By Westside Fairytales
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Books that kill whomever reads them, strange dolls that bring death wherever they go, and tales from men and women driven to the edge by madness, poverty, and guilt. These strange and varied stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've finished listening. New episodes the first Friday of every month.
||Clean11: Summer Minisode (211) - Lagunitas, 4 a.m.||Life is like the tides. It comes and goes, rises and falls with the moon and light and darkness. This endless force propels us forward no matter our situation, until we can be moved no more. Tonight’s minisode is about a man who takes his elderly g||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: 210 - Bands of Gold and Iron||Today’s tale is the story of a woman who wakes up to a life that isn’t hers, that she doesn’t want to live, and that certain forces, certain people, won’t allow her to leave. Our protagonist knows the truth about herself, but she’s stripped||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: 209 - Last Chance Gas||Today’s story is about a man trapped in a relationship he despises. He doesn’t know if he hates his wife or just can’t stand her, but he does know he plans on leaving her, just as soon as they reach the end of the long trip they’ve embarked o||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: 208 - The Gap on Gable Street||Life has a pace, a rhythm. It’s always unsettling when things disturb it. The death of a friend, an injury, an accident, when the unexpected comes calling it usually visits with bad news in tow.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: 207 - The Seventh||Today’s story is about just that sort of man, a reserved individual sent to a small village in the back country of a seemingly medieval country, tasked with finding out why people passing by the village are being branded as criminals and hanged.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: 206 - Child of Sparrows||Sometimes the only thing you can do is run.||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: 205 - The Green Man||Guilt grows like a weed in the hearts of sinners. It’s hard to imagine anybody who’s never wronged another person. At some point, all of us are going to make a decision we’ll have trouble living with for the rest of our lives. And even if it’||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: 204 - The Water Rotted Doll (Part Two)||Everybody knows what it's like to be afraid of drowning. The conclusion of The Water-Rotted Doll.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: 203 - The Water-Rotted Doll (Part One)||Today’s tale is the story of a woman’s journey from a war torn country to one of safety and prosperity. It is a time of sickness, of death, and the specter of death itself follows her on her voyage in the form of an ugly doll made of plaster.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean202: 202 - They All Come By||We all feel lonely sometimes. Some of us never really feel like we’re not alone, even when we’re surrounded by people. For guys like me, and our main character, that means slinking out to the bar. Secreting yourself away somewhere dark and comfor||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean201 - So Long Roscoe||Ever felt stuck in a rut? Today's story is about a woman who feels trapped in a life she never expected to live. Her husband doesn't appreciate her. She doesn't have any hobbies, any friends or really any social interaction aside from her children. .||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode - Stuff||Minisode Three - In which the things you own end up owning you.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinisode - The Balloon Game||We're now more than halfway through the off season and new episodes of Westside Fairytales are just around the corner. Today's minisode is just a trifle. A snatch of memory. The creeping sort of horror that walks with you for a while even after you'.||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSound Test One||Hey everybody, here's the first of the offseason releases, titled "Sound Test One." It's a gift from our corporate sponsors at Blackwell Innovations*, a technology company based out of the midwest that's been a staunch supporter of the podcast since.||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOff-Season Announcements and Updates||Hey everybody, we're just checking in on you and letting you know how things are coming along for Season Two of the Westside Fairytales Podcast. We've got a lot of great things coming up during the break and you can expect Season Two sometime in Nov.||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean110 - The Last Car||Have you ever felt trapped, even when, technically, you were free as a bird? Today we’ll hear the story of a man trapped by his life decisions, a man who smiles at everybody through bars only he can see. But as he becomes trapped in a monolithic w||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean109 - Without Eulogy||Today’s story is a sort of sci-fi western, set at the edge of space in a time unknown. Our small cast of protagonists are escorting a sick man to the far edge of the frontier, ostensibly to die. It’s as dangerous a trip as any, and as our protago||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean108 - Gourmand Gourmet (Part Two)||This episode is the second half of Gourmand Gourmet, in which David has found he can no longer keep any traditional food down after emergency brain surgery. After slitting the throat of a lamb during a Central Park nativity scene, he discovers the o.||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean107 - Gourmand Gourmet (Part One)||A well-respected food critic finds he's no longer able to enjoy food after emergency surgery to remove tumors from his brain. Not only is he unable to enjoy food, but it tastes utterly foul to him. As his career, relationship, and dignity are put on.||3/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean106 - The Twinkling Kad||A disgraced former professor is forced to take a job as a night watchman after his career and life fall apart. After spending some time alone in the dark on his night patrols, he finds his new station in life is far from the worst of his worries.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean105 - Carpenter Under Stone (Part Two)||To recap part one of this week's story, a mentally disadvantaged inmate named Zeke is being forced to make Glory State Penitentiary’s first electric chair. The first inmate scheduled to use that chair, a notorious criminal named Cunny Marco, has be||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean104 - Carpenter Under Stone (Part One)||What would you do if somebody gave you the choice of dying now, or killing people just to die a bit later? In this week's story, a mentally-disabled savant at a mid-20th-century West Virginia prison is faced with that same decision when the warden g||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean103 - As Read by the Author||An odd book leaves a trail of bloodshed through the ages. As its readers drop dead one by one, an insidious purpose is revealed.||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean102 - The Book Buyer||Everybody knows somebody with an obsession. Sports. Video games. Reading. But some people's hobbies take a darker turn. This story deals with just such a man, whose obsessive book collecting may be covering up a much more sinister desire.||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean101 - The Urge||Have you ever stood at the edge of a tall building or ledge and just had that urge to jump? In this first episode of the Westside Fairytales podcast, we follow a young woman who travels into the woods and finds it hard to leave.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best Podcast Ever
This is my podcast, I'm just rating it high so it might actually pop up on somebody else's feed. If you're here, thanks for listening.
This podcast is really entertaining. The stories draw you in each time. They're all different but they each have something creepy or strange about them. The writing is really good.
This is an awesome show!