103 episodes

Every other week join David Szweduik as he explores, celebrates, and shares amazing stories from days past.

With years of experience as a musician, writer, and photographer he's learned that storytelling is the ONE thread that runs through ALL of humanity.

The bi-weekly episodes are presented in a narrated, audio book style. Essentially stand alone audio drama's for your listening pleasure.

To follow along with the show be sure to find him at the official home for Faded Words, the website fadedwordspod.com!

Faded Words Faded Words - David Szweduik

    • Fiction
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Every other week join David Szweduik as he explores, celebrates, and shares amazing stories from days past.

With years of experience as a musician, writer, and photographer he's learned that storytelling is the ONE thread that runs through ALL of humanity.

The bi-weekly episodes are presented in a narrated, audio book style. Essentially stand alone audio drama's for your listening pleasure.

To follow along with the show be sure to find him at the official home for Faded Words, the website fadedwordspod.com!

    Don't Think About It by William W. Stuart

    Don't Think About It by William W. Stuart

    A little boy and his family discover the horror of what lives behind the hole in the deep, dark corner of his closet. Sometimes… Parents just won’t believe their children… Sometimes they regret that. 
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    Originally published in Worlds of If - Science Fiction in November 1960.  
     
    Written by William W Stuart
     
    Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.
     
    Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”!
     
    You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat!
     
    Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog
     
    Additional Music by Marco Trovatello
     
    Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org

    • 27 min
    The Autumn After Next by Margaret St. Clair

    The Autumn After Next by Margaret St. Clair

    A magician serving as a “Wizardry Missionary” tries to find a way to teach an easygoing race of people how to use magic. But the cost to teach them his lesson may prove to heavy to bear!
     
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    Originally published in Worlds of If - Science Fiction in January 1960. 
     
    Written by Margaret St. Clair
     
     
     
    Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.
     
    Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”!
     
    You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat!
     
    Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog
     
    Additional Music by Marco Trovatello
     
    Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org

    • 20 min
    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

    A civilian in the Civil War makes a fateful decision and daring get away from his own hanging. ----more----
    Originally published in The San Francisco Examiner in 1890. 
     
    Written by Ambrose Bierce
     

     
     
     
    Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.
     
    Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”!
     
    You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat!
     
    Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog
     
    Additional Music by Marco Trovatello
     
    Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org

    • 28 min
    099 The Lady or The Tiger by Frank R Stockton

    099 The Lady or The Tiger by Frank R Stockton

    A brilliant story about a princess faced with a most dreadful decision. Will she feed her lover to a Tiger or watch him wed to a woman she hates?----more----
    This story was recommended by last week's guest, the fantastic Annie Sullivan. Author of ‘A Curse of Gold’. 
     
    Originally published in a magazine called The Century in 1882. 
     
    Written by Frank R Stockton
     

     
     
     
    Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.
     
    Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”!
     
    You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat!
     
    Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog
     
    Additional Music by Marco Trovatello
     
    Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org

    • 20 min
    098 Interview with Author Annie Sullivan on A Curse of Gold

    098 Interview with Author Annie Sullivan on A Curse of Gold

    Annie Sullivan joins me in the virtual studio this week to talk all about her brand new book, A Curse of Gold. Another fantastic BlinkYA title, Annie has taken a familiar story in the tale of King Midas and his golden touch and turned it into an epic adventure! 
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    From her inspiration in finding a way to retell classic stories to her writing process to even a little Wheel of Time love, I know that if you are a fan of great stories, writing, and amazing adventures you will LOVE this conversation!
    Links:Web
    https://anniesullivanauthor.com/
     
     
    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/annsulliva
     
     
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/annsulliva/
     
     
     
     
    Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.
     
    Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”!
     
    You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat!
     
    Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog
     
    Additional Music by Marco Trovatello
     
    Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org

    • 1 hr 5 min
    097 Interview with Author Danny Gardner on Ace Boon Coon

    097 Interview with Author Danny Gardner on Ace Boon Coon

    What a pleasure this week as I had an opportunity to sit down and have an amazing chat with Danny Gardner, stand up comedian and Author of the brand new novel Ace Boon Coon!
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    We cover a lot of ground, from his Midwest roots, his comedy career and being mentored by THE Bernie Mac, his writing, and so much more. He even makes one of the MOST brilliant analogies tying music and writing together in a way that I’ve never even considered. ALSOIf you want to get entered into the give-away of Danny’s first novel, A Negro and an Ofay, which is the 1st book in The Tales of Elliot Caprice series, all you have to do is find me on Instagram or Twitter with the handle of @fadedwordspod, FOLLOW ME, THEN send me a direct message saying you’d like to be entered in the book giveaway! That’s it, it’s that simple!Links:Web
    http://www.bronzevillebooks.com/
     
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/bronzevillebooks
     
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/bronzevillebooks/
     
     
     
     
     
    Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.
     
    Listen anytime on the Official Website of Faded Words, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words | Adventures in Creativity”!
     
    You can also find me on social media everywhere @fadedwordspod, but I’m most active on Twitter so feel free to reach out and chat!
     
    Theme Music:Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog
     
    Additional Music by Marco Trovatello
     
    Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com and https://freesound.org

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Vincent Ferrari ,

Get Inspired

Imagine a podcast with a wide variety of topics designed to get your creative juices flowing. That's Adventures in Creativity. From tips to improve your output to ideas to get you inspired to people who are making waves in the creative community, Adventures in Creativity is a deep dive both into the creativity process and some of the best minds in creativity. If you're not listening, and you're a creative of any kind, you're failing yourself. Get on it!

Atmoosh ,

Think Creative

Dave is a natural at spooling up the creative juices and sharing them with everyone. When I listen to the show, I find myself thinking for a long time about what Dave has chatted about. To me, that's an indication that Dave is succeeding with getting me to think more creatively and therefore act more creatively. This show is well worth your time if you're looking to spark the part of you that wants to create.

Captain integrity ,

Let’s get creative!

Such a pleasure listening to the conversations and insight/ideas from Dave.

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