May 20, 2022

“Sound Escape Theater” Created by Jill Korn

“Sound Escape Theater” Created by Jill Korn

Welcome back, for the last week of May, I’d like to introduce you to “Sound Escape Theater,” created by Jill Korn. To listen to a radio play is to become a character in someone else’s story. Bring your own imagination to our plays and let yourself be transported to other places, other times, other lives … How many years does it take to feel you really belong? For Francine, living on the Isle of Donan, nothing will ever be the same now that her reason for being here is gone. But Francine is a survivor. Outwardly conventional she may be, but like a true Frenchwoman, she’s up for a little rebellion when the opportunity arises. Galore! was conceived and produced during lockdown, and inspired by the beautiful Isle of Arran which lies off the west…

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April 8, 2022

“The Journalist” and “The Singers”

“The Journalist” and “The Singers”

Happy April, Fictional Cafe Listeners! To celebrate this month, we have, for your listening pleasure, “The Journalist” and “The Singers” written & edited by Zev Hurwich. Strange things are happening aboard a cruise ship in Antarctica. One reporter interviews passengers to learn the truth about these bizarre phenomena. Journalist, Art Rosenblatt goes on an Antarctic cruise with his family. When one of his children goes missing, he begins an investigation that will raise more questions than it answers. Cast Written & Edited by Zev Hurwich Art Rosenblatt- Zev Hurwich Cool guy- Zev Hurwich Lt. Col. Dahlia Yost meets a hot lifeguard. But what is his connection to the ethereal music that seems to follow him every night? Cast Written & Edited by Zev Hurwich Dahlia Yost- Lauren Sowa Art Rosenblatt- Zev Hurwich Special thanks to…

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December 10, 2021

“This Monstrous Life” by Casey Wolfe

“This Monstrous Life” by Casey Wolfe

Salutations Fictional Cafe Listeners and Happy Holidays! In honor of the season of Love and Giving just around the corner, Fictional Cafe would like to present “This Monstrous Life” by Casey Wolfe. Yes, we realize that the title and… images included in this podcast might seem a little contrary for this holiday, but we can assure you, that while this is an unorthodox way to start off our Christmas season, we can also promise an entertaining evening of audio fun and enjoyment. We’re in the midst of the holiday season, right? We hear a lot of people complain about how stressful the holiday season is, but if you think you have it bad – try being a monster. Take a listen to this one, it’ll really give you a new perspective on things. Oh and…

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November 12, 2021

Brick Moon Fiction

Brick Moon Fiction

Happy November Fictional Cafe Listeners! To start off the new month we’re posting two podcasts from Brick Moon Fiction! 89.9% by Lauren A. Forry, and The Inherited Planet by Lauren Signorino. Brick Moon asked a group of writers a while back to give the listeners a look at what they thought the future of romance and dating would be and they got some truly moving stories (remember OpenBook by Sam French?). This one from Lauren A. Forry was no exception and we are 100% confident you’ll be surprised and moved by 89.9%. Enjoy! One of the most rewarding prompts Brick Moon Fiction ever gave their writers. It was a simple one: “The black sheep of the family inherits the matriarch/patriarch’s entire estate after their passing – much to the chagrin of the siblings.” What do…

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October 1, 2021

Horror City Radio Presents Six Tales of Terror

Horror City Radio Presents Six Tales of Terror

Welcome back Fictional Café listeners to our Halloween Horror Month!! We’ve got a lot of spooky stories meant to terrify and traumatize, starting with Horror City Radio, a collaboration podcast by various writers and actors. WARNING: Please remember, these stories ARE NOT for the faint of heart, or for those who are easily spooked or scared. Horror City Radio (formerly Horror.City) is a horror story podcast created with all original stories, characters, and content. This is not random creepypasta. These individual tales build up a world—a world with something terribly wrong inside. Darkness controls every corner of this city, and madness runs rampant. Follow along with reoccurring characters as their journeys interweave and piece together the terror that is . . . Horror City. Episode 1 Episode 1 featuring: “The Driver: Graveyard Shift” by Mike…

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September 17, 2021

“Agonal Dreams,” A Post-Apocalyptic Audio Drama

“Agonal Dreams,” A Post-Apocalyptic Audio Drama

Who’s ready to get a head start on our Halloween fun with a little “Agonal Dreams” by Courtney Holloway? Due to the immense amount of submissions that we have received in the spirit of the spookiest holiday of the year, we will be kicking off our own Fictional Café celebration a little early.  However, I should warn our listeners that due to the horror genre of this audio production, these are episodes not for the faint of heart, and should probably not be listened to if you have problems with EXPLICIT CONTENT and VIOLENCE. We are posting them in order to celebrate Halloween by sharing the scariest stories we can find. With that in mind, I would like to present : The Beginning of the End, a three-part series.  The Beginning Of The End Three…

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September 3, 2021

“Coming Home” and “Run Sally” by Podplays

“Coming Home” and “Run Sally” by Podplays

Welcome back Fictional Cafe Listeners, this week we will be covering “Coming Home” and “Run Sally” two episodes that can be found on Podplays. Unlike most of our Audio Arts posts which follow a serialized format, these two episodes are completely independent of each other’s stories. What they both have in common however, is their MUSIC. PodPlays® are Family Friendly audio dramas delivered in podcasting format. It’s like listening to a movie with the added bonus of discovering new and original songs written and recorded by Nashville’s top HIT songwriters and artists. So turn it on; turn it up, and don’t worry if the kids want to listen in, in fact, ask them to sing along! “Coming Home” Charlotte left her small town sweetheart, Dash, for the life of a high society designer in London….

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June 18, 2021

“Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones

“Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones

Welcome back Fictional Café Listeners, it’s time for our second audiobook for Audiobook Month! I’d like to share with you a personal favorite, “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones, read by Jenny Sterling. Many of you may be familiar with Hayao Miyazaki’s 2004 film adaptation of this book, but I prefer the narrative version, as Diana is able to create a story that is beautiful in its detail and wonderful in its world-building. Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the…

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June 4, 2021

“Wuthering Heights” adapted by Rachel Pulliam

“Wuthering Heights” adapted by Rachel Pulliam

Happy June Everyone! This week we are going to listen to “Wuthering Heights,” written by Emily Bronte and adapted by Rachel Pulliam. In honor of June being Audiobook Month, I thought it would be fun to post an old classic, that is both timeless and – in this case – produced by Dream Realm Enterprises. Penned in 1847, Emily Bronte’s story of love, hate, and revenge has remained an eternal classic. Heathcliff, a foundling boy, is taken in by the kind Mr. Earnshaw and raised with his own children, Cathy and Hindley. While Hindley’s jealousy grows, Cathy finds the boy endearing and together they form an inseparable bond. Despite her connection and love for Heathcliff, Cathy struggles with fulfilling society’s expectations of her to marry a rich man or the desire to follow her heart….

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May 21, 2021

“Wordtastic” by Steve Schneider

“Wordtastic” by Steve Schneider

Welcome readers and listeners, to a podcast that is both delightfully amusing, entertaining and educational about kids and spies and kid spies! Welcome to “Wordtastic” by Steve Schneider! Due to an evil plot that has wiped out written language and is causing spoken language to fade from memory, special agent spy kids must race against time to collect and archive known vocabulary before it is lost forever! The show provides multiple exposures to content-rich vocabulary terms in the context of a fun story of spies and espionage that features kids as the heroes and main characters. In this premiere episode of Wordtastic! we meet the teams of special agent kids and learn about “The Incident.” An energy wave, known as “The Pulse” has swept across the world and removed all written and recorded information and…

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