BLACK JACK, is a new short story by Dan Shaurette, a prequel to his upcoming novel, BLACK CASTLE. Confidence artist Jacob Springer discovers that his mother, a Faierie, has been murdered in London. Can he track down her killer while the police have their hands full with Jack the Ripper's reign of terror? Featuring the voice talents of Dani Cutler, Emerian Rich, Glenn Hibburt, Jack Mangan, Lucie LeBlanc, Mat Weller, Murdo Morrison, Pete Lutz, Sean Young, Ted Wenskus, and Veronica Giguere. Thi ...
BLACK MAGIC, is a new short story by Dan Shaurette, a prequel to his upcoming novel, BLACK CASTLE. Capt. Matt Black and Dr. Andrew MacGillivray are a pair of paranormal private eyes hot on the trail of someone — or something — killing women during the raucous 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Stranger things are afoot however when their friend, L. Frank Baum, finds a man who was brutally attacked not far from the Fair. Featuring the voice talents of Mat Weller, Murdo Morrison, Ma ...
From the author who started it all and New Zealand's original podcast authoress, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine return to Podiobooks.com with Tales from the Archives, a collection of original steampunk short stories set in the world of their award-winning series, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Featuring voices familiar and new, Pip and Tee invite you to sample the fantastic world of their shadowy organisation that fights for Queen and Empire against the mysterious and unknown.
A podcast anthology of speculative fiction with music as a theme. Science fiction, fantasy, and slipstream tales include stories of a future world where music has been lost, office workers whose imbedded soundtracks direct their lives, the Martian superstar who doesn't want to play anymore, singers who can compel men to kill with the sound of their voices, and more. The eight episodes present short stories by Keyan Bowes, Ernest Hogan, Elaine Isaak, Lejon A. Johnson, Jack Mangan, Rick Novy, ...
In this podiobook: As originally heard on the Dragon Page Wingin' It! Podcast: Duel of the Fates assembles highly diverse, iconic combatants from across the wide universe of speculative fiction and pits them head-to-head in meaningless contests of 5 silly categories. Hear! An exhibition duel between Darth Vader vs. Gandalf! Witness! Another exhibition of, um, something, between Molly (from Neuromancer) and Batman! Behold! The bracketed 8-character elimination tournament! 1) Tomi (from Spheri ...
In this podiobook: "Star Wars is over. Star Trek is dead. In Spherical Tomi, Jack Mangan has opened up a new frontier."- Ernest Hogan, author of Smoking Mirror BluesA top-secret AI project.A deadly power struggle between warlords.Tomi was once lead combat programmer for the Shogun Ryogi, on the front lines of his conflict against President William the Black of Cerberus. When she failed to prevent William from killing the samurai she loved, she abandoned all sides, all loyalties, all hope. In ...
In this podiobook: More Sonic Fiction is the short story anthology sequel to the successful Sonic Fiction exclusively at Podiobooks.com.Like its predecessor, More Sonic Fiction does not fit into any one genre. Instead, it is an exciting mix of today's best short stories contributed by authors from Sonic Fiction, other Podiobooks.com authors, and some new faces. These raw and unflinching stories include futuristic science fiction, political and religious satire, heartfelt prose, enchanting fa ...
In this podiobook: Author Jack Mangan (Spherical Tomi) is back with Duel of the Fates 2! As originally heard on the Dragon Page Wingin' It! Podcast: Duel of the Fates 2 assembles highly diverse, iconic combatants from across the wide universe of speculative fiction and pits them head-to-head in comparative contests of 5 monumentally important categories. 1) Dr. Evil (Austin Powers)2) Six Million Dollar Man3) TD-0013 (A Diff'rent Point of View)4) The Mighty Thor5) Ash (Evil Dead)6) Starbuck f ...
Friday, the 13th of December, 1889. Aldgate, England. Jackie and Jacob set a trap for the Fairchilde Butcher in this final episode.
Tuesday, the 10th of September, 1889. East End of London, England. Months have passed and it seems as though the Ripper hysteria is over. The Butcher however has killed again, leaving behind a scar on the victim that Jacob recognizes.
Friday, the 9th of November, 1888. Spitalfields, England. Mary Jane Kelly is brutally murdered at home leaving the most gruesome display yet by the Ripper. This episode contains graphic violence.
Friday, the 19th of October, 1888. Southampton, England.Mudgett meets his wife, Myrta, as she arrives in England. He resumes using the alias she knows him by: Dr. Henry Howard Holmes. They enjoy a romantic trip to Paris and Glasgow before returning back to Whitechapel.
Thursday, the 18th of October, 1888. Whitechapel, England. Inspector Reid receives a suspicious letter about Jack the Ripper from Major Stephenson. Reid asks Jacob to interview Stephenson at the hospital. While there, Jacob also gathers information about the Butcher.
Tuesday, the 2nd of October, 1888. Whitechapel, England. On a corner in Soho Square, Jacob recognized a prostitute working her patch. It was the woman who might have seen Faye's killer. Meanwhile, Mudgett and Stephenson attempt to perform a dark magic ceremony using the body parts they collected from their victims.…
Sunday, the 30th of September, 1888. Whitechapel, England. In the last of a string of murders by Mudgett and Stephenson, they complete their dark work with Kate Eddowes in Mitre Square. Meanwhile, Jacob Springer has found body parts left behind from another killer, whom he calls the Fairchilde Butcher. He believes the Butcher murdered his mother an…
Part two of Herman Mudgett's visit with Major Roslyn D'Onston Stephenson, as he explains how he discovered an infernal ring with a demonic secret.
Wednesday, the 15th of August, 1888. Whitechapel, England. Herman Mudgett had business in London, but for the trip, he called himself Dr. Harold Pratt. He brought skeletons from Chicago to sell to the Medical School at the London Hospital. While there, he confirmed that an old friend, Major Roslyn D'Onston Stephenson, a practitioner of black magic,…
Tuesday, the 27th of December, 1887. East End of London, England. Jacob Springer learns how his mother, known around London as Fairy Faye, was murdered. He discovers there may also have been a witness to her abduction. Along with family friend, Jackie Chevalieux, Jacob meets Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and offers to help with the investigation.…
Monday, the 26th of December, 1887. East End of London, England. A man who has discovered that fairies are real is using a cursed artifact to steal their vitality. One unfortunate victim awakes to find herself in the villain's clutches. This episode contains graphic violence.
Not necessarily the last, but it’s the last. Thank you, Ed from Texas (spoiler: a DotF!) and Amy Bowen for your excellent content to finish up the Big Trouble in Little China Palooza.By Jack
Undeadpan Palooza about Big Trouble in Little China, featuring: Jack Burton Mangan and Desert Pixie, with an appearance from Lo Pan himself.By Jack
You know what The Energizer Bunny, ditto, and Vanamonde always say in times like these. . . Thanks very much to the three of them for taking the time to record their thoughts and insights about Big Trouble in Little China!! More episodes to come, with lots of room left for your recorded thoughts/skits/jokes/ideas/reviews/etc. of the film. Don’t end…
An Ununshow? Not the Palooza audio you were hoping for, but audio nonetheless.By Jack
Not quite alive, in other words.By Jack
Unshows of Deadpan on the wall. . .By Jack
Unshow for a new era.By Jack
Thanks for making Deadpan The Way. The Deadpan will be with you, always.By Jack
The End of the DotF Battle Royale with Cheese Doodle. Finally. Tie-breaker Rotating category: How would these characters be retrofitted for the Steampunk genre? One more episode to go.By Jack
Many Bothans died to bring you this episode.By Jack
When we left our heroic hooligans, a mighty cyclone had formed and was making its way towards them at Lake Michigan. Behold the thrilling conclusion!
When we left our incorporeal investigators at Mac’s office and makeshift laboratory, he and Oskar worked tirelessly through the night and into the morning on the amulet.
When we left our pair of paranormal policemen and the plucky pen jockey, they were perched above the Midway Plaisance, pointing out a potential problem.
When we left our men of mystery, they had arrived at the hospital to speak to Joe, only to find him running away in a big green angry fit!
When we left our ethereal examiners, they learned that the green beast was a witch named Ezmeralda. Her broken amulet was stolen and the attack from the previous night was her attempt to get it back. Meanwhile, the ruffian in question is lying in a hospital bed becoming very upset.
When we left our metaphysical marshals, they met Oskar, Wizard of No Small Water, who explained that the green beast they were after was his wife, the Witch Ezmeralda.
When we left our occult operatives, their discoveries led them to the slum cottages at the back of the Union Stockyards known locally as Packingtown. Mac’s compass began to spin wildly out of control as they approached one house in particular.
When we left our bizarre band of bloodhounds, they met their man who was mauled by a monster. Frank has gone with Mac to his lab to find out what they can about the baffling blood left behind, and Mac has made a discovery.
When we left our supernatural sleuths, they were meeting a man who was attacked by some kind of strange beast that was green!
When we left our heroes, they decided to investigate the case of a brutal attack near the World’s Columbian Exposition that left a man barely alive. We join Matt and Mac the next day at the Chicago offices of the Supernatural Affairs Department, discussing the case with their boss, Rex Darren.
Capt. Matt Black and Dr. Andrew MacGillivray are a pair of paranormal private eyes hot on the trail of someone -- or something -- killing women during the raucous 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Stranger things are afoot however when their friend, L. Frank Baum, finds a man who was brutally attacked not far from the World's Fair.…
Rotating Category: Jabba’s Punishment. Is. This. The. End?By Jack
Happy Halloween, baby. We’re taking an Un this week, but the Final Duel of the Fates Royale With Cheese Doodle will return with the Rotating Category (Jabba’s Punishment) next week. Stay tuned. Watch out for that Red Baron!By Jack
Who’d Win in a Fight? Plus some Rounds 1 & 2 ketching up.By Jack
Final Doodle of the Fates Royale with Cheese. Categories: Who’s more iconic? Love Prowess.By Jack
To meet the overwhelming demand (requests from 2 people), we’ve delayed the DotF one extra week. That’s one extra week to send in your Duel contributions!By Jack
Send in your Duel of the Fates thoughts* this week! *jokes, skits, cheers, votes, choices, disparaging remarks, support, jeers, notes of ironic disinterest, etc.By Jack
As an added note, The Morris/Ballantine household just had to deal with a tiny broken arm. Get well soon wishes to The Sonic Boom!By Jack
Overstuffed with Duel of the Fates explanations! Unshow 95: slicker and more robust than 3.1.By Jack
A great chat with the great Tony Mast! Preceded by – – Setup for the Final Duel of the Fates Royale with Cheese Doodle! The categories: -Who’s the most Iconic? -Love Prowess -Who’d Win in a Fight? -Rotating Category (How would this character be sentenced if captured by Jabba the Hutt) -Intangibles -Tiebreaker Rotating Category (How would this chara…
Featuriiiiiing Tony Mast!By Jack
Watership Show Notes Down.By Jack
Eschewing the apostrophe for a few years now.By Jack
Stillness – the album. 1. Deadpan Opening 2. One With the Stillness 3. Photon Meters 4. Pepper Fiend 5. Perfect Green Woman (World premiere) 6. Smooth Like Butta 7. Myself Within Love 8. Burton Messiah (World premiere remix) 9. Rabbit Knees 10. Dog Diary 11. U Can’t Yeti 12. Solid Reborn 13. Temple of Earth and Sea 14. Earth Time Pigs Fate 15. Circ…
Lo Pan, Alvie, Jon Klecko, and Jimmy from Denver making their first public appearance together!By Jack
Unshow number 92.By Jack
Ugh, not another Very Special Episode?By Jack
In which we talk about some of the upcoming stuff. This one even has content!By Jack
A Slaughterhouse Five Palooza!By Jack