Escape Pod 34: Free Will, Baby
Rated PG. Contains supernatural violence, sexual harassment, and telemarketers from Hell. (Not a redundancy.)
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Free Will, Baby
By Janni Lee Simner
“Hello, this is Kara Donnelly, with Lucifer Enterprises. Whom am I–”
“Yeah,” the man said, as if he’d been expecting her. “My wife just left me. When she takes me to court next month, I want everything she’s got.”
“Well, I’m certain we can arrange that.” Kara smiled. She’d heard somewhere that if you smiled, your voice sounded more pleasant over the phone. “If I could just get some information, I’ll have one of our representatives call back to arrange a meeting.”
About the Author
Janni Lee Simner
Janni Lee Simner was born aboard a pirate ship, but as soon as she came of age booked passage with a caravan bound for the Sahara, and spent the next decade as a seeker of lost cities, hidden tombs, and ancient artifacts. While hiding from assassins in the lost Library of Alexandria, however, she discovered she really preferred telling stories, and so she settled down in the Sonoran desert to write, interrupted only by the occasional map-bearing stranger or man-eating Gila monster.
About the Narrator
Robynn “Swoopy” McCarthy is an American skeptic and podcaster. She is the producer and co-host, with Derek Colanduno, of the talk show Skepticality, the official biweekly podcast of The Skeptics Society’s Skeptic magazine.She is the Director for the Podcasting fan track at Dragon*Con.