Two serialized stories, one true, one not.
High and Silver Presents: The Pilgrim's Progress
The pilot episode of a new serialized, cinematic audio adaptation of Bunyan's timeless allegory.
S02 Episode 07: Zachary Bartels, "Go Green," pt. 2
Zach goes all-in with audio while Judith saves the day.
S02 Episode 06: E.C. Farrell, "Marbles"
Twitter helps E.C. keep writing and a young boy finds his marbles.
S02 Episode 05: Gordon Korman, Fiction Mastermind
Zach and Calvin interview their literary hero.
S02 Episode 04: Erin Bartels, "Ninety-Eight"
Erin finds validation and the class of 1998 gets back together.
S02 Episode 03: Diann Mills, "Burden of Proof"
Diann helps authors go social, while April is pulled into a complicated situation.
Excellent Christian YA Fiction For All Ages
This is a rarity- explicitly Christian fiction of real quality, sound theology, and fun for any age. Highly recommend!
I have one criticism of this podcast: waiting for the next episode is excruciating! Ok, that’s a little strong. There’s not any actual pain involved, but really, it’s too good to wait for more than a week. Zach’s fiction is tight and suspenseful with plenty of humor. His characters are slightly cartoonish without being cliche, providing a lightness of tone that doesn’t lower the stakes. His non-fiction windows into the worlds of writing and publishing are just as intriguing (if less suspenseful), and his guests, all engaging in their own right, benefit from Zach’s relaxed and playful interview style. All this to say, wait till the season is done and binge it. Because the episode frequency is nothing to set your clock by.
A+ Podcast for Writers and Lovers of Fiction
I love this podcast. As much as I enjoy the guests and talk about the publishing world, I’m always more than a bit impatient for Zach to get to the story. His reading voice is fantastic, and his story-writing skills are brilliant. When I listened to the first chapter, I wasn’t sure that I was going to enjoy the story, but I’m so glad I gave it another chance! Now I’m addicted, and I can’t wait for more Clinch! It never fails to brighten my day when I see the notification that another episode has been posted.