PodCastle

"PodCastle" Podcast
PodCastle is the world’s first audio fantasy magazine. Weekly, we broadcast the best in fantasy short stories, running the gammut from heart-pounding sword and sorcery, to strange surrealist tales, to gritty urban fantasy, to the psychological depth of magical realism. Our podcast features authors including N.K. Jemisin, Peter S. Beagle, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Jim C. Hines, and Cat Rambo, among others.

Terry Pratchett once wrote, “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.” Tune in to PodCastle each Tuesday for our weekly tale, and spend the length of a morning commute giving your imagination a work out.

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Author : Keffy R. M. Kehrli Narrator : Rajan Khanna Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Apex. Read it here! Rated R: Contains profanity, suicide, drug and sexual references, and rock n’ roll.

Author : Willow Fagan Narrator : Jen Rhodes Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published by The Dark Magazine. Rated R: Contains Misery The Nameless Saint by Willow Fagan They all think that she is a cat lady: h...

Author : Jim C. Hines Narrators : Rish Outfield, Dave Thompson, Big Anklevich, M.K. Hobson, Wilson Fowlie, Marguerite Kenner, LaShawn M. Wanak, Nathaniel Lee, Tina Connolly, C.S.E. Cooney, Steve Anderson and Peter Wood Host : Dave Thompson Audio Produc...

Author : Daniel Abraham Narrator : M.K. Hobson Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Rogues edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Rated R for violence, strong language and sex.

Author : Cole Bucciaglia Narrator : Sue Brophy Host : LaShawn M. Wanak Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Timber Journal, Volume 3, February 2014 Rated PG. Contains Fire, Bees, and Sisters.


Author : Ken Liu Narrator : Anaea Lay Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 2, edited by Alex Shvartsman. Rated PG. Contains God, a Golem, and a Spaceship.

Author : Alter S. Reiss Narrator : John Michnya Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons. Read it here! Rated R. Contains Mobsters and Magic. America Thief by Alter S.

Author : Kameron Hurley Originally published at A Dribble of Ink, edited by Aidan Moher. Read along here! We Have Always Fought: Challenging the “Woman, Cattle and Slaves” Narrative written and read by Kameron Hurley I’m going to tell you a story about...

Author : M.K. Hobson Narrator : Eric Luke Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated R: Contains Soldiers, War, Devils, and Hell. Baba Makosh by M.K.

Author : Benjanun Sriduangkaew Narrator : Nina Shaharuddin Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Scigentasy. Read it here! Rated R: Contains Death, Ghosts,

Author : Ann Leckie Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Anna Schwind Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 322: Saving Bacon is a PodCastle original. Rated PG. Contains pigs and marriages (or at least,

Author : Marie Brennan Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Read it here! Rated PG. Contains Dying Worlds, Flying Monsters,

Author : Saladin Ahmed Narrator : Steve Anderson Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Rated R. Contains violence, including gore. Originally published in Rags & Bones, edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt.

Announcement: http://specficmedia.com/2014/08/17/pg-holyfield-announcement/ GoFundMe Page: http://www.gofundme.com/pgfund Want to give people who don’t know PG’s work a chance to donate AND get an audio version of his book at the same time?

Author : Christopher Fowler Narrator : Paul S. Jenkins Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in The End of the Line: An Anthology of Underground Horror, Edited by Jonathan Oliver Rated R: Contains Viole...

Author : Greg van Eekhout Narrator : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Anna and Dave take one last summer read and discuss California Bones, by Greg van Eekhout. If you’ve heard Greg’s The Osteomancer’s Son, you might recognize it. Then again,

Author : Claire Humphrey Narrator : Julia Rios Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Interzone #249, November 2013. Rated R. Contains violence, disturbing imagery, and sex.

Author : Gregory Norman Bossert Narrator : Cian Mac Mahon Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Issue #109, November 2012. Read it here. Rated R.

Author : Patricia Russo Narrators : Wilson Fowlie and M.K. Hobson Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Clockwork Phoenix 4, Edited by Mike Allen.  Rated PG The Old Woman With No Teeth by Patricia Ru...

Author : Naomi Novik Narrator : C.S.E. Cooney Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Fast Ships, Black Sails, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Rated PG. Contains Pirates. Araminta, or,

Authors : Tim Pratt, Amal El-Mohtar, E. Lily Yu, Kenneth Schneyer and M.C. Wagner Narrators : C.S.E. Cooney, Dave Thompson, John Chu, Marguerite Croft, Roberto Suarez, Mur Lafferty, Graeme Dunlop, M.K. Hobson and Cheyenne Wright Host : Dave Thompson Au...

Author : Julia August Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Fantasy Magazine‘s Women Destroy Fantasy! Special Edition, Edited by Cat Rambo Rated R. Contains sex.

Author : Benjanun Sriduangkaew Narrator : Amal El-Mohtar Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Dark, February 2014. Read it here. Rated R Zeraquesh in Absentia by Benjanun Sriduangkaew In the city ...

Author : Joe L. Hensley Narrator : Joe Scalora Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1967. Rated R. Contains…well, blood.

Author : Ysabeau S. Wilce Narrator : Roberto Suarez Host : LaShawn M. Wanak Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Eclipse 1, Edited by Jonathan Strahan. Check out Prophecies, Libels, & Dreams – Ysabeau S.

Author : Clark Ashton-Smith Narrator : Norm Sherman Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Weird Tales, 1932 (and check out The Dark Eiodolon and Other Fantasies, edited by S.T. Joshi,

Author : Dave Bishop Narrator : Joe Scalora Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle Miniature 79: The Dolphin is a PodCastle original. Rated R. Goddamn the Dolphin! Happy Halloween! The Dolphin by Dave Bishop I couldn’t see anything ami...

Author : Nathaniel Lee Narrator : Dave Thompson Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 3, edited by Alex Shvartsman. Strong language. Rated R. Contains F-bombs. And Satan.

Author : Desirina Boskovich Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Realms of Fantasy, February 2011. Rated R. Contains Young Love.

Author : Setsu Uzume Narrator : A.J. Fitzwater Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 338: Burying the Coin is a PodCastle original. Contains violence, sometimes hauntingly so.

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Cat Rambo Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle Miniature 80: Days of Rain is a PodCastle original. Rated G Days of Rain by Rachael K. Jones When the wind smelled savory and the clouds looked like ...

Author : Harry Connolly Narrators : Wilson Fowlie, Dave Thompson, Graeme Dunlop, M.K. Hobson, Anna Schwind, LaShawn M. Wanak, A.J. Fitzwater, Tina Connolly and Ann Leckie Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally pub...

Author : Claire Humphrey Narrator : Sue Brophy Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, November 2013. Read it here! Rated R. Contains violence, sports, alcohol, and burlesque.

Author : Daniel Abraham Narrator : Paul S. Jenkins Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Rated R: Contains violence and monsters in the Victorian fashion. Originally published as a novella by Subterranean Press.

Author : Cory Skerry Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Fantasy Magazine. Read it here! sexual assault Rated R. Contains violence, including some suggestions of.

Authors : Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 343: Elf Employment is a PodCastle original. Rated G Elf Employment by Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt Alex was seven ...

What’s in store for Escape Artists — and for you — in 2015? Listen and find out!

Authors : Tina Connolly, Matt Mikalatos and Nick Scorza  Narrators : Dave Thompson, M.K. Hobson and Peter Wood Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 344: Flash Fiction Extravaganza!

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : K. Tempest Bradford Hosts : Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Crossed Genres, Issue #20, August 2014. Read it here! Rated R.  Contains violence.

Thanks so much for listening to PodCastle. Since it’s a new year, we wanted to make you aware of what stories we ran in 2014 that are eligible for awards. Below you’ll find a list of our stories, along with where they were originally published.

Author : E. Lily Yu Narrator : Rajan Khanna Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in McSweeney’s Quarterly 45. Rated PG. Greg Campbell, author and Navy Veteran needs your help!

Authors : David Steffen , Jenn Reese and John M. Shade Narrators : Rish Outfield, Sean D. Sorrentino and Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 347: Flash Fiction Extravaganza: Great Power,

Author : Ian Tregillis Narrator : Ian Stuart Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/August 2014. Rated R.

Author : Den Patrick Narrator : John Meagher Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle Bonus Episode: Prospero’s Last is a PodCastle original. Rated R. Contains violence, including some gore.

Author : Mimi Mondal  Narrator : Elizabeth Green Host : LaShawn M. Wanak Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 349: This Sullied Earth, Our Home is a PodCastle original. Rated R. Contains some violence, disturbing imagery.

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Marguerite Croft Host : Kameron Hurley Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 350: Who Binds and Looses the World With Her Hands is a PodCastle original.

Author : Heather Rose Jones Narrator : Sarah Goleman Host : Amal El-Mohtar Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 351: Hoywverch is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Hoywverch By Heather Rose Jones Elin verch Gwir Goch oed yn arglwydes ar...

Author : Ann Leckie Narrator : Diane Severson Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 352: The Creation and Destruction of the World is a PodCastle original. Rated R. Contains, well,

Author : Angela Lee Narrator : Dani Daly Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle Miniature 81: Crow Gifts is a PodCastle original. Rated R. What do you call a group of crows, again? One last little treat for Artemis Rising!

Author : Matthew Johnson Narrator : Chistopher Reynaga Host : Peter Wood Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Fantasy Magazine. Rated PG Irregular Verbs by Matthew Johnson apilar: to let a fire burn out gelas: to treat ...

Author : Nathaniel Lee Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Kitty Niclaian Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 354: The Sea of Wives is a PodCastle original. Rated R. Contains graphic violence.

Author : Caspian Gray Narrator : Tanja Milojevic  Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Kaleidotrope, Summer 2013. Read it here! Rated R. Contains Adult Themes Flock by Caspian Gray They met in a birdc...

Author : John Nickerson Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle Miniature 82: Lord Darq, Regis and the Orb of Power is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Lord Darq, Regis and the Orb of Power by John Nickerson “What...

Author : Nathaniel Lee Narrators : Wilson Fowlie and LaShawn M. Wanak Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle Miniature 83: Double Feature! Two by Nathaniel Lee is a PodCastle original. Rated R.

Author : Tina Connolly Narrators : C.S.E. Cooney, Amal El-Mohtar, M.K. Hobson, Tina Connolly, LaShawn M. Wanak, Dave Thompson, Marguerite Kenner and Anna Schwind Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in...

Anna and Dave squeeze in one last PodCastle Spotlight, because dammit, Flex, by Ferrett Steinmetz is worth it! Also: There’s a free eBook giveaway, and Dave reads an excerpt!

Author : Kelly Link Narrator : Elizabeth Green Host : Anna Schwind Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Event Horizon, November 1998. Rated R The Specialist’s Hat by Kelly Link “When you’re dead,” Samantha says,

Author : Saki (the pen name of H. H. Munro) Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in The Westminster Gazette, May 1909 Rated PG Gabriel-Ernest by Saki (the pen name of H. H.

Author : Ken Liu Narrator : Anaea Lay Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in GigaNotoSaurus. Read it here! Raged PG. Dave Thompson‘s Kickstarter campaign: click here!

Author : LaShawn M. Wanak Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published by Strange Horizons. Read it here! Rated PG 21 Steps to Enlightenment (Minus One) by LaShawn M.

Author : Kate Heartfield Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in On Spec. Rated PG Traveller, Take Me by Kate Heartfield The Canadian National Railway wants to know what to call the...

Author : M. E. Garber Narrator : Marguerite Kenner Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in MZB’s Sword & Sorceress 29. Rated PG Amma’s Wishes by M. E. Garber The door to the Dragon’s Beard Tavern slammed op...

Author : Samantha Henderson Narrator : C.S.E. Cooney Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally featured in the Word Webber Press anthology of 2013, Allegories of the Tarot.

Author : Cat Rambo Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally featured as part of Cat’s Patreon Campaign. Rated PG-13 Her Windowed Eyes, Her Chambered Heart by Cat Rambo Phlogiston,

Author : Krystal Claxton Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 3. Rated PG The Newsboy’s Last Stand by Krystal Claxton She stood up on her tip-toes,

Author : Nathaniel Lee Narrator : Tatiana Gomberg Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Crossed Genres. Rated PG-13 Sticks and Stones by Nathaniel Lee The dead body was ugly,

Author : Julian Mortimer Smith Narrator : M.K. Hobson Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, May 2013. Rated PG The Washerwoman and the Troll by Julian Mortimer S...

Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in “Fierce Family”, a Crossed Genres anthology showing positive representations of QUILTBAG families,

Author : Thoraiya Dyer Narrator : Pamila Payne Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 369: The Chimney-Borer and the Tanner is a PodCastle original. Rated R The Chimney-Borer and the Tanner by Thoraiya Dyer Hoping ...

Author : Michelle Ann King Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in the anthology Unidentified Funny Objects 2, from UFO Publishing. Rated PG Congratulations On Your Apotheosis by...

Author : Joe Pitkin Narrator : Steve Anderson Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 371: The Fairy Ring is a PodCastle original. Rated PG The Fairy Ring by Joe Pitkin I noticed another person in the room,

Author : Tony Pi Narrator : John Chu Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in The Dragon and the Stars, a DAW anthology that appeared in 2010. Rated PG The Character of the Hound by Tony Pi Unlike the other ...

Author : Chris Barnes Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM) #28, in 2007. Rated PG Sweet Potato Woman by Chris Barnes The voice hummed...

Author : M.K. Hutchins Narrator : Julia Rios Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 374: Poet-Scholars of the Necropolis is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Poet-Scholars of the Necropolis by M.K. Hutchins Hedrana,

Author : Spencer Ellsworth Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Want to read the full story? Check it out at Lightspeed! Rated R The Child Support of Cromdor the Condemned by Spencer Ellsworth C...

Author : Sandra M. Odell Narrator : Sean D. Sorrentino Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 376: Ink is a PodCastle original. Rated R. THE TWELVE WAYS OF CHRISTMAS, her collection of speculative fiction holiday sto...

Author : Mario Milosevic Narrator : Joe Scalora Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Space and Time Magazine, Spring 2013 Rated PG-13 Ray by Mario Milosevic You know that episode of M*A*S*H,

Authors : Eileen Wiedbrauk, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam and Stephanie Burgis Narrators : Alasdair Stuart, Marguerite Kenner, Elizabeth Tennant and Kim Mintz Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Rated PG “Yaga Dreams of Growing U...

Author : Amal El-Mohtar Narrator : Amal El-Mohtar Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (Twelfth Planet Press, 2014),

Author : Bogi Takács Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Sword and Mythos Spirit Forms of the Sea by Bogi Takács Réka steps forward from between two tents.

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : Ian Stuart Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Spark: A Creative Anthology Vol. IV. Rated R for adult themes, disturbing imagery The Vandalists by Natalia Theodorid...

Author : Megan E. O’Keefe Narrator : Jacquie Duckworth Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Shimmer magazine in Jan 2015. Rated PG Of Blood and Brine by Megan E.

Author : Mari Ness Narrator : Rish Outfield Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Daily Science Fiction in March of 2015. Rated PG-13 The Fox Bride by Mari Ness He carried the squirming animal to his – no, their,

Author : G. Scott Huggins Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Fantastical Visions IV, edited by William H. Horner. (Still available on Amazon.

Authors : Dave Thompson, Ann Leckie, Anna Schwind, Rachel Swirsky and LaShawn M. Wanak Narrators : Julie Hoverson, Alasdair Stuart, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, M.K. Hobson and Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Flash Fiction Extrav...

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Inscription Magazine in March 2015. Domestic violence, transphobia Rated R Where Monsters Dance by Merc Rustad It...

Hello everyone, Alasdair here. We tend to do a metacast every year around this time, and this year we’ve done something a bit different. This one was recorded LIVE at WorldCon in Spokane in August 2015! In the past,

Part 2 of the October 2015 EA Metacast.

Part 3 of the October 2015 EA Metacast.

Authors : Renee Carter Hall, Julie C. Day and John Wiswell  Narrators : Nathaniel Lee, Folly Blaine and Dave Thompson Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Flash Fiction Extravaganza!

Author : Malon Edwards Narrator : Mandaly Louis-Charles Host : Dave Thompson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Shimmer Magazine. Read it here! Rated R The Half Dark Promise by Malon Edwards The first thing Bobby Brightsmit...

Author : Kelly Sandoval Narrator : Eleiece Krawiec Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Shimmer Magazine, and recently featured in Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Read it here!

Author : Anaea Lay Narrator : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Rated PG by Anaea Lay read by Rachael K. Jones First appeared in Penumbra Magazine in August 2014. It’s still days and miles away,

Author : David Sandner Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums It was first published in the anthology Clockwork Phoenix 1 (Mythic Delrium, 2008). It was reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s Tails of the Imagi...

Authors : Aidan Doyle, David Steffen , Spencer Ellsworth, Renee Carter Hall and Amy Sisson Narrators : Graeme Dunlop, Cheyenne Wright, Jen R. Albert, Wilson Fowlie and Sean D. Sorrentino Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Fo...

Author : Cassandra Khaw Narrator : Anaea Lay Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Shimmer Magazine. Read it here! Rated PG In the Rustle of Pages by Cassandra Khaw In the armoire beside the marital bed sl...

Author : Carlea Holl-Jensen Narrator : Kim Lakin-Smith Host : Keffy R. M. Kehrli Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Fantasy Magazine’s Queers Destroy Fantasy! special issue. Get the full issue here!

Author : Jennifer Hykes Narrator : Laurice White Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 393: Harlequin Moon is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Harlequin Moon by Jennifer Hykes The man called Dirt was a master of rid...

Author : Sofia Samatar Narrators : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Troy Wiggins Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History from Crossed Genres.

Authors : Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw Narrator : Dave Thompson Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 395: Winter Jinni is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Winter Jinni by Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw The day I emanc...

Author : Brendan Detzner Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in the short story collection Beasts, by Brendan Detzner. Strong language RatedPG-13 Read Sir Gawain and the Green Kn...

Author : Kate Heartfield Narrators : Wilson Fowlie, Graeme Dunlop, Jen R. Albert, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Arun Jiwa, Peter Wood and Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle Miniature 86: The Wedding of Snow, Earth,

Author : Nicolette Barischoff Narrator : Steve Anderson Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 397: In the Woods Behind My House is a PodCastle original. Strong language Rated PG-13 In the Woods Behind My House ...

Author : Alicia Cole Narrator : Rajan Khanna Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Demeter’s Spicebox #3, on Delinquent’s Spice, edited by Nin Harris. Rated PG Flower of Flowers,

Author : Greg van Eekhout Narrator : Gregory Austin Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in Flytrap Issue #11, May 2014. Rated PG-13. The Authenticator by Greg van Eekhout My face surprises her when she o...

Author : Martha Wells Narrators : Wilson Fowlie, Rish Outfield, M.K. Hobson, Tina Connolly, Graeme Dunlop, Dave Thompson, Big Anklevich and Kevin Powe Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally appeared in the author’...

In our first 2016 metacast, we present the Escape Artists (EA) stories that ran in 2015, which are eligible in the upcoming Hugo nomination season. A quick plug. For us. All four EA shows – PodCastle, Pseudopod,

Author : Carrie Patel Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 401, ARTEMIS RISING: The Color of Regret is a PodCastle original. Welcome back to Artemis Rising II!

Author : Nino Cipri Narrator : The Word Whore Host : Aliette de Bodard Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 402, ARTEMIS RISING: Opals and Clay is a PodCastle original. Rated PG. Welcome to Artemis Rising II!

Author : Michelle Ann King Narrator : Christiana Ellis Host : Christie Yant Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 403, ARTEMIS RISING: Send in the Ninjas is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Welcome back to Artemis Rising II!

Author : Jae Steinbacher Narrators : Kim Rogers and Maura McHugh Host : Amal El-Mohtar Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 404, ARTEMIS RISING: Territory is a PodCastle original. disturbing imagery Rated R Welcome back to Artemis Ri...

Author : Beth Cato Narrator : Elizabeth Green Host : M.K. Hobson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 405, ARTEMIS RISING: Beat Softly, My Wings of Steel is a PodCastle original. Welcome back to Artemis Rising 2! Beat Softly,

Author : Anatoly Belilovsky Narrator : Tatiana Gomberg Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in the Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk. Rated PG The Little Dog Ohori by Anatoly Belilovsky   The young soldier ju...

Author : Maria Dahvana Headley Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Nightmare Magazine. Rated PG The Cellar Dweller by Maria Dahvana Headley Buildings were built,

Author : Jeff Bowles Narrator : Julie Hoverson Host : Jen R. Albert Discuss on Forums PodCastle 408: Tumbleweeds and Little Girls is a PodCastle original. Rated PG. Tumbleweeds and Little Girls by Jeff Bowles   They had the tumbleweed ambassador on the...

Author : Carmen Maria Machado Narrator : Gabrielle de Cuir Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Granta. A Nebula and Shirley Jackson Award nominee.  Rated R.

Author : Dave Thompson Narrator : Jason K. Jones Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Apex Magazine. Read it here! All Things to All People by D. K. Thompson I wake up in someone else’s house every mor...

Author : Kat Howard Narrator : Eve Upton Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine. Read it here! Rated R. The Saint of the Sidewalks by Kat Howard Joan wrote her prayer with a half-used ...

Author : Rebecca Schwarz Narrator : Cheyenne Wright Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 411: Hands of Burnished Bronze is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Hands of Burnished Bronze by Rebecca Schwarz Night aft...

Author : Setsu Uzume Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 412: For Honor, For Waste is a PodCastle original. For Honor, For Waste by Setsu Uzume Rohnaq tried to rejoin her unit; but only sho...

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrators : Dave Thompson, Jen R. Albert, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Rachael K. Jones, Alasdair Stuart, Graeme Dunlop and Marguerite Kenner Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Rated G Dave Thom...

Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Rachael K. Jones Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in Liminal Stories. Check out their debut issue here! Rated PG-13 The Men from Narrow Houses by A. C.

Author : G. Scott Huggins Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 415: Responsibility Descending is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Responsibility Descending by G.

Author : Jei D. Marcade Narrators : Jen R. Albert and Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle Miniature 88: Communion is a PodCastle original. Rated R by Jei D. Marcade  read by Jen R.

Author : E. Lily Yu Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction.   Rated PG-13   Braid of Days and Wake of Nights by E.

Author : Ben Blattberg Narrator : Norm Sherman Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 417: Archibald Defeats the Churlish Shark-Gods is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Archibald Defeats the Churlish Shark-Gods by Be...

Author : Anaea Lay Narrator : Thomas Busby Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 418: James and Peter, Fishing is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 James and Peter, Fishing by Anaea Lay James’s boots clanked again...

Author : Leena Likitalo Narrator : Will Tulin Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Writers of the Future Volume 30. Themes of suicide. Rated PG-13 Giants at the End of the World by Leena Likitalo It was t...

Author : Aidan Doyle Narrator : A.J. Fitzwater Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 420: The Bee Tamer’s Final Performance is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 The Bee Tamer’s Final Performance by Aidan Doyle Aft...

Author : Rati Mehrotra Narrator : Mahvesh Murad Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Abyss & Apex, Issue 52: 4th Quarter 2014 Violence Rated R for violence and hearts suddenly appearing where they should...

Author : M.K. Hutchins Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Intergalactic Medicine Show #40 Rated PG Golden Chaos by M.K. Hutchins Being near Ingrid was the only good thing about ...

Author : Tony Pi Narrator : S. Qiouyi Lu Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Fantasy Magazine. Rated PG-13 The Gold Silkworm by Tony Pi When I first became keeper of the Spirit of Grass,

Author : Caroline M. Yoachim Narrator : Kim Rogers Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Fireside Magazine, Issue 28. Rated PG. Betty and the Squelchy Saurus by Caroline M.

Authors : Sunil Patel, Shannon Peavey and Samantha Murray Narrators : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Jen R. Albert and Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 425: Flash Fiction Extravaganza!

Author : Benjamin C. Kinney Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 426: Sweeter than Lead is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Sweeter than Lead by Benjamin C.

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Louise Ratcliffe Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Writers of the Future volume 32, May 2016.   Rated PG-13 Squalor and Sympathy by Matt Dovey Anna concentrated on the c...

Authors : Anatoly Belilovsky and K.A. Teryna Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 428: Madame Félidé Elopes is a PodCastle original. Rated PG This story was written for a contest,

Author : Erin Roberts Narrator : Maui Threv Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 429: Wolfy Things is a PodCastle original. Rated R. Wolfy Things by Erin Roberts   Tonight,

Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Galaxy’s Edge, Jan 1, 2016. Rated R (for language). Thundergod in Therapy by Effie Seiberg Zeus sat on his shitty...

Author : Tania Fordwalker Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PG-13 by Tania Fordwalker read by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali This story originally appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Infli...

Escape Artists would like to draw your attention to a fantastic event happening next week at DragonCon, the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction. This annual award will be presented for the first time in 2016—for works published in 2015.

Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated PG-13. La Héron by Charlotte Ashley In the grayest hour of the evening of Apri...

Author : Kate Lechler Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 432: The Beautiful Bird Sits No Longer Singing in the Nest is a PodCastle original.

Author : T. Jane Berry Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Rated G by T. Jane Berry read by Jen R. Albert This is a PodCastle Original! Principal Freezarro announced that you’re substitute teachin...

Author : Sandra M. Odell Narrator : Julie C. Day Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 433: Telling Stories is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Telling Stories by Sandra M.

Author : Nghi Vo Narrator : Tatiana Gomberg Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 434: The Ghost Years is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. The Ghost Years by Nghi Vo The year I turned ten, the war almost ended.

Author : Lisa M. Bradley Narrator : Roberto Suarez Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums It was first published in Lisa’s first short fiction and poetry collection, The Haunted Girl,

Authors : S.B. Divya, Erica Ruppert, Leigh Wallace and Alexandra Balasa Narrators : Nadia Niaz, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Graeme Dunlop and Kim Rogers Audio Producer : Peter Wood “Gaps of Joy, and a Knot for Love” by S. B. Divya. Read by Nadia Niaz.

Author : Mike Allen Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First printed in the anthology CORVIDAE, edited by Rhonda Parrish (World Weaver Press, July 2015) The Cruelest Team Will Win by Mike Allen A s...

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published at Flash Fiction Online. Rated PG-13 Love Letters on the Nightmare Sea By Rachael K.

Author : Jason Fischer Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #180. Rated R, for frequent and bloody violence. Defy The Grey Kings by Jason Fischer There are...

Author : Tina Connolly Narrator : Gina Freeman Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in TOR.com. Rated PG That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda’s One Hundredth Birthday Party by Tina Conn...

Author : Kurt Hunt Narrator : Leeman Kessler  Discuss on Forums PodCastle Miniature 92: Chatter the Teeth is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Chatter the Teeth by Kurt Hunt Mordecai plucked a beetle from the magnolia, crushed it,

Author : Michelle Goldsmith Narrator : Dawn Meredith Host : Aidan Doyle Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First appeared in Review of Australian Fiction. Part of our Aurealis Month, celebrating the Australian Aurealis Awards.

Author : Lisa L. Hannett Narrator : Cian Mac Mahon Host : Angela Slatter Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in The Dark Magazine. Rated R. Part of our Aurealis Month, celebrating the Australian Aurealis Awards.

by D.K. Mok read by Graeme Dunlop First published in Insert Title Here. Part of our Aurealis Month, celebrating the Australian Aurealis Awards. Hosted by Margo Lanagan. What is time? It’s a question I never asked myself while I was still alive,

by Suzanne J. Willis read by Graeme Dunlop Hosted by Aidan Doyle First published in SQ Mag. Spring had stretched the daylight hours and dried the damp-weather rot in my hands by the time the old woman, Emmeline, began visiting the orange grove.

Author : Faith Mudge Narrator : Loulou Szal Host : Cat Sparks Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Hear Me Roar Rated PG-13. Part of our Aurealis Month, celebrating the Australian Aurealis Awards.

Author : Rowena Cory Daniells Narrator : Barry Haworth Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Rated PG-13 First published in the Legends 2 anthology, Stories In Honor of David Gemmell. Part of our Aurealis Month,

Author : Charlie Allison Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published on the Aspiring Writer’s Society website in June 2016 In Mixcoatl’s Net by Charlie Allison Sunny abandoned her house the ...

Author : Thoraiya Dyer Narrators : Loulou Szal and Nathalie Cerin Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Rated PG-13 First published in Lightspeed Magazine’s People of Color Destroy Fantasy.

Authors : Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw Narrator : Dagny Paul Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 447: It’s a Wonderful Carol is a PodCastle original. Rated PG. It’s a Wonderful Carol by Heather Shaw & Tim Pratt “W...

by Rebecca Fraimow read by Richard Dansky First published in Diabolical Plots. Read it here. Rated PG. Dear Bluma, I heard that Hershel Schmulewitz, that blockhead, has also presumed to ask for your hand in marriage,

Author : Rebecca Fraimow Narrator : Barbara Krasnoff Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 448: Shaina Rubin Keeps Her Head Under Circumstances Nobody Could Have Expected is a PodCastle original.

Author : Rati Mehrotra Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 449: Piety, Prayer, Peacekeeper, Apocalypse is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Piety, Prayer, Peacekeeper,

Author : Shaenon K. Garrity Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 450: Bonsai is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Bonsai by Shaenon K. Garrity Uterine cancer, the doctor is saying,

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Curtis C. Chen Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Issue 49 of InterGalactic Medicine Show in February 2016. Or Be Forever Fallen by A.

Author : L.P. Lee Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Peter Wood Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Eastlit. For more links and information on butoh see here: Sankai Juku – Clips from Umusuna.

In our first 2017 metacast, we present the Escape Artists (EA) stories that ran in 2016 that are eligible in the upcoming nomination season. PodCastle’s Award Eligible stories from 2016 are all listed below.

Author : Tony Pi Narrator : Curtis C. Chen Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Ricepaper 19.3 in 2014. A Spirited Education by Toni Pi Incense smoke drifted through the air in the apothecary like ribbon...

Author : Kelly Sandoval Narrator : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Daily Science Fiction. Rated R. The Stories She Tells Herself by Kelly Sandoval He stole her skin. Yes, that’s the one.

Author : Megan Arkenberg Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Niteblade Magazine #27 in March of 2014. Godfather by Megan Arkenberg Today is your fourteenth birthday,

Author : Megan Branning Narrator : Louise Ratcliffe Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle Miniature 96: Blackbird Pastry is a PodCastle original. Rated PG Blackbird Pastry by Megan Branning Sing a song of sixpence A pocket full of rye...

Author : Troy Wiggins Narrator : Kimberly Taylor Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in the Long Hidden Anthology in 2014 Rated PG-13 A Score of Roses by Troy Wiggins I. Sunshine flowed through the crowd,

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : Thomas Busby Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Neon #42, February 2016 Mateus Goes Higher by  Natalia Theodoridou Mateus can no longer see the ground from the top of his tower.

Author : Spencer Ellsworth Narrators : Graeme Dunlop, Wilson Fowlie and Kay Steele Host : Matt Dovey Discuss on Forums First published in Heroic Fantasy Quarterly read by Graeme Dunlop (as Lassan), Wilson Fowlie (as Dhar),

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Kate Baker Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 458, ARTEMIS RISING: Home is a House That Loves You is a PodCastle original. Welcome back to Artemis Rising 3!

Author : Petra Kuppers Narrator : Marguerite Croft Host : Bogi Takács Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 459, ARTEMIS RISING: Ice Bar is a PodCastle original. Ice Bar by Petra Kuppers She emerged into the bright sunshine,

Author : Wendi Dunlap Narrator : Kimberly Taylor Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 460, ARTEMIS RISING: The Settlement is a PodCastle original. Violence, adult themes The Settlement by Wendi Dunlap Th...

Author : Siobhan Gallagher Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Isabel Yap Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 461, ARTEMIS RISING: Fated Ink is a PodCastle original. Fated Ink by Siobhan Gallegher The front door goes ding-a-ling and in wa...

Author : K.C. Ball Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Kelly Robson Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 462, ARTEMIS RISING: Stay is a PodCastle original. Stay by K.C. Ball An almost-bass voice said something I didn’t catch.

Author : Lord Dunsany Narrators : Wilson Fowlie, Setsu Uzume, Graeme Dunlop, Matt Dovey, Aidan Doyle, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Cheyenne Wright, Tina Connolly, Steve Anderson, Jen R. Albert, Eric Luke and Amal El-Mohtar Hosts : Peter Wood, M.K.

Author : Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PC 464: Needle Mouth is a PodCastle original. Needle Mouth by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam   When Hana Samsa woke from a fevered nap one a...

Author : Marion Deeds Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 465: Never Truly Yours is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Never Truly Yours By Marion Deeds October 13,

Author : A.J. Fitzwater Narrator : A.J. Fitzwater Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG-13 Blood Stone Water By A.J. Fitzwater Tau bit deeper with her paddle,

Author : Anna Yeatts Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Penumbra. Rated R for disturbing themes and imagery When I Had Eyes, I Didn’t See By Anna Yeatts I had eyes once.

Author : Baker & Dovey Narrator : Aimee Kuzenski Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums No Sh!t, There I Was: An Anthology of Improbable Tales Rated R for adult content How I Became Coruscating Queen of All the Realms,

Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Nina Niskanen Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in the Sockdolager. Sigrid Under the Mountain by Charlotte Ashley After Esja produced sour milk three days in a row,

Author : Ian Muneshwar Narrator : Kaushik Narasimhan Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PC 469: Ravana’s Children is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Ravana’s Children by Ian Muneshwar It was the end of a summer that bur...

Author : Effie Seiberg Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PC 470: The Thirty-Seven Faces of Tokh-Bathon is a PodCastle original. Rated PG. The Thirty-Seven Faces of Tokh-Bathon by Effie Seiberg I’ve...

Author : M.K. Hutchins Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PC 471: The Chaos Village — Part 1 is a PodCastle original. Rated PG The Chaos Village — Part 1 By M.K.

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Discuss on Forums First published in Strange Horizons. Rated PG. Traveling Mercies by Rachael K Jones In the old stories, strangers at the door could be disguised gods,

Author : M.K. Hutchins Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PC 472: The Chaos Village — Part 2 is a PodCastle original. The Chaos Village – Part 2 By M.K.

Author : Shane Halbach Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Rated PG-13.   Flash Fiction Contest Submissions Portal The Wizard of 63rd Street by Shane Halbach 2016 Russell walked past the Check-’...

Author : Kendra Fortmeyer Narrator : Dagny Paul Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Forge Journal Rated PG-13. Asymmetry by Kendra Fortmeyer She arrived at his apartment ten minutes late and discovered th...

Author : Eric Schwitzgebel Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in Unlikely Story Rated PG-13. The Dauphin’s Metaphysics by Eric Schwitzgebel “—which suggests possible applications,

Author : Saladin Ahmed Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Slate Magazine. Welcome to PodCastle’s first Eid issue!

Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Graeme Dunlop Discuss on Forums PC 477: Crickets Sing for Naomi is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Crickets Sing for Naomi By Eden Royce “If these danggone crickets don’t stop following me,...

Author : Naru Dames Sundar Narrator : Arun Jiwa Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 478: A Ghost Among The Mangroves is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 A Ghost Among the Mangroves By Naru Sundar They must have...

Author : Cat Sparks Narrator : Dawn Meredith Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums First published in The Never Never Land. Rated R Dragon Girl By Cat Sparks I fell in love with a dragon boy when I was seventeen.

Author : Sandra M. Odell Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Spirits Tincturek, June 2016 Rated R Ghost of the Shoals By Sandra M. Odell Pharah Dupree always wore her hair up tight. “You ever hear of Muscle Shoals, Manny?” she said one afternoon.

Author : J.J. Roth Narrators : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Jen R. Albert, Dagny Paul, Graeme Dunlop, Setsu Uzume, Matt Dovey, Alasdair Stuart, Marguerite Kenner, Eleanor Wood and Steven Capps Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 480: ...

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Brian Murphy Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 481: What the Fires Burn is a PodCastle original. Rated R What the Fires Burn by A.

Author : Rati Mehrotra Narrator : Kaushik Narasimhan Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 482: The Family Ghost is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 The Family Ghost By Rati Mehrotra The day before she left for h...

Author : Laurence Raphael Brothers Narrator : Austin Malone Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 483: Thirteen Bullets is a PodCastle original. Rated R for adult themes Thirteen Bullets by Laurence Raphael Brothe...

Authors : Aidan Doyle, Matt Dovey and Shveta Thakrar Narrators : Nina Brady, Ramakrishnan and Julie Hoverson Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood “In Spring, the Dawn. In Summer, the Night.” is a PodCastle original.

Author : Andrea Tang Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 485: Cassandra Writes Out of Order is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Cassandra Writes Out of Order By Andrea Tang NOTE: The story “Cassandra Writ...

Author : Heather Rose Jones Narrator : Pip Hoskins Host : Rachael K. Jones Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 486: Hyddwen is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Hyddwen by Heather Rose Jones Morvyth verch Rys na vynnei wr,

Author : Alix E. Harrow Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Shimmer. Rated PG-13 A Whisper in the Weld By Alix E. Harrow Isa died in a sudden suffocation of boiling ...

Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Chloë Yates Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Wood First published in Lamplight Vol. V Issue III. Rated PG-13 Crossing by A. C. Wise Emma Rose is four years old the first time she enters the ocean alone.

Author : Anaea Lay Narrator : Cian Mac Mahon Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 489: Emshalur’s Hand Stays is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Emshalur’s Hand Stays By Anaea Lay I returned to Irishem with three sources of power: ...

Author : Matthew Claxton Narrator : Tanja Milojevic  Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 490: The Names of the Sky is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. The Names of the Sky by Matthew Claxton Zoya wished one of...

Author : Joanne Anderton Narrator : A.J. Fitzwater Host : Graeme Dunlop Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published by In Sunshine Bright and Darkness Deep. Rated R for adult content Bullets by Joanne Anderton It had once been a ...

Author : L.P. Lee Narrator : Alexa Ahn Host : Graeme Dunlop Discuss on Forums Previously published by Eastlit March 2015. Rated PG-13 The White Fox by L. P. Lee Five days have passed since I was a prisoner in those red brick walls,

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums The Fall Shall Further the Flight In Me By Rachael K. Jones There are things that fly and things that fall.

Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Upcoming anthology, “Sword and Sonnet” an anthology of stories devoted to the union of battle and poetry — lyrical,

Author : Malon Edwards Narrator : Mandaly Louis-Charles Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Shadow Man, Sack Man, Half Dark, Half Light By Malon Edwards You keep running, even though you know you can’t escape the fifty-foot-tall Pogo.

Author : Jessi Cole Jackson Narrator : Dagny Paul Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Content Warning: Self-harm/suicide Seven Things That Oughtn’t Cut Me By Jessi Cole Jackson They say troll girls appear only in brilliant shades of armore...

Hi there! A short metacast to tell you all about our new websites. Transcript follows for those who who prefer to read along. Transcript (Alasdair) Hi there! This is Alasdair! (Marguerite) And this is Marguerite!

Author : Suyi Davies Okungbowa Narrator : Solomon Osadolo Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 496: When You Find Such a Thing is a PodCastle original. When You Find Such a Thing By Suyi Davies Okungbowa Yes,

Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Six Jobs By Tim Pratt   1.   Exterminator’s Helper I was eleven when a little man with watery eyes who blinked and sniffed all the time shuffled into my...

Author : L. Chan Narrator : Julia Patt Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Chasing Flowers by L. Chan Lian’s world is flat. Not just the landscape, which extends as far as the eye can see, horizon to horizon under the rolling twilight flux.

Author : Sarah Monette Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood National Geographic on Assignment: The Unicorn Enclosure by Sarah Monette In the unicorn enclosure, all five unicorns are clustered along the fence,

Authors : Aimee Ogden, Shawn Proctor and Katherine Kendig Narrators : Alasdair Stuart, Tatiana Grey and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Three Cats at the End of the World By Aimee Ogden On the heath at the beginning and the end of the world,

Authors : Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Hosts : Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind Audio Producer : Peter Wood Maiden, Mother, Crone By Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky The mule nipped at Marjan’s hand as she burdened it with her pack...

Authors : Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood PodCastle 501: The Christmas Abomination from Beyond the Back of the Stars is a PodCastle original.

Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Charlotte Ashley Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Wood Zilal and the Many-Folded Puzzle Ship By Charlotte Ashley When Zilal Saleebaan Kamal was six years old, she built her first ship in a bottle.

Author : N.K. Jemisin Narrator : Laurice White Host : Tanya DePass Audio Producer : Peter Wood Originally published in Postscripts Rated R; contains language, violence, and disturbing imagery circa Hurricane Katrina.

Author : DaVaun Sanders Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 504: Words Never Lost is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Words Never Lost by DaVaun Sanders Imala spat on the schoolhouse’s ...

Author : LaShawn M. Wanak Narrators : Jen R. Albert and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Rated PG-13 for mild language. There Are No Wrong Answers by LaShawn M. Wanak Please select the answer below that feels most c...

Author : Sabrina Vourvoulias Narrator : Sandra Espinoza Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Fat Girl in a Strange Land. Contains nondescriptive references to sexual abuse. Rated PG-13 for noble luchadores and kickass luchadoras.

Author : Julie C. Day Narrator : Lisa Hicks Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previous published in Interzone 271. Rated PG-13. Take cover: contains more than 5 F-bombs. Sarnai I sit at my kitchen table and watch as my so...

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : Tanja Milojevic  Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in KROnline. Rated PG-13, for war and all its wounds and sorrow.

Author : A. T. Greenblatt Narrator : Mike Flinchum Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published in Mothership Zeta. Rated PG for Mild Language and Bold Monsters. A Non-Hero’s Guide to The Road of Monsters By A.

Author : Ryan Row Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published by Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. Content warning for the death of a child. They make my heart out of stone.

Author : Julian Mortimer Smith Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published by Urban Fantasy Magazine (December 2014). Rated PG. Desperation was the worst thing you could bring to the Em...

Author : Carrow Narby Narrator : Becky Stinemetze Host : Eleanor Wood Audio Producer : Peter Wood Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PodCastle 512, ARTEMIS RISING: Scar Clan is a PodCastle original. PG-13, for graphic monster gore.

Author : Eleanna Castroianni Narrator : Danielle Imara Host : Stefani Cox Audio Producer : Peter Wood Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PodCastle 513, ARTEMIS RISING: We Head for the Horizon and Return with Bloodshot Eyes is a PodCastle original...

Author : Stephanie Charette Narrator : Robin McLeavy Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PodCastle 514, ARTEMIS RISING: My Heart the Bullet in the Chamber is a PodCastle original. Rated R,

Author : Suzan Palumbo Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : Elora Gatts Audio Producer : Peter Wood Artist : Geneva Benton Discuss on Forums PodCastle 515, ARTEMIS RISING: Propagating Peonies is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13.

Author : Saladin Ahmed Narrator : Steve Anderson Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Rags & Bones, edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt. Rated R. Contains violence, including gore.

Author : Scott Lynch Narrators : Norm Sherman, Peter Wood, Dave Thompson, Wilson Fowlie, M.K. Hobson, Graeme Dunlop, Anna Schwind, Ann Leckie, Alasdair Stuart, Rachel Swirsky and Marshal Latham Host : Peter Wood Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on F...

Author : N.K. Jemisin Narrator : Laurice White Host : Eden Royce Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Postscripts. Rated R: Contains Language, Violence, and Disturbing Imagery circa Hurricane Katrina.

Author : Rachael K. Jones Narrator : K. Tempest Bradford Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Wood Originally published in Crossed Genres, Issue #20, August 2014. Read it here. Rated R: Contains violence.

Author : Ken Liu Narrator : Rajan Khanna Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated PG. Editors’ note: This episode originally aired as PodCastle ...

Author : Charlotte Ashley Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published in Fantasy & Science Fiction. Rated PG-13 for honorable duelists and some less honorable warfare.

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Kate Baker Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published in Fireside Fiction. Rated PG for vengeful mountains and the accursed dead.

Author : C. L. Clark Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh PodCastle 519: Burning Season is a PodCastle original. Rating: PG-13, for things unspeakable. Burning Season By C. L.

Author : Langley Hyde Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 520: One Day, My Dear, I’ll Shower You with Rubies is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 for broken hearts and rolling heads.

Author : L. S. Johnson Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in the Sirens anthology by World Weaver Press. Rated R, for all the weaknesses of flesh (and how it tears be...

Author : Lina Rather Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Shimmer Magazine in March 2017. Rated R. Extinctions By Lina Rather Your mother taught you three things,

Author : Nibedita Sen Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Anathema Magazine. Rated PG-13 for greedy ghosts squishing internal organs.

Author : Kathryn McMahon Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Flame Tree’s gothic fantasy anthology Pirates & Ghosts: Short Stories. Rated R for blood, guts, and monstrous appetites.

Author : Kelly Stewart Narrator : Julie Hoverson Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG-13. Rabbit Grass by Kelly Stewart Mama says,

Author : Farah Naz Rishi Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : S. A. Chakraborty Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 526: When Shadow Confronts Sun is a PodCastle original. Rated: PG-13. When Shadow Confronts Sun By Farah Naz Rishi [All...

Authors : Effie Seiberg, Paul Alex Gray and Ellen Klages Narrators : Wilson Fowlie, Kaylin Norman-Slack and M.K. Hobson Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums “Recipe: 1 Universe” was previously published by Galaxy’s Edge...

Author : L. S. Johnson Narrator : Dagny Paul Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously Published by New Haven Review Issue 20. Rated PG-13 for hard choices and the treasures they produce.

Author : L. D. Lewis Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by FIYAH Literary Magazine #1 Rated PG-13 for violent captivity and violent rebirth. Chesirah By L. D.

Author : Penny Stirling Narrator : Julia Rios Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Lackington’s. Rated PG-13. This episode is run in honor of Non-Binary People’s Day on July 14.

Author : E. Nesbit Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums From Edith Nesbit’s classic collection The Book of Dragons, which is in the public domain. You can find the whole thing here.

Author : Rati Mehrotra Narrator : Srikripa Krishna Prasad Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in the anthology Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories.

Author : Eden Royce Narrator : Laurice White Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published in Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror. Rated PG-13, for the donning of gory suits.

Author : Kai Ashante Wilson Narrator : Sofia Quintero Hosts : Erin Roberts, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Justina Ireland Audio Producers : Peter Behravesh and Graeme Dunlop Discuss on Forums This story was originally published by TOR.com.

Author : Cat Rambo Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place. Note that this is one part of a two-part episode.

Author : Cat Rambo Narrator : Graeme Dunlop Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Graeme Dunlop Discuss on Forums Originally published in Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place. Note that this is one part of a two-part episode.

Author : Ken Liu Narrators : Curtis C. Chen, Dagny Paul, Eleanor Wood, Stefani Cox, Wilson Fowlie, Matt Dovey, Jen R. Albert, Peter Behravesh, Setsu Uzume and Craig Jackson Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originall...

Author : Andrea Corbin Narrator : Blythe Haynes Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Shimmer. Rated PG-13. Itself at the Heart Of – Poetry Generator!

Author : Sandra M. Odell Narrator : Anson Mount Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at GigaNotoSaurus. This story also appears in Sandra’s collection Godfall and Other Stories.

Authors : Y.M. Pang, Lynne M. MacLean and A.C. MacLachlan Narrators : Setsu Uzume, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jen R. Albert Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 540: Flash Fiction Extravaganza!

Author : Brittany Pladek Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Ideomancer. Rated PG-13. Andromache and the Dragon By Brittany Pladek The dragon stood on the shore.

Author : Kelly Robson Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at tor.com. Rated R for adult themes. The Drabblecast is relaunching!

Author : Kelly Robson Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at tor.com. Rated R for adult themes. Waters of Versailles by Kelly Robson [Note: This is Part 2 of a three-part ...

Author : Kelly Robson Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Jen R. Albert Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally publishing at tor.com. You can buy Kelly Robson’s book, Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, now.

Author : Chris Kuriata Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Diabolical Plots. Content warning: Some disturbing imagery. Rated R.

Author : A.C. Wise Narrator : Dave Thompson Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre edited by Paula Guran. Rated PG.

Author : Evan Dicken Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in the Utter Fabrication anthology by Mad Scientist Journal. Rated PG-13, for the weird ways of houses.

Author : Ashley Blooms Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by On Spec (under the title “Second Born”). Content warning: Death of a child Rated R.

Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrators : Peter Behravesh, Tina Connolly and Jen R. Albert Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at Shimmer. Rated PG-13. Fixer, Worker,

Author : Danny Lore Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in FIYAH. Rated R for strong language and violence. The Last Exorcist by Danny Lore  Author’s Note: Thi...

Author : J. P. Sullivan Narrator : Tanja Milojevic  Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Baen Books, grand prize winner of their 2017 Fantasy Adventure Contest.   Rated PG-13,

Author : Shelly Jones Narrator : Kate Baker Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Luna Station Quarterly. Rated PG. The Watchers by Shelly Jones He did not know why he had agreed to marry her.

Author : Stefani Cox Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 553: Grounded Women Never Fly is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Sound effects used in the host spot are in the pu...

Author : Tim Pratt Narrator : Brie Code Hosts : Setsu Uzume and Peter Behravesh Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 554: Hosting the Solstice is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. Sound effects used in the host spot are in the ...

Author : Malon Edwards Narrator : Mandaly Louis-Charles Host : Aidan Doyle Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Sword & Sonnet. Rated PG-13. Previous PodCastle episodes in this series: PodCastle 387: The Half Dark ...

Author : Lora Gray Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Shimmer. Content warnings for self-harm, suicide, and body dysmorphia.  Rated R.

Author : Frank Stockton Narrator : Jen R. Albert Hosts : Setsu Uzume and Peter Behravesh Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums This story was originally published in 1885 and is in the public domain.

Author : A. T. Greenblatt Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG. SFX used in the host spot of this episode can be found here: https://free...

Author : Troy Wiggins Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Hosts : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Jen R. Albert, Setsu Uzume, Peter Behravesh and C. L. Clark Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at Strange Horizons.

Author : Sara Saab Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : C. L. Clark Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG-13. Suddenwall By Sara Saab In the amnesty-city of Vannat,

Author : Lina Rather Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Gamut. Rated R. Baby Teeth By Lina Rather Laura watched from the window while Mama took the salt packets they’d ...

Author : A. M. Dellamonica Narrator : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Mojo: Conjure Stories, edited by Nalo Hopkinson. Content warning for violence and gore. Rated R.

Author : Victoria Sandbrook Narrator : Sofia Quintero Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Sword & Sonnet. Rated PG-13. El Cantar de la Reina Bruja By Victoria Sandbrook Mothers, hear me!

Author : Eliza Chan Narrator : Sofia Quintero Host : Elora Gatts Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Previously published by World Weaver Press in their Sirens anthology. Rated: R, for the vengeful justice of seafolk.

Author : Wendy Nikel Narrator : Veronica Giguere Host : Ace Ratcliff Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums PodCastle 565, ARTEMIS RISING: I Am Fire; I Am Tears is a PodCastle original. PG,

Authors : Amanda Helms and Hester J. Rook Narrators : Maxine L. Moore and Nadia Niaz Host : Julian K. Jarboe Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums “Starr Striker Should Remain Capitol City’s Resident Superhero,

Author : Kai Hudson Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums PodCastle 567, ARTEMIS RISING: The Weaver Retires is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for domestic abuse and fatpho...

Author : Suzan Palumbo Narrator : S.B. Divya Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published at Anathema. Content warning for violence against women. Rated: PG-13, for predators and prey.

Author : Francesca Forrest Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producers : Peter Behravesh and Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons. Rated R. This episode is a part of our Tales from the Vaults ser...

Author : Rafaela Ferraz Narrator : Carlo Matos Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 570: Elegy for a Slaughtered Swine is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. The PodCastle forums flash fiction contest is on!

Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Hamilton Perez Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Kaleidotrope. Rated PG-13. The first time Bella, Alice, and I exorcised a demon it was an accident: a pentagr...

Author : Marie Brennan Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Children of a Different Sky, edited by Alma Alexander. Rated PG. Into the Wind by Marie Brennan The tenements presented a blank face...

Author : Sarah Pinsker Narrator : Dave Robison Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Lightspeed and a 2019 Hugo Finalist for Best Short Story. Rated PG-13.

Author : Alex Jennings Narrator : Laurice White Host : Eden Royce Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 574: Mister Dog is a PodCastle original. Drug use; abuse to animals Rated R, for sex, drugs, and haunted souls.

Author : Mary de Morgan Narrator : Eleanor Wood Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh This story is in the public domain. Rated G. A Toy Princess By Mary de Morgan (1850–1907) More than a thousand years ago,

Author : Vajra Chandrasekera Narrator : Peter Behravesh Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Liminal. Rated: PG-13, for cursing at heaven’s door. When Leopard’s-Bane Came to the Door of Third Hea...

Author : Karuna Riazi Narrator : Farah Naz Rishi Host : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 577: Temptation is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13. A special episode in celebration of Eid al-Fitr,

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Eliza Chan Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Sword and Sonnet. Rated PG. The Bone Poet and God by Matt Dovey Ursula lifted her snout to look at the mountain.

Author : G. V. Anderson Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated R, for human parts sundered and sold. I Am Not I by G. V.

Author : G. V. Anderson Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated: R, for human parts sundered and sold. I Am Not I by G. V.

Author : Merc Fenn Wolfmoor Narrator : Brian Murphy Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Submerged anthology, edited by S.C. Butler and Joshua Palmatier.  Content warning: sexual assault Rated R, for lustful magic.

Author : José Pablo Iriarte Narrator : Karlo Yeager Rodríguez Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published by Strange Horizons. Rated: PG-13, for harsh memories not one’s own. Life in Stone, Glass,

Author : J. P. Sullivan Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Previously published in the August 2017 issue of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.

Author : An Owomoyela Narrator : MarBelle Host : C. L. Clark Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Eclipse Online. You can read it here! Rated R, for reference to war and wartime atrocities. In Metal,

Author : Jennifer Hudak Narrator : Jen R. Albert Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 585: Getaway is a PodCastle original. Content warnings for disordered eating, body dysmorphia, and mild body horror.

Author : Auston Habershaw Narrator : Matt Dovey Host : Matt Dovey Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Rated PG-13, incl blood, violence, and many deaths (sort of)!

Author : Samantha Mills Narrator : C. L. Clark Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published in Strange Horizons. Rated: PG, for a parent guiding herself home. Strange Waters By Samantha Mills Fisherwoman Mi...

Author : Premee Mohamed Narrator : Peter Behravesh Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums First published in Principia Ponderosa anthology by Third Flatiron Press, March 2017. Rated: PG-13, for the harsh demands of gods.

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