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Shawn | 317 comments Hello all

I don't usually do my Pseudopod promo postings in this group because we do new horror fiction, but I figured this week's episode, a comedic-horror tribute to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Telltale Heart" - might be of interest (and in two weeks, we'll be having our 250th episode, and anniversary episodes are reserved for classic stories, so I'll probably post on that as well):

This week on Pseudopod...

A man and his upstairs neighbor whom he HATES...

It's "Killing Merwin Remis" by Jason Helmandollar


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Shawn | 317 comments Hello again...

This week on Pseudopod...

An old man's shattered hopes and dreams

It's "Kavar The Rat" by lauded Belgian surrealist/fantasist Thomas Owen. Owen's work is old enough to be considered classic and is much liked by Thomas Ligotti.


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Shawn | 317 comments Last week on Pseudopod...

A barren island, no food, and two starving lovers. And some fungus...

It's the 1907 classic, "The Voice In The Night" by William Hope Hodgson, celebrating our 250th episode!


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Shawn | 317 comments Lovecraft fans may be interested in...

This week on Pseudopod:

That sticky black mass underground may *not* be oil...

It's "Black Hill" by Orrin Grey!

And that's the year in Pseudopod - please join us next year for more, more more...


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Shawn | 317 comments decadent apocalyptic fiction from 1905...

This week on Pseudopod:

An alternate future from 1905 - of cities in the vast Antarctic, overrun by an infection that leaves madness and devastation in its wake.

It's "The Republic of the Southern Cross" by the Russian decadent writer Valery Bryusov!


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Shawn | 317 comments Fans of cosmic pulp-style horror may enjoy....

This week on Pseudopod....

Cosmic Daddy's back... and he's hyper-hungry!

It's "Let There Be Darkness" by Mike Allen, read by Christiana Ellis.


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod...

Joyful gleemen and dour Christians do not mix...

It's "The Crucifixion of the Outcast" by W.B. Yeats!

Happy St. Patty's Day!


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod...

This week is episode #275 - and so we bring you a story by an undisputed master of the genre...

Some young scouts scoff at the stories about a desolate field with a well, and 3 strange figures...

It's "Wailing Well" by M.R. James, read for you by David Thomas Moore.


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Shawn | 317 comments Last week on Pseudopod

They just will not stop....

It's "The Women Who Watch" a previously untranslated story by renowned Belgian dark fantasist Thomas Owen (read more about him here), presented to us in English by Edward Gauvin and read by Pete Milan.


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David Elkin | 122 comments I just wanted to see Thanks loud and long for the efforts from you and Pseudopod. Great work!


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Shawn | 317 comments you are very welcome. We please to aim...


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Shawn | 317 comments Thought fans of classic Guy De Maupassant might be attracted to the first part of this flash fiction trilogy (be forewarned, the story that follows it is strong stuff indeed and most assuredly not to everyone's tastes)

and now, *this* week on Pseudopod:

Three flash fictions about the sharpest cut on the newest thread, the latest craze that’s all the rage … it's FLASH ON THE BORDERLANDS XI - FEARFUL FASHIONS, featuring:

a mother with a unique way of making money in "A Mother of Monsters" by Guy de Maupassant, read by B.J. Harrison.

a story about the real cost of haute couture in "10 Darlings and a Handbag" by Violet Glaze, read by Marguerite Kenner.

the latest dining fads, post-apocalypse, in "Forbidden Feast in the Armageddon Cafe" by John Nakamura Remy, read by Kane Lynch.


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Shawn | 317 comments Those with a taste for pulp-style stories may enjoy...

This week on Pseudopod...

Two narrators tell a pulpy little tale of a Depression-era traveling carnival, a unique striptease act... and a mad scientist....

It's "The Bee Charmer of Beckett Falls" by Patty Templeton, read by George Cleveland & Julie Hoverson.


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod....

From the 1890's, it's a tale of people and animals, often in the same skin...

It's "The White Dog" by famed Russian Symbolist Fyodor Sologub, read by Tanja Milojevic.


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Shawn | 317 comments ALSO on Pseudopod this week - the ramp up to our 300th episode begins with the first part of our fast forward through the first 100 episodes of Pseudopod. DARE you submit yourself to the audio insanity?

It's "A Short History Of Pseudopod: Part 1"


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Shawn | 317 comments *Also* this week on Pseudopod - another episode 300 party favor

(clasps hands behind back and walks into shot) Welcome to our audio archive of eerie, atavistic atrocities (lights cigarette), a carefully curated cacophony of chilling curiosities, sure to curdle the blood and tingle the spine. With the greatest of pride, we bring you tonight’s offering and welcome you to


… A Short History of Pseudopod: Part 2


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Shawn | 317 comments *also* this week on Pseudopod

(creaking door) Welcome, boils & ghouls, to our gory little abattoir of the airwaves, a festering waveband of wretchedness we’ve dubbed Pseudopod! Woven into this website of witchery are some truly tormented tidbits, so pull up a casket fear-fans, adjust your drool cups and settle in for some sickening sound, as we serve up…

A Short History of Pseudopod: Part 3

(see you soon at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on Internet delinquency and the corruption of the web’s morals!)


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod.....
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A very bad man can't shake the feeling that some...one? is following him...

It's "The Step" by E.F. Benson, read for you by Frank Key!


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Shawn | 317 comments In the old school style...

This week on Pseudopod...

A little Appalachian ghost story... maybe?

It's "Singing By The Fire" by Jamieson Ridenhour, read for you by Nathan Lowell!


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Shawn | 317 comments Fans of classic horror may find the second story interesting...

This week on Pseudopod....

Three flash pieces about those who have to decided to do something, or do nothing....

It's Pseudopod 303: Flash On The Borderlands XIII - Responsible Parties! Stories by Tres Crow, David Glen Larson & Nathaniel Matthews Lee, read for your enjoyment by Malcolm Charles, Patrick Bazille & Rikki LaCoste!


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod...

A traveling game and an inheritance unlike any expected....

It's "The Last Reel" by Lynda E. Rucker, read for you by Mark E. Phair.


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod... for Halloween...

Some dark fantasy for you (with apologies to L. Frank Baum), as Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz begins to have some problems with rot...

It's "Pumpkinhead" by Rajan Khanna, read by The Word Whore!


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod...

For the solstice and for x-mas, a classic tale of a small Lake District town and the mysterious visitor come to claim... "The Dead Sexton" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, read for you (including dialect) by Ian Stuart.


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod...

To round out the year, the most basic horror story there is and the answer you never wanted to know to the simple question "What Happens When You Wake Up In The Night".

Written by Michael Marshall Smith and read by Donna Scott. Goodbye 2012!


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William (williemeikle) Getting excited as one of my stories is coming up this month in Pseudopod. THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY is one of the stories in my Dark Melodies collection from Dark Regions Press.


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Shawn | 317 comments This weeks on Pseudopod...

A noir tale set after the rise of R'lyeh - where you can always watch "Venice Burning"...

Written for you by A.C. Wise and read for you by Ben Phillips!


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseuopod...

Old style pulp with Sumerian cults, occult rituals, homunculi and "The Man With The Broken Soul" by Matt Wall, read for you by Elie Hirschman.


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on PSEUDOPOD...
(with all apologies, again to L. Frank Baum)

Fly, my pretties! Fly!

It's "Wings" by Nathaniel Lee, read for you with much enthusiasm by the redoubtable John Bell!


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod...

Two! Two! Two! stories from one of the greats, Algernon Blackwood!

So get ready for mysterious disappearances on a February evening and a terrible curse placed by a father upon his twin sons...

You get "Entrance And Exit" read for you by David Rees-Thomas and "The Terror Of The Twins", read for you by Simon Meddings, both available for you for free ON THIS WEEKS EPISODE!


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Shawn | 317 comments Also right now on PSEUDOPOD....

Our premiere episode of the year, delayed for many weeks, finally arises from the snowy wastes - wrap up tight and pay attention to that horrible old man across from you...

It's "Bad Company" by Walter de la Mare brought to you through the kindness of the Society Of Authors, and read for you by Paul Jenkins!


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Shawn | 317 comments SPRING IS SPRANGED!!

ALL Pseudopod stories for the season of Spring are picked, most are recorded and in-house and the rest are with their requested readers (and soon to be recorded) with only the last story of the season still awaiting a confirmation of my request!

What will you get this season? Chinese witches, flash fiction about service (and being served) and Post-Modernism! Mummies, skeletons and sociopaths!! A shout-out to Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll, a shout-out to professional wrestling and the return of Charlie Harmer (Deceased)!!!

And for the classics - how About Clark Ashton Smith Clark Ashton Smith, Christine Brooke-Rose , Leonid Andreyev Leonid Andreyev and Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling?

PSEUDOPOD - check us out and spread the word as we grow and grow this Spring!

http://pseudopod.org/


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod....

A visionary piece by one of the old school masters...

It's "The Ninth Skeleton" by Clark Ashton Smith, read for you by Corson Bremer!


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on PSEUDOPOD...

A couple go for a walk in the country...

It's the scandal of 1902, "The Abyss", by Leonid Andreyev, read for you by Tanja Milojevic!


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Shawn | 317 comments this week on PSEUDOPOD...

India in the time of the British Raj, and cholera stalks the land...

It's "At The End Of The Passage" by Rudyard Kipling, read by the redoubtable Alasdair Stuart!


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Shawn | 317 comments SUMMER IS ICUMEN IN!

ALL Pseudopod stories for the season of Summer are picked, in house or out to readers

What will you get this season? Demons, vampires and childhood monsters! Psychedelic blood rites, brain eating and memory wipes!! Weird visions, vicious fights, awful discipline, cruel revenge, the end of the world and some very strange recordings!!!

PSEUDOPOD - check us out and this Summer as the blazing sun scorches us all!!


message 36: by Shawn (last edited Oct 14, 2013 08:55AM) (new)

Shawn | 317 comments If you look forward to Pseudopod on a weekly basis (or even a semi-weekly basis) you should probably give a listen to the Escape Artists metacast that just went up: you'll get to hear me broadcasting from the dripping dungeons of Pseudopod towers with all kinds of news about upcoming plans... aaaaaand, you'll find out why those plans may never happen...

EA Metacast 2013


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on PSEUDOPOD....

Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea. Stop. Dispatch arriving. Stop. Important news from somewhere out there. Stop. Please relay to all subsequent press associates. Stop. This is an emergency....

It's H.F. Arnold's "The Night Wire" from 1926, as impeccably read for you by Eric Luke!


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Shawn | 317 comments AUTUMN touches us with it's cold, dead hand...

In point of fact, autumn has ALREADY started and we've got lots planned for the season! What you've had already: a soft apocalypse and things that don't look like they should, a bad funeral and even worse parenting choices. Coming? Little boys with big problems, the ultimate personality enhancement, a Steampunk monster tale and a futuristic noir world of loose skin... and a very special visit from another form of Santa. And for the classics? A desperate call over a late-night telegraph, a hungry future, a man pursued across the world by something unseen and a painter who likes hid model but not his view! And, as per the Metacast, if you subscribe you'll get an extra bonus story, not available anywhere else, about the lengths a man will go to to impress a tribal chief!

PSEUDOPOD in Autumn - the sunlight is leaving us....


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Shawn | 317 comments Is 1967 "classic" enough?

This week on Pseudopod...

Run for dinner....

It's "Go, Go, Go, Said The Bird" by Sonya Dorman, read for you by the redoubtable Heather Welliver, from Harlan Ellison's seminal anthology DANGEROUS VISIONS (1967 - the year Ye Olde Editor was born) - now go and eat hearty!


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Shawn | 317 comments LAST week on Pseudopod (sorry, I lost track!)...

A plodding Fate pads through the rainy streets of 1940's Manhattan, on the track of one man...

It's "Footsteps Invisible" by famed pulp writer Robert Arthur from 1940, read for you by Kevin Hayes!


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Shawn | 317 comments THIS week on Pseudopod..

An artist, his model, the disturbing man across the street and... a rather notorious, sanity-challenging play...

It's "The Yellow Sign" by Robert W. Chambers, from 1895, read for you by the amazing B.J. Harrison!


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on PSEUDOPOD....

The simplest task between you and death....

It's "To Build A Fire" by Jack London, read for you by Wilson Fowlie!


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Shawn | 317 comments fans of classics may be interested in the first story here..

This week on Pseudopod .... ALL ABOARD! It's "FLASH ON THE BORDERLANDS XIX: Blood On The Tracks - Departure, Transit, Arrival" - three flash stories about trains and getting nowhere... faster!

First stop - a battered old book, bound in read buckram leads to the "Midnight Express" by Alfred Noyes, read for you by Paul S. Jenkins!

Next - the journey never ends in Mark Samuels' "Destination: Nihil by Edmund Bertrand" read for you by Jorn Meyer!

All out for "The Terminus" by Kim Newman, given voice by Siobhan Gallichan!

MIND THE DOORS!


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Shawn | 317 comments This week on PSEUDOPOD....

Back to the rails with a classic for Episode 375 (and the favorite Dickens story of The Doctor from Doctor Who!), it's "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, read for you by the redoubtable Ian Stuart!


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Shawn | 317 comments Fans of M.R. James may enjoy...

This week on PSEUDOPOD....

The horror sealed in the cathedral is awake!

It's "Quieta Non Movere" by Reggie Oliver, read for you by David Moore!


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Shawn | 317 comments A classic from 1904 this week on Pseudopod....

The woods hide a dark secret on a windy night...

It's "The Haunted Spinney" by famed ghost-hunter Elliott O'Donnell, read for you by our own Alasdair Stuart!


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Shawn | 317 comments A classic from 1905 this week!

This week on Pseudopod....

The horrors of humanity...

It's "The Greatest Good Of The Greatest Number" by Gertrude Atherton, read for you by the astounding George Hrab!


message 48: by Shawn (last edited Apr 10, 2014 11:46AM) (new)

Shawn | 317 comments Hello all - PSEUDOPOD continues to supply a weekly short horror story for free, in audio form, by a full range of authors (Classic, Modern, Current & New) - every week, a new tentacle. Was there an episode of PSEUDOPOD you particularly loved this past year? Did something scare/engage/bother/impress you? PLEASE consider nominating that episode for a 2014 PARSEC Award (eligible stories featured such luminaries as Thomas Ligotti and Joe R. Lansdale!) The list of potential nominees is below (it covers episodes run from May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014 - so for those of you who like to spoil your own surprises, you can find out what are next 3 episodes are!). I cannot tell from the PARSEC pages below if people can nominate more than one episode (you can certainly nominate in more than one category) - I imagine so because nominations are pared down by the committee. (Unfortunately, due to character limits, I can't provide links to each of these episodes - most can be found in this page's Pseudopod thread proper, as well as at PSEUDOPOD or from our Wikipedia entry

PSEUDOPOD itself is eligible for:
Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast

Almost all of our episodes fall into the category of:
Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)

Eligible for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form) is:
"369: Four Views Of The Big Cigar In Winter by Charlie Bookout, read by Emily Smith"

Eligible (possibly) for Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form) are:
377: Showcase: The Dark Audio Tone Poems of The Spectre Collector by Ron Jon, read by Ron Jon
347: Flash On The Borderlands XVI: Trial & Discipline: The Killing Machine by Karen Runge read by Eve Upton

*Please note*: Episode 361: The Murmurous Paleoscope by Dixon Chance read by Christiana Ellis has already been nominated, so use your nomination elsewhere!

POTENTIAL NOMINEES

332: Willow Tests Well by Nick Mamatas read by Julie Hoverson
333: Gig Marks by Ed Ferrara read by Patrick "The Voice" Bazile
334: The Curse Of The Mummy by Andre Harden read by Emily Smith
335: Charlie Harmer’s Day Off by Brendan Detzner read by Eric Luke
336: The Abyss by Leonid Andreyev read by Tanja Milojevic
337: At The End Of The Passage by Rudyard Kipling read by Alasdair Stuart
338: Beware The Jabberwock, My Son by Dixon Chance (aka David Ellis Dickerson) read by Kevin Hayes
339: The End-Of-The-World Pool by Scott M. Roberts read by Mark E. Phair
340: Neighbourhood Watch by Greg Egan read by Ron Jon Newton
341: Immortal L.A. by Eric Czuleger read by Joe Calarco
342: Riding Atlas by Ferrett Steinmetz read by Christopher Reynaga
343: Magdala Amygdala by Lucy A. Snyder read by Eugie Foster
344: The Pit by Joe R. Lansdale read by John Bell
345: Boxed by Donald McCarthy read by Alex Rudy
346: Prisoner Of Peace by David Tallerman read by Caith Donova
347: Flash On The Borderlands XVI: Trial & Discipline
Passing Grade by Paul DesCombaz read by Kyle Akers
The Killing Machine by Karen Runge read by Eve Upton
Awaiting Redemption by Maurice Broaddus read by Laurice White
348: The Easily Forgotten by Philip M. Roberts read by Laura Hobbs
349: Apotropaics by Norman Partridge read by Matt Franklin
350: The Bungalow House by Thomas Ligotti read by Ralph Walters
351: The Blues by Cameron Suey read by Gabriel Diani
352: Enough With The Crazy by Emile Dayne read by Joe Scalora
353: FLASH ON THE BORDERLANDS XVII: Keeping Up Appearances
Down By The Sea Near The Great Big Rock by Joe R. Lansdale read by Corson Bremer
The Demon Fields by Keith McCleary read by Kevin Hayes
Pawn by Jaki Idler read by Julia Rios
354: The Eulogy of Darien Meek by Niccolo Skill read by Rich Girardi
355: The Chair by Leah Thomas read by Justin Riestra
356: The Night Wire by H.F. Arnold read by Eric LukeEric Luke
357: Growth Spurt by Paul Lorello read by Steve Anderson
358: Apathetic Flesh by Darren O. Godfrey read by Bill Ruhsam
359: Face Change by Jeff Hewitt read by Anson Mount
360: Anasazi Skin by Matt Wallace read by Lance Axt
361: The Murmurous Paleoscope by Dixon Chance (aka David Ellis Dickerson) read by Christiana Ellis
362: Go, Go, Go, Said The Bird by Sonya Dorman read by Heather Welliver
363: Footsteps Invisible by Robert Arthur read by Kevin Hayes
364: The Yellow Sign by Robert W. Chambers read by B.J. Harrison
365: Whispers In The Dark by Andrew Marinus read by Graeme Dunlop
366 To Build a Fire by Jack London read by Wilson Fowlie
Bonus Christmas Flash - Helpers by David Steffen read by Rikki LaCoste
367: FLASH ON THE BORDERLANDS XVIII: Pseudopod Forum 2013 Flash Contest Winners
Whispers From The Trench by Robert McKinney read by Joel Nisbet
The Violin Family by James Douglas read by Donna Scott
Mr. Flyspeck by R.K. Kombrinck read by Dani Cutler
368: Short and Nasty by Darrell Schweitzer read by George Hrab
369: Four Views Of The Big Cigar In Winter by Charlie Bookout, read by Emily Smith, Matt Franklin, Laura Hobbs
370: Mary by Krista Soli Foster, read by Joe Calarco
371: The Unfinished Room by Joshua Rex, read by Bob Eccles.
372: Silver And Copper, Iron And Ash by Nathaniel Lee, read by Dominick Rabrun
373: The Metal And Its Mold by Tim W. Burke, read by Paul S. Jenkins
374: FLASH ON THE BORDERLANDS XIX: Blood On The Tracks – Departure, Transit, Arrival
Midnight Express by Alfred Noyes read by Paul S. Jenkins
“Destination: Nihil by Edmund Bertrand” by Mark Samuels read by Jorn Meyer
The Terminus” by Kim Newman read by Siobhan Gallichan
375: The Signalman by Charles Dickens read by Ian Stuart.
376: Quieta Non Movere by Reggie Oliver, read by David Moore.
377: Showcase: The Dark Audio Tone Poems of The Spectre Collector by Ron Jon, read by Ron Jon
378: The Haunted Spinney by Elliott O'Donnell read by Alasdair Stuart.
379: The Greatest Good Of The Greatest Number by Gertrude Atherton read by George Hrab.
380: Abigail by Hunter Grey read by Alethea Kontis
381: (broadcast upcoming) Scarred by Damien Angelica Walters read by Becky Stinemetze.
382: (broadcast upcoming) Her Face All Sharp by Sara Larner read by Marguerite Kenner
383: (broadcast upcoming) Blood Women by Usman T. Malik read by Saladin Ahmed.

http://www.parsecawards.com/announcem...


message 49: by Shawn (last edited Jun 28, 2014 05:22PM) (new)

Shawn | 317 comments Summer has arrived and here at Pseudopod we have a full compliment of stories for your battered, scorched ears. Dead and unwholesome things in the water and on the beach; amazing and terrible transmutations in small communities; the tyranny of objects and puppets and awful history, sexual perversion and violence... and the end of the world a few times over. So don't forget:

"The sun is coming / The dragon flies / His breath will drown / This world with astral fire"




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Shawn | 317 comments This week on Pseudopod....

In the heat of the Summer, a call reverberates across Reelfoot Lake...

It's "Fishhead" by Irvin S. Cobb from 1913, read for you by... someone...



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