In our first excursion into the greater cosmos, humanity may have stumbled upon an epic discovery, one so rare as to be mythical.
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: 48 seconds. Digital drawing. Foreground bottom, silhouette of figure sitting cross-legged facing forward on the very peak of a mountain. Behind the figure’s head, centered, is a bright white sphere radiating light. Behind the white sphere, spreading from upper left to lower right is a wispy, netlike formation. Behind the formation is a giant glowing red sphere, set slightly to the left. Peeking from behind the red giant, to upper right, is part of a glowing yellow sphere. Behind all is the star-filled darkness of space. Watermark of the word “storyfeather” lays over the image. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Mythology” and story title are displayed over the image. The title and title card fade. An animation of dark blots moving and emerging from the white sphere appears and fades toward end of video. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: Among the samples it had taken were a few chunks of glittering dark metallic rock that looked a bit like graphite. They were collected from what appeared to be an asteroid belt in the middle of a starless solar system. They had properties somewhat similar to rock that had been discovered before, but upon closer inspection, it was quite different…from any other mineral on Earth, and from any other mineral we could fathom, either through extrapolation or imagination.” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades as text box appears over image displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.” Title reappears at top.]
Episode Released: 10 February 2022
Did it give off useful energy, that dark glittering rock? Did it hide astounding beauty? Was it anything we could make use of?
Or should we let it be?
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T-shirts, mugs, stickers, notebooks, and more featuring artwork from the stories and podcast episodes.
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Story: “The Black Dwarf Star” Copyright © 2018 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production: Nila L. Patel
Music by Lee Rosevere
Music by Philipp Weigl
“Like Starlight through a Veil”
Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Fast Lanes Light Rain”
“Fugue For One Synthetic Heart (no percussion)”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Lee Rosevere and Philipp Weigl is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Music by Andrea Baroni is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Andrea Baroni at gamedevmarket.net
Find more music by Philipp Weigl and Lee Rosevere at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
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