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The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
84 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
The Final Episode
This is the last output that will come from the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. It's the fabled final episode that we recorded in 2011 just in case we needed it. We never wanted to podfade, but in the end we did anyway. So, it's time to give the Dunesteef the ending that it deserves, and here it is, the last episode that Rish and Big will release under the name The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. Get ready for an emotional look back at...well, the first three years of the fourteen year run of the Dunesteef. Get ready for some lost content that hearkens back to the early days of the Dunesteef when Big and Rish were so eager and excited, before the dark times, before the empire. Hopefully you enjoy this final look back at the Dunesteef, before we forge ahead with our new goals and futures. Here's to the good times we had, and to the good times we will continue to have from here on out. We're going to be young forever!
71 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
Episode 227: The Final New Episode - Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run by Rish Outfield
The day has finally come, folks. It's the final new episode of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. We've been at this for fourteen years, but our production has flagged considerably as the years have gone by. Rather than let the Dunesteef fade away slowly, we thought it would be best to give the old girl a proper burial. So, here we are. First, we bring you a story from Rish Outfield called, "Know When to Walk Away, Know When to Run." An emotionally unstable man goes to a casino with his best friend to soothe his pain from the anniversary of being left at the altar. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned, because not everyone at the poker table is who they seem. After the story is over, Rish and Big talk about a number of things, from the happy things that the podcast brought to their lives, to the future of what you can expect from the two of them. We're going to miss you all, but it doesn't have to be the end. Don't say goodbye, say good journey. Special thanks to Julie Hoverson, Tena Kolokowski, and Bryan Lincoln for lending their voices to the story.
35 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
The Dunesteef Christmas Message
Rish and Big don't have a story for this one, but they always have a Christmas episode, so they got together and had a quick conversation about Christmas songs, and talked about their favorites.
86 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Episode 225: When Thorns Are The Tips Of Trees by Jason Sanford
It's Jason Sanford month everybody! So put on your ugly Jason Sanford Month sweaters; make yourself a mug of The Ships Like Clouds, Risen By Their Rain tea, and gather around the table for the roast Plague Birds. It's time to enjoy some more Jason Sanford! Today, we have a vintage Dunesteef production of Jason's story, When Thorns Are The Tips Of Trees, originally produced for the StarShipSofa podcast back in 2009. Miles and his father care for the local memorial grove, but the job has become a more dangerous as gangs of deteriorating thorn die, almost zombie-like people driven mad by the phage that is rewriting their DNA, have begun attacking the groves all around the area. Can they survive, or will they become thorn die themselves? Afterward, Rish and Big talk about how much of a formative moment this story was in the history of the podcast, and look back at the production process for putting it all together.
43 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Episode 224: An Interview With Jason Sanford
Jason Sanford recently published his first novel, and it has a title that might sound familiar to long time listeners of the Dunesteef. His new book is called "Plague Birds." That's right, the book is the further and expanded adventures of Crista and her AI symbiote that we first brought to you back in episode 92 and then continued their story in episodes 125 and 126 with Jason's sequel. Now you can buy the novel length story which further explores the detailed and fascinating world the characters occupied, expands the story of Crista, and uncovers an extremely personal conspiracy that threatens the lives of millions. We got the amazing opportunity to sit down and talk with Jason about his novel, his process, and pitfalls of the industry. Listen to (or watch) the interview, and be sure to support Jason by buying the book. P.S. - Sorry about Big's microphone. He thought he was getting the sound from the nice mic you can see in the shot, but he was actually getting his sound from the built-in mic on his computer, recording all the echoes bouncing around that big study he is sitting in.
75 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
That Gets My Goat 236: Thanos Defeats Truman!
So, this is an episode that was recorded just about two years ago (the last week of February 2019) with Rish, Big, and Marshal Latham, in preparation for the release of AVENGERS: ENDGAME later that year. Rish really wanted to talk about the monumental achievement that was AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, and that, for a year, the world was stuck with the unhappy ending of all unhappy endings. Of course, we talk about THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and also speculate a bit about where the fourth Avengers film might go. And then Rish lost the file. But he found it again when it was far too late to be even remotely relevant, but if you've missed us and our conversations, here it is, in all its . . . glory?
63 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Anklecast 45: Party Girl and the Great Texas Arctic Blast Freeze Out of 2021
It's another episode of the Anklecast. I'm going to do one every month, and, well...I barely made it in time, but here we are. Today's story is "Party Girl." It's one that I wrote just last year as I was working my way towards 300,000 words. After the story, I made a sort of vlog of my experiences in the Arctic Blast that froze Texas last week. It was an interesting month for sure, especially that week. If you're interested in that stuff, stick around after the story to hear all about it. To see the video elements, go to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDPrbMMyCaE
46 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Anklecast 44: Active Shooter Training and Date Night
That's right, it's another Anklecast. Today, I bring you a story called "Active Shooter Training" and a second little drabble-esque story called "Date Night". I hope you enjoy them.
112 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Episode 223: The Many Faces of Christmas Eve by Rish Outfield (Outcast 186)
Franklin has a huge crush on Jillian, but up until now she hasn't returned his affection at all. Surprisingly, this Christmas Eve she changed her tune, and suddenly asking him back to her house for Christmas Eve dinner with her family. Turns out that the meal was not what Franklin was expecting... Afterwards, Rish and Big talk about the story, Broken Mirror contests, and the joys and hassles of Christmas music.
49 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Anklecast 43: Taking A Left Turn
Six Christmas stories on the Dunesteef just wasn't enough, so I decided that I would give y'all one more. It's a story I wrote earlier this year about James, a guy whose Christmas plans get ruined, so he volunteers to work someone's shift at his job to give them a chance at having a merry Christmas. He thinks he knows how his night will end, but someone has a different idea, and it's going to take a left turn before the night is through.
106 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Episode 222: Reiterating Christmas by B.D. Anklevich
Declan's boyfriend, Brooks, is taking him to meet the parents for the first time today at Christmas dinner. He's a little nervous, but it couldn't be as bad as it was when Brooks met Declan's parents at Thanksgiving, could it? Could it? Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the story, the year we've had, and about having hope for the future.
77 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Episode 221: The Beefalope Hunt by Void Munashii
Zane and Delanna don't come from similar backgrounds. Zane is a run-of-the-mill Lunar who's had to pull himself by his bootstraps everywhere he went. Delanna, on the other hand, comes from one of the richest families on Mars. Somehow, the two came together as a couple, and have hit it off amazingly ever since, but Delanna's family has never approved, and now the two of them are going home for Christmas with the folks... Afterward, Big and Rish talk about beefalopes, the rite of passage that is meeting the parents, and Santa Claus III. This is going to be delightful.
64 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
Episode 220: A Sci-Fi Christmas by Marshal Latham
Damien meets a girl named Lynn who wants to know all about sci-fi, and since she's cute, he does his best to help her learn. Soon, they're dating, and then comes the invite to meet the folks at Christmas dinner, but, as you might have grown accustomed to during this Christmas extravaganza, the meal isn't what he was expecting. Afterwards, Rish and Big talk about what aliens might think of our sci-fi films, Ian syndrome, and whether Marshal needs to make this story into a novel.
59 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Episode 219: He Went To The Farm by Nathan Ahlgrim
Sam is having a really hard time getting over the loss of his dearly departed pet cat, Boots. His girlfriend, Beth, hopes that bringing him home to the family for Christmas dinner might help him overcome his loss. Afterward, Big and Rish go off the farm talking about all the weird stuff you might guess they would, however, I won't mention it here, so as to not spoil the story.
76 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Episode 218: Service With A Smile by Rob Broughton
It's the first installment in our 2020 Christmas Extravaganza! We'll be bringing you several stories from our Broken Mirror Story Event, the first being "Service with a Smile" by Rob Broughton. When Tommy gets a mysterious invitation to his girlfriend's parents' house for the holidays, he finds that not everyone is acting of their own accord. Afterward, Rish and Big talk about Shamong, meeting the parents, and eating worms and insects...really? Actually, why am I surprised, of course they do.
117 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Episode 217: From Another World by Rish Outfield and B.D. Anklevich
Something is going wrong at the space outpost that Captain Seymour just docked at. Things seem to be deteriorating quickly. Luckily for him, someone grabbed him, and pulled him into a hiding place. Or was it lucky for him? Now he's trapped in here with two strangers, and it seems as though one of them is not who he seems after all. Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the process of adapting a story from one format to another. What does it take? How do you go about it? What sacrifices to dark gods of chaos and evil must be made? Whose name appears first on the byline? We answer none of those questions, coming up!
101 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Episode 216: What Is Sand But Earth Purified? by Jason Sanford
In Jason Sanford's "What Is Sand But Earth Purified?" New widower Anchor is approached by TV personalities to be their guide into the living sandstorm out in the ocean, the same sandstorm that killed his wife. Afterward, Big and Rish talk about Jason's various possible futures, and what makes a body human.
72 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
TGMG 235: Writers Conference Call 2: The Next Step
It's the Rish Outcast/That Gets My Goat crossover! Continuing their discussion about the writers conference Rish went to. Big and Rish talk about cover art, not giving up, being inspired, and the Four Yorkshiremen.
37 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
TGMG 234: February Sweeps Challenge (Part II)
So, February came and went, with an extra day thrown in for good measure. Did Big and Rish sweep? Did you?
47 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
Episode 215: Catastrophe Baker and the Siren of Silverstrike by Mike Resnick
When Mike Resnick passed away on January 9th, Rish and Big knew they had to make one of his stories their next episode. Years ago, he'd sent them out a huge batch of Catastrophe Baker stories so that they could continue the series on the show. What better way to remember him than to put one of his creations out for fans to enjoy? Catastrophe Baker makes a trip to Silverstrike and while he's there, he attends a carnival. It's pretty ho-hum until he gets summoned to the tent of the Siren of Silverstrike to see the show that everyone is talking about. Afterward, Rish and Big talk about Mike Resnick and what he has meant to the science fiction community, the podcast community, and the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. We'll miss you, Mike.
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