“Sorry, Wrong Number” from Suspense

February 25, 2016

First aired February 25, 1943 on Suspense.

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“First Contact” from Exploring Tomorrow

January 16, 2016

First aired January 15, 1958, from the series Exploring Tomorrow.


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“The Shrunken Head” from The Whistler

October 2, 2015
First aired in 1942 on The Whistler.

Listen along with Kuzhali Manickavel.

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“Subject 428A” on Theatre Five

October 2, 2015

Original Air Date: October 2, 1964, from the series "Theatre Five"


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“The Kiss” by Kim Curran (Mahvesh Murad)

February 14, 2015

"When people first talked about the events of the fifth of May it was with hushed voices and bowed heads. An unusually respectful four days passed before the jokes started to fly around the internet. And fly so fast it was possible to believe, by tracking the number of posts and calculating the amount of time it takes to craft a witty comment in one hundred and forty characters, that the first online comment had actually been made before The Blast had taken place."

"The Kiss" was first published on Pornokitsch on 28 October, 2014.

You can read the complete story here.

Kim Curran is the author of Shift, Control, Delete and Glaze. Her short fiction also appears in Irregularity.

Mahvesh Murad is the host of Midnight in Karachi and was the voice of CityFM's "Voodoo Nights" and "89 Chapters".

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“The Last Escapement” by James Smythe (Mahvesh Murad)

January 20, 2015

"I want my money! I shout these words at the council who decided these things, because the money is rightfully mine, and there are not many ways that I can subsist in this world without it. Because, what else is the driver? What else moves the world in the way that we likely expect? A deal, as I seem to repeatedly have to inform gentlemen, is a deal; and these are not men of their words, despite their protestations of the opposite." -- James Smythe, "The Last Escapement"

 "The Last Escapement" first appeared in Irregularity (Jurassic London, 2014). Irregularity was published in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum as part of the "Ships, Clocks and Stars" exhibition, exploring John Harrison's timekeepers and the successful measurement of longitude at sea. 

You can read the complete story for free online, and purchase the anthology on Amazon.

James Smythe is the author of No Harm Can Come to a Good Man, Way Down Dark, The Machine and other novels and short stories, including "Black Paintings" (also available for free). 

Mahvesh Murad is the host of Midnight in Karachi and was the voice of CityFM's "Voodoo Nights" and "89 Chapters".

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