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Where plenty of podcasts about podcasting (PAPs) tell you what to do, Podcast Pontifications what to think about in podcasting. These daily, insightful forward-looking episodes have one central tenet: Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Designed for the working podcaster, these short-form episodes get you thinking about the future of podcasting and how you can better prepare yourself -- and your shows -- for the future. The goal is simple: help you develop critical thinking ...
 
In this podiobook: Far from home...Rosemary Halpern, a mild-mannered librarian from Boston, found herself trapped hundreds of years in the future. A future that faced a new Ice Age. A future where ghouls walked the Earth, ravenous for human flesh.A world where she was drawn to a man who was already dead...
 
Nawashi is an erotic urban fantasy, the story of a man who discovers that underneath the world of kink and BDSM lies a global conflict of magical forces. Drawn into it, he struggles to develop his own powers and skill to protect his family from the forces which now consider him a threat.
 
In this podiobook: Some psycho stalker kidnaps his would-be girlfriend, gets chased by the cops halfway across the state, runs out of gas right outside your house, where you and your spouse are enjoying a quiet, bitter evening at home, and now you're both held hostage at gunpoint and surrounded by police. It could happen. It happened to Henry and Valerie Roth, of 314 Seventeenth Street, High Park. It was not going to be a good night.
 
A critical look at the first world, inspired by the reverse culture shock your hosts, Sheila Dee & Evo Terra, experience every day as American citizens returning to Western civilization after three and a half years living and working in developing nations. Expert guests from the fields of science, skepticism, and critical though are frequent guests.
 
In this podiobook: Bridging the gap between psychological and supernatural horror, Revelations is the story of Jamie Shetter, a psychiatrist on the brink of existential crisis. Unfortunately, her move from private practice to public service is of no help, as she discovers "truths" that have her questioning not only the nature of her existence, but her sanity. Join Dr. Shetter as she struggles to get control of her life back from the mysterious revelations, each more awful than the last.
 
Detective Jonny C. Speed's life can't get much better. He's booked into the French Quarter's most luxurious guesthouse, and his day job as convenience store manager is 104 miles behind him in Catherine, Mississippi. He's already taken care of one pro-bono missing persons job since he's been in New Orleans, and his paying client's cheating wife is a beautiful and very accommodating exhibitionist. Are things too good to be true? Of course they are. Jonny starts to worry when his client turns u ...
 
In this podiobook: On Halloween night, the greatest vacation spot in the world is about to be scared to death. A dangerous and mad wizard has escaped from jail, and there is no one who can identify him. With only seven days left before Halloween, Jesse and wizard special agent Ch-U-Ch race to solve the mystery, but time is quickly running out.
 
Allele Island is a beachcomber's paradise for a charming little primate named Eena Beena, who tends her stretch of beach-and the hapless castaways who wash up there-as if it were her own private garden. Everything changes when a deranged ape named Prospero arrives with plans to kidnap the island's queen for an evil experiment that threatens the world. A novel of adventure, word play, and high literary nonsense for young listeners (7 to 12 years old).
 
Daniel Feldman was a doctor once. He made the mistake of saving a friend's life in violation of Medical Lobby rules. Now, he's a pariah, shunned by all, forbidden to touch another patient.But things are more loose on Mars. There, Doc Feldman is welcomed by the colonists, even as he's hunted by the authorities. But, when he discovers a Martian plague may soon wipe out humanity on two planets, the authorities begin hunting him for a different reason altogether.Read by Steven Wilson.
 
In this podiobook: On June 25th, 1876, General George Custer died at the Little Big Horn.Why did Custer rush into battle against the largest agglomeration of Indians ever seen in the West, without waiting for support from other cavalry contingents which were on their way to the scene?To answer that, you need to know what happened on June 27th."Glorious," a podcast novel by Aram Schefrin, tells Custer's story from after the Civil War through the date of his massacre, in the voice of Captain F ...
 
In this podiobook: Macabre fiction. Horror fiction. Dark fiction. Whatever you choose to call it, that is what is contained within this collection of short stories. But other than that, these tales are as varied as can be. Ghost stories... they're in there. Lovecraftian monsters... certainly. Twist endings... got it. Psychological terror... of course. Sunny, happy endings... not so much. Oh, and one other thing these stories have in common: they are intended for a mature audience- one who is ...
 
What if Heaven wasn't all it's cracked up to be? Friends Kate and Daniel find that after their untimely deaths, Heaven leaves them dissatisfied and itching for something... else. So they're off, with a passport to discover more afterlifes, heroes and gods. During their adventures, they find out that their travel isn't a journey taken on a whim, but may be orchestrated, or even prophesied.
 
In this podiobook: Dal Timgar always wanted to be a doctor. As a Garvian and the first non-human to study medicine on Hospital Earth, he must face enormous adversity from classmates, professors, and some of the highest ranking physicians on all of Earth. Will his efforts be enough to earn him the Silver Star of a Star Surgeon.Star Surgeon is the 1959 novel by Alan E. Nourse (1928-1992) and is currently in the public domain in the U.S.Read by Scott D. Farquhar of Prometheus Radio Theatre
 
In this podiobook: Young Jack Spencer sees his father's boat-building business destroyed by a powerful land developer. In desperation, he sets out on a dangerous adventure through time to find pirate treasure and bring it home.When Jack finds himself aboard the pirate ship 'Revenge' with Captain Jameson's crew, he enters a life and death world of ship battles, jungle islands, prison escapes, gold, and treachery.Set sail on a rollicking high-seas adventure and live the wild, uncertain life of ...
 
In this podiobook: The characters in Steven J. McDermott's short story collection Winter of Different Directions struggle to keep life's body blows and uppercuts from becoming knockout punches, whether they bring them on themselves, or receive them from friends, lovers, co-workers, or family. You might root for them. You might root against them. But just like the relatives you hope won't show for Thanksgiving, these are characters you can't forget. With his stunning range and passionate deli ...
 
In this podiobook: Are UFOs graduate students from the future, researching their past?Students from the University of the Rings are doing field research in sexual anthropology-at the Lamp Post Motel.Elmo Skinner prefers logical circuits to unpredictable people. He owns the motel and watches his customers on hidden cameras-until the time travelers drop Elmo's mind into the people he's watching.
 
After gaining the rule of Heaven and Hell, with all the power that promised, Kate and Daniel should be set for eternity, right? Well, sure, as soon as they get used to their god-like powers. And then they need to remake the Earth. And there's the matter of the major and minor deities who are not pleased with their ascension. Even now, the afterlife still isn't easy.
 
In this podiobook: Beauregaard Sweet became invisible, but his troubles began when he suddenly reappeared. Now everybody wants something from him. Manny the mechanic wants his wife. Sharad LeMaster wants his secret. Emma Biggs wants another shot at the TV news, the leaders of the Four Tribes want to send him back to wherever it was he'd gone, and all he wants to do is eat some donuts and watch reality TV. 'Secret Sidewalk' tells the tale as 11 year old Marcus tries to talk his little brother ...
 
Traffic Jam Buster! Come to Brussels, a congestion-free city in 2022, but avoid the day of 'Roadworks', when Akila Kama, an African terrorist takes the city and many foreign heads of state hostage. His demands are simple, either the greatest humanitarian aid package is sent to Africa by the nations of the West, or their leaders die.In a city where all rail, road and underground traffic is computerised, Hugh Ryan, a Transport Authority controller, realises that while all traffic inside the ci ...
 
In Nawashi, Brian Stanford discovered the world is filled with mages who use sexual magic to achieve their goals - whether freedom or repression. Drawn into the struggle is his wife, Bec, captured by the Mauls, soldiers of the Wrinkled Man. Bec is taken into the dark underworld of New York's sex trade, to be used as a pawn against her husband. But the Wrinkled Man has not accounted for her own strength, and even as she is drawn further into the ordeal path Bec fights her own battles against ...
 
In this podiobook: Meet Elf, a champion-bred Silky Terrier who lives a dog's life--when he chooses--with hapless Dan McCoy and his capable wife, June, in the leafy suburbs north of New York City. Too late, these innocent dog owners learn that nefarious show dog breeders will stop at nothing -- murder included -- to get their hands on the little puppy's valuable genes. While Dan and June try to civilize the rascal Elf, the evil breeders and their minions do their bloody best to dognap him. Jo ...
 
A group house of twenty-somethings in Pittsburg, Kansas is suddenly rocked when jealousy turns to grief and grief turns to streams of water coming from the face of a former housemate. Can Darrah, the itinerant lesbian, find a way to stop the gushing water and save all the house's wayward husbands and redeem the house? Will infidelity destroy them all? Do any of them ever, ever go to bed? Find out in Casa Del Queso, by Brady Russell.
 
In this podiobook: When a comet the size of a small moon threatens the remote world of Regal the Earth Alliance assigns the most decorated ship in the fleet, the Arwen, to destroy it. Its Captain, Marjorie Cook, sees this as an opportunity to redeem herself after a tragic mistake in her past causes the death of over 400 of her crew. It seems like an easy mission but, when the Arwen arrives, it finds things are not what they seem.
 
In this podiobook: Sonic Fiction features an eclectic mix of authors from a range of ages and backgrounds. This collection of short stories is a true potpourri of genres. From fantasy to noir, to modern-day struggles with relationships, this book spans the gamut of human emotions and experiences, from the ancient past to the far-off future. Featuring works of Science fiction, gritty war tales, murder and intrigue, comedy and farce, this is a book for any fan of short fiction. Let us tell you ...
 
In this podiobook: The House Down Cherry Tree Lane is a story of murder and intrigue to the 100th power. The story mixes the historic Gild family from a small town in Illinois with a modern day sister family. When they purchase the Gild house from a nervous realtor things are never the same for them. It will make your beliefs about ghosts and paranormal change forever. Written by Ramona Holliday, narrated by Jeffrey Kafer.
 
In this podiobook: Shunned by his people and tormented by nightmare visions, Bugbear, the mad goblin scholar, ventures into the wilderness with his ne'er-do-well cousin, Tudmire, to seek out an ancient ruin and the lost wisdom it holds.Soon the cousins find themselves embroiled in cosmic events as their magical world of Annwfn is merged with 19th Century Earth after an accident concerning a mysterious scroll Tudmire acquires in a crooked game of Noggle Stones. While fleeing the enraged ogres ...
 
In this podiobook: "Sellout" was written by Brad Lockwood in 1997 and released as a paperback novella in 2000. Selling remarkably well, Lockwood hit the recording studio to make the audio book of his dreams - featuring 14 performers, an original soundtrack and sound effects, "Sellout" was released as a 2 CD set in late 2000; nominated for multiple Audie Awards and gaining a cult following, only now has "Sellout" been released in digital/podiobook form. Brad Lockwood is the author of 5 books, ...
 
In this podiobook: Lucy Albert is not your ordinary maladjusted suburban adolescent. Born into the era of the Black Plague in medieval Italy, Lucy is chosen as a mate by the sinister vampire Sebastianus against her will. Struggling to survive in a modern world she cannot identify with, Lucy isn't looking for attention. Welcome to Forever Fifteen, where a lonely girl seeks refuge in a world awash in everyday brutality, a world where only blood and death can sate her hunger. Journey into Lucy' ...
 
Lessons from the Geek Fu Master is a collections of essays by Mur Lafferty, producer and host of the podcast, Geek Fu Action Grip. Her essays cover the spectrum of topics from gaming, comics, writing, feminism, and parenting. This podiobook features the essays from her podcast, the essays she contributed to The Dragon Page Wingin' It podcast as well as some essays that have never been released.
 
In this podiobook: When college professor Travis Harrison meets the copper-headed seductress, Layla Sommers, the two are drawn together with a fierce attraction - a desperate need as impossible as it is inevitable. Layla reminds Travis of his deceased daughter, Randi, and after Layla attempts suicide, he brings her into his home. There, despite her wild mood swings and overt seductiveness, there also come moments of remarkable love and compassion which help Travis come to terms with the trut ...
 
In this podiobook: The Gyssyc ship is in orbit above Ulliam; the Task force sent to meet them has been destroyed. Captain Cook fears the worst, the Gyssyc has declared war on the Ulliam. The crew of the Arwen must figure out what happened before a second fleet arrives, the fate of three races rests in their hands.The Arwen Season 2: Ulliam is the sequel to th Parsec award winning novella The Arwen Season 1: Regal.
 
Kate and Daniel are reunited at last, but they have to return to their duties in traveling the afterlife. There are stolen souls suffering without cause in Hell, and only they can help. Kate is back in her corporeal body, but keeping memories of her time as pure soul energy, recently touched by the divine. Daniel carries the magic of an old god and the sword of a death goddess, as well a grudge against the deity who tricked him into losing nearly everything. As they search for the missing so ...
 
Will Captain Paola Mackie, independent space courier, thrown out of her home ten years previously, escape the unsavory clutches of the man who thinks she can lead him to the notorious Revisionist mothership secretly orbiting within the Lutrana system and plotting to destabilize its economy, its culture, its very way of life?Will Paola be reconciled with her estranged and aged father before it's too late for him to pass on his onerous legacy to her? And will she finally get it together with N ...
 
The Earth Alliance prepares itself for a new war. Two old enemy's have allied themselves with Regal, the planet the Arwen saved two years earlier, to build a massive Armada assigned to destroy Earth. Vice Admiral Payton Cook must defend the planet against insurmountable odds while Captain Cook does battle to save Ulliam from a deadly surprise attack. The Arwen: Season 3 is the final chapter of the Gyssyc trilogy which started with the Parsec award winning novella, the Arwen: Season one Regal ...
 
In this podiobook: Debra Karin Hillgrave is faced with a dilemma; she has first hand experienced an epic discovery, and one greater than any other in mans history, but something has gone very wrong. The world of man is now in grave danger. Debra is not a skilled writer, and she knows it, but she must tell her story to the world. Her tale is hap-hazard, and confusing at first, but she knows this story may save the world from destruction, or possibly it will guarantee it. Debra must reveal eve ...
 
In this podiobook: WHEN TIME mysteriously stops, young Max Quick must travel across America to find the source of this 'temporal disaster'... Along the way, he and his companions encounter ancient mysteries, quantum Books, and clues to the riddle of stopped Time. But the more Max learns, the more it seems that his own true identity is not what he once believed..."driven -- and driven well -- by good old-fashioned sci-fi storytelling." - Kirkus Reviews ForeWord Magazine 'Book of the Year' Fin ...
 
Voices: New Media Fiction brings together the pioneer short fiction podcasters. Experimenting from putting short-short fiction to novellas over their podcasts, these writers were the first to test the new medium for storytelling. Some wrote specifically for podcasts, some read previously published fiction, and some read entirely new stories. Some listeners asked if they could get just the stories in audio form, and that request brought about this podiobook. Cory Doctorow tells us a story abo ...
 
In this podiobook: Acclaimed by readers worldwide, this first installment in The Immortal series presents unique and mystical teachings in a way that captures the imagination. In a provocative synthesis of both fiction and non-fiction, this dramatic story draws from the author's many true life experiences to create an account of one man's encounter with a virtual immortal--John, the Beloved, the Revelator, an Apostle of Jesus, perhaps the most mysterious man in history.Joseph, the main chara ...
 
In this podiobook: How did an Egyptian city planner, a Yemeni religious fanatic, a boy from the United Arab Emirates who worshipped sex, not Allah, and a young student of aircraft design who went to a Christian school in Lebanon- four very different men with very different ideas- get involved in flying the 9/11 planes? How did the plot develop, and who developed it?"Marwan," a novel by Aram Schefrin, puts the reported facts together and fills in the details- from the group's first coming tog ...
 
In this podiobook: Garum and Vayin are "duals," twins trapped in each other's minds and bodies, sharing one life. When a deranged wizard hunts them, whom can they turn to? Their mentor? The city guard Vayin loves? The Wizards' Guild? In a world that hates duals, anyone could be their enemy, and one misstep could get them killed."Children of Rhatlan is a unique romp through an original world that not only entertained me, but made me think as well. I can think of no higher praise for a fantasy ...
 
In this podiobook: In Search of #6 is the story of the trials and trails of a man, a best friend, two bicycles, three states, four dispersed campsites, five tires, seven post-prandial naps, twenty-one dozen eggs, 1,100 miles, 15,000 vertical feet, and the search for a single kiss.It is a tale of love, friendship, lactic acid, Achilles' Tendons, mistaken identities, false promises, broken dreams, large mountains, pungent flatulence, Heterosexual Life Partnership, childhood reminiscence, Umber ...
 
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Guest host: Kevin Patton of the podcasts The A&P Professor and The Academic Podcaster. We all do that, right? We podcasters often listen to podcasts with an overly critical ear. That's natural. Everybody does that. Carpenters naturally check out the quality of construction when they visit your newly built home. Engineers sometimes can't help but an…
 
Guest host: Steph Fuccio from The Geopats Podcasts. News flash: Your podcast is on the internet. That means it’s available to anyone anywhere in the world. So yes, even if you’re doing a local podcast about New York City, Kansas City, or Bangkok, you probably have a wider global reach than you think. I’ve spent the majority of the past 16 years liv…
 
Guest host: Patrick Oliver Jones from Why I’ll Never Make It. When producing a daily podcast or a monthly podcast, it all comes down generating ideas ideas. Follows is the “Three I’s” that Patrick has learned in his three years of podcasting that keep him from getting stuck, or at least not stuck for long. 1. Input - If you’re the proud single pare…
 
Podcasting is very much a two-way street between podcasters and listeners. It’s just that the bidirectional flow of give-and-take isn’t communication-based. The give I offer you on Podcast Pontifications consists of future-positive, forward-thinking episodes/articles focused on philosophical questions about podcasting and ways we podcasters can wor…
 
This US election cycle has been a giant shitshow, but it has caused two terms - RINO and DINO - to become a part of our cultural lexicon. Both are pejorative terms that are summed up nicely (?) by their actual meanings: Republican In Name Only and Democrat In Name Only. Podcasting has this problem as well, where “elites” or “OG” podcasters look at …
 
Some Podcasters Finish Thousands Of Episodes I have a few friends who have been podcasting since the beginning, and they’re rapidly approaching the 2,000 episode mark. Some might have passed that right on by counting bonus content. Chances are, you’ll probably produce hundreds of episodes of the show you’re doing right now. Some Podcasters Will Fin…
 
Gamers are largely responsible for the crisp, deep, and rich visual experiences we have come to expect when watching any sort of video on the myriad devices we own. So it stands to reason that perhaps podcasters can lead the charge in making devices capable of high-quality audio reproduction in or on our ears every bit as common. Here are three tre…
 
I think we can all agree that the podcast listening experience on smart speakers is pretty terrible. And by “we” I mean podcasters. We know the best podcast experience is listening via our earbuds with our preferred listening app in our hands. We have the habit of listening via that experience, and it’s lightyears better than the voice-only, limite…
 
Growing your podcast’s audience isn’t as easy as you want it to be. Even if you do all the marketing and promotional things right, you’ll likely find that your podcast will only attract a tiny fraction of people who are interested in the topic of your show. It’s desire mixed with medium preferences that determine whether someone listens to your pod…
 
Being a podcaster changes you. It’s certainly changed me. The changes podcasting has on you come in many forms, but the important ones can be categorized into the following: 1. Resource Allocation: It takes two types of resources to make a podcast: time and money. And both of those are in balance with one another. Both money and time are scarce res…
 
Recently, Spotify removed a seemingly unmovable object that some say has plagued podcasting since the beginning of podcasting: music licensing. From the start, podcasters have wanted to play licensed commercial music - the songs you hear on the radio or have in your personal music library - on their shows. But that has been verboten thanks to the c…
 
Abnormality is not a bad thing. It’s just not normal. Until you normalize it. Here are four different ideas here that might help you embrace a little more abnormality to your podcast. 1. Keep the standards, toss the conventions. Standards and best practices are there for a reason. Conventions, on the other hand, you can play fast and loose with. Or…
 
As podcasters, our control ends as soon as we’ve mastered our .mp3 files. After that, we cede control to other entities. Entities with their own goals, incentives, positions, and perspectives on what podcasting should be. We rely on podcast hosting companies to generate our RSS feed, embeddable players, send automated social media posts, and update…
 
There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to podcasting. Without getting too metaphorical, we swim in a sea of uncertainty as we navigate these podcasting waters. I battle the uncertainty that surrounds every decision by having a bias towards action. Having a bias toward action means I trust myself as a podcaster, as a business person, as a human b…
 
Complexity creep happens. Especially in creative endeavors like podcasting where we have at best a set of guidelines and maybe a roadmap, but not a clear, step-by-step set of instructions to follow. When things in our lives get too complicated, it stresses us out. It's not good at all for our self-worth (“How did I let this happen?”), and ultimatel…
 
People - listeners - are attracted to popular podcasts. Other people - podcasters like us - do very little to promote the popularity of the podcast we produce. Broadly speaking and en masse, people like to do the things that lots of other people are doing. Lay the blame on evolutionary biology if you like, but humans tend to follow the crowd. It’s …
 
You need exposure to inspiring podcast content if you want to make an inspiring podcast of your own. But none of us have an abundance of time, so how do we do that? I have a technique that lets me be an active consumer of over 100 podcasts. 114, to be exact. This technique doesn’t require you to listen at 2x speed, doesn’t require you to change you…
 
I’m aware that most podcast advertising inventory today is priced and purchased based on the number of downloads an episode is projected to receive. And it is with that full awareness that I assure you no advertiser wants to buy podcast advertising inventory that way. Instead, advertisers want to pay when their ads are listened to by the right audi…
 
We don’t often hear stories from the business managers of podcasts, because they don’t have the sexiest of jobs. But it’s not an exaggeration to say they have some of the most important jobs. For example: ensuring the podcast business itself grows. That means monetization, which likely has its fingers in lots of other pies that make the podcast go.…
 
Given the state of our current divisions, podcasters don’t have to look too hard to find controversial topics to cover on an episode. And given what podcasters know about presenting topics to their audiences from behind the mic, firing off a hot take on a new controversy seems like obvious content for your next episode. But maybe you have misgiving…
 
I am a harsh critic. And I have no poker face, so you can clearly tell, either by sight or by sound, when I'm being critical. At least I used to be that way. I’m trying to be better. Specifically, I'm trying to be less critical more often. I’m trying to internalize that phrase and make it my default behavior, which is quite a challenge for me. I’m …
 
Doubts and suspicions about the content we make for public consumption are normal. We all have them. Even the most successful podcasters in the world have doubts about some aspects of the podcast episodes they're producing. While the totality of doubts one might harbor about their podcast are far too many to list, here are a few common ones you mig…
 
It should come as a surprise to no one that the media we consume is polluted by misinformation and disinformation. Podcasting is part of that media mix, which means that podcasting has a similar level of misinformation and disinformation propagating through the podosphere. Though I’m reticent to assign blame and am quite aware that correlation does…
 
Have you heard that Amazon Music now includes podcasts? Not knowing that means you somehow missed not only the news but also the email Amazon Music sent directly to you and every other podcast manager of the ~1,400,000 RSS feeds that make up the podcast ecosystem. Yesterday was when they launched. By all reports, the updated Amazon Music service bo…
 
Abe Lincoln said that if he had six hours to chop down a tree, he'd spend the first four sharpening his ax. The quote’s apocryphal nature isn’t important. The sentiment is. The idea that you should spend a significant amount of upfront time preparing to do a task is just good advice. In fact, it’s the ideal way to operate. Put another way: slow and…
 
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