A pair of inventors aim to ‘think outside the box’ and imagine a new purpose for an everyday item…chewing gum.

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 “Transpogum.” 45 seconds. Digital drawing.  A young man, seen from waist up, facing forward, is blowing a bubble with bubble gum. Both arms are bent, hands raised before him.  His brows are raised as he looks at his right hand, the fingers of which appear to be fading. To make the rectangular image square, a border has been placed behind the image, a translucent square tilted right over a solid square, which sits over another solid square. The edge of a pink sphere appears behind and above the image, representing bubble gum. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “A pair of inventors aim to ‘think outside the box’ and imagine a new purpose for an everyday item…chewing gum.” The title card and tagline fade.  Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Throughout history, humans have invented ways to move faster and faster. First by domesticating animals that move faster than us, like horses. Then by building machines that could move faster, like automobiles and airplanes. We have also found ways to traverse environments that would be otherwise inhospitable to us—space, for example. Or even just the seas and oceans on our own planet. All of those advances required leaps in our basic understanding of the world, and on developing applications and technologies that could take advantage of that understanding. As I see it, teleportation was inevitable.” 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”]

Transpogum Storyfeather

Episode Released: 14 July 2022

At some point, Sunny got tired of pacing and settled in Jerry’s chair. He watched the mind map forming with the suggestions and discussion they’d already covered. He leaned over it. “Wait, what if there’s a way for the energy of chewing to be put to work? Like nanobots in the gum are powered by the act of chewing. But powered to do what?” He sat back.

“And where would we get these…nanobots?”

Story: “Transpogum” 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 Andrew Sitkov (MuzStation Game Music)*
“Start Successfully”
“Stars Talk”
“Scary Theme #1 (Version 3)”
“Scary Theme #5”
“Brave Heart”
“The Last Stand”

Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Ground Control”
“March of the Waking Lights”
“Fast Lanes Light Rain”
“Fugue For One Synthetic Heart (No Percussion)”
“You Were Always In The Right Place”

*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 and Andrew Sitkov is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at
Find more music by Andrea Baroni and Andrew Sitkov at
Find more stories by Nila at


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Genre: Science Fiction

Podcast hosting by Libsyn
For more podcast episodes, visit the Storyfeather Podcast page.

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