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The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast

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Rank #43 in Science Fiction category

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The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.

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The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.

iTunes Ratings

744 Ratings
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The Drabblecast Gives Weird a Good Name.

By Mommabird25 - May 23 2020
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This podcast is not only excellent, it’s filled with genius and integrity. I mean that’s what Norm is...a weird genius filled with integrity, and the listener feels it in every word! I’m sure the crew is of the same ilk too! The shows are entertaining, thoughtful and they give me great joy! I can’t get over how clever these weirdos are! Enjoy!

Glad it’s back

By MellowECV3 - Jun 23 2019
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I never thought it would happen, but the podcast came back from the grave and is amazing!

iTunes Ratings

744 Ratings
Average Ratings
671
35
15
8
15

The Drabblecast Gives Weird a Good Name.

By Mommabird25 - May 23 2020
Read more
This podcast is not only excellent, it’s filled with genius and integrity. I mean that’s what Norm is...a weird genius filled with integrity, and the listener feels it in every word! I’m sure the crew is of the same ilk too! The shows are entertaining, thoughtful and they give me great joy! I can’t get over how clever these weirdos are! Enjoy!

Glad it’s back

By MellowECV3 - Jun 23 2019
Read more
I never thought it would happen, but the podcast came back from the grave and is amazing!
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The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast

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The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.

Rank #1: Drabblecast 392 – Single Parent

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The Drabblecast brings you “Single Parent” by Sarah Gailey. Sarah Gailey is a Hugo Award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, and a regular contributor for Tor.com and Barnes & Noble. Single Parent follows one father’s journey to face the monsters in his son’s closet and some demons of his own. It was originally produced for […]

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Dec 12 2018

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Rank #2: Drabbleclassics 27 – Go Beep (173)

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Drabbleclassics is a fan-hosted monthly series that features fan-picked stories from the Drabblecast archives. Our Drabbleclassics host this time around is Jen Fisher, who presents author Aliya Whiteley’s take on mindless marketing, the grunge rock anti-establishment, and the struggles of a young couple trying to fight a bizarre takeover, in her story “Go Beep.” Oh, […]

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Dec 07 2018

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Rank #3: Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Jelly Park

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“It’s about getting on the bus…” Norm and author Aliya Whiteley talk double decker busses, double decker tacos, embracing weirdness for what it is and reinventing yourself. They also get into the in’s and out’s of the first ever Drabblecast People’s Choice Award Winner for “Best Story” back in 2007, for this “Director’s Cut: Jelly […]

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Dec 17 2018

43mins

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Rank #4: Drabblecast 366 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 1

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Bear in mind closely that I did not see any actual visual horror at the end. To say that a mental shock was the cause of what I inferred – that last straw which sent me racing out of the lonely Akeley farmhouse and through the wild domed hills of Vermont in a commandeered motor […]

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Aug 09 2015

1hr 31mins

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Rank #5: Drabblecast 418 – Not Recommended for Guests of a Philosophically Uncertain Disposition

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Episode Sponsor- I’m From Nowhere by Lindsay Lerman Damita managed The Fracture’s visitor centre and gift shop, while Jem took the guided tours. There was also a cafe, which always had fresh coffee and an inventive selection of hot sandwiches, although Damita had never met anyone who worked in the kitchens. ‘They’re all very industrious, […]

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Oct 30 2019

26mins

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Rank #6: Drabblecast 400 – We Who Stole The Dream Pt. 1

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The Drabblecast launches its 8th Annual Women and Aliens Month with Part 1 of “We Who Stole the Dream” by James Tiptree Jr. This is a dark, dystopian tale about sadism and slavery, and the potential for cruelty in all of us. Published postmortem in the 1990 compilation “Her Smoke Rose Up Forever,” this story […]

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Mar 09 2019

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Rank #7: Drabblecast 399 – Trifecta: We Don’t Talk Any More

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This week the Drabblecast presents a Trifecta Special: “We Don’t Talk Any More.” “One in Four Adults” by Catherine Schaff-Stump Cath Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and adults, from humor to horror. She is the author of the Klaereon Scroll series, the most recent of which is The Pawn of Isis, coming in March, 2019. […]

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Feb 24 2019

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Rank #8: Drabblecast 417 – Love in the Balance

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Episode Sponsor- I’m From Nowhere, a novel by Lindsay Lerman. This week’s Drabblecast explores unrequited love and how relationships, like anything in life, are susceptible to change. We bring you a full cast production of David D. Levine’s space opera story “Love in the Balance,” read to you by Mike Boris, Lauren Synger, Veronica Giguere, Adam […]

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Oct 11 2019

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Rank #9: Drabblecast 419 – Trifecta: Halloween Special

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Special Guest Host Cryptkeeper Norm hosts this year’s Drabblecast Halloween special. The Drabblecast brings you a special 3 original stories from Editors past and present, all centered around the history of a lonesome Texas Graveyard. We present to you,The Lich Gate Trifecta: They Went Into the Graveyard, One by One by Matthew Bey The Armadillo […]

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Dec 08 2019

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Rank #10: Drabblecast 402 – The Moving Stars

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We’re in the thick of Women and Aliens month, and we’re keeping it going with an original commissioned story— “The Moving Stars” by Premee Mohamed. Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and specfic auhor based out of Canada. Her short fiction has appeared in Analog, Pseudopod, Mythic Delirium, Automata Review, and other venues.  Her debut […]

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Mar 27 2019

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Rank #11: Drabblecast 404 – Witches for Mars

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Closing out Women and Aliens month, The Drabblecast brings you another originally commissioned story: “Witches for Mars” by Eden Royce. It’s a surreal tale about considering greener pastures…   Story Excerpt: No one expected the government to allow it. To acknowledge it even, but Maira was looking at the advertisement above a webpage she was […]

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Apr 20 2019

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Rank #12: Drabblecast 367 – The Whisperer in Darkness pt. 2

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Then, apparently crossing my incoherent note and reaching me Saturday afternoon, September 8th, came that curiously different and calming letter neatly typed on a new machine; that strange letter of reassurance and invitation which must have marked so prodigious a transition in the whole nightmare drama of the lonely hills. Again I will quote from […]

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Aug 20 2015

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Rank #13: Drabblecast 369 – In The Walls

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The deadliest things in war are not bullets and guns, but hunger and desperation. I’m hungry. Penny gets the bed tonight, I’m on watch, Erik is out looting for food and supplies. If he were white, he tells us seriously, the press would say he was scavenging. But for him, it’s looting. Not that there’s […]

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Sep 06 2015

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Rank #14: Drabblecast 403 – The Translator

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Next up in Women and Aliens month: a Drabblecast original commissioned from author Eboni J. Dunbar, “The Translator.” Eboni Dunbar resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner and specializes in queer and black speculative fiction. She is also a VONA Alum, an associate editor for PodCastle and a freelance reviewer. Story Excerpt: […]

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Mar 31 2019

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Rank #15: Drabblecast 410 – Go Between

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On this week’s Drabblecast, Norm and NPR’s Chioke I’Anson bring you stories about the voices in your head, including “Go Between” by acclaimed writer China Mieville. “Go Between” tells the tale of a man who, for several years, has been receiving strange instructions to deliver seemingly random items from location to location. Agonizing over effect […]

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Jul 05 2019

46mins

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Rank #16: Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change

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This week we bring you “The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change” by Kij Johnson. This story depicts a world in the aftermath of “The Change,” a mysterious event whereby all domesticated mammals spontaneously gain near-human intelligence and the ability to speak.  It was shortlisted for the 2007 […]

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Jun 04 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Drabblecast 409 – The Dandelion Man

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 The Drabblecast presents an original story: “The Dandelion Man” by Jack Nicholls. A tale of coming of age, a tale of survival; a fight to discover who is of the soil and who is of the air… Story Excerpt: Teo and Paulus stood at the shore of the pampas, where the grass grew twice as […]

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Jun 20 2019

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Rank #18: Drabblecast 368 – Restless in R’lyeh

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Dear Doctor Saperstein, I’m a 44-year-old librarian from Kansas and a loyal reader of askdoctorsaperstein.com. Last night, after a relaxing day spent gardening, binge-watching “America’s Got Talent,” and organizing my snowglobe collection, I had a nightmare. A hideous octopus-headed monster performed a ukulele solo on “America’s Got Talent,” then killed and ate Howard Stern. Afterwards, […]

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Aug 30 2015

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Rank #19: Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur

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This week The Drabblecast presents “Wet Fur” by Jeremiah Tolbert. From Jeremiah: “This story came to me wholly formed in a dream one day. I wrote it in a white hot tear, desperate to capture all the details and emotions that had seemed so immediate in the dream. It’s about how our pets live such […]

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Apr 25 2019

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Rank #20: Drabblecast 416 – Necessary Cuts

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Closing out this year’s H.P. Lovecraft month, we bring you another Drabblecast original, this time from author by Bryan Milller, about editing a manuscript as if the whole world depended on it… The manuscripts I read are haunted. Commas vanish forever into the void. Subjects and verbs struggle in bloody disagreement. Infinitives are cleaved with […]

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Oct 01 2019

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Drabblecast 425 – The Bodies

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Another gripping and macabre tale from Drabblecast fan favorite Tim Pratt. Finding that first body wasn’t so bad, though it rattled me at the time. The dead man was curled up on a piece of cardboard in the alleyway I cut through sometimes on my way to the good coffee shop, and I would have […]

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May 22 2020

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Drabblecast Director’s Cut – Necessary Cuts

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“My headlights were streaked pink with frog blood…” Norm and author comedian/writer Bryan Miller about comedy and horror, editing and frog country, Lovecraft and fish horror. Also, Bryan’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired story, “Necessary Cuts.” The manuscripts I read are haunted. Commas vanish forever into the void. Subjects and verbs struggle in bloody disagreement. Infinitives are cleaved […]

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May 12 2020

1hr 19mins

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Drabblecast 425 – Unlike Most Tides

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Norm pays tribute and bids farewell to the greatest unsung hero of the podcast for the past two years: editor Sandra Odell. This fantastic story and many others have been brought to your ears through her hard work! Our story is another original Drabblecast commissioned story for Women & Aliens month, this week by Darcie […]

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May 03 2020

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Drabblecast 424 – On the Feeding Habits of Humans: A Firsthand Account

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Our first Women & Aliens Month commission for 2020–  It’s a goodie, a full-cast production of a Drabblecast original by Rachel K. Jones and Khalida Muhammed-Ali. Wash up, it’s time for dinner! On this diplomatic mission, I, Scholar, have two objectives: first, to advise Master Feeder TikTik on Earth customs and linguistic differences, and second, […]

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Apr 14 2020

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Drabblecast 423 – The Martians Claim Canada

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The Drabblecast begins it’s 9th Annual Women & Aliens Month”– a full month of original commissioned stories by women about (you guessed it) aliens. First though, the Drabblecast presents a story by author Margaret Atwood about musicals, fungus, aliens and… well, you’ll see! The Martians descend to Earth in their spaceship. They intend to go […]

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Apr 01 2020

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Drabblecast 422 – The Full Moon Group

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On this week’s show Norm makes a case for adult diapers in preparation for the apocalypse before giving us a taste of “The Peoria Plague,” a 1972 radio drama that doesn’t feel so “1972” at all. The feature story this week, “The Full Moon Group” by Dianne M. Williams is a Drabblecast original and reminds […]

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Mar 19 2020

37mins

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Drabblecast 421 – The Life You Save May Be Your Own

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Norm begins this episode with a metacast update on what’s been going on behind the scenes at the Drabblecast lately. He initiates a call to action for all Weird Nation to consider registering as organ donors and to find out more at www.organdonor.gov Our story this week by short story legend Flannery O’Connor explores the question, […]

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Feb 21 2020

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Drabblecast 420 – Comfort and Joy

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This year’s Drabblecast Christmas Special brings you another original commissioned holiday story from the master of Christmas weirdness himself: Tim Pratt. Happy Holidays Weirdo’s! I was in a grubby little bar down in Florida, sitting on a stool beside a plastic palm tree decorated with Christmas lights, when I heard a cough, and smelled cold […]

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Jan 16 2020

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Drabblecast 419 – Trifecta: Halloween Special

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Special Guest Host Cryptkeeper Norm hosts this year’s Drabblecast Halloween special. The Drabblecast brings you a special 3 original stories from Editors past and present, all centered around the history of a lonesome Texas Graveyard. We present to you,The Lich Gate Trifecta: They Went Into the Graveyard, One by One by Matthew Bey The Armadillo […]

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Dec 08 2019

51mins

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Drabblecast 418 – Not Recommended for Guests of a Philosophically Uncertain Disposition

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Episode Sponsor- I’m From Nowhere by Lindsay Lerman Damita managed The Fracture’s visitor centre and gift shop, while Jem took the guided tours. There was also a cafe, which always had fresh coffee and an inventive selection of hot sandwiches, although Damita had never met anyone who worked in the kitchens. ‘They’re all very industrious, […]

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Oct 30 2019

26mins

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Drabblecast 417 – Love in the Balance

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Episode Sponsor- I’m From Nowhere, a novel by Lindsay Lerman. This week’s Drabblecast explores unrequited love and how relationships, like anything in life, are susceptible to change. We bring you a full cast production of David D. Levine’s space opera story “Love in the Balance,” read to you by Mike Boris, Lauren Synger, Veronica Giguere, Adam […]

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Oct 11 2019

44mins

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Drabblecast 416 – Necessary Cuts

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Closing out this year’s H.P. Lovecraft month, we bring you another Drabblecast original, this time from author by Bryan Milller, about editing a manuscript as if the whole world depended on it… The manuscripts I read are haunted. Commas vanish forever into the void. Subjects and verbs struggle in bloody disagreement. Infinitives are cleaved with […]

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Oct 01 2019

38mins

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Drabbleclassics 31 – Boojum

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In this Drabbleclassics episode, author and Drabblefan Weirdo Abbie Hilton breaks down the hit Drabblecast story Boojum, by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette. The ship had no name of her own, so her human crew called her the Lavinia Whateley. As far as anyone could tell, she didn’t mind. At least, her long grasping vanes […]

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Sep 05 2019

58mins

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Drabblecast 415 – The Best Scarlet Ceremony Ever!

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Sweet Valley High and the Babysitters Club meet cult life and H.P. Lovecraft mythos, as we continue our special Lovecraft anthology month this week, bringing you an original story by Shaenon K. Garrity. The Wakefields were the worst family in Oakes Isle. Even the grown-ups knew it. Whenever a chicken was stolen or the air […]

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Sep 03 2019

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Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

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Lovecraft Month continues as the Drabblecast brings you an original, commissioned piece of H.P. Lovecraft mythos fiction, “Dance, Siege, Swoop” by award-winning author Robert Reed. Be sure to keep a night light on, this one will chill you to the core! Story Excerpt: “My foot did not discover the prize, nor was I the first […]

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Aug 20 2019

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Drabblecast 413 – The Rats in the Walls

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Kicking off this year’s H.P. Lovecraft month with a classic from the man himself. It’s not your mind playing tricks it’s The Rats in the Walls! On July 16, 1923, I moved into Exham Priory after the last workman had finished his labours. The restoration had been a stupendous task, for little had remained of […]

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Aug 10 2019

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Drabblecast Trailer – 1977 by Carrie Vaughn

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Official Video Trailer for Drabblecast 412– 1977 by Carrie Vaughn. Read by Naomi Mercer, Norm Sherman, Mike Boris and Veronica Giguere. Do The Hustle!

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Aug 07 2019

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Drabblecast 412 – 1977

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This week, the Drabblecast presents a full cast production of “1977” by Carrie Vaughn. “Have another one,” the guy said, and Megan did because she was thirsty, though a martini was probably not what she should be drinking. She was too far gone to question. She downed the drink in three swallows while the guy […]

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Jul 31 2019

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Drabblecast 411 – Wholesale Solution

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This week on the Drabblecast, something a little different! “Wholesale Solution” is a full cast radio play set in a dystopic science fiction universe where nothing is as it seems. Written and produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Jack Bowman, buckle in for a ride to Europa! Story Excerpt: We are inside a holding cell containing […]

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Jul 19 2019

48mins

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Drabblecast 410 – Go Between

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On this week’s Drabblecast, Norm and NPR’s Chioke I’Anson bring you stories about the voices in your head, including “Go Between” by acclaimed writer China Mieville. “Go Between” tells the tale of a man who, for several years, has been receiving strange instructions to deliver seemingly random items from location to location. Agonizing over effect […]

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Jul 05 2019

46mins

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iTunes Ratings

744 Ratings
Average Ratings
671
35
15
8
15

The Drabblecast Gives Weird a Good Name.

By Mommabird25 - May 23 2020
Read more
This podcast is not only excellent, it’s filled with genius and integrity. I mean that’s what Norm is...a weird genius filled with integrity, and the listener feels it in every word! I’m sure the crew is of the same ilk too! The shows are entertaining, thoughtful and they give me great joy! I can’t get over how clever these weirdos are! Enjoy!

Glad it’s back

By MellowECV3 - Jun 23 2019
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I never thought it would happen, but the podcast came back from the grave and is amazing!