54 episodes

An original short story by Doe Wilmann every single week for at least a year.

I wanted a platform where I could communicate directly with all the people who like my writing. And yes, I could have invited both of them out for a coffee but they don’t get on. So I’m doing a podcast instead.

Will I keep it up? Will anyone listen? Does it matter either way?

A mix of styles, genre and quality. Some will be comedies, some will be dramas, some will be sci-fi, and some will be rubbish.

Common topics/ themes:

The absurd
Consciousness
Free will
Artificial intelligence
God
The Afterlife
Non Duality
Eternalism
Haircuts
Benches
Sheds

You’ll like this if you like….

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror
Sum: Forty Tales of the Afterlives by David Eagleman
Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads
Julian Barnes
Kazuo Ishiguro (I realise I’m now just listing writers I like…)
Margaret Atwood
Oscar Wilde
Anton Chekhov
George Orwell

This is my challenge to write, record and produce a short story every single week for a year. If you’re looking for quality, suspense and intrigue, I’m not making any promises. But if you do like one of these stories please share it with your friends.
And if you’re a writer, maybe this will inspire you to take on a similar challenge yourself. In which case, let me know about it via email. doewilmann @ outlook.com

For writing tips and advice, follow me on TikTok.

I also have an Instagram and Twitter account but I can’t promise I’ll use them.

@piecesofdoe for all three.

Website:

MeaninglessProblems.com (or PiecesofDoe.com - same website)

Thanks for listening

Meaningless Problems Doe Wilmann

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

An original short story by Doe Wilmann every single week for at least a year.

I wanted a platform where I could communicate directly with all the people who like my writing. And yes, I could have invited both of them out for a coffee but they don’t get on. So I’m doing a podcast instead.

Will I keep it up? Will anyone listen? Does it matter either way?

A mix of styles, genre and quality. Some will be comedies, some will be dramas, some will be sci-fi, and some will be rubbish.

Common topics/ themes:

The absurd
Consciousness
Free will
Artificial intelligence
God
The Afterlife
Non Duality
Eternalism
Haircuts
Benches
Sheds

You’ll like this if you like….

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror
Sum: Forty Tales of the Afterlives by David Eagleman
Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads
Julian Barnes
Kazuo Ishiguro (I realise I’m now just listing writers I like…)
Margaret Atwood
Oscar Wilde
Anton Chekhov
George Orwell

This is my challenge to write, record and produce a short story every single week for a year. If you’re looking for quality, suspense and intrigue, I’m not making any promises. But if you do like one of these stories please share it with your friends.
And if you’re a writer, maybe this will inspire you to take on a similar challenge yourself. In which case, let me know about it via email. doewilmann @ outlook.com

For writing tips and advice, follow me on TikTok.

I also have an Instagram and Twitter account but I can’t promise I’ll use them.

@piecesofdoe for all three.

Website:

MeaninglessProblems.com (or PiecesofDoe.com - same website)

Thanks for listening

    #52 Hope for the Worst

    #52 Hope for the Worst

    When Poppy announces she wants to kill herself, her playwright husband employs a peculiar coping technique.

    • 44 min
    #51 What Was the Point?

    #51 What Was the Point?

    Having spent a year writing short stories for a podcast, the writer wonders if he’s wasted his time.

    • 15 min
    #50 What Do You Do?

    #50 What Do You Do?

    Lost in thought at a funeral, our narrator sets out a compelling case for why we should never ask anyone what they do for a living.

    • 12 min
    #49 It Might as Well Be

    #49 It Might as Well Be

    Businessman Nathan Norrie calls upon a spiritual guide to help improve the atmosphere among his work colleagues. The guide offers three peals of wisdom.

    • 19 min
    #48 The Meaning of Work

    #48 The Meaning of Work

    The prime minister is facing the biggest strike in British history. But the strikers are the last people she’d expect to strike. And their reason for striking is even more surprising.

    • 16 min
    #47 Tony’s Vibe

    #47 Tony’s Vibe

    Tony’s tried everything to make himself more employable, more dateable, more popular. He’s tried life coaches, elocution coaches, therapists, personal trainers but he’s looking in the wrong place. He’s not the problem. I am. I am Tony’s vibe.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

GPH97 ,

Perfect!

I would 10/10 recommend this podcast, the short stories are funny, thought provoking and so interesting - I look forward to hearing more!

Roisin_89 ,

Emotive and captivating

Compelling story that so many of us can relate to. When someone passes we can’t help but think “What would I do differently if I could start the day over?” Look forward to the next.

Smiffydebs ,

My home is a Prision

Excellent listen. Never laughed so much. Brings reality home when you just need that escape and don’t always make the right choices!!! Can’t wait for the next pod cast.

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