The latest FREE audio sci-fi short, “Happy Sun Vitamin C!,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

The latest FREE audio sci-fi short, “Happy Sun Vitamin C!,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hey, Rob here. I’ve been sitting on this Bloomberg Businessweek article for a couple of years, not knowing what to do with it. It’s the Read More

The latest FREE audio sci-fi short, “I, Reggie,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

The latest FREE audio sci-fi short, “I, Reggie,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hey, Rob here. So you know how it goes, I get myself down an Internet rabbit hole, and I wind up on this thought problem called The ... Read More

September’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Robot Brains From Outer Space,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

September’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Robot Brains From Outer Space,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hi guys, Rob here. This story’s been bouncing around in my head for a loooong time. I hate to do this, but once again I can’t tell you ... Read More

August’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “FutureHeist,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

August’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “FutureHeist,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hi guys, Rob here. This story’s been bouncing around in my head for a loooong time. I hate to do this, but once again I can’t tell you ... Read More

Gigi Make Paradox (Where the Hell is Tesla? Book 3)

Gigi Make Paradox (Where the Hell is Tesla? Book 3)

The Audible Bestselling trilogy comes to a close! (Or does it?) Listen, having kids is great, my little Gigi Collins and Pete’s ... Read More

Listen To The Signal: Short Stories Volume 1

Listen To The Signal: Short Stories Volume 1

Like episodes of The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, the sixteen stories contained in Listen To The Signal, Short Stories Volume 1 ... Read More

February’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Oumuamua,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

February’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Oumuamua,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hey, Rob here. This is another quickie, so I don’t want to say much other than it’s about that weird, cigar-shaped object that came ... Read More

Your Extra-special Holiday FREE audio sci-fi short, “Christmas in Silver Peak,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Your Extra-special Holiday FREE audio sci-fi short, “Christmas in Silver Peak,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hi guys! Rob here, I’ve got a little holiday treat for you… This story was inspired by a video I saw, yes, it was one of those days you Read More

December’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Mister Personality,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

December’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Mister Personality,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hey guys! This is another one of those short stories where if I tell you anything, it’ll give it away. But I can tell you it’s about ... Read More

You’re Going to Mars!

You’re Going to Mars!

The #1 Audible Bestseller! Living and slaving in Fill City One, you get used to the smell. We call it the Everpresent Stink. But every ... Read More

September’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “The Last One,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

September’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “The Last One,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hi guys! I don’t want to give too much away on this story, so I’ll just say it was inspired by something I saw that made me thing that ... Read More

August’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Dakō,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

August’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Dakō,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hi guys! Today’s short story was inspired by an article I read in the New York Times about a couple of men who, many years after the ... Read More

March’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Their DNA Was No Longer The Same,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

March’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Their DNA Was No Longer The Same,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hey guys! I just read an article yesterday, about Mark and Scott Kelly, the twin astronauts, and how Scott came back after a record ... Read More

Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! (Where the Hell is Tesla? Book 2)

Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! (Where the Hell is Tesla? Book 2)

Sequel to the #8 Audible Bestseller! The sequel to Where the Hell is Tesla? is here – and something called the "Blue Juice" is coming. ... Read More

July’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Bloop,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

July’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Bloop,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

This month’s story is about a mysterious signal received from space. Is it a message? Or something else....? Beware of strange dreams ... Read More

June’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Red Parka,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

June’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Red Parka,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

This month’s story is about two crazy teenagers who find something on one of their phones that couldn’t possibly be true. Or could it? Enjoy! Read More

May’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Rose,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

May’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Rose,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Hey guys! All I’m going to say about this one is it’s about an old lady named Rose. And it’s another one that’s barely science fiction. Read More

April’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Tick Tick Tick,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

April’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Tick Tick Tick,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

So last week I got a tick on me, and of course I freaked out, and did the whole doctor thing, they have to check your blood, check the ... Read More

March’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Out of the Blue,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

March’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Out of the Blue,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

Have you wondered lately why so much weird stuff keeps happening? The wrong movie gets the Best Picture Oscar? The Cubs win the World ... Read More

February’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Purgatory,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

February’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Purgatory,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

The latest episode of the Listen To The Signal podcast is up! February's FREE original audio sci-fi short story is “Purgatory.” I don’t Read More

January’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Horatio Breathed His Last,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

January’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Horatio Breathed His Last,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

The latest episode of the Listen To The Signal podcast is up! January's FREE original audio sci-fi short story is “Horatio Breathed His Read More

December’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Quick Fix,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

December’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Quick Fix,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

The latest episode of the Listen To The Signal podcast is up! December's original audio sci-fi short story is "Quick Fix," the tale of ... Read More

Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure

Written by Rob Dircks, Illustrated by Dave Dircks. Me and my brother Dave have teamed up again – this time with our very first ... Read More

Introducing my new podcast, Listen to the Signal!

Introducing my new podcast, Listen to the Signal!

As you might know, I’m totally into the book thing, and the audiobook thing, and science fiction. So an idea struck me, a way to ... Read More

The Wrong Unit: A Novel

The Wrong Unit: A Novel

I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HUMANS ARE SO CRANKY ABOUT. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over a thousand calories per day, and they’re Read More

Cover Reveal: Recipes for Disaster!

Here it is: the cover to Recipes for Disaster: Eating & Living Well… if You Survive the Apocalypse! Coming in 2015, Recipes for ... Read More

Where the Hell is Tesla? A Novel

Where the Hell is Tesla? A Novel

The #8 Audible Bestseller! It’s a sci-fi odsyssey. Comedy. Love story. And of course… it’s got Nikola Tesla. I’ll let Chip, the main ... Read More

Animation: Lincoln vs. Washington

Abe and George try to find something to talk about other than the Gettysburg Address. Their choice? Bacon. Read More

Unleash The Sloth! 75 Ways to Reach Your Maximum Potential By Doing Less

Unleash The Sloth! 75 Ways to Reach Your Maximum Potential By Doing Less

It's the self-help book you’ve always wanted. The one that tells you’re fine just the way you are – and that you can probably get away ... Read More

The Artist Brief: Andy Mac

The second in a series of brief discussions with some of today’s working artists, this time featuring NYC singer songwriter Andy Mac. Read More

Doritos Commercial – Rock, Paper, Scissors, Jewels

Every year Doritos runs a promotion for user-submitted commercials to win a million bucks. I didn’t with the million, but I love ... Read More

Animation: Bink and Bonk

Since we do some After Effects animations for clients, I’ve decided to try my own characters, Bink and Bonk. Today’s ... Read More

Product Photography for AARP

Though I’d hardly call myself a professional photographer, I love being behind a camera. [rev_slider aarp-photography] Read More

YummyStock – Royalty Free Stock Footage

Video is a passion of mine – and I love the idea of being able to sell your own stuff on the Internet. So I came up with ... Read More

UCPN Life Options Mini Documentary

The third in a series of mini-documentaries highlighting the incredible work of United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau. It’s been our honor ... Read More

Black Swan 2 – A Spoof Movie Trailer

This one’s actually a class project for my Cinematography class at NYU. Enjoy! Read More

iFlashNote – Social Fun for the iPhone

iFlashNote – Social Fun for the iPhone

I love new technology platforms. So when Apple came out with the App Store (and a 70% royalty!), I knew I had to explore it. So I ... Read More

UCPN Agency Mini Documentary

The first in a series of mini-documentaries highlighting the incredible work of United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau. It’s been our honor ... Read More

Doritos TV Spot – Puppet Punch

Every year Doritos runs a promotion for user-submitted commercials to win a million bucks. I didn’t with the million, but I love ... Read More

The Package. A 45-second short.

This one’s actually a class project for my Cinematography class at NYU. Enjoy! Read More

UCPN Ballerinas: A Mini Documentary

The second in a series of mini-documentaries highlighting the incredible work of United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau. It’s been our honor ... Read More

Voiceover for Healthy Directions Products

Though I wouldn’t call myself a professional voiceover talent, its extremely practical to be able to provide this service when ... Read More

Travel Set Infomercial

I love infomercials. They’re absurd, totally funny, and actually sell real products. Here’s my take on a recent premium ... Read More

The Artist Brief: Doug Reina

The first in a series of mini-documentaries, The Artist Brief is meant to give a glimpse into the life of todays working artists – ... Read More

3D Video – Our Holiday Grab Bag

For our holiday greeting this year, we sent out red/cyan glasses with our card, and created this 3D video using as many cheap 3D gags ... Read More

Neustar Web Video

For the company’s 2013 campaign, we created a series of bold, challenging messages that could be easily be extended for many uses Read More