yes, hand picked from an endless mire of narcoleptic short story podcasts, here’s a handful that stand out in their class. First a literary few for the discerning, then an irreverent bunch for the wicked (and discerning.) Download, or listen in here ya hear?
1) Perform Small Tasks and Removal Men
by Diane Williams, read by the author.
This 1st story offers an oblique, tongue in cheek references to relationship (self, lover, parents.) It is tangential in an abstract poetic way. The author’s reading is animated, bringing innuendo and character to life.
From The Guardian:
2) Break it Down
by Lydia Davis, read by James Salter,
3) A Conversation With My Father
by Grace Paley, read by Ali Smith
by Yiyun Li, read by Rose Tremain
From The New Yorker:
5) The Point
by Charles D’Ambrosio, read by Matthew Klam
6) Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog
by Stephanie Vaughn, read by Tea Obreht
7) Brothers and Sisters Around the World
by Andrea Lee’s, read by Gary Shteyngart
From Escape Pod:
8) Follow that Cathedral!
by Gareth Owens read by Pip Ballantine
9) The First Book of Flaccid Swords
by Edward Cowan read by Bruce Busby
10) Punk Voyager
by Shaenon Garrity read by Nathaniel Lee
11) Trixie and the Pandas of Dread
by Eugie Foster read by Mur Lafferty
from the The Sexy Librarian:
12) Skin Deep by Shanna Germain
a bonus bit of bestial erotica – a kinky twist in the tale of Beauty and the Beast!
Bare with the brassy production – it’s a good story!