Episode 49- Stoke the Fire prompt #12, Mystery Meal

August 15, 2017

The Disaster Kitchen is back and recovering from our hectic summer. More importantly, our staff is returning! Grillmistress Erin is back behind the mic, and along with A. F., bringing you some Stoke the Fire stories!

These are for Prompt #12: Write a story featuring some kind of mystic cheese.

"Al Fredo and the Cheese of Doom" by Scott Roche

"A Transformative Experience" by Erin Kazmark

"Morning Tragedy" by Val Griswold-Ford


We follow it up with a Mystery Meal. That's right, we're finally getting those going again! This time, we destroy a scene from The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


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Episode 48- Main Ingredient- A LITTLE TINKERING by J. K. Miles

July 15, 2017

Just A. F. again, hopefully the last time before our third anniversary on August 1!


A. F. brings you a Main Ingredient story from J. K. Miles.


Meander has tried four times to stop this bloody war. He's wandered the time stream, but every attempt has failed. If this fifth plan doesn't work, he may have to give up altogether.


Promo- STILL WATER by Justin R. Macumber

Music- Rynos Theme

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Episode 47- Stoke the Fire Prompt 11

July 1, 2017

We’re still on a short kitchen staff, so it’s just A. F. today. Our Head Chef brings you two new Stoke the Fire stories, based on prompt #11.


The empanadas you just took out of the oven have exploded, and something alive is emerging.


We give you


“Grow-Dee” by Brayzin Narstirius

“The Magic of the Kitchen” by James Silverstein


We hope to be back to our usual quality and content come August and our third anniversary. Thanks for bearing with us while we’re recovering from the kitchen disaster in the Disaster Kitchen.


Promo- The Case File of Esho St. Clare by Scott Roche


Balticon Bonus Episode 13- Writing for Audio

June 15, 2017

Erin and A. F. were panelists at Balticon 51! Here's a discussion on writing specifically for audio, also featuring Paul E. Cooley, Veronica Giguere, P. C. Haring, and Steve Lubs.


Episode 46- The Melting Potcast LIVE!

June 1, 2017

The Melting Potcast's first ever live show, at Balticon 51! Erin and A. F. go about their usual antics with no possibility of edits.


Start off with a Main Ingredient story by Julayne Hughes-- The Nast Pasty, based on prompt #11: THe empanadas you just took out of the oven exploded, and something alive is emerging!

Follow that up with an all-live Mystery Meal, read for once by the Head Chef! We destroy Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss!

And we took suggestions for last minute What Boils My Pot!


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Episode 45- Main Ingredient “Her Evening Chair” by Heath Howell, Food Critic, What Boils My Pot

May 1, 2017
The Pot cast crew introduces a brand new Word Chef in his first Main Ingredient story:
Her Evening Chair by Heath Howell
Melissa takes an evening to explore beyond her senses.
Follow it up with a Food Critic segment about Comorbid by Lorelei Logsdon, and then a What Boils My Pot segment where Erin rants about the physical trait shopping list.
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Balticon Bonus Episode 12- Dirty Mad Libs

April 15, 2017

A. F. actually got invited to be on this panel when someone couldn't show! Dirty scenes of literature are turned into madlibs with the audience's help. NSFW or small children!


Episode 44- Botched Recipes, A Little Seasoning, Mystery Meal

April 1, 2017

It is April Fool's Day, and there is plenty of foolishness going on in the Disaster Kitchen! Erin and Theo kick us off with some Botched Recipes sure to tickle your innards.

Follow that up with A Little Seasoning from Balticon 50, with A. F. interviewing Lauren Scribe Harris.

We close with a new Mystery Meal featuring a scene from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Get out your calendars for this one, folks.

Prompt #11 is now closed, so we're introducing prompt #13:

Where did the corn go?

The only limit is your imagination.

Don't forget to find us in iTunes and leave a rating and review. It really helps! Also, check out our Patreon and our store.

Erin and A. F. will be at Balticon 51, so come see us!

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Balticon Bonus Episode 11- It Takes a Village

March 15, 2017

A short panel from Balticon 50, It Takes a Village. While independent publishing calls itself independent, it's really a group effort with a network and family. This panel discusses building and nurturing that network so creatives aren't alone.


Dave Robison

Veronica Giguere

Walt Boyes

Scott E. Pond

Paul E. Cooley

Sue Baiman


Episode 43- Stoke the Fire prompt #9, Mystery Meal

March 1, 2017

Our March first episode brings us a new pair of Stoke the Fire stories. These are for prompt #9- You wake up alone at night with bite marks on your legs. What’s eating you?


We give you:

“There’s No Such Thing as Lollywogs” by Austin Malone

“Me: It’s What’s for Dinner” by A. F. Grappin


After the break, we have another Mystery Meal, with an early scene from Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. Keep your eyes on our Facebook group and Twitter feed for prompts for the next Mystery Meal!


Also, both Erin and A.F. will be panelists at Balticon 51 in Baltimore, Maryland Memorial Day weekend! A. F. will have copies of Starsigns, which came out back in December!


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