Jared Axelrod

The Voice Of Free Planet X

A Free Planet X Studios Production
The Voice Of Free Planet X

Description

True stories of fictional people, from Jared Axelrod

Episodes

Episode 28 - Brother To A Dragon

Jul 18, 2018 40:35

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Fan-favorite Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar, sits down for an interview the likes of heaven and hell have ever seen! Can Jared handle this most demonic of guests? And what of the infernal entourage lurking in the shadows?

Recorded live at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival!

 

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and directed by Jared Axelrod.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Zaki Hagins, Russell Collins, CJ Higgins of My Gay Agenda, Phil Thomas and Andy Hunter of West Phillians, Jennifer Rodgers, J.R. Blackwell and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

Check out photos of the amazing demon makeup Sara Gates did at planetx.libsyn.com

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Luficer Has A Posse

Jul 18, 2018

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Phil Thomas, J.R. Blackwell, Russell Collins, Jennifer Rodgers and Andy Holman look absolutely devilish, thanks to the amazing makeup work by Sara Gates.

Lucifer's Titles

Jun 23, 2018 03:25

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The Voice of Free Planet X returns to the Philadelphia Podcast Festival, and we've got a hell of a guest! Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar has agreed to an interview, so we're all in for a devil of time! Catch the show June 23, 4pm, at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse.

The Demonically Talented Cast of Brother of A Dragon

Jun 22, 2018

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That's one hell of cast, isn't it? Only the best for the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

Musician Zaki Hagins joins J.r. Blackwell, Andy Holman Hunter, CJ Higgins, Phil Thomas, Jennifer Rodgers and, of course, Russell Collins as Lucifer Who Is The Morningstar.

Episode 27 - What We Talk About When We Talk About

Jun 13, 2018 46:48

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Rev. Charon's got a great guest for their hit talk show What The Blessing: The Voice of Free Planet X's own Jared Axelrod! But things do not quite go as planned...

Whether you are just coming to VFPX or an long-time fan, this episode is a must-listen!

Recorded live at Balticon 52!

 

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and directed by Jared Axelrod.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes, Jason Gregory Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, A. F. Grappin & Erin Kazmark of The Melting Podcast, John WalkerTee Morris,  J.R. Blackwell, Allie Press and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

 

Live Show Coming to Balticon 52!

May 23, 2018 01:17

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That’s right, The Voice of Free Planet X returns for a live show at Balticon 52, Saturday at 5pm in the Pride of Baltimore II room. I’ll be joined by a host of podcast luminaries, some familiar voices to loyal listeners and some brand new to the show! It’s all happening at Balticon 52, Saturday at 5pm in the Pride of Baltimore II room

You won’t want to miss it!

 

Episode 26 - Bringing The Universe To You

Jul 22, 2017 45:47

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The Voice of Free Planet X returns to The Philadelphia Podcast Festival with a brand new live show! In an effort to bring an understanding from two sides of an intergalactic conflict, VFPX host Jared Axelrod invites Salamander Keep (Phil Thomas) and Loam Sodden (Andy Holman Hunter) to debate. But how can they when they keep getting interupted by time-traveler Tiff Tock (Lizzy Hindman-Harvey)? And why is the Devil himself, Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar (Russell G Collins) hanging around in the audience?

From the ends of space to the depths of Hell, The Voice of Free Planet X brings you the universe to the comfort of your seats at Tattooed Mom! Featuring a live musical performance by Gina Martinelli!

A note about the audio: We had some wonderful mics provided for us by Bridge Set Sound, but I wrote an episode that had everyone running all all over the place. So, some parts were not picked up by the good mics, and I've edited in bits recorded by my handheld recorder that I had going just in case. I've tried to make the edits as unobtrusive as possible, but there is a difference in sound quality.

You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Two Aliens Walk Into A Bar

Jul 16, 2017

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VFPX regulars Phil Thomas and Andy Hunter as Salamander Keep and Loam Sodden, thanks to incredibly make-up work of Sara Gates!

Andy Feeling Blue

Jul 11, 2017

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As promised, here's Andy Hunter feeling a little blue at the make-up test, thanks to the artistry of Sara Gates!

Come see Andy and all the other aliens, time-travelers and devils at the Voice of Free Planet X live show, part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! Saturday, July 15, 1pm at Tattooed Mom!

The Voice of Free Planet X at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival

Jul 11, 2017 02:04

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The Voice of Free Planet X is once again going to be a part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! Starring VFPX stalwarts Phil Thomas and Andy Hunter, as will podcast newbie Lizzy Hindman-Harvey and very special guest, Russell Collins as Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar.

Saturday, July 15 1pm Tattooed Mom on South Street. You won't want to miss it!

The Raven & The Writing Desk 91 – Interview with Jared Axelrod

Mar 18, 2017 42:36

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I was on Chris Lester's The Raven & The Writing Desk, where we talked about all things VFPX!

 

In today’s episode I interview Jared Axelrod about the amazing serial podcast The Voice of Free Planet X. We discuss working with voice actors, writing naturalistic dialogue, blurring the lines between fiction and reality, and what’s on deck for Season 3 of the show. Don’t miss it!

Support Jared/VoFPX on Patreon

The Voice of Free Planet X on Facebook

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

Support the show on Patreon

Leave a review on iTunes

Episode 25 - Starchild

Nov 1, 2016 33:27

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Jared has been kidnapped by the villainous Dr. Mercury! Who this strange, powerful woman? The answers go deeper--and darker--than anyone was prepared for.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

 The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Christopher Morse, J.R. Blackwell, Sonia Williams, Josh Hitchens, Russell Collins and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

This is the last episode of Season 2! It is also the 25th episode by the new, GPR numbering, and the 200th episode by the old numbering! How about that? Pretty crazy, right? When I restarted the podcast, I was going to give myself until episode 200 to see if it was worth keeping it going. And you know what? It totally has.

Look for Season 3 to start in 2017!

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Episode 24 - A Good Guy With A Magic Sword

Oct 1, 2016 26:46

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If you live in the Kingdom of Cyriania, you’ve heard about the Feltrain Festival. The Feltrain Festival is an annual tradition in Cyriania, an all-night dance party, and one of the few that is, by tradition, unsegregated. All are welcome at Feltrain: Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Tanuki, Great Eagles, everyone. It’s often held up as a sign of Cyriania’s social progress, that ever since the fall of the Dark Lord Necron and the breaking of his bone throne, Cyriania has been moving forward.

This year, however, that illusion was shattered when Huber Heknut walked up to the Feltrain Festival and pulled out a magic sword that released a poison gas that killed 50 people at the festival in a matter of seconds.

Every tavern and inn conversation asks the same questions Should magic swords be banned? Or are magic swords an unalienable right? And what does the Raptor Queen have to say about all this?

 

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by Rachel Kahn.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Andy Holman and Phil Thomas of West Phillians, Ellen Kushner of Sound & Spirit, Jason LeVonn Richardson and  Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

VFPX Trailer

Sep 25, 2016 02:08

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New promo, with some of the great vocal performances from Season 2: Jason Gregory Banks, Christopher Morse, Sonia Williams, Dave Robison, Christiana Ellis, Russell Collins, Whitney "Strix" Beltrán, Kennedy Allen, Gorgah & Ellen Kushner.

It's 2 minutes long, so it's more of a trailer than a promo. But, oh, what a fun 2 minutes!

Music by bensound.com.

Episode 23 - Even In Arcadia

Sep 23, 2016 29:36

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At the turn of the last century, a group of alien refugees decided hide as servants to large British manor houses. No one noticed anything unusual about the new house staff because no one ever noticed the house staff.

No one noticed, that is, until the Prince arrived.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by zero-project. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art is by Ashley Popio.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Graham Wamsley, Nick Popio, Allie Press, Jennifer Summerfield and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

 Episode 10 "Oddfellows Local," won the Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story, Large Cast, Short Form! We're all very pleased.

The Voice of Free Planet X internet commander is Katie West

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Episode 22 - The Wake Of The Lacuna

Sep 1, 2016 55:12

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There's no adventurers braver than the End of Time Club! With a roster straight out of pulp novels, there's nothing these daring explorers, daredevil pilots and dark vigilantes can't face!

Except perhaps, the loss of one of their own.

When the brilliant detective known as the Lacuna goes missing, its up the remaining End of Timers to make sense of the mystery.

Recorded live at The Art Church of West Philadelphia as part of The Philadelphia Podcast Festival!

Episode art by Daniel Solis.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, Isa St. Clair, Phil Thomas and Andy Holman of West Phillians, Sonia Williams, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.


The Spectacular Cast of "The Wake Of The Lacuna"

Aug 22, 2016

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"The Wake Of The Lacuna" was absolutely amazing. The best live show yet, in no small part due to the astounding performances this cast gave.

From left to right, that's Isa St. Clair as Abigail Airheart, Len Webb as Tom Brayve, Phil Thomas as Doc Cosmos, Andy Holdman as Operative 7, Sonia Williams as Rachnae.

Come See VFPX at The Philadelphia Podcast Festival!

Aug 16, 2016

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Come out to the first ever live performance of The Voice of Free Planet X in Philadelphia! We're taking over the Art Church of West Philadelphia and turning it into the pulp-tastic headquarters of the End of Time Club for "The Wake of the Lacuna!"

There's no adventurers braver than the End of Time Club! With a roster straight out of pulp novels, there's nothing these daring explorers, daredevil pilots and dark vigilantes can't face!

Except perhaps, the loss of one of their own.

When the brilliant detective known as the Lacuna goes missing, its up the remaining End of Timers to make sense of the mystery. Part of The Philadelphia Podcast Festival!

Come see this live performance of an episode of The Voice of Free Planet X starring: Len 'Cruze' Webb as Tom Brayve
Isa St. Clair as Abigail Airheart
Phil Thomas as Doc Cosmos
Andy Holman as Operative 7
Sonia Williams as Rachnae
and Jared Axelrod as the host of The Voice of Free Planet X.

Event is free, but space is limited! The last live event was standing room only!

Episode 21 - Parable Of The Leopard

Aug 16, 2016 29:23

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Every monster came from somewhere. The Major Domo of Pan-Reality Deiator is no different. She has sent a message from the future about her past, dark fairy tale of what made her who she is.

How far must you fall to lose any sense of who you are?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com and zero-project. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performance of Whitney Strix Beltrán and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Episode 8 "Wolf Like Me," and Episode 10 "Oddfellows Local," have both been nominated for Parsec Awards in the Best Speculative Fiction Story, Large Cast, Short Form!

I’ll be doing a themed giveaway soon, based on those episodes. All you have do is be a Patreon backer by the end of September

The Voice of Free Planet X internet commander is Katie West

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Strix Takes Over The Show!

Aug 11, 2016

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Well, not quite, but she might as well. The next episode is almost a monologue for VFPX VIP Whitney Strix Beltrán, and dang if she doesn't knock the whole business out of the park.

Y'all are in for a treat.

Episode 20 - Just Around Supervillain Corner

Aug 1, 2016 16:37

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CROSSOVER WITH SUPERVILLAIN CORNER!!!

Special thanks to Christopher Morse for letting me play in his toybox. You can find out more about Supervillain Corner at supervillaincorner.podbean.com

This episode featured music by Kevin McLeod. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by James Boyle.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Christoper Morse, John Davis, Alasdair Stuart, Graham Wamsley and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Extra special thanks to Mildred Cady and Marnen Laibow Kaiser for translating the Comrade Cockroach and Ursa Major dialogue into Russian. If you have any problems with it, it’s my fault for pronouncing their amazing work poorly.

 The Voice of Free Planet X internet commander is Katie West.

Craving some Comrade Cockroach comics? I've got you covered:
"The Definition of Insanity," an early adventure with Major Ursa
"The Secret Origin of Comrade Cockroach"
"Hand In Unlovable Hand," about his romance with Doctor Mercury, another supervillain

Come see the live show, "The Wake of the Lacuna," on August 20 as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

Sign up for the Voice of Free Planet X newsletter, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram at planetx.libsyn.com.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

The Awe-Inspiring Cast of "Just Around Supervillain Corner"

Jul 28, 2016

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How can you not love Chris Morse's Supervillain Corner? It's only the best! Also, Chris not only lets me get away with my weird, out-of-the-box metascripts, he even voices Prof. Brainfever them! What a class-act.

Alasdair Stuart and Graham Wamsley had a tall order, having to sound incredibly bored the whole time, while John Davis had to be a bear.

I ask strange things of my actors.

Episode 19 - The Court Of The Crimson Queen

Jul 17, 2016 46:43

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Things look bleak. My radio show has been canceled, an immortal interplanetary empress has ordered an entire sector of the galaxy to kill my brother, I think the lawyer I hired is taking advantage of me, and what's more, my brother keeps ruining my towels and complaining about my milk while he's hiding out in my spare room!

If I'm going to put a stop to all of this, I have to take it to the source. The court of Ruby Resplenda, Monarch of the Scarlet Sector, the Crimson Queen herself.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by Doug Slack.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Joel Axelrod, Sara Williamson, Daniel Levine, Kristen Firth, A. F. Grappin of The Melting Potcast, Wesley Fenza (who is a lawyer in real life)  Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

Follow the Voice of Free Planet X on Snapchat:

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

The Out-Of This World Cast of "Court Of The Crimison Queen"

Jul 9, 2016

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How great was it to work with my actual brother on this episode? So great.

That's Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, Joel Axelrod, Wesley Fenza (who is a lawyer in real life),  A. F. Grappin of The Melting Potcast, Kristen Firth, Daniel Levine, Sara Williamson. I ambushed Kristen, Daniel and Sara at a gaming event to improv some lines for the court, a because they are good friends and talented think-on-your-feet types, and they did not disappoint!

Dynamic Voice Acting Workshop

Jul 1, 2016 53:36

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The secrets of engaging, exciting, engrossing voice acting are laid bare by some of the masters of the form: Christiana EllisDave RobisonVeroninca Giguere! Lauren Harris! Starla Huchton

Recorded Live at Balticon 50!

 

You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Episode art by J.R. Blackwell

 The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

 

Moriarty & Pity - A live reading from Balticon 50

Jun 15, 2016 17:03

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One of the great things about Balticon is they ask me to do live readings, which, as you might imagine, since I record my voice for fun, I love doing.

This bit is the beginning of a work in progress starring Moriarty and Pity, characters my wife,J.R. Blackwell, and I created together. They are absolutely horrible people, and I think you'll like them quite a bit.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

Queering the Feed - Panel Discussion at Balticon 50

Jun 14, 2016 50:01

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I wasn’t planning on releasing this recording so soon. But in the wake of massacre in Orlando, it appears that queer people simply existing is a radical act. So, here is a panel about queer people existing. I was struck, listening to it again, by how much laughing is in it, how much joy, how much hope. There’s complaints, too, and disappointment and sorrow. But it begins with laughter and ends with an expression of solidarity, and if that’s not a radical reaction to all of this, I don’t know what is. 

I’ve made it a point to do these “queer visibility” panels for the past couple of years at Balticon, because, in the words of our forefathers, if you don’t start none, there won’t be none. A month ago, I thought it was important to stand up and be noticed. It’s more important now.

I’ll talk about Balticon properly in a few days, That episode will have a live reading I did. I’m not charging the Patreon supporters for this episode. We’ve all paid enough, already. 

In the light of the devastation, discussions like this feel so small. In the light of the devastation, discussions like this feel colossal.

 

Panelists: 

Jared Axelrod

A. Grappin

J.R. Blackwell

Hugh O’Donnell

Ruth Lampi (her Kickstarter funded!)

  

Podcasts mentioned:

The Voice of Free Planet X

The Melting Potcast

The Way of the Buffalo

Voices of Tomorrow

The Heart

Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

Into It with Elle Collins

Welcome to Night Vale

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Wham Bam Pow

Pop Rocket

Metamor City

Minus World

Savage Lovecast

The Bicast
Supervillian Corner

Swings and Roundabouts

Fruit

The Bright Sessions

Professor Blastoff

The Bombastic Cast of "Rap Battle Beyond The Stars"

Jun 11, 2016

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That's Veronica Giguere of Voices by Veronica, Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes, out faithful cue-card holder August Grappin of The Melting Potcast,  Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, Jason Gregory Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, and me down in front.


I'm still amazing this thing happened at all. Everyone pictured here is amazing. Doubly so Christiana & Jason, who had spout my tongue-twisters of rap lyrics will wearing luchador masks.

Episode 18 - Rap Battle Beyond the Stars

Jun 1, 2016 37:17

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At the end of the universe, the fate of humanity rests with the freshest flow.

Recorded live at Balticon 50!

 

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and directed by Jared Axelrod.

Episode art by J.R. Blackwell

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes, Jason Gregory Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, J.R. Blackwell, Veronica Giguere of Voices by Veronica and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

VFPX Gonna Give It To Ya'

May 11, 2016

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VFPX Gonna Give It To Ya

The Wondrous Cast of "City of Sleep"

Apr 23, 2016

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This was an ambitious episode, and I was fortunate enough to have an ambitious cast to tackle it! Hillary Rea of Tell Me A Story, PJ Schnyder, Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, J.R. Blackwell, Fred Maske, Jennifer Martin and  Whitney Strix Beltrán all gave their all for this episode, and shows.

Well, I guess it doesn't show. Sounds? It totally sounds.

Episode 17 - City of Sleep

Apr 18, 2016 21:08

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Criterion, Michigan is a city of amnesia, where everyone looses their memories when once fall asleep. Tenebrae Candle is a detective in Criterion, and has to pull together the threads of her own missing memories before she can see the tapestry of the mystery in front of her.

A woman is trouble. A gun was fired. These are facts. But what about the missing spaces between them?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by Genevieve Geer.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Hillary Rea of Tell Me A Story, PJ Schnyder, Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, J.R. Blackwell, Fred Maske, Jennifer Martin,  Whitney Strix Beltrán and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X will return July 15th with “The Court of the Crimson Queen.”

Episode 16 - An Awfully Big Adventure

Apr 1, 2016 20:19

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In the endless expanse of the midwest, a woman who calls herself Angel has severed her ties to the earth. Instead, she flies through the air, with the greatest of ease.

You can fly, too. All you have to do is give up everything you are.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by Jordan McQueen.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, PJ Schnyder, Matthew J. Drake and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

The Impressive Cast of "Son of Planet X"

Mar 26, 2016

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The Impressive Cast of

This was not an easy episode to do, and I couldn't have done it without these remarkably talented women: newcomer Sonia Williams, VFPX VIP Whitney Strix Beltrán, and Taleisha Bowen. Taleisha, in addition to being a long-time friend and a gifted improvisor, is also a therapist in real life.

Seriously, folks, the caliber of people I get to work with on this show never ceases to astound me.

Episode 15 - Son of Planet X

Mar 15, 2016 30:52

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I don't have a recording of my son, from when he was alive. So I went to a specialist in pediatric phantasmic attachment disorder--ghost children--and a professor of alternate realities, to see if I could, just maybe, talk to him one more time.

The result was a visitation I never could have anticipated.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances Sonia Williams, Taleisha Bowen, Whitney Strix Beltrán and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The T-Shirt of the Month for March is Ursula Vernon’s fantastic Reverend Mord portrait. You should get one.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

The Fanastic Cast of "Pledge Drives"

Mar 12, 2016

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The fantastic cast of the latest #VFPX episode,

How great were these folks? What a cast: Kate Axelrod, Andy Holman and Phil Thomas of West Phillians, Jennifer Steen of Jennisodes, Edison Carter and Ellen Kushner of Sound & Spirit! My cup runneth over.

March Shirt of the Month: Reverend Mord

Mar 3, 2016

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For March, for your sartorial pleasure, we have none other than the glaring visage of Reverend Mord!

Who wouldn't want that on your chest?

I'm also taking votes on what the Shirt of the Month should be for April. Make your voice heard! I'm curious as which one of these shirts you folks like the most.

Episode 14: Pledge Drives

Mar 1, 2016 38:21

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I get up close and personal with the hosts of other GPR programs: Xy Cuspidstahl and Murph Lopterrange of Wait, Wait, Don't, Just Don't, Cassandra Yondo of Eggs, Craz Ginko of This Betelgeusean Life and the incredible Indra Calphinate Helixion.

But not all of them are people you want to be up close and personal with.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com and Russel Collins. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances Kate Axelrod, Andy Holman and Phil Thomas of West Phillians, Jennifer Steen of Jennisodes, Edison Carter, Ellen Kushner of Sound & Spirit, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

The Delightful Cast of "Welcome to the Hidden Almanac"

Feb 20, 2016

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Allow these amazing people to wonder and beguile you in astounding Voice of Free Planet X/Hidden Almanac crossover!

How great are Ursula Vernon and Kevin Sonney of Dark Canvas Media? So great! Add my partner in all things J.R. Blackwell, and you've got a episode that was an absolute dream to record!

If you haven't already checked out The Hidden Almanac, you really should: hiddenalmanac.com.

Episode 13: Welcome To The Hidden Almanac

Feb 15, 2016 18:02

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CROSSOVER WITH THE HIDDEN ALMANAC!!!

My wife and I venture into the heart of an unnamed land to meet with a man who has all the answers. In fact, one might say that he has more answers than he knows what to do with.

 

Special thanks to Ursula Vernon and Kevin Sonney of Dark Canvas Media, who allowed me to romp around in their world a bit. You can find out more about The Hidden Almanac at hiddenalmanac.com.

This episode featured music by Kosta T. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Artwork for the episode was done by Ursula Vernon.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of J.R. Blackwell, Kevin Sonney, Urusla Vernon, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Kevin & Ursula Eat Cheap - A Haiku of Garbage Food

Jan 15, 2016 02:02:53

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To tide you over until Season 2 of The Voice of Free Planet X begins, here's the time J.R. Blackwell and I visited the home of our dear friends Ursula Vernon and Kevin Sonney and appeared on their show, Kevin and Ursula Eat Cheap. We ate...well, I'll let them tell it:

 

Our dear friends Jared Axelrod and J.R. Blackwell were visiting this weekend, and brought us a present: a box of hand-made candies shaped like animal poop! Sharing is caring, so we all sat down and shared those. But no show is complete without beer and wine, flavored potato chips, and things best left in the freezer section of your local market, so we had some of that too. 

Plus a rye from the wilds of PA, heat-and-eat noodles, and something called "Stage Planks" when We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

The Stellar Cast of "How's It Gonna End"

Jan 2, 2016

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Part of the reason "How's It Gonna End" is so great is the cast, the largest one yet. It's pretty much an all-star cast of my favorite web entertainments: Jason Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, Phil Thomas of West Phillians, and Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes join VFPX stalwarts Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles  and Chris Morse of Supervillian Corner. Rounding out the cast is Whitney Strix Beltrán, making an impressive VFPX debut as a character we're going to see a lot of in the future, and Kate Axelrod, who puts the button on the episode with the practiced disdain that can only come from growing up with me as a brother.

Episode 12 - How's It Gonna End?

Dec 30, 2015 28:13

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It's the end of year, good a time as any to wander to the end of all of time and space.

Care to join me?



The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com and Dave Thayer. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Artwork for the episode was done by Avalon Batory.

This episode could not have existed without the performances Jason Gregory Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, Phil Thomas of West Phillians, Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes,  Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, Whitney Strix Beltrán, Chris Morse of Supervillian Corner, Kate Axelrod, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

The Voice of Free Planet X will return February 1st.

Episode 11 - My Wife In Hell

Dec 19, 2015 01:10:05

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Taking advice from my producer, Thall, I've decided to make this episode more personal, inviting my wife, J.R. Blackwell, to talk about her new job, her coworkers Eddie and Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar, and the little demon guy Gorgah who is now lives with us and is also a telephone.

Did I mention she works in Hell? She literally works in Hell. The pit of fire and damnation.

It's been difficult to adjust.

 

This episode of the Voice of Free Planet X was written by J.R. Blackwell and Jared Axelrod. It was produced by Jared Axelrod, with additional audio assistance from Chooch Schubert.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Artwork for the episode was done by Jennifer Rodgers.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of J.R. Blackwell, Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, Gorgah, Russell Collins, Eddie, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

"My Wife In Hell" Cast

Dec 5, 2015

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Wife In Hell CastBringing back some old favorites for this episode! J.R. Blackwell, Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, and Russell Collins join new voices Gorgah and Eddie for a look into well, my personal life.

T-Shirt for December: HUXLEY INTERPLANETARY

Dec 2, 2015

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HuxleyChrome Over at the  the Voice of Free Planet X shop, you can pick up the (literally) shiny T-Shirt of the Month: HUXLEY INTERPLANETARY! You may remember Huxley Branson's aborted space program from "Mistaking Our Mirrors". Now you can wear the logo on your chest! There are also coffee and travel mugs.

And of course, there are the usual VoFPX t-shirts, mugs and GPR totebags that are for sale. ‘Course, if you want that cool metallic VoFPX t-shirt, you’ll have to be a Patreon backer...

Episode 10 - Oddfellows Local

Nov 30, 2015 27:24

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Kicks the Kung-Fu Clown remembers the day he saved the world. It was the day that he, an adventurous young woman who calls herself "Rumblr," and a collection of similarly self-styled superheroes known as The Oddfellows gathered in the middle of the small town of Clarkville and protected all life on Earth from other-dimensional threat.

Not that anyone gives a shit.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Artwork for the episode was done by Jared Axelrod, with colors by Natalie Kelly.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast,  Kennedy Allen and Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Dream Cast for "Oddfellows Local"

Nov 28, 2015

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 That's right, Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, as well as Kennedy Allen and Len Webb of The Black Tribbles will be voicing characters in "Oddfellows Local"

Episode 9 - Rebuilt To Last

Nov 15, 2015 33:42

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Ten years ago, the first episode of The Voice of Free Planet X was launched into the ether. It was a about a brief moment in the life of a couple who’s relationship was about to fall apart. It’s an old tale: boy meets girl, girl decides to merge her DNA with a lobster, girl grows a chitinous outer shell and back-spines, boy is uncertain if this is the girl he fell in love with. 

By way of celebration, decided to tell that story again.
 

Happy Birthday, The Voice of Free Planet X. Here's to 10 more years of weirdness.

 

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Krista White, Brennan Taylor, J.R. Blackwell and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

If you like show, please leave a review on iTunes, talking about how much you enjoy the current format. I also have a survey, which would be really great if you could answer.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

The Cast of "Rebuilt To Last"

Nov 12, 2015

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Brennan Taylor & Krista White are simply superb in the latest episode of The Voice of Free Planet X,

The 10th anniversary show of VoFPX features my good friends Brennan Taylor and Krista White! They brought a lot to this episodes, and I can't wait for you to hear it!

Episode 8 - Wolf Like Me

Oct 30, 2015 27:33

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Lupe is a Werewolf, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that run rampant on Mononoke, aka Monster Island. But what does it mean to be a Werewolf on Monster Island? And what of Lord Unctous, who's been overseeing the the goverment of Mononoke for over 400 years?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, John Davis,  John Kazuo Morehead, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

If you like show, please leave a review on iTunes, talking about how much you enjoy the current format. It shows my producer Thall, that VoFPX actually has an audience. I also have a survey, which would be really great if you could answer.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

This is the episode the shirt for October was based on! Get your “I Survived Monster Island” t-shirt before November rolls around! Go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to purchase it.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

How great is the cast for "Wolf Like Me?" So great.

Oct 24, 2015

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How great is the cast for #VoFPX eps 8,

That right there is Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, John Davis and John Kazuo Morehead, who will be bring the horror of Monster Island to life!

Episode 7 - Industrial Dark & Magic

Oct 17, 2015 37:57

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Lily Dale Fox does magic the old way, with grit, determination, a sharp knife and cold stone. But how can she compete in a world where Infernal Torch Technology is sending out magical batteries for electric toothbrushes by the 1000s? And isn't putting primordial forces into toothbrushes kinda...dangerous?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performance of Nathan Paoletta, Damien Williams, Russell Collins, Jennifer Rodgers and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

If you like show, please leave a review on iTunes, talking about how much you enjoy the current format. My producer Thall has been getting on my back to ask you folks about it, so if you could say something nice on iTunes, that would be wonderful. Seriously, Thall will not shut up about this.

I also have a survey, which would be really great if you could answer. It’s really basic stuff, gender, race, occupation, your allegiance to the Pan-Reality Dieatator, normal things like that.

Doing something different with the shirt of the month for October. Instead of being based on an episode you’ve heard, its instead based the next episode of the Voice of Free Planet X, Wolf Like Me, which takes place entirely on a spot called “Monster Island.” The t-shirt says “I survived monster island” with a particularly snazzy monsterous island image. Go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to purchase it.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

Shirt of the Month: I SURVIVED MONSTER ISLAND!

Oct 16, 2015

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It’s October! That means a VoFPX shirt of the month! This one is based on the October 30th episode, Wolf Like Me!

But wait, you say. No one has had a chance to listen to Wolf Like Me yet! And, if you view time as a linear construct, that is certainly true. But I decided to roll out the shirt anyway, because it is, quite frankly, awesome.

Wolf Like Me takes place almost entirely on Mononoke, a island in the Pacific Rim that, due to  the unusually lethal nature of it’s flora and fauna, is more commonly referred to as….Monster Island!!!

They sell these shirts at the airport.

MonsterIslandColorRemember, this incredible shirt will be only available for the month of October!

MonsterIslandWomen MonsterIslandMen

Click either women’s or men’s cut above to order!

While you’re hanging out in the Voice of Free Planet X shop, feel free  to take a look at the VoFPX t-shirts, mugs and GPR totebags that are for sale. ‘Course, if you want that cool metallic VoFPX t-shirt, you’ll have to be a Patreon backer...

The Cast of "Industrial Dark & Magic"

Oct 10, 2015

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Episode 6 - Mistaking Our Mirrors

Sep 30, 2015 18:31

Description:

Multi-billionaire Huxley Branson created his own empire of record stores, magazines, and airline travel. He even created his own space program, Huxley Interplanetary, and flew solo into orbit. Then, upon returning to earth, promptly shut down all of Huxley Interplanetary.

This interview is about what he found out in space, and how it changed him.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme are by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performance of Christopher Morse of Supervillain Corner, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Today is the last day to get the t-shirt for September, featuring Emergent System's corporate logo. Once October starts, you will be unable to purchase it! Be sure to go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to get this fantastically snazzy shirt!

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Almost Out Of Time For September's T-shirt

Sep 26, 2015

Description:

You're almost out of time to snag September's t-shirt of the month! Once October 1st rolls around, this shirt is gone!
For this one, I decided to whip up some corporate swag from Emergent Systems, the company that inadvertently created an artificial intelligence in “One. Precious. Thing.” Be your own post-modern Prometheus with this snazzy shirt!

ESTwomen ESTmen

 

Remember, this awesome shirt will be available for the month of September ONLY. Don’t be left out!

While you’re hanging out in the Voice of Free Planet X shop, feel free  to take a look at the VoFPX t-shirts, mugs and GPR totebags that are for sale. ‘Course, if you want that cool metallic VoFPX t-shirt, you’ll have to be a Patreon backer...

Christopher Morse Joins The Voice of Free Planet X!

Sep 26, 2015

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Episode 5 - Paused

Sep 15, 2015 25:39

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This episode, I visit a support group for stranded time-travelers. How can you look to the future when it's your past? How can you handle the modern world when you were born in the medival era?

What do you do when you're literally out of time?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme are by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Rasheedah Phillips of the AfroFuturist Affair, Alasdair Stuart, host of Pseudopod, Laura Burns, president of The Parsec Awards, A. F. Grappin & Erin Kazmark of The Melting Podcast and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Time is running out  to get the t-shirt for September, featuring Emergent System's corporate logo. Once October starts, you will be unable to purchase it! Be sure to go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to get this fantastically snazzy shirt!

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

 

 

The Cast of "Paused"

Sep 15, 2015

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Voice of Free Planet X #177 drops Sept. 15 with the largest cast yet! Rasheedah Phillips, Alasdair Stuart, A. F. Grappin, Laura Burns & Erin Kazmark join me for a story about stranded time-travelers!

Episode #177, "Paused," has the largest cast yet and is one of my favorite episodes so far. Just look at this cast:

Rasheedah Phillips of the AfroFuturist Affair! Alasdair Stuart, host of Pseudopod! , A. F. Grappin & Erin Kazmark of The Melting Podcast! Laura Burns, president of The Parsec Awards!  Somehow, I convinced all of them to join me for a story about a support group for stranded time-travelers, and they were all fantastic.

"Paused" comes out tomorrow, and I just can't wait to have you hear it!

Episode 4 - One. Precious. Thing.

Aug 30, 2015 29:13

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One is the worlds first true artificial intelligence. They'd rather you not use that term, however. Also on the list of One's desires is to get out of the three room they've been kept in since they were created.

All One wants is basic human rights. Which is the one gift One's creators are reluctant to give.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. One's Opus and The Voice of Free Planet X theme are by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Devra Thomas, Will Woods, Alison Buck and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

You’re almost out of time to get the t-shirt for August, featuring Jason Morningstar’s amazing Fangs Out logo. Once September rolls around, you will be unable to purchase this shirt. There will be a new shirt, one based on this episode. Be sure to go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to get the Fangs Out shirt before August runs out, or once September begins, to look at the new shirt. You can also do both.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

 

 

New Voice of Free Planet X Promo

Aug 23, 2015 01:30

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I've had a couple of people ask me for this, so here you go, a new promo for the new, GPR-endhanced Voice of Free Planet X.

Feel free to use it, and let me know when you do!

Episode 3 - Dirty Spaceman

Aug 15, 2015 17:21

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"Brother, when you crash your spaceship on Earth, you're pretty much shit out of luck."

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performance of Will Shuford and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Fangs Out! The VoFPX Shirt For August

Aug 3, 2015

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Jason Morningstar, who you may remember voicing Wimple in The Voice of Free Planet X episode, What They Left Behind, has, in his infinite brilliance, designed this amazing "Fangs Out" logo to go with the latest episode of The Voice of Free Planet X, Living In V-Town. And I love it so much, I'm making it a limited edition t-shirt!

 

Fangs Out - Women

 

Fangs Out - Men

 

That's right, this awesome shirt will be available for the month of August ONLY. Better snatch it up while you can! While you're hanging out in the Voice of Free Planet X shop, feel free to take a look at the VoFPX t-shirts, mugs and GPR totebags that are for sale. 'Course, if you want that cool metallic VoFPX t-shirt, you'll have to be a Patreon backer...

Episode 2 - Living In V-Town

Jul 29, 2015 18:59

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It's not easy moving to a new city. You're surrounded by landmarks and locations you don't recognize, customs you're not sure about, people the likes of which you've never seen before. It can be very frightening, but also exhilarating. You can do anything. You can be anything.

Even a vampire.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by zero-project. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Diana Cameron McQueen, John Cmar, Nick Popio, Ashley Popio, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Episode 1 - What They Left Behind

Jul 17, 2015 21:59

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In the midst of the endless desert snakes the Fury Road, where all the lost souls of this post-apocalpytic wasteland travel. I got to speak with two such nomads: wandering mercenary Hector and proud raider Whimple. The conversation was not what I was expecting.

It was the death threats. The death threats threw me off, all right?

 

This episode of the Voice of Free Planet X was written by Jared Axelrod, Jason Morningstar and Greg Janson. It was produced by Jared Axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Jason Morningstar, Greg Janson, J.R. Blackwell and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

Episode 172 - Lucky Kinichi and Karate Robot Z at Guilford College

Jun 23, 2015 27:02

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We're just one episode away from a major style shift at The Voice of Free Planet X. I talk about a bit about the ideas that have influenced this change, and ponder the true difference between podcasting and radio. Credit to Adam Ragusea of the ever-thought-provoking The Pub for helping me crystalize my thoughts on the subject. You should listen to entire interview with Eric Nuzum. It's great stuff.

This live reading was recorded at What The Hell Con at Guilford College. Thank you, Yahting Club, for inviting my wife, J.R. Blackwell, and I to speak. We had a great time.

"Lucky Kinichi and Karate Robot Z" was published in "Trust Me: A Doll Anthology." You can purchase "Trust Me" from Drive Thru Fiction at www.drivethrufiction.com/product/125506/Trust-Me

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

Episode 171 - Favor Fishing at the Emerald Street Urban Farm

Jun 9, 2015 14:11

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It is with a heavy heart that I announce the discontinuing of BIG DAMN HEROES for the foreseeable future. I have my reasons, as you'll hear in the episode.

This live reading was recorded at the Corn Belt Alamanac release party at Emerald Street Farm. You can purchase the Corn Belt Alamanac from The Head and The Hand Press at theheadandthehand.com/books.

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

 

Talk about this episode--and see photos from the party!--at the VoFPX Facebook, G+ and Tumblr communities! Links are at planetx.libsyn.com

Episode 170 - Thief of My Heart

May 11, 2015 33:13

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Part 1 of the Weird Western Big Damn Heroes!

 

Meet smooth-talking gambler Queen, who always ready with a palmed card or pistol when the going gets rough! But will that be enough to save her fortune-telling girlfriend Daji from the depths of mystical enchantment? And who is that mysterous man with a hatband full of teeth?

 

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

 

Talk about this episode at the VoFPX Facebook, G+ and Tumblr communities! Links are at planetx.libsyn.com

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

 

 

 

Episode 169 - What We Talk About When We Talk About Con Harrassment

May 4, 2015 14:23

Description:

 

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Con Harrassment" is an essay I wrote back in 2013, and sadly still applies. With convention season gearing up, now is as good as time as any to say all of this again.

 

I look forward to the day when this essay is no longer relevant.

If you would like to discuss this episode, links to the VoFPX Facebook, G+ and Tumblr communities are planetx.libsyn.com

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

 

Episode 168 - Excerpt From "The Wish Of All Things"

Apr 27, 2015 28:09

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"The Wish Of All Things" is my in-progress novel, about a young trans-girl in a fairytale-eque kindom who decides to save a kidnapped princess before the burly hero does. This reading was recorded live at Balticon last year.

This episode featured “Lux Eterna,” by The Zero Project. You can find out more about them at zero-project.gr

Special thanks to Russell Collins as the narrator and the Re-Animator and to Chris Morse as Randolf Carter in the opening segment. If you haven’t listened to Chris Morse’s Supervillian Corner, you may be wasting your life.

What podcasts are you folks digging? I’m really into Song Exploder and Reasonably Sound right now, but I’m always interested in new things. What do you like to listen to?

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Episode 167 - The Cockroach Falls, Part 3

Apr 20, 2015 27:47

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The thrilling, earth shattering conclusion to The Cockroach Falls!

Doctor Mercury was created by J.R. Blackwell. She currently has a Kickstarter project, IN THEIR OWN WORLDS, where she's raising money to fund giagantic photoshoots to place authors in the worlds of their novels. You can go support it, and see the image she did of me and Comrade Cockroach, at kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds

You can read some of Comrad Cockroach's adventures at jaredaxelrod.com/cockroach

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Episode 166 - The Cockroach Falls, Part 2

Apr 13, 2015 23:44

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The second part of the multi-episode epic, The Cockroach Falls! Enter...Doctor Mercury!!!

Doctor Mercury was created by J.R. Blackwell. She currently has a Kickstarter project, IN THEIR OWN WORLDS, where she's raising money to fund giagantic photoshoots to place authors in the worlds of their novels. You can go support it, and see the image she did of me and Comrade Cockroach, at kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds

You can read some of Comrad Cockroach's adventures at jaredaxelrod.com/cockroach

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Episode 165 - The Cockroach Falls, Part 1

Apr 6, 2015 25:54

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The first part of the multi-episode epic, The Cockroach Falls! Starring that perputually down-on his luck super-villian, Comrade Cockroach!

You can read some of Comrad Cockroach's adventures at jaredaxelrod.com/cockroach

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Episode 164 - What The Turtles Saw

Mar 30, 2015 19:50

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The Voice of Free Planet X returns!  And it's better than ever!

“What The Turtles Saw” was written by Jared Axelrod, and performed by Tee Morris and Jared Axelrod. Ramon did all his own stunts.

This story first appeared in Tales From The Archives iii, Episode 8. You can find out more about Tales From The Archives, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series, authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris AND view a pretty awesome trailer for the latest book in the series, The Diamond Conspiracy, all at ministryofpeculiaroccurances.com

 

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Episode 163 - A FIST FULL OF URSEMINITES

Sep 19, 2013 20:32

Description:

A fist full of Urseminites can climb Mohabadda's shoulder...



"A Fist Full of Urseminites" was written for Have Blaster, Will Travel, which you can purchase at DriveThru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/112722/Have-Blaster%2C-Will-Travel

You can read more about Captain Chubb, the puppet at http://www.jaredaxelrod.com/main/puppets/chubbs/


This episode featured "Benedictus" by zero-project.

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Support THE COCKROACH STRIKES Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707571576/the-cockroach-strikes

Episode 162: CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE

Sep 6, 2013 36:58

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If you're looking for miracles, I can tell you where you might find 'em. But you can't get there from here.

"Can't Get There From Here" is an authorized work written for in the Sovereign Era storyworld created and licensed by Matthew Wayne Selznick.

To purchase "The Sovereign Era: Year One," an anthology of seven stories including "Can't Get There From Here," in paperback and ebook formats, please visit http://www.thesovereignera.com

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Support THE COCKROACH STRIKES Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707571576/the-cockroach-strikes

Episode 161: DON'T WORK SO WELL

Aug 30, 2013 14:32

Description:

In the end, we're all just looking for a peice of someone we can hold onto. Especially zombies.


This episode featured "Into The Darkness" by zero-project.

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Support THE COCKROACH STRIKES Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707571576/the-cockroach-strikes

Jared & Steve Like DIGGER

Mar 8, 2013 32:05

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Jared Axelrod sits down to talk with Ursula Vernon about her Hugo-winning comic DIGGER,  and how awesome it is.

ursulavernon.com

www.diggercomic.com

This episode also featured music by The Masochist Monkey Circus

Thank You

Feb 27, 2013 11:19

Description:

Thank you, everyone who has made both Fables of the Flying City and The Battle of Blood & Ink the incredible success it has been. It's not been an easy time--especially the past year--but we've gotten through it. And we couldn't have done it without you.

If you'd like to nominate The Battle of Blood & Ink for a Best Graphic Story Hugo Award, the whole process is remarkable easy: If you’re already going to LoneStarCon3, this year’s WorldCon, all you have to do is put “Jared Axelrod & Steve Walker: The Battle of Blood & Ink” in the “Best Graphic Story” section. If you’re not going to WorldCon, but have been to Chicon 7 (the 2012 Worldcon), or have a membership to  Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon) you can still vote! You can also vote if you just want to pay the $60 Supporting Membership, which helps the folks at LoneStarCon, in addition to allowing you to say which science-fiction and fantasy books, tv, movies, zines, podcasts and fan work you think are the bee’s knees.

There’s a lot of great stuff that came out last year, and I suggest you nominate all of it. Just remember to put “Jared Axelrod & Steve Walker: The Battle of Blood & Ink” in the “Best Graphic Story” section!

Episode 44 - Mouths of the Dead

Jun 26, 2012 41:28

Description:

In which our heroine is caught, a skinner box is occupied, a ringmaster makes an appearence, the system is believed in, money changes hands, Cardor is denyed, paper is printed, and adventure begins anew.

Recorded live at Balticon

Episode 43 - Above The Six Evils

May 24, 2012 13:30

Description:

In which Cardor attempts to clean up a mess, Ashe leaves in haste, a murderer is accused, the police are called, a chase is given, Ashe considereds a choice, and a leap is made.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 42 - The Ossuarist

May 22, 2012 10:50

Description:

In which a floor is not a floor, tea is served, wares are shown, a dragon is described, who runs alone is quantified, murder is considered, the use of a skinner box is mentioned, and Ashe finds the stuff that dreams are made of.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 41 - Bones Beneath The Streets

May 16, 2012 16:47

Description:

In which our heroes go below, Gatling is measured against, Ashe admits what she's looking for, Tolban makes a misstep, a net is fortiitous, piles of skulls are witnessed, the likelihood of monsters is debated, and the Ossuarist makes his presence known.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 40 - Cardor Lends A Hand

May 10, 2012 09:28

Description:

In which Cardor is resistant, Ashe pushes, Cardor demures, Ashe pushes harder, stratagems are plotted, plums are plundered, low temperatures are enjoyed, Cardor's imagination is questioned, a clouddog is dismissed, another is discussed, and Castigir Redlaw is generous to his son.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 23 - The Sand To Do It

May 8, 2012 14:49

Description:

In which a man is identified, a chase is given, guns are fired, a librarian is distraught, a leap is made, a tower is contemplated, a rogue is introduced, legs are admired, a Redlaw is threatened, and sand is appraised.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 38 - Trouble At The Library

Apr 24, 2012 14:34

Description:

In which the size of the library is revealed, help is offered, a statue goes unnamed, the police are called, violence ensues, short work is made, a request is revealed as impossible, and a voice lurks in the shadows.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 37 - Old Heubal's Will

Apr 12, 2012 12:40

Description:

In which Old Heubal lays forth.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 36 - Familiar Connections

Apr 10, 2012 12:23

Description:

In which Cardor knocks timidly, a hotel room is veiwed, condensation caves are visited, Ashe is there for the water, a collection of caps is surveyed, a boy spits, a larger picture is seen and a fan is revealed.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 35 - To Stand In The Center

Apr 5, 2012 13:27

Description:

In which a secret is revealed, a old friend holds a hand, swinging leads to flight, support collapses, a ring is intimidating, Grayson refuses to be swallowed, origns are revealed, and claim of ownership is tested.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 34 - A Night At The Circus

Apr 3, 2012 22:16

Description:

In which a girl is in trouble, a light brings no warmth, a door is threatened, blending is acheived, acrobats are miscounted, inquiraries are made, an old friend lends a helping hand and a new adventure begins.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Jared & Steve Like Nextwave

Dec 1, 2011 24:08

Description:

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen's comic NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E., and why it is a perfect example of everything that is right and good with superhero comics.

Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

By Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

This episode also featured music by:

Thunder Thighs

NEXTWAVE!!!

Jared & Steve Like FUN HOME

Nov 24, 2011 28:04

Description:

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about the reigning monarch of memoir comics, Alison Bechdel's FUN HOME.

Fun Home

By Alison Bechdel

This episode also featured music by:

FantasiesMetric
"Gimme Sympathy" (mp3)
from "Fantasies"
(Arts & Crafts Mexico)

More On This Album

Episode #0047: Fables of the Flying Axelrod

Oct 27, 2011 33:29

Description:

Secret Lair overlord Chris Miller interviews me about FABLES OF THE FLYING CITY, the upcoming graphic novel and how much you owe your comunity.

In addition, we are still accepting emails for the free autographed mini-comics. All you have to do is send your address to fablesoftheflyingcity (at) gmail.com, and you'll be entered to win! The costume contest is still going on, so send a picture of yourself in your Amperstamian finest to win original art by Steve Walker himself!

Back From NYCC...With Contests!

Oct 21, 2011 06:55

Description:

Steve and I spent last weekend at New York Comic Con, meeting longtime fans and creating new ones. We sold a huge bunch of mini comics at the con, and now want to give you a chance at getting a signed copy of your very own. Just email your mailing address to fablesoftheflyingcity (at) gmail.com with "Mini Comic" in the subject line before December 1st, and you'll be elligible to win one of 10 autographed copies of the mini comic!

At NYCC, Steve and I were so blown away by Liza James amazing representation of Ashe, that we wanted to see more of the characters in the flesh. To that end, we are having the first Fables of the Flying City Costume Contest. Just send a photo fo yourself in your Amperstamian finest to fablesoftheflyingcity (at) gmail.com, with "Costume Contest" in the subject and your mailing adress and who your dressed up as in the body. All contest entries will be posted on the Fables of the Flying City Facebook page (unless you tell us not to). Steve and I will pick the winner on December 1st. The winning prize is the original art of the cover of the mini-comic, a fine peice of draftsmanship, indeed.

Thank you, everyone who came by the table at NYCC, everyone who is just now discovering us becuase of the table at NYCC, and all of you who have supported from the begining.

Jared & Steve Like Comic Conventions

Oct 6, 2011 26:10

Description:

Specifically, SPX and New York Comic Con (though MoCCA, Dragon*Con and Baltimore Comic-Con get some love, too). 

We'll be at NYCC, rockin' table L5 in artist alley--it'll be the one with the giant "Fables of the Flying City" banner) where Steve will be showing off his amazing artwork and Jared will be on a panel with Tee Morris, among others, at 9pm on Friday.

This episode features music by:

Come SaturdayThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
"Come Saturday" (mp3)
from "Come Saturday"
(Slumberland Records)

Buy at Amazon MP3
More On This Album

Balticon Pitch Workshop

Sep 1, 2011 01:47:01

Description:

Here's the audio for the Pitch Worshop I moderated at Balticon. I like to believe the audience got something out of the workshop beyond my tendancy to grandstand.

Eric Kimball, Scott Roche  and Brent Weichsel gave some great points, and we did managed to address everyone who showed up.

Jared & Steve Like BLACKSAD

Aug 26, 2011 22:25

Description:

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about a noir mystery with talking animals, the gorgeously illustrated BLACKSAD.

Blacksad
Blacksad

By Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido

This episode also featured music by:

Muddy Waters
"Mannish Boy" (mp3)
from "The Lost Tapes"
(Blind Pig Records)

Buy at Amazon MP3

Flying City Circus At Balticon

Aug 11, 2011 43:32

Description:

The full audio of the Flying City Circus panel at Balticon! Featuring the begining of FABLES OF THE FLYING CITY Book 2, "The Mouths of the Dead," a prize giveaway, and a spirited question and answer session. The questions are very faint, but I think my answers can give you an idea of what the questions were.

Congradulations to Hugh O'Donnell winning his name in Book 2 and J.C. Hutchins for winning what is so far the only printing of Book 1.

Special thanks to Balticon and to Paul Fischer, Czar of the Balticon New Media track.

Jared & Steve Like ASTERIOS POLYP

Aug 4, 2011 23:53

Description:

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about one of the true graphic novel classics of the past few years.

Asterios Polyp

Asterios Polyp
By David Mazzucchelli

This episode also featured music by:

The Thermals
"A Pillar of Salt" (mp3)
from "LIVE [at the Echoplex - December 7th, 2007]"
(Spaceland Recordings)

Buy at Amazon MP3

Interlude

Jul 28, 2011 04:43

Description:

A bit of an update about the future of the Fables of the Flying City series, along with news about the graphic novel, the Battle Of Blood And Ink.

View from Valhalla - Podcast Review #77: Fables of the Flying City

May 18, 2011 16:33

Description:

Title: Fables of the Flying City
Author: Jared Axelrod
Genre: Steampunk flying adventure
Released: 30 May 2010 – 6 April 2011
Located: Author’s Site, iTunes
Formats Available: podcast
Rating: PG-13 for some violence

Fables of the Flying City had been on my radar since I heard Balticon buzzing about it (via twitter) last year. Of course, then I completely forgot about it until Mainframe (Richard Green) had the author, Jared Axelrod, on his wonderful interview show, Geek Out with Mainframe. I then forgot about it again (seriously, I’m simply terrible sometimes) until I asked Richard to remind me to subscribe. The act of asking someone else to remind me naturally caused me to remember and I subscribed.

So, on to the review.

Synopsis:

Ashe, a young woman from the streets of the flying city of Amperstam learns what it takes to be a member of the Aerial Guard, and finds herself at war with an invading empire and the rulers of the city she has sworn to protect!

Fables of the Flying City is written by Jared Axelrod, with illustrations by Steve Walker and Natalie Kelly. (stolen from author’s site)

Production: Mr. Axelrod, early on shows that he’s not too worried about production and talks to his listeners about different setups he’s experimenting with. These eps are short, often in the range between five and ten minutes. It isn’t unusual for Mr. Axelrod to give his listeners as much metatalk as there is story. Since most of the metatalk I found informative or amusing, I didn’t mind. However, I personally prefer this metatalk to come AFTER the story, but that is only my personal preference.

Grade: C

Cast: Mr. Axelrod does a nice job of self reading most of the story. He has a guest reader for several episodes, but the story is always a single voice. I liked Mr. Axelrod’s readings. He has an infectious quality to his voice that makes your root for his heroine. I preferred his voice to his guests, but again, that is probably just my preference. All were easily understood and read the parts well.

Grade: B

Story: Fables of the Flying City is going to be a graphic novel. This podcast that Mr. Axelrod has provided is actually the prequel to that graphic novel. Having said that, this prequel stands on its own and does what any good prequel should do: makes you care about the characters that will be moving on.

Grade: A

Verdict: I truly enjoyed Fables of the Flying City. It is the first story that I’ve heard that I would classify as true steampunk and not a story with steampunk elements. The characters drive the story and your imagination is used (appropriately) to fill in some of the technology. I always looked forward to hearing the latest episode of Fables of the Flying City and I think you will to. I am very anxious for the graphic novel to make its way into my hands.

Don’t forget, if you send an audio comment to me at Odin1eye at viewfromvalhalla dot com, I’ll include it in the podcast version of this episode next weekend.

Disclosure: I do follow Mr. Axelrod on Twitter and find him quite the intelligent tweeter. I don’t converse with him often or at length. I was not offered a free copy of the graphic novel for review (grinding teeth) or anything else in return for this review.


Jared & Steve Like Comics #0

Apr 28, 2011 26:08

Description:

Jared and Steve, the masterminds behind the FABLES OF THE FLYING CITY series, prepare to talk about comics by talking about themselves.

Mentioned in the podcast:

SONS OF LIBERTY: http://www.thesonsoflibertybook.com/
Dylan Meconis's Tri-Corner Hack: http://www.dylanmeconis.com/journal/?p=598
Dylan Meconis's Family Man: http://www.lutherlevy.com/
Wizard World Philly: http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html
Walt Simsonson: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Official-Walter-Simonson-Page/349242380253
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/fablesoftheflyingcity
DC Comic's INK: http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/tag/ink/
New York Comic Con: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
Tor.com: http://www.tor.com/
View From Valhalla: http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/

Episode 33 - Ashe of the Air

Apr 7, 2011 13:22

Description:

In which our heroine is not beleived, a liar is called, the wrong parts are thrived upon, descriptions are given, one Ashe lives on withou the other, a silly goose is named, a title is denied, Slanger can't hear, memory is pulled upon, advice on betting is given, Ashe says goodbye, and then moves on to the next adventure.

 

For further updates on the progression of Book 2 (the next podcast novella) and Book 3 (the graphic novel) go to our Facebook page.

 


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 32 - Balancing on the Fulcrum of Causality

Mar 31, 2011 15:16

Description:

In which it all goes boom.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 31 - Takes All Kinds

Mar 24, 2011 10:01

Description:

In which a situation is diificult to understand, Tolban thinks logically, an Ace of the Air is needed, Ashe gets one better, Mari grips her pillow, a barrel is rolled, a scout ship is slammed against, a door handle is found, and Gatling pays a price for joining in.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

 

Episode 30 - Someone Should Be In Heaven

Mar 11, 2011 13:48

Description:

In which a place in the afterlife is assured, a governship is declared, a symbol of might is imagined, a knife finds its mark, a letter is sent, a key is exchanged, a man takes to the air, a horror is witnessed and a price is accepted.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 29 - A Necessary Act Of Hell

Mar 3, 2011 07:46

Description:

In which the Provost sets pen to paper, a history is recounted, a dream is regretted, a heart is weighted, a yoke is taken up, beliefs are mistaken, a future is envisioned, and a fool's cap is worn.

 

Special thanks to Jerry Rudasill for reading this episode.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 28 - Peddling Life

Feb 17, 2011 11:20

Description:

In which a mother is not expected, a request is denied, daredevil stunts are discouraged, the training of horses is considered, a dream is deferred, a gentleman of the bottle is placed in an uncomfortable spot, easy money has evaporated, a boy is disapointed, a package arivives, and things are much worse than they seem.

 


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 27 - The Pieces Left Behind

Feb 3, 2011 10:04

Description:

In which Ashe is found, the Officer's Mess is suggested, what it takes to be Captain is hypothosised, how to destroy the Vrussian Empire is described, an oath is reminded, motivations are revealed, peices are left, a price is quoted, and one peice is chosen to remain.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 26 - Twelve Planes

Jan 26, 2011 17:09

Description:

In which Ashe explains what their goals are, Mari expresses doubt, Tolban pleads to be serious, the important thing is discovered, gliding back is declined, an explosion occurs, followed by many more, and Ashe holds her tongue.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 25 - The Proud Angels

Jan 14, 2011 10:42

Description:

In which Gatling's language of choice is revealed, a knowledge of Chelmois is found useful, a buzzer is bottled, Gatling's height proves a hinderance, a scout ship is scandized, a dirigible is descsribed, the origins of the seige are considered, and Gatlings knowledge about kicks and starving dogs is revealed.

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield for reading this episode.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 24 - Owing Amperstam

Dec 27, 2010 08:58

Description:

In which a rogue reconsiders, alternatives are suggested, arguments are shot down, numbers are calculated, certainty is questioned, a baker ruminates, shutters are considered, and hope is measured out like grain.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 23 - A Warrior of the Future

Dec 2, 2010 11:12

Description:

In which a hotel is entered, a young man is met, a boyfriend is denyed, a soldier is described, a room is witnessed, a technique is learned, a destination is revealed, and a promise is made.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 22 - Beyond Mistakes

Nov 19, 2010 09:16

Description:

In which our heroine crashes with an old friend, a balloon launch is plotted, Gatling's breath is ablaze, the wisdom of Kivings is reveals, Jobrani travels beyond mistakes, the Vrussians know the custom, a debt is created, and sarcasm is employed.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 21 - The Raptorwife

Nov 11, 2010 10:05

Description:

In which the Raptorwife is sought, a children's rhyme is remembered, the birds are denied, blood is brought up, Ashe presses her point, money is turned down, the body remains, the furnace is offered, and Hanner Gatling arrives once again.


If you're coming here from I SHOULD BE WRITING, Hello! Glad to see you. Stay a spell, why don't you?  Episode 1 is probably the best place to start.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

ISBW #165 – Introduction / Jared Axelrod Interview

Nov 8, 2010 43:33

Description:

Learn a bit about me and my writing and my podcast, if you’re new. And we talk to Jared Axelrod!

Episode 20 - Gatling Weighs In On War

Oct 22, 2010 10:28

Description:

In which Gatling makes her presense known, war's lack of complexity is noted, the twin side of bravado is revealed, the moment we're living in described, the promise of the Aerial Guard is considered, the score is counted, stone is preyed for, and the dead are listed.

 

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield for reading this episode.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

You can check out Tor.com's Steampunk Fortnight over at...http://www.tor.com

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 19 - Storm of Confusion

Oct 14, 2010 10:55

Description:

In which a trap is seen, enemies are revealed, a mission is scrubbed, a mind is changed, a battle is fought, a soldier shows them how its done, a boiler explodes, the calvary arrives, and the consquences of war are driven home.

 

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Chapter 18 - Watered And Running

Oct 1, 2010 09:42

Description:

 

In which wings are ordered to be earned, a pilot has second thoughts, a secret is revealed, an alternate life is described, how one dies is denied, a head is screwed on straight, a warship is approached, and the secret of the Vrussian Aerial Force is revealed.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 17: Gatling Knows Her Weapons

Sep 23, 2010 05:43

Description:

In which Gatling's weapon of choice is revealed, a sword flying through the air is described, the mental state of average Amperstam citizen is beyond understanding, an analogy using both moths and flame is utilized, a sword flying through the air arrives again, and the beauty of a sharp weapon is shown.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 16: Paying For Image

Sep 16, 2010 07:19

Description:

In which motives are questioned, the craftmenship of Vrussian hulls are discussed, a turtledove is revealed, gold detaling is reasoned, nicknames are confirmed, and the order no one wants to hear is given.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 15: Priceless Beyond Measure

Sep 8, 2010 10:46

Description:

In which the situtation is claimed to be simple, flying makes thing complicated, threats are hinted at, a city is claimed, the reasons Father Vrussia goes to war are revealed, a warning is given, a message is promised, the price of secrets is stated and the first blow is braced for.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 14: The Hunger Of Empires

Sep 1, 2010 08:50

Description:

In which a familar voice returns, the trouble with empires is described, a history is listed, what a fictional Vrussian does with his time is revealed, what a real Vrussian does with hers is compared, a crusade is considered, and a hunger is decribed.

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield for reading this episode.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 13: Story Marks

Aug 25, 2010 10:12

Description:

In  which salve is applied, scars are fingered, tattoos are traced, lightning storms are recollected, faces are unknown, Consaquine is quoted, a want is gotten, speediness is praised, and how a main character learns to live is explained.

The totally awesome Vivid Muse--aka She of the Mighty Cherpumple--can be heard on Into The Blender (which she does with her amazing husband Chooch) and Girls' Rules (which she does with some of the coolest women in the podiospace).

You can learn everything you need to know about Sagefighting at sagefight.org

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 12 : Gatling Has No Trouble Squinting

Aug 21, 2010 11:28

Description:

In which an old voice returns, the oddness of the wind is mentioned,  a hotel is appraised, the wealth of the wicked is tallied, definititons are relaxed, scrolls are hunted for, docks are seen, piracy motivations are considered, and the temperature and sweetness of fruit is judged.

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield for reading this episode.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 11 - Fall To The Edge

Aug 12, 2010 19:57

Description:

In which a city is veiwed from an unlikely point of veiw, the cost of flying is weighed, an exception is requested and denied, a push is enacted, a flight is plotted, a neighborhood is envied, a razor is clipped, an observer is netted and an armada arrives.

Scrivener can be downloaded at literatureandlatte.com

You can find my list of things I learned at the Barry Goldblatt Literary retreat over at my blog, jaredaxelrod.com, under What I Learned At The Barry Goldblatt Literary Retreat (Besides The Trapeze)

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 10: Grand Reveal

Jul 29, 2010 10:43

Description:

In which friends are implied, wagers are made, liars are called, an immense pot is procured, mugs are slammed, guesses are made, and a grand reveal is witnessed.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 9: Games For Liars

Jul 22, 2010 17:29

Description:

In which a plane roars to life, launchings and landings are comanded, stomach contents are released, a specific spleen is mentioned, beer is drunk, the escalation of revenge is discussed, rules are given, and a conclusion is reached.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 8: A Bitter Brew

Jul 15, 2010 12:57

Description:

In which the Provost is argued with, an Empire is flown over, the capibility of the Guard is judged, tea is requested, what Vrussian do with their time is considered, no interest in debating theoretical topics is shown, and engine is decribed, as well as the horror it evokes.

You can check out Flying Island Press at flyingislandpress.com. Their twitter, with the cool logo is FlyingIslandPre

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 7: On My Blood

Jul 9, 2010 11:11

Description:

In which a night visitor calls, a pilot is defended, the wisdom of Consaguine is expressed, healing is given, a tale is suspended, a kiss is planted, a lack of beer is lamented, and a pillow is weaponized.

JR Blackwell and I talk about comedy with Podcasting's Rich Sigfrit on Requiem of the Outcast

And I go on an on about comicbook movies on Rich's other podcast, Cinemafreaks

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Geek Out! With Mainframe Episode 4 - Interview with Jared Axelrod

Jul 3, 2010 01:46:31

Description:

Episode 4 is a long one, approximately one hour and forty-five minutes of solid interview with the multi-talented Jared Axelrod! Steampunk, comics, podcasting and more - strap in for a fun and geeky ride, dear listener. :)

I'll update this blog post with more links this weekend, but here are just a few to get you started. :)

Jared Axelrod links:
Web site - http://jaredaxelrod.com
Fables of the Flying City - http://www.fablesoftheflyingcity.com/
Books:
Tales from the Uncanny Valley
The Sovereign Era: Year One
Podthology: The Pod Complex
Twitter - http://twitter.com/planetx

J. R. Blackwell (Jared's lovely and talented wife) links:
Web sites:
http://jrblackwell.wordpress.com/
http://jrblackwell.tumblr.com/
http://blackwell.livejournal.com/
Photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrblackwell/
Book - Her Side with Mur Lafferty
Twitter - http://twitter.com/jrblackwell


I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528
Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Episode 6: The Consequences of Soup

Jun 30, 2010 14:18

Description:

In which a cavalcade of food in paraded, smoking is finally allowed, where to place blame is considered, Ashe’s future is discussed, the usefulness of consequences are questioned, and how much soup forgets is revealed.

Mur Lafferty's Tumblr is here: mightymur.tumblr.com This is the post in question: Podcasting Turns Six

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 5: A Time of Extreme Reality

Jun 23, 2010 11:55

Description:

In which a new world is entered, a sharp woman is introduced, the longevity of legends in discussed, a pilot is noticed, a warning about knives and body parts is given, and lies are not told, despite what one may wish.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 4: Soldiers' Mess

Jun 16, 2010 15:32

Description:

In which the merits of deserts are discussed, uniforms are described, gentlemen are introduced, a rival makes her presence known,  a fight is broken, and soup is flung.

If you'd like to check out the next Dorian's Parlor, their websitie is http://www.doriansparlor.com/

Tome Wilson's Dieselpunk page is here: http://www.dieselpunks.org/ It's a cool site, and worth poking around in.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 3: Gatling Strides Forth

Jun 9, 2010 08:56

Description:

In which a new voice is heard, the joys and downfalls of Sultansport is revealed, a heart is mused upon, and a writer travels up.

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield, for reading this episode.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 2: When Angels Leave

Jun 3, 2010 18:21

Description:

In which we see the consequences of recklessness, our heroine stands tall, an acrobat is revealed, a tall woman despences disiplinary measures, tattoos are shown, and for a breif moment, an angel is seen.

The excellent model in the picture was created by Skott Stotland of the Nerd Signal

People I hung out with at Balticon: JR Blackwell (natch), Christiana Ellis, Mur Lafferty, Jim Van Verth, Dr. John Cmar, Laura Burns, Dr. Pamela Gay, Tee Morris, Phillipa Ballantine, Phil Rossi, Chooch, Viv, Nathan Lowell, Scott Roche, the Family Pick, Ms. Information, DDog, Nobilis, Podcasting's Rich Sigfrit, Susan Z, RDQ, Scott Breakall, Paul Fischer and Martha Holloway.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 1: The Business Of Scars

May 30, 2010 31:06

Description:

In which we meet our heroine, the honesty of the Provost is questioned, a private is made, a pilot is discovered, the elements of shooting is described, and a barrel finds itself in a dangerous predicament.

Recorded live at Balticon.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Jugulites

May 16, 2009 01:38

Description:

The Jugulites will not allow you to land on their planet, as they have a deep-seated distrust of off-worlders.  Despite your best efforts, the Jugulites will fire on your diplomatic vessal, severely damaging it beyond repair.  As you float aimlessly through space with only the barest of life-support, the Jugulites will apologize but will not help you, as they will say that your ship started it, by looking at them funny.

Aliens You Will Meet - The Mud Pits of Orlandeer

May 9, 2009 01:28

Description:

The pleasure planet of Orlandeer offers many delights for the weary traveler.  It is recommended that you not spent too much time in the soothing Orlandeerian Mud-Pits of Relaxation.  While the Orlandeerian mud will be soothing and stimulating, the noxious smell will follow you long after the relaxation has faded.

Episode 160: The Final Episode

Sep 13, 2008 09:54

Description:

If you had asked me 3 years ago if I was ending the Voice of Free Planet X on Episode 160, I’d probably be impressed I stuck with it so long.  Its not been perfect—there’s some loose ends here and there, I’ll do my best to address them in other formats.  But the experiment that was the Voice of Free Planet X is over, and I call it success.  I set out to bring my fiction to a new audience, and while I did that, the downside was that I wasn’t writing as much fiction as I wanted.  So I’m ending the podcast, so I can do what I was doing before the podcast: writing stories.

The Voice of Free Planet X has allowed me to meet a variety of people I would have never met otherwise, some of whom I now count as close friends.  It’s allowed me to play with formats, to listen to new music, and to make things I never would have otherwise.  And for all these things and more, I am grateful.

More than that, it allowed me to connect with one of the most erudite, humorous and dedicated audiences in all of the podiosphere—this is true; I’ve listened to other podcasts feedback episodes.  Thank for listening.  All of you.

This archive and feed will remaining up, as Aliens You Will Meet will continue.  Any guest appearances on other folks shows will appear here, as well.  And, when it’s ready, the first season of Free Planet X TV will be here as well.

As always, thank you for listening.

The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.
--Neil Gaiman

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - Ghichrilus

Sep 12, 2008 01:17

Description:

Since Ghichrilus is now a quarantined plague world, it will not be required to land on its surface.  However, it would be polite to slow down and wave out the window.

Episode 159: Meet Wigwam Bam

Aug 27, 2008 07:07

Description:

Tee Morris provides the talent and the skill to bring to life Wigwam Bam, one of the many alien puppets who will be at Aliens You Will Meet LIVE at Dragon*Con '08.

Thanks, Tee.

Tee Morris can be found at teemorris.com

More aliens can be found at aliensyouwillmeet.com

Title footage taken from the public domain film "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe."

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

FanboyHell Episode 17:Jared Axelrod Dark Knight Interveiw

Aug 27, 2008 01:30:08

Description:

In this Episode of FanboyHell with Otakon and other fun and personal stuff going on, I decided to do something a little different. This is my interview with the well spoken and dressed Jared Axelrod of The Voice of Free Planet X and Aliens You Will Meet podcast. I interviewed him a couple of weeks ago in his home. He was nice enough to cook a great dinner for me and MAinPA and sit down and give me some of his thoughts on everything Batman. I apologize if this isn't our normal quality but this is pretty much me and him sitting on the floor in his foyer talking Batman.  We discuss everything The Dark Knight and some Watchmen and the state of comic book movies and honestly there isn't another person I thought was better for the task.  Jared is a huge Batman fan, writer, artist, podcaster, side show performer, puppeteer and one of the most prolific(and good) cosplayers I know. The picture on the cover art, yeah thats him. I just want to warn you there are alot of spoilers and honestly I think everyone should have seen this by now.  Techinically MAinPA is also in the show as well you can hear her and J.R. Blackwell talking in the background the entire time. Hee.

Links

Aliens You Will Meet

The Voice of Free Planet X

J.R. Blackwell's Flikr Stream

Twitter

DanTheFan

MAINPA

JeffersonEng

Jared Axelrod

J.R. Blackwell


Feeback

Send email or mp3 feedback to Fanboyhell@gmail.com 

You can also now call our voicemail line and leave feedback at 206-333-1010

Opening and Closing songs by Undergirl

Episode 158: Gimmie Shelter

Aug 26, 2008 08:33

Description:

The Voice of Free Planet X's first video episode explores the experimental zombie-apocalypse role-playing game "Shelter In Place." The game's creator, J.R. Blackwell, is interviewed along with footage of the very first round of this scary, cinematic game.

Special thanks to the "Shelter In Place" players, and to Kae and Richard Kalwaic for the use of their home.

Title footage taken from the public domain film "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe."

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Querylon Warriors

Aug 22, 2008 01:27

Description:

On Querylon, you will be asked to show your physical prowess by engaging in ritualistic combat with members of their warrior class.  Though the Querylon warriors are only one third of your size, they are still a force to be reckoned with.  Remember to aim low, and watch out for their tiny, tiny horses.

EP171: Fenneman’s Mouth

Aug 21, 2008 36:52

Description:

By Andy Duncan.
Read by Jared Axelrod (of The Voice of Free Planet X).

“Fenneman?”

The studio audience laughed loudly, as it always did when Groucho turned, in mock desperation or annoyance, to his long-suffering, hopelessly square announcer. Groucho’s voice slightly increased in pitch whenever he said Fenneman’s name, as if he were just at the edge of losing his celebrated cool. This half-squawk had been funny in the stateroom scene of A Night at the Opera (”Steward! Steward!”), and it was still funny on You Bet Your Life twenty-five years later. He was a pro, Groucho was, and I did right by him; I modulated that pitch myself.

Rated R. Contains profanity, and real and simulated persons behaving badly.

Featured Site:
Playing for Keeps

Aliens You Will Meet - The Darlanians

Aug 15, 2008 01:38

Description:

The Darlanians do not have travel as you know it, preferring instead to remove their consciousnesses from their bodies, and witness the world from a purely mental point of view.  As ghost-like apparitions, they will be very interested in your dependence on your physical body, and may attempt several ways to remove you from it.  It will be important to remember that the “body dematerializer device” that they will try to put you in does exactly what you might expect.

Episode 157: It's Never Just A Game

Aug 14, 2008 52:26

Description:

I chat with Nathan Paoletta about game writing, mechanics, theory, and his excellent games "Carry" and "Annalise."  If you're thinking about writing your own games, are dedicated gamer, or are just curious as to how a game about the wrenching era of Vietnam can lead to an afternoon of enjoyable entertainment, do not miss this interview.

Nathan's gonna be at GenCon, so if you see him there, tell him "Hi" for me.

More info about Nathan's games can be found at www.hamsterprophetproductions.com.  "Annalise" has her own corner of the web, annalise.hamsterprophetproductions.com.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Crawbiwah

Aug 7, 2008 01:35

Description:

Though your tongue is still healing from your encounter with Soyrn cuisine, it will not hamper your interaction with the Crawbiwah.  The Crawbiwah have banished the spoken word from their culture, preferring instead to sit in silence.  While this makes it difficult to know when the meeting is over, rest assured that at some point, the meeting will end.  Bring a lunch.  And a dinner.  And a breakfast.  And another lunch.

Aliens You Will Meet - Soyrn

Aug 1, 2008 01:39

Description:

On Soyrn, the carnivorous plant people who rule will invite you to a typical Soyrn meal.  While it will be impossible for you to eat the small, kitten-like creature they will serve you, it is acceptable to put it’s head in your mouth, remove it, and then compliment the chef on her excellent preparation.  Keep in mind that the Soyrnites do not cook food so much as stun it, and it may awaken before you get a chance to remove it’s head from your mouth.


FanboyHell Video Episode 01: A Moment with Panda

Jul 30, 2008 11:26

Description:

This is a very special video only episode of FanboyHell.  Thursday night, I had the pleasure of going over Jared Axelrod's and J.R. Blackwell's  house to record an interview on the greatness that is Batman The Dark Knight with Jared. After we wrapped that hour and a half interview/conversation (Which as you read this I am still probably editing)  I mentioned that I would also like to interview Panda as well since I am a huge fan of The Voice of Free Planet X.  Jared said he would go upstairs and see if Panda wasn't napping.  So Jared goes upstairs and comes back down with Panda and he is totally up for it. This was meant only to be a audio interview in the beginning but MAinPA decided to record it on our Flip video and upon watching the footage we felt a moral obligation to share this with other Panda fans on the interwebs. In this battle of the minds we get an exclusive announcement with the bear himself about upcoming Panda projects. His thoughts on Kung-Fu Panda and Panda's theory of the internets. This is Panda's first interview, video interview no less and to quote the talented J.R. Blackwell "This is some exclusive shit!" SO ENJOY!

Episode 156: Feedback To The Wall

Jul 26, 2008 36:41

Description:

Feedback day!  At long last!  But the joy of returning to listener comments is tempered by this grave reality:

I will not be daily next week.  Nor the week after.  Nor any of week succeeding, until Dragon*Con.

Did I mention I'm a guest this year?  I'm guest at Dragon*Con this year.

In any case, lots to do before the big day, so in order to get everything ready, I'm going weekly until after the con.  Just one episode on Wednesday, and the an Aliens You Will Meet ep on Thursday.  It'll be rough, but I think we can both make it.

In the meantime, you can go put a photo of yourself in your finest at Clothes of Free Planet X Flickr group. Panda and I have already done so.

Internet sites of note mentioned in this episode:

Can of Spiders: toomanylegs.vox.com
The Poet's Passage Podcast: thepoetspassage.libsyn.com
Have Games Will Travel: www.havegameswilltravel.net
Utilikilts: www.utilikilts.com
Tea & Chat Podcast: teaandchat.com
Into The Dark with the Computer King: www.computerkingonline.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Nardininians

Jul 24, 2008 01:42

Description:

Nardinine’s denizens worship their planet as a god and consider dirt, grime and other filth to be sacred.  Bathing is unheard of to the Nardininians, so it will be a good idea for you to abstain from it as well, during your stay.  Luckily, you will arrive on one of the holiests of days for the Nardininians, and will be asked to participate in the ceremonial mud-wrestling.  This will give you a nice coating of Nar din ine soil to wear throughout your stay.

Episode 155: The D-List of the Spandex Set, Part 2

Jul 23, 2008 27:12

Description:

Part 2 of my talk with Jason Adams of Random Signal about the losers who pepper superhero universes.  D-List heroes and villains, whose existence is a vital part of the metahuman culture. 

Seeing as how Jason shares my love for the weird, uncommon characters that make up the D-Lists of both Marvel and DC comics, I knew this would be an epic discussion.  But could I foresee that it would be so epic to require 2 episodes?  No sir, I did not.

Here's who we talked about:
Rocket Racoon
Mike Mignola
Legion of Super Pets
Comet
Ace the Bat-hound

Power Girl’s cat
Lockheed
Falcon
H.E.R.B.I.E.

Inhumans
Lockjaw
Black Bolt
Karnak
The Red Bee
Black Panther

Catman
Suicide Squad

Blue Devil
Slipknot
Thunderbolts
American Eagle
Paste Pot Pete
The Wizard
Starman
Ragdoll
Solomon Grundy

Congorilla & Congo Bill

Forgotten Heroes
Cave Carson
Sea Devils
Challengers of the Unknown

Task Force X
Doom Patrol
Deathstroke the Terminator

Adam Strange
Elongated Man
Dr. Psycho
Angle Man

Cheetah
Circe
The Fishermen


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

BRAVE MEN RUN Webathon #6: You Can't Get There From Here

Jul 23, 2008 51:04

Description:

Matthew Wayne Selznick reads my story "You Can't Get There From Here," as part of his Sovereign Summer Sunday Webathon.  See the other videos of the Webathon at www.mattselznick.com

Brave Men Run Webathon Videos by
Matthew Wayne Selznick is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

Episode 154: The D-List of the Spandex Set, Part 1

Jul 22, 2008 31:15

Description:

I sit down with Jason Adams of Random Signal to talk about the losers who pepper superhero universes.  D-List heroes and villains, whose existence is a vital part of the metahuman culture. 

Seeing as how Jason shares my love for the weird, uncommon characters that make up the D-Lists of both Marvel and DC comics, I knew this would be an epic discussion.  But could I foresee that it would be so epic to require 2 episodes?  No sir, I did not.

Here's what we talked about:
Hypno Hustler 
Monster By Mail
Jawbone Radio
Red Ghost and the Super Apes

Ambush Bug
Keith GiffinWarren Ellis “On Mining Marvel”
Gamecock
Brother Voodoo

Rocket Racoon
Monark Starstalker
Nextwave
The Stranger
The In-Betweener
The Phantom Stranger


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 153: Total Panda-monium

Jul 19, 2008 18:04

Description:

Panda returns!  And not a moment too soon!  He's here to talk about his new forum, his currant favorite song, answer a voicemail, and reveal what book he totally not reading.  Not at all.

It totally isn't "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer.  Totally not.

Panda's Forum is located at panda.oxfoot.com "Oxfoot" is the canary.  All forums have canaries.

Panda's currently favorite song, "Cup of Brown Joy," was performed by Elemental and produced by Tom Caruana, from the album 'rebels without applause.'  You can find more information and work by these artists at www.myspace.com/mcelemental.  The astounding video for "Cup of Brown Joy" can be found on YouTube here.


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - Biscoush

Jul 18, 2008 01:51

Description:

Repetition is a virtue to the citizens of Biscoush, and nothing is more important than doing the same thing over and over every day.  Do not worry about whether or not your visit will disrupt their routine; their Head of Planet has an intergalactic dignitary meeting every day after lunch.  On days when there are no intergalactic dignitaries, the Head of Planet has the meeting anyway, using a hand puppet as a stand-in.  It has been a long time since Biscoush has had an ambassadorial visit, so do not be unnerved when the Head of Planet talks not to you, but to his upraised hand.  It is merely the force of habit.

Mur Lafferty's The Takeover, Episode 4

Jul 17, 2008 11:46

Description:


Sorry for the delay! We discover Kevin’s fate, Matt’s desires, and perhaps we’ll meet a new character soon.

Filed Under: PodcastsThe Takeover Tags:

Don’t forget to check out the cast list for more information!

More episodes of The Takeover available at murverse.com
and zombinc.net

Episode 152: Epic Mash Rock

Jul 16, 2008 12:20

Description:

Are you ready to rock?

I can't heeeeeaaaaaarrrrrrr yyyyyyooooooouuuuuu....

“I Told You To Beat It” was mashed-up by Divide And Kreate. You can download it and other mash-ups at divideandkreate.com

“Unpretty Today” was mashed-up by A+D You can download it and other mash-ups at aplusd.net

“Epic Black Rock” was mashed-up by D.J. Lobsterdust.  You can download it and other mash-ups at djlobsterdust.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 151: After Twenty Years

Jul 14, 2008 10:22

Description:

When about midway of a certain block the policeman suddenly slowed his walk. In the doorway of a darkened hardware store a man leaned, with an unlighted cigar in his mouth. As the policeman walked up to him the man spoke up quickly.

"It's all right, officer," he said, reassuringly. "I'm just waiting for a friend. It's an appointment made twenty years ago. Sounds a little funny to you, doesn't it? Well, I'll explain if you'd like to make certain it's all straight...

"After Twenty Years" was written by O. Henry.  It is currently in the public domain.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - Tocline

Jul 10, 2008 01:25

Description:

On Tocline, do not wear pants.  You will see other Toclines wearing pants.  This does not mean you should wear them.  You can wear the rest of your usual diplomatic uniform, but whatever you do, do not wear pants.

Episode 150: The Secret of Matthew Wayne Selznick

Jul 9, 2008 46:53

Description:

What is the secret of Matthew Wayne Selznick, author of Brave Men Run?  You'll have to listen to the interview to find out, but may have something to do with this stuff he posted on his website:

"Ladies and gentlemen, on Sunday, July 13, 2008, every hour on the hour for eight hours beginning at 10:00 AM Eastern / 7:00 AM Pacific time, I will present a brand new, original short story set in the first year of the Sovereign Era universe. These stories — official Sovereign Era canon — are from some of the most respected authors of podcast fiction: J.C. Hutchins (The “7th Son” trilogy)Mur Lafferty (”Playing For Keeps”)Nathan Lowell (The “Golden Age of the Solar Clipper” novels)Matt Wallace (”The Next Fix”)J.R. Blackwell (Voices of Tomorrow)P.G. Holyfield (”Murder at Avedon Hill”)Jared Axelrod (The Voice of Free Planet X)

I’ll be reading each story aloud, on camera, absolutely live, in random order — so be sure to check in every hour so you don’t miss your favorite author!"

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 149: My Battle With The Editor Hat

Jul 9, 2008 07:44

Description:

 I've been working on a beast of a story, and the reason it's a beast of a story is that until very recently, I was trying to write it with my Editor Hat on.

The Editor Hat is a powerful tool, but nothing stops your writing dead quite like it. 

It certainly did in my case.

As I say in the show, you can't build and polish at the same time.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 148: Made To Be Broken

Jul 8, 2008 07:13

Description:

Sergeant Ariel Odipo held back a grimace as her squadron approached the Sepch encampment. She doubted they could see her face through the mirrored visor of her helmet, but she wasn’t taking any chances. She loosened her grip on her rifle as well. The tension was thick enough as it was. This was a peacekeeping mission, after all.

Besides, these people weren't the problem. Odipo had grown fond of their crabby little faces and way they waved their eyestalks when she approached. They were not her problem...

Special thanks to Christiana Ellis and J.R. Blackwell for their voice talent this episode

This episode also featured "Srvival In A House Darkening" by Micheal Masley.  More information and work by this artist can be found at magnatune.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Dreeslings

Jul 4, 2008 01:30

Description:

The Dreeslings communicate through the transmission of viruses between hosts.  Unfortunately, your usual pre-landing inoculations will make you the equivalent of a deaf mute.  This may be for the best,  as while Dreeslings’ language will not kill you, if you are infected by the wrong joke or declaration, you may wish you were.

Episode 147: The Middleman Dilemma

Jul 3, 2008 13:27

Description:

Yeah, J.R. Blackwell and I love our television, like any good nerds.  We love The Middleman.  We love Doctor Who.  But having long since deep-sixed the cable, we cannot watch them the moment the come on the boob-tube.

Also, we don't live in the United Kingdom.

Naturally, as podcasters, we turn to the internets to solve all our problems.  But there is no legitimate way to download the shows we love.  We'd pay for it, if only we COULD.

But we can't.  There is no way to legitimate get the shows we want in any reasonable amount of time.  Waiting months for the DVD is, quite frankly, unacceptable.

Forced by neglect, we do the only thing we can.  We turn to piracy.

And we aren't happy about it, neither.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Nobilis Erotica 77 - Hold Me Like a Girl -- by Jared Axelrod

Jul 1, 2008 24:30

Description:

Theme music is "Faithful" by The Shillas.

This week's story is "Hold Me Like a Girl" written and read by Jared Axelrod.  I'm proud for this to be my first gay sex story.  Even if you think you don't like this kind of story, listen anyways.  You might be surprised.

Jared is filling in for me this week while I recover from a nasty case of bronchitis.  My voice is only just this moment coming back at all, and I would not have been able to give you a show nearly this good.

Thank you, Jared.

Brief Hiatus, While I Recover

Jun 26, 2008

Description:

I am currently recovering from a very hot and extremely unpleasant bout with Martian Spider Flu.  So, that's where this weeks podcasts have gone. 

They've been eaten.  By Martian spiders.  Let that be a lesson to you all.

Not to worry, however, as regular service will resume July 1st.   And it will be worth the wait.

Mur Lafferty's The Takeover, Episode 3: The Integration

Jun 21, 2008 11:46

Description:

We learn a little more about how Caroline deals with problem employees, Maureen tries to make friends, and Kevin makes a decision.

Don’t forget to check out the cast list for more information!

More episodes of The Takeover available at murverse.com
and zombinc.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Flusians

Jun 20, 2008 01:38

Description:

The Flusians are aquatic by nature, but can poke their heads out of water for a short time in order to converse with land-based off-worlders.  Due to the lack of any sort of landmass on Flusie, you will be expected to meet their delgation on their spaceship. While their ship will be filled to the brim with water, they will have constructed a “non-fish bowl” for your comfort.  A little plastic castle will be put in the non-fish-bowl, to remind you of home.

Episode 146: Chains Of Commerce

Jun 19, 2008 06:36

Description:

The fact remains, ladies and gentlemen, we have to meet the Geert price. We ought to do better than the Geert price, but due to the nature of our company, we'll probably get by merely with meeting them. But I will tell you this, we lose this bid, we lose the planet...

Special thanks to Kate Eckert, Brendan Dalton, Benjamin Dyme and J.R. Blackwell for providing the voice talent for this episode.

This episode featured "" performed by Barry Phillips. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 145: Christiana Talks About Stuff

Jun 18, 2008 32:04

Description:

I had a chance to sit down with one of the most talented, prolific podcasters around, Christiana Ellis, which is not something you turn down.  We discuss the demands of a daily project, writing comedy of audio, and use of female leads with  moral flexibility.

All things Christiana can be found here: christianaellis.com

But you might also want wander over to these places as well:

Nina Kimberly the Merciless
Space Casey
Christiana’s Shallow Thoughts

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 144: I Want Candy

Jun 17, 2008 31:12

Description:

My good and well-read friend Dan joins J.R. Blackwell and I in a roundtable--or is it salon?  It may be a salon--about candy literature, comics and movies.

It is also revealed that J.R. and I saw Bumblebee on the University of Pennsylvania's campus during the filming of TRANSFORMERS 2.

It's okay to be jealous.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 143: Danger...Feedback!!!

Jun 14, 2008 40:00

Description:

You ready for another feedback episode?  You better be, because this one is huge.  It was last seen destroying Tokyo.

Quite a few podcasts were mentioned this week:

J’s Indie-Rock Mayhem qfsmayhem.blogspot.com
I Motor Away www.imotoraway.com
RadioClash www.mutantpop.net/radioclash
Radio Free Hipster www.hipsterplease.com

Also, check out Selganor’s character sheet for Gretel, the Witch-Hunter,
and here's the GRIMM RPG he mentioned: www.fantasyflightgames.com/hr02.html

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Aliens You Will Meet - Maelstrose

Jun 13, 2008 01:33

Description:

When dealing with the sentient planet Maelstrose, you may find it difficult to get its attention, due to your relatively minuscule size.  When you do not succeed in getting the planet to respond to your hails, do not let it bother you.  Mealstrose is 130 billion years old, and as such, its stories are long, boring, and it would probably fall asleep in the middle of talking to you anyway.

Episode 142: Curiouser And Curiouser

Jun 12, 2008 12:17

Description:

And I must be insane
To go skating on your name
And by tracing it twice
I fell through the ice
Of Alice

"Bread and Butterflies" was created by Pogo. You can find more work and information about this artist at www.last.fm/music/Pogo

"Alice in Wonderland" was written and performed by emma, and was made available courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find more work and information about this artist at www.iamemma.com.

"Hold On" was written and performed by Tom Waits, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.  You can find more work and information about this artist at Epitaph.com.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 141: Self, And Its Perception

Jun 11, 2008 32:35

Description:

There's been a lot of talk about who we are versus how we are seen on this podcast.  As fate would have it, famed photographers Katie West and Jack Scoresby were spending the weekend with J.R. Blackwell and myself here in Philly.  Who better than the internet's most talented self-portraits artists to talk about how other people see ourselves?

No one, that's who.

Katie West: www.katiewest.ca

Jack Scoresby: www.flickr.com/photos/jackscoresby

J.R. Blackwell: www.jrblackwell.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 140: D&D, Grimm Style

Jun 9, 2008 10:15

Description:

A rogue named Jack. Cinderella, a cleric who refers to her deity as "god-mother."  A charming prince of a paladin.  Gretel, a witch hunter and all-around monster fighter.  A ranger with the skin of a bear and bottomless pockets.  A wizard with the preposterous name of Dr. Know-It-All.

Fairy tale tropes, or the greatest Dungeons and Dragons campaign ever?

Or possibly both.

It's a idea I can't see to stop thinking about, so, naturally, I'd thought I'd share it with you.


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 139: What You Don't Hear

Jun 9, 2008 09:26

Description:

You know what you don't hear?

Bloopers.

Flubs.

Side Conversations.

Muttering.

Outtakes.

Most people delete them, toss'em, throw them in the trash.  Not the Voice of Free Planet X.  We save them.

We save them for YOU.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 138: The Importance of Being Dada

Jun 8, 2008 16:57

Description:

We are indebted to Tristan Tzara and his followers for the newest and perhaps the most important doctrinary insistence as applied to art which has appeared in a long time. Dada-ism is the latest phase of modernism in painting as well as in literature, and carries with it all the passion for freedom of expression which Marinetti sponsored so loudly in his futuristic manifestos. It adds likewise an exhilarating quality of nihilism, imbibed, as it is said, directly from the author of Zarathustra. Reading a fragment of the documentary statement of Dada-ism, we find that the charm of the idea exists mainly in the fact that they wish all things levelled in the mind of man to the degree of commonplaceness which is typical and peculiar to it.

Nothing is greater than anything else, is what the Dada believes...

--Marsden Hartley, 1921

 


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 137: Feedback And Forth

Jun 7, 2008 17:27

Description:

Feedback's packed tight tonight, as I talk about alot of things, but mainly extend Episode 136, only a little more rambley.  Most of the rambling is directed toward Chris Lester's excellent essay which comes really close to being right, and then misses the point completely.  Close, though.  Real close.  You should read it.

Also, the recipe for Irish Nachos:

1 bag kettle chips
6 ounces finely grated Cheddar, approximately 2 1/4 cups
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions 
2 cups sour cream 

Set 1 of the oven racks on the lowest shelf and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lay the chips on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the chips with the Cheddar cheese and the bacon. Bake in the oven on the bottom rack for 7 minutes or until the cheese begins to bubble. Spoon sour cream on top, and sprinkle green onions


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - Miipluse

Jun 6, 2008 01:45

Description:

 Miipluse is a unique world, as it a haven for robots, androids, rouge AIs and any other sort of fabricated sentient of the galaxy. Escaping persecution here, the naturalized Miiplusians nonetheless have very strict rules about who can and who cannot land on their planet.  Being of biological origin, you will have to send a robot assistant in your stead.  Do be surprised however, when your electronic emissary does not return, preferring instead to stay in the "Glorious Robo-Worker's Paradise."

Episode 136: It's Called A Power Suit For A Reason

Jun 5, 2008 10:27

Description:

After listening to NPR story about the demise of the necktie, I find myself thinking about my own sartorial sense. What does wearing, or not wearing a tie say about us?  What does wearing or not wearing a suit say?

Does wearing less clothes make us more authentic, or are we just lying to and about ourselves in different ways?

I will say that now, I intend to wear more ties.

The original NPR story

Lord Whimsy’s Rebuttal

Lord Whimsy’s neckwear guide


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 135: Short-Short Slam

Jun 4, 2008 41:01

Description:

Recorded at Balticon 42, the Short-Short Slam panel included readings by

J.R. Blackwell: www.jrblackwell.com

Jared Axelrod: www.jaredaxelrod.com

Steve Wilson: www.prometheusradiotheatre.com

James Patrick Kelly: www.jimkelly.net

Bill DeSmedt* www.billdesmedt.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

*Bill DeSmedt was unfortunately seated too far from the microphone to be properly recorded, so his reading is not included on this podcast.

The Rev Up Review, Number Thirty-Three

Jun 3, 2008 42:32

Description:

Title: RUR-2007-09-16 #33 The Rev Up Review DragonCon Edition
Size: 29.2 MBDuration: 42'32" Use this FeedBurner link to download the mp3 file directly, or to add the feed to your aggregator.

Contents:
00.00 Intro music: "Undertow" by Reaman (ElectroBel)
00.19 Welcome00.53 Dragon*Con01.33 Dragon*Con Audio Blog - part 1 (of 4)14.31 DragonCon 2007 Flickr Set
14.46 Review of Zencore! Scriptus Innominatus
24.56 Clock Chimes: Jephson Gardens
25.27 Chris Fisher25.58 Music from Cathy Miller and Gregory L. Mahan
28.52 Interview with Jared Axelrod (Aliens You Will Meet and The Voice of Free Planet X) and J. R. Blackwell (Voices of Tomorrow) 365 Tomorrows
40.34 The Rev Up Review is a production of Willowsoft Communications
40.42
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
40.49 Send feedback (text or mp3 audio comments) to rur@revupreview.co.uk.41.17 Music from Gregory L. Mahan: Stacks of Rye
42.32 End

BarNuts Podcast, Episode #35

Jun 2, 2008 43:29

Description:

Jared Axelrod from The Voice of Free Planet X Podcast, Johnny’s boat, The Simpson’s, The Oliver Update, Karate, Whore’s Bath, Hookah.

Whew, what a mouthful. There’s probably more, but we got drunk instead of writing it down. Join us!

You can find us at blubrry.com

Episode 134: Drawn In INK

May 31, 2008 15:51

Description:

Russell Collins--yes, that Russell Collins, the one I talk about at the end of each episodes, that one--turns the tables and interviews me for a change.  But not just me.  You see, it is the eve of Wizard World, and myself and my good friend and artist Steve Walker are going to to continue to hock our wares to the good publishers temporarily residing here in Philly.

Yes, it shall be Damn Epic.

So Russell interveiws myself and Steve about the comic, about the research we've done for the comic, and about how awesome we are.

Luckily, we like talking about all of those things.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 133: My People Need A Place To Go

May 31, 2008 17:06

Description:

The leader is the party
The party is the leader's mind
He said: "My people need a place to go!"
 
"Down At McDonnelzz" was written performed by Electric Six, and was made available courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.  You can find more work and information about this artist at www.myspace.com/electricsixmusic

"None Shall Pass" was written and performed by Aesop Rock, and was made available courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find more work and information about this artist at www.myspace.com/aesoprockwins

"Young Folks (Disco Mix)" was written and performed by Peter, Bjorn & John. and was made available courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find more work and information about this artist at www.wichita-recordings.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Aliens You Will Meet - The Viliquay

May 30, 2008 01:27

Description:

The minds of the Viliquay are incredibly fast, often processing and becoming bored with a thought in mid-sentence.  While this may make their conversation difficult to follow, it is suggested that you merely nod.  The Viliquay will anticipate your response before you even think of it, and will behave accordingly.

Episode 132: Panda's Big News

May 28, 2008 08:28

Description:

Panda shares his recent news, both about Tea Con and the brand new Voice of Free Planet X shirt featuring him.

You should buy one. 

You know you want to.

Go on.  They're available at Free Planet X Apperal.

I mean, look how cute Panda is in his Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/teatimewithpanda

Yep.  That's pretty cute, all right.

Maybe you should buy a shirt.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 131: Feedback To Front

May 28, 2008 21:14

Description:

Balticon is over, but before we can enjoy its audio bounty, we must first take care of some pre-Balticon business.  Namely, feedback.

Just about every episode of the past week was commented on, which is nothing short of astounding.  Clearly, I’m doing something right.  Some of the noteworthy elements:

•    I am an enabler
•    Mash-ups are a moral gray area
•    Some feedback is better responded to in character
•    Our meat, and how we treat it.
•    Backup daily to avoid data loss!
•    The races of fantasy characters
•    The laughter of Nobilis
•    The Duncan Brothers deserve money!

Also, long time listener Christ the Fixed Kitty of the Adult Space Child Free Podcast has a request.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

How I Spent My Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2008 02:14

Description:

Balticon.  Lots and lots of Balticon...

Aliens You Will Meet - The Krinclops

May 23, 2008 01:41

Description:

The Krinclops are species that places great cultural value on the mocking of foreigners, and will no doubt make fun of smooth skin, your two legs, your left hand and your solitary head.  This sort of constant barrage of insults is not necessarily mean-spirted, merely a an element of a centuries-old culture

So do not take it personally when you are introduced to Krinclops ruler as "Smoothy McLeft-hand, Who Got His Head Mixed Up With His Feet"

Episode 130: The Duncan Brothers, Stage 2

May 22, 2008 34:40

Description:

Genius internet filmmakers Brant and Ian Duncan return to discuss their upcoming film "Overdrift: Stage 2," the sequel to their immensely popular film about dinosaurs and drift-racing, "Overdrift."

We talk about working with their largest cast yet, the creative influences of this film, the importance of family both in front and behind the camera, and the fabled release date of "OD:S2" itself.

The Duncan Brothers website: www.theduncanbrothers.com

The Duncan Bros's Channel on YouTube, www.youtube.com/user/duncanbros and on Myspace.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 129: Things We Can't & Won't Feel Sorry For

May 21, 2008 08:30

Description:

Inspired by arecent THIS AMERICAN LIFE episode about people who won't apologize ), I thought about doing a VoFPX show with people who WILL apologize, people who apologize for things the have nothing to do with.  A series of apologies about things we cannot possibly feel sorry for, because they are literally not our fault.

We're not sorry.  We can't be sorry.  We won't be sorry.

But we'll say it anyway, if it makes you feel better.

"Five Easy Pieces" was performed by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at clapyourhandssayyeah.com/.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 128: Even In Arcadia, Part 3

May 19, 2008 09:48

Description:

Bingo awoke the next morning to find himself in bed, the middle of a field.  Mr. Leroy was there, sitting on the edge of his bed looking smug.  He was holding Bingo's copy of "Off On A Comet," and chuckling to himself.  Bingo wasn't able to form exact words, but he was able to sputter out a "Wwwwhhhhhaaa?"

"Oh, you're awake," Leroy said, snapping the book shut. "Quite an imagination on this Mr. Verne, eh?  You have his other stuff? Absolutely fascinating."

"The Marionette" was performed by the Two Star Symphony and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.twostarsymphony.org.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 127: Is It Better To Feared, Or Respected?

May 19, 2008 06:06

Description:

Robert Downey Jr, as weapons manufacturer Tony Stark, poses that question in the visceral opening to IRON MAN. Stark goes on to say that you can have both, and indeed, that’s been the American Way since we dropped the bomb on Hiroshima


This summer’s other cinematic offering from Marvel Comics, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, tackles the atom bomb through an angry, green metaphor, but IRON MAN goes at it direct.

It’s not an unusual premise to hoist a superhero movie on—it was one of the many themes playing out in the over-stuffed SPIDER-MAN 3, for example—but Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the writing team that also gave us last year’s CHILDREN OF MEN, having something more bleak in mind...

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 126: Site Specific Stories, Jockey's Ridge

May 18, 2008 06:44

Description:

There’s a part of the horizon where the sand meets the sky, and the clouds look low and tangible.  You can’t touch them—you know you can’t touch them, but they look so close.  So ready.

“It’s a fool’s errand, you know,” the wise man says. “The air is for the birds, and the bees.  To do otherwise would be something akin to madness.

But I stay here, and I try.  I’ve built my wings of lighter and stronger material every time.  And everytime I crash into the sand, I see that for a moment, the sand flies into the air too.

This is the first in a series of Site Specific Stories, impromptu fiction created in response to a specific environment.  It was written and recorded at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 125: Chatter

May 17, 2008 15:49

Description:

Gravity.
Astronauts.
Socialism.
Hufflepuff.
Filking.
“I ain’t sayin’ she’s Death Eater.”
Laughter.
Frogs.
Fucking frogs.
“Don’t you forget about me.”
Mathew Wayne Selznick.
Brave Men Run.
“Music is like math in the air.”
Intervals.
Inflation.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Aliens You Will Meet - The Scusicians

May 16, 2008 01:37

Description:

The bodies of the Scusicians are fractal in nature, so do not be alarmed if some small duplicate of the dignitary you are speaking with pops off of the larger body to do some mundane task.  The Scusicians are fascinated by beings who cannot do this, so be prepared to give long, detailed descriptions of every mind-numbing, tedious and loathsome task you had to do yourself without the help of cheerful, miniature assistants.

Episode 124: Message From The Future

May 15, 2008 16:03

Description:

Many years into the future, I will try to get Skype working again.  And on that faithful day, a millennia from now, Paul Fischer will be on the other end of the line.

The more things change....

Special thanks to Paul Fischer, of the Balticon Podcast for being on the other end of the line.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 123: Things We Say About Movies, In Bed

May 14, 2008 35:07

Description:

With Panda holding the microphone, J.R. Blackwell and I discuss the finer points of fantasy entertainment as exemplified by three films we watched recently:

Iron Man: ironmanmovie.marvel.com
Speed Racer: speedracerthemovie.warnerbros.com
Hogfather: www.hogfatherdvd.com

Also discussed is the level of violence appropriate for children, why life-and-death situations get me upset and the glorification of materialism in modern, over-the-top summer cinema.

And, yes, all three of us were in bed.  But Panda’s always there.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 122: We're All Standing Right Here

May 13, 2008 11:52

Description:

C.A. Sizemore, all-around good guy and long-time listener of the show, lost his wife Kelly this morning.  I only know him through the internet, through Twitter and through his calls to show, but this has still hit me hard.  Maybe it's because the third anniversary of my father's death was only a few weeks ago. 

Or maybe no one should have to loose a loved one.

But we do.  And in times like these, it's good to know that someone like C.A., who was just nicest guy you'll meet, has engendered such goodwill that a fund in his name has reached over $1000: casizemoregift.chipin.com/ca-sizemore

That, my friends, is all the faith in humanity one needs.

"Hold On" was written and performed by Tom Waits, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.  You can find more work and information about this artist at Epitaph.com.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 121: Mash Up My Heart

May 12, 2008 13:24

Description:

In the Spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.

Well, love and mash-ups.

“Shut Up On A Blue Monday” was mashed-up by ComaR. You can find it and other mash-ups at www.myspace.com/comarbootlegs

“Closer To Business Time” was mashed-up by Dan Dickinson. You can download it and other mash-ups at vjarmy.com

“Nelly Furtado's Crazy” was mashed-up by A plus D. You can download it and other mash-ups at aplusd.net

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 120: The Proper Preperation Of Children

May 11, 2008 12:29

Description:

The first assumption is that you can procure a whole, fully-dressed child. In some parts of the country this might be easier than in others. Figure on about 1.25 to 2 lbs per person of dressed child. For the wedding we had a 160 lb child (husky fella, that one)to feed about 100 people. This was supplemented with thighs, (a trackstar, naturally) and many other dishes. At another event, the child weighed 60 lbs and fed about 30 people.

Another assumption is that you have a safe environment for storing the child from the time you abduct it to the time you begin cooking it. It doesn’t matter how good something tastes or what sensations a food item gives you, if it isn’t safe to eat, you’re going to be in serious trouble. Fortunately, the FDA provides some simple guidelines you can follow to help ensure safe storage....

Special thanks to Richard Kalwaic for reading this episode.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 119: Feedback Returns

May 10, 2008 12:07

Description:

It's Feedback Friday once again, and once again I respond to your emails.  In the wake of The Great Deletion (I explain it in the episode) feedback of this sort is wonderful to read.

Discussed this episode:
The tattoos Panda may or may not haveHow awesome JR and my lives are (again)
The London subway bombingsThe Great Deletion"Tea In Bags"
The nature of internet relationshipsThe Sartorialist, at thesartorialist.blogspot.com
The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Docalleral

May 9, 2008 01:42

Description:

The aquatic Docalleral spoken language has defied all attempts of translations, as the atonal singing they produce is as much dependent on the condition and temperature of the water as it is on inflections of the speaker. They also have extremely short memories and refuse to speak with anyone who cannot properly breath underwater. It is then suggested that you do not meet them at all, but rather send a polite note saying you have already met them, and that they enjoyed your company immensely.

Episode 118: Even In Arcadia, Part 2

May 8, 2008 12:06

Description:

The rest of the staff echoed Molly's warm sentiments, and greeted Leroy pleasantly, and although he still wasn't sure of all their names--he already confused the cook Anatole with the hallboy Eustace, and no idea the kitchen girls names, though they each just told him--he felt very familiar with all of them.  Cogs had warned him not to get too familiar, as he would be spending most of his time with the family, but Leroy couldn't help it, and told Cogs so.

"I'm only human, after all," Leroy said.  That got a chuckle out of Cogs.

"The Marionette" was performed by the Two Star Symphony and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.twostarsymphony.org.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Balticon 41.62 - Interview with Jared Axelrod

May 7, 2008 30:03

Description:

Jared Axelrod is all things to all people, and he does a daily podcast. He makes things with his own hands, creates fiction, defends honor ANNNNNNDDDDD justice. He never gets mad nor will he ever start a fight. You should listen to his daily podcast, The Voice of Free Planet X and his weekly podcast, Aliens You WIll Meet.

He will be attending Balticon to do a live Aliens You Will Meet and will author the third installment of Lancelot Biggs: Spaceman.

Jared is interviewed by our very own Martha Holloway.

PROMO: Aliens You Will Meet

PROMO: The Voice of Free Planet X

MUSIC: Beautiful by Sons of William courtesy of Sons of William when we saw them at Jammin Java

Theme Music: Space Monkey by Jim Hodgson

Episode 117: Even In Arcadia, Part 1

May 6, 2008 15:29

Description:

The thin man's eyes were cold.  They reminded Sir Edward of nothing so much  as the moon that poked that shown through the window.  The moon was bright tonight, and it's glow made the thin young man seem unearthly.

"This is a frightfully good letter of recommendation," Sir Edward said.  "Frightfully good.  Lord Smitters speaks very highly of you. Almost higher than he spoke of Cogs. Cogs, you know Mr. Leroy here, back when you were with Smitters?"

Cogs, Sir Edward's butler, knew that Lord Smitters has been deceased for quite some time.  He also knew that there was a man now living in Lord Smitters house, who looked like Lord Smitters, sounded like Lord Smitters and, most importantly, signed references with a signature indistinguishable from the one used by Lord Smitters....

"The Marionette" was performed by the Two Star Symphony and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.twostarsymphony.org.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 116: Feedback...From The Future!!!

Apr 26, 2008 33:45

Description:

Big news this episode, as I reveal I’m going on a brief hiatus until next Thursday—by when a new Aliens You Will Meet episode will be on the feed—but before I go, I gotta clean out the inbox and go through some feedback!

I’m not one to leave you unentertained, so here’s some suggestions for daily content elsewhere:

Cristiana’s Shallow Thoughts: shallowthoughts.libsyn.com
Mur Lafferty’s News From Poughkeepsie: murverse.com
Distorted Veiw Daily: www.distortedview.com/show
100 Word Stories: podcasting.isfullofcrap.com
Feast Of Fools: www.feastoffools.net/

And, just because you should be listening to it anyway, J’s Indie/Rock Mayhem: qfsmayhem.blogspot.com

Also, Panda’s Flicker: www.flickr.com/photos/teatimewithpanda

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - Jucynog Duthor

Apr 25, 2008 01:36

Description:

You will break your arm during a fight with Jucynog Duthor in a bar on Pingos.  While Jucynog’s effort to hurt you may seem overzealous, you will say some horrible things about her mother.

Normally, you would be given instructions on how to avoid this altercation, but seeing as how, years from now, you and Jucynog will be the best of friends because of this fight, try to consider the big picture as she snaps your forarm like a twig.

Episode 115: The Remarkable Journey of the Duncan Brothers

Apr 24, 2008 37:13

Description:

I sit down with genius internet filmmakers Brant and Ian Duncan, creators of such instant classics "Overdrift," "Assassinz," "The Crystal Tape," and "The Remarkable Journey of Higgins Von Higgins." 

We talk about how their movie about drift-racing and dinosaurs came to be, the perils and bonuses of working in a short-film format, and the beauty of putting your entire first act into one sentence.

The Duncan Brothers website: www.theduncanbrothers.com

The Duncan Bros's Channel on YouTube, www.youtube.com/user/duncanbros and on Myspace.


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 114: God Of War

Apr 22, 2008 06:01

Description:

There’s blood up to the windows. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, to stack the bodies in the Mercer Building, to get ‘em off the Rail. But I can’t help wondering if the allusion to gore behind those art-deco panes is worse the actual carnage.

At least they’re off the Rail. At least there’s that.


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 113: Mash And Burn

Apr 21, 2008 15:18

Description:

I say it's high time we had somemore mash-ups around this place.

After all, listening to more than one song at once can be considered multitasking.


“Together As One? was mashed-up by DJ Earworm. You can find it and other mash-ups at djearworm.com

“Standing In The Way Of Contact? was mashed-up by A plus D. You can download it and other mash-ups at aplusd.net

“Burn Your Radio? was mashed-up by Instamatic. You can download it and other mash-ups at www.mutantpop.net

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 112: The Readyness Is Nothing

Apr 21, 2008 10:21

Description:

“The readiness is all,? says Hamlet, but is it really? How do we know we’re ready, really?  The catch is, the only way to know you’re ready is to throw yourself out there, and see if you are.

I didn’t feel I was ready, this weekend.  I wasn’t ready to pitch a comic, and certainly not at a convention as nuts as New York Comic Con.  I didn’t feel like what I had to show was “good enough.?

But, as listeners of this show know, “Crap is published all the time.?

Or, as Molly Crabapple, founder of Dr. Sketchy’s put it: “There’s no way to know if something is publishable, until it’s published.?

This episode featured “Shrink Proof? by Wicked boy. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 111: Pros and Cons

Apr 20, 2008 14:34

Description:

On the road and more than a little delirious, I decide to compare and contrast the differences between the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention and New York Comic Convention

Both are celebrations of commercial art and the commercial artist, but one seems to be, well, cooler than the other. 

And not just because tattoos hurt more.

As for details about what I was doing while at NYCC, you'll have to wait for next episode..

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 110: When You've Swung From A Hook...

Apr 19, 2008 22:31

Description:

While at the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention I was lucky enough to get to speak with some suspension artists from around the country about suspension, why they do it, and what they get out of it.

Special thanks to:

Spliff, Ji Ji, and Genj of the DisGraceland Hook Squad, disgracelandfamily.com/

Joe and Amato of Skin Mechanics Suspensions, www.myspace.com/smsuspension

Jared and Tracie of Nu Ethix, www.myspace.com/nuethixsuspensions and their bmezine.com gallery

Stitch of Ascension Suspension, www.ascensionsuspension.com/

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - Weyaw

Apr 18, 2008 01:36

Description:

The denizens of Weyaw, home of the intergalactic fast-food franchise Squishburger, will invite you to dine upon their famous food, the Squishburger.  Be prepared to tell them it tastes exactly the same as the many times you’ve had it through out the galaxy, as consistence is something they strive for.

Resist the tempation, however, to tell them that their “consistant taste? is one of cardboard drenched in sewage.

UltraCreatives Interveiw #10

Apr 17, 2008 01:14:21

Description:

It’s an UltraCreatives “two-fer? today: You’re getting TWO interview episodes for the price of one! Today’s first episode is with Jared Axelrod, a podcaster, writer, actor, director, puppetmaker, costume maker — there’s very little this man can’t do, which is why it was a thrill having him on the podcast.

In the podcasting community, Jared is best-known for his “Stories from Free Planet X? podcast. J.C. Hutchins and Jared speak at length about that and his other creative endeavors. It’s a hoot, and you’ll learn a lot about the life of a multi-faceted artist.

There’s tons of news for listeners to learn about, including coverage in The Washington Post and the groundbreaking “audience participation? invitation for all 7th Son listeners for the 7th Son: OBSIDIAN short story anthology … but there’s no time to do it in this episode. Expect an informal “Beta Clone Army Update? episode in a day or two.

Find Jared Axelrod on the World-Wide-Everywhere:

JaredAxelrod.comThe Voice of Free Planet XAliens You Will Meet

Promos:

Spiritual Tramp blogMagic Wood Works blog

Episode 109: What The Damned Owe

Apr 16, 2008 13:59

Description:

Barry Sturgeon calmly put down the file his accountant had given him, carefully cut the ring finger on his left hand, and drew a summoning circle on the floor in his own blood.  As the hardwood inside the circle crumbled and fell away to reveal the pit of flames beneath, Sturgeon sighed inwardly.  His demon would know what to do about this tax mess.

"Goblin Attack" was performed by the Two Star Symphony and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.twostarsymphony.org.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 108: The Most Fun

Apr 15, 2008 13:17

Description:

Before I got the job I have now, I applied to work at the Prometheus Radio Project.  Because I thought this was a hip, alternative group of people, I put a few things on my resume that I normally leave off.

For example, the work I did with the Industrial Strength Freak Show and the Lulu Tech Circus.

It's something special when your job interview starts with "So you're the circus man..." and ends with "You were the most fun."

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 107: Things We Say About Our Friends, In Bed

Apr 14, 2008 22:07

Description:

Continuing the "Things We Say...In Bed" series (you didn't know it was a series?  Neither did we), J.R. Blackwell and I lay around in bed and talk about how amazing our friends are.

Also mention is Yoda, Eistein, the book "Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman and Godzilla," the skill of Command Line, the Command Linage, monkies, the generosity Sci-Fi Laura, proper sword handling, Andrea's charm, the attractiveness of both the Wii and our toys, and the razor-sharp wit of Dr. John Cmar.

It was a packed weekend, clearly.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 106: Shake Your Bones

Apr 13, 2008 14:52

Description:

Poor Ol’ Laz’rus shake your bones
You come from the world of water and stone...

"Laz'rus" was written and performed by John McCutcheon.  You can find more work and information about this artist at www.folkmusic.com

"Control Freak" was written and performed by Saul Williams, and was made available courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find more work and information about this artist at niggytardust.com

"Dig, Lazarus, Dig" was written performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and was made available courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.  You can find more work and information about this artist at www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 105: Feedback Is In The Air

Apr 12, 2008 12:17

Description:

Ah, Feedback Day, the time when young men's hearts turn to...feedback.  And tea, apparently.  About half this week's feedback was addressed not to me, but Panda.  So, Panda's helping me out with this one.

A few things we talk about this episode:
Tea
The 100th Episode
Why Panda won't be teaming up with Cap'n Stilton
Tea
Jonathan Coulton's opinion of the 100th Episode ("Awesome")
Hip ways to spell "genius"
Tea again
What exactly tea in bags actually is, according to PandaReasons why my podcast is better than NPR The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Aliens You Will Meet - The Boribotons

Apr 11, 2008 01:43

Description:

The Boribotons are some of the most innovative races in the galaxy when it comes to the preparation and presentation of food. It has become such an important element of their culture that only the greatest and most artistic chef can rule the planet.  As a visiting dignitary, you will have to engage in culinary combat in order to gain an audience with members of the government.  Do not be concerned with the flavor of your dishes; the Boribotons stopped eating their food long ago, preferring to dine on imported Squishburgers and Weyaw fries.

Episode 104: Devotion For Mechanics

Apr 10, 2008 07:18

Description:

“I knew the Chief went to Japan, I just didn’t know he picked up a new wife,? Bedford said. Bedford removed her welding mask and wiped the sweat from her face with an oily rag. She adjusted herself in the crook of the mecha’s kneecap, letting her repair work cool.

“Pretty too,? Armijo said. He slipped his arms out of his coveralls and tied them around his waist, his chest shiny from accumulated sweat. He tossed a Bedford up a cold soda. “She’s a 400 model.

Special thanks to Richard Kalwaic for reading this episode.

This episode featured "Circus Train" bySkeletonbreath. You can find out more about Skeletonbreath at skeletonbreath.com.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

ISBW Special #30: Jared Axelrod Interview

Apr 9, 2008 44:15

Description:

I got to talk to prolific podcaster, writer, illustrator, costume designer, and cheese enthusiast Jared Axelrod! Voice of Free Planet XISBW Neil Gaiman InterviewOverheard in Purgatory

Episode 103: Can I Ask You A Question?

Apr 8, 2008 15:13

Description:

A panhandler came up to me the other day and said “Can I ask you a question??

I answered no, he couldn’t ask me a question. I knew what the question was, and I didn't want him to ask it.  So I told him that he couldn't ask me a question.

Faced with a "no," he then proceeded to threaten my life.

When it was all over, I did what anyone else would have done in such a situation:

I picked up the phone, and called Alison Buck, my sociologist.

Special thanks to the men and women who shared their experiences with panhandlers.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 102: Spanner In The Gears, Part 1: Drudgery in Czech

Apr 7, 2008 07:48

Description:

After that fateful night at The Gears, everyone asks how I met Archer, if I picked him out from the agency’s catalogue or if he was recommended to me by someone else and other such questions, when in truth I must confess that I had never met him before he showed up upon my doorstep. I had merely requested a valet from the agency, and they said one would be sent, and gave no further description other than he would be up to their impeccable standards.

He rang the bell at exactly the second upon the hour he was to arrive, and I found myself unexpectedly worried. Had the agency sent a robot?

Special thanks to Dr. John Cmar, for providing the voice of Archer

"Something She Said" was performed by the Two Star Symphony and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.twostarsymphony.org.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 101: Feedback Strikes Back

Apr 6, 2008 20:31

Description:

This week's Feedback is the strongest ever.  Luckily, I am prepared with the magic of...polite responses.  Seriously, I say "I really appreciate that," like, a dozen times.

Some of the things mentioned in this episode.

A 1926 maytag gas engine.  Damn, that looks cool.

The Zendrum.  Also, a cool-looking device. Jonathan Coulton uses a Zendrum Laptop, slung guitar-style.

On The Podcast

Podcast Junky

And, just incase you don't have enough Axelrod in your life, here's my LiveJournal: planetx.livejournal.com/

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

PodcastJunky Show #015 Jared Axelrod and The Voice of Free Planet X

Apr 5, 2008 13:25

Aliens You Will Meet - The H’rintilthrynoids

Apr 4, 2008 01:40

Description:

The H’rintilthrynoids are a serpentine race, their bodies one long flexible tail not unlike a snake.  In order to avoid being accused of “flaunting your arms,? keep your hands in your pockets at all times. When accepting a gift, a document, or a new pet, grip it between your teeth, as the H’rintilthryinoids do. If possible, put both feet into one leg of your pants, and if anyone points out the other, empty leg, pretend not to notice.

Episode 100: The Human Human, Jonathan Coulton

Apr 3, 2008 46:12

Description:

It’s the hundredth episode of the Voice of Free Planet X, so I brought over some friends to celebrate.  Namely, Jonathon Coulton and Paul & Storm.  

I feel I should note that in this context “brought over? means “went to a concert.?  I also got some cool interviews.  Thanks, guys.

“Opening Band? and “Nugget Man? were written by Storm & Paul and performed by Paul & Storm.  You can find out more about them at www.paulandstorm.com

“Mr. Fancypants,? “Dance, Soterios Johnson Dance,? “Still Alive,? and “Re: Your Brains,? were written and performed by Jonathan Coulton.  You can find out more about him at www.jonathancoulton.com

Thanks again, guys.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 99: Panda Takes Charge

Apr 2, 2008 19:18

Description:

Ummm...helllo.  This is Panda.  Jared seems to be passed out on the floor here, so...um..I guess it's up to me to do his show.  He did leave me a list of songs he wanted to play, so here goes!

"Winners" was performed by Solare and was made available courtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at solare3.com/.

"Five Easy Pieces" was performed by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at clapyourhandssayyeah.com/.

"Without You" was performed by Verbatim and was made available via Creative Commons Music Sharing License.You can find out more about them at verbatimband.com/.

My Flickr is over here: www.flickr.com/photos/teatimewithpanda/

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 98: Nonsense Cookery

Apr 1, 2008 07:43

Description:

Our listeners will be interested in the following communications from our valued and learned contributor, Professor Bosh, whose labours in the fields of Culinary and Botanical science, are so well known to all the world. The first three Articles richly merit to be added to the Domestic cookery of every family and we are happy to be able through Dr. Bosh's kindness to present our listeners with his discoveries…

"Nonsense Cookery" was written by Edward Lear.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 97: What Could Be More Human?

Mar 31, 2008 15:56

Description:

Having just come back from a Make:Philly meeting and wowed by the art of Chris Vecchio, I find myself artistically inspired and contemplating the nature of technology, and how it makes us human.  Also, I built a prosthetic ego—not that I need one.

Make Magazine: www.makezine.com
MakePhilly: www.MakePhilly.com
The Hacktory: thehacktory.org/
The Hackory in the City Paper: text story http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2008/03/27/hack-to-the-future video story: http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2008/03/27/the-hacktory

Chris Vecchio: www.noisemantra.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 96: Like A Stone

Mar 30, 2008 08:17

Description:

“Hey, neighbor!? Chawly called down from across the way. He had a pint glass of something that looked like red wine in each fist. I knew it couldn’t be–not in Topside–but Chawly had his ways. Chawly yanked the line-suspended basket that served as dumbwaiter between his window and mine over to him and placed a glass in. He gave the basket a shove, sliding it across the expanse. “Taste somma this!...?

Special thanks to Chris Loeffler and Russell Collins for reading this episode.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 95: Feedback Explains It All

Mar 29, 2008 11:32

Description:

Another Friday, another Feedback Friday!  Panda returns to the podcast to say hello and help me answer feedback.  Some of the topics discussed:

Tea.
Panda’s emotion-lifting capabilities.
The amount of tea currently in the house.
Waistcoats, and who needs them (hint: Panda).
Panda promises to update his Flickr more.
Confusing language.
Hermione Granger and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Panda’s size (hint: little).
Teatime!

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Aliens You Will Meet - The Tiffdelways

Mar 28, 2008 01:41

Description:

The Tiffdelways' culture is one that recognizes the impermanence of all things.  Considering the caustic gasses in their atmosphere, this can hardly be considered surprising.  While your breathing apparatus will protect your lungs, try to remain nonchalant as the paper your speech is printed on, the clothes you will be wearing and the very building you will be inside, will slowly disintegrate over the course of your visit. One wrong step could cause your pants to crumble about your ankles, so be sure to wear your “good? underwear.

Episode 94: Mash of the Titans

Mar 27, 2008 15:01

Description:

Do you smell that? Mash-ups, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of mash-ups in the morning. Smells like... victory.

“Beethoven's Fifth Gold Digger? was mashed-up by A plus D. You can download it and other mash-ups at aplusd.net

“Hollaback Girls Feel Good? was mashed-up by Arty Fufkin. You can find it and other mash-ups by "arty fufkin" into Google, since I can't seem to find a website.

“99 Luft Problems? was mashed-up by Jay Zeezer. You can download it and other mash-ups at www.jay-zeezer.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 93: Son Of Steel

Mar 26, 2008 10:01

Description:

Tristan was methodically taking apart his hands when the doorbell chimed. He jumped at the sound, going to the door in such a hurry that he left behind the joints and pieces of his left hand on the worktable. All nine of Tristan’s eyes blinked and strobed expectantly, wanting to know if this was it, what he had been waiting for, the final piece...

Special thanks to Richard Kalwaic for reading this episode.

This episode featured "Betrayed," "You Don't Know Me" and "Immortal," all performed by Human Response. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 92: A Conversation With Panda

Mar 25, 2008 11:11

Description:

I've been feeling a little depressed recently--listening to back-to-back personal narratives about being a Jew in Nazi-occupied Poland and about being a black woman in America before the Civil Rights movement will do that--and I didn't feel I had anywhere to turn.

Luckily, a little stuffed panda was there to talk it all over with me.

Panda's Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/teatimewithpanda/

(He swears he's going to update more often)

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Steampunk Spectacular The Second

Mar 24, 2008 52:02

Description:

Welcome back to the HMS Astrolabe! We suffered some delays in making port this time, but I hope that you will find this installment was worth the wait.

The sights available from the observation deck this week include The Clockwork Ball, Unofficial Fop Day, FreakAngels, and In Timely Fashion (being a compendium of era hairstyle instructions with photonic illustrations), and SepiaChord. Other diversions include the launch of an original flash fiction series called Six Score and Twenty by Matt Wallace, and the first of what we hope to be many sartorial lessons from Jared Axelrod.

Today’s salon is a conversation with the inestimable Magpie Killjoy of Steampunk Magazine.

Thank you for joining us!


Episode 91: Clubbing The Muse

Mar 23, 2008 21:32

Description:

Today, I got a chance to sit down with my good friend Filamena Young, and talk about writing, online resources, and how to get things done even when there’s other things clawing at your time. The background gets a little noisy, but stick through it; it’s fascinating stuff.

You can find more on Filamena at her website, www.filamena.com. Here’s the sites we talk about in the interview:

Space Westerns magazine www.spacewesterns.com/
Janet Reid jetreidliterary.blogspot.com
BookEnds blog bookendslitagency.blogspot.com
Critters Workshop www.critters.org
Mouth Full Of Bullets magazine www.mouthfullofbullets.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 90: Feedback...It's What's For Dinner

Mar 22, 2008 13:27

Description:

Another week, another totally awesome Feedback Friday. This week, I am reminded that Episode 86 was awesome, we go over the rules and regulations of voicemail for Cap’n Stilton and Podcast du Fromage, speak for some length about Mur Lafferty’s Wasteland, and I reveal what I did at Dr. Sketchy’s. Hint: it wasn’t drawing.

Mur Laferty’s Wasteland, over at Podiobooks: podiobooks.com/title/heaven-season-4-wasteland/
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: www.drsketchy.com
Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia: www.drsketchyphilly.blogspot.com/

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Glackple

Mar 21, 2008 01:29

Description:

The gravity of the Glackple homeworld is many times greater than what you are used to. As such, you will feel weighty, leaden, and bloated while on the planet’s surface.  Stay away from the Glackple’s honorary sausage. While a much sought-after-delicacy, it will only increase your feelings of heaviness.

In either case, you should consider excusing yourself from the after-diner high jump competition.

Episode 89: Ming's Spies Are So Cool

Mar 20, 2008 14:45

Description:

Tired? Cranky? Me, too. Must be time for some kickin’ tunes.

I'm sure Ming would approve.

“Domino? was performed by The Spies. You can find out more about the band at 15megsoffame.com

“Ming’s Pretty things? was performed by Solaire. You can find out more about the band at solairemusic.com

“You’re So Cool? was written and performed by The Homens. You can find out more about him at thehomens.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 88: Outer Space Romance

Mar 19, 2008 08:01

Description:

“I don’t understand you Earthans at all,? Jaeg said, inflating a third bladder in order to rise up to the spaceship window. Earth was still in view, though it was slowly shrinking amongst the black. “You have one of the most gorgeous planets in the galaxy, yet you all are constantly wandering away from
it.?

Lucky allowed himself a chuckle and stepped closer to the bundle of flesh and tentacles that was his co-pilot. He placed what he hoped was a comforting hand on Jaeg and watched her soft flesh change color at his touch. “We often don’t understand ourselves…

This episode featured “Don’t Resist The Love,? by STAN, and is made available through Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 2.5 license. You can find out more information about this artist at sitestan.net/

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 87: Podcast du Fromage, Deux

Mar 18, 2008 15:01

Description:

Cap’n Stilton and Podcast du Fromage returns, giving you the finest in dairy-related criticism. Whether enjoying a cheese plate at Bridget Foy’s or fielding acusations that his show is too Euro-centric, the Cap’n is makin’ it happen. With cheese!

And remember folks, crackers are for people who can’t handle their cheese.

Special thanks to John Cmar and Brendan Dalton.

This episode featured Bach’s "Violin Concerto 1041 : I. Allegro" performed by Lara St. John. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 86: How Real Is Your Fakery?

Mar 17, 2008 12:18

Description:

Spent the day engaging in an Improv Everywhere-syle social prank with B. Love Improv, orchestrated by a member of Scene Diego. I had my recording rig hidden, recording audio during the event, and interviewing several of the participants.

However, since I somehow hit pause early on in the event, none of it got recorded.

What do you do in such in an instance? Why, call the Doctor, of course.

Special thanks to Dr. John Cmar, for being on the other end of the phone line.

Improv Everywhere: improveverywhere.com
Scene Diego: scenediego.org/
B. Love Improv: improveverywhere.ning.com/group/Philadelphia
Vote Saxon: votesaxon.co.nr/

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 85: Dent In Reality

Mar 16, 2008 10:07

Description:

What does it mean when a fiction character running for office in a fiction city campaigns in a real city?  

When the lines between reality and fantasy blur, what does it do to the people involved?

What's the mindset of the crowd attending?

And what does realism have to do with Batman, anyway?

Do you believe in Harvey Dent?

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 84: Attack of the Feedback

Mar 15, 2008 15:29

Description:

Feedback Friday returns, with a new theme song and everything! Clearly, we cannot be stopped.

Some of things discussed:
The Creatures In My Head, www.creaturesinmyhead.com
FreakAngels, www.freakangels.com
The FreakAngels message board, Whitechapel, www.freakangels.com/whitechapel
Nobilis from the future, at noblis.libsyn.com.earth.x

The Voice of Free Planet X Theme was written by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Meriose

Mar 14, 2008 01:29

Description:

The Meriose have yet to truly accept the concept of other races in the galaxy, and often refer to otherworldly visitors as “hallucinations? or “waking dreams.?  So try not to notice as the president’s cabinet with continually rub their eyes and pinch each other in the hopes of waking up from the dream that you represent.

They will, however, be quite solicitous, as anyone would be with a figment of their imagination.

Voice of Free Planet X Promo: History

Mar 13, 2008 02:31

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Voice of Free Planet X Promo: Professional Help

Mar 13, 2008 02:16

Description:


Voice of Free Planet X Promo: Montage

Mar 13, 2008 01:52

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Episode 83: Mashes To Ashes

Mar 12, 2008 15:16

Description:

Some days were made for mashing up.

“War of Confusion? was mashed-up by The Kleptones. You can download it and other mash-ups at kleptones.com

“Tear My Sharona Apart? was mashed-up by Bass211. You can download it and other mash-ups at bass211.com

“Number of da Boots? was mashed-up by DJ Lobsterdust. You can download it and other mash-ups at www.djlobsterdust.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Balticon 41.59 - Lancelot Biggs: Spaceman! Live Play

Mar 11, 2008 35:04

Description:

The Balticon Pod Players present the first two acts in the on-going Lancelot Biggs: Spaceman! story. In this episode you get Lancelot Biggs and the Space Garbage, and Lancelot Biggs and the Pirates.

Lancelot Biggs is adapted and performed with the permission of the estate of author Nelson S. Bond and his publishers. The adaptation was done by Mur Lafferty with assistance from Mathew Wayne Selznick. Performers are:

Steve Eley - Lancelot BiggsJim Van Verth - SparksJared Axelrod - Cap. HansonJason Adams - Lt. ToddRich Sigfrit - Runt HakeHeather Welliver - Mr. Challenger & Space Cruiser Iris

Lancelot Biggs: Spaceman! is available from Wildside Press at Amazon.com

Promo: The Scotchcast

Promo: Nocturnal by Scott Sigler

Volunteer at Balticon 42 - Email the coordinator now!

Episode 82: The Jumblies

Mar 10, 2008 07:10

Description:

Far and few, far and few,
            Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
      Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
            And they went to sea in a Sieve.

"The Jumblies" was written by Edward Lear.

Chorus for "The Jumblies" and the Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 81: Amelia Effective, Young Girl Detective

Mar 9, 2008 08:48

Description:

Amelia Effective
Young girl detective
Had a good head on her shoulders

She kept all of her clues,
Her secrets and news
In very organized folders

She was simply aces
On all the small cases
Like who might be cheating at math

And she could be sublime
On the bigger crimes
Like who killed Old John in the bath...

Special thanks to Richard Kalwaic for reading this episode.

This episode also featured “March of the Clowns? by Derek Sonderfan and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about him at www.esoderek.com/.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 80: Faster Feedback! Kill! Kill! Kill!

Mar 8, 2008 31:14

Description:

More feedback than you can shake a stick at this episode, as listeners talk to me about their hopes, their dreams, and the way their first D&D character didn’t quite work out as planned. Also, I’m accused of bragging and what I call J.R. Blackwell when we’re not in front of microphones.

Here’s some of the folks who contacted me this week:
Pat of the JFP Podcast
Nobilis of Nobilis Erotica
Joe of the On The Podcast

And here’s some of the things we talk about:
Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy series
My Monarch’s Henchman costume from the Venture Brothers.
Second Shift podcast
Remebering Gary Gygax by Wayne Chamblis, from coilhouse.net
Giant Squid Audio Lab

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Aliens You Will Meet - Gingram Fodicious

Mar 7, 2008 01:39

Description:

Do not be intimidate by Gingram Fodicious's immense muscle mass and definition, as he from a culture devoted not to barbarism, but to the finer things in life.  Which is why you should carry a "cheat sheet" of Fodicious's known opinions of art, music and literature.  Appear ignoratn of what Fodicious deems "classics," and he will not hesitate to pound your puny philistine body into the pavement.

If it is any consolation, he will apologize afterwards.

Episode 79: The Timeless

Mar 6, 2008 12:55

Description:

Amateur aerialist and professional inventor, Heronymous Dash managed to combine these disciplines with his greatest invention yet: the time-ship Forteana.

The able-bodied crew of the Forteana--vampire queen Sanguine Bathory, legendary Persian warrior Rostam, pilot/chef Guillaume Pomplemous, plucky 12-year-old Harper Bly from the far-flung future of 1964, and of course, Dash himself-- are out to prove once and for all that heroism is, indeed, timeless.

But how will they fare when their adventures take them deep into the heart of the Mesozoic Era?

This is my half of a planned tandem podcast with Random Signal. Go check it out to see what Jason Adams does with the theme “Steampunk and Dinosaurs.?

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 78: Rolling For Initiative At The Pearly Gates

Mar 5, 2008 14:13

Description:

The death of Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax has me waxing nostalgic about my own D&D experiences. I agree John Hodgman about the level of math in the game, explain the concept of “Slacker D&D,? talk about my first character, and jealousy describe the D&D game J.R. is currently in. For added authenticity, this episode was recorded in my basement.

Thank you, Gary, for helping make roleplaying what it is today. You’ll be missed.

Special thanks to Jesse Thorne of The Sound of Young America over at maximumfun.org for letting me use a clip from his interview with John Hodgman. He truly is America’s Radio Sweetheart.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 77: Super Mash Brothers

Mar 4, 2008 16:01

Description:

It’s a mashed-up world, we just live in it.

“Counting Rockets? was mashed-up by Divide & Kreate. You can download it and other mash-ups at divideandkreate.com

“$20 Monday? was mashed-up by A plus D. You can download it and other mash-ups at aplusd.net

“United States of Pop? was mashed-up by DJ Earworm. You can download it and other mash-ups at www.djearworm.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Episode 76: In The Black Moriah's Shadow

Mar 3, 2008 12:08

Description:

It’s a story about two people, in a restaurant. It’s a story about delicacies that may or may not be just what you need. It’s a story about the memory of taste. It’s a story about what’s in the wine. It’s a story about a cartoon heroine. It’s a story about what the cheese is made from. It’s a story about what we’ve left behind, in order to move forward.

It’s a story about the meteor.

Special thanks to Kate Eckert, Ben Dyme and Brendan Dalton for their performances this episode.

“Black Mariah? was performed by Maria Daines and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about her at www.maria-daines.com.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 75: Open Mic At The Music Lyric Lounge

Mar 2, 2008 08:19

Description:

Welcome to the Music Lyric Lounge, offering the best in interpretive sound based on the lyrics of some the greatest bands the world has ever seen.  Tonight, for your entertainment we have discussions of children, monkeys, and masses of blood and foam.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 74: Enter...The Feedback

Mar 1, 2008 16:59

Description:

Friday Feedback returns! I've been looking forward to this one...well, since the last feedback episode. My inability to realize I had a broken microphone is discussed, as is my love and affection for my current mic (made by Giant Squid Audio Labs). Also, my distaste for European Medieval fantasies and my love of a good cheese joke.

Had more than a few podcasters send emails or call in:
Command Line of The Command Line podcast
Pat of the JFP Podcast
Nobilis of Nobilis Erotica
Paul Fischer of A.D.D. Cast and the Balticon Podcast.

Paul's how-to PDF on how to boost your volume in GarageBand can be found here

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Aliens You Will Meet - The Rock Giants of Nikinntinn

Feb 29, 2008 01:23

Description:

The silicone-based rock giants of Nikinntinn have minds that can best be described as glacial.  The average greeting takes sixteen to twenty hours, and a ceremonial one for someone of your stature will take no less than three weeks.

Bring a book.

Episode 73: Guest of the Dragon

Feb 28, 2008 14:35

Description:

Still feeling ill, so instead of providing “content,? I instead yammer about Dragon*Con. The relevant points:

I am going to be guest at Dragon*Con ‘08

I’ve been attending Dragon*Con since 2000

I’d made a promise that’d be a guest in 2005. Better late than never.

Mur Lafferty should be on more panels.

As a guest, I won’t have to wait in the registration line. This may be the best perk of all.

This brings the list of Jared Axelrod Convention Appearances to 3 this year. In addition to Dragon*Con, I’ll be a guest at Balticon and SalonCon

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Also, if you haven’t seen it already, you should really watch the Stupendous Adventures of Starman and Batman:

Episode 72: Little Boy Blue

Feb 27, 2008 04:56

Description:

"Hey, Mister, I'm a wizard," the boy said. "Buy me a soda."

"You're not even out of grade school," I said. "How can you be wizard?"

This episode featured "Fossegrimhalligen" performed by Barry Phillips. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 71: Podcast du Fromage

Feb 26, 2008 15:34

Description:

What would the world be like if instead of going on and on about beer, podcasters the world over went on and on about…cheese? Cap’n Stilton, host of Podcast du Fromage gives you a window into such a world, where the wine flows freely, and even the insults have a smooth, creamy texture.

And remember, crackers are for people who can’t handle their cheese.

Special thanks to JR Blackwell, Benjamin Dyme, and Podcasting’s Rich Sigfrit

This episode featured Bach’s "Violin Concerto 1041 : I. Allegro" performed by Lara St. John. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 70: How Genre Can You Be?

Feb 25, 2008 12:56

Description:

Sunday evening finds me ruminating about Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's comic The Umbrella Academy, and wondering about the strangling tendrils of superhero tropes, and genres in general. How much is too much genre elements? Is there even such a thing?

In any case, here's some Umbrella Academy material on the internet, which will give you an idea of which superhero elements the comic embraces and which ones it leaves at the curb:

The Free Comic Book Day story, But The Past Ain't Through With You...
The MySpace Comic, Safe and Sound
And the 2-page sneak preveiw.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 69: Meanwhile, At the Hall of Justice

Feb 24, 2008 14:04

Description:

Go see me and my incredibly attractive friends dressed as steampunk superheroes here at BoingBoing.

All of the artists played on this podcast have large amount of music available on their website for download. The Voice of Free Planet X supports this behavior, and so should you.

“The Ballad of Barry Allen? was written and performed by Jim’s Big Ego. You can find out more about the band at bigego.com

“Four-Color Love Story? was written and performed by The Metasciences. You can find out more about the band at themetasciences.com

“Dance, Soltarious Johnson, Dance? was written and performed by Jonathan Coulton. You can find out more about him at jonathancoulton.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 68: Attack of the Feedback!

Feb 23, 2008 08:59

Description:

More podcast episodes means more feedback!  I take a moment to go over the choice bit of listener mail. I am flattered, a listener may be going deaf (but only in one ear), and we confirm that things are better with JR and that a certain episode is "made of awesome."  Plus, the cool names Nobilis gives his children and a kind stranger reveals what happened to me on Valentine's Day!

Cool experimental music atbraindouche.net

You can find the Nobilis Erotica podcast noblis.libsyn.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 67: My Evening With The Insect Queen

Feb 22, 2008 12:33

Description:

One the great things about, well, being me, is that my friends are just as great and as fascinating as I am, so when I haven't seen one in a while, they're usually full of amazing stories and interesting conversations.

Case in point, one Miss Holly Johnson, currently interning at Longwood Gardens. She's studying pest management, teaching the right kinds of pest to take care of the wrong kind of pests for us.  Which is why she knows things like why petting a velvet ant is never good idea and that it's good to have a dragonfly on your defense.  She was visiting in order to model for J.R., and her stories were so fascinating, I just turned on the mic and let her go.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 66: Things We Say In Bed

Feb 21, 2008 20:39

Description:

J.R. Blackwell and I lay around in bed and talk about the spiritual underpinnings of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, the general inappropriateness of Elmo on SEASAME STREET, the exposition-easing vocal work of Clancy Brown, the confidence of stupid people on the internet, the style and charm of MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT, why Zula, Katara and Toff are ground-breaking characters, and the number people J.R punched while college.

A pretty standard evening, really.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net


Episode 65: Overheard In Purgatory

Feb 20, 2008 00

Description:

"Hey, Bea. It's Dante. No, I can just barely hear you. No, No...it's not Hell. It's Purgatory... PURGATORY!!! Yeah, I didn't think there'd be service out here either...."

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net


Episode 64: The Fury of the Widowmaker

Feb 19, 2008 08:29

Description:

They called the ship a Widowmaker, a relic of a time when the black of space was scarred by the war and the machines that made it possible. There were no windows save at the top and few doors; little was done to make the metal monstrosity look like anything other than the heavily armed coffin it was. It towered over the edge of the city, and Fire Chief Jaime Olmos felt cold and clammy every time he had to drive beneath its shadow. He had argued with the city about taking it down and scrapping it. But no one saw the tower of metal-encased kindling on insufficient struts, a danger to the community around it. They only saw a tourist offering, a landmark...

This episode was read and scored by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net, who also wrote and performed the Voice of Free Planet X theme.

Episode 63: Getting the Social Conflict

Feb 18, 2008 16:13

Description:

I talk to Steve Wilson, mastermind behind both Farpoint Convention and Prometheus Radio Theatre. We talk of how to properly write space opera, the magic of the right convention guest, and the importance of social conflict.

You can find out more about Farpoint Convention at www.farpointcon.com.

You can subscribe to Prometheus Radio Theatre at prometheus.libsyn.com

This episode was recorded with a microphone from Giant Squid Audio Lab.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 62: FARPOINT Comics Panel

Feb 17, 2008 54:48

Description:

I moderate a panel on webcomics at Farpoint Convention with Dan Warner and Glenn Hauman manages to wander all the concerns of online media in general, the reasoning behind selling out, and what awaits you if you try to self-publish. Also, inexplicably, Warren Ellis.

You can find out more about Daniel Warner at danielwarner.net.

Glen Hauman’s ComicMix site is located at comicmix.com

This episode was recorded with a microphone from Giant Squid Audio Lab.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 61: Am I Awake?

Feb 16, 2008 13:26

Description:

Doing a daily podcast has (unsurprisingly) left me a little behind on my sleep. So while I catch up in order to prepare for Farpoint, here's some music from a few bands that have been wearing out my mp3 player recently:

"Am I Awake" was performed by They Might Be Giants and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at theymightbegiants.com/.

"Seaweed" was performed by Saul Williams and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about him and his new album "The Inevitable Rise and Fall of Niggy Tardust" at niggytardust.com/.

"Wasps Nest" was performed by The National and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at theymightbegiants.com/.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

EP145: Instead of a Loving Heart

Feb 15, 2008 29:02

Description:

By Jeremiah Tolbert.
Read by Jared Axelrod (of The Voice of Free Planet X).
First appeared in All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories (ed. David Moles & Jay Lake).

We are somewhere among the tallest mountains of the world. When we arrived, I was locked away in a cargo hold, so I don’t know exactly where. Our home is a small, drafty castle and a separate laboratory. Dr. Octavio had the locals construct the lab before he tested the new death ray on their village. There’s very little left there. In my little bit of spare time, I try to bury the bodies and collect anything useful to the doctor’s experiment.

My primary duties consist of keeping the castle’s furnace running and clearing the never-ending snow from the path between the two buildings. Sometimes, it falls too fast for my slow treads and shovel attachment to keep up with and I find myself half-buried in the snow. It is horrible on my gears when this happens, but I use heavyweight oil now and it helps.

It is one of the few benefits of my metal frame that I appreciate. Life in this contraption is like being wrapped in swaddling clothes. I wonder if I would feel anything if my casing caught on fire? I need to ask the doctor when he isn’t in one of his moods.

Rated PG. Parental guidance suggested for violence and ennui.

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Referenced Sites:
Jared Axelrod’s Commissions

Episode 60: Passional Learning

Feb 14, 2008 22:37

Description:

WARNING: This episode is not particularly safe for work. Sex is discussed as something that exists, and naughty bits are mentioned by name. Just so you know.

To get you geared up for Valentine’s Day, I speak with Kali Morgan and Justine Shuey of Passional Boutique. We talk about the successful classes they’ve held in the past, the experiences they’ve had working with various age groups, and the experience that is “Show & Tell Sunday?

You can find out more about the Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium, visit www.passional.net/ and www.passionaltoys.com.

This episode was recorded with a microphone from Giant Squid Audio Lab.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 59: Layers Of Identity

Feb 13, 2008 14:11

Description:

The Shark is a Battlefield series of interviews comes to its conclusion with Nick Popio, LARP runner, player and designer (triple threat).  We talk about the identity-splitting nature of role-playing games, the basis of wish-fulfillment, and the inter-personal interaction that this form of gaming engenders.

Plus, business jargon!

This episode was recorded with a microphone from Giant Squid Audio Lab.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

 



Episode 58: Invaded

Feb 12, 2008 06:18

Description:

We think large. We may be small creatures to you, but our lives extend far beyond the miniscule moments you possess. We think large, and we think long.

Have you ever looked at a mosquito, closely? It’s a strange shape, all hunched over and crooked. Even by your insect standards, it is a bizarre creature. And you never realized. It’s one of the few insects that survive your winters. Did you ever wonder why?

This episode was recorded with a microphone from Giant Squid Audio Lab.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 57: Giving Direction

Feb 11, 2008 21:45

Description:

Third in the Shark Is A Battlefield series of interviews find me talking with John Morehead of Digitribe. John talks about directing GEEKIN’ and THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER, the perils of adapting H.P. Lovecraft and what Digitribe plans to do next.

It may involve me. Just saying.

This episode was recorded with a microphone from Giant Squid Audio Lab.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

 

Episode 56: Up Close

Feb 10, 2008 16:43

Description:

The Shark Is A Battlefield series of interviews continues as I turn the tables on Bradley George, host of WFDD’s Triad Arts Up Close, a interview the interviewer. We discuss the ups and downs of doing a daily arts reporting show for Public Radio and how the right watercolor painting can change your perspective.

This episode was recorded with a microphone from Giant Squid Audio Lab.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 55: Seeing Through The Bullshit

Feb 9, 2008 14:31

Description:

The first of the Shark Is A Battlefield series of interviews, finds me speaking with Alison Buck, sociologist. We discuss calling folks on their bullshit, the short skirts of roller girls, sociologist career paths, carving young minds, being a superhero, Live Action Role-Playing, and the benefits of knowing the best way to creep people out.

This episode was recorded using a microphone from Giant Squid Audio Lab.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

 

Episode 54: A Little More Sonic

Feb 8, 2008 13:52

Description:

I’m busy building a sonic screwdriver, so I asked the Doctor to help me put together a selection of DOCTOR WHO-themed songs to play. “A Capella Who? was arranged and performed by Stephen Willis, and can be downloaded at whomix.trilete.net “Hear Come The Drums? was produced by Juxtaposeur, and can be downloaded at www.thejuxtaposition.co.uk/ “Dr. Who on Holiday? was produced by Dean Gray as part of the album “American Edit,? and can be downloaded at www.internetkilled.com/americanedit/ The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 53: JR Blackwell Breathes Fire

Feb 7, 2008 16:19

Description:


…and my microphone will never be the same.

Special guest JR Blackwell heats up the show to discuss her upcoming appearance at What-The-Hell-Con, how she started the club that started such a convention, and what it takes to create something that endures for others long after you’ve left.

You can find out about JR Blackwell photography and life at blackwell.livejournal.com

Information about What-The-Hell-Con can be found at www.guilford.edu/yachting/wthcon

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 52: Object Of My Desire

Feb 6, 2008 05:37

Description:

Here in the Quiet Dark, a raygun can be your dearest friend. It warms to your touch, responds to your requests, and clears your way.  It is the best partner one can expect to have in the quiet dark...

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 51: The Me Episode

Feb 5, 2008 27:00

Description:

The beginning of something new, as I start an experiment in daily podcasting.  Let's see how long I can keep it up.

Part one of the answers to faithful listener Keiko Mushi's questionaire about me and my writing.  I delve into my influences, my current projects and talk frankly about my costuming habit.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Random Signal #66 - All Aboard the Christmas Train!

Jan 3, 2008 01:05:58

Description:

It's Christmas! To celebrate, I bring you an extra-long episode filled with wine, women, and song. And chocolate cookies. All songs by Beatnik Turtle from The Song of The Day podcast.

00:00 The Christmas Train (Song of the Day for 12/10)

04:00 I welcome my two special guests: Jared Axelrod, host of podcasts The Voice of Free Planet X and Aliens You Will Meet, and JR Blackwell, host of Voices of Tomorrow.

08:58 JR is a runner-up in Violet Blue's list of the Top Ten Sexy Geeks of 2007!

11:44 How to tell if your waiter is Wolverine.

18:33 Christmas Is Coming To Your House (Song of the Day for 12/9)

21:06 We discuss "Comfort and Joy" the Justice League Christmas special. For the record, the Ultra-Humanite was voiced by Ian Buchanan, not Kelsey Grammer.



28:25 The Ultra-Humanite vs NPR

34:18 Fun with Mythology Pt. 1

A short reading from Classical Myths That Live Today (Silver, Burdett & Co., 1927) by Frances E. Sabin (who was a woman, incidentally).

Question for discussion: Is classical mythology a "girl's subject"?

38:45 Christmas Is a Vulture (Song of the Day for 12/12)

42:28 Fun with Mythology Pt. 2

Question for review: Was Juno justified in her jealous attitudes toward Jupiter?

50:00 Coed Naked Drunk Xmas Shopping (Song of the Day for 12/11)

52:16 Trader Joes's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's: "Oreos to the next, NEXT level."

55:00 Will Jared and JR ever discover the true meaning of Empire Day?

58:59 A Random Signal exclusive--JR Blackwell will launch her new podcast, Blackmail, early 2008!

01:01:10 For Lee at the I Motor Away podcast, "I Motor Away In a Manger" a drunken, a capella, improv (mostly), karaoke Christmas carol.

Episode 50: Old Man's Moon

Jan 1, 2008 11:46

Description:

Long after a war has ravaged earth, the descendants of the survivors sit on the moon, gaze down at the world they've left behind, and dream of the future.  But not everyone can leave the past behind so easily.

This episode was performed by Ben Dyme and Jared Axelrod.

Go listen to JR and I on Random Signal  with Jason and Ryn

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 49: 2nd Anniversary Special

Nov 9, 2007 29:09

Description:

Today, The Voice of Free Planet X is two years old.  Join me as we look back on this venerable institution that we call the Voice of Free Planet X, from it's noteworthy beginning in ancient Greece, to the life-changing power it has today.

With special guests:

Christiana Ellis of Nina Kimberly the Merciless; and Space Casey.
Dr. John Cmar of saintnickanuck.com
Chris Miller of podiobooks.com
Jason Adams of Random Signal and This Day In Alternate History
Paul Fischer of the A.D.D. Cast and the Balticon Podcast;
Podcasting's Rich Sigfrit of Requiem of the Outcast and half the content of the internet at any given time
Mur Lafferty of the Heaven series, Playing For Keeps and the other half of the content on the internet at any given time.

Wax cylinder recording of "Groundhog Day" provided by cyberbee.com

Our theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Escape Pod 115: Conversations With And About My Toothbrush

Jul 20, 2007 22:32

Description:

By Derek Zumsteg.

Read by Jared Axelrod (of The Department of Public Words).
"I read an interesting forum post last night,? my electric toothbrush told me over its low burr."

"Thiff ouff thew be thood," I said through my mouth of foam.

“It was!? he replied. “Using readily available components, Monkeymonkey turned his Intellibrush into a milk frother."

I spit into the sink and set my toothbrush in its white ceramic charger. "What would I do with a milk frother?"

"Make cappucinos," my toothbrush said, with a hint of resignation, as I rinsed and spit again.

"I don’t drink cappucinos," I said.

"You could start!"

Rated G.  Contains a very mild reference to vibrating appliances.

Referenced Sites:

U.S.S. Mariner


Senses Five Press



Episode 48: THE WATER'S FINE

Jul 10, 2007 13:33

Description:

In the St. Lawrence River, the one that goes from NY to Canada, biologists have discovered pods of beluga whales with cancer. Not just with cancer, but with the highest cancer rates of any wild animal studied. Some of the dead whales are so suffused with pollutants that they qualify as hazardous waste.

Researchers have also found something else in the river: Botulism. Botulism is a disease caused by a bacterial toxin that cause paralysis, and, if not properly treated, death. It's in the fish, in the birds, the entire wildlife. It's in the soil.

And it's beautiful place. Even in the danger area, the "Area of Concern," as the Environmental Protection Agency calls it. It's one of the prettiest rivers you'll see.

This is a river that is still fished in. It is a river that people bring their families to, to boat and swim in. This river, home to toxins, to cancerous animals is frequently swam in by children.

As the world around us becomes slowly poisoned, we are determined to not let it ruin our routines. Guest reader and composer Russell Collins explores this bizarre form of courage in this episode, THE WATER'S FINE.

Russell Collins is a musical composer and singer. In addition to reading the preceding story, he also wrote the performed the score, as well as the VoFPX theme. You can find out more about Russell atwww.clockworkaudio.net

"Floating Away" was performed by Folio and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.folioband.com.

ALIENS YOU WILL MEET, another fine Free Planet X studios podcast, is going to have a live show at Dragon*Con in Atlanta. Live, real puppets will be enacting a very special extended narration, and I hope to see you there.

Pseudopod 041: Fingerbones Hung Like Mobiles

Jun 22, 2007 21:08

Description:

By Paul Jessup

Read by Jared Axelrod

“These woods are filled with spirits,? she said, “Not like the spirits of the dead. Older spirits. My grandma told me about them. She said that once these spirits used to help people, they were noble and good. And then people stopped praying to them. Stopped giving them food and friendship. Now the spirits are sick, and they wander these woods looking for companionship.?

Brad laughed and drank some of the vodka.

“What a load of shit,? Brad said, “Is that supposed to be scary, huh Carla? I don’t buy it. Not one bit.?

Little Man looked nervous. It was hard to reconcile this story with what we saw only a few hours ago. “Don’t worry Little Man,? Brad said, “Carla’s just pulling our legs. Ain’t that right??

Episode 47: CURSE

May 30, 2007 11:09

Description:

Michael Winerip is a writer for the New York Times and an alumus of Harvard. In a recent column, "Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard," he talks about the multitudes of young teenagers who come to him for an interveiw, in the hopes of getting into his alma mater. None of them do.

Winerip describes a girl who, during summer vacation, left her house before 7 each morning to make a two-hour train ride to a major university, where she worked all day doing cutting-edge research for NASA on weightlessness in mice.

Let me repeat that. This girl's summer job consisted of working with NASA on the effects of weightlessness. Space travel. She did not get in to Harvard.

Another, a boy, did cancer research in the summer. He played two instruments in three orchestras; and composed his own music. He redid the computer system for his student paper, loved to cook and was writing his own cookbook. One of his specialties was snapper poached in tea and served with noodle cake.

And yet, these kids, despite their brilliance, their drive, their perfect SAT scores, their AP classwork and their parental assistance and assurance, kids who you'd think any college would be begging for them to come to, these kids do not get into Harvard. They do not get in Yale, they do not get into Princeton.

Because it just isn't enough. Not anymore.

What would you do, then, as a parent, to give your child an edge? How far would you go? How much would it cost, and how much would you be willing to pay? Guest reader Mur Laferty explores these possiblities in this episode's story.

Mur Laferty is the creative mind behind "Geek-fu Action Grip" and "I Should Be Writing," as well as being the co-author of "Tricks of the Podcasting masters," and editor of "Pseudopod"

"Asshole" was performed by Jim's Big Ego and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at bigego.com/.

This episode also featured "Concerto in D-Dur - Allegro" by Vivaldi, as performed by Telemann Trio Berlin . More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Our theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 46: BIZZARO WORLD

Apr 2, 2007 37:50

Description:

Happy April the First from the Greatest Music Podcast on the internet!

All music made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network.

"Livin' a Lie" by Suite 666
"Parallel Universes" by Dan Warren
"Time Remembers" by Artificial Intelligence In Texas
"Anesthesia" by Bad Religion
"In the Coffee Shop, When" by Andy Stone
"Killer Gorilla" by Whoremoan
"Powers" by Blackalicious
"Coma Girl" by Joe Strummer And the Mescaleros
"While The Sun Burns" by Catalonia
"She's Dead" by Jim's Big Ego

Episode 45: LICENSED

Mar 16, 2007 14:56

Description:

When your consumption is regulated by your behavior, what can you do when your past catches up with you?

This St. Patrick's Day cautionary tale was read by Brendan Dalton

"Seven Drunken Nights" was performed by Brobdingnagian Bards and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.thebards.net.

This episode also featured "Before I Was Gone" by Ehren Starks. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 44: MARTIAN BLUFF

Mar 9, 2007 13:39

Description:

"They say, before you can live here, you have to go and shout, ‘I am a Martian!’ And if God believes you, you’ll live in happiness and peace, until the end of your days.?
“And? If God doesn’t believe you??

"Staring At The Sun" was written and performed by TV On The Radio and was made available curtosey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about the band at www.tvontheradio.com/.

This episode also featured "Long Past Gone" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Go vote for me in the Final Round of Escape Pod's Flash Fiction Contest. You will have to register, but then, why wouldn't you?

Our theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 43: NETHER LANDS

Feb 20, 2007 14:55

Description:

Stories gotta come from somewhere.

Check out the Escape Pod forums at forum.escapeartists.info "The Water" was written and performed by Captain Paradox. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Captain Paradox at www.captainparadox.com

This episode also featured "Forever Babylon" by Falik. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Thanks again to everyone involved at Farpoint. The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 42: THE PURIFYING FLAMES OF BURNING LOVE

Feb 12, 2007 13:00

Description:

When the Devil's in disguise, it takes a powerful messanger to show power of burning love. So, three Elvises walk into a bar...

"Burning Love" was written by Dennis Linde. It was performed by Elvis Presley

Listen to J's Indie/Rock Mayhem at qfsmayhem.blogspot.com/ and at www.myspace.com/qfsmayhem.

Download Aliens You Will Meet at aliensyouwillmeet.libsyn.com. You know you wanna.

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 41: THIS YEAR'S ARISTOGITON

Jan 27, 2007 15:44

Description:

Kennedy Rex, the half-man, half-dinosaur political candidate is a shoe-in for the election. Looks like it's time for a tyrant slayer.

"Broken Hands" was written and performed by Anvil Chorus. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Anvil Chorus at www.myspace.com/anvilchorus

Farpoint Science Fiction Convention is held in Baltimore, on Februrary 16-18. For more information, go to www.bcpl.net/~wilsonr/

You can hear Mur Laferty the reading Jonathan Sherwood's SF novelette, Under the Graying Sea at gramophiction.blogspot.com

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 40: WHAT MECHANICS DO

Jan 8, 2007 09:55

Description:

How do you fix something that sees existing as a malfunction?

"Automaton" was written and performed by No They Do and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at notheydo.com.

This episode also featured "Last Night Drive" by Ehren Starks. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Episode 39: WHEN THE DUST SETTLES

Jan 2, 2007 12:49

Description:

Sometimes that clean slate isn't as clean as you've hoped

"Down To Zero" was written by Joan Armatrading, performed by Bettye LaVette and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about her at www.bettyelavette.com.

This episode also featured "Dancing Backward" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Paul Fischer is the New Media Ninja Warrior behind the Balticon podcast and the ADDcast. Both are great. Go listen to them.

Our theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Escape Pod, Episode 83: ULLA

Dec 9, 2006 33:39

Description:

By Daniel Schwabauer.
Read by Jared Axelrod (of The Voice of Free Planet X) and J.R. Blackwell (of Voices of Tomorrow).

The world we now occupy is red, fourth from its sun, and extreme in its temperature. The atmosphere is lethal. Without our shelters we would die. But we will not be here long. Already the attack-cylinders, loaded with machinery and the weapons of destruction, stand ready in the firing tubes. Soon I shall be sending you thoughts from the third planet.

I have loved you.

Rated PG. Contains violence, chemical warfare, and heavy moral themes.

EPISODE 38: SATURN SWALLOWS ITS CHILDREN WHOLE

Nov 25, 2006 13:29

Description:

The intergalactic cure for too much Thanksgiving

JR Blackwell is the producer of Voices Of Tomorrow , the official podcast of 365 Tomorrows, of which she is a founder. Go check out her brilliant writing and photography at her online journal, blackwell.livejournal.com/

"Can't Die Now" was performed by The Raygun Girls. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about The Raygun Girls at www.theraygungirls.com

This episode also featured "Tell It By Heart" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 37: PERFECTLY LOGICAL EXPLANATION

Nov 13, 2006 11:55

Description:

The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X stays strong and lives free!

Seth Jacquay is the producer of WHYME: The Worst Music You've Ever Heard , a podcast that combines the best in independent music with live performances and interviews. Go ask him why I'm not a member of the Jerk Squad yet. And check out his songs as Seth - Third Son of Albert at music.paintthesky.org/

"Karen" was performed by Ferg, as part of his Air Ferg podcast You can find out more about Ferg at airferg.com.

Episode 36: HAND AND FIST

Nov 12, 2006 14:24

Description:

The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X keeps rocking!

William Patrick Butler is the producer of the Jackson Free Press podcast , an eclectic mix of music and spoken word performances. Go for the music, stay for the host's honey-smooth delivery. Check out his photography at www.williampatrickbutler.com

"Another Man's Vine" was performed by Tom Waits. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Tom Waits at Epitaph Records

This episode also featured "Edge of My Soul" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 35: A SENSE OF WORTH

Nov 11, 2006 13:07

Description:

The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X goes upside 'yo head!

Stephen Eley is the creator of the Escape Pod , flat-out the best scif-fi podcast on the internet, as well as PsuedoPod which I haven't listen to. I get creeped out pretty easily. He's also been publishined recently in the anthology Twenty Epics.

"We Are The Ones" was written and performed by The Coup. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about The Coup at www.epitaph.com

This episode also featured "The Searching Light" by Falik. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 34: THE FINAL VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN SHAKESPEARE

Nov 10, 2006 13:28

Description:

The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X cannot be stopped!

Rich Sigfrit is the creator of the Requiem of the Outcast , Mister Adventure,Behind the Parsecs, Cinemafreaks , Convince Me podcasts, as well as distributing such quality podcasts like Port CIty PD and Hero Envy, under the Outcast Mutlimedia umbrella. Because of Rich--and only Rich--podcasting will never die.

"I Crush Everything" was written and performed by Jonathan Coulton, off his EP Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow. You can find out more about Jonathan Coulton at http://www.jonathancoulton.com.

This episode also featured "Glasrohrstuck" by Tilopa. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 33: THE LIFE OF A VENUSIAN COWGIRL

Nov 9, 2006 15:12

Description:

The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X continues!

Mur Laferty is the creator of Geek-Fu Action Grip and I Should Be Writing podcasts, the co-author of Tricks of the Podcasting Masters, and a columnist for various and sundry websites and magazines, information of which you can find at www.murlafferty.com. The woman is unstoppable. "The Rocket Song" was written and performed by Mimi Ferocious, and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.mimiferocious.com.

This episode also featured "Dancing Backward" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 32: HOIST THAT RAG

Nov 8, 2006 10:47

Description:

The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X begins!

Jason Adams is the mastermind behind Random Signal, the podcast that's equal parts geek talk and indy-rock. It is the bee's knees.

"Happy Birthday" was written and performed by Catalonia, and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.cataloniamusic.com.

Episode 31: THE WALLS OF THE WORLD

Nov 1, 2006 23:06

Description:

The walls of the world are held up only by men. And it is men who tear them down.

"The Chills" was written and performed by Peter, Bjorn and John. You can find out more about Peter, Bjorn and John at www.peterbjornandjohn.com

This episode also featured "Long Past Gone" by Jami Seiber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Go listen to the I Motor Away podcast.

Episode 30: WHO FOREVER BELONGS TO

Oct 9, 2006 15:16

Description:

If you had a time machine, would you use it to change the past? Or merely avoid the present?

"You Can Never Hold Back Spring" was performed by Tom Waits off his album "

Episode 29: THE NEW ECONOMY

Sep 29, 2006 18:14

Description:

Can you buy respect? Sure you can; this is the new economy

"My Favorite Mutiny" was written and performed by The Coup. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about The Coup at www.epitaph.com

This episode also featured "Black" by

Episode 28: QUITTER

Aug 21, 2006 11:29

Description:

Tomorrow, Vivek Pratap will quit smoking. He's a new man now, what with the shark genes he's added....

"Broken Hands" was written and performed by Anvil Chorus. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Anvil Chorus at www.myspace.com/anvilchorus

This episode also featured "When I Look Into Her Eyes" by Falik. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Kieko Mushi's Writing Challeges can be found at www.frappr.com/keikoswritingchallenges

You can download Mur Lafferty's Heaven at Podiobooks.com

Escape Pod Flash: The Uncanny Valley

Aug 15, 2006 03:01

Description:

By Jared Axelrod. (365 Tomorrows, The Voice of Free Planet X)
Read by Stephen Eley.

"i'm sorry," Purby said, reshuffling the papers on his desk. "What was the problem with her?"

"Her breathing. She breathes. She doesn't stop."

"Yes, and?"

"It's unnerving."

Rated G. (Anything that isn't G-rated in this story is entirely the product of your imagination.)

Episode 27: THIS WORLD'S NOT BUILT FOR LOVERS

Aug 12, 2006 13:48

Description:

Even in a fantasy, some rules are not meant to be broken. These are the ones that are the first to go. Especially in a fantasy.

Mod-Fearing Woman and Mod-Fearing Man T-shirts are currently available at Axel-Head Store

"Nintendo" was written and performed by Saint Dragon It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Saint Dragon at www.saintdragon.com/

This episode also featured "Maenam" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Paul Fischer and Martha Holloway can be found at the Balticon Podcast, and naturally, at Balticon.

Episode 26: BUYING JOHN HODGEMAN

Aug 4, 2006 10:36

Description:

Can you put a price on John Hodgeman? And if so, could you, a lay-person, hope to afford him?

More information on John Hodgeman can be found at www.littlegraybooks.com, www.areasofmyexpertise.com, and areasofmyexpertise.blogspot.com. He is truly a well-webbed gentleman.

"Furry Old Lobster" is written and performed by Jonathon Coulton, and can be purchased directly from the artist. You can find out more about Jonathan at www.jonathancoulton.com.

This episode also featured "Sunset At Pensacola" by Ehren Starks. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 25: IN A NEST OF ICE AND SNOW

Jul 21, 2006 14:25

Description:

In the bitter cold of a frozen future, warmth can be found in the most unexpected places.

"Disgrace" was written and performed by Essie Jain. You can find out more about this artist and her work at www.essiejain.com

This episode also featured "Daybreak" by Jami Seiber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Bradley George is the host of Triad Arts Up Close, one of the best interview show's you find. Also, he dances better than Soterios Johnson

A Heartfelt Phone Message

May 27, 2006 01:05

Description:

Sorry I missed you. We'll catch up later, 'kay?

Episode 24: WHERE THE WILD HORSES RUN

May 26, 2006 06:13

Description:

How far will you go, and how fast, to regain what you've lost?

Balticon Countdown: Tomorrow!!!

"Supersonic" was written and performed by Bad Religion from their album "The Process Of Belief" It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network and Epitaph records You can find out more about Bad Religion at www.badreligion.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org

Episode 23: FAVOR FISHING

May 25, 2006 13:51

Description:

Somedays, you gotta make do with what you have so that on other days, you can reach for what you want.

Balticon Countdown: 3 days

"Mystery In Her Hands" was written and performed by Trace Wiren from her album "Johnny's Cafe" It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Trace Wiren' at www.tracewiren.com

You can find the JFP podcast at www.jacksonfreepress.com/podcast.

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org

Episode 22: REAL GIRLS

May 23, 2006 12:17

Description:

Sugar and spice and everything nice, is that what real girls are made of?

Balticon Countdown: 4 days

"Tranarchy Tracy" was written and performed by Le Cabaret Melange. You can find out Le Cabaret Melange's new project, the Oberon Orchestra at www.oberonorchestra.com and at myspace.com/OberonOrchestra

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org

Episode 21: FLEET OF AGES

May 22, 2006 16:03

Description:

The Fleet of Ages, the Ships of Tomorrow, grand vessels designed to travel into the future and bring back loads of wonders yet to come. But how much can we take before there's nothing left?

Balticon Countdown: 5 days

"How's It Gonna End" was written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brenna, and performed by Waits off his album "Real Gone" It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Tom Waits' at www.officaltomwaits.com

This episode also featured "Out Of The Mist" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org

Episode 20: MERCY MISSION

May 20, 2006 12:40

Description:

Never underestimate a man who travels with a larger-than-life holographic crucified Jesus with laser-beam eyes.

"Amazing Grace" was performed by Miss Behavin' off her album "First Offense." It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Miss Behavin' at www.missbehavin.de

You can find out more about The Flying Spaghetti Monster and buy copies of it's Gospel at /www.venganza.org/

Episode 19: BEHIND THE WIRE

May 19, 2006 11:02

Description:

In the Bomb Shelter, best bar in the Green Zone, the glass is always half full. Until it's drained, that is.

Balticon Countdown: 9 days

"Raise A Glass To Your Favorite Guise" is written and performed by Red Cassette, from his album Thin King Twice. You can find out more about the band at www.redcassette.com.

This episode also featured "Plastic Motorfight" by Skeletonbreath. You can find out more about Skeletonbreath at www.skeletonbreath.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org Bradley George is the host of Triad Arts Up Close, an interview show that deserves a listen. He's the next Terry Gross, I swear.

Episode 18: THE BITTER KISS OF THE RONIN'S CUP

May 18, 2006 16:53

Description:

Before the ronin, did we ever know the world or it's bitter kiss?

Balticon Countdown: 10 days

"Thursday" is written and performed by Asobi Seksu, from their Citrus which will be available May 30th. You can find out more about the band at www.asobisesku.com.

This episode also featured "Avanti" by Tilopa. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org

Episode 17: IN THE BELLY OF THE DESERT

May 17, 2006 11:48

Description:

You wander in the Desert, you'��ll go the same way all Desert creatures do.

Balticon Countdown: 11 days

"Bring It On" was written and performed Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, from the album Noctoramak, and is can be purchased via iTunes. It was was provided curtousey of Epitaph records and The Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com/

This episode also feature "Polish Jokes" by the Stick And Rag Village Orchestra,

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org

Episode 16: WORD MADE FLESH

May 16, 2006 11:28

Description:

It's one thing to be seen, it's quite another to be seen in writing.

Balticon Countdown: 12 days

"Claim" is written and performed by Cynthia G Mason, from her self-titled album, which can be purchased via iTunes. You can find out more about Cynthia at www.spiderwomanrecords.com.

This episode also featured "Bailar Tristemente" by Ehren Starks. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 15: ROOK TAKES KING, part 2

May 15, 2006 16:12

Description:

On a chess board, each peice is assigned it's ability to move, and each are predictable in that way. But often, the world is less orderly.

Balticon Countdown: 13 days

"Mince Meat" was written and performed Danger Doom, from the album The Mouse And The Mask, and is available via iTunes. It was was provided curtousey of Epitaph records and The Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about Danger Doom at www.dangerdoom.com

This episode also feature "Louise" and "Do The Lazy Rabbit" by Skeletonbreath. You can find out more about Skeletonbreath at www.skeletonbreath.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org

Episode 14: ROOK TAKES KING, part 1

Apr 13, 2006 17:58

Description:

On a chess board, it's easy to see the pieces, and know the pawns from the royalty. But often, the world is less black and white.

"You're An Animal" was written and performed by the Masochist Monkey Circus. You can find out more about The Masochist Monkey Circus at their MySpace page

This episode also featured "Louise" bySkeletonbreath. You can find out more about Skeletonbreath at skeletonbreath.com.

You can both read and listen to Hrekka's FIVE MILES TO EDEN at it's home on DeviantArt

News and information about the Blooker Prize can be found at the Lulu Blooker Blog.

The Voice Of Free Planet X: Promo #1

Apr 13, 2006 01:53

Description:

Finally, a promo I'm happy with. Feel free to advertise my show with this, if you're a fan.

Episode 13: A CASUAL SENSE OF ADVENTURE

Mar 13, 2006 18:37

Description:

Sometimes, it's astounding where a casual sense of adventure will lead you.

"Mind Blindness" was written and performed by Dirty On Purpose, and is available on their album Sleep Late For A Better Tomorrow. You can find out more about Dirty On Purpose at www.dirtyonpurpose.com

This episode also featured "Hidden Wings " by Jami Sieber, more work and information about this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

You can download VOICES at www.podiobooks.com/voices/ You'll be glad you did.

Episode 12: ROCKETER

Feb 12, 2006 13:28

Description:

Failure is always relative. And escape velocity can't be achieved by everyone.

"The New American Apathy" was written and performed by Mazarin, and is available on their album "We're Already There" which can be purchased via iTunes. You can find out more about Mazarin at www.myspace.com/mazarinband

This episode also featured "Dad's Song" by Ehren Starks. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Listen to The Rev-Up Review, The Worst Music You've Ever Heardand buy the February '06 issue of Popular Science, while you're at it.

Episode 11: CURSE OF THE FORWARD-THINKING GENTLEMAN, part 2

Jan 26, 2006 24:19

Description:

In which our narrator comes face to face with the monstrosities that lurk within the house of Algernon Feldspar, and learns the true nature of this unusual fellow. You will find the first part of this tale here

"Rubber Angel" was written and performed by Spit, and is available at mperia.com. You can find out more about Spit at www.otherleg.com/music/spit and www.myspace.com/spitnik

This episode also featured "Engelorum" and "RUST part 1 " byThe Vernian Process.

Episode 10: CURSE OF THE FORWARD-THINKING GENTLEMAN, part 1

Jan 18, 2006 22:34

Description:

In which our narrator recounts his involvement with Basil Fohrsight, and pursues a man with a cunningly bizarre arm. But what wonders and horrors might lie within the home of such a man?

"Down In The Meadow" was written and performed by Spit, and is available at mperia.com. You can find out more about Spit at www.otherleg.com/music/spit and www.myspace.com/spitnik

This episode also featured "Engelorum" and "RUST part 1 " by The Vernian Process.

News and information about the Blooker Prize can be found at the Lulu Blooker Blog. Since the entries up for veiw are displayed alphabetically, my entry, TALES FROM THE UNCANNY VALLEY, is diabolically close in proximity to Cheeseburger Brown's SIMON OF SPACE.

Episode 9: BIG DAMN HEROES, CHAPTER TWO

Jan 10, 2006 25:50

Description:

THE DEEDS OF THE DESPERATE Al Savage relates the story of his too-close-for-comfort meeting with the man known only as The Bat. But Savage strangely has no fear of this dark knight. Could it be there is something else in this world that frightens him more?

"Leaves Do Fall" was written and performed by The Rosebuds, and is available on their album "Birds Make Good Neighbors" which can be purchased via iTunes. You can find out more about the Rosebuds at www.therosebuds.com

This episode also featured "Sukothai Rain" and "The Darkening Ground" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Be sure to listen to Voices Of Tomorrow, the official podcast of 365tomorrows.com.

Special thanks to Brendan Dalton and J.R. Blackwell for lending their voice talents for this episode.

Episode 8: LIGHT OF OUR FATHERS

Jan 2, 2006 19:05

Description:

Life with a compulsive Groucho Marx impersonator might not be so bad, but after 13 years, it starts to wear thin. It's a war of wills between a teenage girl and her father, and Hanukkah is battlefield.

"Lydia The Tattooed Lady" was written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg and performed by Groucho Marx, and was first used in the movie At The Circus

This episode also featured "Rabbis Table," by the Stick And Rag Village Orchestra, and "Minas Tirith," by Howard Shore. Thanks again to J.R. Blackwell, for reading this weeks episode. You can read some of Ms. Blackwell's own writing at www.365tomorrows.com

Episode 7: AN X-MAS CAROL

Dec 19, 2005 21:45

Description:

Christmas is about a Christ, a Messiah  But X-Mas, X-Mas is about an X. And X stands for anything; it's a mystery. And in a holiday that celebrates mysteries, only one thing is clear:

Barley was bread to begin with...

"Christmas In The Trenches" was written and performed by John McCutcheon, and is available on his album "Winter Solstice" You can find out more about John at www.folkmusic.com

This episode also featured "Revenge Of The Sugar Plum Fairy" by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, "Broygas," by the Stick And Rag Village Orchestra, "Mezza Messa," by Falik, and "The Nutbreaker," by djBC.

Introduction To The Voice Of Free Planet X

Dec 15, 2005 01:29

Description:

Something for the new listeners. I need to cut it down a bit a bit to use it for advertising--at a minute and a half, it's bit long for the average podcast "bump." But it'll do for now.

Episode 5: BIG DAMN HEROES, CHAPTER ONE

Dec 5, 2005 18:54

Description:

THE LAY OF THE LAND Before the West was won, it was a haven for savagery and brutality. And no town exemplified lawlessness more than Justice. That's something Clark Kent and only just found out, finding himself in Justice on the trail of an man known only as The Bat...

"The Only Son" was written and performed by The Jason Sinay Band, and is available on their album "The Jason Sinay Band" which can be purchased via iTunes. You can find out more about The Jason Sinay Band at jasonsinayband.com

This episode also featured "The Easy Winners," performed by Max Morath, and "Sioux Flag Song" from the Northern Plains Native Americans.

My interview by Jason Adams is available in two parts at www.randomsignal.com

I'm a guest at PhilCon this year. Here are the panels I'll be speaking at:
Sat 10:00 AM in Liberty C Science Fiction: Gen X (179)
Sat 2:00 PM in 303 Writing for an Online Audience (283)--365 Tomorrows panel
Sun 1:00 PM in Salon G Flash Fiction (284)--365 Tomorrows panel

Episode 4: WELCOME TO THE HOTEL KRAKEN

Nov 29, 2005 12:00

Description:

The most difficult thing in the world is to admit our deepest desires. Luckily, that's what the Hotel Kraken is for.

"Doctor Of Love" was written and performed by Jen Rathbun, and is available on her album "Coffee, Chocolate & Men" which can be purchased via iTunes. You can find out more about Jen at www.JenRathbun.com

This episode also featured "Red Mood" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 3: THE FIRE INSIDE

Nov 22, 2005 13:58

Description:

The Bleeding Freak Memoirs, Part One. What happens when you shove needles into my arms and face at a poetry reading? Only good things.

"Make A God" was written and performed by Atomic Opera, and is available on their album "Penguin Dust". You can find out more about Atomic Opera at www.magnatune.com

This episode also featured "Ika" by Falik. More information about him and his work can also be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 2, PANDAS JUST WANT TO BE DOGS

Nov 14, 2005 16:25

Description:

Can a wild party bring back the call of the wild? If there's no hope for the pandas, what then can be said of us?

"Sempreverde" was written and performed by Momus, and is available on his album "Otto Spooky". You can find out more about Momus at www.imomus.com

This episode also featured "1x3" by Tilopa and "Insomnia" by Processor. Both artists and their work can be found at www.magnatune.com

Episode 1, BUILT TO LAST

Nov 7, 2005 08:47

Description:

Technology makes us impermanent.

First podcast, and I'm pretty damned excited. BUILT TO LAST, a story that's appeared on 365 Tomorrows is read with complimenting music by Jonathan Coulton.