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A Podcast Dreadful

Chicago literary mastermind Jason Pettus has come up with a new twist on his annual fall anthology at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. This year, it's a free 12-part serialized audiobook called CCLaP's Podcast Dreadful. Jason explains:
Entitled "CCLaP's Podcast Dreadful," the series has been designed in the fashion of an old Victorian "penny dreadful" publication, including cliffhangers at the end of each chapter and a dark, weird tone throughout. Hosted by Christopher Sullivan and featuring brand-new pieces by Kate Cullan, Jason Fisk, Kevin Haworth, Jacob Knabb, Keith McCleary and Sophia G. Starmack, John Reed, Jason Riley, Jim Ruland, Davis Schneiderman, Ben Tanzer and Karl Wolff, as well as new music by Ken Kase written specifically for this project, it is sure to be just the right ticket for a cold, scary autumn night.
The first installment should be available online at the above link sometime today, so definitely check it out. Jason also mentions that the fourth installment will be recorded in front of a live audience at Quimby's on September 21st, which will certainly be a unique experience. (I can't help imagining the studio scenes in Woody Allen's Radio Days, with the radio soap opera cast performing their latest melodrama.)

September 3, 2012 in Books | Permalink