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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 548: Lord Randy, My Son  

by Joe L. Hensley   “Lord Randy, My Son” was first printed in DANGEROUS VISIONS (1967) and appears here with the kind permission of the Hensley estate and the Virginia Kidd Agency. This is the second of Ellison’s Dangerous Visions to appear here on PseudoPod. Make sure to check out Go, Go, Go, Said the […]

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PseudoPod 547: Escape to Thin Mountain  

by Jon Padgett   “Escape to Thin Mountain” originally appeared in Padgett’s 2016 short story collection The Secret of Ventriloquism. JON PADGETT is a professional—though lapsed—ventriloquist who lives in New Orleans with his spouse, their daughter, a cat and a dog. Padgett’s first short story collection, The Secret of Ventriloquism, was named the Best Fiction Book of […]

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PseudoPod 546: Monsters Exist  

by Ian McHugh “Monsters Exist” is a Pseudopod Original. IAN MCHUGH is a writer whose first success was winning the short story competition at his local science fiction convention in Canberra, Australia in 2004. Since then, he’s sold more than 40 stories to publications around the world, and his first story collection, Angel Dust, was […]

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PseudoPod 545: Indiscretions  

by Hillary Dodge   “Indiscretions ” is a Pseudopod Original. “The author invites you to sit back, close your eyes, and picture a deserted suburban neighborhood, lawns brown and tangled, the sky a bleak shade of yellow-gray…” HILLARY DODGE is a writer and editor based out of Santiago, Chile. She has a Masters degree in […]

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PseudoPod 544: Under the Rubble  

by John Wiswell   “Under the Rubble” is a Pseudopod Original. “This story is dedicated to Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda, and Rod Serling.” JOHN WISWELL is a writer who lives where New York keeps all its trees. His stories have appeared at Podcastle, Fireside Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. He is chronically ill, and was […]

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PseudoPod 543: Be Still, My Dear, And Listen  

by J. T. Glover   “Be Still, My Dear, And Listen” was published in Issue 7 of “Makeout Creek”, a literary magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. J. T. GLOVER is an academic research librarian by day and lives in Richmond, Virginia, and is originally from Seattle His short fiction published in The Children of Old […]

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PseudoPod 542: That Only a Mother  

by Judith Merril   “That Only a Mother” was originally published in Astounding Science Fiction, June 1948. It appears here with appreciation through the assistance of the Virginia Kidd Agency. JUDITH MERRILL was an American and then Canadian science fiction writer, editor and political activist, and one of the first women to be widely influential […]

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PseudoPod 541: Tessa Told Me  

by Rob Kotecki   “Tessa Told Me” is a Pseudopod Original. “I always like to say that there’s nothing more terrifying than the human heart.” ROB KOTECKI is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. His recent horror short, TILLY played at a number of major film festivals and won the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Horror […]

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PseudoPod 062 Replay: Faith in Sips and Bites  

We are digging a classic from the vault and reloading it into your queues anew. We hope that it makes you consider diving into our decade of back-catalog. Michael Chant writes fiction, poetry, and reviews of books, music, and film. His work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Twilight Showcase, Quantum Muse, Electric Wine, The Chiaroscuro, Nocturnal Ooze, and […]

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PseudoPod 540: The Dog Pit  

by Jason Fischer   “The Dog Pit” first appeared in “Cthulhu: Deep Down Under” and is soon to be reprinted in the “Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015”. “The Dog Pit came about as a story for the Australian-themed Cthulhu anthology “Cthulhu: Deep Down Under”, and was inspired by some history tours I took […]

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PseudoPod 539: The Fear  

by Richard Harland   “The Fear” was first printed in Macabra: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears in 2010 and reprinted in the US in Year’s Best Horror 2010. “Yes – imagine that film! Even though it may not end up the way you expect, visualize just how it might look and sound on the […]

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PseudoPod 538: Flash On The Borderlands XXXVII: Higher Beings Command  

NASA aurora image from April 10, 2015, Delta Junction, Alaska “Higher Beings Command…Their Powers To The Ground….” Coil Behold, The Drowning by John Purfield “Behold, The Drowning” was first made available to the public via the “No Sleep” section of reddit.com. “I would like the audience to consider, while listening to this story, the implications […]

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PseudoPod 537: A World of Bones  

by Brian Trent   “A World of Bones” is a Pseudopod original. “It seems to me that so many ghost stories are minor variations on the same theme. With ‘A World of Bones,’ I wanted to try something different.” BRIAN TRENT‘s science-fiction and dark fantasy has appeared in Escape Pod, ANALOG, Fantasy & Science Fiction, […]

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PseudoPod 536: ARTEMIS RISING 3: Meat  

by Sandra M. Odell   “Meat” is a Pseudopod original. “How far would you be willing to go to stand out in a crowd? Is it far enough?” SANDRA M. ODELL lives in Washington state with her husband, sons, and a grumpy orange cat. Her work has appeared in such venues as Pseudopod, Podcastle, Cast […]

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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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