Episode 62- Stoke the Fire Prompt #14, Mystery Meal

June 15, 2018

We're back in action, AND back from Balticon! Time to get the ovens back on and cooking.

So we bring a triad of Stoke the Fire stories, based on Prompt #14- A rash of people have just entered the emergency room--all of them exhibiting super powers.

"The Day the World Broke" by Linton Bowers

"Emergent Services" by David "Doc Blue" Wendt

"Untitled" by Zack Mann

 

Follow it with a Mystery Meal, featuring the opening scene from Moby Dick or The Whale by Herman Melville.

 

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You can submit prompt ideas, Stoke the Fire and Main Ingredient submissions, Pot Roast ideas, and Short Order Cook ideas at themeltingpotcast@gmail.com or check themeltingpotcast.com/submissions for info.

 

Promo- Criminal from Birth by A. F. Grappin

Bumper- Tee Morris

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Balticon Bonus Episode 18- Why the Storyteller Needs a Narrator

May 15, 2018

The Disaster Kitchen has reopened, and we're preheating with the last panel we had from Balticon 51 last year.

 

Why the Storyteller Needs a Narrator- a discussion about giving your narrative a voice.

 

As in vocal performer. This is about putting your work in audio. Also, Erin and A. F. were both ON the panel, along with some other staggeringly amazing voice artists and writers with amazing perspectives!

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You can submit prompt ideas, Stoke the Fire and Main Ingredient submissions, Pot Roast ideas, and Short Order Cook ideas at themeltingpotcast@gmail.com or check themeltingpotcast.com/submissions for info.

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Episode 60- Main Ingredient “The Orb of Sakmip” Short Order Cook, Food Critic

April 1, 2018

April kicks off with a rather poignant Main Ingredient story.

 

"The Orb of Sakmip" by David Wendt

 

Sakmip's new president seems a little too attached to the relic meant to remind him how not to govern...

 

We follow that with a new Short Order Cook segment, in which Dishboy Theo details an...interesting week.

 

Finally, we close with a Food Critic segment. A. F. reviews A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan. Spoiler alert: 5 spoons!

 

Prompt #14 is now closed. Introducing prompt #16- The sounds on top of the roof suddenly stopped.

 

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You can submit prompt ideas, Stoke the Fire and Main Ingredient submissions, Pot Roast ideas, and Short Order Cook ideas at themeltingpotcast@gmail.com or check themeltingpotcast.com/submissions for info.

Promo- The Casebook of Esho St. Claire by Scott Roche
Bumper- John Walker, author of The Statford Chronicles
Music- "Black Vortex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 59- Botched Recipes, Short Order Cook

March 15, 2018

You know what we haven’t done in a while? Given our head Chef a vacation. So Grillmistress Erin gets the kitchen to herself for this midmonth episode, and of course, you’re getting some Botched Recipes!

 

Follow that up with another installment of our new Short Order Cook segment, and that sounds like a good time to us!

 

Bumper- Mike Luoma

Promo- Mistletoe Radio

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Episode 58- Main Ingredient “Countdown” by Scott Roche, Short Order Cook, Mystery Meal

March 1, 2018

This whole episode is a huge mess. The Dish Boy greets you, which is bad enough... and everything just kinda goes downhill from there. But the high points...

"Countdown" by Scott Roche

Barry has years left of indentured servitude as a delivery man. But one particular package may be his own deliverance.

After that, we introduce our new Short Order Cook segment. A. F. has 5 minutes to plan and tell a story. The challenge came from Word Chef Jason Goodman...and A. F. did NOT see this one coming.

Finally, we tear apart Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in an all-new Mystery Meal!

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You can submit prompt ideas, Stoke the Fire and Main Ingredient submissions, Pot Roast ideas, and Short Order Cook ideas at themeltingpotcast@gmail.com or check themeltingpotcast.com/submissions for info.

Promo- Mental Graffiti by Scott E. Pond
Bumper- Charlie Brown
Music- "I Can See It Coming" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Balticon Bonus Episode 17- Dirty Mad-Libs

February 14, 2018

Things get raunchy when panelists at Balticon 51 (including A. F. and Erin) turn sexy scenes into hilarious mad-libs with the help of the audience. NSFW!

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Episode 57- Main Ingredient “A Bad Case” by Charlie Brown, A Little Seasoning, Mystery Meal

February 1, 2018

It’s February, and love is in the air. So we at the Disaster Kitchen are bring you a Main Ingredient story about love…sort of.

 

“A Bad Case” by Charlie Brown

 

When Steven wakes up with a condition that was passed to him, he’s determined to find a way to get rid of it. Unfortunately, the condition, “Gnomes,” isn’t so easy to get rid of. And it’s interfering with his everyday life.

 

After that, we treat you to A Little Seasoning with Word Chef Chris Lester. Largely, we discuss his newly released book, The Lost and the Least, and what’s coming down the line in Metamor City.

 

Our final course is a Mystery Meal from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

 

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You can submit prompt ideas, Stoke the Fire and Main Ingredient submissions, Pot Roast ideas, and Short Order Cook ideas at themeltingpotcast@gmail.com or check themeltingpotcast.com/submissions for info.

 

 

Promo- The Black by Paul Elard Cooley

Bumper- Chris Lester

Music- "Teddy Bear Waltz" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 56- Main Ingredient “Ears to the Ground,” What Boils My Pot?

January 15, 2018

January midmonth brings us a new story by Word Chef Hugh O'Donnell. True to his form, it's a Main Ingredient story based on a Stoke the Fire prompt. In this case, Prompt #13- Where did the corn go?

Yes, it's a Freelance Hunters story!

When a town goes missing--the whole town--only Glory, Bingo, and Joachim seem interested in investigating and claiming the reward for finding it.

 

We follow it up with a What Boils My Pot? segment in which Erin extols the folly of infodumping unnecessary details. A. F.'s brain actually works on this one.

 

We're also introducing TWO new segments this spring! Short Order Cook and Pot Roast! 

 

Short Order Cook- email themeltingpotcast@gmail.com (Subject Line: Short Order Cook: NAME, where NAME is the host you wish to challenge) and include a 1-2 sentence story idea. That host will have 5 minutes on a future episode to plan and tell a story based on your idea!

 

Pot Roast- Like a Friar's Club roast, but regarding writers, podcasters, and other storytellers. Tweet, Facebook, or email the crew with suggestions and/or roast fodder when asked!

 

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Promo- ARCHIVOS

Bumper- Phillippa Ballantine

Music- 

Living Voyage Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 55- Main Ingredient “World’s End,” A Little Seasoning, Mystery Meal

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year, Lexiconnoisseurs and Word Chefs! 2018 is promising some new segments from us (to be announced later this year) and of course, all kinds of new content.

 

But enough about the future. Let’s focus on NOW!

 

We have a Main Ingredient story by dear Word Chef James Silverstein.

 

“World’s End”

 

A mourning, small-town sheriff gets a visit from an FBI agent tracking down a local necromancer. Of course, it’s someone he knows. Someone close.

 

We follow that up with A Little Seasoning with Django Wexler (best name ever) author of The Shadow Campaigns and The Forbidden Library. WARNING: We touch lightly on spoilers for The Shadow Campaigns, but it is broad. Highly recommend those books, though.

 

Finally, we have a delightful Mystery Meal, tearing up a scene from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  Cameo by the littlest Junior Chef.

 

Prompt #13 is now CLOSED. Introducing Prompt #15!

 

There is an expiration date for your birth certificate. It's only a few days away.

 

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Promo- Starsigns by A. F. Grappin

Bumper- Django Wexler

MusicOppressive Gloom Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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