I make no secret of the fact that I consider fantasy to generally be “fluffy”. Fluffy can be fun, but generally I like a story that has something to tell you, or something interesting to say. That said, I listen to both Escape Pod (for all my deep-thought sci-fi needs) and Podcastle (sometimes you just want to heard about dragons).?
The latest episode of Podcastle certainly fulfilled both “fun” and “thoughtful” though! Episode 49, “Return of the Warrior” is quite enjoyable, and I highly recommend that you go and listen to it! It’s only 25 minutes, which isn’t a huge time investment, so no excuses!?
This story is written very much in the “short story” form, designed to get it’s point across in the minimum of words. It manages to add enough humor to make you grin, but include enough depth to make you go “ah hah!”. And that’s all I really want to say about it. Just go listen. 🙂