May 17th, 2008

fan

Listening: PodCastle

I'm pretty sure I've posted here before about the science fiction podcast Escape Pod, but I'm not sure if I've mentioned their recently launched fanatasy-oriented sister podcast, PodCastle. For the past few weeks, I've probably been enjoying them even more than Escape Pod, although not every story has been a winner.

Two particularly good recent stories from PodCastle: Benjamin Rosenbaum's The Ant King: A California Fairy Tale made me laugh, not so much for its satire of dot-com craziness, but because it was so obvious that its author had, like me, spent many hours playing Adventure/Zork. On a much more serious note, Goosegirl by Margaret Ronald is a really good re-told fairy tale. I recommend giving both of them a listen.