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July 3, 2020
Author : Jonathan Louis Duckworth Narrator : Larissa Thompson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 711: Les Lutins is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow miscarriage, animal harm EA YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtLeMuTcFDtF2C3MiF6GPfQ EA Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/eapodcasts/videos Spoiler Inside SelectShow Search & Rescue Creepypasta https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/I%27m_a_Search_and_Rescue_Officer_for_the_US_Forest_Service,_I_Have_Some_Stories_to_Tell CreepyPod https://www.creepypod.com/ The Hole […]
June 26, 2020
Author : Charlotte Riddell Narrator : Cian Mac Mahon  Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Sandy the Tinker” originally appeared in the collection Weird Stories in 1882 Sandy the Tinker by Charlotte Riddell “Before commencing my story, I wish to state it is perfectly true in every particular.” “We […]
June 20, 2020
Author : Richard E. Dansky Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Unhaunted House” originally appeared at Storytellers Unplugged, 2006 Unhaunted House by Richard Dansky They huddled in the bathroom on the second floor, a family of three, afraid. Tap. Tap tap. Tap. The sounds came […]
June 19, 2020
Author : Stephen Graham Jones Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Tenderizer” was first published in the movie themed anthology The Cutting Room where it shared a Table of Contents with “Final Girl Theory” by A.C. Wise. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow death of a […]
June 12, 2020
Author : P.R. Dean Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 707: Crybaby is a PseudoPod original. Per the author, “I watched several Michael Haneke films, back to back, one evening. A brilliant director, but not exactly light entertainment. The bleak, disturbing world of the […]
June 5, 2020
Author : Charlotte Perkins Gilman Narrators : Leeman Kessler and John Meagher Host : Gwendolyn Kiste Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Giant Wistaria” was first published in the New England Magazine, June 1891 with the byline “Charlotte P. Stetson.” The Giant Wistaria by Charlotte Perkins Gilman “Meddle not with my new […]
May 29, 2020
Author : D.P. Watt Narrator : Elie Hirschman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Vertep” was first published in The First Book of Classical Horror Stories, ed. D.F. Lewis, with Megazanthus Press in 2012 and then reprinted in Watt’s collection The Phantasmagorical Imperative, Egaeus Press, 2014. Interview with Colin […]
May 22, 2020
Author : Christi Nogle Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 704: Resilience is a PseudoPod original. Escape Pod turns 15! Preorder the anthology! Check out the other news here: https://mailchi.mp/e7810b939179/escape-pod-turns-15   Resilience by Christi Nogle Jason gets home while I’m at the sink. He […]
May 15, 2020
Author : Orrin Grey  Narrator : Orrin Grey  Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Dream House” was first published in Gothic Lovecraft in 2016 Escape Pod turns 15! Preorder the anthology! Check out the other news here: https://mailchi.mp/e7810b939179/escape-pod-turns-15 Creepy Podcast https://www.creepypod.com/ Channel Zero: Candle Cove https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle_Cove Kris Straub https://twitter.com/krisstraub […]
May 8, 2020
Author : E.F. Benson Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums  “At the Farmhouse” first appeared in Hutchinson’s Magazine, March 1923 At the Farmhouse by E.F. Benson The dusk of a November day was falling fast when John Aylsford came out of his lodging in the […]
May 2, 2020
Author : John Langan Narrator : George Hrab Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Technicolor” was first published in Poe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy and Horror in 2009 The inspiration, “The Masque of the Red Death”, was read on PodCastle and can be found here The […]
April 24, 2020
Author : Edgar Allan Poe  Narrator : John Bell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Hop Frog” was first published in the March 7, 1849 Flag of Our Union. Twitch eapodcasts Hop Frog Animated Version Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Ableism, fatphobia, sharpening the guillotines Hop-Frog by Edgar Allan […]
April 17, 2020
Authors : Bradley H. Sinor, Selena Chambers and Edgar Allan Poe  Narrators : Matt Franklin, Tatiana Grey and Wayne Johnson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “A Dark Bird” was first published in Flush Fiction II, by Yard Dog Press in 2016 “Dr. Lambshead’s Dark Room” was first published […]
April 12, 2020
Author : Morgan Sylvia Narrator : Justine Eyre Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 698: Of Marrow and Abomination – Narration Only is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler Inside SelectShow Montauk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Project USS Eldridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Eldridge#Philadelphia_Experiment Gideon Falls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Falls Tanis: http://tanispodcast.com/ Of Marrow and Abomination by Morgan Sylvia I am […] The post PseudoPod 698: Of Marrow and Abomination – Narration Only appeared first on PseudoPod.
April 12, 2020
Author : Morgan Sylvia Narrator : Justine Eyre Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 698: Of Marrow and Abomination is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler Inside SelectShow Montauk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Project USS Eldridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Eldridge#Philadelphia_Experiment Gideon Falls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Falls Tanis: http://tanispodcast.com/ Of Marrow and Abomination by Morgan Sylvia I am very young when […] The post PseudoPod 698: Of Marrow and Abomination appeared first on PseudoPod.
April 10, 2020
Author : Christine Lucas Narrator : Danielle Imara Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 697: Five Fridays During Lent is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler Inside SelectShow “The Greek countryside crawls with legends of undead. They are a blend of what we today call vampires, ghouls and zombies, and […] The post PseudoPod 697: Five Fridays During Lent appeared first on PseudoPod.
April 3, 2020
Author : Morley Roberts Narrator : Ant Bacon Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Fog” first appeared in The Strand Magazine in October 1908 and was collected in MIDSUMMER MADNESS in 1909. The Fog by Morley Roberts The fog had been thickening for many weeks, but now, moving […] The post PseudoPod 696: The Fog appeared first on PseudoPod.
April 1, 2020
Discuss on Forums All cat stories start with this statement: “My mother, who was the first cat, told me this…” It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a cat; and this I can verily believe as I gaze upon him who sitteth purring before the fire. For the […] The post CatsCast 289: The Thing in the Basement appeared first on PseudoPod.
March 28, 2020
Transcript (Alasdair) Hi everyone, Alasdair here. We’re not going to ask how you are right now, because we have a pretty good idea. You’re fine. You’re FINE. You’re the same version of fine as everyone right now, the one Aerosmith sang about. The one where you’re alternately anxious, terrified, furious and calm. We empathise. We’re […] The post March 2020 Metacast appeared first on PseudoPod.
March 28, 2020
Author : Sarah Gribble Narrator : S. Kay Nash Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Muse” first appeared in Tales of Blood and Squalor in 2017 Muse by Sarah Gribble I noticed him on a Saturday morning. He was fingering tomato plants across the square, nodding every so often […] The post PseudoPod 695: Muse appeared first on PseudoPod.
March 20, 2020
Author : Margery Lawrence Narrator : Lewis Davies Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Robin’s Rath” in Hutchinson’s Story Magazine, Nov 1923 Robin’s Rath by Margery Lawrence ‘So ye’re goin’ to buy Robin’s Rath, young lady?’ Ellen Vandermyl raised her arched brows with a touch of hauteur at the […] The post PseudoPod 694: Robin’s Rath appeared first on PseudoPod.
March 14, 2020
Authors : Avery Kit Malone, Lauren Ring and Chantal Beaulne Narrators : Hugo Jackson, Kitty Sarkozy and Alexis Goble Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 693: Flash on the Borderlands L: Flash Fiction Contest 6 Winners is a PseudoPod original. Third Place: The Animals Are Becoming by Chantal […] The post PseudoPod 693: Flash on the Borderlands L: Flash Fiction Contest 6 Winners appeared first on PseudoPod.
March 6, 2020
Author : Johnny Compton Narrator : Cherrae L. Stuart Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 692: FFUNS is a PseudoPod original. FFUNS by Johnny Compton Holding the unlabeled black video cassette somehow reassured her of the legitimacy of its contents. With that reassurance came effervescent nausea, an ugly, […] The post PseudoPod 692: FFUNS appeared first on PseudoPod.
February 29, 2020
Author : Robin Husen Narrator : Halloween Bloodfrost Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Half-Men of the Night Marie” first appeared in Phobos magazine issue 4, published in 2017 From the Author: Spoiler Inside SelectShow “Moby Dick is one of my favourite novels, and this story is inspired by […] The post PseudoPod 691: Half-Men of the Night Marie appeared first on PseudoPod.
February 21, 2020
Author : Stewart Moore Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 690: The Aetherised Chamber is a PseudoPod original. In its inspiration this is sort of a science fiction story: I was reading about 17th century scientists and wondered, “What if they were right?” The […] The post PseudoPod 690: The Aetherised Chamber appeared first on PseudoPod.
February 15, 2020
Author : Alexis Ames Narrator : Kitty Sarkozy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Ages of Man” was previously published with Underbelly ‘Zine, Issue 3 Spoiler Inside SelectShow “We’ve often heard of science fiction stories where humans construct the perfect mate for themselves–in this one, I wanted to explore […] The post PseudoPod 689: Ages of Man appeared first on PseudoPod.
February 7, 2020
Author : Alice Glaser Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Tunnel Ahead” first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November 1961 The Tunnel Ahead by Alice Glaser The floor of the topolino was full of sand. There was sand in Toni’s […] The post PseudoPod 688: The Tunnel Ahead appeared first on PseudoPod.
January 31, 2020
Author : Michael Joseph Narrator : Phil Lunt Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Yellow Cat” originally published in Hutchinson’s Mystery Story Magazine, June 1924 Trophy RPG: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gauntlet/trophy-rpg?ref=discovery&term=trophy Duggan Hill Podcast: https://dugganhill.com/ The Walken Puss In Boots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEjKmsMkPKQ The Yellow Cat by Michael Joseph It all began when Grey was followed […] The post PseudoPod 687: The Yellow Cat appeared first on PseudoPod.
January 25, 2020
Author : Otis Adelbert Kline Narrator : Sean D. Sorrentino Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Phantom Rider” originally appeared in Weird Tales, November 1924 The Phantom Rider by Otis Adelbert Kline Big Bill Hawkins laid the trap with admirable precision. Every little detail had been worked out […] The post PseudoPod 686: The Phantom Rider appeared first on PseudoPod.
January 17, 2020
Authors : C.M. Eddy, Jr. and H.P. Lovecraft Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Loved Dead” originally published in Weird Tales, May-June-July 1924 The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy Jr. & H.P. Lovecraft It is midnight. Before dawn they will find me and take […] The post PseudoPod 685: The Loved Dead appeared first on PseudoPod.
January 10, 2020
Author : Richard Connell Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums ‘The Most Dangerous Game” was originally published in the January 19, 1924 issue of Collier’s The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell “Off there to the right—somewhere—is a large island,” said Whitney. “It’s rather a […] The post PseudoPod 684: The Most Dangerous Game appeared first on PseudoPod.
January 3, 2020
Author : Agatha Christie Narrator : B.J. Harrison Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums ‘The Mystery of the Blue Jar’ was first published in the UK in issue 233 of The Grand Magazine in July 1924 and in the US in Metropolitan Magazine the same year. Reprinted in The […] The post PseudoPod 683: The Mystery of the Blue Jar appeared first on PseudoPod.
December 27, 2019
Author : Jack Westlake Narrator : Pippa Alice Stephens Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘Pomegranate Pomegranate” was originally published in Black Static #69 in May of 2019. It was reprinted in the August 2019 issue of The Dark. Pomegranate Pomegranate by Jack Westlake This is what she knows: […] The post PseudoPod 682: Pomegranate Pomegranate appeared first on PseudoPod.
December 25, 2019
Author : C.L. Holland Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “A Night of Many Months” was first published in Every Day Fiction 25th Dec 2017 A Night of Many Months by C.L. Holland He’d wondered, when he started the job, why he needed a belt […] The post PseudoPod 681: A Night of Many Months appeared first on PseudoPod.
December 20, 2019
Author : Mildred Clingerman Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Wild Wood” was originally published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1957 Content Warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Sexual Assault, Abuse, Captivity Do you find most perfumes reek of banality and bad […]
December 13, 2019
Author : Gwendolyn Kiste Narrator : Rachel Lackey Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Woman Out of the Attic” was originally published in Flame Tree’s Haunted House anthology Out this week is The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters. This coming-of-age horror novel focuses on a group […]
December 7, 2019
Author : Rosemary Hayes Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 678: The Boy Who Killed His Mother is a PseudoPod original. Content Warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow gun violence The Boy Who Killed His Mother by Rosemary Hayes Nobody wanted to play with the boy […]
December 2, 2019
Author : Orrin Grey  Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums  “When a Beast Looks Up at the Stars” was first published in Orrin’s third collection Guignol and Other Sardonic Tales Werewolf Ambulance Podcast: http://werewolfambulance.libsyn.com/ Pure Cinema Podcast: http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/purecinema When a Beast Looks Up at the […]
November 22, 2019
Author : Rhoads Brazos Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 676: Things My Father Taught Me is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler Inside SelectShow Bigotry, genocide Spoiler Inside SelectShow This story is based upon Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart,” though it’s set in modern-day Nigeria […]
November 15, 2019
Author : Lucy Clifford Narrator : Eliza Chan Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis The New Mother was first published in Anyhow Stories, Moral and Otherwise, Macmillan and Co., 1882. Audio used in this episode: Spoiler Inside SelectShow https://archive.org/details/joel_pulham_0307/03_joel_260307_knitting_skylarks.mp3 https://freesound.org/people/viznoman/sounds/267306/ https://freesound.org/people/ross_sinc/sounds/444793/ The New Mother by Lucy Clifford 1 The children were always […]
November 8, 2019
Author : Rebecca Lloyd Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums  Dust was first published in Mercy and Other Stories Dust by Rebecca Lloyd Much has developed since the day in April I stumbled out of the Quiet Garden with blood running freely down my cheek. […]
November 5, 2019
Author : Gemma Files Narrator : Nika Harper Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Venio” was originally published in Vastarien, Spring 2019 Venio by Gemma Files Watch out. I’m going to tell you about something, and then . . . you’ll know. You won’t be able to un-know or […]
October 31, 2019
Authors : Effie Seiberg and Alasdair Stuart Narrators : Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 672: In Regards to Your Concerns About Your ScareBnB Experience and The Halloween Parade is a PseudoPod original. Effie Seiberg: “As a card-carrying wuss, this is the first […]
October 27, 2019
Author : Nadia Bulkin Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Only Unity Saves the Damned” first appeared in Letter to Lovecraft in 2014. We discovered this in the collection She Said Destroy released by the excellent Word Horde. Click the link to pick up the […]
October 18, 2019
Author : Lisa Morton Narrator : Laurice White Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Devil Came to Mamie’s on Hallowe’en” was first published in Cemetery Dance Magazine #60 The Devil Came to Mamie’s on Hallowe’en by Lisa Morton It was Hallowe’en night, and business was slow at the […]
October 11, 2019
Author : Annie Neugebauer Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums  “Zanders the Magnificent” was first published in Fireside Magazine Issue 21 in March 2015. Zanders the Magnificent by Annie Neugebauer “My handsome, darling boys,” Mrs. Zander said, placing a hand on each of their shoulders. […]
October 5, 2019
Authors : Pierce Skinner, Lora Gray and Maria Haskins Narrators : Austin Malone, The Word Whore and Setsu Uzume Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 668: Flash on the Borderlands XLIX: Dirty Deeds is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow assault, confinement, sexual violence “Baby Fingers” […]
September 27, 2019
Author : Livia Llewellyn  Narrator : Christiana Ellis Hosts : Matt Saye, Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Allochton” was first published in Letters to Lovecraft: Eighteen Whispers to the Darkness Hey PseudoPod family, is your TO READ pile getting shorter? We have a solution for you. […]
September 20, 2019
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 PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Sexual assault “The Second Coming” by […]
September 14, 2019
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, is your TO READ pile getting shorter? We have a solution for you. Coming out this week […]
September 6, 2019
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 first one when she was tidying his room. Chris was at school, […]
September 2, 2019
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 Author: “This story draws a lot from my relationship with my late father, as well […]
August 29, 2019
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 Year (Volume 8). Content warnings: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Racial violence, genocide Subscribe to […]
August 16, 2019
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 an object of fascination for me, and the more I read about it, the more […]
August 9, 2019
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 around the world who have been forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy […]
August 2, 2019
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 Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson. Then listen to them […]
July 28, 2019
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 Inside SelectShow Self harm, strong sexual themes Title card music is “Coagula” by permission of […]
July 20, 2019
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 SelectShow Drip: https://freesound.org/people/tack00/sounds/399257/ Rain: https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/346642/ Door slam: https://freesound.org/people/DBproductions/sounds/60031/ Waxworks by W.L. George Henry Badger rapidly paced the City churchyard; […]
July 12, 2019
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 out to college students, and while they were actually mostly very nice, the near-nightly, […]
July 5, 2019
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 is a subject dear to my heart. Having watched documentaries on (and read NTSB reports […]
June 28, 2019
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 PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow body horror, sexual abuse, predation, exploitation […]
June 21, 2019
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, cruelty Spurs by Tod Robbins 1 Jacques Courbé was a romanticist. He measured only twenty-eight inches from the […]
June 14, 2019
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 He Dies Where I Die by Michael Harris Cohen Dion spun back to […]
June 8, 2019
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, predation Spoiler Inside SelectShow I was an invisible teenage girl once. I was lucky to survive the […]
June 1, 2019
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 Virginia Kidd Agency for helping us secure the rights to this story. […]
May 25, 2019
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 in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume Ten. Content warning: Spoiler Inside […]
May 17, 2019
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 series, Night Gallery. A surprisingly in depth look at the origin of the […]
May 10, 2019
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 self harm, grief, loss of a child The Algorithms for Love by Ken Liu So long as the […]
May 7, 2019
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 for Best Short Horror Story 2014. Content Warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Violence against children, […]
April 27, 2019
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 helping all professionals, especially beginners, working in the speculative arts. Back their Kickstarter to make […]
April 19, 2019
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 : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Marty Perrett and Shawn Garrett Discuss on Forums “The Gerunding” was first […]
April 18, 2019
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 Francisco Examiner, December 2, 1888. The City of the Gone Away by […]
April 5, 2019
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 the story: “The central idea was a joke I made to my wife while […]
March 29, 2019
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 about body glitter, and instead wrote something about teeth.” A Song for […]
March 24, 2019
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 Annie Neugebauer It was embarrassingly easy to get lost. Even for someone like Jo, […]
March 15, 2019
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: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Kidnapping, confinement, predation “This is one of the rare stories […]
March 8, 2019
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 Places (Shohola Press), published in March 2018 “I go back to visit Sweden […]
March 7, 2019
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 speculative content, I wrote this story to illustrate the complexities of the immigrant […]
February 23, 2019
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 Lights: Southern Gothic Horror (2015) Content warning: Spoiler Inside SelectShow Body horror, sexual violence Hag Ride […]
February 16, 2019
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. I remember her plump face, pearl earrings, and huge […]
February 8, 2019
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 and the Monstrous is a PseudoPod original. “Ecdysis” was previously published at Kaleidotrope (Spring 2016) […]
February 2, 2019
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 Christopher C. Payne at Journalstone. JournalStone is a small press publishing company focusing […]
January 25, 2019
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 Unknown, which is available for free download through Gutenberg. Content warning: Use of insensitive […]
January 19, 2019
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 Sunburst Award for short fiction. Sign up for Alasdair’s weekly newsletter The […]
January 14, 2019
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 Apocalypse anthology that went out of print shortly after publication due to publisher buyout. […]
January 4, 2019
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 Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies books and imagining that if I ate flowers, I could […]
December 28, 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 Codex writers group, based on two story seeds provided by Merc Rustad […]
December 21, 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 sponsored by J.R. HAMANTASCHEN (who podcasts at The Horror Of Nachos And Hamantaschen) […]
December 14, 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 letterpress that compelled Blue John to kill. Which, of course, meant he was simply […]
December 7, 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 originally published in Weird Tales, January 1939 “Masks of Nyarlathotep” is now available […]
December 1, 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 Narratives is a PseudoPod original. “Ten Things I Didn’t Do” is a PseudoPod Original – “This was […]
November 23, 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 short fiction collection Greener Pastures (Shock Totem Publications/Apex Publications), which was a Shirley […]
November 17, 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 and darksome literary horror.” Stephen Jones subsequently picked it up for reprint […]
November 9, 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 have been freaked out by it, but instead I woke up thinking, ‘Ooh, […]
November 4, 2018
Author : R.K. Duncan Narrator : Spencer Disparti Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artists : Jefferson Dupree and Christopher Walker Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 620: Farewell Concert at the World’s End is a PseudoPod original. “Worlds End state park is a real, quite pretty, place in Sullivan County Pennsylvania, where I […]
October 31, 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 print and audio. The Ghost Guide’s Tale by Ian Stuart Outside the Minster, […]
October 27, 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 the deluxe hardcover edition of my first collection NEVER BET THE DEVIL, which […]
October 20, 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 culvert for about three weeks now. He spent more time with it […]
October 12, 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: Objectification is a PseudoPod original. Stalking, Assault FEINSTEIN: How did you decide to come forward? FORD: […]
October 6, 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 Twitter and add them to your feed at http://www.darkestnightpod.com/   Sound effects […]
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