A picture of me at work should be in the dictionary next to the word ‘tedious.’ It gets pretty monotonous and the type of work makes the day drag. We get paid great money to do it, though, and the added perk of bringing our mp3 players/ipods to work, which makes the day go a little faster. Personally, I like to load mine up with stories.
I’ve blogged on previous blogs, and on this one, about the variety of short fiction podcasts available. No matter what your taste in short stories, there is probably a podcast for you. One like Dunesteef, perhaps.
Dunesteef, hosted by Big Anklevich and Rish Outfield, with assists by “Announcer Man” and R-O-8-O-T, delivers a fantastic product. The stories range from fantasy to horror to sc-fi, and all things in between. They also, unlike a lot of podcasts, feature a full cast of voice actors for each story and subtle sound effects that enhance the listening experience. The production value is tops as well.
Not only do you get a great, quality produced story, you get entertaining banter after from the hosts. Commentary that covers all manner of subjects like the good and bad of the Star Wars prequels, a running gag on the meaning of “Dunesteef,” as well as personal anecdotes from the hosts, and much more. Also, it doesn’t hurt that they are funny guys.
If you love short fiction, if you love quality podcasts, hit one of those up, grab some Dunesteef and enjoy. You won’t regret it.
I’d include one to get you started, but they’re all like an hour long and it’d just be easier for you to hit the site, or one of the feeds, to hear one. I’ll recommend “Lonely Hearts Clob” and “Hangman.”