Jan. 1, 2023

2023 Untold Tales Podcast Re-launch Intro

2023 Untold Tales Podcast Re-launch Intro


Welcome to the UNTOLD TALES Audio Anthologies.

The UNTOLD TALES Audio Anthologies is a collection of original science fiction short stories of the highest caliber, perfect for your commute or unexpected downtimes. These bite-sized audio dramas come in different flavors and highlight the works of new authors,whose stories are being written as we speak and handpicked to be included on the podcast. Each episode of The UNTOLD TALES Audio Anthologies, which we usually just call The Untold Tales Podcast, is an independent short story of adventure, technology, love, hope, discovery, and mystery. This podcast was founded upon the writings of Dr. Jeffrey a Robinson, a retired technologist who co-founded this podcast with a very broad background including Electrical Engineer, cartoonist, project manager, science fiction writer, husband and grandfather. Each of our independent stories are told “audiobook style”, which means there is one voice actor voicing all of the character dialog and minimal cinematic sound design … It’s a simple, straightforward storytelling experience, usually narrated by Melissa Del Toro Schaffner… that's me!

Jeffrey and I met at a local writer's Meetup in 2019 during a presentation I was giving about being an audiobook narrator. Jeffrey has over a dozen published works on amazon.com which include his Untold Tales Trilogy and other incredible books spanning various subjects like genetics , immortality , crime and punishment, first Contact encounters, victorian sci-fi, the nature of the universe, ghost stories , time travel, alternate Dimensions, parallel realities, troubled communication, hope and inexplicable mysteries… basically, something wonderful and original for you to dive into every time you put in your earbuds or cast to a local speaker.

I love the stories we’ve collected for this podcast. They are smart, insightful and really entertaining. You'll keep thinking about the stories long after you've listened to them… at least that's what I found for myself. And now here's Jeff he's going to tell you a little bit about himself and the philosophy behind his books and his writing.

Hello my name is Jeff Robinson and I'm the author of these science fiction stories but good science fiction is not always about aliens and Technology good science fiction is not really about science at all when writers focus on these things they often take good ideas and create tales that are shallow and superficial the heart of good science fiction is really just a good story a love story or a murder mystery a whodunit a theft a rescue or an adventure the science is just the setting the venue or the excuse for the story in good science fiction the Science and Technology should just be window dressing or a fanciful enabler to frame the Tale in a unique setting or to amplify conflicts and personal interactions growth and change Discovery and loss empathy and pathos the focused of well-told tales should be on the characters not the technology the action and plot not weapons or spaceships the conflicts challenges hopes and dreams of people not time machines and futuristic weapons though they might add flavor and color I hope you enjoy these stories I offer them as examples of better than average science fiction that I personally love to read and write.

So if you love what you hear and would like to support The Untold Tales Podcast in a totally free and effective way, we’d love for you to share it with your friends and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast player. You can also support my work as a narrator and get into community with me by visiting my profile at patreon www.patreon.com forward slash Melissa Del Toro voiceover .

Well, ok then, happy listening! We know you'll love what you hear.

The UNTOLD TALES Audio Anthologies Podcast is a Dreamspeaker Media, LLC production.

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Melissa Del Toro Schaffner

Narrator / Co-Founder / Producer

Melissa Del Toro Schaffner is the primary Narrator for ALL the UNTOLD TALES episodes. She 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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Matilda Scotney

Guest Author

When my brain is not off on a quest of imaginings somewhere out in the galaxy with my trusty chihuahua sidekick Oggie, it is attached to an ageing physicality in Australia surrounded by a vast collection of teapots and obsessing over all things Star Wars. - Matilda has one upcoming episode scheduled for later in 2024

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Mark W. Tiedemann

Guest Author

Mark W. Tiedemann has been writing since childhood, publishing since 1990, and has 13 novels and 70 short stories to his credit. His newest novel is not SF (or is it?): Granger's Crossing, from Blank Slate Press. He resides in St. Louis, MO, quite contentedly with partner and projects. - Mark has one upcoming episode for later in 2024