Pseudopod (podcast)

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Pseudopod
PseudopodLogo.jpg
Presentation
Hosted byAlasdair Stuart
GenreHorror Short Stories
UpdatesWeekly
Publication
Original release11 August 2006 (2006-08-11) – present
Websitepseudopod.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 produces the podcasts Escape Pod, PodCastle and Cast of Wonders. Pseudopod is 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. The 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.[3]

The show's 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:

  • Won the 2009 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast[4][5]
  • A 2007 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) for "My Caroline" by Matt Wallace[6]
  • A 2013 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form) for "Final Girl Theory" by A.C. Wise[7]
  • 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]
  • 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]

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

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