Snack

What if our snack food diets merged with our erratic weather systems all while the corporatocracy finally admitted they didn’t give a damn about the twins’ medical bills?

Drive

Any story set at the DMV is going to involve an uncomfortable and frustrating waiting period. You might want to bring along something to read for this one, or a gripping podcast.

Hellicopter

You know we know it’s bad, and we know more or less why it’s bad, but only because we can’t imagine how bad it really is, though we all know it’s really bad, but not in ways we can explain, because it’s too bad to untangle. But it's definitely bad.

Fold

Life is unfair because it doesn't smell as good as in the commercials. It’s also unfair because we throw mounds of food away while people go hungry. And yet again because our current president demands poor afflicted children be placed in cages. Have a happy Monday!

Evolve

Every once in a while we land that job, and maybe finally our problems are solved, but then we are hamstrung again by those damned allergies.

(This story first appeared in issue 3.1 of The Maine Review. )

Congratulate

Will the robots of the future successfully tickle the armpits of our dead ghosts? This episode is a real hoot. Your smart phones will love it.

Bounce

We can't wait to get old, and then we do, and what was the hurry? Plus, now we have to pay taxes. (This episode was published in Electric Lit's Recommended Reading Commuter. Visit their site to read this story, and other great brief fiction.)

Misunderstand

This week's work of fiction imagines the intimate life of one of this nation's foremost proponents of Orwellian euphemisms. Originally written in 2004, it has it all: bionics, cuddling, soap bubbles, and unfettered rage. (It should be noted that this episode includes adult themes and may induce nausea.)

Cleanse

This week’s stirring narration is provided by The Toothless Prospector, a great friend of the podcast. You won't want to miss this one.

Grab

I think we can all agree it's getting cramped in here, and mother's handbag digging into our shoulder is not helping.

Insist

In this episode, a younger version of yourself may only be hoping for a Nutella sandwich, but that doesn't mean you won't be going to prison.

Carry

Here's another story. Will it make you have feelings? Will it remind you of that time a parent explained something in unsatisfying terms? Are you afraid to listen to it? You shouldn't be. We promise.

Dance

This story has it all: dogs, prosthetics, mass executions, and constitutional law. Better yet, it can be consumed in the time it takes you to brush your teeth.