January 27, 2023

“Oz 9” by Shannon Perry

“Oz 9” by Shannon Perry

Welcome back Fictional Cafe Listeners, up next we have “Oz 9” by Shannon Perry. On an otherwise unexceptional Tuesday in 2042, Gated Galaxies fired off 400 of its Oz 8000™ ships, each with 50,000 “resting guests” tucked into stasis pods, plus a skeleton crew of up to half-a-dozen total no-hopers. It was a win-win for G2, as they’re known, as the Oz 8000 model was about to be declared “unfit for journeying to the nearest 7-Eleven, much less interstellar space” and recalled. G2 had a very large fleet of the 8000s, and a slight head start on the recall, as they’d paid off the head inspector to delay her report by promising the ships would be stripped and sold for parts. Instead, the ships were spit-shined, outfitted with some black market YugoPods™, and space aboard quietly…

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January 13, 2023

“Crogan’s Adventures” by Chris Schweizer

“Crogan’s Adventures” by Chris Schweizer

Happy 2023 Fictional Cafe Listeners! In honor of the New Year, I thought we’d start the year with a bang. “Crogan’s Adventures” by Chris Schweizer. From the pages of the award-winning graphic novel series comes Chris Schweizer’s The Crogan Adventures! Join us as we follow a line of heroes, villains, grifters and rogues – one extraordinary family’s journey through history! This episode, gunfighter Pyjama Ben Crogan has stared down death and danger with a quick draw and a fine moustache… but he has never faced an opponent quite like The Heart of Mabel Cottonshot! Starring Christopher MottAndrea LyonsGregg Taylor Amidst the spoils of battle, privateer Catfoot Crogan discovers something that will thrust him and his crew headfirst into the clutches of his most dangerous adversary! StarringScott Moyle as Catfoot CroganGregg Taylor as Admiral MonteroChristopher Mott as Tom DanderSloane Woodside as TheresaKevin Robinson as CarlosAndrea…

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December 23, 2022

“A Holiday Visit” and “Christmas Holiday”

“A Holiday Visit” and “Christmas Holiday”

In celebration of the holidays, (and because I’m a sucker for a good story in front of a crackling fire), here are two vintage classics: “A Holiday Visit” and “Christmas Holiday,” performed by Chesterton Radio. There is a reason why the Golden Age of Radio is still the epitome of storytelling. There was a time when storytelling was a family event, when everyone would gather around the radio to hear the newest audio adventure, the sweet ending to a romantic tale. In times of hardship, radio brought a brief reprieve, in times of joy, additional cheer. So in honor of those long-gone days, please enjoy a few vintages voices from the past. A couple is in an accident on their way to visit her parents for Christmas. As they travel on foot through the snow…

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December 9, 2022

“Residents of Proserpina Park” by Angela Yih

“Residents of Proserpina Park” by Angela Yih

Residents of Proserpina Park is a fiction podcast focusing on mythological creatures mixed with a story just as wild as the past. Learn about creatures you’ve never heard before and follow Alina on her crazy journey to find the truth. Join Alina as she investigates a mysterious park in her town for a school assignment. What she finds there is more than she could possibly imagine. Our hero, Alina, returns to the park and learns more about mythical dogs and why they are perfect (or at least almost as perfect as Cerberus.) Alina sneaks her friend Drew into the park hoping to explore their childhood fantasies. Little do they know, the park has other plans. Residents of Proserpina Park is a production written and produced by Angela Yih. Directed by Angela Yih. Narrated by Vida…

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November 25, 2022

“The Flock” by A Ton of Feathers

“The Flock” by A Ton of Feathers

The Flock, created by A Ton of Feathers, is a musical audio drama with funding from Arts Council England. The Flock is an audio drama with songs. An environmental fable about the end of the world told from the point of view of the birds. Parrot and Budgie escape from captivity while the wild birds gather.  Parrot and Budgie head deeper into the wild, but they’re being watched. There is much chatter of the Wisest Bird, while a monster rumbles into life… The Flock present the case against homo sapiens… The Flock is produced by ‘A Ton of Feathers’ with funding from Arts Council England Scripts & Direction by Jack Sanderson-Thwaite Music, Lyrics & Editing by Gecko In this episode: Lauren Vandike played Parrot Winston J Pyke played Magpie Hannah Bristow played Budgie Gecko played…

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November 11, 2022

“Untold Podcast” created by Nathan James Norman

“Untold Podcast” created by Nathan James Norman

At the Untold Podcast, created by Nathan James Norman, they want to recapture the power of story and use the weirder genres to do it. Science fiction, fantasy, horror and supernatural stories serve as metaphors for our lives. The distant star systems, the shining knights, the abominable yetis, and the ghosts remind listeners of our own struggles, triumphs and losses. Every month they’ll bring you a new story and flash fiction presented in a unique and dynamic way! “Customer arriving!” announced the robot. The shopkeeper looked up eagerly. The door creaked open with a whistle.  Rain blew inside as a small man fought with the door handle.  “You have my merchandise?” he rasped. The shopkeeper snorted.  He’s a day early.  “Yeah, but it’s not ready yet.” Otherworldly gadgets and gizmos in clear displays filled most of the room.  A…

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October 28, 2022

Wilhelm Presents: Frightening Tales

Wilhelm Presents: Frightening Tales

Welcome back to the second installment of our spooky October Audio Adventures! Here for your enjoyment are Frightening Tales! Welcome brave listeners to my collection of frightening tales, scary stories and ghostly yarns. Each season runs from May till the finale on All Hallows Eve. I‘ll post a new story for my listeners each Friday till then. So, make yourself comfortable and settle in for a spooky time, if you’re brave enough. Humanity has often defiantly mimicked things that were dangerous, who would have thought that unofficially something as innocent as hide and seek started more malevolently? Learning the in’s and outs of the family business can often dig up the ghosts of our family history revealing the true sacrifices a family does for one another. In this tale a man is faced with the…

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October 14, 2022

“Hello From Hallowoods”

“Hello From Hallowoods”

Happy Halloween and Hello from Hallowoods! In honor of the spookiest month of the year I am thrilled to present the scariest stories that I could find! *** Anyone who is easily startled should not listen, or at least don’t listen after dark *** Everyone else, please enjoy “Hello from Hallwoods” by William A. Wellman. A fisherman finds a mysterious cabinet, Diggory Graves makes a friend, and Riot outruns the Instrumentalist. The theme of tonight’s episode is Keys. Hello From The Hallowoods is written and produced by William A. Wellman, a queer horror author and writing coach. Content warnings for this episode include: Birds, Static, Drowning, Kidnapping + Abduction, Death + Injury, Body Horror, Abuse. Clara runs from the danger that hounds her, Hector goes looking for trouble, and Yaretzi meets her nemesis beneath an eclipse….

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September 30, 2022

“Neon Shadows: A Noir Tale”

“Neon Shadows: A Noir Tale”

Presenting “Neon Shadows: A Noir Tale,” by Ian Knowles / Blunderbust Studios. Murder! Mystery! Tragedy! Private investigator Frank Dixon solves the dark secrets of a city in turmoil! An easy going war vet and gumshoe has his life turned upside down when a simple case sets fantastic events into motion. Meet Frank and Dusty as they stumble on to a case that may be more than they bargained for.*** WE SUGGEST LISTENING WITH HEADPHONES FOR MAXIMUM IMMERSION! *** A darkness rises. Frank runs out of clues and hits the street. After saving Sam, Frank finally catches a break. Neon Shadows: A Noir Tale Series Cast:Frank Dixon, extras- Ian KnowlesDusty Willis, Jonah Carver, extras- Dan FaulknerLady James, Cordelia Amsel, extras- Amber WrenUlysses, extras- Sean GoodrichDetective Joe Sutton, extras- Tyler BrownRadio / TV news anchor, extras- Logan LenkowskiSam, extras-…

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September 16, 2022

Harry Strange Radio Drama

Harry Strange Radio Drama

Harry Strange is an award-winning radio drama that tells the tale of a private investigator whose beat takes him into the supernatural. Harry’s adventures bring him face-to-face with demons, succubi, vampires and all manner of ‘unnatural’ and the occasional ‘natural’ evil. Harry is asked to recover some stones by a new client. —————————————————————– Tonight’s episode, Harry Strange 101, Comes a hero, is the first episode of Harry Strange. We are introduced to Lilith and Finny and get a brief glimpse into Harry’s past. Special announcement: Own a piece of Harry Strange history and help out the show by picking up a copy of the season one script book “Harry Strange in The Stones of Solomon” Tonights episode, Harry Strange 102, Teenaged Girls Do the Darnedest Things, was written and directed by Tony Sarrecchia and produced by Breanne…

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