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The Metamor City Podcast

Chris Lester

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Author Chris Lester brings you serialized fiction in a futuristic fantasy world. Enter a gritty urban landscape of mages and vampires, faeries and telepaths, where street-level spies steal arcane artifacts from power-hungry sorcerers and holy warrior...Show More

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TRATWD 171 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 29

28:53 | Dec 17th, 2018

Jared receives some unexpected new information from Recludius. Meanwhile, Morgan has a risky in-person meeting with a fellow vampire. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Inte...Show More

TRATWD 170 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 28

27:49 | Dec 5th, 2018

Michael joins Morgan’s coroner team at the Soulshore crime scene, where they make a surprising discovery. Meanwhile, Kate and Lizzy prepare for the raid on their suspect’s house. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sa...Show More

TRATWD 169 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 27

36:45 | Nov 25th, 2018

Kate has another encounter with the mysterious Murikeer. Meanwhile, Jared finally gets some answers. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebo...Show More

TRATWD 168 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 26

32:08 | Nov 18th, 2018

Michael deals with some fallout at work, while Jared tries to make sense of his surroundings. Buy Quicksilver Bridges in Paperback or Kindle Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divi...Show More

TRATWD 167 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 25

28:50 | Nov 12th, 2018

Morgan has a heart-to-heart with John. Meanwhile, Jared tries again to help his recalcitrant patient, but runs into an unexpected complication. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, D...Show More

TRATWD 166 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 24

32:00 | Nov 9th, 2018

Kate and her new partner Lizzy investigate a body in Soulshore — and discover an unexpected connection to Lizzy’s past. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chr...Show More

TRATWD 165 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 23

24:36 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Kate gets to know her new partner. Captain Shaw briefs SID on their next mission. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor ...Show More

TRATWD 164 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 22

29:53 | Oct 15th, 2018

Jared gets some disturbing news about one of his patients. Kate visits SID again, and gets a tour from Captain Shaw. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris ...Show More

TRATWD 163 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 21

35:45 | Oct 8th, 2018

In which Evan needs a little help — and so does Callie. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the ...Show More

TRATWD 162 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 20

37:32 | Oct 1st, 2018

In which Kate meets Morgan for coffee, and Evan asks some firm questions of an old associate. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans...Show More

TRATWD 161 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 19

34:29 | Sep 17th, 2018

In which Kate uncovers a new angle for her investigation — and some unexpected truths about her own past. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on F...Show More

TRATWD 160 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 18

41:27 | Sep 4th, 2018

In which Kate encounters a mysterious stranger — and Callie meets her new sysadmin. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamo...Show More

TRATWD 159 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 17

30:07 | Aug 29th, 2018

Callie calls in some tech support help from a former client. Kate gets an unwelcome late-night visitor. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Fac...Show More

TRATWD 158 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 16

38:23 | Aug 19th, 2018

Callie and Will arrive at Silas’s home, where they make a disturbing discovery. Kate, Morgan, John and Eva put some important clues together at the morgue. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Aud...Show More

TRATWD 157 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 15

37:20 | Aug 6th, 2018

In which Kate tries to fix a broken swoop, celebrates her birthday, and has some conversations that put a whole lot of puzzle pieces into place… Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — C...Show More

TRATWD 146 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 14

31:08 | Jul 28th, 2018

Sorry for the delay on this episode, folks. I thought I could get the editing done while we were off visiting my parents, but we ended up spending a lot more time hanging out with my family, about which I have no regrets. In Chapter 14 we catch up wi...Show More

TRATWD 155 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 13

38:17 | Jul 16th, 2018

After uncovering evidence of a serial killer on the loose, Morgan returns home to her apartment — where she finds an unexpected guest. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) Buy Quicksilv...Show More

TRATWD 154 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 12

26:20 | Jun 25th, 2018

Morgan shows Michael what she’s found in the recent batch of “vampire” victims. Meanwhile, Callie takes Will to a place where he can do some good — and hears some unsettling rumors. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon...Show More

TRATWD 153 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 11

29:54 | Jun 18th, 2018

Kate investigates the missing Mrs. Roberts. Meanwhile, vampire medical examiner Morgan Drauling has some one-on-one time with a Jane Doe — and makes an alarming discovery. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, H...Show More

TRATWD 152 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 10

24:26 | Jun 10th, 2018

John checks in at the Temple of Hedonism with his head priestess, Mistress Jasmine. It seems that Kate isn’t the only one on probationary status… Warning: This episode contains explicit sexual content. Listener discretion is advised. Buy TLATL on Ama...Show More

TRATWD 151 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 9

47:10 | Jun 7th, 2018

Kate wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Meanwhile, on an unassuming cargo ship, a young woman named Sandhya arrives in Metamor for the first time… Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audi...Show More

TRATWD 150 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 8

27:36 | May 21st, 2018

Thrilled with the news she received from Captain Shaw, Kate takes John out for a night of celebration. Things do not go as planned… Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester o...Show More

TRATWD 149 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 7

21:51 | Apr 28th, 2018

Callie takes Will to meet her old mentor. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTu...Show More

TRATWD 148 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 6

25:21 | Apr 25th, 2018

Kate gets an unexpected invitation from a very special cop. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Lea...Show More

TRATWD 147 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 5

31:49 | Apr 16th, 2018

John and Kate debate career options over lunch. Will stops over to visit his girlfriend, Callie Linder — and he has a favor to ask. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester o...Show More

TRATWD 146 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 4

30:58 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Michael deals with his caseload at Homicide. Kate makes a long-distance call. Montgomery gives some advice. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metam...Show More

TRATWD 145 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 3

22:28 | Mar 25th, 2018

John discusses Kate’s situation with his boss. Kate visits her psychologist. (Warning: Explicit adult content. Listener discretion is advised.) Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Ch...Show More

TRATWD 144 – The Lost and the Least, Chapter 2

33:01 | Mar 21st, 2018

Kate engages in a swoop race. Things do not go as planned… (Warning: Explicit adult content. Listener discretion is advised.) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 143: The Lost and the Least, Prologue and Chapter 1

35:12 | Mar 13th, 2018

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, Metamorphs! THE LOST AND THE LEAST makes its podcast debut, with the Prologue and Chapter One. Because I’m all about giving you folks more. 🙂 This book picks up after the events of Things Unseen, so make ...Show More

TRATWD 142 – J. Daniel Sawyer

52:33 | Mar 6th, 2018

In this week’s episode I take some time to catch up with author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer. Dan’s got a bunch of interesting new fiction coming out this year, and we talk about a lot of it. Plus, because it’s me and Dan, we end up discussing the ...Show More

TRATWD 141 – Ada Palmer

40:38 | Feb 25th, 2018

In this week’s episode I interviewed Dr. Ada Palmer–historian, musician, and author of the award-winning TERRA IGNOTA series of science fiction novels. We had a lovely conversation about world-building, characterization, the business of publishing, t...Show More

TRATWD 140 – Christiana Ellis

28:53 | Feb 18th, 2018

In this week’s episode I interview Christiana Ellis, the mastermind behind a bunch of cool projects, including Space Casey, Nina Kimberly the Merciless, and the serial detective/adventure story Phyllis Esposito: Interdimensional Private Eye. Christia...Show More

TRATWD 139 – Doc Coleman

29:52 | Feb 11th, 2018

In this episode I interviewed Doc Coleman about his new book, The Perils of Prague. This was a live interview conducted with a studio audience at Balticon 51. Buy “The Perils of Prague” on Amazon Swimming Cat Studios — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans o...Show More

TRATWD 138 – Whispers in the Wood, Part 6 (END)

40:14 | Feb 6th, 2018

Rosanna’s story continues — and she confronts her tormentor, once and for all. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Meta...Show More

TRATWD 137 – Whispers in the Wood, Part 5

33:42 | Jan 29th, 2018

Abbey and Isaac help Rosanna tell her story. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show...Show More

TRATWD 136 – Whispers in the Wood, Part 4

29:45 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Abbey and Janus receive new information about Threnody’s past, which brings them to a difficult decision. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lest...Show More

TRATWD 135 – Whispers in the Wood, Part 3

28:22 | Jan 15th, 2018

Abbey asks her questions of the Leanan Sidhe, and Candace’s research uncovers some confusing new details about Threnody’s trail of bodies. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City pape...Show More

TRATWD 134 – Whispers in the Wood, Part 2

36:50 | Jan 7th, 2018

Abbey and Janus learn the secret that drives Isaac Wells, and Abbey meets the violinist’s deadly muse. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester ...Show More

TRATWD 133 – Whispers in the Wood, Part 1

33:19 | Dec 30th, 2017

A man comes to Metamor City bearing a mysterious instrument, a violin with seemingly supernatural powers. A trail of death follows him. Lothanasi Agent Janus Starson brings in his best paranormal investigator, the telepath Abbey Preston, to help him ...Show More

TRATWD 132 – A Lightbringer Carol, Staves IV and V (END)

34:18 | Dec 24th, 2017

In the conclusion to “A Lightbringer Carol,” an eerie Phantom gives Janus a vision of the future. Buy “A Lightbringer Carol” on Smashwords and Amazon Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Faceboo...Show More

TRATWD 131 – A Lightbringer Carol, Stave III: The Ghost of Solstice Present

37:29 | Dec 17th, 2017

Trapped in his quarters after the departure of the First Spirit, Janus attempts to escape—and encounters a free spirit of a different sort. Buy “A Lightbringer Carol” on Smashwords and Amazon Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbac...Show More

TRATWD 130 – A Lightbringer Carol, Stave II: The Ghost of Solstice Past

36:32 | Dec 10th, 2017

Janus is visited by the first of the three spirits: a Lightbringer from the ancient past. Buy “A Lightbringer Carol” on Smashwords and Amazon Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans o...Show More

TRATWD 129 – A Lightbringer Carol, Stave I: Father’s Ghost

32:48 | Dec 4th, 2017

On the night of the Winter Solstice, Janus Starson is haunted by the spirit of his father. Stave 1 of a 5-stave carol, in prose. With affection and gratitude to Charles Dickens, whose classic Christmas ghost story has happily haunted my dreams for ye...Show More

TRATWD 128 – Make Believe, Part 3 (END)

26:50 | Nov 26th, 2017

This Week’s Story: “Make Believe,” Part 3 (END) Artax faces down the rogue wizard Parker … and learns some unsettling truths from an old friend. Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fan...Show More

TRATWD 127 – Make Believe, Part 2

25:30 | Nov 20th, 2017

This Week’s Story: “Make Believe,” Part 2 Artax’s class is interrupted by a civil defense alarm: Metamor City is under attack. Artax cancels the class to go see if he can be of help — which brings him into conflict with one of his students. Signed Me...Show More

TRATWD 126 – Make Believe, Part 1

28:59 | Nov 11th, 2017

This Week’s Story: “Make Believe,” by Bryan Watson A look at Metamor City through the eyes of the wizard Artax. Follow the old man of Spells 4 U as he begins his annual public service project: helping to rehabilitate a group of young people who used ...Show More

TRATWD 125 – Crowdfunding Your Podcast

46:33 | Nov 5th, 2017

n this panel from Balticon 51, Nutty Nuchtchas (of Nutty Bites), Nobilis Reed (of Nobilis Erotica) and I discuss how to make your podcast pay — and what to avoid along the way. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show...Show More

TRATWD 124 – Troubled Minds, Part 4 (END)

33:57 | Oct 31st, 2017

Abbey puts her plan into action to save St. Theresa’s from the Nightmare. Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Buy “Troubled Minds” on Amazon and Smashwords — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review ...Show More

TRATWD 123 – Troubled Minds, Part 3

24:48 | Oct 25th, 2017

Abbey gets some advice from Mother Anna, comes up with a new plan, and tries to convince Jenna to go along with it. Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Buy “Troubled Minds” on Amazon and Smashwords — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group S...Show More

TRATWD 122 – Troubled Minds, Part 2

36:34 | Oct 16th, 2017

Abbey continues her investigations into the deaths at St. Theresa’s … and finds more than she bargained for. Mentioned on the podcast:  The Magic Spreadsheet Pomodoro Technique “Bright” – Movie Trailer Parsec Awardx – 2017 Finalists Buy “Urban Legend...Show More

TRATWD 121 – Troubled Minds, Part 1

36:01 | Oct 10th, 2017

Students are dying at St. Theresa’s, a school and halfway house for wayward girls on the Street of Metamor City. Abbey Preston is visiting the school, seeking relief from the terrifying visions that have been plaguing her. Is something supernatural a...Show More

TRATWD 120 – PC Haring

29:40 | Oct 2nd, 2017

At Balticon 51 I sat down with author and podcaster P.C. Haring to talk about Slipspace: Harbinger, the first book in Haring’s new science fiction trilogy. Along the way we discuss a variety of aspects of the business and craft of writing, including ...Show More

TRATWD 119 – The Muse, Part 4 (Conclusion)

35:29 | Sep 24th, 2017

Will and Callie seek out the help of the wizard Artax, whom Callie hopes can conceal the icon of Saint Merai from detection. But will that be enough to stop the Street mage Trajan from hunting them down? Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Buy “The Muse” i...Show More

TRATWD 118 – The Muse, Part 3

31:18 | Sep 18th, 2017

Will and Callie get a brief respite from danger. Will struggles with his principles and desires. Callie reveals some awkward secrets about her past. Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Buy “The Muse” in e-book from Smashwords or Kindle Store — Chris Lester...Show More

TRATWD 117 – The Muse, Part 2

24:35 | Sep 11th, 2017

In Part 2 of “The Muse,” Will and Callie retrieve the icon from Callie’s hiding spot — and very quickly find themselves in more trouble. Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Buy “The Muse” in e-book from Smashwords or Kindle Store — Chris Lester on Facebook...Show More

TRATWD 116 – The Muse, Part 1

38:31 | Sep 4th, 2017

In this week’s episode we meet J. William Kerenson, an earnest university student with dreams of becoming a great writer. Frustrated by a lack of inspiration, Will is looking for fresh experiences to lure his muse back to him—but when he meets Callie...Show More

TRATWD 115 – Nathan Lowell

1:00:51 | Aug 27th, 2017

In this week’s episode I sat down with Nathan Lowell, the author of The Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series. I talked with him about his unusual approach to science fiction, right and wrong ways to use social media as a writer, promoting the work ...Show More

TRATWD 114 – Why the Storyteller Needs a Narrator

58:04 | Aug 20th, 2017

In this panel from Balticon 51, I lead a discussion with Melissa Hayden, Erin Kazmark, A. F. Grappin and Veronica Giguere about audio book narrators. Why should you have someone narrate your book? How does the process work? How do you find someone wh...Show More

TRATWD 113 – The Sentinel

37:13 | Aug 14th, 2017

This Week’s Story: “The Sentinel” Janus is the regional field commander of the Lothanasi Order, an elite international law-enforcement unit tasked with protecting mortals from supernatural creatures. In the line of duty he has slain demons, faeries, ...Show More

TRATWD 112 – House Call

25:52 | Jul 31st, 2017

Kate pays a visit to her sick partner, David Silverleaf, and discusses life, God, and the shortage of quality men in her world. Buy Urban Legends on Amazon — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a r...Show More

TRATWD 111 – Huntress, Part 2

34:05 | Jul 18th, 2017

In the conclusion to “Huntress,” Morgan meets the girl she rescued — and gets more than she bargained for. Featured Music: “Carried Away,” by Hungry Lucy (CC BY SA 3.0) Buy Huntress or Urban Legends on Amazon Visit Hungry Lucy’s website — Chris Leste...Show More

TRATWD 110 – Huntress, Part 1

35:56 | Jul 10th, 2017

Meet Morgan Drauling, your friendly neighborhood vampire. What’s a girl gotta do to get a drink in this town, anyway? Featured Music: “Carried Away,” by Hungry Lucy. Music provided through the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. (CC BY SA 3.0) A limited n...Show More

TRATWD 109 – Biology is a Science, Too! (Balticon 51)

50:30 | Jul 1st, 2017

With “hard science fiction,” great efforts are taken to get the physics right, but a lot of biological details are glossed over, if not ignored. What are some basic principles of biology that you should know for writing good science-based fiction? Re...Show More

TRATWD 108 – Welcome to the City, Part 2

34:12 | Jun 26th, 2017

Michael’s tour of Metamor City continues, as Kate takes him to see the Citadel and then the Street. Naturally, there are complications. Buy URBAN LEGENDS on Amazon — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon L...Show More

TRATWD 107 – Welcome to the City, Part 1

33:27 | Jun 19th, 2017

This week I begin sharing my professional-quality re-recorded versions of the stories from the Urban Legends collection. In part 1 of “Welcome to the City,” new Homicide recruit Michael Perelli gets his first taste of life in Metamor City — but one o...Show More

TRATWD 106 – Dead Robots Society interviews Chris Lester

1:05:57 | Jun 12th, 2017

Today Paul Cooley and Terry Mixon turn the tables on me, as they interview me for a live episode of The Dead Robots’ Society Podcast. We discuss my influences as a writer, why Neil Gaiman’s faeries feel different from Jim Butcher’s, writing stories w...Show More

TRATWD 105 – Rafak Aliri and the Vampire’s Bargain (LIVE at Balticon 51)

1:14:56 | Jun 4th, 2017

In this week’s episode I’m proud to bring you our Metamor City LIVE! audio drama from Balticon 51! Cast: Chris Lester as Rafak Aliri Veronica Giguere as Betty, a daedra Doc Coleman as Baldur, a male werewolf Mildred Cady as Amelie Grace, a vampire pr...Show More

TRATWD 104 – J. Daniel Sawyer

29:59 | May 28th, 2017

This week I interview author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer about his new book, Becoming an Every Day Novelist. We discuss what writers can expect to learn in this book, what Dan has learned in the course of writing it, and how he’s changed his appro...Show More

TRATWD 103 – Abigail Hilton

29:15 | May 21st, 2017

In this week’s interview I talk to Abigail Hilton about her new novel, Jager Thunder, which is on sale now! This is a wonderful book, and if you’re a fan of The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy. We also talk quite...Show More

TRATWD 102 – Late Arrivals on the Westbound Train

21:56 | May 13th, 2017

It’s after 1 AM, and the ghosts are awake… Music Credit: “Nine Lies the Heart ed 5,” by ERH (CC BY NC) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 101 – Paul E. Cooley

42:47 | May 7th, 2017

In this week’s episode I interview author and podcaster Paul E. Cooley about his new science fiction/horror series, DERELICT! Buy DERELICT: Marines on Amazon Shadow Publications (Paul’s Website) Support Paul on Patreon — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans...Show More

TRATWD 100 – The Lost and the Least, PREVIEW

23:41 | May 1st, 2017

Greetings, Metamorphs! To celebrate the completion of 100 episodes in two years of podcasting The Raven & the Writing Desk, I’m excited to bring you this preview of THE LOST AND THE LEAST. In Chapter Seven of the forthcoming novel, Callie Linder take...Show More

TRATWD 099 – Interview with Lauren Harris

42:52 | Apr 24th, 2017

In this week’s episode I interview author Lauren Harris about her new book, UNLEASH. Preorder your copy today!   — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 098 – Fire in the Sky, Part 3 (END)

28:56 | Apr 16th, 2017

Liam and his fellow wizards launch a risky gambit to save their airship fleet. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 097 – Fire in the Sky, Part 2

29:37 | Apr 9th, 2017

In which Liam has a strange encounter while attempting a divination. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 096 – Fire in the Sky, Part 1

26:29 | Apr 3rd, 2017

In the year 1833 CR, a young wizard takes part in a daring airship raid into the heart of enemy territory. Too bad it’s probably a suicide mission… Buy your copy of Tales of a Tesla Ranger — all proceeds go to the P.G. Holyfield Children’s Trust. — C...Show More

TRATWD 095 – Philippa Ballantine

34:48 | Mar 26th, 2017

In this week’s interview I talk to award-winning fantasy author Philippa Ballantine about her new novel, IMMORTAL PROGENY. Buy your copy today! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTu...Show More

TRATWD 094 – Nemesis

34:13 | Mar 20th, 2017

While brooding in his tower, the Master of the City receives some unexpected news about his longtime rival. A tribute story in memory of P. G. Holyfield. Buy your copy of Tales of a Tesla Ranger — all proceeds go to the P.G. Holyfield Children’s Trus...Show More

TRATWD 093 – Maternal Instinct, Part 2 (END)

27:48 | Mar 12th, 2017

Cindy’s strange pregnancy reaches its fulfillment — but what will that mean for her relationship with Jon? Warning: This story contains sex, violence, and disturbing imagery. It is not appropriate for children. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Meta...Show More

TRATWD 092 – Maternal Instinct, Part 1

31:25 | Mar 5th, 2017

Cindy is a recent transplant to San Francisco who’s searching for Mr. Right — a process made significantly more complicated by her advanced state of pregnancy. In Jonathan she seems to have found a likely prospect, but Cindy’s unusual religious belie...Show More

TRATWD 091 – Interview with Jared Axelrod

42:36 | Feb 27th, 2017

In today’s episode I interview Jared Axelrod about the amazing serial podcast The Voice of Free Planet X. We discuss working with voice actors, writing naturalistic dialogue, blurring the lines between fiction and reality, and what’s on deck for Seas...Show More

TRATWD 090 – Rafak Aliri and the Ghostly Bride (Metamor City LIVE! at Balticon 50)

58:11 | Feb 19th, 2017

This week I’m bringing you the live Metamor City audio drama that we performed for Balticon 50: RAFAK ALIRI AND THE GHOSTLY BRIDE! Aliri is a lutin private investigator struggling to keep the lights on in his Street-level office. But when a wealthy y...Show More

TRATWD 089 – A Wizard Family Solstice, Part 3 (END)

39:59 | Feb 13th, 2017

Jon makes a discovery that proves key to the troubled relationship between Artax and Esme. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 088 – A Wizard Family Solstice, Part 2

37:09 | Feb 6th, 2017

Esme explains her problem, and Artax and Jon try to help her solve it. Plus, awkward family conversations at the dinner table. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 087 – A Wizard Family Solstice, Part 1

40:46 | Jan 28th, 2017

Jon Tunstall, apprentice to the wizard Artax, has seen his fair share of strange customers over the years. But nothing prepared him for the arrival of a beautiful redhead from his master’s past… This story contains spoilers for: Make Believe, Part 1 ...Show More

TRATWD 086 – Nobilis Reed and The Monster Whisperer

57:29 | Jan 24th, 2017

I interview SF erotica master Nobilis Reed about his new novel, The Monster Whisperer, which is on sale now in e-book and paperback! Along the way we go down a number of fascinating rabbit holes, including the trouble with writing endings, questions ...Show More

TRATWD 085 – Divide by Zero, Part 5 (END)

36:38 | Jan 16th, 2017

In the wake of Septimus’s lesson, Hallie has a number of important revelations, both personal and professional. Buy DIVINE INTERVENTION in paperback Event Page: Chris interviews Jared Axelrod, January 21st Event Page: Chris interviews Philippa Ballan...Show More

TRATWD 084 – Divide by Zero, Part 4

39:30 | Jan 9th, 2017

Hallie has a revelation. Septimus finishes a lesson. Sophie has some concerns. Referenced in this episode: Buy DIVINE INTERVENTION in paperback Blog Post: 2016 in Review — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Pat...Show More

TRAWTD 083 – Divide by Zero, Part 3

28:32 | Dec 18th, 2016

Hallie has her meeting with Septimus, who poses some uncomfortable questions and leaves her with a perilous gift. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 082 – Divide by Zero, Part 2

29:06 | Dec 12th, 2016

Hallie investigates the problem of flying griffins, and has a second meeting with the man in the green suit. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 081 – Divide by Zero, Part 1

30:18 | Dec 6th, 2016

In this Metamor City novella, we travel far south to the great city of Pyralis. There we meet Halcyone Karmenos, a brilliant young theoretical physicist who is about to shake up her field with an astonishing new model of reality — one with implicatio...Show More

TRATWD 080 – Interview with A. F. Grappin

56:39 | Nov 27th, 2016

This week I interview A. F. Grappin about their new novel, Luc Bertrand: Assassin’s Victim. We also discuss gender identity and writing queer characters. Plus, feedback on Things Unseen! DIVINE INTERVENTION Promotional Giveaway — this is the last wee...Show More

TRATWD 079 – Things Unseen, Chapter 24 (End)

42:26 | Nov 21st, 2016

Kate works with the Lightbringers to get the Rift Spirits home, but she faces consequences of her own upon returning to Metamor. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 078 – Things Unseen, Chapter 23, Part 2

38:55 | Nov 14th, 2016

Our heroes face questions at the Nexus — and a new complication. DIVINE INTERVENTION Promotional Giveaway — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 077 – Things Unseen, Chapter 23, Part 1

32:28 | Nov 7th, 2016

Our heroes mount a brave defense of the Nexus. DIVINE INTERVENTION Promotional Giveaway — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 076 – Interview with Gail Carriger

45:19 | Oct 30th, 2016

I sat down in the virtual studio with NYT Bestselling Author Gail Carriger to discuss her new novella, Romancing the Inventor, and the lessons she has learned about the business and craft of being a writer. Join Gail’s Mailing List The Parasol Protec...Show More

TRATWD 075 – Things Unseen, Chapter 22, Part 2

35:33 | Oct 24th, 2016

Morgan is reunited with Kate and David, but she soon discovers an unwelcome guest. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 074 – Things Unseen, Chapter 22, Part 1

41:09 | Oct 16th, 2016

Kate, David and the Lightbringers face opposition in their attempt to reach the Nexus. WARNING: This episode contains explicit language and graphic violence. Listener discretion is advised. Mentioned in the after-show: Interview with Gail Carriger on...Show More

TRATWD 073 – Drabbles of the Gods

35:27 | Oct 9th, 2016

Fourteen flash-fiction stories about the gods of the world of Metamor. Plus, listener feedback and your Weekly Writing Report! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 072 – Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone, with Scott Roche

54:58 | Oct 3rd, 2016

In today’s episode I interview author and podcaster Scott Roche about his new novella, COMING HOME AGAIN. We discuss the challenges of writing outside your comfort zone. This interview originally aired in August on Google Hangouts on Air. We took que...Show More

TRATWD 071 – Things Unseen, Chapter 21, Part 2

42:33 | Sep 26th, 2016

Malcolm makes a decision. Kate and David finally learn the truth about the Rift. Promo: Extreme Science Fiction StoryBundle — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 070 – Things Unseen, Chapter 21, Part 1

31:02 | Sep 19th, 2016

Sephie is questioned by Fisher — and by his unseen partner, who is somehow even worse. WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of violence that many will find disturbing. Listener discretion is advised. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor ...Show More

TRATWD 069 – Things Unseen, Chapter 20, Part 2

27:50 | Sep 12th, 2016

To persuade Majestrix Kyia to help Lady Julia, Morgan cashes in a very old favor. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 068 – Things Unseen, Chapter 20, Part 1

27:30 | Sep 5th, 2016

Malcolm ard’Valos investigates his newest acquisition — and makes a frightening discovery. — Referenced in the feedback section: Chris Lester’s YouTube Channel Buy Scrivener at Literature and Latte — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB G...Show More

TRATWD 067 – KT Bryski on Research and Fairy Tales

32:01 | Aug 28th, 2016

In today’s episode, I interview KT Bryski about her new podcast Six Stories, Told at Night. We discuss doing research for fiction, the hero’s (and heroine’s!) journey, fairy tales vs. myths, and why Kat Howard is KT’s literary doppelgänger… Six Stori...Show More

TRATWD 066 – Things Unseen, Chapter 19, Part 2

38:12 | Aug 22nd, 2016

Kate and David are within sight of the exit from Hunters’ Hollow. Unfortunately, a slight problem stands in their way… — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 065 – Things Unseen, Chapter 19, Part 1

35:18 | Aug 15th, 2016

Morgan deals with a tricky landing. Misty does some redecorating. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 064 – Things Unseen, Chapter 18, Part 2

29:11 | Aug 8th, 2016

Kate and David search for a way out of the hunters’ nest. — Tales from the Archives Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 063 – Metamor City Retrospective at Balticon 50

35:49 | Jul 31st, 2016

Chris Lester, Christiana Ellis, and Michael Spence joined moderator Doc Coleman for a trip down memory lane to the early days of the Metamor City Podcast. Recorded live at Balticon 50, May 28, 2016, in Baltimore, MD. Apologies for the sudden cutoff d...Show More

TRATWD 062: Things Unseen, Chapter 18, Part 1

30:10 | Jul 23rd, 2016

Kate & David cope with their predicament. Morgan and Misty have a confrontation with Zeke. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 061: Things Unseen, Chapter 17, Part 2

32:26 | Jul 19th, 2016

Surrounded by vampires, Kate and David must fight to save themselves and their passenger. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRAWTD 060: Things Unseen, Chapter 17, Part 1

27:35 | Jul 11th, 2016

Kate and David are transporting Sephie when another emergency draws their attention. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 059: Things Unseen, Chapter 16, Part 2

23:23 | Jul 4th, 2016

Morgan and Misty find Julia — and a few complications. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 058: Things Unseen, Chapter 16, Part 1

41:38 | Jun 26th, 2016

Morgan and Misty pay a late-night visit to Baron Kapler to discuss his troublesome offspring. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 057 – Things Unseen, Chapter 15, Part 2

32:55 | Jun 20th, 2016

Kate and David meet Sephie, and encounter a few unexpected wrinkles in their plans. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

TRATWD 056: Things Unseen, Chapter 15, Part 1

31:28 | Jun 13th, 2016

After narrowly surviving a brutal attack, Kate and her allies adopt a new strategy. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

TRATWD 055 – Business 101 for Writers, with J. Daniel Sawyer

46:36 | Jun 4th, 2016

It’s time for another interview! This time I sat down with J. Daniel Sawyer to discuss his new book, The Every Day Novelist: Business 101. We discussed how being a writer is different from being in other kinds of business, how the publishing industry...Show More

TRATWD 054: Missing Pieces

42:30 | May 29th, 2016

A teenage boy travels to Metamor City alone on an important mission. Read this and other stories in DIVINE INTERVENTION: Tales of Metamor City, Vol. II — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support this show on Patreon

TRATWD 053: Things Unseen, Chapter 14, Part 2

32:04 | May 22nd, 2016

Kate, David, Misty and Julia meet with Janus Starson to discuss their situation. — Chris Lester’s Balticon 50 Schedule: FRIDAY, MAY 27: 18:30 – 19:20: Editing a Shared-World Universe SATURDAY, MAY 28: 14:00 – 15:15: Mega Autograph Session 16:00 – 16:...Show More

TRATWD 052: Things Unseen, Chapter 14, Part 1

29:06 | May 16th, 2016

Kate arranges for the meeting between Misty, Julia and Janus. Morgan has a confession to make. — Referenced in the Feedback Section: MCP Interregnum: Rebirth, by Chris Hvidsten Missing Pieces (NOTE: I realized after recording this episode that I had ...Show More

TRATWD 051: Things Unseen, Chapter 13, Part 2

32:43 | May 8th, 2016

Evan has a surprise for Morgan. Malcolm ard’Valos receives a visitor. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 50: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 13, Part 1

30:20 | May 1st, 2016

Evan wants some files from Morgan. Morgan wants something else entirely from Evan. Content Advisory: This episode contains explicit sexual content. Listener discretion is advised. Referenced in the Feedback Section: Wikidot — build your own wiki —– C...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 49: Things Unseen, Chapter 12, Part 2

25:30 | Apr 25th, 2016

Ezekiel Kapler and Julia Matthias have been going through some changes… Referenced in the feedback: “Welcome to the City” “Huntress” “The Sentinel” — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 48: Things Unseen, Chapter 12, Part 1

45:21 | Apr 18th, 2016

Frustrated by the lack of contact from Lady Julia and Lord Ezekiel, Kate takes matters into her own hands. Referenced in this week’s feedback: Timeline of Metamor City Stories The Magic Spreadsheet NaNoWriMo Every Month — Chris Lester on Facebook Fan...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 47: Things Unseen, Chapter 11, Part 2

36:24 | Apr 11th, 2016

Evan tries to sweet-talk Morgan. Kate and Morgan connect some dots. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 46: Things Unseen, Chapter 11, Part 1

23:50 | Apr 6th, 2016

Kate makes a delivery. Evan Selindi attempts a pick-up.   Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 45: Things Unseen, Chapter 10, Part 2

24:23 | Mar 26th, 2016

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 10, Part 2 The Lightbringers show up to investigate another body, and Janus wants a word with Kate about what he discovers. Across town, Malcolm ard’Valos receives an intriguing note from his security czar. Chris L...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 44: Things Unseen, Chapter 10, Part 1

27:32 | Mar 20th, 2016

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 10, Part 1 Kate and David return to Kate’s apartment, where they find something unexpected waiting for them. In the Feedback Section: Sara shares her thoughts on Ms. Fallon, Kate and David’s partnership, and shippi...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 43: Marketing Strategies for Writers, with Abigail Hilton

30:08 | Mar 13th, 2016

Abigail Hilton has attracted a fervent audience of thousands of readers and listeners with her fantasy series The Prophet of Panamindorah, The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, and Hunters Unlucky. (Full disclosure: I’m one of them.) I sat down with Abbie...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 42: Last Sunset at the Golden Gate

38:10 | Mar 5th, 2016

I’m on my way to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend, so I’m taking a break from THINGS UNSEEN to bring you this science fiction erotica story. Last Sunset at the Golden Gate originally aired in December on my Patreon feed; I’m pleased to bring it to the...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 41: Things Unseen, Chapter Nine, Part 2

28:45 | Feb 29th, 2016

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 9, Part 2 Kate and David are summoned for a meeting with Count Halliway. It’s not a fun time. In the Feedback Section: Nobilis shares his now-defunct theory of what THINGS UNSEEN is about. Chris Lester on Facebook ...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 40: Things Unseen, Chapter 9, Part 1

34:47 | Feb 22nd, 2016

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 9, Part 1 Hal tries to give Kate some important information, to varying degrees of success. In the light of what they have learned, Kate and David debate their next move. In the Feedback Section: Nobilis asks where...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 39: Things Unseen, Chapter 8, Part 2

23:25 | Feb 14th, 2016

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 8, Part 2 Ms. Fallon has uncovered some intriguing evidence about the death of Bernard Travers. Kate’s apartment has some unexpected visitors. Send in your feedback! Hearing your thoughts about the show adds to the...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 38: Things Unseen, Chapter 8, Part 1

31:26 | Feb 8th, 2016

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 8, Part 1 Misty Halliway has a problem. John the Incubus has a theory. Ms. Fallon has a kickass sword and body armor. Kate has a headache. Thank you for your patronage! Because of our awesome Patreon patrons, Mel a...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 37: Things Unseen, Chapter 7

47:39 | Jan 31st, 2016

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 7 Kate has been invited to a clandestine meeting, but first she needs to shake off the surveillance Count Halliway has put on her. It’s time for a trip to the races… Thank you for your support on Patreon! Because o...Show More

The Raven and the Writing Desk, Episode 36: Things Unseen, Chapter 6, Part 2

31:46 | Jan 24th, 2016

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 6, Part 2 Kate returns home to Serenity Arms for dinner, where she discusses the case with Ms. Fallon and receives an unexpected delivery. In the Feedback Section: Sara discusses the use of humor in dramatic narrat...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 35: Things Unseen, Chapter 6, Part 1

31:23 | Jan 16th, 2016

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 6, Part 1 Kate gives Captain Montgomery a progress report, gets a visit from Janus, and discovers a new link between the missing noble scions and Project Lightpath. In the Feedback Section: Trish speculates on the ...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 34: Things Unseen, Chapter 5

35:44 | Jan 9th, 2016

Help Chris and Mel get back on their feet! On January 4th, 2016, Chris was laid off from his job at the clinical research lab. Make a pledge on Patreon to help them cover their expenses until Chris can get a new job. The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapt...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 33: Just Coffee

25:40 | Jan 2nd, 2016

The Story: “Just Coffee” Morgan Drauling meets an old friend for a late-night cup of coffee — but when vampires are involved, nothing is ever as simple as it seems. A Patreon-funded bonus story in the world of Metamor City. Urban Legends: Tales of Me...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 32: Things Unseen, Chapter 4, Part 2

23:12 | Dec 25th, 2015

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Four, Part 2 Kate pays a visit to House Kapler in the hope of turning up some clues to Misty’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, David returns to Hunter’s Hollow with Lightbringer agents Yancy and Kelsey, where they make a s...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 31: Things Unseen, Chapter 4, Part 1

27:08 | Dec 21st, 2015

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Four, Part 1 Kate goes to Morgan for more information on Misty’s apparent co-conspirators, then gets a visit from a Lightbringer in need of help. In the Feedback Section: Shai Revzen shows some sympathy for the dev...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 30: Things Unseen, Chapter 3, Part 2

30:12 | Dec 14th, 2015

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Three, Part 2 Kate and David visit the home of Misty Halliway to search for clues to her disappearance — but meanwhile, something else is investigating them. In the Feedback Section: Data Pulverizer weighs in on th...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 29: Things Unseen, Chapter 3, Part 1

37:04 | Dec 7th, 2015

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Three, Part 1 Count Halliway, the Imperial Minister of Intelligence, wants Kate and David to track down his missing daughter — and he’s willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make sure they succeed. Meanwhile, M...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 28: Things Unseen, Chapter Two

38:10 | Nov 29th, 2015

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Two Detectives Kathryn Kitaen and David Silverleaf, MCPD Magic Affairs, are called in to investigate a grisly crime scene in the darkest part of The Street. But Lightbringer Field Commander Janus Starson has his ow...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 27: Things Unseen, Chapter One, Part 2

29:45 | Nov 22nd, 2015

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter One, Part 2 Zeke lays out his plan to visit the Telvari Rift. On the other side of the world, something deadly walks the Street in Metamor City… In the Feedback Section: Chris and Sara discuss the merits of the thr...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 26: Things Unseen, Chapter One, Part 1

24:27 | Nov 16th, 2015

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter One, Part 1   Twenty-five years and four months after the disappearance of Project Lightpath, Hal Raines is still searching for answers about his missing mother. But when an old lover shows up and offers to help hi...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 25: Things Unseen, Prologue, Part 2

27:37 | Nov 8th, 2015

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Prologue, Part 2 Project Lightpath’s exploration of the Rift takes an unexpected turn. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Page Support Chris on Patreon

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 24: Things Unseen, Prologue, Part 1

26:46 | Nov 1st, 2015

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Prologue, Part 1 Twenty-five years ago, a team of explorers ventured into a mana-filled jungle. What they found was like nothing they could have expected… In the Feedback Section: J. Daniel Sawyer and Kitty Nic’Iaian have ...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 23: Writing Media Tie-Ins, with Keith R. A. DeCandido

35:55 | Oct 26th, 2015

The Interview: Keith R. A. DeCandido Keith DeCandido is one of the world’s most successful and prolific authors of media tie-in fiction, having written numerous works for Star Trek, Stargate, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, World of Warcraft, and many othe...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 22: The Three Graces, Part 7 (Conclusion)

45:29 | Oct 19th, 2015

The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 7 (Conclusion) Amelie’s rescue attempt has left bodies in its wake. A dangerous new ally is willing to help her make that little problem go away, but the consequences could last an eternity… In The Feedback Section...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 21: The Three Graces, Part 6

47:47 | Oct 12th, 2015

The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 6 Natalie waits for rescue, but when her mother shows up to confront the kidnappers, the result isn’t what either of them ever could have predicted. Content Advisory: This episode contains explicit language and gra...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 20: The Three Graces, Part 5

41:55 | Sep 28th, 2015

The Story: “The Three Graces, Part 5” After one of her loved ones is kidnapped, Amelie receives an offer of help from a dangerous source. Meanwhile, Nathan, Harrison and Illura encounter an unexpected problem at the Church of Eternal Brotherhood. In ...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 19: The Three Graces, Part 4

44:00 | Sep 22nd, 2015

The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 4 Illura and Amelie make a difficult choice. Natalie copes with high school. Nathan learns of a new threat to his family. In the Feedback Section: Sara and Chris discuss the topic of abuse as it appears in Metamor ...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 18: The Three Graces, Part 3 (full episode)

56:56 | Sep 17th, 2015

Thanks for your patience this week, folks. Here is the full episode of part 3. Those who listened to the first half on Sunday can skip to 22:33 to pick up where they left off. The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 3 Amelie goes to Priestess Illura for ...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 18A: The Three Graces, Part 3A

23:20 | Sep 14th, 2015

Hello Metamorphs! This week’s episode is being delivered in two installments: the first half of the story is being dropped today, and the complete episode will be released this Wednesday. Sorry I have to break it up like this, but the episode ran REA...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 17: The Three Graces, Part 2

43:10 | Sep 6th, 2015

The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 2 Amelie Grace gets religion, but Nathan has reservations. What will the Church of Eternal Brotherhood mean for his career — and for their family? Theme music for “The Three Graces” is “A Girl Alone” by Hungry Lucy...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 16: The Three Graces, Part 1

38:43 | Aug 30th, 2015

The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 1 We first met Nathan Grace and his daughter Natalie in “Dreams of Change” by Nobilis Reed, but we never heard more than hints about what happened to Natalie’s mother. I’m proud to now bring you the story behind th...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 15: Metamor City – The Cuckoo, Part 4 (Conclusion)

41:29 | Aug 24th, 2015

The Story: “The Cuckoo,” Part 4 (Conclusion) Gerhard’s plan is revealed, putting John and Ysabel in immediate danger. How will Delilah respond — and what will it cost them? WARNING: This episode contains violence and explicit language. Listener discr...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 14: Metamor City — The Cuckoo, Part 3

36:26 | Aug 16th, 2015

We’re back, folks! A huge thanks to everyone who supported the GoFundMe campaign when my audio recording interface suddenly stopped working. This episode was recorded with my new TASCAM DR-40 connected to my existing microphone. I think you’ll be ver...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 13: Metamor City – The Cuckoo, Part 2

32:52 | Aug 6th, 2015

Sorry for the delay on this one, folks! I had some problems with my recording equipment this weekend. The Story: “The Cuckoo,” Part 2 John begins his dance lessons with Delilah at her penthouse, where he makes a new ally — and a new enemy. In the Fee...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 12: Metamor City – The Cuckoo, Part 1

29:27 | Jul 27th, 2015

Chris reads some feedback from Twitter and asks for listeners to review The Raven & the Writing Desk on iTunes. The Story: The Cuckoo, Part 1 Meet John, an incubus who was kicked out of his noble family once his true nature was revealed. He’s set his...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 11: Publishing and Social Media Strategies, with Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine

51:07 | Jul 19th, 2015

For today’s episode I sat down with long-time friends and award-winning authors Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine to discuss the pros and cons of different strategies for publishing your work. We also talked about the different social media platforms tha...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 10: Elysian Springs – Flying Free, Part 3 (Conclusion)

32:38 | Jul 13th, 2015

In this week’s episode, Sara T. and Mildred discuss the rapid changes in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, the spectrum of human sexuality (and our failure to recognize it in either ourselves or others), and just what it would take to kill...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 09: Elysian Springs – Flying Free, Part 2

27:58 | Jul 5th, 2015

The Elysian Springs Kickstarter has been delayed until Monday, July 6th, but the next part of FLYING FREE is ready a day early! The Story: Flying Free, Part 2 As the Cold War heats up in Vietnam, Barbara receives a most unwelcome letter. Can Elias he...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 08: Elysian Springs – Flying Free, Part 1

47:31 | Jun 29th, 2015

In this episode we get a Metamor City history lesson from Mildred Cady, audio messages from Judi, Nobilis, and Sara T., and emails from Mark and Shea. It’s Feedbackapalooza! The Story: Flying Free, Part 1 In 1948, young Elias King was recruited for a...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 07: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 4 (Conclusion)

37:53 | Jun 22nd, 2015

No feedback in this episode, folks. This time it’s all about… The Story: “To Walk in Shadow,” Part 4 Agent Jessup and his associates paid a terrible price to reach Estarini. Will it be enough to save the Estari from the epidemic? Warning: This episod...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 06: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 3B

42:26 | Jun 15th, 2015

In this episode, Sara T. muses about the Forlorn’s creepiness, Xiang Jinn’s awesomeness, and the Church of Ba’al’s taste in party venues. The Story: To Walk in Shadow, Part 3B Ba’al and company fight their way through the “wild” region of Deep Shadow...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 05: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 3A

30:37 | Jun 8th, 2015

In this episode Sara T. asks about the relationship (or lack thereof) between Eli and the gods of the old pantheon, and Raj Chaos chimes in with his thoughts on the new podcast format. The Story: To Walk in Shadow, Part 3A Ba’al reveals his plan for ...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 04: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 2B

32:23 | Jun 3rd, 2015

In this episode I mention my new Author Page on Facebook, and discuss the origins of the name “Ba’al” with Sara T. The Metamor City Discussion Forums – help resurrect this site as a place for discussion of the world of Metamor! The Story: “To Walk in...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 03: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 2A

41:45 | May 26th, 2015

In this episode we hear from Sara T. about Dreams of Change, from Tarmo in Finland about straight read vs. multiple voice narration, and from Mildred Cady about shout-outs to the Metamor City Live audio dramas. Links: Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shad...Show More

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 02: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 1

51:23 | May 18th, 2015

In this episode I give you the Weekly Writer’s Report and share exciting news about the new StoryBundle that J. Daniel Sawyer is part of this month. The Story: “To Walk in Shadow,” Part 1 The sun hid itself on the day the devil came to the city. Thic...Show More

The Raven and the Writing Desk, Episode 01: Metamor City – Cleanup on Skyway 3

24:30 | May 11th, 2015

My new podcast is here! In this episode, I explain what The Raven and the Writing Desk is about, why I’m doing this instead of podcasting the rest of Things Unseen, and what is in store for the future. The Story: “Cleanup on Skyway 3″ Fiz and his tea...Show More

MCP 053 – THINGS UNSEEN: Chapter 02

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2014

Police detectives Kathryn Kitaen and David Silverleaf are called on to investigate a body in the deepest, darkest part of the city. What secrets will they uncover? And what is the connection between these events and the mysterious happenings at the R...Show More

MCP 052 – THINGS UNSEEN: Chapter 01

36:00 | Mar 16th, 2014

Twenty-five years after the disappearance of Project Lightpath, Hal Raines — the son of one of the lost explorers — joins a highly dubious expedition to the Rift Zone. Why are Lord Ezekiel and his friends so interested in the Rift? What do they expec...Show More

MCP 051 – THINGS UNSEEN: Prologue

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2014

At long last, Metamor City returns! This episode takes us back to the year 1974 Cristos Reckoning, when the researchers of Project Lightpath entered a mysterious magic-filled jungle in the name of scientific exploration. What they found there was unl...Show More

PROMO: “Crudrat”, the Full Cast Audiobook from Gail Carriger and ArtisticWhispers Productions

01:10 | Oct 3rd, 2013

Hey Metamorphs! If you’ve been following Metamor City for any length of time, you probably know about my long-standing friendship with J. Daniel Sawyer and his ArtisticWhispers Productions. If you’ve been with us from the beginning, you may remember ...Show More

MCP Special Update, 2013-09-28

03:43 | Sep 29th, 2013

News about the production of Things Unseen, the Indiegogo fundraiser, and the writing of Book 3: The Lost and the Least. Links: Indiegogo Fundraiser, with completed cover art Cult of the Magic Spreadsheet

Special Update, 07-31-2013

04:44 | Jul 31st, 2013

Several important updates on the e-books, the podcast, and a new Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund the next Metamor City novel’s cover art! The Metamor City e-books on Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=Metamor+City Things Unseen ...Show More

Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shadows – LIVE at Balticon 47

51:43 | May 29th, 2013

Hey Metamorphs! It was my pleasure this year to return to Balticon, along with a cast of highly talented men and women and an all-new Metamor City audio drama. The recording equipment we had was limited, so there are a few places where the audio glit...Show More

MCP 050 – Dreams of Change, Part 5 (Conclusion)

44:14 | Mar 8th, 2011

What will Ben and Natalie find in Ben’s dreams? More importantly, will it find them first? Story by Nobilis Reed Performed by Chris Lester Edited by Scott Roche and Paulette Jaxton The Cast: Chris Lester as Ben Stansfield and Nathan Grace Kimi Alexan...Show More

MCP SE23 – A Lightbringer Carol, Staves IV & V

28:51 | Feb 22nd, 2011

An ominous Phantom confronts Janus with an image of his future. Written, performed and edited by Chris Lester Music by ERH, David Beard, Dennis Janglov, and Digital Juice

MCP SE22 – A Lightbringer Carol, Stave III: The Ghost of Solstice Present

29:37 | Feb 13th, 2011

Still imprisoned by mystical forces unknown, Janus attempts to escape from his apartment … and encounters an unexpected ally. Writen, read and edited by Chris Lester Music by Digital Juice

MCP SE21 – January Feedback Show

1:06:59 | Jan 2nd, 2011

We’re back! Dan, Chris, and Jenivi Seven (voice of Abbey Preston in Whispers in the Wood) read emails and discuss the following topics: Patronage system and the role of the nobility in Metamor Mythopoetics, Reason, and Wonder “Woo”, Bullshit, and THE...Show More

MCP SE20 – A Lightbringer Carol, Stave II: The Ghost of Solstice Past

26:03 | Dec 23rd, 2010

Janus’s haunting continues with a visit from a former priestess of the Lothanasi Order. Written, read and edited by Chris Lester Music by David Beard and Digital Juice

MCP SE19 – A Lightbringer Carol, Stave I: Father’s Ghost

25:52 | Dec 21st, 2010

On the night of the Winter Solstice, Janus Starson is haunted by the spirit of his father. Stave 1 of a 5-stave carol, in prose. With affection and gratitude to Charles Dickens, whose classic Christmas ghost story has happily haunted my dreams for ye...Show More

BONUS – Tale Chasing #38: Writing Darkly with Chris Lester

47:20 | Nov 23rd, 2010

Kimi Alexandre of Tale Chasing interviewed Chris about writing darkness into fiction — why, when, and how to do it. We hope you enjoy it!

MCP SE18 – Michigan Cast Round-Table, Part 2

33:52 | Sep 26th, 2010

Here’s the second half of Chris’s round table discussion with Bill Bowman, Bryan Watson, Beq Vyper, and Sara Lloyd. Thanks again to Sara for doing the editing on this episode! Promo: FETIDUS

MCP SE17 – Michigan Cast Round-Table, Part 1

39:43 | Sep 18th, 2010

Last Christmas, Chris got together with four of Metamor City’s Michigan voice actors: Bill Bowman, Bryan Watson, Beq Vyper and Sara Lloyd. Wackiness ensued. Many thanks to Sara Lloyd for doing the editing on this recording. This is a two-parter, the ...Show More

MCP SU06 – Interregnum Story: Rebirth, by Chris Hvidsten

42:49 | Apr 4th, 2010

Chris Hvidsten brings us the next story in the Interregnum Contest: “Rebirth”. Promo: Outcast, by Chris Hvidsten

MCP 049 – Dreams of Change, Part 4

41:47 | Mar 29th, 2010

Ben has found a refuge for the moment, but his troubles are far from over. The Grace family has secrets of its own, and things only get more complicated when Ben’s unpredictable power strikes again … and this time, he’s not the only target… Story by ...Show More

MCP 048 – Dreams of Change, Part 3

42:10 | Mar 7th, 2010

Things aren’t looking good for Ben. What happened to Matheson? Where is John Randall? And who’s going to bail Ben out of jail? Our hero gets some help from an unexpected source… Story by Nobilis Reed Performed by Chris Lester Edited by Scott Roche an...Show More

MCP 047 – Dreams of Change, Part 2

43:12 | Feb 7th, 2010

Ben goes to sorcery practice, plays phone tag with Natalie, and meets with the androgyne John Randall. What is John’s plan to get rid of Matheson? And what will happen to Ben if he decides to play along? WARNING: This episode contains explicit sexual...Show More

MCP 046 – Dreams of Change, Part 1

33:57 | Jan 23rd, 2010

Ben is a college student, a sorcerer, and a man with an unusual disability: he turns into other people in his sleep. And since he’s at a school where book-smart wizards are the overwhelming majority, life as a spontaneous spellcaster doesn’t come eas...Show More

MCP SE16 – Triple Threat Launchcast

2:05:59 | Jan 17th, 2010

Hey all! It occurred to me that I never actually put this launchcast on the feed. Since the next episode has been delayed due to production difficulties, this seemed to be the ideal time to put it up as an extra bit of content. Listen as Philippa Bal...Show More

BONUS: Erotica a la Carte #17 – “Tears Such As Angels Weep”

38:42 | Jan 16th, 2010

It was my pleasure to be this month’s guest chef for Pip Ballantine’s Erotica a la Carte. A lonely hunter, carrying more than his fair share of strange secrets, finds more than he bargained for in the wilderness. This story contains explicit sexual c...Show More

MCP 045 – Whispers in the Wood, Part 4

43:28 | Jan 3rd, 2010

Will Abbey’s plan work? Can Rosanna be saved from the clutches of the Leanan Sidhe? And what will the faery do to Wells if the plan succeeds? Find out, in the conclusion to Whispers in the Wood! Cast: Malcolm ard’Valos – TD-0013 Rosanna Venturi – Dei...Show More

MCP 044 – Whispers in the Wood, Part 3

49:38 | Dec 13th, 2009

What is the creature that lives in the violin? How is it connected to the Leanan Sidhe? And how much does Dr. Wells really know about the monster inside his instrument? Cast: Janus Starson – Indiana Jim Abbey Preston – Jenivi Seven Candace – Susan Mu...Show More

MCP 043 – Whispers in the Wood, Part 2

49:38 | Nov 26th, 2009

Abbey and Janus continue their investigation into Threnody’s secrets. They’re running out of time — but so is Wells… Cast: Abbey Preston – Jenivi Seven Isaac Wells – Michael Spence Janus Starson – Indiana Jim Candace – Susan Murph Leanan Sidhe – Dana...Show More

BONUS – Triple Threat Interviews on ISBW

1:05:20 | Nov 23rd, 2009

Mur Lafferty interviewed all three of the Triple Threat authors — me, J. Daniel Sawyer and Philippa Ballantine — for this extra-large episode of I Should Be Writing. I hope you enjoy listening to these interviews as much as we enjoyed recording them!

MCP 042: Whispers in the Wood, Part 1

37:35 | Nov 12th, 2009

A man comes to Metamor City bearing a mysterious instrument, a violin with seemingly supernatural powers. A trail of death follows him. Lothanasi Agent Janus Starson brings in his best paranormal investigator, the telepath Abbey Preston, to help him ...Show More

MCP 041 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 31

41:08 | May 2nd, 2009

The battle is over, the bodies have fallen, and it’s time for the survivors to count the cost. The Sommers cell has defied the norms of its society; Daniel unwittingly aided enemies of the Collective; Abbey is a former fugitive. How will the Hive cho...Show More

MCP 040 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 30

1:08:34 | Apr 27th, 2009

It all comes down to this! With Sasha poisoned by the psi drug Mad John and Victor only moments away from finding them, Sasha and Abbey must make a last desperate stand against the psychotic psi. Can they hold out long enough for help to arrive? And ...Show More

MCP 039 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 29

46:42 | Apr 13th, 2009

Brian, Fiona and Daniel are in a fight for their lives — and more than that, for their souls. Sasha is the only one left to protect Abbey as Victor seeks his revenge. Do our heroes have any chance against such overwhelming odds? The Cast: Brian Somme...Show More

MCP 038 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 28

50:56 | Mar 30th, 2009

Miriam leads Brian and Fiona into her trap, unaware that Daniel is on his way to join them. Meanwhile, Sasha is charged with watching over the hospitalized “Jenny Bloggs”, not realizing who she has in her care … or who is coming after her. Special th...Show More

MCP 037 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 27

51:00 | Mar 17th, 2009

As Miriam puts her new orders into action, Abbey Preston seeks out the one person in the Psi Collective she believes she can trust: Daniel Sharabi. But how will Victor react when he learns that Abbey has betrayed him? The Cast: Victor hin’Kavos – Bil...Show More

MCP SE07 – Feedback Show, Episode III: Revenge of the Listeners, Part 3

55:43 | Mar 9th, 2009

The third part of our mega-long feedback show with J. Daniel Sawyer.

The Sex Round-Table, Part 3 of 3

51:50 | Feb 26th, 2009

The long-awaited Part Three of the Sex Round-Table is here! This time, we tackle questions of sexual identity — both in how the authors relate to the characters and in how the characters define themselves. WARNING: All three of us were at least a lit...Show More

MCP 036 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 26

1:04:30 | Feb 23rd, 2009

The horrible secret of Fiona’s past is revealed, and Malcolm ard’Valos has some new orders for Miriam… The Cast: Young Fiona – TReed’s Girl Fiona’s Mother – Mindy Smith Victor hin’Kavos – Bill Bowman Egan Hunter – Chris Miller Cop – Mark Smith Sasha ...Show More

MCP SE07 – Feedback Show, Episode III: Revenge of the Listeners, Part 1

50:55 | Feb 19th, 2009

This one could be called THE WRATH OF KIM — Dan and Chris spend an hour discussing topics raised by Kim the Comic Book Goddess, mostly with regard to sex and gender issues in Metamor City.

MCP SE06 – Feedback Show, Episode II: Attack of the Kiwi, Part 1

0:00 | Feb 19th, 2009

Pip Ballantine joined me, Dan Sawyer and Kitty Nic’Iaian for another feedback extravaganza. This one is so long I had to break it in half. And yes, I know that I said “special episode 5″ at the beginning. I’d lost count, I’m afraid…

MCP 035 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 25

52:43 | Feb 8th, 2009

MAKING THE CUT enters its third and final act! Six months after leaving the Psi Collective, Abbey Preston has an experience that may change her mind. Plus, Danni and Fiona continue to wrestle with their own psychological baggage. The Cast: Abbey Pres...Show More

MCP 034 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 24

52:17 | Jan 26th, 2009

Take a journey inside the mind of a thrall, as Leena reveals to Miriam the tragic story of how she became enslaved to the Vampire Syndicate. Plus, Danni comes up with a rather creative way to talk out her problems with Daniel… The Cast: Seralina Grey...Show More

MCP SE06 – Feedback Show, Episode II: Attack of the Kiwi (Part 2)

1:19:24 | Jan 16th, 2009

The second feedback extravaganza continues! This time, we hear from the Uber-Nemesis himself.

The Sex Round-Table, Part 2 of 3

48:06 | Jan 15th, 2009

The sex talk between me, J. Daniel Sawyer and Philippa Ballantine continues. We start off with a discussion of erotic themes in Metamor City, then progress to talk about sex in religion, sex in humans vs. other species of animals, serious sex, funny ...Show More

MCP 033 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 23

43:44 | Jan 12th, 2009

Malcolm ard’Valos makes his appearance, and he’s about to give Miriam an offer she can’t refuse… The Cast: Malcolm ard’Valos – TD-0013 Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas Braddock – Marc Bailey Leena – Kimi Alexandre

The Sex Round-Table, Part 1 of 3

1:01:00 | Jan 10th, 2009

What do you get when you combine three saucy podcasters and a fine New Zealand Pinot Noir? Well, this, apparently. Dan Sawyer, Philippa Ballantine, and I sat down to discuss the ways we deal with sex in our various worlds and works. There are three h...Show More

MCP 032 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 22

55:20 | Dec 27th, 2008

While Danni gets a visit from Eva, Miriam fights for her life against Braddock and his vamps. Will she escape, or is she doomed to be the next meal for the Syndicate’s #1 hatchet man? The Cast: Braddock – Marc Bailey Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas ...Show More

MCP SE05 – Feedback Show #1 with J. Daniel Sawyer and Kitty Nic’Iaian

1:23:30 | Dec 26th, 2008

The first Metamor City feedback show, with co-hosts J. Daniel Sawyer and Kitty Nic’Iaian.

MCP 031 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 21, Part 2 of 2

1:00:51 | Dec 13th, 2008

Part 1:Sasha begins Danni’s anti-brainwashing treatment, while Miriam faces the consequences of crossing Victor. Part 2: It’s the second annual Mega Holiday Feedback Special! Chris takes advantage of a short story segment to clear out the voicemail q...Show More

MCP 030 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 21, Part 1 of 2

45:21 | Nov 30th, 2008

Danni’s back — and she is NOT happy. How will she respond to the “intervention” that has been forced on her? Meanwhile, Victor’s strategy against Miriam begins to be revealed: he’s got a plan to get the Elder off his back, and it’s not going to be pr...Show More

MCP 029 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 20

1:01:22 | Nov 16th, 2008

It’s morning at the Sommers cell, and Daniel and Rebecca must deal with the messy side-effects of their relationship choices. Plus, Abbey Preston returns! The Cast: Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Sasha King – Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana El...Show More

MCP 028 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 19

32:50 | Nov 2nd, 2008

As Daniel recovers from his ordeal, Brian and his cell-mates debate what to do next. Meanwhile, one of Miriam’s field operatives tries to track down Victor and Abbey. The Cast: Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Sasha King – Dani ...Show More

MCP 027 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 18

42:30 | Oct 19th, 2008

Sasha and Rebecca complete their mission, Daniel makes a difficult choice, and Callie reveals a secret to Brian and Miriam. The Cast: Sasha King – Dani Cutler Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Fio...Show More

Bonus – Interview with Out of the Coffin (OotC #14)

57:48 | Oct 15th, 2008

Dan Shaurette of the Out of the Coffin podcast interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

MCP 026 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 17

43:20 | Oct 5th, 2008

Brian, Fiona and Callie face the hidden dangers of Viscount Security Solutions, Sasha and Rebecca begin their attempt to rescue Daniel, and Jared surprises Danni with an unexpected gift… The Cast: Jared Tamlin – Jason Adams Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd...Show More

Bonus – Interview with the B.S. Show

47:31 | Oct 1st, 2008

The hosts of the B.S. Show interview Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

MCP 025 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 16, Part 2 of 2

33:43 | Sep 21st, 2008

Danni and Jared continue their “mystery date” while Brian, Fiona and Callie attempt to break into the vault at Viscount Security Solutions. Cast: Jared Tamlin – Jason Adams Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Callie Linder – Beq V...Show More

Bonus – Make Believe Gag Reel

03:25 | Sep 15th, 2008

The best outtakes from Bryan Watson’s story “Make Believe”.

MCP 024 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 16, Part 1 of 2

50:32 | Sep 7th, 2008

In this chapter, Rebecca and Sasha visit Artax to see if there’s any way to overcome the strange mental conditioning that has taken hold of Danni. Meanwhile, Callie, Fiona and Brian begin their infiltration of Viscount Security Solutions. Cast: Rebec...Show More

MCP SE04 – Make Believe, Part 2

28:51 | Sep 5th, 2008

The conclusion of Bryan Watson’s story “Make Believe” — in which Artax must stop a rogue sorcerer from endangering the entire city. Ideally without being killed by the violent young mages he has been put in charge of educating…

MCP SE03 – Make Believe, Part 1

34:36 | Aug 24th, 2008

Part one of “Make Believe” by Bryan Watson, a story written from Artax’s perspective.

Bonus – Interview with Polyamory Weekly (PW 165)

50:55 | Aug 5th, 2008

Cunning Minx of Polyamory Weekly sat down with Metamor City creator Chris Lester and talk about polyamory and how it is used in his science fiction story.

MCP 023 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 15

1:01:55 | Jul 27th, 2008

Driven by a terrible premonition, Rebecca sets out to learn what has happened to Daniel. How will she respond when she learns the truth? Cast: Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Sasha King – Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana Ellis Miriam Bakhtavar –...Show More

MCP 022 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 14

30:14 | Jul 13th, 2008

Danni’s evening with Jared is going well — and, thanks to Kevin, she has all the protection she needs to take things to the next level. But is she really ready to go that far? Plus: Jared confesses a shocking secret! WARNING: This episode contains ex...Show More

MCP 021 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 13

51:27 | Jun 29th, 2008

Miriam meets with the Sommers cell to discuss breaking in to Viscount, while Danni takes Jared to a private club. Cast: Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas Peter – Steve Riekeberg Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Fiona hin’Connaill...Show More

Promo – The Pieces Podcast

00:47 | Jun 23rd, 2008

This is a promo for Pieces, a Round Robin storytelling podcast created by Nobilis Reed and several other authors, including Chris Lester. The original feed for Pieces is no longer in operation, but you can find the completed novella on Podiobooks.

MCP 020 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 12

37:28 | Jun 15th, 2008

Evan takes Daniel to SPELLS 4 U for a magical check-up. Has Danni been ensorcelled? And, if so, can Artax do anything to help her? Cast: Evan Selindi – Tee Morris Artax – Bryan Watson Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Answer Machin...Show More

MCP 019 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 11

1:00:35 | Jun 1st, 2008

Danni has her first real date with a man. Will it be all that she expected? And how is Nate going to react to having a bombshell like Danni living in the apartment? Note: Chris gives his after-action report on Balticon 42 and gets rather mushy on the...Show More

MCP 018 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 10

56:04 | May 18th, 2008

An Elder pays a visit to the Sommers cell and delivers the Hive’s response to their failure at the skyport. Meanwhile, Danni deals with her first morning as a woman. Cast: Sasha King – Dani Cutler Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Kevin Darby – P.G. Holyf...Show More

Bonus – Interview with Tale Chasing, Part 2 (TC015)

44:03 | May 17th, 2008

Kimi Alexandre concludes her interview with Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

Metamor City Promo #3: Daniel

01:07 | May 16th, 2008

This is the third promo for The Metamor City Podcast: a short, light-hearted blurb for Making the Cut as seen from the perspective of Daniel.

Bonus – Interview with Tale Chasing, Part 1 (TC014)

38:19 | May 16th, 2008

Kimi Alexandre of Tale Chasing interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

Bonus – Interview with Banter Over A Cigarette

1:43:19 | May 8th, 2008

Eldon K. Roth of Banter Over A Cigarette interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester. WARNING: This one is long, folks.

MCP 017 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 09

56:16 | May 4th, 2008

Girls’ Night Out! Get ready for one wild evening as Eva shows Daniel how to party — androgyne style! Hold on to your hats… WARNING: This episode contains mature themes, adult language, and strong sexual content. It’s not suitable for children. Listen...Show More

Bonus – Interview with Tea and Chat (TAC #1)

1:06:17 | Apr 29th, 2008

Stephen Kilbride of Tea and Chat interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

Bonus – Interview with Wander Radio (WNDR #27)

38:18 | Apr 27th, 2008

Jack Hosley of Wander Radio interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

MCP 016 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 08

42:10 | Apr 20th, 2008

As the telepaths lay one of their own to rest, Daniel makes a choice that will have a dramatic impact on his future. Much to his surprise, he then has a run-in with one of his erstwhile partners, who has some ideas that could change Daniel’s life eve...Show More

Bonus – Interview with Podiomedia Chat (PMC S03-EP7)

46:06 | Apr 19th, 2008

Chris Moody of Podiomedia Chat interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

MCP 015 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 07

42:35 | Apr 6th, 2008

In the aftermath of the mission, the telepaths mourn their losses, Victor reaps his rewards, and Miriam makes an unsettling discovery… Cast: Fiona hin’Connaill — Christiana Ellis Rebecca Brower — MA in PA Lysa — Paulette Vallad Miriam Bakhtavar — Mar...Show More

MCP 014 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 06

58:10 | Mar 23rd, 2008

Fiona and Callie face off for control of the vampire syndicate’s mysterious package. Plus, the reason for Victor’s collusion with the vampires is revealed! Cast: Brian Sommers — Bryan Watson Sasha King — Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill — Christiana El...Show More

MCP 013 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 05

1:03:34 | Mar 9th, 2008

It’s spy vs. spy as Daniel’s team acquires the package and Del and Trace try to steal it! Who will prevail — and what will it cost them? Cast: Victor hin’Kavos — Bill Bowman Crew Chief — Indiana Jim Del Matthews — Nobilis Trace Umbara — Donte Taylor ...Show More

MCP 012 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 04

46:24 | Feb 24th, 2008

Daniel and Brian head to the skyport on their respective missions, unaware that they are pursuing the same package. Will Daniel’s team get their mysterious parcel to safety, or will Brian and his team succeed in stealing it? And will they discover th...Show More

MCP 011 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 03

53:25 | Feb 10th, 2008

Daniel and Victor meet their fellow operatives for the upcoming smuggling job, including one whom Metamorphs will find familiar. Then the action switches to the Sommers breeding cell, where Brian, Fiona, Sasha and Rebecca are about to have their peac...Show More

MCP 010 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 02

50:40 | Jan 27th, 2008

See archives for show notes. Cast: Victor hin’Kavos — Bill Bowman Abbey Preston — Heather Nowak Nathan Levy — Steve Eley of Escape Pod Kevin Darby — P.G. Holyfield of Murder at Avedon Hill Denise — Cat, aka SciFiRanterGirl of The Lipstick Aliens Podc...Show More

MCP 009 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 1

53:46 | Jan 13th, 2008

See archives for show notes. Cast: Brian Sommers — Bryan Watson Sasha King — Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill — Christiana Ellis Rebecca Brower — MA in PA Trace Umbara — Donte Taylor Del Matthews — Nobilis Kevin Darby — PG Holyfield Victor hin’Kavos — ...Show More

Bonus – Interview with Better Late Than Never (BL8TN #23)

53:40 | Jan 4th, 2008

MA in PA, host of Better Late Than Never, interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

MCP SE02 – A Lightbringer’s Christmas Tale

04:12 | Dec 23rd, 2007

Lothanasi field commander Janus Starson has a faery problem. A certain Sidhe Lord invades his city every year on the night of the Winter Solstice — a certain fat, jolly Sidhe Lord with a penchant for invading people’s houses. Janus isn’t about to sta...Show More

Bonus – Interview with Geek Cred (Geek Cred #17)

49:27 | Dec 14th, 2007

Steve Riekeberg of Geek Cred interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

Metamor City Promo #2: “Making the Cut” Trailer

02:23 | Nov 25th, 2007

The second Metamor City promo. This one is a movie-style trailer for the first novel, MAKING THE CUT. Announcer: Chris Miller

MCP SE01 – Metamor City Anniversary

33:39 | Nov 23rd, 2007

Staff writer Nobilis Reed offers his first erotic story set in the world of Metamor City. Contains explicit sexual content. Listener discretion is advised. This story can be purchased as part of the Quicksilver Bridges anthology on Amazon, Barnes & N...Show More

Metamor City Promo #1: Morgan

01:30 | Sep 7th, 2007

The first Metamor City promo, starring Leann Mabry as Morgan Drauling.