You know what a great way to kick off the new year is? Napalming your enemies. However, if you happen to be out of napalm, or if “compassion” was one of your resolutions and it’s too soon to break it, you can have the next best thing. The Overcast podcast has done an audio version of Turning the Whisper, the cheerful story about how great humans are Apex originally published a few years back.
This was also the story that the audience at WisCon chose one year after I said, “I don’t think this one can be done successfully by one reader live.” I was right, and now WisCon is the only place I give readings where I don’t let the audience choose their own fate. There are consequences to making bad choices.
Given that history, I was really curious to see how well it would work as a podcast. I’m pretty pleased with the results, and that’s not just because I got paid with a check that had Marvel super heroes printed on it.