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English, Literature, 1 seasons, 347 episodes, 2 days 8 hours 36 minutes
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PodCastle is the world’s first audio fantasy magazine. Weekly, we broadcast the best in fantasy short stories, running the gammut from heart-pounding sword and sorcery, to strange surrealist tales, to gritty urban fantasy, to the psychological depth of magical realism. Our podcast features authors including N.K. Jemisin, Peter S. Beagle, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Jim C. Hines, and Cat Rambo, among others. Terry Pratchett once wrote, “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.” Tune in to PodCastle each Tuesday for our weekly tale, and spend the length of a morning commute giving your imagination a work out.
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PodCastle 828: The Museum of Living Color

Author : Ryan Cole Narrator : Hugo Jackson Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published in Museum Piece, from Metaphorosis Publishing Rated PG-13 The Museum of Living Color by Ryan Cole   Red lust, as usual, comes in the morning. Red in the way that you whisper my […] The post PodCastle 828: The Museum of Living Color appeared first on PodCastle.
27/02/202429 minutes 51 seconds
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PodCastle 827: Mom and Dad At the Home Front

Author : Sherwood Smith Narrator : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Originally published by Realms of Fantasy Rated PG-13 Mom and Dad At the Home Front by Sherwood Smith   Before Rick spoke, I saw from his expression what was coming. I said the words first. […] The post PodCastle 827: Mom and Dad At the Home Front appeared first on PodCastle.
20/02/202430 minutes 21 seconds
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PodCastle 826: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Study, For Solo Piano

Author : Genevieve Valentine Narrator : Laurice White Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Eric Valdes and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published by Fantasy Magazine Originally PodCastle 233 Rated PG Study, For Solo Piano by Genevieve Valentine The Circus waits in leaking trailers while Boss takes her lieutenants through the house. Then, […] The post PodCastle 826: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Study, For Solo Piano appeared first on PodCastle.
13/02/202434 minutes 43 seconds
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PodCastle 825: Flash Fiction Extravaganza!

Authors : Samantha Murray, Avra Margariti and Devin Miller Narrators : Eliza Chan, Matt Dovey and Srikripa Krishna Prasad Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums This Blue World Previously published by Fantasy Magazine (Issue 83) The Light At the Edge of the World Previously published by Flash Fiction Online […] The post PodCastle 825: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! appeared first on PodCastle.
06/02/202430 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 824: The Portal Keeper

Author : Lavie Tidhar Narrator : Eleanor R. Wood Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by Uncanny Rated PG The Portal Keeper By Lavie Tidhar   October 1st   The rabbit was back this morning. It stopped outside the portal like it always does and it checked […] The post PodCastle 824: The Portal Keeper appeared first on PodCastle.
30/01/202444 minutes 26 seconds
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PodCastle 823: Your Great Mother Across the Salt Sea – Part Two

Author : Kelsey Hutton Narrator : Samantha Loney Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies Content warning for racism and racial slurs Rated PG-13 Your Great Mother Across the Salt Sea by Kelsey Hutton  PART TWO     “And just like that, Endersby was […] The post PodCastle 823: Your Great Mother Across the Salt Sea – Part Two appeared first on PodCastle.
23/01/202442 minutes 59 seconds
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PodCastle 822: Your Great Mother Across the Salt Sea PART ONE

Author : Kelsey Hutton Narrator : Samantha Loney Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies Content warning for racism and racial slurs Rated PG-13 Your Great Mother Across the Salt Sea by Kelsey Hutton PART ONE   Kwayask nātohta. Listen carefully. There once was […] The post PodCastle 822: Your Great Mother Across the Salt Sea PART ONE appeared first on PodCastle.
16/01/202437 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 821: TALES FROM THE VAULTS: It Takes a Town

Author : Stephen V. Ramey Narrator : Bill Ruhsam Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Strange Horizons Previously published as PodCastle #024 Rated PG It Takes a Town by Stephen V. Ramey “They ain’t really going through with this,” Tom said. “Are they?” The pig smell […] The post PodCastle 821: TALES FROM THE VAULTS: It Takes a Town appeared first on PodCastle.
09/01/202434 minutes 25 seconds
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PodCastle 820: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! Holy Banana Peel!, POT, and Ferryman

Authors : Jane Brown, Chuck Rothman and Joshua Jones Lofflin Narrators : Tina Connolly, Eric Valdes and Rick Vicens Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 820: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! Holy Banana Peel!, POT, and Ferryman is a PodCastle original. Holy Banana Peel! by Jane Brown “Would you like […] The post PodCastle 820: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! Holy Banana Peel!, POT, and Ferryman appeared first on PodCastle.
02/01/202426 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 819: Skipping Christmas

Authors : Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw Narrators : Kaitlyn Zivanovich, Matt Dovey, Eric Valdes and Devin Martin Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 819: Skipping Christmas is a PodCastle original. CW for child injury and references to drug use PG-13 Skipping Christmas by Heather Shaw & Tim […] The post PodCastle 819: Skipping Christmas appeared first on PodCastle.
26/12/202335 minutes 5 seconds
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PodCastle 818: TALES FROM THE VAULTS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Christmas Mummy

Authors : Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Pria Wood and Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Originally published in A Christmas Chapbook. Rated G The Christmas Mummy by Heather Shaw & Tim Pratt Trish led Nate from the room, into the hall — their parents’ door […] The post PodCastle 818: TALES FROM THE VAULTS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Christmas Mummy appeared first on PodCastle.
19/12/202334 minutes 19 seconds
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PodCastle 817: Creatures in the Walls

Author : Damini Kane Narrator : Peter Adrian Behravesh Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 817: Creatures in the Walls is a PodCastle original. CW for child abuse Rated PG-13 Creatures in the Walls by Damini Kane One morning before breakfast, Roe’s mother is shrieking. She is bejewelled, […] The post PodCastle 817: Creatures in the Walls appeared first on PodCastle.
12/12/202350 minutes 37 seconds
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PodCastle 816: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Ravens’ Sister

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : Tanja Milojevic  Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Devin Martin and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in KROnline. Also published as PodCastle 508. Rated PG-13 The Ravens’ Sister by Natalia Theodoridou There are many ways to tell this story. All of them are true.   Verses of the […] The post PodCastle 816: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Ravens’ Sister appeared first on PodCastle.
05/12/20231 hour 10 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 815: Beverly’s Sonata

Author : Jennifer Hudak Narrator : Eleiece Krawiec Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Not One of Us #75 (January 2023) Rated PG Beverly’s Sonata by Jennifer Hudak   When the record player first spoke to Beverly, it used the voice of her old piano. At […] The post PodCastle 815: Beverly’s Sonata appeared first on PodCastle.
28/11/202346 minutes 31 seconds
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PodCastle 814: Chewing Through Wire

Author : Chris Kuriata Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published in the anthology Food Of My People in 2021 Content warnings for human and animal death Rated PG-13 Chewing Through Wire By Chris Kuriata   Each evening, Auntie Shanta washes her muddy feet […] The post PodCastle 814: Chewing Through Wire appeared first on PodCastle.
21/11/202336 minutes 24 seconds
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PodCastle 813: Stitch by Kathleen Schaefer

Author : Kathleen Schaefer Narrator : Ant Bacon Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 813: Stitch by Kathleen Schaefer is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Stitch By Kathleen Schaefer Dalia doesn’t like how the stale hospital air pricks at her cheeks, and Aden doesn’t understand why no one […] The post PodCastle 813: Stitch by Kathleen Schaefer appeared first on PodCastle.
14/11/202336 minutes 2 seconds
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PodCastle 812: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: No Mercy to the Rest

Author : Bennett North Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 812: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: No Mercy to the Rest is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 No Mercy to the Rest by Bennett North Sadie parked in the lee of Castle Inferno, where she would […] The post PodCastle 812: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: No Mercy to the Rest appeared first on PodCastle.
07/11/20231 hour 25 minutes 6 seconds
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PodCastle 811: Apolépisi: A De-Scaling

Author : Suzan Palumbo Narrator : Shingai Njeri Kagunda Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by Lightspeed Magazine Oct 2022 Issue: 149 CW for terminal illness Rated PG-13 Apolépisi: A De-Scaling By: Suzan Palumbo I find Aleda’s scale, sticky with ichor, tucked between the tentacles of our […] The post PodCastle 811: Apolépisi: A De-Scaling appeared first on PodCastle.
31/10/202325 minutes 13 seconds
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PodCastle 810: And in Rain, Blank Pages

Author : Lora Gray Narrator : Joe Moran Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by Fantasy & Science Fiction CWs for a surgical procedure, homophobia (including slurs), assault, sexual assault, and domestic violence Rated R And in Rain, Blank Pages by Lora Gray   It’s 1981, I’m […] The post PodCastle 810: And in Rain, Blank Pages appeared first on PodCastle.
24/10/202336 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 809: The Woman on the Balcony

Author : Dorothy Quick Narrator : Valerie Valdes Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Weird Tales CW  for murder and references to torture Rated PG-13 The Woman on the Balcony by Dorothy Quick   Sherry thought she had never seen anything more beautiful than the Villa […] The post PodCastle 809: The Woman on the Balcony appeared first on PodCastle.
17/10/202343 minutes 2 seconds
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PodCastle 808: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Settlement

Author : WC Dunlap Narrator : Kimberly Taylor Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 808: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Settlement is a PodCastle original. violence, adult themes Rated R The Settlement by WC Dunlap They file out into the predawn chill before the rest of the settlement is awake. […] The post PodCastle 808: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Settlement appeared first on PodCastle.
09/10/20231 hour 29 minutes 49 seconds
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PodCastle 807: DOUBLE FEATURE: Gentler Things and The Sigilist’s Notes on the Fell Lord’s Staff

Authors : Thomas Ha and Stephen Granade Narrators : Stephen Granade and Lucy McLoughlin Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 807: DOUBLE FEATURE: Gentler Things and The Sigilist’s Notes on the Fell Lord’s Staff is a PodCastle original. CW for the death of a parent in Gentler Things […] The post PodCastle 807: DOUBLE FEATURE: Gentler Things and The Sigilist’s Notes on the Fell Lord’s Staff appeared first on PodCastle.
03/10/202328 minutes 15 seconds
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PodCastle 806: Diamonds and Pearls

Author : JL George Narrator : Jordan Price Williams Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by Fireside Rated R Diamonds and Pearls by JL George   Diamonds are two a penny, but everybody wants them anyway. At first, Osian thinks it’s because they hurt. Every time he […] The post PodCastle 806: Diamonds and Pearls appeared first on PodCastle.
26/09/202327 minutes 20 seconds
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PodCastle 805: The Somnambulant

Author : Sam W. Pisciotta Narrator : Nicola Chapman Host : Matt Dovey Discuss on Forums PodCastle 805: The Somnambulant is a PodCastle original. CW for assault Rated PG-13 The Somnambulant by Sam W. Pisciotta   The moon sits plump within a windowpane as if plucked from the sky and framed for safekeeping. Bound by […] The post PodCastle 805: The Somnambulant appeared first on PodCastle.
19/09/202340 minutes 18 seconds
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PodCastle 804: Anniversary Special: Fixer, Worker, Singer

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrators : Peter Adrian Behravesh, Jen R. Albert and Tina Connolly Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Shimmer. Rated PG-13 Fixer, Worker, Singer by Natalia Theodoridou Fixer Turns on the Stars The sky creaks as Fixer makes his way across the steel ramp that […] The post PodCastle 804: Anniversary Special: Fixer, Worker, Singer appeared first on PodCastle.
12/09/20231 hour 8 minutes 31 seconds
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PodCastle 803: Quest of the Starstone

Authors : C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner Narrator : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by Weird Tales, November 1937 CW for toture PG-13 Quest of the Starstone-Part Two by C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner Yarol landed on his feet like the cat he […] The post PodCastle 803: Quest of the Starstone appeared first on PodCastle.
05/09/202340 minutes 5 seconds
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PodCastle 802: Quest of the Starstone

Authors : C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner Narrator : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by Weird Tales, November 1937 CW for torture PG-13 Quest of the Starstone by C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner   Jirel of Joiry is riding down with a […] The post PodCastle 802: Quest of the Starstone appeared first on PodCastle.
29/08/202344 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 801: Point of Order

Author : Taryn Frazier Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 801: Point of Order is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Point of Order by Taryn Frazier   Behind his screen, the game master cracks his knuckles. “OK, folks. This is session zero of a […] The post PodCastle 801: Point of Order appeared first on PodCastle.
22/08/202351 minutes 12 seconds
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PodCastle 800: D.I.Y.

Author : John Wiswell  Narrator : Sarah Griffin Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously Published in Tor CW for self harm and chronic illness Rated PG-13 D.I.Y. By John Wiswell   People ask how Noah could possibly turn down the Ozymandias Academy. All they know about him is […] The post PodCastle 800: D.I.Y. appeared first on PodCastle.
15/08/202350 minutes 51 seconds
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PodCastle 799: A Change of Clothes

Author : Derek Des Anges Narrator : Isaac Harwood Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 799: A Change of Clothes is a PodCastle original. CW for references to child abuse and looooots of swearing Rated PG-13 A Change of Clothes By Derek Des Anges Security at the Bellside […] The post PodCastle 799: A Change of Clothes appeared first on PodCastle.
08/08/202338 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 798: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Squalor and Sympathy

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Louise Ratcliffe Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums First published in Writers of the Future volume 32, May 2016 Originally aired as PodCastle 427   Originally aired as PodCastle 427 Rated PG-13 Squalor and Sympathy by Matt Dovey Anna concentrated on the cold, on the […] The post PodCastle 798: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Squalor and Sympathy appeared first on PodCastle.
01/08/20231 hour 33 minutes 1 second
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PodCastle 797: A Jar of Malice

Author : Gregory Marlow Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 797: A Jar of Malice is a PodCastle original. CW for cruelty and references to homophobia Rated PG-13 A Jar of Malice By Gregory Marlow 1982 The morning light woke me as Mamaw slid […] The post PodCastle 797: A Jar of Malice appeared first on PodCastle.
25/07/202346 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 796: Beech, Please

Author : Maria Brekke Narrators : Eleanor R. Wood, Kaitlyn Zivanovich, Eric Valdes, Devin Martin, Srikripa Krishna Prasad, Shingai Njeri Kagunda, Matt Dovey, Tierney Bailey, Emmalia Harrington, Sofía Barker, Julia Patt and Kiran Kaur Saini Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 796: Beech, Please is a PodCastle original. […] The post PodCastle 796: Beech, Please appeared first on PodCastle.
18/07/202333 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 795: The Indigo Mantis

Author : E. Catherine Tobler Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 795: The Indigo Mantis is a PodCastle original. CW for insects, arachnids, and beheadings PG-13 The Indigo Mantis by E. Catherine Tobler Indi walked into the bar, seeds crunching under tarsus. The bar […] The post PodCastle 795: The Indigo Mantis appeared first on PodCastle.
11/07/202352 minutes 29 seconds
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PodCastle 794: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: This is Not A Wardrobe Door

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrators : Dave Thompson, Jen R. Albert, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Rachael K. Jones, Alasdair Stuart, Marguerite Kenner and Graeme Dunlop Hosts : Matt Dovey and Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Originally published in Fireside Fiction Magazine. Originally  aired in PodCastle 413 Rated G This is Not […] The post PodCastle 794: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: This is Not A Wardrobe Door appeared first on PodCastle.
04/07/202351 minutes 53 seconds
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PodCastle 793: Dip and Roll

Author : Celeste Rita Baker Narrator : Derrick O’Neal Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 793: Dip and Roll is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Dip and Roll by Celeste Rita Baker On de largest beach of de smallest island in de Tania archipelago in de Caribbean Sea […] The post PodCastle 793: Dip and Roll appeared first on PodCastle.
27/06/202327 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 792: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: In the Stacks

Author : Scott Lynch Narrators : Norm Sherman, Pria Wood, Dave Thompson, Anna Schwind, Wilson Fowlie, M.K. Hobson, Graeme Dunlop, Ann Leckie, Alasdair Stuart, Rachel Swirsky and Marshal Latham Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Originally Published in Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery, Originally PodCastle 200 […] The post PodCastle 792: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: In the Stacks appeared first on PodCastle.
20/06/20232 hours 10 minutes 31 seconds
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PodCastle 791: TALES FROM THE VAULTS: Fine Flying Things

Author : Adele Gardner Narrator : Elie Hirschman Host : Aidan Doyle Discuss on Forums Previously published in the anthology Twisted Cat Tales, edited by Esther Schrader. Rated G   Originally aired as PodCastle 260 Fine Flying Things by Adele Gardner Frankie watched, open-mouthed, as the cats soared up into the sky. All he could think […] The post PodCastle 791: TALES FROM THE VAULTS: Fine Flying Things appeared first on PodCastle.
13/06/202324 minutes 45 seconds
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PodCastle 790: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: “The Mermaid’s Tea Party”

Author : Samantha Henderson Narrator : Tina Connolly Hosts : Matt Dovey, Dave Thompson, Anna Schwind and Pria Wood Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Helix. Content Warnings for carnivorous mermaids, sexual shenanigans in the presence of a minor, and near death experiences. Rated R The Mermaid’s Tea Party by Samantha […] The post PodCastle 790: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: “The Mermaid’s Tea Party” appeared first on PodCastle.
06/06/20231 hour 44 minutes 7 seconds
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PodCastle 789: “(emet)”

Author : Lauren Ring Narrator : Rebecca Fraimow Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Fantasy and Science Fiction Content Warnings for racial discrimination, terminal illness, and the death of a parent PG-13 (emet) by Lauren Ring i. detection When protesters take out the power at her […] The post PodCastle 789: “(emet)” appeared first on PodCastle.
30/05/20231 hour 6 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 788: An Anklet Broken

Author : Chaitanya Murali Narrator : M. L. Krishnan Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 788: An Anklet Broken is a PodCastle original. An Anklet Broken by Chaitanya Murali   There is a man I am meant to love. He is the son of a sea-merchant, wealthy and […] The post PodCastle 788: An Anklet Broken appeared first on PodCastle.
23/05/202346 minutes 2 seconds
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PodCastle 787: Flash Fiction Extravaganza – Bargaining

Authors : Tanya Aydelott, M.K. Hutchins and Lindsey Godfrey Eccles Narrators : Kaitlyn Zivanovich, Sofía Barker and Karen Menzel (née Bovenmyer) Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums “The Greenhouse Bargain” was previously published by Flash Fiction Online, September 2022 “Shattered Petals of Celadon” was previously published by Daily Science […] The post PodCastle 787: Flash Fiction Extravaganza – Bargaining appeared first on PodCastle.
16/05/202337 minutes 45 seconds
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PodCastle 786: Double Feature! Scales; My Custom Monster

Authors : M. Stevenson and Jo Miles Narrators : Andrew K. Hoe, Eric Valdes and Valerie Valdes Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums “My Custom Monster” was previously published by Fireside Fiction August 2021  “Scales” is a PodCastle original. “Scales” has a content warning for child abuse “My Custom […] The post PodCastle 786: Double Feature! Scales; My Custom Monster appeared first on PodCastle.
09/05/202343 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 785: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Biographical Notes to ‘A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-planes’ by Benjamin Rosenbaum

Author : Benjamin Rosenbaum Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Hosts : Matt Dovey and Ann Leckie Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Originally published in All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, edited by David Moles and Jay Lake. Rated PG Episode 785 is part of our 15th Anniversary special and includes an interview with Ann Leckie, the first assistant […] The post PodCastle 785: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Biographical Notes to ‘A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-planes’ by Benjamin Rosenbaum appeared first on PodCastle.
02/05/20231 hour 32 minutes 2 seconds
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PodCastle 784: La Vitesse

Author : Kelly Robson Narrator : Kae Mills Host : Sofía Barker Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by “The Book of Dragons” edited by Jonathan Strahan Content Warnings for children in peril and references to sexual assault Rated PG-13 La Vitesse By Kelly Robson   March 2, 1983, 30 kilometers southwest […] The post PodCastle 784: La Vitesse appeared first on PodCastle.
25/04/202352 minutes 18 seconds
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PodCastle 783: Of the Body

Author : Eugenia Triantafyllou Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies Content Warnings for animal death and themes of infant death Rated PG-13 Of the Body By Eugenia Triantafyllou     When Osarah and I finally lie sweaty in […] The post PodCastle 783: Of the Body appeared first on PodCastle.
18/04/202337 minutes 19 seconds
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PodCastle 782: The Girl Who Never Was

Author : Harold R. Thompson Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 782: The Girl Who Never Was is a PodCastle original. Content Warning for the death of a spouse. Rated PG The Girl Who Never Was Harold R. Thompson   I met Kate Krimple […] The post PodCastle 782: The Girl Who Never Was appeared first on PodCastle.
11/04/202326 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 781: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Interview with Rachel Swirsky

Author : Kij Johnson Narrator : Heather Lindsley Hosts : Matt Dovey and Rachel Swirsky Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 781: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Interview with Rachel Swirsky is a PodCastle original. Episode 781 is part of our 15th Anniversary special and includes an interview with Rachel Swirsky, the founding editor of Podcastle […] The post PodCastle 781: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Interview with Rachel Swirsky appeared first on PodCastle.
09/04/20231 hour 31 minutes 6 seconds
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PodCastle 781: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The evolution of trickster stories among the dogs of North Park after the Change

Author : Kij Johnson Narrator : Heather Lindsley Hosts : Matt Dovey and Rachel Swirsky Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 781: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The evolution of trickster stories among the dogs of North Park after the Change is a PodCastle original. Rated PG   This episode is part of our 15th […] The post PodCastle 781: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The evolution of trickster stories among the dogs of North Park after the Change appeared first on PodCastle.
04/04/20231 hour 31 minutes 6 seconds
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PodCastle 780: The Captive River

Author : Chido Muchemwa Narrator : Shingai Njeri Kagunda Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by Augur Issue 4.2 Rated PG-13 The Captive River By C.T. Muchemwa   It was Siba’s eighteenth birthday, but instead of having a party to celebrate, she was standing by the Zambezi […] The post PodCastle 780: The Captive River appeared first on PodCastle.
28/03/202341 minutes 46 seconds
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PodCastle 779: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Black Feather

Author : K. Tempest Bradford Narrator : Amal El-Mohtar Host : Shingai Njeri Kagunda Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Originally published in Interfictions Rated PG   “Black Feather” originally aired as PodCastle 123  Black Feather by K. Tempest Bradford Exactly one year before she saw the raven, Brenna began to dream of flying.  Sometimes […] The post PodCastle 779: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Black Feather appeared first on PodCastle.
21/03/202338 minutes 56 seconds
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PodCastle 778: A Thousand Echoes in One Voice

Author : Deborah L. Davitt Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by The Overcast Rated PG-13 A Thousand Echoes in One Voice by Deborah L. Davitt   You’ve snuck through doors that should have been locked to get here. Here, the subway station […] The post PodCastle 778: A Thousand Echoes in One Voice appeared first on PodCastle.
14/03/202333 minutes 38 seconds
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PodCastle 777: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree

Author : Nibedita Sen Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Eleanor R. Wood Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Originally published in Anathema Magazine. Rated PG-13 “Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree” originally aired as PodCastle 523 . Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree By Nibedita Sen The moment I swallowed the pret, I […] The post PodCastle 777: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree appeared first on PodCastle.
07/03/202329 minutes 11 seconds
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PodCastle 776: A Girl is Blood, Spirit, and Fire

Author : Somto Ihezue Narrator : Pemi Aguda Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by Rain Dance: Afritondo Prize 2022 Anthology Strong Content Warning for assault, violence, and female genital mutilation Rated R A Girl Is Blood, Spirit, and Fire by Somto Ihezue   Scattering through the […] The post PodCastle 776: A Girl is Blood, Spirit, and Fire appeared first on PodCastle.
28/02/202342 minutes 3 seconds
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PodCastle 775: “The Morthouse”

Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Eleanor R. Wood Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums Previously published by The Deadlands #12 Contents Warning for the death of a child Rated PG-13 The Morthouse by Maria Haskins   In her forty-two years on God’s wide Earth, Gerda has read no […] The post PodCastle 775: “The Morthouse” appeared first on PodCastle.
21/02/202338 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 774: Yung Lich and the Dance of Death

Author : Alex Fox Narrator : Eric Valdes Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 774: Yung Lich and the Dance of Death is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Yung Lich and the Dance of Death By Alex Fox   My Christian name was Thomas Kanfor but ever since […] The post PodCastle 774: Yung Lich and the Dance of Death appeared first on PodCastle.
14/02/202344 minutes 44 seconds
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PodCastle 773: Housing Problem

Authors : C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner Narrator : John Bell Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Originally published by Charm, October 1944 Rated PG Housing Problem by C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner   Jacqueline said it was a canary, but I contended that there were a couple of lovebirds in […] The post PodCastle 773: Housing Problem appeared first on PodCastle.
07/02/202349 minutes 4 seconds
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January 2023 Metacast

Presenters: Marguerite Kenner and Alasdair Stuart Hey folks, welcome to an Escape Artists metacast. I’m Marguerite Kenner. And I’m Alasdair Stuart. For those of you who have never heard a metacast before, think of this like a mini State of the Union address, a way for us to update you about what’s been happening at EA. The […] The post January 2023 Metacast appeared first on PodCastle.
31/01/202314 minutes 25 seconds
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PodCastle 772: “Mama uat-ur”

Author : Z. K. Abraham Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 772: “Mama uat-ur” is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for references to torture and suicide Rated PG-13 Mama uat-ur By Z. K. Abraham   Pressing her forearms against the first-floor window’s metal frame, […] The post PodCastle 772: “Mama uat-ur” appeared first on PodCastle.
31/01/202342 minutes 21 seconds
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PodCastle 771: Wapnintu’tijig They Sang Until Dawn

Author : Tiffany Morris Narrator : Samantha Loney Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 771: Wapnintu’tijig They Sang Until Dawn is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Wapnintu’tijig: They Sang Until Dawn By Tiffany Morris   In the time of fever, the marks of the animals changed. Waterbirds shone […] The post PodCastle 771: Wapnintu’tijig They Sang Until Dawn appeared first on PodCastle.
24/01/202323 minutes 1 second
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PodCastle 770: The Dragon Killer’s Daughter

Author : MacKenzie R. Snead Narrator : Heather Thomas Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin PodCastle 770: The Dragon Killer’s Daughter is a PodCastle original. Content warning for the death of a parent. Rated PG The Dragon Killer’s Daughter by MacKenzie R. Snead   Gayamiza was no stranger to pilgrims, but these […] The post PodCastle 770: The Dragon Killer’s Daughter appeared first on PodCastle.
17/01/202351 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 769: In The Woods Somewhere (or Stories Never Leave)

Author : Victor Forna Narrators : Moustapha Mbacké Diop, Ada Nnadi and Somto Ihezue Host : Shingai Njeri Kagunda Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Bad Form (African History Issue) Rated PG-13 In The Woods Somewhere (or Stories Never Leave) by Victor Forna   Gods Slap Those Who Summon Them. […] The post PodCastle 769: In The Woods Somewhere (or Stories Never Leave) appeared first on PodCastle.
10/01/202325 minutes 2 seconds
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PodCastle 768: The Consequences of Microwaving Styrofoam

Author : Leah Ning Narrator : Peter Adrian Behravesh Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 768: The Consequences of Microwaving Styrofoam is a PodCastle original. Content warning for terminal illness Rated PG-13 The Consequences of Microwaving Styrofoam by Leah Ning   We meet when we’re sixteen, and the […] The post PodCastle 768: The Consequences of Microwaving Styrofoam appeared first on PodCastle.
03/01/202323 minutes 15 seconds
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PodCastle 767: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The Ant King

Author : Benjamin Rosenbaum Narrator : Steve Eley Host : Eric Valdes Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums First appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction (Prime Books). Rated PG   This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode to highlight […] The post PodCastle 767: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The Ant King appeared first on PodCastle.
27/12/202250 minutes 47 seconds
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PodCastle 766: Lockdown Around the Christmas Tree

Authors : Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt Narrators : Shingai Njeri Kagunda, Eleanor R. Wood, Matt Dovey, Devin Martin, Eric Valdes and Sofía Barker Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 766: Lockdown Around the Christmas Tree is a PodCastle original. Content warning for loss of a loved one […] The post PodCastle 766: Lockdown Around the Christmas Tree appeared first on PodCastle.
20/12/202241 minutes 35 seconds
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PodCastle 765: The Science and Artistry of Snake Oil Salesmanship – Part 2

Author : Timothy Mudie Narrator : Jairus Durnett Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies Rated PG-13 The soundtrack featured in this story was composed by our audio engineer Eric Valdes [Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part novelette. Visit our previous post to […] The post PodCastle 765: The Science and Artistry of Snake Oil Salesmanship – Part 2 appeared first on PodCastle.
13/12/202239 minutes 22 seconds
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PodCastle 764: The Science and Artistry of Snake Oil Salesmanship – Part 1

Author : Timothy Mudie Narrator : Jairus Durnett Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies Rated PG-13 The soundtrack featured in this story was composed by our audio engineer Eric Valdes   The Science and Artistry of Snake Oil Salesmanship by Timothy Mudie   […] The post PodCastle 764: The Science and Artistry of Snake Oil Salesmanship – Part 1 appeared first on PodCastle.
06/12/202237 minutes 40 seconds
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PodCastle 763: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – Dying Rivers and Broken Hearts

Author : Gabriella Buba Narrator : Vida Cruz-Borja Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Artist : Cindy Fan Discuss on Forums Previously published by Strange Religion: Speculative Fiction of Spirituality, Belief, & Practice (Strange Concepts: Big Ideas Explored Through Speculative Fiction) Rated PG-13 Dying Rivers and Broken Hearts by Gabriella Buba   […] The post PodCastle 763: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – Dying Rivers and Broken Hearts appeared first on PodCastle.
29/11/202239 minutes 38 seconds
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PodCastle 762: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – The Witching Hour

Author : Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki Narrator : Shingai Njeri Kagunda Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Artist : Cindy Fan Discuss on Forums Previously published by Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores Rated PG-13 The Witching Hour By Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki   I stood balanced at the top of the oldest palm tree, […] The post PodCastle 762: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – The Witching Hour appeared first on PodCastle.
22/11/202229 minutes
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PodCastle 761: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – The Bone Pickers

Author : Kelsey Hutton Narrator : Laurie McDougall Host : Sofía Barker Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Artist : Cindy Fan Discuss on Forums PodCastle 761: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – The Bone Pickers is a PodCastle original. Content Warning for themes of genocide Rated PG The Bone Pickers by Kelsey Hutton   My last day picking […] The post PodCastle 761: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – The Bone Pickers appeared first on PodCastle.
15/11/202245 minutes 14 seconds
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PodCastle 760: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – The Tree Whisperer

Author : Oluwatomiwa Ajeigbe Narrator : Somto Ihezue Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Artist : Cindy Fan Discuss on Forums Previously published by Xenocultivars: Stories Of Queer Growth Rated PG-13 The Tree Whisperer by Oluwatomiwa Ajeigbe   The trees are getting restless. I walk down the beaten forest path, trying my […] The post PodCastle 760: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – The Tree Whisperer appeared first on PodCastle.
08/11/202235 minutes 56 seconds
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PodCastle 759: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – Anu and the Vetala

Author : Srikripa Krishna Prasad Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Artist : Cindy Fan Discuss on Forums PodCastle 759: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – Anu and the Vetala is a PodCastle original. Content Warnings for references to sexual assault PG-13 Anu and the Vetala by Srikripa Krishna Prasad   […] The post PodCastle 759: INDIGENOUS MAGIC – Anu and the Vetala appeared first on PodCastle.
01/11/202253 minutes 33 seconds
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PodCastle 758: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The Half Dark Promise

Author : Malon Edwards Narrator : Mandaly Louis-Charles Host : Sara S. Messenger Audio Producers : Eric Valdes and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Shimmer Magazine. Read it here! Rated R   This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a […] The post PodCastle 758: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The Half Dark Promise appeared first on PodCastle.
26/10/202232 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 757: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Harlequin Moon

Author : Jennifer Hykes Narrator : Laurice White Host : Hamilton Perez Audio Producers : Eric Valdes and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 757: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Harlequin Moon is a PodCastle original. Rated PG   This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member […] The post PodCastle 757: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Harlequin Moon appeared first on PodCastle.
18/10/202240 minutes 14 seconds
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PodCastle 756: O Cul-de-Sac!

Author : Tim Major Narrator : Nicola Seaton-Clark Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published in “And the House Lights Dim”, from Luna Press Content Warning for postnatal depression Rated PG-13 O Cul-de-Sac! by Tim Major   O neighbours! If only we might speak! Do you feel as […] The post PodCastle 756: O Cul-de-Sac! appeared first on PodCastle.
11/10/20221 hour 15 minutes 15 seconds
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PodCastle 755: Aurum & Indigo

Author : L. P. Kindred Narrator : Brent Lambert Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Queer Blades Anthology 1 Content Warning for violence Rated R Aurum & Indigo By LP Kindred   Aurum sits on a wooden stool, hunched over the oakwood bar, stained darker by shellac and low lights. […] The post PodCastle 755: Aurum & Indigo appeared first on PodCastle.
04/10/202244 minutes 38 seconds
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PodCastle 754: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The One They Took Before

Author : Kelly Sandoval Narrator : Eleiece Krawiec Host : Tarver Nova Audio Producers : Devin Martin and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Shimmer Magazine Rated PG This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode to highlight and discuss. […] The post PodCastle 754: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The One They Took Before appeared first on PodCastle.
27/09/202228 minutes 31 seconds
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PodCastle 753: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Piety, Prayer, Peacekeeper, Apocalypse

Author : Rati Mehrotra Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Andrew K. Hoe Audio Producers : Eric Valdes and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 753: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Piety, Prayer, Peacekeeper, Apocalypse is a PodCastle original. Content warning for suicidal ideation. Rated PG-13 This episode is a part of our Tales […] The post PodCastle 753: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Piety, Prayer, Peacekeeper, Apocalypse appeared first on PodCastle.
20/09/202240 minutes 21 seconds
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PodCastle 752: The Music on the Hill

Author : Saki (the pen name of H. H. Munro) Narrator : Kat Day Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums First published in 1911 in “The Chronicles of Clovis” Content Warning for an outdated racial term Rated PG-13 “Traveler’s Guide to the City of Intrigue” advert voiced, scored, and […] The post PodCastle 752: The Music on the Hill appeared first on PodCastle.
13/09/202222 minutes 35 seconds
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PodCastle 751: Flash Fiction Extravaganza – Mortality

Authors : Samantha Murray, Lindsey Godfrey Eccles and Stewart C Baker Narrators : Emma Osborne, Dave Robison and Eleanor R. Wood Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums “On the Corner of Fulton and West” is a PodCastle Original! “The Stars That Fall” was previously published at Flash Fiction Online. […] The post PodCastle 751: Flash Fiction Extravaganza – Mortality appeared first on PodCastle.
06/09/202231 minutes 31 seconds
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PodCastle 750: We Are All of Us

Author : Deborah L. Davitt Narrator : Karen Menzel (née Bovenmyer) Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by NewMyths #51 Content Warning for loss of a spouse Rated PG-13 We Are All of Us by Deborah L. Davitt   They wore white armor, sleek and chitinous — […] The post PodCastle 750: We Are All of Us appeared first on PodCastle.
30/08/202257 minutes 55 seconds
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PodCastle 749: Sungrass Girl

Author : Uchechukwu Nwaka Narrator : Shingai Njeri Kagunda Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously Published by Cossmass Infinities Rated PG-13   The music for the promotion intro is “Sneaky Snitch” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   Hey everyone, Alasdair here […] The post PodCastle 749: Sungrass Girl appeared first on PodCastle.
23/08/202247 minutes 19 seconds
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PodCastle 748: Colors of the Immortal Palette – Part 3

Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Miyuki Jane Pinckard Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Devin Martin and Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Uncanny Magazine Rated R “The Traveler’s Guide to the Goblin Fells is an expansion book for the 5th edition of the world’s most litigious roleplaying game, about […] The post PodCastle 748: Colors of the Immortal Palette – Part 3 appeared first on PodCastle.
16/08/202240 minutes 21 seconds
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PodCastle 747: Colors of the Immortal Palette – Part 2

Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Miyuki Jane Pinckard Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Devin Martin and Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Uncanny Magazine Rated R “The Traveler’s Guide to the Goblin Fells is an expansion book for the 5th edition of the world’s most litigious roleplaying game, about […] The post PodCastle 747: Colors of the Immortal Palette – Part 2 appeared first on PodCastle.
09/08/202229 minutes 15 seconds
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PodCastle 746: Colors of the Immortal Palette – Part 1

Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Miyuki Jane Pinckard Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Devin Martin and Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Uncanny Magazine Rated R The music for the promotion intro is “Sneaky Snitch” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   Hey […] The post PodCastle 746: Colors of the Immortal Palette – Part 1 appeared first on PodCastle.
02/08/202237 minutes 27 seconds
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PodCastle 745: A Beautiful Memory

Author : Shannon Peavey Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Apex Rated PG-13 The music for the promotion intro is “Sneaky Snitch” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/   Hey everyone, Alasdair here – hope you’re […] The post PodCastle 745: A Beautiful Memory appeared first on PodCastle.
26/07/202233 minutes 53 seconds
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PodCastle 744: Double Feature! I Will You Back to Time and Space; The Ocean-Eyed Boy

Authors : Dafydd McKimm and Timothy Mudie Narrators : Alasdair Stuart and Kyle Akers Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums “I Will You Back to Time and Space” was originally published by Flash Fiction Online “The Ocean-Eyed Boy” was originally published by Deep Magic “I Will You Back to […] The post PodCastle 744: Double Feature! I Will You Back to Time and Space; The Ocean-Eyed Boy appeared first on PodCastle.
19/07/202235 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 743: Ribbons

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : A. F. Grappin Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums Previously published by Uncanny Magazine Rated R Ribbons by Natalia Theodoridou   Monday’s lover tugs at Jan’s ribbon with his teeth. Jan doesn’t yell at the lover to stop. The guy just received bad news […] The post PodCastle 743: Ribbons appeared first on PodCastle.
12/07/20220
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PodCastle 742: The Morning House

Author : Kate Heartfield Narrator : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 742: The Morning House is a PodCastle original. Content warning for dementia Rated PG-13 The Morning House By Kate Heartfield   “This B&B is frankly unacceptable,” Dad says. “I want to go home.” Sylvia […] The post PodCastle 742: The Morning House appeared first on PodCastle.
05/07/202235 minutes 55 seconds
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PodCastle 741: Between The Island and the Deep Blue Sea

Author : Jaxon Tempest Narrator : Soleil Knowles Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 741: Between The Island and the Deep Blue Sea is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Between The Island and the Deep Blue Sea By Jaxon Tempest   No one knew how the island floated, […] The post PodCastle 741: Between The Island and the Deep Blue Sea appeared first on PodCastle.
28/06/202226 minutes 52 seconds
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PodCastle 740: Beck’s Pest Control and the Case of the Drag Show Downer

Author : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 740: Beck’s Pest Control and the Case of the Drag Show Downer is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Beck’s Pest Control and the Case of the Drag Show Downer by Abra Staffin-Wiebe   I […] The post PodCastle 740: Beck’s Pest Control and the Case of the Drag Show Downer appeared first on PodCastle.
21/06/202247 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 739: ‘Til Death

Author : C.J. Lavigne Narrator : Nicola Seaton-Clark Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 739: ‘Til Death is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for grief Rated PG-13 ‘Til Death by C. J. Lavigne   My dear Clarinda, They tell me that when you heard of my wedding, you […] The post PodCastle 739: ‘Til Death appeared first on PodCastle.
14/06/202236 minutes 47 seconds
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PodCastle 738: The Bones Beneath

Author : Vanessa Fogg Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Devin Martin Discuss on Forums PodCastle 738: The Bones Beneath is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for violence and death Rated PG-13 The Bones Beneath by Vanessa Fogg   Four years ago, the bones began pushing up from the earth. […] The post PodCastle 738: The Bones Beneath appeared first on PodCastle.
07/06/202246 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 737: The Eight Hundred Legs of the Rio-Niterói Bridge

Author : Renan Bernardo Narrator : Diogo Ramos Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Eric Valdes Discuss on Forums PodCastle 737: The Eight Hundred Legs of the Rio-Niterói Bridge is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for death of a parent, grief, and brief mentions of torture Rated PG-13 The Eight Hundred Legs of the […] The post PodCastle 737: The Eight Hundred Legs of the Rio-Niterói Bridge appeared first on PodCastle.
31/05/20220
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PodCastle 736: The Gorgon’s Glass

Author : M. E. Bronstein Narrators : Rachael K. Jones and Dave Thompson Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 736: The Gorgon’s Glass is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 The Gorgon’s Glass by M.E. Bronstein   There are people who try to blame Oken’s unhappy demise on […] The post PodCastle 736: The Gorgon’s Glass appeared first on PodCastle.
24/05/202244 minutes 24 seconds
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PodCastle 735: The Artists’ Colony

Author : Patrick Freyne Narrator : Eleanor R. Wood Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Winter Papers Volume 5 Content warning for drowning, malnourishment, and extreme peril Rated PG-13 The Artists’ Colony Patrick Freyne   Dear ­­­­­­­______, I think you would love it here. It’s […] The post PodCastle 735: The Artists’ Colony appeared first on PodCastle.
17/05/202228 minutes 20 seconds
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PodCastle 734: An Incomplete Account of the Case of the Bird-Talker of Yaros

Author : Eleanna Castroianni Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Fireside Content warnings for war, imprisonment, and torture Rated PG-13 An Incomplete Account of the Case of the Bird-Talker of Yaros by Eleanna Castroianni     PANAYOTIS M., interviewed by Eleni […] The post PodCastle 734: An Incomplete Account of the Case of the Bird-Talker of Yaros appeared first on PodCastle.
10/05/202225 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 733: Flash Fiction Extravaganza – Rough Patches

Authors : Marisca Pichette, Dafydd McKimm and Devin Miller Narrators : Scott Campbell, Matt Dovey and Kelly Robson Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums “Water We Made to Breathe” and “A Partial Record of Enchanted Cheeses I’ve Fed My Wife” are PodCastle originals “Secret Keepers” was previously published […] The post PodCastle 733: Flash Fiction Extravaganza – Rough Patches appeared first on PodCastle.
03/05/202232 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 732: Fire in His Eyes, Blood on His Teeth

Author : R.S.A. Garcia Narrator : Omega Francis Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Devil’s Ways anthology Content warning for domestic violence Rated R Fire In His Eyes, Blood On His Teeth By R.S.A. Garcia   He comes to me with fire in his eyes […] The post PodCastle 732: Fire in His Eyes, Blood on His Teeth appeared first on PodCastle.
26/04/202236 minutes 34 seconds
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PodCastle 731: The Travel Guide to the Dimension of Lost Things

Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 731: The Travel Guide to the Dimension of Lost Things is a PodCastle original. Content warning for depression Rated PG-13 The Travel Guide to the Dimension of Lost Things By Effie Seiberg   […] The post PodCastle 731: The Travel Guide to the Dimension of Lost Things appeared first on PodCastle.
19/04/202238 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 730: The Augur and the Girl Left At His Door

Author : Greta Hayer Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies Rated PG-13 The Augur and the Girl Left at His Door by Greta Hayer The augur looked at the bridegroom’s back and sighed. He bent close to the […] The post PodCastle 730: The Augur and the Girl Left At His Door appeared first on PodCastle.
12/04/202228 minutes 26 seconds
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PodCastle 729: Bride, Knife, Flaming Horse

Author : M. L. Krishnan Narrator : Suna Dasi Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Apparition Lit Rated PG-13 Bride, Knife, Flaming Horse by M. L. Krishnan   To Kalavati, it was well known that if one reached marriageable age, parents and aunties and cousins […] The post PodCastle 729: Bride, Knife, Flaming Horse appeared first on PodCastle.
05/04/202244 minutes 42 seconds
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CatsCast 1: The Cat Lady and the Petitioner

Author : Jennifer Hudak Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Laura Pearlman Audio Producer : Wilson Fowlie The Cat Lady and the Petitioner by Jennifer Hudak Laurie stands in front of a door. It’s old but solid, as many old things are. Whatever paint once covered it has long since worn away, and the wood […] The post CatsCast 1: The Cat Lady and the Petitioner appeared first on PodCastle.
01/04/202239 minutes 51 seconds
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PodCastle 728: The Fireman

Author : Christoph Weber Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 728: The Fireman is a PodCastle original. Content warning for fire and child harm. Rated R The Fireman by Christoph Weber   I face the forested mountains, raise my hands like a conductor […] The post PodCastle 728: The Fireman appeared first on PodCastle.
29/03/202249 minutes 18 seconds
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PodCastle 727: [NOWRUZ SPECIAL] “Two Siblings, Seven Fish”

Author : Rebecca Zahabi Narrator : Mahtab Chenevix-Trench Host : Peter Adrian Behravesh Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 727: [NOWRUZ SPECIAL] “Two Siblings, Seven Fish” is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Two Siblings, Seven Fish by Rebecca Zahabi   Maybe this story started when Dad inherited the calabash; or maybe […] The post PodCastle 727: [NOWRUZ SPECIAL] “Two Siblings, Seven Fish” appeared first on PodCastle.
22/03/202235 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 726: The Elixary of the Evanescent Market

Author : Marina Ermakova Narrator : Srikripa Krishna Prasad Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 726: The Elixary of the Evanescent Market is a PodCastle original. Rated PG The Elixary of the Evanescent Market by Marina Ermakova Iris eyed the interior of the carriage with caution as […] The post PodCastle 726: The Elixary of the Evanescent Market appeared first on PodCastle.
15/03/202237 minutes 44 seconds
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PodCastle 725: Miss Bulletproof Comes Out of Retirement

Author : Louis Evans Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by GigaNotoSaurus Content warning for torture/bodily harm Rated R Miss Bulletproof Comes Out of Retirement by Louis Evans Miss Bulletproof comes home and there’s a god sitting at her kitchen table […] The post PodCastle 725: Miss Bulletproof Comes Out of Retirement appeared first on PodCastle.
08/03/202241 minutes 52 seconds
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PodCastle 724: The Cinnamon Thread

Author : Beth Goder Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 724: The Cinnamon Thread is a PodCastle original. Content warning for the death of a parent Rated PG The Cinnamon Thread by Beth Goder Anna is grateful to lie on the bed in the […] The post PodCastle 724: The Cinnamon Thread appeared first on PodCastle.
01/03/202231 minutes 34 seconds
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PodCastle 723: Just One Last Mango

Author : Chaitanya Murali Narrator : Prashanth Srivatsa Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 723: Just One Last Mango is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Just One Last Mango by Chaitanya Murali “Do you want one?” Meghna asked between bites. She was sitting in the upper branches […] The post PodCastle 723: Just One Last Mango appeared first on PodCastle.
23/02/202252 minutes 42 seconds
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PodCastle 722: Said the Princess

Author : Dani Atkinson Narrators : Andrew K. Hoe, Kitty Sarkozy and Katherine Inskip Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Daily Science Fiction Rated PG-13 Said the Princess by Dani Atkinson   Once upon a time in a far-off land, in a tiny room, in […] The post PodCastle 722: Said the Princess appeared first on PodCastle.
15/02/202241 minutes 24 seconds
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PodCastle 721: A Chestnut, A Persimmon, A Cunning Lie

Author : Michelle Denham Narrator : Isabel Kim Host : Shingai Njeri Kagunda Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 721: A Chestnut, A Persimmon, A Cunning Lie is a PodCastle original. Content warning for the loss of a child. Rated PG-13 A Chestnut, A Persimmon, A Cunning Lie By Michelle M. […] The post PodCastle 721: A Chestnut, A Persimmon, A Cunning Lie appeared first on PodCastle.
08/02/202233 minutes 42 seconds
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PodCastle 720: Where the Old Neighbors Go

Author : Thomas Ha Narrator : Eleiece Krawiec Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in Metaphorosis. Content warnings for fire and bodily harm. Rated R Where the Old Neighbors Go by Thomas Ha   The man standing on the porch that night seemed like an ordinary […] The post PodCastle 720: Where the Old Neighbors Go appeared first on PodCastle.
01/02/202253 minutes 40 seconds
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PodCastle 719: Smilers

Author : Chip Houser Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Bourbon Penn 20 Content warnings for bullying, injury, and child peril. Rated R Smilers by Chip Houser   Aiden rests his chin on the back of the living room couch, watching […] The post PodCastle 719: Smilers appeared first on PodCastle.
25/01/202236 minutes
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PodCastle 718: Memoirs of a Magic Mirror

Author : Julia Knowles Narrator : A.J. Fitzwater Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 718: Memoirs of a Magic Mirror is a PodCastle original. Content warning: mild gore. Rated PG-13 Memoirs of a Magic Mirror by Julia Knowles It started when three magicians, two fairies, a couple […] The post PodCastle 718: Memoirs of a Magic Mirror appeared first on PodCastle.
18/01/202237 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 717: The Stiffening

Author : Nicole D. Sconiers Narrator : Laurice White Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Nightlight Podcast Rated PG-13 The Stiffening by Nicole D. Sconiers I was eight years old when I realized that I never saw my mother sitting. Ever. Or lying in bed […] The post PodCastle 717: The Stiffening appeared first on PodCastle.
11/01/202228 minutes 24 seconds
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PodCastle 716: Tadpole Prophecy

Author : Avi Burton Narrator : Sarah Griffin Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 716: Tadpole Prophecy is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Tadpole Prophecy Avi Burton It is cold, twilight on the cusp of true night, and they have sent you down to kill a monster. […] The post PodCastle 716: Tadpole Prophecy appeared first on PodCastle.
04/01/202240 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 715: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Why I Bought Satan Two Cokes on the Day I Graduated High School

Author : Nathaniel Lee Narrator : Dave Thompson Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 3 Rated R This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist […] The post PodCastle 715: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Why I Bought Satan Two Cokes on the Day I Graduated High School appeared first on PodCastle.
31/12/202144 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 714: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Nightfall in the Scent Garden

Author : Claire Humphrey Narrator : Kara Grace Host : Srikripa Krishna Prasad Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons Rated R This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode […] The post PodCastle 714: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Nightfall in the Scent Garden appeared first on PodCastle.
28/12/202126 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 713: Candy Canes, Comics, and Christmas

Author : Gary McKay Narrator : Sarah McGowan Host : Shingai Njeri Kagunda Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Underneath the Tree: Twelve Christmas stories from Writers in Northern Ireland Rated PG Candy Canes, Comics, and Christmas by Gary McKay I met Marlene atop Lily Hill on December 17th […] The post PodCastle 713: Candy Canes, Comics, and Christmas appeared first on PodCastle.
21/12/202127 minutes 37 seconds
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PodCastle 712: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Thorns

Author : Martha Wells Narrator : C.S.E. Cooney Host : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Realms of Fantasy Rated PG This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode […] The post PodCastle 712: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Thorns appeared first on PodCastle.
16/12/202135 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 711: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The Red Priest’s Vigil

Author : Dirk Flinthart Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producers : Pria Wood and Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine This episode was previously unrated by PodCastle staff. This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member […] The post PodCastle 711: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The Red Priest’s Vigil appeared first on PodCastle.
14/12/202148 minutes 46 seconds
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PodCastle 710: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – A Hollow Play

Author : Amal El-Mohtar Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Devin Martin Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in the Glitter & Mayhem anthology, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damien Thomas, and John Klima. Rated R This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, […] The post PodCastle 710: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – A Hollow Play appeared first on PodCastle.
07/12/202151 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 709: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – America Thief

Author : Alter S. Reiss Narrator : John Michnya Host : Hamilton Perez Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons Rated R This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode […] The post PodCastle 709: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – America Thief appeared first on PodCastle.
30/11/202144 minutes 16 seconds
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PodCastle 708: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Ilse, Who Saw Clearly

Author : E. Lily Yu Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Ziv Wities Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Apex Magazine Rated PG This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode […] The post PodCastle 708: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Ilse, Who Saw Clearly appeared first on PodCastle.
25/11/202135 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 707: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Feed Me the Bones of Our Saints

Author : Alex Dally MacFarlane Narrator : Eleiece Krawiec Host : Tierney Bailey Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons Content warning: violence. Rated R This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses […] The post PodCastle 707: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Feed Me the Bones of Our Saints appeared first on PodCastle.
23/11/202147 minutes 38 seconds
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PodCastle 706: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The Newsboy’s Last Stand

Author : Krystal Claxton Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Sofía Barker Audio Producers : Pria Wood and Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 3 Rated PG This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist […] The post PodCastle 706: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – The Newsboy’s Last Stand appeared first on PodCastle.
16/11/202123 minutes 52 seconds
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PodCastle 705: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Selected Program Notes From the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer

Author : Kenneth Schneyer Narrator : Pria Wood Host : Emmalia Harrington Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Clockwork Phoenix 4, edited by Mike Allen. Contains references to murder and child abuse. Rated R This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, […] The post PodCastle 705: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Selected Program Notes From the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer appeared first on PodCastle.
11/11/202130 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 704: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Where Virtue Lives

Author : Saladin Ahmed Narrator : Rajan Khanna Host : Peter Adrian Behravesh Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode […] The post PodCastle 704: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Where Virtue Lives appeared first on PodCastle.
09/11/202150 minutes 46 seconds
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PodCastle 703: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Super-Baby-Moms Group Saves the Day

Author : Tina Connolly Narrators : C.S.E. Cooney, Amal El-Mohtar, M.K. Hobson, Tina Connolly, LaShawn M. Wanak, Dave Thompson, Marguerite Kenner and Anna Schwind Host : Aidan Doyle Audio Producers : Pria Wood and Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 3 Rated PG This episode is a part of […] The post PodCastle 703: TALES FROM THE VAULTS – Super-Baby-Moms Group Saves the Day appeared first on PodCastle.
02/11/202134 minutes 8 seconds
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WITCHING HOUR

Authors : Summer Fletcher, Ash Beker and Alasdair Stuart Narrators : Imogen Harris, Marty Perrett, Wilson Fowlie, Peter Adrian Behravesh, Kaitlyn Zivanovich, Mur Lafferty, M. M. Schill, Alex Hofelich, Shawn Garrett, Scott Campbell, Kat Day, Graeme Dunlop and Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Marguerite Kenner, Ciaran ‘Zalia’ Roberts, Lillian Boyd and Pria Wood Artist : […] The post WITCHING HOUR appeared first on PodCastle.
31/10/202158 minutes 7 seconds
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PodCastle 702: Hummingbird

Authors : Eisuke Aikawa and Toshiya Kamei Narrator : Miyuki Jane Pinckard Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Samovar Rated PG Hummingbird by Eisuke Aikawa and Toshiya Kamei The translucent Ōe-san steps out of the bathroom and sits at the table as usual. He spreads […] The post PodCastle 702: Hummingbird appeared first on PodCastle.
26/10/202140 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 701: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest VI

Authors : Sylvia Heike, Ally Chua, Aleks Wittkamp and Drew Czernik Narrators : Andrew K. Hoe, Graeme Dunlop, Srikripa Krishna Prasad and Lalana Dara Host : Craig Jackson Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 701: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest VI is a PodCastle original. Rated PG. Catch By […] The post PodCastle 701: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest VI appeared first on PodCastle.
19/10/202124 minutes 44 seconds
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PodCastle 700: Rulebook for Creating a Universe

Author : Tashan Mehta Narrator : Suna Dasi Host : Eleanor R. Wood Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in Magical Women, an Indian speculative fiction feminist anthology, published by Hachette India Rated PG   Novel promotion! The Annual Migration of Clouds is a “cli-fi” post-apocalyptic novella by author Premee […] The post PodCastle 700: Rulebook for Creating a Universe appeared first on PodCastle.
12/10/202137 minutes 14 seconds
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PodCastle 699: The Last Petal

Author : Anna Madden Narrator : Eliza Chan Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in DreamForge Magazine. Rated PG The Last Petal by Anna Madden Miss Lily Dale preferred hands to faces. Hands told a story that faces could hide. Her father’s hands had become so […] The post PodCastle 699: The Last Petal appeared first on PodCastle.
05/10/202134 minutes 22 seconds
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PodCastle 698: Solace of the Keeper

Author : Woody Dismukes Narrator : Roberto Suarez Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 698: Solace of the Keeper is a PodCastle original. Content warning: Arachnids Rated PG-13 Solace of the Keeper by Woody Dismukes If you watch the wind for long enough, you may find yourself […] The post PodCastle 698: Solace of the Keeper appeared first on PodCastle.
28/09/202150 minutes 8 seconds
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PodCastle 697: Down to Niflhel Deep

Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Eleanor R. Wood Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Kaleidotrope. Rated PG-13 Down to Niflhel Deep by Maria Haskins The dog’s name is Roan. He doesn’t know how long he’s been running. Maybe it’s been hours, or days, or […] The post PodCastle 697: Down to Niflhel Deep appeared first on PodCastle.
21/09/202132 minutes 29 seconds
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PodCastle 696: Tend to Me

Author : Kristina Ten Narrator : Nicola Seaton-Clark Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Lightspeed. Rated PG-13 Tend to Me by Kristina Ten Nora is a serial becomer. She has become many things in her life, though rarely on purpose. The first time, it just […] The post PodCastle 696: Tend to Me appeared first on PodCastle.
14/09/202119 minutes
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PodCastle 695: Black Wings, White Kheer

Author : Rati Mehrotra Narrator : Suna Dasi Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 695: Black Wings, White Kheer is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Black Wings, White Kheer by Rati Mehrotra The wings knock against the closet door on full moon nights, trying to escape. The […] The post PodCastle 695: Black Wings, White Kheer appeared first on PodCastle.
07/09/202144 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 694: Excavate

Author : Melody Gordon Narrator : Cherrae L. Stuart Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums FIYAH Literary Magazine Content warning for racism, oppression, and intergenerational trauma. Rated PG-13 Excavate by Melody Gordon The airplane hatch opened and the Pearsons, with guns on their hips and jetpacks on their […] The post PodCastle 694: Excavate appeared first on PodCastle.
31/08/202129 minutes 34 seconds
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PodCastle 693: Everybody’s Got a Hungry Heart

Author : Louis Evans Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Translunar Travelers Lounge Sexual content Rated R Everybody’s Got a Hungry Heart by Louis Evans Agent Heartbreak and the Misery Muse meet cute on a lonely-hearts cruise. Their gazes lock above the brunch buffet. […] The post PodCastle 693: Everybody’s Got a Hungry Heart appeared first on PodCastle.
24/08/202141 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 692: When the White Bird Sings

Author : KT Bryski Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Auger Magazine Disordered eating, food deprivation Rated R When the White Bird Sings by KT Bryski Bones show best in cold weather. Sharp lines cut under skin; bare branches crack against the sky; snow […] The post PodCastle 692: When the White Bird Sings appeared first on PodCastle.
17/08/202134 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 691: The Healer of Branford

Author : C. A. Barrett Narrator : Kat Kourbeti Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 691: The Healer of Branford is a PodCastle original. Content warning for animal cruelty. Rated PG-13 The Healer of Branford by C. A. Barrett After twenty years, Maud decided that it was […] The post PodCastle 691: The Healer of Branford appeared first on PodCastle.
10/08/202137 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 690: The Gannet Girl

Author : Frances Rowat Narrator : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by On Spec magazine. Rated PG The Gannet Girl by Frances Rowat They said Castermay’s mother had held sea-glass in her mouth when she’d lain with the girl’s father, and that was […] The post PodCastle 690: The Gannet Girl appeared first on PodCastle.
03/08/202130 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 689: Gitl Schneiderman Learns to Live With Her In-Laws

Author : Rebecca Fraimow Narrator : Barbara Krasnoff Host : Benjamin C. Kinney Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Jim Freund Discuss on Forums PodCastle 689: Gitl Schneiderman Learns to Live With Her In-Laws is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Gitl Schneiderman Learns to Live With Her In-Laws by Rebecca Fraimow Shprintze, you nudnik, […] The post PodCastle 689: Gitl Schneiderman Learns to Live With Her In-Laws appeared first on PodCastle.
27/07/202143 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 688: Aeaea on the Seas

Author : Hester J. Rook Narrator : Danielle Imara Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in Making Monsters: A Speculative and Classical Anthology Rated PG-13 Aeaea on the Seas by Hester J. Rook “Oh, go to the crows,” I snarled under my breath as the knocker […] The post PodCastle 688: Aeaea on the Seas appeared first on PodCastle.
20/07/202124 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 687: In September

Author : Aimee Ogden Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Daily Science Fiction Rated PG In September by Aimee Ogden On a humid night in mid-July, Emily can’t sleep. Her hand keeps sliding into the cool open space on the far […] The post PodCastle 687: In September appeared first on PodCastle.
13/07/202114 minutes 34 seconds
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PodCastle 686: Guardian of the Gods

Author : Tobi Ogundiran Narrator : Tobi Ogundiran Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in FIYAH Literary Magazine Guardian of the Gods by Tobi Ogundiran Ashâke shed her priestly raiment and slid into the river. The water was surprisingly warm against her skin, like falling into […] The post PodCastle 686: Guardian of the Gods appeared first on PodCastle.
06/07/202151 minutes 22 seconds
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PodCastle 685: Love, Your Flatmate

Author : Stephanie Burgis Narrator : Pippa Alice Stephens Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in Consolation Songs: Speculative Fiction for a Time of Coronavirus Rated PG-13. Love, Your Flatmate by Stephanie Burgis From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: HELP Mum, I understand that you didn’t actually […] The post PodCastle 685: Love, Your Flatmate appeared first on PodCastle.
29/06/202119 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 684: In the Dim Below

Author : Teresa Milbrodt Narrator : Alexis Goble Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in Guernica in 2015 Bombings, and the offscreen death of children. Rated PG-13. In the Dim Below by Teresa Milbrodt This had been the routine since I was born, bombs coming every […] The post PodCastle 684: In the Dim Below appeared first on PodCastle.
22/06/202115 minutes 44 seconds
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PodCastle 683: Three for Hers

Author : Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko Narrator : Tanja Milojevic  Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 683: Three for Hers is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for gore and coercive violence. Rated R. Three For Hers by Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko   The second time one of […] The post PodCastle 683: Three for Hers appeared first on PodCastle.
15/06/202150 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 682: TALES FROM THE VAULTS —Without Faith, Without Law, Without Joy

Author : Saladin Ahmed Narrator : Steve Anderson Host : C. L. Clark Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Rags & Bones, edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt. Contains violence, including gore. Rated R. This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, […] The post PodCastle 682: TALES FROM THE VAULTS —Without Faith, Without Law, Without Joy appeared first on PodCastle.
08/06/202135 minutes 34 seconds
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PodCastle Miniature 102: What the Sea Reaps, We Must Provide

Author : Eleanor R. Wood Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in Diabolical Plots, and The Best of British Fantasy 2019, edited by Jared Shurin and NewCon Press. What the Sea Reaps, We Must Provide by Eleanor R. Wood The ball bounces […] The post PodCastle Miniature 102: What the Sea Reaps, We Must Provide appeared first on PodCastle.
04/06/20218 minutes 56 seconds
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PodCastle 681: TALES FROM THE VAULTS —Wolfy Things

Author : Erin Roberts Narrator : Maui Threv Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 681: TALES FROM THE VAULTS —Wolfy Things is a PodCastle original. Rated R. This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member […] The post PodCastle 681: TALES FROM THE VAULTS —Wolfy Things appeared first on PodCastle.
01/06/202129 minutes 46 seconds
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PodCastle 680: Ashwright

Author : Robert Luke Wilkins Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in On Spec, Issue #107 in April 2018. A content warning for rituals for the dead, including children. Rated PG-13, with a content warning for rituals for the dead, including children. […] The post PodCastle 680: Ashwright appeared first on PodCastle.
25/05/202135 minutes 26 seconds
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PodCastle 679: Pull

Author : Leah Ning Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 679: Pull is a PodCastle original. A content warning for end of life care. Rated PG-13 with a content warning for end of life care. Pull by Leah Ning   I could already […] The post PodCastle 679: Pull appeared first on PodCastle.
18/05/202146 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 678: Once and Future

Author : Dan Micklethwaite Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by NewMyths. Rated PG-13. Once and Future Dan Micklethwaite   Early mornings, before the tourists show up, Gordon Barrow likes to lean against the hotel roof and watch the trains. There are […] The post PodCastle 678: Once and Future appeared first on PodCastle.
12/05/202136 minutes 26 seconds
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PodCastle 677: Our Roots Devour

Author : Lora Gray Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Apparition Literary Magazine. Violence, including child abuse. Rated PG-13 for violence, including child abuse. Our Roots Devour by Lora Gray Momma always told us the Tree ain’t got a taste for […] The post PodCastle 677: Our Roots Devour appeared first on PodCastle.
04/05/202131 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 676: #BloodBossBabes

Author : Rachel Kolar Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 676: #BloodBossBabes is a PodCastle original. Warnings for blood and violence Rated R for bloody sacrifices to thirsty gods. #BloodBossBabes By Rachel Kolar   Hey Girl! From: Amy Shearer ([email protected]) To: Heather […] The post PodCastle 676: #BloodBossBabes appeared first on PodCastle.
27/04/202118 minutes 16 seconds
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PodCastle 675: Blush Response

Author : E. Catherine Tobler Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in No Shit, There I Was (2017), an anthology edited by Alex Acks Rated PG-13. Blush Response by E. Catherine Tobler No shit, there I was, behind the wet curves of […] The post PodCastle 675: Blush Response appeared first on PodCastle.
20/04/202134 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 674: Pulling Secrets from Stones

Author : Beth Goder Narrator : Kat Kourbeti Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by MYTHIC in June 2017. Rated PG-13. Pulling Secrets from Stones by Beth Goder In the lakebed by the mountains slept stones full of secrets. Waiting memories. Dissipating memories. Rachel could feel […] The post PodCastle 674: Pulling Secrets from Stones appeared first on PodCastle.
13/04/202132 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 673: Jenny Come Up the Well

Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 673: Jenny Come Up the Well is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Jenny Come Up the Well by A.C. Wise Jenny come up th’ water Jenny come up th’ well Ne’er let […] The post PodCastle 673: Jenny Come Up the Well appeared first on PodCastle.
06/04/202146 minutes 20 seconds
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CatsCast 341: Bargain

Author : Sarah Gailey Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Laura Pearlman Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums “Bargain” first appeared in Mothership Zeta (Dec 2015) Bargain by Sarah Gailey Malachai loved his work. He loved wandering among the trappings of enormous wealth and influence, seeing the baubles that humans excreted to […] The post CatsCast 341: Bargain appeared first on PodCastle.
01/04/202125 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 672: Rewind

Author : Josh Rountree Narrator : Peter Adrian Behravesh Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in the Eighteen anthology from Underland Press. Rated PG-13. Rated PG-13. Rewind By Josh Rountree MONDAY The dust biker comes into the video store that afternoon looking for slasher flicks. He […] The post PodCastle 672: Rewind appeared first on PodCastle.
30/03/202124 minutes 22 seconds
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PodCastle 671: TRIPLE FEATURE! A Mindreader’s Guide to Surviving Your First Year at the All-Girls Superhero Academy; Chameleon; The First Stop Is Always the Last

Authors : Jenn Reese, Kate Heartfield and John Wiswell  Narrators : Tina Connolly, Kim Rogers and C. L. Clark Host : Ziv Wities Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh “A Mindreader’s Guide to Surviving Your First Year at the All-Girls Superhero Academy” was originally published by Uncanny Magazine, Dec 2019. “Chameleon” was originally published by Daily […] The post PodCastle 671: TRIPLE FEATURE! A Mindreader’s Guide to Surviving Your First Year at the All-Girls Superhero Academy; Chameleon; The First Stop Is Always the Last appeared first on PodCastle.
24/03/202130 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 670: An Empty Cup

Author : J.T. Greathouse Narrator : Carlo Matos Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Deep Magic. Rated PG-13. An Empty Cup by J.T. Greathouse 1 Eshi the Boy As for every child of the Islands, when Eshi was born a zephyr descended from the Upper […] The post PodCastle 670: An Empty Cup appeared first on PodCastle.
17/03/202150 minutes 44 seconds
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PodCastle 669: The Book of May

Authors : C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez Narrators : C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Clockwork Phoenix. Content warning: illness and death Rated Pg-13. The Book of May By C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez From: Morgan W. Jamwant […] The post PodCastle 669: The Book of May appeared first on PodCastle.
10/03/202158 minutes 20 seconds
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PodCastle 668: Circle of Memories

Author : Jessica Meats Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 668: Circle of Memories is a PodCastle original. Content warning: plague Rated PG-13. Circle of Memories By Jessica Meats Cara brought her hand up to her face and was surprised to find […] The post PodCastle 668: Circle of Memories appeared first on PodCastle.
03/03/202133 minutes 2 seconds
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PodCastle 667: Clouds in a Clear Blue Sky

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Matthew James Hamblin Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 667: Clouds in a Clear Blue Sky is a PodCastle original. Content warning: death, grief Rated PG-13. Clouds in a Clear Blue Sky By Matt Dovey It were a clear blue day, […] The post PodCastle 667: Clouds in a Clear Blue Sky appeared first on PodCastle.
24/02/202141 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 666: Reading Dead Lips — Part 2

Author : Dustin Steinacker Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. death, animated corpses, violence against children Rated R. [Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part novelette. Visit our previous post to read Part 1.] Reading […] The post PodCastle 666: Reading Dead Lips — Part 2 appeared first on PodCastle.
16/02/202133 minutes 20 seconds
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PodCastle 665: Reading Dead Lips — Part 1

Author : Dustin Steinacker Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. Content warnings: death, animated corpses, violence against children Rated R. Reading Dead Lips By Dustin Steinacker Nouelle had always thought that she’d feel a sense […] The post PodCastle 665: Reading Dead Lips — Part 1 appeared first on PodCastle.
11/02/202154 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 664: Wytchen Wood

Author : Lori J. Torone Narrator : Simon Meddings Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Metaphorosis. Wytchen Wood by Lori J. Torone A decade of shavings covered the floor of Lewys’s carpentry shop. He didn’t bother sweeping any more, although he probably should — wood […] The post PodCastle 664: Wytchen Wood appeared first on PodCastle.
03/02/202128 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 663: Our Mortal Undressing

Author : Hamilton Perez Narrator : Karen Menzel (née Bovenmyer) Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by The Dark. Rated R. Our Mortal Undressing by Hamilton Perez I. Discovery I suppose I’m chasing the wildflowers. I first found them while digging for worms. It’s not very […] The post PodCastle 663: Our Mortal Undressing appeared first on PodCastle.
27/01/202125 minutes 14 seconds
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PodCastle 662: La Camaraderie du Cirque

Author : dave ring Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Shift: A Journal of Literary Oddities. Rated R. La Camaraderie du Cirque By dave ring Gather round, and let me tell you the story of Veronica’s Oiseau de Feu. They were […] The post PodCastle 662: La Camaraderie du Cirque appeared first on PodCastle.
19/01/202128 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 661: The Engineer of the Undersea Railways

Author : Varsha Dinesh Narrator : Suna Dasi Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 661: The Engineer of the Undersea Railways is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. The Engineer of the Undersea Railway By Varsha Dinesh The undersea engineer Persis Makhanwala cut a solitary figure to all […] The post PodCastle 661: The Engineer of the Undersea Railways appeared first on PodCastle.
13/01/202111 minutes 38 seconds
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PodCastle 660: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — The Husband Stitch

Author : Carmen Maria Machado Narrator : Gabrielle de Cuir Host : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Granta. A Nebula and Shirley Jackson Award nominee.  Content warnings for sexual content and domestic abuse Rated R.  This episode is a part of our Tales from the […] The post PodCastle 660: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — The Husband Stitch appeared first on PodCastle.
06/01/20211 hour 13 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 659: My Country is a Ghost

Author : Eugenia Triantafyllou Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Uncanny Magazine. Rated PG-13. My Country is a Ghost By Eugenia Triantafyllou When Niovi tried to smuggle her mother’s ghost into the new country, she found herself being passed from one […] The post PodCastle 659: My Country is a Ghost appeared first on PodCastle.
29/12/202036 minutes 46 seconds
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PodCastle 658: The Cursed Noel

Authors : Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw Narrators : Jen R. Albert and Dominik Parisien Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 658: The Cursed Noel is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. The Cursed Noel By Tim Pratt & Heather Shaw It was supposed to be a Very […] The post PodCastle 658: The Cursed Noel appeared first on PodCastle.
23/12/202036 minutes 2 seconds
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PodCastle 657: White As Soap

Author : Teresa Milbrodt Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Sofía Barker Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Pleiades: Literature in Context. Rated PG-13 White as Soap By Teresa Milbrodt I’m not sure what to think when the people from the soap company call and ask about filming a […] The post PodCastle 657: White As Soap appeared first on PodCastle.
16/12/202034 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 656: What My Flies Keep for Me

Author : Shaoni C. White Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 656: What My Flies Keep for Me is a PodCastle original. Content Warning: Insects, mild gore, and death. Rated R. What My Flies Keep For Me By Shaoni C. White There’s a […] The post PodCastle 656: What My Flies Keep for Me appeared first on PodCastle.
09/12/202018 minutes 12 seconds
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PodCastle 655: Mariska and Major

Author : Damini Kane Narrator : Suna Dasi Host : Srikripa Krishna Prasad Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 655: Mariska and Major is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Mariska and Major By Damini Kane Mariska is not an Indian name. I think that’s what caught my attention. She looked Indian […] The post PodCastle 655: Mariska and Major appeared first on PodCastle.
01/12/202058 minutes 20 seconds
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PodCastle 654: 8-Bit Free Will

Author : John Wiswell  Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Hosts : Matt Dovey and Wilson Fowlie Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 654: 8-Bit Free Will is a PodCastle original. Rated PG. 8-Bit Free Will By John Wiswell They exist, then don’t exist, then exist again. They are monsters where the game’s […] The post PodCastle 654: 8-Bit Free Will appeared first on PodCastle.
24/11/202037 minutes 52 seconds
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PodCastle 653: Why Aren’t Millennials Continuing Traditional Worship of the Elder Dark?

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Peter Adrian Behravesh Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Diabolical Plots. CW: Some violence, sexual content Rated R. Why Aren’t Millennials Continuing Traditional Worship of the Elder Dark? By Matt Dovey In a generational shift that some claim threatens […] The post PodCastle 653: Why Aren’t Millennials Continuing Traditional Worship of the Elder Dark? appeared first on PodCastle.
17/11/202019 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 652: Apple

Author : L. S. Johnson Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by F Is for Fairy, from Poise and Pen Press Content warning: sexual assault, gender-based slurs Rated R. Apple By L. S. Johnson Her Names They were twelve, and between them […] The post PodCastle 652: Apple appeared first on PodCastle.
11/11/20201 hour 8 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 651: At First Glance

Author : Shannon Peavey Narrator : Avi Silver Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Daily Science Fiction. Rated R for strong language. At First Glance By Shannon Peavey On a narrow highway in western Texas, an old Ford pickup hurtles through a curve at eighty-five […] The post PodCastle 651: At First Glance appeared first on PodCastle.
04/11/202030 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 650: Luella Miller

Author : Mary Wilkens Freeman Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Dominik Parisien Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums This story is in the public domain and was published in Wilkens’s 1903 collection The Wind in the Rose-Bush and Other Stories of the Supernatural. Rated PG. Close to the village street […] The post PodCastle 650: Luella Miller appeared first on PodCastle.
28/10/202041 minutes 8 seconds
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PodCastle 649: The Plague-House

Author : Maya Chhabra Narrator : Eleiece Krawiec Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Anathema. CW: Plague, illness, and death Rated R. The Plague-House by Maya Chhabra When the plague returned in a rash of aching joints and toxic, pink-froth coughs, Catia did not wait […] The post PodCastle 649: The Plague-House appeared first on PodCastle.
21/10/202024 minutes 16 seconds
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PodCastle 648: The Beast Weeps with One Eye

Author : Morgan Al-Moor Narrator : Laurice White Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Graeme Dunlop The Beast Weeps with One Eye By Morgan Al-Moor After three days of breathless escape across the grasslands and no less than thirty of our people lost, the waters of the Nyamba river finally sparkled before my weary […] The post PodCastle 648: The Beast Weeps with One Eye appeared first on PodCastle.
14/10/20201 hour 1 minute 59 seconds
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PodCastle 647: The South China Sea

Author : Z.M. Quỳnh Narrator : Z.M. Quỳnh Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Z.M. Quỳnh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Genius Loci. Rated R. The South China Sea By Z.M. Quỳnh They are in the fragmentation of raindrops during monsoon season and the quivering of evaporating dew in […] The post PodCastle 647: The South China Sea appeared first on PodCastle.
06/10/202029 minutes 14 seconds
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PodCastle 646: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — The Medicine Woman of Talking Rock

Author : Pamela Rentz Narrator : Ada Milenkovic Brown  Host : Emmalia Harrington Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Red Tape. Rated PG. This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode to rerun and […] The post PodCastle 646: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — The Medicine Woman of Talking Rock appeared first on PodCastle.
29/09/202029 minutes 22 seconds
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PodCastle 645: God Damn, How Real Is This?

Author : Doretta Lau Narrator : Andrea Bang Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? Published by Nightwood Editions in 2014, audiobook version of this produced by ECW Press. CW: strong language, including racist and […] The post PodCastle 645: God Damn, How Real Is This? appeared first on PodCastle.
23/09/202020 minutes 8 seconds
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PodCastle 644: Sea-Crowned

Author : H. Pueyo Narrator : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by The Dark. CW: Domestic abuse Rated R. Sea-Crowned By H. Pueyo Water — there’s water everywhere, water covering my feet, my knees, my hips. Water, foam, salt, sand in my mouth, […] The post PodCastle 644: Sea-Crowned appeared first on PodCastle.
15/09/202028 minutes 26 seconds
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PodCastle 643: Strange Things Done

Author : Tori Curtis Narrator : Serah Eley Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 643: Strange Things Done is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for sexual content, mild gore, mention of injections, and imagery related to body changes. Rated R. Strange Things Done By Tori Curtis Audra […] The post PodCastle 643: Strange Things Done appeared first on PodCastle.
08/09/202038 minutes 44 seconds
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PodCastle 642: In a Field of Bone-Bonnets

Author : Aimee Picchi Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. Rated PG-13. In a Field of Bone-Bonnets Aimee Picchi The hut shuffled to face the sunrise, a habit that pleased its old witch, and kindled […] The post PodCastle 642: In a Field of Bone-Bonnets appeared first on PodCastle.
01/09/202017 minutes 46 seconds
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PodCastle 641: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — And Their Lips Rang with the Sun

Author : Amal El-Mohtar Narrator : N.K. Jemisin Host : Tierney Bailey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons. This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode to rerun and discuss. This week’s […] The post PodCastle 641: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — And Their Lips Rang with the Sun appeared first on PodCastle.
26/08/202035 minutes 58 seconds
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PodCastle 640: Mist Songs of Delhi

Author : Sid Jain Narrator : Amal Singh Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 640: Mist Songs of Delhi is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Mist Songs of Delhi By Sid Jain Rajaji had listened to three songs of the deceased that morning. He couldn’t help himself. […] The post PodCastle 640: Mist Songs of Delhi appeared first on PodCastle.
18/08/202037 minutes 52 seconds
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PodCastle 639: Kiki Hernández Beats the Devil

Author : Samantha Mills Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Translunar Travelers Lounge. Rated PG-13. The destinies of two women — one, a soldier; the other, a princess — become intertwined in C. L. Clark’s debut, The Unbroken. This is a […] The post PodCastle 639: Kiki Hernández Beats the Devil appeared first on PodCastle.
11/08/202038 minutes 56 seconds
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PodCastle 638: Slipping the Leash

Author : Dan Micklethwaite Narrator : Austin Malone Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 638: Slipping the Leash is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Slipping the Leash Dan Micklethwaite It is 1958, and Aloysius Proctor has survived a war, and survived the clap, and he is married […] The post PodCastle 638: Slipping the Leash appeared first on PodCastle.
04/08/202014 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 637: Ink, and Breath, and Spring

Author : Frances Rowat Narrator : James Thomson Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.   Rated PG-13. Ink, and Breath, and Spring by Frances Rowat The wheelbarrow thumped a jolt into Palwick’s arms with every third step as he led Mattish […] The post PodCastle 637: Ink, and Breath, and Spring appeared first on PodCastle.
28/07/202052 minutes 46 seconds
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PodCastle 636: While Dragons Claim the Sky — Part 2

Author : Jen Brown Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : Emmalia Harrington Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in FIYAH. Rated PG. While Dragons Claim the Sky By Jen Brown [Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part novelette. Please visit last week’s post to read Part 1.] When […] The post PodCastle 636: While Dragons Claim the Sky — Part 2 appeared first on PodCastle.
22/07/202041 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 635: While Dragons Claim the Sky — Part 1

Discuss on Forums Originally published in FIYAH. Rated PG. While Dragons Claim the Sky By Jen Brown When a breeze shook the reed curtains in mama’s salon, I thought it might be another dragon gliding low, stopping to drink from Lake Mritil. ‘Course, mama and I weren’t afraid; we loved watching them soar overhead, wings […] The post PodCastle 635: While Dragons Claim the Sky — Part 1 appeared first on PodCastle.
14/07/202043 minutes 38 seconds
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PodCastle 634: When I Was a Witch

Author : Charlotte Perkins Gilman Narrator : Anaea Lay Host : Kitty Sarkozy Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Gilman’s collection When I Was a Witch and reprinted in Fantasy Magazine. This story is in the public domain. Rated PG. When I Was a Witch By Charlotte Perkins Gilman […] The post PodCastle 634: When I Was a Witch appeared first on PodCastle.
07/07/202037 minutes
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PodCastle 633: The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG-13. The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles By Rachael K. Jones In the desert, all the footprints lead into Oasis, and none lead out again. […] The post PodCastle 633: The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles appeared first on PodCastle.
30/06/202044 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 632: Our Chymical Séance

Author : Tony Pi Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction. CW: Grief and mentions of suicide. Rated PG-13. Our Chymical Séance By Tony Pi To thoroughly inspect the spacious Silverbirch Room before the séance would take […] The post PodCastle 632: Our Chymical Séance appeared first on PodCastle.
23/06/202041 minutes 8 seconds
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PodCastle 631: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — Another End of the Empire

Author : Tim Pratt Host : Hamilton Perez Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at Strange Horizons. Rated PG for superseded oracles, despots past their expiration dates and probability witches. Another End of the Empire By Tim Pratt “I am here,” Mogrash said. “Give me the bad news.” “A child dwells […] The post PodCastle 631: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — Another End of the Empire appeared first on PodCastle.
16/06/202033 minutes 34 seconds
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PodCastle 630: A Cruelty That Cut Both Ways

Author : Aimee Ogden Narrator : Elizabeth Green Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in the Hidden Menagerie Vol. 2 anthology and reprinted in The Dark. Content warning: domestic violence, violence against a child, gore Rated R. A Cruelty That Cut Both Ways By Aimee Ogden […] The post PodCastle 630: A Cruelty That Cut Both Ways appeared first on PodCastle.
09/06/202034 minutes 38 seconds
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PodCastle 629: Though She Be But Little

Author : C.S.E. Cooney Narrator : Julia Rios Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Uncanny Magazine. Previously published in Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Twelve, and Subterranean Press’s The Best of Uncanny Magazine (2020). Rated PG-13. A statement from […] The post PodCastle 629: Though She Be But Little appeared first on PodCastle.
02/06/202051 minutes 1 second
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PodCastle 628: Vincent’s Penny

Author : Chris Barnham Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Dimension6, Issue 16 (April 2019). Rated PG. Vincent’s Penny By Chris Barnham  May 1941 I’m a child this time. Five or six years old. Fully clothed under a bed, on a wooden floor. I […] The post PodCastle 628: Vincent’s Penny appeared first on PodCastle.
26/05/202052 minutes 34 seconds
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PodCastle 627: We Are the Flower

Author : Claire Humphrey Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 627: We Are the Flower is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Includes copious F-bombs. We Are the Flower By Claire Humphrey I didn’t clue in until I saw the ghost bike chained […] The post PodCastle 627: We Are the Flower appeared first on PodCastle.
19/05/202027 minutes 6 seconds
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PodCastle 626: DOUBLE FEATURE! A Sharp Breath of Birds; A Guide to Birds by Song (After Death)

Authors : Tina Connolly and A.C. Wise Narrators : Tina Connolly and Dani Daly Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums “A Sharp Breath of Birds” was originally published in Uncanny Magazine. “A Guide to Birds by Song (After Death)” was originally published in Clockwork Phoenix 5. Rated PG-13. […] The post PodCastle 626: DOUBLE FEATURE! A Sharp Breath of Birds; A Guide to Birds by Song (After Death) appeared first on PodCastle.
13/05/202049 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 625: Salt and Iron

Author : Gem Isherwood Narrator : Eve Upton Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 625: Salt and Iron is a PodCastle original. Rated R. Salt and Iron By Gem Isherwood There’s a gash across her cheekbone, glass in her arm and her lower lip is twice the […] The post PodCastle 625: Salt and Iron appeared first on PodCastle.
06/05/202037 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 624: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — Crickets Sing for Naomi

Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Eleanor R. Wood Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums This story was a PodCastle original back when we ran it for the first time in 2017. Rated PG-13. Crickets Sing for Naomi By Eden Royce “If these danggone crickets don’t stop following […] The post PodCastle 624: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — Crickets Sing for Naomi appeared first on PodCastle.
28/04/202033 minutes 42 seconds
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PodCastle 623: Caring For Dragons and Growing a Flower

Author : Allison Thai Narrator : Jennifer Tran Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 623: Caring For Dragons and Growing a Flower is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13, for found footage and lost loves. Author’s dedication I dedicate this story to my grandfather and father: one who […] The post PodCastle 623: Caring For Dragons and Growing a Flower appeared first on PodCastle.
22/04/202022 minutes 8 seconds
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PodCastle 622: Spoken For

Author : Evan Kennedy Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 622: Spoken For is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Spoken For by Evan Kennedy Twenty-five years after the magic came back, Auden’s wife got turned to stone. It was the dog’s fault. […] The post PodCastle 622: Spoken For appeared first on PodCastle.
14/04/202043 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 621: A Salt and Sterling Tongue

Author : Emma Osborne Narrator : Megan Leigh Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Uncanny Magazine. Rated R. A Salt and Sterling Tongue By Emma Osborne I found my dying boy curled up in a pile of straw wet with his blood. Seamus rolled over […] The post PodCastle 621: A Salt and Sterling Tongue appeared first on PodCastle.
07/04/202036 minutes 30 seconds
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CatsCast 289: The Thing in the Basement

Author : Gerri Leen Narrator : Tina C. Connolly Host : Laura Pearlman Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Artist : Matt Dovey The Thing in the Basement by Gerri Leen You can hear it, in the basement, behind the metal boxes that your human puts her outer-coverings in just when they start to smell […] The post CatsCast 289: The Thing in the Basement appeared first on PodCastle.
01/04/202031 minutes 12 seconds
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PodCastle 620: When Hope Is Lost, Touch Remains

Author : Nin Harris Narrator : Chang Yiun Yee Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 620: When Hope Is Lost, Touch Remains is a PodCastle original. Content warning for violence and sexual content. Rated R for steamy friction, physical and ethical. When Hope Is Lost, Touch Remains […] The post PodCastle 620: When Hope Is Lost, Touch Remains appeared first on PodCastle.
31/03/202038 minutes 12 seconds
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March 2020 Metacast

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 PodCastle.
28/03/20208 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 619: The Tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle

Author : Sofia Samatar Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : Peter Adrian Behravesh Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Starlit Wood. Rated PG-13. The Tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle By Sofia Samatar This story is at least a thousand years old. Its complete […] The post PodCastle 619: The Tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle appeared first on PodCastle.
24/03/202031 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 618: Odd and Ugly

Author : Vida Cruz-Borja Narrator : Don Pizarro Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Writers of the Future vol. 34. Rated PG-13. Odd and Ugly By Vida Cruz I. You come to my tree at high noon in July, sweating, panting, young. So very, very […] The post PodCastle 618: Odd and Ugly appeared first on PodCastle.
18/03/202056 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 617: The Dead-Wagon

Author : Greye La Spina Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums September 1927 issue of Weird Tales. This story is in the public domain. CW: illness and plague; references to violence and sexual assault Rated R. The Dead-Wagon Greye La Spina I “Someone’s been […] The post PodCastle 617: The Dead-Wagon appeared first on PodCastle.
10/03/202053 minutes 22 seconds
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PodCastle 616: DOUBLE FEATURE! Telomerase; Mycelium

Authors : Ian Muneshwar and Eleanor R. Wood Narrators : Sienna Tristen and Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 616: DOUBLE FEATURE! Telomerase; Mycelium is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. “Telomerase” was previously published in An Alphabet of Embers. “Mycelium” is a PodCastle original. Telomerase […] The post PodCastle 616: DOUBLE FEATURE! Telomerase; Mycelium appeared first on PodCastle.
03/03/202026 minutes 34 seconds
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PodCastle 615: Field Reports from the Department of Monster Resettlement

Author : L. Chan Narrator : Curtis C. Chen Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Future Fire in the Making Monsters anthology. Content warning for domestic abuse and violence. Rated R, for a rowdy band of righteous monsters. Field Reports from the Department of Monster […] The post PodCastle 615: Field Reports from the Department of Monster Resettlement appeared first on PodCastle.
25/02/202038 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 614: White Noon

Author : Aidan Doyle Narrator : Julie Hoverson Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 614: White Noon is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. White Noon By Aidan Doyle The dogs’ barking let me know I had visitors. I reluctantly left my chair by the fire, pulled on […] The post PodCastle 614: White Noon appeared first on PodCastle.
18/02/202037 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 612: She Searches for God in the Storm Within

Author : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Originally published in Sword and Sonnet. Content warning: domestic violence Rated PG-13. She Searches for God in the Storm Within By Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali When I arrived at my grandmother’s, in the stillness of predawn, like some […] The post PodCastle 612: She Searches for God in the Storm Within appeared first on PodCastle.
04/02/202033 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 611: Yo, Rapunzel!

Author : Kyle Kirrin Narrators : Alasdair Stuart, C. L. Clark, Summer Fletcher, Matt Dovey, Jen R. Albert, Peter Adrian Behravesh and Mur Lafferty Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 611: Yo, Rapunzel! is a PodCastle original. Rated R, for ridiculous, with sprinklings of boardgames, box wine, […] The post PodCastle 611: Yo, Rapunzel! appeared first on PodCastle.
29/01/202034 minutes 51 seconds
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PodCastle 610: Charlemagne and Florent

Author : Ranylt Richildis Narrator : Dominik Parisien Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published by Myths Inscribed. Rated PG. Charlemagne and Florent By Ranylt Richildis This is what happened to les deux bretons before I met them, back in the 70s when they were boys in […] The post PodCastle 610: Charlemagne and Florent appeared first on PodCastle.
21/01/202032 minutes 8 seconds
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PodCastle 609: The Epic of Sakina — Part 2

Author : Shari Paul Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Fiyah Lit Mag Issue 5. Rated PG-13. The Epic of Sakina By Shari Paul [Note: This is part 2 of a two-part novelette. Visit our previous post to read Part 1.] […] The post PodCastle 609: The Epic of Sakina — Part 2 appeared first on PodCastle.
14/01/202035 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 608: The Epic of Sakina — Part 1

Author : Shari Paul Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Fiyah Lit Mag Issue 5. Rated PG-13. The Epic of Sakina By Shari Paul The moon was a pale, golden disc in a lavender sky. Sakina, in a brilliant blue caftan […] The post PodCastle 608: The Epic of Sakina — Part 1 appeared first on PodCastle.
07/01/202045 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 607: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — Who in Mortal Chains

Author : Claire Humphrey Narrator : Julia Rios Hosts : Jen R. Albert and KT Bryski Audio Producer : KT Bryski Discuss on Forums Originally published by Strange Horizons. Previously appeared at PodCastle. Rated R. Who in Mortal Chains by Claire Humphrey I almost had friends in 1965. Ryder was a brewer in those days, […] The post PodCastle 607: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — Who in Mortal Chains appeared first on PodCastle.
31/12/201934 minutes 14 seconds
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PodCastle 606: River’s Giving

Authors : Heather Shaw, Tim Pratt and River Shaw Narrator : Kyle Akers Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : KT Bryski Discuss on Forums PodCastle 606: River’s Giving is a PodCastle original. Rated PG for jolly old beasts of terror. River’s Giving Heather Shaw, River Shaw, and Tim Pratt Once upon a time, there […] The post PodCastle 606: River’s Giving appeared first on PodCastle.
24/12/201929 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 605: Blood, Bone, Seed, Spark

Author : Aimee Ogden Narrator : Dani Daly Host : C. L. Clark Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Violence, sex, and graphic content related to child-rearing. Rated R for secrets, science, and sexuality. Blood, Bone, Seed, Spark By Aimee Ogden Upstairs, in the little rowhouse […] The post PodCastle 605: Blood, Bone, Seed, Spark appeared first on PodCastle.
18/12/20191 hour 21 minutes 42 seconds
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PodCastle 604: No Mercy to the Rest

Author : Bennett North Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 604: No Mercy to the Rest is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 for super-villainous violence and attempts to raise the dead. No Mercy to the Rest by Bennett North Sadie parked in […] The post PodCastle 604: No Mercy to the Rest appeared first on PodCastle.
10/12/201948 minutes 6 seconds
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PodCastle 603: Copy Cat

Authors : K. A. Teryna and Alex Shvartsman Narrator : Yaroslav Barsukov Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons. Rated PG-13 for cunning felines and strong language. Copy Cat  K. A. Teryna and Alex Shvartsman Imagine a Russian cat. Not just any Russian cat, […] The post PodCastle 603: Copy Cat appeared first on PodCastle.
03/12/201918 minutes 20 seconds
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PodCastle 602: Franken-Puppy

Author : Derek Künsken Narrators : Jay Odjick, Charlotte Ashley, J. M. Frey, Rati Mehrotra, Sylvain Neuvel, KT Bryski and Brandon Crilly Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : KT Bryski Discuss on Forums PodCastle 602: Franken-Puppy is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13, for revivified urges and the joys of transgression. Franken-Puppy By Derek […] The post PodCastle 602: Franken-Puppy appeared first on PodCastle.
26/11/201924 minutes 6 seconds
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PodCastle 601: A Thousand Tongues of Silver

Author : Kate Heartfield Narrator : Alyson Grauer Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Lackington’s. Rated PG-13. A Thousand Tongues of Silver By Kate Heartfield I am a book. My pages are purple. This is how they made me. First, they flayed the calves, stretched […] The post PodCastle 601: A Thousand Tongues of Silver appeared first on PodCastle.
19/11/201939 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 600: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest V

Authors : Nathan Susnik, Michelle Muenzler, KT Bryski and R. K. Duncan Narrators : Kai Hudson, Philippa Ballantine, Jen R. Albert and Wilson Fowlie Host : Craig Jackson Discuss on Forums PodCastle 600: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest V is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. The Cost of the Revolution in Three Marvelous […] The post PodCastle 600: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest V appeared first on PodCastle.
12/11/201925 minutes
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PodCastle 599: The Two-Choice Foxtrot of Chapham County

Author : Tina Connolly Narrator : Julie Hoverson Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2017. Rated PG-13. Please check out the Kickstarter for a new anthology, Vital: The Future of Healthcare, featuring work by David Brin, Seanan […] The post PodCastle 599: The Two-Choice Foxtrot of Chapham County appeared first on PodCastle.
05/11/201915 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 598: The Sound of His Voice Like the Colour of Salt

Author : L. Chan Narrator : Leeman Kessler  Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by The Dark. Rated PG-13 for ghosts and the terrors that make them. The Sound of His Voice Like the Colour of Salt By L. Chan The ghost boy was the colour […] The post PodCastle 598: The Sound of His Voice Like the Colour of Salt appeared first on PodCastle.
29/10/201923 minutes 8 seconds
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PodCastle 597: The Satyr of Brandenburg — Part 2

Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March-April 2018. Rated PG-13. The Satyr of Brandenburg By Charlotte Ashley [Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part novelette. Please visit last week’s […] The post PodCastle 597: The Satyr of Brandenburg — Part 2 appeared first on PodCastle.
22/10/201937 minutes 18 seconds
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PodCastle 596: The Satyr of Brandenburg — Part 1

Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March-April 2018. Rated PG-13. The Satyr of Brandenburg By Charlotte Ashley By the inebriated light of dawn, October the 23rd, 1700, a swarthy figure […] The post PodCastle 596: The Satyr of Brandenburg — Part 1 appeared first on PodCastle.
15/10/201934 minutes 40 seconds
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PodCastle 595: The Feast

Author : K.C. Mead-Brewer Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Carve Magazine. Content warning for violence against women, suicide, and cannibalism Rated R. The Feast By K.C. Mead-Brewer We took Emmaline on what promised to be a particularly stormy night. […] The post PodCastle 595: The Feast appeared first on PodCastle.
08/10/201936 minutes 56 seconds
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PodCastle 594: The Deliverers of Their Country

Author : E. Nesbit Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums From Edith Nesbit’s classic collection The Book of Dragons, which is in the public domain. You can find the whole thing here. Rated PG. The Deliverers of Their Country By E. Nesbit It all began with […] The post PodCastle 594: The Deliverers of Their Country appeared first on PodCastle.
01/10/201934 minutes 58 seconds
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PodCastle 593: Balloon Man

Author : Shiv Ramdas Narrator : Kaushik Narasimhan Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Giganotosaurus. Rated PG. Balloon Man By Shiv Ramdas If it hadn’t been for the camel, Mithun might never have noticed the old balloon seller at all. He almost didn’t notice the […] The post PodCastle 593: Balloon Man appeared first on PodCastle.
24/09/20191 hour 8 minutes 2 seconds
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PodCastle 592: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — The Axiom of Choice

Author : David W. Goldman Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Craig Jackson Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in The New Haven Review, Winter 2011. Rated R for language, violence and sexual content. This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of […] The post PodCastle 592: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — The Axiom of Choice appeared first on PodCastle.
17/09/201955 minutes 24 seconds
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PodCastle 591: His Giant Heartbeat

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : C. A. Yates Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 591: His Giant Heartbeat is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. His Giant Heartbeat by Natalia Theodoridou I smoke with my back to the caravan while I wait for B and his client […] The post PodCastle 591: His Giant Heartbeat appeared first on PodCastle.
10/09/201919 minutes 42 seconds
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PodCastle 590: Labyrinth, Sanctuary

Author : A.E. Prevost Narrator : Lisa Hicks Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in Sword and Sonnet, edited by E Catherine Tobler, Aidan Doyle and Rachael K Jones. Rated PG-13. Labyrinth, Sanctuary By A.E. Prevost Constance carves her timeworn tracks into the thirsty rock. With […] The post PodCastle 590: Labyrinth, Sanctuary appeared first on PodCastle.
03/09/201932 minutes 40 seconds
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PodCastle 589: The Horrible Deaths of Helga Hrafnsdóttir

Author : Celeste Tyler Narrator : Sigríður Gunnarsdóttir Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 589: The Horrible Deaths of Helga Hrafnsdóttir is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 for the horrible deaths we hope won’t come to pass. The Horrible Deaths of Helga Hrafnsdóttir By Christine Tyler The […] The post PodCastle 589: The Horrible Deaths of Helga Hrafnsdóttir appeared first on PodCastle.
27/08/201915 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 588: Willing

Author : Premee Mohamed Narrator : Peter Adrian Behravesh Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published in Principia Ponderosa anthology by Third Flatiron Press, March 2017. Rated: PG-13, for the harsh demands of gods. Bought bred, the new cow had cost three thousand dollars, and so as night […] The post PodCastle 588: Willing appeared first on PodCastle.
20/08/201923 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 587: Strange Waters

Author : Samantha Mills Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons. Rated: PG, for a parent guiding herself home. Strange Waters By Samantha Mills Fisherwoman Mika Sandrigal was lost at sea. She knew where she was in relation to […] The post PodCastle 587: Strange Waters appeared first on PodCastle.
13/08/201943 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 586: The Masochist’s Assistant

Author : Auston Habershaw Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated PG-13, incl blood, violence, and many deaths (sort of)! Make sure to check out Broadcasts from the Wasteland, a new podcast featuring chats […] The post PodCastle 586: The Masochist’s Assistant appeared first on PodCastle.
06/08/201959 minutes 26 seconds
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PodCastle 585: Getaway

Author : Jennifer Hudak Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 585: Getaway is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for disordered eating, body dysmorphia, and mild body horror. Rated PG-13. Getaway By Jennifer Hudak Ten days after her family installed themselves in their […] The post PodCastle 585: Getaway appeared first on PodCastle.
30/07/201919 minutes 9 seconds
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PodCastle 584: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — In Metal, In Bone

Author : An Owomoyela Narrator : MarBelle Host : C. L. Clark Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Eclipse Online. You can read it here! Rated R, for reference to war and wartime atrocities. In Metal, In Bone by An Owomoyela Colonel Gabriel met him in a circle of canvas-topped trucks, […] The post PodCastle 584: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — In Metal, In Bone appeared first on PodCastle.
23/07/201930 minutes 53 seconds
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PodCastle 583: The Resurrectionist

Author : J. P. Sullivan Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in the August 2017 issue of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. Rated PG-13 for waking the dead and disturbing their dreams. The Resurrectionist by J.P. Sullivan “Yes, I can bring […] The post PodCastle 583: The Resurrectionist appeared first on PodCastle.
16/07/201957 minutes 12 seconds
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PodCastle 582: Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic

Author : José Pablo Iriarte Narrator : Karlo Yeager Rodríguez Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Strange Horizons. Rated: PG-13, for harsh memories not one’s own. Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic by José Pablo Iriarte Cleaning up graffiti was an everyday job for Sergio, […] The post PodCastle 582: Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic appeared first on PodCastle.
09/07/201929 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 581: Fathoms Deep and Fathoms Cold

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Brian Murphy Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Submerged anthology, edited by S.C. Butler and Joshua Palmatier.  Content warning: sexual assault Rated R, for lustful magic. Note: Merc recently changed their name, so while the podcast lists an old name, they […] The post PodCastle 581: Fathoms Deep and Fathoms Cold appeared first on PodCastle.
02/07/201944 minutes 26 seconds
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PodCastle 580: I Am Not I — Part 2

Author : G. V. Anderson Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated: R, for human parts sundered and sold. I Am Not I by G. V. Anderson [Note: This is part 2 of a […] The post PodCastle 580: I Am Not I — Part 2 appeared first on PodCastle.
25/06/201945 minutes 42 seconds
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PodCastle 579: I Am Not I — Part 1

Author : G. V. Anderson Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated R, for human parts sundered and sold. I Am Not I by G. V. Anderson I found the emporium on old Tanners Row. A prime location, […] The post PodCastle 579: I Am Not I — Part 1 appeared first on PodCastle.
18/06/201933 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 578: The Bone Poet and God

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Eliza Chan Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Sword and Sonnet. Rated PG. The Bone Poet and God by Matt Dovey Ursula lifted her snout to look at the mountain. The meadowed foothills she stood in were dotted with […] The post PodCastle 578: The Bone Poet and God appeared first on PodCastle.
11/06/201933 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 577: Temptation

Author : Karuna Riazi Narrator : Farah Naz Rishi Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 577: Temptation is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. A special episode in celebration of Eid al-Fitr, guest edited by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali. Temptation By Karuna Riazi “We must not look at goblin men, […] The post PodCastle 577: Temptation appeared first on PodCastle.
04/06/201920 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 576: When Leopard’s-Bane Came to the Door of Third Heaven

Author : Vajra Chandrasekera Narrator : Peter Adrian Behravesh Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Liminal. Rated: PG-13, for cursing at heaven’s door. When Leopard’s-Bane Came to the Door of Third Heaven By Vajra Chandrasekera We stand at attention all day at the top of […] The post PodCastle 576: When Leopard’s-Bane Came to the Door of Third Heaven appeared first on PodCastle.
28/05/201930 minutes 57 seconds
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PodCastle 575: A Toy Princess

Author : Mary de Morgan Narrator : Eleanor R. Wood Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh This story is in the public domain. Rated G. A Toy Princess By Mary de Morgan (1850–1907) More than a thousand years ago, in a country quite on the other side of the world, it […] The post PodCastle 575: A Toy Princess appeared first on PodCastle.
21/05/201926 minutes 23 seconds
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PodCastle 574: Mister Dog

Author : Alex Jennings Narrator : Laurice White Host : Eden Royce Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 574: Mister Dog is a PodCastle original. Drug use; abuse to animals Rated R, for sex, drugs, and haunted souls. Mister Dog By Alex Jennings Trenice felt the car more than she saw […] The post PodCastle 574: Mister Dog appeared first on PodCastle.
14/05/201946 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 573: The Court Magician

Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Lightspeed and a 2019 Hugo Finalist for Best Short Story. Rated PG-13. The Court Magician By Sarah Pinsker The Boy Who Will Become Court Magician The boy who will become court magician […] The post PodCastle 573: The Court Magician appeared first on PodCastle.
07/05/201927 minutes 18 seconds
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PodCastle 572: Into the Wind

Author : Marie Brennan Narrator : Karen Menzel (née Bovenmyer) Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Children of a Different Sky, edited by Alma Alexander. Rated PG. Into the Wind by Marie Brennan The tenements presented a blank face to the border: an unbroken expanse of wall, windowless, […] The post PodCastle 572: Into the Wind appeared first on PodCastle.
30/04/201944 minutes 27 seconds
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PodCastle 571: The Guitar Hero

Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Hamilton Perez Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Kaleidotrope. Rated PG-13. The first time Bella, Alice, and I exorcised a demon it was an accident: a pentagram doodled backstage, some quotes from The Exorcist, and suddenly that vocalist from […] The post PodCastle 571: The Guitar Hero appeared first on PodCastle.
23/04/201938 minutes 38 seconds
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PodCastle 570: Elegy for a Slaughtered Swine

Author : Rafaela Ferraz Narrator : Carlo Matos Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 570: Elegy for a Slaughtered Swine is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. The PodCastle forums flash fiction contest is on! Visit our Submittable for more details. Submissions are open until April 30. Elegy for a […] The post PodCastle 570: Elegy for a Slaughtered Swine appeared first on PodCastle.
16/04/201937 minutes 35 seconds
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PodCastle 569: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — The Yew’s Embrace

Author : Francesca Forrest Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons. Rated R. This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults series, in which a member of PodCastle’s staff chooses a backlist episode […] The post PodCastle 569: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — The Yew’s Embrace appeared first on PodCastle.
09/04/201925 minutes 28 seconds
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PodCastle 568: The Pull of the Herd

Author : Suzan Palumbo Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at Anathema. Content warning for violence against women. Rated: PG-13, for predators and prey. The Pull of the Herd By: Suzan Palumbo My doeskin calls to me from under the woollen blankets […] The post PodCastle 568: The Pull of the Herd appeared first on PodCastle.
02/04/201940 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 567: The Weaver Retires (Artemis Rising)

Author : Kai Hudson Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums PodCastle 567: The Weaver Retires (Artemis Rising) is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for domestic abuse and fatphobia. PG-13, for needles and blackest thread. The Weaver Retires by Kai Hudson They […] The post PodCastle 567: The Weaver Retires (Artemis Rising) appeared first on PodCastle.
26/03/201942 minutes 5 seconds
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PodCastle 566, ARTEMIS RISING DOUBLE FEATURE: Starr Striker Should Remain Capitol City’s Resident Superhero, by Keisha Cole, 10th Grade Student; All the Fishes Singing

Authors : Amanda Helms and Hester J. Rook Narrators : Maxine L. Moore and Nadia Niaz Host : Julian K. Jarboe Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums “Starr Striker Should Remain Capitol City’s Resident Superhero, by Keisha Cole, 10th Grade Student” was originally published by Daily Science Fiction. “All the […] The post PodCastle 566, ARTEMIS RISING DOUBLE FEATURE: Starr Striker Should Remain Capitol City’s Resident Superhero, by Keisha Cole, 10th Grade Student; All the Fishes Singing appeared first on PodCastle.
19/03/201923 minutes 55 seconds
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PodCastle 565, ARTEMIS RISING: I Am Fire; I Am Tears

Author : Wendy Nikel Narrator : Veronica Giguere Host : Ace Ratcliff Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums PodCastle 565, ARTEMIS RISING: I Am Fire; I Am Tears is a PodCastle original. PG, for dragon-sisters and bones picked clean. Ulykke crouched in the darkness, just beyond the sunray’s reach. […] The post PodCastle 565, ARTEMIS RISING: I Am Fire; I Am Tears appeared first on PodCastle.
12/03/201927 minutes 16 seconds
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PodCastle 564, ARTEMIS RISING: One More Song

Author : Eliza Chan Narrator : Sofia Quintero Host : Elora Gatts Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Previously published by World Weaver Press in their Sirens anthology. Rated: R, for the vengeful justice of seafolk. One More Song By Eliza Chan After Mira closed the door the selkie […] The post PodCastle 564, ARTEMIS RISING: One More Song appeared first on PodCastle.
05/03/201936 minutes 57 seconds
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PodCastle 563: El Cantar de la Reina Bruja

Author : Victoria Sandbrook Narrator : Sofia Quintero Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Sword & Sonnet. Rated PG-13. El Cantar de la Reina Bruja By Victoria Sandbrook Mothers, hear me! I am alone but for your graces. My mistakes have bound me. My weaknesses […] The post PodCastle 563: El Cantar de la Reina Bruja appeared first on PodCastle.
26/02/201939 minutes 21 seconds
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PodCastle 562: Cooking Creole

Author : A. M. Dellamonica Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Mojo: Conjure Stories, edited by Nalo Hopkinson. Content warning for violence and gore. Rated R. Cooking Creole by A. M. Dellamonica At seventeen, it was music. Guitar. Then, at twenty-four: speechmaking. […] The post PodCastle 562: Cooking Creole appeared first on PodCastle.
19/02/201934 minutes 33 seconds
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PodCastle 561: Baby Teeth

Author : Lina Rather Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Gamut. Rated R. Baby Teeth By Lina Rather Laura watched from the window while Mama took the salt packets they’d pocketed from a Speedway and sprinkled a circle around the house […] The post PodCastle 561: Baby Teeth appeared first on PodCastle.
12/02/201928 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 560: Suddenwall

Author : Sara Saab Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : C. L. Clark Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG-13. Suddenwall By Sara Saab In the amnesty-city of Vannat, Aln Panette has let guilt go. The city of Vannat is a strict and inscrutable […] The post PodCastle 560: Suddenwall appeared first on PodCastle.
05/02/201936 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 559: Dying Lessons

Author : Troy Wiggins Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Hosts : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Jen R. Albert, Summer Fletcher, Peter Adrian Behravesh and C. L. Clark Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at Strange Horizons. Content warnings for violence and racism. Rated R. Sound clips used in the introduction can be found […] The post PodCastle 559: Dying Lessons appeared first on PodCastle.
29/01/201926 minutes 23 seconds
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PodCastle 558: A Place to Grow

Author : A. T. Greenblatt Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG. SFX used in the host spot of this episode can be found here: https://freesound.org/people/univ_lyon3/sounds/250589 https://freesound.org/people/zimbot/sounds/122983 https://freesound.org/people/alanmcki/sounds/401324 A Place to Grow By A. T. Greenblatt Lillian […] The post PodCastle 558: A Place to Grow appeared first on PodCastle.
22/01/201944 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 557: The Griffin and the Minor Canon

Author : Frank Stockton Narrator : Jen R. Albert Hosts : Summer Fletcher and Peter Adrian Behravesh Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in 1885 and is in the public domain. The sound effects used in the host spot can be found here. The Griffin and the […] The post PodCastle 557: The Griffin and the Minor Canon appeared first on PodCastle.
15/01/201935 minutes 20 seconds
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PodCastle 556: Shadow Boy

Author : Lora Gray Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Shimmer. Content warnings for self-harm, suicide, and body dysmorphia.  Rated R.  Shadow Boy By Lora Gray I am sixteen and sitting on the edge of an empty subway platform when Peter, forever […] The post PodCastle 556: Shadow Boy appeared first on PodCastle.
08/01/201931 minutes 8 seconds
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PodCastle 555: Candied Sweets, Cornbread, and Black-Eyed Peas

Author : Malon Edwards Narrator : Mandaly Louis-Charles Host : Aidan Doyle Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Sword & Sonnet. Rated PG-13. Previous PodCastle episodes in this series: PodCastle 387: The Half Dark Promise PodCastle 495: Shadow Man, Sack Man, Half Dark, Half Light Candied Sweets, Cornbread, and […] The post PodCastle 555: Candied Sweets, Cornbread, and Black-Eyed Peas appeared first on PodCastle.
01/01/201938 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 554: Hosting the Solstice

Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Brie Code Hosts : Summer Fletcher and Peter Adrian Behravesh Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 554: Hosting the Solstice is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Sound effects used in the host spot are in the public domain and can be found here. Hosting the Solstice […] The post PodCastle 554: Hosting the Solstice appeared first on PodCastle.
25/12/201842 minutes 42 seconds
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PodCastle 553: Grounded Women Never Fly

Author : Stefani Cox Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 553: Grounded Women Never Fly is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Sound effects used in the host spot are in the public domain and can be found here. Grounded Women Never Fly by […] The post PodCastle 553: Grounded Women Never Fly appeared first on PodCastle.
18/12/201823 minutes 54 seconds
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PodCastle 552: The Watchers

Author : Shelly Jones Narrator : Kate Baker Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Luna Station Quarterly. Rated PG. The Watchers by Shelly Jones He did not know why he had agreed to marry her. For a long time he thought it was because she […] The post PodCastle 552: The Watchers appeared first on PodCastle.
11/12/201841 minutes 14 seconds
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PodCastle 551: The Blue Widow

Author : J. P. Sullivan Narrator : Tanja Milojevic  Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Baen Books, grand prize winner of their 2017 Fantasy Adventure Contest.   Rated PG-13, for betrayal and vengeance. A word from host Setsu Uzume: In the host outro for “The […] The post PodCastle 551: The Blue Widow appeared first on PodCastle.
04/12/20181 hour 8 minutes 51 seconds
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PodCastle 550: The Last Exorcist

Author : Danny Lore Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in FIYAH. Rated R for strong language and violence. The Last Exorcist by Danny Lore  Author’s Note: This piece was commissioned and then declined by a prominent magazine. The only information that […] The post PodCastle 550: The Last Exorcist appeared first on PodCastle.
27/11/201836 minutes 38 seconds
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PodCastle 549: Fixer, Worker, Singer

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrators : Peter Adrian Behravesh, Tina Connolly and Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at Shimmer. Rated PG-13. Fixer, Worker, Singer by Natalia Theodoridou Fixer Turns on the Stars The sky creaks as Fixer makes his way across the steel […] The post PodCastle 549: Fixer, Worker, Singer appeared first on PodCastle.
20/11/201829 minutes 22 seconds
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PodCastle 548: Daniel

Author : Ashley Blooms Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by On Spec (under the title “Second Born”). Content warning: Death of a child Rated R. Daniel by Ashley Blooms Ellie watches her husband from the front porch. He makes a lean […] The post PodCastle 548: Daniel appeared first on PodCastle.
13/11/201835 minutes 33 seconds
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PodCastle 547: Every House, a Home

Author : Evan Dicken Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in the Utter Fabrication anthology by Mad Scientist Journal. Rated PG-13, for the weird ways of houses. Every House, a Home By Evan Dicken “I guess nobody wants haunted houses, anymore.” Derek checked […] The post PodCastle 547: Every House, a Home appeared first on PodCastle.
06/11/201837 minutes 24 seconds
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PodCastle 546: For the Removal of Unwanted Guests

Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Dave Thompson Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre edited by Paula Guran. Rated PG. Sounds effects used in this episodes under Creative Commons 3.0: freesound.org/people/rivernile7/sounds/249573 freesound.org/people/miastodzwiekow/sounds/149925 freesound.org/people/jacobalcook/sounds/195577 freesound.org/people/Stevious42/sounds/259614 freesound.org/people/Kyster/sounds/85145 freesound.org/people/Suz_Soundcreations/sounds/180543 freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/128659 freesound.org/people/YourFriendJesse/sounds/131201 freesound.org/people/desdur/sounds/347707 […] The post PodCastle 546: For the Removal of Unwanted Guests appeared first on PodCastle.
30/10/201847 minutes 31 seconds
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PodCastle 545: The Aunties Return the Ocean

Author : Chris Kuriata Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Diabolical Plots. Content warning: Some disturbing imagery. Rated R. The Aunties Return the Ocean By Chris Kuriata Auntie Roberta landed badly on the roof of her escarpment house, scraping her knees across […] The post PodCastle 545: The Aunties Return the Ocean appeared first on PodCastle.
24/10/201828 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 544: Waters of Versailles — Part 3

Author : Kelly Robson Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally publishing at tor.com. You can buy Kelly Robson’s book, Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, now. It’s also available in audio. Below are a few links from Kelly’s recommendations and comments during […] The post PodCastle 544: Waters of Versailles — Part 3 appeared first on PodCastle.
16/10/20181 hour 24 minutes 6 seconds
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PodCastle 543: Waters of Versailles — Part 2

Author : Kelly Robson Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at tor.com. Rated R for adult themes. Waters of Versailles by Kelly Robson [Note: This is Part 2 of a three-part novella. Please visit last week’s post to read Part 1. Click […] The post PodCastle 543: Waters of Versailles — Part 2 appeared first on PodCastle.
09/10/201839 minutes 20 seconds
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PodCastle 542: Waters of Versailles — Part 1

Author : Kelly Robson Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at tor.com. Rated R for adult themes. The Drabblecast is relaunching! Help resurrect them by contributing to their Kickstarter. Catch Norm Sherman’s message about the launch at the end of today’s […] The post PodCastle 542: Waters of Versailles — Part 1 appeared first on PodCastle.
02/10/201843 minutes 42 seconds
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PodCastle 541: Andromache and the Dragon

Author : Brittany Pladek Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Ideomancer. Rated PG-13. Andromache and the Dragon By Brittany Pladek The dragon stood on the shore. “For every day, I will consume one of your desires,” she told them. “You will […] The post PodCastle 541: Andromache and the Dragon appeared first on PodCastle.
25/09/201829 minutes 22 seconds
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PodCastle 540: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! The Three Phases of Equinox

Authors : Y.M. Pang, Lynne M. MacLean and A.C. MacLachlan Narrators : Summer Fletcher, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 540: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! The Three Phases of Equinox is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. The Mooncakes of My Childhood by […] The post PodCastle 540: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! The Three Phases of Equinox appeared first on PodCastle.
18/09/201821 minutes 52 seconds
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PodCastle 539: Godfall

Author : Xander M. Odell Narrator : Anson Mount Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at GigaNotoSaurus. This story also appears in Sandra’s collection Godfall and Other Stories. Content Warning: Gore, mild body horror. Rated R. Tully brought the skiff in from the south. The blue […] The post PodCastle 539: Godfall appeared first on PodCastle.
11/09/201841 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 538: Itself at the Heart of Things

Author : Andrea Corbin Narrator : Blythe Haynes Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Shimmer. Rated PG-13. Itself at the Heart Of – Poetry Generator! Itself at the Heart of Things by Andrea Corbin “The acts of life have no beginning or end. Everything happens […] The post PodCastle 538: Itself at the Heart of Things appeared first on PodCastle.
04/09/201829 minutes 23 seconds
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PodCastle 537: To the Moon

Author : Ken Liu Narrators : Curtis C. Chen, Dagny Paul, Eleanor R. Wood, Stefani Cox, Wilson Fowlie, Matt Dovey, Jen R. Albert, Peter Adrian Behravesh, Summer Fletcher and Craig Jackson Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Fireside. Rated: PG-13, for inhumanity and painful truths. […] The post PodCastle 537: To the Moon appeared first on PodCastle.
28/08/201833 minutes 46 seconds
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PodCastle 536: The Threadbare Magician — Part 2

Author : Cat Rambo Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Graeme Dunlop Discuss on Forums Originally published in Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place. Note that this is one part of a two-part episode. You can read and listen to the first part here. Rated R, for cursing wizards […] The post PodCastle 536: The Threadbare Magician — Part 2 appeared first on PodCastle.
21/08/201849 minutes 4 seconds
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PodCastle 535: The Threadbare Magician — Part 1

Author : Cat Rambo Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place. Note that this is one part of a two-part episode. The second part will release on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Rated R, for cursing […] The post PodCastle 535: The Threadbare Magician — Part 1 appeared first on PodCastle.
14/08/201843 minutes 12 seconds
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PodCastle 534: The Lamentation of Their Women

Author : Kai Ashante Wilson Narrator : Sofia Quintero Hosts : Erin Roberts, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Justina Ireland Audio Producers : Peter Adrian Behravesh and Graeme Dunlop Discuss on Forums This story was originally published by TOR.com. Content warning: graphic violence and mature content Rated X for sex, drug use, graphic depictions of violence with […] The post PodCastle 534: The Lamentation of Their Women appeared first on PodCastle.
07/08/20181 hour 12 minutes 13 seconds
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PodCastle 533: The Choking Kind

Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Laurice White Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published in Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror. Rated PG-13, for the donning of gory suits. An old man sat behind the dilapidated counter of the country store humming Negro spirituals as Grace walked […] The post PodCastle 533: The Choking Kind appeared first on PodCastle.
31/07/201843 minutes 40 seconds
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PodCastle 532: Vetala

Author : Rati Mehrotra Narrator : Srikripa Krishna Prasad Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in the anthology Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories. Content Warning: domestic violence. Rated R for brutal visions. The night I was to leave Delhi for Toronto, […] The post PodCastle 532: Vetala appeared first on PodCastle.
24/07/201833 minutes 26 seconds
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PodCastle 531: The Island of the Nine Whirlpools

Author : E. Nesbit Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums From Edith Nesbit’s classic collection The Book of Dragons, which is in the public domain. You can find the whole thing here. The Island of the Nine Whirlpools by Edith Nesbit The dark arch […] The post PodCastle 531: The Island of the Nine Whirlpools appeared first on PodCastle.
17/07/201834 minutes
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PodCastle 530: Kin, Painted

Author : Penny Stirling Narrator : Julia Rios Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Lackington’s. Rated PG-13. This episode is run in honor of Non-Binary People’s Day on July 14.  If you are interested in reading more fiction by non-binary authors, check out A.C. Wise’s […] The post PodCastle 530: Kin, Painted appeared first on PodCastle.
10/07/201839 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 529: Chesirah

Author : L. D. Lewis Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by FIYAH Literary Magazine #1 Rated PG-13 for violent captivity and violent rebirth. Chesirah By L. D. Lewis “It is almost time.” Chesirah smiled despite her screaming fingers. They were […] The post PodCastle 529: Chesirah appeared first on PodCastle.
03/07/20181 hour 46 seconds
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PodCastle 528: Properties of Obligate Pearls

Author : L. S. Johnson Narrator : Dagny Paul Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously Published by New Haven Review Issue 20. Rated PG-13 for hard choices and the treasures they produce. Properties of Obligate Pearls By L. S. Johnson You have to know what to look for. Younger, […] The post PodCastle 528: Properties of Obligate Pearls appeared first on PodCastle.
26/06/201829 minutes 44 seconds
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PodCastle 527: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! In the Beginning…

Authors : Effie Seiberg, Paul Alex Gray and Ellen Klages Narrators : Wilson Fowlie, Kaylin Norman-Slack and M.K. Hobson Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums “Recipe: 1 Universe” was previously published by Galaxy’s Edge. “Of the Dreams Yet to Come” was originally published in Entropy Magazine. Rated G, for […] The post PodCastle 527: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! In the Beginning… appeared first on PodCastle.
19/06/201828 minutes 45 seconds
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PodCastle 526: When Shadow Confronts Sun

Author : Farah Naz Rishi Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : S. A. Chakraborty Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 526: When Shadow Confronts Sun is a PodCastle original. Rated: PG-13. When Shadow Confronts Sun By Farah Naz Rishi [Allah] will say, “Enter among nations which had passed on before you […] The post PodCastle 526: When Shadow Confronts Sun appeared first on PodCastle.
15/06/201833 minutes 10 seconds
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PodCastle 525: Rabbit Grass

Author : Kelly Stewart Narrator : Julie Hoverson Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG-13. Rabbit Grass by Kelly Stewart Mama says, “Never let Rabbits into the garden, Aril, or they’ll eat up everything.” This makes working in the garden troublesome […] The post PodCastle 525: Rabbit Grass appeared first on PodCastle.
05/06/201843 minutes 41 seconds
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PodCastle 524: Shine like the Sea’s Deepest Secrets

Author : Kathryn McMahon Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Flame Tree’s gothic fantasy anthology Pirates & Ghosts: Short Stories. Rated R for blood, guts, and monstrous appetites. A shadow passes overhead and mermaids rise from where they were playing hide-and-seek among the jellyfish. […] The post PodCastle 524: Shine like the Sea’s Deepest Secrets appeared first on PodCastle.
29/05/201828 minutes 58 seconds
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PodCastle 523: Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree

Author : Nibedita Sen Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Anathema Magazine. Rated PG-13 for greedy ghosts squishing internal organs. Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree By Nibedita Sen The moment I swallowed the pret, I knew I should have taken […] The post PodCastle 523: Never Yawn Under a Banyan Tree appeared first on PodCastle.
22/05/201826 minutes 16 seconds
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PodCastle 522: Extinctions

Author : Lina Rather Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Shimmer Magazine in March 2017. Rated R. Extinctions By Lina Rather Your mother taught you three things, up in the great white wilderness, before she went and shot that man: How to kill […] The post PodCastle 522: Extinctions appeared first on PodCastle.
15/05/201836 minutes
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PodCastle 521: We Are Sirens

Author : L. S. Johnson Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in the Sirens anthology by World Weaver Press. Rated R, for all the weaknesses of flesh (and how it tears between teeth). 1. We roll into town on a bright sunny […] The post PodCastle 521: We Are Sirens appeared first on PodCastle.
08/05/201852 minutes 2 seconds
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PodCastle 520: One Day, My Dear, I’ll Shower You with Rubies

Author : Langley Hyde Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 520: One Day, My Dear, I’ll Shower You with Rubies is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 for broken hearts and rolling heads. One Day, My Dear, I’ll Shower You With Rubies by […] The post PodCastle 520: One Day, My Dear, I’ll Shower You with Rubies appeared first on PodCastle.
01/05/201829 minutes 25 seconds
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PodCastle 519: Burning Season

Author : C. L. Clark Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh PodCastle 519: Burning Season is a PodCastle original. Rating: PG-13, for things unspeakable. Burning Season By C. L. Clark It was burning season in Rashid. Again. Even in the shop, I could smell the smoke. Can […] The post PodCastle 519: Burning Season appeared first on PodCastle.
24/04/201848 minutes 8 seconds
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PodCastle 518: Iron Aria

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Kate Baker Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published in Fireside Fiction. Rated PG for vengeful mountains and the accursed dead. Iron Aria Merc Rustad The mountain dreams pain. Cold iron vibrates purple-blue deep in the stone, while tongues made from […] The post PodCastle 518: Iron Aria appeared first on PodCastle.
17/04/201842 minutes 36 seconds
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PodCastle 517: A Fine Balance

Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published in Fantasy & Science Fiction. Rated PG-13 for honorable duelists and some less honorable warfare. A Fine Balance By Charlotte Ashley My mistress, Shoanna Yildirim, was the greatest shot in the city. Each […] The post PodCastle 517: A Fine Balance appeared first on PodCastle.
10/04/201852 minutes 9 seconds
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PodCastle 516e: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #1 – The Paper Menagerie

Author : Ken Liu Narrator : Rajan Khanna Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Peter Adrian Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated PG. Editors’ note: This episode originally aired as PodCastle 165. We are reissuing it to celebrate PodCastle’s 10th anniversary. This story was in first […] The post PodCastle 516e: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #1 – The Paper Menagerie appeared first on PodCastle.
06/04/201836 minutes 47 seconds
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PodCastle 516d: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #2 – Makeisha In Time

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : K. Tempest Bradford Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Pria Wood Originally published in Crossed Genres, Issue #20, August 2014. Read it here. Rated R: Contains violence. Editors’ note: This episode originally aired as PodCastle 345. We are reissuing it to celebrate PodCastle’s 10th anniversary. This story was in second […] The post PodCastle 516d: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #2 – Makeisha In Time appeared first on PodCastle.
05/04/201823 minutes 58 seconds
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PodCastle 516c: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #3 – Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters

Author : N.K. Jemisin Narrator : Laurice White Host : Eden Royce Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Postscripts. Rated R: Contains Language, Violence, and Disturbing Imagery circa Hurricane Katrina. Editors’ note: This episode originally aired as PodCastle 154. We are reissuing it to celebrate PodCastle’s 10th anniversary. This story was in […] The post PodCastle 516c: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #3 – Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters appeared first on PodCastle.
04/04/20181 hour 4 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 516b: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #4 – In the Stacks

Author : Scott Lynch Narrators : Norm Sherman, Pria Wood, Dave Thompson, Wilson Fowlie, M.K. Hobson, Graeme Dunlop, Anna Schwind, Ann Leckie, Alasdair Stuart, Rachel Swirsky and Marshal Latham Host : Pria Wood Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally Published in Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery. Rated R: Contains violence, […] The post PodCastle 516b: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #4 – In the Stacks appeared first on PodCastle.
03/04/20181 hour 36 minutes 37 seconds
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PodCastle 516a: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #5 – Without Faith, Without Law, Without Joy

Author : Saladin Ahmed Narrator : Steve Anderson Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Rags & Bones, edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt. Rated R. Contains violence, including gore. Editors’ note: This episode originally aired as PodCastle 324. We are reissuing it to celebrate PodCastle’s 10th anniversary. […] The post PodCastle 516a: 10th Anniversary Special, The Best of PodCastle #5 – Without Faith, Without Law, Without Joy appeared first on PodCastle.
02/04/201835 minutes 37 seconds
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PodCastle 515, ARTEMIS RISING: Propagating Peonies

Author : Suzan Palumbo Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : Elora Gatts Audio Producer : Pria Wood Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PodCastle 515, ARTEMIS RISING: Propagating Peonies is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Propagating Peonies By Suzan Palumbo This time, you were a burgeoning peony at the edge of a small cottage […] The post PodCastle 515, ARTEMIS RISING: Propagating Peonies appeared first on PodCastle.
27/03/201826 minutes 57 seconds
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PodCastle 514, ARTEMIS RISING: My Heart the Bullet in the Chamber

Author : Stephanie Charette Narrator : Robin McLeavy Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PodCastle 514, ARTEMIS RISING: My Heart the Bullet in the Chamber is a PodCastle original. Rated R, for shootin’, cussin’, and rollin’ in the hay. My Heart the Bullet in the […] The post PodCastle 514, ARTEMIS RISING: My Heart the Bullet in the Chamber appeared first on PodCastle.
20/03/201848 minutes 20 seconds
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PodCastle 513, ARTEMIS RISING: We Head for the Horizon and Return with Bloodshot Eyes

Author : Eleanna Castroianni Narrator : Danielle Imara Host : Stefani Cox Audio Producer : Pria Wood Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PodCastle 513, ARTEMIS RISING: We Head for the Horizon and Return with Bloodshot Eyes is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13, for war and gore. We Head for the Horizon and Return with […] The post PodCastle 513, ARTEMIS RISING: We Head for the Horizon and Return with Bloodshot Eyes appeared first on PodCastle.
13/03/201849 minutes 22 seconds
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PodCastle 512, ARTEMIS RISING: Scar Clan

Author : Carrow Narby Narrator : Becky Stinemetze Host : Eleanor R. Wood Audio Producer : Pria Wood Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PodCastle 512, ARTEMIS RISING: Scar Clan is a PodCastle original. PG-13, for graphic monster gore. Find this year’s glorious ARTEMIS RISING art by Geneva Benton on her website here. Additional ARTEMIS RISING […] The post PodCastle 512, ARTEMIS RISING: Scar Clan appeared first on PodCastle.
06/03/201841 minutes 37 seconds
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PodCastle 511: The Fumblers Alley Risk Emporium

Author : Julian Mortimer Smith Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published by Urban Fantasy Magazine (December 2014). Rated PG. Desperation was the worst thing you could bring to the Emporium, but there was nowhere else to go. The Emporium was the only place […] The post PodCastle 511: The Fumblers Alley Risk Emporium appeared first on PodCastle.
27/02/201831 minutes 7 seconds
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PodCastle 510: My Heart is a Prayer

Author : Ryan Row Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published by Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. Content warning for the death of a child. They make my heart out of stone. A slate-colored hunk of granite run through with thin veins of fool’s […] The post PodCastle 510: My Heart is a Prayer appeared first on PodCastle.
20/02/201825 minutes 52 seconds
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PodCastle 509: A Non-Hero’s Guide to The Road of Monsters

Author : A. T. Greenblatt Narrator : Mike Flinchum Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published in Mothership Zeta. Rated PG for Mild Language and Bold Monsters. A Non-Hero’s Guide to The Road of Monsters By A.T. Greenblatt 1. The Siren There are three basic guidelines that any […] The post PodCastle 509: A Non-Hero’s Guide to The Road of Monsters appeared first on PodCastle.
13/02/201842 minutes 48 seconds
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PodCastle 508: The Ravens’ Sister

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : Tanja Milojevic  Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in KROnline. Rated PG-13, for war and all its wounds and sorrow. The Ravens’ Sister by Natalia Theodoridou There are many ways to tell this story. All of them are true. Verses of the House […] The post PodCastle 508: The Ravens’ Sister appeared first on PodCastle.
06/02/201832 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 507: The Rocket Farmer

Author : Julie C. Day Narrator : Lisa Hicks Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums Previous published in Interzone 271. Rated PG-13. Take cover: contains more than 5 F-bombs. Sarnai I sit at my kitchen table and watch as my soon-to-be ex-husband, David, assembles cardboard boxes and labels each […] The post PodCastle 507: The Rocket Farmer appeared first on PodCastle.
30/01/201856 minutes 6 seconds
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PodCastle 506: La Gorda and the City of Silver

Author : Sabrina Vourvoulias Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Fat Girl in a Strange Land. Contains nondescriptive references to sexual abuse. Rated PG-13 for noble luchadores and kickass luchadoras. La Gorda and the City of Silver by Sabrina Vourvoulias I. I was born on a Wednesday, in […] The post PodCastle 506: La Gorda and the City of Silver appeared first on PodCastle.
23/01/201829 minutes 13 seconds
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PodCastle 505: There Are No Wrong Answers

Author : LaShawn M. Wanak Narrators : Jen R. Albert and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Rated PG-13 for mild language. There Are No Wrong Answers by LaShawn M. Wanak Please select the answer below that feels most comfortable to you. There are no right or wrong answers. Your […] The post PodCastle 505: There Are No Wrong Answers appeared first on PodCastle.
16/01/201841 minutes 34 seconds
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PodCastle 504: Words Never Lost

Author : DaVaun Sanders Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 504: Words Never Lost is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Words Never Lost by DaVaun Sanders Imala spat on the schoolhouse’s brittle timbers as she passed, slipping behind the Tyre Orphan School’s woeful outbuildings […] The post PodCastle 504: Words Never Lost appeared first on PodCastle.
09/01/201851 minutes 57 seconds
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PodCastle 503: Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Under the Still Waters

Author : N.K. Jemisin Narrator : Laurice White Host : Tanya DePass Audio Producer : Pria Wood Originally published in Postscripts Rated R; contains language, violence, and disturbing imagery circa Hurricane Katrina. This episode is a reissue of PodCastle 154. Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Under the Still Waters by N.K. Jemisin Tookie […] The post PodCastle 503: Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Under the Still Waters appeared first on PodCastle.
02/01/20181 hour 1 minute 37 seconds
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PodCastle 502: Zilal and the Many-Folded Puzzle Ship — Live at Can-Con!

Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Charlotte Ashley Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Pria Wood Zilal and the Many-Folded Puzzle Ship By Charlotte Ashley When Zilal Saleebaan Kamal was six years old, she built her first ship in a bottle. It was a fully-articulated craft of sandalwood and brass with eighteen oars […] The post PodCastle 502: Zilal and the Many-Folded Puzzle Ship — Live at Can-Con! appeared first on PodCastle.
26/12/201735 minutes 58 seconds
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PodCastle 501: The Christmas Abomination from Beyond the Back of the Stars

Authors : Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood PodCastle 501: The Christmas Abomination from Beyond the Back of the Stars is a PodCastle original. The Christmas Abomination from Beyond the Back of the Stars By Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt “Mele Kalikimaka!” Uncle […] The post PodCastle 501: The Christmas Abomination from Beyond the Back of the Stars appeared first on PodCastle.
19/12/201746 minutes 51 seconds
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PodCastle 500: Maiden, Mother, Crone

Authors : Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Hosts : Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind Audio Producer : Pria Wood Maiden, Mother, Crone By Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky The mule nipped at Marjan’s hand as she burdened it with her packs. She pushed its nose away, careful not to hurt it. […] The post PodCastle 500: Maiden, Mother, Crone appeared first on PodCastle.
11/12/201737 minutes 32 seconds
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PodCastle 499: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest IV

Authors : Aimee Ogden, Shawn Proctor and Katherine Kendig Narrators : Alasdair Stuart, Tatiana Grey and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Three Cats at the End of the World By Aimee Ogden On the heath at the beginning and the end of the world, a witch once built a cottage where she could live with the past, the present, […] The post PodCastle 499: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest IV appeared first on PodCastle.
06/12/20170
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PodCastle Miniature 101: National Geographic on Assignment: The Unicorn Enclosure

Author : Sarah Monette Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Pria Wood National Geographic on Assignment: The Unicorn Enclosure by Sarah Monette In the unicorn enclosure, all five unicorns are clustered along the fence, batting their long eyelashes beguilingly at a troop of girl scouts. The girls ooh […] The post PodCastle Miniature 101: National Geographic on Assignment: The Unicorn Enclosure appeared first on PodCastle.
01/12/20175 minutes 30 seconds
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PodCastle 498: Chasing Flowers

Author : L. Chan Narrator : Julia Patt Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Chasing Flowers by L. Chan Lian’s world is flat. Not just the landscape, which extends as far as the eye can see, horizon to horizon under the rolling twilight flux. Not just the houses, dotting the slate grey […] The post PodCastle 498: Chasing Flowers appeared first on PodCastle.
28/11/201728 minutes 50 seconds
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PodCastle 497: Six Jobs

Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood Six Jobs By Tim Pratt   1.   Exterminator’s Helper I was eleven when a little man with watery eyes who blinked and sniffed all the time shuffled into my classroom, moving carefully, not brushing up against any […] The post PodCastle 497: Six Jobs appeared first on PodCastle.
21/11/201753 minutes 33 seconds
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PodCastle 496: When You Find Such a Thing

Author : Suyi Davies Okungbowa Narrator : Solomon Osadolo Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Pria Wood PodCastle 496: When You Find Such a Thing is a PodCastle original. When You Find Such a Thing By Suyi Davies Okungbowa Yes, I know meeting my girlfriend’s parents wasn’t on my to-do list for the next […] The post PodCastle 496: When You Find Such a Thing appeared first on PodCastle.
15/11/201724 minutes 52 seconds
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EA Metacast: New Websites

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 deal shinier. The EA family of podcasts has all new websites, thanks to Jeremy Tolbert of Clockpunk Studios […] The post EA Metacast: New Websites appeared first on PodCastle.
14/11/20172 minutes 30 seconds