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By Chaunce Stanton
This is the variety show for creative types hosted by fiction author Chaunce Stanton. Offbeat humor and satire, serious contemplation, and one-star book reviews - and oh-so-much-more. Boxflap is about exploring creativity and inspiring others to share their creativity and talents with the world.
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S2 e2 Love Connections with Jane Austen, Candy Hearts, and Underground Bunkers


S2 e2 Love Connections with Jane Austen, Candy Hearts, and Underground Bunkers


The Mullet Episode: Business in the Front, Party In the Back
We start off with tip #3 to help you get your novel-writing unstuck on the business end of the mullet - and then be party in the back end of the episode with a wild Minnesota road trip story involving a 60-foot statue, a drain hole, and a violated drive-through window.
July 17, 2021
1970s Cars and Freedom, Baby! Freedom!
Today's episode is decidedly a new direction for Boxflap! I reveal my first-ever car, declare an un-training manifesto for lions (or bold writers), and unveil the 1976 Ford Elite that makes you realize we are regressing as a society.
July 06, 2021
Bees! Book Coaching! The Cars!
One joke and 60,000 live bees.
May 23, 2021
Star Wars Car Wash & I Dream of Siri
In spring, young men's hearts turn to thoughts of love, but for the rest of us, thoughts of mash-ups abound! Author update, pitch session to important movie development producer, and the glory of the laugh track. 
May 09, 2021
Quick! Tell Me A Marsupial Joke!
In this quick-take episode, I lay down a heavy thought about creativity and I tell you a marsupial-themed joke - all in under five minutes. PRODUCTION NOTE: This was an on-the-fly recording, not with my cool new microphone, but I really wanted to get an episode out and appease the guilt monkey until I have more time to do a fully produced episode.
April 03, 2021
Dr. Suess in 1984
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3: Oh, boy is this a juicy episode! One-star reviews for George Orwell's 1984, a special work by the new Surgeon General, and the perfect solution for your friends who have a "face for radio". Oh, and Cardi B blows our minds! Literally!
March 07, 2021
S2 e2 Love Connections with Jane Austen, Candy Hearts, and Underground Bunkers
Brought to you by the noodle-of-the-month club. That's using your noodle! This is the most very-est Valentine's Day special ever!* In this episode you'll learn why The Cure had to change their name, and why we need to put the Valentines back in Valentine's Day! (Mostly because no one seemed too excited about celebrating VD day.) *Not when compared to most other shows.
January 30, 2021
S2 E1: Seven Goals of Highly Defective Solo Dancers
It's a new year. Time to set goals. Time plan what to eat once you get out of jail. Time to talk the world's second and/or third richest man on the planet. And what about babies? Shouldn't they have goals? Also, breaking news about my latest book release: Sea Monkeys. Now get cracking on that baby-making!
January 01, 2021
Episode 30: Double Blast of Christmas Pleasure!
Two - count them - TWO Christmas reads today:  Wilton the Whistle Pig Rides the Christmas Bus to Lily Pad Pond Mrs. Fezziwig's Complaint Also, some author news and a heart filled with holiday cheer. To quote ol' Fezziwig: Chirrup! Hilli-ho! Scrumwumpery and fiddle!
December 13, 2020
Episode 29: Terrified Orphans and Official Launch of Christmas Season
As soon as I press publish on the episode, the Christmas season officially begins. I hope you haven't decorated yet: that is not allowed. I will be checking. In this episode, you are treated to a rare moment when the world's greatest mind magician is persuaded to play Santa Claus at an orphanage. Let's just say the orphans were very surprised.
November 29, 2020
Episode 28 - Thanksgiving Seconds
Name another podcast that gives you Thanksgiving, pie, satire, serial killers, and poetry, I dare ya! I'll wait until you think of one. You can't, can you? This is another variety-laden episode with serious author reads, comedy, and poetic cuddles. Remember people - silica packets are not hot dog condiments! And thanks to T.A. Walker at the FREE WRITER podcast for the chat on her show, which you can find here.
November 22, 2020
Episode 27 - True Crime Turkey
What can I say? When life hands you a morning brainstorm, go for it! Sure, it might take all day, but solitude builds character, right? And it's not like I was trying to avoid sanding sheetrock today or anything. Heck no! This is a genuine Thanksgiving episode. It's got a turkey dinner and all the trimmings...including MURDER! Mwaahaahaaa! Think Off 3, a new fake sponsor, and the Worst of the Best Books looks at one-star reviews of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
November 15, 2020
Episode 26: CLICKBAIT
The Book Reader Wrecking Crew and I tag-teamed to perform a new funny story called Clickbait. But we also played some Think Off 3, and now you know how it's done! Direct all talent inquiries to 
November 08, 2020
Episode 25: Emergency Halloween Broadcast
This transmission is brought to you by the Beyond...Episode 25 is devoted to the audio version of the comedic (that means "funny") paranormal humor story called OUIJA BORED. It's my Halloween gift to the world! Take that, Mercury Retrograde!  Do you have friends? Do you even like them? You can share this episode or share just the audio version of Ouija Bored from my website at:
October 31, 2020
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 05, 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 06, 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 09, 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 02, 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 05, 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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