Palimpsest is a (mostly) single-voiced audio drama about memory, identity, and the things that haunt us. Each ten-episode season is a unique and self-contained story, exploring the spaces between horror, fantasy, and psychological realism. #embracewhathauntsyou
Season Four Trailer
House that eats and pleads and kills.
Season Four begins April 13th.
The poem in this trailer is "Ash" by former US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, from her collection Wade in the Water (2018). We are grateful to Ms. Smith and Graywolf Press for granting us permission to use it.
Word on the Street
We are featuring the first podcast episode from Asheville's Word on the Street Squad. This group of Black and Latinx youth have written and produced a podcast exploring cultural roots and power by speaking about Dia De Los Muertos and Voodoo, telling stories they have heard in their families and cultures, and reflecting on how Halloween has culturally appropriated them, perpetuating oppression.
They are also in the midst of their annual fundraiser, El Arte De La Abundancia. You can find out more, and donate towards their goal, by visiting www.artedelaabundancia.org.
Home Again, Home Again
It's Halloween. You've been gone so long. We missed you so much.
Episode 310: Cult Following
Poppy O'Brien investigates a series of letters from the 1940s.
Featuring guest performers Beth Eyre, Jen Sugden, and James Oliva.
This episode is sponsored by Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/palimpsest)
Episode 309: Ritual
Josie has a choice to make.
Episode 308: Broken
Josie breaks the code. Tragedy strikes.
This episode contains images of graphic violence, including gun violence.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Faeries (the complicated kind), spies who see ghosts, death in the suburbs (or was it murder?), and excellent production! Love the pacing, the story craft is a great balance of background in a moving plot. I wait eagerly in between episode releases. This is the jam!
Each season is a unique story. I think the story just keeps getting more interesting. They try many different types of stories which is fun. However there is NO sound design which makes the podcast a bit harder to listen to
Palimpsest Gets Better Each Season
It really does. I can’t recommend Palimpsest enough if you like creepy stories with a lot of heart