Scary Stories for Modern Minds

Scary Stories for Modern Minds

By Caroline Mincks
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Sure, demons and darkness can be scary, but what about the horrors we face on a daily basis? Scary Stories for Modern Minds tells thirteen terrifying tales of the mundane macabre.
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Sure, demons and darkness can be scary, but what about the horrors we face on a daily basis? Scary Stories for Modern Minds tells thirteen terrifying tales of the mundane macabre.

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The Thank-You Note
This is Scary Stories for Modern Minds. Episode 14: The Thank-You Note. Hey, y’all, it’s Caroline Mincks here. Just me. I’ve tucked away my Inexplicably English Narrator voice for the time being. I wanted to hop back on for a moment to thank everyone for their support of my very first foray into audio drama. Scary Stories for Modern Minds was so much fun to create and share, and I am eternally grateful to everyone who told me that I could and should do it when I wasn’t feeling sure of myself. Thank you to everyone who supported me and answered my questions, thank you to everyone who listened and shared the show, and thank you to all the new friends I have made since dipping my toe in the pool that is podcasting. We have an amazing community, and I am deeply thankful to everyone for welcoming me so warmly. I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween Month. Whatever you celebrate next - or not - I wish you a restful, happy, and peaceful holiday season. Take good care of yourselves and each other. Thanks again, everyone.
01:38
November 2, 2019
Tit for Tat
When it comes to supporting your chest, you shouldn't settle for less than the best.  Bras. We all love to hate them. What's worse than a bra? Shopping for one.  Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Upa2WgOBEzQ-HBjesoYp90mBxttpC974diZu1amIXgQ/edit?usp=sharing
07:02
November 2, 2019
Apply Yourself
We said you're hunting for employment. We said nothing about enjoyment.  You know those personality questionnaires on job applications? Yeah, what's that about?  Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZKewjkIrsK62tuMgCb7x6pQdHe_34UH9RGkMjZdt40I/edit?usp=sharing
05:59
November 2, 2019
Dot Dot Dot
You text and text, and then you wait. Are they careless? Is it bait?  In a world fueled by instant gratification, a delayed text can be truly horrifying.  Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gRfqaZ5rpooZqGlRPF7qrN_dO9_xcaZVtwWvABobqIA/edit?usp=sharing
06:03
November 2, 2019
Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Gram
Be careful how you use that "like" - it may turn into your first strike. It's hard to resist the temptation to do a deep dive into someone's social media - but tread lightly! Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/103HRsfTGbxLCFKVY25x0NjRboU4lI1MjyutTPvvOqos/edit?usp=sharing
08:02
November 1, 2019
Autopilot
Have you ever tried to be polite, but it simply wouldn't come out right?  When our brains and our mouths don't sync up properly, it can lead to some truly horrifying consequences.  Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RLFiIqZ8T7OhzfRvxU60bnLfceS_ICj8A6NnmGvyDPk/edit?usp=sharing
05:09
November 1, 2019
Retirement and Expirement
89 years of work and no play - it's death before we miss payday.  Travel to the future to get a glimpse into the working world a few decades from now. Pretty grim.  Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vvhTHN2gaO4WDziWlcqQsa_d1Gy75Og3Pt8wvDymLD0/edit?usp=sharing
06:54
November 1, 2019
HONK if You Love Learning
If you want a moment's peace, never put your trust in geese.  The idea of learning a new language is enticing...but is it worth the risk?  Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gIJJiGNxlHUiIBzccoi6iHw87cmY_OxbQLguR4T__Hk/edit?usp=sharing
06:41
November 1, 2019
Let's Go Over it Again
Your every failure and defeat, amplified and on repeat.  If only we could lock away that little voice in our heads that seems determined to replay our worst moments... Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17Puh2iks93Yt1KrQ7nGSo1WlDsqEv_c7MED9Rw7TC7Q/edit?usp=sharing
06:02
November 1, 2019
Headgroans
A playlist or podcast can be a balm for a person desperate for some calm.  We all have our favorites, our go-to listening for our free time...isn't it nice to have a moment's peace? Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RfZcy3A6RIJ6zyqmxRuHwu7-ud2EDNQyqClFiJBITuQ/edit?usp=sharing
06:02
November 1, 2019
Electernal
With everything political, one must be a bit critical.  The cycle of campaigning and elections seems to be never-ending, doesn't it? What if we dialed that up to eleven? Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-aCRiVNoPZ2rRuHC17DSEcCR9iCSm7A2mjoPmmcOz3s/edit?usp=sharing
05:36
November 1, 2019
A Brewed Awakening
Without a morning jolt, we'll surely all revolt.  The world awakens to find that every trace of coffee has vanished - but how? And why?  Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mJ5B-RXs_v2DDd40ma7uX_K200m6QMKiz7_oi4KonCY/edit?usp=sharing
05:09
November 1, 2019
No Problem
One's attempt to be polite is seen by others as a slight.  When a generation adopts a new way of speaking, one thing is for sure - poor communication kills.  Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wjYAxYFgjlJ-PXJWq4QrrPlQWSL-vmWysFbDtnD_ZgQ/edit?usp=sharing
05:36
November 1, 2019
Principal Balance
Are you haunted by the threat of your looming student debt?  It's time for someone to start paying back those loans...but what happens when they get entirely out of control?  Transcript and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/198S7ys72d122JLaAUvee_b0wfqFmBpO8t8TnqFf_2MA/edit?usp=sharing
09:24
November 1, 2019
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