Horror podcast

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'stairs', an episode from Knifepoint Horror (29:52)

Horror is a genre of podcasts covering fiction, non-fiction, and reviews of the horror genre generally. Horror podcasts are typically created and run by volunteers in their free time.[1] As some podcasts such as Archive 81 and The Deep Vault have grown they have been able to attract advertisers.[2]

Notable podcasts include Alice Isn't Dead, Archive 81, The Black Tapes, The Deep Vault, Knifepoint Horror, Last Podcast on the Left, Lore, The NoSleep Podcast, Pseudopod, Rabbits, Small Town Horror, Tales to Terrify, Tanis, Uncanny County, Welcome to Night Vale, We're Alive, and The White Vault.[1][2][3][4][5] The world's longest running, active horror podcast is WithoutYourHead.com which has been going since August, 2006 as a semi-regular weekly series with celebrity interviews. [6] Horror podcasts have featured in the Parsec Awards, and in 2013 The NoSleep Podcast won the award for "Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team" while in 2014 a story from Pseudopod won the award for "Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)" and We're Alive won "Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form)".[7][8]

References

  1. ^ a b Galaxy, Geek's Guide to the. "Inside the Insomnia-Inducing World of Horror Podcasting". WIRED. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  2. ^ a b Locke, Charley. "Fiction Podcasts Are Finally a Thing! Thank You, Sci-Fi and Horror". WIRED. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  3. ^ Collins, Michael J. (2016-10-30). "Pod People: Brave New Worlds of Digital Audio Drama". Alluvium. 5 (4). doi:10.7766/alluvium.v5.4.01Freely accessible. 
  4. ^ "Halloween Horror Podcasts of 2016". The Podcast Host. 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  5. ^ Bottomley, Andrew J. (2015-07-03). "Podcasting, Welcome to Night Vale, and the Revival of Radio Drama". Journal of Radio & Audio Media. 22 (2): 179–189. doi:10.1080/19376529.2015.1083370. 
  6. ^ http://withoutyourhead.com/viewnews.php?viewcat=1&view=grid&page=17
  7. ^ "2013 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists – Parsec Awards". www.parsecawards.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  8. ^ "2014 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists – Parsec Awards". www.parsecawards.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 

Further reading

  • Hancock, Danielle (2016-10-01). "Welcome to Welcome to Night Vale: First steps in exploring the horror podcast". Horror Studies. 7 (2): 219–234. doi:10.1386/host.7.2.219_1. 
  • Hancock, Danielle; McMurtry, Leslie (2017-08-01). "'Cycles upon cycles, stories upon stories': contemporary audio media and podcast horror's new frights". Palgrave Communications. 3: 17075. doi:10.1057/palcomms.2017.75Freely accessible. 
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