Blue Funk

Blue Funk

Down in the dumps? Bored? Got that blue funk? Well, that's what this podcast is for. A public anthology of fiction and non-fiction short stories with a bit of poetry thrown in, Blue Funk Podcast is here to help you shake the crud and make the doldrums feel a little less drum. Due to the current state of affairs (March 2020), new Blue Funk episodes will be available no more than daily and no less than weekly. We'll do the best we can people. We know you're bored.So, sit back and enjoy (because that's about all you can do right now).... Show More

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October 1, 2020 24 min

Welcome back to blue funk podcast! I’m your host Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. 

With the Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer, I usually go bi-weekly with chapters, but because there was no episode last week, I’ve decided to continue on with the story. If you aren’t up to speed on Sam and the gang, I suggest heading back a few episodes to catch up. We are just ...

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This week, we’re going to dive back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by Bud Altmayer, chapter 13 and 14. If you haven’t listened to any of the Kiwis yet, go back a few episodes to catch up. We’re about halfway through the story and I'd hate to spoil it for you. We’re just now getting into the good stuff. 

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Welcome back to Blue Funk Podcast. I’m Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. 

Before we get started with today’s story, I have some business to attend to. That business being an apology. For all my listeners, I’m very sorry for missing episodes. I guess you could say I caught the Blue Funk. These are discouraging times we live in. They are a bit scary too and I got a little overwhelmed. In t...

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For today’s story, we are diving back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer. We are currently on Chapter 11 and twelve. If you’re not caught up, check out our episode list where you’ll find episodes 1-10. 

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We are back with another Blue Funk Podcast Episode. I’m your host Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. This week we’re going to dive back into the public domain. I’ll be reading The Magic Kettle from the Crimson Fairy Book edited by Andrew Lange. I’m not very good at pronouncing other languages correctly and can't read the title of the book it comes from, but it's a story adapted f...

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Welcome back to Blue Funk Podcast. I’m you’re host, Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. This week we are diving back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by Bud Altmayer.

I thought I’d take a moment today to give you a bit of backstory of why I chose to read Kiwis. I starting caring for Bud back in 2012. Not going to lie, it wasn’t easy. He was stubborn and wasn’t afraid to give his opini...

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Welcome back to another episode of Blue Funk Podcast! I’m your host Rachel Renee and i read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. I really love the word beyond because it allows us to travel back in time and explore stories written throughout the ages…stories that may have been forgotten. 

This week, I bring you a story by HP Lovecraft. I don’t think we could ever forget one of the horror greats, or Call of Cthulhu...

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This week, we are diving back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer. I’ll be reading chapters seven and eight. If you haven’t been following along with this story, you can be go back to the episode list to find chapters 1-6. As a reminder, Because this is a book, I’ll be reading two chapters at a time and as bi-weekly as possible so the episodes are easy to find. 

If you’ve been enjoying this story and...

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July 8, 2020 32 min

Welcome to another Kid’s Blue Funk Podcast episode, I’m your host Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers across the the country and beyond. Today’s episode is very, very special. I had the privilege of interviewing one of our writer’s from Blue Funk Podcast. If you guess the now seven year old Trick, then you are correct! Before we get into his interview, I’ll be sharing The third story in his “The” Series called The Thre...

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Today I thought we'd travel way back and tell and old story. A scary story of a scary character we’ve all come to know very well. His name is Dracula. The story I’ll be telling today is Dracula’s guest by Bram Stoker and you can find it in the Public Domain.

Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker
https://www.feedbooks.com/book/462

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This week, we are diving back into The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer. I’ll be reading chapters five and six. If you haven’t been following The Kiwis, be sure to check out Episode 18 of Blue Funk for chapters 1 and 2 and Episode 20 for 3 and 4. As a reminder, Because this is a book, I’ll be reading two chapters at a time and as bi-weekly as possible so the episodes are easy to find. 

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Welcome back to Blue Funk Podcast! Our story today is titled A Mother’s Struggle. A Child’s Loss by Cheryl Suchacek from Sollus Compendium One. Now before you go checking out the world of Sollus, be aware it’s 18+, but If you like a good, hot and spicy fantasy, be sure to check out Sollus Compendium One, Strands Of Sollus and Strands of Sollus: Rewoven by Cheryl on Amazon.

Strand of Sollus (18+)
https://www.amazon.com/Strands...

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June 10, 2020 9 min

Welcome back to another Kid’s Blue Funk Podcast episode!! I’m Rachel Renee and I read you stories from writers all across the country and beyond. This week’s episode, I have two stories for you today. The first is by the awesome 6 year old Trick! I’ll be reading the second story in his “THE” series called The Two. If you haven’t listened to the first story in the series, you can check that out in Kids’ Blue Funk Vol. 3. 

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In support of black lives all around the world, we'd like to share a special bonus Blue Funk episode this week. @badgamerelite shares with us How the Sky-God's Stories came to be Anansi stories.

Where to Donate:
George Floyd Memorial Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Minnesota Freedom Fund
https://minnesotafreedomfund.org
Black Visions Collective
https://www.blackvisionsmn.org
Reclaim The Block
https://www.reclaimthebl...

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Welcome to Blue Funk Podcast, I’m your host Rachel Renee. Due to current events, we will not be making a regular post this week. Instead, we want to take a moment to memorialize those who’ve been slain by police violence and victim of hate crimes. By no means is this list complete. Thousands have lost their lives over hate and racism throughout the history of the united states.

Where to Donate:
George Floyd Memorial Fund
https://www.g...

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For today, we are diving back into the book, The Kiwis: Unsung heroes of WWII by my late friend Bud Altmayer. I’ll be reading chapter 3 and 4. Be warned, I completely butchered Axis Sally’s German accent. 



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We are back with another episode of Blue Funk Podcast. It hasn’t been long since I read the last public domain story and honestly I’m wanting to keep them spaced out as much as possible because I want to read stories that are current and by you, but there’s one story I’ve really been wanting to tell called The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I found this story just before going to LA Film School and it inspired an aud...

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Welcome back to another Blue Funk episode…where I, Rachel Renee read you stories from around the country and beyond. This week I begin reading a book called The Kiwis: Unsung Heroes of WWII by a dear friend of mine, Bud Altmayer. A big thanks to his daughter Sally Enright for allowing me to read his story on the podcast. 

I’m going read it roughly 2-3 chapters at a time, bi weekly. This will allow for other stories to be told in bet...

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May 7, 2020 27 min

Welcome back to another Kids’ Blue Funk episode! For this episode, I'll be sharing two stories. The first is THE One by six year old Trick, the first in his THE series. For the second, I'll be reading A Tale of Tontlawald from the Violet Fairy book edited by Andrew Lang. As most fairy tales, A Tale of Tontlawald is a bit more PG13, so it might be a good idea for parents to listen along with their kids to explain some of the...

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Welcome back for another episode of Blue Funk Podcast where I, Rachel Renee read you stories from writers across the country and beyond. For this week, when I say beyond...I mean backwards in time to the year 1896. Today, I’ll be reading The Red Room by H.G. Wells. I hope that you enjoy this eerie tale.

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