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 N.K. Jemisin, Peter S. 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.
Author : Varsha Dinesh Narrator : Suna Dasi Host : Setsu Uzume The Engineer of the Undersea Railway By Varsha Dinesh The undersea engineer Persis Makhanwala cut a solitary figure to all those who knew her. The gossip rags reeled in the wake of her span...
The Husband Stitch By Carmen Maria Machado (If you read this story out loud, please use the following voices: Me: as a child, high-pitched, forgettable; as a woman, the same. The boy who will grow into a man,
Author : Eugenia Triantafyllou Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh My Country is a Ghost By Eugenia Triantafyllou When Niovi tried to smuggle her mother’s ghost into the new country,
Authors : Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw Narrators : Jen R. Albert and Dominik Parisien Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 658: The Cursed Noel is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13.
White as Soap By Teresa Milbrodt I’m not sure what to think when the people from the soap company call and ask about filming a commercial at my unicorn ranch. They want to feature unicorns wild and free and running across the open prairie and all that...
Author : Shaoni C. White Narrator : Abra Staffin-Wiebe Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 656: What My Flies Keep for Me is a PodCastle original. Content Warning: Insects, mild gore, and death. Rated R.
Mariska and Major By Damini Kane Mariska is not an Indian name. I think that’s what caught my attention. She looked Indian enough, but there was something otherly about her, as though she spent too much time reliving childhood fantasies in her head.
Author : John Wiswell Narrator : Wilson Fowlie Hosts : Matt Dovey and Wilson Fowlie Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums PodCastle 654: 8-Bit Free Will is a PodCastle original. Rated PG. 8-Bit Free Will By John Wiswell They exist,
Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Heath Miller Host : Peter Behravesh Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by Diabolical Plots. CW: Some violence, sexual content Rated R. Why Aren’t Millennials Continuing Traditional Wor...
Author : L. S. Johnson Narrator : Tatiana Grey Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums Originally published by F Is for Fairy, from Poise and Pen Press Content warning: sexual assault, gender-based slurs Rated R.