Jen R. Albert and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali

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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.


by Eden Royce read by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali PodCastle Original! Rated PG-13. “If these danggone crickets don’t stop following me,” Naomi grumbled as the insect bounded out of the path of her wedge heel. Another of the bugs scuttled across the top of her foot, its spiny legs pricking her exposed skin. Under the streetlight, moths… Continue...

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Artemis Rising 4

June 30th, 2017

During the month of September, PodCastle will belooking for submissions to celebrate ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across the Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by women and nonbinary authors in genre fiction. Stepping in as guest editor for our fourth annual ARTEMIS RISING event is PodCastle assistant editor Setsu Uzume!...

Welcome to PodCastle’s first Eid issue. by Saladin Ahmed read by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali hosted by Farah Rishi First published in Slate Magazine Rated PG-13 Qumqam stood upside-down atop a cellphone tower, twirling at its pinnacle on his fingertip. When the humans had first started to besmirch the Earth with the things, Qumqam had thought them…...

by Eric Schwitzgebel read by Tatiana Grey First published in Unlikely Story Rated PG-13. “— which suggests possible applications, if the cobbler is much younger. Don’t you think, Miss Professor?” The Dauphin sat twelve rows back — teenage heir apparent to the throne, playing at Academy student — smug smile, a ring of vacant seats… Continue...