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A monthly podcast of fiction from the Hugo award-nominated Apex Magazine

Apex Magazine Podcast Apex Magazine

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    • 4.4 • 33 Ratings

A monthly podcast of fiction from the Hugo award-nominated Apex Magazine

    The Walking Mirror of the Soul

    The Walking Mirror of the Soul

    "The Walking Mirror of the Soul" by Renan Bernardo - published in Apex Magazine, issue 134, November 2022.
    Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/
    Renan Bernardo is a science fiction and fantasy writer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His fiction appeared in Apex Magazine, Podcastle, Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, Translunar Travelers Lounge, Solarpunk Magazine, On Spec Magazine, and others. He was one of the authors selected for the 2021 Imagine 2200 climate fiction contest with his story When It’s Time to Harvest. In Brazil, he was a finalist for two important SFF awards and published multiple stories. His fiction has also appeared in multiple languages, including German, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese.
    Brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Diogo Ramos is an English teacher, writer, and the Editor-in-Chief of Revista A Taverna (Twitter @atavernarevista), an online Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine that publishes short stories written by Brazilian authors in Portuguese. He’s been teaching for almost fifteen years and, once in a while, he dares to translate stories from English to Portuguese. Find him online at: diogolsramos.com
    This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alli Nesbit.  Theme music by Alex White.  Music in this episode is by Alli Nesbit.
    Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications.
    Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.

    • 41 min
    Nothing That Bleeds

    Nothing That Bleeds

    "Nothing That Bleeds" by Leah Ning - published in Apex Magazine, issue 133, September 2022.
    Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/
    Content Warning: self harm, suicide
    Leah Ning lives in northern Virginia with her husband and their adorable fluffy overlords. She spends her
    non-writing time drawing, playing video games, and playing piano. Her short fiction appears or is
    forthcoming in PodCastle, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Dark Matter Magazine, and Human Monsters,
    among others. You can find her @LeahNing on Twitter and on her website, leahning.com.
    Erika Sanderson trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK. She works as an actor, director, and voice actor. Her stage career spans over 3 decades in which she has created a myriad of roles in a variety of genres from children's theatre to classical plays and musicals. She is an award-winning voice actor, appearing in audio dramas, video games, narrations and educational resources.
    This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alli Nesbit.  Theme music by Alex White.  Music in this episode is by Alli Nesbit.
    Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications.
    Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.

    • 15 min
    On the Sunlit Side of Venus

    On the Sunlit Side of Venus

    "On the Sunlit Side of Venus" by Benjamin Parzybok - published in Apex Magazine, issue 133, September 2022.
    Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/
    Content Warning: suicide and grief
    Benjamin Parzybok is the author of the novels Couch (two-time Indie-Next pick) and Sherwood Nation (chosen for the Silicon Valley Reads program). Among other projects, he founded Gumball Poetry, a literary journal published in gumball capsule machines, co-ran Project Hamad, an effort to free a Guantanamo inmate (Adel Hamad is now free), and co-runs Black Magic Insurance Agency, a one-night city-wide alternative reality game. He lives in Portland, Oregon and can be found at levinofearth.com and @sparkwatson.
    Doug Nesbit has always had a love of storytelling and worldbuilding, and a fascination with characters, their motivations, and the way drama and conflict shapes a narrative. Their favorite avenues of storytelling are video games, TTRPGs, visual media, and audio dramas/podcasts. They run a duet actual play podcast, RPG For You and Me, and are a cast member on another actual play podcast, Sounds Like Crowes. They love voice work and finding new ways to bring stories and characters to life, and spend most of their time exploring the worlds and creations of others who share that love. Doug is not on any public-facing social media but they can be found on the RPG for You and Me show Discord server which can be accessed through their Patreon at patreon.com/rpgforyouandme. 
    This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alli Nesbit.  Theme music by Alex White.  Music in this episode is by Alli Nesbit.
    Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications.
    Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.

    • 58 min
    Your Space Between by Marie Croke

    Your Space Between by Marie Croke

    "Your Space Between" by Marie Croke — published in Apex Magazine, issue 132, July 2022.
    Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/
    Marie Croke is an award-winning fantasy and science-fiction writer living in Maryland with her family, all of whom like to scribble messages in her notebooks when she’s not looking. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and her stories have been published or are forthcoming in over a dozen magazines, including Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Dark Matter Magazine, Deep Magic, Cast of Wonders, and Diabolical Plots. You can find her book and short story recommendations at mariecroke.com or chat about writing woes or being book drunk with her @marie_croke on Twitter.
    Parrish Davis-Sauls is a Chicago actor who specializes in immersive theater and musical improv. She writes in all genres of music and has composed for Shakespeare productions and modern plays as well. She began her journey with classical music and plays guitar, piano, guitalele, and intends to learn many more. She can be found online @parrishdaviss on Instagram.
    This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Sounds used in this episode are licensed from Soundstripe.com. Music in this episode includes “Hidden Beneath” by Michael Briguglio and “Inside the Hidden Forest” by Outside the Sky licensed from Soundstripe.com.
    Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications.
    Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.

    • 31 min
    Creatures of the Dark Oasis by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

    Creatures of the Dark Oasis by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

    "Creatures of the Dark Oasis" by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam — published in Apex Magazine, issue 132, July 2022.
    Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/
    Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s fiction and poetry has appeared in over 90 publications such as Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Lightspeed, and LeVar Burton Reads, as well as in six languages. By night, she has been a finalist for the Nebula Award. By day, she works as a Narrative Designer writing romance games for the mobile app Chapters. She lives in Texas with her partner and a mysterious number of cats.
    Laura Jewell is an English teacher in Evanston, IL. She holds a BA in Theater from Miami University and a Master of Science in Education from Northwestern. In her free time she’s a Level 7 Enchantress and a full-time mom to an orange cat named Orange Cat. This is her first narration.
    This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Sounds used in this episode are licensed from Soundstripe.com. Music in this episode includes “Ghosts” by Enoch Yang, licensed from Soundstripe.com.
    Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications.
    Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.

    • 38 min
    In The Monster's Mouth by Tim Waggoner

    In The Monster's Mouth by Tim Waggoner

    "In The Monster's Mouth" by Tim Waggoner — published in Apex Magazine, issue 131, May 2022.
    Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/
    Tim Waggoner has published over forty novels and five collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins, and his articles on writing have appeared in numerous publications. He’s won the Bram Stoker Award, the HWA’s Mentor of the Year Award, been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award. His fiction has received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year, and he’s twice had stories selected for inclusion in volumes of Year’s Best Hardcore Horror. He’s also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.
    Emmie Christie is a fiction writer and narrator. She has narrated the science fiction novel “The Amaranth Chronicles: Deviant Rising”, written by Alexander Barnes and Christopher Preiman. She has written stories for Flash Fiction Online, Infinite Worlds Magazine, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye. You can find more of her work at www.emmiechristie.com or follow her on Twitter @EmmieChristie33.
    This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Sounds used in this episode are licensed from Soundstripe.com. Music in this episode includes “What You Do Not Know” by Joshua Spacht and “Shadow Passage” by Cody Martin, licensed from Soundstripe.com.
    Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications.
    Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Mommabird25 ,

Lots of great stuff here.

The other day, I wrote a bad review about this podcast. I regret that I can’t take it back because I’ve listened to more stories I find really great.
I also wish I had been nicer about the producer’s voice. It’s hard to listen to, but it does get one’s attention.
This podcast is filled with gobs of talent and entertainment for the listener… That’s what I really wish I had said.

P.TwoBears ,

Best

Good narrations (mostly. A few obvious honkers) I like various voices instead of the same one each time.
What's BEST and makes this my very FAVORITE FICTION PODCAST is that they just start by telling the story!!! Yeah!!!! I so much wish every single other podcast could figure out that we are here to HEAR THE STORY *** not to hear the host—thus forcing us to guess how much to fast forward—thus making it impossible to put on auto play to enjoy. KNifepoint Horror did this best of all...but I know that was just one author. I wish podcasts would supply all the links we need to know more and TRUST THEIR AUDIENCE to follow up when the stories compel them to.
They wouldn't lose exposure for the authors, they'd gain becUse more listeners would come to a podcast they could listen to without having to manually manipulate it each time to get to the story.

ElleHelle ,

New host = gross

Great stories, but this chick’s voice is like razor burn.

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