The NoSleep Podcast
“In the spring of 2010, a new forum appeared on Reddit.com. It was called “Nosleep” and the concept of this forum (or “subreddit”) was to be a place for people to post original scary stories about frightening experiences. It was an online version of telling spooky stories around the campfire.
A year later, as Nosleep was growing at a rapid pace, one member named Matt Hansen proposed the idea of doing a podcast where some of the top stories from Nosleep would be narrated in audiobook style. The response was quite positive and over the next few months a small group of members endeavored to put together what would come to be known as The Nosleep Podcast. On June 13th, 2011 Episode #1 was released.
David Cummings assumed the role of host and producer and it was decided to release a new episode every two weeks. Producing the podcast has been a learning experience from the start with many Redditors volunteering to narrate and help produce the shows.
The podcast has been well-received from the very beginning. Through word-of-mouth advertising the number of regular listeners has grown steadily. Reviewers on iTunes consistently rate 5 stars and the podcast ranks quite high in its “Arts” category.
The Nosleep Podcast has proudly featured stories from authors who have gone on to publish their stories. Notably, the “Penpal” series from Dathan Auerbach and “99 Brief Scenes from the End of the World” by T.W. Grim.”
The Nosleep Podcast is my favorite horror podcast by far. The production is top-notch and the voice actors are amazing. NoSleep has a free and a premium version. The free version typically features the first three stories with an ad at the beginning of the episode. The ad is acted out in horror fashion by the shows regular voice talent. The premium version features an additional two stories, typically rounding out episodes to an hour and a half of content. In addition, every season for premium subscribers features additional special episodes. NoSleep also does tours where they do live shows across the US and Canada. It’s definitely worth checking out!
“You’ve found the world’s premier horror fiction podcast. For over a decade, Pseudopod has been bringing you the best short horror in audio form, to take with you anywhere. We pay our authors professional rates for original fiction and we reach more people every week than any other short fiction horror market.
In 2016 we celebrated our 10th Anniversary. For details, check out our YEAR10 page.
Are you new to Pseudopod? Don’t let our decade of content daunt you. We’ve assembled a list of stories that show the strength and diversity of our offerings. Check it out here (or at the “For New Listeners” link under “Episodes” on the bar above”
Pseudopod is an award-winning podcast that focuses on Sci-Fi and Horror. Stories are user submitted and acted out by the podcasts voice actors. Host Alasdair Stuart opens each story talking about the themes and meanings behind certain elements of the story. The voice sometimes include recognized actors from TV shows and such.
The Hidden Frequencies
“There are places in the dimension of sound where the walls between universes are thin. In these fragile pockets of static, lies the ability to hear the alternate realities of millions of maybe-people in countless could-be worlds; where the status quo is different from our own. With a keen ear and an open mind we may tune in to these sound waves of the strange, the bizarre and the otherworldly.
They are: The Hidden Frequencies.”
“The Hidden Frequencies Podcast was created to the great science-fiction/horror anthology shows that influenced a generation of American audiences: shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, X Minus 1, Tales From the Dark Side, Tales from the Crypt and more.
Each episode of the show is a self-contained story: a journey to an alternate earth in an alternate time, where ordinary people must reckon with the extraordinary. Every week, The Frequencies reveal another strange, complex or horrifying world as created by skilled writers at the top of their game and brought to life by a star-studded cast of talented professional voice actors.”
Hidden Frequencies is AMAZING. It’s a brand new podcasts, having debuted its first episode at the beginning of October. It features some of the production team and voice actors of The NoSleep Podcast. Having grown up on shows like the Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, this podcast dredges up nostalgic feelings like no other. Production is amazing. It’s like a more horror themed version of Twilight Zone with all the weirdness and themes from the original.