Short fiction for Retropunks


December 2016

Ep. 34 – An Evening at the Club, Told by Dr. Horatio Boyle by Kate Philbrick & If You Were a Dinah Shore, My Love by Lou Antonelli


It’s that week between Christmas and New Years, my favorite time of year. Time to tidy up lose ends, get a little silly, spend time with your social life, and head to the club to indulge. Continue reading “Ep. 34 – An Evening at the Club, Told by Dr. Horatio Boyle by Kate Philbrick & If You Were a Dinah Shore, My Love by Lou Antonelli”

The 2016 Christmas Broadcast from New Babbage


Once a year we go back to where we got our start for the traditional Christmas broadcast from a city that doesn’t exist except as smudges on disks in an unknown server farm.

Yeah, there was a script. It was going to be more produced. The girls were going to sing the song.  But 2016 being what it was, maybe simplicity was the better approach.


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Ep. 32 – The Ape That Would Not Die! by Megan R. Engelhardt


This time, it’s the classic big game hunting expedition to Darkest Africa with a holiday twist. What could possibly go wrong?

Quite a lot, actually. Richard Elen narrates.

Please, if you can, support us on Patreon. We need to build up a treasury to pay for the stories we will buy next year. Thank you for listening.

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What Did We Buy? (Pt. 2 )

Last time we looked at the demographics of what we bought. Now let’s look at what the stories were about. This might be of particular interest to writers who are trying to break our algorithm.  Of the 44 we bought, here’s how it broke down:

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What Did We Buy? (Part 1)

There was a lot of talk at the cons I went to this year about gender equity and multiculturalism in steampunk, so I decided to keep some data on our reading season. This was our first ever reading season, so we went in with blank expectations, but high curiosity. The only thing I knew was that most established venues accepted less than 1% of what they got.

The Numbers: Continue reading “What Did We Buy? (Part 1)”

Ep. 31 – The Boyproof Watch by John Longenbaugh


Ah, yes. December is here. Time for heartwarming tales of curmudgeonly misers, plucky urchins, and all that goes with it. Author and narrator John Longenbaugh brings us a tale of an inventor of clockwork marvels that fill a fabulous mechanical theater, and the quiet war he wages with his natural enemy – a child. Continue reading “Ep. 31 – The Boyproof Watch by John Longenbaugh”

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