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

To tread water while Big edits the next Broken Mirror episode, we've decided to drop another non-story show here, to have something in time for Christmas.  In this show, Rish and Big present their long-overdue thoughts about "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One."
Warning: If you're not a fan of Big and Rish's banter and post-story conversations, run screaming from this episode.  Also, profanity, poor jokes, and talk of splinching abound in this one.

Direct download: Dunesteef_Special__Harry_Potter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

A demon hunter is missing.  Now Dax is assigned to find her, and destroy the shape shifter she was after.  This time, he might be in for more than he can handle.

Also, Big and Rish talk about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie reboot, and some advice that Tobias Buckell passed on to beginning writers.

Special thanks to Juliet Bowler, Rich Girardi, and Lizanne Herd for lending their voices to today's episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_89_Dax_Plays_Faire_by_Void_Munashii.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

The Dunesteef is proud to bring you the first of the Broken Mirror Story Event finalists, "Cinezas and the Ash King."  The time to choose a new king and queen has come.  One will be made ruler of the land...and the other will die.
Also, Big talks about difficulty pronouncing names in Fantasy, and Rish talks about sacrificing children in the name of religion.  Rish wonders if Big would kill his own child if he had to.  Would you?
WARNING: this episode touches on religious and political themes in a way that may offend listeners sensitive to such subjects.  Listen to the post-story commentary at your own risk.

Special thanks to R.E. Chambliss for producing today's story and to Rhonda Carpenter, Emerian Rich, and Kenn Crawford for lending their voices to today's episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_88_BMSE-Cenizas_And_The_Ash_King_by_Lizanne_Herd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27am EDT

Instead of your normal Dunesteef this week, we bring you a special episode of "That Gets My Goat," Big and Rish's secondary podcast.  After an explanation and a question for the audience, Rish complains about the trailer for an upcoming Liam Neeson movie, then complains about movies in general.

Direct download: Dunesteef_88_Special_That_Gets_My_Goat_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21am EDT

Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls.  It's a bonus episode for the holiday season!

A father is awakened by the frightened cries of his child. Will he allay the boy's fears and get a little sleep?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the failed initial intention of this story, and give a sort of state of the podcast address. If you're good, there will be no singing.

Oh, and by the way, it's coming down to the wire.  Finish up those OSSE Stories.  We can't wait to see them.

Special thanks to Jason Kivela for today's episode art.

Direct download: Dunesteef_87_Sleepless_Afternoon_by_Rish_Outfield.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

Mike Stone (who hates 3-D even more than we do) brings us “The Devil’s Fauna.” When Edward Dempster-Smythe goes out hunting, he discovers that on this particular day, he is not quite as high up on the food chain as he imagined.

Big and Rish talk a bit about the fear of losing control of one’s free will and/or body. They’re pretty silly this episode, so be warned.

And don’t forget, where stalks the Reaper, there follows the corby.

Also, the October Scary Story Event is going on now. There’s still time to at least write a flash story.

Special thanks to Barry Northern and R.E. Chambliss for lending their voices to today’s story.

Direct download: Dunesteef_86_The_Devils_Fauna_by_Michael_Stone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

In a prequel to CHEMO: The Town Of Golden Woods, there's been a riot at the prison, but it's not like any riot you've ever seen before.  It's Agent Joseph's first mission with CHEMO and his team of rookies will be tested to its limits.

Also Big and Rish talk about different kinds of zombies, experiences with the military, and we get the return of one of your favorite features of yesteryear.  Don't miss it!

Don't forget that the October Scary Story Event is going on now.  You really ought to get started.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing this week's episode, and to Lizanne Herd, Nicole Suddeth, Ray Saltrelli, Bryan Lincoln and Buchis and Ghomis of the A.I.E. Raid Wrapup podcast for lending their voices to today's story.

Direct download: Dunesteef_85_CHEMO_The_Condemned_by_JM_Perkins.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26am EDT

When a father makes up a ghost story to scare his child out of the bad habit of tattling, something strange happens.  How much can belief alter reality?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the power of belief, both positive and negative.  But mostly negative.  Also, Rish tells the story of his uncle's new house . . . a house with a history.
Please keep in mind that the October Scary Story Event is in full swing your partner.  It's not too late to think about someday starting!

Special thanks to Juliet Bowler and Rich Girardi for lending their voices to today's story.

Direct download: Dunesteef_84_Tattletale_by_Christopher_Fisher.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

The Hard Years are over.  When the army comes to town and reestablishes civilization, Corey is left wondering where he fits in the new world, and what his town's survival might cost.
Afterward, Big and Rish talk a bit about the end of the world, and the kinds of stories that can be told about it.  Plus, Big Anklevich compares dieting to a nuclear holocaust.

Special thanks to Josh Roseman, Juliet Bowler, and Rich Girardi for lending their voices to today's story.

Direct download: Dunesteef_83_After_We_Got_Back_The_Lights_by_Eric_Del_Carlo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

When a little boy goes missing in rural Missouri, a low-level newspaper reporter heads to the woods to cover the story.  But there's more going on than he bargained for, and this isn't the first child to disappear in that area.
Also, Rish and Big talk about fear of the unknown, sound effects, and leaving things to the imagination.

Special thanks to Josh Roseman, Julie Hoverson, Lizanne Herd, Juliet Bowler, and Rich Girardi for lending their voices to today's story.

Direct download: Dunesteef_82_Lost_Boy_Of_The_Ozarks_by_Steve_Friedman.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT