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Aaron Maracle


Podcaster Q&A

Tell us about yourself – what is your background?

I have been a geek for a long as I can remember and love technology. When I am not playing PC games or reading a good graphic novel, I spend my days as a cyber security professional. I like to try new things and take on new challenges.

Why did you get into podcasting?

I have always enjoyed listening to podcasts and really wanted to try it myself. The idea of sharing my content with others who might enjoy it was the main driving goal. Figuring how to do it from scratch was a challenge that I met head on because I wanted to conquer it.

How did the idea for the show come about?

On a whim, I decided to create flash fiction on TikTok. I sat down and just blasted out a piece called "The Rain" and polished it a bit. After I posted it, people really liked it so I just kept going. It is obvious that I am inspired by shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits based on my format.

What do you hope listeners take from the show?

Hopefully to be entertained. If they questions why things are the way they are in the world, all the better. If my stories make them pause going into a dark basement or taking a lonely path, then I know my stories have had an impact on them.

What's been the biggest challenge for you?

I have trouble speaking clearly and it has plagued my whole life. I have taken steps to reduce the worst of it, but sometimes audio bumps creep into my recordings. It is a challenge I will never fully conquer, which is annoying, but I have learned to roll with it.

How can your listeners support your show?

The best way to support the show is to tell others about it. Spread the word, subscribe and leave a review. One day, when I am giving an interview about my recent collaboration with Jordan Peele, I will thank my listeners who were there every step of the way.

Any future plans that you'd like to share?

I know eventually my stories ideas will slow down, so I may start dropping the occasional long form episode where I give my thoughts on a horror / science terror property and what it means to me,

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