Weird is Beautiful: The Drabblecast – A Podcast of Speculative Fiction

I came to know The Drabblecast while driving to work one morning. I’d downloaded exactly one episode, being slightly skeptical of the name but strangely attracted by the tentacle. As I bumped along the dusty road, I was subtly drawn in by the distinctive voice of the show’s founder and host, Norm Sherman. I was … Continue reading Weird is Beautiful: The Drabblecast – A Podcast of Speculative Fiction

Jimmy’s Roadside Café: Kindness in the Heart of a Stranger (Drabblecast Director’s Cut)

So, I was having kind of a crappy morning. I’d been up way past my bedtime in a futile chat session with a support tech about my screwed-up computer, which culminated in the tech taking remote control of the computer and doing a bunch of stuff that screwed it up even worse. When I finally … Continue reading Jimmy’s Roadside Café: Kindness in the Heart of a Stranger (Drabblecast Director’s Cut)

The Town Manager: A Nightmare of Complacency (Pseudopod 605)

I listened to "The Town Manager" by Thomas Ligotti while driving to work, my skin attempting to crawl out of its skin. Leaving my car for the sweltering sauna that is Nebraska in August, I finally exhaled—my breath a frost-chilled plume. Or so I imagined as I contemplated the story I had just experienced. Elegantly … Continue reading The Town Manager: A Nightmare of Complacency (Pseudopod 605)