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The Cutting Room Floor on Redline Theatre

2011-08-18 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Ever wonder what I would sound like as a 70s exploitation film director? Well, this is your lucky day! The guys at Redline Theatre have put together one fantastic story. This one is most certainly not work or kid safe. So, check out this great production by these Parsec Award 2011 Finalists. RLT016: The Cutting [...]…

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Hunting

2011-05-09 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

I’m a guest narrator on Pseudopod 228: Flash On The Borderlands VII. I narrated the story “Hunting” by Kirsty Logan. “There was only one inner door, so the hunter opened it. He held his candle at arm’s length, but still could see nothing more than the foot of an ocean-sized bed. The hunter crawled across [...]…

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Good Man in the Badlands on Redline Theatre

2011-02-10 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

There is a fun podcast out there called Redline Theatre. I did a guest part in one of the stories. “Good Man in the Badlands” by Justin Warner, is western tale about about a man trying to do good, and save his son. It has some nice twists in it. The story was produced, directed, [...]…

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The Encroacher

2010-06-03 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

This is a special live recording from Balticon 44. Recorded on May 30, 2010 *** Written by Jonathan C. Gillespie Narrated by Rick Stringer & Michael Spence The Encroacher Copyright 2010 Jonathan C. Gillespie http://jonathancg.net Variant Frequencies Copyright 2010 Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com ***…

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A World Made of Wax

2010-05-29 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

This is a special live recording from Balticon 44. Recorded on May 28, 2010. On Sunday May 30, we will be recording our final episode at Balticon 44. *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Rick Stringer A World Made of Wax Copyright 2010 Matt Wallace http://www.matt-wallace.com Variant Frequencies Copyright 2010 Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com ***…

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Noah’s Temple

2010-04-12 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer
Length: 1s

In the far future, the last leader of a reviled messianic religious order explores her faith as she struggles to save the planet from an apocalypse. *** Written and narrated by Matthew Warner Music Digital Juice http://www.digitaljuice.com Noah’s Temple Copyright 2010 Matthew Warner http://www.matthewwarner.com Variant Frequencies Copyright 2010 Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com ***…

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Dead Hunt by Kenn Crawford

2010-03-12 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

We have a special treat for you. A few months back, Kenn Crawford was looking for voices for his new podiobook, “Dead Hunt.” I agreed to do one of those voices. We are sharing with you episode one of Dead Hunt. I think you are going to like it, and if you do be sure to [...]…

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Survivor Guilt

2010-03-02 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

A wounded man finds himself driven underground, into the purgatory of tunnels that honneycomb the ruined earth. Battling for a life he knows he’s already lost, he is haunted by fever dreams of a time before the Accident: of blue skies, green grass, of his long-dead mother. If the rats don’t get him, if the [...]…

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Heart of Clay: A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual

2010-02-10 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Ever since Saint Darwin returned with harvested seeds from an Egyptian bush that wouldn’t burn, golem constables have worked alongside human and ghost inspectors. They patrol England’s cobblestone streets together, keeping them safe from the monsters the patron saint of scientists exposed to the world. But when inanimate golems are being trafficked by a shadowy [...]…

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A Real Christmas

2010-01-11 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

It’s Christmas Eve. Private detective, Dan Taylor is contemplating his past and his future, or lack of one. Then a potential client comes to his door. *** Written by Michael A. Stackpole Narrated by Christopher Mott Music Digital Juice http://www.digitaljuice.com Promos Dead Hunt http://deadhunt.kenncrawford.com The Leviathan Chronicles http://www.leviathanchronicles.com/ A Real Christmas Copyright 2010 Michael A. [...]…

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness – complete

2009-12-29 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

The complete Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness in one episode! *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Philippa Ballantine, Rick Stringer, Jan Dalton, Tom “Devo Spice” Rockwell, Anton Buntic, Benjamin Grundy, Neil Stringer, Ian Jones, and Anne Stringer Music Digital Juice http://www.digitaljuice.com Mario Ajero http://marioajero.blogspot.com Neil Stringer *** The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness Copyright [...]…

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 08 – Doctor Lady

2009-12-24 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

A woman with no name and a past filled with mistakes to atone for. If you’re hurt or sick on the wrong side of the river, the Doctor Lady will fix you up. Tender mercies are the hardest commodities to come by in the Failed Cities, but there are stockpiles if you know where to look… [...]…

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 07 – Truck

2009-12-22 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Any job that involves high-risk and high-speed is right up Truck’s alley, at least for the right price. And it doesn’t get higher in the risk department than piloting a high-tech big rig up mountain switchbacks in a freezing snowstorm. At least until you add one Feral Twin into the mix… *** Written by Matt [...]…

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 06 – Ferus

2009-12-18 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

When you look up on Christmas Eve and see a shape streaking across the night sky above the Failed Cities, it’s not Santa’s sleigh, it’s death incarnate, also known as Ferus… *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Neil Stringer Music Abney Park Rudolf http://www.abneypark.com Digital Juice http://www.digitaljuice.com Neil Stringer Promo The Failed Cities Monologues http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-failed-cities-monologues/ *** [...]…

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 05 – Operative 853

2009-12-15 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Like Santa Claus, The Nicodemus Consortium has their own sack of gifts to distribute on Christmas Eve. Unlike St. Nick, however, the Consortium is willing to do whatever, and whoever it takes to retrieve their stolen merchandise. And Operative 853 is no elf… *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Benjamin Grundy Music Abney Park [...]…

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 04 – Constable Klimenko

2009-12-11 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

The yuletide spirit hasn’t made Valeri Klimenko any less reluctant to take a dangerous case. Unfortunately it hasn’t changed his luck when it comes to being thrust into such cases, either… *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Anton Buntic Music Abney Park Carol of the Bells http://www.abneypark.com Digital Juice http://www.digitaljuice.com Neil Stringer Promo The [...]…

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 03 – Sterne

2009-12-08 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Sterne, the hardboiled wordslinger, doesn’t believe in Christmas stories. He’d certainly never write such a tale. Living thru one, however, well that’s another story altogether… *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Tom “Devo Spice” Rockwell Music Abney Park Dance of the Sugar Plumb Fairies http://www.abneypark.com Digital Juice http://www.digitaljuice.com Neil Stringer Promo The Failed Cities [...]…

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 02 – The Maven

2009-12-04 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Your sins don’t forget you during the holidays, and for The Maven, master street mediator, sometimes they haunt you in the form of an urgent call to a life-or-death hostage crisis. They say old soldiers never really die. At least The Maven certainly hopes so… *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Jan Dalton Music [...]…

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 01 – Ethan

2009-12-01 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

It’s the holiday season, even under the acid-washed black snowfall that covers the Failed Cities. For Reverend Ethan Grant, the holidays are about balancing brief moments of joy with long nights of blood. And the night has just begun… *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Rick Stringer Music Abney Park Winter Wonder Land http://www.abneypark.com [...]…

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TITLE FIGHT: Round 10

2009-11-16 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round #10 – Surprise! It’s the tenth and suposedly final installment of the scifi/mma novella co-written by Scott Sigler and hard-boiled author Matt Wallace. *** Written and narrated by Scott Sigler TITLE FIGHT: Round #10 Copyright 2009 Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace http://www.scottsigler.com http://www.matt-wallace.com Variant Frequencies Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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Out of Time

2009-11-13 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

In a seaside town, a young man finds the world around him frozen in time. *** Written by Jack Westlake Narrated by Rick Stringer Promos The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness Glitter Girl http://www.erinobriant.com/ Fiends http://shadowpublications.com/ Buffy Between the Lines Podcast Awards http://podcastawards.com/ Farpoint Media http://www.farpointmedia.com Out of Time Copyright 2009 Jack Westlake http://www.jwestlake.wordpress.com Variant [...]…

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TITLE FIGHT: Round #9

2009-11-08 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round #9 – It’s the ninth and final installment of the scifi/mma novella co-written by Scott Sigler and hard-boiled author Matt Wallace. Korak the Cutter and Chiyal “The Heretic” North ready to rumble! *** Written and narrated by Scott Sigler TITLE FIGHT: Round #9 Copyright 2009 Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace http://www.scottsigler.com http://www.matt-wallace.com Variant Frequencies [...]…

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TITLE FIGHT: Round #8

2009-11-02 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round #8 – It’s the eighth installment of the scifi/mma novella co-written by Scott Sigler and hard-boiled author Matt Wallace. Korak the Cutter and Chiyal “The Heretic” North are ready to enter the octagon, and all hell is sure to break loose.. *** Written and narrated by Scott Sigler TITLE FIGHT: Round #8 Copyright 2009 [...]…

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Life Insurance

2009-10-14 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Just before Hurricane Katrina slams into his New Orleans home, a father purchases an unusual life insurance policy from a voodoo priestess. *** Written and narrated by Matthew Warner Artwork: Deena Warner Music: Digital Juice Life Insurance Copyright 2009 Matthew Warner http://matthewwarner.com/ Variant Frequencies Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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TITLE FIGHT: Round #7

2009-10-12 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round #7 – Weigh-ins were always a little crazy. But nothing like this. *** Written and narrated by Scott Sigler TITLE FIGHT: Round #7 Copyright 2009 Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace http://www.scottsigler.com http://www.matt-wallace.com Variant Frequencies Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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TITLE FIGHT: Round #6

2009-08-18 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round #6 – The Heretic got what he wanted, but at what cost? *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Scott Sigler TITLE FIGHT: Round #6 Copyright 2009 Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace http://www.scottsigler.com http://www.matt-wallace.com Variant Frequencies Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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TITLE FIGHT: Round #5

2009-08-09 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round #5 – Gredok pays a visit to Doc Patah to make him an offer. Is it an offer that he can refuse? *** Written and Narrated by Scott Sigler TITLE FIGHT: Round #5 Copyright 2009 Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace http://www.scottsigler.com http://www.matt-wallace.com Variant Frequencies Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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Naught But Ash

2009-07-18 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Nothin’ like a good hangin’ to bring folks together. ‘Frontier justice’ is what they called it back in the day. Brutal, maybe, but efficient. Those days are back, but with a twist. Strangers just ain’t what they used to be. *** Written by Anne Stringer Narrated by Rick Stringer Music The songs “Tetrishead”, “Frozen Angels”, [...]…

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Title Fight: Round #4

2009-07-06 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round #4 – Controversial GFA champion “The Heretic” Chaiyal North is facing the firing squad as he goes before the Galactic Fighting Council. The fate of his newly-won title hangs in the balance. And whatever their decision, it’s going to be a wild night in the heart of Ionath City. Booze will flow, fists will [...]…

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Fuel Pressure

2009-06-15 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

When the world is about to be destroyed who finally decides who lives… and who dies. *** Written by Dennis Egan Narrated by Rick Stringer Promos The Leviathan Chronicles http://www.leviathanchronicles.com/ Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights http://www.hazydaysandcloudynights.com/ XDM http://www.xtremedungeonmastery.com/ Fuel Pressure Copyright 2009 Dennis Egan http://thehopefullscrivener.wordpress.com/ Variant Frequencies Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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Title Fight: Round #3

2009-06-14 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round #3 – Warriors are expendable. Quyth legend Korak the Cutter has been called out by “The Heretic” Chaiyal North, the 6′ 9″, 400 pound newly-crowned champion of the Galactic Fighting Association. Will he accept the challenge? *** Written by Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace Narrated by Scott Sigler TITLE FIGHT: Round #3 Copyright 2009 [...]…

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Penny Ante

2009-05-10 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

It’s just a friendly, low stakes game of five card draw. Sure, it’s a weird place for poker, but don’t let that bother you. We don’t bet much because we don’t have much. We’re a little picky about who we let sit in, but it looks like you’ll meet the qualifications, and we need some [...]…

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TITLE FIGHT: Round #2

2009-05-09 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round #2 – Meet “The Heretic” Chaiyal North, the 6′ 9″, 400 pound newly-crowned champion of the Galactic Fighting Association. Chai is the first Human competitor to capture the interspecies title in a thousand years, but as far as he’s concerned crowns don’t make kings. Chai may be sitting at the top of the GFA [...]…

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Jack Wakes Up

2009-05-05 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

In the three years since Jack Palms went clean: no drugs, no drinking, no life, he’s added fourteen pounds of muscle, read 83 books, and played it as straight as anyone can ask him. Now, when an old friend from L.A. calls, he hits the streets of San Francisco to help a group of Czech [...]…

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TITLE FIGHT: Round #1

2009-04-24 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Round one of the big smackdown in the “Rookie” universe. *** Written by Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace Narrated by Scott Sigler TITLE FIGHT: Round #1 Copyright 2009 Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace http://www.scottsigler.com http://www.matt-wallace.com Variant Frequencies Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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The Last Kayfabe

2009-04-19 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

This is a special joint podcast with Seth Harwood’s Crime Wav. *** Written by Ray Banks Narrated by Sean “Dogg” Robertson Promos Seth Harwood’s Crime Wav http://www.crimewave.com Kronos http://www.jeremyrobinsononline.com/ Technorama http://www.chuckchat.com Well Told Tales http://www.welltoldtales.com Penguicon 2009 http://www.penguicon.org The Last Kayfabe Copyright 2009 Ray Banks http://www.thesaturdayboy.com/ Variant Frequencies Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace [...]…

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Under The Bed

2009-04-04 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Bad Dreams. Shadows on the wall. Things that go bump in the night. Something lurks in the darkness to whisper things no child should hear. To remind young minds of things no child should remember. And to feed. It waits, hungry but patient, in the blackness under the bed. *** Written by Michael Natale Narrated [...]…

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Prisoners

2009-03-14 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

A few weeks from retirement, a scientist looks back at her wasted life with regret. Now, at the end of her career, she is offered a chance to make a real difference to someone. But she’s been safely sheltered for so long… will she take the risk of a lifetime? *** Written by Anne Stringer [...]…

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Gill Bando

2009-02-21 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Not one of the assorted politically motivated killers in this bar knows they’re about to die. But that’s the thing about suicide bombers: you never see them coming. *** Written D. M. Moehrle Narrated by Jan Dalton Promos Cybrosis http://www.cybrosisnovel.com/ Balticon 43 http://balticon.org/ Gill Bando Copyright 2009 D. M. Moehrle Variant Frequencies Copyright 2009 Rick [...]…

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Creature of God

2009-01-24 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

A botched deal. A quietly menacing, unholy, fatherly crime boss. A waking nightmare of small-time criminals, gothic bars, and neon churches. Johnny finds himself immersed in a dark, sinister underworld, struggling desperately to hold on as his humanity slips away. *** Written by Jack Mangan Voices: Heather Welliver, Kreg Steppe, John Cmar, Matt Wallace, J.C. [...]…

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The End of Flesh – Part Four

2008-12-25 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

A trail of shed blood and sacrificed flesh, a pound of it his own, has led Detective Jon “Busboy” Pacson to the doorstep of a newer and even more terrifying secret kept by the carrion underground of the future. And the final answer lies Under the Dutchman . . . *** Written and narrated by [...]…

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The End of Flesh – Part Three

2008-12-20 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

After a shoot-out and a close encounter with a butcher knife Pacs has a new clue, but it will take him into the deepest, darkest heart of the carrion underworld: NecroPhasiac. Will you follow? *** Written and narrated by Matt Wallace Promos The Next Fix http://tinyurl.com/TheNexFix Playing For Keeps http://www.playingforkeepsnovel.com/ The Failed Cities Monologues http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-failed-cities-monologues/ [...]…

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The End of Flesh – Part Two

2008-12-13 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Pacs has been put on the trail of cannibal killers who’ve claimed a high-profile victim: the son of a controversial city councilman. His investigation brings “Busboy” face-to-face with Rosalie Barello, sister to the deceased. Beautiful and enigmatic, will she prove to be his strongest ally . . . or his prime suspect? *** Written and [...]…

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The End of Flesh – Part One

2008-12-06 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Meet New York City Police Detective Jon “Busboy” Pacs. Pacs walks a secret beat that takes him through the dirty underground of what may be Humanity’s last taboo. But even in the starved and not-so-distant future, the final taboo is still all about flesh . . . *** Written and narrated by Matt Wallace Promos [...]…

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Best In Class

2008-11-01 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

700 horsepower.  Leather.  Fusion-based drive system.  And good intentions. *** Written by Jonathan C. Gillespie Narration by Chuck Tomasi Artwork by Paul Drummond Promos Technorama http://www.chuckchat.com Dragon Page With Class http://www.dragonpage.com Dunesteef http://www.dunesteef.com The Failed Cities Monologues http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-failed-cities-monologues/ Murky Depths http://www.murkydepths.com Paul Drummond http://www.pauldrummond.co.uk Best In Class Copyright 2008 Jonathan C. Gillespie http://jonathancg.net/ Variant Frequencies [...]…

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Under The Bridge Downtown

2008-10-05 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

The worst part about his daughter’s death wasn’t the terror of seeing half a ton of concrete separate from a bridge and smash through their windshield. It wasn’t even the deafening crunch when the fragment pulped Jessie’s head and sent her blood splattering over his cheek. It was his initial reaction once the shock wore [...]…

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All The Time

2008-09-18 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

The watchmaker’s shop is filled with timepieces of all kinds, from the majestic grandfather clock to the most delicate pocketwatch: all the time in the world. But it’s not the many clocks adorning the walls that give him eternity. Or is it? *** Written by Anne Stringer Narration by Marck Pearlstone Music Digital Juice http://www.digitaljuice.com [...]…

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Queue

2008-08-10 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Waiting in line is an unfortunate reality in modern life. When Frank McMurtry finds himself in a mysterious line with an eclectic group of strangers, he doesn’t want to be there…but is it better to stay, or walk away? *** Written by Anne Stringer Narration by Rick Stringer Promos Zombinc (The Takeover) http://zombinc.net/ New World [...]…

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Cut Man

2008-07-27 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Every fighter needs a Cut Man in their corner. This is a special simulcast episode with Seth Harwood’s CrimeWAV, the first series of crime story podcasts on the web. Featuring some of your favorite crime authors in the coming weeks and months and posting a new episode every week. *** Written by Christa Faust Hosted [...]…

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The Destruction of Sennacherib

2008-07-10 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

19th century London. A place and a history much like the one we know, and yet changed. As a separist army stands poised for war, two words will determine just how far its course will deviate. Lethal Configuration. It’s the key to saving an empire . . . or annihilating one. *** Written by Bryn [...]…

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Grounders

2008-06-07 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Closing time. Game over. But some people think it’s more than a game. Some people don’t want to go home. They don’t have to, but they can’t stay here. Because you stay too long down here, they send the Grounders. *** Written by Jonathan McGoran Narration by Thomas “cmdln” Gideon Promos Nobilis Erotica http://nobilis.libsyn.com/ 7th [...]…

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Saint Darwin’s Spirituals

2008-05-09 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Ghost inspectors and golems patrol the streets of Whitechapel. Prostitutes turn tricks for the fever-dream flesh lusts of the spiritual. And the statue of Saint Darwin, the scientist who broke the barrier between the natural and the supernatural, oversees it all. Now a disciple of Darwin – a woman of skin and bone – follows [...]…

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Young Junius

2008-04-30 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Before he got to be big in the San Francisco drug game (JACK WAKES UP), Junius Ponds had to cut his teeth on the small-time capers and crimes of a fourteen-year-old wanna be gangster on the late 80s streets of greater Boston. With his brother Temple just killed, a fresh nine in his hand, and [...]…

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Tex’s Last Run

2008-04-08

Savage circumstances can make for strange allies. And sometimes, those allies shouldn’t exist. *** Written by Jonathan C. Gillespie Narrated by Rick Stringer, P.G. Holyfield, and Anne Stringer Promo Murder at Avedon Hill http://pgholyfield.com/maah/ Matt Wallace’s The Next Fix http://www.thenextfix.net/ Tex’s Last Run Copyright 2008 Jonathan C. Gillespie http://jonathancg.net/ Variant Frequencies Copyright 2008 Rick Stringer [...]…

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Birth and Death

2008-03-16 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Birth rules the life of a midwife, but she has also seen plenty of death. When she realizes she is immortal, birth and death begin to look the same. She knows that any new baby she helps bring into the world will die, in time. But she learns to look beyond the spectre of death [...]…

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Murphy’s War

2008-02-26

The Human race has been asking itself “How will it all end?” practically since it all began. But even as our illustrious leaders order the buttons to be pressed for the Big One, the computers entrusted to carry out the apocalypse seem determined to keep us wondering. *** Written by James P. Hogan Narrated by [...]…

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Hit Me

2008-01-31 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

All of her clients know that anything above her neck costs fifty dollars more. But when a flesh-smashing session with one of her regulars takes an unexpected turn, there’s a lot more put on the line than a broken nose or a crumpled President Grant. *** Written by Christa Faust Narrated by Leann Mabry Promo [...]…

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Spired

2008-01-06 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Obsession is close kin to determination. For one man, an alien peak seems just another obstacle capable of being conquered with the right set of tools. But any climber will tell you — you don’t want to look back the way you came. *** Written by Jonathan C. Gillespie Narrated by John Cmar Links Playing [...]…

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Paid In Full

2007-12-04 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

She has been called whore, harlot, streetwalker, working girl, doxy, courtesan. All are true. She is also immortal. If a girl is going to live forever, she needs to have a way to support herself. But the world’s oldest profession is a hazardous one, and when her latest client’s perversion of choice is murder, she [...]…

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The Next Fix

2007-11-20 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

For the first time ever, Variant Frequencies welcomes the voice of Matt Wallace to the podcast. Our own two-time Parsec Award winner has a special message and an important announcement for all of our listeners. But is the podosphere ready? http://matt-wallace.net/ *** Promos The Failed Cities Monologues http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-failed-cities-monologues/ Variant Frequencies Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and [...]…

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The Mason’s Son

2007-11-07 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Mason’s were the engineers of the ancient world. They built wonders out of stone; cathedrals, bridges, castles, and sometimes, for very powerful, secrets. Michael the mason knows all too well that nothing is more dangerous than another man’s secrets. *** Written by Dennis Egan Narrated by Paul S. Jenkins Promos The Plitone Revisionist http://www.paulsjenkins.net The [...]…

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The Rut

2007-10-24 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Home to work. Work to home. Rinse, lather, repeat – for the rest of your life. For Thomas Crane, life had become just that: one monotonous day after another. Until one morning when he realized something had changed. Could he finally crawl out of the Rut his life had become, or was he simply doomed [...]…

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Jailhouse Rock – part two

2007-10-11 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

This is part two of Jailhouse Rock by James P. Hogan. High above the stormy southern hemisphere of Mars, a routine cargo transport has turned into a high-stakes standoff between Skyguard soldiers and vicious mercenaries turned thieves. *** Written by James P. Hogan Narrated by Rick Stringer With Will Hoffacker, Phil Rossi, Jan Dalton, Jack [...]…

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Jailhouse Rock – part one

2007-10-01 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

High above the stormy southern hemisphere of Mars, a routine cargo transport has turned into a high-stakes standoff between Skyguard soldiers and vicious mercenaries turned thieves. *** Written by James P. Hogan Narrated by Rick Stringer With Will Hoffacker, Phil Rossi, Jan Dalton, Jack Ward, Lonnie Ezell, Ciaran O’Carroll, Neil Stringer, and Nobilis Promos Crescent [...]…

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Old Tricks

2007-08-22 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Satan has come to St. Jerome’s Catholic School for Girls, and only hitwoman Patricia Sharpe, their least esteemed alumnus, can save the edifice from the Fallen Angel’s influence. But is it the Devil himself that’s taken hold of St. Jerome’s and its students, or just an ancient troublemaker up to old tricks? *** Written by [...]…

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Mother Tongue

2007-07-31 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

On a mission to tame a new world, man will turn against man, and even mother nature herself will have her say. *** Written by Carmelo Rafala Narrated by Rick Stringer With J. Marcus Xavier, John Cmar, Jack Hosley, Neil Stringer, Tony McCartney and Anne Stringer Promos Kick-A-Thon http://www.firstgiving.com/ctomasi Silent Universe http://www.silentuniverse.com/ Wander Radio http://www.wanderradio.com/ [...]…

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Delve

2007-06-30 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Every twelve hours the light above his door burns bloody and bright. Every twelve hours a new batch rolls off the genetic assembly line, the saplings that will grow into a new human race. And every twelve hours Lofgren Stenz must delve, deep beneath the surface of our shared consciousness. The purpose of the delve [...]…

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Last Flight of the Esperanza

2007-06-02 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Fifteen ships left Earth in search of new places for humans to live. When the Esperanza 15 crashes, only one of the crew is left alive. How will she survive when she is the only human on an entire planet? *** Written by Anne Stringer Narrated by Ali Groves Promo Moldawer in the Morning Podcast [...]…

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Firstborn

2007-05-11 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Innocence is the best containment. The ultimate in reform for those who committed the First True Sin: Rebellion. But is an innocent mortal soul enough to contain the dark essence of a Fallen Angel? *** Written by Michael Natale Narrated by Rick Stringer Special guests: Tee Morris, Mur Lafferty, Michael R. Mennenga, and Chuck Tomasi [...]…

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Maidenhead

2007-04-27 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Even the dirtiest business can produce something immaculate. *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Nan Worthington DZ Allen’s Muzzle Flash Balticon The Balticon Podcast Variant Frequencies Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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Slumber Party

2007-04-20 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Impulse: a sudden, involuntary inclination prompting to action. Will she resist? *** Written by Anne Stringer Narrated by Dani Cutler http://www.truthseekerscast.com http://www.theaudioaddicts.com DZ Allen’s Muzzle Flash Variant Frequencies Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Anne Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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Notes

2007-04-15 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Sometimes the right story can change your life. And sometimes it’s too late. *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Rich Sigfrit http://www.outcastmultimedia.com/ http://dzallen.blogspot.com/ http://outoftheguttermagazine.blogspot.com/ Variant Frequencies Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace http://www.variantfrequencies.com…

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Sacrifice

2007-04-02 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Father Michael Brannigan isn’t your average priest. Since childhood he’s been a medium, a powerful seer of spirits. But in the jungles of Africa, he’s about to experience something unlike anything he’s ever seen before… *** Written by Jason McDowell Narrated by Rick Stringer and Ali Groves The Joe Murphy Memorial Fund Jason McDowell http://www.myspace.com/jason_mcdowell [...]…

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The Dead Man and The Berserk

2007-03-25 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

We know transhumanism as a philosophical concept, but in one techno-genetic future they’ll come to know it as a plague. And if you think the disease is deadly, wait until you meet the cure… *** Written by Matt Wallace Narrated by Scott Sigler Promos Ancestor http://www.scottsigler.net Murky Depths http://www.murkydepths.com Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Matt [...]…

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See

2007-01-05 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

One unusually warm winter morning, she wakes up and finds that something she took for granted — about the entire universe — has radically changed. It is either the end of reality — or the beginning of a new one… **** Written by A.R.Yngve Narrated by A.R.Yngve http://www.variantfrequencies.com http://yngve.bravehost.com PROMOS The Sci Fi Podcast Network: [...]…

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A Story of Kindness

2006-12-04 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

A traveling salesman learns that a story or two can help ease the burdens of a post-apocalyptic world — not to mention push a sale or two. But, of course, some stories don’t always turn out the way you think…. **** Written by Carmelo Rafala Narrated by Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com http://carmelorafala.blogspot.com/ PROMOS The Immortals by [...]…

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Satin Widows

2006-10-03 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

It’s October, and in the spirit of the month we’re turning our dial to horror with a story written just for All Hallows Eve. This frightening frequency is the tale of two strangers who meet on a lonely night in a grand old hotel. They’re about to learn that sometimes it’s better to stay home [...]…

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Cell

2006-09-07 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Life on the very edge of the solar system is a bleak nightmare, punctuated only by the blissful euphoria afforded by the drug, trace. Andi is a trace addict. Trace is Andi’s only escape from his crushing life. But a new drug is taking hold of Andi. Cell is strong, addictive and, above all else, [...]…

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The Dark Harvest

2006-08-08 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Every season it grew stronger. Every season more children vanished. Every season the gardeners dwelling grew, forcing the village to retreat its borders, until at last it could shrink no further… **** Written and Narrated by Adrian Grey Marsden http://www.variantfrequencies.com http://www.adriangrey.com/ The Dark Harvest Copyright 2006 Adrian Grey Marsden Variant Frequencies Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer [...]…

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The Last Frequency

2006-07-04 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Spend a night in the far reach with Sherk Maxwell, doctor of broadcast journalism. Sherk is humanity’s last voice of dissent, set forth on a mic and beamed out across deep space to every rift-tripper and manic ET roaming the great void. But as the same slimy threat that evacuated Earth encroaches on Dr. Maxwell’s [...]…

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The Spoils of War

2006-06-03 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Pohraen’s childhood was dominated by the interminable war on her planet; only the music of the 100th Day gatherings could lift her mood. Then, in a last desperate arms race, a bizarre turn of events sowed the seeds of change. **** Written by DJ Burnham Narrated by Rick Stringer http://www.variantfrequencies.com http://www.djburnham.com Variant Frequencies Copyright 2006 [...]…

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Dead of Night

2006-05-05 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Every night I strolled the same path, looking for him. The nights were getting colder. Even in the short time I was out, my fingers were aching from it, and I worried that he was frozen somewhere. I didn’t know where to begin to look… **** Written by Anne Stringer Narrated by Heidi Jones Music [...]…

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Children of the Androphagi

2006-04-01 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

In the 1930′s 52nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue was home to the speakeasy. In the 2030′s it’s all about the breakdowns, where they mix biochem cocktails and spark the Ash of the Dead, sucking its acrid smoke through bone pipes. The big ticket is, of course, shooting distilled endorphins. Yes, they’d found the [...]…

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Evelyn

2006-03-01 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

At least Mom doesn’t walk me all the way to the door. That would be so embarrassing!… They can be stolen away and terrible things can be done to them… I used to be that little girl, the one walking with her mom… What does she think is gonna happen in this dumb neighborhood?… I [...]…

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Absolution Insured

2006-02-12 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

I’d spotted Carey. He heard the Whirring too. He’d grabbed my baseball bat out of the front seat, and now he was standing, braced against the open passenger side door, in his best Sammy Sosa stance. I couldn’t believe it, not even after knowing the guy for two years. He was actually going to try [...]…

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Variant Frequencies Intro

2006-01-24 :: Rick Stringer, Matt Wallace, and Anne Stringer

Variant Frequencies – Your speculative fiction dial. Find us at http://www.variantfrequencies.com Variant Frequencies is a podcast that stretches the entire bandwidth of genre fiction, modulated by a constant element of the fantastic. Every month we give you a new story. Our goal at Variant Frequencies is to entertain and expose you to our work, and [...]…

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Another Man’s Run – Part 1

2006-01-24

They weren’t family in the office. It wasn’t a brotherhood. They weren’t even friends. But they’d all been assigned a singular shitty fate, and that made them the same. When Management descended to rob a corpse of that departed man’s few meager possessions it didn’t stand with the other postmen. One day all of them [...]…

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Another Man’s Run – Part 2

2006-01-24

You thought that was the sun rising over Saturn and ain’t that a sight when really a superflare of magnesium was covering the approach of a creepy-creeper. And by the time the light dissipated they were right on top of you. **** This is the second of a two-part podcast. Written by Matt Wallace Narrated [...]…

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Variant Frequencies is a monthly podcast of original fiction. Stories blending gothic horror with space adventure, dark fantasy with sci-fi, recalling the reality-bending vibes of The Twilight Zone, and offering something wholly unique that fits inbetween and outside. Our podcasts are fully produced, including talented voice actors and original music scores. Subscription is free. Entertainment and escapism are guaranteed.

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