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Pseudopod: Year 10

A project in Atlanta, GA by Escape Artists Inc.

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Pseudopod the weekly short horror fiction podcast is celebrating its 10th Halloween and is raising funds to pay their narrators.
Backers: 495
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68

Funded: $33,677 of $30,645
Dates: Oct 25th -> Nov 22nd (29 days)
Project By: Escape Artists Inc.
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Personal Essay: Alasdair Stuart

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
I have a story for you . . .   Have you ever noticed that absence right before your make a really good decision? It’s like the volume is turned down on the world, and you just know what you’re going to do. You step forward before being... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Marguerite Kenner

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
I can’t think of a better way to say this, so let’s go with the trope — I wouldn’t be sitting where I am today, writing this, if not for Pseudopod.  It was my first podcast. Episode 128, “Bone Mother,” aired February 6, 2009. My commute... (Read More)

Stretch Goal!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
We’ve funded! And under 48 hours to go! Thank you all so much!   Stretch Goal: Audiobook  From the beginning, the most important stretch goal to us has always been turning For Mortal Things Unsung into an audiobook. We're a podcast, you're audio... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Dave Robison

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Fiction holds a mirror up to the world and asks a question.   Horror Fiction does the same thing . . . but it turns out the lights first.   Audio Horror Fiction does the same thing . . . but it’s does it inside your head.   A well-crafted horror... (Read More)

Personal Essay: David Steffen

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Pseudopod was my gateway into audio fiction. My very first acceptance letter was from Pseudopod, for “The Disconnected” a story which I am still very proud of. My very first writing income was a check signed by Steve Eley for that sale. And... (Read More)

Backer Update: Cover Art Release

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Personal Essay: Chris Lewis Carter

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
It's hard to believe over four years have passed since Pseudopod C:/Run Kill Screen, but IF (they hadn't) THEN (I wouldn't be where I am today) #CreativelySpeaking.  Okay, my computer jokes barely get a C+, but it's true, being featured on Pseudopod... (Read More)

Update: Final Weekend!

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks so much to everyone who has backed us! This is our final weekend and we have 20% left to go.  Thanks to everyone who has been sharing so far. Please share the kickstarter again with your friends this weekend and encourage them to jump on... (Read More)

A Pre-History of Pseudopod by Shawn M. Garrett

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
When I took over editing PSEUDOPOD in November of 2010, I realized that to do the task justice I would need to seriously think about what the podcast was and what it could become to transcend its basic format – that being, recitations of short... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Graeme Dunlop

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
In 2009, I chanced upon Pseudopod in a post by Wil Wheaton:   “Today’s entry is something I love, that probably wouldn’t be able to exist in any other medium at any other time: Pseudopod.   Pseudopod ‘brings you the best short horror in... (Read More)

Reddit AMA!

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Join Alasdair, Alex and Shawn TODAY -- Wednesday, November 16th -- over at r/horror starting at Noon Pacific / 3 pm Eastern / 8 pm UTC. You've got questions, they've got answers!    (Read More)

Personal Essay: Britany Hancock

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
I have the picture perfect family. Loving husband. Two wonderful, beautiful girls. But deep down inside, I’m a pessimist that hates the world and loves horror (I have a spot-on RBF so it’s probably not THAT deep down). It’s in my blood. My... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Dagny Paul

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
When people ask me how I got into horror, I have a stock answer.  “When I was in fifth grade,” I say, “I had a really fantastic English teacher. That English teacher had a small library in the back of the class. One day, looking through the... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Matthew M. Foster

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I was slow to leap into the world of audio-lit. It took something close to home: Eugie Foster’s sale of “The Life and Times of Penguin” to Escape Pod. A balloon animal filled with Voltaire and existentialism, “Penguin” was a perfect fit,... (Read More)

Preview: "In the Deepest, Darkest Holes" by Damien Angelica Walters

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the original stories that will appear in For Mortal Things Unsung is "In the Deepest, Darkest Holes" by Damien Angelica Walters. This is the second of the original story previews, as chosen by the project backers. Share this preview so we can... (Read More)

New backer levels!

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We have reached 300 backers, and with less than $10K to go we've added some more levels for you and your friends to consider helping us hit our funding goal. We’ve also added ten more sets of both the Grady Hendrix Exorcism Bundle and the Orrin... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Rachael K. Jones

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
I could write volumes about what Pseudopod has been to me: as a listener, a fan, an Escape Artists volunteer, and as a guest host and narrator. Over the years, I’m proud to say I’ve come to count many of the Pseudopod staffers as dear friends.  ... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Tina Connolly

November 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Podcasting connects people. I really believe this. You take a story, a strong story, one that was already going to affect its reader. And you deliver it through a new medium, one that is even more intimate than eyeballs on a page—words in your ear.... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Tad Callin

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
“But, I don’t like horror,” I thought.   That was my first reaction when Steve Eley announced the launch of Escape Pod’s first sister podcast.   Horror fiction was something I had explored, briefly, and never embraced. I grew up as an... (Read More)

2/3rds Funded!

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Personal Essay: Victoria Winnick

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how horror treats monsters.   They’re frequently portrayed as antagonistic, almost always dangerous in some way, and of course horrific, whether through behaviour or appearance. But they’re also curious,... (Read More)

Preview: Notes on the Writing of Horror: A Story by Thomas Ligotti

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the reprint stories that will appear in For Mortal Things Unsung is "Notes on the Writing of Horror: A Story" by Thomas Ligotti. Since we passed 275 backers, this is the first of the reprint story previews. The next original story preview will... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Brian Lieberman

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
I’m not sure there’s one other person who’s been exposed to Pseudopod Towers as long as I have. Certainly not during such formative years. As such, they monitor and regularly test me to check for any errant curses or budding evils.  I joined... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Chelsea Davis

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
I’ve just settled into my seat for a flight from Florida to San Francisco, and my back is already killing me. The chronic lumbar pain that has for the past two years remained mostly a low-level nuisance—a dull but constant unpleasantness, like an... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Jonathan M. Chaffin

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Picture a darkened apartment about a decade ago, festooned with all manner of skulls and knives and movies and books. A poster for “Return of the Living Dead” (“THEY’RE BACK FROM THE GRAVE AND READY TO PARTY!”) dominates one wall.... (Read More)

Preview: "Walk in Beauty" by Jim Bihyeh

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the original stories that will appear in For Mortal Things Unsung is "Walk in Beauty" by Jim Bihyeh. This is the first of the story previews, as chosen by the project backers. If you have not listened to any of the other Coyote Tales, you can... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Moaner T. Lawrence

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, I’m Moaner T. Lawrence, and I haven’t taken a writing class since freshman year of college. I began what would eventually become my writing career at an office job in Long Island, New York during my lunch breaks. Instead of going out with the... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Alice M. Phillips

November 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Watch out for horror writers! wrote Gene Wolfe in my copy of Strange Birds at Balticon in 2006. It should have occurred to me to watch out for horror podcasters, too, and I met several that weekend while attending the convention with Serah Eley (then... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Ben Phillips

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
What was I thinking when I decided to spend countless hours on a project I knew would never pay out? Any profits went to increasing pay to authors, no questions asked, and I ran from anything that smelled like self-aggrandizing fame or... (Read More)

Halfway funded!

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach 50% in just over a week into the campaign. Please share with your friends and on your media feeds and spread the infection. Based on a poll decided by our backers, we will be releasing a preview of a new... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Mighty Mur Lafferty

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
I think people have been lamenting that people don’t read enough forever, except for the times that there was a lot of pearl clutching over women reading novels and getting ideas instead of, I don’t know, scrubbing toilets and saying “Yes,... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Sandra M. Odell

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
When asked to write an essay for the Pseudopod Kickstarter, I was encouraged to write about what audio horror fiction means to me, or, barring that, how Pseudopod and the other Escape Artists, Inc., podcasts are great venues for up and coming... (Read More)

Backer Update: Previews for Cover Art and Original Stories

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Personal Essay: Karen Bovenmyer

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Pseudopod was instrumental at the beginning of my writing career. I was invited to submit to a horror anthology by an editor I admired—I thought I knew very little about horror, but when he asked if I wrote it, what I said was YES (sorry, Paul). I... (Read More)

More backer levels for book lovers!

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
You love reading, so we’ve added some items to bring the count up to 13.  Missed funding The Long List Anthology? Just want eBooks? We’ve got you covered by adding the Palmer’s eBooklover backer level that includes eBooks of The Long List... (Read More)

"Telling Scary Stories" a personal essay by A.C. Wise

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
When I was young and my friends and I would have sleepovers, we would tell each other ghost stories. Huddled in our sleeping bags with the lights out, we would invoke Bloody Mary, swap tales of killers hiding inside the house, ghostly red eyes... (Read More)

For Mortal Things Unsung: Table of Contents Announcement

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Pseudopod is putting together the first anthology to be released by Escape Artists. This is an integral part of our first Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our narrators. For Mortal Things Unsung is inspired by the poem “Sympathetic Horror”... (Read More)

"To Find Grace in Speaking Shadows" a personal essay by Matt Wallace

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
When I heard my first story richly narrated on an episode of Pseudopod, I was still the kind of young accompanied by awareness as dim as a radio tube light bulb flickering in the disused corridor of a state prison and the kind of willful ignorance... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Jon Padgett

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
In September of 2014, I wrote the following to a writer friend: “I am 99.99% sure that ‘20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism’ will not be accepted by Pseudopod.” Mind you, I had some confidence in that story. I had written the first draft of it... (Read More)

"I Will Tell the Audient Void: My History in Audio Horror" a personal essay by Orrin Grey

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
My first exposure to audio horror came in the form of some short story books-on-tape that my local library had when I was a kid. “The Yellow Wallpaper” and a couple of Stephen King stories: “Jerusalem’s Lot” and “The Mist” in “3-D... (Read More)

Personal Essay: Ian Stuart

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Reading for Pseudopod has always been fun—right from the word go—but it’s always been a challenge as well. Most Pseudopod stories are in the 4,500-6,000 word range, and that works out to around forty to fifty minutes of audio, so the first... (Read More)

First update and Personal Essay: Alex Hofelich

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Alex here. Thanks to all the folks who have backed and shared already. We are humbled by the response and we look forward to working with all of you and more!  We'll be revealing the Table of Contents here in the next couple days, along with a tease... (Read More)

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