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Drabblecast 17 – Morton

June 13, 2007

Cover for Drabblecast episode 17, Morton, by Bo KaierHe was a genetic disaster – holding in his impressive repertoire of infirmities: asthma, severe lactose intolerance, a disposition to rashes, acute ugliness, a chronic blob shape and an allergy to anything you can find on the periodic table…

Drabblecast 11 – Black and White Animals Part 1 : Secret Weapons

May 2, 2007

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A day at the zoo turns into humanity’s ultimate struggle for survival…

Episode 11 of the Drabblecast brings us Secret Weapons – the first chapter of the Black and White Animals trilogy. Norm and Kendall Marchman share this story of a trip to the zoo turned strange and terrible. Drabble News reports on recent research involving dinosaur veins. Norm again encourages listeners to vote, and jump into the final week of the Super Animal Deathmatch.

Drabblecast 7 – Rutabaga

April 4, 2007

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Tony goes undercover for the police to get a deal with “The Boss” recorded on tape…

In Episode 7 Norm shares the full version of ‘Rutabaga’, a tale of crime and unusual punishment, the now iconic song played as opening theme music for every episode of the Drabblecast. He reports on the progress of the (original) website, calls for submissions, and once again implores fans to share the Drabblecast with friends.

Drabblecast 6 – The Frog Prince

March 28, 2007

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Nikki’s looking for a Prince…

Episode 6 of the Drabblecast brings us The Frog Prince, a story exploring the transformative potential of frog smooching. Norm recommends his favorite podcast Escape Pod, and invites authors to submit their weird stories. He closes by asking the fans to spread the word about the Drabblecast.

Drabblecast 4 – Uncle Ollie’s Gift

March 14, 2007

Cover for Drabblecast 4, Uncle Ollie's Gift, by Bo KaierSome things are just too precious to leave behind…

Episode 4 of the Drabblecast brings us “Uncle Ollie’s Gift,” a story of keeping your family close, and your prized possessions closer. The story’s author Kendall Marchman joins Norm to provide sound effects and records a moral for the story’s conclusion.

Drabblecast 3 – Next Stop

March 7, 2007

Cover for Drabblecast episode 3, Next Stop, by Bo KaierThe metrotrain at 6am can be a great place to make new friends…

The Drabblecast’s third episode brings us Luke Coddington’s Next Stop, a short, atmospheric story of an encounter with a homeless man on Baltimore’s metro, with some unexpected consequences. Norm puts his versatile voice to good use, delivering both an unnerved protagonist and an authentically creepy antagonist.

Drabblecast 1 – The Coughing Dog

February 21, 2007

Cover for Drabblecast episode 1, The Coughing Dog, by LizIn the Drabblecast’s very first episode, ‘Norman’ Sherman introduces his own story The Coughing Dog. It’s a tale about a family reuniting at Christmas, and a domestic pet with a very… unusual condition.

Norm also introduces the basic concept of the show. He describes it as “flash fiction of an atypical nature […] by very strange people,” and admits that while not all stories will include demons, chupacabras, aliens and yetis, many will.

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