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PodCastle is the world’s first audio fantasy magazine. Weekly, we broadcast the best in fantasy short stories, running the gammut from heart-pounding sword and sorcery, to strange surrealist tales, to gritty urban fantasy, to the psychological depth of magical realism. Our podcast features authors including Peter Beagle, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Jim C. Hines, and Cat Rambo, among others. Terry Pratchett once wrote, “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.” Tune in to PodCastle each Tuesday for our weekly tale, and spend the length of a morning commute giving your imagination a work out.
||PodCastle 505: There Are No Wrong Answers||Author : LaShawn M. Wanak Narrators : Jen R Albert and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Rated PG-13 for mild language. There Are No Wrong Answers by LaShawn M. Wanak Please select the answer below that feels most co.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 504: Words Never Lost||Author : DaVaun Sanders Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 504: Words Never Lost is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Words Never Lost by DaVaun Sanders Imala spat on the schoolhouse’s||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 503: Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Under the Still Waters||Author : N.K. Jemisin Narrator : Laurice White Host : Tanya DePass Audio Producer : Peter Wood Originally published in Postscripts Rated R; contains language, violence, and disturbing imagery circa Hurricane Katrina.||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 502: Zilal and the Many-Folded Puzzle Ship — Live at Can-Con!||Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Charlotte Ashley Host : Jen R Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Zilal and the Many-Folded Puzzle Ship By Charlotte Ashley When Zilal Saleebaan Kamal was six years old, she built her first ship in a bottle.||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 501: The Christmas Abomination from Beyond the Back of the Stars||Authors : Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 501: The Christmas Abomination from Beyond the Back of the Stars is a PodCastle original.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 500: Maiden, Mother, Crone||Authors : Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Hosts : Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind Audio Producer : Peter Wood Maiden, Mother, Crone By Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky The mule nipped at Marjan’s hand as she burdened it with her pac||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 499: Flash Fiction Extravaganza — Flash Fiction Contest IV||Authors : Aimee Ogden, Shawn Proctor and Katherine Kendig Narrators : Alasdair Stuart, Tatiana Grey and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Three Cats at the End of the World By Aimee Ogden On the heath at the beginning and the end of the world,||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle Miniature 101: National Geographic on Assignment: The Unicorn Enclosure||Author : Sarah Monette Narrator : Jen R Albert Host : Jen R Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood National Geographic on Assignment: The Unicorn Enclosure by Sarah Monette In the unicorn enclosure, all five unicorns are clustered along the fence,||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 498: Chasing Flowers||Author : L. Chan Narrator : Julia Patt Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Chasing Flowers by L. Chan Lian’s world is flat. Not just the landscape, which extends as far as the eye can see, horizon to horizon under the rolling twilight flux.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 497: Six Jobs||Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Stephanie Morris Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Six Jobs By Tim Pratt 1. Exterminator’s Helper I was eleven when a little man with watery eyes who blinked and sniffed all the time shuffled into my c||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 496: When You Find Such a Thing||Author : Suyi Davies Okungbowa Narrator : Solomon Osadolo Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 496: When You Find Such a Thing is a PodCastle original. When You Find Such a Thing By Suyi Davies Okungbowa Yes,||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||EA Metacast: New Websites||Hi there! A short metacast to tell you all about our new websites. Transcript follows for those who who prefer to read along. Transcript (Alasdair) Hi there! This is Alasdair! (Marguerite) And this is Marguerite!||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle Miniature 100: Seven Things That Oughtn’t Cut Me||Author : Jessi Cole Jackson Narrator : Dagny Paul Host : Jen R Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Content Warning: Self-harm/suicide Seven Things That Oughtn’t Cut Me By Jessi Cole Jackson They say troll girls appear only in brilliant shades of armore||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 495: Shadow Man, Sack Man, Half Dark, Half Light||Author : Malon Edwards Narrator : Mandaly Louis-Charles Audio Producer : Peter Wood Shadow Man, Sack Man, Half Dark, Half Light By Malon Edwards You keep running, even though you know you can’t escape the fifty-foot-tall Pogo.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 494: Folk||Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Folk By Eden Royce In a place beyond far, my braids are woven into the sweetgrass basket encasing me and I am surrounded by the scent of the ocean and its dead.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 493: The Fall Shall Further the Flight In Me||Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums The Fall Shall Further the Flight In Me By Rachael K. Jones There are things that fly and things that fall.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 492: The White Fox||Author : L.P. Lee Narrator : Alexa Ahn Discuss on Forums Previously published by Eastlit March 2015. Rated PG-13 The White Fox by L. P. Lee Five days have passed since I was a prisoner in those red brick walls, but every night I return there.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 491: Bullets||Author : Joanne Anderton Narrator : A.J. Fitzwater Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published by In Sunshine Bright and Darkness Deep. Rated R for adult content Bullets by Joanne Anderton It had once been a .||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 490: The Names of the Sky||Author : Matthew Claxton Narrator : Tanja Milojevic Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 490: The Names of the Sky is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. The Names of the Sky by Matthew Claxton Zoya wished one of her flying instructo||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 489: Emshalur’s Hand Stays||Author : Anaea Lay Narrator : Cian Mac Mahon Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 489: Emshalur’s Hand Stays is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Emshalur’s Hand Stays By Anaea Lay I returned to Irishem with three sources of powe||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 488: Crossing||Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Chloë Yates Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Wood First published in Lamplight Vol. V Issue III. Rated PG-13 Crossing by A. C. Wise Emma Rose is four years old the first time she enters the ocean alone.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 487: A Whisper in the Weld||Author : Alix E. Harrow Narrator : Stephanie Morris Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Shimmer. Rated PG-13 A Whisper in the Weld By Alix E. Harrow Isa died in a sudden suffocation of boiling blood||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 486: Hyddwen||Author : Heather Rose Jones Narrator : Pip Hoskins Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 486: Hyddwen is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Hyddwen by Heather Rose Jones Morvyth verch Rys na vynnei wr,||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 485: Cassandra Writes Out of Order||Author : Andrea Tang Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 485: Cassandra Writes Out of Order is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Cassandra Writes Out of Order By Andrea Tang The man from the government say.||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 484: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! Seasons||Authors : Aidan Doyle, Matt Dovey and Shveta Thakrar Narrators : Nina Brady, Ramakrishnan and Julie Hoverson Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood “In Spring, the Dawn. In Summer, the Night.” is a PodCastle original.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 483: Thirteen Bullets||Author : Laurence Raphael Brothers Narrator : Austin Malone Discuss on Forums PodCastle 483: Thirteen Bullets is a PodCastle original. Rated R for adult themes Thirteen Bullets by Laurence Raphael Brothers The stagecoach lurches to a halt in a clearing.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 482: The Family Ghost||Author : Rati Mehrotra Narrator : Kaushik Narasimhan Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 482: The Family Ghost is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 The Family Ghost By Rati Mehrotra The day before she left for h.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 481: What the Fires Burn||Author : A. Merc Rustad Narrator : Brian Murphy Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 481: What the Fires Burn is a PodCastle original. Rated R What the Fires Burn by A.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 480: All of the Cuddles With None of the Pain||Author : J.J. Roth Narrators : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Jen R Albert, Dagny Paul, Graeme Dunlop, Setsu Uzume, Matt Dovey, Alasdair Stuart, Marguerite Kenner, Eleanor Wood and Steven Capps Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 480: A.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle Miniature 99: Ghost of the Shoals||Author : Sandra M. Odell Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Spirits Tincturek, June 2016 Rated R Ghost of the Shoals By Sandra M. Odell Pharah Dupree always wore her hair up tight. “You ever hear of Muscle Shoals, Manny?” she said one afternoon.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 479: Dragon Girl||Author : Cat Sparks Narrator : Dawn Meredith Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in The Never Never Land. Rated R Dragon Girl By Cat Sparks I fell in love with a dragon boy when I was seventeen.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PodCastle 478: A Ghost Among The Mangroves||Author : Naru Dames Sundar Narrator : Arun Jiwa Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 478: A Ghost Among The Mangroves is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 A Ghost Among the Mangroves By Naru Sundar They must have.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PC 477: Crickets Sing for Naomi||Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Graeme Dunlop Discuss on Forums PC 477: Crickets Sing for Naomi is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Crickets Sing for Naomi By Eden Royce “If these danggone crickets don’t stop following||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||PC 476: Clay and Smokeless Fire||Author : Saladin Ahmed Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Slate Magazine. Welcome to PodCastle’s first Eid issue!||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
long awaited, finally here... Escape Artists have some of the very best short fiction podcasts. Escapepod and Pseudopod are awesome, and I'm sure this will be too.
been waiting for this...
Steve Eley and the crew at all of the Escape Artists Inc. provide a very needed outlet for short fiction of all kinds. Escape Pod and Pseudo Pod (both on itunes) are two of my favorite podcasts. Each week they provide excellent stories read excellently! I know that the crew at Escape Artists Inc. woudl not put something out that does not meet those standards. Podcastle will be AWESOME!!! In the mean time go listen you'll be glad you did!
EscapePod is one of my favorite weekly podcasts. PodCastle will be doing the same for the Fantasy/Speculative Fiction genre! Definitely worth subscribing and catching every episode.