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"When the Signal Ends"

10/31/2017
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I'm sure everybody will be checking their phones after they listen to this creepy story. Rebecca Linam's "When the Signal Ends" is narrated by Jimmy Cooper, a college student at William & Mary, who was advised by Professor Elizabeth Wiley, a professional audiobook narrator. Happy Halloween!

Duration:00:33:14

"A Wedding Story"

10/12/2017
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We asked for a creepy story and Nicholas MacDonnell came through! "A Wedding Story" features some technology in an antebellum setting, providing a mystery even Coll and Jim can't solve. Slow down and listen up on Friday October 13th!

Duration:00:33:54

"Solid"

10/4/2017
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It's October which means it's scary story time! Listen to Colleen make her narratorial debut for Trista Hurley-Waxali's "Solid." We're hoping she wrote it as an absurd humor piece and not on a day when she was mad at her boss...

Duration:00:31:00

"Cranes Equal Life"

9/21/2017
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We've been talking Lisa Heidle up for weeks now it seems and her story "Cranes Equal Life" does not disappoint. Saying too much about the story would ruin the fun, but be sure to stick with this one. Note: there was some recording interference around minute 20 or so, it only lasts a few seconds and hopefully you can figure out what I'm trying to say from context.

Duration:00:44:26

SHS One Year Anniversary Special

8/31/2017
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We made a long episode before the long weekend to celebrate our long year of podcasting! Listen to sixteen of our contributors from this past year compliment us on how great we are. We're so thankful to them, as well as all of our listeners and contributors! (Even you, Mystery San Francisco Super Listener.) Special thanks to the following contributors who participated in this episode: Ryan Jiorle, Covered Eyes, Episode 1, Heart Failure, Episode 15; Daniel DeLeon, Fruit on a Vine, Episode...

Duration:01:34:17

"The Crab"

8/16/2017
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New theme! Have you ever had to "play the game" to get what you want? It's August, it's hot, and Colleen is on fire discussing Lyle Roebuck's "The Crab." Make sure you listen to hear Lyle's Frank Underwood impression and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/LyleRoebuck.

Duration:00:43:14

"Fruit on a Vine"

8/3/2017
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Identity is a loaded word. Positive or negative, known or unknown, our unnamed narrator struggles with understanding her identity in Episode 26. Get your wine on with Daniel DeLeon's French vineyard story "Fruit on a Vine."

Duration:00:35:58

"Three Hearts"

7/26/2017
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Colleen learns how Jim pairs together stories of octopus love and a Viking promise in Episode 25. Last week, you heard "Vikings" by Rachel Brough, and this week you'll hear "Three Hearts" by Melissa Palmer, which is part two of the pair of themed episodes. What's the theme? Slow down, listen up, and find out!

Duration:00:23:54

"Apricot Iced Tea"

7/12/2017
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What would ruin your perfect day? Zachary Slingsby's story, "Apricot Iced Tea," follows a mother who can't seem to have the day she so perfectly orchestrated go right. You're in for some relationship assessing, parenting struggles, and a big issue with bladder control for Episode 23.

Duration:00:39:59

Conversation with Kris Baker Dersch of No Extra Words

6/30/2017
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I had a conversation with Kris Baker Dersch or the No Extra Words flash fiction podcast. We give you a look under the hood about what the challenges of fiction podcasting are and why we love it. Check out Kris and No Extra Words at noextrawords.wordpress.com and wherever you get your podcasts! If you like this show, you'll definitely like hers too so give it a listen.

Duration:01:02:11

"Everyone Hated Ms. Loretta" / "Fake Things Aren't Real"

6/28/2017
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Some kids are just up to no good, while others seem to stumble upon trouble. But kids will be kids right? Ponder this with us while listening to "Everyone Hated Miss Loretta" by Susanna Solomon and "Fake Things Aren't Real" by Derek Lazarski.

Duration:00:57:55

"R&R" / "How to Care for Hyacinths" / "Fate and Starlight" / "The Man Who Shot Stonewall Jackson"

5/18/2017
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This four-part episode focuses on stories of war and combat and the various effects it has on the psyche. With Memorial Day right around the corner, we figured it was the perfect time to run these stories, some of which are written by veterans. Claude Smith ("R&R") leads off the episode, followed by Clayton Bradshaw ("How to Care for Hyacinths"), Christine Estopare ("Fate and Starlight"), and Gary Beck ("The Man Who Shot Stonewall Jackson"). As a warning to our listeners, all but one of...

Duration:00:59:11

"A Meandering Blue" / "Boy"

5/4/2017
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Our Mother's Day episode! Listen to a story about an expecting mother trying to enjoy a last summer's day with her tween son ("A Meandering Blue" by Amy Ballard, www.amyballard.com) and another about a boy's constantly evolving relationship with his mother and step-mother ("Boy" by Carole Glasser Langille). Rate and review us on iTunes! Slow down and listen up.

Duration:00:49:13

"The Great Escape" / "White"

4/20/2017
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Theodore Carter's ("The Great Escape") debut is magical, and Michael Anthony's ("White") is supernatural. Slow down and listen up to these fun stories about make-believe and intrigue!

Duration:00:55:02

"Heart Failure" / "Ellison Once"

4/6/2017
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Learn about life, death, and fate in alternate realities! Ryan Jiorle ("Heart Failure") returns and Heather Whited ("Ellison Once") makes her debut. Let us know what you think about this episode, in a review on iTunes, an email, or a post on Facebook or Twitter!

Duration:00:58:28

"Lavender" / "Flowers for Madame"

3/9/2017
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In this week's episode, Alice Kouzmenko ("Lavender") and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub ("Flowers for Madame") tell stories about the strangers who come into our lives uninvited, at home and abroad. Find more of Yermiyahu's work on his website www.yataub.net. Do you have a story for us? Check our guidelines (secondhandpodcast.com/guidelines) and submit your story!

Duration:01:05:03

"The Art of BODYCOMBAT" / "Somehow Always Getting it Right"

2/23/2017
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Emily Roese ("The Art of BODYCOMBAT") and Carol Guess and Elizabeth Colen ("Somehow Always Getting it Right") explore empathy, obsession, and intimacy in today's episode. Find more of Carol Guess's writing at carolguessbooks.com and find Elizabeth Colen's latest book, What Weaponry, at blacklawrence.com. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter (secondhandpodcast.com/newsletter) and review us on iTunes!

Duration:00:59:00

"Everything For Sale" / "Man's Best Friend"

1/25/2017
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You never know what you've got until it's gone - sometimes you pave paradise and put up a parking lot, but sometimes the parking lot turns into paradise. Scott Wilson's story "Everything For Sale" and Nicholas MacDonnell's "Man's Best Friend" riff on this perspective. Featuring another author-read submission!

Duration:00:40:56

"The Stetson" / "The Cowbell"

1/12/2017
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Lynn Knight reads her own story called "The Stetson" and I read A. R. Robins's story "The Cowbell" in another Christmas-themed episode!

Duration:00:52:06

"Angel's Choice" / "Silent Night" / "Secret Santa Club"

12/21/2016
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Dianalee Velie shares two Christmas stories from her short story collection, Sole Proprietorship: Women in Search of Their Souls, available on Amazon! And Kathy McMullen reads her own "Secret Santa Club" featuring the Mulberry family. Find out more about Dianalee at http://dianaleevelie.com/ and Kathy at http://neighborsnorth.wordpress.com. Happy holidays! Slow down and listen up again soon.

Duration:00:42:57

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