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 on: November 17, 2017, 08:43:03 PM 
Started by danooli - Last post by effie
Hi everyone! I'm Effie, the writer. If you had any thoughts I'd love to hear 'em! Or if you just wanted to argue about how humanity would deal with people with actual superhero-like powers. Or if you wanted to tell me that Safeway holiday cookies are divine and what am I doing denigrating them. (You could, but you're wrong. Those things are awful.) Either way! I'd love to hear from you.


 on: November 17, 2017, 08:15:34 PM 
Started by Scuba Man - Last post by Fenrix
I haven't seen an invite to the content.  I am getting the thank you letters, but that is all.  I would like to check out the latest Halloween parade notes.


Have you checked your spam folder?

 on: November 17, 2017, 04:49:19 PM 
Started by Scuba Man - Last post by Dwango
I haven't seen an invite to the content.  I am getting the thank you letters, but that is all.  I would like to check out the latest Halloween parade notes.


 on: November 17, 2017, 11:38:01 AM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by jrderego
Kurt Vonneguys
The Great War Podcast
Comedy Button
How did this get Made

 on: November 17, 2017, 10:26:51 AM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by eytanz
Escape Pod 602: Trash Talk

AUTHOR: Holly Schofield
NARRATOR: [urk=]Robert Gonyo[/url]
HOST: Mur Lafferty


I’m not a complainer, not me. I roll with the punches. I’ll be just another dead trash collector in about ten minutes but, hey, that’s okay. My son won’t die and, here’s a bonus, my life insurance policy will pay out.

Unless they consider it suicide.

Here we are, hugging in the middle of my living room, me in my robo-assist, my fists locked behind Ricky’s head, up high, like a boxer’s. Ricky, that’s my son, he’s pinned right against my chest.

I can’t see much now, things are blurry; must be sweat that’s in my eyes. Maybe that’ll save me ’cause it’ll short out the servos sooner or later. That was a joke. I’m hanging tough. By the way, guys, before you do anything down at the cop shop with this voice record, edit out all the emotional crap Ricky and I said earlier at the beginning, like right when it started recording, okay? Kinda embarrassing.

Listen to this week’s Escape Pod!

 on: November 16, 2017, 09:32:34 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Bdoomed
PseudoPod 568: The Room in the Other House

by Kristi Demeester
Narrated by Alasdair Stuart

PseudoPod 568: The Room in the Other House is a PseudoPod original.

I’ve counted the moments we once had over and over. Tried to hold them in my hands as if they were solid, but in the end, there is nothing except for the dark scar tracing against my palm. If I squint, it looks like a worm. If I squint, it’s almost like you’re still here.

We found the house when we weren’t looking. Driving along back roads because there was nothing else to do. We’d had too much to drink the night before and needed coffee and open air that tasted of rainwater and the cloying scent of rotting wood. You took the turns too fast, and I squealed and pretended to be angry, but you grinned through all of it, and it was the kind of dangerous smile I loved.

“What if we just never went back?” you said, but it was a conversation we were always having. There was the house we’d just moved into. The one with the extra two-stall garage and bonus room. Space for your workshop. Space for all of that scrapped metal you called a “project.” There was the dog we adopted together when we decided this thing we were doing was more forever than not. There were Monday mornings and paychecks and doctor’s appointments and phone calls. We were not the kind of people to disappear.

And then you did.

Listen to this week's PseudoPod.

 on: November 16, 2017, 07:49:27 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by Fenrix
This was a really nice optimistic piece, and the work of the development team was effectively drawn. It hit all of the right emotional beats without feeling manipulative. Also awesome that the author popped in to say hi!

 on: November 16, 2017, 04:10:28 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Kaa
Nice story. I had some trouble getting into it at the beginning, and then something fortuitous happened, and there was some sort of glitch in the recording so I had to go to the website to read along....

And I ended up with 15 tabs open in my browser from looking up various words from the story that, had I been driving or otherwise occupied while listening, I would have missed. I'm glad I took the time, because it did help get into the story more.

And then that ending! Nicely done. That turned out a lot creepier than I suspected it would from the humble beginning. Really enjoyed it. Smiley

(Also, I kind of want to try Hobnobs, jollof rice, and ogbono soup. Never did figure out what Bama meant, but maybe someone here knows and will tell me. Smiley )

 on: November 16, 2017, 02:16:35 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Ocicat
PodCastle 496: When You Find Such a Thing

by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
read by Solomon Osadolo
hosted by Setsu Uzume

A PodCastle original

Rated PG-13.

Yes, I know meeting my girlfriend’s parents wasn’t on my to-do list for the next few forevers, but it happens that Gbemi is the slyest babe I’ve dated, so I should’ve known, ba? One minute we’re off on a supposed spontaneous getaway weekend she planned for us; next thing, I’m sitting under the dining chandelier at her parents’ Lekki duplex, struggling to explain to her father what I do for a living.

Click here to continue reading.

Suyi tells stories from Lagos, Nigeria. His speculative fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Fireside, PodCastle, The Dark, Mothership Zeta, Omenana; and the anthologies Lights Out: Resurrection and A World of Horror; amidst other places. His nonfiction has appeared in Lightspeed and Klorofyl. He is a charter member of the African Speculative Fiction Society. Suyi also works in brand marketing and visual design. He lives online on Facebook, tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies, blogs at and chatters at his monthly jabberwock, After Five Writing Shenanigans.

Solomon Osadolo is a copywriter, editor, and Podcaster based in Lagos, Nigeria. He’s the Editor of forLoop Weekly from ForLoop Africa and is a Content Associate at Anakle.

Listen to this week’s PodCastle!

 on: November 16, 2017, 02:04:38 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by irishlazz
I'm big on Newtonian physics.  Found this story somewhere between amusing and annoying right up to the end when I got the point of the story.... feeling like it should have been obvious to me much sooner.

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