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John Beechem

6 Podcast Episodes

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Episode 5 Thirteen Halloween Dead - Written and Performed by John Beechem

American Fantastic Theatre

Wyrmwood by Jack ScallyIn this episode, John Beechem reads his series of poems Thirteen Halloween Dead, an acrostic poetry series (the first letter of each poems spells ‘Halloween Dead’) to help celebrate Halloween 2020. It’s a sometimes macabre examination of death and dying.You can also listen to American Fantastic Theatre as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Pocket Cast. And you’re welcome to read along with the poems here . If you’d like to support American Fantastic directly, please consider becoming a member on Patreon for as little as $1 per month, the price of an entree for an entire year’s worth of support. This membership also entitles you to a copy of Delusion’s of Grandeur: Stories and Poems by John Beechem.Thanks for listening and reading!And remember, when reality becomes a burden, enjoy a sojourn into the fantastic…Intro and Outro Music: Bloody Tears by Kenichi Matsubaro, cover by Bobbo. Used without permission.

28 Oct 2020

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Episode 4 A Song for Winter - Written and Performed by John Beechem

American Fantastic Theatre

In this episode, John celebrates the yuletide solstice with his poem Song for Winter. This poem is featured in his book Delusions of Grandeur: Stories and Poems, and can be read here on American Fantastic.You can also listen to American Fantastic Theatre as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Please subscribe, rate and review.If you’d like to support American Fantastic directly, please consider becoming a member on Patreon for as little as $1 per month. Any help means a lot to us, and we’re very thankful for all the support we receive. Memberships includes a copy of Delusion’s of Grandeur: Stories and Poems.Thanks for listening and reading!And remember, when reality becomes a burden, enjoy a sojourn into the fantastic…

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21 Dec 2019

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Episode 3 The Lost Journals of Nelly Bly: Clash of the Kaiju Written and Performed by John Beechem

American Fantastic Theatre

In this episode, John reads his historical fantasy horror story The Lost Journals of Nelly Bly: Clash of the Kaiju.You can also listen to American Fantastic Theatre as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. You can read along with the story here.If you’d like to support American Fantastic directly, please consider becoming a member on Patreon for as little as $1 per month, the price of an entree for an entire year’s worth of support. This membership also entitles you to a copy of Delusion’s of Grandeur: Stories and Poems by John Beechem.Thanks for listening and reading!And remember, when reality becomes a burden, enjoy a sojourn into the fantastic…

50mins

21 Oct 2019

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Episode 2 Thirteen Candles Written and Performed by John Beechem

American Fantastic Theatre

In this episode of American Fantastic Theatre, John Beechem reads his queer, coming of age ghost story, Thirteen Candles. American Fantastic Theatre is also available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. You can read along with the story here.If you’d like to support American Fantastic directly, consider becoming a member on Patreon for as little as $1 per month, the price of an entree for an entire year’s worth of support. This membership also entitles you to a copy of Delusion’s of Grandeur: Stories and Poems by John Beechem.Thanks for listening and reading!And remember, when reality becomes a burden, enjoy a sojourn into the fantastic…2

24mins

20 Oct 2019

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Episode 1 The Cottonwood Curse Written by John Beechem Performed by Troy Kremer

American Fantastic Theatre

Welcome to American Fantastic Theatre! In our debut episode, Troy Kremer (Hip Squared) reads “The Cottonwood Curse”, a Halloween horror story by writer John Beechem.American Fantastic Theatre is also available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and Google Podcasts. You can read along with the story here on American Fantastic.You can also purchase this story in the book Delusions of Grandeur: Stories and Poems, on sale at American Fantastic, Carmichael’s Bookstore and a national online retailer that shall remain nameless. You can buy a signed copy personally from John. Contact the author at americanfantastic@gmail.com.And if you’d like to support American Fantastic directly, become a member on Patreon for as little as $1 per month, the price of an entree for an entire year’s worth of support. This membership also entitles you to a copy of Delusion’s of Grandeur, including “The Cottonwood Curse”.Thanks for listening and reading!And remember, when reality becomes a burden, enjoy a sojourn into the fantastic…

16mins

14 Oct 2019

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Episode 3 with John Beechem

Two Nuts in a Pod

We chat with our friend John (last name excluded for privacy) about depression, why capitalism sucks for depressed people, and how writing can help. Music: "People Are Strange" by Hisa Delirium. Book Recommendations: How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings from One Depressive to Another by Jacqueline Novak. An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison.Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney.Delusions of Grandeur: Stories and Poems by J. Beechem.Check out John's website www.americanfantastic.com

52mins

13 Feb 2019