ShunnCast #17

            

Epidode #17 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which Bill travels many precious kilometers to the town of Medicine Hat, where he learns important lessons in teenage drinking, misogyny, and the correctness of ratting out one's companion.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=17

See also [info]shunncast.

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Speaking of missionary memoirs, Christopher Bigelow has published a very fine personal essay over at Popcorn Popping. Despite my cheeky subject line, it's a revealing read and you should check it out.


Why do they call it Popcorn Popping? It comes from a favorite Mormon children's song, "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree."
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ShunnCast #16

            

Epidode #16 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which Bill learns that, even when hand-delivered, not every message comes with a happy ending, and the vigorous application of common dust is considered as a harbinger of fiery doom.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=16

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ShunnCast #15

            

Epidode #15 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which a young boy named Joseph spins a tall tale about angels, warriors, and golden treasure, and all and sundry learn why it's rarely the wisest of ideas to entrust the only copy of your manuscript to someone who doesn't like you.

I might also add that I spend an inordinate amount of time nattering on about Calvados and other brandies.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=15

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ShunnCast #14

            

Epidode #14 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which I and my trainer Elder Fowler knock on many doors in search of elusive gold, stumbling at last upon a fairytale cottage and the irresistible enchantress within.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=14

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ShunnCast #13

            

Epidode #13 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which I and my trainer Elder Fowler take charge of missionary work in the lonesome prairie oil town of Brooks, Alberta, and many naughty words are uttered as a result.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=13

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Not so big love

            

Dooce this week has a terrific post about the new HBO drama Big Love and the legacy of Mormon polygamy in general. You won't be surprised to hear that I sympathize with her in many particulars. (My comment is #245.)

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ShunnCast #12

            

Epidode #12 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which I fly to Canada for my first day of service as a Mormon missionary, but before departing perform amazing feats of transubstantiation upon an ordinary chewing gum wrapper.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=12

ShunnCast #11 was accessed over 1,300 times after the BoingBoing link, producing a 30 Gb bandwidth spike. My monthly bandwidth limit is 40 Gb, so I'm very anxious to see how many of those listeners continue on as regular subscribers. File under "Getting what you ask for."

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ShunnCast #11

            

Epidode #11 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which I begin the audio serialization of my memoir The Accidental Terrorist, and God commands me to confess exactly which bits are embellished.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=11

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Update:  Hey! We have a link from Boing Boing!
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Syndicate me, baby

            

News! The RSS feed for my podcast, "William Shunn's ShunnCast" is now available as a syndicated feed you can add to your friends list:

[info]shunncast

Episode #10 goes live Monday evening or Tuesday morning, so subscribe now, here if you're an LJ user or there if you're not. I'll be reading an excerpt from my new Asimov's novella "Inclination" in that episode, but there's exciting stuff ahead too, especially if you've been waiting impatiently for my memoir. (Say no more, say no more!) And you can catch up on all the past episodes here.

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What happens when an ambivalent young Mormon missionary is pushed to the limit in a challenge to prove his faith? Hint: the outcome is explosive. The Accidental Terrorist is the long-awaited memoir from Hugo and Nebula Award–nominated author William Shunn, based on his popular podcast. Available now from Sinister Regard!