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eytanz
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« on: December 03, 2017, 10:53:37 AM »

Escape Pod 604: Given Sufficient Desperation

AUTHOR: Bogi Takács
NARRATOR: Alethea Kontis
HOST: Divya Breed

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An ice cream cone.

A ceramic mug—brown with a single green stripe around the rim.

A smartphone—I don’t recognise the brand. It’s been a while.

Two sheaves of corn.

A plush caterpillar toy from some cartoon.

A table—rather worn, I’d say Danish Modern, but I’m not sure.

I need a break.


Listen to this week’s Escape Pod!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 05:43:47 PM »

It was an honor to narrate Bogi's story--thank you for the opportunity!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 06:37:45 PM »

Um, timestamp 14:22.  My narrator had some gastric distress.  Huh Oh dear. How did that get past the editing chopping block?
Otherwise, an interesting story & world.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 04:57:05 PM »

Um, timestamp 14:22.  My narrator had some gastric distress.  Huh Oh dear. How did that get past the editing chopping block?

Combination of a rather quiet "urp," a substandard pair of earbuds used in a pinch, and some multitasking.

Patience, please, when there's a snafu at your job, I suspect it isn't heard by 10K+ listeners. Wink

In any case, a new, urp-free version is now uploaded.

-Adam
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 03:57:39 PM »

I don’t mind urps, you all are only human. (Though this is Escape Pod, so who knows...)

I found it very satisfying that an entire alien infrastructure was disabled by one human thinking out of the box. Also that she didn’t out-think them, but out-feeling’d them. Anger can be a tool in the face of complacency.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 02:35:53 PM »

Um, timestamp 14:22.  My narrator had some gastric distress.  Huh Oh dear. How did that get past the editing chopping block?

Combination of a rather quiet "urp," a substandard pair of earbuds used in a pinch, and some multitasking.

Patience, please, when there's a snafu at your job, I suspect it isn't heard by 10K+ listeners. Wink

In any case, a new, urp-free version is now uploaded.

-Adam
Ten Thousand?! Now, we need all of those ears to donate to the Pod with a subscription. I love my EA forum.
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 09:16:44 PM »

Um, timestamp 14:22.  My narrator had some gastric distress.  Huh Oh dear. How did that get past the editing chopping block?

Combination of a rather quiet "urp," a substandard pair of earbuds used in a pinch, and some multitasking.

Patience, please, when there's a snafu at your job, I suspect it isn't heard by 10K+ listeners. Wink

In any case, a new, urp-free version is now uploaded.

-Adam
Ten Thousand?! Now, we need all of those ears to donate to the Pod with a subscription. I love my EA forum.
Yeah, that's an accurate number. Smiley

And I second your proposal. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 10:09:07 AM »

I thought the story was ok. I'm still pretty confused about the point of the alien occupation. The main character seems to be worse off now that the aliens left... She doesn't want to go with the rebels, and who will take care of her and her health problems with out the aliens?
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 02:19:12 AM »

Liked the complexity of the aliens and humans in this one.
Really liked that it was set in not-america. Loved that the narrator's voice and accent.
Well done!
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