JUST GOOGLE IT
- What is a drabble?
- What is flash fiction?
- What is microfiction
- What is a podcast?
- How do I listen to a podcast?
- How do I subscribe to a podcast?
WHAT IS THIS?
This is a podcast of stories that are 100 words long. I post a new story every day and The Weekly Challenge topic every Sunday. The results of The Weekly Challenge are posted the next Sunday, along with a new topic.
WHY ON EARTH DO YOU DO THIS?
I started writing drabbles after a friend in college wrote a set of them in a 100×100 project. Woody Allen’s play about Abraham Lincoln obsessing over “How long must a man’s legs be? Long enough to reach the ground” inspired me.
Then, a group of writers started the site “100 Words Or Les Nessman” where they challenged themselves to write about a topic, or they had to write about Les Nessman. Featured writers posted on the site, and guest writers joined in the comments section of each post.
On a whim, I recorded my stories, and those recordings became a separate podcast feed and archive on May 31, 2005. I swore that I would write a story a day until the day I die. Since I’m not dead yet, I’m still writing these things.
When the Nessman group went under for the last time, I started the Weekly Challenges and invited the commenters to join in.
CLAIM TO FAME
This is the longest-running daily podcast of original material in the world.
If you think that’s wrong because you’re hosting the longest-running daily podcast of original material in the world, feel free to write me and we can discuss it. If I’m wrong, I’ll wipe this section. But nobody’s convinced me so far.
What about NPR or other rebroadcasted radio shows? Nope. They are not original content intended for podcast. They’re just archives.
Usually, I’ll just queue stuff as I write it, but sometimes I shift the queue around to keep things topical:
December is Christmas Month.
October is Halloween Month.
September is Talk Like A Pirate Almost-A-Month.
April 15th is Screw The Government Day.
March 17th is I’m Not Irish Day.
You’ll often hear baseball stories during Baseball Season, football stories during Football Season, and pissed-off political noise on Election Day.
If I forget to commemorate your favorite holiday with a topical story, too bad. Do it in a Weekly Challenge.
This podcast uses the Explicit tag because of the fucks, shits, blasphemous rants.
I do my best to label this podcast as Explicit so that people can use Parental Controls and other content-filtering tools to avoid it if necessary.
I do not censor myself. Nor do allow others to censor my content.
This has cost me listeners, participants, and friends. A price I’m perfectly willing to pay.
Participants in the Weekly Challenge are welcome to swear as little or as much explicit content as they want to.
MAKING AN ASS OF MYSELF… LIVE!
WHY ISN’T THIS SITE 100WORDSTORIES.COM?
Because I suggested that the Nessman group use it. When they quit doing stories, I asked them about it. They’ve never returned my emails.
I kinda prefer oneadayuntilthedayidie.com as a domain name. Not great for branding, but it is a conversation starter.
HOW DO I MAKE THIS?
I use a Blue Yeti plugged into an Asus laptop that runs Audacity. The MP3 files are recorded at 128k mono.
ADVERTISING AND TIP JARS
Early on, this podcast was a part of my isfullofcrap.com sites, which had banner ads through Pajamas Media. And then I joined the Fresh Media Works family of podcasts.
However, these days I do not have any ads on the site, affiliations with podcast networks, or a PayPal tipjar on the sidebar.
This is a hobby, and I get the server for free through work. There’s no need for me to be rattling a cup for nickels and dimes for this.
Podcasts that are people’s dayjobs and affiliate with networks tend to have more ads than content. You don’t need 5 minutes of bullshit for 1 minute of content.
PROMOS FOR OTHER SHOWS
If you include a promotion for another show as part of a Weekly Challenge submission, I will include it with your entry. “Short shameless plugs” are always welcome so that listeners know where to find all your other stuff, you whore.
WHAT DO I GET IF MY STORY APPEARS ON THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE?
Give yourself a pat on the back. Good writer.
Feel better now?
I don’t need awards, nor do I want them. The moment you allow others to negotiate, mandate, and manipulate your sense of self-worth, you have none.
If you see that this podcast has been nominated for an award, please tell me about it so I can ask to be removed.
JUST GOOGLE IT
Do you really want to waste your time with that? Fine.
Keep scrolling until you find the right one.
I told you so.
WHO AM I?
Does it really matter?
I’m a technical writer for a software company in Houston, TX. So, I’m both an amateur and professional sociopath.
That’s pretty much all you need to know, really.
Contact: isfullofcrap (at) gmail.com
DIDN’T YOU USED TO…
But I don’t anymore.
I’ve been in a few blogs and podcasts and shows here and there, way too many for me to remember or list, and for all you know I could be lying.
IT THERE A BOOK I CAN BUY?
Yes. Lots of them. Go to Amazon.com. See?
But if you’re looking for a book by me, no, there isn’t.
However if you insist on buying a book by me:
- Print every story from this podcast.
- Bind them together.
- Hand it to a homeless guy.
- Buy the book from them.
There. You bought the book and helped a homeless person.
Good job. Well done.
WHO IS PLANET Z?
Me, more or less. Probably less. A lot less.