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 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.

Drabblecast – Jackalope Wives   January 28th, 2015

Drabblecast, the podcast of weird fiction, ran Jackalope Wives  by Ursula Vernon. It’s a wonderful piece of dark fantasy in a southwestern milieu, which borrows from the myths of both skinwalkers and selkies, and likely other shapeshifting tales as well.

We shouldn’t always get what we think we want…

Cecil Pondsmythe is a platypus screenwriter, trying to land his first sale. When he gets a once in a lifetime opportunity, can he make it in Hollywood without selling out?

Note, the story is rated Mature/PG-13for some mentions of non-explicit sex, though everything happens off-camera.

Cecil Pondsmythe: Platypus Boy-Toy of Hollywood by Murphy Z

Read by Christopher Williams

Music cues by Infinity Squared

Download or listen to the episode here.