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Deep Overstock Fiction Podcast

Deep Overstock Fiction Podcast

By Deep Overstock Fiction Podcast
Every week our hosts Z.B. Wagman and Michael Santiago invite authors featured in the Deep Overstock Fiction Journal to read and discuss the work of a different author.
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Shakespeare Ep. 4: Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4 Scene 1
Players in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Act 4 Scene 1: Z.B. Wagman (Benedick), Robert Eversmann (Beatrice), directed by Z.B. Wagman and produced by Robert Eversmann. Lead-in music: “November” by Ben Sound Opening and closing theme music is "Hopeless Waltz" by Alena Smirnova
06:13
October 21, 2021
Shakespeare Ep. 3: Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1
Players in Shakespeare's Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1: Phoenix (Hamlet), Robert Eversmann (Ophelia), Michael Santiago (King Claudius), Phoenix (Lord Polonius), directed by Z.B. Wagman and produced by Robert Eversmann. Lead-in music: “Ofelia’s Dream” by Ben Sound Opening and closing theme music is "Hopeless Waltz" by Alena Smirnova
12:07
October 17, 2021
Shakespeare Ep. 2: Romeo and Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2
Players in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2: Michael Santiago (Romeo), Phoenix (Juliet), directed by Z.B. Wagman and produced by Robert Eversmann. Sound Effects by Inspector J and others from Freesound.org Lead-in music: "Sexy" by Ben Sound Opening and closing theme music is "Hopeless Waltz" by Alena Smirnova
15:54
October 12, 2021
Shakespeare Ep. 1: Macbeth, Act 4 Scene 1
Players in Shakespeare's Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1: Phoenix (Macbeth), Z.B. Wagman (Lennox), Michael Santiago (Witch 1), Ryan Sprinkle (Witch 2), Robert Eversmann (Witch 3), directed by Z.B. Wagman and produced by Robert Eversmann. Sound Effects by Inspector J and others from Freesound.org Opening and closing theme music is "Hopeless Waltz" by Alena Smirnova
11:53
October 10, 2021
Magic Ep. 3 - The Prestige, feat. Shireen Arora, Lynette Esposito, Ryan Shane Lopez, Walter Moon and Michael Santiago
Celebrating the release of DO Issue 14: Magic, this episode features “Synchrony” by Walter Moon, “That Shallow, Musty Grey, Almost Stagnant Creek” by Shireen Arora, “Marco Believed in Magic” by Lynette Esposito, “Five Seed Swindle” by Ryan Shane Lopez and “Beyond the Velvet” by Michael Santiago. This episode is hosted by Michael Santiago.
42:20
October 5, 2021
Magic Ep. 2 - The Turn, feat. Kummam Al-Maadeed, John Delaney, Kate Falvey, and Timothy Arliss O’Brien
Celebrating the release of DO Issue 14: Magic, this episode features “The Magic of Living” by John Delaney, “The Woolgatherers” by Kate Falvey, “Lessons in Technical Magic” by Timothy Arliss O’Brien and “Awaken” by Kummam Al-Maadeed. This episode is hosted by Z.B. Wagman.
15:26
October 3, 2021
Magic Ep. 1 - The Pledge, feat. Kate Falvey, K.B. Thomas, Hibah Shabkhez, Nicholas Yandell and Bogdan Groza
Celebrating the release of DO Issue 14: MAGIC, this episode features "Green Ghost Remembers" by Kate Falvey, "Grey Hair" by "Hibah Shabkhez," "Recipe for Disaster" by Bogdan Groza, "Wrestling with Magic" by Nicholas Yandell and "Surprising Things" by K.B. Thomas. This episode is hosted by Michael Santiago.
22:16
September 25, 2021
DO Editors Discuss Issue 15: Shakespeare BONUS
DO Editors Michael Santiago and Z.B. Wagman discuss DO Issue 15: Shakespeare. This episode is a great dive into Shakespearean language and plot. Listen if you want to know what our editors are hoping to read this issue.
17:02
September 22, 2021
DO Editors Discuss Issue 15: Shakespeare feat. Z.B. Wagman and Michael Santiago
DO's prose editors, Michael Santiago and Z.B. Wagman, discuss hopes and dreams for our fifteenth issue, Shakespeare. We are excited for poetic language, but, whatever you do, don't sacrifice your own style. Use Shakespeare however you want! We are just excited to read your work.
12:38
September 21, 2021
Jihye Shin reads "Internal Space" by A.G. Angevine
A special episode featuring DO's poetry editor, Jihye Shin, reading and discussing "Internal Space" by A.G. Angevine from DO's first ever issue, Space Exploration.
19:55
September 20, 2021
1 Year of the DO Fiction Podcast!! feat. Z.B. Wagman and Michael Santiago
Z.B. Wagman and Michael Santiago, head prose editors of Deep Overstock, talk about their favorite pieces of fiction and what they hope to edit and publish in the coming year at Deep Overstock. 
30:47
August 31, 2021
Z.B. Wagman reads "The Barrel" by Holly Day
Z.B. Wagman and Michael Santiago discuss "The Barrel" by Holly Day, published in the Mystery issue. Holly Day is a master of terror and psychological horror and "The Barrel" is a masterpiece. "The Barrel" was chosen by Eric Thralby, a regular contributor to Deep Overstock.
37:45
August 1, 2021
Joe Galván reads "Lacy & THE KNIFE" by Eric Thralby
Joe Galván reads "Lacy & THE KNIFE" from the DO Origin of Life issue. Though "A Country Visitation" and "Lacy & THE KNIFE" would seem to be very different on the surface, they actually work with similar themes and are structured in a similar way. See for yourself. 
36:44
July 25, 2021
Kummam Al-Maadeed reads "The Lullaby" by Ben Talley
Kummam Al-Maadeed, author of The Lost Rose and Calling Magic, reads “The Lullaby” by Ben Talley published in the Dreams Issue of Deep Overstock. Al-Maadeed and host, Z.B. Wagman discuss the dreamy nature of the “The Lullaby” and ask, if the lullaby ends, do we all die?
29:24
July 18, 2021
Future Ep. 4 - The Zenith feat. Jonathan Van Belle, Karla Linn Merrifield, Nicholas Yandell, Lynette Esposito, and K.B. Thomas
Feat. “Dear 21st Century” by Jonathan Van Belle, “Lost in Space” by Karla Linn Merrifield, “Take Refuge in the Sky” by Nicholas Yandell, “Medicine 2180” by Lynette Esposito, and “Jane, Inc.” by K.B. Thomas, “The Zenith” is episode 4 of 4 of our DO Issue 13: Future Release Party.
19:52
July 14, 2021
Future Ep. 3 - The Wasteland feat. Bogdan Groza, Ben Crowley, and Walter Moon
Feat. “S.A.L.” by Bogdan Groza, three pieces by Ben Crowley, and “God’s in His Heaven, And All Orders will be Fulfilled” by Walter Moon, “The Wasteland” is episode 3 of 4 of our DO Issue 13: Future Release Party.
38:18
July 13, 2021
Future Ep. 2 - The Fall feat. Michael Santiago and Eric Thralby
Feat. “Boston, Light the Way” by Michael Santiago, and “The Body” by Eric Thralby, "The Fall" is episode 2 of 4 of our DO Issue 13: Future Release Party. 
19:37
July 12, 2021
Future Ep. 1 - The Prophecy feat. Karla Linn Merrifield, Kate Wylie, Amy Van Duzer, and AJD
Feat. “In the Cards” by Karla Linn Merrifield, “Dew Point” by Kate Wylie, “The Pharaoh’s Orchid,” by Amy Van Duzer, and “Prophecy” by AJD, this episode is "The Prophecy," part 1 of 4 of our DO Issue 13: Future Release Party. 
20:57
July 11, 2021
Sara Kachelman reads “A Country Visitation” by Joe Galván
Sara Kachelman, a master of the the line, the short form and unparalleled turns, reads Joe Galván, a master of beauty, intrigue and, in “A Country Visitation,” the true master of paranormal romance. Both authors use Gothic elements in their fiction, Kachelman, the Southern Gothic, and Galván, Roman Catholicism.
58:18
June 13, 2021
E.T. Starmann reads "A Few Days After Becoming a Vampire" by Kummam Al-Maadeed
E.T. Starmann reads "A Few Days After Becoming a Vampire" by Kummam Al-Maadeed. Kummam Al-Maadeed is the author of Court of Wizards series. Kummam's style is known for incredible world and character building, worlds of fantasy that feel so real you can live in them. 
27:59
May 30, 2021
Benjamin Kessler reads "The Small Man" by Sara Kachelman
Benjamin Kessler reads "The Small Man" by Sara Kachelman from the Space Exploration issue of Deep Overstock. Kessler and Kachelman are both masters of turning any setting into fiction. Kessler is interested in the defamiliarization of the mundane while Kachelman is interested in incredible images. 
31:51
May 16, 2021
Erin Karbuczky reads "Alien Boy" by E.T. Starmann
Erin Karbuczky reads "Alien Boy" by E.T. Starmann featured in the Origin of Life issue of Deep Overstock. Erin Karbuczky is a master of speculative fiction with great emotional depth. E.T. Starmann is an author of pulp fiction with an interest in small moments.
26:11
May 15, 2021
Kevin Sampsell reads "Composition" by Benjamin Kessler
Kevin Sampsell reads "Composition" by Benjamin Kessler from the Nautical Lore issue. 
25:23
April 18, 2021
MYSTERIES Ep. 2 feat. Nicholas Yandell, Bob Selcrosse and Ben Crowley
Hosted by Mike Santiago, this episode features “Whistling in the Dark” by Nicholas Yandell, “The Case of the Disposal” by Bob Selcrosse, “The King’s Man” by Ben Crowley.
37:55
April 13, 2021
MYSTERIES Ep. 1 feat. Karla Linn Merrifield, Lynette Esposito, Kate Falvey and Bob Selcrosse
Hosted by Z.B. Wagman, this episode features “One Thing I Won’t Forget” by Karla Linn Merrifield, “Exchanged” by Lynette G. Esposito, “The Art of the Never-Ending Ego” by Kate Falvey and “The Case of the Radiator” by Bob Selcrosse
26:60
April 13, 2021
Melissa Kerman reads "The Replica" by Erin Karbuczky
Melissa Kerman reads "The Replica" by Erin Karbuczky from DO Issue 10: The Origin of Life. Melissa and Erin both explore tension in relationships around subtly horrific events, desires and mistakes. The couple's infant is crushed by a car. They replace it with a replica. Will this fix their relationship? 
32:40
April 4, 2021
ANIMALS Ep. 6: Quadrupedal Mammals which are Not Cats
Welcome to ANIMALS episode 6, Quadrupedal Mammals which are Not Cats, hosted by Michael Santiago, featuring some doggone good work by Yuan Changming, Jonathan van Belle, Lynette G. Esposito, Michal Goldstein, Desiree Ducharme and Arnold B Cabdriver.
30:02
March 14, 2021
Desmond Everest Fuller reads "You OK" by Kevin Sampsell
Desmond Everest Fuller reads "You OK" by Kevin Sampsell from the June 2019 Dreams Issue. Sampsell is the founder of Future Tense Books and the author of A Common Pornography and This is Between Us. He is an events coordinator and the small press section curator at Powell's Books.
28:13
March 14, 2021
DO reads "Man Eater" by Melissa Kerman
"Man Eater" by Melissa Kerman from our New Arrivals Issue. Melissa Kerman is a master of tone, here telling a straightforward plot which never really happens, yet is full of suspense and potential. She creates the feeling of a horror story without making any direct references to horror. There is something deeply distressing about the normality of the scenes in Man Eater.   This episode is hosted by Z.B. Wagman
29:52
March 8, 2021
ANIMALS Ep. 5: Birds and Seabirds
Welcome to episode 5, Birds and Seabirds, no T-Birds nor halberds, hosted by Z.B. Wagman, featuring work by Ariel Kusby, G Michael Smith, Lynnette G. Esposito, Yuan Changming, Sarah Bartlett and Zuriel van Belle. I guess it's true: great writing of a feather flocks together. After the readings, we'll have a short discussion on the pieces with Mickey Collins and Robert Eversmann.
32:49
February 28, 2021
Laura Scott reads "Small Things" by Desmond Everest Fuller
Laura Scott reads "Small Things" by Desmond Everest Fuller featured in the Westerns Issue. Laura Scott and Desmond Everest Fuller are both known for their careful detail highlighting the beauty of small moments and small gestures.  Hosted by Michael Santiago. 
27:58
February 21, 2021
ANIMALS Ep. 4: Chipmunks, Mice and Antlers
We’re not out of the woods just yet. Welcome to episode 4, Chipmunks, Mice and Antlers, hosted by Michael Santiago, featuring work by Esther Fishman, Heather Glover and Bob Selcrosse. After the readings, we'll have a short discussion on the pieces with Mickey Collins and Robert Eversmann.
35:33
February 14, 2021
Elizabeth Neal reads "Sisters" by Kristi Lovato
Elizabeth Neal reads "Sisters" by Kristi Lovato from our horror issue. Neal and Lovato are both masters of the anti-hero, or writing that dividing line between good and evil, that tantalizing grey area where all-powerful clowns give us orders in our dreams and ancient little girls devour despicable men. This episode is hosted by Z.B. Wagman.
45:31
February 7, 2021
ANIMALS Ep. 3 CATS!
MeoW-come to episode three, we have some paw-some stories that you can really sink your claws into: Cats! Guaranteed to be better than the 2019 film, but with fewer songs. On this episode, hosted by Z.B. Wagman we'll be featuring poems and tails by Jonathan van Belle, Walter Moon, George White and Kellye McBride. After the readings, we'll have a short discussion with Mickey Collins and Robert Eversmann on the pieces. 
33:20
January 31, 2021
ANIMALS Ep. 2: Fireflies, Beetles and Diving Bugs
Michael Santiago hosts the Fireflies, Beetles and Diving Bugs (episode 2 of 6 of DO Animals), featuring work from Michael Baldwin, Yuan Changming, Z.B. Wagman and Robert Torres. Azalea Micketti is featured on this episode, reading work by Michael Baldwin. Mickey Collins and Robert Eversmann are featured in a final discussion.
39:32
January 26, 2021
DO reads "Felita and the Green Bean" by Laura Scott
"Felita and the Green Bean" was published in the Summer 2020 "New Arrivals" Issue. This story features a 15-year old girl moving away from her life in Wisconsin back to a new old future in Oregon. Scott's style blends beautiful imagery with coming-of-age plot and digestible moral philosophy. This episode is hosted by Michael Santiago.
27:28
January 26, 2021
ANIMALS Ep. 1: Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles
Z.B. Wagman hosts the Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles (episode 1 of 6 of DO Animals), featuring work from Yuan Changming, Sarah Bartlett, Marlowe Whittenburg, Michael Baldwin and Arnold B. Cabdriver. Azalea Micketti is featured on this episode, reading work by Yuan Changming, Marlowe Whittebburg and Michael Baldwin. Mickey Collins and Robert Eversmann are featured in a final discussion.
23:33
January 26, 2021
Mark Savage reads "Lucy" by Elizabeth Neal
Mark Savage reads "Lucy" by Elizabeth Neal from the Dreams Issue of Deep Overstock, published in June, 2019. Elizabeth Neal is the author of They All Die in the End and Mark Savage is the author of Fictional Film Club.  This episode is hosted by Z.B. Wagman.
34:54
January 10, 2021
ORIGIN OF LIFE Ep. 2 feat. Sue Su, Erin Karbuzcky, Ben Crowley and E.T. Starmann
Hosted by Michael Santiago, we'll hear “Nu Wa” by Sue Su, "The Replica" by Erin Karbuzcky, "The Explorer” by Ben Crowley and "Alien Boy" by E.T. Starmann. 
36:20
January 3, 2021
ORIGIN OF LIFE Ep. 1 feat. Jonathan van Belle, Timothy Arliss O’Brien, Nicholas Yandell, Desiree Ducharme and Michael Santiago.
Hosted by Z.B. Wagman, with "Therapeutic Fantasy Epic" by Jonathan van Belle, "Where Life Began: Nature" by Timothy Arliss O’Brien, "Start Breathing" by Nicholas Yandell, "Californian" by Desiree Ducharme and "Kami" by Michael Santiago.
35:55
December 27, 2020
Amanda Depperschmidt reads "The Bush," "The Baby," and "The Floor" by Robert Eversmann
Amanda Depperschmidt reads "The Bush," "The Baby," and "The Floor" by Robert Eversmann from the 2019 Horror Issue of Deep Overstock. Eversmann's writing is strange. Amanda Depperschmidt is also featured in the horror issue. Her pieces, "On the Way to the Riverside," and "Stray Dog in the Valley," have incredible imagery that is both vivid and exhilarating.  This episode is hosted by Mike Santiago. 
24:58
December 20, 2020
Zenithism and Transhumanism w/ Aaron Rasmussen and Jonathan van Belle
Jonathan van Belle is an author, philosopher, and long-time contributor to Deep Overstock. Aaron Rasmussen is the co-founder of MasterClass and founder of Outlier.org. Zenithism is the prospect that an infinite natural system evolves infinitely many maximally advanced conscious beings. In Zenithism, this first book on the subject, Jonathan van Belle explores zenithist philosophy through essays, aphorisms, short stories, and a Grecian dialogue. This mixed-genre work is an invitation to imagine the eschatological possibilities of science, technology, and nature.
24:57
December 13, 2020
Dr. Maev Barba reads "Mensch versus Mittwoch" by Mark Savage
Dr. Maev Barba reads "Mensch versus Mittwoch" by Mark Savage from the December 2019 Horror Issue of Deep Overstock. This story is one essay in a book of essays, Fictional Film Club, by Mark Savage. "Mark Savage" conducts precise and groundbreaking film criticism while also implicating himself in a confessional story all bubbling up from the footnotes.  This episode is hosted by Z.B. Wagman.
40:07
December 6, 2020
John Chrostek reads "Chrysalis" by Amanda Depperschmidt
John Chrostek reads "Chrysalis" by Amanda Depperschmidt published in the Structures Issue of Deep Overstock. Depperschmidt's work often has images and characters of great depth. Her style is subtly poetic, never wordy, but always exceptionally intriguing.  This episode is hosted by Michael Santiago.
28:53
November 22, 2020
Jonathan van Belle reads "The Mother Dome" by Dr. Maev Barba
Jonathan van Bell reads "The Mother Dome" by Dr. Maev Barba from the Structures Issue of Deep Overstock. This episode is hosted by Z.B. Wagman.
33:47
November 8, 2020
Mickey Collins reads "Thursday" by John Chrostek
Mickey Collins reads "Thursday" by John Chrostek from the December 2019 Horror Issue of Deep Overstock. "Thursday" is a story with an unreliable narrator who doesn't understand what's happening to him. And whatever is happening to him, isn't good.  This episode is hosted by Michael Santiago.
20:28
October 25, 2020
A.G. Angevine reads "It Dreams" by Jonathan van Belle
A.G. Angevine reads "It Dreams" by Jonathan van Belle published in the June 2019 Dreams Issue of Deep Overstock. "It Dreams" is short but has extraordinary depth. Van Belle's writing is known equally for its playfulness as its philosophical legwork. "It Dreams" asks both what, what does it mean for the author to dream, or for the reader? Do they share the same dream?  This episode is hosted by Z.B. Wagman.
29:40
October 11, 2020
Hannah Collins reads "The Hunter" by Mickey Collins
Hannah Collins reads and discusses a story by Mickey Collins, "The Hunter," published in the Paranormal Romance issue of November 2018. A fresh take on vampirism and luring fresh human blood, "The Hunter" is a spooky paranormal romance with a great twist.  This episode is hosted by Mike Santiago.
22:06
September 27, 2020
Z.B. Wagman reads "The Selkie" by A.G. Angevine
Z.B. Wagman reads "The Selkie," a beautifully imagined retelling of the classic Scottish folktale about people of the sea who take their seal-skins off and wander in the world of humans. Angevine's version of the selkie brings immense beauty and sadness to this story. It was originally published in the Deep Overstock Nautical Lore Issue. 
41:40
September 13, 2020
Mike Santiago reads "The Red Bandana" by Hannah Collins
Mike Santiago reads the short story "The Red Bandana" by Hannah Collins, published in the Westerns edition of Deep Overstock in March 2019. This is a classic western with an unexpected betrayal. 
20:32
August 8, 2020