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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 449: How To Remember||by Sylvia Anna Hivén. “How To Remember” won the 2014 Parsec Short Story Contest. SYLVIA ANNA HIVÉN lives and writes in Atlanta, Georgia. Her fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, EscapePod, and others.. Your narrato||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 448: Laal Aandhi||by Usman T. Malik “Laal Aandhi” first appeared in the shared world anthology TRUTH OR DARE, edited by Max Booth III, from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. “Growing up in Pakistan, I heard stories of ‘missing people’ often showing up [...]||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 447: Coo Coo||by Elan Hold “Coo Coo” is original to Pseudopod. ELAN HOLD is a 44-year-old visual artist who turned to writing because she couldn’t afford paint. She writes poetry, plays, screenplays, short stories, songs and is presently working[...]||7/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 446: Killing Puppies For Aunt Jenny||by Robert Reed “Killing Puppies For Aunt Jenny” is original to Pseudopod. ROBERT REED lives in Pekin, Indiana with his wife Shelley and despite what the title of the story might imply, they love animals and have 2 dogs, 5 cats and 3 suga[...]||7/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 445: Sweetness||by B.C. Edwards “Sweetness” first appeared in 2010 in the anthology ZOMBIALITY: A QUEER BENT ON THE UNDEAD (edited by Bill Tucker) and was reprinted in THE AVERSIVE CLAUSE, Edwards’ debut collection of short stories. “When it[...]||7/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod Bonus Flash: Fan Letter To Joe Lansdale||by Adrian Simmons. “Fan Letter To Joe Lansdale” is making its first appearance on PSEUDOPOD. ADRIAN SIMMONS writes science fiction, fantasy, a little non-fiction, and a little horror. He is a founding member and co-editor of Heroic Fanta[...]||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 444: Boys Will Be Boys||by Joe R. Lansdale “Boys Will Be Boys” first appeared in the Winter 1985/1986 issue of Hardboiled. This story, slightly revised, became a portion of the 1987 novel THE NIGHTRUNNERS. JOE R. LANSDALE has written over thirty books, and nume[...]||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 443: Watchers||by Lavie Tidhar “Watchers” was originally published in World War Cthulhu, ed. Jonathan Oliver, publisher: Cubicle 7, 2013. “Very little of this is made up. The coastwatchers on Leserser were there as described – as was I, half a [...]||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 442: The Only Child||by Leslie J. Anderson “The Only Child” is a PseudoPod original. “While writing this story I was wondering why death sometimes makes people feel special – touching it, escaping it, even causing it. Yet it’s not special. It’s something th[...]||6/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPseudopod 441: Deep Deep||by Karen Munro. “Deep Deep” originally appeared in Electric Spec, May 2012. “I once worked as a summer camp counselor, and I love swimming in lakes. (You might not think so, but it’s true!)” KAREN MUNRO lives, writes, a[...]||6/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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|
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.