The Return of the Podcasts

Submitted by C B Wright on

Waaaaay back when I first started posting fiction I used to post podcasts of every episode I published. You can still go through the archives and listen to my original attempts at recording Pay Me, Bug! -- if you insist -- though when I listen to them these days, I die a little inside.

Having all my fiction in audiobook format is something I really want to happen. My preferred solution for this is to get a brilliant narrator to read all my stories, bringing each character to life. Unfortunately, right now my budget for narrators is...

...well. Me. My budget is me.

I'm a little better at this than I was when I started. I'm still not my preferred solution, but it's at the point where I'm giving the podcast stuff another go, which you'll see for yourself if you scroll down -- the first six chapters of A Rake by Starlight are available in two podcasts, starting now.

Miscellaneous stuff:

The podcasts will show up first over at my Patreon campaign.

Patreon subscribers of all tiers will get them exclusively for a week, then they'll be free for everyone. I'm using Libsyn to make the podcasts available on iTunes and (of all places) YouTube. I'm also using it to embed the podcasts here -- that way I only have to upload it twice (once on Patreon, once on LibSyn).

If you're interested in subscribing to the LibSyn podcast page, you can find it over at

Over time I'll also be releasing podcasts for the entire run of Curveball, and for the soon-to-be-relaunched The Points Between. The LibSyn feed won't break them up, because maintaining four separate story feeds on that site is expensive, but they should be properly sorted over here.


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Having the author narrate

Having the author narrate really adds something. For instance, E. B. White's own recordings of Charlotte's Web and Trumpet of the Swan bring out parts of the story that you can't get just from reading the books or listening to more "professional" narrators.

But what do you mean, your budget is limited to just you. You've got family, don't you? :)

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My family is too expensive! :

My family is too expensive! :-)

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

Ironically, I just re

Ironically, I just re listened to all 42 podcasts of Pay me, Bug! last week. I enjoy listening to your work, even if you look back at it and cringe. The fact that more information about the music can be found on a website that currently doesn't exist is also amusing to me. :-)

Keep up the good work, and I look forward to seeing more of your work coming up on Patreon.

you should at least see if

you should at least see if you can get your wife to read the female voices for you (like Amys). Maybe that's a good bonding experience for you both, you know, "family time". (It's hard for a guy to sound like a good female.)

. -- Scott