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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.

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PseudoPod 535: ARTEMIS RISING 3: The Lady with the Light  

by Mel Kassel “The Lady with the Light” was published originally in For Mortal Things Unsung in February 2017. Mel Kassel writes dark speculative fiction and comedy in Chicago. She has a new horror review/writing blog, What Scared Me, as well as a humor-focused twitter account (@MelKassel). Her personal website can be found at www.melkassel.com. This week’s […]

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PseudoPod 534: ARTEMIS RISING 3: In The Country  

by Christi Nogle   “In The Country” is a Pseudopod original. CHRISTI NOGLE teaches college English in Boise, Idaho, where she is fortunate to spend the better part of each day reading and writing. She is an avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction and a special appreciation for audiobooks. She is — surprisingly! — […]

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PseudoPod 533: ARTEMIS RISING 3: Drift Right  

by Wendy N. Wagner Drift Right is a Pseudopod original. Wendy N. Wagner is the author of more than 30 short stories and two novels for the Pathfinder role-playing game. Her 3rd novel, AN OATH OF DOGS, is due out Summer 2017 from Angry Robot. She is also the managing/associate editor of LIGHTSPEED and NIGHTMARE magazines.  […]

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PseudoPod 532: Flash On The Borderlands XXXVI: Artemis Rising Showcase  

“Nothin’ ever seems to turn out right/I don’t wanna grow up” Tom Waits When First He Laid Eyes by Rachael K. Jones “When First He Laid Eyes” first appeared in Fireside, February 2016. Sometimes what is scariest in the world is what we normalize. This story is for the women who have lived this reality. […]

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PseudoPod 531: Gleed  

by Jason Rush   “Gleed” is a Pseudopod original. JASON RUSH lives in Colorado with his wife, Shannon, and dog, Freckles. When he’s not writing, he snowboards, snowshoes, hikes and climbs mountains. He is currently working on his first novel, Mad Maddie, which took first place in the Zebulon contest at the Pikes Peak Writers […]

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PseudoPod 530: The Madness of Bill Dobbs: A Tale of Snuff Movies and Cannibal Cults  

by Sean Pearce   “The Madness of Bill Dobbs: A Tale of Snuff Movies and Cannibal Cults” is a Pseudopod original and the author’s first sale. SEAN PEARCE is a graduate student, studying philosophy. This is his first published story, and he still doesn’t quite believe he’s managed it. He is a contributor to the […]

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PseudoPod 529: Luella Miller  

by Mary Wilkins-Freeman   “Luella Miller” was first published in Everybody’s Magazine, December 1902. MARY WILKINS-FREEMAN was born in Randolph, Massachusetts in 1852. Freeman’s parents were orthodox Congregationalists, causing her to have a very strict childhood. Religious constraints play a key role in some of her works. She passed the greater part of her life […]

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PseudoPod 528: Unsent Letter From An Unnamed Student  

by Aaron Fox-Lerner   “Unsent Letter From An Unnamed Student” is a Pseudopod original. AARON FOX-LERNER is from Los Angeles and currently lives in Beijing. His fiction has appeared in Grimdark magazine, Akashic Books, Thuglit, The Puritan, and other publications. His portfolio can be found here. This week’s reader – Kenny Kinlund – is a […]

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PseudoPod 527: We Are Not These Bodies, Strung Between The Stars  

by A.C. Wise   “We Are Not These Bodies, Strung Between the Stars” originally appeared in WHISPERS FROM ABYSS 2. This story is set in the same universe as Venice Burning, which was podcast on Pseudopod in 2013 A.C. WISE‘s short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Shimmer, and the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and […]

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For Your Consideration 2017: Original Fiction in 2016  

In our first 2017 metacast, for your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2016 which are eligible in the upcoming award nomination season. A quick plug. For us. All four EA shows – PodCastle, Pseudopod, Escape Pod and Cast of Wonders – are themselves eligible in the SEMIPROZINE Hugo category. So is our […]

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PseudoPod 526: The Great American Nightmare  

by Moaner T. Lawrence “The Great American Nightmare” is a PSEUDOPOD original. “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” – Plato “They who can give up essential liberty for temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin In addition to […]

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PseudoPod 525: Cold Print  

by Ramsey Campbell “Cold Print” first appeared in TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS in 1969. RAMSEY CAMPBELL is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. T. E. D. Klein has written that “Campbell reigns supreme in the field today,” while S. T. Joshi […]

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PseudoPod 524: Flash on The Borderlands XXXV: The Kids Are All Wrong  

Bells chime, I know I gotta get away And I know if I don’t, I’ll go out of my mind Accident Report by Jarod Anderson “Accident Report” first appeared in Midnight Echo Issue #11. Jarod K. Anderson is a fan of comic books, tattoos, pulp detective novels, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, video games, and all things sci-fi, […]

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PseudoPod 523: Kashrut, or, the Ortolan  

by Andrew Paul   Kashrut, or, the Ortolan is a Pseudopod Original. Andrew Paul’s recent fiction work is included in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, as well as the anthologies, “Mississippi Noir,” published by Akashic Books, and “Thuglit: Last Writes.” His nonfiction has been featured in numerous online and print publications, including Virginia Quarterly Review, Oxford American, […]

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PseudoPod 522: The Christmas Spirits – A Tale of the White Street Society  

by Grady Hendrix The Christmas Spirits was first published in “Tales of the White Street Society” in December 2012. Grady Hendrix writes fiction, also called “lies,” and he writes non-fiction, which people sometimes accidentally pay him for. This includes the Freaky Friday column at Tor.com, which is a must-read for horror fans looking for books […]

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PseudoPod 521: The Moraine  

by Simon Bestwick “The Moraine” was first printed in The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 4 in 2012 ‘Simon Bestwick is brilliant,’ the Guardian says; he thinks they’re probably wrong, but being British, also thinks it would be very impolite to disagree with them. Originally from Manchester, he now lives on the Wirral with […]

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PseudoPod 520: Dermot  

by Simon Bestwick “Dermot” was first printed in Black Static, Issue 24 August-September 2011. ‘Simon Bestwick is brilliant,’ the Guardian says; he thinks they’re probably wrong, but being British, also thinks it would be very impolite to disagree with them. Originally from Manchester, he now lives on the Wirral with his long-suffering wife, the author Cate […]

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PseudoPod 519: Perfect Reflection  

by Elizabeth Siedt “Perfect Reflection” is a PSEUDOPOD original. ELIZABETH SIEDT is a writer, playwright, and improviser in Chicago, and performs at iO Chicago with her team, Stag. Her plays have been performed all around the city of Chicago, and she’s currently the managing director of a new theater company for women, The Jades. Additionally, […]

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PseudoPod 518: The Tiger  

by Nina Allan   “The Tiger” was first printed in Terror Tales Of London in May 2013. It was subsequently reprinted in Best Horror of the Year #6 and The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime #11. “The Tiger” is one in a loose sequence of stories Nina is still in the process of writing, […]

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EA Metacast – 48 Hours left on PP Kickstarter!!  

What it says on the tin – 48 hours left on the PSEUDOPOD Kickstarter! We’ve just got $1000 left to push us over the top! Please consider pledging! Every bit helps! And if you’ve already pledged, consider upping your pledge for a special mystery bonus!

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