AIC Stories

AIC Stories

Celebrating storytelling with multiple podcast projects, from original fiction and classic stories told in audiobook/audio drama style to discussions on Film/TV and Cinema. Shows include Faded Words and Mystery Minnesota with more on the way! Adventures in Creativity Productions from the mind of David(Usually Dave) Szweduik... Show More

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March 2, 2021 17 min

Welcome to Mystery Minnesota. 

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We find out if Ben survived his encounter with Old Zeke and just where that leaves our search for Mystery Minnesota.

Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an Adventures in Creativity Production. 

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Join me on a tale of fantasy in this episode! Be'al, all-powerful god, drank the blood of his victims. Would Gaar be able to save Marna, whom Be'al kept in eternal sleep, and avenge her people?

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Originally published in Amazing Stories November 1948

 

Written by Knut Enferd

 

 

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February 16, 2021 20 min

Welcome to Mystery Minnesota. 

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We begin our journey and meet a young boy named Ben who is about to challenge a family warning that has persisted for generations. 

Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an Adventures in Creativity Production. 

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This was Burnett's last trip. Three more shelves to fill with space-slain warriors—and he would be among the living again.

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Originally published in Summer of 1944 in Planet Stories

 

Written by Ray Bradbury

 

 

 

Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.

 

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Welcome to Mystery Minnesota. 

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It's high time we kick off the story and begin our search to discover, and uncover, more about Mystery Minnesota.  Mystery Minnesota is an original fiction podcast written, produced, and created by David Szweduik and is an Adventures in Creativity Production. 

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The wait is finally over! After a brief hiatus through the month of January, it's finally time for the return of AIC Stories and things are kicking off with a long awaited announcement for you! ----more---- That's right, it's finally ready to go! Season One of my very first Original fiction podcast, Mystery Minnesota, has an official trailer out AND a release date.  The best part is that you won't have to wait lo...

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Christmas, the most joyful time of year. But what happens when a group of Demons decides that Santa is bad for THEIR business because he keeping everyone a little TOO happy?

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Originally published in December of 1904

 

Written by L. Frank Baum

 

 

 

Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.

 

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December 12, 2020 3 min

With name changes and rebranding comes new purpose and what started as a simple podcast has now morphed and changed into my own storytelling podcast network of sorts.  THIS is where you can find ALL Adventures in Creativity Productions projects in ONE simple place, the Everything AIC feed.  So if you love storytelling, both original fiction, classic stories, and even discussion on stories in film and tv, then Everything AIC is wh...

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What if alternate timelines were possible. A conversation with a TV producer about a new program they are planning gives us insight into what might have been, or maybe, what already IS somewhere else.

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Originally published in Fantastic Universe Science Fiction in July 1959

 

Written by H. Beam Piper

 

 

 

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November 24, 2020 19 min

In the race to put a secret space station on the moon, the US Army has a startling realization when they arrive. Secrets can be far more dangerous than they realized. 

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Originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction in February 1954

 

Written by William Tenn

 

 

 

Faded Words is an Adventures in Creativity Production featuring David Szweduik as your narrator, host, and producer.

 

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November 10, 2020 15 min

Sometimes the simplest toys hold real power. And sometimes a little cunning is required to make the reach their FULL potential. 

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Originally published in Analog in April 1962

 

Written by Harry Harrison

 

 

 

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A father and son face a terrible family legacy. A legacy of blood, of murder, of vampires. Is their house, their lineage, actually cursed or will they finally break free of a murderous history?

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Originally published in Weird Tales in October 1936

 

Written by Earl Peirce Jr

 

 

 

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A little boy and his family discover the horror of what lives behind the hole in the deep, dark corner of his closet. Sometimes… Parents just won’t believe their children… Sometimes they regret that. 

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Originally published in Worlds of If - Science Fiction in November 1960.  

 

Written by William W Stuart

 

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A magician serving as a “Wizardry Missionary” tries to find a way to teach an easygoing race of people how to use magic. But the cost to teach them his lesson may prove to heavy to bear!

 

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Originally published in Worlds of If - Science Fiction in January 1960. 

 

Written by Margaret St. Clair

 

 

 

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A civilian in the Civil War makes a fateful decision and daring get away from his own hanging. ----more----

Originally published in The San Francisco Examiner in 1890. 

 

Written by Ambrose Bierce

 

 

 

 

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A brilliant story about a princess faced with a most dreadful decision. Will she feed her lover to a Tiger or watch him wed to a woman she hates? ----more----

This story was recommended by last week's guest, the fantastic Annie Sullivan. Author of ‘A Curse of Gold’. 

 

Originally published in a magazine called The Century in 1882. 

 

Written by Frank R Stockton

 

 

 

 

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Annie Sullivan joins me in the virtual studio this week to talk all about her brand new book, A Curse of Gold. Another fantastic BlinkYA title, Annie has taken a familiar story in the tale of King Midas and his golden touch and turned it into an epic adventure! 

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From her inspiration in finding a way to retell classic stories to her writing process to even a little Wheel of Time love, I know that if you are a fan of g...

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What a pleasure this week as I had an opportunity to sit down and have an amazing chat with Danny Gardner, stand up comedian and Author of the brand new novel Ace Boon Coon!

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We cover a lot of ground, from his Midwest roots, his comedy career and being mentored by THE Bernie Mac, his writing, and so much more. He even makes one of the MOST brilliant analogies tying music and writing together in a way that I’ve never e...

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This week I’m visiting the amazing storyteller Philip K Dick once again. This time it’s a tale of a bit of a love triangle and a cuckoo clock that may be more than it seems. 

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Originally published in a magazine called Fantastic Universe in January 1954. 

 

Written by Philip K Dick

 

 

 

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This week I’m reading a short story about a boy on an adventure of epic, and mythic, proportions as he explores the edge of the world and the wonders it contains. 

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Originally published in a magazine called Fantastic Stories of Imagination in May 1962. 

 

Written by Karen Anderson

 

 

 

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