Thursday, November 15, 2007

Listen to the Drabblecast

I always laugh when I listen to The Drabblecast. There aren't many podcasts out there that can do that.

The Drabblecast is about 80% flash fiction -- one to two thousand word stories. The tales are generally weird, sometimes gleefully repulsive. Norm Sherman performs all the narration himself, which is part of the appeal. His voices and sound effects are great.

Norm's commentary makes up the remaining 20% of the show. Following the theme, the commentary is also about the weird and absurd. Norm's take on "current events" is a riot, as are his reenactments. My favorite segment of all time has to be his coverage of the gruesome death of a duck in the lobby of an Embassy Suites. Listen to episode 35.

If you cherish the absurd and strange, give the show a listen. I don't think you'll be disappointed.


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