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Coffee Contrails features original sci-fi and noir radio plays and audiobooks. Working around the 9 - 5, we're posting a new episode when time permits. Subscribe on iTunes. Continue Reading >>
Coffee Contrails features original sci-fi and noir radio plays and audiobooks. Working around the 9 - 5, we're posting a new episode when time permits. Subscribe on iTunes. << Show Less
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Woman of the Trees: Josephine McCracken "Woman of the Trees" by emerging poet Laurel Maxwell, a short story based on Josephine McCracken, an inspirational writer who advocated for saving open spaces and the Santa Cruz redwoods, which resulted in the creation of Big Basin Redwoods State Park in California.

Many, many thanks to Stefanie James (voice talent) and Stephanie Peñate (sound) for helping bring this story to life.

Learn more about Josephine McCracken at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Clifford_McCracken

For full cast and crew credits visit coffeecontrails.com.
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Interview with Poet Laurel Maxwell Listen to the 2022 Coffee Contrails' interview with emerging poet Laurel Maxwell (@lgtanza). Laurel is a based in Northern California whose poetry is inspired by the natural world (especially the ocean) while also taking inspiration from the seemingly mundane.

Laurel has twice been a featured reader in Celebration of the Muse, a #SantaCruz, California celebration of women poets and has appeared online at baseballballard.com. Watch the recording #SantaCruzWrites website: https://www.santacruzwrites.org/events/in-celebration-of-the-muse
Woman of the Trees: Josephine McCracken "Woman of the Trees" by emerging poet Laurel Maxwell, a short story based on Josephine McCracken, an inspirational writer who advocated for saving open spaces and the Santa Cruz redwoods, which resulted in the creation of Big Basin Redwoods State Park in California.

Many, many thanks to Stefanie James (voice talent) and Stephanie Peñate (sound) for helping bring this story to life.

Learn more about Josephine McCracken at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Clifford_McCracken

For full cast and crew credits visit coffeecontrails.com.
Lost and Found Featured in the Porter Gulch Review 2021, 37th edition,"Lost and Found" is a short story, written and narrated by Anita Dime. It's about Cristina checking in on her grieving brother Jorge, urging him to find some way to keep going. For full cast and crew credits visit coffeecontrails.com.
Elevator Man "Elevator Man" is a short story, written by Helene Simkin Jara. It's a rags-to-riches story of a simple man who chooses, well, to elevate himself. Many thanks to Andrew Davids and Steven Capasso for playing along. Easy peasy, if you catch my drift. For full cast and crew credits visit coffeecontrails.com.
Desiderata "Desiderata" is a prose poem, written by Max Erhmann in 1927. Having appeared on Christmas cards to Leonard Nemoy's Spock Thoughts, the poem spins once more in the search of peace and happiness for 2022. Bring your desires to light in this year's trip round the sun. Many thanks to Lois Bell for lending her voice and composer and sound designer Zo Anthony Shay for the original composition. For full cast and crew credits visit coffeecontrails.com.
Adam "Adam" is a short story, written by Joel Fishbane. The stage - an intersection of life and immortality, fact and fiction, love and loss - a fabricated place where fake trees and glitchy birdsong transport believers into an alternate reality: “Anyway, we had Wednesdays and we had the motel, but we wanted something that was entirely ours. That’s why we bought a dog." Many thanks to the cast: Justin Jones, Tom Arns, and Stefanie James. Sound design by Anita Dime. For full cast and crew credits visit coffeecontrails.com.
Reginald the Maintenance Man Sinister is what I've got to say about "Reginald the Maintenance Man", written and narrated by Steven Capasso. Police interrogate Reginald about the recent death of his boss Sheila. Just a little nudge? Accidental or not, what do you think? Sound design by Anita Dime. For full cast and crew credits visit coffeecontrails.com.
What in Blazes "What in Blazes" by Pat Foran is a qwerky short story, based loosely on a newspaper clipping about a fire. From there, Pat invents a personified Paper that explores change, has a way of swirling in music references (Bruce Hornsby's The Way It Is does seem like it might be a good mash up for Tupac's Dear Mama??), and suggests that maybe all of our solutions can be found amongst the want ads. Narrated by Pat Foran. Sound design by Anita Dime. Cast: Dave Cato, Patrick Liddell, Anita Dime, Helene Simkin Jara, and Bob Heubel. For full cast and crew credits visit coffeecontrails.com.
Someone's "Someone's" by Sam Baldassari is a fictionalized story of true events. After learning that their sons are missing in action, two mothers take matters into their own hands. This story is based loosely on the life of Jack Cummings, an American soldier. How far would you go for your children? The telegram worn from multiple readings, like the words would magically change to something else in time, to anything but your son "reported Missing in Action since 31st December 1944". Many share this same story. Telegrams from the Veteran's History Project and a few Victory letters have been added to give a voice to their children. Narrated by Sam Baldassari. Sound design by Anita Dime. Cast: Zev Wanerman, Lois Bell, Helene Simkin Jara, Justin Jones, and Anita Dime. For full cast and crew credits visit coffeecontrails.com.
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