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Storytelling Podcasts

Thriller writers tell their favorite stories.

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United States

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Thriller writers tell their favorite stories.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Slumdog Escape

4/20/2024
What would you do if you had nothing? What if you were forced to beg for money and food? What if you couldn't even keep the money you received, but instead had to give it all to an evil man who kept you as his slave? This is one little boy's existence in the crazy and chaotic city of Mumbai. Until one woman decided to do something about it. To find out more about the authors and storyteller go to: https://www.lukerichardsonauthor.com/ https://www.stevenmooreauthor.com/

Duration:01:00:04

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My Best Friend, The Sociopath

4/13/2024
Phil M. Williams tells a creepy thriller about two middle-school best friends who clash with their mean teacher. An attempt at revenge leads them to a startling discovery--one of them isn't quite right. This story is from my thriller novel, The Interview: https://www.amazon.com/Interview-Phil-M-Williams-ebook/dp/B0B7GBQ3LW/

Duration:00:18:30

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The Biggest Scam in the History of the World

4/6/2024
A man servant takes on the most powerful cartel the world has ever known. Phil M. Williams tells a story of corruption, greed, and world domination. Is it true? A free novel by thriller author Phil M. Williams can be found here: PhilWBooks.com Source: Griffin, G. Edward. The Creature from Jekyll Island (Westlake Village, California: American Media, 2010) Williams, Phil M. The Propaganda Project (Phil W. Books, 2016)

Duration:00:36:14

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The Perfect Husband. The Perfect Widower. Twice?

3/30/2024
Phil M. Williams tells a creepy true crime thriller about two-time widower, Harold Henthorn. Can anyone be that unlucky? Sources: Fleeman, Michael. The Black Widower (St. Martin’s Press, 2017) CBS News Colorado. (May, 2022), https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/news/harold-henthorn-toni-wife-murder-conviction/ Chesanek, Carissa. All That is Interesting (October, 2022), https://allthatsinteresting.com/harold-henthorn

Duration:00:28:13

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A Twisty True Story of Cancel Culture

3/16/2024
Phil M. Williams tells a true story of media propaganda, racial tensions, and cancel culture. It’s the story of two New Yorkers who have a seemingly petty argument, but their altercation would have national implications, and they themselves would never be the same again. Quick disclaimer: The personal thoughts, dialogue, and scenes were mostly reenacted, and are therefore not exact or may be fictional, but the basic facts of the story are included with references. Phil M. Williams can be found here: https://philwbooks.com/ Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park_birdwatching_incidenthttps://www.thefp.com/p/the-real-story-of-the-central-parkhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honestly-with-bari-weiss/id1570872415?i=1000530855326https://www.newsweek.com/i-was-branded-central-park-karen-i-still-live-hiding-1839483https://nypost.com/2020/05/26/amy-cooper-once-claimed-her-ex-lover-bilked-her-out-of-65k/https://nypost.com/2020/06/15/central-park-karen-amy-cooper-tried-to-have-doorman-fired-report/https://www.vox.com/2020/5/26/21270699/amy-cooper-franklin-templeton-christian-central-parkhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/26/amy-cooper-central-park/https://www.thecut.com/2020/05/amy-cooper-central-park-dog-video.htmlhttps://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/amy-cooper-sued-ex-colleague-martin-priest-years-before-christian-cooper-incident

Duration:00:32:08

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The Island Bureau of Kindness

3/9/2024
This hilarious satire tells the truth about human nature. Shipwrecked islanders devise a social safety net, but incentives create a calamity that leads to starvation and revolution. Phil M. Williams narrates this absurd and thought-provoking story from his book, The Propaganda Project. A free novel by thriller author Phil M. Williams can be found here: PhilWBooks.com Source: Williams, Phil M. The Propaganda Project (Phil W. Books, 2016)

Duration:00:09:03

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The Confrontation

3/2/2024
A twentysomething trolls the internet for child predators. His goal: confrontation and humiliation IRL. Kyle Summers mows lawns by day and hunts child predators by night. Troy, his friend and cameraman, is a mall security guard by day and watches Kyle’s back by night. Together the wannabe heroes hope to be someone more than they are. But being a hero comes with a price. If you'd like to read The Predator Hunter novel, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Predator-Hunter-Phil-M-Williams-ebook/dp/B07H4X886Y/ Two free novels by Phil M. Williams can be found here: https://philwbooks.com/

Duration:00:14:48

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The Predator Hunter

2/24/2024
Kyle finally has a date, but his old clothes and blue-collar job aren't impressing his beautiful dinner companion. So, he tells her about his controversial hobby. She doesn't react the way he thought she would. This short story was written and told by Phil M. Williams. If you'd like to read The Predator Hunter novel, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Predator-Hunter-Phil-M-Williams-ebook/dp/B07H4X886Y/ Two free novels by Phil M. Williams can be found here: https://philwbooks.com/

Duration:00:09:44

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The True Story of the Man Who Changed the World

2/17/2024
On June 28, 1914, Sarajevo, Bosnia was alive with the exuberance of a carnival, but members of The Black Hand weren't so joyous. They had a singular goal that day--assassination. This is the thrilling, heroic, and tragic true story of Gavrilo Princip and the Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Duration:00:08:16

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Seven Months to Live

2/10/2024
This is the harrowing and terrifying true story of Vietnam veteran, Tom Miller. This story is one of many told to William F. Brown in his book, Our Vietnam Wars. Phil M. Williams narrates. You can find Our Vietnam Wars here: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Vietnam-Wars-veterans-served-ebook/dp/B079P35BT5/

Duration:00:16:36

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The Bakery

2/3/2024
In this hilarious satire, a baker decides to run his bakery like the government. Phil M. Williams narrates this absurd and thought-provoking story from his book, The Propaganda Project. A free novel by thriller author Phil M. Williams can be found here: PhilWBooks.com Source: Williams, Phil M. The Propaganda Project (Phil W. Books, 2016)

Duration:00:11:42

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A Terrifying True Story of the Iraq War

1/20/2024
This is the harrowing and terrifying true story of the Battle of Nasiriyah, Iraq. It all started with a wrong turn by an Army captain. When the dust cleared, the US military had suffered twenty-nine casualties, and many more injuries, most by friendly fire. But Americans didn't hear the truth about the battle. Instead, they heard about the valiant rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch. This story is narrated by Phil M. Williams, and sourced from Jon Krakauer's book, Where Men Win Glory.

Duration:00:37:47

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Rough Justice

1/13/2024
When a jewelry shop is robbed at gunpoint, Danny Pearson is determined to recover his father's watch ... by any means necessary. This thrilling and suspenseful story was written by Steven Taylor and told by Luke Richardson. A free novel by Stephen Taylor can be found here: https://stephentaylorbooks.com/ A free novel by Luke Richardson can be found here: https://www.lukerichardsonauthor.com/

Duration:00:07:17

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No Honor Among Thieves

1/6/2024
Gavin and Chase are riding high in Las Vegas after their big score. But the bossman texts an ominous order. One of them won't make it out of the Nevada desert. This thrilling and suspenseful story was written by Ted Galdi and told by Phil M. Williams. A free novel by Ted Galdi can be found here: https://www.tedgaldi.com/

Duration:00:19:20

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To Hell and Back

12/30/2023
This is the harrowing and terrifying true story of Vietnam veteran, Tom Huck. This story is one of many told to William F. Brown in his book, Our Vietnam Wars. Phil M. Williams narrates. You can find Our Vietnam Wars here: https://www.amazon.com/Our-Vietnam-Wars-veterans-served-ebook/dp/B079P35BT5/

Duration:00:19:19

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The Christmas Killer

12/23/2023
For the past nine years, Santa Claus has committed a murder every Christmas Eve. Chief Inspector Sizemore is determined to stop the inevitable tenth murder. But finding Santa Claus at Christmas is harder than it sounds. This hilarious, scary, and suspenseful story was written and told by Luke Richardson. A free novel by Luke Richardson can be found here: https://www.lukerichardsonauthor.com/

Duration:00:28:10

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Santa Vigilante

12/16/2023
A down-on-his-luck mall Santa is shocked by a little girl with a big problem. Her Christmas wish is a real nightmare. This scary suspenseful story was written and told by Phil M. Williams. Two free novels by Phil M. Williams can be found here: https://philwbooks.com/

Duration:00:18:41

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Slumdog Escape (Part 3)

12/9/2023
Kayla confronts the evil boss to save Rahul. What would you do if you had nothing? What if you were forced to beg for money and food? What if you couldn't even keep the money you received, but instead had to give it all to an evil man who kept you as his slave? This is one little boy's existence in the crazy and chaotic city of Mumbai. Until one woman decided to do something about it.

Duration:00:19:44

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Slumdog Escape (Part 2)

12/2/2023
Kayla is in hot pursuit of Rahul and the kidnappers who took him. What would you do if you had nothing? What if you were forced to beg for money and food? What if you couldn't even keep the money you received, but instead had to give it all to an evil man who kept you as his slave? This is one little boy's existence in the crazy and chaotic city of Mumbai. Until one woman decided to do something about it.

Duration:00:21:36

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Slumdog Escape (Part 1)

11/25/2023
What would you do if you had nothing? What if you were forced to beg for money and food? What if you couldn't even keep the money you received, but instead had to give it all to an evil man who kept you as his slave? This is one little boy's existence in the crazy and chaotic city of Mumbai. Until one woman decided to do something about it.

Duration:00:21:18