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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.
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories The Other Stories

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    • 4.3 • 213 Ratings

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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.
Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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    79.2 Little Sponge

    79.2 Little Sponge

    This episode has been sponsored by Scared To Death. For more, head over to https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/
    Little Sponge
    'A serial killer is forced to come to terms with his actions when his son begins to mirror his sociopathic tendencies.'
    Written by Lewis Carter (https://twitter.com/fictionist4hire)
    Narrated by Josh Curran (https://twitter.com/jcurranwriter)
    Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)
    With music by Brylie Christopher Oxley (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Brylie_Christopher_Oxley)
    And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)
    A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch
    And Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.
    And to Captain Ben Errington for the social media bombs he drops from his content fighter plane.
    Lewis Carter is an award-winning writer and filmmaker from South Wales. More of his work can be found by searching: ‘Lewis Carter writer’ online. For all inquiries please contact: lw.carter@hotmail.com
    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, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver
    T-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    Get help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/services
    The Other Stories is a production of 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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 19 min
    79.1 Rearview

    79.1 Rearview

    This episode has been sponsored by Scared To Death. For more, head over to https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/
    Rearview
    'A mysterious creature hunts a car full of partiers.'
    Written by Thomas Teller (https://twitter.com/ThomasXTeller1)
    Narrated by Justin Fife (https://www.twitter.com/justinbfife)
    Edited by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)
    With music by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)
    And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch
    And Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.
    And to Ben Errington for officiating the marriage of social… and media… in this, the eyes of our content, I do.
    Thomas Teller is a writer and author in Minnesota who is seeking representation. You can read more of his work by following him on Twitter @ThomasXTeller1
    Audio producer, amateur voice actor, podcaster, and video game lover, follow Justin Fife on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/justinbfife
    You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver
    You can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver
    T-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    Get help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/services
    The Other Stories is a production of 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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 16 min
    Vol 79 - Mirrors

    Vol 79 - Mirrors

    This episode has been sponsored by Scared To Death. For more, head over to https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/
    Intro by Luke Kondor (https://www.twitter.com/lukeofkondor)
    You can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver
    T-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    Get help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/services

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 10 min
    78.5 Scratch

    78.5 Scratch

    Scratch
    'When the rats come to Fatum, Piper offers to banish them—but what she summons will take away more than the rats she promised.'
    Written by Marisca Pichette (https://www.mariscapichette.com/)
    Narrated by Erika Ventura (https://instagram.com/efventu)
    Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)
    With music by Enough Records (https://enoughrecords.scene.org/)
    And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch
    And Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.
    And to Father Ben Errington for officiating all those content weddings, of social and media.
    Visit Marisca Pichette’s website at www.mariscapichette.com/works to read and listen to more of her dark prose and poetry, available in PseudoPod, Grimdark Magazine, Curiosities Retropunk Audio Fiction,and Apparition Lit, among others.
    Erika Ventura is an artist, mother, bilingual narrator, and a husbandry technician. How does she manage it all? No idea, but her artwork can be seen on Instagram (@efventu) or you can visit her artist page www.facebook.com/BioArtsy
    You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver
    You can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver
    T-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    Get help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/services
    The Other Stories is a production of 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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 16 min
    Porcelain - EXCLUSIVE

    Porcelain - EXCLUSIVE

    Porcelain

    Beatrice’s youngest son is her pride and joy, but his brittle bones mean that a serious injury is inevitable. When her master refuses to fetch the doctor, she must resort to other measures in order to save her boy.

    Written and narrated by Alexandra Elroy

    Extra narration performed by Erika Ventura ([https://instagram.com/efventu](https://instagram.com/efventu))

    Edited by Duncan Muggleton ([https://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton](https://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton))

    With music by Duncan Muggleton ([https://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton](https://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton))

    And Thom Robson ([https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/](https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/))

    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org

    A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch

    And Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.

    And to Ben Errington for ongoing content cupboards and shelves he builds in his social media carpentry workshop. Sturdy and artisanal.

    **Alexandra is a bilingual voice actress and writer who lives in the Netherlands. She loves everything to do with stories, especially creative and playful horror. Her favourite voices to do are witches, goblins and crazy computers. When she is not voicing, writing or mummy-ing (which is all the time, really) she directs plays that she adapted from classic novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Death on the Nile and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.**

    **Erika Ventura is an artist, mother, bilingual narrator, and a husbandry technician. How does she manage it all? No idea, but her artwork can be seen on Instagram (@efventu) or you can visit her artist page [www.facebook.com/BioArtsy](http://www.facebook.com/BioArtsy)**

    You can help support the show over at [Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver](http://patreon.com/HawkandCleaver)

    You can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at [Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver](http://facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver)

    T-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at [www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver](http://www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver)

    Get help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to [TheOtherStories.Net/services](http://theotherstories.net/services)

    **The Other Stories is a production of 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.**

    78.4 The Hand That Feeds

    78.4 The Hand That Feeds

    The Hand That Feeds
    'When a couple finds a strange plant at their local store, they couldn’t possibly have guessed the nightmare they were in for.'
    Written by K.J. Shepherd (https://twitter.com/KyleDoesWords)
    Narrated by Josh Curran (https://twitter.com/jcurranwriter)
    Edited by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)
    With music by Chris Zabriskie (https://chriszabriskie.com/)
    And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)
    A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch
    And Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.
    And to Ben Errington for red pilling us with his social media content pills and jacking us into his world of social media content where air is not real, bullets can be dodged, and we are all, the one. Cheers, Morpheus… I mean Ben.
    Follow K.J. Shepherd over on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KyleDoesWords.
    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
    We’re opening up our digital story studio for something we are calling Studio Sessions. Every Thursday we’re hosting Zoom writing sprints, where a bunch of us creatives jump on a zoom call, say hello, and then get to work. So if you want to join in, firstly it’s for patreons only so head over to Patreon.com/hawkandcleaver and pledge the Hawk level, and then jump into the Discord Server. You can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaver
    You can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver
    T-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    Get help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/services
    The Other Stories is a production of 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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 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.

SarahC1985 ,

Wow!

I've been looking for something like this for a long time. I am a huge fan of horror, and this is exactly what I was looking for. Large number of episodes, professionally narrated with good Sound effects and music. I've subscribed already, I'm addicted.

Anonymous1982111 ,

Great stories and story tellers

Easily one of the best short story podcasts around. Intresting variety of writers and narrators. A great host and a nice length not to short and not to long. I can easily binge on the back catalogue. I like the fact that each volume has a diffrent theme and a variety of writers.

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