Mindwebs


(4.8 stars; 39 reviews)

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This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

Mindwebs-761001 AWalkInTheDark 28:00
Mindwebs-761008 InTheImagicon 24:58
Mindwebs-761015 Allegory 28:23
Mindwebs-761119 MothRace 28:07
Mindwebs-761126 TheRun 24:51
Mindwebs-761231 Absalome 28:51
Mindwebs-770128_ToSeeTheInvisi 29:37
Mindwebs-770204_TheUnRemembere 29:45
Mindwebs-770211_ThisIsTheStar_ 28:49
Mindwebs-770304_WinterHousekee 28:32
Mindwebs-770311_ThePainGod 28:05
Mindwebs-770617_RepentHarlequi 32:32
Mindwebs-770624_TheSquirrelCag 32:29
Mindwebs-770701_AChildIsCrying 31:49
Mindwebs-770715_FogHorn 25:12
Mindwebs-770722_Descending 28:39
Mindwebs-770729_TheDayOfTheBut 29:19
Mindwebs-770805_PetrifiedFores 30:05
Mindwebs-770812_CarcinomaAngel 27:32
Mindwebs-770902_PromisesToKeep 23:50
Mindwebs-770909_TheHallOfMachi 27:57
Mindwebs-770926_HarrisonBerege 31:00
Mindwebs-770930_Kaliedescope 24:42
Mindwebs-771007_TheNightOfTheN 24:44
Mindwebs-771014_TheWeaponANDTh 26:10
Mindwebs-771021_RollerBallMurd 26:58
Mindwebs-771028_HappilyEverAft 25:48
Mindwebs-771104_TheWordANDStai 27:24
Mindwebs-771111_ThatOnlyAMothe 24:25
Mindwebs-771118_TheSwimmer 28:32
Mindwebs-771125_IKillMyself 21:15
Mindwebs-771202_ThePlaceOfTheG 29:54
Mindwebs-771209_TheBrinkOfInfi 30:23
Mindwebs-771216_ADreamAtNoonDa 30:53
Mindwebs-771223_AfterTheMythsW 27:17
Mindwebs-780106_TheRulesOfTheR 27:29
Mindwebs-780113_TheWinner 24:07
Mindwebs-780127_TheVeldt 29:10
Mindwebs-780203_TheEnourmousRa 27:49
Mindwebs-780210_ApartmentHunti 27:34
Mindwebs-780217_TheRace 28:57
Mindwebs-780224_ComputorsDontA 24:17
Mindwebs-780303_PaxtonsWorld 27:42
Mindwebs-780310_NoneBeforeMe 30:18
Mindwebs-780317_PondWater 29:26
Mindwebs-780324_TheEel 28:21
Mindwebs-780331 HandsOfTheMan 29:42
Mindwebs-780407 SummertimeOnIcarus 27:25
Mindwebs-780414 ParadiseRegained 26:07
Mindwebs-780421 PowerOfTheSentence 27:46
Mindwebs-780428 ATasteOfDostiefsky 30:18
Mindwebs-780505 TheEternalMachine 28:13
Mindwebs-780512 Webster 27:55
Mindwebs-780519 BeachheadInUtopia 26:34
Mindwebs-780526 TreasureHunt 30:20
Mindwebs-780602 TheSoundMachine 30:07
Mindwebs-780619 Subjectivity 28:08
Mindwebs-780623 TheSnake TheFly 30:01
Mindwebs-780630 TheUnfinished 28:36
Mindwebs-780707 ToTheDarkStar 29:52
Mindwebs-780721_RunningAround_ 25:33
Mindwebs-780728_TheSkyWasFullO 28:28
Mindwebs-780804_They 30:24
Mindwebs-780818_TheExhibition 24:53
Mindwebs-780825_GardenOfTime 26:24
Mindwebs-780901_TheMaze 29:42
Mindwebs-780909_Test_TheNineBi 27:55
Mindwebs-780915_TheMeeting 30:13
Mindwebs-780922_SingularitiesM 26:15
Mindwebs-780929_TheWorm 28:06
Mindwebs-781006_CountryOfTheKi 29:12
Mindwebs-781013_TheEndOfTheWor 29:29
Mindwebs-781020_TheDevilCar 29:12
Mindwebs-781027_DoingLennon 29:08
Mindwebs-781117_InTheAbyss 30:07
Mindwebs-781124_AdamAndNoEvil 27:51
Mindwebs-781201_TheTankAndItsW 29:02
Mindwebs-781208_TheManWhoRetur 29:35
Mindwebs-781215_ANightInElfHil 28:55
Mindwebs-781229_TheValleyOfEch 28:01
Mindwebs-790107_TheTop 26:30
Mindwebs-790114_GameForMotelRo 23:00
Mindwebs-790120_DontLookNow 29:04
Mindwebs-790121_MyObjectiveAll 25:18
The Sentinal 28:04
Mindwebs-790204_TheCage 28:34
Mindwebs-790211_RememberanceTo 25:10
Mindwebs-790218_Phoenix 28:09
Mindwebs-790225 SaucerOfLoneliness 27:09
Mindwebs-790304 Rebel-FromTimeAndSpace 26:38
Mindwebs-790318 GreatSlowKings-EarthmenBearingGifts 28:45
Mindwebs-790325 OverTheLine 26:36
Mindwebs-790401 PortablePhongraph 27:38
Mindwebs-790408 AffairWithAGreenMonkey 25:50
Mindwebs-790415 HelenOLoy 29:05
Mindwebs-790422 NatureBoy 24:42
Mindwebs-790513 TheHellBoundTrain 26:56
Mindwebs-790520 WeepNoMoreCalledTheLady 25:18
Mindwebs-790527 OrAllTheSeasWithOysters 24:45
Mindwebs-790603 LightOfOtherDays 24:17
Mindwebs-790610 WastedOnTheYoung 29:19
Mindwebs-790617 EvergreenLibrary 28:57
Mindwebs-790624 Imposter 30:25
Mindwebs-790708 TheMetalMan 30:01
Mindwebs-790805 Knock 29:43
Mindwebs-790812 KellermansEyePiece 24:03
Mindwebs-790819 TheLastGhost 19:39
Mindwebs-790826 TheMachineInShaft10 30:16
Mindwebs-790902 Apple 27:58
Mindwebs-790909 RestrictedArea 29:08
Mindwebs-790916 LookHomewardSpaceman 29:12
Mindwebs-801227 Nackels 21:01
Mindwebs-810103 YoungGirlAtAnOpenHalfDoor 28:02
Mindwebs-811128 TheLanguageOfLove 29:02
Mindwebs-820218 Desertion 28:35
Mindwebs-820313 LetterToThePhoenix 27:36
Mindwebs-820804 TheGunWithoutABang 21:33
Mindwebs-821113 EnPassantDreamworld 30:29
Mindwebs-821127 TheBibleAfterApocolypse 27:58
Mindwebs-830124 TwentyFourLettersFromUndertheEarth 29:27
Mindwebs-830212 AnInfinityOfLoving 27:03
Mindwebs-830226 SwordGame 29:52
Mindwebs-830305 TheEnd 30:04
Mindwebs-830319 EuremasDream 27:29
Mindwebs-830326 AvailableOnTheWarpReaction 12:35
Mindwebs-830402 GasMask 24:13
Mindwebs-830409 TheShowMustGoOn 23:18
Mindwebs-830416 BeyondTheWallOfSleep 26:44
Mindwebs-xxxx Crisis 26:44
Mindwebs-xxxx TheBuilder 27:03
Mindwebs-xxxx TheLiberators 30:20
Mindwebs-xxxx TheNightHeCried 19:54
Mindwebs-xxxx TheVerticalLadder 26:31
Mindwebs-xxxx WhatReallyCausedTheEnergyCrisis 26:04
Mindwebs-xxxx WhenItChanged 27:08

Reviews

List of Sci Fi Story Authors of Mind Web Audio

(5 stars)

# Mind Webs Audio Files Sci Fi Story Author 01 Mindwebs-761001_AWalkInTheDark.mp3 Arthur C. Clarke 02 Mindwebs-761008_InTheImagicon.mp3 / Corrida George H. Smith / Roger Zelazny 03 Mindwebs-761015_Allegory.mp3 William T. Powers 04 Mindwebs-761119_MothRace.mp3 Richard Hill 05 Mindwebs-761126_TheRun.mp3 Christopher Priest 06 Mindwebs-761231_Absalome.mp3 Henry Kuttner 07 Mindwebs-770128_ToSeeTheInvisi Robert Silverberg 08 Mindwebs-770204_TheUnRemembere Edward Mackin 09 Mindwebs-770211_ThisIsTheStar_ /The Gift Arthur C. Clarke / Ray Bradbury 10 Mindwebs-770304_Winter Housekeeping / Public Hating Molly Daniel / Steve Allen 11 Mindwebs-770311_ThePainGod Harlon Ellison 12 Mindwebs-770617_RepentHarlequi Harlon Ellison 13 Mindwebs-770624_TheSquirrelCag Thomas M. Disch 14 Mindwebs-770701_AChildIsCrying John T. McDonald 15 Mindwebs-770715_FogHorn Ray Bradbury 16 Mindwebs-770722_Descending Thomas M. Disch 17 Mindwebs-770729_TheDayOfTheBut Marion Zimmer Bradley 18 Mindwebs-770805_PetrifiedFores Robert Sheckley 19 Mindwebs-770812_CarcinomaAngel Norman Spinrad 20 Mindwebs-770902_PromisesToKeep William F. Nolan 21 Mindwebs-770909_TheHallOfMachi Langdon Jones 22 Mindwebs-770926_Harrisonburg / Haunted Space Suit Kurt Vonnegut / Arthur C. Clarke 23 Mindwebs-770930_Kaliedescope Ray Bradbury 24 Mindwebs-771007_TheNightOfTheN Kris Neville 25 Mindwebs-771014_TheWeapon / The Castaway Fredric Brown / Charles E. Fritch 26 Mindwebs-771021_RollerBallMurd William Harrison 27 Mindwebs-771028_HappilyEverAft / Born of Man and Woman William F. Nolan / Richard Matheson 28 Mindwebs-771104_TheWordANDStai Mildred Clingerman 29 Mindwebs-771111_ThatOnlyAMothe Judith Merrill 30 Mindwebs-771118_TheSwimmer John Cheever 31 Mindwebs-771125_IKillMyself Damien Kowalzyck 32 Mindwebs-771202_ThePlaceOfTheG Stephen Vincent Benet 33 Mindwebs-771209_TheBrinkOfInfi Stanley G. Weinbaum 34 Mindwebs-771216_ADreamAtNoonDa Gardner Dozois 35 Mindwebs-771223_AfterTheMythsW Robert Silverberg 36 Mindwebs-780106_TheRulesOfTheR Norman Spinrad 37 Mindwebs-780113_TheWinner Donald E. Westlake 38 Mindwebs-780127_TheVeldt Ray Bradbury 39 Mindwebs-780203_TheEnourmousRa John Cleever 40 Mindwebs-780210_Apartment Hunting / King of the Beasts Harvey Bilk / Philip Jose Farmer 41 Mindwebs-780217_TheRace Ed Melchir 42 Mindwebs-780224_ComputorsDontA Gordon Dickerson 43 Mindwebs-780303_PaxtonsWorld Bill Pronzini 44 Mindwebs-780310_NoneBeforeMe Sidney Carroll 45 Mindwebs-780317_PondWater John Brunner 46 Mindwebs-780324_TheEel Allen deFord 47 Mindwebs-780331_HandsOfTheMan.mp3 R. A. Lafferty 48 Mindwebs-780407_SummertimeOnIcarus.mp3 Arthur C, Clarke 49 Mindwebs-780414_ParadiseRegained.mp3 Cogswell Thomas 50 Mindwebs-780421_PowerOfTheSentence.mp3 David M. Locke 51 Mindwebs-780428_ATasteOfDostiefsky.mp3 Brian W. Aldiss 52 Mindwebs-780505_TheEternalMachine.mp3 William Spencer 52 Mindwebs-780512_Webster.mp3 Greg Bear 54 Mindwebs-780519_BeachheadInUtopia.mp3 Lloyd Biggle Jr. 55 Mindwebs-780526_TreasureHunt.mp3 Joseph Green 56 Mindwebs-780602_TheSoundMachine.mp3 Roald Dahl 57 Mindwebs-780619_Subjectivity.mp3 Norman Spinrad 58 Mindwebs-780623_TheSnake_TheFly.mp3 John Steinbeck / Arthur Porges 59 Mindwebs-780630_TheUnfinished.mp3 Frank Belknap Long 60 Mindwebs-780707_ToTheDarkStar.mp3 Robert Silverberg 61 Mindwebs-780721_Running Around / Swords of Ifthan James Sutherland 62 Mindwebs-780728_TheSkyWasFullO Theodore Sturgeon 63 Mindwebs-780804_They Robert A. Heinlein 64 Mindwebs-780818_TheExhibition Scott Edeistein 65 Mindwebs-780825_GardenOfTime J G Ballard 66 Mindwebs-780901_TheMaze Stuart Dybek 67 Mindwebs-780909_Test / The Nine Billion Names of God Theodore L. Thomas / Arthur C. Clarke 68 Mindwebs-780915_TheMeeting Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth 69 Mindwebs-780922_SingularitiesM Larry Niven 70 Mindwebs-780929_TheWorm David H. Keller 71 Mindwebs-781006_CountryOfTheKi Danon Knight 72 Mindwebs-781013_TheEndOfTheWor Jack C. Haldeman II 73 Mindwebs-781020_TheDevilCar Roger Zalazny 74 Mindwebs-781027_DoingLennon Gregory Benford 75 Mindwebs-781117_InTheAbyss H G Wells 76 Mindwebs-781124_AdamAndNoEvil Alfred Bester 77 Mindwebs-781201_TheTankAndItsW Arsen Darnay 78 Mindwebs-781208_TheManWhoRetur Edmond Hamilton 79 Mindwebs-781215_ANightInElfHil Norman Spinrad 80 Mindwebs-781229_TheValleyOfEch Gerard Klein 81 Mindwebs-790107_TheTop George Sumner Albee 82 Mindwebs-790114_GameForMotelRo Fritz Leiber 83 Mindwebs-790120_DontLookNow Henry Kuttner 84 Mindwebs-790121_MyObjectiveAll Poul Anderson 85 The Sentinal Arthur C. Clarke 86 Mindwebs-790204_TheCage Bertram Chandler 87 Mindwebs-790211_RememberanceTo Gene Wolfe 88 Mindwebs-790218_Phoenix Ted White and Marion Zimmer Bradley 89 Mindwebs-790225__SaucerOfLoneliness.mp3 Theodore Sturgeon 90 Mindwebs-790304__Rebel-FromTimeAndSpace.mp3 Ward Moore 91 Mindwebs-790318__GreatSlowKings-EarthmenBearingGifts.mp3 Roger Zelazny 92 Mindwebs-790325__OverTheLine.mp3 Fredric Brown 93 Mindwebs-790401__PortablePhongraph.mp3 Walter Clarke 94 Mindwebs-790408__AffairWithAGreenMonkey.mp3 Theodore Sturgeon 95 Mindwebs-790415__HelenOLoy.mp3 Lester del Rey 96 Mindwebs-790422__NatureBoy.mp3 Josephine Saxton 97 Mindwebs-790513__TheHellBoundTrain.mp3 Robert Block 98 Mindwebs-790520__WeepNoMoreCalledTheLady.mp3 C L Grant 99 Mindwebs-790527__OrAllTheSeasWithOysters.mp3 Avram Davidson 100 Mindwebs-790603__LightOfOtherDays.mp3 Bob Shaw 101 Mindwebs-790610__WastedOnTheYoung.mp3 John Brunner 102 Mindwebs-790617__EvergreenLibrary.mp3 Jeffrey M. Wallmann 103 Mindwebs-790624__Imposter.mp3 Philip K. Dick 104 Mindwebs-790708__TheMetalMan.mp3 Jack Williamson 105 Mindwebs-790805__Knock.mp3 Fredric Brown 106 Mindwebs-790812__KellermansEyePiece.mp3 Mary Elizabeth Councelman 107 Mindwebs-790819__TheLastGhost.mp3 Stephen Coldin 108 Mindwebs-790826__TheMachineInShaft10.mp3 M. John Harrison 109 Mindwebs-790902__Apple.mp3 John Baxter 110 Mindwebs-790909__RestrictedArea.mp3 Robert Sheckley 111 Mindwebs-790916__LookHomewardSpaceman.mp3 Robert Silverberg 112 Mindwebs-801227__Nackels.mp3 Kurt Clark 113 Mindwebs-810103__YoungGirlAtAnOpenHalfDoor.mp3 Frederick Saberhagen 114 Mindwebs-811128__TheLanguageOfLove.mp3 Robert Sheckley 115 Mindwebs-820218__Desertion.mp3 Clifford D. Simak 116 Mindwebs-820313__LetterToThePhoenix.mp3 Fredric Brown 117 Mindwebs-820804__TheGunWithoutABang.mp3 Robert Sheckley 118 Mindwebs-821113__EnPassantDreamworld.mp3 Brit Switzer 119 Mindwebs-821127__TheBibleAfterApocolypse.mp3 Laurence Janifer 120 Mindwebs-830124__TwentyFourLettersFromUndertheEarth.mp3 Hilary Bailey 121 Mindwebs-830212__AnInfinityOfLoving.mp3 David Gerrold 122 Mindwebs-830226__SwordGame.mp3 H H Hollis 123 Mindwebs-830305__TheEnd.mp3 Ursula K. LeGuin 124 Mindwebs-830319__EuremasDream.mp3 R A Lafferty 125 Mindwebs-830326__AvailableOnTheWarpReaction.mp3 Lyon Miller 126 Mindwebs-830402__GasMask.mp3 James D. Houston 127 Mindwebs-830409__TheShowMustGoOn.mp3 James Cozies 128 Mindwebs-830416__BeyondTheWallOfSleep.mp3 H P Lovecraft 129 Mindwebs-xxxx__Crisis.mp3 Edward Grunden 130 Mindwebs-xxxx__TheBuilder.mp3 Philip K. Dick 131 Mindwebs-xxxx__TheLiberators.mp3 Scott W. Carter 132 Mindwebs-xxxx__TheNightHeCried.mp3 Fritz Leiber 133 Mindwebs-xxxx__TheVerticalLadder.mp3 William A. Samson 134 Mindwebs-xxxx__WhatReallyCausedTheEnergyCrisis.mp3 Paul Nahin 135 Mindwebs-xxxx__WhenItChanged.mp3 Joanna Russ

History Lesson

(0 stars)

The encodes posted here first made their way online (for sale) through Bobby’s OTR site where you can still find them: http://bobbysotr.com/DETAIL_MINDWEBS.html Who created all the encodes, let alone who is responsible for the actual recordings will likely never be known and could involve several people. It is great that these encodes were posted here in the Archive as they never should be for sale and it is indeed these fan bootlegs of the show that not only helped keep the memory of MINDWEBS alive for years, but also introduced new people to it. No one is arguing that these encodes didn’t have their time and place and no one is slighting the contributors who posted them. But be honest here, these encodes and the recordings sound horrible. They are terrible and have always been terrible. It is actually more of a testament to the quality of the show and Michael’s talent that so many people were willing to deal with the audio issues to hear it. If they sounded good, you would not find all the other MINDWEBS pages here in the Archive that are “remixes” of these encodes. In fact, it was hearing these poor quality encodes that began my personal mission to find better sounding recordings starting with the 30 episodes I personally recorded off the air. To say I “pirated” any collection here is laughable especially coming from someone who sunk to the level of attempting to create FAKE MINDWEBS episodes (using a fake account!) to lie about the source of their collection. https://archive.org/details/mindweb_201511 Another lie is that I was the one asking that this, and all other MINDWEBS pages in the Archive, take down their audio. That request came from the series creator Michael Hanson. The very same Michael Hanson who left his only tapes to me to publicly release his show on what WAS my MINDWEBS page and that condition was part of the deal we had in that transfer. He wanted people to experience his creation, not as some horrible sounding low bit rate MP3, but in it’s full stereo, high fidelity sound and the ability to get it directly from HIM. Should I have refused his request to pull my encodes down like everyone else so the show never would have been released? Explain how this is bad or un-fair of Michael because I thought it was a good deal? Michael was looking to have help from others in promoting his efforts and thought he would get support from those who posted these pages. I only carried out his wishes and he rewarded my respect of him. I am crass? No, just telling the truth, and the historical record backs me up. The new encodes created are approved by Michael Hanson for use and broadcast by anyone else (as long as that use is not for profit). That is the whole point of it. How Michael wanted his creation represented and how he chose to give it away. These were Michael’s wishes and I am carrying them out to the best of my abilities as it is his personal right as creator of the show to make those decisions. Anyone reading this can help Michael now too by promoting his show and his web page. This is about Michael Hanson and his creation, not me. The ONLY officially authorized collection of MINDWEBS by Michael Hanson is, and always will be here: https://archive.org/details/MindWebs_201410 Michael was my real friend and if you respect him, his creation and what he did, you will help promote his web page in the Archive and not only enjoy, but share a bit of the love he gave as he wanted. Does anyone really think it is worth disrespecting Michael Hanson’s wishes and memory by keeping this copy of “Absalom” up? Does anyone seriously find this version better than Michael’s copy?

Great show!

(5 stars)

Very happy to see these episodes being shared in such high quality. Even happier to hear that Mr. Hanson's new performances are just as entertaining as his old ones. Does anyone have a comprehensive list of episodes? Just a simple list of titles. I want to make sure I don't miss any of them. A few comments on the episodes I've listened to so far: Light Of Other Days: I had never heard of this story before. It's beautiful. Kaleidoscope: Very good episode. I love the dramatized Suspense version as well. The Country Of The Kind: I'm not even a fan of this story but the reading was so well done that I still liked this episode. My Object All Sublime: Never read this one before. Nice twist. I picked up a collection of the author's short stories after listening to this episode. The Star: A classic story. Looking forward to hearing a HQ version. Earthmen Bearing Gifts: Again it's the performance that makes this slight story so memorable. The Last Question: Very good. One of my favorite Asimov stories. Feeding Time: Brilliant choice for the closing song! Made me laugh out loud. Nackles: The argument that Santa is a god is surprisingly convincing, I must admit. I had a chuckle at the description of Nackles' version of reindeer. Wasted On The Young is good. I knew the main character would come to a bad end, but I didn't anticipate just how bad. The Fog Horn. Excellent reading. I'm not too crazy about the music selections here though. I think some background sea sounds would have added some atmosphere. My dad really enjoyed this one. Dry Spell & The Third Level: I liked both stories. I thought the background music in Dry Spell was a little bit intrusive, but that may have been intentional given the nature of the story. Third Level reminded me of the Twilight Zone's nostalgic episodes like A Stop at Willoughby. Warning Signs: Very good reading. Good musical accompaniment too. Rust: The saddest story you will ever read featuring giant killer robots. It's like Wall-E mixed with the Terminator. Great reading. The Gun Without A Bang: Not every story needs to be a morality tale or feature pointed satire. This is is just a fun adventure story. It would have made a good episode of Escape. I also liked Sheckley's Petrified Forest. But As a Soldier for His Country: I caught this on Youtube a while back. Great stuff. The author expanded this story into a full length novel, but I think the shorter version is stronger. I don't understand either of the J.G. Ballard stories. Recommendations for fans of Mindwebs: Escape Pod: A science fiction short story podcast with a sizeable library. I would LOVE to see Mr. Hanson lend his talents to this podcast for an episode as a way to promote his own program. The Black Mass: Not science fiction but a quality OTR broadcast that features some very nice readings of classic horror stories. Thanks again for making and sharing this fantastic program!

Still sad about the recent news...

(5 stars)

...but I'm happy to hear that Mindwebs will continue. Some random thoughts: - I really enjoyed hearing Fredric Brown's "The Answer" in the recent three part episode. It reminds me of that famous story by Isaac Asimov, but it turns out that this one actually preceded it by a couple of years. - Damaged or not, I'm looking forward to hearing "The Star." It's a classic for a reason. - In a previous comment I expressed the opinion that the music was a bit too intrusive in the episode "Dry Spell." Well, after listening to it again with a better set of speakers I have to take that back; the sound is fine. My worn out old ears, on the other hand... - After hearing "The Gun Without a Bang" and "The Petrified World" I have recently gone on a huge Robert Sheckley bender. Turns out he wrote a ton of entertaining short stories. Thank you Mr. Hanson for introducing Mr. Sheckley to me. - I'm also happy to hear that "But As a Soldier to His Country" is coming up. It's kind of obscure but it's awesome. And finally - thanks for sharing the tribute episode. I'll try to give it a listen tomight.

RIP Michael Hanson

(5 stars)

I'd never heard of this show until I got an email from WMSE announcing the broadcast of this older speculative fiction radio series. It sounds like it was only available out of a Madison, WI station in the 70s-80s. Streaming that first episode to my bedroom (Pacific time) I was thoroughly captivated by the story selection and Michael's classic delivery. I couldn't wait to hear these every week and started recording them on my computer to be able to listen to them at future dates. Getting completely new episodes was just the icing on the cake as these were also fantastic. Thanks to WMSE for continuing to broadcast this excellent series over the airwaves and the net. Thank you Darkman for exposing a new generation (I'm not that young) to these excellent creations and for keeping Michael's legacy alive and kicking. You should be commended for your effort! And thank you to Michael for your amazing work, creativity, talent, and taste (I also love the background jazz selections). May your work live on into the distant future . . . Rest in Peace

Makes my working day last half as long

(5 stars)

Recently got recommended Mindwebs after becoming obsessed with collecting anthologies of short stories (in print, ebook, and audio format), and wish I'd discovered this collection sooner. I started listening with some apprehension, as I had recently attempted to get into some Librivox recordings, and quickly gotten sick of the varied quality and the monotonous, repetitive intro regarding the copyright details. Very quickly found myself sucked into listening story after story, and before I knew it, 5PM had rolled around and I was wondering where the time had gone. Of the ones I have listened to so far, I would highly recommend the very first one, The Carcinoma Angels, and Descending, and very much looking forward to devouring the rest of this collection. A great collection of short stories, read by a cast with wonderful voices, and the quality is better than some professional audiobooks I've had the (mis)fortune of listening to.

One of the Best Series

(5 stars)

**************** *** UPDATE **** **************** A newer, higher-quality, version of this series has been posted by Darkman with 153 episodes! https://archive.org/details/MindWebs_201410 =================== Michael Hanson has a wonderful voice and he does a superb job reading these stories. This series provides a minimalist approach with often just Mr. Hanson, and occasionally a few other actors, reading the script. Rather than rely on sound effects, most episodes use music and character voices to shape the mood. A wide range of sound quality with some of the best episodes, unfortunately, the hardest to understand (e.g., "When It Changed", "The Night He Cried", and "Foghorn"). Several of the titles/authors listed below are inaccurate or incomplete. You can see a complete listing, along with plot summaries and reviews at: http://www.otrplotspot.com/mindWebs.html

Thank you

(5 stars)

Michael, I didn't grow up listening to Mindwebs; I'm a late adopter. I didn't want to see these shows filling a garbage dump (along with so many other shows) and so I found a way to make the money to buy the reels. I think I made the right choice in saving the Mindwebs reels, especially when I see that, in a small way, that action led to something even better. Thank you for bringing this show to the OTR community in such good quality. Thank you, BoxCarWillie