Coffee Contrails features mainly, original sci-fi and noir radio plays and audiobooks. Working around the 9 - 5, we're posting a new episode when time permits. Subscribe on iTunes.
Pecu is a slice-of-life vignette written by Anita Dime. Chicken or pollo, cerdo or pork, what language will it be today? Be hungry for Spanglish and the loving compromises of having a foot in two worlds. Full credits at Coffee Contrails.
Group Interview: The Conversation
The Zoom call follow-on conversation to The Conversation, listen to our group intreview with the author and cast members of The Conversation: Meera Collier, Luisa Cardoza, and Helene Simkin Jara. Learn more about the inspiration behind Meera's story, Luisa's voice acting, Helene's upcoming book and acting experience, and writing groups in general. Listen now at Coffee Contrails.
The Conversation is a slice-of-life vignette written by Meera Collier. Nothing like being a captive audience, the things one hears in a crowded New York deli. Oh honey, pull up a chair with some coffee and babka and give a listen to Aleya and Miriam catching up over my pastrami on marbled rye. Full credits at Coffee Contrails.
Grow No More
Side A of beautiful thrift store find, check out this college speech recording from the 1950s. If dandruff is giving you constant problems, then this is the product for you. Grow No More, a keen product of the future, as detailed in this special advert. Unconditionally guaranteed to remove every hair from your head. Pardon the scratchiness, it's an original vinyl recording. Listen now at Coffee Contrails.
Life as a Hillbilly
Side B of a beautiful thrift store find, check out this college speech recording. Life as a Hillbilly recounts the student's life in the hills of Kentucky, USA in the early 1950s. Pardon the scratchiness, its an original vinyl recording. Listen now at Coffee Contrails.
Madame Apocrypha, a horror, historical fiction poem by poet Steve Young, recounts the atrocities committed by Madame Apocrypha at the LaLaurie mansion in the 1830s. Hauntings and terrors persist at the property to this day. "This poem is full of half-imaginings and falsehoods, with seeds of truth planted where the soil is soft." - Steve Young. Listen now at Coffee Contrails.
“Sorrow,” from Northern Californian author Anita Dime, has a twisted ending that I didn’t see coming. Dime sets her story in Big Basin, among the sequoias. Massive damage to the sequoia trees: scars on the bark, leftover from cars smashing into them, curving off the road. Eight accidents this year. Roadside marker after roadside marker. Pray it won’t be you next time.
PD vs the PD
Pandora Driver vs a militarized police force, in a race for a financial fugitive. Although this adventure is set in the 1930s, it’s a timely commentary on police violence. The sound effects and music add rich flavorful to the story.
My favorite line was, “I love to spy on cops.”
Great Stuff! Loved it. If you haven’t picked up the ebook, it’s also a great read. The story is set during the great depression and the golden age of comic when pulp magazines were abound. It’s paced like a comicbook. The fight scenes are brutal and plot reveals kept me interested though out. This audio version brings out more of the excitement that comes with the story.