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The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast

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Rank #10 in Literature category

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Stories feature on the Drabblecast are generally narrated by charismatic host, humorist, and musician Norm Sherman. A full production, the Drabblecast features multiple voice actors, music, and foley effects. The podcast has a finely tuned 'voice' that crosses all genres, including horror, science fiction, fantasy and 'other.' Special features include 100-word stories called, “drabbles,” 100 character stories coined “twabbles,” as well as Norm's own Bbardles, songs based on story themes. Original cover art accompanies every episode.

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Stories feature on the Drabblecast are generally narrated by charismatic host, humorist, and musician Norm Sherman. A full production, the Drabblecast features multiple voice actors, music, and foley effects. The podcast has a finely tuned 'voice' that crosses all genres, including horror, science fiction, fantasy and 'other.' Special features include 100-word stories called, “drabbles,” 100 character stories coined “twabbles,” as well as Norm's own Bbardles, songs based on story themes. Original cover art accompanies every episode.

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By Flutterby.saim - May 03 2019
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Norm, you beautifully maniacal bastard! I would give ten stars if I could. I literally laugh out loud, or cringe as the case may be, at your intros and holiday bits. Yes Norm, I’m mad about your bits! Kudos to all involved in bringing the Drabblecast to us strange and just not right listeners.

Episode 334

By tjstrat - Mar 28 2019
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Worth it for Norm’s unhinged introduction alone.

iTunes Ratings

623 Ratings
Average Ratings
564
29
10
6
14

Golf claps

By Flutterby.saim - May 03 2019
Read more

Norm, you beautifully maniacal bastard! I would give ten stars if I could. I literally laugh out loud, or cringe as the case may be, at your intros and holiday bits. Yes Norm, I’m mad about your bits! Kudos to all involved in bringing the Drabblecast to us strange and just not right listeners.

Episode 334

By tjstrat - Mar 28 2019
Read more

Worth it for Norm’s unhinged introduction alone.

Cover image of The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast

The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast

Updated 25 days ago

Rank #10 in Literature category

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Stories feature on the Drabblecast are generally narrated by charismatic host, humorist, and musician Norm Sherman. A full production, the Drabblecast features multiple voice actors, music, and foley effects. The podcast has a finely tuned 'voice' that crosses all genres, including horror, science fiction, fantasy and 'other.' Special features include 100-word stories called, “drabbles,” 100 character stories coined “twabbles,” as well as Norm's own Bbardles, songs based on story themes. Original cover art accompanies every episode.

Rank #1: Drabblecast B-Sides 70 – Saint Darwin’s Spirituals

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This Drabblecast B-Sides episode brings you “St. Darwin’s Spirituals,” a new tale from D.K. Thompsons’s Saint Darwin’s Spirituals series. You can check out our previous installments Heart of Clay, A Last Kiss for Lazarus Winters, and Blessed Are Those Who Have Seen and Who Do Not Believe. One women’s quest for the truth will take her down […]

Dec 17 2018
36 mins
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Rank #2: Drabblecast 386 – Garen and The Hound

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This week the Drabblecast presents an originally commissioned story: “Garen and the Hound” by Jeremiah Tolbert. It is a story about the dream world and the relentless pursuit of something dark and sinister. This story is part of our Lovecraft Month, a celebration of all things H.P. and Old Ones. Story Excerpt: The veils of […]

Jan 02 2017
26 mins
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Rank #3: Drabblecast 144 – joanierules.bloggermax.com

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This sounds ridiculous, I know. It’s like watching an old movie where everyone has a British accent, even if they’re supposed to be in ancient Rome or something. God is just impossible to translate… Magpie Yarns

Dec 31 2009
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Rank #4: Drabblecast 171 – Mongoose : Part II

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You couldn’t describe a rath. You couldn’t even look at one for more than a few seconds before you started getting a migraine aura. Rovers were just blots of shadow. The breeder was massive, armored, and had no recognizable features, save for its hideous, drooling, ragged edged maw. Irizarry didn’t know if it had eyes, […]

Jul 11 2010
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Rank #5: Drabblecast 162 – Birdwatcher

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I was poisoning crows the day the aliens arrived. They’re smarter than you might think – crows, not aliens – and they don’t go for any of the easy stuff anymore…

May 05 2010
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Rank #6: Drabblecast 129 – Annabelle’s Alphabet

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Annabelle’s mother closed her eyes. “Get it sharp,” she said. “Very sharp, so it doesn’t hurt much. I’ll boil some water.” Somewhere in the house, far from the green places she’d known, baby Annabelle lay on her stomach and cried…

Sep 11 2009
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Rank #7: Drabblecast 273 – The Electric Ant

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This episode of the Drabblecast brings you a very special presentation of “The Electric Ant” by the one and only Philip K. Dick! Garson Poole wakes up after a flying-car-crash to find that he is missing a hand. He then finds out that he is an ‘electric ant’ – an “organic” robot. He further finds […]

Feb 19 2013
59 mins
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Rank #8: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

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He was not alone. There was nothing to indicate the fact but the white hand of the tiny gauge on the board before him. The control room was empty but for himself; there was no sound other than the murmur of the drives — but the white hand had moved. It had been on zero […]

Jul 16 2013
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #9: Drabblecast 275 – A Riddle in Nine Syllables

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After the attack, my team brought me straight to the med lab at base camp. They must have commed ahead, because as soon as the stretcher went through the door seals, Dr. Traynor was yelling orders…

Mar 13 2013
43 mins
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Rank #10: Drabblecast 246 – The Kidney

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The shop bell rang at the front of the St. George Tim Hortons. I didn’t see who came in, but when Shel looked up, his eyes widened. “Crap.” He whispered. “It’s my kidney.” “Your kidney?” I asked. I turned in my seat, but Shel jerked me back by the shoulder. He held up his free […]

Jun 12 2012
19 mins
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Rank #11: Drabblecast 150 – Morris and the Machine

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The Drabblecast presents Morris and the Machine, by author Tim Pratt. Tim Pratt lives in Berkely, CA and has also been featured on the Drabblecast many times. He is a science fiction and fantasy author, Nebula award nominee, and a Hugo award winner.   Here’s an excerpt from Morris and the Machine: “The lock,” she […]

Feb 13 2010
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Rank #12: Drabblecast 200 – The Last Question

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It all had a beginning in the original cosmic explosion, whatever that was, and it’ll all have an end when all the stars run down. The sun will last twenty billion years and maybe the dwarfs will last a hundred billion for all the good they are. But just give us a trillion years and […]

Mar 11 2011
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Rank #13: Drabblecast 272 – Power Armor: A Love Story

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It was quite a party. The women wore gowns. The men wore tuxedos. Anthony Blair wore power armor. Armor that was sleek and black and polished, and made not a whisper as Blair paced the lawn behind his mansion, passing a word here or there with one of his guests. In those days the most […]

Feb 14 2013
39 mins
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Rank #14: Drabblecast 132 – Doubleheader IV

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On this episode of the Drabblecast podcast, a pair of stories from decorated author Bruce Holland Rogers. Each deals with perception and the invisible rules that run our lives. Also on this episode, crytozoologist Connor Choadsworth returns with: In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm: Part Two. We have two feature stories for you today: […]

Oct 02 2009
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Rank #15: Drabblecast 262 – My True Lovecraft Gave to Me

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Dear Mr. Kugelmacher, This letter is to inform you of my resignation. As you know, I have spent the last fifteen years of my life working in your department store, from the age of twelve when I was hired as a stock boy, to my years spent in the jewellery department, to my time in […]

Oct 31 2012
33 mins
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Rank #16: Drabblecast 387 – Skullpocket: Part 1

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The Drabblecast is finally reborn with this special two-part Halloween story: “Skullpocket” by Nathan Ballingrud! It’s been a long year and a half(ish), folks. Death just isn’t what it used to be. Frankly it’s boring. Everyone screaming and crying at each other, the incessant heat, obsessive social media addicts—it gets old, ya know? Can’t we […]

Nov 01 2018
1 hour
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Rank #17: Drabblecast 170 – Mongoose : Part I

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Izrael Irizarry stepped through a bright-scarred airlock onto Kadath Station, lurching a little as he adjusted to station gravity. On his shoulder, Mongoose extended her neck, her barbels flaring, flicked her tongue out to taste the air, and colored a question. Another few steps, and he smelled what Mongoose smelled, the sharp stink of toves, […]

Jul 04 2010
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Rank #18: Drabblecast 282 – Liane the Wayfarer

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Through the dim forest came Liane the Wayfarer, passing along the shadowed glades with a prancing light-footed gait. He whistled, he caroled, he was plainly in high spirits. Around his finger he twirled a bit of wrought bronze—a circlet graved with angular crabbed characters, now stained black. By excellent chance he had found it, banded […]

May 07 2013
38 mins
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Rank #19: Drabblecast 385 – The Innsmouth of the South

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The Drabblecast continues Lovecraft Month with “The Innsmouth of the South,” an originally commissioned story by Rachael K. Jones. Imitation and authenticity are as much a part of the H.P. Lovecraft mythos as any of the Old Ones in today’s open source fiction universe. If one theme pierces all of Lovecraft’s work it is that […]

Dec 11 2016
45 mins
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Rank #20: Drabblecast 284 – Turning Point

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Please, mister, could I have a cracker for my oontatherium?” Not exactly the words you would expect at an instant when history changes course and the universe can never again be what it was. The die is cast; In this sign conquer; It is not fit that you should sit here any longer; We hold […]

Jun 01 2013
41 mins
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