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Wow in the World show

Wow in the WorldJoin Now to Follow

Authors read from their work. Weekly show from KQED public radio San Francisco.


Flores Girl: The Children God Forgot show

Flores Girl: The Children God ForgotJoin Now to Follow

Flores Girl: The Children God Forgot By Erik John Bertel Genre: Adventure Novel The scientists were shocked at the startling fossil discovery: three-foot tall adult human ancestors that inhabited Flores Island only 16,000 year ago! The media ran story after story, including a 60 Minutes segment, about the amazing hobbit find in Indonesia and their recent extinction in Flores. However, the scientists are dead wrong! These archaic people are still alive today and they will be unwittingly introduced by two American researchers to the cruelest of all modern-day predators: humanity! These three-foot tall humans are not the Hobbits of the JRR Tolkien’s stories, but a small tribe of prehistoric people, Homo Floresiensis, living in seeming isolation for nearly a half million years on the Indonesian tropical paradise of Irmã Flores. In their unrelenting quest for knowledge, Sarah and Richard unintentionally expose these innocents to the onslaught of the modern world including corporate profiteers, ardent religious zealots, and to the pirates of the Flores Sea. In the process of discovering and befriending these ancient people, Sarah and Richard must survive a clash of very divergent egos while reawakening their own fragile humanity and suppressed desire for love. Warning, this adventure novel contains adult themes, language, humor, a strong dose of graphic violence, and a complete disdain for most authority figures. The author narrates the podcast, with an accompanying music soundtrack. For more information about the author and book, you can visit

Authors In Your Pocket (tm) Show (Graphically Enhanced) show

Authors In Your Pocket (tm) Show (Graphically Enhanced)Join Now to Follow

A weekly podcast that includes the latest book news and insightful one-on-one interviews with your favorite literary personalities. Please visit to get more information on the authors featured on our show.

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Authors In Your Pocket (tm) Show show

Authors In Your Pocket (tm) ShowJoin Now to Follow

A weekly podcast that includes the latest book news and insightful one-on-one interviews with your favorite literary personalities. Please visit to get more information on the authors featured on our show.

By TriCom Podcast

Noggle Stones - A production show

Noggle Stones - A productionJoin Now to Follow

A presentation:Shunned by his people and tormented by nightmare visions, Bugbear, the mad goblin scholar, ventures into the wilderness with his ne'er-do-well cousin, Tudmire, to seek out an ancient ruin and the lost wisdom it holds.Soon the cousins find themselves embroiled in cosmic events as their magical world of Annwfn is merged with 19th Century Earth after an accident concerning a mysterious scroll Tudmire acquires in a crooked game of Noggle Stones. While fleeing the enraged ogres they cheated, Bugbear and Tudmire happen upon Martin Manchester, who appears to be a creature of mythology known as a human. Bugbear takes Manchester as his apprentice, agreeing to teach him the empowering ways of Non-Logical Thought. The trio soon discovers that dark forces have aligned against them, and the two worlds may have been merged only to be destroyed!

Fiddle and Burn - A production show

Fiddle and Burn - A productionJoin Now to Follow

A presentation:Part comedy. Part soap opera. A fiction blog. A serialized sit-com. A daily comic strip in prose.When Rantz takes a job as Circulation Director of Fiddle and Burn: Guide to Fandom Magazine, he hauls his family to a new home. None of them realizes that this will lead to one bizarre adventure after another.There's an epic struggle to throw away an old garbage can.There are embarrassing incidents involving a very rude laptop computer.There's a heroic quest to overcome parental objections and acquire an upgraded version of a violent computer game.There are profound metaphysical breakthroughs revealed in the dentist's chair.And, running through all the story lines, there's the strange figure of Coyote Man - Is he a noble superhero who defends the suburbs from vicious villains? Or is he a sad old man who lives in a dream world inside his head? It's a tale both comic and tragic, inspiring and pathetic. Some might even say... quixotic.Whether it's comic book and science fiction fandom, the publishing industry or modern American family life, Fiddle and Burn squeezes out the humor and delivers it in easily digestible bite sized doses.Podcast Special: Now including 75% more silly voices performed by the author!

At The Appointed Time - A production show

At The Appointed Time - A productionJoin Now to Follow

A presentation:As The Darkest Group's plan gains critical mass and is now in motion, an elderly priest is visited by messengers, and receives even more disturbing news than he had expected. Somehow, both are linked by a father and son who, at the moment, are now sitting down at the dinner table. This book is about a struggle; the struggle of one man that became the struggle of many.

Lessons From A Geek Fu Master - A production show

Lessons From A Geek Fu Master - A productionJoin Now to Follow

A presentation:Lessons from the Geek Fu Master is a collections of essays by Mur Lafferty, producer and host of the podcast, Geek Fu Action Grip. Her essays cover the spectrum of topics from gaming, comics, writing, feminism, and parenting. This podiobook features the essays from her podcast, the essays she contributed to The Dragon Page Wingin' It podcast as well as some essays that have never been released.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - A production show

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - A productionJoin Now to Follow

A presentation:From the Reader, Jason Pomerantz:The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been called "the first true American fairy tale" and it richly deserves the title. The story of Dorothy's epic journey through a strange land, filled with terrifying enemies and loyal allies, resonates today as much as it did when it was first written, at the turn of the last century.You've probably seen the movie countless times, so you might not expect any surprises from the book. But when you listen, you'll be charmed by how imaginative it is, and in a way that's different from the film.I dearly love the movie, but, in this reading, I've tried to approach the story as if I'd never seen it. My Dorothy is a little younger than her cinematic counterpart and her trio of beloved friends - The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodsman and The Cowardly Lion - are all just a little sillier. It's hard to escape from the shadow of the MGM spectacular, but I've done my best.I hope you have as much fun listening as I'm having recording!So sit back, put on your slippers (ruby, silver or whatever color you like) and watch out for flying monkeys! Load up your MP3 player and remember - There's no place like home!

Free Audio Books by Urban Art Adventures show

Free Audio Books by Urban Art AdventuresJoin Now to Follow

Henry James's "Washington Square" and D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterly's Lover" read aloud by dulcet-voiced Jan McLaughlin.

By Jan McLaughlin