Ghosts of Marathons Past

WPRBXmas Stories 2019

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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.

"Lonely Xmas Joy"
Sebastian Petsu 07:45
Lonely Christmas Joy

A second piece in as many years by Philadelphia’s Sebastian Petsu. Great to have you back, sir.

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"Trying To Get Merry"
Seth Herzog 06:35
Trying To Get Merry At Christmas

Seth Herzog is a comedian and actor, who is currently a regular sketch performer and the resident comedian for NBC’s “Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” and formerly of “Late Night.”

He is the producer and host of the much-beloved, long-running downtown NYC comedy showcase “Sweet". He also hosts The Sweetest Pod podcast.

"Xmas Eve Mending"
Ike Turner 05:13
Xmas Eve Mending

Ike Turner is a teacher, parent, and rock bro from Kalamazoo, MI who plays in the bands OUT, Wowza and Minutes.

"Wild Mutation"
B.C. & R.C. 03:14
Wild Mutation Christmas Eve Story

Wild Mutation was a record store in Philadelphia that closed at the end of 2019, owned and run by Bill and Rachel. This recording sets the scene for one Christmas Eve leaving the shop…

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"Christmas Story"
Jeep Ward 02:28
Christmas Story

A DJ/Turntablist for 20+ years, you can learn more about Jeep a/k/a DJ Halo here.

"Ghosts & Donuts"
Tobias Carroll 02:54
Ghosts & Donuts
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.