The Voice of Free Planet X

True stories of fictional people, from Jared Axelrod

Episodes

Episode 116: Feedback...From The Future!!! Big news this episode, as I reveal I’m going on a brief hiatus until next Thursday—by when a new Aliens You Will Meet episode will be on the feed—but before I go, I gotta clean out the inbox and go through some feedback!

I’m not one to leave you unentertained, so here’s some suggestions for daily content elsewhere:

Cristiana’s Shallow Thoughts: shallowthoughts.libsyn.com
Mur Lafferty’s News From Poughkeepsie: murverse.com
Distorted Veiw Daily: www.distortedview.com/show
100 Word Stories: podcasting.isfullofcrap.com
Feast Of Fools: www.feastoffools.net/

And, just because you should be listening to it anyway, J’s Indie/Rock Mayhem: qfsmayhem.blogspot.com

Also, Panda’s Flicker: www.flickr.com/photos/teatimewithpanda

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

Direct download: Episode_116-Feedback...To_The_Future.mp3
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Aliens You Will Meet - Jucynog Duthor You will break your arm during a fight with Jucynog Duthor in a bar on Pingos.  While Jucynog’s effort to hurt you may seem overzealous, you will say some horrible things about her mother.

Normally, you would be given instructions on how to avoid this altercation, but seeing as how, years from now, you and Jucynog will be the best of friends because of this fight, try to consider the big picture as she snaps your forarm like a twig.

Direct download: 30_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-Jucynog_Duthor.mp3
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Episode 115: The Remarkable Journey of the Duncan Brothers I sit down with genius internet filmmakers Brant and Ian Duncan, creators of such instant classics "Overdrift," "Assassinz," "The Crystal Tape," and "The Remarkable Journey of Higgins Von Higgins." 

We talk about how their movie about drift-racing and dinosaurs came to be, the perils and bonuses of working in a short-film format, and the beauty of putting your entire first act into one sentence.

The Duncan Brothers website: www.theduncanbrothers.com

The Duncan Bros's Channel on YouTube, www.youtube.com/user/duncanbros and on Myspace.


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.
Direct download: Episode_115-The_Remarkable_Journey_of_the_Duncan_Brothers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm EST
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Episode 114: God Of War

There’s blood up to the windows. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, to stack the bodies in the Mercer Building, to get ‘em off the Rail. But I can’t help wondering if the allusion to gore behind those art-deco panes is worse the actual carnage.

At least they’re off the Rail. At least there’s that.


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

Direct download: Episode_114-God_Of_War.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25am EST
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Episode 113: Mash And Burn I say it's high time we had somemore mash-ups around this place.

After all, listening to more than one song at once can be considered multitasking.


“Together As One? was mashed-up by DJ Earworm. You can find it and other mash-ups at djearworm.com

“Standing In The Way Of Contact? was mashed-up by A plus D. You can download it and other mash-ups at aplusd.net

“Burn Your Radio? was mashed-up by Instamatic. You can download it and other mash-ups at www.mutantpop.net

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.
Direct download: Episode_113-Mash_And_Burn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04am EST
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Episode 112: The Readyness Is Nothing “The readiness is all,? says Hamlet, but is it really? How do we know we’re ready, really?  The catch is, the only way to know you’re ready is to throw yourself out there, and see if you are.

I didn’t feel I was ready, this weekend.  I wasn’t ready to pitch a comic, and certainly not at a convention as nuts as New York Comic Con.  I didn’t feel like what I had to show was “good enough.?

But, as listeners of this show know, “Crap is published all the time.?

Or, as Molly Crabapple, founder of Dr. Sketchy’s put it: “There’s no way to know if something is publishable, until it’s published.?

This episode featured “Shrink Proof? by Wicked boy. 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_112-The_Readiness_Is_Nothing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EST
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Episode 111: Pros and Cons On the road and more than a little delirious, I decide to compare and contrast the differences between the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention and New York Comic Convention

Both are celebrations of commercial art and the commercial artist, but one seems to be, well, cooler than the other. 

And not just because tattoos hurt more.

As for details about what I was doing while at NYCC, you'll have to wait for next episode..

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_111-Pros_And_Cons.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29pm EST
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Episode 110: When You've Swung From A Hook... While at the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention I was lucky enough to get to speak with some suspension artists from around the country about suspension, why they do it, and what they get out of it.

Special thanks to:

Spliff, Ji Ji, and Genj of the DisGraceland Hook Squad, disgracelandfamily.com/

Joe and Amato of Skin Mechanics Suspensions, www.myspace.com/smsuspension

Jared and Tracie of Nu Ethix, www.myspace.com/nuethixsuspensions and their bmezine.com gallery

Stitch of Ascension Suspension, www.ascensionsuspension.com/

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_110-When_Youve_Swung_From_A_Hook.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm EST
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Aliens You Will Meet - Weyaw The denizens of Weyaw, home of the intergalactic fast-food franchise Squishburger, will invite you to dine upon their famous food, the Squishburger.  Be prepared to tell them it tastes exactly the same as the many times you’ve had it through out the galaxy, as consistence is something they strive for.

Resist the tempation, however, to tell them that their “consistant taste? is one of cardboard drenched in sewage.

Direct download: 29_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-Weyaw.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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UltraCreatives Interveiw #10 It’s an UltraCreatives “two-fer? today: You’re getting TWO interview episodes for the price of one! Today’s first episode is with Jared Axelrod, a podcaster, writer, actor, director, puppetmaker, costume maker — there’s very little this man can’t do, which is why it was a thrill having him on the podcast.

In the podcasting community, Jared is best-known for his “Stories from Free Planet X? podcast. J.C. Hutchins and Jared speak at length about that and his other creative endeavors. It’s a hoot, and you’ll learn a lot about the life of a multi-faceted artist.

There’s tons of news for listeners to learn about, including coverage in The Washington Post and the groundbreaking “audience participation? invitation for all 7th Son listeners for the 7th Son: OBSIDIAN short story anthology … but there’s no time to do it in this episode. Expect an informal “Beta Clone Army Update? episode in a day or two.

Find Jared Axelrod on the World-Wide-Everywhere:

Promos:

Direct download: 10_UltraCreatives_JaredAxelrod.mp3
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Episode 109: What The Damned Owe Barry Sturgeon calmly put down the file his accountant had given him, carefully cut the ring finger on his left hand, and drew a summoning circle on the floor in his own blood.  As the hardwood inside the circle crumbled and fell away to reveal the pit of flames beneath, Sturgeon sighed inwardly.  His demon would know what to do about this tax mess.

"Goblin Attack" was performed by the Two Star Symphony and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.twostarsymphony.org.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_109-What_The_Damned_Owe.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39am EST
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Episode 108: The Most Fun Before I got the job I have now, I applied to work at the Prometheus Radio Project.  Because I thought this was a hip, alternative group of people, I put a few things on my resume that I normally leave off.

For example, the work I did with the Industrial Strength Freak Show and the Lulu Tech Circus.

It's something special when your job interview starts with "So you're the circus man..." and ends with "You were the most fun."

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_108-The_Most_Fun.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm EST
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Episode 107: Things We Say About Our Friends, In Bed Continuing the "Things We Say...In Bed" series (you didn't know it was a series?  Neither did we), J.R. Blackwell and I lay around in bed and talk about how amazing our friends are.

Also mention is Yoda, Eistein, the book "Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman and Godzilla," the skill of Command Line, the Command Linage, monkies, the generosity Sci-Fi Laura, proper sword handling, Andrea's charm, the attractiveness of both the Wii and our toys, and the razor-sharp wit of Dr. John Cmar.

It was a packed weekend, clearly.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_107-Things_We_Say_About_Our_Friends_In_Bed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm EST
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Episode 106: Shake Your Bones Poor Ol’ Laz’rus shake your bones
You come from the world of water and stone...

"Laz'rus" was written and performed by John McCutcheon.  You can find more work and information about this artist at www.folkmusic.com

"Control Freak" was written and performed by Saul Williams, and was made available courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find more work and information about this artist at niggytardust.com

"Dig, Lazarus, Dig" was written performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and was made available courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.  You can find more work and information about this artist at www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com

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

Direct download: Episode_106-Shake_Your_Bones.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm EST
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Episode 105: Feedback Is In The Air Ah, Feedback Day, the time when young men's hearts turn to...feedback.  And tea, apparently.  About half this week's feedback was addressed not to me, but Panda.  So, Panda's helping me out with this one.

A few things we talk about this episode:
  • Tea
  • The 100th Episode
  • Why Panda won't be teaming up with Cap'n Stilton
  • Tea
  • Jonathan Coulton's opinion of the 100th Episode ("Awesome")
  • Hip ways to spell "genius"
  • Tea again
  • What exactly tea in bags actually is, according to Panda
  • Reasons why my podcast is better than NPR
The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.

Direct download: Episode_105-Feedback_Is_In_The_Air.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm EST
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Aliens You Will Meet - The Boribotons The Boribotons are some of the most innovative races in the galaxy when it comes to the preparation and presentation of food. It has become such an important element of their culture that only the greatest and most artistic chef can rule the planet.  As a visiting dignitary, you will have to engage in culinary combat in order to gain an audience with members of the government.  Do not be concerned with the flavor of your dishes; the Boribotons stopped eating their food long ago, preferring to dine on imported Squishburgers and Weyaw fries.

Direct download: 28_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-The_Boribotons.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50pm EST
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Episode 104: Devotion For Mechanics “I knew the Chief went to Japan, I just didn’t know he picked up a new wife,? Bedford said. Bedford removed her welding mask and wiped the sweat from her face with an oily rag. She adjusted herself in the crook of the mecha’s kneecap, letting her repair work cool.

“Pretty too,? Armijo said. He slipped his arms out of his coveralls and tied them around his waist, his chest shiny from accumulated sweat. He tossed a Bedford up a cold soda. “She’s a 400 model.

Special thanks to Richard Kalwaic for reading this episode.

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

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.
Direct download: Episode_104-Devotion_For_Mechanics.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EST
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ISBW Special #30: Jared Axelrod Interview I got to talk to prolific podcaster, writer, illustrator, costume designer, and cheese enthusiast Jared Axelrod!
Direct download: isbw_special030.mp3
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Episode 103: Can I Ask You A Question? A panhandler came up to me the other day and said “Can I ask you a question??

I answered no, he couldn’t ask me a question. I knew what the question was, and I didn't want him to ask it.  So I told him that he couldn't ask me a question.

Faced with a "no," he then proceeded to threaten my life.

When it was all over, I did what anyone else would have done in such a situation:

I picked up the phone, and called Alison Buck, my sociologist.

Special thanks to the men and women who shared their experiences with panhandlers.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.
Direct download: Episode_103-Can_I_Ask_You_A_Question_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm EST
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Episode 102: Spanner In The Gears, Part 1: Drudgery in Czech After that fateful night at The Gears, everyone asks how I met Archer, if I picked him out from the agency’s catalogue or if he was recommended to me by someone else and other such questions, when in truth I must confess that I had never met him before he showed up upon my doorstep. I had merely requested a valet from the agency, and they said one would be sent, and gave no further description other than he would be up to their impeccable standards.

He rang the bell at exactly the second upon the hour he was to arrive, and I found myself unexpectedly worried. Had the agency sent a robot?

Special thanks to Dr. John Cmar, for providing the voice of Archer

"Something She Said" was performed by the Two Star Symphony and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at www.twostarsymphony.org.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_102-Spanner_In_The_Gears_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17pm EST
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Episode 101: Feedback Strikes Back This week's Feedback is the strongest ever.  Luckily, I am prepared with the magic of...polite responses.  Seriously, I say "I really appreciate that," like, a dozen times.

Some of the things mentioned in this episode.

A 1926 maytag gas engine.  Damn, that looks cool.

The Zendrum.  Also, a cool-looking device. Jonathan Coulton uses a Zendrum Laptop, slung guitar-style.

On The Podcast

Podcast Junky

And, just incase you don't have enough Axelrod in your life, here's my LiveJournal: planetx.livejournal.com/

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

Direct download: Episode_101-Feedback_Strikes_Back.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm EST
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PodcastJunky Show #015 Jared Axelrod and The Voice of Free Planet X

Jared Axelrod and The Voice of Free Planet X:

 

Main Show Site:

http://planetx.libsyn.com/

 

Episode 81: Amelia Effective, Young Girl Detective

http://planetx.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=315400

 

Episode 79: The Timeless

http://planetx.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=314452

 

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Link Love:

Onthepodcast:

http://www.onthepodcast.net

Technorama:

http://www.chuckchat.com/technorama

Direct download: PodcastJunky_Show_15_Free_Planet_X.mp3
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Aliens You Will Meet - The H’rintilthrynoids The H’rintilthrynoids are a serpentine race, their bodies one long flexible tail not unlike a snake.  In order to avoid being accused of “flaunting your arms,? keep your hands in your pockets at all times. When accepting a gift, a document, or a new pet, grip it between your teeth, as the H’rintilthryinoids do. If possible, put both feet into one leg of your pants, and if anyone points out the other, empty leg, pretend not to notice.
Direct download: 27_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-The_H_rintilthrynoids.mp3
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Episode 100: The Human Human, Jonathan Coulton It’s the hundredth episode of the Voice of Free Planet X, so I brought over some friends to celebrate.  Namely, Jonathon Coulton and Paul & Storm.  

I feel I should note that in this context “brought over? means “went to a concert.?  I also got some cool interviews.  Thanks, guys.

“Opening Band? and “Nugget Man? were written by Storm & Paul and performed by Paul & Storm.  You can find out more about them at www.paulandstorm.com

“Mr. Fancypants,? “Dance, Soterios Johnson Dance,? “Still Alive,? and “Re: Your Brains,? were written and performed by Jonathan Coulton.  You can find out more about him at www.jonathancoulton.com

Thanks again, guys.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_100-The_Human_Human_Jonathan_Coulton.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48pm EST
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Episode 99: Panda Takes Charge Ummm...helllo.  This is Panda.  Jared seems to be passed out on the floor here, so...um..I guess it's up to me to do his show.  He did leave me a list of songs he wanted to play, so here goes!

"Winners" was performed by Solare and was made available courtsey of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at solare3.com/.

"Five Easy Pieces" was performed by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and was made available courtesy of the of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find out more about them at clapyourhandssayyeah.com/.

"Without You" was performed by Verbatim and was made available via Creative Commons Music Sharing License.You can find out more about them at verbatimband.com/.

My Flickr is over here: www.flickr.com/photos/teatimewithpanda/

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_99-Panda_Takes_Charge.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25pm EST
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Episode 98: Nonsense Cookery Our listeners will be interested in the following communications from our valued and learned contributor, Professor Bosh, whose labours in the fields of Culinary and Botanical science, are so well known to all the world. The first three Articles richly merit to be added to the Domestic cookery of every family and we are happy to be able through Dr. Bosh's kindness to present our listeners with his discoveries…

"
Nonsense Cookery" was written by Edward Lear.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_98-Nonsense_Cookery.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:36pm EST
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