The Voice of Free Planet X

True stories of fictional people, from Jared Axelrod

Episodes

I am currently recovering from a very hot and extremely unpleasant bout with Martian Spider Flu.  So, that's where this weeks podcasts have gone. 

They've been eaten.  By Martian spiders.  Let that be a lesson to you all.

Not to worry, however, as regular service will resume July 1st.   And it will be worth the wait.
Category:Interlude -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT
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Mur Lafferty's The Takeover, Episode 3: The Integration

We learn a little more about how Caroline deals with problem employees, Maureen tries to make friends, and Kevin makes a decision.

Don’t forget to check out the cast list for more information!

More episodes of The Takeover available at murverse.com
and zombinc.net
Direct download: takeover_ep3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT
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Aliens You Will Meet - The Flusians The Flusians are aquatic by nature, but can poke their heads out of water for a short time in order to converse with land-based off-worlders.  Due to the lack of any sort of landmass on Flusie, you will be expected to meet their delgation on their spaceship. While their ship will be filled to the brim with water, they will have constructed a “non-fish bowl” for your comfort.  A little plastic castle will be put in the non-fish-bowl, to remind you of home.
Direct download: 37_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-The_Flusians.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT
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Episode 146: Chains Of Commerce The fact remains, ladies and gentlemen, we have to meet the Geert price. We ought to do better than the Geert price, but due to the nature of our company, we'll probably get by merely with meeting them. But I will tell you this, we lose this bid, we lose the planet...

Special thanks to Kate Eckert, Brendan Dalton, Benjamin Dyme and J.R. Blackwell for providing the voice talent for this episode.

This episode featured "" performed by Barry Phillips. 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_146-Chains_Of_Commerce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT
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Episode 145: Christiana Talks About Stuff I had a chance to sit down with one of the most talented, prolific podcasters around, Christiana Ellis, which is not something you turn down.  We discuss the demands of a daily project, writing comedy of audio, and use of female leads with  moral flexibility.

All things Christiana can be found here: christianaellis.com

But you might also want wander over to these places as well:

Nina Kimberly the Merciless
Space Casey
Christiana’s Shallow Thoughts

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_145-Christiana_Talks_About_Stuff.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT
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Episode 144: I Want Candy My good and well-read friend Dan joins J.R. Blackwell and I in a roundtable--or is it salon?  It may be a salon--about candy literature, comics and movies.

It is also revealed that J.R. and I saw Bumblebee on the University of Pennsylvania's campus during the filming of TRANSFORMERS 2.

It's okay to be jealous.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_144-I_Want_Candy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT
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Episode 143: Danger...Feedback!!! You ready for another feedback episode?  You better be, because this one is huge.  It was last seen destroying Tokyo.

Quite a few podcasts were mentioned this week:

J’s Indie-Rock Mayhem qfsmayhem.blogspot.com
I Motor Away www.imotoraway.com
RadioClash www.mutantpop.net/radioclash
Radio Free Hipster www.hipsterplease.com

Also, check out Selganor’s character sheet for Gretel, the Witch-Hunter,
and here's the GRIMM RPG he mentioned: www.fantasyflightgames.com/hr02.html

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

Direct download: Episode_143-Danger...Feedback.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT
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Aliens You Will Meet - Maelstrose When dealing with the sentient planet Maelstrose, you may find it difficult to get its attention, due to your relatively minuscule size.  When you do not succeed in getting the planet to respond to your hails, do not let it bother you.  Mealstrose is 130 billion years old, and as such, its stories are long, boring, and it would probably fall asleep in the middle of talking to you anyway.
Direct download: 36_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-Maelstrose.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT
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Episode 142: Curiouser And Curiouser And I must be insane
To go skating on your name
And by tracing it twice
I fell through the ice
Of Alice

"Bread and Butterflies" was created by Pogo. You can find more work and information about this artist at www.last.fm/music/Pogo

"Alice in Wonderland" was written and performed by emma, and was made available courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. You can find more work and information about this artist at www.iamemma.com.

"Hold On" was written and performed by Tom Waits, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.  You can find more work and information about this artist at Epitaph.com.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net.
Direct download: Episode_142-Curiouser_and_Curiouser.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT
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Episode 141: Self, And Its Perception There's been a lot of talk about who we are versus how we are seen on this podcast.  As fate would have it, famed photographers Katie West and Jack Scoresby were spending the weekend with J.R. Blackwell and myself here in Philly.  Who better than the internet's most talented self-portraits artists to talk about how other people see ourselves?

No one, that's who.

Katie West: www.katiewest.ca

Jack Scoresby: www.flickr.com/photos/jackscoresby

J.R. Blackwell: www.jrblackwell.com

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_141-Self_And_Its_Perception.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT
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Episode 140: D&D, Grimm Style A rogue named Jack. Cinderella, a cleric who refers to her deity as "god-mother."  A charming prince of a paladin.  Gretel, a witch hunter and all-around monster fighter.  A ranger with the skin of a bear and bottomless pockets.  A wizard with the preposterous name of Dr. Know-It-All.

Fairy tale tropes, or the greatest Dungeons and Dragons campaign ever?

Or possibly both.

It's a idea I can't see to stop thinking about, so, naturally, I'd thought I'd share it with you.


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

Direct download: Episode_140-DD_Grimm_Style.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24am EDT
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Episode 139: What You Don't Hear You know what you don't hear?

Bloopers.

Flubs.

Side Conversations.

Muttering.

Outtakes.

Most people delete them, toss'em, throw them in the trash.  Not the Voice of Free Planet X.  We save them.

We save them for YOU.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_139-What_You_Dont_Hear.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT
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Episode 138: The Importance of Being Dada We are indebted to Tristan Tzara and his followers for the newest and perhaps the most important doctrinary insistence as applied to art which has appeared in a long time. Dada-ism is the latest phase of modernism in painting as well as in literature, and carries with it all the passion for freedom of expression which Marinetti sponsored so loudly in his futuristic manifestos. It adds likewise an exhilarating quality of nihilism, imbibed, as it is said, directly from the author of Zarathustra. Reading a fragment of the documentary statement of Dada-ism, we find that the charm of the idea exists mainly in the fact that they wish all things levelled in the mind of man to the degree of commonplaceness which is typical and peculiar to it.

Nothing is greater than anything else, is what the Dada believes...

--Marsden Hartley, 1921

 


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_138-The_Importance_Of_Being_Dada.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT
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Episode 137: Feedback And Forth Feedback's packed tight tonight, as I talk about alot of things, but mainly extend Episode 136, only a little more rambley.  Most of the rambling is directed toward Chris Lester's excellent essay which comes really close to being right, and then misses the point completely.  Close, though.  Real close.  You should read it.

Also, the recipe for Irish Nachos:

1 bag kettle chips
6 ounces finely grated Cheddar, approximately 2 1/4 cups
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions 
2 cups sour cream 

Set 1 of the oven racks on the lowest shelf and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lay the chips on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the chips with the Cheddar cheese and the bacon. Bake in the oven on the bottom rack for 7 minutes or until the cheese begins to bubble. Spoon sour cream on top, and sprinkle green onions


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_137-Feedback_And_Forth.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT
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Aliens You Will Meet - Miipluse  Miipluse is a unique world, as it a haven for robots, androids, rouge AIs and any other sort of fabricated sentient of the galaxy. Escaping persecution here, the naturalized Miiplusians nonetheless have very strict rules about who can and who cannot land on their planet.  Being of biological origin, you will have to send a robot assistant in your stead.  Do be surprised however, when your electronic emissary does not return, preferring instead to stay in the "Glorious Robo-Worker's Paradise."
Direct download: 35_Aliens_You_Will_Meet-Miipluse.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT
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Episode 136: It's Called A Power Suit For A Reason After listening to NPR story about the demise of the necktie, I find myself thinking about my own sartorial sense. What does wearing, or not wearing a tie say about us?  What does wearing or not wearing a suit say?

Does wearing less clothes make us more authentic, or are we just lying to and about ourselves in different ways?

I will say that now, I intend to wear more ties.

The original NPR story

Lord Whimsy’s Rebuttal

Lord Whimsy’s neckwear guide


The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of www.clockworkaudio.net
Direct download: Episode_136-Its_Called_A_Power_Suit_For_A_Reason.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT
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Episode 135: Short-Short Slam Recorded at Balticon 42, the Short-Short Slam panel included readings by

J.R. Blackwell: www.jrblackwell.com

Jared Axelrod: www.jaredaxelrod.com

Steve Wilson: www.prometheusradiotheatre.com

James Patrick Kelly: www.jimkelly.net

Bill DeSmedt* www.billdesmedt.com

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

*Bill DeSmedt was unfortunately seated too far from the microphone to be properly recorded, so his reading is not included on this podcast.

Direct download: Episode_135-Short_Short_Slam.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT
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 The Rev Up Review, Number Thirty-Three
  • Title: RUR-2007-09-16 #33 The Rev Up Review DragonCon Edition
  • Size: 29.2 MB
  • Duration: 42'32"
Use this FeedBurner link to download the mp3 file directly, or to add the feed to your aggregator.

Contents:

Direct download: rur20070916.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT
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BarNuts Podcast, Episode #35

Jared Axelrod from The Voice of Free Planet X Podcast, Johnny’s boat, The Simpson’s, The Oliver Update, Karate, Whore’s Bath, Hookah.

Whew, what a mouthful. There’s probably more, but we got drunk instead of writing it down. Join us!

You can find us at blubrry.com

Direct download: barnuts35.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT
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