New to The Drabblecast? You may be wondering where to start. Maybe you’re also be wondering just what this sprawling chaos actually is?
The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction podcast that brings strange stories from strange authors to strange listeners… such as yourself. High-quality stories, high-quality storytelling, high-quality production, content on multiple levels, and listener involvement at the core!
The Drabblecast spans all genres, with a tone ranging from the truly grim to the uncompromisingly silly. Yet there is cohesion. The way to find meaning to this phantasmagoric resonance? Hear every episode…
So…where do I start?
If you wish to start listening immediately, you can check out the latest episodes and work your way back or start from the beginning and work forward.
We, of course, recommend subscribing to the Drabblecast. It assures that you’re automatically receiving new episodes at their freshest and dewiest! Click on one of the links to the right (see where it says Subscribe to the Drabblecast).
You may prefer to dip your toe into the abyss before fully immersing yourself in the infinite sea of Drabble. With that in mind, we offer these ten “Editor’s Picks” as a primer. They are listed chronologically to give you an idea of how the show has evolved over the last ten years. You can listen online or if you prefer you can download the zip file (394mb).
- Jelly Park
The first ever Drabblecast People’s Choice winner, and one of our all-time favorites. A jelly gem of pure weirdness. Drabblecast 43 – Jelly Park
- Babel Probe
A genre-bending journey in to the past, exploring myths as old as time. Drabblecast 109 – Babel Probe
- Charlie the Purple Giraffe was Acting Strange
What happens when a cartoon character sees the 4th wall? It’s hard being slapstick in the face of an existential crisis. Drabblecast 113 – Charlie the Purple Giraffe was Acting Strange
- Clown Eggs
A study of the life cycle of clowns, and the savagery of the wild. Truly bizarre, just how we like it! Drabblecast 115 – Clown Eggs
An odd-ball, hit for a home run! A rollicking tale of the toast that live! Drabblecast 123 – Toast
- Annabelle’s Alphabet
A heartrending tale of parenting in a world filled with magic and mystery. Drabblecast 129 – Annabelle’s Alphabet
- Teddy Bears and Tea Parties
A spine-tingling and suspenseful dark adventure, in the tradition of Alice in Wonderland. Drabblecast 146 – Teddy Bear and Tea Parties
- Morris and the Machine
From the oft heard, and always appreciated Tim Pratt, a bittersweet reconfiguration of the time travel trope. Drabblecast 150 – Morris and the Machine
One of our most popular stories: a two part space opera featuring extra-dimensional predators and dangerous bounty. Drabblecast 170 – Mongoose pt. 1, Drabblecast 171 – Mongoose pt. 2
A life form of untold power teeters between humanity and inhumanity. Drabblecast 206 – Creature