56 episodes

Leo Quinn works for Better Place, the world leader in ghost removal, but they’re having some doubts about the ethics of their work. They’re building a device that should let them capture the voices of ghosts, to prove once and for all that Better Place needs to start treating spirits with the humanity they deserve – and to unravel some mysteries in the process. Tell No Tales is a serialised fiction podcast — to hear the story unfold, we recommend starting from S1 E1. Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions
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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Leo Quinn works for Better Place, the world leader in ghost removal, but they’re having some doubts about the ethics of their work. They’re building a device that should let them capture the voices of ghosts, to prove once and for all that Better Place needs to start treating spirits with the humanity they deserve – and to unravel some mysteries in the process. Tell No Tales is a serialised fiction podcast — to hear the story unfold, we recommend starting from S1 E1. Distributed by Twin Strangers Productions
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    S2 E1 - Isolation

    S2 E1 - Isolation

    Leo has some complaints, Frank has some concerns, but the resident spirit at King's Cross Station, Aaliyah Farrow, is just happy to have someone to talk to.

    Content Warnings: Discussion of death, isolation, loneliness

    Transcript: https://tellnotalespod.com/transcripts/transcript-s2-e1-isolation/

    Written and produced by Leanne Egan. In this episode you heard the voices of Leanne Egan as Leo Quinn, Asher Amor-Train as Frank Williamson, and Michelle Kelly as Aaliyah Farrow.

    Intro and outro music by Lumehill

    The conveniently public domain music that Leo chose to listen to today was Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, Op. 46 - I. Morning Mood, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, Op. 46 - II. Aase's Death, and Bach’s Cello Suite no. 1, Prelude in G, BWV 1007. Performances sourced from Musopen.org

    Atmospheric music: Fresh Perspective by Megan Wofford. Music and sound effects sourced from Epidemic Sound

    Art by Ana Balaci

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    • 18 min
    S2 E1.5 - Why Not Us?

    S2 E1.5 - Why Not Us?

    Riley and Julia are coping just fine on their own.
    Content Warnings: Brief discussion of a character's past struggle with grief
    Transcript: https://tellnotalespod.com/transcripts/transcript-s2-e1-5-why-not-us
    Written and produced by Leanne Egan. In this episode you heard the voices of Phil Thompson as Riley, Shannon Kelly as Julia, and Leanne Egan as Leo
    Intro and outro music by Lumehill

    The inconveniently not public domain music that Riley chose to listen to today was (snippets) Passengers by Roof, San Pedro by Sugoi, Formula Uno by Forever Sunset, (full) Where Do You Go by Easton

    Music and sound effects sourced from Epidemic Sound

    Art by Ana Balaci

    Find more info on our website tellnotalespod.com or at @tellnotalespod on Tumblr or Twitter

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    • 6 min
    S2 E2 - Keeps Me Sane

    S2 E2 - Keeps Me Sane

    A spirit known for their adventuring streak finds ways to cope with their domestic afterlife. Co-habitation is easier for some than others.
    Content Warnings: Discussion of death, discussion of proloned suffering and mental anguish, discussion of being house-bound.
    Transcript: https://tellnotalespod.com/transcripts/transcript-s2-e2-keeps-me-sane/

    Written and produced by Leanne Egan. In this episode you heard the voices of Leanne Egan as Leo Quinn, Asher Amor-Train as Frank Williamson, Lauren Kong as Gemma Langley, and Rae Lundberg as Micah Dunnings

    Intro and outro music by Lumehill

    The conveniently public domain music that Leo and Frank chose to listen to today was Haydn's Symphony no. 78 in C minor, Hob.I 78, Delibes' Sylvia, Ballet Music - V. Pizzicato, and Weber's String Quartet no. 2 in B minor - II. Minuetto moderato. Performances sourced from Musopen.org

    Atmospheric music: They Dream By Day by Dagdrom. Music and sound effects sourced from Epidemic Sound

    Art by Ana Balaci

    Find more info on our website tellnotalespod.com or at @tellnotalespod on Tumblr or Twitter

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    • 19 min
    S2 E2.5 - Not Stressed At All

    S2 E2.5 - Not Stressed At All

    Two people that are definitely not stressed about anything.

    Transcript: https://tellnotalespod.com/transcripts/transcript-s2-e2-5-not-stressed-at-all/

    Written and produced by Leanne Egan. In this episode you heard the voices of Phil Thompson as Riley and Shannon Kelly as Julia.

    Intro and outro music by Lumehill
    The inconveniently not public domain music that Riley chose to listen to today was Without the Fever by Martin Hall. Music and sound effects sourced from Epidemic Sound
    Art by Ana Balaci

    Find more info on our website tellnotalespod.com or at @tellnotalespod on Tumblr or Twitter

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    • 5 min
    S2 E3 - Father Figure

    S2 E3 - Father Figure

    Hi "Struggling To Cope", I'm Dad!

    Content Warnings: Discussion of death, grief, loss of a father, loss of a husband, and loss of a sibling.

    Transcript: https://tellnotalespod.com/transcripts/transcript-s2-e3-father-figure/

    Written and produced by Leanne Egan. In this episode you heard the voices of Leanne Egan as Leo Quinn, Asher Amor-Train as Frank Williamson, and Liam Chessell as Harry Powell.

    Intro and outro music by Lumehill

    The conveniently public domain music that Leo and Frank chose to listen to today was Piano Sonata no. 16 'Facile', K. 545 - II. Andante, Bach's Violin Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001, and Gluck's 'Melodie' from Orfeo ed Euridice (Piano arrangement - Sgmabati). Performances sourced from Musopen.org

    Atmospheric music: The Star in My Life by Erasmus Talbot. Music and sound effects sourced from Epidemic Sound

    Art by Ana Balaci

    Find more info on our website tellnotalespod.com or at @tellnotalespod on Tumblr or Twitter

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    • 18 min
    S2 E3.5 - A Promising Start

    S2 E3.5 - A Promising Start

    Riley and Julia find a case that could be a game-changer for their work.

    Transcript: https://tellnotalespod.com/transcripts/transcript-s2-e3-5-a-promising-start/

    Written and produced by Leanne Egan. In this episode you heard the voices of Phil Thompson as Riley and Shannon Kelly as Julia.

    Intro and outro music by Lumehill

    The inconveniently not public domain music that Julia chose to listen to today was What a Bummer by Snake City and I Don't Need U by Vicki Vox. Music and sound effects sourced from Epidemic Sound

    Art by Ana Balaci

    Find more info on our website tellnotalespod.com or at @tellnotalespod on Tumblr or Twitter

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

G-Hizzy ,

Immediately Hooked!

I am also looking for new queer fiction podcasts to check out and this is truly one of the best I’ve found! Honestly the production quality is so fantastic and the story so compelling I was extremely surprised to find out it wasn’t already popular!

There is so much combined into one fantastic podcast- just the premise alone is great, but once it begins you realize there is so much more to experience. The idea of ghost disposal being a corporate enterprise is just too real, and the way Leo (and later other characters) discuss the practices and the pains of working at this kind of place are so relatable.

Not to mention- the show is FUNNY! The main feeling is definitely heart-wrenching and sadly sweet but there are so many parts that give me a good chuckle, especially the queer panic of Leo and sarcastic researcher best friend

Overall this is a fantastic listen and I really hope this show takes off. Give it a listen and I promise you’ll be hooked!

Rae of 103 ,

A new fave

I was immediately hooked by the premise of this show, and the execution did not disappoint. Each spirit's story is fascinating and often touching on its own, but also contributes to a solid ongoing plotline with several moving parts. I love how the scope and style of the narration evolves as Leo gets farther in their research - it's a great example of form following content in a way that feels very organic. I'm here for the ride, and I can't wait to see how the mysteries unfold.

SkredlitheOgre ,

This show is fantastic!

I stumbled upon Tell No Tales from an ad in another podcast (Maybe Monstrous Agonies? Hard to tell.) and I absolutely love it. Leo Quinn works for Better Place, a company that works in removing ghosts. However, Leo isn’t 100% behind the ethics of Better Place and is working on a device that will allow the ghosts to tell their side of the story. She tracks down old case files and asks the ghosts questions, while we get to hear the answers. Leo is a wonderful character and narrator. The voice that Leo is given is perfect for describing what happens each time she goes out to interview another ghost, including both good and bad results. Riley is a great side character, playing somewhat of a foil to Leo’s fast and loose approach to her project. And while the plot of Tell No Tales would be good on its own, there are clues that things aren’t exactly what they seem. Does Better Place have the best interests of the spitfires and their families in mind? Or is there something more sinister going on?

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