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A new monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story on the 1st of each month at 12:00am. Hosted by Tabitha Potts and open to new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit. You can also submit online via our website www.storyradio.org We are a small organisation run by volunteer writers and producers (Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan) hoping to benefit the writing community. Our eventual aim is to be self-funding and to pay our writers for each short story we transmit. Visit our Patreon if you would like to support our work and access exclusive content. Send us your stories Contact Tabitha Potts at submit@storyradio.org Please submit your short story (2500 words or less) as a PDF/Word doc (with your 50 word biography). If you wish you can also submit your recorded 8 to 10 minute mp3 for consideration but we can record this for you if you aren't able to read it yourself. Editing, intros and outros, FX and music will be added by us. If you make an error while recording, pause and start again - we can edit it out. Record in a quiet place without background noise. Copyright in your story remains with you, we ask only that we can podcast your story for one year. We have had a very generous offer from a fellow podcaster Austin Malone to read your story if you have no access to technology or are unable to record an MP3 for any reason. Please let us know if you would like his help. Austin Malone is a voice-actor who has narrated stories for Pseudopod, Podcastle, and The Melting Potcast. A native of New Orleans, he can frequently be found in the dark corners of nerdy, writing-themed bars. In the virtual world, he can be found at his website: sippinghemlocktea.com. We have also had an exciting offer to record short stories from actor Nigel Fyfe. Nigel is an experienced actor and voice-over artist and you can read about him and listen to his work on his website. About us Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and been short-listed and long-listed for various awards, most recently the Sunderland University Short Story Award. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer. Read more at http://www.tabithapotts.com. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. Website: http://www.martinnathan.co.uk

A new monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story on the 1st of each month at 12:00am. Hosted by Tabitha Potts and open to new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit. You can also submit online via our website www.storyradio.org We are a small organisation run by volunteer writers and producers (Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan) hoping to benefit the writing community. Our eventual aim is to be self-funding and to pay our writers for each short story we transmit. Visit our Patreon if you would like to support our work and access exclusive content. Send us your stories Contact Tabitha Potts at submit@storyradio.org Please submit your short story (2500 words or less) as a PDF/Word doc (with your 50 word biography). If you wish you can also submit your recorded 8 to 10 minute mp3 for consideration but we can record this for you if you aren't able to read it yourself. Editing, intros and outros, FX and music will be added by us. If you make an error while recording, pause and start again - we can edit it out. Record in a quiet place without background noise. Copyright in your story remains with you, we ask only that we can podcast your story for one year. We have had a very generous offer from a fellow podcaster Austin Malone to read your story if you have no access to technology or are unable to record an MP3 for any reason. Please let us know if you would like his help. Austin Malone is a voice-actor who has narrated stories for Pseudopod, Podcastle, and The Melting Potcast. A native of New Orleans, he can frequently be found in the dark corners of nerdy, writing-themed bars. In the virtual world, he can be found at his website: sippinghemlocktea.com. We have also had an exciting offer to record short stories from actor Nigel Fyfe. Nigel is an experienced actor and voice-over artist and you can read about him and listen to his work on his website. About us Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and been short-listed and long-listed for various awards, most recently the Sunderland University Short Story Award. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer. Read more at http://www.tabithapotts.com. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. Website: http://www.martinnathan.co.uk

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A new monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story on the 1st of each month at 12:00am. Hosted by Tabitha Potts and open to new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit. You can also submit online via our website www.storyradio.org We are a small organisation run by volunteer writers and producers (Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan) hoping to benefit the writing community. Our eventual aim is to be self-funding and to pay our writers for each short story we transmit. Visit our Patreon if you would like to support our work and access exclusive content. Send us your stories Contact Tabitha Potts at submit@storyradio.org Please submit your short story (2500 words or less) as a PDF/Word doc (with your 50 word biography). If you wish you can also submit your recorded 8 to 10 minute mp3 for consideration but we can record this for you if you aren't able to read it yourself. Editing, intros and outros, FX and music will be added by us. If you make an error while recording, pause and start again - we can edit it out. Record in a quiet place without background noise. Copyright in your story remains with you, we ask only that we can podcast your story for one year. We have had a very generous offer from a fellow podcaster Austin Malone to read your story if you have no access to technology or are unable to record an MP3 for any reason. Please let us know if you would like his help. Austin Malone is a voice-actor who has narrated stories for Pseudopod, Podcastle, and The Melting Potcast. A native of New Orleans, he can frequently be found in the dark corners of nerdy, writing-themed bars. In the virtual world, he can be found at his website: sippinghemlocktea.com. We have also had an exciting offer to record short stories from actor Nigel Fyfe. Nigel is an experienced actor and voice-over artist and you can read about him and listen to his work on his website. About us Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and been short-listed and long-listed for various awards, most recently the Sunderland University Short Story Award. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer. Read more at http://www.tabithapotts.com. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. Website: http://www.martinnathan.co.uk

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English


Episodes

Ride the Peter Pan by Allison Whittenberg

4/30/2021
A young woman travels from her old life to her new, from the North to the South, on a Greyhound bus. Content warning: this story mentions rape. A Whittenberg is a Philadelphia native who has a global perspective. If she wasn’t an author she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. She loves reading about history and true crime. Her novels include Sweet Thang, Hollywood and Maine, Life is Fine, Tutored and The Sane Asylum. This short story was read by Antonia White. The producer was...

Duration:00:18:14

Knish by Martin Nathan and The Prison Poem by Rebecca Ruth Gould

3/31/2021
We have two shorter stories this month, Knish by Martin Nathan and The Prison Poem by Rebecca Ruth Gould. Knish by Martin Nathan The knish is a lump of potato with pastry wrapped around it and baked. You can still buy them in Brighton Beach, Long Island, filled with kasha or beef or cherry and cream cheese or pretty much anything you want. Like this story, it’s not what’s on the outside or on the inside that counts. It’s somewhere between the two that makes things different. Written and...

Duration:00:12:01

The Friends by Maggie Iribarne

2/28/2021
A party, a prank, and a dear friend passed away: "The Friends" by Maggie Nerz Iribarne celebrates and mourns a friendship through awkward laughter and silent tears. Maggie Nerz Iribarne is a lifelong writer of journals, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and essays. She is happiest with a blank journal and a new pen in hand. A lucky and grateful woman in all ways, she gets to work as a writing tutor at Le Moyne College and practices her craft on the third-floor attic of her home...

Duration:00:10:22

The Bowl by Miki Lentin

1/31/2021
Two friends shoot some pool on a Saturday night in Dublin. There's not much else to do. But what happens when one friend wants something different from the night out? The Bowl was published on Storgy and is reproduced with their permission. This podcast contains some adult language. About Miki Lentin Miki took up writing while travelling the world with his family a few years ago, and this year was a finalist in the 2020 Irish Writer’s Centre Novel Fair. As well as writing his first book,...

Duration:00:15:13

Left Watching by R D Mouton

12/31/2020
Four men, friends since childhood, walk into a wood, where they find a pile of bones. This strange discovery will change their lives forever. RD Mouton is an American Writer and Freelancer. He is currently pursuing a career in writing and completing his current projects, a short story collection and a young adult novel. He can be found on Twitter as @RDMakes. Photo by Koan courtesy of Morguefile.com Sound effect used are adapted from woodsbirds.wav by Sparrer on Freesound.org under the...

Duration:00:11:27

The Death of Brutus

11/30/2020
The narrator is a health care aide who cares for a disabled woman (Betty) as best as possible and tends to her many hamsters, including Brutus, with the ultimate compassion. It seems that Betty’s real confidant and friend is not the hamster she obsesses over in the story, but the young man who cleans out the hamster cages, cooks her meals, and buries her once-beloved rodents in the backyard. This story originally appeared in Fleas on the Dog Online in 2020. Mark Tulin is a poet, short...

Duration:00:14:01

St Esteban of the Children by E E King

10/30/2020
Esteban, finder of lost things, awakes in his grave on November second to return home to his family for Dia De Los Muertos. But he overstays his allotted night and cannot find his way back. Time is running out, for if he stays out too long, he will be forgotten and fade away into nothingness. This story originally appeared in Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores in 2018. E.E. King is a painter, performer, writer, and biologist - She’ll do anything that won’t pay the bills, especially if it...

Duration:00:13:31

The Edge by Martin Nathan

9/30/2020
The Edge is part of a series of location-based pieces exploring the stories and power of landscape. They use GPS location to trigger various sections when you run the app in the link supplied and you are in the correct location. This piece runs from Birling Gap to Beachy head and explores some of the stories associated with the area. It works either as a clifftop walk or a walk at beach level (although you need to walk on a falling tide). Despite its beauty Beachy Head has long had...

Duration:00:33:44

A Chicken that Shares our Values by Daniel Jeffreys

8/31/2020
A Chicken that Shares our Values looks at the bipolar experience, how a simple phrase or marketing slogan can plunge us into the super-charged, symbolic world. As meaning-machines how and when do we let go? Daniel’s stories have appeared in Esquire, Ambit, The London Magazine, Litro and The Lampeter Review. He is in the third years of a PhD in the weird and eerie and completing a novel Highly Strung Read more on his blog Conan the librarian:...

Duration:00:06:08

Call Bird by Tabitha Potts

7/31/2020
In this short story, two city-dwellers move to a remote house in the countryside and are unsettled by their experiences in their new home. Written, produced and read by Tabitha Potts Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and been short-listed and long-listed for various awards, most recently the Sunderland University Short Story Award. In a past life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer. Read more at...

Duration:00:09:10

BFFs by Marianne Rogoff

6/30/2020
In 'BFFs' by Marianne Rogoff, a woman in mid-life contemplates whether or not she's ready for any new relationships while on a road trip. MARIANNE ROGOFF is the author of the Pushcart-nominated story collection Love Is Blind in One Eye, the memoir Silvie’s Life, and numerous travel stories, short fictions, essays, and book reviews. BFFs was a Finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize 2018 and “Featured Fiction” in Fiction Southeast on 02/05/2020. BFFs short story and...

Duration:00:08:16

Final Unveil and A Summoning Spell

6/16/2020
We have two shorter pieces exploring grief and loss as part of the Waterloo Festival. “Final Unveil” is written and read by Saskia Butler, a writer and performer who lives in Lewes, Sussex. “A Summoning Spell” is written by Lindsay Gillespie, a Lewes-based writer and read by Saskia Butler. Note: these stories deal with trauma events. There is some adult language used so this episode is not suitable for under 18s.

Duration:00:12:31

The Invisibles by Tatum Anderson

5/31/2020
Tatum Anderson is a journalist and writer from London and The Invisibles tells of her time as an inpatient at St Thomas's Hospital. She has just received an MA In Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London and will begin a PhD there in the autumn. She has recently completed her first novel about Jamaican soldiers in the First World War and is writing her second. The story was read by actor Miranda Harrison. You can find out more about her work on her website...

Duration:00:31:22

Persepolis by Miki Lentin

5/15/2020
Persepolis by Miki Lentin tells the story of a meeting between a volunteer Tony and a refugee Ali at a refugee support centre in Waterloo. Under a backdrop of a production of 'End Game' that is playing in the Old Vic Theatre, the story looks at both characters, and asks what it is they are both trying to escape from. Written and produced as part of the Waterloo Festival. About the author/producer Miki took up writing while travelling the world with his family a few years ago. Last year he...

Duration:00:13:58

The Vulnerable by Martin Nathan

5/1/2020
An encounter with a girl begging on the street proves hard to escape from in this short story written and produced by Martin Nathan and read by Simon Balcon. This is our first short story as part of the Waterloo Festival online. ​ Waterloo Festival is an annual celebration of arts, community and heritage in the artistic heart of London. We will run a series of Waterloo-based stories over May and June so please subscribe to hear more. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman,...

Duration:00:24:05

Mock Crab by Martin Nathan

3/31/2020
The hidden tensions of a family holiday in Europe and a child's birthday party are explored in this short story by Martin Nathan, read by Luke Blackwood. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt...

Duration:00:14:36

Meringues by Miki Lentin

2/29/2020
What does it mean to do good in today’s society? A short story, Meringues, by Miki Lentin explores what happens when a newly arrived refugee from Iran accompanies his host to a charity Christmas Party, and shows the unintended consequences of what happens when people put their needs above those of helping others. © Miki Lentin all rights reserved. Miki Lentin has just finished a Creative Writing MA at Birkbeck University. He is a finalist in the Irish Writer’s Centre Novel Fair 2020, has...

Duration:00:12:34

Crow Girl by Tabitha Potts

1/31/2020
Crow Girl is a 'folk horror' tale of a young girl found abandoned in a hedgerow and brought up in a remote village. She has a hard and loveless life and struggles to survive - her only allies are the birds she befriends. © Tabitha Potts all rights reserved. Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and been short-listed and long-listed for various awards, most recently the Sunderland University Short Story Award. In a...

Duration:00:09:42