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Down in the dumps? Bored? Got that blue funk? Well, that's what this podcast is for. A public anthology of fiction and non-fiction short stories with a bit of poetry thrown in, Blue Funk Podcast is here to help you shake the crud and make the doldrums feel a little less drum. Due to the current state of affairs (March 2020), new Blue Funk episodes will be available no more than daily and no less than weekly. We'll do the best we can people. We know you're bored.So, sit back and enjoy (because that's about all you can do right now).
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Welcome back to blue funk podcast! I’m your host Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. With the Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer, I usually go bi-weekly with chapters, but because there was no episode last week, I’ve decided to continue on with the story. If you aren’t up to speed on Sam and the gang, I suggest heading back a few episodes to catch up. We are just getting into the meat of the story, but a lot has led up to what is happening now. If you’re right where you’re supposed to be, then…let’s get to it!Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
This week, we’re going to dive back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by Bud Altmayer, chapter 13 and 14. If you haven’t listened to any of the Kiwis yet, go back a few episodes to catch up. We’re about halfway through the story and I'd hate to spoil it for you. We’re just now getting into the good stuff. Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Welcome back to Blue Funk Podcast. I’m Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. Before we get started with today’s story, I have some business to attend to. That business being an apology. For all my listeners, I’m very sorry for missing episodes. I guess you could say I caught the Blue Funk. These are discouraging times we live in. They are a bit scary too and I got a little overwhelmed. In that, I forgot the whole reason why I created Blue Funk podcast in the first place. With that being said, after I finish The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII, I’ll be taking a short break so that I can give Blue Funk Podcast a bit a makeover. For season two, the content will be more curated rather than Random. I may also separate Blue Funk and Kid’s Blue Funk into their own  podcasts. You may still submit your stories. I will always accept them, but I’m going to continue to dig around in the public domain. I’m finding so many tales that are interesting…possibly forgotten. Maintaining the oral tradition of storytelling is very important to many.Today's story is a fantasy called the The Long Porter’s Tale by Lord Dunsany. Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
For today’s story, we are diving back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer. We are currently on Chapter 11 and twelve. If you’re not caught up, check out our episode list where you’ll find episodes 1-10. Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
We are back with another Blue Funk Podcast Episode. I’m your host Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. This week we’re going to dive back into the public domain. I’ll be reading The Magic Kettle from the Crimson Fairy Book edited by Andrew Lange. I’m not very good at pronouncing other languages correctly and can't read the title of the book it comes from, but it's a story adapted from an old Japanese Tale. Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Welcome back to Blue Funk Podcast. I’m you’re host, Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. This week we are diving back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by Bud Altmayer.I thought I’d take a moment today to give you a bit of backstory of why I chose to read Kiwis. I starting caring for Bud back in 2012. Not going to lie, it wasn’t easy. He was stubborn and wasn’t afraid to give his opinion about anything. Often, it was in complete contradiction to what he needed, thus making it hard to care for him at times...but for some reason, Bud and I clicked. One day we were sitting around his apartment bored and he asked me if I’d be interested in reading one of his stories. I knew He had some old manuscripts in his office and I was curious, so I said yes. He suggested the Kiwis first.  It didn’t take long before I was finished, and since I had a little bit of experience with writing and graphic design, I offered I help him find a way to publish it.  Bud was always so confident, so it surprised me when he was reluctant. After a little bit of encouragement, we began our book publishing journey. We ended up self-publishing five of his books altogether. I realize now how little experience I had in publishing and editing books, but it made an old man happy in his final year on Earth. Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Welcome back to another episode of Blue Funk Podcast! I’m your host Rachel Renee and i read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. I really love the word beyond because it allows us to travel back in time and explore stories written throughout the ages…stories that may have been forgotten. This week, I bring you a story by HP Lovecraft. I don’t think we could ever forget one of the horror greats, or Call of Cthulhu or The Color Out of Space or The Mountains of Madness, but there is a lesser known story he wrote at just 14 years oldl. Today, we’ll be reading his first published story...The Beast In the Cave.Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
This week, we are diving back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer. I’ll be reading chapters seven and eight. If you haven’t been following along with this story, you can be go back to the episode list to find chapters 1-6. As a reminder, Because this is a book, I’ll be reading two chapters at a time and as bi-weekly as possible so the episodes are easy to find. If you’ve been enjoying this story and other like it on the show, please like, follow, share and review. Thank you so much!! I appreciate all of your kindness and support. Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Kid's Blue Funk Vol. 5

Kid's Blue Funk Vol. 5

2020-07-0832:09

Welcome to another Kid’s Blue Funk Podcast episode, I’m your host Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the the country and beyond. Today’s episode is very, very special. I had the privilege of interviewing one of our writer’s from Blue Funk Podcast. If you guess the now seven year old Trick, then you are correct! Before we get into his interview, I’ll be sharing The third story in his “The” Series called The Three. If you would like to hear more of Trick’s stories, you can check out Kid’s Blue Funk epsidoes Vol. 2, 3 and 4. Thanks so much Trick for sharing all your amazing projects and creativity with me in the interview.Trick's YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDl-vlGFOGg&list=PLb-tnhPi7WTeuxQ56p6MmF6RylRuG2jZQ&index=2&t=0sSupport the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Today I thought we'd travel way back and tell and old story. A scary story of a scary character we’ve all come to know very well. His name is Dracula. The story I’ll be telling today is Dracula’s guest by Bram Stoker and you can find it in the Public Domain.Dracula's Guest by Bram Stokerhttps://www.feedbooks.com/book/462Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
This week, we are diving back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer. I’ll be reading chapters five and six. If you haven’t been following The Kiwis, be sure to check out Episode 18 of Blue Funk for chapters 1 and 2 and Episode 20 for 3 and 4. As a reminder, Because this is a book, I’ll be reading two chapters at a time and as bi-weekly as possible so the episodes are easy to find. Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Welcome back to Blue Funk Podcast! Our story today is titled A Mother’s Struggle. A Child’s Loss by Cheryl Suchacek from Sollus Compendium One. Now before you go checking out the world of Sollus, be aware it’s 18+, but If you like a good, hot and spicy fantasy, be sure to check out Sollus Compendium One, Strands Of Sollus and Strands of Sollus: Rewoven by Cheryl on Amazon.Strand of Sollus (18+)https://www.amazon.com/Strands-Sollus-Cheryl-Suchacek/dp/1480901326/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Cheryl+Suchacek&qid=1592397917&sr=8-2Strands of Sollus: Rewoven (18+)https://www.amazon.com/Strands-Sollus-Rewoven-Cheryl-Suchacek-ebook/dp/B07WLZ3B6R/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Cheryl+Suchacek&qid=1592397917&sr=8-1Sollus Compendium One (18+)https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/kindle-redemption/B07X9TTT3C?ie=UTF8&kinRedeem=GIFT&kinRedeemToken=GS2S2X2HGQTXMHFSupport the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Kids' Blue Funk Vol. 4

Kids' Blue Funk Vol. 4

2020-06-1009:17

Welcome back to another Kid’s Blue Funk Podcast episode!! I’m Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers all across the country and beyond. This week’s episode, I have two stories for you today. The first is by the awesome 6 year old Trick! I’ll be reading the second story in his “THE” series called The Two. If you haven’t listened to the first story in the series, you can check that out in Kids’ Blue Funk Vol. 3. Our second story today is called the Day Annabelle Was Bitten By a Doodlebug by Julie Wenzlick, inspired by her granddaughter Annabelle. If you would like to find out more about Julie and other stories she’s written, you can check out her website (with parents permission and guidance of course) at www.juliewenzlick.com. The Day Annabelle Was Bitten By A Doodlebughttps://www.amazon.com/Day-Annabelle-was-Bitten-Doodlebug-ebook/dp/B07PBCVLLH/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Day+Annabelle+was+bitten+by+a+doodle+bug&qid=1591768998&sr=8-1Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
In support of black lives all around the world, we'd like to share a special bonus Blue Funk episode this week. @badgamerelite shares with us How the Sky-God's Stories came to be Anansi stories.Where to Donate:George Floyd Memorial Fundhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloydMinnesota Freedom Fundhttps://minnesotafreedomfund.orgBlack Visions Collectivehttps://www.blackvisionsmn.orgReclaim The Blockhttps://www.reclaimtheblock.org/homeCampaign Zerohttps://www.joincampaignzero.orgUnicorn Riothttps://unicornriot.ninjaSupport the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Welcome to Blue Funk Podcast, I’m your host Rachel Renee. Due to current events, we will not be making a regular post this week. Instead, we want to take a moment to memorialize those who’ve been slain by police violence and victim of hate crimes. By no means is this list complete. Thousands have lost their lives over hate and racism throughout the history of the united states.Where to Donate:George Floyd Memorial Fundhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloydMinnesota Freedom Fundhttps://minnesotafreedomfund.orgBlack Visions Collectivehttps://www.blackvisionsmn.orgReclaim The Blockhttps://www.reclaimtheblock.org/homeCampaign Zerohttps://www.joincampaignzero.orgUnicorn Riothttps://unicornriot.ninjaSupport the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
For today, we are diving back into the book, The Kiwis: Unsung heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer. I’ll be reading chapter 3 and 4. Be warned, I completely butchered Axis Sally’s German accent. Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
We are back with another episode of Blue Funk Podcast. It hasn’t been long since I read the last public domain story and honestly I’m wanting to keep them spaced out as much as possible because I want to read stories that are current and by you, but there’s one story I’ve really been wanting to tell called The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I found this story just before going to LA Film School and it inspired an audio drama I created called Black. Click the link below to check that out! After the story of course."Black" by Rockella Renee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqFsSHcGijYSupport the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Welcome back to another Blue Funk episode…where I, Rachel Renee read you stories from around the country and beyond. This week I begin reading a book called The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by a dear friend of mine, Bud Altmayer. A big thanks to his daughter Sally Enright for allowing me to read his story on the podcast. I’m going read it roughly 2-3 chapters at a time, bi weekly. This will allow for other stories to be told in between. The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII is a story based on Bud's military experiences…in fact he would always say its 60% true and 40% fiction. If you don’t like military fiction like me…I encourage you to stick around. The military plays a big role in the story, but It plays mostly in the background…and you may be as surprised as I was.Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Kid's Blue Funk Vol. 3

Kid's Blue Funk Vol. 3

2020-05-0727:58

Welcome back to another Kids’ Blue Funk episode! For this episode, I'll be sharing two stories. The first is THE One by six year old Trick, the first in his THE series. For the second, I'll be reading A Tale of Tontlawald from the Violet Fairy book edited by Andrew Lang. As most fairy tales, A Tale of Tontlawald is a bit more PG13, so it might be a good idea for parents to listen along with their kids to explain some of the themes and concepts presented in this story. The Violet Fairy book as well as the other fairy books in the collection (there are lots of them) are in the public domain. If would like to read more, you can check them out at the link below. Andrew Langs Fairy Bookshttp://www.gutenberg.org/files/30580/30580-h/30580-h.htmSupport the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
Welcome back for another episode of Blue Funk Podcast where I, Rachel Renee read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. For this week, when I say beyond...I mean backwards in time to the year 1896. Today, I’ll be reading The Red Room by H.G. Wells. I hope that you enjoy this eerie tale.Support the show (https://liberapay.com/SoundMaiden/)
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