Stories feature on the Drabblecast are generally narrated by charismatic host, humorist, and musician Norm Sherman. A full production, the Drabblecast features multiple voice actors, music, and foley effects. The podcast has a finely tuned 'voice' that crosses all genres, including horror, science fiction, fantasy and 'other.' Special features include 100-word stories called, “drabbles,” 100 character stories coined “twabbles,” as well as Norm's own Bbardles, songs based on story themes. Original cover art accompanies every episode.
Drabblecast 438 – Midnight Clear, or, How Santa Claus Killed the Sun
Norm brings in the New Year with an original Drabblecast story by author Tim Pratt! This story is a sequel to last year’s Holiday Special story, “Comfort and Joy,” check that one out here! She was a blonde — the kind of blonde to make a bishop bite through his altar cloth. I used to […]
Drabbleclassics- Dirty Santa
A classic Drabblecast Tim Pratt story, presented to you by Guest Host, Avery Alexander! The apartment was a bustle of twenty other people more extroverted and festive than himself, all dressed in the requisite hideous holiday sweaters, drinking bourbon punch and rum punch and some sort of strange vegan eggnog, flirting and joking and ranting […]
Drabblecast 437 – The Shallow One
The Drabblecast wraps up HP Lovecraft Month this year with a mythos story unlike any variety you’ve likely heard before! We bring you “The Shallow One,” an original Drabblecast story by Matthew Sanborn Smith. Norm closes out with a song about awkward romance called “There’s a Fetus in Your Kitchen.” I first met Madeline at […]
Drabblecast 436- The Wallpaper Out of Space
Our next original Drabblecast-commissioned story for HP Lovecraft month installment, “The Wallpaper Out of Space!” by Adam-Troy Castro read by Jacob Boris. All right, so it’s Cheryl’s kid, okay? I didn’t know she had a kid until we were two months in and already deeply involved, and then she tells me she has a sixteen […]
Drabblecast 435 – Maternal Instinct
Lovecraft and love life mix on this week’s Drabblecast! As our first offering HP Lovecraft month, we present “Maternal Instinct,” by Chris Lester. They say you can find absolutely anything on the Internet. The authenticity and good condition of said “anything,” however, is by no means guaranteed. This caveat applies to rare movies, import CDs, […]
Drabblecast 434 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth Pt. 2
Part two of a Drabblecast production of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic The Shadow Over Innsmouth. The reality of what I had been through was highly uncertain in my mind, but I felt that something hideous lay in the background. I must get away from evil-shadowed Innsmouth—and accordingly I began to test my cramped, wearied powers of […]
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A Strange Listener
The Drabblecast was one of the first podcasts for us weirdos. The experience shows - Uncle Norm knows what he's doing. The stories are usually awesome, and if one doesn't tickle your fancy (you'd likely be wrong but...) you have a huge back catalogue to choose from for one that's more your taste.
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This is a short story podcast with short short stories called drabbles (Only and exactly 100 words) and your normal short story which are voiced by an selection of voice actors and podcasters. The shorts are from all over the genre map so something for everyone.
A word or two of warning though don't decide you like or don't like this with just one episode you have to sample a few before making the judgment because the stories can be strange and are for strange listeners and it may take a few before your turned in to a strange listener.
The strange, wierd, creepy, moving, and hilarious - can all be found here. Norm Sherman selects a wide range of entertaining short stories, and then does a simply wonderful job on the production qualities. With music, sound effects, and fantastic narration. The other highlight of this podcast is Norms all too infrequent songs - my favourite to date "Pimping the Hubble Telescope". Can't say enough good things about the Drabblecast.