The Voice Of Free Planet X
Having just come back from a Make:Philly meeting and wowed by the art of Chris Vecchio, I find myself artistically inspired and contemplating the nature of technology, and how it makes us human.  Also, I built a prosthetic ego—not that I need one.

Make Magazine: www.makezine.com
MakePhilly: www.MakePhilly.com
The Hacktory: thehacktory.org/
The Hackory in the City Paper: text story http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2008/03/27/hack-to-the-future video story: http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2008/03/27/the-hacktory

Chris Vecchio: www.noisemantra.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.
Direct download: Episode_97-What_Could_Be_More_Human_.mp3
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“Hey, neighbor!? Chawly called down from across the way. He had a pint glass of something that looked like red wine in each fist. I knew it couldn’t be–not in Topside–but Chawly had his ways. Chawly yanked the line-suspended basket that served as dumbwaiter between his window and mine over to him and placed a glass in. He gave the basket a shove, sliding it across the expanse. “Taste somma this!...?

Special thanks to Chris Loeffler and Russell Collins for reading this episode.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.
Direct download: Episode_96-Like_A_Stone.mp3
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Another Friday, another Feedback Friday!  Panda returns to the podcast to say hello and help me answer feedback.  Some of the topics discussed:

Tea.
Panda’s emotion-lifting capabilities.
The amount of tea currently in the house.
Waistcoats, and who needs them (hint: Panda).
Panda promises to update his Flickr more.
Confusing language.
Hermione Granger and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Panda’s size (hint: little).
Teatime!

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.
Direct download: Episode_95-Feedback_Explains_It_All.mp3
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The Tiffdelways' culture is one that recognizes the impermanence of all things.  Considering the caustic gasses in their atmosphere, this can hardly be considered surprising.  While your breathing apparatus will protect your lungs, try to remain nonchalant as the paper your speech is printed on, the clothes you will be wearing and the very building you will be inside, will slowly disintegrate over the course of your visit. One wrong step could cause your pants to crumble about your ankles, so be sure to wear your “good? underwear.
Direct download: Aliens_You_Will_Meet-The_Tiffdelway.mp3
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Do you smell that? Mash-ups, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of mash-ups in the morning. Smells like... victory.

“Beethoven's Fifth Gold Digger? was mashed-up by A plus D. You can download it and other mash-ups at aplusd.net

“Hollaback Girls Feel Good? was mashed-up by Arty Fufkin. You can find it and other mash-ups by "arty fufkin" into Google, since I can't seem to find a website.

“99 Luft Problems? was mashed-up by Jay Zeezer. You can download it and other mash-ups at www.jay-zeezer.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.
Direct download: Episode_94-Mash_of_the_Titans.mp3
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Tristan was methodically taking apart his hands when the doorbell chimed. He jumped at the sound, going to the door in such a hurry that he left behind the joints and pieces of his left hand on the worktable. All nine of Tristan’s eyes blinked and strobed expectantly, wanting to know if this was it, what he had been waiting for, the final piece...

Special thanks to Richard Kalwaic for reading this episode.

This episode featured "Betrayed," "You Don't Know Me" and "Immortal," all performed by Human Response. More information and work by this artist can be found at www.magnatune.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_93-Son_Of_Steel.mp3
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I've been feeling a little depressed recently--listening to back-to-back personal narratives about being a Jew in Nazi-occupied Poland and about being a black woman in America before the Civil Rights movement will do that--and I didn't feel I had anywhere to turn.

Luckily, a little stuffed panda was there to talk it all over with me.

Panda's Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/teatimewithpanda/

(He swears he's going to update more often)

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_92-A_Conversation_With_Panda.mp3
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Welcome back to the HMS Astrolabe! We suffered some delays in making port this time, but I hope that you will find this installment was worth the wait.

The sights available from the observation deck this week include The Clockwork Ball, Unofficial Fop Day, FreakAngels, and In Timely Fashion (being a compendium of era hairstyle instructions with photonic illustrations), and SepiaChord. Other diversions include the launch of an original flash fiction series called Six Score and Twenty by Matt Wallace, and the first of what we hope to be many sartorial lessons from Jared Axelrod.

Today’s salon is a conversation with the inestimable Magpie Killjoy of Steampunk Magazine.

Thank you for joining us!


Direct download: SPS002.mp3
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Today, I got a chance to sit down with my good friend Filamena Young, and talk about writing, online resources, and how to get things done even when there’s other things clawing at your time. The background gets a little noisy, but stick through it; it’s fascinating stuff.

You can find more on Filamena at her website, www.filamena.com. Here’s the sites we talk about in the interview:

Space Westerns magazine www.spacewesterns.com/
Janet Reid jetreidliterary.blogspot.com
BookEnds blog bookendslitagency.blogspot.com
Critters Workshop www.critters.org
Mouth Full Of Bullets magazine www.mouthfullofbullets.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_91-Clubbing_the_Muse.mp3
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Another week, another totally awesome Feedback Friday. This week, I am reminded that Episode 86 was awesome, we go over the rules and regulations of voicemail for Cap’n Stilton and Podcast du Fromage, speak for some length about Mur Lafferty’s Wasteland, and I reveal what I did at Dr. Sketchy’s. Hint: it wasn’t drawing.

Mur Laferty’s Wasteland, over at Podiobooks: podiobooks.com/title/heaven-season-4-wasteland/
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: www.drsketchy.com
Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia: www.drsketchyphilly.blogspot.com/

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_90-Feedback...Its_Whats_For_Dinner.mp3
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