Podcast: Drabbleclassics

There is no shortage of fiction stories available on the internet. Even setting slash fic and literotica aside for the moment, there’s still a ton of material. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy short story podcasts so much. It’s so nice to be able to enjoy one (or more) of these works while I’m doing something else throughout the day. And there’s plenty of such podcasts out there.

Today, I’m focused on Drabblecast, and more specifically Drabbleclassics, mostly because I really enjoy weird fiction and strange tales. I realize that may not be your thing, so perhaps what you can take from this entry is that such things exist and you ought to find one that fits your preferred genre (there is almost certainly at least one for any given genre). But if you’re a fan of the weird like I am, then you really should give Drabblecast a try.

Drabblecast - Clown Eggs artwork
It’s not just a disturbing image, it’s also the first story of Drabbleclassics.

It should come as no surprise that each episode is a reading of a different short story in speculative fiction. And the ones I’ve heard have been quite good. But, again, the actual focus of this entry is on the recently launched Drabbleclassics, a second podcast intended to pull the best of the best from previous Drabblecasts, replay them and add a little extra commentary. It can be intimidating to look at the list of 300+ podcasts Drabblecast alone has done and try to determine which story to try out. That’s where Drabbleclassics can help.

And they put together a wonderfully engrossing audio experience for these stories as well. This isn’t just some dry reading. The readers really bring the narration to life, and the music and sound effects round the whole thing out. Oh, and as an added bonus, check out all the artwork for the original podcast’s previous episodes. There’s a ton of really great images there.

So, go, my children! You’ve been armed with five new podcasts this week to fill your earholes with. Enjoy and I’ll see you back next week!

The Stats:
Genre: Literature
Average Run Time: Depends on the story; let’s say between 15 min and 1 hour
Release Schedule: Every other Sunday (?)
RSS: http://www.drabblecast.org/feed/classics/ (or find it in your favorite podcatcher app)

Author: Jeremy Kerns

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