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Episodes

Behind the Cut – Dear God (Ep. 022)

8/12/2018
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“Dear God” is not the first story I wrote featuring gods; in fact, it’s not the first story I’ve written for Not About Lumberjacks featuring gods. Gods are strange things to me. I’m a life-long atheist, but I love the storytelling opportunities gods of all kinds offer. Also, I might just talk about how the […]

Duration:00:04:30

Dear God

7/25/2018
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A panhandler is given a magical postage stamp. * * * Credits: Music: Ergo Phizmiz and Chad Crouch Story and Narration: Christopher Gronlund

Duration:00:15:20

Behind the Cut – A Race to the End (Ep. 021)

4/29/2018
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If one desires, they can have a story end in so many different ways. Some stories just have a feel from the start for a certain kind of ending, but others are shaped by a writer’s environment — sometimes even being affected by other stories written around the time a particular story is done. That’s […]

Duration:00:04:39

The Race to the End

4/14/2018
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The 100-year-old son of the oldest man to ever live plots to kill a 123-year-old man about to break his father’s record. Credits: Music: Ergo Phizmiz and Chad Crouch Story and Narration: Christopher Gronlund

Duration:00:20:34

Behind the Cut – Episode 20: 7 Stories

2/7/2018
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The last episode was a bit of a departure, with seven bits of micro-fiction. The most fascinating thing was hearing which stories people loved most (“Vlad Stovepipe” won). So…for this episode of Behind the Cut, a bit about each of the stories…

Duration:00:08:07

7 Stories

12/23/2017
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A bit of a departure this holiday season: seven stories instead of one! (Think of it as micro-fiction stocking stuffers.) “Not About Lumberjacks” – As it says in the name, this story is not about lumberjacks! “Be a Man” – Sometimes kids grow up faster than they should. “Fucking Asshole” – It’s a story about […]

Duration:00:21:40

Behind the Cut – Episode 19: The Hidebehind

12/11/2017
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Something a little different this time… Because “The Hidebehind” was the first episode of Not About Lumberjacks with a male narrator other than me, I chat with Defender Radio’s Michael Howie about what it was like to work together on the story’s production. It’s a glorious tale of friendship, creativity…and majestic beards! (Also, you should […]

Duration:00:43:25

The Hidebehind

11/15/2017
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Something lurks in the woods outside a lumber camp in this story I SWEAR is NOT about lumberjacks… * * * Credits: Story: Christopher Gronlund Narration: Michael Howie, of the Defender Radio Podcast. (Follow Michael on Twitter!) Music: Ergo Phizmiz and Kai Engel

Duration:00:15:26

Behind the Cut – Episode 18: Memorial Park

11/12/2017
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There really is a Memorial Park where after-school fights took place when I was in junior high school. And I was involved in one myself; in fact, some reality creeped into “Memorial Park.” If you’re interested in what’s real and not in the story, look no further than this…

Duration:00:08:40

Memorial Park

10/27/2017
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An after-school fight pits the meanest kid in Walt Whitman Junior High School against one of its shyest geeks. * * * Credits: Music: Ergo Phizmiz and Chad Crouch Story and Narration: Christopher Gronlund

Duration:00:25:20

Behind the Cut – Episode 17: Cubicle Punks

9/10/2017
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I was never the punk that Bobby McGarvey or Stevie Saturn were in “Cubicle Punks,” but I do have something in common with them: I have always struggled with certain things that come with a “responsible” job. The pull between a day job that pays the bills and pursuing one’s dreams is a recurring theme […]

Duration:00:03:40

Cubicle Punks

8/20/2017
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Two aging punks come to grips with who they once were…and what they’ve become today. * * * Credits: Music: Ergo Phizmiz and Punk Rock Opera Story and Narration: Christopher Gronlund

Duration:00:38:34

A Temporary Change in Schedule

3/6/2017
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As I close in on having a readable draft of the current novel-in-progress, I’m changing the schedule for Not about Lumberjacks until I am done with the book. Until I’m ready to return to a monthly schedule, stories will be released every-other month. I hope you understand…

Duration:00:00:32

Behind the Cut – Episode 16: Bobo

2/19/2017
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All but three little things are true in “Bobo.” Find out what those things are, why I quit clowning, and…how I measure success today.

Duration:00:05:47

Bobo

1/22/2017
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A kid’s party clown comes to grips with what he’s become. * * * Credits: Music: Ergo Phizmiz and Chad Crouch Story and Narration: Christopher Gronlund The “Fuck You, Clown!” Drive-By Duo: Zane and Tim Czarnecki. (Because nothing says father and son moment better than swearing at a clown…)

Duration:00:13:52

Behind the Cut – Episode 15: El Concusso

1/8/2017
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“El Concusso” is one of the few things I’ve written directly for somebody. Here’s the story behind the story…

Duration:00:05:51

El Concusso

12/17/2016
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A professional wrestler can’t remember who he is after hitting his head against the ringpost during a match in Mexico City. * * * Credits: Music: Ergo Phizmiz and Chad Crouch Story and Narration: Christopher Gronlund

Duration:00:11:35

Behind the Cut – Episode 14: The Art of the Lumberjack

12/4/2016
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A real book inspired “The Art of the Lumberjack.” That book? The Sport of Falconry. According to the inscription, the book was given to me by my father on January 11, 1975. This four-and-a-half minute episode is about how a book I’ve had for 41 years led to one of the best short stories I’ve […]

Duration:00:04:25

The Art of the Lumberjack

11/19/2016
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A year ago, I posted the first Not about Lumberjacks story. In honor of the show’s anniversary, I keep with tradition and refuse to even mention those foul-mouthed tree droppers! When Erik Nilsson has a minor heart attack and is told to take some forced time off of work to recuperate, he finally reads a […]

Duration:00:30:51

Behind the Cut – Episode 13: Strange Audio

11/6/2016
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This time, I sit down and chat with Cynthia Griffith about recording an audio drama instead of a narrated work of prose. It’s the longest episode of Behind the Cut, but it gives a good peek at the process behind putting an audio drama together. And remember, in a few weeks it’s the next Not […]

Duration:00:47:44