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Journey together through innumerable worlds of fiction with Prose, a biweekly podcast series that offers up short stories of all genres and subject matter. If you like fiction of all sorts with the occasional bit of poetry or verse thrown in for good measure, join us on our adventures through the labyrinths of the human psyche and the infinite spaces of the imagination.
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May 20, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twenty-seven of Prose.

 

This week, experience the importance of an oboe, ponder love, and use that 20/20 hindsight that is so very crystal clear.

                                                                                        

Episode 27 is an important one, firstly, as Prose’s six month anniversary hits between it and Episode 28.  The actual date is Wednesday, May 24, so expect a special Prose surprise coming your way that day.  Secondly, we have the first story featured by my very own father Henry Iverson Magee and the third and final story in the three-part mini-feature of Jeff Glauser’s work. 

 

As always, I hope that you all know that you should feel free to contact me through prosepodcast@gmail.com with anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

 

Please do head on over to iTunes and leaving a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

 

Thank you for making Prose part of your day.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

 

This week, we have “Charlie Played His Oboe” by my father Henry Iverson Magee, “Love’s Imperfections” by Jeff Glauser, and “Graduated Realizations.”

 

Enjoy!

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, especially you, dear mother of mine!

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The poem is, of course, “To My Mother” by Wendell Berry.  It was accessed through the Poetry Foundation.

 

The backing track for this piece was taken from Freesound.org, is titled “Ambient Acoustic” and is provided by user StrangerEight.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  Thank you to the artist for making their music available to the world.

May 12, 2017

Rush to judgment and regret it, in "Scrolling Through."

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The backing track for this piece was taken from the Free Music Archive.  It is titled “Undercover Vampire Policeman” from the album of the same name by Chris Zabriskie.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

 

May 12, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twenty-six of Prose.

 

This week, rush to judgment and regret it, peek into a life, and get snarky at and with an academic. 

                                                                                        

The second of those stories is the second short piece by our new guest author, Jeff Glauser. 

 

As always, I hope that you all know that you should feel free to contact me through prosepodcast@gmail.com with anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

 

I would also ask that you please consider going to iTunes and leaving a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

 

Thank you for making Prose part of your day.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

 

This week, we have “Scrolling Through,” an excerpt from “A Life in Progress” by Jeff Glauser, and  “Update from the Halls of Academia.”

 

Enjoy!

May 6, 2017

Peek into a life with Jeff Glauser in an excerpt from "A Life in Progress."  

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Jeff Glauser is a freelance writer, digital marketing, and public relations professional. Over the past twenty years, his works have been featured in dozens of publications around the world, including regular contributions for the Associated Press and Bleacher Report. Jeff has previously served as an adjunct professor of Composition and Creative Writing. He currently lives in St. Augustine, Florida with his family.

 

The track behind Mr. Glauser’s story this week was taken from the Free Music Archive. It is titled “untitled” by un automne à Lob-Nor.   The track is being used under an Attribution 4.0 International License.  A million thanks to Free Music Archive and the artist for sharing this music with the world.

May 6, 2017

Let's get snarky with and at an academic on this fine Sunday, shall we?

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The backing track for this piece was taken from the Free Music Archive.  It is titled “Sector Vector” from the album Future Shapes by Little Glass Men.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

May 5, 2017

Say bye-bye to citrus fruits, but not humor, in "The Rotten State."

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The backing track for this story is an original composition written and performed by David Ezell, the third piece Mr. Ezell has written specifically and exclusively for a Prose story.  David Ezell is a devoted father, a devoted creator, a devoted friend, and a devoted defender of the Republic, not to mention an extremely talented musician.  As I have noted before, long ago, in our heyday, he and I used to make some pretty good music together.  He is currently working for podcasts and various other media to create and edit audio with his company SoundProof Editing.  If you have any digital audio needs, contact him via email at soundproofaudioediting@gmail.com.  Also, keep your eyes peeled, ears sharp, and be on the ready for even more music from Mr. Ezell sooner than later.

May 5, 2017

Hear a letter of love from a father to his soon-to-be-born daughter in "A Letter to My Unborn Daughter" by Jeff Glauser. 

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Jeff Glauser is a freelance writer, digital marketing, and public relations professional. Over the past twenty years, his works have been featured in dozens of publications around the world, including regular contributions for the Associated Press and Bleacher Report. Jeff has previously served as an adjunct professor of Composition and Creative Writing. He currently lives in St. Augustine, Florida with his family.

 

 The track behind Mr. Glauser’s story this week was taken from the Free Music Archive. It is titled “Lullaby” which comes from the album Yearning and is by Podington Bear.   The track is being used under an Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported License.  A million thanks to Free Music Archive and Podington Bear for sharing this music with the world.

May 5, 2017

Spit in the face of Benjamin Button in "The Once and Former and Future King." 

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The track behind this story was taken from the Free Music Archive. It is titled “So Sing the Black Birds” which comes from the album of the same name by Ending Satellites.   The track is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

 

May 5, 2017

This week, say bye-bye to citrus fruits, spit in Benjamin Button’s face, and hear a letter of love from a father to his soon-to-be-born daughter.

The last of those stories is the first short piece by a new guest author, Jeff Glauser.  

Everyone, I hope that you all know that you should feel free to contact me through prosepodcast@gmail.com with anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

I would also act that you please consider going to iTunes and leaving a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

Thank you for making Prose part of your day.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

This week, we have  “The Rotten State,” featuring the music of David Ezell, “The Once and Former and Future King” and “Letter to My Unborn Daughter” by Jeff Glauser.

Apr 30, 2017

Experience the ashes and remnants of lives left after one too many battles. in  "Scorched" by Nicholas B. Morris.

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Nicholas B. Morris grew up in Arkansas but fell in love with Colorado. His stories and other assorted writings have been published in The Harpoon ReviewCliteratureConnotation PressDanse Macabre Online, and Nebo. He has published two short story collections, the full-length Tapeworm and the chapbook The Boy in the Well, both with the now sadly defunct Monkey Puzzle Press. (You can buy copies of Tapeworm from him directly on Amazon.) He works in his dream job as Assistant Professor of Humanities at the Community College of Denver and watches endless re-runs of Star Trek with his partner Alyssa Piccinni.

Mr. Morris tweets at @totallynotNickM. 

The track behind Mr. Morris’s story this week was taken from the Free Music Archive. It is titled “My War Blues” which comes from the album Live at WMFU on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell December 16, 2011 and is by Cian Nugent.   The track is being used under an Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported License.  A million thanks to Free Music Archive and Cian Nugent for sharing this music with the world.

Apr 30, 2017

Hear a war story that goes beyond our normal boundaries and challenges perceptions. 

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The sound effects and tracks present were taken from a multitude of artists that were kind enough to upload their work at Freesound.org.  They are:  PhonZz, peridactyloptrix, cityrocker, vumseplutten1709gis_sweden, stk13, and cheesepuff.   Please follow the links provided in the show notes to check out more work from all of these fabulous individuals. All of the sounds are being used under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication Licenses. Again, many thanks to these creators. 

 

Apr 30, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twenty-four of Prose.

This week, hear a war story, go from dangerous debauchery king to pious preacher, and experience the ashes and remnants of lives left after one too many battles.                                                                                      

As always, if you are enjoying the show, its deviations, and/or anything in between, or even if you are not, please to feel free to contact me through prosepodcast@gmail.com with anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two. 

Additionally, as you are listening today, please consider going to iTunes and leaving a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to Prose.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we? 

This week, we have “Them,” “Reverend Tommy,” and “Scorched” by Nicholas B. Morris.  

 

Enjoy!

Apr 23, 2017

Go from dangerous debauchery king to pious preacher.

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The tracks behind this story were taken from the Free Music Archive. Both tracks are from Doctor Turtle from the album The Double-Down Two-Step.  The first is “Lullaby for Democracy” and the second is “My Little One Trick Pony.” The tracks are being used under Creative Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licenses. Please do consider checking Doctor Turtle out. The music is fantastic.

Apr 22, 2017

Bear witness to the execution of a witch.  

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The tracks behind this  story were taken from the Free Music Archive. The first track is “Nothing (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel from the album Chapter One / Cold.  The second track is “Snow Drop” by Kevin MacLeod from his album Classical Sampler. The tracks are being used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International and Attribution 3.0 Unported Licenses respectively. I cannot thank Free Music Archive and the artistsenough for providing such great music free to the masses.

 

Apr 22, 2017

Witness Jesus Christ curse a man by resurrecting him in  "Lazarus, After the Miracle" by Nicholas B. Morris.

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Nicholas B. Morris grew up in Arkansas but fell in love with Colorado. His stories and other assorted writings have been published in The Harpoon ReviewCliteratureConnotation PressDanse Macabre Online, and Nebo. He has published two short story collections, the full-length Tapeworm and the chapbook The Boy in the Well, both with the now sadly defunct Monkey Puzzle Press. (You can buy copies of Tapeworm from him directly on Amazon.) He works in his dream job as Assistant Professor of Humanities at the Community College of Denver and watches endless re-runs of Star Trek with his partner Alyssa Piccinni.

Mr. Morris tweets at @totallynotNickM. 

The tracks behind Mr. Morris’s story were taken from the Free Music Archive. The first track is “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me from their album Pleasure.  The second track is “Blue Feather” by Kevin MacLeod from his album Classical Sampler. The tracks are being used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International and Attribution 3.0 Unported Licenses respectively. I cannot thank Free Music Archive, Haunted Me, or Mr. MacLeod  enough for providing such great music free to the masses.

Apr 22, 2017

Practice heroism in the steam room of a gym.

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Thank you for listening to “A Quick Steam.”  The backing tracks enhancing this story were both taken from the Free Music Archive.  The first track is by Blue Dot Sessions and is called “Chopin – Mazurka Op50No3” and comes from the album The Mazurka.   It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.  The second track is by Josh Woodward and is called “Worlds Fall Apart (Instrumental Version)” and comes from his album Addressed to the Stars. It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  Thank you to Free Music Archive and these two fantastic artists for sharing these pieces with the world.

Apr 22, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twenty-three of Prose.

 

This week, practice heroism in the steam room of a gym, witness Jesus Christ curse a man by resurrecting him, and bear witness to the execution of a witch.

If you’re thinking that this sounds a bit more normal for Prose, well, you guessed it correctly—we are back to our regular tales.  Thank you for enjoying the holiday special and allowing me that little deviation from our norm.  This isn’t our only treat though; Nicholas B. Morris joins Prose again for another short story this week.  We’ll hopefully continue to hear stories from Mr. Morris interspersed throughout our terrific tale traversing.  To toss out another thank you, I appreciate the kind words and advice offered as I continue to better my equipment and the recording processes.  You’re ears are not deceiving you. Prose continues to grow, both via equipment and my own knowledge.  Again, your patience and encouragement in that are greatly appreciated.

 

If you are enjoying the show, its deviations, and/or anything in between, or even if you are not, please to feel free to contact me through prosepodcast@gmail.com with anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by going to prosepodcast.com or following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

 

Additionally, as you are listening today, please consider going to  iTunes and leaving a rating and/or review for Prose.  These ratings and reviews help your friends and others find the podcast, and they ensure it can continue ever-forward.

 

Thank you for taking the time to listen to Prose.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

 

This week, we have “A Quick Steam,” “Lazarus, After the Miracle” by Nicholas B. Morris, and “The Omega.”

 

Enjoy!

Apr 14, 2017

Arguably the oldest account in the gospel regarding the Easter Story. 

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The backing track for this piece was taken from the Free Music Archive.  It is titled “The Magic of Bamboo” from the album Freedom by Siddhartha.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

Apr 14, 2017

Come see the Tussle on the Tiber, Jehovah versus Jupiter. 

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The backing track for this piece was taken from the Free Music Archive.  It is titled “Apache Force” from the album Future Shapes by Little Glass Men.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

Apr 3, 2017

Get to know why the old Frankish king matters to Christendom.  

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The backing track for this piece was taken from the Free Music Archive.  It is titled “Moon Shadow” from the album The Jewel and Me by Little Glass Men.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

Apr 3, 2017

Come meet Tiglath-Pilessar III, a fab man from Assyria.  

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The backing track for this piece was taken from the Free Music Archive.  It is titled “The Magic Bullet” from the album The Jewel and Me by Little Glass Men.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

Apr 3, 2017

Hello and welcome to episode twenty-two of Prose.

 

This week’s episode, like last week’s,  is quite a bit different than your average episode of Prose.  The first three parts of the episode are entries in a mini-series called “Easter Loves History” that was a part of another series of mine called Thumbnail History.  So, yes, it’s yet another deviation from our norm, and, yes, I am, yet again, hoping you’ll be up for the ride once more.

 

If you are enjoying the show, its deviations, and/or anything in between, or even if you are not, please to feel free to contact me through prosepodcast@gmail.com with anything you might want to say, be it praise, critique, advice, or simply saying hello.  You can also keep up with or communicate with the podcast by following Prose on Twitter through @prosepodcast or on Facebook under the same handle, though Twitter is the far more active of the two.

 

Lastly, it would not be an introduction if I did not tell you to head over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or the podcast-catcher of your choice and leave a rating and/or review for Prose.  Let’s see some reviews and ratings come rolling in.

 

Thank you for taking the time to listen to Prose.  Let’s get to the pieces, shall we?

 

This week, we have “ Easter Loves History: Tiglath-Pilessar III,” “Easter Loves History: Charlemagne,” “Easter Loves History: The Battle of the Milvian Bridge,” and the traditional Biblical Easter Story.  Happy Easter.

 

Enjoy!

 

Apr 3, 2017

In "Easter Loves History Preview: St. Ambrose and the Assyrian Empire," enjoy a brief history lesson that will serve as in an introduction to next week's Easter-themed history snippets. 

Apr 3, 2017

Doesn't everyone love being over-dramatic with a poet?

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The backing track for this piece was taken from the Free Music Archive.  It is titled “Three Kites Circling” from the album Cormorant EP by Axletree.  It is being used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  

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