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4 Cents a Podcast

4 Cents a Podcast

By 4 Cents A Podcast

One Guy + One Microphone = The Weirdest Show in Podcast Audio.

It's a podcast so good, it's not even worth a nickel.

Hosted by Ian Martínez Cassmeyer

Twitter: @4Cents_aPodcast
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Announcing: In All Our Forms & Fall Into Fantasy 2022

4 Cents a Podcast Sep 12, 2022

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Announcing: In All Our Forms & Fall Into Fantasy 2022

Announcing: In All Our Forms & Fall Into Fantasy 2022

Today, I talk about the two (2) anthologies I'll get to be a part of this year, both of which will be out later this month
Sep 12, 202201:05:20
4 Cent Shots: Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"

4 Cent Shots: Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"

My read of Poe's fame story of passion, madness, and murder
Oct 27, 202116:34
4 Cent Shots: The Bus Stop Diaries: Old Owl Eyes

4 Cent Shots: The Bus Stop Diaries: Old Owl Eyes

My account of encountering and re-encountering a guy I called "Old Owl Eyes"
Oct 23, 202106:39
4 Cent Shots: Ray Bradbury's "Homecoming"

4 Cent Shots: Ray Bradbury's "Homecoming"

My reading of Bradbury's marvelous short story
Oct 20, 202137:02
4 Cent Shots: The Place Where Old School Buses Go to Die Intro

4 Cent Shots: The Place Where Old School Buses Go to Die Intro

The first part of my mini-series about Honduras
Oct 16, 202106:07
4 Cent Shots: Ken Lieu's "The Paper Menagerie"

4 Cent Shots: Ken Lieu's "The Paper Menagerie"

My reading of Ken Lieu's beautiful, award-winning short story
Oct 13, 202134:02
4 Cent Shots: Two by Kenyon, Two by Hall

4 Cent Shots: Two by Kenyon, Two by Hall

My readings of two poems, each, by poets Jane Kenyon and Donald Hall
Oct 09, 202106:15
4 Cent Shots: Fran Lebowitz's "Why I Love Sleep"

4 Cent Shots: Fran Lebowitz's "Why I Love Sleep"

Another of my readings of Fran Lebowitz's classic essays
Oct 06, 202104:18
4 Cent Shots: "Deliver Us From Evil"

4 Cent Shots: "Deliver Us From Evil"

A reading of the short story published in the anthology IN THE RED ROOM: A CRIME ANTHOLOGY WITH HEART
Oct 02, 202120:57
4 Cent Shot: Selected Poems of W.H. Auden

4 Cent Shot: Selected Poems of W.H. Auden

My readings of a selection of W.H. Auden's inimitable verse
Sep 29, 202115:42
4 Cent Shots: The Bus Stop Diaries: 3-Card Monte

4 Cent Shots: The Bus Stop Diaries: 3-Card Monte

An account of one of my strangest experiences on public transport
Sep 25, 202108:38
4 Cent Shot: Fran Lebowitz's "Success Without College"

4 Cent Shot: Fran Lebowitz's "Success Without College"

A reading of one of Fran Lebowitz's excellent essays
Sep 22, 202109:25
4 Cent Shots: 4 More Poems

4 Cent Shots: 4 More Poems

Four more poems
Sep 18, 202105:06
4 Cent Shot: Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"

4 Cent Shot: Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"

My reading of Bradbury's classic short story
Sep 15, 202117:07
4 Cent Shot: 3 Love Poems

4 Cent Shot: 3 Love Poems

A reading of 3 love poems
Sep 11, 202104:22
4 Cent Shot: Finding My Metier

4 Cent Shot: Finding My Metier

The story of how I found my calling in life
Sep 08, 202126:33
The Weekly Waffle: The Hobbit Meets Butch & Sundance
Sep 05, 202101:06:25
The Reader's Corner: Mr Adams and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Reader's Corner: Mr Adams and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A few words on Adams and a reading from H2G2.
Sep 01, 202156:23
The Weekly Waffle: "Dance Along the Blade's Edge"

The Weekly Waffle: "Dance Along the Blade's Edge"

A reading from a much darker work in progress of mine.
Aug 30, 202151:22
The Reader's Corner: Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path"

The Reader's Corner: Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path"

A reading of and a few thoughts on the work of Eudora Welty
Aug 25, 202145:28
The Weekly Waffle: "Oscar Ambrose's Magicpedia Guide to Modern Mirror-Making"
Aug 23, 202101:06:02
The Reader's Corner: Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain"

The Reader's Corner: Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain"

To celebrate his 101st Birthday, here's my reading and thoughts on Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain," from THE ILLUSTRATED MAN
Aug 18, 202101:09:51
The Weekly Waffle: Genius & The Room

The Weekly Waffle: Genius & The Room

This week, a few thoughts on "genius," and a critique of The Room
Aug 16, 202101:00:48
The Reader's Corner: Allen Ginsberg's Howl

The Reader's Corner: Allen Ginsberg's Howl

A few words on Allen Ginsberg, plus my reading of "Howl".
Aug 11, 202156:26
The Weekly Waffle: Concerts, Publishing, and Improbable Live Stories

The Weekly Waffle: Concerts, Publishing, and Improbable Live Stories

A few fun anecdotes and thoughts on recent events.
Aug 09, 202101:02:01
The Reader's Corner: Mrs. Parker and the "Big Blonde"

The Reader's Corner: Mrs. Parker and the "Big Blonde"

A few words about Dorothy Parker and a reading of her story, "Big Blonde".
Aug 05, 202101:27:31
The Weekly Waffle: Workshops and Montezuma

The Weekly Waffle: Workshops and Montezuma

This week, a few words about writing workshops and a funny story about Honduras
Aug 01, 202153:44
The Reader's Corner: Peter S. Beagle's The Innkeeper's Song

The Reader's Corner: Peter S. Beagle's The Innkeeper's Song

A few words on and reading from Peter S. Beagle's The Innkeeper's Song
Jul 28, 202156:08
The Weekly Waffle: Why I Love Audiobooks

The Weekly Waffle: Why I Love Audiobooks

This week, a few thoughts on audiobooks and other things.
Jul 25, 202101:18:07
The Reader's Corner: Terry Pratchett's MORT

The Reader's Corner: Terry Pratchett's MORT

A few words on and reading from the work of the late Sir Terry Pratchett.
Jul 21, 202101:11:09
The Reader's Corner: Robert Sheckley's "Specialist"

The Reader's Corner: Robert Sheckley's "Specialist"

A reading of and brief ramble on the work of Robert "Bob" Sheckley
Jul 14, 202101:09:28
4 Cent Shot: Someone Who Can Vouch for You

4 Cent Shot: Someone Who Can Vouch for You

From last season, one more story about my father
Jul 09, 202114:41
4 Cent Shots: As High as the Heavens

4 Cent Shots: As High as the Heavens

From last season, an overview of my experiences with drugs
Jul 08, 202119:39
4 Cent Shots: They've Had a Bad Rap

4 Cent Shots: They've Had a Bad Rap

Why bats and my family do not mix
Jul 07, 202113:21
4 Cent Shots: Sympathy for the Sister

4 Cent Shots: Sympathy for the Sister

My uneasy relationship with my sister
Jul 06, 202114:27
4 Cent Shots: For the Birds

4 Cent Shots: For the Birds

My recollections of all my family's run-ins with our fine feathered friends
Jul 05, 202122:01
4 Cent Shots: Oh Brother, Who Art Thou?

4 Cent Shots: Oh Brother, Who Art Thou?

My ramble about my brother
Jul 02, 202110:45
4 Cent Shot: Close Encounters of the Cop Kind

4 Cent Shot: Close Encounters of the Cop Kind

My story of my first run-in with an officer of the law
Jul 01, 202110:56
4 Cent Shot: What You Need to be a Good Retail Worker

4 Cent Shot: What You Need to be a Good Retail Worker

#HelloFunnyPeople Here's a standalone segment from last season's show
Jun 30, 202110:24
4 Cent Shots: Dinosaurs, Sharks, and Snakes, Oh My!

4 Cent Shots: Dinosaurs, Sharks, and Snakes, Oh My!

#HelloFunnyPeople Here's a standalone segment from last season of the show for your enjoyment.
Jun 29, 202109:53
4 Cent Shots: A Birthday to Remember

4 Cent Shots: A Birthday to Remember

#HelloFunnyPeople Here's a standalone segment from last season of the show for your enjoyment.
Jun 28, 202106:56
The Weekly Waffle: Impressions of Memphis, Tennessee

The Weekly Waffle: Impressions of Memphis, Tennessee

An announcement and a few thoughts from a recent visit to Memphis, TN
Jun 26, 202140:40
The Reader's Corner: Octavia E. Butler's "Speech Sounds"

The Reader's Corner: Octavia E. Butler's "Speech Sounds"

A few words on the life and work of Octavia E. Butler and a reading of her short story "Speech Sounds"
Jun 23, 202101:07:39
4 Cent Shot: Stories from My Father

4 Cent Shot: Stories from My Father

In Honor of Father's Day, a snippet from last season where I tell a story my dad
Jun 20, 202116:48
The Weekly Waffle: I Wished He'd Kept It to Himself

The Weekly Waffle: I Wished He'd Kept It to Himself

This week: the story of my battle with my unusual case of Bell's palsy
Jun 19, 202147:34
The Reader's Corner: Gabino Iglesias' Coyote Songs

The Reader's Corner: Gabino Iglesias' Coyote Songs

A few words about Gabino Iglesias and a reading from his novel, COYOTE SONGS
Jun 16, 202150:40
The Weekly Waffle: Oh, Tommy Boy

The Weekly Waffle: Oh, Tommy Boy

This week, a few memories of my old friend, Tommy.
Jun 12, 202101:03:21
The Reader's Corner: Diana Wynne Jones's Howl's Moving Castle

The Reader's Corner: Diana Wynne Jones's Howl's Moving Castle

A few words of and reading from HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
Jun 09, 202157:40
The Weekly Waffle: If You're an Antivaxxer, You're a Special Kind of Stupid

The Weekly Waffle: If You're an Antivaxxer, You're a Special Kind of Stupid

This week, a (thankfully) short rant on Antivaxxers and their unique idiocy.
Jun 05, 202139:50
The Reader's Corner: Ursula K. Le Guin

The Reader's Corner: Ursula K. Le Guin

This week: a reading of one of Ursula K. Le Guin's early Earthsea Stories, "The Word of Unbinding."
Jun 02, 202101:06:22