Ghosts of Marathons Past

WPRBXmas Stories 2017

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A lot of wonderful (and wonderfully creative) people have submitted original songs & stories to WPRBXmas over the years. Scroll down to learn more about these folks, listen to their contributions, and connect with them on social media & around the web.

The icons below each contributors name link to their Twitter Twitter icon., Facebook Facebook icon., Instagram Instagram icon., YouTube YouTube icon., Bandcamp Bandcamp icon., Soundcloud Soundcloud icon., MySpace MySpace icon., Apple Music Apple Music icon., Vimeo Vimeo icon., E-mail E-mail icon., Tumblr Tumblr icon., and personal websites Personal website icon..

Links in the song/story descriptions direct to Discogs profiles (where possible & appropriate), as well as other relevent supplementary material.

There's a lot of cool stuff here and we encourage you to explore it all!

Try as we might, we're not always able to track down info about past contributors. That means some entries are stumps Tree stump icon.. If you have any information about these "stumps" we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at elves @ marathon dot christmas.

"E.T. & A Slinky"
Brain & Kerry Kijeski 05:43
E.T. & A Slinky

Brian and Kerry Kijewski are a brother and sister creative team from Ontario, Canada behind the podcast Ketchup On Pancakes along with other audio projects. Kerry has a blog where she shares her writing. Brian hosts a music radio show at the campus radio station in London and plays in the band Riker.

"Boxes of Wasps"
Jason Sims 02:18
An Open Letter To the Person Or Persons Mailing Me Boxes Of Wasps

Jason Sims is a writer/performer from Huntsville, AL and the host of CONVERJASONS.

"Christmas Memory"
Steve Gillies 02:57
Christmas Memory

Steve Gillies lives and works in Chicago. He has had stories published in Artifice Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Curbside Splendor, and the American Journal of Orthopedics.

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"Christmas Story"
Brett, Danny, & Jeremy 13:32
Christmas Story

Comedian Brett Davis (The Special Without, The Podcast For Laundry) is joined by Danny Tamberelli (The Adventures Of Pete & Pete, The Adventures Of Danny & Mike) and Jeremy Balon (Fresh Beef) to tell a new holiday classic.

"Your Cruel Mentor"
Gregg Gethard 05:25
What To Get Your Cruel Mentor For Christmas

“Financial Guru” Gregg Gethard is a personal finance expert/motivational speaker best known for his best-selling memoir “Cash Dad, Trash Dad.”

"Xmas Elves"
Tobias Carroll 03:39
Dear Father, This Is The Place Where The Christmas Elves Create Merriment, Or Perhaps Not
Tobias Carroll is the author of a collection, Transitory, on Civil Coping Mechanisms, a novel, Reel, on Rare Bird Books, and a work of non-fiction, Political Sign , on Bloomsbury as part of the Object Lessons series.Click the first paragraph to collapse.more...

He writes about books, music, and food for a host of places, is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn, and writes the Watchlist column for Words Without Borders.

Sometimes he can be found on Twitter and Instagram.