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Episodes of The Strange Recital

Short stories, tall ideas.....mythic to modern, grim to whimsical.

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Audio Engineering by Tom Newton.

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Episodes of The Strange Recital

Short stories, tall ideas.....mythic to modern, grim to whimsical.

Your comments are welcome, via our Contact page, or  iTunesStitcherSoundcloudGoogle Play MusicFacebookTuneIn, YouTube and iHeart Radio.

Sound Design by Brent Robison and Tom Newton.

Audio Engineering by Tom Newton.

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Ferret Love

Released on January 14th 2018

Episode 18011

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"It was last spring, early, when I fell in love with the ferret woman. The first beautiful day, exquisite whirlybird of a sunny blue day, and I’m in the park, lying on the lawn."

 

Where does obsession come from? Why do people have pet ferrets? And shouldn't somebody warn the boyfriend?

"It was last spring, early, when I fell in love with the ferret woman. The first beautiful day, exquisite whirlybird of a sunny blue day, and I’m in the park, lying on the lawn."
 
Where does obsession come from? Why do people have pet ferrets? And shouldn't somebody warn the boyfriend?

Narrated by Ian Caskey.

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Antifoni

Released on December 27th 2017

Episode 17122

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"Stuva Grundlig stood on a bluff overlooking the sea. This was a sign, this winking moon. Tomorrow they would go...."
 
The need for quality may call for heroic measures. What would you do if your home couldn't weather the rain?

"Stuva Grundlig stood on a bluff overlooking the sea. This was a sign, this winking moon. Tomorrow they would go...."
 
The need for quality may call for heroic measures. What would you do if your home couldn't weather the rain?

Narrated by Tom Newton.

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Atlantic City

Released on December 10th 2017

Episode 17121

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"The interior of the Goldmine Casino was a realm all its own, row after row of slot machines bracing the floor, a steady current of beeps and buzzes, flashing lights...."
 
Some realities seem entirely unreal... whatever that means. And some of us like to flirt with disaster, driven by glittery dreams. Do you?

"The interior of the Goldmine Casino was a realm all its own, row after row of slot machines bracing the floor, a steady current of beeps and buzzes, flashing lights...."
 
Some realities seem entirely unreal... whatever that means. And some of us like to flirt with disaster, driven by glittery dreams. Do you?

Narrated by Richard Klin.

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The Equalizer

Released on November 26th 2017

Episode 17112

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"Following a Newtonian law of incarceration, the court officer clamped the cuffs on him with a force equal to his show of resistance...."
 
Two men meet in a jail cell... circumstance juxtaposed. What exactly is this thing called "chance" that separates one person's fate from another?

"Following a Newtonian law of incarceration, the court officer clamped the cuffs on him with a force equal to his show of resistance...."
 
Two men meet in a jail cell... circumstance juxtaposed. What exactly is this thing called "chance" that separates one person's fate from another?

Narrated by Tom Newton with Kevin Swanwick as Officer Joe Marchetti.

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Wild Roses

Released on November 12th 2017

Episode 17111

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"On the border between Millbrook and Pleasant Valley, just off Route 44, there’s a little patch of woods where my boyfriend hanged himself."

 

A visitor from the other side... real or hallucination? Should you heed their message? Yes or no, it's already written in the script.

"On the border between Millbrook and Pleasant Valley, just off Route 44, there’s a little patch of woods where my boyfriend hanged himself."
 
A visitor from the other side... real or hallucination? Should you heed their message? Yes or no, it's already written in the script.

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Partytime

Released on October 22nd 2017

Episode 17102

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"In an idle moment, I recently punched in the power button on my television set. Something curious happened..."

 

Is your TV a time machine? Can a wild party be entirely digital? In Woodstock, anything is possible.

"In an idle moment, I recently punched in the power button on my television set. Something curious happened..."

 

Is your TV a time machine? Can a wild party be entirely digital? In Woodstock, anything is possible.

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Seven Cries of Delight

Released on October 9th 2017

Episode 17101

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"Three horses cantered across the plain: a grey Arabian, a Palomino and a Roan. Their riders wore spacesuits.... but this was not the moon."

 

Books and old instruments. Extinct beasts. Can there be a wealth of detail but a paucity of meaning? Where is the border between sense and nonsense?

"Three horses cantered across the plain: a grey Arabian, a Palomino and a Roan. Their riders wore spacesuits.... but this was not the moon."

 

Books and old instruments. Extinct beasts. Can there be a wealth of detail but a paucity of meaning? Where is the border between sense and nonsense?

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The Road to Versailles

Released on September 24th 2017

Episode 17092

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"Giovambattista put his foot down on the accelerator as he left the crowded streets of Paris and headed southwest towards Versailles..."

 

Why is an 18th-century doctor driving a Jaguar? A deeper question: where is that space in which we meet those who are long dead?

"Giovambattista put his foot down on the accelerator as he left the crowded streets of Paris and headed southwest towards Versailles..."

 

Why is an 18th-century doctor driving a Jaguar? A deeper question: where is that space in which we meet those who are long dead?

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