Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It Dares Not Speak Its Name

Does anyone remember when Rish said a bunch of offensive things and was thrown off the Dunesteef show?  Luckily for him, Big gave him a second chance and the Dunesteef continues (well, sort of) to this day.

But in an alternate timeline, Rish never got to come back, and continued to be annoying in a podcast of his own, a Podcast That Dares Not Speak Its Name.  In that show, Rish is on his own (though often joined by Fake Sean Connery), making recommendations, reading stories and talking about them alone in his one-room apartment.  A few months ago, one of those episodes surfaced in our timeline, to be shared with the regular donators of the Dunesteef.  It features the story "Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run" by--big surprise--Outfield himself.

Today, another episode has been discovered.  It's on its way to those who have subscribed to donate to the show (whether monthly or quarterly), but the previous episode is here for everyone's . . . er, enjoyment?

Be warned, this show is 100% Rish Outfield (even the story was written by him).  So if you hate him, you'll really hate him after this.

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Something tells me there may be more of these on the horizon, so if you enjoy this one, you might want to subscribe here:


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TGMG 96: A New Hope

Big, like all of you, heard about Lucasfilm getting bought out by Disney, and the plans for new Star Wars movies.  But unlike you, he has a podcast where he can talk about it, and a co-host who's willing to spend an episode (or two) talking about it.

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Feel free to comment or visit the forums at www.dunesteef.freeforums.org to share your thoughts, feelings, and bad vibes.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

TGMG 95: Thanks For Scratching My Car, &@*%!

Big and Rish have their first-ever in-studio guest, author and podcaster Abigail Hilton, to talk about a couple of topics.  First up is dealing with criticism, both valid and invalid, and being called an a-hole.

Check out Abbie's "The Guild of the Cowry Catchers" for more information.  Warning: gay sex.

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Feel free to comment or visit the forums at www.dunesteef.freeforums.org to share your thoughts, feelings, and bad vibes.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rish reads on Pseudopod

Over at Pseudopod, I recently read a horror story called "Crawlspace" by one Russell Bradbury-Carlin.  Here's the link: http://pseudopod.org/2012/11/16/pseudopod-308-the-crawlspace/

It has a pretty terrifying premise: the crawlspace under a couple's new house appears to be haunted.  But the story takes a fairly unpredictable turn, and instead of being afraid of the crawlspace, the main character seems drawn to it, almost eager to get in there among the chatty dead.

I suppose I've become spoiled, having a show as lengthy and open as I do, where I can chat with Big about the stories we read, their strengths (and very occasionally, their weaknesses), my feelings about them, and other notions they brought up in me.  So I find it a bit frustrating not to be able to do so with this story as well.

But it's always an honor when somebody asks me to read or perform in one of their shows, and Pseudopod is pretty popular and well-regarded, so I imagine "Crawlspace" will introduce as many listeners to me as it will Bradbury-Carlin.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

TGMG 94: ...So Get On Your Way!

Big and Rish continue to talk about Big being inspired by the Burning Man performance of "Oh, The Places You'll Go."

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Feel free to comment or visit the forums at www.dunesteef.freeforums.org to share your thoughts, feelings, and bad vibes.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Rish and Big on "Journey Into..."

I think it was our friend Ian who once said, "Anytime Marshal Latham runs an episode of his podcast without using you guys, he's just timing his waist."

Eager to avoid that, the two of us got to lend our voices to the newest episode of the "Journey Into..." podcast.  Latham has really Marshaled his forces lately, and produced some truly impressive full-cast audio.*  The latest is "Ichabod Crane: Master of the Occult," a dark sequel to Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," written by Dave Thompson, who hosts his own obscure podcast over at podcastle.org.

I get to voice the title character, who the events in Sleepy Hollow and beyond have twisted into a scratchy-voiced force to be reckoned with, bent on revenge.  Big voices Hans Van Ripper, and gets to quake in fear, but doesn't really get to go nuts like I do.  Also part of the production are Mat Weller as Brom Bones, little Lathams, and Renee Chambliss as a spectre.

Marshal knocks it out of the park with his production, and I wouldn't be surprised if that dude wins a Parsec Award before we do.  You can find the story at http://www.journeyintopodcast.blogspot.com/2012/11/journey-50-ichabod-crane-master-of.html.  Who says Halloween ends with October?

Rish "Ichabod" Outfield

*When gone are we, the last of the full-cast fiction markets he will be.

Friday, November 9, 2012

That Gets My Goat 93: Your Mountain Is Waiting...

Big recently became inspired by something he found on the internet.  You mean it's not just about bashing movies and porn? Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Related Link: Oh, The Places You'll Go at Burning Man Video

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Two Rish Outfield stories for the listening

Rish here.  I was lucky enough to have two of my stories podcast recently (three, if you count my "Masters of the Macabre" contest entry being re-podcast on "Journey Into..." the other day*), and I don't wince quite as much listening to them as I did with "The Bend."

First, my ghost story "Old Man River," was recently read on the Way of the Buffalo podcast.  In it, an old man comes into a convenience store on his way to a supernatural reunion, and tells his tale to the guy behind the counter. 

The Round Table Podcast's Dave Robison read the story, pacing it just right, and doing an admirable old man voice.  So, thanks to Hugh O'Donnell, you can hear my story over at http://wayofthebuffalopodcast.blogspot.com/2012/10/story-old-man-river-by-rish-outfield.html.  Maybe you'll like it.

Second, my tale "The Visitor" was presented on the Midnight Circle horror podcast.  This one has an old woman as the protagonist (for a change), who comes home to find a note from the Grim Reaper on her door. 

It was read by William Macrae-Smith, and can be found at  http://midnightcircle.com/the-visitor.  This is the kind of podcast I'd probably have myself, if Big and I hadn't done the Dunesteef together, though my episodes would be irritatingly long (as you well know).

Besides the elderly characters in both, it just occurred to me that they both have something else in common.  Of course, you'll have to listen to them to discover for yourself.

I've had something of an embarrassment of riches when it comes to my work showing up on podcasts lately, and it's been terribly encouraging.

Rish "Old Visitor" Outfield

*If you haven't heard it, it's a pretty fun story.  Plus, I got to take a few minutes and polish it up for its rebroadcast, without a deadline rushing me along, so it sounds a bit better.

Monday, November 5, 2012

From Rish(a) With Love

On Saturday, I read a post from our listener Tom in New York, talking about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and that our thirteen episode marathon helped entertain him during the power outage, hysteria, and inability to work that followed.

He described the scene of riding through NYC on a borrowed bicycle, unable to enjoy his traditional Halloween, but feeling connected to normalcy (or "normalcy," since I am involved) by listening to me and Big talk about our various topics.  He said we were there for him when he needed it . . . and that really made my day.

So, I quickly ran over to Fake Sean Connery's place to see if he would collaborate with me on something to thank Listener Tom.  And here's the result:

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Rish Outfield (and Sir Fake Sean Connery, I guess)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

13 Nights of Halloween: Trick or . . . Trick

After a baker's dozen Halloween shows in a row, you'd think we'd run out of things to say, no?  Well, technically, we did run out, sometimes mid-episode.  Here is some of the evidence.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Big and Rish on the Belle Noir Podcast

Adam Gifford, friend of the show and producer of episode 132: Belief by Josh Roseman, has decided to start his own podcast to go hand in hand with his website Bete Noir. He asked us to read a story for him, and it is now available. If you'd like to hear Rish and Big act like street thugs, old junkies...along with other things, check it out here.

Also, this is episode 1 here folks. Don't end up broke and suicidal like George Bailey was. If he'd listened to Sam Wainwright when he'd said, "It's the biggest thing since radio and I'm lettin' you in on the ground floor," he'd have been so much happier than he turned out to be...right?

Listen to Belle Noir while it's still cool to do so, before they go corporate and water down their edgy sound.