Monday, October 10, 2016

Rish Narrates Two Eric Dean Stories on YouTube

Rish here.  Not too long ago, I got a request to narrate a couple of short stories by Eric Dean, a writer and podcaster who saw my name and number on the wall of a truck stop men's room and decided to take me up on it.*

So, you can hear his story about the delicious new craze known as "The Black Meat," and the "The Factotum's Magnum Opus and the Devil in the Details," about a school groundskeeper tasked with burying more than a dozen dead students.  Both are unusual, short, and decidedly twisted stories that aren't EXACTLY Horror, but aren't quite specifically anything else.  Both are available on YouTube, or on Eric's own website, Eric Writes.

And did you know that "factotum" was a word?  I didn't.

"Black Meat" can be found here:

"Factotum" can be heard here:


*Somebody want to create an image of a dirty wall with "For a good narration, write" on it?  That would amuse me.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rish Performs "Night Games" on Pseudopod

Rish Outfield here.

So, not at all long ago, Shawn Garrett asked if I could get a story recorded and edited in time for this week's episode of Pseudopod: The Horror Podcast.  I always say yes to those guys, and the story I ended up doing was called "Night Games" by Aeryn Rudel, who has the distinction of having an impossible name to both spell and say.

It's the story of a baseball pitcher who ends up playing against a batter who's more than a match for him . . . a vampire batter.

Yeah, sorry.

The story is all kinds of good, and I had to pretend to know more than nothing about baseball, which is a bit of a stretch for me.  Rudel, however, said I was a perfect fit for his story, what with my name being Rish and all.

At least that's what I think he meant.

Check it out HERE.

Friday, September 23, 2016

TGMG 185: Elsa & Finn & Poe, Oh My!

In this sure-not-to-be-controversial episode, Rish and Big take a look at the fan theories...nay, demands...about the Disney/Lucasfilm characters of Elsa from FROZEN and Finn and Poe Dameron from STAR WARS. They both have upcoming sequels...will the clamoring masses get their way?

Here we go.

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Oh, and this:

Thursday, September 8, 2016

TGMG 184: The Podcast Without Fear Season 2

Rish and Big finally finished up Marvel's "Daredevil" Season Two, and Big insisted they get together to do an episode about it. They also talk a bit about the new "Luke Cage" series, and about Rish's recent Comic-Con experience.

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P.S.  Turns out the "Iron Fist" series won't be airing until March of 2017.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rish's Book "A Sidekick's Journey" Available On Amazon

Have you read my story "Birth of a Sidekick?"  It's the Western tale B.D. Anklevich called "Pretty good," and other such raves.

Well, here's the sequel: "A Sidekick's Journey."

Not to be confused with "A Sidekick's Night Ranger."  That's still forthcoming.

BoaS told the story of Benny Parks, an orphan boy chosen to be the sidekick to a Western hero, only to have disaster strike.  ASJ picks up where that one left off, with Ben stuck in a small Arizona town, a better life than he had in the orphanage, but still not where he wanted to be.  But when a veiled stranger rides in, Ben gets a second chance at his dream.

As soon as I'd published it, I went and treated myself to an overpriced milkshake.  The book is now available for purchase, and I would be pleased if you bought it (only two copies sold would pay for that milkshake).  I'd even be pleased if you stole it, though also curious how you managed that.  You can find it on Amazon at THIS LINK.

One neat thing about this series, which I suppose I'm calling Sidekick Chronicles," is that when I first met Ben Parks, it was 2005, he's still the same age.  Seems like magic to me.

Oh, and I can't wait to share "A Sidekick's Bon Jovi" with you in 2017.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TGMG 183: Suicide Is Painless

After hearing pretty ghastly things*, Big and Rish go ahead and see SUICIDE SQUAD, the latest DC superhero movie from Warner Bros..  A co-production with the tattoo industry, apparently.

*For the record, at this writing, its Rotten Tomatoes score is a 27%.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

TGMG 182: Finding Out About Dory

Weeks ago, Rish repaid Big's dragging him to X-MEN APOCALYPSE by dragging Big to FINDING DORY.

One of them liked it.

Oh, and a reminder: don't play this podcast in front of your kids.  Unless they like foulness and racial slurs, that is.  If so, I'd advise them to start a podcast.

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