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Cast of Wonders

Marguerite Kenner

Escape Artists Inc's Young Adult speculative fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic - Welcome! Visit us at castofwonders.org.

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Author : Rick Kennett Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in the novel Presumed Dead (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, August 2016) Buy the full-length novel from Amazon! Presumed Dead (Part 1) by Rick Kennett Days later, while sheltering from rain that had lost […]

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Author : Barbara A. Barnett Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter First published in Daily Science Fiction July 5, 2013 Check out The Drabblecast Reborn! Memories of Mirrored Worlds by Barbara A. Barnett At midnight on her ninth birthday, Alison Marie was crowned Queen of the Nightlands; she decreed […]

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Author : Leah Cypess Narrator : Nika Harper Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 2015. Content Warning: Partner abuse The Long List Anthology, Volume 4, is Kickstarting now!   Forgiveness by Leah Cypess The day Michael came back to school, I was still wearing long sleeves. […]

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Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Melaine Huyck-Aufdermar Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 325: Banned Books Week – The Librarian is a Cast of Wonders original. Check out The Drabblecast Reborn! The Librarian by Maria Haskins The library hadn’t been there the day before, Ella was […]

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Author : Jennifer Hykes Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 324: Banned Books Week – The Sound of Her Voice is a Cast of Wonders original. The Sound of Her Voice by Jennifer Hykes I saw her van as I turned the […]

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Author : Alix E. Harrow Narrator : Lisa Hicks Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in Apex Magazine, February 2018 “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies” by Alix E. Harrow GEORGE, JC—THE RUNAWAY PRINCE—J FIC GEO 1994 You’d think it would make […]

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Author : Aimee Ogden Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 322: Banned Books Week – Your Words There for the World to See is a Cast of Wonders original. Your Words There for the World to See by Aimee Ogden The school […]

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Author : Aidan Moher Narrator : Andrew K. Hoe Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in Mothership Zeta (December 2016) The Penelope Qingdom by Aidan Moher It was during the particularly frozen-solid Prince George winter of ’91, a few days after the new neighbours had arrived, that I […]

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Author : Rick Kennett Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in the novel Presumed Dead (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, August 2016) Buy the full-length novel from Amazon! Presumed Dead (Part 7) by Rick Kennett The Xenoid hadn’t tried to cover up evidence of […]

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Author : Rick Kennett Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in the novel Presumed Dead (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, August 2016) Buy the full-length novel from Amazon! Presumed Dead (Part 6) by Rick Kennett For a moment she puzzled over why the plants […]

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Author : Rick Kennett Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in the novel Presumed Dead (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, August 2016) Buy the full-length novel from Amazon! Presumed Dead (Part 5) by Rick Kennett The map in her hand now showed only the […]

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Author : Rick Kennett Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in the novel Presumed Dead (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, August 2016) Buy the full-length novel from Amazon! Presumed Dead (Part 4) by Rick Kennett Cy looked into her palm and said, “Mountains?” Light […]

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Author : Rick Kennett Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in the novel Presumed Dead (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, August 2016) Buy the full-length novel from Amazon! Presumed Dead (Part 3) by Rick Kennett Night came quickly in these latitudes, dropping out of […]

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Author : Rick Kennett Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in the novel Presumed Dead (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, August 2016) Buy the full-length novel from Amazon! Presumed Dead (Part 2) by Rick Kennett Half stumbling, almost tumbling, she made her way down […]

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Author : Drea Silvertooth and Lian Rose Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Cast of Wonders 313: Desert Dogs is a Cast of Wonders original. Desert Dogs by Drea Silvertooth and Lian Rose The vast desert sprawled before Kei, burnt sienna beneath the rising sun. In the […]

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Author : Shane Halbach Narrator : Kyle Akers Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums First published in Intergalactic Medicine Show, Issue 51 Ten Things Sunil and I Forgot to Prepare for, When Preparing for the Apocalypse by Shane Halbach 1. We didn’t prepare multiple contingencies When Sunil and I […]

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Author : Charles Lee McDaniel Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Cast of Wonders 311: And Flights of Skuhwiggle is a Cast of Wonders original. Content warning: cancer and terminal care And Flights of Skuhwiggle by Charles Lee McDaniel “Hello, children. Quiet down and give me your attention. […]

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Authors : Jennifer Mace and Giada Zavarise Narrators : Katherine Inskip and A.J. Fitzwater Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Cast of Wonders 310: Little Wonders 18 – Transformation is a Cast of Wonders original. A Cradle of Vines by Jennifer Mace There’s a plant in the hedgerow whose berries glimmer like […]

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Author : Victoria Sandbrook Narrator : Alexis Goble Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Shimmer, Issue 38 (July/August 2017) From the author: In January 2017, Dan Rather “tipped his journalist Stetson” to Anderson Cooper. I had a brief fangirl moment in which I imagined them meeting on […]

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Author : Rachel Delaney Craft Narrator : Mary Murphy Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in FOUND: short stories by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (2016) Content Warning: sibling grief and abuse; animal death Every Drop of Light by Rachel Delaney Craft No one ever said no to […]

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Author : Laura Johnson Narrator : Jason Arquin Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in the anthology Heroes by Bushmead Publishing (October 2015) Sidekicks Wanted by Laura Johnson **SIDEKICKS WANTED** HERO HUNTERS INC. JOB POSTING: SIDEKICK Job ID: 09012015 Location: Various Base Pay: To be discussed Industry: Heroism/Villainy Reports […]

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Author : Cynthia So Narrator : Eliza Chan Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Anathema: Spec from the Margins, December 2017 Phobia Warning: Spiders The Poet and the Spider by Cynthia So You saw the Empress once, when you were still a pillow-cheeked and blossom-mouthed child. […]

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Author : Gerri Leen Narrator : Andrew K. Hoe Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Spacesuits and Sixguns, Volume 2, Issue 1 (2015) All Systems Go by Gerri Leen The spaceport at Norn Five is a shining ode to order, automation, and interstellar travel. State-of-the-art communication […]

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Author : KB Sluss Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 304: The Temple of the Whale is a Cast of Wonders original. Content Warning: Parental grief The Temple of the Whale by Karissa Sluss Late in the morning I find Terren in […]

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Author : Allison Mulder Narrator : Melissa Bugaj Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Twisted: Short Stories by Young Writers, for Ch1Con. What You’re Missing by Allison Mulder “Something’s missing.” The words slipped past Anya’s lips, not for the first time. Most days she could keep them buried under […]

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Author : Ian Creasey Narrator : Brian Lieberman Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Neverland’s Library: Fantasy Anthology, edited by Roger Bellini (Ragnarok Publications, April 2014) Restoring the Magic by Ian Creasey When I had climbed high enough that my breath came in great panting gasps, […]

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Author : M. K. Hutchins Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 301: Ana’s Asteroid is a Cast of Wonders original. Ana’s Asteroid by M.K. Hutchins I raced Cornelius home after school, through the corridors of the Platinum Phoenix. He took the right […]

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Author : Tiah Marie Beautement Narrator : Julia Rios Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 295: Artemis Rising 4 – An American Refugee is a Cast of Wonders original. Cast of Wonders is proud to present the fourth annual Artemis Rising event […]

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Author : Jaime O. Mayer Narrator : Ibba Armancas Hosts : Megan Leigh, Charlotte Bond and Lucy Hounsom Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 294: Artemis Rising 4 – Earn Your Breath is a Cast of Wonders original. Cast of Wonders is proud to present the […]

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Author : Makenzi Newman Narrator : Alexis Goble Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 293: The Final Strand is a Cast of Wonders original. Content warning: self-harm The Hugo Awards have these things they call nominations tallys but they are commonly referred to as The Long […]

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Authors : Dagny Paul and Natalia Theodoridou Narrators : Alexis Goble and Erika Sanderson Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Catherine Unger Discuss on Forums February is Women in Horror Month, an international initiative which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. […]

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Author : Jason Kimble Narrator : Max Gladstone Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 291: If Only Kissing Made it So is a Cast of Wonders original. PodCastle wants you to nominate your favs! We’re asking fans and frequent listeners of the podcast to nominate up […]

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Author : Alisa Alering Narrator : Adela Kwon Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Writers of the Future (Vol. 29) February is Women in Horror Month, an international initiative which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on […]

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Author : Jason Kimble Narrator : Paul Cram Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 250 on May 29, 2017 Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan the year ahead and highlight some of our favorite […]

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Author : Afalstein JD Kloosterman Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 249 on May 23, 2017 Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan the year ahead and highlight some of our favorite episodes. Throughout the […]

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Author : Amanda Helms Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Dani Daly Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 226 on January 1, 2017 Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan the year ahead and highlight some of our favorite episodes. Throughout the month, […]

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Author : M. Darusha Wehm Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Susie Rodriguez Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 265 on September 17, 2017 Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan the year ahead and highlight some of our favorite episodes. Throughout the […]

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Author : Holly Schofield Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Amy Brennan Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 269 — part of the 2017 Banned Books Week special, “Texts Against Tyranny” — on September 26, 2017 Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan […]

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Author : Kate Baker Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 246 on April 30, 2017 Grief Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan the year ahead and highlight some of our favorite episodes. Throughout the […]

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Author : Sarah Gailey Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Jeremy Carter Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 253 on June 18, 2017 A few early F-bombs; grief Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan the year ahead and […]

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Author : Alex Shvartsman Narrator : Alex Shvartsman Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Galaxy’s Edge (September/October 2015) Dreidel Of Dread: The Very Cthulhu Chanukah by Alex Shvartsman Twas the night before Chanukah, and all through the planet, not a creature was stirring except for the […]

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Authors : Rachael K. Jones and B. Morris Allen Narrators : Marguerite Kenner and Larissa Thompson Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums “Houston, Houston, Do You Read James Tiptree” was originally published in Nature (September 2016) “Outburst” is a Cast of Wonders original! Grief. Sex and drug use. The […]

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Author : David M. Hoenig Narrator : B.J. Harrison Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in the X2 anthology by Thirteen O’Clock Press Cateye Gleaming In The Dark by David M. Hoenig Today… James Riordan thinks that eighty four is a pretty fine number. It’s round, for […]

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EA Metacast: New Websites

Nov 14th, 20172:30

Hi there! A short metacast to tell you all about our new websites. Transcript follows for those who who prefer to read along. Transcript (Alasdair) Hi there! This is Alasdair! (Marguerite) And this is Marguerite! (Alasdair) And we’re looking a good deal shinier. The EA family of podcasts has all new websites, thanks to Jeremy Tolbert of Clockpunk Studios […]

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Author : Shane Halbach Narrator : Justin Thomas James Host : Dani Daly Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Oomph: A Little Super Goes a Long Way from Crossed Genres Publications, in October 2013, as well as Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013 published by Twelfth Planet Press. Random Play […]

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Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Eliza Chan Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in the Monsters and Masks issue of Veux Magazine (October 2013) The introduction gives the incorrect episode number – please forgive the error. Looks like Marguerite has been time travelling again… The Sword […]

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Authors : Gregg Chamberlain and Dantzel Cherry Narrators : Dani Daly, Katherine Inskip, Marguerite Kenner, Dave Thompson and Cheyenne Wright Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Brothers in Stitches is a Cast of Wonders original! Got Cookies? was originally published in the Alternate Hilarities 2: Vampires Suck! anthology (Strange Musings […]

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Author : Cassandra Khaw Narrator : Alex Hofelich Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 276: A Secret of Devils is a Cast of Wonders original. Southern Gothic recommendations: A Song for Quiet by Cassandra Khaw Ghost Summer Stories by Tananarive Due Southern Gods by John Hornor […]

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Author : Edd Vick Narrator : Mary Murphy Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 275: Perdita, Meaning Lost is a Cast of Wonders original. Content Warning: Discussion of miscarriage Theme music “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available from Promo DJ or his Facebook page. Perdita, Meaning Lost […]

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• by Nathan Hillstrom • Narrated by Chris Williams • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (UFO Publishing, 2016) • Read along with the text of the story • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our […]

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Author : Maria Haskins Narrators : Leigh Wallace and Christiana Ellis Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 273: Banned Books Week – The Wayfinder & His Sister is a Cast of Wonders original. Don’t miss our other Banned Books Week episodes. Theme music is “Appeal to […]

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Author : Andrew K. Hoe Narrator : Andrew K. Hoe Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 272: Banned Books Week – The Forbidden Books of Da Lin Monastery is a Cast of Wonders original. Don’t miss our other Banned Books Week episodes. Theme music is “Appeal […]

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