Catching up on listening to podcasts, I heard this gem tonight from Escape Pod, the science fiction audio magazine.

Bioluminescent Memory by Victorya Chase was featured in February’s 2nd Annual Artemis Rising run, a celebration of women and non-binary authors. The story is speculative fiction with character drama and shared comfort from past trauma. The cat in the tale is more of the magical variety than anthropomorphic, but is definitely worth the read and listen.

It was also really nice to hear Serah Eley return to the podcast to narrate this story. I appreciate all she did all those episodes ago to start up Escape Pod and their sister podcasts, and it was like having an old friend return for a visit.

The fantasy podcast PodCastle ran a nice story this week. In The Woods Behind My House by Nicolette Barischoff features a non-anthro fantasy animal. That mythical beast, along with the somber and sweet coming-of-age story around it, should be of interest to fans of Anthro Dreams.

The podcast has been on hiatus, and is most likely discontinued for good. It was a fun and fulfilling venture while it lasted, but with work and life, I had less and less time to work on it and my focus was elsewhere. It got to be like a chore and that’s when it was time to walk away.

Thank you for the authors and narrators who provided work for the podcast, and the fans who let us know the work was enjoyed. My hope is that this podcast may have inspired others in the fandom and someone else may decide to take up the torch for anthro/furry audio fiction.

So with the podcast discontinued, I cancelled the service on Libsyn as I was paying every month for a service I wasn’t using. Therefore the episodes are no longer available there, and the links to the episodes are broken. However, I have archived every episode in lower-bandwidth form in my gallery on FurAffinity, so the episodes can be found and downloaded/listened to there.

The Anthro Dreams podcast is on indefinite hiatus. I don’t have the time and focus to keep publising right now, but I’ll still be posting links of interest from time to time.

Tonight I found a neat audio story from writer Donald Jacob Uitvlugt who had a couple of stories here: AD 043 – Irula’s Apprentice and AD 051 – C. Moira’s Choice.

The Cast of Wonders podcast ran The Tale of the White Tiger. It doesn’t contain anthro characters, but it has similar themes to his other stories and is a neat tale of a space pirate following her own moral compass.

Austen Crowder, author of Bait and Switch, has a second book out, The Painted Cat, published by Fur Planet.

“Janet lives in two worlds.

In one world, she is Miss Perch, teacher at a small school deep in the corn grids, helping kids who are turning into cartoon find their way out of town.

In the other, she is Bunny Cat, and paints herself up to be the very same type of cartoon cat her small town has grown to hate.

The wall separating those two worlds is starting to break down. Between rekindling a relationship with an old college flame and discovering how much she loves being Bunny Cat her two worlds are starting to merge. Keeping up the appearances of two separate lives is bad enough, but when kids start getting sent away for turning toon she knows she can’t stand on the sideline any longer.

Two things are for sure: the two worlds won’t stay distinct for much longer, and Janet won’t come out unscathed.”