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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.

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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Episodes

Drabblecast Presents: Editor Lagerklatsch

9/16/2018
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An Editor Lagerklatsch! Just what the hell is a Lagerklatsch? Well if you’ve been to a convention or two you might be familiar with the phrase “coffee klatsch.” You can probably do the linguistics from there, replacing coffee with something…hoppier. Made up German words are fun! In fact, that’s a special charm of the German […] The post Drabblecast Presents: Editor Lagerklatsch appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:23:27

Drabblecast Fan Pick: The Last Dog

9/12/2018
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The leadup to our Relaunch Kickstarter campaign continues with this Fan Pick: The Last Dog. This was a favorite of one of our newest team members, Jen Fisher, d(r)abbler of all things and master of none. We’ll be doing more of these with opportunities for fans to record their own introductions to their favorite stories […] The post Drabblecast Fan Pick: The Last Dog appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:21:25

Drabblecast Compilation: Top 5 Drabbles and Twabbles

9/11/2018
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As a lead up to our Relaunch, The Drabblecast brings you a compilation of our Top 5 Drabbles and Twabbles. That’s 100-word stories and 100-character stories, for those new to the show. They might also known as “flash fiction.” This compilation comes from you, our listeners and fans. Wanna tell us your favorite? Have some […] The post Drabblecast Compilation: Top 5 Drabbles and Twabbles appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:18:35

Drabblecast Compilation: Drabble News

9/1/2018
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This week, The Drabblecast brings you a compilation of our “Drabble News” segments, including songs and skits from the past 10 years. We’ve mined through the years to dig up some our favorite subjects, including fan favorites expressed to us through social media. Subjects might include: Monster Jellyfish Utah Fast Food Rap Zombie Ants RPS: […] The post Drabblecast Compilation: Drabble News appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:57:45

Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe

8/16/2018
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Today we present to you a special Relaunch Prelaunch episode—”The Director’s Cut: Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe.” This story was written by Ramsey Shehadeh and originally aired back in 2012. Norm and author Ramsey Shehadeh talk about Mr. Rogers and the apocalypse. “Birds Are What Come After.” Story Excerpt: After the world ended, Jimmy set up a […] The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:01:34

Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Flying On My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog

8/7/2018
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The Relaunch Prelaunch continues with another listener-requested “Director’s Cut: Flying On My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog.” When this story originally aired in 2013 it was an immediate hit with the Drabblecast Community, winning Best Story in the People’s Choice Awards of that year. It seems the potentially energizing power of hate is still a […] The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Flying On My Hatred of My Neighbor’s Dog appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:56:07

Drabblecast Presents: Inside Drabblecast Audio

7/30/2018
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This episode takes you inside Drabblecast audio production. Ever wonder how we produce an episode of the Drabblecast? Wonder no more! We dig into all the technical aspects like voice acting, sound editing and mixing, foley effects, music and more. Preproduction? Reading? Acting? Yeah, it’s all here folks, all the blood sweat and tears that […] The post Drabblecast Presents: Inside Drabblecast Audio appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:36:42

Drabblecast Presents: Inside Drabblecast Audio

7/30/2018
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Norm breaks down the nuances of audio fiction production. Based on fan questions. Ever wonder how a Drabblecast story gets produced? Wonder no more! Assuming you listen to this special look Inside Drabblecast Audio Production! The post Drabblecast Presents: Inside Drabblecast Audio appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:36:42

Drabblecast Presents: Bases Covered

7/24/2018
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In this week’s Relaunch Prelaunch a chunk of classic Drabblecast musical joy: Bases Covered – “For His—or Her—or Its—or Their Glory” This (fake) album unites all faiths (fake or not) into one perfectly fine and marketable sales campaign! Maybe we’re all just part of some weird baby mouse dream, or maybe Zeus is going to turn […] The post Drabblecast Presents: Bases Covered appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:07:58

The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part II)

7/17/2018
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And now we present the thrilling conclusion, Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part II). The Drabblecast had several editorial shifts over the years. We made friends. We won awards. And we were off to the races. What kind of races? I like to think they were wiener dog races (yes, that’s a thing). Tiny, […] The post The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part II) appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:08:29

The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part 1)

7/14/2018
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In honor of the eleventh tenth year of the podcast, we thought we’d take you back in time through 10 years of strange stories for strange listeners. That’s right we’re going back to our oh-so-humble beginnings. And they’re pretty humble. And humiliating. Ain’t that show business, folks? Origin story! Yeah that’s the phrase. Every culture’s […] The post The Drabblecast: 10 Years of Strange Stories (Part 1) appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:59:48

Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Morris and the Machine

7/7/2018
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The Relaunch Prelaunch marches forward as we present the listener-requested “Director’s Cut: Morris and the Machine.” This fan-favorite story originally aired in 2010. It is a haunting tale about relationships, time travel, and the poisonous nature of nostalgia. Author Tim Pratt lives in Berkely, CA and has been featured on the Drabblecast many times. He […] The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Morris and the Machine appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:07:24

Drabblecast Director’s Cut Special: Morris and the Machine

7/6/2018
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“Often Wrong but Never Uncertain” While discussing the fan-favorite story “Morris and the Machine,” Norm and author Tim Pratt talk about time travel marital dynamics, the poisonous nature of nostalgia, and the dangers of giving Jesus a machine gun… This week on the Drabblecast Director’s Cut Author Commentary Special! The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut Special: Morris and the Machine appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast Compilation: Holiday Specials

7/2/2018
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A compilation of our holiday highlights, including songs, skits and intros from 10 years of Drabblecast Holiday Specials, including: ~ “How the Government Saved Christmas” ~ Conclusion of the Mongolian Deathworm Saga ~ Cryptkeeper Norm segments ~ “Here Comes Phantom Claus” ~ “Twas the Night” ~ “The Thirteen” (Yule Lads) The post Drabblecast Compilation: Holiday Specials appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:09:10

Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely

7/1/2018
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As a part of the Relaunch Prelaunch we revisit a listener favorite with special insight from the author, David D. Levine. Enjoy the “Director’s Cut: Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely.” Our feature originally aired in Episode # 113 way back in 2009. It is a unique tale set inside a televised cartoon world. […] The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:07:43

Drabblecast Director’s Cut Special: Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely

6/30/2018
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As a part of the Relaunch Prelaunch we revisit a listener favorite with special insight from the author. Our feature is a unique tale set inside a televised cartoon world. Our main character, Charlie the purple giraffe, has a disturbing and profound view of his world, one not shared by his best friend Jerry the […] The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut Special: Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting Strangely appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Teddy Bears and Tea Parties

6/26/2018
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As a part of the Relaunch Prelaunch we revisit a listener favorite for the “Director’s Cut: Teddy Bears and Tea Parties.” This story was written by S. Boyd Taylor and was originally aired in 2010. It’s a heart-breaking horror story about little girls, stuffed animals, and hunger. Excerpt: Shadows move on the mantelpiece and the […] The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut: Teddy Bears and Tea Parties appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:01:20

The Relaunch Prelaunch

6/22/2018
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“That is Not Dead, Which Can Eternal Lie.” What is the Relaunch Prelaunch? The Drabblecast is back in business, with ambitious plans that you won’t want to miss hearing about. Every week we’ll be digging through the archives to bring you fan favorite stories with author commentary. We’ll also be featuring some fun compilations, news, […] The post The Relaunch Prelaunch appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:06:13

Drabblecast 386 – Garen and The Hound

1/2/2017
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 386 – Garen and The Hound appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:26:04

Drabblecast 385 – The Innsmouth of the South

12/11/2016
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 385 – The Innsmouth of the South appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:45:21