Monday, January 20, 2014

Journey #85 - The Imp of the Perverse by Edgar Allan Poe

A man facing the gallows describes what led him to this fate.

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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.

Norm Sherman is a writer, humorist and musician based out of Baltimore Maryland.  He is the charismatic founder and host of the 3-time Parsec Award winning podcast phenomenon ‘The Drabblecast.'  Norm is also the chief editor of the long-running science fiction podcast Escape Pod.  Let's face it: he is the God of Podcasting.  Not only can he narrate the pants off a rowdy chicken, he also writes and performs his own music.  You can check out his CD's here.

Music used in this production:
"Evening of Chaos", "Oppressive Gloom", "The Dread" and "Martian Cowboy" by Kevin MacLeod

Theme music by Man In Space

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