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The Strange Recital

The Strange Recital is an audio anthology of short fiction. It is not genre-specific and delights in perceptions of reality that warp and fold in unexpected ways. The literary works we showcase might be odd, humorous, or surreal.... They might remind you of Borges, Nabokov, Kafka, Pynchon. Or none of the above.
 
Each podcast episode features one writer and runs about 20 minutes. It includes a story reading – the Recital – a brief musical interlude, and an author interview with a twist – the Post Recital. Subscribe to get a new episode twice a month. It's free.

Jul 23, 2017

"Anyway, until the final darkness closes in I shall keep on whistling. I shall read fairy stories and muse on the intricacies of parallel worlds...."
 
When did that cup of coffee become an orange? In a resigned but insightful monologue, an aging man reflects on the gradual onset of dementia.


Jul 9, 2017

"I am over one hundred years old.... And I say that what you are doing,” he paused for effect, β€œis wrong. It is bad for you.”
 
Is the old man in a poncho telling the truth? What will happen if you take his weird advice?