Up a River

Up a River

Lisa Cathcartt, believes in big, beautiful, ecstatic love. Correction: she believes in the kind of love that is big, beautiful, and fart-free. Her husband died when they were young, so she only got the very best of him. After his death, besides taking care of her kids, she relied on romance novels, specifically ones by lauded and bawdy author, Candace Bigbush, to scratch her romance itch. So, when her adult children gifted her a cruise on the Romantic Rhine - with the famed author who will show her and fifty others the amazing locations that inspired her seminal book, The Hero and the Heroine – she can’t turn it down. The romantic Rhine and little push from the author help Lisa open up to new possibilities, new places, and potentially new love: like the tall, dark, handsome Captain Dalton. Dalton, until this point, has been married to the sea - or river - depending on what ship he’s piloting. Yet, as retirement looms on the horizon he is forced to think about what is beyond the bow for his life. Could it be love? Could it be Lisa? Could it be tying himself to an anchor because getting old sucks?

Episodes

August 26, 2022 17 min

In the finale,  Captain Dalton rushes to the Black Forest to save the day. And  Lisa meets her favorite true love pair, Adeline and Abelard. 

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A day in the Black Forest brings Lisa closer to her favorite characters from Candace Bigbush's The Hero & The Heroine, Adeline and Abelard.  And First Mate Teagan teaches Captain Dalton an obvious lesson. 

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August 12, 2022 17 min

Everyone knows what happens on the Rhine stays on the Rhine. The cruise is in France and Lisa's afterglow meets reality as she confronts some hard truths about herself.

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August 5, 2022 14 min

Lisa and Captain Dalton are enjoying that post first date glow. But Candace Bigbush is agonizing over her next book. She is expected to read pages from the book to her fans and she's kinda got nothing shareable.

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July 15, 2022 13 min

Lisa and Candace get ready for Lisa's unexpected date with Captain Dalton.

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July 8, 2022 15 min

The tour is taking in the castles along the riverbank on the way to Rudesheim.  Lisa gets to know Captain Dalton a little better as he leads the tour, sharing his knowledge of the Rhine.  But, Candance is avoiding something or someone. 

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July 1, 2022 14 min

Cruise Director Dan loses a passenger while the tour explores the Cologne Cathedral. Lisa meets Herr Flugendorfer and Candace gets introduced to the brig.

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June 24, 2022 13 min

Lisa arrives in Amsterdam for her cruise up the Rhine with her favorite author, Candace Bigbush. Her nerves almost send her running back to her cats and her kids until she makes an unexpected friend.

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June 10, 2022 48 sec

Aural Stories Presents:  'Up a River' about Lisa Cathcartt, who believes in big, beautiful, ecstatic love. Correction: she believes in the kind of love that is big, beautiful, and fart-free. Her husband died when they were young, so she only got the very best of him. After his death, besides taking care of her kids, she relied on romance novels, specifically ones by lauded and bawdy author, Candace Bigbush, to scratch her r...

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