Brought to you by http://skinner.fm, Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age - five to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.
A recurring cast of characters appear in both one off and serial tales, - classically styled weird, fantasy and adventure stories, for your eyes or podcast feed.
The Ape Man (1943)
Join the Chrononauts as they get back to their bread and butter: Bela Lugosi and apes.
Mullligan Smith in The Frankenstein Market, Part 2 of 3
Tonight, Mulligan Smith, private investigator, shops around.
Mulligan Smith in The Frankenstein Market, Part 1 of 3
Tonight, Mulligan Smith, private investigator, suddenly reawakens.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Join the Chrononauts as they run away to join the murder circus.
Mukki remembered the day with the crystal clear clarity afforded someone who repeats a story often.
Cal was close behind, each footstep landing with a muttered curse until his breathing became too laboured to maintain his profanities.
Not only does the show sound great but JD Skinner is very engaging on the interent!
Serialized audio storytelling at its best!
Flash Pulp is the work of Skinner Co, a three-person team of Canadians, and just about the most friendly bunch of podcasters you'd ever want to meet. With an impressive catalog of episodes already online, Flash Pulp presents short pulp fiction with a more modern slant than Howard and Boroughs. The universe is a massive web of stories, featuring a variety of characters across different times. There's Frontier Occultist Blackhall, and his modern counterpart Will Coffin, private detective Mulligan Smith, and zombie outbreak survivor Ruby. And at the center, at the end of all things, is Kar’Wick, the Cthulhu-like spider-god. These stories all bend and twist around one another in interesting and unexpected ways, leading listeners deeper into the over-all story of Skinner Co's universe.
Flash Pulp is a perfect example of serialized storytelling done right. Every story is a jumping-on point for new listeners, while at the same time rewarding fans who have heard all of them. It's a tricky maneuver to pull off, but Skinner Co does it with skill.
Their process is also worth nothing. JRD writes the stories. Opopinax narrates them and creates episode art. Jessica-May records and edits them. The shared workload keeps everything moving smoothly, and prevents the prolonged delays and pod-fading that plagues the medium.
The other very cool thing about Flash Pulp is The Mob. Flash Pulp's loyal and very cool fan community, of which I am a part. The Skinners work very hard to cultivate the Mob, and stay connected with them. It's not a fandom. It's a network of friends, and also a fictional evil corporation, but that's neither here nor there. The podcast also has a (nearly) weekly Flash Cast episode, where the three hosts catch up, read from the mail bag, and share segments recorded by members of the Mob.
If you have any interest in podcast story telling, check out the Flash Pulp podcast, and get to know these classic characters and their creators.
When I have a long car ride there is nothing better than Flash Pulp
It's like a serialized TV show but for your ears! Episodes of Flash Pulp are broken down into just the right size to get you into the story, excited, and then end with just enough lingering enthusiasm to beg for another episode. These make my commute so much more enjoyable and the craftsmanship by the dynamic trio is truly superb. While I love the stories the Flash Casts are truly my favorite. The Flash Pulp crew are some seriously funny people who have a knack for gathering up perfect news stories that are just plain fascinating if not hilarious. If there is any space left on your ipod I highly recommend you fill it with Flash Pulp! It will be bytes well spent!