Alex is the creator and host of the Bookbanter blog, now closing in on 1000 book reviews, and featuring over 50 exclusive author interviews. He has self-published two short story collections, Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers (yes, Sara Warren [below] did the amazing cover!) and In That Quiet Earth, as well as a young adult novel, Kyra: The First Book of Enchantus. His short story, My Dark Genesis, was published in the anthology, These Vampires Still Don’t Sparkle. He’s currently working on a horror novel called Olague.
Recent episodes featuring Alex C. Telander
Glamour spell gone wrong? Astral projection got you untethered? Want to know why your angry dead rich father is haunting you? Consider Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services. After a controversial fallout with her coven, Kalila Stormfire must juggle complex clients and an anonymous critic hellbent on besmirching her new business. The decaying urban block where Kal operates appreciates her affordable experience in a broad range of supernatural ailments and remedies. Still, Kal is not sure if her talent is enough to stop whoever has been posting bad reviews and persuading customers to cancel appointments. If you like stories about minority witches in modern-day working class neighborhoods, meddling love goddesses, and morally ambiguous spellcraft…this is the tale for you.I can remember hearing the first teasers and chatter about this show when the amazing Lisette Alvarez first announced it was being released. My initial thought was how a show like this hadn’t been done already, quickly followed by . . . I can’t wait to hear it! Every episode in its two seasons has been a delight, from the early days when we were just getting to know Kalila, to the expanding complex and diverse cast, to the growing and fascinating world. I continue to so look forward to hear where this story goes next.This episode was co-written by Lisette Alvarez and Alex C. Telander.The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.The part of Kalila Stormfire is performed by Lisette Alvarez.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Kalila theme song is courtesy of Ondrosik at freesound.org.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-44-kalila-stormfires-economical-magical-services/.Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on February 21nd at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can join the Ostium Network Discord here: https://discord.gg/nxZvahE.If you enjoy Ostium, you should check out some of our spin off shows, including Manifestations and the Circe Podcast. If you really enjoy Ostium and would like to support us, please go to ostiumpodcast.com/support where you can make one-time donations or help us out on Patreon, as well as get some cool rewards to all our Ostium Network shows for as little as $2 a month.The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Jake ended up.
It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew.Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from abandoned parts of the Bridge, her supervisor (who's only there because he lost a bet), an unfailingly optimistic Bridge Travel Agent, and a groundskeeper who has a thing for romantic comedies. Unbeknownst to the general public (but totally knownst to each watchtower's crew), these stations also hold a secret that could potentially destroy the world...or save it.The Bridge is a fictional serialized fantasy podcast about the monsters we fear, the monsters we can become, and the stories we leave behind.I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this amazing show, but as soon as I read the premise, I was already hooked. And then once I started listening I was even more drawn in by the interesting characters, the explored history and mythology of the world, as well as its complete unpredictability. I never know what’s going to happen next, but I know I very much want to know. If you haven’t listened to this show, do yourself a favor, and subscribe now.This episode was written by Alex C. Telander.The part of Jake is performed by Chris Fletcher.The part of Etta is performed by Alex Brown.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The music used in this episode was composed and performed by the inimitable Sarah Fairchild. The Bridge theme song was composed by the equally fantastic Jake Hull.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.Also used in this episode was Hot Swing by Kevin Macleod under a Creative Commons license.For a link to a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-43-the-bridge-transcript/.Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on February 8th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord in the show notes.We’re also running a special promotion right now where if you leave us a review for any of our shows - Ostium, Circe, or Manifestations - you can be entered to win a podcast t-shirt of your choice from TeePublic. All you need to do is leave a review on iTunes or Podchaser or anywhere that lets you leave a podcast review, and then either take a picture or sent me the link at ostiumpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll be doing a drawing at the end of every month for all new reviews for that month, and one lucky winner will get a Teepublic t-shirt of their choice. Remember, if you’re the only one who enters this month, then you automatically win! And there will be one lucky winner every month for the rest of 2020.The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Monica is headed to next.
Slumberland invites your ears to visit Slumberland, a small island town in the US. Come along with Thomas Edward M, the freelance soundman. He's been hired to meet the locals and record their oral histories for the town's time capsule. The unfolding history of the town mixes folklore, paranormal, mystery and humor.I had this podcast recommended to me a couple years ago and was delighted to find a lot to catch up on. It was the first show I listened to that had episodes on the shorter side and it did take me a little getting used. I marathoned it pretty quickly and now I avidly await each new episode and know it’s always going to be a delight. The creator does a great job of creating a whole unique world with this island and its strange and unusual characters, as well as taking listeners back into the past and how things came to be. I heartily recommend you start the show from the beginning, each episode is a little gem in this deep and wondrous jewelry box.This episode was written by Alex C. Telander.The part of Monica is performed by Georgia Mckenzie.The part of Thomas Edward M is performed by Tom Mansell.Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at http://www.hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.Slumberland sound effects and music are courtesy of the wonderful people at Freesound.org. You can find a transcript to this episode here: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-42-slumberland/Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on January 25th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord in the show notes.If you enjoy Ostium, you should check out some of our spin off shows, including Manifestations and the Circe Podcast. If you really enjoy Ostium and would like to support us, please go to http://www.ostiumpodcast.com/support where you can make one-time donations or help us out on Patreon, as well as get some cool rewards to all our Ostium Network shows for as little as $2 a month.The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Jake is headed next.
In this Epilogue to Season One, listeners get to learn how Albion came to have two moons.The Circe Podcast is written and produced by Alex C. Telander.The role of Thyra is performed by Arden Rachel.This episode was sound engineered by the talented blokes at Hail and Well Met podcasts. If you're looking for some other shows once you've finished Circe, be sure to check out their work at hailandwellmetpodcast.com.The music featured in this episode is “Sunrise” by Kickhat, as well as "Lost Time" and “There is Romance” by Kevin MacLeod under the Creative Commons License.A transcript of this episode is available here: https://ostiumpodcast.com/10-book-one-toll-epilogue-dyo-fengariaThe Circe Podcast is a podcast of the Ostium Network. You can support Circe, as well as all other Ostium Network shows by supporting us on Patreon at patreon.com/ostiumpodcast, where you can get access to a whole variety of bonus material including mini episodes for Ostium, Circe, and Manifestations, as well as the Ostium Files, and the Behind the Ostium series. You will also get access to a new Circe mini series all about her lost love, Pragma, and behind the scenes episodes about Circe called Circe Confidential. Once again, that’s patreon.com/ostiumpodcast.Thank you so much for listening to the Circe Podcast. This story came out of the character of Thyra as she took me along on her journey which is very far from over, and I’m delighted to have you all with me for the ride.And see you again in season 2 coming hopefully some time in 2021!
The Earth Collective is a sci-fi audio drama delivered as a first hand account from the eyes of Joseph Crane, Humanity's "last historian," as he attempts to chronicle their survival in rolling cities known as The Collective, fleeing from a malicious entity only found on the dark side of the planet.I remember discovering this podcast either just as it debuted in February 2017 or shortly after and the story drew me in right away. The creator has clearly done so much work in world building and making it complex and fascinating. With each episode, it feels like you’re going deeper into a work of epic science fiction. And the great thing is even though the show is now in it’s third season, there’s still so much story to tell about the world of Oasus, and its people. If you enjoyed this crossover episode, subscribe to the Earth Collective, start at the beginning and be transported to a distant world where a future humanity is eking out a new life on a strange planet.This episode was co-written by Mike Troup and Alex C. Telander.The part of Jake Fisher is performed by Chris Fletcher.The part of Joseph Crane and “Man” is performed by Mike Troup. Sound design was done by Hail and Well Met Podcasts. Check out more of their great work at http://www.hailandwellmetpodcasts.com.The Ostium theme song was composed by Chris Fletcher.For a transcript of this episode please follow this link: https://ostiumpodcast.com/episode-41-the-earth-collective-transcript/Please join us for a Discord chat session about this episode, Ostium Season 5, and whatever else we feel like talking about on January 11th at 8PM Pacific Time, 11PM Eastern. You can find a link to the Ostium Network Discord here: https://discord.gg/nxZvahE.If you enjoy Ostium, you should check out some of our spin off shows, including Manifestations and the Circe Podcast. If you really enjoy Ostium and would like to support us, please go to http://www.ostiumpodcast.com/support where you can make one-time donations or help us out on Patreon, as well as get some cool rewards to all our Ostium Network shows for as little as $2 a month.The next episode will release in two weeks, and we’ll find out where Monica ended up.
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