Category: Episodes

S01 Episode 5: The Skill of our Hands (feat. Steven Brust & Skyler White)

On the next Point Mystic: We look into the oldest, the most arcane and perhaps most persuasive of the secret societies — The Incrementalists.

What is their secret agenda? And why have they waited through all of human history to reveal themselves now?

Point Mystic, Season 1, Episode 5: “The Skill of our Hands” (Featuring Steven Brust & Skyler White).

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This episode is a fan work celebrating Steven Brust and Skyler White’s new novel The Skill of Our Hands. Order yourself a copy, and a copy of their first book, The Incrementalists, from Borderlands Books or your favorite bookstore.

  • Written and produced by Christopher Reynaga.
  • Story editing by Marguerite Croft.
  • Many thanks to Skyler White and Stephen Brust for being willing to reveal the secrets of the incrementalists. Also to Jude Feldman of Borderlands Books for being wonderful, Oskar for his meddling, and to Spider for use of the back room.
  • The song “FMera” and our featured song “Facade” is by the fabulous band Cats Laughing. Find more about their amazing music at: CatsLaughing.Wordpress.com.
  • Episode music by Blue Dot Sessions.

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S01 Episode 5 Trailer: The Skill of our Hands (feat. Steven Brust & Skyler White)

On the next Point Mystic: We look into the oldest, the most arcane and perhaps most persuasive of the secret societies

What is their secret agenda? And why have they waited through all of human history to reveal themselves now?

Point Mystic, Season 1, Episode 5: “The Skill of our Hands” (Featuring Steven Brust & Skyler White).

Subscribe now on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and your favorite Podcast source.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivitaves 4.0 International License.

#TryPod Bonus – Point Mystic Presents: The Dark Tome

We’re hard at work on our next chapter of Point Mystic, but I want to share something special with you.  During the month of March, Point Mystic and hundreds of our fellow podcasts such as Welcome to Night Vale, Criminal, and Fresh Air would like to ask you to share the gift of your favorite podcasts with friends and family.

Believe it or not, a lot of people have never heard of podcasts or don’t know how to subscribe and listen to them. We’d like you to show them. Show them what you love. Think about, what is the perfect show for them — It doesn’t have to be this podcast to be the right podcast.

We are all supporting this together, and as our contribution to #TryPod, I’d like to recommend to you and your friends one of my favorite podcasts The Dark Tome, produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris. It’s part of the Wondery network of podcasts. 

It’s the story of a magical book that transports you into the infinite stories it holds, and those stories can be rather dangerous. If you loved our pilot episode featuring Joe Hill and the world of his novel The Fireman, you are are going to love their pilot episode exploring Joe Hill’s horror story “The Devil on the Staircase.”

Show your friends the world of podcasts, and tweet at us at @PointMystic with the hashtag #TryPod and let us know what you recommended to your friends. Our Point Mystic community would love to hear it too. Thanks for listening!

 

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S01 Episode 4: White Rabbit (Part 4) “Little Bunny ‘Thulu”

“Little Bunny ‘Thulu”

The legendary creature known as the White Rabbit has come. And the people of this community will either stand together or we will fall together.

 

Little Bunny ‘Thulu

(Point Mystic children’s traditional) 

Little Bunny ‘Thulu

hopping through the forest

Scooping up the field mice

And bashing them on the head!

Down came the Good Fairy, and she said:

“Little Bunny ‘Thulu

I don’t wanna see you

Scooping up the field mice

And bashing them on the head!

If you don’t stop gathering up the field mice

I’ll turn you into a Gūn

I’ll give you to Mordicus

(repeat x3 times counter-clockwise)

 

This episode is dedicated in loving memory of  Jim Forrestal 1952-2016. 

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  • The story for this episode “White Rabbit” was created by Fox, age 11.
  • Written and produced by Christopher Reynaga.
  • Story editing by Marguerite Croft.
  • Many thanks to Jim and Frank Forrestal for speaking with us for this story.
  • Our featured song “White Rabbit” composed by Jefferson Airplane is sung by Emiliana Torrini. Find more of her amazing music at: EmilianaTorrini.com.
  • The cover of “Any other name” composed by Thomas Newman is performed by the wonderfully talented pianist Ibi.
  • Episode music by Blue Dot Sessions.

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S01 Episode 4 Trailer: White Rabbit (Part 4)

On the next Point Mystic:

The legendary creature known as the White Rabbit has come. And the people of this community will either stand together or we will fall together. 

Listen to the trailer for White Rabbit (Part 4), the conclusion to our Point Mystic season premiere. Episode coming Sunday February 26.

Subscribe now on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and your favorite Podcast source.

 

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S01 Episode 3: White Rabbit (Part 3) “A Time for Heroes”

“A Time for Heroes”

As the children prepare to fight the coming of the white rabbit, and the community struggles with how to protect our sons and daughters from what happened to this town over a hundred years ago… it may already be too late.

 


  • The story for this episode “White Rabbit” was created by Fox, age 11.
  • Written and produced by Christopher Reynaga.
  • Story editing by Marguerite Croft.
  • I want to thank my friend “Angela” M. for the interview about her son and recent events.
  • Our featured song  is  “1,000,000” by Nine Inch Nails from their Creative Commons album release The Slip.
  • Episode music by Blue Dot Sessions.

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S01 Episode 3 Trailer: White Rabbit (Part 3)

On the next point mystic: As the children prepare to fight the coming of the White Rabbit, and the community struggles with how to protect our sons and daughters from what happened to this town over a hundred years ago… it may already be too late.

Listen to the trailer for the third part of our Point Mystic season premiere: White Rabbit (Part 3).

Subscribe now on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and your favorite Podcast source.

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S01 Episode 2: White Rabbit (Part 2) “The Diary of Anastasia Alenky”

“The Diary of Anastasia Alenky”

Our investigation into the local legend of the White Rabbit grows deeper, and the strange structures built by the children of our town begin to point to something terrifying real.

Who or what destroyed Fox’s structure? And what does it have to do with his dreams about a mythical creature that’s been a legend in this town for over a hundred years?

The season premiere of Point Mystic continues with Episode 2: White Rabbit (Part 2).

 



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S01 Episode 2 Trailer: White Rabbit (Part 2)

Next time on Point Mystic: Our investigation into the local legend of the White Rabbit grows deeper, and the strange structures built by the children of our town begin to point to something terrifying real.

 

Listen to the trailer for the second part of our Point Mystic season premiere: White Rabbit (Part 2). 

Subscribe now on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and your favorite Podcast source

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S01 Episode 1: White Rabbit (Part 1) “Down the Rabbit Hole”

“Down the Rabbit Hole”

This happened in early October just a few weeks ago in a small coastal town. A boy named Fox, age ten, went missing from his home. It’s the middle of the night. His bed is empty, the front door was left open.

When he’s found, he’s created something in the woods that he can’t remember building. Something huge.

Point Mystic, the long-running radio show of the stories behind the magic, the mystery, and the unexplained makes its podcast debut with this special multi-part episode.

 



 

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S01 Episode 1 Trailer: White Rabbit

Next time on Point Mystic: We find a mystery where the children of a small town have been building strange structures in the woods. What are these artifacts? And what do they have to do with a mythical creature that’s been a legend in this town for over a hundred years?

Season 01 Episode 01: White Rabbit premiers October 31st.

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Mystic Bonus: Full interviews with Joe Hill and Martha Quinn

The bonus episode featuring the full interviews with Joe Hill and Martha Quinn, plus I reveal a few secrets of how Point Mystic gets made.

Again many thanks to Joe Hill and Martha Quinn for being on the episode. Thanks as well to Copperfield books that hosted the event.

 



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S01 Episode 0: The Fireman (feat. Joe Hill and Martha Quinn)

If you have been listening to the news since the highly contagious, Draco Incendia Trychophyton or “Dragonscale” began to spread, you know what kind of panic the world is in.

Today I speak with former MTV VJ, Martha Quinn, now spokesperson for the Free Wolf Island Quarantine and Research Zone, about their search for a cure. And I stumble across the remarkable story of a man named Joe Hill, and a haven that may have found a way to control this deadly catastrophe of spontaneous combustion.

Note from Christopher:

As we celebrate the launch the podcast version of our radio show, we wanted to share with you one of the most popular broadcast episodes from our archives.

This is not it.

We’re not sure where this episode, dated May 2018, came from exactly. I have never been to New England (yet). But it was in the tape archive, and it is an exciting episode to start at, so… here is to hoping that the year 2018 is a better year than 2016.  Also note that the broadcast version of this episode must have bleeped out references to the location of the haven: “Camp Windham” for the protection of the survivors. It is broadcast here uncensored in its entirety. 

 


*Our special pilot episode is a fan work celebrating Joe Hill’s new bestselling novel The Fireman. Order yourself a copy from Copperfeild’s Books or your favorite bookstore.

 


 

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