Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan and Shane Douglas Keene and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.
This week, we had a great time talking with Daniel Braum and also had an Ink Heist first! We broke this episode into two parts because we talked to Daniel for roughly three hours and to accommodate the special format of this episode. In Part One, we got to talk to Daniel about a wide variety of topics including his new Cemetery Dance novel The Serpent’s Shadow, the creation of the Spirits Unwrapped anthology, narrative structures and some exciting news regarding his Night Time Logic series and Ink Heist. In Part 2, Daniel was kind enough to do a live reading of his short story “How To Stay Afloat While Drowning”, which first appeared in Pareidolia, which was edited by James Everington and Dan Howarth and released by Black Shuck Books. It’s an incredibly powerful story and we are proud to be able to host the first live reading of this story for Daniel. We had a great time recording with Daniel and we could’ve easily talked to him for another few hours. This was an amazing conversation and a truly special episode for Ink Heist. Check out our conversation with Daniel now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.