It’s the Jacke Wilson Show! Episode 1.1 – The Halloween Episode


Here we go! Episode 1 of THE JACKE WILSON SHOW, an effort that has been seriously hindered by my complete lack of any knowledge about how any of this works. I had a lot of fun! And it’s yet another disaster! Ah well. Someone needs to take these tools away from me. (Or not! Who am I, Laura Miller, angry at the barbarians at the gate? Even the plebes deserve a few toys, don’t they? And a voice? They get to have their say, don’t they? Don’t they?)


Readers, I could use your help! Like I said, I have no idea how any of this works. Take a listen, and let me know what you think! Does it sound okay on your player? In your headphones? Honestly, I did my best. I hope you enjoy it!

Download the mp3 file: The Jacke Wilson Show 1.1 – The Halloween Episode.

Show Notes:


On this week’s show: lusty lizards in space, Leo Tolstoy, a lost scene from Macbeth, a new play for Bryan Cranston and Kate Winslet, Homer Simpson sings a Christmas Carol, a revised Edgar Allan Poe (with even MORE spookiness), and A History of Jacke Wilson in 100 Objects #13 – The Monster. Enjoy!

JACKE WILSON is the pen name of a writer whose books have been described as being “full of intrigue and expertly rendered deadpan comedy.” Born in Wisconsin, Jacke has since lived in Chicago, Bologna, Taiwan, Ann Arbor, Seattle, Mountain View, and New York City. Jacke now lives and works in the Washington D.C. area. Like his writings, the JACKE WILSON SHOW takes an affectionate look at the absurdities in literature, art, philosophy, great books, poetry, current events, hard news, politics, whatever passes for civilization these days, and the human condition (that dying animal). For more about Jacke and his books, visit Jacke at


  • Danse Macabre Hook, Greta Sting, Fanfare for Space, Return of Lazarus by Kevin MacLeod (
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
  • The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Marjorie P. Katz, read by Jacke Wilson Jr.
  • The Lost Scene of Macbeth, Lusty Lizards (excerpts), and A History of Jacke in 100 Objects #13 – The Monster  by Jacke Wilson

7 thoughts on “It’s the Jacke Wilson Show! Episode 1.1 – The Halloween Episode

  1. Hi Jacke,
    Great to hear your voice at last! Love the leisurely rate at which you read. Love your laugh!

    The episode is rather long. Perhaps it’d be a good idea to let the reader know beforehand how long it’s going to be. Have you tried making it into two episodes instead? I’m just wondering whether 50min is too long for most people willing to click on the link and put whatever they were already in the process of doing on hold…

    Anyway, if there were 5 of us in a spaceship or lab, I’d be the ne getting aggressive, fighting off the others to secure my space next to you.

    Keep doing what you’re doing!



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    1. Thanks, Joan! I’m so glad you liked it! That’s a good point about the length – it seems like fair warning makes sense, especially when the link is on the website. Some people might be at their computers and not in a good position to settle in for a while. Thanks again – this made my day! 🙂

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  2. I echo what has already been said, it’s nice to finally hear your voice. I don’t know if you’re familiar with their work but the way you sound reminds me of the brilliant Podcast that I started listening to recently called Welcome to Night Vale.

    However I have to disagree, I find listening to long podcasts when I’m working helps keep me focused on my task at hand, as well as keeping me entertained at the same time. Great work, when you were reading extracts, it was very relaxing. You should consider recording audiobooks.

    Thanks for keeping us entertained.


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    1. This is such a nice comment! Thank you so much for the feedback and the warm words of encouragement. I’m glad to hear you liked it – and I’m glad it was relaxing! (We need more relaxing things in this world, and I’m glad to do my part.) Thanks again!

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