Episode 03 – Pyotr - Making Bots Laugh is the Hardest Thing

I apologize in advance. We all spend too much time looking at screens, and yet here you are looking at a screen again to read this. We need more human contact than we get, and yet here I am premiering a podcast episode that has only bots in it. Sorry. Well, not sorry, actually. Not entirely sorry. It was a challenge, in Episode 01 and 02, to work with bots and humans together in the same audio drama.

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Authors @archimage @cheri what are your thoughts about getting your own ISBN vs. buying Amazon’s or Imgram’s? Should authors buy their own ISBN numbers from Bowker?


Why is it easier to write a novel than to write a back cover blurb about the novel?


Your Performance Review - Episode 02

Hello! It’s time to premiere Episode 02 of Your Performance Review. In this episode, Molly is told to report to a performance reviewer because she is overwhelmed at work. She’s a mission expeditor, responsible for managing a hundred space flights a day. If she makes a mistake, people could die. Listen to Episode 02 Molly knows she is being pushed by admin to run as many missions as she can, and she believes the reason for this is greed.

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I asked DALL-E2 for a picture of a cat mixing a podcast in the style of Picasso’s Blue Period. I don’t think Picasso’s estate has much to worry about. But the language processing isn’t bad.


My muse may bolt! How to reject an MTV award - a letter from Nick Cave. Letters of Note

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY MUSE IS A DELICATE ONE AT THE BEST OF TIMES AND I FEEL THAT IT IS MY DUTY TO PROTECT HER FROM INFLUENCES THAT MAY OFFEND HER FRAGILE NATURE.


Your Performance Review Premieres

Hello! Great news for you all today. I am ready to premiere Your Performance Review, an audio drama in ten episodes. It takes place in 2036, so some time travel is required. But don’t worry, I’ll make that part easy for you. Listen to Episode 01 Now Your Performance Review tells a story within a story. On the surface level, people who are troubled at work come in to resolve a problem they’re having.

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The Future Sneaks Up on You Fast

Forming genuine communities online is a challenge. These communities have to be healthy, have real people in the community, not bots, and they have to sustain themselves by recruiting new members. But know what’s even harder? Starting out with a real-world community, then transitioning it to an online one, and then taking it back again into the world. You may have heard of Daybreaker, a wellness community and sober morning dance party.

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Are You the Same Person You Used to Be?


RX 10 Repair Assistant pretty fantastic. Fixed background noise like magic.


Take care of each other.

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