Pseudopod (podcast)

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Pseudopod
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Presentation
Hosted by Alasdair Stuart
Genre Horror Short Stories
Updates Weekly
Publication
Original release 11 August 2006 – present
Website pseudopod.org

Pseudopod is a podcast launched on 11 August 2006 which presents horror genre short stories. It is part of Escape Artists, Inc. which also podcasts Escape Pod and PodCastle. Pseudopod is currently co-edited by Shawn M. Garrett and Alex Hofelich (the latter became co-editor in May, 2015) and hosted by Alasdair Stuart. It was previously edited by Ben Phillips until the end of 2010.[1] Wil Wheaton calls Pseudopod "pretty damn awesome" and cites it as an example of how new media is changing the broadcast landscape.[2]

The stories it runs are usually between 2000 and 6000 words in length. It also irregularly releases shorter flash fiction pieces and movie reviews.

Escape Artists has a policy against authors reading their own work. Many stories are read by people associated with Escape Artists and other members of the podcasting community.

Pseudopod is distributed under the Creative Commons attribution non-commercial no-derivatives 3.0 license. The fiction itself remains copyrighted by its respective authors. Pseudopod contracts with authors for non-exclusive audio rights, paying professional rates.[3]

Intro music is “Bloodletting on the Kiss” by Anders Manga.

Parsec Awards[edit]

Pseudopod has won the Parsec award twice and has been a finalist six additional times.

Pseudopod won the 2009 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast.[4] [5]

PseudoPod was a 2007 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) for “My Caroline” by Matt Wallace[6] It lost to a different Matt Wallace story.

PseudoPod was a 2013 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form) for "Final Girl Theory" by A.C. Wise.[7]

PseudoPod won the 2014 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form) for "Growth Spurt" by Paul Lorello. It was a finalist for two additional categories including Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form) for Four Views of the Big Cigar in Winter by Charlie Bookout and for Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast.[8]

PseudoPod is a finalist for the 2015 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form) for “The Screwfly Solution” by James Tiptree, Jr. and for Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast. [9]

List of Episodes[edit]

Please note that the default order is by publication date.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Pseudopod". Escape Artists, Inc. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  2. ^ Wheaton, Wil. "Podcasts I love: Pseudopod". Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Submission Guidelines". Escape Artists, Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  4. ^ Catton, Richard (2009-10-02). "Alasdair Stuart's horror podcast scoops U.S. award". The Press. York. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  5. ^ "2009 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists". Parsec Awards. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  6. ^ "2007 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists". Parsec Awards. 2007-04-26. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  7. ^ "2013 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists". Parsec Awards. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  8. ^ "2014 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists". Parsec Awards. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  9. ^ "2015 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists". Parsec Awards. Retrieved 2015-12-17.