Monday, August 24, 2015

Delusion #17 - Star Wars Kids

I ask my kids some basic Star Wars questions...and so does Gino Moretto.





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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Journey #131 - The Black Bird by David Barr Kirtley

Sam Spade obtained a worthless statue of a bird from his latest case.  Seems typical for his luck.  But then it starts talking.




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David Barr Kirtley is the host of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast on Wired.com, for which he's interviewed well over a hundred guests, including George R. R. Martin, Richard Dawkins, Paul Krugman, Simon Pegg, Margaret Atwood, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
His short fiction appears in magazines such as Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Lightspeed, and Intergalactic Medicine Show, on podcasts such as Escape Pod and Pseudopod, and in books such as The Living Dead, New Cthulhu, The Way of the Wizard, and The Dragon Done It. His story "Save Me Plz" was picked by editor Rich Horton for the 2008 edition of the anthology series Fantasy: The Best of the Year.

David is the son of Buckley prize-winning physicist John R. Kirtley. He majored in Government at Colby College and holds an MPW (MFA) degree in screenwriting and fiction from the University of Southern California. For the past decade he's appeared as a staff instructor at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers. He lives in New York.  Find out about more of Dave's work at davidbarrkirtley.com


Cast of characters:
Rish Outfield (of Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine) as Sam Spade, and the Black Bird
Marshal Latham as Narrator

Related Links
Read the text of "The Black Bird" over at Lightspeed.


Music used in this production:
"Unseen Horrors" by Kevin MacLeod, and assorted public domain movie scores.


Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space



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Friday, August 14, 2015

Journey #130 - The Cask of Amontillado and The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe (Weird Circle)

Weird Circle presents two classic Poe stories.




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Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 and became an American author, poet, editor and literary critic. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as the genre of science fiction.  He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.  Poe died in 1849,  in Baltimore, under mysterious circumstances, but he left us with a legacy of tales of wonder and woe, the marvelous and the macarbe.

Weird Circle was a Ziv Production, produced at RCA's New York studios and licensed by the Mutual Broadcasting System, and later, NBC's Red network. It lasted two seasons, 39 shows each (78 total) consisting mostly of radio adaptations of classic horror stories from the pens of the world's best known and respected supernatural fiction authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Dickens. The production values were modest and it featured very little music


Related Links
Something There Is by Joe Nazare on Pseudopod


Theme music by Man In Space

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ken Scholes Stories

For those looking for stories by Ken Scholes here on Journey Into..., scroll down to find "Evermore I Told The Raven", or click here to enjoy several of his stories.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Journey #129 - The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

Two classic gothic horror stories as told by two classic horror actors.




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Episode art was from Andrew Mar and HD Wallpapers Fit

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 and became an American author, poet, editor and literary critic. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as the genre of science fiction.  He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.  Poe died in 1849,  in Baltimore, under mysterious circumstances, but he left us with a legacy of tales of wonder and woe, the marvelous and the macarbe.

Vincent Price (born on May 27, 1911) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and in over one hundred films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, and one for television.

Peter Lorre, born on 26 June 1904 as László Loewenstein in Austria-Hungary, he began his stage career in Vienna before moving to Germany where he had his breakthrough, first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. As a Jew he left Germany after 1933. His first English language film was Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934).  Frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner, Peter appeared in over eighty films over his carrer.


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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Journey #128 - The Storming of the Bastille (You Are There)

What would it take to make a citizenry revolt against its monarchy?




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Episode Art:  Prise de la Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël

Also Featuring
The Rest Is History with Simon Salt

Simon Salt has been a student of history since he had his imagination sparked by a High School history teacher who brought the subject to life for him. Every since he has been an avid reader, amateur historian and consumer of all things historical. He is a professional photographeran author & Keynote speaker.

He is originally from England and moved to the US 12 years ago. A fan of all things vintage, mechanical and technical he can often be found in his garage making props for photography shoots. He currently lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where he is submersing himself in both the colonial and civil war history of the area.


Music used in this production:
"Feelin Good" by Kevin MacLeod


Theme music by Man In Space




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Monday, July 20, 2015

Journey #127 - Evermore, I Told The Raven by Ken Scholes

Michael Found returns home to pay respects to his brother Thomas at his funeral, but something doesn't feel quite right.




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Huge "Thank You!" to all of the generous donors to the "Ken Scholes Meets Edgar Allan Poe" Kickstarter!!

Rish Outfield
Hugh Blair
Joel Pearson
James, Mostly Harmless
Craig Christensen
Jennifer
Shael Hawman
Chris Munroe
Hugh O'Donnell
Gino Moretto
Bria Burton
Chad Koehnen
Kevin Kaatz
John Higham
Donna R. Barnard
John A. Pitts
Keith Teklits
Wilson Flowlie
Abbigail Hilton
Jeremy Carter
Keith Rainey
Mike Bassett
Dave Thompson
Tom Tancredi
Jonathan Leggo
Herb Petro

Ken Scholes grew up in a trailer outside a smallish logging town not far from the base of Mount Rainier in the Pacific Northwest.  Baptized into Story at a young age, he fed himself on Speed Racer, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants and Marine Boy sprinkled with a generous dose of dinosaur picture books.  When he was thirteen, he read Bradbury's essay "How to Keep and Feed a Muse" and knew he had to be a writer. When he was fourteen, he started writing stories of his own and by fifteen, he had started his own Rejection Slip Collection. 

After a long break away from writing, Ken returned to it after logging time as a sailor, soldier, preacher, musician, label gun repairman, retail manager and nonprofit director. He sold his first story to Talebones Magazine in 2000 and won the Writers of the Future contest in 2004. His quirky, offbeat fiction continues to show up in various magazines and anthologies like Polyphony 6, Weird Tales and Clarkesworld Magazine.

In 2006, his short story "Of Metal Men and Scarlet Thread and Dancing with the Sunrise" appeared in the August issue of Realms of Fantasy. Later that year, inspired and taunted by his friends and family to finally write a novel, Ken extended that story and Lamentation was born. Lamentation is the first in a five book series from Tor Books called The Psalms of Isaak.  He has since also written CanticleAntiphon, and Requiem in that series.

Ken lives near Portland, Oregon, with his amazing wonder-wife Jen West Scholes and their twin daughters: Elizabeth and Rachel.  If you'd like to know more about Ken, you can  contact him through his website.


Cast of characters:
Graeme Dunlop (of Podcastle) as Michael Found
Renee Chambliss as Victoria
Julie Hoverson (of 19 Nocturne Boulevard) as Sandra Matthews
Wilson Fowlie as Thomas Found

Music used in this production:
"Awaiting Return", "Virtutes Vocis", and "Rumination" by Kevin MacLeod


Several sound effects were found at freesound.org.


Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space



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