays into territory where the subtext is strong, and the female characters are stronger. The covers all forms of media are explored, be they books, movies, TV shows, graphic novels, web-comics, or anything else that fits the bill.
 
The title of the novella is almost an adequate summary in itself. The “boy-meets-girl-then-loses-her” story is universal but not, I think, banal – despite a surprise ending which notoriously turns out to be very little of a surprise. “First Love” is given its originality and poignancy by Turgenev’s mastery of the piercing turning-point (akin to Joyce’s “epiphanies”) that transforms the character’s whole being, making a tragic outcome inevitable. Even the nature symbolism is rescued from trit ...
 
A series of mysterious and increasingly alarming crimes are taking place across London. People are being injured, even murdered without mercy and without reason. And yet, the perpetrator cannot be found. The crimes happen overnight, but in the morning the murderer is gone "like breath upon a mirror". Mr Utterson (a lawyer), Dr Lanyon and Dr Jekyll each bring their insights to this sinister conundrum. Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is brought to life with a ca ...
 
UN/RESOLVED is a unique, two-sided crime fiction podcast for fans of murder investigations like Serial; gripping audiobooks; and deep, intertwining mysteries... 1. UNRESOLVED (Episodes 1-6): Join host Zoe Drew as she unravels one of the strangest murder cases in modern British history, in all six episodes of FNR Digital Radio’s twisting "true crime" podcast series, ‘UNRESOLVED’. 2. RESOLVED (Episodes 7-12): Looking for answers? Gather more insight, discover dark family secrets, and uncover w ...
 
Nestled deep in the heart of Pennsylvania is the small borough of Hull’s Landing. While it may seem like just an ordinary place, The Landing holds a secret so dark, that there are those who will do anything to protect it. For decades, young girls have been disappearing like clockwork. While some have their suspicions, the entire town lives in fear; and for good reason. When Rita Clemens, a former member of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, decides to make her new home in Hull’s, she begins to ...
 
'Puck of Pook's Hill' is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as contemporary fantasy – since it depicts a magical being active and practising his magic in the England of the early 1900s when the book was written.The stories are all narrated to two children living near Burwash, ...
 
*Currently working on Season 2 Edits! *Award winning Indie Fictional Fantasy & Discussions around the African American Underground Culture. At the age of 16 on his birthday, Dr. Apples ® mother was kidnapped by fairies and replaced with a doll. Each year on his birthday he receives a doll which has his mother’s essence. As of today, there are 75 dolls to his collection. We are currently on the hunt towards finding her. We believe we have come across a MAJOR clue that will lead us to her and ...
 
“Mark Phillips” is, or are, two writers: Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. Their joint pen-name, derived from their middle names (Philip and Mark), was coined soon after their original meeting, at a science-fiction convention. Both men were drunk at the time, which explains a good deal, and only one has ever sobered up. A matter for constant contention between the collaborators is which one. Originally published as That Sweet Little Old Lady, Brain Twister follows the adventures of FB ...
 
The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline so he could pay off gambling debts. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
The Columbus Civic Theater has created a radio play based on its stage adaption of Charles Dickens’ popular novella, A Christmas Carol. Due to the pandemic, the Civic’s annual production could not be presented this year. Defying fate, Carol’s director, Kerry Shanklin, has adapted the work into a radio play, which will be available for download on December 1st from this website, and other sites. The recording, which has been funded by the Civic’s donors and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, ...
 
The MMM Cast is a podcast novella that follows the lives of three radio personalities in Austin, Texas. They regularly discuss life/work/love, entertain various guests and tell terrible jokes. Carissa Jaded is the associate producer for Dudley & Bob + Matt. Chuy TéaLeoni is the morning producer on 590 KLBJ. CJ Morgan hosts is own show form 7-12m on 93.7 KLBJ. The MMM Cast is named after their former show, Mexican, Mustache and Madam.
 
An unfiltered look into the global vacation and short-term rental industry with a focus on news and culture. Co-Hosts Mateo Bradford and John Stokinger discuss current news and affairs surrounding the short-term rental space. the no BS short-term rental podcast brings the right people to the table at the right time giving their audience an inside view and real take on the industry like no other.
 
Scars. They remind us who we are, what we are and where we have been. But when a scar takes away your identity, what would you do to get it back? Jackson, a journalist in Houston, discovers links between several murders that have taken place in his city. His investigation draws him into the world of body art where he discovers an obsession worth killing for.
 
One of the earliest polished examples of existential literature, Notes from the Underground follows the life of a recluse and depicts his antagonistic attitude toward society. Written in two parts with a first person narration, the novella explores various themes expressing the misleading notion of rationalism and utopianism, existentialism, alienation and human inaction. The psychological novel begins with a monologue in which the protagonist introduces and characterizes himself. Referred t ...
 
In a world that expects perfection and settles for nothing less, a young man plays in the ruins of a broken marriage, and a man with a broken body woos a woman with a broken heart. Author Ann Regentin has written everything from reading comprehension tests to poetry and music, but seems to have found her real niche somewhere in the gutter. As of now, she's still too happy there to climb out. Producer Nobilis and his wife Dee have been producing the "Nobilis Erotica" podcast for over a year. ...
 
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Co-Hosts Mateo Bradford and John Stokinger welcome Noelia Novella CEO and Co-Founder DOINN. The happenings from state to state, region to region, and country to country can vary drastically. What has endured and overcome in one region, say a drive to market in the US, may yet to open up or is still struggling significantly elsewhere. With "boots on…
 
A new king, a new alliance, a new age. Listen to the playlist here https://talltaletv.com/series-an-interlude-of-intrigue/ or listen to book one http://talltaletv.com/series-monsters-mushrooms/ listen to book two http://talltaletv.com/series-of-tyrants-and-teakettles/ Listen to book three http://talltaletv.com/series-of-bandits-and-bad-magic/ ---- …
 
Sometimes in this world, whether you want to or not, you just have to go up! Since May of 1976, John Darling has written and published numerous stories, poems, and articles. His lone play, Stage Directions, has been produced in the United States, Canada, and most recently at the Soho Theater in London, England. Most of his publications have been sh…
 
All-time great James Patterson knows how to make readers stop and think about what he’s put on the page. Whether he’s writing with former president Bill Clinton or JD, he uses personal experiences, relatable conflicts, and characters who are misunderstood or overlooked to turn ideas into stories that excite and challenge perspectives. Patterson is …
 
Co-Hosts Mateo Bradford and John Stokinger welcome Jesse Cole Owner of Savannah Bananas, Author of Find Your Yellow Tux, Keynote Speaker, and Host of Business Done Differently Podcast Get ready to be blown away by Jesse's story! Approaching things differently with a positive mindset, all while putting fans first, is a recipe for success! Jesse and …
 
This month, our guest is the inimitable author Deborah Levy, whose latest book, Real Estate, is the third instalment in her acclaimed living memoir trilogy. It's a book about a lot of things - being a writer, being a woman, how we make and remake a life, and what we ultimately leave behind. But it's also about real estate, which got us thinking abo…
 
Episode Notes We read what is basically grandma porn for the idea of being trapped on an island with other peoples babies. It's disturbing and shines a light on the fantasies of a very lonely author.We learn: Ben doesn't get the joke when Glen plays the Ratchet Book Club promo Glen can't have the "Summer of '89" with his friend while they're both u…
 
A hunt for forbidden technology. Josh Beals is a novelist with a forthcoming debut titled Sins of the Saturnine. His stories center around futures affected by the politics and society of our own age, and the consequences of our choices. Look out for the upcoming first entry into the Solar series, Sins of the Saturnine. ---- Story Submission ---- Go…
 
Dana Kaye knows the importance of building your public image as an author. By maintaining a balance between publicity and marketing, presenting a consistent brand or persona, and making an effort to establish oneself in their local community, authors can see a sizable increase in interested readers and new writing opportunities and connections. Dan…
 
Episode Notes This week I check in with an author I've read before by reading about greedy teens who search for a haunted ouija board, and a greedy family who battle aliens to keep an anal probe.We learn: Drac has fallen off the map, and I'm worried about him I've coined the phrase "Glenergy" to describe what makes my show so successful My kid like…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:18 The Raw Skeptic Report. With Heidi Robertson A hairdressing business in the town of Mullumbimby shows they are not a cut above the rest by displaying their ignorance via a 'hair-brained' poster, "Do not enter if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19". Heidi Robertson is on tne case with scoop for th…
 
What is supposed to be a quick trip ends up taking much, much longer than planned. Don has written for Yahoo Voices, Beliefnet.com, and Kinja.com. His writings have beenpublished in various magazines and books. He has written the following 6 books — More infoon his website: http://donlubov.com. An End to Stress – spirituality and self-helpThe Plagu…
 
Andi finally managed to convince Lise to give Season 1 of the CW’s Nancy Drew a watch and Lise did and she enjoyed it! So they talk about that season here. This is a re-imagining of Nancy Drew, which brings some diversity to the cast, some queer rep, and some excellent paranormal elements layered in with the mystery that consumes Nancy and her crew…
 
Co-Hosts Mateo Bradford and John Stokinger welcome Heather Bayer Co-Founder at Vacation Rental Formula. The queen of vacation rental podcasts with over 390 episodes under her belt brings her knowledge, know-how, and confidence to a couple of guys solidifying their presence. With Ontario just now opening up again after six more months in lockdown, H…
 
Episode Notes What starts out as a boring date for Jada at a minor league baseball game, turns into the most graphic MLM Jada has ever peeped on. Just in time for Pride month! This turned out to be REALLY descriptive. So, consider this your warning for adult content. Go on, read it for yourself:https://www.tiffanyreisz.com/bringing-the-heat Visit h…
 
No matter where you are in your writing journey or what kind of writer you are, there are some things you need to know before you ever put that pen to paper (or fingers to a keyboard). It doesn’t always have to be the plot of the story or a detailed history of the characters. It can simply be the spark of an idea. In this extended episode, we take …
 
Episode Notes Our man is tricked into thinking he had a successful escape, then he fights his nemesis, and decides that rain is key to his conquering the desert. Oh, and there's no romance. The warrior-maid is hardly a factor in this story. Go on, read it for yourself:https://bookshop.org/books/warrior-maid-of-mars/9798731661713 Visit https://nuzzl…
 
Being forced to take a day off feels like a punishment when all you want is a little adventure. Ian Kitley and LA Harper formed a close-knit writing and editing team in the early days of the pandemic. Since then, they have been working together to push each other in their endeavours to craft tales and eventually reach the vaunted heights of publica…
 
Kathrin Hutson is a master ghost writer. By sticking to a set writing schedule, learning to be comfortable with less creative control, and negotiating deals with clients and publishers, she’s able to pump out four books a month, earning income and valuable writing experience all while publishing her own books on the side. Kathrin has been in the in…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders, live from Sydney Skeptics in the Pub 0:02:35 UFOs Those strange lights in the sky are back in the news again with a soon to be released report from the U.S. govenment. Alas, those needing confirmation of their long held belief that earth is being visited by little green men or little blue women may be in for y…
 
The Intergalactic Antiquities Repository has never seen such well-preserved mummies of Orthonian origin, and for good reason. Corinna Underwood is a British author, currently residing in Rome, Georgia. She writes short stories and novels in the magical realism, mystery, and horror genres. She is also the author of Murder and Mystery in Atlanta and …
 
Book criticism - it’s a divisive topic, and one people feel very strongly about. Do you secretly relish a hatchet job, or think there's only space for glowing reviews?What actually is the function of criticism, and what makes it good or bad? Can it ever be truly impartial? This month's theme was recommended by our patron Angelique, and it's one we …
 
Episode Notes We wrap up the last half of a really depressing, highly inspiring and emotionally draining book.We learn: Glen might go back to the company that laid him off Ben knows which foot he favors Gretchen teaches us that some birds sleep while they fly Glen seems to enjoy making young people feel uncomfortable Go read it yourself:https://boo…
 
A Grain of Salt. With Eran Segev Interview with Julia Galef Julia Galef is an author, podcaster, and speaker with a passion for good reasoning. Her first book, The Scout Mindset, is about the skill of looking at things honestly and objectively - why that's so valuable, why it doesn't come naturally to humans, and how we can get better at it. For ov…
 
Episode Notes I decide to declare war against the Ladies Fright Podcast, because I TALK NORMAL. Then the 'short story' I'm reading is the longest thing on earth. I play the Ladies Fright Podcast promo and go to bed. Go on, read it for yourself:https://bookshop.org/books/warrior-maid-of-mars/9798731661713Visit https://nuzzlehouse.com for show info. …
 
In this monthly q & a session, the guys answer listener questions. Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand e…
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:40 Saunders rolls up his sleeve Join Richard as he makes his way to the Sydney COVID-19 Vaccination Hub to get the first of two shots. Later we catch up with Susan Gerbic, Adrienne Hill, Kelly Burke and Leonard Tramiel as they relay their vaccination experiences. 0:18:46 Back to Mind Body Wallet After a ye…
 
After her owner passes, a companion android must make her way in a harsh world. Contact info for Roger Ley: Website http://www.rogerley.co.uk/ Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Roger-Ley/e/B01KOVZFHM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1546564110&sr=1-1 Other Stories by Roger Ley http://talltaletv.com/?s=roger+ley 'Sentience' is one of the stories in Roger Ley’s…
 
Andi and Lise discuss and express much love for the 2020 DC movie with the longest subtitle in either the DC or Marvel universe: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. The movie, narrated in parts by Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), is a story about how she finds herself after the end of a relationship with the Joker (arg…
 
The pandemic has shone a spotlight on domestic abuse. In Barking and Dagenham prior to the pandemic they had the highest report of abuse. The Borough took matters in hand to find out the reason why their figures were so high in comparison to the other London boroughs. As a result they launched the Domestic Abuse Commission Report. Mayor Peter Chand…
 
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