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Apex Magazine Podcast

Jan 4, 2022

"It Happened in Loontown" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 129, January 2022.

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Lavie Tidhar is the author of Osama, The Violent Century, A Man Lies Dreaming, Central Station, Unholy Land, and By Force Alone. His latest novels are The Hood and The Escapement. His awards include the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the Neukom Prize and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. You can find out more at

This story was narrated by Drew Mierzejewski. Drew Mierzejewski is a writer, actor and overall creative based in Chicago. When he is not working on homebrew D&D campaigns and his podcast Skyjacks: Courier's Call, he is often found collaborating on projects with and cooking food for his wife, Aly. Drew loves creating stories, playing games, and spreading hope in a brighter future. He’s on Twitter @worldstoforge.

This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes “Onward Home” by Ryan Saranich, “Silver Screen” by The Night Train, “Cotton Club Electric” by Dresden The Flamingo. Music and sounds were licensed through

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