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About Uncanny Productions

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Thersa Matsuura is a thirty year veteran of Small Town, Japan. She’s also a writer with two short story collections (one nominated for The Bram Stoker Award) and a scad of other stories in magazines, journals, and anthologies.

When not writing, Thersa podcasts. Her shows are Uncanny Japan, Soothing Stories Podcast, and Uncanny Meditations. Here on Uncanny Robot you can find her wrangling ai storytelling machines and artist machines, and lending her voice to their genius.
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Uncanny Robot says, "I write a lot of action-adventure-suspense humorous short stories. All of my stories have humor in them that’s a little deeper than what you see in mainstream fiction. I like writing science fiction as well as paranormal and alternative history stories—anything that will have my listeners smiling."
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In March 2005 Rich Pav became the first ever podcaster in Japan. Since then he's making a name for himself as one of the top editors and sound designers in indy podcasting. He's been living in Japan since 1990.

Our Other Shows (without the robot)

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Uncanny Japan

Looking for a podcast on Japan's mysterious culture? Try listening to Thersa Matsuura's Uncanny Japan Podcast and experience all that is weird about Japan—strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks—and not found anywhere else!
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Soothing Stories

Listen in as speculative fiction writer and Bram Stoker Award Finalist Thersa Matsuura reads and shares some great tales. Each episode aims to showcase the most immersive storytelling with both classics and Thersa's own writing accompanied by high quality soundscapes created for hours of relaxation.
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Uncanny Meditations

Listen in as speculative fiction writer and Bram Stoker Award Finalist Thersa Matsuura reads and shares some great tales. Each episode aims to showcase the most immersive storytelling with both classics and Thersa's own writing accompanied by high quality soundscapes created for hours of relaxation.

About The Uncanny Robot Podcast

Humorous and surreal short stories and audio dramas read and performed by humans. Our stories aren't nonsensical gibberish as some might assume. We combine our storytelling skills with AI-conceived concepts to create tales with a story arc, fully-developed characters and satisfying endings. We feature human voice actors, not computer generated voices.

Written and performed by Bram Stoker Award Finalist and Clarion West 2015 Graduate Thersa Matsuura and audio engineer Rich Pav.

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  • "Did I think I wanted to hear AI generated text read by humans? No...but I was wrong. I was entertained, humored, and maybe even a bit delighted."
    Rebekah
    Facebook
  • "My new favorite podcast! I really hope it gets some attention. Some of the stories are so hilarious."
    Funkytowel360
    YouTube
  • "I'm listening to the episode on Elvis at work right now and I'm literally falling over laughing! This is priceless! I have no idea how you are reading this with a serious voice."
    BlackLittleDog
    Reddit
  • "If you’re not listening & subscribed to Uncanny Robot, you should be. One of the most clever, entertaining podcasts to come along in a long time."
    Stephen
    Twitter
  • "My brother's response after listening to 'Elvis Lives' was "What on earth did I just listen to?" and then "...are there more like this?"
    Dusty Tuna
    Discord
  • "When I first listened I didn't think I would like it. But I've grown to love the Asteroid Arnie/Annie stories. They are so funny and totally surreal. I was laughing out loud."
    jasonv002
    Instagram
  • "An innovative and unique use of AI as art—reveals in turn the very not-human aspects of Artificial Intelligence, and the surprisingly or accidentally human aspects; the stories are oddly compelling, sometimes dreamlike, sometimes hilarious, sometimes just weird— uncanny, I suppose— it’s very enjoyable, and fascinating."
    Hoops
    Apple Podcasts, USA