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I'm looking for a Sci-Fi book with a female protagonist who doesn't wear logos

Is it Pattern Recognition by William Gibson? The main character is described in the wikipedia article like this: Cayce Pollard – A 32-year-old woman who lives in New York City. She pronounces her ...
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Sci-fi/horror short story about a disease that took over people’s minds and made their heads explode

I don’t know if we’re talking about the same story, but I found your question while on a similar search. I found the one I was looking for. Episode 252 of Pseudopod, “The Cord” (2011). The short ...
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Story about human-alien sex toys

Sounds like Bits by Naomi Kritzer, originally published in the October 2013 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. The strap-on penises were apparently called "Firmies." You can read (and listen to ...
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Sci-fi/horror short story about a disease that took over people’s minds and made their heads explode

If you are right that it's Tim Pratt, "On a Blade of Grass" (2011) uses the ant fungus, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, as a metaphor for the possibility that there's an extrinsic factor that makes ...
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Podcast story about woman wanting to destroy machine distributing emotionally destructive ads

I received an answer to this question on the Escape Artists Forum: Dead Merchandise by Ferrett Steinmetz (available free online in text and audio form). It indeed aired on Escape Pod.
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Podcast about archival work and going to another world

It's Archive 81. Found by going through several lists of podcasts similar to The Magnus Archives. According to Wikipedia: The show follows the story of an audio archivist named Dan, who has recently ...
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Trying to identify dystopian scifi podcast

SAYER, by Adam Bash. He apparently writes much of the show, and is the title character. In other words, he provides the voice of SAYER, the Artificial Intelligence working for Ærolith Dynamics, who ...
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Sci-fi/horror short story about a disease that took over people’s minds and made their heads explode

I think the novel “Cold Storage” by David Koepp is what you’re looking for. A space fungus gets to earth and takes over victim’s minds, causing them to climb whatever and then burst with fungal spores....
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Should I know who Prentice/Prentiss is by the time I listen to Magnus Archives episode 6?

That is the first reference to Jane Prentiss. Jonathan Sims remarks that the attack matches the description and last known location of one Jane Prentiss. John reported Timothy to the ECDC (The ...
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