11 episodes

Each week, a group of storytellers gathers around a campfire. There's world-weary club MC Edgar Allan Poe, nerd dad Stephen King, violent goth Mary Shelley, squid-obsessed wimp HP Lovecraft, and others. A comedy-horror semi-anthology adapted from Bitter Karella's Hugo-nominated microfiction.

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    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Each week, a group of storytellers gathers around a campfire. There's world-weary club MC Edgar Allan Poe, nerd dad Stephen King, violent goth Mary Shelley, squid-obsessed wimp HP Lovecraft, and others. A comedy-horror semi-anthology adapted from Bitter Karella's Hugo-nominated microfiction.

    The Tale of the Frankenstein

    The Tale of the Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley tells the tale of a brilliant young researcher, whose arrogance leads him to pursue a deadly ambition—the creation of a Frankenstein!

    • 37 min
    The Tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    The Tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    A new candidate for the Midnight Society, Robert Louis Stevenson, attempts to impress the Pals with a tale of mischief, mayhem, and soup.

    • 35 min
    The Tale of Dracula

    The Tale of Dracula

    Neurotic closet-dweller Bram Stoker visits the campfire to tell his iconic vampire story.

    • 36 min
    The Tale of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Midnight Society

    The Tale of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Midnight Society

    Arthur Conan Doyle stumbles upon the Midnight Pals' storytelling circle and reluctantly brings Sherlock Holmes back for one last, final, final case.

    • 41 min
    The Tale of the Strangers on a Train

    The Tale of the Strangers on a Train

    Crime writer and snail lover Patricia Highsmith investigates a bizarre double murder. What really happened with Mary Shelley's polycule at Lake Geneva last summer?

    • 47 min
    The Tale of the Nightbreed

    The Tale of the Nightbreed

    Clive Barker takes the stage and relates his cult classic of an eternal battle—gay monsters versus redneck cops.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Nightwing624 ,

My god

This is the best podcast of all time

jlmoore ,

My Sides Ache From Laughing

This series is so cleverly scripted and acted. I’m not usually a person who laughs out loud, but I have to listen to this in solitude, because I’m known for freaking out my wife with random bouts of loud laughter. It’s not just the jokes though. It’s all the subtext of the authors in the way they’re portrayed. The writers clearly have an excellent grasp on the source material and their original creators. (And I deeply approve of all the satire, and the abuse they heap on controversial individuals. Looking at you, HP Lovecraft.) Brilliant. Just epically brilliant.

Special hats off to their season finale, in which Hailey Piper knocks it out of the park as She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

CameraPersonMBC ,

Oh, this is GLORIOUS~!

This really builds on the books and Twitter account and is a sheer diamond of twisted joy in my week.

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