35 episodes

PenDust Radio is a short story podcast of riveting fiction and wildly creative nonfiction. Definitely not the same old story!

PenDust Radio Rivercliff Books & Media

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

PenDust Radio is a short story podcast of riveting fiction and wildly creative nonfiction. Definitely not the same old story!

    Playing Air Guitar in Paris

    Playing Air Guitar in Paris

    ROBERTO LOIEDERMAN



    As a young man, Roberto Loiederman read Henry Miller's "Tropic of Cancer," and George Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London," which inspired a dream: to be broke in Paris one day. In his 70s, as a tourist in Paris, a sudden event gives him the chance to live out his youthful dream. Temporarily, anyway. This is a story about how we are all pretenders, to one degree or another.

    • 13 min
    Adrian's Affinity

    Adrian's Affinity

    DEYA BHATTACHARYA



    Adrian’s Affinity is a lush and lyrical story about a sensitive and intelligent boy with a special affinity — he can attract birds. It's not a power, because he can't control it. And it's not an ability he wants, as it makes others — even his own mother — suspicious of him. Both a bittersweet coming-of-age tale and a haunting mystery, we're reminded that we are all shaped by beautiful and mysterious forces as we struggle to fit in and understand ourselves. This story is dramatized.

    • 37 min
    Kicked Out of the PTA!

    Kicked Out of the PTA!

    AMY FERGUSON



    This humorous story is about all of the masks we wear to fit in with people whose masks look a little bit shinier than ours under the library lights at a PTA meeting in the affluent neighborhood of Encino, California. And it’s a story about how, deep down, we are all insecure middle-schoolers. This is a fictionalized version of true events.

    • 31 min
    Traces of an Early Summer

    Traces of an Early Summer

    ROBERT SACHS



    This touching story brings us into the life of William, a young boy who must deal with some unexpected circumstances after WWII. After being evicted from their home, his family finds a new place to live in a resort community on Lake Michigan. There, William makes a special new friend and faces some dramatic events.

    • 27 min
    Her Voices, Her Room: An Encounter with Truman Capote

    Her Voices, Her Room: An Encounter with Truman Capote

    MARTHA CLARKSON



    Marjorie signs up for a writing retreat and finds herself an outcast amidst a gaggle of young, eager authors. But one evening, over a few drinks with the group, she has an unexpected “fifteen minutes of fame” in the micro spotlight of the writing workshop. As she shares a secret talent with the group, she flashes back to an encounter she once had with Truman Capote.

    • 27 min
    Found Art, Lost Art

    Found Art, Lost Art

    JEFF FLEISCHER



    Art and business collide in this tale of a hapless artist and a very shrewd, if not entirely scrupulous, marketing executive. A struggling creator of sculptures made from pieces he’s foraged from dumpsters, is just barely getting by when he receives a mind-boggling offer that he can neither believe nor refuse. Will he or won’t he accept it? Art "gets the business" in a story that begs the question: What makes a piece of art worth anything?

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

jam-jam52 ,

Riveting stories

I loved the Peacock by Harrison Blackman! A brilliant storyteller

Dating Coach Ronnie Ann Ryan ,

Entertaining Stories!

This podcast is so well produced with great stories on a range of subjects. You never know what is next and I look forward to each episode

Puuyaa ,

Enjoyable

With great narration, these short stories are a slice of life with dash of self reflection and meaning

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