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These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
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These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    96.3 Elixir

    96.3 Elixir

    96.3 Elixir
    After two years building his health supplement pyramid scheme, Kai's desire for fame has never been greater. So, when a mysterious stranger offers him a shot at a secretive new product, he grabs his shot at the big time with both hands.
    Written by Kev Harrison (www.kevharrisonfiction.com)
    Narrated by Josh Curran (https://x.com/jcurranwriter)
    Produced by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)
    With music by Duncan Muggleton (https://temporalrecordings.wordpress.com)
    And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)
    In the ever-evolving landscape of social media, Ben Errington stands as a titan of digital celebrity culture, his fame a testament to his unwavering dedication and unparalleled creativity, his posts and updates a symphony of innovation and influence that reverberates across the digital ether.
    Kev Harrison is a British writer of horror and dark fiction living in Lisbon, Portugal. His novella, Below, is out now from Brigids Gate Press. Find more about him and his work at www.kevharrisonfiction.com
    Josh Curran is a narrator and writer. You can follow him on twitter, @jcurranwriter
    Join TOS+ to access over 75 exclusive episodes, get regular stories in higher quality audio, a week early, and ad-free, at https://theotherstories.net/plus/
    Support the show, get audiobooks, and more at https://www.patreon.com/hawkandcleaver
    Join our communities for book clubs, movie clubs, writing exercises, and more at https://theotherstories.net/community/
    Leave a voicemail or get in touch at https://theotherstories.net/submissions
    Check out our writing courses at https://theotherstories.net/courses/
    Grab some merch at https://gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    The Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.

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    • 18 min
    96.2 Please Tell Me You See Me

    96.2 Please Tell Me You See Me

    96.2 Please Tell Me You See Me
    A newsreader with a shiny new co-host and a penchant for moisturiser discovers something profound in her shower.
    Written by E.J. Bramble (https://www.x.com/ejbramble)
    Narrated by Georgia Cook (https://x.com/georgiacooked)
    Produced by Karl Hughes (https://x.com/karlhughes)
    With music by Myuu (https://www.thedarkpiano.com/)
    And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)
    A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch
    And Joshua Boucher for helping with our submission reading.
    And to Ben Errington, the Digital Darling of Pop Culture, his fame a cultural phenomenon that transcends the boundaries of the online world.
    E.J Bramble enjoys writing weird things. She lives in England and likes being by the sea.Twitter: @EJBramble
    Georgia Cook is an illustrator and writer from London. She has written for publications such as Baffling, Vastarien Lit, and Flame Tree press, as well as the Doctor Who range with Big Finish. She can be found on twitter at @georgiacooked and on her website at https://www.georgiacookwriter.com/
    You can now also pre-order Georgia’s Dracula Daily Sketchbook Collection an art book featuring a new drawing for every entry in the classic horror novel "Dracula” at https://georgiacook.bigcartel.com/product/dracula-daily-sketch-collection-hardback-edition-preorders
    Join TOS+ to access over 75 exclusive episodes, get regular stories in higher quality audio, a week early, and ad-free, at https://theotherstories.net/plus/
    Support the show, get audiobooks, and more at https://www.patreon.com/hawkandcleaver
    Join our communities for book clubs, movie clubs, writing exercises, and more at https://theotherstories.net/community/
    Leave a voicemail or get in touch at https://theotherstories.net/submissions
    Check out our writing courses at https://theotherstories.net/courses/
    Grab some merch at https://gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    The Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.

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    • 15 min
    96.1 The Bittersweet Glimmer

    96.1 The Bittersweet Glimmer

    96.1 The Bittersweet Glimmer
    An older woman watches a pleasant autumn day from her nursing home. Until she remembers something very different about herself.
    Written by Jessica Peter (www.jessicapeter.net)
    Narrated by Erika Ventura (https://instagram.com/efventu)
    Produced by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)
    With music by Duncan Muggleton (https://temporalrecordings.wordpress.com)
    And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)
    A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch
    And Joshua Boucher for helping with our submission reading.
    And to Ben Errington, the Celestial Star of Social Media, his digital footprint lighting up the online sky with the brilliance of his fame.
    Jessica Peter is a writer of dark, uncanny, and absurd fiction and poetry. She can be found at www.jessicapeter.net or on Twitter @JessicaPeter1
    Erika Ventura is an artist, mother, bilingual narrator, and a husbandry technician. How does she manage it all? No idea, but her artwork can be seen on Instagram (@efventu) or you can visit her artist page www.facebook.com/BioArtsy
    Join TOS+ to access over 75 exclusive episodes, get regular stories in higher quality audio, a week early, and ad-free, at https://theotherstories.net/plus/
    Support the show, get audiobooks, and more at https://www.patreon.com/hawkandcleaver
    Join our communities for book clubs, movie clubs, writing exercises, and more at https://theotherstories.net/community/
    Leave a voicemail or get in touch at https://theotherstories.net/submissions
    Check out our writing courses at https://theotherstories.net/courses/
    Grab some merch at https://gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    The Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.

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    • 17 min
    Vol 96 - Fame + Interview W/ Sam Rebelein

    Vol 96 - Fame + Interview W/ Sam Rebelein

    Vol 96 - Fame + Interview W/ Sam Rebelein
    Editorial by Luke Kondor (https://www.lukekondor.com)
    Narrated by James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors (https://www.jamesbarnettauthor.com/)
    Produced by Karl Hughes (https://twitter.com/karlhughes)
    Special feature
    Interview by Daniel Willcocks (https://www.danielwillcocks.com/)
    With Sam Rebelein (https://www.srebelein.com/)
    Sam Rebelein holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College (with a focus on Horror and Memoir), a certificate of graduation from the Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Federation, and that one trophy in The Last of Us Part II for when you beat the game on permadeath mode. Hard to say which of these is his greatest accomplishment. His award-nominated work has appeared in several speculative fiction publications, including Bourbon Penn, The Deadlands, Coffin Bell Journal, Pseudopod, Press Pause Press, Shimmer, Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, and elsewhere. His debut novel EDENVILLE ("[A]n essential read for horror enthusiasts" —Booklist) is out now from William Morrow, and his follow-up collection of stories set in the same fictional universe, THE POORLY MADE AND OTHER THINGS, is coming for you in early 2025.

    For more about Sam's work (and pictures of his dogs), follow him on Instagram @rebelsam94.

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    • 35 min
    95.4 Strange Bedfellows

    95.4 Strange Bedfellows

    95.4 Strange Bedfellows
    When a monster selects victims, he isn't expecting to find a mirror into his soul.
    Written by Gustavo Bondoni (www.gustavobondoni.com)
    Narrated and Produced by James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors (https://www.JamesBarnettCreative.com)
    With music by Tim Kulig (https://timkulig.com/)
    And Blear Moon (https://blearmoon.bandcamp.com/)
    And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)
    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org
    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)
    A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch
    And Joshua Boucher for helping with our submission reading.
    And to Ben Errington, the Social Media Chameleon… changing his colour, size, smell, and internet browser depending on what platform he’s using… and to hide from nearby predators.
    Gustavo Bondoni is a novelist and short story writer with over four hundred stories published in fifteen countries, in seven languages. He is a member of Codex and a Full Member of SFWA. He has published six science fiction novels including one trilogy, four monster books, a dark military fantasy and a thriller. His short fiction is collected in Pale Reflection (2020), Off the Beaten Path (2019), Tenth Orbit and Other Faraway Places (2010) and Virtuoso and Other Stories (2011). In 2019, Gustavo was awarded second place in the Jim Baen Memorial Contest and in 2018 he received a Judges Commendation (and second place) in The James White Award. He was also a 2019 finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest. His website is at www.gustavobondoni.com
    James Barnett is the producer of the Night’s End podcast and After The Gloaming. Search for them wherever you get your podcasts. You can also catch other works of his at www.JamesBarnettCreative.com
    Join TOS+ to access over 75 exclusive episodes, get regular stories in higher quality audio, a week early, and ad-free, at https://theotherstories.net/plus/
    Support the show, get audiobooks, and more at https://www.patreon.com/hawkandcleaver
    Join our communities for book clubs, movie clubs, writing exercises, and more at https://theotherstories.net/community/
    Leave a voicemail or get in touch at https://theotherstories.net/submissions
    Check out our writing courses at https://theotherstories.net/courses/
    Grab some merch at https://gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver
    The Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.

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

    • 14 min
    New Year's Eve - EXCLUSIVE

    New Year's Eve - EXCLUSIVE

    A woman attends a lavish New Year's masquerade ball, joined by some oddly familiar guests.

    Written and narrated by Georgia Cook (https://twitter.com/georgiacooked)

    Produced by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton)

    With music by Duncan Muggleton (https://temporalrecordings.wordpress.com)

    And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)

    And sound effects provided by Freesound.org

    The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)

    A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine Arch

    And Joshua Boucher for helping with our submission reading.

    And to Ben Errington, the Costume Czar of Social Media Spectacle, his posts and updates a grand parade for all.

    **Georgia Cook is an illustrator and writer from London. She has written for publications such as Baffling, Vastarien Lit, and Flame Tree press, as well as the Doctor Who range with Big Finish. She can be found on twitter at @georgiacooked and on her website at https://www.georgiacookwriter.com/**

    You can now also pre-order Georgia’s Dracula Daily Sketchbook Collection an art book featuring a new drawing for every entry in the classic horror novel "Dracula” at https://georgiacook.bigcartel.com/product/dracula-daily-sketch-collection-hardback-edition-preorders

    Join TOS+ to access over 75 exclusive episodes, get regular stories in higher quality audio, a week early, and ad-free, at https://theotherstories.net/plus/

    Support the show, get audiobooks, and more at https://www.patreon.com/hawkandcleaver

    Join our communities for book clubs, movie clubs, writing exercises, and more at https://theotherstories.net/community/

    Leave a voicemail or get in touch at https://theotherstories.net/submissions

    Check out our writing courses at https://theotherstories.net/courses/

    Grab some merch at https://gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver

    The Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
621 Ratings

621 Ratings

Bono1548 ,

The other story’s

Great show!

Tack1123 ,

Way too many commercials

Way too many commercials for the length of the episodes. The stories are good but for a 12 minute episode there’s 5 minutes of commercials if you count the beginning and end commercials. I listen while working so I can’t skip commercials every 5 minutes. The worst part is subscribing doesn’t even eliminate the commercials. What a waste of $4 that was.

ataxia_panic ,

Amazing and inspiring

I just got into podcasts and tried a few. I’m not into hearing people just talk about their opinions or current events so many were rejected. Then I found this beauty. I love the stories and how much it gets me writing my own again. I love the story tellers and how they relay the stories. I listen to at least one a day and plan on catching up. This is my favorite podcast and I can’t wait to check out their other stuff in the vault.

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