Category Archives: Audio

Quiet Please

Red Lion Hotel, Pendelton, OR. Photo by Scarlett Messenger
Red Lion Hotel, Pendelton, OR. Photo by Scarlett Messenger

Quiet Please

Written and directed by celebrated author Wyllis Cooper, the widely acclaimed old time radio program Quiet, Please was first aired on June 8, 1947 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. In this period, several similarly themed anthologies graced the American airwaves. However, it was this series that garnered notoriety during the golden age of radio and was lauded as an innovative and creative work of genius by both critics and academics alike. In fact, Professor Richard J. Hand from Glamorgan University praised Quiet, Please as an “extraordinary body of work,” and its writer Cooper as “one of the greatest authors of horror radio.” Quiet, Please was a mish mash of several literary genres, with supernatural encounters gaining the most prominence.

Nightfall

Snow, Ferndale, WA. Photo by Scarlett Messenger
Snow, Ferndale, WA. Photo by Scarlett Messenger

Nightfall

Nightfall is the title of a radio drama series produced and aired by CBC Radio from July 1980 to June 1983. While primarily a supernatural/horror series, Nightfall featured some episodes in other genres, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and human drama. One episode was even adapted from a folk song by Stan Rogers. Some of Nightfall’s episodes were so terrifying that the CBC registered numerous complaints and some affiliate stations dropped it. Despite this, the series went on to become one of the most popular shows in CBC Radio history, running 100 episodes that featured a mix of original tales and adaptations of both classic and obscure short stories.

X Minus One

Sculpture, Bellingham, WA. Photo by Scarlett Messenger
Sculpture, Bellingham, WA. Photo by Scarlett Messenger

X Minus One

Most of the stories for X Minus One were culled directly from the pages of Galaxy. Many of SF’s most popular authors got mass exposure through this series, and even today X Minus One is still generally considered a cornerstone of radio drama.
Most, if not all, of the famous sci-fi authors have had stories featured in this series: Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, just to name a few.

Pseudopod

Creature, Bellingham, WA. Photo by Scarlett Messenger
Creature, Bellingham, WA. Photo by Scarlett Messenger

Pseudopod

You’ve found the world’s premier horror fiction podcast. Pseudopod brings you the best short horror in audio form, to take with you anywhere.

WARNING: This is a podcast of horror fiction. The stories presented here are intended to disturb. They are likely to contain death, graphic violence, explicit sex (including sexual violence), hate crimes, blasphemy, or other themes and images that hook deep into your psyche. We do not provide ratings or content warnings. We assume by your listening that you wish to be disturbed for your entertainment. If there are any themes that you cannot deal with in fiction, that are too strongly personal to you, please do not listen.

Pseudopod is for mature audiences only. Hardly any story on Pseudopod is suitable for children. We mean this very seriously.

Anything Ghost

Anything Ghost

Anything Ghost is a podcast (audio show) where the host, Lex Wahl, shares listener submitted personal paranormal experiences (ghost stories). Lex then adds his original background music and effects to enhance to the creepiness of the listening experience.

Anything Ghost was the first of the personal-ghost-story audio shows when it hit the podcast scene in January of 2006—and it hasn’t stopped since. Over the years, Anything Ghost has developed a large dedicated audience…an audience for which, Anything Ghost takes full responsibility for the bedside lamp that’s left on.

Lore

Haunted Path by JB Stran
Haunted Path by JB Stran

Lore

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast about true life scary stories.

The people, places, and things of our darkest nightmares all have real facts at their core. Each episode of Lore looks into a uniquely scary tale and uncovers the truth behind it.

Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.