Steampunk: Gallery of Curiosities “The Revivalist” and “Ariadne”

It’s a Steam­punk Sun­day today! Tune in to Radio Riel Steam­punk for The Gallery of Curiosi­ties “The Revival­ist” and “Ari­adne” at 6:00pm North Amer­i­can Pacif­ic time. You can learn more about The Gallery of Curiosi­ties at .

Tonight, it’s a Mad Sci­ence Dou­ble Fea­ture with two sto­ries about strange inven­tions and the men who made them.

First up, an inven­tor is invit­ed by an adven­tur­ous cou­ple to demon­strate his machine in their home, a demon­stra­tion that will be more than he bar­gained for.

About the Author
Stephen S. Power’s nov­el, The Drag­on Round, was just pub­lished by Simon & Schus­ter. His short fic­tion has recent­ly appeared in Every­day Fic­tion, Swords and Sor­cery, and the Stupi­fy­ing Sto­ries Show­case, and it will soon appear in Deep Mag­ic. He tweets at @stephenspower, his site is, and he lives in Maple­wood, New Jer­sey.

About the Nar­ra­tor
John Lon­gen­baugh is a Seat­tle-based writer and play­wright, and the cre­ator of the Steam­punk adven­ture ser­i­al BRASS, which is avail­able as an audio dra­ma, a series of stage plays and a short film. For more on John go to, and for more on BRASS go to

Sto­ry music: Mes­mer­ize, Ossuary 6 – Air, Promis­ing Rela­tion­ship by Kevin MacLeod (

Next, a some­what mad­der sci­en­tist antic­i­pates the destruc­tion and despair that will be caused by his brand new giant spi­der automa­ton. What could pos­si­bly go wrong?

About the Author
Jen­nifer R. Povey writes all kinds of sci­ence fic­tion and fan­ta­sy. She also enjoys try­ing to get 1,000 pound hooved ani­mals to do what she says and play­ing grown-up pre­tend with her friends and try­ing to do as much of the Grand Tour as she can.

About the Nar­ra­tor
Richard Elen is a record­ing engi­neer, writer, and design­er based in Cam­bridge, Eng­land. He is Tech­ni­cal Direc­tor of inter­net radio sta­tion Radio Riel, and co-host/ed­i­tor of Design­ing Worlds, a week­ly online TV show about design and design­ers in vir­tu­al envi­ron­ments. He also cre­ates mar­ket­ing mate­ri­als for clients in the con­sumer and pro­fes­sion­al audio fields.

Sto­ry music: Ghost Pro­ces­sion­al – Alter­nate, Dis­tant Ten­sion by Kevin MacLeod. Hump­ty Dump­ty Music Box by Back­Beat­Pro­duc­tions via Pond5.

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