PodCastle is the world’s first audio fantasy magazine. Weekly, we broadcast the best in fantasy short stories, running the gammut from heart-pounding sword and sorcery, to strange surrealist tales, to gritty urban fantasy, to the psychological depth of magical realism. Our podcast features authors including Peter Beagle, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Jim C. Hines, and Cat Rambo, among others. Terry Pratchett once wrote, “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.” Tune in to PodCastle each Tuesday for our weekly tale, and spend the length of a morning commute giving your imagination a work out.
December 20th, 2016
by Heather Shaw & Tim Pratt read by Dagny Paul A PodCastle original! Rated PG. “Who the hell are you?” The man is standing in my walk-in closet. Except he’s not. He’s also standing at the foot of my bed. And he’s sitting in my window, languid like a pampered cat. Everywhere my eyes go,… Continue Reading PodCastle 447: It’s a Wonderful Carol
December 13th, 2016
by Thoriya Dyer read by Nathalie Cerin and Loulou Szal First published in Lightspeed Magazine’s People of Color Destroy Fantasy. Throw them in the water where nobody will see, the head cook told Yveline right before sunrise, but there’re already so many people washing their clothes in the river that Yveline holds the string bag… Continue Reading...
December 6th, 2016
byCharlie Allison read bySetsu Uzume First published on theAspiring Writer’s Society website in June 2016 Sunny abandoned her house the day after she buried Anna and struck out for the western metropolis of Palotl. She gathered up all her practical effects in no time at all: a sharp knife, matches, a map, and a pair… Continue Reading PodCastle...
November 29th, 2016
byRowena Cory Daniells read byBarry Haworth First published in the Legends 2 anthology, Stories In Honor of David Gemmell. Part of our Aurealis Month, celebrating the AustralianAurealis Awards. Hosted byGraeme Dunlop. As we entered the white-walled courtyard, the music stopped and every islander turned.Wyrd, they whispered. Wyrd, they whispered....