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 HouĂ«l

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
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

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Journey #126 - The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

While lamenting his lost love, Lenore, a man is visited by a persistent bird who only bears a one-word message.

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Episode art was from vNovel Interactive's iPad book available on iTunes

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.

Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life.  His accomplishments include writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet draught of expression in all its forms.  His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.

Dave is also the Creator and Host of the Roundtable Podcast, the Managing Director at Wonderthing Studios, and the Editorial Director of the Vex Mosaic e-zine.

Music used in this production:
"The Fall of the House of Usher" by Out of Orion

Theme music by Man In Space

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