Reviews
Podcast has a nice variety of fantasy stories from around the globe. Audio quality is poor. Even at maximum volume on my phone, home or car speakers, I frequently have to strain to hear the narrator. Recommend addressing this issue.
FinalSpace via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/22
Great mix of high literary fantasy and some fun low brow stuff. Good audio quality.
DavidCFar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/21
Late to this Pod, but am loving it as I binge stories - creative and curious with twists Really enjoyed the story White as Soap!
Twistingly Fun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/20
I love listening to Podcastle. Fantastic diversity of authors and readers. Always find a new voice I’m excited about!
whatsaMaxwelltodo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/20
I'm constantly impressed with the diversity of authors and narrators featured by PodCastle. I just wish the theme music wasn't so loud compared to how soft everyone's voices are. I'm not a fan of having to adjust the volume of a podcast multiple times just to get through it...Read full review »
grocerytroll via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/20
Great exploration of emotions in a wide variety of lesbian relationships. Occasional light magical theming. (CW: the "magic" is too often metaphor for symptoms of a protagonist's mental illness.) My only mild complaint is that they've really been emphasizing non-linear...Read full review »
Selylidne via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/20
This PodCastle original, is a perfect story for our times. It’s a magical yet bleak future where love grows on you and definitely grew on me. Well written in a surprisingly fresh fashion and the narrator is like one with the story. ds
NewHampster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/20
I adore this podcast. It takes me to far distant places, and brings me home with new ideas. I adore it.
Otterkit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/19
For pure storytelling entertainment and wonderful thought provoking writing PodCastle (and it’s sister shows Pseudopod and EscapePod) is the simply awsome.
JWTemp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/19
New yorker
modern short story via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/19
Could use more gay overtones and liberal propaganda
Lorelei Faye via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/19
Strong, good women. No dominating gender norms. Kindness winning. Transformation, redemption, resurrection, revelation... and all with gentle humor and clever silliness. I love this podcast. Thanks!
S_Hermes_G via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/19
I do not mean to be petty, but I I can’t give the show 5-Stars because the artwork is horrible & totally unbecoming of the hard work put into creating stories. Something more professional and reflective of the honor of women, other cultures, and LGBT. Additionally, I enjoy the accents and...Read full review »
NewportBeachGirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/19
PodCastle used to be a very enjoyable podcast, with most stories worth listening to, or at least fun to listen to. You would have an occasional dud, but overall it was worth your time. But about a year ago, the new editors took it in a very different direction. Nowadays almost all of the...Read full review »
Tim Holman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/03/18
A fiction podcast just doesn’t get any better than this!!
Kellyrama via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/02/18
I’ve enjoyed every story I’ve listened to on this podcast. Great selection. Some of them are going to stick with me for a long time.
Krernrer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/18
I enjoy their stories tremendously! Keep up the good work!
Organa57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/18
As they come to the end of their first decade of producing weekly stories, PodCastle continues to deliver a variety of compelling stories. Like their sister podcasts, they feature a mix of classic authors and new voices, and they throw in bonus gems with their "PodCastle Miniatures" from...Read full review »
CallinTad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/17
Podcastle is truly my favorite fiction podcast. Under all of the editors who've managed it, Podcastle has brought beautiful, unique, touching, brilliant, and progressive stories from dozens of sub-genres of fantasy, and they've had fun while doing it. Its introduced me to awesome...Read full review »
Dan A-M via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/17
This is a must listen if you like fantasy fiction short stories. This podcast is pure gold!
JessyHere via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/17
Ok for teens. Some poor readers.
BogW via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/28/17
Always well done
28Meme42 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/17
A lovely mix of fantasy from across the board, with a great mix of narration. Thanks to the escape artist team, you do a fantastic job.
Phil Whole via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/17
PodCastle is one of those publications that is VERY hit and miss with real talent. They often choose to publish stories that one has to questions why they were chosen. Many of the stories leave the listener wondering what they just listened to, and not in a good way. I seldomly listen to this...Read full review »
Anonymous Review Author via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/17
Zero stars. The anti-American, anti-family, anti-anything-remotely-resembling-normal agendas of the stories have finally overwhelmed my hope for an entertaining story. I'm nauseated, & unsubscribed.Read full review »
c-longdrive via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/17
If you are tired of listening to the same old fairy tales then tune in to this podcast which features professional level stories by talented authors of every gender and nationality. Everything from sword and sorcery to magical realism, but always with a twist. Great narration too!
CannelleNo5 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/18/17
If you're a fantasy fan, then you need to add this one to your listening queue! The Escape Artists family have a long tradition of producing quality fiction and PodCastle is no exception.Read full review »
Schrodingrr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/17
Just sublime: I've been listening quite a while, and there are so many gems! I loved "Telling Stories" by Sandra M Odell, and I must have listened to "La Heron" three or four times at least- AMAZING adventure! Romance! Fantasy!Read full review »
egdod17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/26/16
This is my favorite podcast of fantasy stories.
Chris_McKeever via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/16
Escape Artists continue to deliver the best work from the best authors with the best narrators and the best hosts.
CoonskinNZ via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/13/16
Each story on this show --from those of high fantasy, to those of magic realism, to fantastical experiments beyond classification-- weaves its own special spell. Who knew there was such variety in the fantasy genre?
Dark Spiral Dance via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/16
I love listening to this podcast at work, it keeps my mind active and engaged through the extra long shifts. Keep up the great work
Ziggi777 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/16
Keep it up!
Jim Class via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/16
I just recently started listening to the podcastle, and I have to say you're all doing a spectacular job with the production of these shows !Read full review »
Scrawling chaos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/16
Love the content but when the loud crazy woman is screaming AAANNNDDD WE'RE BACK!!!! into my ears it ruins the entire episode just knowing she'll be back at the end. When there are other hosts it great. Please get rid of the bullhorn crazy loud woman. Once she's gone I'll change...Read full review »
Miss Ginger 58 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/16
Such a wide variety of stories, some absolute gems to be discovered. I love these fantasy tales.
Schumacher501 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/21/15
Some of the stories really have substance, but more often than not, the tales grow more and more liberally feminist; I couldn't care less about the nazi-feminist agenda. The writers they get on here write a story with a vampire motif, name the heroine, Joan of Arc, and call it...Read full review »
Greenman19 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/15
Don't you hate it when you discover the perfect podcast, and 5, 15 or 24 episodes later, gaps between installments increase, heralding impending doom. Or they get repetitive. Not a problem with the ever enduring pod castle. I just love short fiction, the kind that fits into one or two...Read full review »
MonikaLearnsJapanese via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/15
Great fantasy stories with great narrators. Along with Pseudopod and Escape Pod, they're all the short fiction I need for my daily commute.
Cronan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/17/15
I've been listening since the podcast first splintered off from Escapepod. That's how great it is. Really enjoy all of the different selections.Read full review »
RiLeeinCali via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/15
I love the variety of stories. It's not all knights and princesses; there's some of that, but there's plenty of stories that mix our world and other worlds together.Read full review »
Egamma via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/14
Finding good fantasy story podcast can be a little tricky. But fortunately for enthusiasts of the genre PodCastle is an excellent repository of such fiction. From Magical Kingdoms in unknown lands, to modern settings with unknown secrets just over the horizon, Podcastle provides fantasy storys...Read full review »
Last of the Unicorns via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/14
Haunting stories, great narrators, excellent editing/selection of every literature-candy. Feeling like a kind in an old, dusty candy store - a must hear for every fantasy & sci-fi fan, even horror fans will be pleased. Please keep up the good work, we have to spread the word to make more people...Read full review »
CarolinaH. via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 06/05/14
Been listening since the beginning, great podcast. Never miss an episode! Keep em coming guys!!
KittKatTiff via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/08/14
I know what Podcastle is trying to achieve, and I think they succeed, because of how many great reviews there are. I just don't think it's for me. I find many of the stories boring and uninteresting. I will still listen to pseudopod though, that one is awesome! So I want to say keep it...Read full review »
famouslyfresh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/14
One of the best podcast
how is then name taken via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/14
Great podcast! Can really recommend it.
Angeliens via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 01/29/14
Can't sleep? Perfect food for imagination and dreams:). Traveling or working and can't read this is perfect solution, one of my favourite podcasts
Markj0 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/24/14
I listen every week and love the venue and the people. However if you are looking for classical type fantasy they kinda steer away from that. The stories seem to lean to the feminine.
JEC 30 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/14
Podcastle is a fantastic way to encounter top notch fantasy fiction of all sorts. I have found multiple authors that I adore that I would never have heard of or thought to try had I not heard their work on my commute. Even if you have time to sit down and read the hard copy, the narrations are...Read full review »
Idreamofsushi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/14/13
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