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Title: EP669/EP037: Craphound [Flashback Friday]
Post by: Russell Nash on October 12, 2008, 01:30:57 PM
EP669: Craphound (http://escapepod.org/2019/02/28/escape-pod-669-craphound-flashback-friday/)

EP037: Craphound (http://escapepod.org/2006/01/19/ep037-craphound/)

Author: Cory Doctorow (http://escapepod.org/people/cory-doctorow/)
Narrator: Jesse Thorn (http://escapepod.org/people/jesse-thorn/)
Host: Alasdair Stuart (http://escapepod.org/people/alasdair-stuart/)
Audio Producer: Adam Pracht (http://escapepod.org/people/adam-pracht/)


Craphound beat me out the door, as usual. His exoskeleton is programmable, so he can record little scripts for it like: move left arm to door handle, pop it, swing legs out to running-board, jump to ground, close door, move forward. Meanwhile, I’m still making sure I’ve switched off the headlights and that I’ve got my wallet.

Rated PG. Contains some profanity.


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Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: ajames on October 13, 2008, 06:16:10 PM
This was my first exposure to a Cory Doctorow story (No, I don't live in a cave, why do you ask?). I loved how Cory developed the characters in the story and I remember enjoying the hell out of it.
Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: eytanz on October 14, 2008, 04:37:11 AM
It's been a while since I heard this story, and while I don't really remember the sequence of events in it, the characters are still pretty strong and well defined in my head. So, well done.
Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: wintermute on October 14, 2008, 06:54:10 AM
In case anyone's interested, Craphound was one of the Short stories that got converted to a comic for Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1600101720/escapepod-20). It's worth checking out.

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Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: Talia on October 14, 2008, 08:47:26 AM
I think this was the first Cory Doctorow story I heard also. Very fun and imaginative.

Ah the ruthless world of flea marketing. Hehehehe
Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: DKT on October 14, 2008, 12:48:15 PM
In case anyone's interested, Craphound was one of the Short stories that got converted to a comic for Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now (http://www.amazon.com/Cory-Doctorows-Futuristic-Tales-Here/dp/1600101720/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223985012&sr=1-1). It's worth checking out.

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Oh, yeah. I serioulsy need to pick that up...
Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: CGFxColONeill on October 14, 2008, 11:43:30 PM
great story and one that I have listened to multiple times when I have free time ie mowing or that time just before I fall asleep that I am listening to my Ipod
Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: Unblinking on February 12, 2010, 11:04:23 AM
I was surprised at how much I like this story, despite it being about garage sales.  The alien was cool, and the macros for movement were an interesting characterization, but above all I was actually most intrigued about the craphound culture, the code of honor, and how the alien blended itself into those. 

I think this was my first Doctorow story as well, and this makes me want to read more.  Good show!
Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: Scatcatpdx on June 20, 2011, 12:55:43 AM
I have been going through the archives and found this story. Perhaps I could connect to it because I been a crap hound since 2004, spending my weekend going from sale to sale and uploading my find on Ebay (my feedback is over 800).

As  for code of honor, well a little respect but I never seen any. The worst are pants suit wearing ladies who run profession estate businesses  that feel because they are "professional" they get fits dibs.
Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: luka datas on December 16, 2012, 03:34:12 AM
nice tale of fun and adventure
Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: Supernova on January 17, 2016, 06:08:09 AM
This one is my new farourite. I loved the story, the descriptive detail, and thought Jesse Thorn's reading was absolutely superb. Everything about it was perfect. I loved the way they fell out over the cowboy stuff, the alien was so...human ! This is one of those tales I'll keep thinking about from time to time. A real gem.
Title: Re: EP037: Craphound
Post by: Chairman Goodchild on January 18, 2016, 03:57:12 AM
I really liked this one, too.
Title: Re: EP669/EP037: Craphound [Flashback Friday]
Post by: Moritz on March 28, 2019, 03:59:43 AM
I think the story was OK (this is my fourth Doctorow story, and they are all quite alike in style), but I wanted to comment on Alistair's outdo for the flashback version: that was excellent and very insightful. I really have to reevaluate my CD and DVD collections now. Seriously, what a great talk!
Title: Re: EP669/EP037: Craphound [Flashback Friday]
Post by: MagaLogica on May 15, 2019, 12:32:37 PM
Wow! First time I read this kind of short story and I´m amazed!