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.
January 9th, 2014
Episode 1 of 242 episodes
by Amal El-Mohtar Read by Danielle Daly Originally published in Strange Horizons. Read it here! In a cafe lit by morning, a girl with a book around her neck sits quietly at a table. She reads—not the book around her neck, which is small, only as long and as wide as her thumb, black cord […]