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Originally, this was going to be the final episode of my presentation of "Birth of a Sidekick." But now . . . it's not.

Music by Kevin McLeod, of Incompetech.  Special thanks to Gino Moretto for the logo, which is only 612 times better than what I came up with myself.

Direct download: RishOutcast16birthOfASidekick3.mp3
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Once, Big and Rish both read J.K. Rowling's non-Potter books at the same time. And once, they talked about it. And talked. And talked.

The end.

Direct download: That_Gets_My_Goat_149.mp3
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Continuing the story from last time, here is my long(er) form experiment in action.

*If you'd like to purchase the story, the ebook can be found at, and the audiobook is at or

Direct download: RishOutcast15birthOfASidekick2.mp3
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The Chromatic Knights are out destroying vampires, which means that the clean up crew will have some work to do. The Blue Knight does a lot of good, but he really ought to give a thought or two to the little guy.

I'm a trombone, you're a clarinet. Afterward, Rish and Big talk janitor work, Little Caesars, and wait...why is that light blinking? What does that blinking light mean?

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing today's story as well as providing the episode art, and to Renee Chambliss and Julie Hoverson for lending their voices to the tale.

Direct download: Dunesteef_166_Clean_Up_by_Josh_Roseman.mp3
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So, Big recently caught up with ABC/Disney/Marvel's "Agents of SHIELD" series, and was keen to talk to Rish about it, who had watched them when they aired. They discuss (and spoil) the first season (and a couple season two episodes) of the show.

Skye in the red dress.

Direct download: That_Gets_My_Goat_148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

So, I'm going to try something a little different here. I'm going to run my somewhat-lengthy story "Birth of a Sidekick" on the Rish Outcast, breaking it up into sections.* If people enjoy that, I'll do it again, if I ever find the ambition.

I'll try to put out these episodes in a more rigid schedule, and see if I can't get the tale told in a timely manner.

*If you would care to purchase the story, the ebook can be found at and the audiobook is at and

Direct download: RishOutcast14birthOfASidekick1.mp3
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So, how did everything go this month with the goals I'd set for myself? How is my five year plan coming along? Listen in and find out.

Direct download: Anklecast020.mp3
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