100 Year Old Churchgoing Chain-smoker

Charles Enigma, is the author of Return to Glory, he’s also a freedom fighter, a war hero and a complicated earthling. I invited him to my show but he slapped his bible across my face.

Season 2, Episode 3

Old charlie fought the Natzies in WW2, he stood beside Dr. King in the civil rights movement.

He was an intellectual giant, a straight shooter, and a realist.
As for me, I was his fanboy and consumed all of his books. It wasn’t just ink on paper it was fire and blood. His words shifted you into a different mindset.

I’m not sure why he slapped me across the face with his bible.
Old Charlie didn’t understand podcasting, his life was simple and he was determined to the end to keep it that way.

Contact

I’m available on Twitter @Poeticearthling

Support

If you enjoy the show please give at Buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings
Your financial support goes a long way.

Music

Thank you to Epidemic Sound, all of the music is used under license

Final Selfie

They ignored the warning signs,
eager to take off their clothes, jump in the lake and pitch their tent in the great outdoors. One of them confronted a native, took out his camera before the lights went out.

Season 2, Micro Episode

Do you enjoy taking selfies? It seems like everywhere you turn someone is posing for the camera. Selfies are awkward. They never seem natural, and don’t get me started with duck faces and cute filters to make you look like an angel. You’ll never catch me taking a selfie, if you do I give you permission to shoot me on spot.

The story your about to listen to is a different kind of selfie, unfortunately this was trending last year. If you are one of these earthlings who derives pleasure from this risky behaviour please stop.

Support

Thank you for spreading the word about the show I appreciate you.

Another way you can show your love is by buying me a coffee at buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings If this show is providing you with value then give accordingly. Monthly members will receive remixes and other content not available on the main podcast.

Hire Me

Do you have a story or poem you would like to convert into audio?

As you know physical books are becoming less popular, sad but true. I could take your story record it in my voice, add sound effects, music and other sound design techniques. I have worked with authors from around the world to make their projects shine.

I have recorded over 400 podcast and worked around the clock to make each production unique. Reach out to me.

Contact

I live and breath on Twitter @Poeticearthling feel free to leave me a DM, also I just started Linkedin, so far there’s only crickets. Do me a favour, start following me linkedin.com/in/poeticearthlings

Earthling Spotlight

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The one and only Danielle Novotny is in the Spotlight. She’s the author of the Remade series of books. This is a science fiction adventure that will hold you in your chair until the last page. Please click the link on her name, you could also purchase your copy on Amazon

Danielle Novotny grew up reading all genres of fiction and has always loved writing. Inspired by these stories, she began her writing career in 2016. Remade and Renown are the first two books in her Remade trilogy.

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Music

Music in this episode is from Epidemic Sound

Programmable

The crime scene was cut and dry, a disgruntled accountant armed with a suicide vest seeked revenge. An old fashioned cassette tape was left behind, one that could elevate your consciousness or turn you into a killer.

Season 2, Episode 2

This story is a combination of two previous stories from season one: Murder within the colour wheel and Better version of you. To get the most out of this episode go back and listen to both of them.

Murder within the colour wheel and Better version of you seems radically different on the surface. How can I connect both stories to tell a bigger story? This was a challenge, but as a writer I welcomed it.

I listened carefully to both episodes over and over, again and again, trying to find the thread. I knew it was there I could feel it, but I couldn’t describe it completely. When I found the thread I started writing.

Inspiration? I have always been fascinated with mind control techniques, the idea that someone could manipulate our behaviour by inserting cleverly crafted words. Main stream media including social media has ways of shaping our reality. They sneak their way into our subconscious and plant seeds.

Unfortunately many of us are succumbed by their titillating messages and bombarded by their fake images. With careful moves on the chessboard they have reprogrammed our minds.

Thankfully this is not all of us. If we are mindful we can see through the lies and the misinformation. We can safeguard our most precious commodity, our mind.

Support

Please consider supporting this show on buymeacoffee/poeticearthling you can give a one time gift, monthly members will receive brand new content not available on the regular show.

Poetic Earthlings Studio

I’m pleased to announce the opening of my studio from podcast production to voice over work. If you have a short story and would like to see it come alive in an audio production I could help you. I have produced over 400 podcast episodes and worked with authors from around the world, some of their works are on my show.

Contact

You can reach me on twitter @Poeticearthling and on linkedin at

Music

Epidemic Sound supplied the music.

Falling Pictures(Bonus Episode)

Micheal discovered an old forgotten picture box, each photo has the ability to warp space and time.

Bonus Episode

Written by Brent Stark from his podcast Most Precious Commodity.

I stumbled onto Brent on Twitter, noticed his podcast and hit play.
Brent is one of those high energy motivational speakers, designed and engineered for TED talks. 
I enjoy his lighthearted, down home, carefree nature and he makes you feel good after each episode.

His show talks about the concept of time, if you listened to the first season of Poetic Earthlings you will notice a similar theme.

Please subscribe to the Most Precious Commodity on Spotify or Android.

Thank You

Thank you to the writing community on Twitter, #WritingCommunity, for your comments and retweets, I appreciate you.
Brent Stark, thank you for trusting me with your show.
My queen, Valrica, for coming through on the last moment to record Lilly’s voice.

Support

Please continue to spread the word about this show, also consider supporting this podcast on buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings 
You can give per episode or monthly. Monthly members will receive brand new remixes and other content that’s not available in the main feed.

Poetic Earthling Studios  

If you need a voice over for your short story or special project, I am available. 
I have produced over 400 podcast episodes and have worked with other writers to convert their stories into audio dramas.
Also, if you don’t have the time to polish and edit your podcast you can hire me. I will make sure your podcast is up to industry standard.

Contact
Twitter is the best place to reach me, @Poeticearthling 
You can also connect with me on LinkedIn or on my website, Poeticearthlings.com  

Resurrection

Ted and Nemron debate the moral implications of resurrecting the human experiment. By the press of the button humanity could be reborn, but is it worth it?

Season 2, Episode 1

This philosophical conversation takes place outside of our known universe. Everything we are experiencing is an illusion or more accurately a computer simulation.  If you haven’t listened to season one’s finale,  Human Data File 365, I suggest that you do. It may make more sense to witness the conversation of these supernatural beings that spun the galaxies into existence.

The original story was written a few years ago in my book Universe Splendor. When I wrote it, I wasn’t familiar with the Simulation Theory, the idea that humanity and all of life is a complex code. The goal of writing Human Data file was to explore and ponder spiritual mysteries.

That’s what I enjoy about writing stories, to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone, to challenge my worldviews and basic beliefs.
For the record I don’t believe in the Simulation Theory, even though one of my favorite movies is the Matrix. In this modern-day classic Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, is chosen to liberate humanity from there virtual world.

The proponents of the Simulation Theory have failed to offer conclusive evidence that Earthlings are mere 1’s and 0’s inside of a computerized algorithm. If we are only sophisticated codes  or subroutines controlled and manipulated by outside forces, then free will is a misnomer. If there is no such thing as free will then the concept of morality is a complete fabrication.

If we endorse the idea of Simulation Theory, then are actions right or wrong is outside of our control. You can’t blame the person that breaks into your home and kills your Poodle since his or her actions were preordained. Society would devolve into anarchy if we firmly hold this view. 

Special Thanks

Thank you to the writing community on twitter, #writingcommunity for all of your comments, likes and  retweets. Independent writers are stronger when we stick together, thank you for sticking with me.

As always thank you to my big brother Elvis, please check out his YouTube channel Toronto RC. It’s not about stories or books, Elvis collects and flies’ drones along with other remote controlled vehicles.

Music

Most of the sound effects and music is by Epidemic Sound, I couldn’t have made this episode without them.

Side Note

New episodes will appear every two weeks, occasionally I will throw in a micro episode.

Support

To support this show please buy me a coffee at buymeacoffee/poeticearthlings. 
Monthly members will receive extra content that’s not available on the main feed, such as behind the scenes access and remixes of previous episodes. Or you can give per episode or as a onetime gift.

Thank you once again for spreading the word about this show.

Contact

The best place to get a hold of me is on Twitter, my handle is @poeticearthling. If you follow me, I will follow you back, and if you leave a compliment, I will read it on the show.

If you want to hire me to produce and voice your short story you could reach me on Twitter or at  LinkedIn/poeticearthlings

Call To Action

Go behind the scenes of Poetic Earthlings in this candid interview from the Call To Action Podcast.

Season two starts later this month in the meantime listen to my Fireside chat with the extraordinary Sante from the Call To Action Podcast.

We talk about the origins of Poetic Earthlings, old school hip hop and creating from the ground up.

If your an entrepreneur or thinking about creating your own podcast then this episode is for you.

Contact:

I’m always available on Twitter @Poeticearthling

Support:

To help the show to grow please tell a friend. You can also give a one time gift or become a monthly member at Buymeacoffee/poeticearthling monthly members will receive exclusive content.

Black Dog

Depression is like a dog who’s constantly barking and biting at your heel

Because of social distancing due to COVID, depression and other forms of mental disease is on the rise. If your not suffering I’m sure you know someone who is.

When the lockdown in my city was firmly in place downtown Ottawa seemed like a ghost town, sort of like a scene from the Walking Dead. The trendy shops, book stores and restaurants were closed. The Canadian hustle and flow of the Byward Market was reduced to crickets, and the packed city buses were deserted. I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw a tumbleweed blowing in the wind.

I wish I could tell you I was emotionally immuned but it got to me. Seeing everyone wearing masks and keeping at a safe distance. For a person who feeds off the energy of other earthlings isolation could be a deathnail. I don’t mean to sound like a drama queen but it’s true.

I kind of long for a packed city bus again, are you like me? To be honest I noticed myself slipping into dark mental places. It’s hard to cheer yourself up with Netflix and stupid cat videos on Youtube when it feels like the world is coming to an end.

It really comes down to a matter of perspective and unplugging from social media. I don’t have all the answers, not even the “experts” have all the answers. We all like to be in control, I know I do, and the fear is a loss of control. Maybe it’s okay not to have all the answers.

I wrote this episode not because I have overcome the Black Dog but I’m still going through it and by the grace of God one day I will overcome these negative and destructive thoughts.

Contact:

The best place to get a hold of me is on twitter @poeticearthling. I post pictures, crazy ideas and the occasional poem. Please feel free to reach out to me and share your thoughts about this episode.

Music:

All music is licensed by Epidemic Sound

Thank You

I mentioned the interview with the Podcast Insider please follow the link to give it a listen.

Self Sabotage

Sometimes the biggest obstacle keeping us from our goal is ourselves.

Are you standing in your way?

Special Thanks

To the #WritingCommunity on Twitter and to Okon Ukeme from the WordChef podcast.

Contact

To read all my crazy and sometimes inspiring tweets I’m on Twitter @Poeticearthling, let me know what you think of the show and I will mention you on the next Mico episode.

Season Two

Brand new full length episodes is arriving next month, some of the stories will tie into season one.

Support

Please continue to spread the word about this show and consider supporting me on Buymeacofee.com/Poeticearthlings If you become a member you will receive an exclusive podcast called the Mothership, that tackles the creative process.

Music

Music by Epidemic Sound and Freesound.org

Lessons I Learned From Trump

His style and mannerism may be offensive and crude, but we can all learn something if were open minded enough to listen. Don’t worry, this is not about politics.

Welcome to the Mothership, a behind the scenes podcast for members only. This show is intended for writers and other artist who desire to go against the grain. I will explain my writing process and how I come up with new ideas.

We also discuss overcoming mental barriers such as writers fatigue, writers block and the imposter syndrome.

All episodes are unscripted as I share from my personal experiences. I will share with you my mistakes, shortcomings and victories in order to give you the tools to navigate through your creative pursuits.

Support

To listen to all of the episodes of the Mothership you can subscribe at Buymeacoffee/Poeticearthlings and become a monthly contributor or as I would like to say, a Super Earthling.

Special Thanks

I was a special guest on the Create Art Podcast, please click on the link to listen.

Upcoming Season

Season Two of Poetic Earthlings is arriving this fall, please spread the word about the show.

Contact

To see what I’m up to when the microphone is off visit me on Twitter @Poeticearthling and don’t forget to say hello, I respond to all of my messages.

Everything Sucks

Do you feel that sometimes everything sucks, and no amount of self help books or a therapist can get you out of the slump?

This micro episode maybe the cure.

Support

Become a monthly member and receive bonus content at buymeacoffee.com/Poeticearthlings

Thank You

Special thanks to Shante from the Call to Action Podcast, please check out my interview on the above link and subscribe to her show.

Contact

I’m on twitter @Poeticearthling

And you can visit me at Poeticearthlings.com