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An Author’s Dreams Podcast

An Author’s Dreams Podcast

By Jude Calvert-Toulmin

A collection of short stories from real dreams. I’m Jude Calvert-Toulmin, a best-selling author who’s just spent a year not getting my 7th novel out due to being flattened with Long Covid. This has given me some strange and disturbing dreams, which I’ve turned into short stories for this podcast. I transcribe the dreams as accurately as possible on waking up. It's all dreams. It's all real.

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• Episode transcripts: An Author's Dreams Medium
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Wild Risk
Wild Risk
The last episode in Season 1, a dream of escape from an encroaching army. An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium     If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review. Support the podcast by donating at Patreon     Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
05:44
June 23, 2021
Boiling Brains
Boiling Brains
A combination of a chicken and a cat reveals the inside of its head, whilst women in an office talk behind a screen... An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium       If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review. Support the podcast by donating at Patreon       Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
04:01
June 13, 2021
Waiting in the Dark
Waiting in the Dark
An annoying yummy mummy, a failed book launch and a deserted bus shelter.    An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium     If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review. Support the podcast by donating at Patreon     Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
04:35
June 06, 2021
Crushed
Crushed
A trip floating above a motorway pile-up to the packed streets of Soho. An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium   If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon   Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
04:52
May 31, 2021
Abandoned
Abandoned
A disturbing trip leading to an abandoned tent. An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium   If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon   Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
07:42
May 23, 2021
Cave by the Lake
Cave by the Lake
A journey to a cave floating in the air above Lake Como.  An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com and freesound.org/people/lonemonk/sounds/
08:46
May 20, 2021
I Dream of Podcasting
I Dream of Podcasting
A dream in which I’m in a Star Wars cantina with lighting the colour of dried blood, without any equipment, being interviewed for a podcast.  An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com and freesound.org/people/lonemonk/sounds/
05:14
May 20, 2021
Embroidered Footprints
Embroidered Footprints
A journey to check in on my friend's house in the middle of her house move.   An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com and https://soundeffects.fandom.com/wiki/Series_1000_Sound_Effects_Library
05:12
May 20, 2021
Mushroom Back Flips
Mushroom Back Flips
A hair-raising high speed journey in a self-driving raspberry faux-leather-upholstered limo ending up in the park by way of a grimy Leeds coach station…   An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium   If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com and https://mixkit.co/free-sound-effects/
04:27
May 04, 2021
Dark Depths
Dark Depths
How can a fence hold back a towering wall of water?  An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium   If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon.   Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com and https://mixkit.co/free-sound-effects/ And in my waking life I really do have an Etsy shop, Zom Studio where you can buy my resin jewellery :)
06:29
May 04, 2021
Gaudiesque
Gaudiesque
A trip through gaudiesque hotel corridors from which there is no escape, swimming pool ballerinas and a scene plucked straight out of  the film Marathon Man.   An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
06:36
May 03, 2021
Stealth
Stealth
I have to find somewhere without signal so that I can examine the phone and work out how to stop the calls in order to help Anne and give me some peace. It's going to require stealth, concentration and silence before I get to the deserted Italian restaurant and onto the buffet of chips...  An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon Royalty Free Music by:  audiohub.com   https://www.smartsound.com/sound-effects/ https://mixkit.co/free-sound-effects/ https://soundeffects.fandom.com/wiki/Series_1000_Sound_Effects_Library https://www.zapsplat.com/
06:17
May 03, 2021
Blondes
Blondes
A disturbing trip through blonde paranoia with a possibly happy ending. Or is it?   An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium   If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon   Royalty Free Music by http://audiohub.com and https://mixkit.co/free-sound-effects/
03:49
May 03, 2021
True Crime in Bangkok
True Crime in Bangkok
An eerie yet beautiful remote hover over a True Crime in Thailand, in which Paul Holes of The Murder Squad podcast makes an appearance.   An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium   If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon   Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
04:29
May 03, 2021
After Covid
After Covid
A dream in which I navigate a battle-strewn town centre to reach the pub and my friends and end up in a Victorian feature film.  An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium   If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon   Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
04:49
May 03, 2021
Baby Hermes
Baby Hermes
A supernatural dream in which I visit a young writer embarking on her first novel. The writer is myself.    An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium   If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon   Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
03:42
May 03, 2021
The Gold Dream
The Gold Dream
This dream, featuring myself, one of the protagonists of my novel The Gold - Bruce Robinson (Withnail & I creator) and my husband and editor - Brian Trevelyan, plus an unnamed shadowed man, is just one of many disturbing dreams I’ve been having about my journey working on the book over the past 8 years.    An Author’s Dreams are all transcribed as soon as I wake up, as accurately as possible, with one golden rule. The waking me is not allowed to embellish any details. It’s all dreams. It’s all real. Join us on Instagram @authorsdreamspod Read transcripts of each episode at Medium   If you love the podcast, click message to send me a quick voice note review Support the podcast by donating at Patreon   Royalty Free Music by audiohub.com
03:38
May 02, 2021