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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.


PodCastle 369: The Chimney-Borer and the Tanner

June 23rd, 2015

Episode 96 of 192 episodes

byThoraiya Dyer read byPamila Payne A PodCastle Original! Hoping I’d stealtheir souls instead of hers, my birth mother hid me in a chimney-borer’shome. I never did harm any of that happy family. They are peacefully dead of old age, by now. That’s something, at least,to be proud of. Even if I have so far failed […]