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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 your computer or MP3 player.
||ExplicitPseudopod 374: FLASH ON THE BORDERLANDS XIX: Blood On The Tracks – Departure, Transit, Arrival||Going nowhere… faster…. “Midnight Express” by Alfred Noyes. “Midnight Express” first appeared in This Week, November 3, 1935. ALFRED NOYES (1880-1958) is primarily remembered as a poet, especially for his ballads [...]||2/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 373: The Metal And Its Mold||by Tim W. Burke. This is the worldwide premiere of this story. The audience should contemplate their loved ones, what makes their relationship work, and whether power is an aphrodisiac or a bondage dungeon. The complete collected saga of Alecsandri [...]||2/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 372: Silver And Copper, Iron And Ash||by Nathaniel Lee. This story originally appeared in the COINS OF CHAOS anthology from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, edited by Jennifer Brozek. The book came out in late 2013 and can be purchased from the publisher directly or from Ama[...]||2/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 371: The Unfinished Room||by Joshua Rex. This is the first publication of “The Unfinished Room” in any form. Joshua says “I got the idea for this story after noticing an area along a wall in my rented house where there had once been a door or window. Inevi[...]||1/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 370: Mary||by Krista Soli Foster. “Mary” makes its debut on PSEUDOPOD. Says Krista “I wrote this story during my first visit to the Salem/Danvers area, trying to sneak one last peek at the great Danver’s Asylum before it was torn down and ma[...]||1/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Message About Pseudopod 369||Just a quick note – this episode of Pseudopod was released with a technical snafu. It has now been corrected but we ask you to please redownload it, as part of the story was missing. Thanks!||1/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 369: Four Views Of The Big Cigar In Winter||by Charlie Bookout. “Four Views Of The Big Cigar In Winter” placed in a contest held by a publisher called Zharmae and it was to be printed in an anthology due out in the spring of 2014. Zharmae’s editor, Travis Grundy, contacted me saying tha[...]||1/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 368: Short & Nasty||by Darrell Schweitzer. “Short and Nasty” was first published in OBSESSIONS edited by Gary Raisor in 1991. It is in his collection TRANSIENTS AND OTHER DISQUIETING STORIES (1993) and was also reprinted in 100 CREEPY LITTLE CREATURE STORIES (ed. Stefa[.||1/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 367: Flash On The Borderlands XVIII: Pseudopod Forum 2013 Flash Contest Winners||PSEUDOPOD PRESENTS THE WINNERS OF THE ESCAPE ARTISTS FORUM’S FLASH FICTION CONTEST 2013 THIRD PLACE “Whispers From The Trench” by Robert McKinney Robert McKinney thinks about spaceships, dragons, and whatever falls in between. Whe[...]||1/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 366: To Build A Fire||by Jack London. “To Build A Fire” originally published in The Century Magazine in August, 1908. It is an oft-cited example of the Naturalist movement that portrays the conflict of man vs. nature. It is also reflects what London learned in the Yukon [.||12/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Christmas Flash 2013 – Helpers||by David Steffen. “Helpers” was first published in One Buck Horror Volume 3 – you can order it here. DAVID STEFFEN lives in Minnesota with his wife, kid, and dogs, where he writes computer vision software. Dozens of his stories have been publ[...]||12/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 365: Whispers In The Dark||by Andrew Marinus. “Whispers In The Dark” is unpublished, but won a writing contest on the Cracked/PWOT forums and can be read here. ANDREW MARINUS is a freelance contributor to Cracked.com, has been published at Black Petals, and has had a story pu[.||12/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 364: The Yellow Sign||by Robert W. Chambers. “The Yellow Sign” was first published in the collection THE KING IN YELLOW in 1895. ROBERT W. CHAMBERS (1865 – 1933) was an American artist and writer. He studied art in Paris and sold illustrations to “Life”, “Truth”||12/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 363: Footsteps Invisible||by Robert A. Arthur, Jr.. “Footsteps Invisible” was originally published in Argosy Weekly, January 20, 1940. ROBERT A. ARTHUR, JR. (1909-1969) was born in 1909 at Fort Mills, Corregidor Island, Phillipines and passed away in 1969 in Philadelphia, PA[.||12/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 362: Go, Go, Go, Said The Bird||by Sonya Dorman. Copyright (c) 1967, 1995 by the Literary Estate of Sonya Dorman; first appeared in DANGEROUS VISIONS edited by Harlan Ellison; used by permission of the Estate and the Virginia Kidd Agency, Inc. “Go, Go, Go, Said The Bird” was orig[.||11/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 361: The Murmurous Paleoscope||by Dixon Chance. “The Murmurous Paleoscope” was originally published in THE THREE-LOBED BURNING EYE and can be read there. The story accurately reflects a few elements of 19th century fossil hunting culture: the importance of shales; the early wome[.||11/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 360: Anasazi Skin||by Matt Wallace. “Anasazi Skin” is available on AMAZON here. MATT WALLACE is the author of THE FAILED CITIES MONOLOGUES and previously authored the very popular episode “Sundae” for Podcastle, as well as having appeared on Pseudopod 3 ti[...]||11/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 359: Face Change||by Jeff Hewitt. “Face Change” is making it’s debut on Pseudopod. “The main adage of therapy is that the patient must want to change, but we all know change isn’t easy. How far would you go to make the change that you want?” J[...]||11/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEA Metacast – Minicast Update||A quick update on how things are going!||11/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 358: Apathetic Flesh||by Darren O. Godfrey. “Apathetic Flesh” was first published in the anthology BORDERLANDS 2 (1991, edited by Thomas Monteleone), and was later reprinted in THE BEST OF BORDERLANDS (2005). DARREN O. GODFREY hails from southeast Idaho. His[...]||10/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 357: Growth Spurt||by Paul Lorello. “Growth Spurt” is making it’s debut in Pseudopod. PAUL LORELLO is a freelance writer living on Long Island, and would like you to know that he doesn’t let it get to him. His influences are Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, T[...]||10/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEA Fundraiser – Montreal||HELLO ALL! Craig Mackie is holding a fund-raiser for ESCAPE ARTISTS in Montreal this Friday, October 25, 2013. There will be live readings of weird fiction by Eric Lis, Marta Barnes, Gregg Chamberlin, Dean Garlick and Rob Kimsey. By Donation. A fund[...]||10/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 356: The Night Wire||by H.F. (Henry Ferris) Arnold “The Night Wire” first appeared in the September, 1926 issue of Weird Tales. H.F. Arnold was born in 1901, worked as an author and journalist, and died in 1963. As far as is known, he published a total of 3 [...]||10/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEA Metacast, October 2013||An urgent update on the status of Escape Artists, its three podcasts, our plans for the future and why we desperately need your help getting there. Escape Artists, Inc. P.O. Box 83 Woodstock, GA 30188 Additional music provided by D-Form – http[...]||10/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 355: The Chair||by Leah Thomas “The Chair” is previously unpublished LEAH THOMAS currently lives and teaches ESL in Taipei, Taiwan, where she frequently loses battles of wits against her students and her stories. A graduate of Clarion 2010, her work has appeared in[.||10/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 354: The Eulogy Of Darien Meek||by Niccolo Skill ANOTHER 100 HORRORS, being released by Cruentus Libri Press, contains another piece by NICCOLO SKILL called “Old Friend”. Your reader this week is Rich Girardi. **************************** ““Thank you for coming,”[...]||10/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 353: FLASH ON THE BORDERLANDS XVII: Keeping Up Appearances||Things are not always as they seem… “Down By The Sea Near The Great Big Rock” by Joe R. Lansdale This story first appeared in MASQUES (1984). JOE R. LANSDALE, who recently appeared here with PSEUDOPOD #344: The Pit, has written ove[...]||9/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 351: The Blues||by Cameron Suey “The Blues” appears for the first time here. “The Blues” was my attempt at confronting and ruminating on the limits of our adaptability, something not often addressed in apocalyptic literature.” CAMERON SUEY is a Californ[...]||9/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 352: Enough With The Crazy||by Emile Dayne “Enough With The Crazy” was originally published in TALES OF THE ZOMBIE WARS, July 5th 2012. EMILE DAYNE started writing in 2010, started getting published with indie presses in 2011. His two pen-names from that period are Harry Kane [.||9/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 350: The Bungalow House||by Thomas Ligotti “The Bungalow House” was first published in 1995 in the horror fanzine The Urbanite and was nominated for a Bram Stoker award for short stories published in that year. Subsequently it was collected in THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY. THOMAS [.||9/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 349: Apotropaics||by Norman Partridge “Apotropaics” appeared in CEMETERY DANCE #11 way back in 1992, and has been reprinted several times. Norman Patridge says “I’ve always thought of “Apotropaics” as a signature CEMETERY DANCE sto[...]||8/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 348: The Easily Forgotten||by Philip M. Roberts “The Easily Forgotten” appears appears here for the first time. PHILIP M. ROBERTS lives in Nashua, New Hampshire and has been published in a variety of publications, such as the Epitaphs anthology, Midnight Echo, and[...]||8/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 347: Flash On The Borderlands XVI: Trial & Discipline||“Passing Grade” by Paul DesCombaz This story has not been published elsewhere. Paul says, “This is the middle of the story. I have only a vague idea what happens before or after.” PAUL DesCOMBAZ lives in Saint Paul, MN. [...]||8/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 346: Prisoner Of Peace||by David Tallerman “Prisoner Of Peace” appears in the AFTER DEATH anthology from Dark Moon Books, which can be purchased here. David Tallerman is the author of the novels GIANT THIEF and CROWN THIEF, to be followed by a second sequel, PR[...]||8/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 345: Boxed||by Donald McCarthy DONALD MCCARTHY writes fiction and non-fiction. His works have appeared in KZine, The Washington Pastime, Drunk Monkeys, The Progressive Populist, and Cover of Darkness. His twitter account is @donaldtmccarthy and he blogs here. Y[...]||8/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 344: The Pit||by Joe. R. Lansdale “The Pit” originally appeared in THE BLACK LIZARD ANTHOLOGY OF CRIME FICTION (1987) (“and this was the original Black Lizard line, before it was owned by Random House”). Joe describes the story as “Alice [...]||7/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 326: Bunraku||by David X. Wiggin. “Bunraku” was originally published in BETE NOIRE MAGAZINE #8 DAVID X. WIGGIN spent the earliest years of his childhood in Japan and was lucky enough to see a bunraku show live. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his [...]||3/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Pretty darn good
I'm not really into horror normally but something made me download this yesterday. I listened to The Bagman on my drive home and thought it was great. I wouldn't really call it HORROR because I didn't have to turn it off at any point ;) but it was still a very good story with great narration. Maybe more of a thriller than a horror, but still very good. Keep them coming!
Consistently terrific quality!
From content to presentation, everything about this podcast is absolutely top-notch. The stories range all the way from quirky dark fantasy to gut-wrenching horror, but are all very well-written. The narrators are always in excellent voice, and the production values are some of the best I've heard in the podcast field. This is one of the best storytelling podcasts out there -- if you like horror, Pseudopod is one-stop shopping!
The only thing I don't like about this podcast is when my 18 year old listens first and tells me what the story is about. Thank god she is going to college in the fall. Great job thanks for the stories.