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The Frightmare Theatre Podcast is a horror audio drama anthology series from ARCANE. Broadcasting from a decrepit radio studio across the astral plane, the Frightmare Theatre team strives to make your nightmares a reality. Each eerie episode brings new terrifying (and at times hilarious) horror radio dramas to life. We invite you to join host, Doctor Necropolis, and the rest of the Frightmare Theatre team as they introduce a variety of suspenseful stories that are sure to send shivers down y ...
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
A group of friends have their lives turned upside down when they find themselves placed as the last line of defense between the everyday world and the things that go bump in the night. This actual play podcast uses Monster of the Week and other Powered by the Apocalypse games, all within the same dimension hopping narrative, to follow the Indiana Paranormal Task-force (IPT) as they are thrust into the front lines of a battle they didn't know existed.
 
The London Necropolis Railway is an original, full cast audio drama podcast that premiered in fall 2018. The story takes place in London’s underground system where an organisation called The London Necropolis Railway moves the souls of the dead out of London to avoid the city getting overrun with hauntings. Barney works at the LNR, he’s one of the ghouls whose job it is to ensure that the souls end up on the trains that take them to the hereafter. He is bored with his job and tired of his en ...
 
A new monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story or interview on the 1st of each month at 12:00am. Hosted by Tabitha Potts and open to established, new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit. We are a small organisation run by volunteer writers and producers (Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan) hoping to benefit the writing community. Ou ...
 
Blinders Off is a podcast about St. Louis. Your hosts Matthew and Lucas explore the past, present, and weirdness of St. Louis. In a city older than the United States, there is plenty to explore. We’ve covered stories you wouldn’t typically expect in a radio show format: A lawsuit involving a building mural that has stretched into a decade long fight. Sensor microphones installed in hidden locations to track gunfire. The confusion of St. Louis city street design, and more. Join us as we explo ...
 
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Our heroes approach their goal in the subterranean cemetery. Tass forms a plan to deal with the drained stream. Megan practices her earth-bending. Jake has a conversation with a dog. Kim discovers the culprit behind the attacks. With their goal in view, they must decide whether to deal with a lurking threat, or attain the information they need befo…
 
When poor Mally’s curse on the thieving farm boy suddenly comes to pass, will she be proclaimed a murderess? Anthony Trollope, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Many, many thanks to our financial supporters who pitch in every month to help us…
 
What will the final set of testimonials reveal about the Great God Pan? Arthur Machen, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Many, many thanks to our financial supporters who pitch in every month to help us keep the lights on. If you enjoy the sh…
 
Henry David Thoreau wrote, "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” that is exactly what Dan Fischer, founder of the One Last Wave Project has done. Dan sits down with Dianne and Jennie to share how he turned his devastating heartache from the loss of his dad, dog, and other loved ones in the…
 
Our heroes delve deeper into both the lore they seek, and the tunnels of the necropolis. Jake’s magic blasts out of control. Kim uses her powers in a whole new way. Tass makes a potentially mind-numbing gamble. Megan gets doused with something vile. With the sacred burial site still in danger, the team must organize a plan to cleanse it of its atta…
 
Efflorescence, a short story by Miki Lentin takes us into that time when a man bumps into a friend unexpectedly while on an evening walk, with surprising consequences. Efflorescence is part of a collection of short stories released by Miki Lentin called Inner Core, published by Afsana Press that is available to buy as an ebook and paperback with pr…
 
A rash of suicides plagues London, and another house is enshrouded in a dark mystery. Arthur Machen, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Many, many thanks to our financial supporters who pitch in every month to help us keep the lights on. If yo…
 
Jennie and Dianne explore the Harvard Shaker "Lollipop" Cemetery located in Harvard, Massachusetts. The "lollipops" in the cemetery refer to the shape of more than 300 markers marking graves that date back to late 1700s belonging to members of 'The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing', more commonly known as the Shakers. They l…
 
*EPISODE 2.5: SONG OF THE SIREN * In a desperate attempt to cheer up Doctor Necropolis after losing his favorite pet, the Frightmare gang takes a chance on management's new grief therapy... ...AND in tonight's terrifying tale: A renowned painter is haunted by more than just memories, as he struggles to come to terms with the death of his muse in So…
 
Some have seen the veil of existence lifted, and wonders upon wonders opened before their mind’s eye. They call this seeing the Great God Pan. Now Dr. Raymond will attempt to lift the veil again, surgically. Arthur Machen, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by …
 
In this episode Jennie and Dianne learn about the April 25th tradition of ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army corps. ANZAC Day is a day that was originally begun to honor those soldiers who served during the first world war and specifically those who were part of the allied forces that set out to…
 
Our heroes make a journey to ask Baba Yaga for insight. Kim has a dire vision of death. Megan faces creatures from her past. Tass makes a tactical error. Jake attempts to calm a tense situation. As they endure an uncomfortable trek into unknown depths, a bizarre battle awaits them. ------ You can support The Critshow through our Patreon to get more…
 
Bertie has the fabulous idea of adopting a young child, and it’s up to Jeeves to help him change his mind. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Many, many thanks to our financial supporters who pitch in every month to help us kee…
 
What do a toothpick, a scarf and a banana peel have in common? This might sound like the beginning to a bad joke, but in this episode Jennie and Dianne share the stories of three artists who died under unusual circumstances. You will be introduced to writer and poet Sherwood Anderson, the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan, and Roland Reed whos…
 
Our heroes’ allies stand on the precipice of discovery by the enemy. Jake attempts a complicated spell. Kim inquires about oracles. Megan assists her grandpa. Tass mediates a deal. While they reunite with old friends, and say goodbye to others, they must steel themselves to deal with a festering rivalry. ------ You can support The Critshow through …
 
Bingo Little needs help in a big way. A big way. If Jeeves doesn’t come through this time, both of their reputations will be absolutely smashed. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Many, many thanks to our financial supporters w…
 
Avast ye, hearties! Jennie and Dianne take to the high seas to visit the world's only known pirate cemetery hidden away on Ile Sainte Marie, a thin strip of land off Madagascar’s northeast coast, where for more than a hundred years thousands of pirates called this place home when they weren't out plundering for booty. Then the ladies batten down th…
 
Our heroes begin preparations to hide their friends from Nash’s magic. Megan finds a major missing piece from a long-standing mystery. Tass attempts a flight maneuver. Kim’s mettle is tested. Jake inquires about the fallout of an old teleportation flub. As Kim’s abilities are tested by Margaret, a mysterious figure hunts the team from the looming d…
 
When Freddie’s engagement gets broken off, Bertie knows just the thing to cheer him up – a trip to the seaside! But when Freddie’s ex appears at the same resort, Bertie cooks up a crackerjack plan to get the two back together. Crackerjack. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listen…
 
A group of mourners attend a funeral and a wake for a shopkeeper and we learn more about his past and relationships. This short story was written and read by Joan Treacy. Joan Treacy has been writing for about five years. She has written many short stories and several of them have been published in Irish magazines. She is a member of Leixlip librar…
 
In this episode Jennie and Dianne are joined by special guest Laurilea McDaniel to discuss three exceptional women who helped tame the wild west. All three were married to men whose names are well-known to history: Davy Crockett, Kit Carson and Horace Tabor; but we only hear the names of their wives in passing... until now. As Dolly Parton once sai…
 
Our heroes make chase as Wallace rushes to escape the preserve. Tass gets a new addition to his demonic form. Jake makes a great sacrifice. Kim gives a timely hint about her vision. Megan offers magical insight. Wallace makes a lasting decision. As the full force of Nash’s agents comes crashing after the team, a key factor of a monstrous future han…
 
It didn’t work. Stealing the policeman’s helmet did not, in fact, make Bertie’s chum Sippy feel better. In fact, he’s now got 30 days in the stir. And in the meantime, Bertie must impersonate him. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Many, many thanks to those of you who …
 
Jennie and Dianne are joined by David Moffat, a Visitor Services Specialist & researcher at The House of the Seven Gables. David has done a lot of research into the life and work of Caroline Emmerton, the woman who saved the House of the Seven Gables by turning it into the museum we know today and using the funds from that museum to create a settle…
 
Our heroes make a hasty retreat as Wallace rushes deeper into the wilderness. With sounds of chaos behind him, and two dangerous draugr ahead, the old gumshoe decides to take a calculated risk as the boy from his past gets dragged below the surface. ------ You can support The Critshow through our Patreon to get more weekly TTRPG Actual Play content…
 
Biffy has fallen in love. Well, he fell in love. Then he lost the girl. Like, he couldn’t find her. Then he forgot her last name. And the name of his hotel. Is it really “better to have loved and lost”? P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Many, many thanks to those of yo…
 
Happy St. Patrick's Day! In this episode Dianne and Jennie explore the traditions and customs that have made Irish wakes world famous. Why must a dead body not be left unattended until the funeral? Why would Irish families hire professional mourners? And what in the world is a sin eater? Come along as we celebrate the Ordinary Extraordinary Irish i…
 
Our heroes continue their chase towards The Walden Preserve. Kim tries to slow a behemoth creature. Jake’s magic spirals out of control. Megan startles a civilian with her telepathy. Tass attempts a maneuver with his spear. To give Wallace a fighting chance, they are forced, at last, to confront a draugr. The horrific powers of these putrid forms m…
 
People suffered a lot for attending the preaching of Alexander Pitcairn. For many years he continued to minister near Perth without compromise or capture. We find out how. Returning again to Dron near Perth, we discover more about its minister and his experiences. Cover Photo © Becky Williamson (cc-by-sa/2.0)…
 
Rocky, a wistful poet, is forced to trip the light fantastic every night in order to keep his aunt safely sequestered. Jeeves has a scheme that shows that one man’s poison is another man’s pleasure. Let’s just hope it lasts. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Well, this…
 
Jennie and Dianne continue their discussion with Sharon Pajka, PhD about the 44 ordinary extraordinary women writers covered in her book 'Women Writers Buried in Virginia'. In this episode we are introduced to Ella Howard Bryan who wrote westerns under the nom de plume Clinton Dangerfield and formed a friendship with President Theodore Roosevelt. W…
 
Our heroes catch up to Wallace in an unexpected chase. Jake chides a superior. Kim gets her first glimpse through time. Tass asks about magic visions. Megan attempts a high-speed maneuver. With horrific creatures outpacing them, and an angry posse on their tail, the team struggles to find a safe course. ------ You can support The Critshow through o…
 
We explore the story behind a secret burial at dead of night. The deceased young man was only 30 years old but his brief life is worth remembering and some of his dying words retain a unique power. It was the field preacher John Welwood, and he left an abiding influence on another young man Richard Cameron.…
 
Fat-headed Bicky must convince his uncle that he’s rolling in the dough. But Jeeves is on the scene with a splendid plan, that’s sure to bring home the bacon. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Many, many thanks to our financia…
 
Jennie and Dianne welcome writer and professor of English Sharon Pajka, PhD back to the show to discuss her latest book, "Women Writers Buried in Virginia". What started out as a summer visit to the grave of acclaimed Gothic horror writer VC Andrews, soon became a trek across Virginia to visit the graves and share the stories of 44 Ordinary Extraor…
 
As our heroes are in transit to meet up with Wallace, the old Founder takes matters into his own hands. When a horrifying trio arrives at the site of his investigation, he must make a hard decision about how to proceed. The safest bet is to wait for backup, but a gumshoe’s code demands action… ------ You can support The Critshow through our Patreon…
 
This month Martin Nathan interviews Lindsay Gillespie who was a finalist in the Costa Short Story prize this year with her story Pholas Dactylus. The Costa prize involves them recording the three stories and then a public vote. You can also listen to one of the stories she wrote for Story Radio two years ago, A Summoning Spell, read by Saskia Butle…
 
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