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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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Author : Eugenia Triantafyllou Narrator : Steph P. Bianchini Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Bonesoup” originally published in Strange Horizons, July 2022 From the author: “My initial idea was a Hansel and Gretel retelling where the Evil Witch actually has children of her own. It became a story about Greece’s intergenerational […]
Author : Elliott Gish Narrator : Louise Hewitt Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 928: Mr. Harmon’s Girls is a PseudoPod original. CW: child sexual abuse, grooming https://www.elliottgishwrites.com https://www.facebook.com/elliottgishwrites Mr. Harmon’s Girls By Elliott Gish The first day of school. Bright, cold, the sky that special autumn blue. All of us […]
Author : Emily Ruth Verona Narrator : Kevin M. Hayes Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Three Nights With the Angel of Death” was originally published in the anthology ALONG HARROWED TRAILS from Timber Ghost Press in July 2023 The Quick and the Dead Three Nights with the Angel of Death by […]
Author : Dan LeMoal Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Beach Head” was published in On Spec (longtime Canadian sci-fi/horror magazine) – 2008 & The Best Horror of the Year Volume 1 – 2009 CW: Drug use, problematic language Beach Head by Daniel LeMoal “Are you still alive […]
Author : Robert Bloch Narrators : Leeman Kessler and Rish Outfield Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Black Bargain” was originally published in Weird Tales, May 1942 “What Every Young Ghoul Should Know” was originally published in Amateur Correspondent, September-October 1937 What Every Young Ghoul Should Know” is a little piece of […]
Author : M.O. Pirson Narrators : Wilson Fowlie and Wendy N. Wagner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 924: The Things That Wash Up on Marble Beach is a PseudoPod original. From the author: “Following the enthusiastic and repeated recommendations of a good friend of mine (looking at you BDM), I […]
Author : John Wiswell Narrator : Paul Cram Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis ‘Too Little, Too Little, Too Much’ originally appeared in Cossmass Infinites in March of 2022 Fans of the urban legend of the Russian Sleep Experiment may be excited to see a recent movie release “The Soviet Sleep Experiment” […]
Author : Laura Downes Narrator : Maui Threv Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 922: Something Stirring Underneath is a PseudoPod original. From the author: “At the far northwestern corner of Georgia down an unmarked path off a logging road lies the crumbling ruins of a manor that was host to […]
Author : Ambrose Bierce Narrator : Brian Lieberman Host : Chelsea Davis Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis ‘Chickamauga’ first published in the San Francisco Examiner, January 20, 1889 Chickamauga By Ambrose Bierce One sunny autumn afternoon a child strayed away from its rude home in a small field and entered a forest unobserved. It was […]
PseudoPod 920A: The Gorgon

PseudoPod 920A: The Gorgon

2024-05-2401:01:44

Author : Tanith Lee Narrators : Scott Campbell and Sharon Moskowitz Host : Julie C. Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis This special return to the vault episode is in support of Storyteller: A Tanith Lee Tribute now live on Kickstarter. Celebrate Tanith Lee Listen to editors Julie C. Day & Carina Bissett as they […]
Author : K. C. Grifant Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Just Another Apocalypse” originally appeared in Two Thousand Word Terrors released by Rooster Republic Press in 2023. Highway Song by Iggy Pop Just Another Apocalypse By KC Grifant We cruise up the 5, zombies staggering on either […]
Author : Brian D. Hinson Narrator : Eric Luke Hosts : Scott Campbell and Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 919: Grinning on the Way to See Mom Die is a PseudoPod original. Grinning on the Way to See Mom Die by Brian D. Hinson Aunt Sara doesn’t like phone calls, so I […]
Author : Kristina Ten Narrator : Yaroslav Barsukov Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Dreadful and Specific Monster of Starosibirsk” originally appeared in Weird Horror in May 2021 Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher The Dreadful and Specific Monster of Starosibirsk by Kristina Ten I know what you will say. You will […]
PseudoPod 917: Henry

PseudoPod 917: Henry

2024-04-2627:202

Author : Phyllis Bottome Narrator : Simon Meddings Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Henry” was originally published in the collection Strange Fruit in 1928 Henry by Phyllis Bottome For four hours every morning and for twenty minutes before a large audience at night Fletcher was locked up with murder. It glared […]
Authors : Kat Day, Sam Lesek, Marjorie Bowen and Harriet Beecher Stowe Narrators : Kat Day, Kara Grace, Lisa Blackwell-Dickinson and Dave Liloia Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Three Awakenings: Hello, World” is a PseudoPod original “Mirrors at Night” is a PseudoPod original “A Persistent Woman” was originally published in the […]
Author : TJ Price Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Heavy Rain” originally appeared in the 2023 anthology Howls from the Wreckage CW: Suicide, bloody body parts Samaritans  988 Lifeline List of suicide crisis lines on Wikipedia Heavy Rain by TJ Price I’m standing in the doorway where […]
Author : Uchechukwu Nwaka Narrator : Opie Ogundiran Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 914: Spirit Husband is a PseudoPod original. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Spirit Husband By Uchechukwu Nwaka Don’t collect gifts from strangers. Don’t pick up money on the streets. Don’t take food in […]
Author : Tennessee Williams Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Lisa Yaszek Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “The Vengeance Of Nitocris” was first published in Weird Tales, August 1928 The Vengeance Of Nitocris by Tennessee Williams Hushed were the streets of many-peopled Thebes. Those few who passed through them moved with the shadowy fleetness of […]
Author : Elizabeth Guilt Narrator : Leon Clarance Host : Kat Day Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis PseudoPod 912: The Eidolonpterist is a PseudoPod original. The Eidolonpterist by Elizabeth Guilt I was climbing through the window of a ruined castle the only time the police ever caught me. I turned out my bag to show […]
Authors : Orrin Grey , Jacob Steven Mohr and Joule K. Zelman Narrators : Robert C. Eccles, Halloween Bloodfrost and Leanna Renee Hieber Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis “Masks” originally appeared in Forbidden Futures and was reprinted in the 2022 collection How to See Ghosts & Other Figments “The Machete at the […]
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Comments (177)

Merely Okay

Did the narrator record this story on voicemail, then submit it? The poor sound quality and overall *bad* narration was jarring. I didn't last 5 minutes into the story.

Jun 17th
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꧁WupperElfe꧂

Read without feeling.

Apr 30th
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SPYDOR

THREE awkwardly repeated sentences in a single story!?! Talk about amateur hour: why has nobody bothered to edit this or do the most rudimentary quality control...?

Mar 22nd
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slygirlswagg -

And. That. Intro. Was. Horrible.

Feb 25th
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slygirlswagg -

this intro was awesome a mix of introducing Alastair and Public Enemy🥰😂

Feb 24th
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I Me

horror?

Feb 10th
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SPYDOR

Erroneous re-post of episode 800, from Mar2022.

Dec 30th
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slygirlswagg -

Slow sips? Lol we need a slow narrator. I thought my playback speed was off. Couldn't do this one

Dec 24th
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slygirlswagg -

it takes slow sips... but this narrator needs to read slow words. anybody else check their playback speed when they first heard this?? I can't.... 😭 I was sooo excited too

Dec 24th
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slygirlswagg -

Bravo!

Dec 13th
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Alison James

this story was written and read so exquisitely. I listened over 15 times within a week. everytime it was better and scarier. bravo mania

Oct 16th
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Alex O'Connell

This one is madness. Dark and lovely.

Oct 13th
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Richard Villegas

This episode became a favorite

Oct 9th
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Elijah Reagan

WOW 😲, holy shite!!! THAT was a GREAT story, that is what I want, a genuinely good AND scary story...... this is the substance which those of us with a love of Pure Horror want, thanks, this is one that really stands out

Sep 23rd
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slygirlswagg -

that's hilarious I thought of dirty dancing as well

Sep 20th
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Merely Okay

I like this story, but the lifeless and deadpan delivery by the host/narrator ruined it.

Sep 14th
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Elijah Reagan

That was the first story in a long time which I actually enjoyed, good Job to the author and narrator, .......fu**in' Australia man!!!!

Aug 25th
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slygirlswagg -

I could not imagine some boys knocking on my door and letting my child go outside to be killed they would have to kill us both or the other way around more like it

Jul 30th
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slygirlswagg -

this is definitely bone white maybe they fixed it

Jul 29th
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slygirlswagg -

I want so badly to hear these impressions Sean Connery and Samuel L Jackson freaking priceless

Jul 24th
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