Anna Reeser Reads Her Short Story “Octopus VII”
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
On the tenth episode of the fourth season, Anna Reeser reads her short story “Octopus VII,” backed by an original Storybound remix with The Bright Light Social Hour, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Anna Reeser’s short fiction is anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2020 and is published in journals including Fourteen Hills, CutBank, and The Masters Review. She is an alum of the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshops, the Tin House Winter Workshop, and the One Story Writing Circle. Originally from Ojai, California, she holds a degree from UC Berkeley in English Literature and Art Practice. She is currently at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.
The Bright Light Social Hour is an Austin, Texas based band whose music has been featured by Nintendo, HBO, MTV, Fox, Ubisoft, and NBC. They have toured all over the world, including stops at Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza. They composed the theme for Amazon’s hit series, “Sneaky Pete,” and their latest release, Enter Weed Martyr, was released in 2021.
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