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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

Drabbleclassics 31 – Boojum

9/5/2019
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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 […] The post Drabbleclassics 31 – Boojum appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:58:00

Drabblecast 415 – The Best Scarlet Ceremony Ever!

9/3/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 415 – The Best Scarlet Ceremony Ever! appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:04:23

Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop

8/20/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 414 – Dance, Siege, Swoop appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:39:02

Drabblecast 413 – The Rats in the Walls

8/9/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 413 – The Rats in the Walls appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Drabblecast Trailer – 1977 by Carrie Vaughn

8/7/2019
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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! The post Drabblecast Trailer – 1977 by Carrie Vaughn appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:01:52

Drabblecast 412 – 1977

7/31/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 412 – 1977 appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:33:04

Drabblecast 411 – Wholesale Solution

7/19/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 411 – Wholesale Solution appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:48:09

Drabblecast 410 – Go Between

7/5/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 410 – Go Between appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:46:00

Drabblecast 409 – The Dandelion Man

6/20/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 409 – The Dandelion Man appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:33:57

Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed

6/11/2019
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This week the Drabblecast brings you two new, previously unpublished stories by SF genre luminary Robert Reed. Reed published his first novel, The Leeshore in 1987. Since then he has received nominations for both the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award, as well as numerous other literary awards. In 2007, he won his first Hugo […] The post Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:25:10

Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change

6/4/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:12:48

Drabbleclassics 30- Doubleheader featuring Mur Lafferty (150)

5/19/2019
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In this Drabbleclassics episode, fan and audio producer Fred Greenhalgh presents two classic Drabblecast stories by acclaimed author Mur Lafferty exploring the dichotomy of pie and cake. In “The Blueberry Pie” successfully slaying the titular food item stands as the first rite of passage for a child wishing to officially join the tribe of the pie […] The post Drabbleclassics 30- Doubleheader featuring Mur Lafferty (150) appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:14:21

Drabblecast Director’s Cut – The Box Born Wraith

5/11/2019
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“Just Lookin’ for Chocolate.” Norm and author Kevin Anderson discuss the horror genre, the origins of Cryptkeeper Norm, and of course, the hit story “The Box-Born Wraith” featured as Drabblecast episode 87 back in 2008 and published as our second official Halloween Special. “We all die in the dark, Benny…” Another Drabblecast Director’s Cut bringing […] The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut – The Box Born Wraith appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:01:01:27

Drabblecast 406 – Beauty Tips for the Apocalypse

5/9/2019
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Today The Drabblecast brings you an original story commissioned by Karen Heuler: “Beauty Tips for the Apocalypse.” Karen Heuler wrote her first novel when she was eleven, and she’s been worshiping books at the altar ever since. Story Excerpt: In times such as these, with the world shaken to its core, it is all too […] The post Drabblecast 406 – Beauty Tips for the Apocalypse appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:29:55

Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur

4/25/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:27:33

Drabblecast 404 – Witches for Mars

4/20/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 404 – Witches for Mars appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:42:44

Drabbleclassics 29 – Primary Pollinator (191)

4/16/2019
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Drabbleclassics: A fan-hosted Series that features fan-picked stories from the Drabblecast archives, remastered and brought to you by fans like our host this week, Bart Epstein. Enjoy! This week for Drabbleclassics Bart Epstein brings your Primary Pollinator, by Nicole Kimberling. When Dr. Lopez came for me, I was plunging the geo lab toilet. She carried […] The post Drabbleclassics 29 – Primary Pollinator (191) appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:25:28

Drabblecast 403 – The Translator

3/31/2019
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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: […] The post Drabblecast 403 – The Translator appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:44:02

Drabblecast 402 – The Moving Stars

3/26/2019
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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 […] The post Drabblecast 402 – The Moving Stars appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:40:31

Drabblecast Director’s Cut – Sing

3/18/2019
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“A Musical on a Submarine” Norm and author Kristine Kathryn Rusch discuss her story from way back in 2008 for Drabblecast #53. This is the “Director’s Cut – Sing.” We also dive into a discussion about unsung women in Science Fiction, like Leigh Bracket and James Tipree Jr. Why use a pen name after all? […] The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut – Sing appeared first on The Drabblecast.

Duration:00:57:33