The Voice of Free Planet X

True stories of fictional people, from Jared Axelrod

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Fan-favorite Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar, sits down for an interview the likes of heaven and hell have ever seen! Can Jared handle this most demonic of guests? And what of the infernal entourage lurking in the shadows?

Recorded live at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival!

 

 

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

This episode could not have existed without the performances of Zaki Hagins, Russell Collins, CJ Higgins of My Gay Agenda, Phil Thomas and Andy Hunter of West Phillians, Jennifer Rodgers, J.R. Blackwell 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

Check out photos of the amazing demon makeup Sara Gates did at planetx.libsyn.com

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

Direct download: Brother_To_A_Dragon.mp3
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Phil Thomas, J.R. Blackwell, Russell Collins, Jennifer Rodgers and Andy Holman look absolutely devilish, thanks to the amazing makeup work by Sara Gates.

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The Voice of Free Planet X returns to the Philadelphia Podcast Festival, and we've got a hell of a guest! Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar has agreed to an interview, so we're all in for a devil of time! Catch the show June 23, 4pm, at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse.

Direct download: DragonPromo.mp3
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That's one hell of cast, isn't it? Only the best for the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

Musician Zaki Hagins joins J.r. Blackwell, Andy Holman Hunter, CJ Higgins, Phil Thomas, Jennifer Rodgers and, of course, Russell Collins as Lucifer Who Is The Morningstar.

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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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That’s right, The Voice of Free Planet X returns for a live show at Balticon 52, Saturday at 5pm in the Pride of Baltimore II room. I’ll be joined by a host of podcast luminaries, some familiar voices to loyal listeners and some brand new to the show! It’s all happening at Balticon 52, Saturday at 5pm in the Pride of Baltimore II room

You won’t want to miss it!

 

Direct download: Balticon52.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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VFPX regulars Phil Thomas and Andy Hunter as Salamander Keep and Loam Sodden, thanks to incredibly make-up work of Sara Gates!

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As promised, here's Andy Hunter feeling a little blue at the make-up test, thanks to the artistry of Sara Gates!

Come see Andy and all the other aliens, time-travelers and devils at the Voice of Free Planet X live show, part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! Saturday, July 15, 1pm at Tattooed Mom!

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The Voice of Free Planet X is once again going to be a part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! Starring VFPX stalwarts Phil Thomas and Andy Hunter, as will podcast newbie Lizzy Hindman-Harvey and very special guest, Russell Collins as Lucifer, Who Is The Morningstar.

Saturday, July 15 1pm Tattooed Mom on South Street. You won't want to miss it!

Direct download: VFPXatPPF.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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New promo, with some of the great vocal performances from Season 2: Jason Gregory Banks, Christopher Morse, Sonia Williams, Dave Robison, Christiana Ellis, Russell Collins, Whitney "Strix" Beltrán, Kennedy Allen, Gorgah & Ellen Kushner.

It's 2 minutes long, so it's more of a trailer than a promo. But, oh, what a fun 2 minutes!

Music by bensound.com.

Direct download: VPFXtrailer.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
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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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"The Wake Of The Lacuna" was absolutely amazing. The best live show yet, in no small part due to the astounding performances this cast gave.

From left to right, that's Isa St. Clair as Abigail Airheart, Len Webb as Tom Brayve, Phil Thomas as Doc Cosmos, Andy Holdman as Operative 7, Sonia Williams as Rachnae.

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Come out to the first ever live performance of The Voice of Free Planet X in Philadelphia! We're taking over the Art Church of West Philadelphia and turning it into the pulp-tastic headquarters of the End of Time Club for "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. Part of The Philadelphia Podcast Festival!

Come see this live performance of an episode of The Voice of Free Planet X starring: Len 'Cruze' Webb as Tom Brayve
Isa St. Clair as Abigail Airheart
Phil Thomas as Doc Cosmos
Andy Holman as Operative 7
Sonia Williams as Rachnae
and Jared Axelrod as the host of The Voice of Free Planet X.

Event is free, but space is limited! The last live event was standing room only!

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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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Well, not quite, but she might as well. The next episode is almost a monologue for VFPX VIP Whitney Strix Beltrán, and dang if she doesn't knock the whole business out of the park.

Y'all are in for a treat.

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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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How can you not love Chris Morse's Supervillain Corner? It's only the best! Also, Chris not only lets me get away with my weird, out-of-the-box metascripts, he even voices Prof. Brainfever them! What a class-act.

Alasdair Stuart and Graham Wamsley had a tall order, having to sound incredibly bored the whole time, while John Davis had to be a bear.

I ask strange things of my actors.

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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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How great was it to work with my actual brother on this episode? So great.

That's Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, Joel Axelrod, Wesley Fenza (who is a lawyer in real life),  A. F. Grappin of The Melting Potcast, Kristen Firth, Daniel Levine, Sara Williamson. I ambushed Kristen, Daniel and Sara at a gaming event to improv some lines for the court, a because they are good friends and talented think-on-your-feet types, and they did not disappoint!

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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
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That's Veronica Giguere of Voices by Veronica, Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes, out faithful cue-card holder August Grappin of The Melting Potcast,  Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, Jason Gregory Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, and me down in front.


I'm still amazing this thing happened at all. Everyone pictured here is amazing. Doubly so Christiana & Jason, who had spout my tongue-twisters of rap lyrics will wearing luchador masks.

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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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VFPX Gonna Give It To Ya

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This was an ambitious episode, and I was fortunate enough to have an ambitious cast to tackle it! Hillary Rea of Tell Me A Story, PJ Schnyder, Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, J.R. Blackwell, Fred Maske, Jennifer Martin and  Whitney Strix Beltrán all gave their all for this episode, and shows.

Well, I guess it doesn't show. Sounds? It totally sounds.

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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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The Impressive Cast of "Son of Planet X"

This was not an easy episode to do, and I couldn't have done it without these remarkably talented women: newcomer Sonia Williams, VFPX VIP Whitney Strix Beltrán, and Taleisha Bowen. Taleisha, in addition to being a long-time friend and a gifted improvisor, is also a therapist in real life.

Seriously, folks, the caliber of people I get to work with on this show never ceases to astound me.

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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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The fantastic cast of the latest #VFPX episode, "Pledge Drives"

How great were these folks? What a cast: Kate Axelrod, Andy Holman and Phil Thomas of West Phillians, Jennifer Steen of Jennisodes, Edison Carter and Ellen Kushner of Sound & Spirit! My cup runneth over.

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For March, for your sartorial pleasure, we have none other than the glaring visage of Reverend Mord!

Who wouldn't want that on your chest?

I'm also taking votes on what the Shirt of the Month should be for April. Make your voice heard! I'm curious as which one of these shirts you folks like the most.

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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.

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Allow these amazing people to wonder and beguile you in astounding Voice of Free Planet X/Hidden Almanac crossover!

How great are Ursula Vernon and Kevin Sonney of Dark Canvas Media? So great! Add my partner in all things J.R. Blackwell, and you've got a episode that was an absolute dream to record!

If you haven't already checked out The Hidden Almanac, you really should: hiddenalmanac.com.

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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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Kevin & Ursula Eat Cheap - A Haiku of Garbage Food

To tide you over until Season 2 of The Voice of Free Planet X begins, here's the time J.R. Blackwell and I visited the home of our dear friends Ursula Vernon and Kevin Sonney and appeared on their show, Kevin and Ursula Eat Cheap. We ate...well, I'll let them tell it:

 

Our dear friends Jared Axelrod and J.R. Blackwell were visiting this weekend, and brought us a present: a box of hand-made candies shaped like animal poop! Sharing is caring, so we all sat down and shared those. But no show is complete without beer and wine, flavored potato chips, and things best left in the freezer section of your local market, so we had some of that too. 

Plus a rye from the wilds of PA, heat-and-eat noodles, and something called "Stage Planks" when We Eat It, So You Don't Have To!

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The Stellar Cast of "How's It Gonna End"

Part of the reason "How's It Gonna End" is so great is the cast, the largest one yet. It's pretty much an all-star cast of my favorite web entertainments: Jason Banks of Talk Nerdy 2 Me, Phil Thomas of West Phillians, and Christiana Ellis of Space Casey & Five More Minutes join VFPX stalwarts Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles  and Chris Morse of Supervillian Corner. Rounding out the cast is Whitney Strix Beltrán, making an impressive VFPX debut as a character we're going to see a lot of in the future, and Kate Axelrod, who puts the button on the episode with the practiced disdain that can only come from growing up with me as a brother.

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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.

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Wife In Hell CastBringing back some old favorites for this episode! J.R. Blackwell, Len Webb of The Black Tribbles, and Russell Collins join new voices Gorgah and Eddie for a look into well, my personal life.

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HuxleyChrome Over at the  the Voice of Free Planet X shop, you can pick up the (literally) shiny T-Shirt of the Month: HUXLEY INTERPLANETARY! You may remember Huxley Branson's aborted space program from "Mistaking Our Mirrors". Now you can wear the logo on your chest! There are also coffee and travel mugs.

And of course, there are the usual VoFPX t-shirts, mugs and GPR totebags that are for sale. ‘Course, if you want that cool metallic VoFPX t-shirt, you’ll have to be a Patreon backer...

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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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 That's right, Dave Robison of The Roundtable Podcast, as well as Kennedy Allen and Len Webb of The Black Tribbles will be voicing characters in "Oddfellows Local"

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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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Brennan Taylor & Krista White are simply superb in the latest episode of The Voice of Free Planet X, "Rebuilt To Last."

The 10th anniversary show of VoFPX features my good friends Brennan Taylor and Krista White! They brought a lot to this episodes, and I can't wait for you to hear it!

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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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How great is the cast for #VoFPX eps 8, "Wolf Like Me?" So great.

That right there is Kennedy Allen of The Black Tribbles, John Davis and John Kazuo Morehead, who will be bring the horror of Monster Island to life!

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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.

 

Direct download: Industrial_Dark_And_Magic.mp3
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It’s October! That means a VoFPX shirt of the month! This one is based on the October 30th episode, Wolf Like Me!

But wait, you say. No one has had a chance to listen to Wolf Like Me yet! And, if you view time as a linear construct, that is certainly true. But I decided to roll out the shirt anyway, because it is, quite frankly, awesome.

Wolf Like Me takes place almost entirely on Mononoke, a island in the Pacific Rim that, due to  the unusually lethal nature of it’s flora and fauna, is more commonly referred to as….Monster Island!!!

They sell these shirts at the airport.

MonsterIslandColorRemember, this incredible shirt will be only available for the month of October!

MonsterIslandWomen MonsterIslandMen

Click either women’s or men’s cut above to order!

While you’re hanging out in the Voice of Free Planet X shop, feel free  to take a look at the VoFPX t-shirts, mugs and GPR totebags that are for sale. ‘Course, if you want that cool metallic VoFPX t-shirt, you’ll have to be a Patreon backer...

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Episode 7 of The Voice of Free Planet X, "Industrial Dark & Magic features the astounding voice talents of Damien Williams, Russell Collins, Nathan Paoletta & Jennifer Rodgers!

Nathan Paoletta, Damien Williams, Russell Collins, and Jennifer Rodgers bring the first spooky episode of October to life on the 15th!

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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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You're almost out of time to snag September's t-shirt of the month! Once October 1st rolls around, this shirt is gone!

For this one, I decided to whip up some corporate swag from Emergent Systems, the company that inadvertently created an artificial intelligence in “One. Precious. Thing.” Be your own post-modern Prometheus with this snazzy shirt!

ESTwomen ESTmen

 

Remember, this awesome shirt will be available for the month of September ONLY. Don’t be left out!

While you’re hanging out in the Voice of Free Planet X shop, feel free  to take a look at the VoFPX t-shirts, mugs and GPR totebags that are for sale. ‘Course, if you want that cool metallic VoFPX t-shirt, you’ll have to be a Patreon backer...


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Christopher Morse of "Supervillian's Corner" guest-stars on the episode of #VoFPX, "Mistaking Our Mirrors"

Next week's episode of stars no less than Christopher Morse of Supervillain Corner! If that doesn't get you excited, I don't know what will!

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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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Voice of Free Planet X #177 drops Sept. 15 with the largest cast yet! Rasheedah Phillips, Alasdair Stuart, A. F. Grappin, Laura Burns & Erin Kazmark join me for a story about stranded time-travelers!

Episode #177, "Paused," has the largest cast yet and is one of my favorite episodes so far. Just look at this cast:

Rasheedah Phillips of the AfroFuturist Affair! Alasdair Stuart, host of Pseudopod! , A. F. Grappin & Erin Kazmark of The Melting Podcast! Laura Burns, president of The Parsec Awards!  Somehow, I convinced all of them to join me for a story about a support group for stranded time-travelers, and they were all fantastic.

"Paused" comes out tomorrow, and I just can't wait to have you hear it!

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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.

 

 

 

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I've had a couple of people ask me for this, so here you go, a new promo for the new, GPR-endhanced Voice of Free Planet X.

Feel free to use it, and let me know when you do!

Direct download: VoFPX_Promo.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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Jason Morningstar, who you may remember voicing Wimple in The Voice of Free Planet X episode, What They Left Behind, has, in his infinite brilliance, designed this amazing "Fangs Out" logo to go with the latest episode of The Voice of Free Planet X, Living In V-Town. And I love it so much, I'm making it a limited edition t-shirt!

 

Fangs Out - Women

 

Fangs Out - Men

 

That's right, this awesome shirt will be available for the month of August ONLY. Better snatch it up while you can! While you're hanging out in the Voice of Free Planet X shop, feel free to take a look at the VoFPX t-shirts, mugs and GPR totebags that are for sale. 'Course, if you want that cool metallic VoFPX t-shirt, you'll have to be a Patreon backer...

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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
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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
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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
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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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Episode 161: DON'T WORK SO WELL

In the end, we're all just looking for a peice of someone we can hold onto. Especially zombies.


This episode featured "Into The Darkness" 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_161-DONT_WORK_SO_WELL.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 43 - Above The Six Evils

In which Cardor attempts to clean up a mess, Ashe leaves in haste, a murderer is accused, the police are called, a chase is given, Ashe considereds a choice, and a leap is made.

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

Direct download: Episode_43_-_Above_The_Six_Evils.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
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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
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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
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Back From NYCC...With Contests!

Steve and I spent last weekend at New York Comic Con, meeting longtime fans and creating new ones. We sold a huge bunch of mini comics at the con, and now want to give you a chance at getting a signed copy of your very own. Just email your mailing address to fablesoftheflyingcity (at) gmail.com with "Mini Comic" in the subject line before December 1st, and you'll be elligible to win one of 10 autographed copies of the mini comic!

At NYCC, Steve and I were so blown away by Liza James amazing representation of Ashe, that we wanted to see more of the characters in the flesh. To that end, we are having the first Fables of the Flying City Costume Contest. Just send a photo fo yourself in your Amperstamian finest to fablesoftheflyingcity (at) gmail.com, with "Costume Contest" in the subject and your mailing adress and who your dressed up as in the body. All contest entries will be posted on the Fables of the Flying City Facebook page (unless you tell us not to). Steve and I will pick the winner on December 1st. The winning prize is the original art of the cover of the mini-comic, a fine peice of draftsmanship, indeed.

Thank you, everyone who came by the table at NYCC, everyone who is just now discovering us becuase of the table at NYCC, and all of you who have supported from the begining.

Direct download: Back_From_NYCC...With_Contests.mp3
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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
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Here's the audio for the Pitch Worshop I moderated at Balticon. I like to believe the audience got something out of the workshop beyond my tendancy to grandstand.

Eric Kimball, Scott Roche  and Brent Weichsel gave some great points, and we did managed to address everyone who showed up.

Direct download: Balticon_Pitch_Workshop.mp3
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Jared & Steve Like BLACKSAD

Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker talk about a noir mystery with talking animals, the gorgeously illustrated BLACKSAD.

Blacksad
Blacksad

By Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido

This episode also featured music by:

Muddy Waters
"Mannish Boy" (mp3)
from "The Lost Tapes"
(Blind Pig Records)

Buy at Amazon MP3

Direct download: Jared__Steve_Like_BLACKSAD.mp3
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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
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