One Killer Jacket

A young woman wonders if the strange “behavior” of her new high-tech jacket is due to her roommate’s tampering or to an ever-escalating malfunction.

On this page, you’ll find the podcast episode trailer and the full episode.
And of course, a link to the source, the short story.

[Video description: Trailer for “One Killer Jacket.” 44 seconds. Digital drawing.  View looking at corner of room. An abstract painting of blotches is hung on the wall at left. Below it is a simple table with a slim drawer. Its surface is empty. Wall at right, a young woman stands in a doorway, her right arm raised, her mouth open and brows raised. Nothing is visible in the room behind her. At right, part of a stool is visible. Foreground bottom is the object the young woman is looking at, part of a jacket, its left arm folded underneath it, right arm, reaching out toward the woman. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Mystery” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “A young woman wonders if the strange ‘behavior’ of her new high-tech jacket is due to her roommate’s tampering or to an ever-escalating malfunction.” The title card and tagline fade.  Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “I began to turn around back into the hallway toward the bedrooms. And that’s when I heard it. In the quiet of the morning, the sound was quite loud. The sound of fabric moving against fabric. I glanced ahead again and spotted the jacket. It was moving, writhing…crawling. It was crawling toward me.” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades at the end as the image blurs and story title appears at top.  Text box appears at center displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at”]

One Killer Jacket Storyfeather

Episode Released: 9 June 2022

I’m old enough to remember a time when nanotech was not embedded in every piece of clothing we own, which is a weird thing to say because that was only about fifteen years ago. I took my little niece shopping the other day for a fun back-to-school outfit, and she was perplexed by my constant grumbling about how none of it was tech-free.

Story: “One Killer Jacket” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel

Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)

Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Fugue for One Synthetic Heart (No Percussion loop)”
“Ground Control”
“The Tech Show”
“Forest Bathing”
“Evolving Cities”

Music by Albert Fernandez (Audio Alchemist, Potion Studio)*
“Atmosphere Persecution Danger (Loop)”

Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Investigation day”
“Pitch black”

*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by Andrea Baroni, Albert Fernandez, and Nicholas Jeudy is licensed from GameDev Market

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Find more stories by Nila at


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Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction

Podcast hosting by Libsyn
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