Podcasts : Episode Guide

Here's where you can catch up on all the episodes of William Shunn's ShunnCast you may have missed....

 
ShunnCast #56
Glitter & Madness Fund Drive
Wednesday, February 13, 2013     00:37:31     17.26 Mb

Help fund the fabulous GLITTER & MADNESS anthology from Apex Publications! Bill makes a pitch for your donation within the next two days, then reads a story request, "Care and Feeding of Your Piano."

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ShunnCast #55
Magick 4 Terri Auction: "The Accidental Terrorist" Could Be Yours!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011     00:10:25     4.84 Mb

Bill is auctioning off THREE print copies of THE ACCIDENTAL TERRORIST to benefit Magick 4 Terri. One could be yours if you bid before 5:00 pm PST, December 15, 2011. So hurry!

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ShunnCast #54
Mrs. Janokowski Hits One out of the Park
Monday, April 6, 2009     00:24:03     11.08 Mb

In which Bill, in celebration of the first Hugo nomination for John Klima's ELECTRIC VELOCIPEDE, reads the earliest of his four stories to appear in that fine little 'zine so far.

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ShunnCast #53
The Wenatchee Rap
Wednesday, May 7, 2008     00:47:40     43.71 Mb

In which Bill combs through the dusty vaults of his cassette collection to unearth a musical gem from his missionary days that might more profitably have remained buried.

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ShunnCast #52
Bail Order
Monday, April 14, 2008     00:43:15     19.87 Mb

In which Bill reads a restored and revised chapter from the brand-new draft of his memoir THE ACCIDENTAL TERRORIST.

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ShunnCast #51
I Don't Believe It
Monday, March 17, 2008     00:36:42     16.87 Mb

In which Donald William Shunn II remembers the original model (1936-2008).

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ShunnCast #50
Jolly Saint Nick Is Dead, Alas
Monday, October 29, 2007     01:15:55     34.83 Mb

In which Bill reads an original Christmas story in the Halloween spirit, written by and starring his unsavory alter-ego Perry Slaughter.

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ShunnCast #49
The Scouring of the Shelves
Saturday, October 20, 2007     01:19:30     36.46 Mb

In which Bill, in an outtake from THE ACCIDENTAL TERRORIST, recounts the fate of the modest vinyl collection he'd amassed before leaving on his mission. Also, freethought is vigorously defended, in the context of gay weddings and dying fathers.

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ShunnCast #48
An Alternate History of the 21st Century
Sunday, August 26, 2007     00:31:59     14.71 Mb

In which Bill attempts to convince you to order his brand-new six-pack chapbook—only five bucks!—and a definition for the term "chapbook" itself is sought.

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ShunnCast #47
The Missionary Imposition
Sunday, May 27, 2007     00:56:23     25.88 Mb

In which Bill reflects on sex and the modern Mormon missionary, with illustrations from his own post-Canada mission service. Live from Balticon, more or less!

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ShunnCast #46
From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left
Sunday, May 13, 2007     01:10:53     32.52 Mb

In which Bill reads his first published professional short story, "From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left," on WBAI 99.5 FM's "Hour of the Wolf."

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ShunnCast #45
Inclination, Part Three
Tuesday, May 1, 2007     01:16:52     35.26 Mb

In which Bill reads the third and concluding part of his Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated novella "Inclination." Plus, special violence, sex, profanity and music episode!

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ShunnCast #44
Inclination, Part Two
Sunday, April 22, 2007     01:03:23     29.08 Mb

In which Bill reads the second of three parts of his Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated novella "Inclination."

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ShunnCast #43
Inclination, Part One
Sunday, April 15, 2007     01:26:47     39.79 Mb

In which Bill reads the first of three parts of his Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated novella "Inclination."

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ShunnCast #42
The Accidental Terrorist, Epilogue
Wednesday, April 4, 2007     00:32:36     14.99 Mb

In which Bill attempts to tie off a few last dangling threads and bring the whole enterprise to a poignant yet thematically satisfying conclusion.

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ShunnCast #41
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Thirty-two
Saturday, March 31, 2007     00:58:46     26.97 Mb

In which Bill, after only a brief taste of freedom, is told to sit down, shut up, take the money, get on the plane, and pretend the past week never happened.

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ShunnCast #40
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Thirty-one
Sunday, March 18, 2007     01:21:23     37.32 Mb

In which Bill faces sentencing at the hands of a philosophical judge, while Joseph faces martyrdom at the hands of an angry mob. Plus, special cameo appearance by the guy who blows up planes!

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ShunnCast #39
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Thirty
Monday, March 5, 2007     01:08:39     31.49 Mb

In which Bill faces a bail magistrate, finds himself compelled repeatedly to pantomime his strip search, and contemplates the deep philosophical question of whether or not God protects missionaries. Special "existential dread" episode!

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ShunnCast #38
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Twenty-nine
Monday, February 19, 2007     01:40:34     46.1 Mb

In which Bill gets booked into Calgary's big downtown jail, encounters hardened criminals and guards, revises his opinion of both, and begins questioning some of his life's basic assumptions. Longest episode yet! (As if that's any reason for pride.)

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ShunnCast #37
Tenor of the Times
Sunday, February 11, 2007     01:30:19     82.76 Mb

In which Bill, as threatened, pays tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker. A special all-music edition!

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ShunnCast #36
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Twenty-eight
Monday, February 5, 2007     01:09:14     31.76 Mb

In which Bill, rather than beating a hasty and prudent retreat, takes more bad advice from the same wrong people and runs afoul of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Will the Mounties get their man? Snarkily recorded in stunning Rhinoviraphonic sound!

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ShunnCast #35
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Twenty-seven
Monday, January 22, 2007     00:54:03     24.81 Mb

In which Bill, against his better judgment, accompanies a runaway Elder Finn to the airport, where he experiments with phrases you must never use whilst frequenting such establishments. In other words, this is the episode you've been waiting for!

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ShunnCast #34
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Twenty-six
Tuesday, January 16, 2007     01:09:34     31.91 Mb

In which Bill finds his privacy violated by a heinous and despicable criminal act on the part of his mission president, only to head out on split-offs with Elder Finn and discover even darker and more shocking revelations. Plus, they SHOT Joseph Smith?!

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ShunnCast #33
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapters Twenty-four and Twenty-five
Monday, January 1, 2007     01:14:45     34.28 Mb

In which the link between Mormonism and Masonry is explored, while Bill and his companion strike living gold in the last happy days they'll be destined to share.

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ShunnCast #32
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Twenty-three
Friday, December 22, 2006     00:52:46     24.22 Mb

In which Bill and his companion engage in a war of practical jokes with the sister missionaries, with hilarious, painful, and sometimes terrifying results. And the zero hour creeps ever nearer...

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ShunnCast #31
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Twenty-two
Wednesday, December 6, 2006     01:09:40     31.96 Mb

In which Bill takes up the life of a more diligent missionary than has in the past been his wont, does battle with elderly Jehovah's Witnesses, and tries to get a few things off his chest, with embarrassing results.

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ShunnCast #30
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Twenty-one
Thursday, November 23, 2006     01:03:35     29.17 Mb

In which Bill receives a dire warning, meets his new companion, discusses biracial families, breaks more rules, and poses for blackmail photos. Plus, Laura picks a lock. Happy Thanksgiving!

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ShunnCast #29
Not of This Fold
Monday, November 6, 2006     01:24:56     38.94 Mb

In which Bill reads his unpublished Mormons-in-space novelette "Not of This Fold," while the World Fantasy Convention in Austin remains pointedly undiscussed.

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ShunnCast #28
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Twenty
Tuesday, October 24, 2006     01:08:04     31.23 Mb

In which Bill likens himself to Luke Skywalker of old, returning to the Death Star that is Calgary to do battle with Darth Vader and the Emperor, striving mightily not to be turned to the Dark Side of the Force.

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ShunnCast #27
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Nineteen
Tuesday, October 10, 2006     01:06:54     30.69 Mb

Live from the breakfast table! In which the fugitive Bill makes good his border crossing, but runs afoul of unexpected complications in a bus station men's room.

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ShunnCast #26
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Eighteen
Monday, September 25, 2006     01:26:29     39.65 Mb

Live from the Delaware shore! In which Bill makes good stage one of his escape, whilst plagued by memories of blood oaths in a granite temple. Plus, special guest commentary by Paul Fischer.

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ShunnCast #25
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapters Sixteen and Seventeen
Monday, September 11, 2006     01:05:09     29.89 Mb

In which a cold, lonely Christmas comes to the Alberta plains, telephonic miscommunication ensues, and Bill executes a daring missionary escape plan. Plus, an observance of September 11th.

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ShunnCast #24
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen
Monday, August 28, 2006     00:06:55     6.46 Mb

In which the soft tissues of the male body are held up for examination and misidentification, revenge is thereby extracted, and a terrible and uncommon sin is revealed to be not so uncommon after all. Plus, frontier prophet weds double sets of sisters!

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ShunnCast #23
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Thirteen
Monday, August 14, 2006     01:16:50     35.24 Mb

In which the propriety of Debussy is called into question, an impertinent hooker preempts Oingo Boingo, and the merits of harvesting one's own Christmas tree are put to the test and found wanting. (And a happy birthday to me!)

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ShunnCast #22
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Twelve
Monday, July 31, 2006     01:14:28     34.16 Mb

In which Bill meets his new companion Elder Dedman, learns a novel new approach to tracting, and discovers the true meaning of the word "bucket."

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ShunnCast #21
An Inclination Toward Readercon
Monday, July 24, 2006     01:11:11     32.65 Mb

In which Bill reads an excerpt from his novel-in-progress INCLINATION to a live audience at Readercon. Plus, a week-long power outage!

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ShunnCast #20
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Eleven
Monday, July 17, 2006     01:11:52     32.96 Mb

In which at least two people are rendered dripping wet, one senior companion braces for a return to reality, and Bill unexpectedly learns the true meaning of death. Plus a bedtime horror story!

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ShunnCast #19
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Ten
Tuesday, July 4, 2006     01:10:46     32.46 Mb

In which boldness leads to a first discussion, the possible hues of areolae are considered, and Bill receives instruction as to when women's jewelry is not women's jewelry. (Step back, son -- give the man some whacking space.)

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ShunnCast #18
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapters Eight and Nine
Monday, June 19, 2006     01:04:05     29.4 Mb

In which Joseph Smith and his followers become acquainted with tar and feathers, while Bill hears things he wishes he hadn't from Katrina, his parents, Elder Fowler, and Sister Youtz.

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ShunnCast #17
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Seven
Tuesday, June 6, 2006     00:52:05     23.91 Mb

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.

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ShunnCast #16
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Six
Tuesday, May 23, 2006     00:56:31     25.93 Mb

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.

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ShunnCast #15
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapters Four and Five
Monday, May 8, 2006     00:53:17     24.45 Mb

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.

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ShunnCast #14
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Three
Monday, April 24, 2006     00:55:48     25.61 Mb

In which Bill and his trainer Elder Fowler knock on many doors in search of elusive gold, stumbling at last upon a fairytale cottage and the irresistible enchantress within.

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ShunnCast #13
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter Two
Monday, April 10, 2006     01:03:04     28.94 Mb

In which Bill and his 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.

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ShunnCast #12
The Accidental Terrorist, Chapter One
Monday, March 27, 2006     00:59:33     27.5 Mb

In which Bill flies to Canada for his first day of service as a Mormon missionary, but before departing performs amazing feats of transubstantiation upon an ordinary chewing gum wrapper.

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ShunnCast #11
The Accidental Terrorist, Prologue
Wednesday, March 22, 2006     00:26:25     24.43 Mb

In which Bill begins the serialization of his memoir THE ACCIDENTAL TERRORIST, and God commands him to confess which parts are embellished.

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ShunnCast #10
Inclination
Tuesday, March 7, 2006     00:36:36     33.55 Mb

In which Bill reads an excerpt from his new novella "Inclination," available now in the April/May 2006 double issue of ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION on newsstands across the U.S.A.

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ShunnCast #9
Heddatron
Tuesday, February 21, 2006     00:09:25     12.97 Mb

In which Bill is interviewed for a segment on BBC WORLD UPDATE about the new science fiction play "Heddatron," running now in New York City.

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ShunnCast #3
What's New
Tuesday, November 22, 2005     00:23:24     10.79 Mb

In which Bill appears on WBAI's "Hour of the Wolf" in 2003 to chat with host Jim Freund about the stories he's published since his last visit to the show.

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ShunnCast #2
The Day Pietro Coppino Spoke to the Mountain
Tuesday, November 8, 2005     00:35:50     32.89 Mb

In which Bill appears on WBAI's "Hour of the Wolf" in 2002 to chat with host Jim Freund and read a new short story entitled "The Day Pietro Coppino Spoke to the Mountain."

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The Strip Search
Tuesday, October 25, 2005     00:11:35     10.68 Mb

In which Bill, in a rare recording from 1988, relates an episode from his arrest as a Mormon missionary on charges of public mischief in Calgary, Alberta.

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