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The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast

Author: Norm Sherman

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Stories feature on the Drabblecast are generally narrated by charismatic host, humorist, and musician Norm Sherman. A full production, the Drabblecast features multiple voice actors, music, and foley effects. The podcast has a finely tuned 'voice' that crosses all genres, including horror, science fiction, fantasy and 'other.' Special features include 100-word stories called, “drabbles,” 100 character stories coined “twabbles,” as well as Norm's own Bbardles, songs based on story themes. Original cover art accompanies every episode.
101 Episodes
This week the Drabblecast brings you two new, previously unpublished stories by SF genre luminary Robert Reed. Reed published his first novel, The Leeshore in 1987. Since then he has received nominations for both the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award, as well as numerous other literary awards. In 2007, he won his first Hugo […]The post Drabblecast 408- Doubleheader: Robert Reed appeared first on The Drabblecast.
This week we bring you “The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change” by Kij Johnson. This story depicts a world in the aftermath of “The Change,” a mysterious event whereby all domesticated mammals spontaneously gain near-human intelligence and the ability to speak.  It was shortlisted for the 2007 […]The post Drabblecast 407 – The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change appeared first on The Drabblecast.
In this Drabbleclassics episode, fan and audio producer Fred Greenhalgh presents two classic Drabblecast stories by acclaimed author Mur Lafferty exploring the dichotomy of pie and cake. In “The Blueberry Pie” successfully slaying the titular food item stands as the first rite of passage for a child wishing to officially join the tribe of the pie […]The post Drabbleclassics 30- Doubleheader featuring Mur Lafferty (150) appeared first on The Drabblecast.
“Just Lookin’ for Chocolate.” Norm and author Kevin Anderson discuss the horror genre, the origins of Cryptkeeper Norm, and of course, the hit story “The Box-Born Wraith” featured as Drabblecast episode 87 back in 2008 and published as our second official Halloween Special. “We all die in the dark, Benny…” Another Drabblecast Director’s Cut bringing […]The post Drabblecast Director’s Cut – The Box Born Wraith appeared first on The Drabblecast.
Today The Drabblecast brings you an original story commissioned by Karen Heuler: “Beauty Tips for the Apocalypse.” Karen Heuler wrote her first novel when she was eleven, and she’s been worshiping books at the altar ever since. Story Excerpt: In times such as these, with the world shaken to its core, it is all too […]The post Drabblecast 406 – Beauty Tips for the Apocalypse appeared first on The Drabblecast.
Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur

Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur


This week The Drabblecast presents “Wet Fur” by Jeremiah Tolbert. From Jeremiah: “This story came to me wholly formed in a dream one day. I wrote it in a white hot tear, desperate to capture all the details and emotions that had seemed so immediate in the dream. It’s about how our pets live such […]The post Drabblecast 405 – Wet Fur appeared first on The Drabblecast.
Closing out Women and Aliens month, The Drabblecast brings you another originally commissioned story: “Witches for Mars” by Eden Royce. It’s a surreal tale about considering greener pastures…   Story Excerpt: No one expected the government to allow it. To acknowledge it even, but Maira was looking at the advertisement above a webpage she was […]The post Drabblecast 404 – Witches for Mars appeared first on The Drabblecast.
Drabbleclassics: A fan-hosted Series that features fan-picked stories from the Drabblecast archives, remastered and brought to you by fans like our host this week, Bart Epstein.  Enjoy! This week for Drabbleclassics Bart Epstein brings your Primary Pollinator, by Nicole Kimberling. When Dr. Lopez came for me, I was plunging the geo lab toilet. She carried […]The post Drabbleclassics 29 – Primary Pollinator (191) appeared first on The Drabblecast.
Next up in Women and Aliens month: a Drabblecast original commissioned from author Eboni J. Dunbar, “The Translator.” Eboni Dunbar resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner and specializes in queer and black speculative fiction. She is also a VONA Alum, an associate editor for PodCastle and a freelance reviewer. Story Excerpt: […]The post Drabblecast 403 – The Translator appeared first on The Drabblecast.
We’re in the thick of Women and Aliens month, and we’re keeping it going with an original commissioned story— “The Moving Stars” by Premee Mohamed. Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and specfic auhor based out of Canada. Her short fiction has appeared in Analog, Pseudopod, Mythic Delirium, Automata Review, and other venues.  Her debut […]The post Drabblecast 402 – The Moving Stars appeared first on The Drabblecast.
Comments (8)

Cory D. Hoffman

episode is good except for the distraction of him taking a deep breath in after every so often. almost sounded like you had a cold during this podcast episode

Apr 5th

Jon Bain

that part where they listened together was really uncomfortable...

Mar 19th


I love this one! I think a little more build up for driving him mad enough to dig up his uncle's grave would have been cool. The intestinal failure though! Nice.

Feb 22nd

Michael Lee

Is the featured Drabble author found on Twitter? Was an amazing Drabble, listened to it 3 times before the main story

Jan 13th

Anna Happen

gross dog. First five min made me want to puke. Pass

Dec 19th

Marc Ellmaker


Dec 14th


im excited to hear your new stuff but if you posted some of the older episodes id love to listen to some of those as well.

Sep 1st

Ken G

nash maybe it's the podcast app you are using? as I am able to go all the way back to Ep. 1

Dec 12th
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