Saturday, May 26, 2012

Blights of the Round Table

Not long ago, we were approached to appear as guests (guest hosts?) on The Roundtable Podcast, which is a show about writing, podcasting, and professional storytelling over at  It would seem that their next guest writer, R.E. Chambliss, had asked if Rish Outfield and Big Anklevich could be the guest hosts on the episode she appeared on.

Renee has been extraordinarily nice to us over the year(s?), and we were happy to get together for an interview and brainstorming session with Dave Robison and Brion Humphrey, the guys behind Roundtable.

In the first episode, the four of us talk a little about the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, and what we've learned as fiction editors (you know the first rule already: "Read it aloud before you send it out").  That's right here:

The second episode can be found here:
That was the one where we talked about Renee's idea.  It's sort of a spin-off of the novel she's just completed, where she takes a subplot from that narrative and, rather brilliantly, develops it as its own potentially-expandable property.*

She talked about her novel, and her ideas for the side project, then we passed the microphone around to ask questions and make suggestions.  It was a lot of fun, and actually kind of fascinating.

We didn't really find out if any of that was helpful to Renee, but she's too classy to have let on if it wasn't.  Even so, it should be pretty entertaining to listen to, whether hours long or edited short.  The conversation went for quite a long time, and I really enjoyed being around such creative people, even if we weren't on the same page, and Rish seemed to think his ideas were more valid than everybody else's in the group.** 

Check out the knights of the Roundtable sometime.  They like to push the pram a lot.

Rish and Big

*Wait, is "property" the right word?  That's a movie industry term, I know . . . but in a way, it's like that, like a spin-off from one show that ended up being more long-lived than the original show.  I know there's examples, but "Joanie Loves Chachi" is the only one that's coming to mind, and that doesn't work.

**Funny, that.  I imagine, if the conversation was about involuntarily sleeping alone, his insights would be more valid than everybody else's.  More experience and all.

Friday, May 25, 2012

TGMG 75: "This Is The Best Effin' Movie I've Ever Seen"

The conversation between Big and Rish about THE AVENGERS movie seems to be never-ending.  Instead of chopping it into many bits, I decided to release a really big one this time, if only to save the episode art.

Oh, and Big often decides to release really big ones too, often without warning.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pseudo Echo

Of all the podcasts I've ever listened to, the ones I've probably heard the most episodes of would definitely be the Escape Artists shows. Sure, they've been around the longest, so they have more episodes to be heard, but that's beside the point. Those shows are the reason that I have a podcast of my own now. If I hadn't thought that I could do it better than, I'm just kidding. If I hadn't been inspired by their stories and hosts, then there would be no Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.

I got an email the other day from the editor of Pseudopod asking if I would read a story for his show. I was surprised that they would ask me back after that last time, but there's no understanding taste.

Of course the answer was an immediate yes, despite the fact that I don't have as much time for things like that as I used to. I just couldn't turn that down. We were so busy trying to catch up with all our backed-up Dunesteef stuff that I wound up having to read it on my own without Rish to listen for my eff-ups. I did make him listen to the final product just in case.

And now, here it is, available for anyone to listen to and to scorn. Go check it out. It's a strange tale, but an interesting and fun one. And creepy too. Of course that is what they're going for over there, so that's a plus.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TGMG 74: Whedon Alright (By Us, Anyway)

Rish and Big and mostly Rish talk for a long time about Marvel's AVENGERS movie.  This here's the episode where they speak with wide-eyed, awed, and/or reverent tones about writer/director Joss Whedon. 

Small, affordable graven images are for sale in the lobby as we speak.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

That Gets My Goat 73: Box Office Vengeance

In what is bound to be an endless series of over-long episodes, Rish Outfield and Big Anklevich talk about Joss Whedon's excellent AVENGERS movie.

It also made a lot of money.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

That Gets My Goat 72: Kick-Box

Big and Rish start to talk about Marvel Studios' new movie, THE AVENGERS, but get side-tracked. What is a D-Box, and how can you force Rish to see BATTLESHIP there?

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