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These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.

The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories Hawk & Cleaver | A Digital Story Studio bringing you the best new stories to watch, read, sniff, and absorb.

    • Science Fiction
    • 4.3 • 192 Ratings

These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.

    56.3 Exposure

    56.3 Exposure

    Secrets have a curious nature about them, almost as if they have a mind of their own. It’s not just Nina’s past secrets that are about to be exposed but something far more grotesque.


    Written by Vanessa Watson
    Narrated by Erika Ventura 
    Edited by Karl Hughes
    With music by Silicon Transmitter and Thom Robson  
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org 
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House 


    You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver
    You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver
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    The Other Stories is a production the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.
     
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    • 21 min
    56.2 Cherub

    56.2 Cherub

    A man finds himself in a waking nightmare, from which there seems to be no escape.


    Written by Denver Grenell
    Narrated by Justin Fife
    Edited by Duncan Muggleton
    With music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson 
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House


    Denver Grenell is a writer of dark fiction who lives with his family in the small rural town of Featherston in New Zealand. A life-long horror hound who got back into writing after a long break, he is now making up for lost time, furiously expelling every idea that has collected inside his skull over the years. His stories have been featured in Crystal Lake Publishing's Shallow Waters anthologies and Black Hare Press' Ancients anthology. Follow him on Instagram @degrineer and also his horror account @beware.the.moon.


    You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver
    You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver
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    • 16 min
    56.1 The Man in the Red Mask

    56.1 The Man in the Red Mask

    Amy is ordinary; she swears, uses social media and relies on smart technology to keep her home secure. However, when a package mysteriously arrives on her doorstep, she soon longs for more traditional methods of security, like locks and keys.


    Written by Mike Hargreaves
    Narrated by Jasmine Arch
    Edited by Karl Hughes
    With music by Spheriá, Umcorps, and Thom Robson 
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House


    Writer, poet, narrator, podcaster and all round chaos-for-brains Jasmine Arch lives in a nook of Belgian countryside with two horses, four dogs, and a husband who knows better than to distract her when she's writing.
    Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Other Stories, NewMyths.com and Hybrid Fiction, among others. Find out more about her or her work at JasmineArch.com.


    You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver
    You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver
    T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    The Other Stories is a production the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it. 
     
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    • 14 min
    Vol 56 - Something Left On The Doorstep

    Vol 56 - Something Left On The Doorstep

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    • 6 min
    55.4 To Thine Own Self Be True

    55.4 To Thine Own Self Be True

    Being yourself can be more difficult than you’d think - Especially when who you are keeps changing


    Written by Andy Conduit-Turner
    Narrated by Persephone Rose
    Edited by Karl Hughes and Duncan Muggleton
    With music by Duncan Muggleton and Thom Robson 
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House


    Andy Conduit-Turner, is a UK based writer, editor and producer of fiction as well as an occasional podcast crasher and quiz host with a love of all things strange and spooky.


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    • 17 min
    55.3 Temporal Fracture

    55.3 Temporal Fracture

    What if life as you know it was not as you knew it. Where do you go when you don't know where you've been? What if the past you think you remember is now broken, fractured into something jarring and unrecognizable. What then?


    Written by Matthew C. Butcher
    Narrated by Josh Curran
    Edited by Duncan Muggleton
    With music by Velleitie and Thom Robson 
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House


    Matthew C. Butcher is a novelist, writer for the chart-topping podcast 'The Other Stories' and soon to be breaking into the medium of graphic novels. He has a keen interest in near-future sci-fi and conspiracy and enjoys speculating at what point everything goes awry.
    Despite the generally graphic and miserable themes in his writing, he promises he's actually quite a pleasant person. Honest.


    Josh Curran is a narrator and writer. He has narrated many episodes of The Other Stories over the show’s lifetime. He is also the creator of the horror Audio-Drama podcast, Miscreation. You can follow him on twitter, @jcurranwriter


    You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver
    You can join our Bookclub and chat about the podcast over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver
    T-shirts and mugs are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver


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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Wendywoo63 ,

Great short stories.

Mostly, I’m enjoying the stories. But my biggest problem with them is “background “ music. It’s often very intrusive. And as I’m hearing impaired, I have to skip some stories cos I can’t hear what’s being said. Another thing is, accents and countries. There was one, that was obviously written by a British person, but was narrated by an American. It didn’t make sense.

It’s really great that there’s platforms for writers to put their their work, and people from all over the world can listen to them.

BooGroup ,

Mostly great with occasional exceptions

I love the nature and themes of these stories, and the variety and back catalogue is amazing! But be aware that there are some awful submissions that bring the side down. On the whole a brilliant podcast though

MuseNay86 ,

Lockdown Listening

Actually started listening to these during lockdown. A nice refreshing change from all the tv shows I’ve binge watched. Definitely worth a listen I love all I’ve heard so far

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