210 episodes

A bookish podcast exploring stories in all forms - discussing and reviewing books, films, and tv as I journey through my eclectic TBR backlog and watchlist.

AIC Stories David Szweduik

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

A bookish podcast exploring stories in all forms - discussing and reviewing books, films, and tv as I journey through my eclectic TBR backlog and watchlist.

    Special Announcement - Storyphoria and the end of an era // AICS 210

    Special Announcement - Storyphoria and the end of an era // AICS 210

    This was a difficult episode for me to record, one that signals one door closing yet finds another opening just as quickly. Much like finishing a great book, one that was long and all over the place with wild storylines and characters but was so much fun to read, there is a feeling of sadness that you have to say goodbye to that story and those characters for now. While that love for that book never truly leaves you, there is however, always room for another great book there on the shelf.

    I hope all of you know how much I appreciate all the hours you have given me each and every week for the last few years, the 200+ episodes, the adventures, the experiments, the successes and failures. Your support means more than words can say.

    Which is why I hope you'll understand why I'm making this decision and why I hope that at least some of you will join me on the next chapter of my podcasting adventures.

    What, you didn't think I was quitting podcasting all together now, did you?

    My new project is called 'Storyphoria' and it's a focus on books and movies, exploring the vast world of stories I'm journeying through on my quest to chase the high of that feeling of euphoria you get after enjoying a great story... hence, Storyphoria. 



    You can find Storyphoria where-ever you get your podcasts or via this link:

    https://anchor.fm/storyphoria

    Thank you all once again and I hope to see you all over on Storyphoria soon!

    All the best,
    ~Dave


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    • 14 min
    Mystery Minnesota Super Cut // AICS 209

    Mystery Minnesota Super Cut // AICS 209

    If you aren't familiar with it, over 2020 I created, wrote, narrated, and produced an original fiction podcast series here on the AIC Stories podcast called "Mystery Minnesota". It spanned 3 seasons and over 10 hours of content and it was a blast to create and share with you all.

    However, as AIC Stories has marched on, a few people have asked me about putting together a "Super Cut" episode in which I take ALL THREE SEASONS of Mystery Minnesota and combine them into one long episode to make it easier to binge.

    So, while AIC Stories is enjoying a brief summer vacation, I went to work editing, cutting out intro's/outros/shameless self promotion... everything that WASN'T the story itself.

    And now, I gift to you - The Mystery Minnesota Super Cut featuring all three seasons of my original fiction podcast experiment.

    Enjoy!

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    Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.

    To find out more visit aicpod.com

    You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi.

    All AIC Stories Original music by Adam of Yesterday's Sci-Fi podcast. 

    If you'd like to become a member or just give a one time thank you, you can always Buy Me a Coffee(Or a Book) and help financially support the AIC Stories Podcast!


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    Archive 81 Ep 08 / Beyond the Stream 09 - AICS 208

    Archive 81 Ep 08 / Beyond the Stream 09 - AICS 208

    Justin(@bearmaked) and I tackle the eight and final episode of Archive 81, titled "What Lies Beneath".

    "The Otherworld beckons; Melody circles back to the Visser, where a new devices captures a sacrifice; much depends on Dan's journey into the unknown."

    Also, pay attention as Justin has a super cool surprise you won't want to miss out on in this episode, but it's something only for those of you that followed us along on this journey Beyond the Stream with Archive 81!

    We will be discussing spoilers for this episode so please do watch the episode with us on this journey and let us know your thoughts as we go through our thoughts on the first steps down the Archive 81 journey!

    Follow Justin(@bearmaked) online at:
    Twitter : https://twitter.com/bearmaked
    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/bearmaked/

    Beyond the Stream is an AIC Stories Production.

    All AIC Stories Original music by Adam of Yesterday's Sci-Fi podcast.

    If you'd like to become a member or just give a one time thank you, you can always Buy Me a Coffee(Or a Book) and help financially support the AIC Stories Podcast!

    Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app.


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    • 39 min
    June 2022 Recap / The Review 015 - AICS 207

    June 2022 Recap / The Review 015 - AICS 207

    Welcome to the June 2022 recap of all the stories I explored over the month! It was a slower month for me as I read a few bigger books AND had a super busy last few weeks that left me lacking time to read/watch anything. But there are still some decent things to talk about from June so listen on fellow story lovers!
    Of course if you want to read the full reviews visit the website for the full written reviews! Links to the full reviews can be found below.

    Books discussed are:

    * Song of the Forever Rains by E.J. Mellow

    * The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    * Her Last Breath by Hilary Davidson

    * Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

    * Constance by Matthew FitzSimmons

    Films discussed are:

    * Top Gun

    * Spiderhead

    The Review is an AIC Stories Production.

    All AIC Stories Original music by Adam of Yesterday's Sci-Fi podcast.

    If you'd like to become a member or just give a one time thank you, you can always Buy Me a Coffee(Or a Book) and help financially support the AIC Stories Podcast!

    Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app.




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    • 26 min
    Archive 81 Ep 07 / Beyond the Stream 08 - AICS 206

    Archive 81 Ep 07 / Beyond the Stream 08 - AICS 206

    Justin(@bearmaked) and I tackle the seventh episode of Archive 81, titled "The Ferryman".

    "The veil drops from a cursed film's origins; at the Vos Mansion in 1924, Iris recruits Rose for a blood ritual; Dan knows he must find Anabelle."

    We will be discussing spoilers for this episode so please do watch the episode with us on this journey and let us know your thoughts as we go through our thoughts on the first steps down the Archive 81 journey!

    Follow Justin(@bearmaked) online at:
    Twitter : https://twitter.com/bearmaked
    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/bearmaked/

    Beyond the Stream is an AIC Stories Production.

    All AIC Stories Original music by Adam of Yesterday's Sci-Fi podcast.

    If you'd like to become a member or just give a one time thank you, you can always Buy Me a Coffee(Or a Book) and help financially support the AIC Stories Podcast!

    Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app.


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    • 36 min
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig / Story Club 005 - AICS 205

    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig / Story Club 005 - AICS 205

    This New York Times bestselling book tackles the topic of regrets and the question of what would happen if we had a chance to actually see how different our lives would be had we made different choices. But will the novel live up to expectations or will it feel like a wolf in sheep's clothing, falling flat for the AIC Stories Story Club participants?

    I'm joined in this Story Club conversation by fellow story lovers Christy, Anna, Jacob, Justin, and Dean as we discuss the bestselling novel from Matt Haig, The Midnight Library. 

    JUST A REMINDER - THIS EPISODE DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE BOOK

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    Story Club is an AIC Stories Production.

    All AIC Stories Original music by Adam of Yesterday's Sci-Fi podcast.

    Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app.

    If you'd like to become a member or just give a one time thank you, you can always Buy Me a Coffee(Or a Book) and help financially support the AIC Stories Podcast!


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Yndi pony ,

Grrr-eat! (Sorry, couldn’t stop myself)

Just listened to “Grrr.” March 22 episode) Great story, good selection. When the news gets overwhelming, it’s a good thing there’s Dave with ASIC Stores. And no, I’ve never heard of snow fleas.

27slm ,

Highly recommend this podcast

I look forward to Tuesdays when Dave reads new stories. This podcast is a beautiful tribute to the craft of writing! Congratulations Dave, because of you and others these wonderful stories are being resurrected.

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