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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 389 – Night of the Living POTUS

11/15/2018
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The Drabblecast presents “Night of the Living POTUS” by Adam-Troy Castro. Every President Elect has “the briefing.” You know the one. The President opens a binder and learns the awful truths of the world. They all have to learn the same lesson. This is the story of one President who learns the horrifying truth and […] The post Drabblecast 389 – Night of the Living POTUS appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:24:32

Drabblecast 388 – Skullpocket: Part 2

11/8/2018
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The Drabblecast completes its triumphant return with the conclusion of this two-part Halloween special: “Skullpocket: Part 2” by Nathan Ballingrud! In this riveting finale we learn the origins of the Orchid Girl, the mystery behind Skull Pocket Fair, and the horrible truth behind the Extinction Event. A freak show awaits you indeed! Story Excerpt: But […] The post Drabblecast 388 – Skullpocket: Part 2 appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:41:26

Drabblecast 387 – Skullpocket: Part 1

10/31/2018
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 387 – Skullpocket: Part 1 appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:00:46

Drabblecast Reborn Metacast

10/16/2018
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The Drabblecast Reborn! Yeah, it’s happening! There’s just 48 hours left to be a part of it, folks. That’s right, our Drabblecast Reborn Kickstarter Campaign comes to a close this Wednesday, October 17th @ 7 pm EST/4 pm PST. In our recap, Norm wraps up the final Drabblecast Relaunch Prelaunch episode with gratitude, news, and […] The post Drabblecast Reborn Metacast appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:14:52

Drabblecast Presents: The Adventures of Connor Choadsworth

10/14/2018
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Three days left in the Drabblecast Reborn Kickstarter! You’ve still got time to get in there and get some awesome Drabblecast rewards. In this Relaunch Prelaunch episode, you’ll hear excerpts from Drabblecast resident Cryptozoologist Connor Choadsworth’s past adventures, and also about how you can help fund his next adventure by helping us reach our 45K Kickstarter […] The post Drabblecast Presents: The Adventures of Connor Choadsworth appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:19:13

Drabblecast Fan Picks: To Whatever

10/13/2018
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Drabblecast Fan Zimmerman goes over his first Drabblecast love, remembering his trip through the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska, in this Drabblecast Relaunch Prelaunch fan pick. The smallness we feel in big places; the conversations we have with ourselves. The real lesson of life is to laugh. “Because life, no matter how dark, when read as […] The post Drabblecast Fan Picks: To Whatever appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:27:45

Drabblecast Presents: Far Far Away

10/10/2018
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A special throwback episode. With One week left in the Drabblecast Reborn Kickstarter, Norm presents one of his favorite surreal stories from deep in the archive by Hootingyard writer and Resonance FM radio personality Frank Key, and gives us a teaser about Frank’s commissioned story for Drabblecast Kickstarter Supporters The bullet-riddled corpses of our dead […] The post Drabblecast Presents: Far Far Away appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:16:23

Drabblecast Fan Pick: Followed

10/8/2018
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The Drabblecast Reborn Kickstarter campaign continues! Today, Fan Picks: Followed, by Will McIntosh as chosen and introduced by Drabblecast fan Boo Yeah. Hear her thoughts on an unsettling story about living with the consequences of our actions… This story originally aired in 2011. Story Excerpt: She came wandering down the sidewalk like any other corpse, […] The post Drabblecast Fan Pick: Followed appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:26:06

Drabblecast Fan Pick: The Belonging Kind

10/5/2018
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As the Drabblecast Reborn Kickstarter campaign continues, we bring you another Fan Pick: The Belonging Kind. Drabblecast fan Kyle Sellers introduces this eerie story about how hard fitting in can be sometimes… It might have been in Club Justine, or Jimbo’s, or Sad Jack’s, or the Rafters; Coretti could never be sure where he’d first […] The post Drabblecast Fan Pick: The Belonging Kind appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:44:00

Drabblecast Presents: Globes

10/3/2018
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A very special throwback story from our editor/founder/host and general bon vivant Norm Sherman. Listen to 11 year old Norm take us to the edge of the unknown with a story he wrote for 7th grade English class back in the day. And speaking of mishearing those words as “Backing Today,” check out the Drabblecast […] The post Drabblecast Presents: Globes appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:07:40

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 Picks: 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 Picks: 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