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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 ...
 
"It might seem a little careless to lose track of something as big as a battleship ... but interstellar space is on a different scale of magnitude. But a misplaced battleship—in the wrong hands!—can be most dangerous." The world class con man and thief known as the Stainless Steel Rat (diGriz) has another very big problem to solve and this science fiction novella by the great Harry Harrison will see if he can solve it and perhaps four or five more like it before this fascinating and funny ta ...
 
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 ...
 
Learn from and get inspired by women entrepreneurs killing it with their product businesses. Hosted by Nicole de Larzac, product development and marketing coach and mom of 3, Nicole interviews female product-preneurs and experts and shares the latest trends, proven strategies and inside secrets of the product world – all designed to give you greater confidence to create your own success through a product venture!
 
Harry Harrison is best known for his Stainless Steel Rat stories and the novel Make Room! Make Room! which was adapted for film as Soylent Green. Deathworld is the first in a series of novels begun in 1960 and originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction Magazine. It’s the story of Jason dinAlt a professional gambler with psionic skills who finds himself on Pyrrus the deadliest planet to be colonized by humanity. Violent weather, active tectonics, heavy gravity, abundant predators, an ...
 
Bron is the offspring of infamous space pirates but instead of following in the family footsteps he decides to become an electronic engineer. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get out, something pulls him back in. This is a tongue-in-cheek space adventure along the lines of the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison. It was originally published in the FEB-APR issues of Astounding Science Fiction in 1959. (Summary by Elliott Miller)
 
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 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…
 
It’s no secret that plastics are not only harming our oceans, but also our health. Dr. Jocelin McLeod is aiming to do something about this issue with her new social enterprise, Stainless Sea. Stainless Sea is a new business offering a line of high quality, colourful, safe, durable, and eco-friendly utensils (as plastic alternatives), made especiall…
 
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…
 
Last week, we had the cofounders of Skoki conscious kids apparel on the show. Along with the theme of sustainable fashion, in this interview, we speak with an expert on this topic as she not only founded and sold a sustainable clothing company, she also teaches this to other women. Shannon Lohr is the founder of Factory45, an online accelerator pro…
 
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…
 
Ever thought about launching a fashion brand? You’ll love this episode! Diana Gelfand, Milly Doz and Renata Aysina are the co-founders of Skoki, a luxury children's apparel and accessories brand. Skoki is a female founded brand led by 3 Toronto moms who are modernizing traditional children’s garments for today’s fashion forward families. In this ep…
 
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…
 
In this episode, we interview a young serial entrepreneur who founded three successful food companies, including her most recent one launching during the pandemic. Meet Madi Warnock, Co-Founder & Owner of Nook, a 100% plant based, organic, ready-to-eat meal delivery service and Galt Bakery, a plant based gluten-free bakery. The mission of her compa…
 
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…
 
Author : Langley Hyde Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 755: Consolidation is an Escape Pod original. Consolidation By Langley Hyde Lot 1796. Adult. Human. Female bodied. Standard limbs/digits. Immune/health function: class 7, can accommodate high-risk activity. Personality…
 
On we have seven different segments with four ghost stories from you guys. Our featured story comes from the pen of Virginia Woolf and then we will play another game of true or false with Johnny Is It True - The Halloween Edition. Berklie Apedaile, a listener from Smithfield, Utah has written a Halloween story for us and it is read by Mark Nelson. …
 
Has this happened to you...you’re getting ready for work or an evening out and you’re struggling with putting on your bracelet. That clasp just won’t attach. You’re in a rush and you don’t really have time for this! It can be so frustrating! In this episode, Alson Brett, Founder and Inventor of Clasp Magic shares her journey to developing and launc…
 
On this special we head back into the archives of old time radio with another horror story. This time from the series The Hermit’s Cave. This episode easily stands among best and most disturbing haunted house stories from the golden age of radio. Car trouble forces a woman, her cold mannered husband, and her brother to spend the night in a deserted…
 
On this time we celebrate the cat. Albert Schweitzer once said that there are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. Why is that? What is about a beast that has sharp claws and teeth designed to rip us apart, also manages to calm us? The cats we will talk about on the program will range from the calming to the spooky. Then w…
 
Last week, we spoke with Heidi Avery about her new subscription box, Ruby Crate. Many of you have been asking if a subscription model is right for your product business. In this episode, we answer all of your questions including: How big of an opportunity is the subscription box market? What are the types of boxes that people buy? Why do people buy…
 
On this special bonus podcast for the Month Of Spooky 2020. We play one of my favorite stories from old time radio. The House in Cypress Canyon is an episode from the series Suspense. The plot is presented as a story-within-a-story framed by a meeting between detective Sam Spade (played by Howard Duff) and a friend who has discovered a manuscript r…
 
On we continue the spooky stuff with a ghost themed show. We have four listener stories that only go to show just how many folks stick around after they die. Marrion tells of an old farm hand ghost who still hands out chores. Maurice recalls his childhood with Security-Ghost Harold. Joey sees a spirit that wasn’t invited to the party, and Samantha …
 
You name it….there’s a subscription box for that! With many subscription boxes marketed towards women, Heidi Avery, mom of teen girl, Sienna Ruby, could not find a subscription box tailored specifically to tween and teen girls. They discovered a gap in the market and the idea for Ruby Crate was born. A few months later, Heidi launched Ruby Crate, a…
 
On this special bonus podcast for the Month Of Spooky 2020. We play what has become a yearly tradition during the spooky season. It is titled The Thing On The Fourble Board and aired on August 9, 1948. Featured Story - The Thing On The Fourble Board An oil rig worker discovers an invisible creature of unknown origins living beneath the depths of th…
 
Author : Evan Marcroft Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Chasing the Start first appeared in Strange Horizons (July 9, 2018) Chasing the Start (Part 1) by Evan Marcroft There, quick—the blue sky bleeds. A runner in red tumbles across it, unstoppable, the sun […] Source…
 
Welcome to , but more importantly welcome to the 10th annual Month Of Spooky. On this show, we continue the theme from last week about the graveyard. We have a listener's story from an Omaha cemetery and Jason Dowd joins us for another edition of The Paranormal With Jason. This time he updates us on his voodoo graveyard adventure and we hear his or…
 
Let me ask you a question - Have you or someone you know cut themselves in the kitchen recently grating or slicing food? In this episode, Lori Turk, Owner of April Ideas & Inventor of the SAFEGRATE™ kitchen gadget, shares with us her journey to developing and launching her product. SAFEGRATE™ is a kitchen tool that protects your fingers when gratin…
 
The theme for this week is the graveyard. This is actually part one of the topic. On today's show we will be talking with Sylvia Shults and find out how she feels about the cemetery and we even hear her origin story. Then next week we will hear from Jason Dowd and get his view on the grave subject. Also, on today's show, we have two new stories sen…
 
You’re about to create a video for social. You’ve got butterflies. You’ve done your hair, makeup and you’ve rehearsed your lines. You hit record and then … you forget what to say, stumble over your words and end up re-recording. You do this a few times before you just archive the video and pretend it ever happened because why would someone want to …
 
On this time we have a scary encounter with Black Eyed Kids in a tale called Midnight Callers. JJ tells us about a dorm room ghost who is both a trickster and a shadow. We feature a classic OTR episode from The Shadow called The House That Death Built. So sit up, grab a beverage, and press that play button now. Featured Story - The House That Death…
 
Last week, I spoke about having the right launch mindset. Along the same theme, this week, we are speaking about a healthy mindset for everyday life that will set you up for success in business, relationships and happiness. In this episode, Chris Swail, certified Health and Life Coach, speaks about the importance of mindset and tools that will take…
 
This time on we travel to Kentucky for an encounter with a ghost girl in an abandoned air-raid bunker. Then we return to the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas Texas for another encounter with the jilted bride. How about Robin’s encounter with bigfoot on Vancouver Island. Do you see a pattern here? You should, the theme for the show is Strange Encounters. Bu…
 
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