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English, Literature, 1 season, 361 episodes, 2 days, 12 hours, 54 minutes
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The Sound of Horror. Pseudopod is the world's first audio horror magazine. We deliver bone-chilling stories from today's most talented authors straight to ears.
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PseudoPod 920: Just Another Apocalypse

Author : K. C. Grifant Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Just Another Apocalypse” originally appeared in Two Thousand Word Terrors released by Rooster Republic Press in 2023. Highway Song by Iggy Pop Just Another Apocalypse By KC Grifant We cruise up the 5, zombies staggering on either […]
5/20/202421 minutes, 39 seconds
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PseudoPod 919: Grinning on the Way to See Mom Die

Author : Brian D. Hinson Narrator : Eric Luke Hosts : Scott Campbell and Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 919: Grinning on the Way to See Mom Die is a PseudoPod original. Grinning on the Way to See Mom Die by Brian D. Hinson Aunt Sara doesn’t like phone calls, so I […]
5/13/202438 minutes, 18 seconds
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PseudoPod 918: The Dreadful and Specific Monster of Starosibirsk

Author : Kristina Ten Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Dreadful and Specific Monster of Starosibirsk” originally appeared in Weird Horror in May 2021 Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher The Dreadful and Specific Monster of Starosibirsk by Kristina Ten I know what you will say. You will say to me, Arseny, […]
5/3/202435 minutes, 48 seconds
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PseudoPod 917: Henry

Author : Phyllis Bottome Narrator : Simon Meddings Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Henry” was originally published in the collection Strange Fruit in 1928 Henry by Phyllis Bottome For four hours every morning and for twenty minutes before a large audience at night Fletcher was locked up with murder. It glared […]
4/26/202427 minutes, 20 seconds
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PseudoPod 916: Flash on the Borderlands LXX: Through a Glass Darkly

Authors : Kat Day, Sam Lesek, Marjorie Bowen and Harriet Beecher Stowe Narrators : Kat Day and Kara Grace Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Three Awakenings: Hello, World” is a PseudoPod original “Mirrors at Night” is a PseudoPod original “A Persistent Woman” was originally published in the 1927 collection Dark Ann […]
4/20/202441 minutes, 13 seconds
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PseudoPod 915: Heavy Rain

Author : TJ Price Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Heavy Rain” originally appeared in the 2023 anthology Howls from the Wreckage CW: Suicide, bloody body parts Samaritans  988 Lifeline List of suicide crisis lines on Wikipedia Heavy Rain by TJ Price I’m standing in the doorway where […]
4/12/202433 minutes, 11 seconds
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PseudoPod 914: Spirit Husband

Author : Uchechukwu Nwaka Narrator : Opie Ogundiran Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 914: Spirit Husband is a PseudoPod original. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Spirit Husband By Uchechukwu Nwaka Don’t collect gifts from strangers. Don’t pick up money on the streets. Don’t take food in […]
4/5/202447 minutes, 2 seconds
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PseudoPod 913: The Vengeance Of Nitocris

Author : Tennessee Williams Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Lisa Yaszek Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Vengeance Of Nitocris” was first published in Weird Tales, August 1928 The Vengeance Of Nitocris by Tennessee Williams Hushed were the streets of many-peopled Thebes. Those few who passed through them moved with the shadowy fleetness of […]
3/29/202445 minutes, 12 seconds
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PseudoPod 912: The Eidolonpterist

Author : Elizabeth Guilt Narrator : Leon Clarance Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 912: The Eidolonpterist is a PseudoPod original. The Eidolonpterist by Elizabeth Guilt I was climbing through the window of a ruined castle the only time the police ever caught me. I turned out my bag to show […]
3/22/202433 minutes, 14 seconds
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PseudoPod 911: Flash on the Borderlands LXIX: Children of Melpomene

Authors : Orrin Grey , Jacob Steven Mohr and Joule K. Zelman Narrators : Robert C. Eccles, Halloween Bloodfrost and Leanna Renee Hieber Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Masks” originally appeared in Forbidden Futures and was reprinted in the 2022 collection How to See Ghosts & Other Figments “The Machete at the […]
3/15/202436 minutes, 4 seconds
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PseudoPod 910: Lidless Eyes That See

Author : Geneve Flynn Narrator : Dzintra Sullivan Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Lidless Eyes That See” was first released by PS Publishing in From the Waste Land, an anthology inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land.” The story was a finalist for the 2022 Aurealis Award for Best Horror […]
3/8/202432 minutes, 49 seconds
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PseudoPod 909: The Witch in the Whale Bone Hut

Author : Brian Kelsey Narrator : Dennis Robinson Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 909: The Witch in the Whale Bone Hut is a PseudoPod original. The Witch in the Whale Bone Hut by B.C. Kelsey Four massive ribs held the hut together, two forming a thick arch near the front […]
3/1/202432 minutes, 36 seconds
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PseudoPod 908: Bring Them All Into the Light

Author : Dan Coxon Narrator : Tiernan Douieb Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Bring Them All Into the Light” originally appeared in the Great British Horror 7: Major Arcana representing the card The High Priestess. Bring Them All Into the Light by Dan Coxon Heathen They’re on holiday when he sees […]
2/23/202434 minutes, 19 seconds
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PseudoPod 907: Rare Providers

Author : Ariel Marken Jack Narrator : Kitty Sarkozy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Kitty Sarkozy and Chelsea Davis “Rare Providers” originally appeared in Fusion Fragment in November 2022 Rare Providers by Ariel Marken Jack I like to hunt in the campground that sprouted from the outskirts of our town before we lived […]
2/21/202438 minutes, 36 seconds
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PseudoPod 906: The Cask of Amontillado

Author : Edgar Allan Poe  Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Shawn Garrett Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Cask of Amontillado” originally appeared in Godey’s Magazine and Lady’s Book, November 1846 The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he […]
2/13/202424 minutes, 32 seconds
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PseudoPod 905: Phoenix Claws

Author : Lee Murray Narrator : Amanda Ching Host : M. M. Schill Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Phoenix Claws” was originally published in Black Cranes PHOENIX CLAWS Lee Murray A block from the Jade Garden restaurant, I reached out and grasped Fin’s arm. “Hang on.” So many boyfriends had failed; I wasn’t going to […]
2/9/202437 minutes, 21 seconds
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PseudoPod 904: Jinx

Author : Carlie St. George Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 904: Jinx is a PseudoPod original. CW: domestic violence/intimate partner violence. UK: Refuge, https://refuge.org.uk UK: Hestia, Life Beyond Crisis: https://www.hestia.org Australia: Women and Girls’ Emergency Centre, https://www.wagec.org.au Montreal, Canada: Chez Doris, https://www.chezdoris.org New Brunswick, Canada: https://halfwayhouses.ca/en/region/ahha/facility/coverdale_centre USA: RAINN, https://www.rainn.org NYC, USA: Women […]
2/2/202449 minutes, 33 seconds
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PseudoPod 903: Skule Skerry

Author : John Buchan Narrator : Tiernan Douieb Audio Producer : Alasdair Stuart Artist : Chelsea Davis “Skule Skerry” was originally published in the 1928 collection The Runagates Club The Excavation of Hobs Barrow The Stone Tape The Woman in Black Skule Skerry by John Buchan It happened a good many years ago, when I […]
1/26/202441 minutes, 43 seconds
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PseudoPod 902: The Ghost and Half-Past Two

Authors : Catherine Wells and Marjorie Bowen Narrators : Louise Hewitt and Tol Host : Gemma Amor Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Ghost” was first published in The Windsor Magazine, May 1928. “Half-Past Two” was first published in the August 15, 1928 edition of The Daily Mail. The Ghost by Catherine Wells She was […]
1/19/202436 minutes, 40 seconds
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PseudoPod 901: The Shadowy Escort

Author : Alfred McLelland Burrage Narrator : Paul S. Jenkins Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Shadowy Escort” was first published in The London Magazine, May 1928 Seigfried Sassoon Base Details by Siegfried Sassoon The Shadowy Escort by A. M. Burrage Almost everybody has at one time or another wanted to […]
1/12/202431 minutes, 37 seconds
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PseudoPod 900: The Red Lodge

Author : H. Russell Wakefield Narrator : Ant Bacon Host : Shawn Garrett Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Red Lodge” originally published in the 1928 collection They Return at Evening. The Red Lodge by H.R. Wakefield I am writing this from an imperative sense of duty, for I consider The Red Lodge is a […]
1/6/202447 minutes, 13 seconds
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PseudoPod 899: Arcanum Miskatonica

Author : Mike Adamson Narrator : Josh Roseman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Arcanum Miskatonica” was originally published in Lovecraftiana Vol.3, No.1, April 2018 and reprinted in the 2023 anthology The Nameless Songs of Zadok Allen & Other Things that Should Not Be edited by Jessica Augustsson From the editors: The […]
12/29/202351 minutes, 2 seconds
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PseudoPod 898: It Takes Slow Sips

Author : Michael Wehunt Narrator : Jonathan Danz Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis  “It Takes Slow Sips” first appeared in the anthology Lost Contact and was reprinted in the 2023 collection The Inconsolables CW: Stalking, allusion to date rape From the author: “The word incel, which means “involuntary celibate,” is never […]
12/22/202331 minutes, 54 seconds
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PseudoPod 897: The Red Lady

Author : Mob Narrator : J.S. Arquin Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Red Lady” was originally published in the 2023 anthology Collage Macabre presented by the Future Dead Collective SHOW NOTES The Whoniverse The Full Lid ‘Art is never finished, only abandoned.’ – This week’s closing quote has a fascinating, […]
12/15/202331 minutes, 25 seconds
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PseudoPod 896: Douen

Author : Suzan Palumbo Narrator : Mercerdes Modeste Host : Amanda Weiss Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Douen” was originally published in The Dark Magazine and reprinted in the 2023 collection Skin Thief. From the author: “This story is set at my Grandmother’s house in Trinidad. The story itself is written in dialect the way […]
12/10/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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PseudoPod 895: The Belsnickel

Author : Liz Zimmers Narrator : Diane Severson Host : Joshua Tuttle Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Belsnickel” has previously appeared on the online platforms Vocal and Patreon. From the author: ”I loved the stories my German great-grandmother shared about belsnickels – friends and neighbors who dressed in big fur coats and frightful masks […]
12/1/202358 minutes, 34 seconds
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PseudoPod 894: Thirteen Ways of Not Looking at a Blackbird

Author : Gordon B. White Narrator : Elie Hirschman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Thirteen Ways of Not Looking at a Blackbird” was originally published in the 2023 anthology No Trouble at All edited by Alexis Dubon and Eric Raglin Hugh Dancy: Will Graham Thirteen Ways of Not Looking at a […]
11/24/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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PseudoPod 893: The Stringer of Wiltsburg Farm

Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Tonia Ransom Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Stringer of Wiltsburg Farm” was originally published in Vastarien and was reprinted in the 2023 collection Who Lost, I Found Dark Harvest novel Dark Harvest  The Stringer of Wiltsburg Farm by Eden Royce Daddy called tobacco a […]
11/17/202335 minutes, 16 seconds
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PseudoPod 892: The Body Remembers

Author : P.A. Cornell Narrator : Tad Callin Host : Aquila Brennan Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Body Remembers” was originally written for, and published in, the anthology Dark Matter Presents: Monstrous Futures in April 2023. CW: War, death, graphic descriptions of injuries, self-harm, suicidal ideation From the author: “The idea for this story […]
11/10/202330 minutes, 30 seconds
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PseudoPod 891: The Evaluator

Author : Premee Mohamed Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Meghan Ball Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Evaluator” was originally published in “A Breath from the Sky” in 2017 and is included in the 2023 collection “No One Will Come Back for Us and Other Stories.” It is the first of Premee’s stories to […]
11/3/202339 minutes, 48 seconds
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PseudoPod 890: The Halloween Parade and Twin Xolotls of Sorrow and Salt

Authors : Alasdair Stuart and Russell Hemmell Narrators : Alasdair Stuart and Leila Al-Jeboury Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 890: The Halloween Parade and Twin Xolotls of Sorrow and Salt is a PseudoPod original. The 2023 Halloween Parade by Alasdair Stuart This year you pass through a stone arch to […]
10/31/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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PseudoPod 889: Darke’s Last Show

Author : Jonathan Louis Duckworth Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Darke’s Last Show” opens the 2023 collection Have You Seen the Moon Tonight? & Other Rumors Darke’s Last Show by Jonathan Louis Duckworth I’m still smiling when the rideshare car pulls up. Silver Honda Accord. Driver: Raul. […]
10/27/202344 minutes, 25 seconds
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PseudoPod 888: Flash on the Borderlands LXVIII: Actualization

Authors : Nick Petrou, Ai Jiang, Alyson Tait and Sam Rebelein Narrators : Eliza Chan, Jordan Shiveley, Dani Daly and Sam Rebelein Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Made of You” is a PseudoPod Original “Dancing With Etta” appeared first in Maudlin House (October, 2020) “A Well Polished Puppet” is a PseudoPod […]
10/24/202345 minutes, 41 seconds
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PseudoPod 887: Midnight in the Southland

Author : Todd Keisling Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Samantha Arthurs Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Midnight in the Southland” was previously published in Liminal Spaces: An Anthology of Dark Speculative Fiction by Cemetery Gates Media in 2021. Midnight In The Southland By Todd Keisling “From the grim Ohio Valley to the mists of […]
10/20/202341 minutes, 59 seconds
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PseudoPod 886: A Wonder of Nature, In Need of Killing

Author : VG Campen Narrator : Sevatividam Host : Marie Lestrange Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 886: A Wonder of Nature, In Need of Killing is a PseudoPod original. From the author: “This story was inspired by the snapping turtle who lives in a neighbor’s pond. Each spring she crawls from the water to […]
10/7/202336 minutes, 33 seconds
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PseudoPod 885: The Grave of Angels

Author : Erica Ruppert Narrator : Rhianna Pratchett Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Grave of Angels” first appeared in Vastarien Volume 4 Issue 1, June 2021. CW: intimate partner death From the author: “This story incorporates many of my recurrent themes–rituals, religion, the end of the world, and did not […]
9/29/202341 minutes, 46 seconds
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PseudoPod 884: Report on the Flanking Action

Author : Larry Blamire Narrator : Larry Blamire Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Report on the Flanking Action” was originally published in the braided collection, Tales of the Callamo Mountains. CW: racial slurs M.R. James Shadows at the Door Mark Nixon The Thing Search & Rescue Report On The Flanking Action […]
9/22/202335 minutes, 40 seconds
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PseudoPod 883: Ba’alat Ov

Author : Brenda Tolian Narrator : Victoria Marklew Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Ba’alat Ov” originally appeared in The Jewish Book of Horror Ba’alat Ov by Brenda Tolian In the night, the spirits spoke with hisses and gurgles like serpents wrapped around my head. I awoke covered in sweat, barely able […]
9/15/202329 minutes, 35 seconds
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PseudoPod 882: See That My Grave is Kept Clean

Author : Josh Rountree Narrator : Kyle Akers Host : Chelsea Davis Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 882: See That My Grave is Kept Clean is a PseudoPod original. CW for suicide See That My Grave Is Kept Clean by Josh Rountree Dig a hole, climb in, cover yourself in grave dirt. Not your […]
9/8/202328 minutes, 21 seconds
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PseudoPod 881: How to Win a Dance Contest During an Apocalypse (In Nine Easy Steps!)

Author : Gwendolyn Kiste Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 881: How to Win a Dance Contest During an Apocalypse (In Nine Easy Steps!) is a PseudoPod original. From the author: “While I’m a horror fan first and foremost, I’m also a big aficionado […]
9/1/202338 minutes, 20 seconds
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PseudoPod 880: The King in Yella

Author : Kaaron Warren Narrator : Petra Elliott Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The King in Yella” was originally published in Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign edited by James Chambers. It won the Ditmar award in 2022 for Best Short Story. The King in […]
8/25/202338 minutes, 42 seconds
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PseudoPod 879: Resilience

Author : Christi Nogle Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Chelsea Davis Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Resilience” is a originally release in episode 704 of PseudoPod. Resilience by Christi Nogle Jason gets home while I’m at the sink. He comes up behind me, holds me around the waist, and tickles the […]
8/19/202350 minutes, 8 seconds
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PseudoPod 878: The Son (El Hijo) and The Feather Pillow (El almohadón de plumas)

Author : Horacio Quiroga Narrator : Diogo Ramos Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “El Hijo” was first published under the title “El padre” in La Nación, 15 January 1928. “El Almohadón de Plumas” was first published in the magazine Caras y Caretas, 13 July 1907; it was revised […]
8/13/202332 minutes, 28 seconds
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PseudoPod 877: Billy’s Garage

Author : Richard Dansky Narrator : Brian Lieberman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 877: Billy’s Garage is a PseudoPod original. CW: Animal cruelty From the author: “This is my contribution to the “kids on bikes” subgenre of horror. It’s set back when I was a teen, and yes, […]
8/10/202335 minutes, 19 seconds
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PseudoPod 876: The Lodger – Part 2

Author : Marie Belloc Lowndes Narrator : Siobhan Gallichan Host : Tiernan Douieb Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums This text was extracted from McClure’s Jan 1911, illustrated by Henry Raleigh. The short story was adapted by herself into a novel in 1913; and again adapted into an opera and numerous films (including […]
8/3/202342 minutes, 16 seconds
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PseudoPod 875: The Lodger – Part 1

Author : Marie Belloc Lowndes Narrator : Siobhan Gallichan Host : Tiernan Douieb Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums This text was extracted from McClure’s Jan 1911, illustrated by Henry Raleigh. The short story was adapted by herself into a novel in 1913; and again adapted into an opera and numerous films (including […]
7/22/202336 minutes, 49 seconds
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PseudoPod 874: Flash on the Borderlands LXVII: Ichthyic

Authors : Michelle Muenzler, Anna Madden and Antoinette Rydyr Narrators : Tina Connolly, L. Marie Wood and Dominick Rabrun Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Bitter is the Sea, and Bright” was first published in Daily Science Fiction, November 2018 “Fishing Season” is a  PseudoPod original “Snotty” is a  […]
7/14/202324 minutes, 26 seconds
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PseudoPod 873: A Box of Hair and Nail

Author : Geneve Flynn Narrator : J.Y. Tan Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 873: A Box of Hair and Nail is a PseudoPod original. “This story was inspired by an urban myth that terrified my mum when she was a teenager in Malaysia. The legend went that […]
7/7/202335 minutes, 7 seconds
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PseudoPod 872: The Strange Island of Dr. Nork

Author : Robert Bloch Narrator : John Bell Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Strange Island of Dr. Nork” was first published in Weird Tales, March 1949 Afflicted Season Two Fundraiser The Strange Island Of Doctor Nork by Robert Bloch I Between the Greater Antilles and the Lesser […]
6/30/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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PseudoPod 871: Nymph of Darkness

Authors : C.L. Moore and Forrest J Ackerman Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Wilson Fowlie Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Nymph of Darkness” was originally published in Fantasy Magazine, April 1935 Afflicted Season Two Fundraiser Nymph Of Darkness By C.L. Moore & Forrest J. Ackerman The thick Venusian dark of the […]
6/24/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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PseudoPod 870: The Dancing Partner

Author : Jerome K. Jerome Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Dancing Partner” is excerpted from Jerome’s non-genre novel Novel Notes where it is the second half of Chapter 11. The serialization of that chapter first appeared in the March 1893 issue of The […]
6/19/202322 minutes, 57 seconds
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PseudoPod 868: The Coward Who Stole God’s Name

Author : John Wiswell Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Coward Who Stole God’s Name” originally appeared in Uncanny Magazine in their May issue in 2022. “If I named any of the inspirations for this story, then I’d get into terrible trouble, wouldn’t I? […]
6/9/202344 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 869: Audio Recording Left by the CEO of the Ranvannian Colony to Her Daughter, on the Survival Imperative of Maximising Market Profits

Authors : Cassandra Khaw and Matt Dovey Narrator : Autumn Ivy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Audio Recording Left by the CEO of the Ranvannian Colony to Her Daughter, on the Survival Imperative of Maximising Market Profits” was originally published in Diabolical Plots, October 2021 “We didn’t set […]
6/9/202327 minutes, 56 seconds
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PseudoPod 867: Chainsaw: As Is

Author : Gillian King-Cargile Narrator : Melissa Hofelich Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 867: Chainsaw: As Is is a PseudoPod original. Gillian King-Cargile grew up in the land-locked, corn country of Illinois, but every summer she’d visit her grandparents on the Jersey Shore. She swam in the […]
5/26/202330 minutes, 29 seconds
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PseudoPod 866: Flash on the Borderlands LXVI: Quod Nomen Mihi Est?

Authors : Sarah Pauling, T.M Morgan and Guan Un Narrators : Tatiana Grey, David Powell and Dave Robison Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Litany In The Heart Of Exorcism” originally appeared in Flash Fiction Online, and is due to appear in Dutch translation in Speculatief “He’s Just Like […]
5/20/202332 minutes, 25 seconds
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PseudoPod 865: Wanted: Bone-White Skull-Patterned Lace Trim

Author : Kelsea Yu Narrator : Rebecca Wei Hsieh Host : M. M. Schill Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 865: Wanted: Bone-White Skull-Patterned Lace Trim is a PseudoPod original. Wanted: Bone-White Skull-Patterned Lace Trim by Kelsea Yu The stroller on the side of the road caught Nina Wong’s eye as her […]
5/14/202341 minutes, 31 seconds
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PseudoPod 864: All the Ways to Hollow Out a Girl

Author : Gwendolyn Kiste Narrator : Rose Hofelich Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “All the Ways to Hollow Out a Girl” was originally published in Horror for RAICES from Nightscape Press and reprinted in the charity anthology Shattered and Splintered. All the Ways to Hollow Out a Girl […]
5/5/202333 minutes, 19 seconds
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PseudoPod 863: Coincidence & The Dream

Author : A. J. Alan Narrators : Matt Dovey and Phil Lunt Host : Shawn Garrett Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums Both “Coincidence” and “The Dream” originally appeared in The London Magazine, April 1927 and June 1927 respectively Coincidence By A.J. Alan This is the story of a coincidence. At any rate […]
4/28/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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PseudoPod 862: The Curious Story of Susan Styles

Author : Catherine Lord Narrator : Samuel Poots Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Curious Story of Susan Styles” was originally published in 1893 The Society for Psychical Research was formed in 1882, 11 years before this story was written The Curious Case Of Susan Styles: A Psychical […]
4/21/202326 minutes, 10 seconds
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PseudoPod 861: Swing Batter Batter

Author : Richard E. Dansky Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Dave Robison Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 861: Swing Batter Batter is a PseudoPod original. Swing Batter Batter by Richard Dansky A baseball clubhouse is a weird place. You’ve got California prep school kids rubbing elbows with good old boys […]
4/15/202343 minutes, 32 seconds
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PseudoPod 860: Time Enough at Last

Author : Lyn Venable Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Time Enough at Last” originally appeared in IF Worlds of Science Fiction January 1953. Time Enough At Last by Lynn Venable For a long time, Henry Bemis had had an ambition. To read a book. […]
4/7/202323 minutes, 2 seconds
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PseudoPod 859: We, the Ones Who Raised Sam Gowers from the Dead

Author : Cynthia Zhang Narrator : Serah Eley Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 859: We, the Ones Who Raised Sam Gowers from the Dead is a PseudoPod original. CW: Homophobic/transphobic violence We, the Ones Who Raised Sam Gowers from the Dead by Cynthia Zhang Yes, to answer […]
3/31/202338 minutes, 26 seconds
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PseudoPod 858: Flash on the Borderlands LXV: Fecundity

Authors : Sophie Sparrow, Gretchen Tessmer and Wen-yi Lee Narrators : Kara Grace, Summer Brooks and Wilson Fowlie Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “On the Getting of Husbands and the Spawning of Children” previously appeared in Arsenika in April 2021 “The Chairmaker’s Daughter” is a PseudoPod original “Concerning […]
3/24/202333 minutes
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PseudoPod 857: Of Dark That Bites

Author : Jess Whitecroft Narrator : Kat Day Host : Lindz McLeod Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 857: Of Dark That Bites is a PseudoPod original. CW: Traumatic birth Of Dark That Bites Jess Whitecroft “Where do we go when we die?” asked Bea. She was in her car seat, a […]
3/17/202351 minutes, 10 seconds
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PseudoPod 856: Them Doghead Boys

Author : Alex Jennings Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Tonia Ransom Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Them Doghead Boys” originally appeared in Current Affairs Magazine in their Jan/Feb 2021 issue Them Doghead Boys By Alex Jennings Things got bad bad once the Ravels was gone. Five-Oh swooped down and arrested damnear […]
3/14/202348 minutes, 17 seconds
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PseudoPod 855: And The Water Said Kneel

Author : V. Astor Solomon Narrator : Kitty Sarkozy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 855: And The Water Said Kneel is a PseudoPod original. Content Warning: Rape Revenge And The Water Said Kneel by V. Astor Solomon The river claims her like a lover, like someone who […]
3/4/202324 minutes, 19 seconds
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PseudoPod 854: Bones in It

Author : Kristina Ten Narrator : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Bones in It” was originally published in Lightspeed in May 2021 Good Bones by Maggie Smith Bones in It by Kristina Ten Besides the vedma who lived behind the stove in steam room three, the […]
2/25/202334 minutes, 52 seconds
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PseudoPod 853: Oni in the Box

Author : M. M. Schill Narrator : James Kaku Pierson Hosts : Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn Audio Producer : Dave Robison Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 853: Oni in the Box is a PseudoPod original. Oni in the Box by M.M. Schill Now, Sobo was our late father’s mother. By our mother’s accounts she was […]
2/19/202340 minutes, 57 seconds
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PseudoPod 852: Every Body Depicted Is Exploited

Author : Elise LeSage Narrator : Kitty Sarkozy Host : Adrian Howard Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Every Body Depicted Is Exploited” was first published in PopCult’s Gruesome Love anthology as “Crit.” Every Body Depicted Is Exploited By Elise LeSage Everyone knew that Pamela was the only real artist there. The rest […]
2/10/202324 minutes, 56 seconds
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PseudoPod 851: Flash on the Borderlands LXIV: Purification

Authors : Don Mark Baldridge, Bitter Karella and Rachel Unger Narrators : Halloween Bloodfrost, L. Marie Wood and Kelley M. Frank Host : Ben McKenzie Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 851: Flash on the Borderlands LXIV: Purification is a PseudoPod original. Candlemas: “February 2, 2023 is Candlemas.  I’ve always had a […]
2/3/202330 minutes, 38 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 […]
1/31/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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PseudoPod 850: A Short Trip Home

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator : Shawn Garrett Host : Shawn Garrett Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “A Short Trip Home” was published in 1927 and is in the public domain F. SCOTT FITZGERALD – “The Diamond As Big As The Ritz” (1922) BLACKWATER 2: MORE TALES OF THE FANTASTIC by […]
1/27/202350 minutes, 56 seconds
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PseudoPod 849: Two Black Bottles

Authors : H.P. Lovecraft and Wilfred B. Talman Narrator : Ron Jon Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Two Black Bottles” originally appeared in Weird Tales, August 1927 Two Black Bottles by Wilfred B. Talman & H.P. Lovecraft Not all of the few remaining inhabitants of Daalbergen, that dismal […]
1/20/202339 minutes, 28 seconds
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PseudoPod 848: Browdean Farm

Author : Alfred McLelland Burrage Narrator : W.J. Walton Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Browdean Farm” originally appeared in the 1927 collection Some Ghost Stories Check out ll the amazing things W.J. Walton is working on at AWKWARD LABS (http://www.awkward-labs.com) ? Browdean Farm by A.M. Burrage Most people […]
1/13/202332 minutes, 21 seconds
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PseudoPod 847: On the Isle of Blue Men

Author : Robert W. Sneddon Narrator : Hugo Jackson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums The original version was first published in “Ghost Stories Magazine” April, 1927, “On the Isle of Blue Men” was an atmospheric, Lovecraftian thriller -almost certainly inspired by the real world 1900 Flannan Isles lighthouse […]
1/6/202346 minutes, 59 seconds
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PseudoPod 846: Ye Goode Olde Ghoste Storie

Author :  Anthony Boucher Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Ye Goode Olde Ghoste Storie” originally appeared in Weird Tales, January 1927 under the pen name William A. P. White Derek Delgaudio Excellent and IMMENSELY spoiler-y piece about In & Of Itself Ye Goode Olde […]
1/1/202313 minutes, 7 seconds
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PseudoPod 845: 15 Eulogies Scribbled Inside a Hello Kitty Notebook

Author : Carlie St. George Narrators : Rose Hofelich and Battie Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “15 Eulogies Scribbled Inside a Hello Kitty Notebook” originally appeared in Carlie’s debut collection, You Fed Us to the Roses, published by Robot Dinosaur Press in October 2022. 15 Eulogies Scribbled Inside […]
12/30/202248 minutes, 29 seconds
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PseudoPod 844: Gothic Duo: The Oval Portrait & Not More Lovely than Full of Glee

Authors : Edgar Allan Poe  and Leanna Renee Hieber Narrators : Wayne Johnson and Steve Anderson  Host : Shawn Garrett Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Oval Portrait” was published in the April 26, 1845 edition of the Broadway Journal. “Not More Lovely than Full of Glee” originally appeared in A Winter’s […]
12/23/202233 minutes, 50 seconds
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PseudoPod 843: Mother Trucker

Author : Wailana Kalama Narrator : Jen Zink Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Mother Trucker” originally appeared in Mother: Tales Of Love And Terror by Weird Little Worlds in Fall 2022 Mother Trucker by Wailana Kalama My mother hits the moose in the pitch black of 4:32 a.m. […]
12/16/202229 minutes, 43 seconds
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PseudoPod 842: Palette

Author : Jenny Kiefer Narrator : Kat Day Host : M. M. Schill Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Palette” originally appeared in the anthology Howls From the Dark Ages: An Anthology of Medieval Horror. All of the ingredients for the woman’s makeup recipes are accurate for medieval Austria. Palette By J.L. Kiefer […]
12/10/202231 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 841: Corporation

Author : Tyler Jones Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Corporation” opened the collection Burn the Plans released by Cemetery Gates Media in February 2022 Corporation by Tyler Jones Sunlight blooms in the sky, rising up from behind all those glass and steel buildings. It […]
12/3/202233 minutes, 37 seconds
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PseudoPod 821 Special Anniversary Episode: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT!

Authors : Sarah Day and Tim Pratt Narrators : Alasdair Stuart and Marguerite Kenner Hosts : Kat Day, Dave Robison and Ben Phillips Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 821 Special Anniversary Episode: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT! is a PseudoPod original. Featuring the story Celestial Shores by Sarah Day and Tim Pratt Towards […]
12/1/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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PseudoPod 840: No Hungry Generations

Author : Johnny Compton Narrator : Amy Kelly Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “No Hungry Generations” was published originally in the October 2022 Anthology,  Death In The Mouth. No Hungry Generations By Johnny Compton The bird looked like the last descendent of a prehistoric mishap. Fatter than a […]
11/26/202247 minutes, 3 seconds
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PseudoPod 839: The Only Thing Different Will Be the Body

Author : J.A.W. McCarthy Narrator : Julia Rios  Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Only Thing Different Will Be the Body” originally appeared in the anthology A Woman Built By Man published by Cemetery Gates Media The Only Thing Different Will Be The Body by J.A.W. McCarthy My […]
11/18/202245 minutes, 44 seconds
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PseudoPod 838: Old Haunts

Author : Orrin Grey  Narrator : Robert C. Eccles Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Old Haunts” originally appeared in the 2022 collection How to See Ghosts & Other Figments Old Haunts By Orrin Grey Kim Parks considered himself something of a connoisseur of the haunted attractions that sprang […]
11/12/202225 minutes, 55 seconds
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PseudoPod 837: Offerings

Author : Joe Koch Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Offerings “was first published in Doorbells At Dusk from Corpus Press, 2018 and reprinted in the 2022 collection “Convulsive” Offerings By Joe Koch Blaine’s head hurts at the sight of Amelia shuffling up the block. […]
11/7/202244 minutes, 11 seconds
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PseudoPod 836: The Halloween Parade

Author : Alasdair Stuart Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 836: The Halloween Parade is a PseudoPod original. The 2022 Halloween Parade by Alasdair Stuart The parade this year feels brittle. At least at first. It reminds you of that first step into a […]
10/31/202211 minutes, 26 seconds
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PseudoPod 835: Trickin’

Author : Nicole Givens Kurtz Narrator : Devante‘ Johnson Host : Tonia Ransom Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 835: Trickin’ is a PseudoPod original. Trickin’ by Nicole Givens Kurtz It’s time. Nestled beneath the rolling peaks from the mountain ranges, honeycombs of caves spread out in their like swollen slugs providing […]
10/28/202230 minutes, 27 seconds
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PseudoPod 834: To the Tooth

Author : Amy Nagopaleen Narrator : Bryce Dahle Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 834: To the Tooth is a PseudoPod original. To The Tooth by Amy Nagopaleen I just wanted breakfast. Coffee, maybe an egg with spinach. But before I even stumbled over to the coffeemaker, a sprawling net of […]
10/25/202224 minutes, 15 seconds
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PseudoPod 833: Cockcrow Inn

Author : Tod Robbins Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Cockcrow Inn” was first published in the collection Who Wants a Green Bottle? and Other Uneasy Tales in 1926 Cockcrow Inn By Tod Robbins Cockcrow Inn stands defiantly facing the sea. For countless years it […]
10/21/202253 minutes, 36 seconds
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PseudoPod 832: Flash on the Borderlands LXIII: Respect Your Elders

Authors : Kat Day, H.B. Diaz and Taylor Rae Narrators : Kat Day, Gemma Amor and Siobhan Gallichan Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Proverbs 16:31 – Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. When I Was Young, I Did Not Need Magic by Kat […]
10/14/202232 minutes, 28 seconds
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PseudoPod 831: Idomeneja

Author : Eris Young Narrator : Steph P. Bianchini Hosts : Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 831: Idomeneja is a PseudoPod original. From the author: “The speculative elements from this story are based on the death masks found in the grave circles at the site […]
10/7/202223 minutes, 6 seconds
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PseudoPod 830: The Honey Witch

Author : Kathryn McMahon Narrator : Rhianna Pratchett Host : Alasdair Stuart Artist : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Honey Witch” originally appeared in SHARP AND SUGARTOOTH: WOMEN UP TO NO GOOD edited by Octavia Cade (Upper Rubber Boot Books 2019) The Honey Witch By Kathryn McMahon My hood and gloves are on the […]
9/30/202240 minutes, 11 seconds
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PseudoPod 829: We’ve All Gone to the Magic Show

Author : Todd Keisling Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “We’ve All Gone to the Magic Show” was previously published in Vastarien: Vol.3, Issue 1 by Grimscribe Press. We’ve All Gone To The Magic Show By Todd Keisling Earlier this summer, word spread around our […]
9/25/202247 minutes, 23 seconds
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PseudoPod 828: Taxiptómy

Author : Shannyn Campbell Narrators : Halloween Bloodfrost, Scott Campbell, Kat Day, Graeme Dunlop, Jamie Grimes, Alex Hofelich, Kitty Sarkozy, Melissa Hofelich, M. M. Schill, Dave Robison and Joshua Tuttle Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 828: Taxiptómy is a PseudoPod original. Mulholland Drive trailer Mulholland Drive ‘No […]
9/16/202234 minutes, 21 seconds
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PseudoPod 827: She Works in the Office Where They Died

Author : Alex Singer Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 827: She Works in the Office Where They Died is a PseudoPod original. She Works in the Office Where They Died By Alex T. Singer Dezra works in an office where 1000 people died. […]
9/9/202241 minutes, 18 seconds
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PseudoPod 826: Dream House

Author : C. O. Davidson Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Dream House” originally appeared in the anthology Georgia Gothic Dream House By C. O. Davidson Alice and Rick turned off the highway onto the twisting gravel road. Oaks arched overhead, a tunnel of […]
9/2/202234 minutes
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PseudoPod 825: Flowering Evil

Author : Margaret St. Clair Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Flowering Evil” first appeared in Planet Stories, Summer 1950 Flowering Evil By Margaret St. Clair Captain Bjornson shook a grizzled head. “I never saw a plant I liked the looks of less,” he said. […]
8/26/202230 minutes, 6 seconds
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PseudoPod 824: Renascent

Author : Pauline Yates Narrator : Kat Day Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Renascent” was first published by Aurealis in 2019. From the author: Renascent means ‘rising again into being or vigor’, an apt title for my story. The origin of this story came from my personal questioning […]
8/20/202230 minutes, 22 seconds
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PseudoPod 823: Little Freedoms

Author : Ephiny Gale Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : M. M. Schill Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Little Freedoms” was first published in ‘Shoreline of Infinity’ in December 2017. Little Freedoms By Ephiny Gale The room is cylindrical, metal, no doors or windows. Nine of us stand in a circle, not […]
8/13/202233 minutes, 21 seconds
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PseudoPod 822: The Experiment of Erich Weigert

Author : Sewell Peaslee Wright Narrator : Tony Sarrecchia Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Experiment of Erich Weigert” was originally published in Weird Tales in 1926 The Experiment Of Erich Weigert By Sewell Peaslee Wright The moment I gazed out over the audience I saw him. He […]
8/5/202234 minutes, 51 seconds
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PseudoPod 821: Celestial Shores

Authors : Sarah Day and Tim Pratt Narrators : Alasdair Stuart and Marguerite Kenner Host : Ben Phillips Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 821: Celestial Shores is a PseudoPod original. Celestial Shores by Sarah Day and Tim Pratt Britt drove silently while Ray gazed past her at the beauty of the […]
7/27/202256 minutes, 33 seconds
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PseudoPod 820: Off the Road

Author : Matt Ellis Narrator : Kara Grace Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Off the Road” was originally published in the Spring 2021 issue of Sein und Werden This story is dedicated to my daughter Kaetlyn Nicole–one of the strongest women I know. Thank you for always listening […]
7/22/202224 minutes
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PseudoPod 819: Balloon Season

Author : Thomas Ha Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Balloon Season” has previously been featured in Fusion Fragment and Dark Matter Magazine. Balloon Season by Thomas Ha I’ve never gotten used to the sense of urgency of summer afternoons, that feeling of being drenched […]
7/20/202234 minutes, 32 seconds
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PseudoPod 818: Flash on the Borderlands LXII: Flash Fiction Contest 7 Winners

Authors : Frank Oreto, Hannah Whiteoak and Karlo Yeager Rodriguez Narrators : Dennis Robinson, Sevatividam and Karlo Yeager Rodriguez Host : Brian Lieberman Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 818: Flash on the Borderlands LXII: Flash Fiction Contest 7 Winners is a PseudoPod original. Overnight Home Companion by Frank J. Oreto Position: […]
7/15/202220 minutes, 24 seconds
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PseudoPod 817: Tommy’s Field

Author : Nathan McCullough Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Tommy’s Field” was originally published in the anthology Georgia Gothic – The final line is a nod to the superstition against whistling in a graveyard lest ye summon the devil. From the author: “This story […]
7/8/202245 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 816: The Goatkeeper’s Harvest

Author : Tobi Ogundiran Narrator : Opie Ogundiran Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Goatkeeper’s Harvest” was originally published in The Dark. Special thanks to the author for helping us find a reader. From the author: “When I was seven, I spent the summer on my aunt’s goat […]
7/1/202239 minutes, 7 seconds
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PseudoPod 815: Stinkpit

Author : Liam Hogan Narrator : Ant Bacon Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 815: Stinkpit is a PseudoPod original. Ben Wheatley interview A Field in England trailer Under the Earth trailer Stinkpit by Liam Hogan John Arnold’s traps were full; too many rabbits for one man’s needs. […]
6/17/202234 minutes, 31 seconds
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PseudoPod 814: The Green Scarf

Author : Alfred McLelland Burrage Narrator : Marc Burrows Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Green Scarf” originally appeared in The London Magazine, August 1926 The Green Scarf By A.M. Burrage When the Wellingford family became extinct the days of Wellingford Hall as one of the great country […]
6/14/202239 minutes, 33 seconds
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PseudoPod 813: A Belly Full of Spiders

Author : Mário Coelho Narrator : Bryce Dahle Host : M. M. Schill Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 813: A Belly Full of Spiders is a PseudoPod original. A Belly Full of Spiders by Mário Coelho Alone in a dark basement, Davey’s learned to do much without his eyes. He can […]
6/3/202235 minutes, 14 seconds
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PseudoPod 812: The Old Switcheroo

Author : Christi Nogle Narrator : Sheila Regan Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Old Switcheroo” first appeared in the anthology What One Wouldn’t Do from Scott J. Moses in autumn 2021.  The Old Switcheroo By Christi Nogle Calvin and I have been happy here, all told. With […]
5/27/202234 minutes, 26 seconds
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PseudoPod 811: No One Really Lives Alone

Author : Lesley Hart Gunn Narrator : Autumn Ivy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 811: No One Really Lives Alone is a PseudoPod original. No One Really Lives Alone by Lesley Hart Gunn When the priest comes to your house to vanquish your demons, draped in ancient […]
5/20/202221 minutes, 34 seconds
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PseudoPod 810: Her Face All Teeth

Author : Greg Stolze Narrators : Dave Robison and Poppy Beaujolais Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 810: Her Face All Teeth is a PseudoPod original. Her Face, All Teeth by Greg Stolze Denny did not want to spy on the confessional, but at the same time, he […]
5/13/202247 minutes, 43 seconds
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PseudoPod 809 : A Pearl as Red as Sin

Author : R.A. Busby Narrator : Lois Tate Host : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “A Pearl as Red as Sin” originally appeared as “Baby” to open the anthology Good Southern Witches A Pearl as Red as Sin by R. A. Busby  The baby bit hard into my flesh and […]
5/7/202244 minutes, 31 seconds
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PseudoPod 808: Food Man

Author : Lisa Tuttle Narrator : Kat Day Host : M. M. Schill Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Food Man” was originally published in Crank! and was nominated for an Otherwise Award, known at the time as the Tiptree Award. Food Man by Lisa Tuttle Dinner was the real problem. Mornings, it […]
4/29/202235 minutes, 11 seconds
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PseudoPod 807: The Bleak Communion of Abandoned Things

Author : Ariel Marken Jack Narrator : Kitty Sarkozy Host : Premee Mohamed Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 807: The Bleak Communion of Abandoned Things is a PseudoPod original. The Bleak Communion of Abandoned Things by M. A. Blanchard I accept the house in lieu of a settlement. I don’t want […]
4/22/202232 minutes, 46 seconds
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PseudoPod 806 : Garden Empire

Author : Christopher Matson Narrator : Dan Rabarts Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 806 : Garden Empire is a PseudoPod original. Insects, lots of insects Garden Empire by Chris Matson I’d bought the house only the week before, when I was still in possession both of my […]
4/15/202235 minutes, 33 seconds
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PseudoPod 805: The Fifteenth Green

Author : Margery Lawrence Narrator : Barry J. Northern Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Fifteenth Green” was first published in Nights of the Round Table, 1926. Yard Act-Land of the Blind If You Build It, They Will Move: The Los Angeles Freeway System and the Displacement of […]
4/8/202243 minutes, 4 seconds
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PseudoPod 804: Flash on the Borderlands LXI: Dead Man’s Party (April Fools’ Version)

Authors : John Wiswell, Owen Duffy and Clayton Hackett Narrators : Kaz, The Word Whore and Marguerite Kenner Host : Samuel Poots Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 804: Flash on the Borderlands LXI: Dead Man’s Party (April Fools’ Version) is a PseudoPod original. “The Tentacle and You” was originally published in […]
4/1/202223 minutes, 19 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 […]
4/1/202239 minutes, 51 seconds
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PseudoPod 804: Flash on the Borderlands LXI: Dead Man’s Party

Authors : John Wiswell, Owen Duffy and Clayton Hackett Narrators : Kaz, The Word Whore and Marguerite Kenner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Tentacle and You” was originally published in Nature Futures back in 2019. “Backers” is a PseudoPod Original “Your Honor, My Undead Client Opposes the […]
4/1/202227 minutes, 55 seconds
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PseudoPod 803: Them At Number Seventy-Four

Author : Lindz McLeod Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 803: Them At Number Seventy-Four is a PseudoPod original. Them At Number Seventy-Four by Lindz McLeod When body number four is discovered, Mrs Patterson thinks that surely now she and her husband will be […]
3/25/202232 minutes, 16 seconds
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PseudoPod 802: Laughter Among the Trees

Author : Suzan Palumbo Narrator : Premee Mohamed Host : Karissa Sluss Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Laughter Among the Trees” was previously published by The Dark Magazine on February 1st 2021.  Laughter Among the Trees By Suzan Palumbo The highway to the campground cuts through the granite Laurentian Plateau like a […]
3/18/202246 minutes, 38 seconds
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PseudoPod 801: The Bear Across the Way

Author : Emily Rigole Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 801: The Bear Across the Way is a PseudoPod original. The Bear Across the Way by Emily Rigole I paid no more attention to the bear than I would have any new neighbors. Despite […]
3/11/202224 minutes, 16 seconds
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PseudoPod 800: The Parricide’s Tale

Author : Charles Robert Maturin Narrator : Kurt Kuersteiner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Parricide’s Tale” is an excerpt from a larger work, the notorious Gothic Novel  Melmoth The Wanderer (1820) Wikipedia article on Melmoth The Wanderer This week’s quote The Parricide’s Tale by Charles Robert Maturin It […]
3/4/202251 minutes, 2 seconds
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PseudoPod 799: February Moon

Author : Josh Rountree Narrator : Diane Severson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “February Moon” originally appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies in May, 2020, and was the first in a series of monster stories I’m writing that take place in old Texas. February Moon by Josh Rountree Something […]
2/25/202241 minutes, 37 seconds
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PseudoPod 798: Flash on the Borderlands LX: Words Like Violence

Authors : Donyae Coles, Mary Berman and Kat Day Narrators : Cherrae L. Stuart, Suna Dasi and Katherine Inskip Host : M. M. Schill Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Sometimes Boys Don’t Know” was originally published in the July 2021 issue of Nightmare Magazine. “Human Body as Compendium” is a PseudoPod original. […]
2/18/202227 minutes, 43 seconds
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PseudoPod 797: New to It All

Author : Seán Padraic Birnie Narrator : J.S. Arquin Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “New to It All” first appeared in the collection I Would Haunt You If I Could published in March of 2021 by Undertow.  New To It All by Seán Padraic Birnie My first girlfriend, […]
2/11/202242 minutes, 46 seconds
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PseudoPod 796: The Horse Leech Has Two Maws

Author : Michael Picco Narrator : Ben Gideon Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Horse Leech Has Two Maws” was originally published in The Jewish Book of Horror This story deals with the Holocaust. This story has an academic frame and that the text on the website has […]
2/4/202244 minutes, 31 seconds
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PseudoPod 795: The Last Seance

Author : Agatha Christie Narrator : Kat Day Host : Gemma Amor Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums ‘The Last Seance’ was first published in Ghost Stories, November 1926 The Last Séance by Agatha Christie Raoul Daubreuil crossed the Seine humming a little tune to himself. He was a good-looking young Frenchman of […]
1/28/202243 minutes, 27 seconds
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PseudoPod 794: The Man Who Was Saved

Author : B.W. Sliney Narrator : John Bell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums ‘The Man Who Was Saved’ was first published in Weird Tales, May 1926 The Man Who Was Saved By B. W. Sliney ‘Only I escaped.’ The man whom they had found adrift in the dory […]
1/21/202231 minutes, 40 seconds
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PseudoPod 793: And No Bird Sings

Author : E.F. Benson Narrator : Marc Burrows Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producers : Chelsea Davis and Shawn Garrett Discuss on Forums “And No Bird Sings” was first published in the magazine Woman, December 1926.  “Birdsong & Elemental Slug” soundbed by Shawn M. Garrett, dedicated to Adi Newton & The Anti-Group (TAGC) And No […]
1/14/202235 minutes, 50 seconds
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PseudoPod 792: The Rocking-Horse Winner

Author : D. H. Lawrence Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Rocking-Horse Winner” was first published in Harper’s Bazaar, July 1926. The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no […]
1/8/202241 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 791: Flash on the Borderlands LIX: Down in the Park

Authors : Eric J. Guignard, Can Wiggins, Hailey Piper and Anthony Oliveira Narrators : Victoria Winnick, Kitty Sarkozy, Brian Lieberman and Dave Robison Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Feast for Small Pieces” was originally published in The Bronzeville Bee in 2019 and reprinted in the collection Unfortunate Elements […]
12/31/202142 minutes, 7 seconds
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PseudoPod 790: The Humbug

Author : Orrin Grey  Narrator : Nicola Burke Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Artist : Kitty Sarkozy Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 790: The Humbug is a PseudoPod original. The Humbug By Orrin Grey Joshua caught it in a glass jar with holes poked in the lid. He came running up to […]
12/24/202131 minutes, 53 seconds
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PseudoPod 789: NIGHTLIGHT Podcast Takeover: I Will Not Walk in Darkness + High Water Slack

Author : Jamie Grimes Narrator : Devante Johnson Host : Tonia Ransom Audio Producers : Marty Perrett and Jen Zink Discuss on Forums “I Will Not Walk in Darkness” originally appeared in the anthology Georgia Gothic and “High Water Slack” was first published by the IGNYTE Award Winning publication NightLight The song in “I Will […]
12/18/202151 minutes, 48 seconds
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PseudoPod 788: The Stories We Tell About Ghosts

Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Stories We Tell About Ghosts” was originally published in Looming Low: Volume I and reprinted this year in A.C. Wise’s new collection, The Ghost Sequences. The Stories We Tell About Ghosts by A.C. Wise […]
12/10/202148 minutes, 36 seconds
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PseudoPod 787: On Seas of Blood and Salt

Author : Richard E. Dansky Narrator : Elie Hirschman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “On Seas of Blood and Salt” originally appeared in The Jewish Book of Horror On Seas Of Blood And Salt Richard Dansky This is what Reb Palache does when he finds a ship crewed […]
12/3/202135 minutes, 32 seconds
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PseudoPod 786: Licking Roadkill

Author : Richard E. Dansky Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 786: Licking Roadkill is a PseudoPod original. Licking Roadkill by Richard Dansky Cole was licking the highway when the cops picked him up the night before Thanksgiving. Reckless endangerment, they said, and obstructing […]
11/26/202126 minutes, 33 seconds
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PseudoPod 785: Closet Dreams

Author : Lisa Tuttle Narrator : Julie Hoverson Host : Kitty Sarkozy Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Closet Dreams” was originally published in PostScripts and was a finalist for the Stoker Award. Content Warnings Child Abuse, Stalking, Abduction, Confinement, Sexual Assault [collapse] Closet Dreams by Lisa Tuttle Something terrible happened to me […]
11/19/202146 minutes, 10 seconds
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PseudoPod 784: American Remake of a Japanese Ghost Story

Author : Laird Barron Narrator : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “American Remake of a Japanese Ghost Story” was originally released by Crystal Lake Publishing in the anthology There Is No Death, There Are No Dead American Remake Of A Japanese Ghost Story Laird Barron There’s […]
11/13/202134 minutes, 26 seconds
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PseudoPod 783: Sleep Hygiene

Author : Gemma Files Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Sleep Hygiene” was first published in Nightmare’s Realm: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic and reprinted this year in the collection In That Endlessness, Our End Audio Production & DreamBed, assembled from various field […]
11/6/202157 minutes, 14 seconds
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PseudoPod 782: The Halloween Parade

Author : Alasdair Stuart Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 782: The Halloween Parade is a PseudoPod original. THE 2021 HALLOWEEN PARADE by Alasdair Stuart The Parade is back this year. Socially distanced, with masks and vaccinations mandatory, of course. But as you settle […]
10/31/202110 minutes, 45 seconds
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WITCHING HOUR

Authors : Ash Beker, Alasdair Stuart and Summer Fletcher 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 Peter Wood Artist : […]
10/30/202158 minutes, 7 seconds
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PseudoPod 781: Screen Haunt

Author : Orrin Grey  Narrator : Lalana Dara Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Screen Haunt” was first published in It Came from the Multiplex, published by Hex Publishers in September 2020 Screen Haunt by Orrin Grey “What are you afraid of?” Jeanne asks, kicking her feet on the […]
10/29/202133 minutes, 13 seconds
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PseudoPod 780: Flickering Dusk Of The Video God

Author : Luciano Marano Narrator : Robert C. Eccles Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Flickering Dusk Of The Video God” was originally published in the 2020 anthology Monsters, Movies & Mayhem Flickering Dusk Of The Video God by Luciano Marano A fresh burst of white noise roars through […]
10/22/202139 minutes, 3 seconds
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PseudoPod 779: Trowel, Brush, Bones

Author : Audrey R. Hollis Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Trowel, Brush, Bones” was originally published in the Iron Horse Literary Review in January 2021 Sites that help with and advocate for the safety for women: Reclaim These Streets Safeline Women’s Aid Trowel, Brush, Bones […]
10/15/202138 minutes, 5 seconds
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PseudoPod 778: Live From The End Of The World

Author : Frank Oreto Narrator : Katie Gill Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 778: Live From The End Of The World is a PseudoPod original. Live from the End of the World by Frank Oreto Highway 28 vanished and reappeared as the windshield wipers fought a losing […]
10/8/202139 minutes
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PseudoPod 777: Flash on the Borderlands LVIII: Graveyard Smash

Authors : Margaret St. Clair, G.G. Pendarves and Michael Kelly Narrators : Simon Meddings, David Darke and Jimmy Horrors Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Family” was first Published in Weird Tales in January 1950 This is an abridged version of “The Devil’s Graveyard” which first appeared in […]
10/1/202144 minutes, 13 seconds
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PseudoPod 776: Papa’s Wrench and the Wind Chime

Author : Marianne Halbert Narrator : Kitty Sarkozy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Papa’s Wrench and the Wind Chime” was originally published by Mocha Memoirs Press in The Grotesquerie (2014) and reprinted in her collection, Cold Comforts (Crossroad Press, 2019). Papa’s Wrench and the Wind Chime By Marianne […]
9/24/202139 minutes, 8 seconds
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PseudoPod 775: Miss Mack

Author : Michael McDowell Narrator : Jessica Nettles Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Miss Mack” was first published in the 1986 anthology Halloween Horrors Miss Mack by Michael McDowell When Miss Mack showed up in Babylon in the late summer of 1957, nobody knew what to think of […]
9/19/202148 minutes, 58 seconds
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PseudoPod 774: Vanity, Vanity

Author : Dan Fields Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 774: Vanity, Vanity is a PseudoPod original. The author had this to share about this piece: “Gothic rural horror and the amorphous disposition of evil have long preoccupied me. Moral and spiritual diffidence have […]
9/11/202149 minutes, 29 seconds
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PseudoPod 773: The Floor Above

Author : M.L. Humphreys Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Floor Above” was originally published in the May 1923 issue of Weird Tales The Floor Above by M. L. Humphreys SEPTEMBER 17, 1922. — I sat down to breakfast this morning with a good […]
9/3/202140 minutes, 19 seconds
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PseudoPod 772: Flash on the Borderlands LVII: The Loving Gaze of the Abyss

Authors : Chelsea Davis, Evan J. Peterson and Sarah Turi Boshear Narrators : Halloween Bloodfrost, Kitty Sarkozy and Kara Grace Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 772: Flash on the Borderlands LVII: The Loving Gaze of the Abyss is a PseudoPod original. “Five Films Reviewed by Dr. Frankenstein’s […]
8/27/202136 minutes, 12 seconds
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PseudoPod 771: The Human Chair

Authors : Allen Zhang and Edogawa Ranpo Narrator : Ron Jon Hosts : Kat Day and Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 771: The Human Chair is a PseudoPod original. “The Human Chair” was originally published in Kuraku, October 1925, as “Ningen Isu.” As this story is in the public […]
8/21/202151 minutes, 14 seconds
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PseudoPod 770: The Garden of Adompha

Author : Clark Ashton-Smith Narrator : Dr. Hal Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Garden of Adompha” originally appeared in Weird Tales, April 1938 The Garden of Adompha Clark Ashton Smith Lord of the sultry, red parterres And orchards sunned by hell’s unsetting flame! Amid thy garden blooms […]
8/13/202137 minutes, 29 seconds
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PseudoPod 769: Songs in a Lesser Known Key

Author : Mjke Wood Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 769: Songs in a Lesser Known Key is a PseudoPod original. From the author, “I’ve played saxophone and clarinet in big bands for more years than I care to admit to. And while I […]
8/6/202133 minutes, 48 seconds
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PseudoPod 768: Perfidious Beauty

Author : Eugie Foster Narrator : Jasmine Blake Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Perfidious Beauty” was originally published in the anthology Embark to Madness Perfidious Beauty by Eugie Foster Beauty knelt over the cooling body of her husband, the prince.  The elegant clock in the foyer, carved from […]
7/30/202124 minutes, 40 seconds
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PseudoPod 767: Death Has Red Hair

Author : Greye La Spina Narrator : Dennis Robinson Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Death Has Red Hair” was originally published in Weird Tales in September of 1942. This story is surprising in being an early entry that is unabashedly feminist with multiple shades of “street harassment” on […]
7/23/202140 minutes, 59 seconds
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PseudoPod 766: Knock, Knock, Wolf

Author : P.G. Galalis Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Knock, Knock, Wolf” was originally published in Flame Tree’s Gothic Fantasy anthology, Footsteps in the Dark, in October 2020 Knock, Knock, Wolf by P.G. Galalis It was time to kill the sparrows. Every autumn, after […]
7/16/202142 minutes, 17 seconds
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PseudoPod 765: The Child Feast of Harridan Sack

Author : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Narrator : Jasmine Blake Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 765: The Child Feast of Harridan Sack is a PseudoPod original. The Child-Feast of Harridan Sack By Kaitlyn Zivanovich I plant a whisper in my daughter’s hair when her shoulders shake and hunch up […]
7/9/202127 minutes, 20 seconds
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PseudoPod 764: The Hollow Tree

Author : Jordan Kurella Narrator : Sevatividam Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Hollow Tree” was previously published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies in November 8, 2018 (Issue #264) Sevatividam would let to give a shoutout to Dan of Groundcrew Studios in Charlotte NC.  She recorded “The Hollow Tree” […]
7/3/202137 minutes, 59 seconds
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PseudoPod 763: Charged

Author : Leanna Renee Hieber Narrator : Joe Williams Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Charged” was first published in Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells (Tor Books, 2011) The reader,  Joe Williams, would like to dedicate the reading to their Father who recently passed away: “Allan Williams was Joe’s […]
6/25/202137 minutes, 54 seconds
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PseudoPod 762: The Thought Monster

Author : Amelia Reynolds Long Narrator : Spencer Disparti Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Thought Monster” originally appeared in Weird Tales in March 1930 Fiend Without A Face resources: Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTLRyLnqCH4 Wikipedia Page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiend_Without_a_Face Fiend without a Face and it’s surprising controversy https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/fiend-without-a-face-and-its-surprising-controversy/ Fiend Without A Face […]
6/18/202135 minutes, 51 seconds
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PseudoPod 761: The Black Stone Statue

Author : Mary Elizabeth Counselman Narrator : George Cleveland Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Black Stone Statue” was first published in Weird Tales, December 1937 We can’t help but wonder what Counselman would think of Annihilation. The Black Stone Statue by Mary Elizabeth Counselman Directors, Museum of […]
6/11/202130 minutes, 19 seconds
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PseudoPod 760: Akiko’s Legacy

Author : Eugie Foster Narrator : Kara Grace Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 760: Akiko’s Legacy is a PseudoPod original. Akiko’s Legacy by Eugie Foster narrated by Kara Grace “Mother, why are Grandma and Gramps ashamed of Father?” Akiko smoothed back the unruly curls from her son’s […]
6/4/202147 minutes, 47 seconds
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PseudoPod 759: The Withered Heart

Author : G.G. Pendarves Narrator : Ben Meredith Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Withered Heart” was originally published in the November 1939 issue of Weird Tales As this was originally published as a novelette and a bit long for an episode of PseudoPod, staff turned this into […]
5/28/202143 minutes, 44 seconds
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PseudoPod 758: Little Worm

Author : Geneve Flynn Narrator : E. R. Zhang Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Little Worm” was originally published in the anthology Black Cranes Little Worm by Geneve Flynn Ping-ping-ping-ping. The incessant chiming underscored the cabbie’s music and the occasional blare of a horn. Theresa wondered what the […]
5/21/202158 minutes, 2 seconds
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PseudoPod 757: Flash on the Borderlands LVI: The Heart’s Filthy Lesson

Authors : Couri Johnson, Dorothy Quick, Trace Conger and Peter Adam Salomon Narrators : Eliza Chan, Dave Thompson, Amanda Ching and Lisa Hicks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Woman the Spiders Loved” first appeared in Penultimate Peanut and was reprinted in her 2020 collection I’ll Tell You […]
5/14/202134 minutes, 38 seconds
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PseudoPod 756: To Witness

Author : Luciano Marano Narrator : Julian Bane Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 756: To Witness is a PseudoPod original. Though the author is a professional photojournalist and has covered many car crashes, all characters, events, and organizations depicted in this story are fictional. Bad Samaritan (YouTube […]
5/7/202133 minutes, 37 seconds
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PseudoPod 755: Exquisite

Author : Alan Baxter Narrator : Dan Rabarts Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Exquisite”  first appeared in the 2019 collection Served Cold. “On the Eyeball Floor” by Tina Connolly Scarfolk Hookland Exquisite by Alan Baxter Tim Rinneman had never met a lock he couldn’t pick. It was his […]
4/30/202126 minutes, 19 seconds
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PseudoPod 754: Flash on the Borderlands LV: The Easily Digested Hurt

Authors : Matt Thompson, Glynn R. Forsythe and Alexandra Duncan Narrators : Kat Day, Karlo Yeager Rodriguez and Tina Connolly Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 754: Flash on the Borderlands LV: The Easily Digested Hurt is a PseudoPod original. “Step Down, Step Down” is a PseudoPod original […]
4/23/202128 minutes, 32 seconds
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PseudoPod 753: The Boulevardier

Author : David Stevens Narrator : Halloween Bloodfrost Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Boulevardier” originally appeared in the anthology Love Hurts, from Meerkat Press. Each of the neighbours the boulevardier refers to in this story have appeared in their own published tales, as have others who live […]
4/16/202141 minutes, 47 seconds
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PseudoPod 752: It Rises From Between My Bones

Author : Donna J. W. Munro Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Karen Bovenmyer Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 752: It Rises From Between My Bones is a PseudoPod original. Cancer, Chemotherapy It Rises from Between My Bones By Donna J. W. Munro Sitting on the toilet for the first sleepy […]
4/9/202143 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 751: As Well as the Infirm

Author : Scott Beggs Narrator : Premee Mohamed Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “As Well as the Infirm” was originally published in Dark Moon Digest, April 2020 From the author: “The title comes from a section in the Hippocratic Oath: ‘I will remember that I remain a member […]
4/2/202146 minutes, 41 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 […]
4/1/202125 minutes, 48 seconds
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PseudoPod 750: The Artist and the Door

Author : Dorothy Quick Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Artist and the Door” was first published in Weird Tales in November 1952 The Artist and the Door by Dorothy Quick The advent of the artist and the door was almost simultaneous. I have […]
3/26/202141 minutes, 4 seconds
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PseudoPod 749: Notes on a Resurrection

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrators : Scott Campbell, Graeme Dunlop, Kitty Sarkozy, Kat Day, Alex Hofelich, Jamie Grimes, Shawn Garrett, Karen Bovenmyer, Adrian Howard, Timothy Menzel, Christiana Ellis, Nika Harper and Marguerite Kenner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Notes on a Resurrection” was originally published in Strange Horizons […]
3/19/202140 minutes, 33 seconds
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PseudoPod 748: The Infinite Error

Authors : Jon Padgett and Matthew M. Bartlett Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Chelsea Davis and Shawn Garrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 748: The Infinite Error is a PseudoPod original. This is this story’s first time appearing to the public. It will be included in the forthcoming collaborative collection […]
3/12/202129 minutes, 57 seconds
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PseudoPod 747: Keeping House

Author : Sarah Day Narrator : Kat Day Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 747: Keeping House is a PseudoPod original. Keeping House by Sarah Day “Isn’t it cute?” Keishya, the realtor, spread her arms in the center of the kitchen like a starlet in center stage. “It’s […]
3/5/202138 minutes, 52 seconds
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PseudoPod 746: Rattlesnake Song

Author : Josh Rountree Narrator : Jarius Durnett Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Rattlesnake Song” originally appeared in July 2019 in the the anthology Triangulation: Dark Skies. Rattlesnake Song by Josh Rountree The Last Picture Show came to the movie house on the square in the fall of […]
2/26/202132 minutes, 31 seconds
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PseudoPod 745: Cleaver, Meat, and Block

Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Larissa Thompson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Cleaver, Meat, and Block” was originally published in Black Static #73 in January 2020. Cleaver, Meat, and Block by Maria Haskins The first thing Hannah learned when she came to live with her grandparents after […]
2/19/202144 minutes, 8 seconds
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PseudoPod 744: This Wet Red

Author : Marisca Pichette Narrator : Autumn Ivy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 744: This Wet Red is a PseudoPod original. This Wet Red by Marisca Pichette I lie listening to a mouse in the wall. Its tiny feet scrabbling across worn boards; its tiny heart beating […]
2/12/202121 minutes, 14 seconds
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PseudoPod 743: Flash on the Borderlands LIV: Stage Three: The Bargain

Authors : Gordon B. White, Donyae Coles and William Faulkner Narrators : Dave Robison, Graeme Dunlop and Tonia Ransom Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 743: Flash on the Borderlands LIV: Stage Three: The Bargain is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler Racial slurs, systemic racism [collapse] “The […]
2/5/202126 minutes, 29 seconds
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PseudoPod 742: The Sea Thing

Author : Frank Belknap Long Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums This story was first published in Weird Tales, December 1925. The Sea Thing by Frank Belknap Long JULY 16—We are caught in one of the great calms. There is water in the well, and […]
1/29/202132 minutes, 54 seconds
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PseudoPod 741: Lukundoo

Author : Edward Lucas White Narrator : Phil Lunt Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Lukundoo” was first published in Weird Tales, November 1925 Content warning: Spoiler Racial slurs, systemic racism, colonialism [collapse] Lukundoo by Edward Lucas White “It stands to reason,” said Twombly, “that a man must accept […]
1/22/202146 minutes, 27 seconds
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PseudoPod 740: Kecksies

Author : Marjorie Bowen Narrator : Paul S. Jenkins Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Kecksies” was first published in Regent Magazine, January 25, 1925 Kecksies by Marjorie Bowen Two young esquires were riding from Canterbury, jolly and drunk, they shouted and trolled and rolled in their saddles as […]
1/15/202137 minutes, 21 seconds
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PseudoPod 739: Morag-of-the-Cave

Author : Margery Lawrence Narrators : Lucy McCloughlin and Dave Robison Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums First published in Hutchinson’s Mystery Story Magazine, July 1925. – “Morag-of-the-Cave” is an evocative tale of lovers from the sea that predates that fateful visit to Innsmouth by over a decade. But […]
1/8/202147 minutes, 36 seconds
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PseudoPod 738: Bewitched

Author : Edith Wharton Narrators : Christiana Ellis and Dave Robison Host : Shawn Garrett Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Bewitched” was first published in Pictorial Review, March 1925 The pre-episode warning excerpt is from the beginning of “The Electronic Plague” by Edward Hades and it first appeared in Weird Tales, April […]
1/4/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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PseudoPod 737: Workday

Author : Kurt Fawver Narrators : Scott Campbell, Karen Bovenmyer, Chelsea Davis, Graeme Dunlop, Alex Hofelich, Brian Lieberman, S. Kay Nash, Kitty Sarkozy, Kaz and Timothy Menzel Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Workday” first appeared in Shadows and Tall Trees 8 which was published by Undertow in March […]
12/25/202038 minutes, 28 seconds
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PseudoPod 736: Lifeblood

Author : Lee Murray Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Lifeblood” was first published in Grimdark Magazine, edited by Adrian Collins and was republished in Lee Murray’s first collection Grotesque: Monster Stories. From the afterword: “‘Lifeblood’, with its mean-spirited prejudice towards immigrants, pits one marginalised […]
12/18/202048 minutes, 49 seconds
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PseudoPod 735: The Slow King

Author : Tim Major Narrator : Simon Meddings Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Slow King” originally appeared in the 2020 Anthology The Fiends in the Furrows 2: More Tales of Folk Horror. Reviews by Christi Nogle and read by Kat Day for The Fiends in the Furrows […]
12/11/202036 minutes, 41 seconds
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PseudoPod 734: Anatomist

Author : Couri Johnson Narrators : Graeme Dunlop and Kitty Sarkozy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Anatomist” first appeared in Orba/Artifact and was reprinted in her 2020 collection I’ll Tell You a Love Story. Review by Kitty Sarkozy for I’ll Tell You a Love Story the 2020 collection […]
12/5/202047 minutes, 20 seconds
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PseudoPod 733: Late Sleepers

Author : Steve Rasnic Tem Narrator : David Powell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Late Sleepers” was first published in It Came from the Multiplex, published by Hex Publishers in September 2020 Reviews of It Came from the Multiplex edited by Josh Viola and Echoes of a Natural […]
11/27/202035 minutes, 57 seconds
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PseudoPod 732: Devil Gonna Catch You in the Corners

Author : Christopher Slatsky Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Devil Gonna Catch You in the Corners” first appeared in Strange Aeons Magazine #20 (2016) Reviews at the end by co-Editor Alex Hofelich, read by Associate Editor Scott Campbell. The Immeasurable Corpse of Nature is […]
11/20/202042 minutes, 49 seconds
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PseudoPod 731: The Genetic Alchemist’s Daughter

Author : Elaine Cuyegkeng Narrator : Rebecca Wei Hsieh Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in Black Cranes edited by Lee Murray and Geneve Flynn. (2020)   Reviews at the end by Associate Editor M.M. Schill, read by Assistant Editor Karen Bovenmyer. Black Cranes is […]
11/13/202055 minutes, 5 seconds
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PseudoPod 730: The Smell of Night in the Basement

Author : Wendy N. Wagner Narrator : Kara Grace Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 730: The Smell of Night in the Basement is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler Gutter vampires, exploitation [collapse] The Smell of Night in the Basement by Wendy N. Wagner I looked up […]
11/7/202036 minutes, 6 seconds
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PseudoPod 729: What We Talk About When We Talk About Cooking Country & The Halloween Parade

Authors : Kitty Sarkozy, Jessica Ann York, Jamie Grimes and Alasdair Stuart Narrators : Kaz, Jennie Agerton, Alex Hofelich and Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 729: What We Talk About When We Talk About Cooking Country & The Halloween Parade is a PseudoPod original. Please […]
10/31/202022 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 728: Teeth Long and Sharp as Blades

Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Tonia Ransom Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 728: Teeth Long and Sharp as Blades is a PseudoPod original. Teeth Long and Sharp as Blades by A.C. Wise Have you ever thought about how fairy tale heroines are like final girls? We […]
10/30/202021 minutes, 37 seconds
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PseudoPod 727: The Uninvited Grave

Author : Jeffrey Thomas Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Uninvited Grave” originally appeared in the braided story collection The Unnamed Country published by Word Horde in 2019. Roadkill by Mercedes Lackey Heavenly Creatures trailer The Uninvited Grave by Jeffrey Thomas “Fuck my mother!” […]
10/23/202037 minutes, 34 seconds
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PseudoPod 726: The Sneakaboo

Author : John Waterfall Narrator : Kaz Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Artist : Deena Salzman Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 726: The Sneakaboo is a PseudoPod original. The Sneakaboo by John Waterfall I bought the walrus at the carnival off I-95. The one that sets up in the lot next to […]
10/16/202028 minutes, 50 seconds
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PseudoPod 725: The Lonesome Place

Author : August Derleth Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Lonesome Place” was first published in Famous Fantastic Mysteries (February 1948) and collected in Lonesome Places (1962).  Submitted for the Approval of the Midnight Pals: https://gumroad.com/l/UEPhV The Lonesome Place by August Derleth You who […]
10/9/202028 minutes, 51 seconds
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PseudoPod 724: Flash on the Borderlands LIII: What Dreams May Come

Authors : Lyndsie Manusos, Eugenia Triantafyllou and Sarah Read Narrators : Omega Francis, Carly Bergey and Madeline Ruth Somerville Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 724: Flash on the Borderlands LIII: What Dreams May Come is a PseudoPod original. “The Funeral Coat” is a PseudoPod original. “Cherry Wood […]
10/2/202026 minutes, 11 seconds
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PseudoPod 723: Silver as the Devil’s Necklace

Author : Isabel Cañas Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 723: Silver as the Devil’s Necklace is a PseudoPod original. La Llorona Wiki Page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Llorona Old Gods of Appalachia https://www.oldgodsofappalachia.com/ La Llorona Folk Song https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Llorona_(song) Silver as the Devil’s Necklace by Isabel Cañas A […]
9/25/202029 minutes, 11 seconds
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PseudoPod 722: Teeth – Part 2

Author : Matt Cardin Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums  “Teeth” was the first story published at “Thomas Ligotti Online” in 1998. It was later reprinted in The Children of Cthulhu in 2002, in Dark Awakenings in 2010, and in the excellent 2019 collection “To […]
9/19/202043 minutes, 58 seconds
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PseudoPod 721: Teeth – Part 1

Author : Matt Cardin Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Teeth” was the first story published at “Thomas Ligotti Online” in 1998. It was later reprinted in The Children of Cthulhu in 2002, in Dark Awakenings in 2010, and in the excellent 2019 collection “To […]
9/12/202043 minutes, 51 seconds
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PseudoPod 720: Seance

Author : Donyae Coles Narrator : Laurice White Host : Scott Campbell Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 720: Seance is a PseudoPod original. Séance by Donyae Coles I have not performed since that evening, and even now I do not know if it is merely psychological or if there is some […]
9/4/202039 minutes, 57 seconds
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PseudoPod 719: Cordona’s Skull

Author : Mary Elizabeth Counselman Narrator : Robert C. Eccles Hosts : Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Cordona’s Skull” was first published in Weird Tales, July 1950 Cordona’s Skull by Mary Elizabeth Counselman Joe “Fresno” Talley dropped his cigarette butt on the sidewalk and ground it […]
8/28/202046 minutes, 5 seconds
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PseudoPod 718: Tara’s Mother’s Skin

Author : Suzan Palumbo Narrator : Arielle John Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Artist : Brandon Kawashima Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 718: Tara’s Mother’s Skin is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler “Being from Trinidad, Caribbean folklore was a large part of my childhood. I grew up with stories about jumbies and La […]
8/21/202032 minutes, 39 seconds
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PseudoPod 717: The Mad Eyes of the Heron King

Author : Richard E. Dansky Narrator : Kris Straub Host : Soren Narnia Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Mad Eyes of the Heron King” originally appeared in the anthology Dark Faith, Apex Publishing, 2010 The Mad Eyes of the Heron King by Richard Dansky There was a lake or something like […]
8/14/202033 minutes, 14 seconds
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PseudoPod 716: Big Brother

Author : Evan Marcroft Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 716: Big Brother is a PseudoPod original. “Although I have a younger sister, I’ve always felt more like a single child, since we were never very close. Ever since I was little I wondered […]
8/8/202035 minutes, 3 seconds
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PseudoPod 715: Dive In Me

Authors : Selena Chambers and Jesse Bullington Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Jordan Shiveley Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Dive In Me” first appeared in The New Gothic, edited by Beth Lewis and published by Stone Skin Press in 2013. Caring into the Void: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/caring-into-the-void/id1348004415 Hot Singles in Your Area — […]
7/31/202048 minutes, 25 seconds
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PseudoPod 714: Blackout

Author : Hal Ellson Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Blackout” was originally published in Mantrap, October 1956 Dave Robison’s new domain: https://butterymanvoice.com/ Frankee White: https://twitter.com/frankee_white 20 Fists: https://gumroad.com/fdwhite#FVqmz Blackout by Hal Ellson It’s a hot night. I got that uneasy feeling again and I […]
7/24/202034 minutes, 38 seconds
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PseudoPod 713: You Can Stay All Day

Author : Mira Grant Narrator : Kitty Sarkozy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “You Can Stay All Day” was originally published in 2017 in Nights of the Living Dead and reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror. You Can Stay All Day by Mira Grant The merry-go-round was still […]
7/17/202049 minutes, 6 seconds
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PseudoPod 712: Flash on the Borderlands LII: You Know What You Are

Authors : Drew Czernik, Jennifer Gardner and Desmond Warzel Narrators : Karlo Yeager Rodriguez, Autumn Ivy and Summer Fletcher Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 712: Flash on the Borderlands LII: You Know What You Are is a PseudoPod original. https://junjiitomanga.fandom.com/wiki/The_Enigma_of_Amigara_Fault The Boy in the Mirror by Drew […]
7/10/202025 minutes, 49 seconds
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PseudoPod 711: Les Lutins

Author : Jonathan Louis Duckworth Narrator : Larissa Thompson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 711: Les Lutins is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler miscarriage, animal harm [collapse] EA YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtLeMuTcFDtF2C3MiF6GPfQ EA Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/eapodcasts/videos Spoiler Search & Rescue Creepypasta https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/I%27m_a_Search_and_Rescue_Officer_for_the_US_Forest_Service,_I_Have_Some_Stories_to_Tell CreepyPod https://www.creepypod.com/ The Hole in the Ground […]
7/3/202038 minutes, 43 seconds
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PseudoPod 710: Sandy the Tinker

Author : Charlotte Riddell Narrator : Cian Mac Mahon  Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Sandy the Tinker” originally appeared in the collection Weird Stories in 1882 Sandy the Tinker by Charlotte Riddell “Before commencing my story, I wish to state it is perfectly true in every particular.” “We […]
6/26/202036 minutes, 26 seconds
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PseudoPod 709: Unhaunted House

Author : Richard E. Dansky Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Unhaunted House” originally appeared at Storytellers Unplugged, 2006 Unhaunted House by Richard Dansky They huddled in the bathroom on the second floor, a family of three, afraid. Tap. Tap tap. Tap. The sounds came […]
6/20/202010 minutes, 8 seconds
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PseudoPod 708: Tenderizer

Author : Stephen Graham Jones Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Tenderizer” was first published in the movie themed anthology The Cutting Room where it shared a Table of Contents with “Final Girl Theory” by A.C. Wise. Content warning: Spoiler death of a child, school […]
6/19/202037 minutes, 57 seconds
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PseudoPod 707: Crybaby

Author : P.R. Dean Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 707: Crybaby is a PseudoPod original. Per the author, “I watched several Michael Haneke films, back to back, one evening. A brilliant director, but not exactly light entertainment. The bleak, disturbing world of the […]
6/12/202030 minutes, 10 seconds
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PseudoPod 706: The Giant Wistaria

Author : Charlotte Perkins Gilman Narrators : Leeman Kessler and John Meagher Host : Gwendolyn Kiste Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Giant Wistaria” was first published in the New England Magazine, June 1891 with the byline “Charlotte P. Stetson.” The Giant Wistaria by Charlotte Perkins Gilman “Meddle not with my new […]
6/5/202022 minutes, 14 seconds
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PseudoPod 705: Vertep

Author : D.P. Watt Narrator : Elie Hirschman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Vertep” was first published in The First Book of Classical Horror Stories, ed. D.F. Lewis, with Megazanthus Press in 2012 and then reprinted in Watt’s collection The Phantasmagorical Imperative, Egaeus Press, 2014. Interview with Colin […]
5/29/202038 minutes, 7 seconds
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PseudoPod 704: Resilience

Author : Christi Nogle Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 704: Resilience is a PseudoPod original. Escape Pod turns 15! Preorder the anthology! Check out the other news here: https://mailchi.mp/e7810b939179/escape-pod-turns-15   Resilience by Christi Nogle Jason gets home while I’m at the sink. He […]
5/22/202049 minutes, 8 seconds
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PseudoPod 703: Dream House

Author : Orrin Grey  Narrator : Orrin Grey  Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Dream House” was first published in Gothic Lovecraft in 2016 Escape Pod turns 15! Preorder the anthology! Check out the other news here: https://mailchi.mp/e7810b939179/escape-pod-turns-15 Creepy Podcast https://www.creepypod.com/ Channel Zero: Candle Cove https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle_Cove Kris Straub https://twitter.com/krisstraub […]
5/15/202026 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 702: At the Farmhouse

Author : E.F. Benson Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums  “At the Farmhouse” first appeared in Hutchinson’s Magazine, March 1923 At the Farmhouse by E.F. Benson The dusk of a November day was falling fast when John Aylsford came out of his lodging in the […]
5/8/202040 minutes, 8 seconds
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PseudoPod 701: Technicolor

Author : John Langan Narrator : George Hrab Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Technicolor” was first published in Poe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy and Horror in 2009 The inspiration, “The Masque of the Red Death”, was read on PodCastle and can be found here The […]
5/2/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 700: Hop Frog

Author : Edgar Allan Poe  Narrator : John Bell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Hop Frog” was first published in the March 7, 1849 Flag of Our Union. Twitch eapodcasts Hop Frog Animated Version Content warning: Spoiler Ableism, fatphobia, sharpening the guillotines [collapse] Hop-Frog by Edgar Allan Poe […]
4/24/202037 minutes, 40 seconds
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PseudoPod 699: Flash on the Borderlands LI: Quaint and Curious Forgotten Lore

Authors : Bradley H. Sinor, Selena Chambers and Edgar Allan Poe  Narrators : Matt Franklin, Tatiana Grey and Wayne Johnson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “A Dark Bird” was first published in Flush Fiction II, by Yard Dog Press in 2016 “Dr. Lambshead’s Dark Room” was first published […]
4/17/202031 minutes, 7 seconds
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PseudoPod 698: Of Marrow and Abomination – Narration Only

Author : Morgan Sylvia Narrator : Justine Eyre Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 698: Of Marrow and Abomination – Narration Only is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler Montauk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Project USS Eldridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Eldridge#Philadelphia_Experiment Gideon Falls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Falls Tanis: http://tanispodcast.com/ [collapse] Of Marrow and Abomination by Morgan Sylvia I am very […]
4/12/202041 minutes
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PseudoPod 698: Of Marrow and Abomination

Author : Morgan Sylvia Narrator : Justine Eyre Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 698: Of Marrow and Abomination is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler Montauk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Project USS Eldridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Eldridge#Philadelphia_Experiment Gideon Falls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Falls Tanis: http://tanispodcast.com/ [collapse] Of Marrow and Abomination by Morgan Sylvia I am very young when I […]
4/12/202043 minutes, 8 seconds
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PseudoPod 697: Five Fridays During Lent

Author : Christine Lucas Narrator : Danielle Imara Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 697: Five Fridays During Lent is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler “The Greek countryside crawls with legends of undead. They are a blend of what we today call vampires, ghouls and zombies, and they almost […]
4/10/202013 minutes, 35 seconds
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PseudoPod 696: The Fog

Author : Morley Roberts Narrator : Ant Bacon Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Fog” first appeared in The Strand Magazine in October 1908 and was collected in MIDSUMMER MADNESS in 1909. The Fog by Morley Roberts The fog had been thickening for many weeks, but now, moving […]
4/3/202051 minutes, 46 seconds
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CatsCast 289: The Thing in the Basement

Discuss on Forums All cat stories start with this statement: “My mother, who was the first cat, told me this…” It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a cat; and this I can verily believe as I gaze upon him who sitteth purring before the fire. For the […]
4/1/202031 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 […]
3/28/20208 minutes, 48 seconds
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PseudoPod 695: Muse

Author : Sarah Gribble Narrator : S. Kay Nash Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Muse” first appeared in Tales of Blood and Squalor in 2017 Muse by Sarah Gribble I noticed him on a Saturday morning. He was fingering tomato plants across the square, nodding every so often […]
3/28/202032 minutes, 49 seconds
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PseudoPod 694: Robin’s Rath

Author : Margery Lawrence Narrator : Lewis Davies Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Robin’s Rath” first appeared in Hutchinson’s Story Magazine, Nov 1923 Robin’s Rath by Margery Lawrence ‘So ye’re goin’ to buy Robin’s Rath, young lady?’ Ellen Vandermyl raised her arched brows with a touch of hauteur […]
3/20/202053 minutes, 44 seconds
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PseudoPod 693: Flash on the Borderlands L: Flash Fiction Contest 6 Winners

Authors : Avery Kit Malone, Lauren Ring and Chantal Beaulne Narrators : Hugo Jackson, Kitty Sarkozy and Alexis Goble Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 693: Flash on the Borderlands L: Flash Fiction Contest 6 Winners is a PseudoPod original. Third Place: The Animals Are Becoming by Chantal […]
3/14/202019 minutes, 52 seconds
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PseudoPod 692: FFUNS

Author : Johnny Compton Narrator : Cherrae L. Stuart Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 692: FFUNS is a PseudoPod original. FFUNS by Johnny Compton Holding the unlabeled black video cassette somehow reassured her of the legitimacy of its contents. With that reassurance came effervescent nausea, an ugly, […]
3/6/202030 minutes, 6 seconds
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PseudoPod 691: Half-Men of the Night Marie

Author : Robin Husen Narrator : Halloween Bloodfrost Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Half-Men of the Night Marie” first appeared in Phobos magazine issue 4, published in 2017 From the Author: Spoiler “Moby Dick is one of my favourite novels, and this story is inspired by the same […]
2/29/202022 minutes, 39 seconds
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PseudoPod 690: The Aetherised Chamber

Author : Stewart Moore Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 690: The Aetherised Chamber is a PseudoPod original. In its inspiration this is sort of a science fiction story: I was reading about 17th century scientists and wondered, “What if they were right?” The […]
2/21/202034 minutes, 43 seconds
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PseudoPod 689: Ages of Man

Author : Alexis Ames Narrator : Kitty Sarkozy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Ages of Man” was previously published with Underbelly ‘Zine, Issue 3 Spoiler “We’ve often heard of science fiction stories where humans construct the perfect mate for themselves–in this one, I wanted to explore an android […]
2/15/202040 minutes, 26 seconds
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PseudoPod 688: The Tunnel Ahead

Author : Alice Glaser Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Tunnel Ahead” first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November 1961 The Tunnel Ahead by Alice Glaser The floor of the topolino was full of sand. There was sand in Toni’s […]
2/7/202026 minutes, 24 seconds
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PseudoPod 687: The Yellow Cat

Author : Michael Joseph Narrator : Phil Lunt Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Yellow Cat” originally published in Hutchinson’s Mystery Story Magazine, June 1924 Trophy RPG: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gauntlet/trophy-rpg?ref=discovery&term=trophy Duggan Hill Podcast: https://dugganhill.com/ The Walken Puss In Boots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEjKmsMkPKQ The Yellow Cat by Michael Joseph It all began when Grey was followed […]
1/31/202036 minutes, 21 seconds
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PseudoPod 686: The Phantom Rider

Author : Otis Adelbert Kline Narrator : Sean D. Sorrentino Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Phantom Rider” originally appeared in Weird Tales, November 1924 The Phantom Rider by Otis Adelbert Kline Big Bill Hawkins laid the trap with admirable precision. Every little detail had been worked out […]
1/25/202025 minutes, 36 seconds
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PseudoPod 685: The Loved Dead

Authors : C.M. Eddy, Jr. and H.P. Lovecraft Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Loved Dead” originally published in Weird Tales, May-June-July 1924 The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy Jr. & H.P. Lovecraft It is midnight. Before dawn they will find me and take […]
1/17/202037 minutes, 24 seconds
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PseudoPod 684: The Most Dangerous Game

Author : Richard Connell Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums ‘The Most Dangerous Game” was originally published in the January 19, 1924 issue of Collier’s The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell “Off there to the right—somewhere—is a large island,” said Whitney. “It’s rather a […]
1/10/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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PseudoPod 683: The Mystery of the Blue Jar

Author : Agatha Christie Narrator : B.J. Harrison Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums ‘The Mystery of the Blue Jar’ was first published in the UK in issue 233 of The Grand Magazine in July 1924 and in the US in Metropolitan Magazine the same year. Reprinted in The […]
1/3/202053 minutes, 59 seconds
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PseudoPod 682: Pomegranate Pomegranate

Author : Jack Westlake Narrator : Pippa Alice Stephens Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘Pomegranate Pomegranate” was originally published in Black Static #69 in May of 2019. It was reprinted in the August 2019 issue of The Dark. Pomegranate Pomegranate by Jack Westlake This is what she knows: […]
12/27/201935 minutes, 18 seconds
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PseudoPod 681: A Night of Many Months

Author : C.L. Holland Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “A Night of Many Months” was first published in Every Day Fiction 25th Dec 2017 A Night of Many Months by C.L. Holland He’d wondered, when he started the job, why he needed a belt […]
12/25/201910 minutes, 53 seconds
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PseudoPod 680: The Wild Wood

Author : Mildred Clingerman Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Wild Wood” was originally published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1957 Content Warning: Spoiler Sexual Assault, Abuse, Captivity [collapse] Do you find most perfumes reek of banality and bad French […]
12/20/201933 minutes, 21 seconds
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PseudoPod 679: The Woman Out of the Attic

Author : Gwendolyn Kiste Narrator : Rachel Lackey Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Woman Out of the Attic” was originally published in Flame Tree’s Haunted House anthology Out this week is The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters. This coming-of-age horror novel focuses on a group […]
12/13/201931 minutes, 20 seconds
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PseudoPod 678: The Boy Who Killed His Mother

Author : Rosemary Hayes Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 678: The Boy Who Killed His Mother is a PseudoPod original. Content Warning: Spoiler gun violence [collapse] The Boy Who Killed His Mother by Rosemary Hayes Nobody wanted to play with the boy who […]
12/7/201928 minutes, 14 seconds
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PseudoPod 677: When a Beast Looks Up at the Stars

Author : Orrin Grey  Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums  “When a Beast Looks Up at the Stars” was first published in Orrin’s third collection Guignol and Other Sardonic Tales Werewolf Ambulance Podcast: http://werewolfambulance.libsyn.com/ Pure Cinema Podcast: http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/purecinema Do you find most perfumes reek of […]
12/2/201938 minutes, 2 seconds
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PseudoPod 676: Things My Father Taught Me

Author : Rhoads Brazos Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 676: Things My Father Taught Me is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler Bigotry, genocide [collapse] Spoiler This story is based upon Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart,” though it’s set in modern-day Nigeria rather than colonial […]
11/22/201949 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 675: The New Mother

Author : Lucy Clifford Narrator : Eliza Chan Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis The New Mother was first published in Anyhow Stories, Moral and Otherwise, Macmillan and Co., 1882. Audio used in this episode: Spoiler https://archive.org/details/joel_pulham_0307/03_joel_260307_knitting_skylarks.mp3 https://freesound.org/people/viznoman/sounds/267306/ https://freesound.org/people/ross_sinc/sounds/444793/ [collapse] The New Mother by Lucy Clifford 1 The children were always called […]
11/15/201935 minutes, 58 seconds
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PseudoPod 674: Dust

Author : Rebecca Lloyd Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums  Dust was first published in Mercy and Other Stories Dust by Rebecca Lloyd Much has developed since the day in April I stumbled out of the Quiet Garden with blood running freely down my cheek. […]
11/8/201937 minutes, 48 seconds
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PseudoPod 673: Venio

Author : Gemma Files Narrator : Nika Harper Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Venio” was originally published in Vastarien, Spring 2019 Venio by Gemma Files Watch out. I’m going to tell you about something, and then . . . you’ll know. You won’t be able to un-know or […]
11/5/201952 minutes, 55 seconds
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PseudoPod 672: In Regards to Your Concerns About Your ScareBnB Experience and The Halloween Parade

Authors : Effie Seiberg and Alasdair Stuart Narrators : Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 672: In Regards to Your Concerns About Your ScareBnB Experience and The Halloween Parade is a PseudoPod original. Effie Seiberg: “As a card-carrying wuss, this is the first […]
10/31/201925 minutes, 12 seconds
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PseudoPod 671: Only Unity Saves the Damned

Author : Nadia Bulkin Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Only Unity Saves the Damned” first appeared in Letter to Lovecraft in 2014. We discovered this in the collection She Said Destroy released by the excellent Word Horde. Click the link to pick up the […]
10/27/20191 hour, 51 seconds
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PseudoPod 670: The Devil Came to Mamie’s on Hallowe’en

Author : Lisa Morton Narrator : Laurice White Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Devil Came to Mamie’s on Hallowe’en” was first published in Cemetery Dance Magazine #60 Content Warning: Spoiler Animal cruelty [collapse] The Devil Came to Mamie’s on Hallowe’en by Lisa Morton It was Hallowe’en night, […]
10/18/201935 minutes, 21 seconds
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PseudoPod 669: Zanders the Magnificent

Author : Annie Neugebauer Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums  “Zanders the Magnificent” was first published in Fireside Magazine Issue 21 in March 2015. Zanders the Magnificent by Annie Neugebauer “My handsome, darling boys,” Mrs. Zander said, placing a hand on each of their shoulders. […]
10/11/201925 minutes, 17 seconds
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PseudoPod 668: Flash on the Borderlands XLIX: Dirty Deeds

Authors : Pierce Skinner, Lora Gray and Maria Haskins Narrators : Austin Malone, The Word Whore and Summer Fletcher Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 668: Flash on the Borderlands XLIX: Dirty Deeds is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler assault, confinement, sexual violence [collapse] “Baby Fingers” is […]
10/5/201936 minutes, 3 seconds
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PseudoPod 667: Allochthon

Author : Livia Llewellyn  Narrator : Christiana Ellis Hosts : Matt Saye, Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Allochton” was first published in Letters to Lovecraft: Eighteen Whispers to the Darkness Hey PseudoPod family, is your TO READ pile getting shorter? We have a solution for you. […]
9/27/201943 minutes, 22 seconds
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PseudoPod 666: Breaking the Waters & The Second Coming

Authors : Donyae Coles and W.B. Yeats Narrators : Cherrae L. Stuart and Wayne Johnson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Tonia Ransom Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 666: Breaking the Waters & The Second Coming is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler Sexual assault [collapse] “The Second Coming” by W.B. […]
9/20/201945 minutes, 5 seconds
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PseudoPod 665: The Thames Valley Catastrophe

Author : Grant Allen Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Hosts : Shawn Garrett and Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums The Thames Valley Catastrophe originally appeared in The Strand Magazine, December 1897 Hey PseudoPod family, is your TO READ pile getting shorter? We have a solution for you. Coming out this week […]
9/14/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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PseudoPod 664: My Boy Builds Coffins

Author : Gary McMahon Narrator : Danielle Imara Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “My Boy Builds Coffins” first appeared in Black Static, May-June 2015 My Boy Builds Coffins by Gary McMahon   I Susan found the first one when she was tidying his room. Chris was at school, […]
9/6/201941 minutes, 37 seconds
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PseudoPod 663: Birds of Passage

Author : Gordon B. White Narrator : Steve Anderson  Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Birds of Passage” first appeared in Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles (ed. C.M. Muller) Spoiler From the Author: “This story draws a lot from my relationship with my late father, as well as an […]
9/2/201951 minutes, 41 seconds
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PseudoPod 662: Indian Giver

Author : Ray Cluley Narrator : Jonathan Danz Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘Indian Giver’ first appeared in the collection, Probably Monsters, in 2015. It was reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year (Volume 8). Content warnings: Spoiler Racial violence, genocide [collapse] Subscribe to the […]
8/29/201938 minutes, 30 seconds
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PseudoPod 661: The Happiest Place

Author : Kevin Wabaunsee Narrator : John Bell Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 661: The Happiest Place is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler A certain mouse-themed theme park has always been an object of fascination for me, and the more I read about it, the more strange an […]
8/16/201930 minutes, 27 seconds
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PseudoPod 660: Tiny Teeth

Author : Sarah Hans Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 660: Tiny Teeth is a PseudoPod original. From the author: “This story was inspired by and is dedicated to all the people around the world who have been forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy […]
8/9/201944 minutes, 39 seconds
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PseudoPod 659: Lord Beden’s Motor

Author : J.B. Harris-Burland Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Lord Beden’s Motor” first appeared in The Strand Magazine in December 1901. Preorder Monster She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson. Then listen to them […]
8/2/201934 minutes, 11 seconds
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PseudoPod 658: I Hate All That Is Mine

Author : Leigh Harlen Narrator : Heather N. Thomas Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “I Hate All That Is Mine” originally appeared in the anthology, Lost Films, published by Perpetual Motion Machine Spoiler Self harm, strong sexual themes [collapse] Title card music is “Coagula” by permission of Zeal […]
7/28/201949 minutes, 9 seconds
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PseudoPod 657: Waxworks

Author : W.L. George Narrator : Simon Meddings Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Waxworks” originally appeared in The Strand Magazine in 1922 under the title “Waxworks: A Mystery” Sound attribution: Spoiler Drip: https://freesound.org/people/tack00/sounds/399257/ Rain: https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/346642/ Door slam: https://freesound.org/people/DBproductions/sounds/60031/ [collapse] Waxworks by W.L. George Henry Badger rapidly paced the City churchyard; his […]
7/20/201930 minutes, 48 seconds
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PseudoPod 656: House Party Blues

Author : Suzanne Palmer Narrator : Halloween Bloodfrost Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “House Party Blues” originally appeared in Black Static #39 (TTAPress) 2014 “I used to live next door to a house rented out to college students, and while they were actually mostly very nice, the near-nightly, […]
7/12/201956 minutes, 9 seconds
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PseudoPod 655: Black Matter

Author : Vivian Shaw Narrator : Robert C. Eccles Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 655: Black Matter is a PseudoPod original. “I’m an aviation nerd with trainwreck syndrome, so air crash investigation is a subject dear to my heart. Having watched documentaries on (and read NTSB reports […]
7/5/201933 minutes, 29 seconds
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PseudoPod 654: Flash on the Borderlands XLVIII: Parts & Maintenance

Authors : Kurt Hunt, Bo Balder and Michael Uhall Narrators : Graeme Dunlop, Dan Rabarts and Kris Straub Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 654: Flash on the Borderlands XLVIII: Parts & Maintenance is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler body horror, sexual abuse, predation, exploitation [collapse] “A […]
6/28/201935 minutes, 41 seconds
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PseudoPod 653: Spurs

Author : Tod Robbins Narrator : J.S. Arquin Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Spurs” was first published in Munsey’s Magazine in February 1923. Content warning: Spoiler Bigotry, ableism, cruelty [collapse] Spurs by Tod Robbins 1 Jacques Courbé was a romanticist. He measured only twenty-eight inches from the soles […]
6/21/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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PseudoPod 652: He Dies Where I Die

Author : Michael Harris Cohen Narrator : Phil Lunt Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘He Dies Where I Die’ was first published in The Dark in 2018. Content warning: Spoiler Racism, body horror [collapse] He Dies Where I Die by Michael Harris Cohen Dion spun back to the […]
6/14/201948 minutes, 44 seconds
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PseudoPod 651: The Coven of Dead Girls

Author : L’Erin Ogle Narrator : Nika Harper Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 651: The Coven of Dead Girls is a PseudoPod original. Content warning: Spoiler Kidnapping, confinement, predation [collapse] Spoiler I was an invisible teenage girl once. I was lucky to survive the situations I put […]
6/8/201925 minutes, 48 seconds
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PseudoPod 650: The Detweiler Boy

Author : Tom Reamy Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Detweiler Boy” was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1977. Thank you to Vaughne Hansen of the Virginia Kidd Agency for helping us secure the rights to this story. […]
6/1/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 22 seconds
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PseudoPod 649: Whatever Comes After Calcutta

Author : David Erik Nelson Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Whatever Comes After Calcutta” first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in November 2017, and was included in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Volume Ten. Content warning: Spoiler lynching, […]
5/25/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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PseudoPod 648: The Canal

Author : Everil Worrell Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Canal” was first published in Weird Tales, December 1927 and was later made into a TV episode on Rod Serling’s popular series, Night Gallery. A surprisingly in depth look at the origin of the […]
5/17/201959 minutes, 18 seconds
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PseudoPod 647: The Algorithms for Love

Author : Ken Liu Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Algorithms for Love” was originally published by Strange Horizons in 2004. Content warning: Spoiler self harm, grief, loss of a child [collapse] The Algorithms for Love by Ken Liu So long as the nurse […]
5/10/201950 minutes, 39 seconds
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PseudoPod 646: Home and Hearth

Author : Angela Slatter Narrator : Robin McLeavy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Home and Hearth” was originally published in the Spectral Press Chapbook Series, March 2014 and the story won the Aurealis Award for Best Short Horror Story 2014. Content Warning: Spoiler Violence against children, race-based violence, […]
5/7/201958 minutes, 45 seconds
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PseudoPod 645: HORROR COMEDY SHOWCASE: The Undertakers

Author : Rudyard Kipling Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Undertakers” was first published in The Second Jungle Book in 1895 Dream Foundry Dream Foundry is a new organization helping all professionals, especially beginners, working in the speculative arts. Back their Kickstarter to make […]
4/27/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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PseudoPod 644: Flash on the Borderlands XLVII: Horror Comedy Showcase

Authors : Chris Sumberg and Buzz Dixon Narrators : Dave Robison, Scott Campbell, Karen Bovenmyer, John Bell, Graeme Dunlop, Alasdair Stuart, Brian Lieberman, Alex Hofelich, Kate Kastelein, Tad Callin, Dani Daly, Kitty Sarkozy and Shawn Garrett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Marty Perrett and Shawn Garrett Discuss on Forums “The Gerunding” was first […]
4/19/201934 minutes, 39 seconds
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PseudoPod 643: HORROR COMEDY SHOWCASE: The City of the Gone Away

Author : Ambrose Bierce Narrator : B.J. Harrison Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The City of the Gone Away” was first published as “The Gone Away: A Tale of Medical Science and Commercial Thrift” in the San Francisco Examiner, December 2, 1888. The City of the Gone Away by […]
4/18/201923 minutes, 24 seconds
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PseudoPod 642: HORROR COMEDY SHOWCASE: The House that Dripped Character

Author : B.G. Hilton Narrator : Ron Jon Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 642: HORROR COMEDY SHOWCASE: The House that Dripped Character is a PseudoPod original. From the endcap: The author’s thoughts on the story: “The central idea was a joke I made to my wife while […]
4/5/201926 minutes
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PseudoPod 641: ARTEMIS RISING 5: A Song for Wounded Mouths

Author : Kristi Demeester Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Gwendolyn Kiste Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 641: ARTEMIS RISING 5: A Song for Wounded Mouths is a PseudoPod original. “I wanted to write a story about body glitter, and instead wrote something about teeth.” A Song for […]
3/29/201936 minutes, 32 seconds
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PseudoPod 640: ARTEMIS RISING 5: What Throat

Author : Annie Neugebauer Narrators : Dagny Paul and Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Tonia Ransom Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 640: ARTEMIS RISING 5: What Throat is a PseudoPod original. What Throat by Annie Neugebauer It was embarrassingly easy to get lost. Even for someone like Jo, […]
3/24/201937 minutes, 36 seconds
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PseudoPod 639: ARTEMIS RISING 5: Of All the Things the Girls Had Ever Said

Author : Melody Wolfe Narrator : Ben Phillips Hosts : Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums “Of All the Things the Girls Had Ever Said” was previously available on Amazon Content warning: Spoiler Kidnapping, confinement, predation [collapse] “This is one of the rare stories I […]
3/15/201927 minutes, 50 seconds
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PseudoPod 638: ARTEMIS RISING 5: A Strange Heart, Set in Feldspar

Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Jen R. Albert Hosts : Matt Saye, Melanie R. Anderson and Lisa Kröger Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums “A Strange Heart, Set In Feldspar”  was first published in the anthology Abandoned Places (Shohola Press), published in March 2018 “I go back to visit Sweden […]
3/8/201940 minutes, 20 seconds
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PseudoPod 637: ARTEMIS RISING 5: White Noise

Author : Kai Hudson Narrator : Chris Tang Host : Xander M. Odell Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums “White Noise” was previously published in the April 2018 issue of Anathema: Spec from the Margins  “Despite its speculative content, I wrote this story to illustrate the complexities of the immigrant […]
3/7/201944 minutes, 49 seconds
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PseudoPod 636: Hag Ride

Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Rasheedah Prioleau Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Hag Ride” was originally published in Steamy Screams from Blood Bound Books (2011), then in the author’s collection Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror (2015) Content warning: Spoiler Body horror, sexual violence [collapse] Hag Ride by […]
2/23/201943 minutes, 58 seconds
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PseudoPod 635: Last Week I Was Esther

Author : Deborah L. Davitt Narrator : John Bell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 635: Last Week I Was Esther is a PseudoPod original. Last Week I was Esther by Deborah L. Davitt Last week, I was Esther. I remember her plump face, pearl earrings, and huge […]
2/16/201942 minutes, 17 seconds
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PseudoPod 634: Flash On The Borderlands XLVI: The Accursed and the Monstrous

Authors : Kurt Hunt, Lisa Baldinelli and Paul Alex Gray Narrators : Hollis Monroe, Larissa Thompson and Trendane Sparks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 634: Flash On The Borderlands XLVI: The Accursed and the Monstrous is a PseudoPod original. “Ecdysis” was previously published at Kaleidotrope (Spring 2016) […]
2/8/201922 minutes, 16 seconds
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PseudoPod 633: Hippocampus

Author : Adam L.G. Nevill Narrator : Peter Bishop Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Hippocampus” was first published in Terror Tales of the Sea, edited by Paul Finch Narration is by Peter Bishop, courtesy of Christopher C. Payne at Journalstone. JournalStone is a small press publishing company focusing […]
2/2/201928 minutes, 44 seconds
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PseudoPod 632: The Harbour Master

Author : Robert W. Chambers Narrator : B.J. Harrison Host : Alex Hofelich Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Harbour Master” first appeared in Ainslee’s Magazine, August 1899 and was included in the fix-up novel In Search of the Unknown, which is available for free download through Gutenberg. Content warning: Use of insensitive […]
1/25/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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PseudoPod 631: The Last Sailing of the Henry Charles Morgan in Six Pieces of Scrimshaw (1841)

Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Last Sailing of the Henry Charles Morgan in Six Pieces of Scrimshaw (1841)”, originally appeared at The Dark, and won the 2017 Sunburst Award for short fiction. Sign up for Alasdair’s weekly newsletter The […]
1/19/201922 minutes, 42 seconds
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PseudoPod 630: Steadfast

Author : Trisha J. Wooldridge Narrators : Alethea Kontis, Kyle Akers and Alex Hofelich Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums Originally published under the title “Steadfast in the Face of Zombies” in Once Upon an Apocalypse anthology that went out of print shortly after publication due to publisher buyout. […]
1/14/201943 minutes, 51 seconds
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PseudoPod 629: Slipping Petals from Their Skins

Author : Kristi Demeester Narrator : Nika Harper Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Slipping Petals from Their Skins” was originally published in Gamut Magazine. This story was inspired by my childhood obsession with Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies books and imagining that if I ate flowers, I could […]
1/4/201939 minutes, 16 seconds
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PseudoPod 628: A Spider Trapped in Wax

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 628: A Spider Trapped in Wax is a PseudoPod original. This story was first drafted for a Hallowe’en story contest in the Codex writers group, based on two story seeds provided by Merc Rustad […]
12/28/201846 minutes, 6 seconds
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PseudoPod 627: The Grave by the Handpost

Author : Thomas Hardy Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Grave by the Handpost” was first published in 1897 and is part of the volume A Changed Man and Other Tales. This episode is sponsored by J.R. HAMANTASCHEN (who podcasts at The Horror Of Nachos And Hamantaschen) […]
12/21/201835 minutes, 35 seconds
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PseudoPod 626: Blue John

Author : D.K. Wayrd Narrator : Phil Lunt Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Blue John” was originally published in Shock Totem magazine, Jan. 2016 The first draft of “Blue John” centered on a demon-possessed letterpress that compelled Blue John to kill. Which, of course, meant he was simply […]
12/14/201832 minutes, 12 seconds
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PseudoPod 625: The Golgotha Dancers and These Doth The Lord Hate

Author : Manly Wade Wellman Narrators : Andrew Leman and Eve Upton Host : Orrin Grey  Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Golgotha Dancers” was was originally published in Weird Tales, October 1937 “These Doth The Lord Hate” was originally published in Weird Tales, January 1939 “Masks of Nyarlathotep” is now available […]
12/7/201845 minutes, 31 seconds
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PseudoPod 624: Flash On The Borderlands XLV: Personal Narratives

Authors : Maria Haskins, Rachel Cassidy and Alex Patterson Narrators : Rebecca Wei Hsieh, Ron Jon and Katherine Inskip Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 624: Flash On The Borderlands XLV: Personal Narratives is a PseudoPod original. “Ten Things I Didn’t Do” is a PseudoPod Original – “This was […]
12/1/201826 minutes, 39 seconds
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PseudoPod 623: Greener Pastures

Author : Michael Wehunt Narrator : Bill Ruhsam  Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Greener Pastures” was originally published in Aghast #1 in 2015. It was reprinted in 2016 as the title story of Michael’s debut short fiction collection Greener Pastures (Shock Totem Publications/Apex Publications), which was a Shirley […]
11/23/201825 minutes, 7 seconds
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PseudoPod 622: En Plein Air

Author : J. T. Glover Narrator : Heather N. Thomas Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “En Plein Air” first appeared in volume two of Nightscript, an anthology series edited by C.M. Muller that focuses on “subtle and darksome literary horror.” Stephen Jones subsequently picked it up for reprint […]
11/17/201833 minutes, 39 seconds
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PseudoPod 621: Voices

Author : Ira Brooker Narrator : Elie Hirschman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 621: Voices is a PseudoPod original. “This story showed up nearly fully formed in a dream one night. I probably should have been freaked out by it, but instead I woke up thinking, ‘Ooh, […]
11/9/201830 minutes, 24 seconds
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PseudoPod 620: Farewell Concert at the World’s End

Author : R.K. Duncan Narrator : Spencer Disparti Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artists : Jefferson Dupree and Christopher Walker Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 620: Farewell Concert at the World’s End is a PseudoPod original. “Worlds End state park is a real, quite pretty, place in Sullivan County Pennsylvania, where I […]
11/4/201831 minutes, 5 seconds
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PseudoPod 619: The Ghost Guide’s Tale & The Halloween Parade

Authors : Ian Stuart and Alasdair Stuart Narrators : Ian Stuart and Alasdair Stuart Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Ghost Guide’s Tale” first appeared in Quantum Theory for Cats which is available in both print and audio. The Ghost Guide’s Tale by Ian Stuart Outside the Minster, […]
10/31/201820 minutes, 13 seconds
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PseudoPod 618: Goblins & Little Orphant Annie

Authors : James Whitcomb Riley and Orrin Grey  Narrators : Phil Lunt and Leeman Kessler Hosts : Alasdair Stuart and Karen Bovenmyer Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Goblins” was first published in order to add an original story to the deluxe hardcover edition of my first collection NEVER BET THE DEVIL, which […]
10/27/201836 minutes, 31 seconds
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PseudoPod 617: The Culvert

Author : Maxwell Price Narrator : Paul Cram Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 617: The Culvert is a PseudoPod original. The Culvert by Maxwell Price Jamie had been visiting the thing that lived in the culvert for about three weeks now. He spent more time with it […]
10/20/201825 minutes, 19 seconds
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PseudoPod 616: Flash On The Borderlands XLIV: Objectification

Authors : Heather N. Thomas, Jen C.A. Morris and Lee Battersby Narrators : Nika Harper, Austin Malone and Chloë Yates Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 616: Flash On The Borderlands XLIV: Objectification is a PseudoPod original. Stalking, Assault FEINSTEIN: How did you decide to come forward? FORD: […]
10/12/201831 minutes, 3 seconds
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PseudoPod 615: The Shrike

Author : Cameron Suey Narrator : Xander M. Odell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 615: The Shrike is a PseudoPod original. This episode is brought to you by The Darkest Night podcast. Follow them on Twitter and add them to your feed at http://www.darkestnightpod.com/   Sound effects […]
10/6/201858 minutes, 4 seconds
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PseudoPod 614: WEIRD SCIENCE HORROR ISSUE #2: Figure 8

Author : E. Catherine Tobler Narrator : Jen Zink Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Figure 8” originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of Gamut Spoiler “A friend and I were talking and he idly wondered where all the Ripleys had gone, and that got me to thinking […]
9/28/201835 minutes, 51 seconds
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PseudoPod 613: WEIRD SCIENCE HORROR ISSUE #2: The Challenge from Beyond

Authors : H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, C.L. Moore, A. Merritt and Frank Belknap Long Narrators : Ben Phillips, Marty Perrett, Dave Robison, Elie Hirschman and Peter Piazza Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums The Challenge from Beyond was first published in Fantasy Magazine, September 1935 The Challenge from Beyond […]
9/22/201848 minutes, 52 seconds
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PseudoPod 612: WEIRD SCIENCE HORROR ISSUE #2: Mofongo Knows

Author : Grady Hendrix Narrator : Ant Bacon Hosts : Alasdair Stuart and Karen Bovenmyer Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Mofongo Knows” was first published in The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination “We at Pseudopod would like to dedicate this story to all of them: Cheetah, Lancelot Link, Mojo Jojo, Monsieur Mallah, […]
9/15/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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PseudoPod 611: WEIRD SCIENCE HORROR ISSUE #2: The Vaults of Yoh Vombis

Author : Clark Ashton-Smith Narrator : Dr. Hal Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Chelsea Davis, Kiko Aumond and Shawn Garrett Discuss on Forums An edited version of “The Vault of Yoh Vombis” appeared in Weird Tales, May 1932. This is the restored version of “The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis” including nearly two thousand words […]
9/8/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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PseudoPod 610: Beneath Their Hooves

Author : Katharine Duckett Narrator : Larissa Thompson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Artist : Christopher Walker Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 610: Beneath Their Hooves is a PseudoPod original. Beneath Their Hooves by Katharine E.K. Duckett We go to Grandmère’s house to ride the unicorns. We only go once or twice […]
8/31/201826 minutes, 4 seconds
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PseudoPod 609: A Little Delta of Filth

Author : Jon Padgett Narrator : Dagny Paul Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Artist : Christopher Walker Discuss on Forums A Little Delta of Filth was first published in Walk on the Weird Side A Little Delta of Filth by Jon Padgett to the memory of Conrad Aiken I It could make […]
8/25/201838 minutes, 9 seconds
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PseudoPod 608: A Visit to the Catacombs of Via Altamonvecchi

Author : Joe Weintraub Narrator : Halloween Bloodfrost Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “A Visit to the Catacombs of Via Altamonvecchi” was originally published in Karamu (vol. xx, no. 2, Spring 2007), a literary review out of Eastern Illinois University. In addition, I have featured a shortened version […]
8/17/201843 minutes, 25 seconds
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PseudoPod 607: Take A Walk In The Night, My Love

Author : Damien Angelica Walters Narrator : Justine Eyre Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “Take A Walk In The Night, My Love” was first published in The Madness of Dr. Caligari in 2016. Take a Walk in the Night, My Love by Damien Angelica Walters He is a good […]
8/10/201833 minutes, 43 seconds
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PseudoPod 606: The Fainting Game

Author : Nino Cipri Narrator : Larissa Thompson Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 606: The Fainting Game is a PseudoPod original. “This story is partially autobiographical. My older cousins did, in fact, teach me how to induce a fainting spell, and I did, in fact, have some […]
8/4/201835 minutes, 30 seconds
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PseudoPod 605: The Town Manager

Author : Thomas Ligotti Narrator : Anson Mount Host : Anson Mount Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums The Town Manager was first published in Weird Tales, September-October 2003 The Town Manager by Thomas Ligotti One gray morning not long before the onset of winter, some troubling news swiftly travelled among us: the town […]
8/3/201839 minutes, 36 seconds
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PseudoPod 604: The Gorgon

Author : Tanith Lee Narrators : Scott Campbell and Sharon Moskowitz Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums ‘The Gorgon’ originally appeared in 1982 in the anthology of quiet horror Shadows 5 edited by Charles L. Grant. The Gorgon by Tanith Lee The small island, which lay off the larger […]
7/26/20181 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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PseudoPod 603: Beyond the Dead Reef

Author : James Tiptree Jr. Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Lisa Yaszek Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums Beyond the Dead Reef originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 1983 Beyond the Dead Reef by James Tiptree, Jr My informant was, of course, spectacularly unreliable. The only […]
7/13/201857 minutes, 23 seconds
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PseudoPod 602: A Learned Man

Author : Melinda Brasher Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums A Learned Man was first published in Electric Spec I based the story loosely on an El Salvadorian folk tale I read in a book while I was traveling there.  It was a collections of […]
7/10/201836 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 601: Flash On The Borderlands XLIII: The Grinding of Gears

Authors : Linda Addison, Steve Rasnic Tem and Thomas Welsh Narrators : Siobhan Gallichan, Scott Campbell, Susan Gage and Spencer Disparti Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums Suicide Vending Machine was first published in The Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2017 Anthology in July 2017 Am I Repeating Myself? […]
6/29/201830 minutes, 31 seconds
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PseudoPod 600: The Graveyard Rats

Author : Henry Kuttner Narrator : Robert C. Eccles Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Graveyard Rats” was first published in Weird Tales, March 1936. The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner Old Masson, the caretaker of one of Salem’s oldest and most neglected cemeteries, had a feud with the […]
6/22/201830 minutes, 31 seconds
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PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes

Author : J.L. Flannery Narrator : Paul S. Jenkins Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes is a PseudoPod original. The Boy With The Glass Eyes By J.L. Flannery My son arrived in a brown cardboard package, no bigger than a shoebox. […]
6/15/201834 minutes, 7 seconds
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PseudoPod 598: Walk in Beauty

Author : Jim Bihyeh Narrator : Cayenne Chris Conroy Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums This story was first published in the PseudoPod 10th Anniversary anthology For Mortal Things Unsung and follows immediately after the end of Jim’s anthology Coyote Tales available now from your favorite purveyors of audiobooks. […]
6/11/201854 minutes, 58 seconds
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PseudoPod 597: Fool’s Fire

Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums Tim Pratt publishes a new short story every month for Patreon supporters (www.patreon.com/timpratt). Fool’s Fire was first published for his Patreon in October 2015, reprinted at Nightmare in November 2016. You can read along here: […]
6/1/201850 minutes, 35 seconds
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PseudoPod 596: Mysterium Tremendum – Part 3

Author : Laird Barron Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Mysterium Tremendum” was originally published in Occultation and Other Stories in 2010. Part 3 of 3 Listen to Part 1 here: https://pseudopod.org/2018/05/11/pseudopod-594-mysterium-tremendum-part-1/ Listen to Part 2 here: https://pseudopod.org/2018/05/18/pseudopod-595-mysterium-tremendum-part-2/ More information on Blood Standard here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35464016-blood-standard Mysterium […]
5/25/201857 minutes, 15 seconds
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PseudoPod 595: Mysterium Tremendum – Part 2

Author : Laird Barron Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Mysterium Tremendum” was originally published in Occultation and Other Stories in 2010. Part 2 of 3 Listen to Part 1 here: https://pseudopod.org/2018/05/11/pseudopod-594-mysterium-tremendum-part-1/ More information on Blood Standard here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35464016-blood-standard Mysterium Tremendum by Laird Barron 7. Sequim […]
5/18/201857 minutes, 14 seconds
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PseudoPod 594: Mysterium Tremendum – Part 1

Author : Laird Barron Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Mysterium Tremendum” was originally published in Occultation and Other Stories in 2010. Part 1 of 3 More information on Blood Standard here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35464016-blood-standard Mysterium Tremendum by Laird Barron 1. We bought supplies for our road […]
5/12/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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PseudoPod 593: The Woman in the Hill

Author : Tamsyn Muir Narrator : A.J. Fitzwater Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums The Woman in the Hill was originally printed in Dreams from the Witch House and reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight. I grew up a few kilometres away from Waikopua Creek […]
5/5/201833 minutes, 9 seconds
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PseudoPod 592: Free Balloons for All Good Children

Author : Dirck de Lint Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 592: Free Balloons for All Good Children is a PseudoPod original. Blink RoadKill Desserts “This story came about because the balloon described in it drifted past my window at work. Because a balloon […]
4/27/201816 minutes, 41 seconds
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PseudoPod 591: The Plutonian Drug and The Hashish-Eater

Author : Clark Ashton-Smith Narrator : Dr. Hal Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Kiko Aumond, Marty Perrett and Shawn Garrett Discuss on Forums “The Plutonian Drug” was first published in Amazing Stories, September 1934 “The Hashish-Eater: or, The Apocalypse of Evil” was first published in Ebony and Crystal: Poems in Verse and Prose in […]
4/20/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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PseudoPod 590: Emperor All

Author : Evan Marcroft Narrator : Kris Straub Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 590: Emperor All is a PseudoPod original. Emperor All By Evan Marcroft It is like X-ray vision. Like in the comic books from when he was ten. John blinks the rain out of his […]
4/13/201839 minutes, 10 seconds
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PseudoPod 589: Flash On The Borderlands XLII: Misanthropes

Authors : Jack London, Melissa Snark and Sam Gorenstein Narrators : B.J. Harrison, Tad Callin and Kaz Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums A Bar Story originally appeared on The Snarkology during the October 2014 Halloween Hop. It has since been reposted to Melissa’s author website as a free […]
4/6/201847 minutes, 34 seconds
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PseudoPod 588: ARTEMIS RISING 4: The Good Mothers’ Home for Wayward Girls

Author : Izzy Wasserstein Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Sarah Gailey Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 588: ARTEMIS RISING 4: The Good Mothers’ Home for Wayward Girls is a PseudoPod original. This is Izzy’s first professional sale. “While writing this story, I was thinking a lot […]
3/30/201833 minutes, 23 seconds
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PseudoPod 587: ARTEMIS RISING 4: When the Slipling Comes to Call

Author : N.R. Lambert Narrators : M.K. Hobson  and Tina Connolly Hosts : David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 587: ARTEMIS RISING 4: When the Slipling Comes to Call is a PseudoPod original. Spoiler I found the seed of this story in […]
3/23/201830 minutes, 30 seconds
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PseudoPod 586: ARTEMIS RISING 4: For Fear of Little Men

Author : Xander M. Odell Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Hosts : Alex West and Andrea Subissati Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 586: ARTEMIS RISING 4: For Fear of Little Men is a PseudoPod original. Preorder Godfall and Other Stories today!   For Fear of Little Men by […]
3/16/201841 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 585: ARTEMIS RISING 4: Cinereous (Alternate Narration)

Author : Livia Llewellyn  Narrator : Lucy A. Snyder Host : Lucy A. Snyder Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums “Cinereous” was originally published in Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages in 2013. This is an alternate narration from our host, Lucy A. Snyder. Enjoy! Cinereous by Livia Llewellyn Paris […]
3/10/201826 minutes, 58 seconds
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PseudoPod 585: ARTEMIS RISING 4: Cinereous

Author : Livia Llewellyn  Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Lucy A. Snyder Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums “Cinereous” was originally published in Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages in 2013. Cinereous by Livia Llewellyn Paris October, 1799 The nails on the heels of Olympe Léon’s boots are the […]
3/9/201827 minutes, 44 seconds
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PseudoPod 584: ARTEMIS RISING 4: The Drowned Man’s Kiss

Author : Christine Lucas Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Karen Bovenmyer Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 584: ARTEMIS RISING 4: The Drowned Man’s Kiss is a PseudoPod original. “The Drowned Man’s Kiss” is inspired by the works of the Greek Poet Nikos Kavvadias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikos_Kavvadias In his […]
3/3/201834 minutes, 52 seconds
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PseudoPod 583: After the Party

Author : Brandon Massey Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “After the Party” was first published in Brandon’s collection Twisted Tales in 2006. After the Party By Brandon Massey When Terry was halfway along the twisting, dark country road, he looked in his rearview mirror […]
2/23/201819 minutes, 21 seconds
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Replay: PseudoPod 364: The Yellow Sign

Author : Robert W. Chambers Narrator : B.J. Harrison Hosts : Alasdair Stuart and Alex Hofelich Audio Producers : Chelsea Davis and Graeme Dunlop Discuss on Forums “The Yellow Sign” was first published in the collection THE KING IN YELLOW in 1895. Longtime listeners or backers of our Pseudopod 10 Year anniversary will be familiar […]
2/19/201855 minutes
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PseudoPod 582: The Monster

Author : Crystal Connor Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “The Monster” was originally printed in Strange Tales of Horror in 2011, and then reprinted in Crystal’s collection And They All Lived Happily Ever After! as well as the anthology Sycorax’s Daughters (where we […]
2/16/201855 minutes, 24 seconds
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PseudoPod 581: Love Will Tear Us Apart

Author : Alaya Dawn Johnson Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Tonia Ransom Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ was first published in ‘Zombies vs. Unicorns’ in 2010 Love Will Tear Us Apart by Alaya Dawn Johnson 1. I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor Think […]
2/9/201849 minutes, 23 seconds
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PseudoPod 580: The Comet

Author : W.E.B. DuBois Narrator : Hollis Monroe Host : Hollis Monroe Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Comet” originally published in 1920 as the tenth chapter of DuBois’s book, Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil The Comet By W.E.B. DuBois He stood a moment on the steps of the bank, watching […]
2/3/201846 minutes, 36 seconds
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PseudoPod 579: All My Nightmares Are Named Heather

Author : Mário Coelho Narrator : Maui Threv Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 579: All My Nightmares Are Named Heather is a PseudoPod original. Content Warnings: Spoiler Self harm, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, toxic relationships [collapse] One night I woke up talking to myself, whispering the title […]
1/26/201843 minutes, 40 seconds
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PseudoPod 578: Alarm Will Sound

Author : Christopher Shultz Narrators : Scott Campbell and Susan Gage Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Artist : Christopher Walker Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 578: Alarm Will Sound is a PseudoPod original. As mentioned by Alasdair: Art Bell-The Frantic Caller https://youtu.be/ee3bld4lTG0 The Peoria Plague https://archive.org/details/ThePeoriaPlague Uncanny County-The Boy Who Cried Martian […]
1/19/201827 minutes, 5 seconds
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PseudoPod 577: From the Fertile Dark

Author : Rebecca J. Allred Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums ‘From the Fertile Dark’ was originally printed in Nightscript II, in October of 2016. Content warning: Spoiler Loss of a child [collapse] “I started writing five years ago by participating in a weekly flash […]
1/12/201830 minutes, 1 second
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PseudoPod 576: Flash On The Borderlands XLI: Flash Fiction Contest 5 Winners

Authors : Evan Dicken, Stephanie Malia Morris and Drew Czernik Narrators : Karen Bovenmyer, Alexis Goble and Austin Malone Host : Brian Lieberman Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 576: Flash On The Borderlands XLI: Flash Fiction Contest 5 Winners is a PseudoPod original. Third Place: The Taking Tree by Evan Dicken […]
1/6/201820 minutes, 49 seconds
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PseudoPod 575: Christmas Present

Author : Ramsey Campbell Narrator : Phil Lunt Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Shawn Garrett Discuss on Forums “Christmas Present” originally appeared in the NAMELESS PLACES anthology edited by Gerald W. Page in 1975, followed by THE YEAR’S BEST HORROR STORIES: SERIES IV anthology, also edited by Page, in […]
12/24/201726 minutes, 5 seconds
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PseudoPod 574: While the Black Stars Burn

Author : Lucy A. Snyder Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “While the Black Stars Burn” originally appeared in the Cassilda’s Song anthology. It was reprinted in Turn To Ash, and is the title story in Lucy’s Stoker Award-winning collection While the Black Stars Burn. […]
12/22/201737 minutes, 17 seconds
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PseudoPod 573: Bitter Perfume

Author : Laura Blackwell Narrator : Emily Smith Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in She Walks in Shadows anthology, eds. Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles, October 2015 from Innsmouth Free Press. Prime Books issued the American edition, which is called Cthulhu’s Daughters. […]
12/17/201733 minutes
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PseudoPod 572: Deconstructing Hillsdale

Author : D. Morgan Ballmer Narrators : David Cummings , Scott Campbell, Moaner T. Lawrence, Brian Lieberman and Alex Hofelich Host : Jonny Sims Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Artist : Scott Campbell Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 572: Deconstructing Hillsdale is a PseudoPod original. Click to view content warnings: Spoiler The events described occur in America […]
12/8/201732 minutes, 22 seconds
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12/5/20173 minutes, 16 seconds