The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres

"Time to feed the toilet monster."

He has a different kind of monster than most, and he can't shake it. He sees it every day of his life. Is there no way he can defeat it? Find out in "My Porcelain Monster" by Eric Dean.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the difficulties and the triumphs of taking something not generally considered scary, and making it so.

Direct download: Dunesteef_191_My_Porcelain_Monster_by_Eric_Dean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Jacob was working at his record store when the bell over the door tinkled, and he looked up to see his old friend Justin come in to look at the albums. Funny thing, though, his old friend Justin died two years ago...

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the Mandela affect, as well as...gasp...Patreon. Looks like they're asking for listener feedback on the subject.

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing the story, and to Renee Chambliss for lending her voice to the story, as well as Gino Moretto for providing the art.

Direct download: Dunesteef_190_The_Tenth_Album_by_BD_Anklevich.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53am EDT

Hey, it's another edition of the Rish Outfield barbecue sketch. If you enjoy people standing around a barbecue, listening to Travis Tritt, and trying to one up each other on any subject that happens to come up, with a little Rish Outfield sauce put right on top, then this episode is for you...you sick bastard.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss and Adam Gifford for lending their voices to the production.

Direct download: Dunesteef_189_Ah_Shenanigans_by_Rish-_Outfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01am EDT

"No one knew who the present was from; there was no name written on the box."

Amazingly, we bring you the second installment of our Broken Mirror Holiday Spectacular (or Episode, depending on how well it goes over), with stories based on that premise.  This time, we present "The Box" by Gino Moretto, "The Holiday Trip: Guest-Starring Captain America and Bucky" by Rish Outfield, and "A Christmas Wish" by B.D. Anklevich.  And don't forget, Christopher Walken is always watching.

Direct download: Dunesteef_188_Holiday_Episode_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

It's the first half of the 2016 Dunesteef holiday spectacular! It's a massive episode with contributions from Michael Grey, Josh Roseman, Nathan Ahlgrim, Marshal Latham, Bria Burton, Michael O'Haegher, and...Aspiration Realized (not his real name!). It's a jampacked show! Hope you love it!

Direct download: Dunesteef_187_Holiday_Episode_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

The holiday season is upon us, and Rish and Big are planning some sort of holiday spectacular...which is bound to be a spectacular failure, but you know, this is the Dunesteef after all...anyway, they are offering the listeners an opportunity to join in the fun. Take a listen to this to find out how.

Direct download: Dunesteef_Holiday_Episode_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

In the tradition of those "Ghost Hunters" shows and possibly BLAIR WITCH, we bring you "The Dune Steef Project."  Rish and Big brave a visit to his uncle's purportedly-haunted house to spend a couple of hours podcasting and seeing what might go bump in the night.  Will they uncover evidence of an actual supernatural presence, or will this end up being, well, like those "Ghost Hunters" shows and BLAIR WITCH?

Happy Halloween!

Special thanks to Chris and Tena Kolakowski for music and other assistance with today's episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_186_Dune_Steef_Project.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

Three girls, with rhyming names, from a small town in Montana, are celebrating the final day of summer vacation when they witness something amazing. You'll never guess what is waiting for them over the next rise.

Afterward, in an episode that was recorded on the day that David Bowie passed away last January, Big and Rish talk about Bowie's legacy, victories, value, and also Bruce Springsteen.

Special thanks to Jonathan Wilson for producing today's story, and to Renee Chambliss, Abigail Hilton, Tena Kolokowski, and Wendy Repchin for lending their voice to the episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_185_Chloey_Joey_Zoey_and_David_Bowie_by_BD_Anklevich.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

When the zombie apocalypse arrived, we weren't prepared. We fought amongst ourselves. We did everything wrong. Now, breathers are a minority to the zees. We run and hide constantly from the shambling hordes, as they are driven onward by their never-ending hunger for warm, living flesh. That's why they do it, right?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk...well, zombies of course. Then they hit two things that they forgot to include in the last episode. Sorry about that guys, we meant to do them, but when we lost our first recording, we became scatterbrained.

Direct download: Dunesteef_184_I_Zombie_by_Christopher_Munroe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05am EDT

A while back, Big's child displayed an irrational fear of bees, causing concern, irritation, and sleeplessness.  But something positive has come out of it . . . an all-new episode of the Dunesteef.  Join Big, Rish, and a friendly policeman as we hear various takes on the idea, from listeners Andrew O'Dell, Gino Moretto, Sam, Bria Burton, Andy Dillbeck, Cameron, Nobilis Reed, and Rish Outfield.  Yes, the Bee Episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_183_Not_The_Bees_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55am EDT