The Voice of Free Planet X

True stories of fictional people, from Jared Axelrod

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Rev. Charon's got a great guest for their hit talk show What The Blessing: The Voice of Free Planet X's own Jared Axelrod! But things do not quite go as planned...

Whether you are just coming to VFPX or an long-time fan, this episode is a must-listen!

Recorded live at Balticon 52!

 

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and directed by Jared Axelrod.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes, Jason Gregory Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, A. F. Grappin & Erin Kazmark of The Melting Podcast, John WalkerTee Morris,  J.R. Blackwell, Allie Press and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

 

Direct download: What_We_Talk_About_When_We_Talk_About.mp3
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The Voice of Free Planet X returns to The Philadelphia Podcast Festival with a brand new live show! In an effort to bring an understanding from two sides of an intergalactic conflict, VFPX host Jared Axelrod invites Salamander Keep (Phil Thomas) and Loam Sodden (Andy Holman Hunter) to debate. But how can they when they keep getting interupted by time-traveler Tiff Tock (Lizzy Hindman-Harvey)? And why is the Devil himself, Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar (Russell G Collins) hanging around in the audience?

From the ends of space to the depths of Hell, The Voice of Free Planet X brings you the universe to the comfort of your seats at Tattooed Mom! Featuring a live musical performance by Gina Martinelli!

A note about the audio: We had some wonderful mics provided for us by Bridge Set Sound, but I wrote an episode that had everyone running all all over the place. So, some parts were not picked up by the good mics, and I've edited in bits recorded by my handheld recorder that I had going just in case. I've tried to make the edits as unobtrusive as possible, but there is a difference in sound quality.

You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Bringing_The_Universe_To_You.mp3
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I was on Chris Lester's The Raven & The Writing Desk, where we talked about all things VFPX!

 

In today’s episode I interview Jared Axelrod about the amazing serial podcast The Voice of Free Planet XWe discuss working with voice actors, writing naturalistic dialogue, blurring the lines between fiction and reality, and what’s on deck for Season 3 of the show. Don’t miss it!

Support Jared/VoFPX on Patreon

The Voice of Free Planet X on Facebook

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

Support the show on Patreon

Leave a review on iTunes

Direct download: TRATWD_091_jared-axelrod.mp3
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Episode 25 - Starchild

Jared has been kidnapped by the villainous Dr. Mercury! Who this strange, powerful woman? The answers go deeper--and darker--than anyone was prepared for.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

 The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Christopher Morse, J.R. Blackwell, Sonia Williams, Josh Hitchens, Russell Collins and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

This is the last episode of Season 2! It is also the 25th episode by the new, GPR numbering, and the 200th episode by the old numbering! How about that? Pretty crazy, right? When I restarted the podcast, I was going to give myself until episode 200 to see if it was worth keeping it going. And you know what? It totally has.

Look for Season 3 to start in 2017!

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Starchild.mp3
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Episode 24 - A Good Guy With A Magic Sword

If you live in the Kingdom of Cyriania, you’ve heard about the Feltrain Festival. The Feltrain Festival is an annual tradition in Cyriania, an all-night dance party, and one of the few that is, by tradition, unsegregated. All are welcome at Feltrain: Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Tanuki, Great Eagles, everyone. It’s often held up as a sign of Cyriania’s social progress, that ever since the fall of the Dark Lord Necron and the breaking of his bone throne, Cyriania has been moving forward.

This year, however, that illusion was shattered when Huber Heknut walked up to the Feltrain Festival and pulled out a magic sword that released a poison gas that killed 50 people at the festival in a matter of seconds.

Every tavern and inn conversation asks the same questions Should magic swords be banned? Or are magic swords an unalienable right? And what does the Raptor Queen have to say about all this?

 

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by Rachel Kahn.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Andy Holman and Phil Thomas of West Phillians, Ellen Kushner of Sound & Spirit, Jason LeVonn Richardson and  Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: A_Good_Guy_With_A_Magic_Sword.mp3
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Episode 23 - Even In Arcadia

At the turn of the last century, a group of alien refugees decided hide as servants to large British manor houses. No one noticed anything unusual about the new house staff because no one ever noticed the house staff.

No one noticed, that is, until the Prince arrived.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by zero-project. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art is by Ashley Popio.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Graham Wamsley, Nick Popio, Allie Press, Jennifer Summerfield and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

 Episode 10 "Oddfellows Local," won the Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story, Large Cast, Short Form! We're all very pleased.

The Voice of Free Planet X internet commander is Katie West

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: EvenInArcadia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:04pm EST
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Episode 22 - The Wake Of The Lacuna

There's no adventurers braver than the End of Time Club! With a roster straight out of pulp novels, there's nothing these daring explorers, daredevil pilots and dark vigilantes can't face!

Except perhaps, the loss of one of their own.

When the brilliant detective known as the Lacuna goes missing, its up the remaining End of Timers to make sense of the mystery.

Recorded live at The Art Church of West Philadelphia as part of The Philadelphia Podcast Festival!

Episode art by Daniel Solis.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, Isa St. Clair, Phil Thomas and Andy Holman of West Phillians, Sonia Williams, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.


Direct download: Wake_Of_The_Lacuna.mp3
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Episode 21 - Parable Of The Leopard

Every monster came from somewhere. The Major Domo of Pan-Reality Deiator is no different. She has sent a message from the future about her past, dark fairy tale of what made her who she is.

How far must you fall to lose any sense of who you are?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com and zero-project. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performance of Whitney Strix Beltrán and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Episode 8 "Wolf Like Me," and Episode 10 "Oddfellows Local," have both been nominated for Parsec Awards in the Best Speculative Fiction Story, Large Cast, Short Form!

I’ll be doing a themed giveaway soon, based on those episodes. All you have do is be a Patreon backer by the end of September

The Voice of Free Planet X internet commander is Katie West

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Parable_of_the_Leopard.mp3
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Episode 20 - Just Around Supervillain Corner

CROSSOVER WITH SUPERVILLAIN CORNER!!!

Special thanks to Christopher Morse for letting me play in his toybox. You can find out more about Supervillain Corner at supervillaincorner.podbean.com

This episode featured music by Kevin McLeod. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by James Boyle.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Christoper Morse, John Davis, Alasdair Stuart, Graham Wamsley and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Extra special thanks to Mildred Cady and Marnen Laibow Kaiser for translating the Comrade Cockroach and Ursa Major dialogue into Russian. If you have any problems with it, it’s my fault for pronouncing their amazing work poorly.

 The Voice of Free Planet X internet commander is Katie West.

Craving some Comrade Cockroach comics? I've got you covered:
"The Definition of Insanity," an early adventure with Major Ursa
"The Secret Origin of Comrade Cockroach"
"Hand In Unlovable Hand," about his romance with Doctor Mercury, another supervillain

Come see the live show, "The Wake of the Lacuna," on August 20 as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

Sign up for the Voice of Free Planet X newsletter, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram at planetx.libsyn.com.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Just_Around_Supervillain_Corner.mp3
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Episode 19 - The Court Of The Crimson Queen

Things look bleak. My radio show has been canceled, an immortal interplanetary empress has ordered an entire sector of the galaxy to kill my brother, I think the lawyer I hired is taking advantage of me, and what's more, my brother keeps ruining my towels and complaining about my milk while he's hiding out in my spare room!

If I'm going to put a stop to all of this, I have to take it to the source. The court of Ruby Resplenda, Monarch of the Scarlet Sector, the Crimson Queen herself.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by Doug Slack.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Joel Axelrod, Sara Williamson, Daniel Levine, Kristen Firth, A. F. Grappin of The Melting Potcast, Wesley Fenza (who is a lawyer in real life)  Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

Follow the Voice of Free Planet X on Snapchat:

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Court_of_the_Crimson_Queen.mp3
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Dynamic Voice Acting Workshop

The secrets of engaging, exciting, engrossing voice acting are laid bare by some of the masters of the form: Christiana EllisDave RobisonVeroninca Giguere! Lauren Harris! Starla Huchton

Recorded Live at Balticon 50!

 

You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Episode art by J.R. Blackwell

 The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

 

Direct download: Dynamic_Voice_Acting.mp3
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Moriarty & Pity - A live reading from Balticon 50

One of the great things about Balticon is they ask me to do live readings, which, as you might imagine, since I record my voice for fun, I love doing.

This bit is the beginning of a work in progress starring Moriarty and Pity, characters my wife,J.R. Blackwell, and I created together. They are absolutely horrible people, and I think you'll like them quite a bit.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

Direct download: Moriarty_and_Pity.mp3
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Queering the Feed - Panel Discussion at Balticon 50

I wasn’t planning on releasing this recording so soon. But in the wake of massacre in Orlando, it appears that queer people simply existing is a radical act. So, here is a panel about queer people existing. I was struck, listening to it again, by how much laughing is in it, how much joy, how much hope. There’s complaints, too, and disappointment and sorrow. But it begins with laughter and ends with an expression of solidarity, and if that’s not a radical reaction to all of this, I don’t know what is. 

I’ve made it a point to do these “queer visibility” panels for the past couple of years at Balticon, because, in the words of our forefathers, if you don’t start none, there won’t be none. A month ago, I thought it was important to stand up and be noticed. It’s more important now.

I’ll talk about Balticon properly in a few days, That episode will have a live reading I did. I’m not charging the Patreon supporters for this episode. We’ve all paid enough, already. 

In the light of the devastation, discussions like this feel so small. In the light of the devastation, discussions like this feel colossal.

 

Panelists: 

Jared Axelrod

A. Grappin

J.R. Blackwell

Hugh O’Donnell

Ruth Lampi (her Kickstarter funded!)

  

Podcasts mentioned:

The Voice of Free Planet X

The Melting Potcast

The Way of the Buffalo

Voices of Tomorrow

The Heart

Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

Into It with Elle Collins

Welcome to Night Vale

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Wham Bam Pow

Pop Rocket

Metamor City

Minus World

Savage Lovecast

The Bicast
Supervillian Corner

Swings and Roundabouts

Fruit

The Bright Sessions

Professor Blastoff

Direct download: Queering_the_Feed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm EST
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Episode 18 - Rap Battle Beyond the Stars

At the end of the universe, the fate of humanity rests with the freshest flow.

Recorded live at Balticon 50!

 

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and directed by Jared Axelrod.

Episode art by J.R. Blackwell

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes, Jason Gregory Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, J.R. Blackwell, Veronica Giguere of Voices by Veronica and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

Direct download: Rap_Battle_Beyond_The_Stars.mp3
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Episode 17 - City of Sleep

Criterion, Michigan is a city of amnesia, where everyone looses their memories when once fall asleep. Tenebrae Candle is a detective in Criterion, and has to pull together the threads of her own missing memories before she can see the tapestry of the mystery in front of her.

A woman is trouble. A gun was fired. These are facts. But what about the missing spaces between them?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by Genevieve Geer.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Hillary Rea of Tell Me A Story, Piper J. Drake, Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, J.R. Blackwell, Fred Maske, Jennifer Martin,  Whitney Strix Beltrán and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X will return July 15th with “The Court of the Crimson Queen.”

Direct download: CIty_of_Sleep.mp3
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Episode 16 - An Awfully Big Adventure

In the endless expanse of the midwest, a woman who calls herself Angel has severed her ties to the earth. Instead, she flies through the air, with the greatest of ease.

You can fly, too. All you have to do is give up everything you are.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Episode art by Jordan McQueen.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, Piper J. Drake, Matthew J. Drake and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X's Internet Commander is Katie West.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: An_Awfully_Big_Adventure.mp3
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Episode 15 - Son of Planet X

I don't have a recording of my son, from when he was alive. So I went to a specialist in pediatric phantasmic attachment disorder--ghost children--and a professor of alternate realities, to see if I could, just maybe, talk to him one more time.

The result was a visitation I never could have anticipated.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances Sonia Williams, Taleisha Bowen, Whitney Strix Beltrán and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The T-Shirt of the Month for March is Ursula Vernon’s fantastic Reverend Mord portrait. You should get one.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Son_of_Planet_X.mp3
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Episode 14: Pledge Drives

I get up close and personal with the hosts of other GPR programs: Xy Cuspidstahl and Murph Lopterrange of Wait, Wait, Don't, Just Don't, Cassandra Yondo of Eggs, Craz Ginko of This Betelgeusean Life and the incredible Indra Calphinate Helixion.

But not all of them are people you want to be up close and personal with.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com and Russel Collins. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances Kate Axelrod, Andy Holman and Phil Thomas of West Phillians, Jennifer Steen of Jennisodes, Edison Carter, Ellen Kushner of Sound & Spirit, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Pledge_Drives.mp3
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Episode 13: Welcome To The Hidden Almanac

CROSSOVER WITH THE HIDDEN ALMANAC!!!

My wife and I venture into the heart of an unnamed land to meet with a man who has all the answers. In fact, one might say that he has more answers than he knows what to do with.

 

Special thanks to Ursula Vernon and Kevin Sonney of Dark Canvas Media, who allowed me to romp around in their world a bit. You can find out more about The Hidden Almanac at hiddenalmanac.com.

This episode featured music by Kosta T. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Artwork for the episode was done by Ursula Vernon.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of J.R. Blackwell, Kevin Sonney, Urusla Vernon, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: WelcomeToTheHiddenAlmanac.mp3
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Episode 12 - How's It Gonna End?

It's the end of year, good a time as any to wander to the end of all of time and space.

Care to join me?



The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com and Dave Thayer. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Artwork for the episode was done by Avalon Batory.

This episode could not have existed without the performances Jason Gregory Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, Phil Thomas of West Phillians, Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes,  Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, Whitney Strix Beltrán, Chris Morse of Supervillian Corner, Kate Axelrod, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

The Voice of Free Planet X will return February 1st.

Direct download: Hows_It_Gonna_End.mp3
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Episode 11 - My Wife In Hell

Taking advice from my producer, Thall, I've decided to make this episode more personal, inviting my wife, J.R. Blackwell, to talk about her new job, her coworkers Eddie and Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar, and the little demon guy Gorgah who is now lives with us and is also a telephone.

Did I mention she works in Hell? She literally works in Hell. The pit of fire and damnation.

It's been difficult to adjust.

 

This episode of the Voice of Free Planet X was written by J.R. Blackwell and Jared Axelrod. It was produced by Jared Axelrod, with additional audio assistance from Chooch Schubert.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Artwork for the episode was done by Jennifer Rodgers.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of J.R. Blackwell, Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, Gorgah, Russell Collins, Eddie, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: My_Wife_in_Hell.mp3
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Episode 10 - Oddfellows Local

Kicks the Kung-Fu Clown remembers the day he saved the world. It was the day that he, an adventurous young woman who calls herself "Rumblr," and a collection of similarly self-styled superheroes known as The Oddfellows gathered in the middle of the small town of Clarkville and protected all life on Earth from other-dimensional threat.

Not that anyone gives a shit.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

Artwork for the episode was done by Jared Axelrod, with colors by Natalie Kelly.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast,  Kennedy Allen and Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Oddfellows_Local.mp3
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Episode 9 - Rebuilt To Last

Ten years ago, the first episode of The Voice of Free Planet X was launched into the ether. It was a about a brief moment in the life of a couple who’s relationship was about to fall apart. It’s an old tale: boy meets girl, girl decides to merge her DNA with a lobster, girl grows a chitinous outer shell and back-spines, boy is uncertain if this is the girl he fell in love with. 

By way of celebration, decided to tell that story again.
 

Happy Birthday, The Voice of Free Planet X. Here's to 10 more years of weirdness.

 

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Krista White, Brennan Taylor, J.R. Blackwell and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

If you like show, please leave a review on iTunes, talking about how much you enjoy the current format. I also have a survey, which would be really great if you could answer.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Rebuilt_To_Last.mp3
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Episode 8 - Wolf Like Me

Lupe is a Werewolf, one of the few capable of hunting the monsters that run rampant on Mononoke, aka Monster Island. But what does it mean to be a Werewolf on Monster Island? And what of Lord Unctous, who's been overseeing the the goverment of Mononoke for over 400 years?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, John Davis,  John Kazuo Morehead, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

If you like show, please leave a review on iTunes, talking about how much you enjoy the current format. It shows my producer Thall, that VoFPX actually has an audience. I also have a survey, which would be really great if you could answer.

Keep up to date on everything Voice of Free Planet X-related by subscribing to "The Voice of Free Planet X-tra" at tinyletter.com/planetx

This is the episode the shirt for October was based on! Get your “I Survived Monster Island” t-shirt before November rolls around! Go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to purchase it.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Wolf_Like_Me.mp3
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Episode 7 - Industrial Dark & Magic

Lily Dale Fox does magic the old way, with grit, determination, a sharp knife and cold stone. But how can she compete in a world where Infernal Torch Technology is sending out magical batteries for electric toothbrushes by the 1000s? And isn't putting primordial forces into toothbrushes kinda...dangerous?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performance of Nathan Paoletta, Damien Williams, Russell Collins, Jennifer Rodgers and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

If you like show, please leave a review on iTunes, talking about how much you enjoy the current format. My producer Thall has been getting on my back to ask you folks about it, so if you could say something nice on iTunes, that would be wonderful. Seriously, Thall will not shut up about this.

I also have a survey, which would be really great if you could answer. It’s really basic stuff, gender, race, occupation, your allegiance to the Pan-Reality Dieatator, normal things like that.

Doing something different with the shirt of the month for October. Instead of being based on an episode you’ve heard, its instead based the next episode of the Voice of Free Planet X, Wolf Like Me, which takes place entirely on a spot called “Monster Island.” The t-shirt says “I survived monster island” with a particularly snazzy monsterous island image. Go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to purchase it.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

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Episode 6 - Mistaking Our Mirrors

Multi-billionaire Huxley Branson created his own empire of record stores, magazines, and airline travel. He even created his own space program, Huxley Interplanetary, and flew solo into orbit. Then, upon returning to earth, promptly shut down all of Huxley Interplanetary.

This interview is about what he found out in space, and how it changed him.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme are by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performance of Christopher Morse of Supervillain Corner, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Today is the last day to get the t-shirt for September, featuring Emergent System's corporate logo. Once October starts, you will be unable to purchase it! Be sure to go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to get this fantastically snazzy shirt!

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Mistaking_Our_Mirrors.mp3
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Episode 5 - Paused

This episode, I visit a support group for stranded time-travelers. How can you look to the future when it's your past? How can you handle the modern world when you were born in the medival era?

What do you do when you're literally out of time?

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme are by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Rasheedah Phillips of the AfroFuturist Affair, Alasdair Stuart, host of Pseudopod, Laura Burns, president of The Parsec Awards, A. F. Grappin & Erin Kazmark of The Melting Podcast and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

Time is running out  to get the t-shirt for September, featuring Emergent System's corporate logo. Once October starts, you will be unable to purchase it! Be sure to go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to get this fantastically snazzy shirt!

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

 

 

Direct download: Paused.mp3
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Episode 4 - One. Precious. Thing.

One is the worlds first true artificial intelligence. They'd rather you not use that term, however. Also on the list of One's desires is to get out of the three room they've been kept in since they were created.

All One wants is basic human rights. Which is the one gift One's creators are reluctant to give.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. One's Opus and The Voice of Free Planet X theme are by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Devra Thomas, Will Woods, Alison Buck and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

You’re almost out of time to get the t-shirt for August, featuring Jason Morningstar’s amazing Fangs Out logo. Once September rolls around, you will be unable to purchase this shirt. There will be a new shirt, one based on this episode. Be sure to go to planetx.libsyn.com for links to get the Fangs Out shirt before August runs out, or once September begins, to look at the new shirt. You can also do both.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

 

 

Direct download: OnePreciousThing.mp3
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Episode 3 - Dirty Spaceman

"Brother, when you crash your spaceship on Earth, you're pretty much shit out of luck."

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by bensound.com. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performance of Will Shuford and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Dirty_Spaceman.mp3
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Episode 2 - Living In V-Town

It's not easy moving to a new city. You're surrounded by landmarks and locations you don't recognize, customs you're not sure about, people the likes of which you've never seen before. It can be very frightening, but also exhilarating. You can do anything. You can be anything.

Even a vampire.

 

The Voice of Free Planet X is written and produced by Jared Axelrod.

This episode featured music by zero-project. The Voice of Free Planet X theme is by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Diana Cameron McQueen, John Cmar, Nick Popio, Ashley Popio, and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

Direct download: Living_In_V-Town.mp3
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Episode 1 - What They Left Behind

In the midst of the endless desert snakes the Fury Road, where all the lost souls of this post-apocalpytic wasteland travel. I got to speak with two such nomads: wandering mercenary Hector and proud raider Whimple. The conversation was not what I was expecting.

It was the death threats. The death threats threw me off, all right?

 

This episode of the Voice of Free Planet X was written by Jared Axelrod, Jason Morningstar and Greg Janson. It was produced by Jared Axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Jason Morningstar, Greg Janson, J.R. Blackwell and the support of listeners like you. You can support the Voice of Free Planet X at patreon.com/axelrod.

The Voice of Free Planet X is distributed by Galactic Public Radio.

 

Direct download: What_They_Left_Behind.mp3
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Episode 172 - Lucky Kinichi and Karate Robot Z at Guilford College

We're just one episode away from a major style shift at The Voice of Free Planet X. I talk about a bit about the ideas that have influenced this change, and ponder the true difference between podcasting and radio. Credit to Adam Ragusea of the ever-thought-provoking The Pub for helping me crystalize my thoughts on the subject. You should listen to entire interview with Eric Nuzum. It's great stuff.

This live reading was recorded at What The Hell Con at Guilford College. Thank you, Yahting Club, for inviting my wife, J.R. Blackwell, and I to speak. We had a great time.

"Lucky Kinichi and Karate Robot Z" was published in "Trust Me: A Doll Anthology." You can purchase "Trust Me" from Drive Thru Fiction at www.drivethrufiction.com/product/125506/Trust-Me

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

Direct download: VoFPX_-172.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40pm EST
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Episode 171 - Favor Fishing at the Emerald Street Urban Farm

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the discontinuing of BIG DAMN HEROES for the foreseeable future. I have my reasons, as you'll hear in the episode.

This live reading was recorded at the Corn Belt Alamanac release party at Emerald Street Farm. You can purchase the Corn Belt Alamanac from The Head and The Hand Press at theheadandthehand.com/books.

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

 

Talk about this episode--and see photos from the party!--at the VoFPX Facebook, G+ and Tumblr communities! Links are at planetx.libsyn.com

Direct download: VoFPX_171_-_Favor_Fishing.mp3
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Episode 170 - Thief of My Heart

Part 1 of the Weird Western Big Damn Heroes!

 

Meet smooth-talking gambler Queen, who always ready with a palmed card or pistol when the going gets rough! But will that be enough to save her fortune-telling girlfriend Daji from the depths of mystical enchantment? And who is that mysterous man with a hatband full of teeth?

 

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

 

Talk about this episode at the VoFPX Facebook, G+ and Tumblr communities! Links are at planetx.libsyn.com

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

 

 

 

Direct download: VoFPX_170.mp3
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Episode 169 - What We Talk About When We Talk About Con Harrassment

 

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Con Harrassment" is an essay I wrote back in 2013, and sadly still applies. With convention season gearing up, now is as good as time as any to say all of this again.

 

I look forward to the day when this essay is no longer relevant.

If you would like to discuss this episode, links to the VoFPX Facebook, G+ and Tumblr communities are planetx.libsyn.com

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russell Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

 

Direct download: VoFPX_169.mp3
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Episode 168 - Excerpt From "The Wish Of All Things"

"The Wish Of All Things" is my in-progress novel, about a young trans-girl in a fairytale-eque kindom who decides to save a kidnapped princess before the burly hero does. This reading was recorded live at Balticon last year.

This episode featured “Lux Eterna,” by The Zero Project. You can find out more about them at zero-project.gr

Special thanks to Russell Collins as the narrator and the Re-Animator and to Chris Morse as Randolf Carter in the opening segment. If you haven’t listened to Chris Morse’s Supervillian Corner, you may be wasting your life.

What podcasts are you folks digging? I’m really into Song Exploder and Reasonably Sound right now, but I’m always interested in new things. What do you like to listen to?

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Direct download: VoFPX_168.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EST
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Episode 167 - The Cockroach Falls, Part 3

The thrilling, earth shattering conclusion to The Cockroach Falls!

Doctor Mercury was created by J.R. Blackwell. She currently has a Kickstarter project, IN THEIR OWN WORLDS, where she's raising money to fund giagantic photoshoots to place authors in the worlds of their novels. You can go support it, and see the image she did of me and Comrade Cockroach, at kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds

You can read some of Comrad Cockroach's adventures at jaredaxelrod.com/cockroach

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Direct download: VoFPX_167.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EST
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Episode 166 - The Cockroach Falls, Part 2

 

The second part of the multi-episode epic, The Cockroach Falls! Enter...Doctor Mercury!!!

Doctor Mercury was created by J.R. Blackwell. She currently has a Kickstarter project, IN THEIR OWN WORLDS, where she's raising money to fund giagantic photoshoots to place authors in the worlds of their novels. You can go support it, and see the image she did of me and Comrade Cockroach, at kickstarter.com/projects/458185346/in-their-own-worlds

You can read some of Comrad Cockroach's adventures at jaredaxelrod.com/cockroach

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Direct download: VoFPX_166_-_The_Cockroach_Falls_Part_2.mp3
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Episode 165 - The Cockroach Falls, Part 1

 

The first part of the multi-episode epic, The Cockroach Falls! Starring that perputually down-on his luck super-villian, Comrade Cockroach!

You can read some of Comrad Cockroach's adventures at jaredaxelrod.com/cockroach

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Direct download: VoFPX_165_-_The_Cockroach_Falls_Part_1.mp3
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Episode 164 - What The Turtles Saw

The Voice of Free Planet X returns!  And it's better than ever!

“What The Turtles Saw” was written by Jared Axelrod, and performed by Tee Morris and Jared Axelrod. Ramon did all his own stunts.

This story first appeared in Tales From The Archives iii, Episode 8. You can find out more about Tales From The Archives, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series, authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris AND view a pretty awesome trailer for the latest book in the series, The Diamond Conspiracy, all at ministryofpeculiaroccurances.com

 

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins.

Support the VoFPX at patreon.com/axelrod

Direct download: VoFPX_164_-_What_The_Turtles_Saw.mp3
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Episode 163 - A FIST FULL OF URSEMINITES

A fist full of Urseminites can climb Mohabadda's shoulder...



"A Fist Full of Urseminites" was written for Have Blaster, Will Travel, which you can purchase at DriveThru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/112722/Have-Blaster%2C-Will-Travel

You can read more about Captain Chubb, the puppet at http://www.jaredaxelrod.com/main/puppets/chubbs/


This episode featured "Benedictus" by zero-project.

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Support THE COCKROACH STRIKES Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707571576/the-cockroach-strikes

Direct download: Episode_163_-_A_FIST_FULL_OF_URSEMINITES.mp3
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Episode 162: CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE

If you're looking for miracles, I can tell you where you might find 'em. But you can't get there from here.

"Can't Get There From Here" is an authorized work written for in the Sovereign Era storyworld created and licensed by Matthew Wayne Selznick.

To purchase "The Sovereign Era: Year One," an anthology of seven stories including "Can't Get There From Here," in paperback and ebook formats, please visit http://www.thesovereignera.com

The VoFPX theme was written and performed by Russel Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Support THE COCKROACH STRIKES Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707571576/the-cockroach-strikes

Direct download: Episode_162_-_CANT_GET_THERE_FROM_HERE.mp3
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Jared & Steve Like DIGGER

Jared Axelrod sits down to talk with Ursula Vernon about her Hugo-winning comic DIGGER,  and how awesome it is.

ursulavernon.com

www.diggercomic.com

This episode also featured music by The Masochist Monkey Circus

Direct download: Jared__Steve_Like_DIGGER.mp3
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Thank you, everyone who has made both Fables of the Flying City and The Battle of Blood & Ink the incredible success it has been. It's not been an easy time--especially the past year--but we've gotten through it. And we couldn't have done it without you.

If you'd like to nominate The Battle of Blood & Ink for a Best Graphic Story Hugo Award, the whole process is remarkable easy: If you’re already going to LoneStarCon3, this year’s WorldCon, all you have to do is put “Jared Axelrod & Steve Walker: The Battle of Blood & Ink” in the “Best Graphic Story” section. If you’re not going to WorldCon, but have been to Chicon 7 (the 2012 Worldcon), or have a membership to  Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon) you can still vote! You can also vote if you just want to pay the $60 Supporting Membership, which helps the folks at LoneStarCon, in addition to allowing you to say which science-fiction and fantasy books, tv, movies, zines, podcasts and fan work you think are the bee’s knees.

There’s a lot of great stuff that came out last year, and I suggest you nominate all of it. Just remember to put “Jared Axelrod & Steve Walker: The Battle of Blood & Ink” in the “Best Graphic Story” section!

Direct download: ThankYou.mp3
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Episode 44 - Mouths of the Dead

In which our heroine is caught, a skinner box is occupied, a ringmaster makes an appearence, the system is believed in, money changes hands, Cardor is denyed, paper is printed, and adventure begins anew.

Recorded live at Balticon

Direct download: Episode_44_-_Mouths_of_the_Dead.mp3
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Episode 42 - The Ossuarist

In which a floor is not a floor, tea is served, wares are shown, a dragon is described, who runs alone is quantified, murder is considered, the use of a skinner box is mentioned, and Ashe finds the stuff that dreams are made of.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_42_-_The_Ossuarist.mp3
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In which our heroes go below, Gatling is measured against, Ashe admits what she's looking for, Tolban makes a misstep, a net is fortiitous, piles of skulls are witnessed, the likelihood of monsters is debated, and the Ossuarist makes his presence known.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_41_-_Bones_Below_The_Streets.mp3
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Episode 40 - Cardor Lends A Hand

In which Cardor is resistant, Ashe pushes, Cardor demures, Ashe pushes harder, stratagems are plotted, plums are plundered, low temperatures are enjoyed, Cardor's imagination is questioned, a clouddog is dismissed, another is discussed, and Castigir Redlaw is generous to his son.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_40_-_Cardor_Lends_A_Hand.mp3
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In which a man is identified, a chase is given, guns are fired, a librarian is distraught, a leap is made, a tower is contemplated, a rogue is introduced, legs are admired, a Redlaw is threatened, and sand is appraised.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_39_-_The_Sand_To_Do_It.mp3
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Episode 38 - Trouble At The Library

In which the size of the library is revealed, help is offered, a statue goes unnamed, the police are called, violence ensues, short work is made, a request is revealed as impossible, and a voice lurks in the shadows.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_38_-_Trouble_At_The_Library.mp3
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Episode 37 - Old Heubal's Will

In which Old Heubal lays forth.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_37_-_Old_Heubals_Will.mp3
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Episode 36 - Familiar Connections

In which Cardor knocks timidly, a hotel room is veiwed, condensation caves are visited, Ashe is there for the water, a collection of caps is surveyed, a boy spits, a larger picture is seen and a fan is revealed.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_36_-_Familiar_Connections.mp3
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Episode 35 - To Stand In The Center

In which a secret is revealed, a old friend holds a hand, swinging leads to flight, support collapses, a ring is intimidating, Grayson refuses to be swallowed, origns are revealed, and claim of ownership is tested.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_35_-_To_Stand_In_The_Center.mp3
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Episode 34 - A Night At The Circus

In which a girl is in trouble, a light brings no warmth, a door is threatened, blending is acheived, acrobats are miscounted, inquiraries are made, an old friend lends a helping hand and a new adventure begins.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_34_-_A_Night_At_The_Circus.mp3
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Jared & Steve Like Nextwave

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen's comic NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E., and why it is a perfect example of everything that is right and good with superhero comics.

Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

By Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

This episode also featured music by:

Thunder Thighs

NEXTWAVE!!!

Direct download: Jared_And_Steve_Like_Nextwave.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm EST
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Jared & Steve Like FUN HOME

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about the reigning monarch of memoir comics, Alison Bechdel's FUN HOME.

Fun Home

By Alison Bechdel

This episode also featured music by:

FantasiesMetric
"Gimme Sympathy" (mp3)
from "Fantasies"
(Arts & Crafts Mexico)

More On This Album

Direct download: Jared_And_Steve_Like_Fun_Home.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30am EST
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Secret Lair overlord Chris Miller interviews me about FABLES OF THE FLYING CITY, the upcoming graphic novel and how much you owe your comunity.

In addition, we are still accepting emails for the free autographed mini-comics. All you have to do is send your address to fablesoftheflyingcity (at) gmail.com, and you'll be entered to win! The costume contest is still going on, so send a picture of yourself in your Amperstamian finest to win original art by Steve Walker himself!

Direct download: Secret_Lair_0047.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am EST
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Jared & Steve Like Comic Conventions

Specifically, SPX and New York Comic Con (though MoCCA, Dragon*Con and Baltimore Comic-Con get some love, too). 

We'll be at NYCC, rockin' table L5 in artist alley--it'll be the one with the giant "Fables of the Flying City" banner) where Steve will be showing off his amazing artwork and Jared will be on a panel with Tee Morris, among others, at 9pm on Friday.

This episode features music by:

Come SaturdayThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
"Come Saturday" (mp3)
from "Come Saturday"
(Slumberland Records)

Buy at Amazon MP3
More On This Album

Direct download: Jared_And_Steve_Like_Comic_Conventions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48pm EST
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The full audio of the Flying City Circus panel at Balticon! Featuring the begining of FABLES OF THE FLYING CITY Book 2, "The Mouths of the Dead," a prize giveaway, and a spirited question and answer session. The questions are very faint, but I think my answers can give you an idea of what the questions were.

Congradulations to Hugh O'Donnell winning his name in Book 2 and J.C. Hutchins for winning what is so far the only printing of Book 1.

Special thanks to Balticon and to Paul Fischer, Czar of the Balticon New Media track.

Direct download: Flying_City_Circus_At_Balticon.mp3
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Jared & Steve Like ASTERIOS POLYP

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about one of the true graphic novel classics of the past few years.

Asterios Polyp

Asterios Polyp
By David Mazzucchelli

This episode also featured music by:

The Thermals
"A Pillar of Salt" (mp3)
from "LIVE [at the Echoplex - December 7th, 2007]"
(Spaceland Recordings)

Buy at Amazon MP3

Direct download: 01_Jared__Steve_Like_ASTERIOS_POLYP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:47pm EST
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View from Valhalla - Podcast Review #77: Fables of the Flying City

Title: Fables of the Flying City
Author: Jared Axelrod
Genre: Steampunk flying adventure
Released: 30 May 2010 – 6 April 2011
Located: Author’s Site, iTunes
Formats Available: podcast
Rating: PG-13 for some violence

Fables of the Flying City had been on my radar since I heard Balticon buzzing about it (via twitter) last year. Of course, then I completely forgot about it until Mainframe (Richard Green) had the author, Jared Axelrod, on his wonderful interview show, Geek Out with Mainframe. I then forgot about it again (seriously, I’m simply terrible sometimes) until I asked Richard to remind me to subscribe. The act of asking someone else to remind me naturally caused me to remember and I subscribed.

So, on to the review.

Synopsis:

Ashe, a young woman from the streets of the flying city of Amperstam learns what it takes to be a member of the Aerial Guard, and finds herself at war with an invading empire and the rulers of the city she has sworn to protect!

Fables of the Flying City is written by Jared Axelrod, with illustrations by Steve Walker and Natalie Kelly. (stolen from author’s site)

Production: Mr. Axelrod, early on shows that he’s not too worried about production and talks to his listeners about different setups he’s experimenting with. These eps are short, often in the range between five and ten minutes. It isn’t unusual for Mr. Axelrod to give his listeners as much metatalk as there is story. Since most of the metatalk I found informative or amusing, I didn’t mind. However, I personally prefer this metatalk to come AFTER the story, but that is only my personal preference.

Grade: C

Cast: Mr. Axelrod does a nice job of self reading most of the story. He has a guest reader for several episodes, but the story is always a single voice. I liked Mr. Axelrod’s readings. He has an infectious quality to his voice that makes your root for his heroine. I preferred his voice to his guests, but again, that is probably just my preference. All were easily understood and read the parts well.

Grade: B

Story: Fables of the Flying City is going to be a graphic novel. This podcast that Mr. Axelrod has provided is actually the prequel to that graphic novel. Having said that, this prequel stands on its own and does what any good prequel should do: makes you care about the characters that will be moving on.

Grade: A

Verdict: I truly enjoyed Fables of the Flying City. It is the first story that I’ve heard that I would classify as true steampunk and not a story with steampunk elements. The characters drive the story and your imagination is used (appropriately) to fill in some of the technology. I always looked forward to hearing the latest episode of Fables of the Flying City and I think you will to. I am very anxious for the graphic novel to make its way into my hands.

Don’t forget, if you send an audio comment to me at Odin1eye at viewfromvalhalla dot com, I’ll include it in the podcast version of this episode next weekend.

Disclosure: I do follow Mr. Axelrod on Twitter and find him quite the intelligent tweeter. I don’t converse with him often or at length. I was not offered a free copy of the graphic novel for review (grinding teeth) or anything else in return for this review.


Direct download: Ep77_-_Fables_of_the_Flying_City.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41am EST
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Jared & Steve Like Comics #0

Jared and Steve, the masterminds behind the FABLES OF THE FLYING CITY series, prepare to talk about comics by talking about themselves.

Mentioned in the podcast:

SONS OF LIBERTY: http://www.thesonsoflibertybook.com/
Dylan Meconis's Tri-Corner Hack: http://www.dylanmeconis.com/journal/?p=598
Dylan Meconis's Family Man: http://www.lutherlevy.com/
Wizard World Philly: http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html
Walt Simsonson: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Official-Walter-Simonson-Page/349242380253
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/fablesoftheflyingcity
DC Comic's INK: http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/tag/ink/
New York Comic Con: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/
Tor.com: http://www.tor.com/
View From Valhalla: http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/

Direct download: Jared__Steve_Like_Comics_0.mp3
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In which our heroine is not beleived, a liar is called, the wrong parts are thrived upon, descriptions are given, one Ashe lives on withou the other, a silly goose is named, a title is denied, Slanger can't hear, memory is pulled upon, advice on betting is given, Ashe says goodbye, and then moves on to the next adventure.

 

For further updates on the progression of Book 2 (the next podcast novella) and Book 3 (the graphic novel) go to our Facebook page.

 


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_33_-_Ashe_of_the_Air.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38pm EST
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Episode 32 - Balancing on the Fulcrum of Causality

In which it all goes boom.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Epsiode_32_-_Balancing_on_the_Fulcrum_of_Causality.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm EST
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Episode 31 - Takes All Kinds

In which a situation is diificult to understand, Tolban thinks logically, an Ace of the Air is needed, Ashe gets one better, Mari grips her pillow, a barrel is rolled, a scout ship is slammed against, a door handle is found, and Gatling pays a price for joining in.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

 

Direct download: Episode_31_-_Takes_All_Kinds.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06pm EST
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Episode 30 - Someone Should Be In Heaven

In which a place in the afterlife is assured, a governship is declared, a symbol of might is imagined, a knife finds its mark, a letter is sent, a key is exchanged, a man takes to the air, a horror is witnessed and a price is accepted.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_30_-_Someone_Should_Be_In_Heaven.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37pm EST
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Episode 29 - A Necessary Act Of Hell

In which the Provost sets pen to paper, a history is recounted, a dream is regretted, a heart is weighted, a yoke is taken up, beliefs are mistaken, a future is envisioned, and a fool's cap is worn.

 

Special thanks to Jerry Rudasill for reading this episode.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_29_-_A_Necessary_Act_of_Hell.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07pm EST
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Episode 28 - Peddling Life

In which a mother is not expected, a request is denied, daredevil stunts are discouraged, the training of horses is considered, a dream is deferred, a gentleman of the bottle is placed in an uncomfortable spot, easy money has evaporated, a boy is disapointed, a package arivives, and things are much worse than they seem.

 


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_28_-_Peddling_Life.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm EST
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Episode 27 - The Pieces Left Behind

In which Ashe is found, the Officer's Mess is suggested, what it takes to be Captain is hypothosised, how to destroy the Vrussian Empire is described, an oath is reminded, motivations are revealed, peices are left, a price is quoted, and one peice is chosen to remain.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_27__The_Peices_Left_Behind.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45pm EST
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Episode 26 - Twelve Planes

In which Ashe explains what their goals are, Mari expresses doubt, Tolban pleads to be serious, the important thing is discovered, gliding back is declined, an explosion occurs, followed by many more, and Ashe holds her tongue.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_26_-_Twelve_Planes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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Episode 25 - The Proud Angels

In which Gatling's language of choice is revealed, a knowledge of Chelmois is found useful, a buzzer is bottled, Gatling's height proves a hinderance, a scout ship is scandized, a dirigible is descsribed, the origins of the seige are considered, and Gatlings knowledge about kicks and starving dogs is revealed.

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield for reading this episode.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_25_-_The_Proud_Angels.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44pm EST
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Episode 24 - Owing Amperstam

In which a rogue reconsiders, alternatives are suggested, arguments are shot down, numbers are calculated, certainty is questioned, a baker ruminates, shutters are considered, and hope is measured out like grain.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_24_-_Owing_Amperstam.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11pm EST
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Episode 23 - A Warrior of the Future

In which a hotel is entered, a young man is met, a boyfriend is denyed, a soldier is described, a room is witnessed, a technique is learned, a destination is revealed, and a promise is made.


The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_23_-_A_Warrior_of_the_Future.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47pm EST
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Episode 22 - Beyond Mistakes

In which our heroine crashes with an old friend, a balloon launch is plotted, Gatling's breath is ablaze, the wisdom of Kivings is reveals, Jobrani travels beyond mistakes, the Vrussians know the custom, a debt is created, and sarcasm is employed.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_22_-_Beyond_Mistakes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm EST
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Episode 21 - The Raptorwife

In which the Raptorwife is sought, a children's rhyme is remembered, the birds are denied, blood is brought up, Ashe presses her point, money is turned down, the body remains, the furnace is offered, and Hanner Gatling arrives once again.


If you're coming here from I SHOULD BE WRITING, Hello! Glad to see you. Stay a spell, why don't you?  Episode 1 is probably the best place to start.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_21_-_The_Raptorwife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm EST
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ISBW #165 – Introduction / Jared Axelrod Interview

Learn a bit about me and my writing and my podcast, if you’re new. And we talk to Jared Axelrod!

Direct download: isbw_show165_101029.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38pm EST
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Episode 20 - Gatling Weighs In On War

In which Gatling makes her presense known, war's lack of complexity is noted, the twin side of bravado is revealed, the moment we're living in described, the promise of the Aerial Guard is considered, the score is counted, stone is preyed for, and the dead are listed.

 

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield for reading this episode.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

You can check out Tor.com's Steampunk Fortnight over at...http://www.tor.com

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_20_-_Gatling_Weighs_In_On_War.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13pm EST
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Episode 19 - Storm of Confusion

In which a trap is seen, enemies are revealed, a mission is scrubbed, a mind is changed, a battle is fought, a soldier shows them how its done, a boiler explodes, the calvary arrives, and the consquences of war are driven home.

 

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_19_-_Storm_Of_Confusion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13pm EST
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Chapter 18 - Watered And Running

 

In which wings are ordered to be earned, a pilot has second thoughts, a secret is revealed, an alternate life is described, how one dies is denied, a head is screwed on straight, a warship is approached, and the secret of the Vrussian Aerial Force is revealed.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_18_-_Watered_And_Running.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55am EST
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Episode 17: Gatling Knows Her Weapons

In which Gatling's weapon of choice is revealed, a sword flying through the air is described, the mental state of average Amperstam citizen is beyond understanding, an analogy using both moths and flame is utilized, a sword flying through the air arrives again, and the beauty of a sharp weapon is shown.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_17_-_Gatling_Knows_Her_Weapons.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm EST
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Episode 16: Paying For Image

In which motives are questioned, the craftmenship of Vrussian hulls are discussed, a turtledove is revealed, gold detaling is reasoned, nicknames are confirmed, and the order no one wants to hear is given.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_16_-_Paying_For_Image.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39am EST
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Episode 15: Priceless Beyond Measure

In which the situtation is claimed to be simple, flying makes thing complicated, threats are hinted at, a city is claimed, the reasons Father Vrussia goes to war are revealed, a warning is given, a message is promised, the price of secrets is stated and the first blow is braced for.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_15_-_Priceless_Beyond_Measure.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EST
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In which a familar voice returns, the trouble with empires is described, a history is listed, what a fictional Vrussian does with his time is revealed, what a real Vrussian does with hers is compared, a crusade is considered, and a hunger is decribed.

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield for reading this episode.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_14_-_The_Hunger_Of_Empires.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57am EST
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In  which salve is applied, scars are fingered, tattoos are traced, lightning storms are recollected, faces are unknown, Consaquine is quoted, a want is gotten, speediness is praised, and how a main character learns to live is explained.

The totally awesome Vivid Muse--aka She of the Mighty Cherpumple--can be heard on Into The Blender (which she does with her amazing husband Chooch) and Girls' Rules (which she does with some of the coolest women in the podiospace).

You can learn everything you need to know about Sagefighting at sagefight.org

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_13_-_Story_Marks.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EST
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Episode 11 - Fall To The Edge

In which a city is veiwed from an unlikely point of veiw, the cost of flying is weighed, an exception is requested and denied, a push is enacted, a flight is plotted, a neighborhood is envied, a razor is clipped, an observer is netted and an armada arrives.

Scrivener can be downloaded at literatureandlatte.com

You can find my list of things I learned at the Barry Goldblatt Literary retreat over at my blog, jaredaxelrod.com, under What I Learned At The Barry Goldblatt Literary Retreat (Besides The Trapeze)

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_11_-_Fall_To_The_Edge.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm EST
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In which friends are implied, wagers are made, liars are called, an immense pot is procured, mugs are slammed, guesses are made, and a grand reveal is witnessed.

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_10_-_Grand_Reveal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm EST
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Episode 9: Games For Liars

In which a plane roars to life, launchings and landings are comanded, stomach contents are released, a specific spleen is mentioned, beer is drunk, the escalation of revenge is discussed, rules are given, and a conclusion is reached.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_9_-_Games_For_Liars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm EST
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Episode 8: A Bitter Brew

In which the Provost is argued with, an Empire is flown over, the capibility of the Guard is judged, tea is requested, what Vrussian do with their time is considered, no interest in debating theoretical topics is shown, and engine is decribed, as well as the horror it evokes.

You can check out Flying Island Press at flyingislandpress.com. Their twitter, with the cool logo is FlyingIslandPre

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_8_-_A_Bitter_Brew.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:13pm EST
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Episode 7: On My Blood

In which a night visitor calls, a pilot is defended, the wisdom of Consaguine is expressed, healing is given, a tale is suspended, a kiss is planted, a lack of beer is lamented, and a pillow is weaponized.

JR Blackwell and I talk about comedy with Podcasting's Rich Sigfrit on Requiem of the Outcast

And I go on an on about comicbook movies on Rich's other podcast, Cinemafreaks

 

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_7_-_On_My_Blood.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47pm EST
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Geek Out! With Mainframe Episode 4 - Interview with Jared Axelrod

Episode 4 is a long one, approximately one hour and forty-five minutes of solid interview with the multi-talented Jared Axelrod! Steampunk, comics, podcasting and more - strap in for a fun and geeky ride, dear listener. :)

I'll update this blog post with more links this weekend, but here are just a few to get you started. :)

Jared Axelrod links:
Web site - http://jaredaxelrod.com
Fables of the Flying City - http://www.fablesoftheflyingcity.com/
Books:
Tales from the Uncanny Valley
The Sovereign Era: Year One
Podthology: The Pod Complex
Twitter - http://twitter.com/planetx

J. R. Blackwell (Jared's lovely and talented wife) links:
Web sites:
http://jrblackwell.wordpress.com/
http://jrblackwell.tumblr.com/
http://blackwell.livejournal.com/
Photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrblackwell/
Book - Her Side with Mur Lafferty
Twitter - http://twitter.com/jrblackwell


I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528
Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: GOWM_004.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am EST
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Episode 6: The Consequences of Soup

In which a cavalcade of food in paraded, smoking is finally allowed, where to place blame is considered, Ashe’s future is discussed, the usefulness of consequences are questioned, and how much soup forgets is revealed.

Mur Lafferty's Tumblr is here: mightymur.tumblr.com This is the post in question: Podcasting Turns Six

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_6_-_The_Consequences_of_Soup.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EST
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Episode 5: A Time of Extreme Reality

In which a new world is entered, a sharp woman is introduced, the longevity of legends in discussed, a pilot is noticed, a warning about knives and body parts is given, and lies are not told, despite what one may wish.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_5_-_A_Time_of_Extreme_Reality.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27am EST
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Episode 4: Soldiers' Mess

In which the merits of deserts are discussed, uniforms are described, gentlemen are introduced, a rival makes her presence known,  a fight is broken, and soup is flung.

If you'd like to check out the next Dorian's Parlor, their websitie is http://www.doriansparlor.com/

Tome Wilson's Dieselpunk page is here: http://www.dieselpunks.org/ It's a cool site, and worth poking around in.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_4__Soldiers_Mess.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17am EST
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Episode 3: Gatling Strides Forth

In which a new voice is heard, the joys and downfalls of Sultansport is revealed, a heart is mused upon, and a writer travels up.

Special thanks to Jennifer Summerfield, for reading this episode.

You can ask Hanner Gatling anything at her Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/HannerGatling She will answer. Of that you can be sure.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_3_-_Gatling_Strides_Forth.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EST
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Episode 2: When Angels Leave

In which we see the consequences of recklessness, our heroine stands tall, an acrobat is revealed, a tall woman despences disiplinary measures, tattoos are shown, and for a breif moment, an angel is seen.

The excellent model in the picture was created by Skott Stotland of the Nerd Signal

People I hung out with at Balticon: JR Blackwell (natch), Christiana Ellis, Mur Lafferty, Jim Van Verth, Dr. John Cmar, Laura Burns, Dr. Pamela Gay, Tee Morris, Phillipa Ballantine, Phil Rossi, Chooch, Viv, Nathan Lowell, Scott Roche, the Family Pick, Ms. Information, DDog, Nobilis, Podcasting's Rich Sigfrit, Susan Z, RDQ, Scott Breakall, Paul Fischer and Martha Holloway.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_2_-_When_Angels_Leave.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25pm EST
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Episode 1: The Business Of Scars

In which we meet our heroine, the honesty of the Provost is questioned, a private is made, a pilot is discovered, the elements of shooting is described, and a barrel finds itself in a dangerous predicament.

Recorded live at Balticon.

The Fables of the Flying City theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_1_-_The_Business_of_Scars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50am EST
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Aliens You Will Meet - The Jugulites The Jugulites will not allow you to land on their planet, as they have a deep-seated distrust of off-worlders.  Despite your best efforts, the Jugulites will fire on your diplomatic vessal, severely damaging it beyond repair.  As you float aimlessly through space with only the barest of life-support, the Jugulites will apologize but will not help you, as they will say that your ship started it, by looking at them funny.
Direct download: 48_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-The_Jugulites.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01pm EST
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Aliens You Will Meet - The Mud Pits of Orlandeer The pleasure planet of Orlandeer offers many delights for the weary traveler.  It is recommended that you not spent too much time in the soothing Orlandeerian Mud-Pits of Relaxation.  While the Orlandeerian mud will be soothing and stimulating, the noxious smell will follow you long after the relaxation has faded.
Direct download: 47_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-The_Mud_Pits_of_Orlandeer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm EST
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Episode 160: The Final Episode

If you had asked me 3 years ago if I was ending the Voice of Free Planet X on Episode 160, I’d probably be impressed I stuck with it so long.  Its not been perfect—there’s some loose ends here and there, I’ll do my best to address them in other formats.  But the experiment that was the Voice of Free Planet X is over, and I call it success.  I set out to bring my fiction to a new audience, and while I did that, the downside was that I wasn’t writing as much fiction as I wanted.  So I’m ending the podcast, so I can do what I was doing before the podcast: writing stories.

The Voice of Free Planet X has allowed me to meet a variety of people I would have never met otherwise, some of whom I now count as close friends.  It’s allowed me to play with formats, to listen to new music, and to make things I never would have otherwise.  And for all these things and more, I am grateful.

More than that, it allowed me to connect with one of the most erudite, humorous and dedicated audiences in all of the podiosphere—this is true; I’ve listened to other podcasts feedback episodes.  Thank for listening.  All of you.

This archive and feed will remaining up, as Aliens You Will Meet will continue.  Any guest appearances on other folks shows will appear here, as well.  And, when it’s ready, the first season of Free Planet X TV will be here as well.

As always, thank you for listening.

The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.
--Neil Gaiman

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net

Direct download: Episode_160-The_Final_Episode.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42am EST
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Aliens You Will Meet - Ghichrilus Since Ghichrilus is now a quarantined plague world, it will not be required to land on its surface.  However, it would be polite to slow down and wave out the window.
Direct download: 46_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-Ghichrilus.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm EST
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