Things on the Doorstep
Alex here. Good news! I have a significant problem with floor space in my garage!
Starting this coming weekend, I am going to start the process of packing boxes and... Read more
SECRET MYSTERY BONUS
The feedback we've been receiving all points to the creation of a challenge coin as our SECRET MYSTERY BONUS. We’re going for a good quality coin that has a nice... Read more
February Campaign Update
Hey y’all, Alex here. I have finally assembled the Advance Reader Copy of the book and have sent it off to the beta readers. I am nailing down final details... Read more
And, as we used to say, that’s our show.
Well, THIS show.
No more essays. No more stretch goals. No more reminding ourselves that mentioning this four times... Read more
Personal Essay: Alasdair Stuart
I have a story for you . . .
Have you ever noticed that absence right before your make a really good decision? It’s like the volume is turned... Read more
Personal Essay: Marguerite Kenner
I can’t think of a better way to say this, so let’s go with the trope — I wouldn’t be sitting where I am today, writing this, if not for... Read more
We’ve funded! And under 48 hours to go! Thank you all so much!
Stretch Goal: Audiobook
From the beginning, the most important stretch goal to us has always... Read more
Personal Essay: Dave Robison
Fiction holds a mirror up to the world and asks a question.
Horror Fiction does the same thing . . . but it turns out the lights first. ... Read more
Personal Essay: David Steffen
Pseudopod was my gateway into audio fiction. My very first acceptance letter was from Pseudopod, for “The Disconnected” a story which I am still very proud of. My very first... Read more
Personal Essay: Chris Lewis Carter
It's hard to believe over four years have passed since Pseudopod C:/Run Kill Screen, but IF (they hadn't) THEN (I wouldn't be where I am today) #CreativelySpeaking.
Okay, my computer... Read more
Update: Final Weekend!
Thanks so much to everyone who has backed us! This is our final weekend and we have 20% left to go.
Thanks to everyone who has been sharing so far.... Read more
A Pre-History of Pseudopod by Shawn M. Garrett
When I took over editing PSEUDOPOD in November of 2010, I realized that to do the task justice I would need to seriously think about what the podcast was and... Read more
Personal Essay: Graeme Dunlop
In 2009, I chanced upon Pseudopod in a post by Wil Wheaton:
“Today’s entry is something I love, that probably wouldn’t be able to exist in any other medium... Read more
Join Alasdair, Alex and Shawn TODAY -- Wednesday, November 16th -- over at r/horror starting at Noon Pacific / 3 pm Eastern / 8 pm UTC. You've got questions, they've... Read more
Personal Essay: Britany Hancock
I have the picture perfect family. Loving husband. Two wonderful, beautiful girls. But deep down inside, I’m a pessimist that hates the world and loves horror (I have a spot-on... Read more
Personal Essay: Dagny Paul
When people ask me how I got into horror, I have a stock answer.
“When I was in fifth grade,” I say, “I had a really fantastic English teacher. That... Read more
Personal Essay: Matthew M. Foster
I was slow to leap into the world of audio-lit. It took something close to home: Eugie Foster’s sale of “The Life and Times of Penguin” to Escape Pod. A... Read more
Preview: "In the Deepest, Darkest Holes" by Damien Angelica Walters
One of the original stories that will appear in For Mortal Things Unsung is "In the Deepest, Darkest Holes" by Damien Angelica Walters. This is the second of the original... Read more
New backer levels!
We have reached 300 backers, and with less than $10K to go we've added some more levels for you and your friends to consider helping us hit our funding goal.... Read more
Personal Essay: Rachael K. Jones
I could write volumes about what Pseudopod has been to me: as a listener, a fan, an Escape Artists volunteer, and as a guest host and narrator. Over the years,... Read more
Personal Essay: Tina Connolly
Podcasting connects people. I really believe this. You take a story, a strong story, one that was already going to affect its reader. And you deliver it through a new... Read more
Personal Essay: Tad Callin
“But, I don’t like horror,” I thought.
That was my first reaction when Steve Eley announced the launch of Escape Pod’s first sister podcast.
Horror fiction was something... Read more
Personal Essay: Victoria Winnick
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how horror treats monsters.
They’re frequently portrayed as antagonistic, almost always dangerous in some way, and of course horrific, whether through behaviour... Read more
Preview: Notes on the Writing of Horror: A Story by Thomas Ligotti
One of the reprint stories that will appear in For Mortal Things Unsungis "Notes on the Writing of Horror: A Story" by Thomas Ligotti. Since we passed 275 backers,... Read more
Personal Essay: Brian Lieberman
I’m not sure there’s one other person who’s been exposed to Pseudopod Towers as long as I have. Certainly not during such formative years. As such, they monitor and regularly... Read more
Personal Essay: Chelsea Davis
I’ve just settled into my seat for a flight from Florida to San Francisco, and my back is already killing me. The chronic lumbar pain that has for the past... Read more
Personal Essay: Jonathan M. Chaffin
Picture a darkened apartment about a decade ago, festooned with all manner of skulls and knives and movies and books. A poster for “Return of the Living Dead” (“THEY’RE BACK... Read more
Preview: "Walk in Beauty" by Jim Bihyeh
One of the original stories that will appear in For Mortal Things Unsung is "Walk in Beauty" by Jim Bihyeh. This is the first of the story previews, as chosen by... Read more
Personal Essay: Moaner T. Lawrence
Hi, I’m Moaner T. Lawrence, and I haven’t taken a writing class since freshman year of college. I began what would eventually become my writing career at an office job... Read more
Personal Essay: Alice M. Phillips
Watch out for horror writers! wrote Gene Wolfe in my copy of Strange Birdsat Balticon in 2006. It should have occurred to me to watch out for horror podcasters,... Read more
Personal Essay: Ben Phillips
What was I thinking when I decided to spend countless hours on a project I knew would never pay out? Any profits went to increasing pay to authors, no questions... Read more
Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach 50% in just over a week into the campaign. Please share with your friends and on your media feeds and spread... Read more
Personal Essay: Mighty Mur Lafferty
I think people have been lamenting that people don’t read enough forever, except for the times that there was a lot of pearl clutching over women reading novels and getting... Read more
Personal Essay: Sandra M. Odell
When asked to write an essay for the Pseudopod Kickstarter, I was encouraged to write about what audio horror fiction means to me, or, barring that, how Pseudopod and the... Read more
Personal Essay: Karen Bovenmyer
Pseudopod was instrumental at the beginning of my writing career. I was invited to submit to a horror anthology by an editor I admired—I thought I knew very little about... Read more
More backer levels for book lovers!
You love reading, so we’ve added some items to bring the count up to 13.
Missed funding The Long List Anthology? Just want eBooks? We’ve got you covered by adding... Read more
"Telling Scary Stories" a personal essay by A.C. Wise
When I was young and my friends and I would have sleepovers, we would tell each other ghost stories. Huddled in our sleeping bags with the lights out, we would... Read more
For Mortal Things Unsung: Table of Contents Announcement
Pseudopod is putting together the first anthology to be released by Escape Artists. This is an integral part of our first Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our narrators. For... Read more
"To Find Grace in Speaking Shadows" a personal essay by Matt Wallace
When I heard my first story richly narrated on an episode of Pseudopod, I was still the kind of young accompanied by awareness as dim as a radio tube light... Read more
Personal Essay: Jon Padgett
In September of 2014, I wrote the following to a writer friend: “I am 99.99% sure that ‘20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism’ will not be accepted by Pseudopod.” Mind you,... Read more
"I Will Tell the Audient Void: My History in Audio Horror" a personal essay by Orrin Grey
My first exposure to audio horror came in the form of some short story books-on-tape that my local library had when I was a kid. “The Yellow Wallpaper” and a... Read more
Personal Essay: Ian Stuart
Reading for Pseudopod has always been fun—right from the word go—but it’s always been a challenge as well. Most Pseudopod stories are in the 4,500-6,000 word range, and that works... Read more
First update and Personal Essay: Alex Hofelich
Thanks to all the folks who have backed and shared already. We are humbled by the response and we look forward to working with all of you and... Read more