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By David Szweduik
Lover of stories, keeper of tales, curator of lore.

Exploring the vast world of storytelling every Tuesday.

From original fiction to classic tales from the past, reviews from books to film, author interviews to discussions on creativity. There is something for everyone, every story lover, every storyteller, here at AIC Stories.
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AIC Stories 153 - Mystery Minnesota - S306 - Confessions

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AIC Stories 162 - The Nothing Equation from Yesterday's Sci-Fi Podcast
Even though I'm under the weather I wasn't about to leave you all with no story this week! Please welcome my good friend Adam, host of Yesterday's Sci-Fi Podcast, as he shares with us a tale of science fiction called 'The Nothing Equation'. My sincere thank you to Adam for allowing me to share this story here on AIC Stories with you all, please do go subscribe to Yesterday's Sci-Fi and while you're at it, give him a follow on Twitter as well! Yesterday's Sci-Fi Podcast Yesterday's Sci-Fi Twitter
22:45
January 18, 2022
AIC Stories 161 - Faded Words 41 - The Griffin And The Minor Canaan by Frank R Stockton
A tale of kindness overcoming the wicked ways of mankind, and the salvation that arrives in an unlikely form. Written by: Frank R Stockton Originally published in 1887 and then again in 1914 in the book Short Stories edited by L.A. Pittinger. Faded Words is an AIC Stories Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app.
39:42
January 11, 2022
AIC Stories 160 - Faded Words 40 - The Father by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
A short tale of a man and his son that is at once heartwarming and heartbreaking. Written by: Bjornstjerne Bjornson Originally published in 1860 and then again in 1914 in the book Short Stories edited by L.A. Pittinger. Faded Words is an AIC Stories Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer. Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app.
18:59
January 04, 2022
AIC Stories 159 - Mystery Minnesota - The Series Wrap Up - The Stories BEHIND the stories
This is it, the stories BEHIND the stories here at Mystery Minnesota! Now that the story of Mystery Minnesota is complete, I wanted to do a special "Series Wrap-Up" for all of you that have followed me on this journey! To do that, I've brought in a very special guest to help share the real stories that became the fuel for the fictional tales I've crafted for you over the course of the three season's of Mystery Minnesota! While the Mystery Minnesota series may be over, AIC Stories is not and will be back next week with an all new chapter! Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production. To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi.
35:03
December 28, 2021
AIC Stories 158 - Mystery Minnesota - S311 - Welcome to Mystery, Minnesota
Joannie tells the brothers how to find Mystery Minnesota and they set off on their final journey. What they find... well now, THAT'S they mystery! Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production. To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi.
35:51
December 21, 2021
AIC Stories 157 - Mystery Minnesota - S310 - A World Apart
Joannie finally explains just HOW she knew about the brother's quest to find Mystery Minnesota... and she may know how to find it again.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
18:57
December 14, 2021
AIC Stories 156 - Mystery Minnesota - S309 - Joannie Fossden
As the brothers edge closer to Mystery Minnesota the road leads through a mysterious woman named Joannie Fossden. A woman with a secret.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
25:31
December 07, 2021
AIC Stories 155 - Mystery Minnesota - S308 - Layers
One mystery leads to another and they layers deepen as we find out what happened to the Selfridge's.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
25:31
November 30, 2021
AIC Stories 154 - Mystery Minnesota - S307 - Creeping Death
With the air now clear between them, the brothers realize they never got the location of Walter's valley of cars. But when they contact Arnie to find out more... all hell breaks loose.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
25:25
November 23, 2021
AIC Stories 153 - Mystery Minnesota - S306 - Confessions
After a heated exit from the Selfridge's, the brothers find themselves staring down truths on the side of the road. Wrongs are acknowledged, confessions are made. Confessions that MIGHT rip things apart past repair.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
21:19
November 16, 2021
AIC Stories 152 - Mystery Minnesota - S305 - Scorched Earth
Arnie and Maggie finish their tale... a tale that grows stranger by the minute. But a tale with a lasting impact that's still being felt.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
23:35
November 09, 2021
AIC Stories 151 - Mystery Minnesota - S304 - Lake Life and UFO‘s
My brother and I settled in for a wild tale from the laid back Selfridge's. A tale of an encounter years past with a UFO may be more than it seemed.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
21:44
November 02, 2021
AIC Stories 150 - Story Club 003 - The Last Policeman by Ben H Winters
Welcome to the AIC Stories and the special monthly(ish) bonus episode for the AIC Stories "Story Club" roundtable chat in which I sit down with listeners and members of the AIC Stories Official Discord as we discuss the story that we chose to read/watch for that month. ----more---- This month we're chatting about the The Last Policeman by Ben H Winters.  Just a reminder, this episode discussion WILL include spoilers so if you don't want it spoiled for you, read the book first and then join us for the conversation when you're ready!  Join us for a great conversation about a wonderful story that brought us a lot of great ideas to think about and discuss further.  Subscribe and Listen anytime on the Official Website,  or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “AIC Stories”! Of course you can also find links to the Official Discord right at aicstories.com!    Music written and produced by David Szweduik
01:14:58
October 26, 2021
AIC Stories 149 - Mystery Minnesota - S303 - Meet The Selfridge‘s
With Walter telling us there was some other place out there, we had to follow up on his lead. It was time for a visit to the lake... to meet Maggie and Arnie Selfridge.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
22:01
October 19, 2021
AIC Stories 148 - Mystery Minnesota - S302 - Walter
We finally hear from someone named Walter and he shares HIS experience with what MIGHT be Mystery Minnesota. Could this be the clue needed to unlock the secrets of Mystery Minnesota? ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
24:19
October 12, 2021
AIC Stories 147 - Mystery Minnesota - S301 - The Hospital
In the aftermath of the attack that ended Season Two, theories start to form about just what happened in that frozen barn at Roger Pitzi's place. And a potential new lead surfaces.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
20:23
October 05, 2021
AIC Stories 146 - State of the Podcast - A time for Announcements!
There's a lot happening behind the scenes here at AIC Stories and I thought that before we kick off the rest of the year it'd be best to take a few minutes to let you guys know the plan!
14:26
September 28, 2021
AIC Stories 145 - Story Club 002 - Pig
Welcome to the AIC Stories and the special monthly(ish) bonus episode for the AIC Stories "Story Club" roundtable chat in which I sit down with listeners and members of the AIC Stories Official Discord as we discuss the story that we chose to read/watch for that month.  ----more---- This month we're chatting about the 2021 film, 'Pig', featuring Nicolas Cage.  Just a reminder, this episode discussion WILL include spoilers so if you don't want it spoiled for you, watch the film first and then join us for the conversation when you're ready!  Join us for a great conversation about a wonderful story that brought us a lot of great ideas to think about and discuss further.  Subscribe and Listen anytime on the Official Website,  or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “AIC Stories”! Of course you can also find links to the Official Discord right at aicstories.com!    Music written and produced by David Szweduik
01:08:38
September 21, 2021
AIC Stories 144 - Mystery Minnesota - S209 Season Two Wrap Up
With Season Two now also in the books, we have some more listener questions and a few small updates about what's coming for the next season! ----more---- In this episode, technically the FINAL episode of Season Two, I'm more of YOUR questions that you've sent regarding the second season of Mystery Minnesota.  We'll also take a brief look ahead to what Season Three has in store for us and where all of this is headed! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a look behind the curtain of the original fiction that IS... Mystery Minnesota. Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an Adventures in Creativity Production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
19:34
September 14, 2021
AIC Stories 143 - Faded Words 039 - The Doorway by Evelyn E Smith
A man may wish he'd married his first love and not really mean it. But an insincere wish may turn ugly in dimensions unknown. ----more---- Written by: Evelyn E. Smith Originally published in Fantastic Universe September 1955     Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.   Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app.    Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog   Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
20:16
September 07, 2021
AIC Stories 142 - Mystery Minnesota - S208 - Peppermint Darkness
This is it, the Season Two finale of Mystery Minnesota... and I hope you're ready for it! As Roger's story concludes a final dance with the otherworldly monster seems imminent and friends... well... not all stories have a happy ending.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
35:26
August 31, 2021
AIC Stories 141 - Faded Words 038 - The Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut Jr
If it was good enough for your grandfather, forget it ... it is much too good for anyone else! ----more---- Written by: Kurt Vonnegut Jr Originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction January 1954     Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.   Listen anytime on the Official Website, or in the podcast player of your choice by searching for “Faded Words”! Of course you can also find Faded Words, along with ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions by searching “AIC Stories” in your preferred podcast app.    Theme Music: Anoitecer (Nightfall) by Guifrog   Additional Music written and produced by David Szweduik
35:27
August 24, 2021
AIC Stories 140 - Mystery Minnesota - S207 - Jimmy Pitzi
Roger and Jimmy have one last confrontation with the monster known as Peppermint that seals the fate of not only Jimmy... but Roger as well.  ----more---- Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an AIC Stories production.  To find out more visit aicpod.com You can follow us @aicstories across almost all social media if you want to chat about the stories or just reach out and say hi. 
28:22
August 17, 2021