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The Sound of Horror. Pseudopod is the world\'s first audio horror magazine. We deliver bone-chilling stories from today\'s most talented authors straight to ears.
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45:05 | Sep 20th

Authors : Donyae Coles and W.B. Yeats Narrators : Cherrae L. Stuart and Wayne Johnson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Tonia Thompson Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 666: Breaking the Waters & The Second Coming is a PseudoPo...Show More

1:08:17 | Sep 14th

Author : Grant Allen Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Hosts : Shawn Garrett and Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums The Thames Valley Catastrophe originally appeared in The Strand Magazine, December 1897 Hey PseudoPod family, i...Show More
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41:37 | Sep 6th

Author : Gary McMahon Narrator : Danielle Imara Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “My Boy Builds Coffins” first appeared in Black Static, May-June 2015 My Boy Builds Coffins by Gary McMahon   I Susan found the fi...Show More

51:41 | Sep 2nd

Author : Gordon B. White Narrator : Steve Anderson  Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Birds of Passage” first appeared in Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles (ed. C.M. Muller) Spoiler Inside SelectShow From the ...Show More

38:30 | Aug 29th

Author : Ray Cluley Narrator : Jonathan Danz Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘Indian Giver’ first appeared in the collection, Probably Monsters, in 2015. It was reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the ...Show More

30:27 | Aug 16th

Author : Kevin Wabaunsee Narrator : John Bell Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 661: The Happiest Place is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler Inside SelectShow A certain mouse-themed theme park has always been...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 10th

The original paraphernalia for the Flash Fiction Contest had been lost long ago, and the black box now resting on the stool had been put into use even before Old Man Stuart, the oldest man in town, was born. Mr. Lieberman spoke frequently to the foru...Show More

44:39 | Aug 9th

Author : Sarah Hans Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 660: Tiny Teeth is a PseudoPod original. From the author: “This story was inspired by and is dedicated to all the people ar...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 5th

Our story calendar for 2019 is almost completely buttoned up, and we are starting to slot stories into the 2020 calendar. What follows is our plans for submissions for the remainder of 2019. As identified on our Submissions Page, we will be open for ...Show More

34:11 | Aug 2nd

Author : J.B. Harris-Burland Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Lord Beden’s Motor” first appeared in The Strand Magazine in December 1901. Preorder Monster She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered ...Show More

49:09 | Jul 28th

Author : Leigh Harlen Narrator : Heather N. Thomas Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “I Hate All That Is Mine” originally appeared in the anthology, Lost Films, published by Perpetual Motion Machine Spoiler Insid...Show More

30:48 | Jul 20th

Author : W.L. George Narrator : Simon Meddings Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Waxworks” originally appeared in The Strand Magazine in 1922 under the title “Waxworks: A Mystery” Sound attribution: Spoiler Inside...Show More

56:09 | Jul 12th

Author : Suzanne Palmer Narrator : Halloween Bloodfrost Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “House Party Blues” originally appeared in Black Static #39 (TTAPress) 2014 “I used to live next door to a house rented ou...Show More

33:29 | Jul 5th

Author : Vivian Shaw Narrator : Robert C. Eccles Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 655: Black Matter is a PseudoPod original. “I’m an aviation nerd with trainwreck syndrome, so air crash investigation i...Show More

35:41 | Jun 28th

Authors : Kurt Hunt, Bo Balder and Michael Uhall Narrators : Graeme Dunlop, Dan Rabarts and Kris Straub Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 654: Flash on the Borderlands XLVIII: Parts & Maintenance is a P...Show More

1:04:34 | Jun 21st

Author : Tod Robbins Narrator : J.S. Arquin Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Spurs” was first published in Munsey’s Magazine in February 1923. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Bigotry, ableism, cruelt...Show More

48:44 | Jun 14th

Author : Michael Harris Cohen Narrator : Phil Lunt Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘He Dies Where I Die’ was first published in The Dark in 2018. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Racism, body horror H...Show More

25:48 | Jun 8th

Author : L’Erin Ogle Narrator : Nika Harper Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 651: The Coven of Dead Girls is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Kidnapping, confinement, pr...Show More

1:22:22 | Jun 1st

Author : Tom Reamy Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Detweiler Boy” was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1977. Thank you to Vaughne Hansen of the Vi...Show More

1:03:13 | May 25th

Author : David Erik Nelson Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Whatever Comes After Calcutta” first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in November 2017, and was included...Show More

59:18 | May 17th

Author : Everil Worrell Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Canal” was first published in Weird Tales, December 1927 and was later made into a TV episode on Rod Serling’s popular seri...Show More

50:39 | May 10th

Author : Ken Liu Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Algorithms for Love” was originally published by Strange Horizons in 2004. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow grief, loss of a ...Show More

58:45 | May 7th

Author : Angela Slatter Narrator : Robin McLeavy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Home and Hearth” was originally published in the Spectral Press Chapbook Series, March 2014 and the story won the Aurealis Award...Show More

1:05:32 | Apr 27th

Author : Rudyard Kipling Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Undertakers” was first published in The Second Jungle Book in 1895 Dream Foundry Dream Foundry is a new organization helpin...Show More

34:39 | Apr 19th

Authors : Chris Sumberg and Buzz Dixon Narrators : Dave Robison, Scott Campbell, Karen Bovenmyer, John Bell, Graeme Dunlop, Alasdair Stuart, Brian Lieberman, Alex Hofelich, Kate Kastelein, Tad Callin, Dani Daly, Kitty Sarkozy and Shawn Garrett Host :...Show More

23:24 | Apr 18th

Author : Ambrose Bierce Narrator : B.J. Harrison Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The City of the Gone Away” was first published as “The Gone Away: A Tale of Medical Science and Commercial Thrift” in the San Fran...Show More

26:00 | Apr 5th

Author : B.G. Hilton Narrator : Ron Jon Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 642: HORROR COMEDY SHOWCASE: The House that Dripped Character is a PseudoPod original. From the endcap: The author’s thoughts on...Show More

36:32 | Mar 29th

Author : Kristi Demeester Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Gwendolyn Kiste Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 641: ARTEMIS RISING 5: A Song for Wounded Mouths is a PseudoPod original. “I wanted to write a story ...Show More

37:36 | Mar 24th

Author : Annie Neugebauer Narrators : Dagny Paul and Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Tonia Thompson Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 640: ARTEMIS RISING 5: What Throat is a PseudoPod original. What Throat by An...Show More

27:50 | Mar 15th

Author : Melody Wolfe Narrator : Ben Phillips Hosts : Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums “Of All the Things the Girls Had Ever Said” was previously available on Amazon Content warning: Spoi...Show More

40:20 | Mar 8th

Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Jen R. Albert Hosts : Matt Saye, Melanie R. Anderson and Lisa Kröger Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums “A Strange Heart, Set In Feldspar”  was first published in the anthology Abandoned...Show More

44:49 | Mar 7th

Author : Kai Hudson Narrator : Chris Tang Host : Sandra M. Odell Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums “White Noise” was previously published in the April 2018 issue of Anathema: Spec from the Margins  “Despite its speculat...Show More

43:58 | Feb 23rd

Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Rasheedah Prioleau Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Hag Ride” was originally published in Steamy Screams from Blood Bound Books (2011), then in the author’s collection Spook Light...Show More

42:17 | Feb 16th

Author : Deborah L. Davitt Narrator : John Bell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 635: Last Week I Was Esther is a PseudoPod original. Last Week I was Esther by Deborah L. Davitt Last week, I was Esther...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 14th

Author : Richard E. Dansky Host : Alex Hofelich I picked this collection up after my revisitation to the Vampire Clan Novel Saga, because I was thoroughly impressed with Dansky’s excellent characters and action. Dansky pulls off the same trick that S...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 13th

Authors : Maria Haskins, Katharine Duckett, Maxwell Price and Christopher Shultz Narrators : Larissa Thompson, Rebecca Wei Hsieh, Scott Campbell, Susan Gage and Paul Cram The results of our poll are in! The listeners voted Epsiode 610: Beneath Their ...Show More

22:16 | Feb 8th

Authors : Kurt Hunt, Lisa Baldinelli and Paul Alex Gray Narrators : Hollis Monroe, Larissa Thompson and Trendane Sparks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 634: Flash On The Borderlands XLVI: The Accursed...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 7th

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ In 1999, White Wolf embarked on their most ambitious fiction project to tie in to their Vampire: the Masquerade game line. This may be the most ambitiou...Show More

28:44 | Feb 2nd

Author : Adam L.G. Nevill Narrator : Peter Bishop Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Hippocampus” was first published in Terror Tales of the Sea, edited by Paul Finch Narration is by Peter Bishop, courtesy of Chr...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 31st

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Anthology covers events that start nearly a century before the primary events of the Clan Novel Saga, up through New Year’s Eve after the events. Also, ...Show More

1:07:37 | Jan 25th

Author : Robert W. Chambers Narrator : B.J. Harrison Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Harbour Master” first appeared in Ainslee’s Magazine, August 1899 and was included in the fix-up novel In Search of the Un...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 24th

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Nosferatu covers events that happen between June 1 and November 30, 1999. It is Book 13 in the original clan novel saga, and was published i...Show More

22:42 | Jan 19th

Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Last Sailing of the Henry Charles Morgan in Six Pieces of Scrimshaw (1841)”, originally appeared at The Dark, and won the 2017 ...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 17th

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Brujah covers the action of the third phase of the war between the Sabbat and Camarilla, focusing on events between October 14 and November ...Show More

43:51 | Jan 14th

Author : Trisha J. Wooldridge Narrators : Alethea Kontis, Kyle Akers and Alex Hofelich Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums Originally published under the title “Steadfast in the Face of Zombies” in Once Upon an Apo...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 10th

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Giovanni covers events that happen between June 20 and November 4, 1999. It is Book 10 in the original clan novel saga, and was published in...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 6th

Greetings from Pseudopod Towers, We were amazed and honoured to win the first Best Fiction Podcast THIS IS HORROR award two years ago. We were even more amazed and honoured to win it a second time this past year. None of our staff are in the same tim...Show More

39:16 | Jan 4th

Author : Kristi Demeester Narrator : Nika Harper Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Slipping Petals from Their Skins” was originally published in Gamut Magazine. This story was inspired by my childhood obsession with...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 3rd

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Malkavian starts with flashbacks to 1788 before primary focus returns after the siege of Atlanta, with activities running from June 22 throu...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 1st

Discuss on Forums We’re running a poll to see what were your favorite stories of 2018. Vote here: https://goo.gl/forms/0lQYAdl5k1HErccy2 For your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2018 which are eligible in the upcoming ...Show More

46:06 | Dec 28th, 2018

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 628: A Spider Trapped in Wax is a PseudoPod original. This story was first drafted for a Hallowe’en story contest in the...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 27th, 2018

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Ravnos covers events that start immediately after the end of the Setite book, and fits nicely with it, particularly since both were written ...Show More

35:35 | Dec 21st, 2018

Author : Thomas Hardy Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Grave by the Handpost” was first published in 1897 and is part of the volume A Changed Man and Other Tales. This episode is spons...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 20th, 2018

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Assamite generally remains aloof of the beginning of the war between the factions. It does not get deeply involved until the second phase of...Show More

32:12 | Dec 14th, 2018

Author : D.K. Wayrd Narrator : Phil Lunt Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Blue John” was originally published in Shock Totem magazine, Jan. 2016 The first draft of “Blue John” centered on a demon-possessed lett...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 13th, 2018

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Tremere covers events that start after the fall of Atlanta and into the second phase of the war between the Sabbat and Camarilla on July 18,...Show More

45:31 | Dec 7th, 2018

Author : Manly Wade Wellman Narrators : Andrew Leman and Eve Upton Host : Orrin Grey  Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Golgotha Dancers” was was originally published in Weird Tales, October 1937 “These Doth The Lord Hate” was ori...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 6th, 2018

Author : Richard E. Dansky Host : Alex Hofelich This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Lasombra covers events that start after the fall of Atlanta and activity in Washington, D.C....Show More

26:39 | Dec 1st, 2018

Authors : Maria Haskins, Rachel Cassidy and Alex Patterson Narrators : Rebecca Wei Hsieh, Ron Jon and Katherine Inskip Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 624: Flash On The Borderlands XLV: Personal Narra...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 29th, 2018

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Ventrue covers events that happen between June 25 and August 27, 1999. It is Book 5 in the original clan novel saga, and was published in Au...Show More

25:07 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Author : Michael Wehunt Narrator : Bill Ruhsam  Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Greener Pastures” was originally published in Aghast #1 in 2015. It was reprinted in 2016 as the title story of Michael’s debut s...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2018

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Gangrel covers events that happen between July 7 and July 26, 1999. It is Book 3 in the original clan novel saga and was published in June 1...Show More

33:39 | Nov 17th, 2018

Author : J. T. Glover Narrator : Heather N. Thomas Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “En Plein Air” first appeared in volume two of Nightscript, an anthology series edited by C.M. Muller that focuses on “subtle a...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 15th, 2018

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Setite covers events that happen between June 21 and July 31, 1999. It is Book 4 in the original clan novel saga (but third chronologically ...Show More
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30:24 | Nov 9th, 2018

Author : Ira Brooker Narrator : Elie Hirschman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 621: Voices is a PseudoPod original. “This story showed up nearly fully formed in a dream one night. I probably should ha...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 8th, 2018

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Tzimisce covers events that happen on and around the attack on Atlanta on the evenings of June 19 through July 7, 1999. I read Part 1: The W...Show More
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31:05 | Nov 4th, 2018

Author : R.K. Duncan Narrator : Spencer Disparti Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Jefferson Dupree Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 620: Farewell Concert at the World’s End is a PseudoPod original. “Worlds End state park is a...Show More
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0:00 | Nov 1st, 2018

This blog series starts here: http://pseudopod.org/2018/10/25/the-clan-novel-saga-a-revisitation/ Clan Novel: Toreador covers events that happen on and around the attack on Atlanta on the evenings of June 20-22, 1999. It is Book 1 in the original cla...Show More
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20:13 | Oct 31st, 2018

Authors : Ian Stuart and Alasdair Stuart Narrators : Ian Stuart and Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Ghost Guide’s Tale” first appeared in Quantum Theory for Cats which is available in both ...Show More
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36:31 | Oct 27th, 2018

Authors : James Whitcomb Riley and Orrin Grey  Narrators : Phil Lunt and Leeman Kessler Hosts : Alasdair Stuart and Karen Bovenmyer Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Goblins” was first published in order to add an original story to th...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 25th, 2018

In 1999, White Wolf embarked on their most ambitious fiction project to tie in to their Vampire: the Masquerade game line. Over the course of a year, they released thirteen novels – each focusing on a different clan – that presented the events of a m...Show More
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25:19 | Oct 20th, 2018

Author : Maxwell Price Narrator : Paul Cram Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 617: The Culvert is a PseudoPod original. The Culvert by Maxwell Price Jamie had been visiting the thing that lived in the c...Show More
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31:03 | Oct 12th, 2018

Authors : Heather N. Thomas, Jen C.A. Morris and Lee Battersby Narrators : Nika Harper, Austin Malone and Chloë Yates Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 616: Flash On The Borderlands XLIV: Objectificatio...Show More
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58:04 | Oct 6th, 2018

Author : Cameron Suey Narrator : Sandra M. Odell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 615: The Shrike is a PseudoPod original. This episode is brought to you by The Darkest Night podcast. Follow them on Tw...Show More
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35:51 | Sep 28th, 2018

Author : E. Catherine Tobler Narrator : Jen Zink Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Figure 8” originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of Gamut Spoiler Inside SelectShow “A friend and I were talking and he ...Show More
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48:52 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Authors : H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, C.L. Moore, A. Merritt and Frank Belknap Long Narrators : Ben Phillips, Marty Perrett, Dave Robison, Elie Hirschman and Peter Piazza Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums T...Show More
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1:07:18 | Sep 15th, 2018

Author : Grady Hendrix Narrator : Ant Bacon Hosts : Alasdair Stuart and Karen Bovenmyer Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Mofongo Knows” was first published in The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination “We at Pseudopod would like ...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 7th, 2018

It has come to our attention, through multiple channels, that the current incarnation of Artemis Rising 5 has caused harm to members of our community. Thanks to Bogi Takács’s eloquent explanation of how to bring more voices to the table, we are exami...Show More
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26:04 | Aug 31st, 2018

Author : Katharine Duckett Narrator : Larissa Thompson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 610 – Beneath Their Hooves is a PseudoPod original. Beneath Their Hooves by Katharine E.K. Duckett We go to Grand...Show More
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38:09 | Aug 25th, 2018

Author : Jon Padgett Narrator : Dagny Paul Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums A Little Delta of Filth was first published in Walk on the Weird Side A Little Delta of Filth by Jon Padgett to the memory of Conrad Ai...Show More
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43:23 | Aug 17th, 2018

Author : Joe Weintraub Narrator : Halloween Bloodfrost Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “A Visit to the Catacombs of Via Altamonvecchi” was originally published in Karamu (vol. xx, no. 2, Spring 2007), a literar...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 15th, 2018

During the month of September, PseudoPod seeks submissions to celebrate ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across the Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by any author who identifies as a woman, to any degree. Stepping in as guest edito...Show More
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33:43 | Aug 10th, 2018

Author : Damien Angelica Walters Narrator : Justine Eyre Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Take A Walk In The Night, My Love” was first published in The Madness of Dr. Caligari in 2016. Take a Walk in the Night,...Show More
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35:30 | Aug 4th, 2018

Author : Nino Cipri Narrator : Larissa Thompson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 606: The Fainting Game is a PseudoPod original. “This story is partially autobiographical. My older cousins did, in fact...Show More
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39:36 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Author : Thomas Ligotti Narrator : Anson Mount Host : Anson Mount Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums The Town Manager was first published in Weird Tales, September-October 2003 The Town Manager by Thomas Ligotti One gray morning not lon...Show More
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1:09:34 | Jul 27th, 2018

Author : Clark Ashton-Smith Narrator : Dr. Hal Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Marty Perrett, Shawn Garrett and Kiko Aumond Discuss on Forums “The Plutonian Drug” was first published in Amazing Stories, September 1934 “The Hashish-Eater: or,...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 24th, 2018

Author : Clark Ashton-Smith Narrator : Dr. Hal Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Kiko Aumond Discuss on Forums “The Plutonian Drug” was first published in Amazing Stories, September 1934 “The Hashish-Eater: or, The Apocalypse of Evil” was first...Show More
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49:23 | Jul 20th, 2018

Author : Alaya Dawn Johnson Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Tonia Thompson Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ was first published in ‘Zombies vs. Unicorns’ in 2010 Love Will Tear Us Apart by Alaya Dawn Johnso...Show More
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57:23 | Jul 13th, 2018

Author : James Tiptree Jr. Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Lisa Yaszek Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums Beyond the Dead Reef originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 1983 Beyond the Dead Reef by James...Show More
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36:01 | Jul 10th, 2018

Author : Melinda Brasher Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums A Learned Man was first published in Electric Spec I based the story loosely on an El Salvadorian folk tale I read in a book whi...Show More
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30:31 | Jun 29th, 2018

Authors : Linda Addison, Steve Rasnic Tem and Thomas Welsh Narrators : Siobhan Gallichan, Scott Campbell, Susan Gage and Spencer Disparti Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums Suicide Vending Machine was first publis...Show More
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30:31 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Author : Henry Kuttner Narrator : Robert C. Eccles Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Graveyard Rats” was first published in Weird Tales, March 1936. The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner Old Masson, the careta...Show More
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34:07 | Jun 15th, 2018

Author : J.L. Flannery Narrator : Paul S. Jenkins Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes is a PseudoPod original. The Boy With The Glass Eyes By J.L. Flannery My son arrived ...Show More
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54:58 | Jun 11th, 2018

Author : Jim Bihyeh Narrator : Cayenne Chris Conroy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums This story was first published in the PseudoPod 10th Anniversary anthology For Mortal Things Unsung and follows immediately af...Show More
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50:35 | Jun 1st, 2018

Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums Tim Pratt publishes a new short story every month for Patreon supporters (www.patreon.com/timpratt). Fool’s Fire was first published for h...Show More
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57:15 | May 25th, 2018

Author : Laird Barron Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Mysterium Tremendum” was originally published in Occultation and Other Stories in 2010. Part 3 of 3 Listen to Part 1 here: http://ps...Show More
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57:14 | May 18th, 2018

Author : Laird Barron Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Mysterium Tremendum” was originally published in Occultation and Other Stories in 2010. Part 2 of 3 Listen to Part 1 here: http://ps...Show More
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1:07:18 | May 12th, 2018

Author : Laird Barron Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Mysterium Tremendum” was originally published in Occultation and Other Stories in 2010. Part 1 of 3 More information on Blood Standa...Show More
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33:09 | May 5th, 2018

Author : Tamsyn Muir Narrator : A.J. Fitzwater Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums The Woman in the Hill was originally printed in Dreams from the Witch House and reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Ei...Show More
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16:41 | Apr 27th, 2018

Author : Dirck de Lint Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 592: Free Balloons for All Good Children is a PseudoPod original. Blink RoadKill Desserts “This story came about because...Show More
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0:00 | Apr 19th, 2018

We’re honored to accept FOR THE SECOND TIME the This is Horror Award for the Fiction Podcast of the Year category. We would have been perfectly satisfied losing to any of the other folks we graced the shortlist with, and we are humbled by the outcome...Show More
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39:10 | Apr 13th, 2018

Author : Evan Marcroft Narrator : Kris Straub Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 590: Emperor All is a PseudoPod original. Emperor All By Evan Marcroft It is like X-ray vision. Like in the comic books fr...Show More
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47:34 | Apr 6th, 2018

Authors : Jack London, Melissa Snark and Sam Gorenstein Narrators : B.J. Harrison, Tad Callin and Kaz Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums A Bar Story originally appeared on The Snarkology during the October 2014 Ha...Show More
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33:23 | Mar 30th, 2018

Author : Izzy Wasserstein Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Sarah Gailey Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 588: ARTEMIS RISING 4: The Good Mothers’ Home for Wayward Girls is a PseudoPod original. This is I...Show More
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30:30 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Author : N.R. Lambert Narrators : M.K. Hobson  and Tina Connolly Hosts : David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 587: ARTEMIS RISING 4: When the Slipling Comes to Call ...Show More
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41:01 | Mar 16th, 2018

Author : Sandra M. Odell Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Hosts : Alex West and Andrea Subissati Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 586: ARTEMIS RISING 4: For Fear of Little Men is a PseudoPod original. Preord...Show More
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26:58 | Mar 10th, 2018

Author : Livia Llewellyn  Narrator : Lucy A. Snyder Host : Lucy A. Snyder Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums “Cinereous” was originally published in Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages in 2013. This is an alternat...Show More
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27:44 | Mar 9th, 2018

Author : Livia Llewellyn  Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Lucy A. Snyder Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums “Cinereous” was originally published in Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages in 2013. Cinereous by Livia L...Show More
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34:52 | Mar 3rd, 2018

Author : Christine Lucas Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Karen Bovenmyer Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 584: ARTEMIS RISING 4: The Drowned Man’s Kiss is a PseudoPod original. “The Drowned Man’s Kiss” ...Show More
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19:21 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Author : Brandon Massey Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “After the Party” was first published in Brandon’s collection Twisted Tales in 2006. After the Party By Brandon Massey When Ter...Show More
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55:00 | Feb 19th, 2018

Author : Robert W. Chambers Narrator : B.J. Harrison Hosts : Alasdair Stuart and Alex Hofelich Audio Producers : Chelsea Davis and Graeme Dunlop Discuss on Forums “The Yellow Sign” was first published in the collection THE KING IN YELLOW in 1895. Lon...Show More
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55:24 | Feb 16th, 2018

Author : Crystal Connor Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Monster” was originally printed in Strange Tales of Horror in 2011, and then reprinted in Crystal’s collection And ...Show More
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46:36 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Author : W.E.B. DuBois Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : Hollis Monroe Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Comet” originally published in 1920 as the tenth chapter of DuBois’s book, Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil The Comet By ...Show More
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43:40 | Jan 26th, 2018

Author : Mário Coelho Narrator : Maui Threv Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 579: All My Nightmares Are Named Heather is a PseudoPod original. Content Warnings: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Self harm, bod...Show More
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27:05 | Jan 19th, 2018

Author : Christopher Shultz Narrators : Scott Campbell and Susan Gage Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 578: Alarm Will Sound is a PseudoPod original. As mentioned by Alasdair: Art Bell-The Frantic Call...Show More
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30:01 | Jan 12th, 2018

Author : Rebecca J. Allred Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘From the Fertile Dark’ was originally printed in Nightscript II, in October of 2016. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow L...Show More
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20:49 | Jan 6th, 2018

Authors : Evan Dicken, Stephanie Malia Morris and Drew Czernik Narrators : Karen Bovenmyer, Alexis Goble and Austin Malone Host : Brian Lieberman Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 576: Flash On The Borderlands XLI: Flash Fict...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 30th, 2017

Discuss on Forums For your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2017 which are eligible in the upcoming award nomination season. Below are links to some aggregation projects, where fans are building lists of those eligible ...Show More
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26:05 | Dec 24th, 2017

Author : Ramsey Campbell Narrator : Phil Lunt Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Shawn Garrett Discuss on Forums “Christmas Present” originally appeared in the NAMELESS PLACES anthology edited by Gerald W. Page in 1975, fo...Show More
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37:17 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Author : Lucy A. Snyder Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “While the Black Stars Burn” originally appeared in the Cassilda’s Song anthology. It was reprinted in Turn To Ash, and is the tit...Show More
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33:00 | Dec 17th, 2017

Author : Laura Blackwell Narrator : Emily Smith Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in She Walks in Shadows anthology, eds. Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles, October 2015...Show More
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32:22 | Dec 8th, 2017

Author : D. Morgan Ballmer Narrators : David Cummings , Scott Campbell, Moaner T. Lawrence, Brian Lieberman and Alex Hofelich Host : Jonny Sims Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Scott Campbell Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 572: Deconstructing Hil...Show More
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03:16 | Dec 5th, 2017

Click the Subscribe button on PayPal or Patreon and get access to some all the previous premium content. This includes our Trio of Terror and The Century of Horror and a number of other excellent stories and goodies!
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51:15 | Nov 24th, 2017

Author : J.M. McDermott Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums The Jamcoi was first published in Disintegration Visions in 2012 and was reprinted by Apex on their website on November 26, 2014.
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52:49 | Nov 17th, 2017

Author : Robert E. Howard Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums The Black Stone was first published in WEIRD TALES, November, 1931. It appears here by permission. Andrew is one of the founders...Show More
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02:30 | Nov 14th, 2017

Hi there! A short metacast to tell you all about our new websites. Transcript follows for those who who prefer to read along. Transcript (Alasdair) Hi there! This is Alasdair! (Marguerite) And this is Marguerite! (Alasdair) And we’re looking a good d...Show More
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35:19 | Nov 10th, 2017

Author : Kristi Demeester Narrator : Jacquie Duckworth Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett PseudoPod 568: The Room in the Other House is a PseudoPod original. The Room in the Other House by Kristi DeMeester I’ve counted the moments ...Show More
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36:06 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Author : Caspian Gray Narrator : Elie Hirschman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 567: Passover is a PseudoPod original. Passover by Caspian Gray One day there came a body that didn’t burn.  Tomek found...Show More
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42:26 | Oct 27th, 2017

Author : Steve Rasnic Tem Narrators : Alasdair Stuart, Brian Lieberman, Setsu Uzume and Daniel Braum Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Halloween Street” was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Scie...Show More
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26:44 | Oct 20th, 2017

Author : Angela Slatter Narrator : Victoria Winnick Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Cuckoo” originally appeared in A Killer Among Demons, Craig Bezant (ed.) Dark Prints Press, May 2013. It was reprinted in The...Show More
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28:59 | Oct 13th, 2017

Author : Garrett Cook Narrator : The Word Whore Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Hello, Handsome” was originally published in Giallo Fantistique in 2015. This was a great anthology edited by Ross E. Lockhart an...Show More
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55:07 | Oct 6th, 2017

Authors : Cassandra Khaw, Chris Kuriata and Getty Hesse Narrators : Maui Threv, Mae Zarris-Heaney and John Bell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums Kiss, Don’t Tell is a reprint Shed Skin is a PseudoPod Original. T...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 1st, 2017

The stars are right again, and what an age-old cult had failed to do, a band of innocent authors has accomplished. After vigintillions of years the Flash Fiction Contest is loose again, and ravening for delight. Each week, batches of stories will be ...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 29th, 2017

Author : Nick Mamatas Narrators : Alasdair Stuart, Brian Lieberman, Tad Callin, Ben Phillips, Scott Campbell, Graeme Dunlop, Moaner T. Lawrence and Dagny Paul Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 562: A Howl...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Author : Joseph Cusumano Narrator : Cheyenne Wright Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 561: Better to Curse the Darkness than Light a Candle is a PseudoPod original. Check out PAPERBACKS FROM HELL by Gra...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 15th, 2017

Author : Karl Edward Wagner Narrator : Anson Mount Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Where the Summer Ends” first appeared in the seminal anthology Dark Forces (1980), edited by Kirby McCauley. This particular a...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 8th, 2017

Author : T.J. Berry Narrator : Laura Hobbs Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 559: Granite Requires is a PseudoPod original. Thanks to our sponsor, ARCHIVOS – a Story Mapping and Development Tool for write...Show More
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35:02 | Sep 1st, 2017

by T.R. North “Toward the Banner of the King” is a Pseudopod original. T.R. NORTH was born and raised in Florida and has never been featured in a “News of the Weird” column run in another state. Other works of short fiction can be found in the Sedim...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 27th, 2017

During the month of September, PseudoPod seeks submissions to celebrate ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across the Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by women and nonbinary authors in genre fiction. Stepping in as guest editors for ...Show More
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36:24 | Aug 25th, 2017

by Luciano Marano   “‘Till the Road Runs Out” is a Pseudopod original. LUCIANO MARANO is a newspaper reporter, photographer and author. His award-winning reporting, both written and photographic, has appeared in numerous regional and national public...Show More
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50:36 | Aug 18th, 2017

by B.C. Edwards   “Evitative” is the titular and ultimate story of The Aversive Clause, the collection of stories that also included, ‘Sweetness,’ which ran as Pseudopod episode 445. B.C. EDWARDS is the author of two books,The Aversive Clause and Fr...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 15th, 2017

The original paraphernalia for the Flash Fiction Contest had been lost long ago, and the black box now resting on the stool had been put into use even before Old Man Stuart, the oldest man in town, was born. Mr. Lieberman spoke frequently to the foru...Show More
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36:56 | Aug 11th, 2017

by Premee Mohamed   “Four Hours of a Revolution” is a Pseudopod Original. PREMEE MOHAMED is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and spec fic writer based in Canada. Her work has been published by Nightmare Magazine, Martian Migraine Press, Third Flatiron Pr...Show More
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25:21 | Aug 4th, 2017

by Ville Meriläinen   “A Doll Full of Nails” is a Pseudopod Original. VILLE MERILÄINEN is a Finnish university student by day, author of little tragedies by night. His short fiction has appeared in 200 CCs and Mad Scientist Journal’s Fitting In anth...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 4th, 2017

Across the globe, the dreams of the artists are causing many a restless and feverish night. Someday soon the call would come, when the stars were ready. The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Flash Fiction Contest; ...Show More
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36:26 | Jul 28th, 2017

by Benjanun Sriduangkaew “Fade to Gold” was first published in End of the Road, edited by Jonathan Oliver (Solaris Books, 2013). BENJANUN SRIDUANGKAEW Benjanun Sriduangkaew writes love letters to the future and beautiful bugs. Her fiction has appeare...Show More
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25:40 | Jul 23rd, 2017

by Gus Moreno   “The All or Nothing Days ” is a Pseudopod Original. GUS MORENO is from the south side of Chicago, and his work has appeared in LitroNY, Bluestem Magazine, Chuck Palahniuk’s “Burnt Tongues” anthology, and a bunch of other places that ...Show More
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40:07 | Jul 16th, 2017

by Seras Nikita   “Alison” is a Pseudopod original. SERAS NIKITA is a writer of horror fiction living in Oakland, California. She works at vfx house Tippett Studio, where she handles public relations and virtual reality outreach. During her career S...Show More
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36:30 | Jul 7th, 2017

by Ramsey Campbell   “Again” was first published in Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, November 1981 and has been reprinted numerous times. Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters o...Show More
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30:42 | Jun 30th, 2017

“When you let go, you are truly free.” Good Boy by Ruth EJ Booth This story was first published in Far Horizons e-magazine, in their January 2015 issue. Ruth EJ Booth is a BSFA award-winning writer from the North-East of England. Her fiction and po...Show More
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38:22 | Jun 23rd, 2017

by Joe L. Hensley   “Lord Randy, My Son” was first printed in DANGEROUS VISIONS (1967) and appears here with the kind permission of the Hensley estate and the Virginia Kidd Agency. This is the second of Ellison’s Dangerous Visions to appear here on ...Show More
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27:10 | Jun 16th, 2017

by Jon Padgett   “Escape to Thin Mountain” originally appeared in Padgett’s 2016 short story collection The Secret of Ventriloquism. JON PADGETT is a professional—though lapsed—ventriloquist who lives in New Orleans with his spouse, their daughter...Show More
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24:15 | Jun 13th, 2017

by Ian McHugh “Monsters Exist” is a Pseudopod Original. IAN MCHUGH is a writer whose first success was winning the short story competition at his local science fiction convention in Canberra, Australia in 2004. Since then, he’s sold more than 40 sto...Show More
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34:13 | Jun 2nd, 2017

by Hillary Dodge   “Indiscretions ” is a Pseudopod Original. “The author invites you to sit back, close your eyes, and picture a deserted suburban neighborhood, lawns brown and tangled, the sky a bleak shade of yellow-gray…” HILLARY DODGE is a writ...Show More
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43:27 | May 26th, 2017

by John Wiswell   “Under the Rubble” is a Pseudopod Original. “This story is dedicated to Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda, and Rod Serling.” JOHN WISWELL is a writer who lives where New York keeps all its trees. His stories have appeared at Podcastle, Fi...Show More
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30:16 | May 19th, 2017

by J. T. Glover   “Be Still, My Dear, And Listen” was published in Issue 7 of “Makeout Creek”, a literary magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. J. T. GLOVER is an academic research librarian by day and lives in Richmond, Virginia, and is originally ...Show More
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28:32 | May 16th, 2017

by Judith Merril   “That Only a Mother” was originally published in Astounding Science Fiction, June 1948. It appears here with appreciation through the assistance of the Virginia Kidd Agency. JUDITH MERRILL was an American and then Canadian science...Show More
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24:56 | May 5th, 2017

by Rob Kotecki   “Tessa Told Me” is a Pseudopod Original. “I always like to say that there’s nothing more terrifying than the human heart.” ROB KOTECKI is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. His recent horror short, TILLY played at a number of ...Show More
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23:07 | Apr 30th, 2017

We are digging a classic from the vault and reloading it into your queues anew. We hope that it makes you consider diving into our decade of back-catalog. Michael Chant writes fiction, poetry, and reviews of books, music, and film. His work has appea...Show More
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00:01 | Apr 28th, 2017

by Jason Fischer   “The Dog Pit” first appeared in “Cthulhu: Deep Down Under” and is soon to be reprinted in the “Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015”. “The Dog Pit came about as a story for the Australian-themed Cthulhu anthology “Cthulh...Show More
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1:13:31 | Apr 21st, 2017

by Richard Harland   “The Fear” was first printed in Macabra: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears in 2010 and reprinted in the US in Year’s Best Horror 2010. “Yes – imagine that film! Even though it may not end up the way you expect, visual...Show More
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40:05 | Apr 14th, 2017

NASA aurora image from April 10, 2015, Delta Junction, Alaska “Higher Beings Command…Their Powers To The Ground….” Coil Behold, The Drowning by John Purfield “Behold, The Drowning” was first made available to the public via the “No Sleep” section of...Show More
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51:54 | Apr 7th, 2017

by Brian Trent   “A World of Bones” is a Pseudopod original. “It seems to me that so many ghost stories are minor variations on the same theme. With ‘A World of Bones,’ I wanted to try something different.” BRIAN TRENT‘s science-fiction and dark fa...Show More
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34:24 | Mar 31st, 2017

by Sandra M. Odell   “Meat” is a Pseudopod original. “How far would you be willing to go to stand out in a crowd? Is it far enough?” SANDRA M. ODELL lives in Washington state with her husband, sons, and a grumpy orange cat. Her work has appeared i...Show More
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35:06 | Mar 24th, 2017

by Mel Kassel “The Lady with the Light” was published originally in For Mortal Things Unsung in February 2017. Mel Kassel writes dark speculative fiction and comedy in Chicago. She has a new horror review/writing blog, What Scared Me, as well as a ...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 20th, 2017

We’re honored to accept the This is Horror Award for the inaugural Fiction Podcast of the Year category. And we’d like to think we’re not the Jethro Tull to the Metallica’s we graced the shortlist with. Congratulations to all the other winners! 2016 ...Show More
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41:00 | Mar 17th, 2017

by Christi Nogle   “In The Country” is a Pseudopod original. CHRISTI NOGLE teaches college English in Boise, Idaho, where she is fortunate to spend the better part of each day reading and writing. She is an avid reader with eclectic tastes in ficti...Show More
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26:53 | Mar 10th, 2017

by Wendy N. Wagner Drift Right is a Pseudopod original. Wendy N. Wagner is the author of more than 30 short stories and two novels for the Pathfinder role-playing game. Her 3rd novel, AN OATH OF DOGS, is due out Summer 2017 from Angry Robot. She is ...Show More
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0:00 | Mar 9th, 2017

The Escape Artists podcasts are delighted to announce that Pseudopod, Podcastle, and Cast of Wonders have entered the list of approved short fiction markets maintained by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (“SFWA”). They join sister-s...Show More
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38:13 | Mar 4th, 2017

“Nothin’ ever seems to turn out right/I don’t wanna grow up” Tom Waits When First He Laid Eyes by Rachael K. Jones “When First He Laid Eyes” first appeared in Fireside, February 2016. Sometimes what is scariest in the world is what we normalize. T...Show More
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44:44 | Feb 24th, 2017

by Jason Rush   “Gleed” is a Pseudopod original. JASON RUSH lives in Colorado with his wife, Shannon, and dog, Freckles. When he’s not writing, he snowboards, snowshoes, hikes and climbs mountains. He is currently working on his first novel, Mad Mad...Show More
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24:39 | Feb 19th, 2017

by Sean Pearce   “The Madness of Bill Dobbs: A Tale of Snuff Movies and Cannibal Cults” is a Pseudopod original and the author’s first sale. SEAN PEARCE is a graduate student, studying philosophy. This is his first published story, and he still does...Show More
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00:01 | Feb 10th, 2017

by Mary Wilkins-Freeman   “Luella Miller” was first published in Everybody’s Magazine, December 1902. MARY WILKINS-FREEMAN was born in Randolph, Massachusetts in 1852. Freeman’s parents were orthodox Congregationalists, causing her to have a very st...Show More
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23:17 | Feb 3rd, 2017

by Aaron Fox-Lerner   “Unsent Letter From An Unnamed Student” is a Pseudopod original. AARON FOX-LERNER is from Los Angeles and currently lives in Beijing. His fiction has appeared in Grimdark magazine, Akashic Books, Thuglit, The Puritan, and other...Show More
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42:03 | Jan 28th, 2017

by A.C. Wise   “We Are Not These Bodies, Strung Between the Stars” originally appeared in WHISPERS FROM ABYSS 2. This story is set in the same universe as Venice Burning, which was podcast on Pseudopod in 2013 A.C. WISE‘s short fiction has appeared ...Show More
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00:01 | Jan 26th, 2017

In our first 2017 metacast, for your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2016 which are eligible in the upcoming award nomination season. A quick plug. For us. All four EA shows – PodCastle, Pseudopod, Escape Pod and Cast...Show More
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48:57 | Jan 20th, 2017

by Moaner T. Lawrence “The Great American Nightmare” is a PSEUDOPOD original. “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato “They who can give up essential liberty for tem...Show More
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41:50 | Jan 14th, 2017

by Ramsey Campbell “Cold Print” first appeared in TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS in 1969. RAMSEY CAMPBELL is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. T. E. D. Klein has written that “Campbell ...Show More
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29:11 | Jan 7th, 2017

Bells chime, I know I gotta get away And I know if I don’t, I’ll go out of my mind Accident Report by Jarod Anderson “Accident Report” first appeared in Midnight Echo Issue #11. Jarod K. Anderson is a fan of comic books, tattoos, pulp detective ...Show More
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29:41 | Dec 30th, 2016

by Andrew Paul   Kashrut, or, the Ortolan is a Pseudopod Original. Andrew Paul’s recent fiction work is included in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, as well as the anthologies, “Mississippi Noir,” published by Akashic Books, and “Thuglit: Last Write...Show More
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1:09:46 | Dec 23rd, 2016

by Grady Hendrix The Christmas Spirits was first published in “Tales of the White Street Society” in December 2012. Grady Hendrix writes fiction, also called “lies,” and he writes non-fiction, which people sometimes accidentally pay him for. This in...Show More
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56:00 | Dec 15th, 2016

by Simon Bestwick “The Moraine” was first printed in The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 4 in 2012 ‘Simon Bestwick is brilliant,’ the Guardian says; he thinks they’re probably wrong, but being British, also thinks it would be very impolite to disag...Show More
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28:19 | Dec 10th, 2016

by Simon Bestwick “Dermot” was first printed in Black Static, Issue 24 August-September 2011. ‘Simon Bestwick is brilliant,’ the Guardian says; he thinks they’re probably wrong, but being British, also thinks it would be very impolite to disagree w...Show More
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32:18 | Dec 2nd, 2016

by Elizabeth Siedt “Perfect Reflection” is a PSEUDOPOD original. ELIZABETH SIEDT is a writer, playwright, and improviser in Chicago, and performs at iO Chicago with her team, Stag. Her plays have been performed all around the city of Chicago, and sh...Show More
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48:37 | Nov 25th, 2016

by Nina Allan   “The Tiger” was first printed in Terror Tales Of London in May 2013. It was subsequently reprinted in Best Horror of the Year #6 and The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime #11. “The Tiger” is one in a loose sequence of stories Nina...Show More