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Thin Air

Ray J. Lonsdale

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The Thin Air Podcast is an episodic anthology of short stories, novellas and poems, including fantasy, science fiction, suspense, thrillers and the macabre. Featuring tales penned and narrated by Lonsdale, this program could be described as a fascinating blend of audiobook and modern-day old-time radio. Episodes are presented as dramatic readings with background sound F/X and original music. The premiere episode, titled “The Uncanny Valley of the Shadow,” is the opening chapter, kicking off ...
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Show Notes This week, Fiona tries her hand at building her very own setting prompt by prompt, using Angeline Trevena’s ‘30 Days of Worldbuilding: An Author’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building Fictional Worlds’. Overwhelmed by creating fantasy worlds? Lost in your world? Unsure where to go next? 30 Days of Worldbuilding breaks the task into manageable …
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Show Notes This week, Fiona tries her hand at building her very own setting prompt by prompt, using Angeline Trevena’s ‘30 Days of Worldbuilding: An Author’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building Fictional Worlds’. Overwhelmed by creating fantasy worlds? Lost in your world? Unsure where to go next? 30 Days of Worldbuilding breaks the task into manageable …
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Show Notes This week, Fiona tries her hand at building her very own setting prompt by prompt, using Angeline Trevena’s ‘30 Days of Worldbuilding: An Author’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building Fictional Worlds’. Overwhelmed by creating fantasy worlds? Lost in your world? Unsure where to go next? 30 Days of Worldbuilding breaks the task into manageable …
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Show Notes This week, Fiona tries her hand at building her very own setting prompt by prompt, using Angeline Trevena’s ‘30 Days of Worldbuilding: An Author’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building Fictional Worlds’. Overwhelmed by creating fantasy worlds? Lost in your world? Unsure where to go next? 30 Days of Worldbuilding breaks the task into manageable …
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Writer, director and producer of the Thin Air Podcast, RJ Lonsdale, joins WAIR talkshow host Clayton Lomax for a candid discussion of the show. Get the inside scoop about the origin of Thin Air and many of the episodes that are currently streaming. In addition to the chat with Lonsdale, you can also catch an exclusive tale that will only air on thi…
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Show Notes This week, Fiona tries her hand at building her very own setting prompt by prompt, using Angeline Trevena’s ‘30 Days of Worldbuilding: An Author’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building Fictional Worlds’. Overwhelmed by creating fantasy worlds? Lost in your world? Unsure where to go next? 30 Days of Worldbuilding breaks the task into manageable …
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Show Notes To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews Sam Leigh, award-winning game designer of Anamnesis and the upcoming solo rpg: Death of The Author. Sam (She/They) is an award-winning tabletop game designer from Virginia and the owner of Blinking Birch Games. As well as designing their …
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A veil of darkness is falling upon the Queen’s Imperium. As a frightening series of events start to unfold across the boundless reaches of the cosmos, none other than Queen Ophelia Droxine Oberon herself rockets off from Imperious Prime to investigate, accompanied by Captain Nix Orlan, long-time Aeronaut to the royal family. One by one, the stars a…
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Show Notes This week, Fiona tries her hand at building her very own setting prompt by prompt, using Angeline Trevena’s ‘30 Days of Worldbuilding: An Author’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building Fictional Worlds’. Overwhelmed by creating fantasy worlds? Lost in your world? Unsure where to go next? 30 Days of Worldbuilding breaks the task into manageable …
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The hosts of The DM's Book Club proudly bring you a new limited series, The DM's Travel Bookclub: A Guide to The Inner Planes! In each episode, we'll explore the Inner Planes of Existence as outlined in the Great Wheel cosmology in the roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons. Join us, Fiona and Hamilton on this adventure of discovery! Consider using o…
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Show Notes To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews Chris Bissette, award winning game designer, writer and musican. Chris has written for games like Pathfinder 2, Fallout, Hunter: The Reckoning, and cy_borg. They are best known for their indie breakout solo journalling The Wretched, which…
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Show Notes To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews Taylor Navarro, the TTRPG game designer, writer, editor and project manager. Taylor's latest TTRPG project, 'Not Yet: A Romantic TTRPG Duet', has players take on the roles of two characters fated to meet but just missing one another—or no…
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Show Notes To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews Nick Munro Turner, a Freelance Outdoor Activity Instructor, journalist, and the game designer behind the upcoming TTRPGs games Lost in the Jungle and Rogue Octopus Escapes! Check out Nick running his game, Rogue Octopus Escapes, on the Sc…
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Show Notes To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews game designer Laurie O'Connel, the creator behind Lichcraft, Hieronymus, and the upcoming Death Game! Laurie’s TTRPG work covers a wide, wide range subjects, from the ‘weird’ to the ‘unsettling’. His latest project, Death Game is a narrat…
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Show Notes To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews Dr Gary Colman, one of the Trustees of Game Therapy UK, an innovative charity set up to promote Therapeutic Gaming in the UK for the public benefit. Game Therapy UK provides innovative, evidence-based therapeutic games to groups at risk o…
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Show Notes To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews Daniel Hand aka The RPG Therapist. Daniel is an experienced counselor who offers integrative counselling and ‘Quest’ (RPG/story-based) therapy. RPG Therapy uses storytelling (and dice!) to help predominately younger clients explore their …
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Long Cold Night, a classic tale of maritime intrigue and adventure by author Allan Vaughan Elston, comes vividly to life, here on RJ Lonsdale’s Thin Air Podcast Anthology. Lost and run aground somewhere in the grim arctic darkness, all that remain of the whaling vessel Norwhaal’s crew are Cabin Boy David Jones and four prisoners that had been locke…
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Content Warnings/Trigger Warnings: Folkhorror themes, violence, disappearances, child endangerment, supernatural horror, 1970s attitudes. Show Notes This week, Fiona is joined by Pip, James, Adam and Rhys for ‘Solemn Vale’, a narrative-driven storytelling game where players tell abhorrent tales of horror and the supernatural. Published by Dirty Vor…
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Content Warnings/Trigger Warnings: Folkhorror themes, violence, disappearances, child endangerment, supernatural horror, 1970s attitudes. Show Notes This week, Fiona is joined by Pip, James, Adam and Rhys for ‘Solemn Vale’, a narrative-driven storytelling game where players tell abhorrent tales of horror and the supernatural. Published by Dirty Vor…
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The plot thickens. Thin Air Radio broadcast newsman Chet Huxley continues his “Travelogue to Invasion” just outside the odd little town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, that infamous point on his star map known in the annals of UFO folklore for a flap of flying saucer, men in black and, of course, legendary Mothman encounters. What will he discove…
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Show Notes This week, Fiona is joined by Duste and Catrina and extra special guest GM Jess Levine for 'Going Rogue 2e', a GM-Less Anti-Fascist RPG about war, rebellion, and making the ultimate sacrifice. Some dedicate their life to the cause… One day, you will dedicate everything. Those who dream of a better world know one simple, terrible fact: no…
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Show Notes This week, Fiona is joined by Duste and Catrina and extra special guest GM Jess Levine for 'Going Rogue 2e', a GM-Less Anti-Fascist RPG about war, rebellion, and making the ultimate sacrifice. Some dedicate their life to the cause… One day, you will dedicate everything. Those who dream of a better world know one simple, terrible fact: no…
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Alister Fairfax has received and is in the process of responding to a dire correspondence from his long, lost love, Matilda Escher. What dark destiny awaits his arrival and what strange manifestation of upended reality will he encounter as he passes through a broken pane of glass to save Miss Escher from cruel fate? Travel along and discover for yo…
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Show Notes This week, Fiona is joined by Duste and Catrina and extra special guest GM Jess Levine for 'Going Rogue 2e', a GM-Less Anti-Fascist RPG about war, rebellion, and making the ultimate sacrifice. Some dedicate their life to the cause… One day, you will dedicate everything. Those who dream of a better world know one simple, terrible fact: no…
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Show Notes Due to MCM Comic Con scheduling and a bunch of different life factors getting in the way, we have had to push the release of the next one-shot. To tide us over til then, here's a special bonus episode - a live recording of the panel - CAUTION! Character Development ahead: Setting up a TTRPG Character! Join TTRPG podcasters from all over …
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Commander Ruth Mae McKenna is about to make history. Her own, that is. With the flip of a switch, McKenna will plunge headlong into an infinite field of wandering space time, a journey not only across vast distance but also into the far flung future, leaving all that she has ever known in her wake, transforming present to long ago past in the wink …
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Show Notes This week, Fiona is joined by James, Jane, Liz, and extra special guest GM Zack from Realms of Peril and Glory podcast for Flabbergasted, a comedic tabletop roleplaying game set in the Roaring ‘20s! Published by Wanderer’s Tome, Flabbergasted is a rules-lite and narrative-driven RPG, drawing inspiration from the likes of Jeeves and Woost…
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Show Notes To tide us over til our next one-shot, here's a bonus episode where our host and GM Fiona interviews Charlie Menzies, the writer and game designer behind the upcoming solo RPG ‘Don’t Play This Game’: A Cursed RPG of Handcrafted Found Footage Horror. This game isn’t normal, it’s cursed. Once you know about it the Entity will come for you.…
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