Untold Tales

Untold Tales

The UNTOLD TALES Audio Anthologies Podcast is a collection of original science fiction short stories of the highest caliber, narrated in audiobook style, perfect for your commute or unexpected downtimes. These bite-sized audio dramas come in different flavors and highlight the works of new authors. Victorian Sci-Fi, parallel realities, cautionary tales, horror, time travel - each episode of UNTOLD TALES is an independent short story of adventure, technology, love, hope, discovery, and mystery. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/untold-tales/support

This website provides you with access to all podcast episodes, videos of the episodes, our blog (for listeners, readers and writers), and the books by Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson that inspired this popular audio anthology. You can also contact us, read our blog, see our videos, or comment or leave a review to tell us what you think of The UNTOLD TALES Podcast. (A Dreamspeaker Media, LLC production)

Recent Episodes

July 22, 2024

Episode 126 : Dreamtime - ENCORE!

Dreamtime - A doctor visits his dying brother in Australia only to hear an unbelievable story about ancients civilizations, lost secrets and time travel. This story was ORIGINALLY two separate episodes! We wanted to keep thi…
July 15, 2024

Episode 125 : Dimorph

The strange biology on a distant world offers great opportunities, and great challenges --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/untold-tales/support
July 8, 2024

Episode 124 : A Turn In The Road - ENCORE!

A TURN IN THE ROAD - A story of a man in the 1880’s who falls and strikes his head and gains the ability to see what the consequences of alternative actions might have been. A tale of alternate realities that touch briefly o…
July 1, 2024

Episode 123 : Dark Epiphany

Dark Epiphany - Three chance encounters with strangers on the borderlands between dream and reality . Another story by our cross-country running, T1 phenomenon, Don Muchow! A lifelong advocate of immersive, dystopian SF, he …
June 21, 2024

Episode 122 : The Timepiece - ENCORE!

THE TIMEPIECE: A woman finds a mysterious stopwatch in the belongings of her husband who recently died, and she discovers that the watch allows her to step backwards in time so that she can relive recent moments and change t…
June 15, 2024

Episode 121: Silent Scream

Silent Scream - What would you do when you knew that death was near? We love our listeners, fans, patrons, and supporters ! If you loved what you heard, please like and subscribe to our audio anthology updates on our website…

Recent Blog Posts

The Threat of AI to Readers and Writers

Chatbots like CHAT-GPT have the potential to change the way writing is done, making it easier and faster for people to create written content. However, the rise of these technologies also brings with it the risk of exacerbating the decline of tradit…

Science Fiction Poetry from the 1880's

Eugene Fitch Ware and Science Fiction Poetry of the 1880’s Eugene F. Ware was a pioneer, a soldier, lawyer and Poet.  He was a captain of Iowa troops in the Civil War. He settled in Kansas in 1866, homesteading a farm which his children …

How to read a book a day

How to read a book a day As I write, I sit in a den surrounded by 15,000 books, that's about a book a day, every day, for thirty years. My reading habits developed early in high school and, by college, I have developed a voracious appetite for read…

About the Hosts

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Melissa Del Toro Schaffner

Voice Actor

Melissa Del Toro Schaffner is an American Voice Actor and the co-creator narrator of The Untold Tales Podcast. In addition to being in the Mom after 40 club, she wears multiple hats including international best selling author, accomplished Accountability Coach, and creator/ illustrator of the Minority Girl Empowerment Coloring Book “Careers for Little Sisters” (available in English and Spanish). Melissa was also a contestant on the nationally televised game show “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” and shares a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and MBA background with Jeff. Her current mission to inspire one million women to live the life of their dreams.

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Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson


Jeffrey A Robinson is the co-creator and chief writer of the Untold Tales podcast, a collection of short stories of the highest caliber based on the first in a set of three published science fiction anthologies. Jeff is a retired technologist, who grew up loving to read science fiction. After serving as a Naval Flight Officer, who flew F-4 Phantom jets, and an Air Traffic Controller, in the Marine Corps, he became a device physicist in a semiconductor-manufacturing facility and an expert in Manufacturing Execution Systems, computer automation, integration & cybersecurity. He has a B.A. in Physics, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems. He also has postgraduate certificates in Computer Forensics, and a PMP, and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, as well.

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Don Muchow

Don is a co-editor of UNTOLD TALES, an author, a guest blogger, and a frequent contributor to UNTOLD TALES. Click on his picture on the CONTRIBUTOR page for his full Bio.

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Gil Schmidt

Gil is an author, a guest blogger, and a frequent contributor to UNTOLD TALES. Click on his picture on the CONTRIBUTOR page for his full Bio.

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Marc Neuffer

Marc Neuffer is an accomplished author, a guest blogger, and a frequent contributor to UNTOLD TALES. Click on his picture on the CONTRIBUTOR page for his full Bio.

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Chris Morton


Chris Morton's stories have been described as being in the genres of slacker lit, sci-fi lit, sci-fi psyche, magical realism, and avant-garde.
He is the author of three novels, six novellas, and over thirty short stories.
An English teacher for twenty years, Morton is also the author of the teaching guide: 'TEFL Flashcard Games for Young Learners.'

Chris is scheduled for several more upcoming episodes and is a contributor to our BLOGS as well

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Howard Loring


A lifelong artist, Howard Loring is an actor, printmaker, painter and sculptor, as well as the author of both novels and short stories. Married, he currently resides in the Southeastern United States. He can be contacted via his Facebook Fan page.