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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.

Episodes

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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PseudoPod 517: Into The Penny Arcade  

by Claire Dean “Into The Penny Arcade” was originally published as a chapbook by Nightjar Press in 2012 and reprinted in THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR: VOLUME FIVE. CLAIRE DEAN‘s stories have been published in Beta-Life (2014), Spindles (2015), Thought X, The Best British Short Stories, Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds, […]

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PseudoPod 516: The Fox  

by Conrad Williams “The Fox” was first published March 1st 2013 as a chapbook by This Is Horror and reprinted in THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR: VOLUME SIX. In 2007 CONRAD WILLIAMS won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel for The Unblemished. In 2008 he won the British Fantasy Award for Best […]

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PseudoPod 515: The Magician’s Apprentice  

by Tamsyn Muir “The Magician’s Apprentice” was first printed in Weird Tales, Issue #358 for Winter 2012 and was reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2013, edited by Rich Horton and The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five, edited by Ellen Datlow. TAMSYN MUIR is a horror, fantasy and sci-fi author […]

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Pseudopod 514B: Halloween Parade 2016  

Happy Halloween! This year’s Halloween Parade by Alasdair Stuart is being released as a bonus episode. Check out his blog at http://alasdairstuart.com/ follow him on twitter @AlasdairStuart and grab a copy of his book The Pseudopod Tapes Volume 1 and preorder Volume 2 by backing the kickstarter campaign. Pseudopod wants to congratulate Karen Bovenmyer on […]

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PseudoPod 514: The Show  

by Priya Sharma Originally published in BOX OF DELIGHTS, you can read “The Show” online at NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE. PRIYA SHARMA’s fiction has appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Albedo One and on Tor.com. She’s been anthologized in several of Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year series, Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror series, […]

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PseudoPod 513: Flash on The Borderlands XXXIV: Interstices  

They walk serene / in spaces between All three of these stories are runners up from the PSEUDOPOD flash fiction contest Zipper by Murf Freedmont Original to Pseudopod. “Zipper was written entirely on my smart phone (in the middle of the night…in bed…when I could not sleep). I intended it to be a writing prompt […]

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PseudoPod 512: Boys  

by Damien Laughlin Before being reprinted in Pseudopod, “Boys” was published in 2015 in The Cadaverine Magazine, which publishes Prose, Fiction and Nonfiction from writers under thirty. “I’ve always struggled with titles, so when submitting work to my creative writing group I had taken to giving my stories temporary headings derived from Latin terms for […]

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PseudoPod 511: Flash on The Borderlands XXXIII: Corpus  

The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends. There is a secret song at the center of the world, and its sound is like razors through flesh. Hand Off by S. Siporin This is a Pseudopod Original. “We all have parts of ourselves we are unhappy with; the trick is to accept them as part of […]

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PseudoPod 510: Falling Under, Through the Dark  

by Damien Angelica Walters   “Falling Under, Through the Dark” originally appeared in May 2015 in Black Static. This story was On Ellen Datlow’s list of Honorable Mentions for Best Horror of the Year 8. Damien Angelica Walters’ work has appeared or is forthcoming in various anthologies and magazines, including The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror […]

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PseudoPod 509: Night Games  

by Aeryn Rudel “Night Games” was originally published by The Devilfish Review on June 27th, 2014. It is still available to read on their site here. “If you’re unfamiliar with baseball, consider these two things. One, the pitching mound is a lonely place, not only because the pitcher is separated from the rest of the […]

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PseudoPod 508: Defects  

by Colin Wolcott COLIN WOLCOTT lives in sunny Beaverton, Oregon where (he may or may not be lying by telling you) it actually doesn’t rain all that much. He spends most days juggling work, writing classes at the local Community College, and beanbags. In his free time, he enjoys both writing and reading things he […]

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PseudoPod 507: The Candy Store  

by Christopher DiLeo   “The Candy Store” is a PseudoPod Original. Puberty, we recall, is a time of change, and it can be quite dangerous.  Christopher DiLeo inherited his love of horror stories from his father, who left him a coffin filled with Stephen King novels. Chris teaches high school English in New York, infecting many students […]

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PseudoPod 506: The Shopping Cart Apocalypse  

by Garrett Croker “The Shopping Cart Apocalypse” is a Pseudopod Original, inspired by actual parking lots and actual injuries. Some details have been embellished. GARRETT CROKER lives and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area. When he’s not a writer, he has at different times been a college English teacher, a copywriter, and a marketer. […]

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PseudoPod 505: There Is No Road through the Woods  

by Dagny Paul “There Is No Road through the Woods” is a Pseudopod Original. “Silly as it seems — no, is — I’m actually a bit afraid of plants. I like trees, and I have a garden, but there’s something unnerving about being among all these living things that we treat as though they’re just […]

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PseudoPod 492 Replay: The Fisher Queen & The Eugie Award  

Escape Artists would like to draw your attention to a fantastic event happening next week at DragonCon, the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction. This annual award will be presented for the first time in 2016—for works published in 2015.The Eugie Award honors stories that are irreplaceable, that inspire, enlighten, and entertain. It will […]

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PseudoPod 504: Cuernavaca  

by John Mile Deisinger “Cuernavaca” is a Pseudopod Original. “I’d like the audience to ask themselves what ‘belief’ means to them, and whether they think the things we believe in can protect us from a world that doesn’t seem to believe in much at all.” JOHN M. DEISINGER is a writer from Milwaukee who lives […]

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PseudoPod 503: The Horror From The Mound  

by Robert E. Howard “The Horror From The Mound” was first published in WEIRD TALES, May 1932. Most famous for inventing the modern sword & sorcery tale with his Conan stories, ROBERT E. HOWARD (1906-1936) often introduced horror elements as a threat in his short fiction but the evocation of supernatural dread is only incidental […]

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