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Peter S. Beagle

Peter Soyer Beagle is an American novelist of fantasy literature, and a screenwriter and musician. His best-known works are is A Fine and Private Place, I See By My Outfit, The Last Unicorn, The Innkeeper’s Song, and The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche, During the last twenty-five years he has won many literary awards, including a World […]

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About Us

PodCastle is a weekly fantasy podcast producing audio performances of fantasy short fiction, including all the sub-genres of fantasy, such as magical realism, urban fantasy, slipstream, high fantasy, and dark fantasy. Escape Artists launched PodCastle on 1 April 2008, with Rachel Swirsky as founding editor and Ann Leckie as assistant editor. Swirsky left in 2010 to focus on her […]

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ARTEMIS RISING 5: Call for Submissions

In March 2019, Escape Artists will bring you ARTEMIS RISING for a fifth year. This special month-long event across all four Escape Artists podcasts is a celebration of stories written by women, in the broadest definition of the word. This year, PodCastle’s ARTEMIS RISING guest editors will be Krystal Claxton and Elora Gatts! ARTEMIS RISING […]

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The Best of PodCastle: Vote for Your Favorite Episodes!

Nominations are closed, and the final ballot is revealed! We’re now asking fans and frequent listeners of the podcast to vote for their favorite episodes from the ballot in the link below. The top five PodCastle episodes, as voted by fans, will be featured in a special later this year! You can find the survey […]

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New to PodCastle?

Are you new to PodCastle? Interested in our back-catalogue? Wondering where to start? We’ve been around for nearly a decade so we’ve no shortage of stories to choose from! And sometimes too much choice is a curse, so here are some suggestions. Note: you can always listen to any PodCastle story — for free — […]

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PodCastle 309: Underbridge

Underbridge by Peter S. Beagle The legendary rain of the Pacific Northwest was not an issue; if anything, he discovered that he enjoyed it. Having studied the data on Seattle climate carefully, once he knew he was going there, he understood that many areas of both coasts get notably more rain, in terms of inches, […]

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PodCastle Miniature 72: The Best Worst Monster

The Best Worst Monster by Peter S. Beagle From the tips of his twisted, spiky horns all the way down to his jagged claws, the monster was without any doubt the biggest, ugliest, most horrible creature ever made. Since his master had put him together out of spare parts lying around the house, some bits […]

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PodCastle 214: We Never Talk About My Brother

We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle But back then, back then, Esau was just a little way south of a movie star. Couldn’t walk down the street, go out grocery shopping, he’d get jumped by a whole mob of his fans, his groupies. Couldn’t turn on the TV and not see […]

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PodCastle 209: Lila the Werewolf

Lila the Werewolf by Peter S. Beagle Farrell went to a movie with a friend, and to the West End afterward for beer. Then he walked home alone under the full moon, which was red and yellow. He reheated the morning coffee, played a record, read through a week-old “News of the Week in Review” […]

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PodCastle 175, Giant Episode: El Regalo

El Regalo by Peter S. Beagle “You can’t kill him,” Mr. Luke said. “Your mother wouldn’t like it.” After some consideration, he added, “I’d be rather annoyed myself.” “But wait,” Angie said, in the dramatic tones of a television commercial for some miraculous mop. “There’s more. I didn’t tell you about the brandied cupcakes—” “Yes, […]

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