The Voice of Free Planet X

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Escape Pod, Episode 83: ULLA

By Daniel Schwabauer.
Read by Jared Axelrod (of The Voice of Free Planet X) and J.R. Blackwell (of Voices of Tomorrow).

The world we now occupy is red, fourth from its sun, and extreme in its temperature. The atmosphere is lethal. Without our shelters we would die. But we will not be here long. Already the attack-cylinders, loaded with machinery and the weapons of destruction, stand ready in the firing tubes. Soon I shall be sending you thoughts from the third planet.

I have loved you.

Rated PG. Contains violence, chemical warfare, and heavy moral themes.

Direct download: EP083__Ulla.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09am EDT
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EPISODE 38: SATURN SWALLOWS ITS CHILDREN WHOLE The intergalactic cure for too much Thanksgiving

JR Blackwell is the producer of Voices Of Tomorrow , the official podcast of 365 Tomorrows, of which she is a founder. Go check out her brilliant writing and photography at her online journal, blackwell.livejournal.com/

"Can't Die Now" was performed by The Raygun Girls. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about The Raygun Girls at www.theraygungirls.com

This episode also featured "Tell It By Heart" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Direct download: Episode_38__SATURN_SWALLOWS_ITS_CHILDREN_WHOLE.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT
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Episode 37: PERFECTLY LOGICAL EXPLANATION The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X stays strong and lives free!

Seth Jacquay is the producer of WHYME: The Worst Music You've Ever Heard , a podcast that combines the best in independent music with live performances and interviews. Go ask him why I'm not a member of the Jerk Squad yet. And check out his songs as Seth - Third Son of Albert at music.paintthesky.org/

"Karen" was performed by Ferg, as part of his Air Ferg podcast You can find out more about Ferg at airferg.com.

Direct download: Episode_37__A_PERFECTLY_LOGICAL_EXPLANATION.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT
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Episode 36: HAND AND FIST The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X keeps rocking!

William Patrick Butler is the producer of the Jackson Free Press podcast , an eclectic mix of music and spoken word performances. Go for the music, stay for the host's honey-smooth delivery. Check out his photography at www.williampatrickbutler.com

"Another Man's Vine" was performed by Tom Waits. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Tom Waits at Epitaph Records

This episode also featured "Edge of My Soul" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Direct download: Episode_36__HAND_AND_FIST.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT
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Episode 35: A SENSE OF WORTH The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X goes upside 'yo head!

Stephen Eley is the creator of the Escape Pod , flat-out the best scif-fi podcast on the internet, as well as PsuedoPod which I haven't listen to. I get creeped out pretty easily. He's also been publishined recently in the anthology Twenty Epics.

"We Are The Ones" was written and performed by The Coup. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about The Coup at www.epitaph.com

This episode also featured "The Searching Light" by Falik. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Direct download: Episode_35__A_SENSE_OF_WORTH.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT
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Episode 34: THE FINAL VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN SHAKESPEARE The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X cannot be stopped!

Rich Sigfrit is the creator of the Requiem of the Outcast , Mister Adventure,Behind the Parsecs, Cinemafreaks , Convince Me podcasts, as well as distributing such quality podcasts like Port CIty PD and Hero Envy, under the Outcast Mutlimedia umbrella. Because of Rich--and only Rich--podcasting will never die.

"I Crush Everything" was written and performed by Jonathan Coulton, off his EP Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow. You can find out more about Jonathan Coulton at http://www.jonathancoulton.com.

This episode also featured "Glasrohrstuck" by Tilopa. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Direct download: Episode_34__THE_FINAL_VOYAGE_OF_CAPTAIN_SHAKESPEARE.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT
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Episode 33: THE LIFE OF A VENUSIAN COWGIRL The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X continues!

Mur Laferty is the creator of Geek-Fu Action Grip and I Should Be Writing podcasts, the co-author of Tricks of the Podcasting Masters, and a columnist for various and sundry websites and magazines, information of which you can find at www.murlafferty.com. The woman is unstoppable. "The Rocket Song" was written and performed by Mimi Ferocious, and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.mimiferocious.com.

This episode also featured "Dancing Backward" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Direct download: Episode_33__THE_LIFE_OF_A_VENUSIAN_COWGIRL_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT
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Episode 32: HOIST THAT RAG The week-long Birthday Party on Planet X begins!

Jason Adams is the mastermind behind Random Signal, the podcast that's equal parts geek talk and indy-rock. It is the bee's knees.

"Happy Birthday" was written and performed by Catalonia, and was made available curtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.cataloniamusic.com.

Direct download: Episode_32__HOIST_THAT_RAG.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT
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Episode 31: THE WALLS OF THE WORLD The walls of the world are held up only by men. And it is men who tear them down.

"The Chills" was written and performed by Peter, Bjorn and John. You can find out more about Peter, Bjorn and John at www.peterbjornandjohn.com

This episode also featured "Long Past Gone" by Jami Seiber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Go listen to the I Motor Away podcast.
Direct download: Episode_31__THE_WALLS_OF_THE_WORLD.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT
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Episode 30: WHO FOREVER BELONGS TO If you had a time machine, would you use it to change the past? Or merely avoid the present?

"You Can Never Hold Back Spring" was performed by Tom Waits off his album "The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Tom Waits at Epitaph Records

This episode also featured "The Argument" by Ehren Starks. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Listen to me give the Costume Rule for Conventions at the Balticon Podcast
Direct download: Episode_30__WHO_FOREVER_BELONGS_TO.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT
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Episode 29: THE NEW ECONOMY Can you buy respect? Sure you can; this is the new economy

"My Favorite Mutiny" was written and performed by The Coup. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about The Coup at www.epitaph.com

This episode also featured "Black" by Ambient Teknology. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Listen to my Little Known Pirate Facts on The Requiem of the Outcast's Talk Like A Pirate Day episode

Listen to JR Blackwell and myself being interviewed about out costuming habits at The Geek Label's "Confessions of a CosPlayer episode. The full interview is available here.
More information about Ubercon is available at www.ubercon.com
Direct download: Episode_29__THE_NEW_ECONOMY.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am EDT
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Episode 28: QUITTER Tomorrow, Vivek Pratap will quit smoking. He's a new man now, what with the shark genes he's added....

"Broken Hands" was written and performed by Anvil Chorus. It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Anvil Chorus at www.myspace.com/anvilchorus

This episode also featured "When I Look Into Her Eyes" by Falik. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Kieko Mushi's Writing Challeges can be found at www.frappr.com/keikoswritingchallenges

You can download Mur Lafferty's Heaven at Podiobooks.com
Direct download: Episode_28__QUITTER.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT
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Escape Pod Flash: The Uncanny Valley By Jared Axelrod. (365 Tomorrows, The Voice of Free Planet X)
Read by Stephen Eley.

"i'm sorry," Purby said, reshuffling the papers on his desk. "What was the problem with her?"

"Her breathing. She breathes. She doesn't stop."

"Yes, and?"

"It's unnerving."


Rated G. (Anything that isn't G-rated in this story is entirely the product of your imagination.)
Direct download: EPFlash022_UncannyValley.mp3
Category:Interlude -- posted at: 8:03am EDT
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Episode 27: THIS WORLD'S NOT BUILT FOR LOVERS Even in a fantasy, some rules are not meant to be broken. These are the ones that are the first to go. Especially in a fantasy.

Mod-Fearing Woman and Mod-Fearing Man T-shirts are currently available at Axel-Head Store

"Nintendo" was written and performed by Saint Dragon It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Saint Dragon at www.saintdragon.com/

This episode also featured "Maenam" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Paul Fischer and Martha Holloway can be found at the Balticon Podcast, and naturally, at Balticon.
Direct download: Episode_27__THIS_WORLDS_NOT_BUILT_FOR_LOVERS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57am EDT
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Episode 26: BUYING JOHN HODGEMAN Can you put a price on John Hodgeman? And if so, could you, a lay-person, hope to afford him?

More information on John Hodgeman can be found at www.littlegraybooks.com, www.areasofmyexpertise.com, and areasofmyexpertise.blogspot.com. He is truly a well-webbed gentleman.

"Furry Old Lobster" is written and performed by Jonathon Coulton, and can be purchased directly from the artist. You can find out more about Jonathan at www.jonathancoulton.com.

This episode also featured "Sunset At Pensacola" by Ehren Starks. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Direct download: Episode_26__BUYING_JOHN_HODGEMAN.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42am EDT
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Episode 25: IN A NEST OF ICE AND SNOW In the bitter cold of a frozen future, warmth can be found in the most unexpected places.

"Disgrace" was written and performed by Essie Jain. You can find out more about this artist and her work at www.essiejain.com

This episode also featured "Daybreak" by Jami Seiber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Bradley George is the host of Triad Arts Up Close, one of the best interview show's you find. Also, he dances better than Soterios Johnson
Direct download: Episode_25__IN_A_NEST_OF_ICE_AND_SNOW.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57am EDT
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A Heartfelt Phone Message Sorry I missed you. We'll catch up later, 'kay?
Direct download: heartfeltphonemessage.mp3
Category:Interlude -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT
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Episode 24: WHERE THE WILD HORSES RUN How far will you go, and how fast, to regain what you've lost?

Balticon Countdown: Tomorrow!!!

"Supersonic" was written and performed by Bad Religion from their album "The Process Of Belief" It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network and Epitaph records You can find out more about Bad Religion at www.badreligion.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org
Direct download: Episode_24__Where_The_Wild_Horses_Run.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT
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Episode 23: FAVOR FISHING Somedays, you gotta make do with what you have so that on other days, you can reach for what you want.

Balticon Countdown: 3 days

"Mystery In Her Hands" was written and performed by Trace Wiren from her album "Johnny's Cafe" It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Trace Wiren' at www.tracewiren.com

You can find the JFP podcast at www.jacksonfreepress.com/podcast.

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org
Direct download: Episode_23__FAVOR_FISHING.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT
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Episode 22: REAL GIRLS Sugar and spice and everything nice, is that what real girls are made of?

Balticon Countdown: 4 days

"Tranarchy Tracy" was written and performed by Le Cabaret Melange. You can find out Le Cabaret Melange's new project, the Oberon Orchestra at www.oberonorchestra.com and at myspace.com/OberonOrchestra

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org
Direct download: Episode_22__REAL_GIRLS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am EDT
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Episode 21: FLEET OF AGES The Fleet of Ages, the Ships of Tomorrow, grand vessels designed to travel into the future and bring back loads of wonders yet to come. But how much can we take before there's nothing left?

Balticon Countdown: 5 days

"How's It Gonna End" was written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brenna, and performed by Waits off his album "Real Gone" It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Tom Waits' at www.officaltomwaits.com

This episode also featured "Out Of The Mist" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org
Direct download: Episode_21__FLEET_OF_AGES.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am EDT
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Episode 20: MERCY MISSION Never underestimate a man who travels with a larger-than-life holographic crucified Jesus with laser-beam eyes.

"Amazing Grace" was performed by Miss Behavin' off her album "First Offense." It was provided courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network You can find out more about Miss Behavin' at www.missbehavin.de

You can find out more about The Flying Spaghetti Monster and buy copies of it's Gospel at /www.venganza.org/
Direct download: Episode_20__MERCY_MISSION.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT
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Episode 19: BEHIND THE WIRE In the Bomb Shelter, best bar in the Green Zone, the glass is always half full. Until it's drained, that is.

Balticon Countdown: 9 days

"Raise A Glass To Your Favorite Guise" is written and performed by Red Cassette, from his album Thin King Twice. You can find out more about the band at www.redcassette.com.

This episode also featured "Plastic Motorfight" by Skeletonbreath. You can find out more about Skeletonbreath at www.skeletonbreath.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org Bradley George is the host of Triad Arts Up Close, an interview show that deserves a listen. He's the next Terry Gross, I swear.
Direct download: Episode_19__BEHIND_THE_WIRE.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT
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Episode 18: THE BITTER KISS OF THE RONIN'S CUP Before the ronin, did we ever know the world or it's bitter kiss?

Balticon Countdown: 10 days

"Thursday" is written and performed by Asobi Seksu, from their Citrus which will be available May 30th. You can find out more about the band at www.asobisesku.com.

This episode also featured "Avanti" by Tilopa. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org
Direct download: S_CUP.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT
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Episode 17: IN THE BELLY OF THE DESERT You wander in the Desert, you'��ll go the same way all Desert creatures do.

Balticon Countdown: 11 days

"Bring It On" was written and performed Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, from the album Noctoramak, and is can be purchased via iTunes. It was was provided curtousey of Epitaph records and The Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com/

This episode also feature "Polish Jokes" by the Stick And Rag Village Orchestra,

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org
Direct download: Episode17__IN_THE_BELLY_OF_THE_DESERT.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT
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Episode 16: WORD MADE FLESH It's one thing to be seen, it's quite another to be seen in writing.

Balticon Countdown: 12 days

"Claim" is written and performed by Cynthia G Mason, from her self-titled album, which can be purchased via iTunes. You can find out more about Cynthia at www.spiderwomanrecords.com.

This episode also featured "Bailar Tristemente" by Ehren Starks. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Direct download: Episode_16__WORD_MADE_FLESH.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT
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Episode 15: ROOK TAKES KING, part 2 On a chess board, each peice is assigned it's ability to move, and each are predictable in that way. But often, the world is less orderly.

Balticon Countdown: 13 days

"Mince Meat" was written and performed Danger Doom, from the album The Mouse And The Mask, and is available via iTunes. It was was provided curtousey of Epitaph records and The Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about Danger Doom at www.dangerdoom.com

This episode also feature "Louise" and "Do The Lazy Rabbit" by Skeletonbreath. You can find out more about Skeletonbreath at www.skeletonbreath.com

For a complete listing of Guests and events at Balticon, go to www.balticon.org
Direct download: Episode_15__ROOK_TAKES_KING._Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT
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Episode 14: ROOK TAKES KING, part 1 On a chess board, it's easy to see the pieces, and know the pawns from the royalty. But often, the world is less black and white.

"You're An Animal" was written and performed by the Masochist Monkey Circus. You can find out more about The Masochist Monkey Circus at their MySpace page

This episode also featured "Louise" bySkeletonbreath. You can find out more about Skeletonbreath at skeletonbreath.com.

You can both read and listen to Hrekka's FIVE MILES TO EDEN at it's home on DeviantArt

News and information about the Blooker Prize can be found at the Lulu Blooker Blog.
Direct download: Episode_14__ROOK_TAKES_KING_part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45am EDT
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The Voice Of Free Planet X: Promo #1 Finally, a promo I'm happy with. Feel free to advertise my show with this, if you're a fan.
Direct download: Voice_Of_Free_Planet_X_promo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT
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Episode 13: A CASUAL SENSE OF ADVENTURE Sometimes, it's astounding where a casual sense of adventure will lead you.

"Mind Blindness" was written and performed by Dirty On Purpose, and is available on their album Sleep Late For A Better Tomorrow. You can find out more about Dirty On Purpose at www.dirtyonpurpose.com

This episode also featured "Hidden Wings " by Jami Sieber, more work and information about this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

You can download VOICES at www.podiobooks.com/voices/ You'll be glad you did.
Direct download: Episode_13__A_CASUAL_SENSE_OF_ADVENTURE.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am EDT
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Episode 12: ROCKETER Failure is always relative. And escape velocity can't be achieved by everyone.

"The New American Apathy" was written and performed by Mazarin, and is available on their album "We're Already There" which can be purchased via iTunes. You can find out more about Mazarin at www.myspace.com/mazarinband

This episode also featured "Dad's Song" by Ehren Starks. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Listen to The Rev-Up Review, The Worst Music You've Ever Heardand buy the February '06 issue of Popular Science, while you're at it.
Direct download: Episode_12_ROCKETER.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT
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Episode 11: CURSE OF THE FORWARD-THINKING GENTLEMAN, part 2 In which our narrator comes face to face with the monstrosities that lurk within the house of Algernon Feldspar, and learns the true nature of this unusual fellow. You will find the first part of this tale here

"Rubber Angel" was written and performed by Spit, and is available at mperia.com. You can find out more about Spit at www.otherleg.com/music/spit and www.myspace.com/spitnik

This episode also featured "Engelorum" and "RUST part 1 " byThe Vernian Process.

Direct download: Episode_11_CURSE_OF_THE_FORWARD-THINKING_GENTLEMAN_part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT
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Episode 10: CURSE OF THE FORWARD-THINKING GENTLEMAN, part 1 In which our narrator recounts his involvement with Basil Fohrsight, and pursues a man with a cunningly bizarre arm. But what wonders and horrors might lie within the home of such a man?

"Down In The Meadow" was written and performed by Spit, and is available at mperia.com. You can find out more about Spit at www.otherleg.com/music/spit and www.myspace.com/spitnik

This episode also featured "Engelorum" and "RUST part 1 " by The Vernian Process.

News and information about the Blooker Prize can be found at the Lulu Blooker Blog. Since the entries up for veiw are displayed alphabetically, my entry, TALES FROM THE UNCANNY VALLEY, is diabolically close in proximity to Cheeseburger Brown's SIMON OF SPACE.
Direct download: Episode_10_CURSE_OF_THE_FORWARD-THINKING_GENTLEMEN_part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT
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THE DEEDS OF THE DESPERATE Al Savage relates the story of his too-close-for-comfort meeting with the man known only as The Bat. But Savage strangely has no fear of this dark knight. Could it be there is something else in this world that frightens him more?

"Leaves Do Fall" was written and performed by The Rosebuds, and is available on their album "Birds Make Good Neighbors" which can be purchased via iTunes. You can find out more about the Rosebuds at www.therosebuds.com

This episode also featured "Sukothai Rain" and "The Darkening Ground" by Jami Sieber. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

Be sure to listen to Voices Of Tomorrow, the official podcast of 365tomorrows.com.

Special thanks to Brendan Dalton and J.R. Blackwell for lending their voice talents for this episode.
Direct download: Episode_9_BIG_DAMN_HEROES_Chapter_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT
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Episode 8: LIGHT OF OUR FATHERS Life with a compulsive Groucho Marx impersonator might not be so bad, but after 13 years, it starts to wear thin. It's a war of wills between a teenage girl and her father, and Hanukkah is battlefield.

"Lydia The Tattooed Lady" was written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg and performed by Groucho Marx, and was first used in the movie At The Circus

This episode also featured "Rabbis Table," by the Stick And Rag Village Orchestra, and "Minas Tirith," by Howard Shore. Thanks again to J.R. Blackwell, for reading this weeks episode. You can read some of Ms. Blackwell's own writing at www.365tomorrows.com
Direct download: Episode_8__LIGHT_OF_OUR_FATHERS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27am EDT
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