PseudoPod

Reviews For PseudoPod

I found pseudo pod again. I use to listen years ago; the quality of these stories are still outstanding!
I like true crime and horror/ghost but became bored with the comments within the broadcast. These horror short stories are excellent and glad to see so many....listening my way thru!
I love this podcast! The stories are well chosen, always creep me out in a good way, and I love the thoughtful analysis of them afterwards. Strongly recommend!
I’ve been listening to Pseudopod since painting my new house in 2012. It got me through what would have been quite tedious. I was so intrigued by this unusual, eerie story that took place in an undisclosed age of the past, in Japan, involving a man and a doll? A puppet? I don’t remember…but it was very good! If I wasn’t so busy keeping up with the weekly stories I’d go back and listen. Bonraku?? Anyway…the stories are always at least very good. Alasdair Stuart is a very special man-host. He brings every story into a context that stirs my intellect and my soul. He makes me think, makes me feel, engages with his listeners like the friend you’d want to sit by a fire with, maybe snowbound in a remote cliche cabin somewhere. His prose is as eloquent as the best stories. I was crushed when he got engaged and I’m a lesbian with A.D.D! I love this podcast.
I loved your thoughts at the end. Thank you
Pseudopod tells TRUE, mind you, stories in the horror fiction genre. Alasdair Stuart, your kind and thoughtful host, gently walks you to the gates of Hell and says, "Have a blast, Kiddo!! I'll be waiting for you 'IF' you can get back." Then he IS there, to give real, yet soothing, insight to the fantastic chill you just experienced. It's FEAR. It's TERROR. And believe it or not, somehow it's HOPE. Powerful stuff. I absolutely LOVE this podcast. CHEERS!!
Provocative stories, well told. Alastair, the host, provides his own brief, insightful commentary that sets this podcast apart from others. At the end of each year there is a special episode. Characters and elements from that year’s stories are woven into a tale about a macabre parade. It’s hard to explain, but it is mind blowingly original and makes me so glad I found this podcast. The makers of Pseudopod strive to provide its writers, voice actors, and entire creative team with fair pay. Thank you for many hours of thoughtful entertainment.
This show will help you to become a well-rounded horror aficionado. It’s weekly, it’s free, and only very rarely does it disappoint. Pros: •Stimulating variety in horror subjects, authors, and literary styles. •Presents classic and contemporary works. •Genuine enthusiasm for their subject. •Mostly professional-quality narrators. •Insanely huge back catalogue (good for pandemics). Cons: •Occasionally, low sound quality for host and narrator. •Seems to be a conduit for wicked spirits and elder gods to enter our plane of existence, which can be a real hassle if you’re trapped in the house.
Good stories and content, but horrid pronunciation. For example, “Bad Newes From New England”... Massasoit “Ma-sass-o-it” by the voice actor is pronounced “mass-uh-soit”, and “Wamsutta” is “wam-suh-tah “. This is just one example. The stories would be great if the pronunciation was correct in many of the stories.
I listen to a lot of horror fiction podcasts. This is, to me, the best of the best. It is elevated by the carefully curated selection of stories, the deep bench of voice talent that makes every story feel unique, and above all, the insightful and heartfelt commentary by host Alistair Stewart. I come away from each episode not just feeling spooked, but with a greater appreciation of the variety and power of horror as a genre. The audio quality varies, and it doesn’t sound like Alistair in particularly is recording on the best gear, but it doesn’t take long to forgive and forget that.
I am an avid listener of horror/spec-fic podcasts in my downtime (NoSleep, Tales to Terrify, nightmare magazine, SCP, Drabblecast) the stories are all top notch but none stay with me like the productions at Pseudopod. Pseudopod is the visceral horror of the psychology behind our thoughts and actions. This podcast will leave you reeling because the horror lies not under the bed but more often within ourselves. Plus, Aleister digests the story at the end of every episode with new questions that will stick with you long after the episode ends.
It’s ok, episodes are too short and sounds like the host records his bits on a cell phone.also too many female voice actors, let a guy read the story now and then.
I've been listening to PseudoPod for a good long while now. I love a good horror anthology, and this podcast is just that. There's quite a bit of variation in the stories- they span centuries, voices, tone, and content- but I always appreciate the dedication to quality. If a story isn't for you? Skip on to the next one. I've found some episodes not to my liking, and others to be some of my very favorite horror audio! They don't bookend you with endless ads or overly chatty intros, generally you get right to the story after some prompt, well-deserved introductions to the author and narrator.
The first story i listened to it felt the author was rushing the story. Just reading words quickly. That was enough for me not to bother with this show.
I love this podcast for its variety and range — horror, sci-fi, old-school ghost stories, psychological thrillers, of all vintages — and for the amazing, insightful, and astoundingly perceptive host, whose commentary always lends understanding and increased enjoyment to the listening experience. If you don’t think horror can be sophisticated and intelligent, you haven’t explored pseudopod.
This is among my favorite podcasts. The stories are engaging, the readers do a great job and the host’s comments are always worthwhile.
Typically one short story a week. Host Alasdair Stuart gives PseudoPod a great intimate feel and his loving commentary on the stories is always worth a listen. Good theme music, reading quality, and audio quality. A mix of originals and reprints. Some favorites from the archives: the ill-making "Baby Weight," "20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism," "Nurse," and the chilling "Flat Diane." If you're a fan of Thomas Ligotti (or even if you don't know him), check out "The Influence of Thomas Glittio."
Pseudopod is best-in-class in the fiction podcast world. Great stories, talented narrators who are perfectly matched with the tale they’re reading, and a high standard of quality, even when choosing older public domain stuff. Those can be dry the older they are, but the Pod manages to find the exciting or intensely disturbing ones. Highly recommended.
Diverse, but consistently great. Also one of the few short story podcasts where I don’t always skip directly to the story or skip the commentary after.
Always creepy. Always good.
A great podcast for weekly horror.
A reliable weekly treasure trove of monsters from without and within

5/5

By Kkon27
I love short fiction horror podcasts but a lot of them are not very... thoughtful, I guess? There are a lot of podcasts that churn out creepypasta-esque yarns that can be frustrating and boring if they are poorly written. This podcast has never disappointed me. Sometimes the stories are too darn smart and I really have to think about them and pay attention. For me, that’s a sign I’m in the right place. Never be the smartest person in a room, that’s what my pappy always told me! Thanks Pseudpod.
The stories are entertaining, horrific, and various. Alistair the host is a top rate intellect and his method of analysis gives greater scope to each story. I’ve been listening for four years and this experience remains fulfilling.
High quality, top notch, and a constant in my life. Thank you for allowing me to ride along weekly with you!
Great podcast. Really, the whole Escape Artists network is a labor of love and it shows. I don’t usually write reviews, but this and it’s sisters, Escape Pod (sci-fi) and Podcastle (fantasy) each deserve all the attention they can get. Listen, subscribe, enjoy!
Listened and loved this program since 2010.
This is an amazing podcast. What a leader to have in our little community. They lead by example in striving to provide slightly less shameful wages to the authors and staff. They take the genera seriously but make it fun. The stories are brilliantly crafted, amazingly produced, and expertly narrated gems for us to consume. And they give, of their time, their ideas, their passion, of them selves. They’re fighting the good fight and They ask literally nothing In return except that if u can, for you to please give to their Patreon. Even there the money isn’t specifically for the podcast. It’s for the authors and associate editors. Basically this podcast is like the coolest nonprofit organization ever, using its platform to effect change for the better in the horror community as well as society at large. I’m very thankful that this podcast exists and I’m very thankful that I am allowed to participate in it with my small donations. Keep up the good work people!
While perhaps I may agree with some of the politics of the producers, writers, and host, I certainly don't need to be preached at when listening to my podcasts. Quite often, progressive, social justice themes are at the core of the stories, some more subtle than others and too often the host allows his liberal rage to seep in. We don't want this. Much excellent to admire, but significanlty marred by trendy leftist outrage.
Exquisite writing and audio production! This is well worth supporting to make sure the audio horrors keep coming.
I’m addicted to dark fiction, science fiction and horror. This podcast has the best. Tiny Teeth was hands-down my favorite story this year. From any fiction podcast.

5/5

By WeezyDT
Simply fabulous! The episodes get my mind off my horrendous commute!
No matter what your flavor is. Sci-fi, the macabre, ghost stories. This podcast has it all covered and never disappoints. Outstanding channel don’t hesitate to subscribe!
The host, the narrator, the writers. They’re all great. I’m so entertained and happy that podcasts like this exist. I listen to it daily.
Everything about this show is great. Love the variety of authors, narrators, and stories. Great host, too.
This podcast is good in all the ways an audio outfit can be good. They are always gleaning different types and facets of horror from human beings for human beings. There are no cold, icy accounts of gore here with people as chattel. Here is living, breathing horror in the hearts, ugly scrunched faces, sweaty armpits, aching unrequited loves, bitter pride, anguished oppressions, historical fictions in color, and apocalyptic news reels you don't as much hear as sense unfolding across the globe. There are female/trans/people of color represented regularly. Listeners are beseeched to join the circle, talk on the forums, submit to the editors, and toss coins into the hat for the artists. And the host, Alasdair, is just incredibly likable and real.
Please fire the hostess of #641 - she’s too pretentious for voice work. Thanks

5/5

The stories can be hit and miss (though they’re generally good). But I always appreciate the Host’s breakdown of the episode afterwards. Some very poignant commentary. Also: “HERO TIME STARTS RIGHT NOW!!” PS: Mofongo Knows kills me every listen.
Great stories and odd, but not fear invoking at all
I love listening to a bunch of literary podcasts and listening to a deverse range of both authros and narroators. Some of the stories are not necessarily horror, but that just means that it spruces up the genre a bit. It is fun to listen to interesting stories by interesting authors and this is one of the podcasts that I love to go to. I was so pleased when they were finally able to get onto Spotify, now I can binge listen to so many of them. It is a wonderful podcast full of a wonderful team that I enjoy listening to.
This podcast has great stories, narrators and hosts. They provide content frequently. Pseudopod is a fantastic horror podcast.
I've been listening to Pseudopod for about three years now and I am in love with it. I've discovered writers such as Octavia Butler who has become my role model as I learn to write horror fiction myself. I've shared stories with others, and passed the horror on. I've even donated to the pod and not been disappointed. I love every story they pipe out. I hope they last for many more years.
Hosted and narrated with amazing talent. I am typically very easily distracted but this podcast captures my attention and I love the discussions after each story.
I never thought horror was "for me," but through this podcast I'm discovering what a massive range of style and content the horror genre covers. There are stories not for me and stories that I absolutely adore, but all of them are lovely and terrible in their own way. Every week brings something new to explore.
Holy crap. Can I say how much I love this podcast (and it’s sister podcast, Podcastle)? Every story sticks with you. I will be contemplating the characters of Mofongo and Steve Savage for a long time yet. They’re not the only ones. As a fledgling writer of fiction, I’m inspired to write this well. I am determined to one day hear my own work narrated here. I fell in love with fiction podcasts thanks to Escape Artists productions and it’s opened new vistas of personal entertainment and creative growth for me. Thank you for every glorious, delicious, disturbing episode, Alisdair!