The Wicked Library

The Wicked Library

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The Wicked Library is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to bringing you the latest stories of horror by the newest and best independent authors! Created and hosted by Nelson W Pyles for five seasons, he is now the executive producer and 400 lb gorilla as new host Dan Foytik tears into season six with great voice and creativity as well as a new roster of cover artists. Dan is/was the only choice to take over hosting duties for the podcast and we're sure you're going to be scared...really scared. Now more than ever, go ahead...leave the lights on. Follow us on Twitter @wickedlibrary Interested authors, please contact us at and visit


708: Christmassacre V  

For the fifth year in a row, The Wicked Library brings you a frightful collection of tales to make you shiver from more than the cold! Enjoy 6 tales to wrap up your year in the most Wicked way possible. Stories: "Yuletide Ride" by Daniel Foytik, "Hark, The Herald" by Aaron Vlek, "The Clause" by Lane Lloyd, "Unc The Snowman" by S. L. Dixon, "Together this Time" by Samantha Pleasant LeBas, "The Dangers of December" by Immortal Alexander Merry Christmassacre!

706: Raison D'etre  

The Lift's Guide, Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes begins to question not only her existence but her purpose. Fortunately for her, there is someone else who can not only sympathize, but can help guide her through this particularly rough time in her unlife. In this first ever crossover, the worlds of The Lift and The Wicked Library collide in a surprisingly uplifting episode about choices. This episode is simulcast as episode S2E3 of The Lift. The version found here also includes an interview with the author.

TWL 706: The Road Man  

A man relates a story from his youth and how his encounters with a fearful mysterious stranger throughout his life has changed him.

705: Wickedly Bizarro  

This episode features 3 Tales from Madeleine Swann with one read by Guest Narrator, Jessica McHugh. How to Host a Dinner Party Without Awakening the Dark Ones: A practical guide on hosting a proper dinner party. An Unexpected Reunion: The best reunions are unexpected and come at the most unexpected times. Invite Ghosts and Earn Pounds: A woman and her boyfriend find a way to make some extra money by "hiring" ghosts to haunt their home.

704: 2016 LIVE Halloween Special  

For the second year in a row, The Wicked Library comes a-Live at Rickert & Beagle Books! Enjoy 6 tales read by 3 narrators, music by Darkmood, art by Jon Towers, and a special appearance by Your Librarian. Stories / Authors: "13" by Aaron Vlek, "The Ringer" by Lydia Peever, "One Wish for the Wishing Well" by Gwendolyn Kiste, "Grammy Digmarrow" by Brooke Warra, "Pennance" by Jon Grilz, "Sleep" by Immortal Alexander

703: Shadows  

In this Victorian tale, the lovely Isabella has two suitors interested in winning her hand. When she picks a favorite, to what lengths will the other go in order to win her over?

702: The Man in the Ambry  

A lonely girl writes letters to the creature residing in her family's ambry. Her parents don't believe the creature is real... until they start finding otherworldly objects in the girl's room.

701: Barry the Basement Bear  

A teen boy has a special bear from his childhood. A bear that will go out of it's way to keep the monsters at bay, but in doing so who is the real monster?

Wicked Library: S7 Teaser  

The Librarian has some news for you. The Wicked Library returns September 28, 2016. Go ahead...leave the lights on. www. Special thanks to our sponsor R0DE Microphones! The Wicked Library is recorded on R0DE Microphones.

Terror Returns: Two Tales  

For the Season 6 Finale, we present a double feature, with two terrifying tales from Jessica McHugh! "Take All Your Belongings" Riding the train is lonely when you don't march to the same drummer as everyone else. In this tale a young woman is shunned by all the other riders on the Red Line - for all the wrong reasons. "Tyler Returned" Deep loss, depression, and insanity can go hand in hand. But, what if the insane was actually possible? What if the ones we lost came back to us?

Tattershed Home  

When a man inherits a home willed to him by his mysterious uncle it appears to be a great stroke of luck, and he's excited to move in his family and give them a chance at an ideal life - there's even a tire swing. Many years later, the cycle repeats with a new family once again ready to move in for a better life. Listen along as we unravel the terrifying mystery that lurks within the walls of Tattershed Home.

Last Pass & Lights Out  

This week is a double feature, with two terrifying tales from Miracle Austin! Last Pass: When a man with an addiction learns a family secret, he might be in for more than he bargained for despite whether he believes or not. Lights Out: What if a fear of the dark is justified and the light that keeps it at bay is taken away?

Sweet & Sticky Sarah  

Money and privilege often allow one to operate with impunity, but for one well off Boston elite, things are about to get interesting. Reginald Early, Jr. is the heir apparent to taking over his father's company - a company that was also responsible for the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. But Reginald's arrogance and cruelty might interfere with those plans if he's not careful.

Dear Cousin Gavin  

Most families have secrets. But secrets always yearn to be known. Join us as we explore the dark secret of one family. A secret with roots that run deep-- a secret that refuses to stay buried.

The Taking of Leon Winchell  

When Leon spends a day at the Renaissance Faire drinking more than he should, strange things begin to happen. On a downward spiral for a while, has he hit bottom, or is there further to fall? Strange things are afoot in that little tent that seems bigger on the inside.

All of the Above  

Waking up after a long night of drinking, a man finds he has somehow acquired a very unique talent - he immediately knows anything he needs to know exactly when he needs to know it. The question is, why? And, more importantly, what is the price of this strange gift?

A Job's a Job  

Vince, the owner of a convenience store in a small New York town finds himself suddenly in need of a new night manager. The perfect applicant shows up, but what will happen if he hires him? And, what makes him such a good fit for the position?

The Screen Play  

A collaborative story written by Chuck Rakiecz with contributions from Cynthia Lowman, Mark Seeley, and Uhurina Swann. A fun and unnerving little story that takes place during a Twilight Zone Marathon leads to a strange encounter for Daniel Edward Dunnmire, III when he's joined by fictional versions of a few very well known writers interested in changing his destiny.

Christmassacre IV  

Gather round Kiddies, Christmassacre Storytime is about to begin! Today's Wicked Holiday episode features 6 Wicked tales! For this episode, we gathered together a collection of Vicious Victorian Tales, and even a Special Victorian Narrator. We hope you enjoy the Horrorday Fun! Please share the link and rate the show, and Merry Christmas From Dan, Nelson, Victoria, and Your Librarian!

Chistmassacre 3 - Encore  

Getting into the Horrorday Spirit yet? Let's do that with a look back at last Christmas with this delightfully dark encore of Christmassacre 2014 (X3). next week we'll have an all new episode for Christmas Eve that you will NOT want to miss! Until then, drink your Egg-nonica and settle in for a night by the fire.

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