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Getting On with James Urbaniak by Devon Taylor

James Urbaniak is the kind of podcaster that other producers love to hate. His show, Getting On with James Urbaniak, consists of nothing but a single voice reading a fictional soliloquy, often written by someone else. There is almost no elaborate soundscaping, no intricate plot development, little evidence of endless editing sessions to get the thing just right. Getting On sounds like Urbaniak cruised into the studio, an iced latte in hand, and finished recording before his drink grew tepid. None of this would be infuriating if the podcast in question wasn’t so good.

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Within the Wires by Devon Taylor

The first thing you need to understand about Within the Wires is that you won’t understand it--at least not for a while. The serialized fiction podcast is a production of Night Vale Presents, the same team that created Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. Like these titles, Within the Wires trades on an odd and enigmatic style, relying  on listeners to locate the threads as the story unspools.

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Fruit by Devon Taylor

While audio fiction may have retreated to the fringes of entertainment for several decades, it didn’t stop evolving. One need look no farther than Issa Rae’s Fruit to see the proof. This 10-episode Howl production tells the story of X, a black pro football player, who begins to question his sexuality amidst his ascent to sports stardom. The series brings into focus issues of hyper-masculinity, race, identity, and sexuality through the gripping first person account of X.

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Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Finalists (Part 1)

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Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Finalists (Part 1)

In this episode of Serendipity, we play 5 of the 10 finalists for our 2016 Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. Featuring: "Bitterly Cold" by David Garland, "The Staging Area" by Jason Gots, "Noir" by Pa Ying Vang, "#blessed" by Jackie Heltz, and "Blinking" by La Cosa Preziosa. Read More

2018 Sarah Awards Winners!

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2018 Sarah Awards Winners!

We're excited to announce the 2018 Sarah Awards Winners! This year is the most international yet, with winners from Belgium, UK, Canada, Croatia and the U.S. Find out who won what at our Sarah Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 23rd at The Players Club. That evening we will also be announcing the winner of The Brave+Bold Contest. Hope you can join us! Read More

Getting On with James Urbaniak

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Getting On with James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak is the kind of podcaster that other producers love to hate. His show, Getting On with James Urbaniak, consists of nothing but a single voice reading a fictional soliloquy, often written by someone else. There is almost no elaborate soundscaping, no intricate plot development, little evidence of endless editing sessions to get the thing just right. Getting On sounds like Urbaniak cruised into the studio, an iced latte in hand, and finished recording before his drink grew tepid. None of this would be infuriating if the podcast in question wasn’t so good. Read More