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Pseudopod is a weekly horror podcast magazine that publishes chilling short stories from some of the genre's best authors in audio format. It was first made public in 2006.

Although Pseudopod does not publish science fiction and fantasy stories, leaving these to its sister podcasts Escape Pod (science fiction) and PodCastle (fantasy), there are no set rules on content, especially given that these genres often crossover.


  • A production of Escape Artists, Inc, Escape Pod is produced and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.


* Contents derived from the Marietta, Georgia,
United States of America (USA),
Escape Artists, Inc , 2006- version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Upon the Midnight Clear, Stephen Dedman , single work short story horror
Note: Podcast: #017 (2006)
What You Wish For, Stephen Dedman , single work short story horror
A frustrated male finds ill-fated solace with a shape-changing succubus. The demon manifests for intercourse in various feminine forms including a disastrous incarnation of the man's ex-girlfriend, whose plump thighs and sagging breasts are apparently not worth reinventing. But his realised fantasy life eventually proves even less desirable than unfortunate reality.
Note: Podcast: #020 (2007)
Honest Ghosts, Stephen Dedman , single work short story horror
Note: Podcast: #024 (2007). Read by Ben Phillips.
Tumble, Trent Jamieson , single work short story fantasy horror

'"My Daniel’s out there." Mother Beet crossed her stick-thin legs, lit a cigarillo, then offered me one. I shook my head, staring into the black hollows where her eyes should be. Black hollows that held my measure, nonetheless, and stared back. Tiny brown cockroaches nested in the right orbit. They bubbled and hissed, irritated by the smoke perhaps. "I can feel him, sure’s the memory of spittin’ the bastard, bloody and blind-eyed, out of me womb."

I sat, and her smoke-bound mutterings washed against me. Folk like that, their words are weighty. You listen and not without fear.

[Source: Pseudopod]

Note: Podcast: #074 (2008). Read by Cheyenne Wright
The House of Jack's Girls, Lee Battersby , single work short story horror

Podcast #616 (12 October 2018). Narrated by Chloë Yates

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First known date: 2006
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