DO YOU LIKE NIGHTVALE? Let’s be real, you’re on Tumblr - you probably do. BUT: Do you want MOAR creepy spooky scifi/speculative/weird fiction in your life?
Look no further, ye hungering masses! Start listening to MY favorite podcast, THE DRABBLECAST. New (or old) short (or not-so-short) stories every week or so to tickle your brainmeats!
They commission original fiction while also digging into the classics (Lovecraft, anyone? Would you like a side of PKD with that?) and it’s all fucking amazing. They also take special care to spotlight the kickass lady/PoC/queer/all-combos-of-the-above authors who get “accidentally left out” when must-read lists are drafted. The image above is episode art for one of my favorite stories they’ve done, Hollow as the World by Ferrett Steinmetz.
"Wow Ox," I hear you thinking, because I am psychic, “Very amaze! Such excite! Many subscribe! But why now?” WELL, FRIEND. Let me tell you. This is my favorite podcast. So you can imagine my MORTIFICATION when they announced that due to a lower-than-average subscriber outlook in the coming months, they are hard-up for monies!
This is a project that strives to pay authors and artists and actors fairly for their creative contributions - so fewer monies is bad for all those people, and it’s bad for you as a nerd who likes things, and most importantly it MAKES ME MAKE THE FROWNY FACE.
LIKE THIS: 8C
Subscribe on iTunes. Go donate. Buy a merch. Do the thing. You get more sweet-ass secret episodes just for you each month, and it keeps the lights on in their secret underground bunker.
One more episode that I love: Power Armor: A Love Story by John Joseph Adams. With all the links in this post, I’ve just handed you around six hours of sweet, sweet listening. CONSIDER TOSSING SOME FILTHY LUCRE THEIR WAY IF YOU ARE ABLE. Or like, reblog this if you yourself are deficient in the filthy lucre department.