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Gallimaufry / Re: What are you reading?
« Last post by CryptoMe on Yesterday at 03:44:03 PM »
Listening to the audiobook of Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive Series. An amazing 148 hours of delightful story telling!
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Episode Comments / Re: Pseudopod 155: The Worm that Gnaws
« Last post by Marlboro on Yesterday at 12:06:30 PM »
Good story with excellent narration.

One tiny nitpick/unasked for opinion: I think the very end of the story could be a bit stronger by rearranging a couple of the story's final lines. Have Wolf knock a couple of times and deliver the "Let me in" line, then have Charlie realize that it isn't Wolf at his door, and end the story with Worm-Wolf demanding "Let us in" and end with knocking.

Or maybe it's better the way it is. I'm no writer. Good episode my second guess aside.


P.S. For more wormy horror check out the classic Lights Out episode "Revolt of the Worms" from 1942.
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Episode Comments / Re: Pseudopod 250: The Voice In The Night
« Last post by Marlboro on Yesterday at 11:41:10 AM »
A classic story. I've always found stories about infections to be especially unnerving.  As several others have mentioned the narrator's "old man voice" was excellent.

P.S. Pseudopod needs a tag for stories that feature the word "fungoid." Let's face it - there is at least a 90% chance that any story that contains the words "fungoid" or "gibbous" is going to be good.
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Good episode. Cool variation of the MS. Found in a Bottle/Found Footage formula. Nice reading too.


P.S. Has anyone ever written a Moby Dick/Call of Cthulhu pastiche? An "Ahab vs. the Great Old Ones" story would be awesome if done right.
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Episode Comments / Re: Pseudopod 436: Flash On The Borderlands XXV: Simulacra
« Last post by bobmetal on November 19, 2019, 11:29:43 AM »
I realise that this is from a long time ago, but I'm working my way through the old episodes at the moment. I really enjoyed this collection and found each story well worth a listen

I did have a comment on the 1st story, "Worm Within", having read the other comments in the thread, my reading was that she wasn't a robot and nor was anyone else, rather she has had some  kind of mental break and was seeing everything around her as robots. The voice in her head was part of  her delusions which explains the change in its stance on her suicide
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Episode Comments / Re: Pseudopod 287: Final Girl Theory
« Last post by Marlboro on November 19, 2019, 09:32:45 AM »
I thought this was a well written story.

It reminded me of the the famous "television scene" in Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer. In that scene Henry and his buddy get off on watching a video of them murdering their victim. It's an obvious but effective parallel to the weirdos like me who are watching a movie about Henry Lee Lucas slaughtering people for 90 minutes.


In this story you don't see what's chasing the girl in the movie. I don't think you can see who it is because it's you.
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About Escape Pod / Re: ?? Did something change with the feed? Can't download.
« Last post by nickpheas on November 18, 2019, 05:26:08 PM »
If I go to the store and play then I get the episode details appearing on the to so

Escape Pod 701: Martin Chronicles (Part 2 of 2)
Cory Doctrow (author); Adam Pracht (narrator) - Escape Pod
0:00                                                                             1:07:39

but it does not play anything. Will not move off 0:00

I pick an older episode ie 699 then I get an 'Opening URL' dialog box which says connecting and hangs there for just long enough to make me think it's also borked, but then disappears and the episode starts playing Al's dulcet tones.

Actually trying to download one of the recent episodes and I get a message box popping up saying

There was a problem downloading

"Escape Pod 701: Martian Chronicles (Part 2 of 2)". An unknown error occurred (0x80090302).

Please check that the URL is correct and the connection to the network is active and try again

Since I can download the older episodes using this RSS then I figure both those things are true.

I an using iTunes 7.6 on a Windows 10 machine. Yes I know that there are later versions. I also know that they are horrible. The latest in particular would reset the music library location from my nice big data drive to my small and nimble SSD every other day. Do not want to go there.
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Semifinal Group 2 is up! Go vote yer hearts out.
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Ahhh I see. Was just worried it was some sort of glitch at my end.
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One of my all-time favorite Escape Pod stories. I’m happy to see it pop up again, and grateful to Escape Pod for introducing me to Sarah Pinsker.
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