The Drabblecast is a weekly podcast featuring flash fictions from a variety of genres. Its singular message is that of off beat, funny, eclecticism. It is a paying fiction market, accepting submissions (see the submissions page for more information). The Drabblecast is the winner of the 2010 and 2011 Parsec Awards for Best Speculative Fiction Audio Magazine.
The tip of the spear is Norm Sherman, our charismatic host, producer, and primary narrator. Norm is a musician and also occasionally hosts fellow speculative fiction podcasting favorite EscapePod. He is assisted by managing editor Nicky Drayden, submissions editor Nathan Lee, editor at large Matthew Bey, art director Bo Kaier, and interactive manager and archivist ‘Saint’ Tom Baker.
The Drabblecast ran its first episode in February of 2007. In the early days, Norm and college friends and then editors Kendall Marchman and Luke Coddington wrote most of the episodes. But soon a listenership grew, and the Drabblecast began publishing stories contributed by its fans. Later, professional authors got involved. Names like Tim Pratt, Mike Resnick, Ben H. Winters, and Mur Lafferty have appeared on the podcast.
As the future unfolds The Drabblecast continues to assert itself as a standard-bearer amongst fiction podcasts, always searching for the next great story, and to keep its audience trapped somewhere between ecstatic joy and unfathomable confusion.