Episode 29: I Smell Like Candy Corn and Blood

Welcome to the October episode of the 2-time Hugo Award-winning SF Squeecast! Episode 29 is called “I Smell Like Candy Corn and Blood.” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Elizabeth Bear, Seanan McGuire, Michael Damian Thomas, and Catherynne M. Valente plus Special Guest Ramez Naam!

In this episode we squeed about:


Click here to listen, press play below, or right-click to download the episode (mp3).


Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Lynne M. Thomas for general administrative support.

NB: we are still having iTunes issues. Your patience is appreciated. Please download here!

9 Responses to “Episode 29: I Smell Like Candy Corn and Blood”

  1. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin) Says:

    Ha! Yeah, I listened to one episode..and got hooked right from the get go.

  2. Arclight Says:

    So… uh… do you guys know that something is borked with the RSS feed in iTunes? The last episode I was able to download was July. Since then, when new episodes are released, their titles show up, but their length is listed as 0:01 and they do not download. Thought you should know.

  3. Arclight Says:

    And of course now I see that you *are* aware of this. Cool. Hope you get it working, sorry to have bothered you.

  4. lynnethomas Says:

    Thanks for letting us know! 🙂

  5. Apep Says:

    I can download the episodes fine with my iPod, it’s just iTunes that’s having issues.

    I also can’t view show notes on my iPod, but that’s because Apple got stupid in designing the new version of iOS. Why do I need a new program to listen to podcasts?

  6. Nothingman Says:

    Archive.org is trying to post the episodes using HTTPS links but they’re using an out of date version so anything without a fallback can’t download. That’s why I can’t download the last three episodes in Mediamonkey I’m assuming it’s probably the issue in itunes too

  7. TrishEM Says:

    I listened to a few episodes of Welcome to Night Vale several weeks ago when the fan-squeeing took off, but did not find it engaging. I liked the concept, but Cecil’s delivery seemed a bit stilted, maybe even pompous. I would think a community radio broadcaster would be a bit more energetic about things rather than so determinedly bland — my own hometown’s local public radio personalities definitely aren’t shy about their own enthusiasms. But maybe Cecil is making an audition tape for a larger-market station elsewhere so he can move the heck away from Night Vale, or maybe blandness is Cecil’s armor for coping? Regardless, I’ll give it another try and listen to a few more episodes.

  8. TrishEM Says:

    Also, I loved China Mountain Zhang when I read it in the 1990s, both for the worldbuilding and the structure that let me see the world through different perspectives. It was a loan from someone else, so I didn’t have the opportunity to press it upon other people to read.
    I just looked up Maureen McHugh and was interested to see that she was involved in the creation of I Love Bees, which I adored despite never having played Halo.

  9. ALW4110 Says:

    This is for Ramez, so that he can fix the way his Excel files interpret years. Change your global year settings on your Windows computer for this to work. These instructions work for Windows 7.

    1. Go to the control panel, and find the Region and Language setting.

    2. While in the Formats Tab, click “Additional Settings”.

    3. Click the Date Tab for the window that pops up.

    4. There is a section on the Date tab that says Calendar. Change the second year to “2100”. This will allow two digit years will be interpreted as being between the year 2000 and the year 2100. If you still need years from the 1900s, pick a year like 2079, which will let 11-20-80 be interpreted as 11-20-1980.

    5. Save your changes. Now all Microsoft Office Software will interpret the date as you wish it to be without custom formatting. This should speed up your outlining and sorting.