Featuring stories written and read by Bailey Sharp, Frances An, Courtney Thompson, Anna Martin, and Mira Schlosberg.
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Episode art by Bailey Sharp.THAT BIG REPORT — BAILEY SHARP
Bailey Sharp is a cartoonist, and co-art editor of the Lifted Brow. Find more of her work on Instagram. You can buy That Big Report in its original comic form — or her other work — at her store.
That Big Report was originally read at Read to Me, a comics reading night in Sydney. Find it on Facebook. The next Sydney event is in September.LỖ — FRANCES AN
Frances An is a writer, and a member of the Finishing School Collective. You can find out more about both on the Finishing School website.
Lỗ was originally published in Seizure, and you can read it there. Thanks also to Felicity Castagna.
Zelda Music cues in Lỗ:
Koriko Village Them (Ocarina of Time)
Drums Practice (Majora’s Mask)PORTRAIT OF A HIGH TO MODERATE FUNCTIONING ALCOHOLIC — COURTNEY THOMPSON, READ BY ANNA MARTIN
Portrait of a High to Moderate Functioning Alcoholic won the Queerstories prize in the OutStanding LGBTIAQ+ Short Story Competition for 2017. You can hear Courtney reading the story herself on their podcast. And you can read the original story here.
Entries are now open for the 2019 OutStanding LGBTIQA+ Short Story Competition, until September 1st. Enter here.
Thanks also to Teresa Savage.
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Music from Portrait of a High to Moderate Functioning Alcoholic:
Bottom Riser — Smog
Kosame No Oka (from “Drunken Angels”) — David Mansfield (Isle of Dogs Soundtrack)APOCALYPSE STORY — MIRA SCHLOSBERG
Mira Schlosberg is a writer and comic artist. They are the editor of Voiceworks magazine, comics editor for Scum Mag, and were a Wheeler Centre Hotdesk Fellow for 2017.
Apocalypse Story was written during that fellowship, and was highly commended in the 2017 OutStanding LGBTIQA+ Short Story Prize. You can read the story in its print form there.
This version of the story was recorded by Izzy Roberts-Orr. Izzy is a writer, editor and radio producer. Find more of her incredible work here.
Music from Apocalypse Story:
Untouched [cover] — The Sunset Takeover
Intro and Outro Music:
The Greatest (full-length version) — They Might Be Giants
Kerrison’s Punch — Nick Cave & Warren Ellis