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By Chaunce Stanton
Calling all creative types! This is the variety show for the deranged, and those aspiring to be deranged. Humor, interviews, and inspiration, all in one convenient podcast tablet.
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Episode 20 - Freedom, Creativity, and Grape Soda


Episode 20 - Freedom, Creativity, and Grape Soda


Episode 24: Halloween Gone Wild!
Turn down the lights and unbuckle your spacesuit! We've got calls from the beyond and terrifying book reviews on this first-ever Halloween edition of Boxflap.
October 25, 2020
Episode 23: Grandpa's On the Run, Little Orphan Annie Mashup, and Book Signings
This episode was a blast. I started putting it together, feeling pretty low energy, but then the creativity just started flowing. Guaranteed to make 2 out of 3 people chuckle - assuming you're standing next to a couple of idiots.
October 19, 2020
Episode 22: Tub Darts, Worst Best Books, and a Norwegian Beardo
Another fun one! Seriously - before you start listening to this episode, just try to guess what's going to happen. Go ahead - write it down. Then listen to the episode. How close were you? If you guessed Think Off 3, an author reading, and an author update, then yes, those are in there. Get thee over to and sign up for my newsletter so you can get that funny paranormal short humor piece for Halloween...if you date! Mwahahahaa!
October 11, 2020
Episode 21 - Houdini, Wieners, and Crooks
You get it all in this episode - a dramatic author reading, a new wiener-related sponsor, and the history of the phrase "crook of the tree". Yes, you should be worried.
October 5, 2020
Episode 20 - Freedom, Creativity, and Grape Soda
T.A. Walker from the Free Writer podcast joins Chaunce Stanton for a lively discussion, and the world's FIRST EVER live round of Think Off 3 (on a podcast).
September 28, 2020
Episode 19 - Dreams, Parades, and Ed Asner
How a literal dream brought even more balloons and Ed Asner to Spring Grove, Minnesota thanks to Katie O'Regan.
September 14, 2020
Episode 18 - Can You Dig It?
Digging artifacts from Annandale to Alexandria, Minnesota, and a strange encounter at the Runestone Museum.
September 6, 2020
Episode 17 - Alien Encounters of the Covid Kind
Today's show hopefully will not be ceased-and-desisted or abducted.
August 30, 2020
Episode 16 - Booted Outta Bible College!
This week we meet TA Walker, host of the Free Writer podcast. Also, air sacks!Some unnamed author tries to convince you to buy his books.
August 23, 2020
Episode 15 - Tub Writing and the Shamwow Snuggie
This episode is a perfect storm of humor, history, and the latest in cleaning product technology.
August 16, 2020
Episode 14 The One Mashup To Rule Them All!
Mashup, literacy, and the alarming spike in the illegal blackberry jam trade.
August 9, 2020
Episode 13: Emergency! Family Preparedness
Reading a funny short story - well, it's funny to me. Also I show my work from last week's Think Off 3 challenge.
August 2, 2020
Episode 12 - Nicknames and Fishing Lures
New sponsor for this episode. Met them on the set of The Norwegian Pontoon Mafia. Also, what's in a nickname? My nickname and how I chose the name for the young hero of my novel, Grave of Songs.
July 26, 2020
Episode 11 - Christmas in July and Stinky Poems
Throw a yule hot dog on the grill for some Think Off 3, refined poetry, and the classic Christmas story of elf versus elf in I, Elf.
July 12, 2020
Episode 10: Bunnies, Chickens, and the Nix List
In addition to getting on our Think Off 3 groove, we contemplate fluffy mortality and hear the opening to children's book, Bunny Waves A Flag.
July 5, 2020
EPISODE 009 - Garlic, JFK Alternate Conspiracy, and The Munching Tree
Biggest episode yet with 2.5 submissions for the Think Off 3 challenge. I knew it was ichthyologist all along, people!
June 25, 2020
008 - Introverts and Singing Fish!
In which I call for all creative types to share their snippets and scraps - and Think Off 3 responses, of course! Poem - Upon The Origin of What Really Matters, by Joseph Langland.
June 14, 2020
Sharks, Songs, and Street Signs
In episode 007, we hear a song from the box and my unreasonable fear. Plus another round of Think Off 3.
May 31, 2020
Episode 006: Mothers, Fathers, and Aliens
A serious share from the box, but new, fun categories announced for the Think Off 3 challenge! Plus, news on Alien Encounters of the Covid Kind.
May 24, 2020
Episode 005: Games!
A darkly fun poem from The Box, and a description of Think Off 3, the brainstorming, non-competitive game.
May 16, 2020
Blacksmithing & Alchemy
A story sketch about a man's search for the Elixir of Life. A child tour guide. And blacksmithing.
May 11, 2020
Spooky Places and Happy Synchronicities
A trip to the Costwolds in England turns dark for a young American couple. Plus the synchronicity of my bachelor party.
May 10, 2020
Little Floating People
A short story about little floating people and a discussion about flying dreams.
May 10, 2020
Episode 001: Emergency Family Preparedness and On Being Left-handed
This episode dusts off the start of a short story about a family that overreact to a piece of mail. Also a discussion of handedness.
May 10, 2020
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May 10, 2020