PodCastle began in 2008 as the third Escape Artists fiction podcast with editor and host, Rachel Swirsky. PodCastle continues to produce audio performances of fantasy short fiction and all its subgenres, including urban fantasy, slipstream, high fantasy, and dark fantasy. PodCastle has been a finalist for the Parsec Awards twice (in 2010 and 2015), won the Academy of Podcasters Best Podcast — Fictional award in 2017, and in 2018, then co-editors Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jen R. Albert were nominated for the World Fantasy Award in the Special Award — Non-Professional category for their work on PodCastle. The current co-editors are Cherae Clark and Jen R. Albert.
PodCastle specializes in all genres of the fantastic. PodCastle’s stories span the genre, from classic sword & sorcery tales to the bleeding edge of speculative realism, hurtling through worlds both imagined and just to the left of our own.
Every episode is self-contained, and a wonderful way to sample new authors or new work from familiar favorites. The castle’s denizens have assembled a page of particular standouts for new listeners.
Published weekly by Escape Artists Inc., PodCastle is produced and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license.
Logo and Images
- PodCastle uses the Tablet Gothic family of fonts, and Calluna for serif
- Links/primary: #115c3e
- Accent: #c5c59b
- Navigation: #051b12
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- PodCastle was a 2018 finalist for the inaugural Best Audio category of the British Fantasy Award.
- Co-editors Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jen R. Albert were nominated for the 2018 World Fantasy Award in the Special Award — Non-Professional category for their work on PodCastle.
- PodCastle won the 2017 Academy of Podcasters Awards award (Fictional).
- “Opals and Clay” by Nino Cipri, narrated by The Word Whore. 2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award finalist (Short Fiction).
- “Super-Baby-Moms Group Saves the Day” by Tina Connolly, narrated by C.S.E. Cooney, Amal El-Mohtar, M.K. Hobson, Tina Connolly, LaShawn M. Wanak, Dave Thompson, Marguerite Kenner and Anna Schwind. 2015 Parsec Award finalist (Large Cast, Short Form).
- “Restless in my Hand” by Tim Pratt, narrated by Steve Anderson. 2010 Parsec Award finalist (Short Form).
Current as of August 2018