swamp wrote:swamp wrote:You guys may want to give PodCastle another go. I have been catching up on episodes after a short hiatus and have been amazed by the quality of the stories.
..here are some of my recommendations:
The Dybbuk in the Bottle by Russell William Asplund (Ep 70) - a light-hearted Jewish take on making a deal with a devil.
The Olverung by Stephen Woodworth (Ep 69) - an adventurous heist story with beautiful words about the two sides of love, human nature, and addiction.
One Paper Airplane Graffito Love Note by Will McIntosh (Ep 66) - falling in love with a woman whose life is on display can be heartbreaking yet hopeful
Castor On Troubled Waters by Rhys Hughes (Ep 64) - a jolly romp through suspect yarns of adventure
Daughter of Botu by Eugie Foster (Ep 63) - a masterfully written Chinese fairy tale of love and loss
Captain Fantasy and the Secret Masters by Tim Pratt (Ep 61) - a secret agent gets to fulfil his lifelong dream of working with his favorite superhero to fight Nazis.
The Cambist and Lord Iron by Daniel Abraham (Ep 51) - an intriguing high-stakes accounting of the worth of diverse items
Fantasy is my genre, so I try to keep up with what's out there. Podcastle is hit or miss for me, but I've listened since the beginning. I second Swamp's recs on everything except "Paper Airplane Graffito." That one just did not hold my attention, and I haven't actually gotten to "Dybbuk" yet. The rest were episodes I saved, though.