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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.
||ExplicitPseudopod 440: Octavius Bound||by Nathan Ehret. “Octavius Bound” is Nathan’s first attempt at horror, and Pseudopod is the first place at which it has been published. “Although the events in this story are fictional, the Octavius itself is somewhat less so[...]||5/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 439: Comparison of Efficacy Rates for Seven Antipathetics as Employed Against Lycanthropes||by Marie Brennan. “Comparison of Efficacy Rates for Seven Antipathetics as Employed Against Lycanthropes” was published in RUNNING WITH THE PACK (ed. Ekaterina Sedia), in 2010, and reprinted in MAD SCIENCE CAFE (ed. Deborah J. Ross) in 2[...]||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 438: Baby Weight||by Sarah Benkin. “Baby Weight” was first published on Bogleech. “Baby Weight started out as a story about eating and about the way disorders can hide themselves under other names. It turned into something all its own, but the thoughts th[...]||5/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 437: Fog||by Kristin Luna. “Fog” is original to PSEUDOPOD. “This story didn’t just come out of thin air. It really did come out of the fog. While waiting for fog to clear at the Colorado Springs airport so my plane could take off, I we[...]||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 436: Flash On The Borderlands XXV: Simulacra||“The strategic problem is, of course, that simulacra are reassuring only when viewed from outside. They do not provide an existential model for how to be in the world. One can appreciate the brilliance of the embalmer’s work, but one would n[...]||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 435: Raw Appetite||by Christa Pagliei. “Raw Appetite” first appeared in the August 2014 “Kitchen Sink” issue of Fictionvale. “I suppose that I want people to think about the intersection of honing a craft, and obsession as well as mentorship.” CHRISTA PAG[...]||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod Bonus Flash: The Discussion Of Mimes||by Michael Payne. “The Discussion Of Mimes” is making its first appearance on PSEUDOPOD. “Why are so many people afraid of clowns and amused by mimes?” MICHAEL PAYNE is a comedian who has written for the TV show “The Daily Bu[...]||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 434: Drink to Me Only with Labyrinthine Eyes||by Thomas Ligotti. “Drink to Me Only with Labyrinthine Eyes” first appeared in Nyctalops #17, 1982. THOMAS LIGOTTI is one of the foremost contemporary authors of supernatural horror literature. His works been honored with several awards,[...]||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 433: 20 Simple Steps To Ventriloquism||by Jon Padgett. “20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism” first appeared in the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award winning anthology, THE GRIMSCRIBE PUPPETS. “When I was a child, my first ventriloquist dummy came with a pamphlet entitled “7 SIMPL[...]||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 432: The Influence Of Thomas Glittio||by Arthur Staaz. “The Influence Of Thomas Glittio” is previously unpublished. ARTHUR STAAZ is a relatively newly published writer. He has been writing for many years, but finally, at mid-life, has decided to get serious about it. In vari[...]||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 431: Twitcher||By David Tallerman “Twitcher” is previously unpublished: “twitcher” is a slang term for a bird watcher – something I only discovered, serendipitously, straight after I’d finished the story under a different title.[...]||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 430: Thing In The Bucket||By Eric Esser “Thing In The Bucket” was first published in Fictionvale #1 which came out in November 2013. It hasn’t yet been reprinted. “The setting is inspired by southwestern Shropshire, and the period by the Elizabethan era. The stor[...]||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 429: Flash On The Borderlands XXIV: Femmes Fatales||“I met a lady in the meads, Full beautiful—a faery’s child, Her hair was long, her foot was light, And her eyes were wild.” La Belle Dame sans Merci, John Keats ************************************************************************ “The Lady[.||3/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 428: When It Ends, He Catches Her||By Eugie Foster “When It Ends, He Catches Her” was originally published in Daily Science Fiction in September 2014. Many thanks to Matthew Foster for sharing this story with us and you. Eugie Foster was an American short story writer, co[...]||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 427: ARTEMIS RISING Women In Horror Showcase: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose||by Kelly Link. “Carnation, Lily, Rose” first appeared in Fence, Vol. 1, No. 2 Fall/Winter in 1998. KELLY LINK is the author of the collections Get in Trouble, Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. She and Gavi[...]||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 426: ARTEMIS RISING Women In Horror Showcase: The Devil Inside||by Shannon Connor Winward. “The Devil Inside” first appeared in SOMEONE WICKED: A WRITTEN REMAINS ANTHOLOGY by Smart Rhino Publications. “I did actually have a baby this past summer, but she is not possessed or evil – so far as I know.”.[...]||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 425: ARTEMIS RISING Women In Horror Showcase: Works Of Art||by Nina Kiriki Hoffman. “Works Of The Art” originally appeared in PULPHOUSE, Fall Issue, 1988, then in THE YEAR’S BEST HORROR STORIES VOLUME 17. In the past thirty-plus years, NINA KIRIKI HOFFMAN has sold around ten novels and more[...]||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 424: ARTEMIS RISING Women In Horror Showcase: The Godsmaid Clara And Her Many Smiles||by Sharon Dodge. “The Godsmaid Clara And Her Many Smiles” is original to Pseudopod. SHARON DODGE has lived in the Southwest, on the East Coast, in the far East, and in the Mediterranean. She hopes to someday add a tropical island. She bl[...]||2/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 423: The Ana Log||by Michael Gray Baughan. “The Ana Log” first appeared in Vol. 2 of RICHMOND MACABRE, an anthology published in 2012 and edited by Beth Brown and Phil Ford. MICHAEL GRAY BAUGHAN hails from Philadelphia, dwells in Richmond, and writes spec[...]||1/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 422: Necrosis||by Dale Bailey. “Necrosis” first appeared in the May/June 2012 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24. DALE BAILEY lives in North Carolina with his family, and has [...]||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 421: The Three Chimes||by David Longshore. This is the first time “The Three Chimes” has been published. “Historical horror isn’t a new subgenre, but it does remain terra incognita for many of today’s horror and dark fiction writers. While it can [...]||1/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPSEUDOPOD Award Eligibility 2015||Thank you for listening to PseudoPod. Since it’s a new year, discussions arise of award eligibility. If you enjoyed our work, we’d love you to consider us for any awards you feel are appropriate. For example, with the Hugos we are eligible for Best [.||1/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 420: Lost In The Fog||by J.D. Beresford. “Lost In The Fog” first appeared in the collection NINETEEN IMPRESSIONS (1918). John Davys Beresford was a British novelist now remembered for his early science fiction like THE HAMPDENSHIRE WONDER (1911), but who wro[...]||1/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 419: Nurse||by Thomas Kearnes. “Nurse” first appeared in the now-defunct print magazine Wicked Hollow and was featured in the horror anthology TRUE DARK. Thomas Kearnes is a 37-year-old author living in Houston, where he’s studying to become a licen[...]||1/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEA Metacast, December 2014||What’s in store for Escape Artists — and for you — in 2015? Listen and find out!||12/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 418: Shadow Transit||by Ferrett Steinmetz. “Shadow Transit” was originally published in Buzzy Mag. FERRETT STEINMETZ is a Nebula-nominated author who’s appeared on PSEUDOPOD before (“Riding Atlas,” “Suicide Notes, Written By An Alien [...]||12/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod Christmas 2014 Bonus Flash: Tradition||by L.M. Ball. “Tradition” is original to Pseudopod! “It was at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia that I founded a member group for sci fi, fantasy and horror writers to meet and support each other. It’s a fantastic gro[...]||12/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 417: The Blistering||by Johnnie Alward. “The Blistering” is original to Pseudopod! JOHNNIE ALWARD hails from a small town in southern Ontario where he lives with his girlfriend, their cat Vincent Price and a vague but omnipresent sense of self-loathing. Your[...]||12/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 416: Punksnotdead||by Eric Czuleger. “Punksnotdead” was first published in Eric’s first novel Immortal L.A. which was inspired by listening to Pseudopod in the Albanian Alps for two years. “It makes me uncomfortable to share this story. It was [...]||12/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 415: Night’s Foul Bird||by Orrin Grey. “Night’s Foul Bird” was originally printed in the 14th issue of Innsmouth Magazine which was themed around “wings.” “I’m obviously a fan of the aesthetics of early horror films, and this story was all abo[...]||12/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 414: The Photographer’s Tale||by Daniel Mills. “The Photographer’s Tale” was first published in Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #36 in 2011 and later reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23. It currently appears in the author’s 2014 collection The Lord [...]||11/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 413: Variations Of Figures Upon The Wall||by Silvia Moreno Garcia “Variations Of Figures Upon The Wall” was published in Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Steve Berman. SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA is a Mexican writer now living in Canada. Her first collect[...]||11/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 412: Rule Of Five||by Eleanor Wood “Rule Of Five” first appeared in Bete Noire in May 2012 and hasn’t yet been reprinted. “Obsessive compulsive disorder is far from the trivial, quirky condition it’s often made out to be. It’s a serious psychiatric d[...]||11/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 411: Flash On The Borderlands XXIII: Grief||“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis ************************************************************************ “Poor Me and Ted” by Kate Jonez “Poor Me, and Ted” first appeared in ATTIC TOYS a[...]||11/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 410: Flash On The Borderlands XXII: Britshock||by Francesca Haig, Lou Morgan, Den Patrick, Andrew Reid, Richard Kellum, Severity Chase & Peter Newman A gaggle of new Flash Fiction to warm your heart and chill your bones… The Day The Words Took Shape by Francesca Haig Read by Alasdair [...]||11/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 409: Sideshow||by Catherine MacLeod This story first appeared in John Joseph’s Adams’ WOMEN DESTROY HORROR, published this month by NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE. CATHERINE MACLEOD lives and writes in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, where she also spends too much time watching “O||10/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Pseudopod Halloween Flash Episode: Jack And The Bad Man||by Annie Neugebauer A slightly different version of this story was first published in the October 2011 issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree, accompanied by original artwork by Ken Lamug. ANNIE NEUGEBAUER is a short story author and award-winning poe[...]||10/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 408: Knife Fight||by David Nickle “My piece of advice: look seriously at all the candidates in the next election wherever you live, because your vote counts.” DAVID NICKLE is a Bram Stoker award winning author of several novels and numerous short stories–most r[...]||10/18/2014||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.