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December 20, 2016

Listend & Liked: Audio Dime Museum: Carnivale by Just A Story Pod

Narrator: Samantha LeBas
Launched: March 23, 2016
Episodes: 12
Length: 30 mins. average
Genre: Urban Legends


From the Just A Story team, comes a weekly, serialized experimental storytelling podcast which explores historical legends through the artifacts on display in the Audio Dime Museum. Part guided tour, part radio drama; each episode presents the curious story of one object from the collection. Meet your guide on this journey, The Curator, and learn her secrets as you delve into the world of possibility, magic and the unknown. Merging the suspenseful style of mystery with the conventions of ghost stories and the peculiarity that only historical fact can provide, this podcast is not for the faint of heart. Please begin at the beginning, with the *PROLOGUE* and proceed through the collection accordingly. Unlike most stories, this one does not improve when listened to in reverse.




I finished AUDIO DIME MUSEUM: CARNIVALE a while back but purposely delayed posting anything about it because I'm unsure if there'll be more episodes or I'd production halted? 

Anyway, AUDIO DIME MUSEUM: CARNIVALE is an anthology of sorts featuring anecdotal accounts of some random artifact that usually has some morbid or dark background. This podcast reminds me of those defunct TV series Warehouse 13/Friday the 13th with its supernatural slant and dark magicks. Definitely right up my alley as a few of the stories are hair-raising and very disturbing like serial murders and cannibalism. 

December 18, 2016

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged [226]: #RogueOne


BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, ongoing events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 




December 14, 2016

Loved It: The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer


Narrator: Amy Schumer
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Publisher: Gallery Books
Length: 8h 6m
Source: Borrowed via Overdrive
Genre: Memoir | Humor

The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.

Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friends - an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she's experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor's secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably - but only because it's over.



I'm not an Amy Schumer fan. I don't find her stand-up particularly funny, but I do admire her spunk and attitude towards her celebrity fame. And it's this dichotomy of passive admiration that I have for her that pushed me to read her memoir.


December 11, 2016

Bougt, Borrowed & Bagged [225]: Announcement!


BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, ongoing events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 




December 8, 2016

Suped Up: Away From The Dark by Aleatha Romig

Series: The Light 2
Format: eGalley
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Thriller | Suspense-Mystery

Nine months ago, Sara Adams awoke with no memory. The man holding her hand told her she’s a member of The Light, a tight-knit religious group led by the terrifying and charismatic Father Gabriel. As a woman in the community of The Light, her duty is to be unquestionably obedient and to submit to the will of her husband.

But as Sara’s memory starts to return and she remembers her past, she sees that everything she’s been told is a lie. The Light is an insidious and dangerous organization, and its corrupting influence reaches well beyond the confines of the remote campus where Sara is being held.

With everything at stake, Sara struggles to sort out her true memories from her indoctrination. The desire to escape consumes her, but who can she trust? And which other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the more it becomes clear that Jacob, the man who calls himself her husband, is keeping shattering secrets of his own.

But Sara cannot flee alone, leaving innocents behind. She must fight to extinguish The Light.




I managed to break through my podcast haze and finally finished AWAY FROM THE DARK by Aleatha Romig. Her first traditionally published series which tells the tale of an investigative journalist who got caught in the web of a deadly cult.

December 1, 2016

Limetown by Two Up Productions

Narrated By:  Annie-Sage Whitehurst
Launched: July 29, 2015
Episodes: Season 1-3 Episodes
Length: 25-35 mins.
Genre: Sci-Fi | Mystery | Thriller


Limetown is a fictional story told as a series of investigative reports by Lia Haddock (played by Annie-Sage Whitehurst), a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), detailing the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.



It had me at Tennessee. 

As a Tennessean, I'm naturally drawn to any story set here. The more fucked-up, the better. I'd like to pretend that these strange but interesting things are happening in my town (which is as exciting as white bread btw) and I'm actually in the midst of something exciting!  

LIMETOWN, to me, is like a mash-up of Roanoke with all these people disappearing mysteriously, and that old sci-fi show, Eureka, except that it's not funny. For a podcast that only has 6 episodes running at half-hour more or less, the serial packed quite the mysterious punch!