Though my friend, Dan, gives me credit for helping to create The Lift Podcast, he is being way too generous. I played a tiny part in the creation and was invited to write a story or two. But my role grows, and if I wasn’t already excited about participating (I was!), I’m bursting at the seams at the opportunity to help shape what I think is a super podcast!
What Is The Lift Podcast?
With elements from Dante’s Inferno, Twilight Zone, and maybe a touch of Dr. Who, each episode is the story of a person in need of a lesson. The spooky guide, Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes,
operates The Lift, housed in an equally strange building. The visitor is taken to the necessary floors for a challenge. Choices are made, and judgment results. Along the way, listeners will also find out more about Victoria and the building.
After a great deal of agonizing and input from my critique partners, my first Lift story contribution is complete. It is a standard episode, though there are tendrils that listeners may recognize from previous episodes and will see in the future as well. I like to leave some unanswered questions, so listeners can use their own imaginations and come up with their own theories.
I knew I wanted to try narrating my own story. Though not autobiographical (aren’t all of our stories somewhat autobiographical in a way?), mine was written from a female perspective, and I think a woman’s voice lends authenticity to the story. There are also unwritten elements of the story I knew to express in the reading.
Dan was nice enough to humor me, and I recorded my first narration a couple of weeks ago. It went very well, if I do say so myself. Dan even invited me to do more narrations, and I am thrilled! It is a lot of fun, and surprisingly emotional, to narrate. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I love doing it.
Look for my first story to air in January 2016.
Make sure to check out the episodes already released: