Monday, May 3, 2010

Spotlight Weird: Shadowcast Audio Anthology

This week in the Spotlight for all things weird, I'm going to tell you about the Shadowcast Audio Anthology (clickable). Run by editor Jason Warden, Shadowcast has some of the most interesting dark fiction I've ever heard. The readers for the anthology are great and more than easy to listen to.

Each weekly episode brings you a new short story read by one of Shadowcast's great readers, which include Mr. Warden himself. You can listen to the podcast alone or read along with the text provided on site. Recent episodes include such titles as Black Lodge by T.H. Davis and Candy's Mother by C.T. Thieme. All podcast episodes are free to listen to or download directly from the site, or you can subscribe free with iTunes. My personal favorites, so far, are Help Wanted by Heather Web and The Demon by Joe Darnall. You can listen to back-episodes, which are found in the archive section.

Shadowcast Audio Anthology is a great place to find free fiction that entertains as well as gives that ever elusive chill we lovers of the dark are always seeking. You can get more information on the Shadowcast Blog (clickable). If you are a writer of the "darkly" fictions, then check out their submission guidelines and see if you think you have something for them. Who doesn't want a little free fiction, right? Check these guys out. Tell your friends, your family.

Until next week in the Spotlight...

Peace & Love.


  1. Very nice Effie! I dig the Shadowpod casts! I finally got to listen to BLACK LODGE just yesterday (or was it Saturday?) Either way it's great! And Jason does a phenomenal job at reading the stories.

    Keep these posts coming hon!

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words Effie!

  3. Yay! I'm so glad you've blogged about ShadowCast. I listen every week. One of the super things about podcasted stories is that you can cook, fold clothes, or feed the pet zombies while you listen.

    ShadowCast is the best! And I'm not just saying that because my own story, "Letty" is on there. Podcasted February of this year- forgive the shameless plug ;)

  4. Thank you, Hinny my love. :)

    Jason, you're more than welcome. Listening to your podcasts while I fold laundry certainly makes that detestable chore more fun.

    Amanda, no forgiveness needed. Plug away... the people who visit Shadowcast from here will know yet another title to look for. :)