10 horror podcasts you haven’t heard yet

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4. Pseudopod

Given the recent surge in podcasting, it’s hard to find ones that have been around for more than a few years. Well, except for Pseudopod. While it’s not the first podcast by any means, it is a longstanding grandaddy of audio horror, premiering back in the mists of 2006. Given that podcasts as a concept weren’t really discussed or mentioned until 2004, that’s pretty darn impressive.

Pseudopod releases short horror fiction in the vein of a great horror magazine, but with that audio twist. And it’s not as if someone’s cousin is doing the narration, either. More often, professional voice actors, producers, and sound engineers come together to produce well-made episodes.

The podcast includes original works, as well as some excellent episodes that cover pre-existing stories, like James Tiptree, Jr.’s “The Screwfly Solution.” As of now, there are over 600 episodes of horror fiction for you to enjoy. That means stories can run the gamut of the genre, from science fiction, to historical, to fantasy, to straight horror. Every year, Pseudopod takes part in the “Artemis Rising” event, where they feature works by women.

All of those episodes are a lot to wade through, however. If that’s got you feeling a little overwhelmed, check out their list of recommended episodes as a kind of (delightfully) horrific starter plate.