34 episodes

What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds?
Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?
Cassie, a teen that's having trouble fitting in at school, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.

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What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds?
Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?
Cassie, a teen that's having trouble fitting in at school, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Introducing Tales Beyond Time

    Introducing Tales Beyond Time

    This week, we would like to introduce you to Tales Beyond Time, a new show from Realm.

    Listen and subscribe to Tales Beyond Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit Realm.fm

    Tales Beyond Time is a weekly show bringing you incredible short stories. All the stories you’ll hear are sci-fi, fantasy, or horror, and many will be written (or narrated) by people you may recognize. Every story explores a different aspect of the human—or not-so-human—experience, tackling themes like war, love, mortality, race, friendship, and more.  

    Each week will be centered around a different theme and, in an hour or less, will transport you to a new world...and hopefully transform you along the way. 

    Tales Beyond Time is a Realm production. Listen away.
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    • 58 min
    The Agony Chamber, by Morgan Sylvia

    The Agony Chamber, by Morgan Sylvia

    A group of buddies goes hunting in the Maine woods and find an evil beyond imagination.
    This haunting story is penned by Morgan Sylvia -- a metalhead, an Aquarius, a beer snob, coffee addict, and a work in progress. A former obituarist, she is now a full-time freelance writer. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Pseudopod, Forgotten Realms, Wicked Witches, Wicked Haunted, Northern Frights, Haunted House Short Stories, Endless Apocalypse, Twice Upon An Apocalypse, and The Final Summons, among others. Her first poetry collection, Whispers From The Apocalypse, was released in 2014. Her debut horror novel, Abode, was released by Bloodshot Books in 2017. Her second novel, Dawn, the first book of a fantasy trilogy, was released in 2018. Her most recent book, As The Seas Turn Red, an ocean-themed poetry collection, was nominated for an Elgin Award. She lives in Maine with her boyfriend, two cats, and a chubby goldfish.
    Nathan Dana Aldritch is a native Mainer currently calling Los Angeles home where he’s a professional actor and also slinger of a mean drink. He has over a dozen television appearances to his name as well and numerous stage credits with such awesome roles depicted as “Psychotic Redneck” “Paranoid Husband” “The Devil” and .. The Elephant Man. If you’ve checked out our standalone mini-series The Dark Tome: Undertow, he plays the small town bureaucrat Marty Ducharme.
    Sound Design/Editing - Fred Greenhalgh. Music by Blue Dot Sessions. Additional sound and music by Mind’s Eye Productions.
    CONTENT WARNING: This story has strong language and really messes with your mind. Not recommended for listening while on psychedelics.
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    • 45 min
    The Ding Ding, by Judith Pancoast

    The Ding Ding, by Judith Pancoast

    A Dark Tome exclusive short story reading of The Ding Ding, written and read by Judith Pancoast.
    It's the 1970s. A teenager accepts a babysitting job with a strange family because she's dying to scrape up a few bucks to buy records. But this job will prove the strangest she's ever taken when a haunted "Ding Ding" turns up in the middle of the night.
    Judith Pancoast is a Grammy-nominated musician and writer born and brought up in Waterville, Maine. Her stories have appeared in the new Journal of the Horror Writers of Maine, Northern Frights, and a third was published in the summer edition of the Scary Snippets anthology. Judith is now a proud member of the Horror Writers Association
    Sound design and music by Carter Wogahn. And featuring the sound of 'haunted ice cream truck' Fred has been dying to put into a production for the better part of 8 years...
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    • 39 min
    Janine, by Emma J Gibbon

    Janine, by Emma J Gibbon

    This week a reading of the short story JANINE, a haunting tale of youth gone awry thanks to devils in the Maine woods.
    Story by Emma J Gibbon - Emma J. Gibbon is originally from Yorkshire in the U.K. and now lives in Midcoast Maine. She is a Rhysling-nominated speculative poet, horror writer and librarian. Her debut fiction collection, Dark Blood Comes from the Feet, is out now from Trepidatio Publishing and was one of NPR’s best books of 2020. Her stories have appeared in the Toasted Cake podcast, The Muse & The Flame and the New England Horror Writers anthologies, Wicked Haunted and Wicked Weird. Her poetry has been published in Strange Horizons, Liminality, Pedestal Magazine, Kaleidotrope and Eye to the Telescope. Emma lives with her husband, Steve, and three exceptional animals: Odin, Mothra, and M. Bison (also known as Grim) in a spooky little house in the woods. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the New England Horror Writers, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and the Tuesday Mayhem Society.
    Read by Lisa Stathoplos - Lisa Stathoplos is an actor, voice artist and special education teacher/behavior specialist. She's been acting on stage, film and video for forty years; teaching for twenty. Moving north from her beloved theatrical home, Portland, Maine, Lisa lives in Searsport with Michael and a motley collection of adopted furry creatures.
    Sound design and music editing by Carter Wogahn. Thanks to the Fable and Folly network for ad support and Brooklinen for underwriting this episode. Enjoy $20 off your $100 order by going to Brooklinen.com and using Promo Code TOME.
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    • 32 min
    Gargoyles, by Stephanie Diaz Reppen

    Gargoyles, by Stephanie Diaz Reppen

    This week's story is the haunting GARGOYLES, by Stephanie Diaz Reppen. You heard Stephanie's work as Sonia in Dark Tome Undertow. Performing as Stephanie Diaz, she is an accomplished and versatile actress - as, as well as horror aficionado and writer.
    Stephanie's short story Gargoyles is a treatise on the dark rooms found in every home, and the monsters that lurk within. Content warning: alludes to child sexual abuse.
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    • 35 min
    Maggie Doll, by Alex Jennings

    Maggie Doll, by Alex Jennings

    A strange tale of toys left to fend for themselves after a great disaster occurs to humans.
    Written by Alex Jennings, read by Kym Dakin, with sound design and music editing by Carter Wogahn. This episode brought to you by Function of Beauty.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Wizerdess Witch👉🏻✨🇺🇸 ,

I liked the series

(Idk when new stuffs coming but I’m excited) Tho idk why the 3rd season has the same episodes, is it an upload error?, Well what ever, i fall asleep after the first hearing but not coz it’s boring, (i have it sped it).

TangoDuo ,

Something new every season!

Big fan of short fiction of the first two seasons, and the third is a whole serial set in the same universe! Each are different, but very enjoyable. Highly recommend!

Katzndogz36 ,

Season 1 = AWESOME. The rest… meh

The first season was great fiction podcasting! Good story and characters. I was super stoked for more but somewhat disappointed with the following seasons. Too bad. It could’ve really been something

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