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Radio Free Burrito Presents: Alibi Girl by Jack Nielsen

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From the September, 1947 issue of Master Detective Magazine, comes “Alibi Girl”, a pulp narrative of two police detectives, solving a murder case where their prime suspect confesses, but also has an air-tight alibi.

This one was a lot of fun to read. I’ve been wanting to do a mid-century detective story since this started.

Radio Free Burrito Presents: Mr. ‘Possum by Abbie Phillips Walker

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This is a children’s bedtime story that I recorded specifically for my nephew to hear.

If you have children, or you’re a child at heart, I hope you’ll give it a listen. I think it’s a sweet story.

Radio Free Burrito Presents: Dagon by HP Lovecraft

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Since I started Radio Free Burrito Presents several weeks ago, lots of you have asked me if I would narrate something by HP Lovecraft.

I love the Cthulhu mythos, but I’m not crazy about Lovecraft’s storytelling. I feel like he spends a lot of time in the high concept and the world building, without ever really going more than skin deep on his protagonists and narrative characters. NB: I haven’t read a ton of Lovecraft, probably six or so short stories, so maybe he has a novel or novella with rich characters and narratives, but I haven’t found it.

None of this is to suggest that he wasn’t brilliantly creative and imaginative, just that his stories aren’t the most satisfying use of my time.

However, hundreds of you have reached out in comments and emails, asking me to narrate something from the Cthulhu Mythos, so today’s RFB Presents is a short, weird, lurid story called Dagon.

If I’ve done this correctly (I’ve been having some server issues), you should be able to download or stream using links below.