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Title: EscapePod stories for PseudoPod listeners
Post by: Fenrix on August 25, 2012, 10:25:23 AM
The challenge was issued in this poll thread (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=4980.0) to show folks that there’s a lot more material on the other two podcasts that will appeal to the listeners who gravitate towards one. I’ve already done posts pointing EscapePod (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=5878.0) and Pocastle (http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=5295.0) listeners to PseudoPod. Take a look at those and add your opinions in any of these threads as to which stories I missed, and if you think I missed the mark on some of these. I'm also trying my hand at pointing PseudoPod folks to the other two.

I’ll admit, I mostly swim in PseudoPod’s murky waters. However, I’ve ventured out, sometimes on my own, sometimes on recommendation, and unearthed some shiny gizmos. I haven't wandered too deep into the extensive back catalog of EscapePod, so I'm going to need some help on this one. For those of y’all who enjoy wandering the mind-crushing horrors of the vastness of space and the insignificance of humanity, I think you would benefit from listening to the following:

EP 182: The Story of late Mr. Elvesham (http://escapepod.org/2008/11/01/ep182-the-story-of-the-late-mr-elvesham/)
Classic H.G. Wells is a cautionary tale of making bargains and understanding the fine print.

EP 209: On the Eyeball Floor (http://escapepod.org/2009/07/30/ep209-on-the-eyeball-floor/)
Effectively written creepy piece with a great reading.

EP 214: Sinner, Baker, Fablist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast (http://escapepod.org/2009/09/03/ep214/)
Eugie Foster's stories tend to blur the lines between the sub-genres we feel compelled to create. The anthropology and world building in this one sticks with you and gives you a lot to think about.

EP 218: Ode to Katan Amano (http://escapepod.org/2009/10/01/ep218-ode-to-katan-amano/)
Dark mood piece. It evoked feelings of Pseudopod 018: Oranges, Lemons and Thou Beside Me, although I enjoyed the awfulness of that story more. This story is not for everyone, so buyer beware.

EP 228: Everything That Matters (http://escapepod.org/2009/12/10/ep228-everything-that-matters/)
Awesome ribbon shark and body horror wrapped around an underwater heist tale.

EP 279: Conditional Love (http://escapepod.org/2011/02/11/ep279-conditional-love/)
What a horrible story. Stunningly horrifying. A plausibly well-meaning but awful and self-centered person doing the wrong things.

When I look to add more to this list, this is probably a good place to start (although it would miss great mood pieces like H.G.Wells and Tina Connolly):
http://escapepod.org/category/podcasts/rated-r/


Title: Re: EscapePod stories for PseudoPod listeners
Post by: Umbrageofsnow on September 11, 2012, 11:27:59 PM
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest, ... is possibly the greatest horror story ever podcast on Escape Pod. Here are my runners-up:

EP 100: Nightfall by Isaac Asimov - Classic tale of madness gripping an alien civilization.

EP 208: An Almanac for the Alien Invaders by Merrie Haskell - The horrors of becoming a conquered people. It's PG-13 but the ending still gives me shivers.

EP 248: Spar by Kij Johnson - Repodcast from Clarkesworld, this one won all the awards for a reason. Icky in a way I love.

EP 249: Little M@tch Girl by Heather Shaw - My favorite of the dark futuristic drug use stories.

EP 271: God of the Lower Level by Charles M. Saplak - A bit more lighthearted than the others, but still a twist on a classic horror scenario.

EP 298: The Things by Peter Watts - John Carpenter's "The Thing" from The Thing's POV. Repodcast from Clarkesworld. Absolutely amazing and terrifying. True horror.

EP 316: Site Fourteen by Laura Anne Gilman - If the Space Program were set in the ocean. Some people didn't like the ending to this one, but I enjoyed the understatement. I found the whole story tense and a bit horrific.

EP 330: The Ghost of a Girl Who Never Lived by Keffy R.M. Kehrli - Mind Copying errors can be pretty scary. Moreso being an unloved child with no control over your own fate.

EP 337: Counting Cracks by George R. Galuschak - Autistic kids versus terrifying monsters and a mysterious civilization-destroying signal. An inexplicable apocalypse.

EP 339: "Run," Bakri Says by Ferrett Steinmetz - Besides the science fictional conceit, this is really an exploration of madness and how we can be driven to murder. Psychological horror.


Title: Re: EscapePod stories for PseudoPod listeners
Post by: Fenrix on December 10, 2014, 03:50:24 PM
EP369 : Passengers (http://escapepod.org/2012/11/08/ep369-passengers/)


Title: Re: EscapePod stories for PseudoPod listeners
Post by: Chicken Ghost on October 19, 2015, 12:07:37 AM
EP 390 - Cerbo Un Vitra Ujo http://escapepod.org/2013/04/04/ep390-cerbo-un-vitra-ujo/ (http://escapepod.org/2013/04/04/ep390-cerbo-un-vitra-ujo/)
Girl goes looking for her missing boyfriend, but has some trouble tracking him by the clues he's left behind.
Body horror, rape, unhappy ending


Title: Re: EscapePod stories for PseudoPod listeners
Post by: Tim Tylor on November 04, 2015, 12:38:49 AM
EP415 The Nightmare Lights of Mars (http://escapepod.org/2013/09/27/ep415-nightmare-lights-mars/)

Have to say, I really wish "The Things" had gone to Pseudopod; that story is in desperate need of an Alasdair extro.


Title: Re: EscapePod stories for PseudoPod listeners
Post by: Marguerite on June 19, 2017, 04:00:27 AM
EP415 The Nightmare Lights of Mars (http://escapepod.org/2013/09/27/ep415-nightmare-lights-mars/)

Have to say, I really wish "The Things" had gone to Pseudopod; that story is in desperate need of an Alasdair extro.

This would make an awesome suggestion for the Patreon non-fic show...
---Marguerite