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