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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 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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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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