Tuesday, October 3, 2017
It was "Perchance to Dream," by David Morrell, about a sleep therapist with a rather problematic new patient, one that struggles with more than just managing to sleep through the night.
This one as quite a challenge. Not for anything technical (although I did have to say "Clonazepam" four or five times), but because I was a bit vague on what it all meant, hence, how to perform it.
So, I did something I've never done before (although maybe I once did asking Aeryn Rudel how to say his name): I contacted the writer to ask his opinion on how to perform it. I recognized David Morrell's name from someplace, and realized that this was the guy who wrote The Name of the Rose and First Blood. So, I guess I was lucky he emailed me back.
Even so, I'd be curious to find out what listeners to the story think it all means, since I came up snake eyes.
Here's the link. Sleep well!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
It's the end of an era, as Big Anklevich and Rish Outfield meet one last time to podcast before Big moves away to the Lone Star State. Big talks about his last day at work, and saying goodbye to his daily commute, and a George Harrison song on The Beatles' "Black Album."
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Sunday, August 20, 2017
After a lengthy delay, Big and Rish bring you their conversation about SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING!*
Warning: spoilers. And lots and lots of talking.
Do as a spider can, and download this episode by Right-Clicking HERE.
*Nearly called this one Spider-man: Moan-coming, Spider-man: Home-slumming, and yes, Spider-man Irritable Bowel Syndrome-coming.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Well, the second volume is out there, just waiting for some non-discerning listener to buy it. I got my pal Gino Moretto to do the cover art for this collection too, and while it's not the same as the first one, I feel they have a relation, a thematic consistency.
So, this particular collection consists of an Introduction and
Some of these stories have been heard before, and some are extended or revised versions, and there are a couple flash fiction pieces not available anywhere else.
I already have a story or three in mind for a third collection, but it'll be a while. Ambition comes scarce around here.
Buy the collection here! And thanks.
Rish Outfield, Audio Dood
Friday, July 28, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Anyway, check it out if ye like, at THIS LINK. At the very least, it's got a fairly good narrator.*
Thursday, June 15, 2017
It's a little overdue (but what isn't?), but here's Rish 'n Big's review of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2. Coming up next . . . probably our timely review of GODS OF EGYPT.
If you feel up to downloading this episode, just Right-Click on The Link.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Two things: 1) this one is another "On The Go" recording, so the sound quality is quite the opposite of good, and 2) This was really hard to come up with a title for.
Basically, famous author James Patterson announced a book about a little known author from Maine, which ended up causing some kind of controversy, and ultimately, plans to release "The Killing of Stephen King" were canceled. So, we talk about that, and about writers using the people they know in their books. Where's my line, anyway?
As always, if you want to download the episode, just Right-Click this here link.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
During a lengthy drive, Big and Rish talk about road trips. Along the way, Rish has something nice to say about Scarlett Johansson, and Big has an announcement about his future . . . and the future of the show.
Warning: icky engine noise.
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
And hey, book one in the Eve and Malachi series, "Feeding Malachi," is available now on Audible!
It tells the story of a curious young rat who escapes her cage and goes exploring, discovering another cage belonging to a funny creature called Malachi, who is all tail and a big head with a flicking tongue. Oh, and she also discovers what Malachi eats.**
I've never written a childrens book (or narrated one), but it was fun, quick, and I'd be happy to share them with my own children. If they could stand to listen to my voices, that is.
*Which was patently untrue. I only started it.
**Spoiler . . . it's tofu.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
So, after writing every single day in February, Big doubled his writing goal for March. Rish, unwilling to stay behind (it's dark and creepy back here), went along with it as well. How did they do?
Warning: contains comments from California Rish Outfield and Hollywood Big Anklevich.
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Monday, April 10, 2017
I was happy to hear she had written a follow-up, "Awake," for her Patreon followers (did I mention I have a Patreon account now? Oh . . . well, I will). It takes place a year after "Hunters" ends and picks up with several of the characters' lives.
I must admit that I found it quite a challenge to a) remember the voices I gave to each of these characters and b) keep them straight in my narration, especially when they were speaking to one another.* There were two new characters, so those voices were easy.
What's kind of remarkable about this story--actually, there's two things. The first is, that the main character of "Hunters Unlucky" doesn't appear in "Awake." He's referenced, but it focuses on other characters. The remarkable thing I wanted to mention, though, is that it deals, in bold terms, with lifelong enemies somehow not only becoming allies . . . but friends. The characters I initially took to be The Bad Guys when I first read "Hunters Unlucky" all have their own morality, their own positive qualities . . . their own heroic qualities, and this is on clear display here, where the main character of "Awake" is one of those beings I found most unknowable and alien in the larger book.
Hilton manages all this--as well as giving little updates as to what's going on with the other characters from the book--in very few words, and what seems to me to be effortlessness.
If that is a word.
Anyway, check it out, if ye like, at this link.
Or you can pick it up here on Audible . . . but it does cost a little more. Or nothing, if you've got one of those subscription things.
Plus, here's my Patreon link.
Rish "I Dunno, I'm Just The Narrator" Outfield
*Abbie must have anticipated this, because along with the manuscript, she sent along portions of the audiobook where I voiced those characters, so I wouldn't have to guess what they sounded like (or worse, try and find my original notes somewhere on my hellishly cluttered desk).
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
FFF is a podcast that puts out short stories, mostly Fantasy, every every single week. I don't know how they do it, but hey, I can do a story for them when they ask.
It's about a wizard named Harald, who--
That's right, Harald. Oh kids, I had a bugger of a time recording this one, with almost constant repetitions of "said Harold sadly, as he-- I mean, said Harald sadly..." And even then, about one of every five Harolds I forgot to correct, and I had to decide whether it sounded enough like Harald to get by, or whether I had to rerecord the line.
Anyway, Harald is a failed warlock who teams up with a failed demon, in an attempt to change his stars. There's some mental telepathy between a human and a supernatural thrall, so I got to play with the audio a bit (and we've got a story coming on the 'steef with a very similar premise). You can listen to the story at this link!
Friday, March 17, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Rish 'n Big went to their annual local writers conference, and come out rarin' to go.
Except Big was already rarin' to go. Remember California Rish? Well, meet Hollywood Big.
And yes, that's a New Kids on the Block reference. If you recognized it, then you are (also) old.
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Saturday, March 4, 2017
Well, it's available, in video form, over at YouTube. The carnival comes to town, and with it a barker wanting fifty dollars to view something called The Eyestalk Kid. Hilarity does not ensue.
I voice Mister Fether, and follow the link to hear the tale.
This is an interesting format to release it in, since it's still totally just an audio file, with a couple of images in the background. Makes me wonder if I should release a story or two of my own on YouTube, turning the audio into a makeshift video version.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Not long ago, Big declared February to be the month he would write every single day. So Rish decided to do it too. It's DuPoWriMo!
If you wanna download this episode, just Right-Click HERE. Go ahead, I dare you.
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Friday, January 13, 2017
It's a collection of a dozen or so short stories, narrated by me, and all together in one place. It also includes a couple of irritating pieces unavailable anywhere else (I believe this was Big's idea, who used to tell me I was wasting my time when I'd write microfiction, unless, as he put it, "you put it into a story collection as a sort of bonus track").
The collection includes an Introduction and:
A Difficult Age
The Cemetery Tale
Lost and Found
Last Night of Freedom
The tiny stories are in italics.
My pal Gino Moretto created the cover for me . . . and look at that little "volume 1." What do you think of that? I will one day get to work on the next volume, trying to include older and brand-new recordings.
In the meantime, check it out if you get the notion. I know you'll get to like it if you give a chance now.
Yeah, that was from The Locomotion, what about it?
Rish Outfield, Audio Dork
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Yeah, I know it's not a good title, but NOTHING rhymes with "rogue,"* and to call it "Rogue Scum" or "Rogue None" only works with a really bad movie.
Big and Rish go see the new "Star Wars" movie as soon as it opens, and while they didn't love it as much as you did . . . well, maybe you should just listen to the episode. Spoilers abound, of course.
You can Right Click HERE and select Save Link As, to save the file to your hard drive.
*Brogue doesn't count. Unless you're Fake Sean Connery. And you're not.