Podcast

Dark Tome

What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side? Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village. The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemp...more

Episodes

  • SAMPLE: S2 Episode 2: The Bacchae, by Elizabeth Hand

    Nov 19 2018

    Dark Tome: Season 2 is an Exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. S2E2 SAMPLER: Cassie's saved by a friend, but learns that her world has changed more than she could have imagined while she's been gone. Worlds gone wrong turns out to be a theme, when she goes on her next trip, to the world of THE BACCHAE. In a world where environmental destruction has poisoned life...more

  • SAMPLE: S2 Episode 1: Natural Skin, by Alyssa Wong

    Oct 29 2018

    Dark Tome: Season 2 is an Exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. "I'm not a ghost!" -- "All ghosts say that." In the return of the acclaimed dimension-jumping anthology fiction podcast, we find Cassie flung to a world where body modifications are routine and one daughter of a Chinese immigrant is prepared to make an unbelievable sacrifice to save her own skin. T...more

  • Season 2 Trailer: The World's Not How I Left It

    Oct 12 2018

    A teaser for Dark Tome Season!!! The new Season debuts October 26, 2018, exclusively on Stitcher Premium. Get a free month of Stitcher Premium by visiting stitcher.com/premium and using promo code DARK

  • Introducing Wolverine: The Long Night

    Sep 21 2018

    An announcement about Dark Tome Season 2, followed by an exclusive preview of WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT. Following a string of mysterious deaths in Burns, Alaska, Special Agents Sally Pierce and Tad Marshall arrive to investigate. They soon find there’s more going on than meets the eye. The first scripted podcast from Marvel, starring Celia Keenan-Bolger and Ato Essandoh as Agents Pierce and Marshall, with Richard Armitage as Wolverine. Also featuring Scott Adsit, Bob Balaban, Zoe Chao, Andrew ...more

  • The Drabblecast Reborn!

    Sep 14 2018

    Ever hear of The Drabblecast? It's the podcast of strange stories, for strange listeners, such as yourself. After podfading for a couple of years, The Drabblecast is BACK! And currently raising funds for a new season. Fred shares a classic Drabblecast episode he's sure you'll love, and makes some vague mentions of what to expect regarding Season 2 of Dark Tome.

  • Season 2 Update & New Show

    Mar 02 2018

    Season 2 of The Dark Tome is coming Fall, 2018 - but good news! We'll have some new episodes over the summer and playback of a series by friends of ours this spring. Today enjoy a sampler of THE MAYAN CRYSTAL, a new show out by the team that made The Dark Tome. In the spirit of Mayan folklore, a twelve-year old Belizean girl accidentally invokes the evil spirit of an ancient enemy that threatens to consume the rainforest. With the help of her ancient ancestors, her sister, and her new fr...more

  • Halloween Double Feature: Dark Passenger & Intensive Care

    Oct 25 2017

    Two tales of terror to sate your appetite this Halloween. DARK PASSENGER - Two teenage friends start scaring each other on the drive to a dismal “haunted” house on the coast of Maine. But when their innocent fun starts to become all too real, they soon realize what true terror is. A nod to Stephen King in a tale inspired by a true story too haunting to forget. INTENSIVE CARE - Alex wakes in a run-down New England hospital with foggy memories of a car accident. He asks nurses about his mi...more

  • SAMPLE: S1 Episode 9: How Gussy Got the Book

    Aug 27 2017

    ### THE DARK TOME is now exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. ### Gussy and Cassie learned they've "Gone sideways" - the Dark Tome has returned them to the world, but not *their* world. As Cassie struggles to understand the predicament the book has put her in, Gussy recounts the heartbreaking tale of how he got his hands on the Dark Tome, and the cost the book h...more

  • SAMPLE: S1 Episode 8: Trial Day, by Tananarive Due

    Jul 07 2017

    ### THE DARK TOME is now exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. ### Young Lettie can see things through her magic eye - things that might be better if she not see. Grownup's secrets. Grownup's true intentions. But when she learns of her brother's unjust arrest and sham trial, it's her seeing eye - and some conjure magic from her Mama - that may help change the fat...more

  • God of the Razor, by Joe R Lansdale

    Jun 30 2017

    A man investigates an old Texas mansion looking for antiques, but soon finds more than he bargained for. Because in this lonely stretch of town, ancient gods walk the earth, and their followers have no choice but to follow their twisted demands. This haunting story by horror master Joe R. Lansdale was adapted by Jerry Stearns and produced by AM FM Theater as part of the Grist Mill series, a horror program dedicated to chilling contemporary tales. “God of the Razor” won the Ogle Award for best Fa...more

  • Interview with Christopher Golden

    Jun 16 2017

    "Writing is about the beautiful melancholy of small town America..." On today's Dark Tome, a special interview with Christopher Golden, the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Pub...more

  • SAMPLE: S1 Episode 7: INK by Jonathan Maberry

    Jun 09 2017

    ### THE DARK TOME is now exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. ### Cassie returns from her traumatic trip to a haunted - and haunting - family reunion. As she attempts to re-align her world, Gussy stumbles out of his and into the world of Jonathan Maberry's INK.

  • Interview with Joe R Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale

    May 19 2017

    Today we interview Joe R Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale, a father and daughter writing duo whose work "BLIND LOVE" was featured in The Dark Tome: Episode 5. Joe R Lansdale is the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. His “Hap and Leonard” series of novels is a TV series on Sundance, with Seasons 1 and 2 now available and Season 3 recently greenlit. Kasey Lansdale ha...more

  • SAMPLE: S1 Episode 6: Family Demons, by Frederick Greenhalgh

    Apr 28 2017

    ### THE DARK TOME is now exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. ### Cassie returns home after the wondrous night at the prom (Episode 4) and finds her dreams shattered when she gets home. Forced to flee her home, she seeks refuge in Mr. Gussy's bookshop, and the Dark Tome. This time, the book calls out for her. She finds herself with an estranged son at his homeco...more

  • The Floodgates of Willowhill, by Mary SanGiovanni

    Apr 07 2017

    "Everybody whose grown up in Faulkesville, well, they’ve always guessed there’s something wrong with the woods on the edge of town, the ones that border Willowhill, something people don’t like to bring up in polite company." Teenage Samantha keeps her nose in her books and her head in the clouds - in lands far beyond the borders of the small town of Faulkesville where she's grown up... Where her parents mysteriously died two years ago, and where her Uncle Ted and buddy Hank Jedsoe are about to ...more

  • SAMPLE: S1 Episode 5: Blind Love, by Joe R Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale

    Mar 12 2017

    ### THE DARK TOME is now exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. ### As part of "Dark Duets," mojo storyteller Joe R Lansdale paired up with his daughter, Kasey Lansdale, to pen this tale of a monster whose power is through the eyes. Quick witted but unlucky in love, Jana is dragged by her friend Erin to attend an 'eye gazing party,' a new age phenomenon run by a c...more

  • Locke & Key (Sampler) - An Audible Drama - By Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

    Feb 24 2017

    Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life. A brutal and tragic event drives the Locke family from their home in California to the relative safety of their ancestral estate in Lovecraft, Massachusetts, an old house with powerful keys and fantastic doors that transform all who ...more

  • SAMPLE: S1 Episode 4: Murdered Sleep, by Kat Howard

    Feb 14 2017

    ### THE DARK TOME is now exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. ### "Sleep is dying, and has been for a long time now, through uncounted ticks of clocks and the flickers of thousands of too-brief candles." It's the night of the Senior Prom, and rather than show up awkwardly, Cassie has decided to stay home with the Dark Tome. But, she soon meets a mysterious stra...more

  • The Masque of the Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe

    Jan 27 2017

    A fresh take on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic “The Masque of the Red Death” – featuring an all-star cast of New England actors, and immersive location sound recording, and an inventive script, this production re-imagines Poe’s tale of a group of ill-fated improvisatori who take on an audience with the ‘dark prince’ who holds extravagant balls to distract the gentry from the ravages of the plague. Produced by William Dufris and AudioComics as part of their “HorrorScopes” series. With field-recording...more

  • SAMPLE: S1 Episode 3: Breathe My Name, by Christopher Golden

    Dec 29 2016

    ### THE DARK TOME is now exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. ### Being a miner is like playing Russian roulette every day of your life. Any morning you might wake up, and find the chamber with the bullet. Tommy - the youngest in a long proud line of West Virginia coal miners - finds out what it feels like to have your card be up when an explosion traps him and ...more

  • The Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud

    Dec 16 2016

    Richard Fish narrates The Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud. An exploration team in the Antarctic is already nurses wounds from an accident, when another tragedy strikes. Garner, the expedition's doctor, is haunted at night by howls from deep within the earth. Against his better judgement, he descends a crack into the ice shelf to try and settle things. But what he encounters beneath the ice shakes him forever. Originally appeared on Drabblecast Episode 338 - http://www.drabblecast...more

  • SAMPLE: S1 Episode 2: The Bread We Eat in Dreams, by Catherynne M. Valente

    Nov 29 2016

    ### THE DARK TOME is now exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. ### In Episode 2 of the Dark Tome, Cassie knows better but can't escape the temptation to return to Mr. Gussy's bookshop. She finds the old man frustrated that he can't make the magical book work. It's take someone younger - someone for whom the walls between this world and the next are a little thinn...more

  • The Statement of Randolph Carter, by HP Lovecraft

    Nov 11 2016

    An adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Statement of Randolph Carter, wherein an unsuspecting grave robber opens a door that really should have stayed closed. Stay tuned next week (11/18/16) for our next feature episode, featuring "The Bread We Eat in Dreams" by Catherynne M. Valente The Dark Tome is produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris. Theme by Peter Van Riet - http://www.petervanriet-musician.be/

  • S1 Episode1: The Devil on the Staircase, by Joe Hill

    Oct 26 2016

    ### THE DARK TOME is now exclusive to Stitcher Premium subscribers until late 2019. Get a free month's trial of Stitcher Premium by visiting StitcherPremium.com/DarkTome and using promo code DARK. ### Episode 1 of the Dark Tome introduces us to Cassie, who is forced to read books to Mr. Gussy - an old crank who runs a bookshop of the strange and the weird - as penance for pulling a girl's hair out at school. Mr. Gussy has warned Cassie of a book among books - The Dark Tome - and Cassie decides ...more

  • Teaser: Open the Book, Unlock Imagination

    Oct 21 2016

    Cassie, a wayward teen, has discovered a magical book that literally transports her to the world within the story. What adventures will we go to with The Dark Tome? It starts on a crooked staircase that leads to the devil. 2 minute Teaser to the new audio fiction series by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris.