Untold Tales

Untold Tales

The UNTOLD TALES Audio Anthologies 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 UNTOLD TALES. (A Dreamspeaker Media, LLC production)

Thanks to your support, WE WON the 2023 Ampie Creator Award!



WE WON!!! Thank you to everyone in our big-little city (and on our email list!!!) who nominated and voted for The Untold Tales Podcast to win the Ampie Award in the Creator category! 🎧 🎤

We love our listeners, fans and patrons and are just so happy to share this WIN with YOU. 🥂

The Ampie Awards here in the City of Peoria, Arizona  celebrate the innovation, creativity, collaboration and excellence within the West Valley's entrepreneurial ecosystem while also amplifying these values. These awards are all about saying a huge thank you and celebrating the hard work entrepreneurs do every day, while boosting the key areas that help local businesses, nonprofits, and other startups thrive and grow.

We really couldn’t have gotten this recognition without the tireless support of our friends at the Arizona State University  J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute! 


"Untold Tales guarantees that all work is authentic and will never be created by voice clones , A.I. models or machine intelligence. Dreamspeaker Media LLC is and has not given permission or authorization to any A.I. program or machine intelligence related companies anywhere it is heard."


Recent Episodes

Feb. 15, 2024

Episode 112: Eradication

Eradication: Sometimes a cure can be worse than the disease. We hope you enjoy this story by our own Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson. We love our listeners, fans and patrons! If you loved what you heard, please consider leaving us a…
Feb. 2, 2024

Episode 111 : The Traveling Salesman Part 12

The Traveling Salesman Part 12 - Bob and Glactyl face the wrath of a galactic moss boss! Enjoy this collaborative story in the Traveling Salesman Series by Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson and Don Muchow!! We love our listeners, fans…
Jan. 15, 2024

Episode 110: Land of Milk and Honey

Land of Milk and Honey - It's been centuries since Humanity surrendered its right to self-governance to a council of artificial intelligences. But one man and one AI have other plans for mankind. Enjoy this ~enlightening~ st…
Jan. 1, 2024

Episode 109 - The Rememberers

The Remembers - A Buddhist monk gathering technology after the Fall of Civilization finds himself rebuffed by his master and teacher, who lived through it all. Only when his curiosity gets the better of him does he finally l…
Dec. 31, 2023

Episode 108 : Fast Thinking

Fast Thinking - Technology enhanced abilities always comes with a price. We hope you enjoy this story by our own Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson. We love our listeners, fans and patrons! If you loved what you heard, please consider …
Dec. 15, 2023

Episode 107 : Blue Sky

Blue Sky: Casey, a harvester of the dead zones, has never seen the blue sky or ventured from the underground core. Few had, and even fewer returned in the nine generations since the crush, the crunch, the collapse. She retur…

Recent Blog Posts

Why Everyone Should Read Science Fiction

Bold title. “Everyone”? Yes, everyone. You’ll see why soon, depending on your reading speed and my ability to keep your interest. The call for everyone to read science fiction boils down to three reasons. The first is that reading…

When Science Invaded Fiction

Most people think of science fiction as a twentieth century phenomenon, born in the age of atomic energy, the ‘bomb’, and the race for the moon.  It may surprise many to find that science fiction traces its roots much further back a…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing

Many people oppose the concept of hard 'rules' about writing and argue adamantly against blanket do's and don'ts. As Marc Neuffer (one of our favorite contributors) recently said... "Rules often become truncated sound bites, their original, e…

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.