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Apex Magazine Podcast

A monthly podcast of dark genre short fiction from the Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine.

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The Walking Mirror of the Soul
"The Walking Mirror of the Soul" by Renan Bernardo - published in Apex Magazine, issue 134, November 2022. Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/ Renan Bernardo is a science fiction and fantasy writer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His fiction appeared in Apex Magazine, Podcastle, Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, Translunar Travelers Lounge, Solarpunk Magazine, On Spec Magazine, and others. He was one of the authors selected for the 2021 Imagine 2200 climate fiction contest with his story When It’s Time to Harvest. In Brazil, he was a finalist for two important SFF awards and published multiple stories. His fiction has also appeared in multiple languages, including German, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese. Brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Diogo Ramos is an English teacher, writer, and the Editor-in-Chief of Revista A Taverna (Twitter @atavernarevista), an online Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine that publishes short stories written by Brazilian authors in Portuguese. He’s been teaching for almost fifteen years and, once in a while, he dares to translate stories from English to Portuguese. Find him online at: diogolsramos.com This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alli Nesbit.  Theme music by Alex White.  Music in this episode is by Alli Nesbit. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
41:27 11/01/2022
Nothing That Bleeds
"Nothing That Bleeds" by Leah Ning - published in Apex Magazine, issue 133, September 2022. Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/ Content Warning: self harm, suicide Leah Ning lives in northern Virginia with her husband and their adorable fluffy overlords. She spends her non-writing time drawing, playing video games, and playing piano. Her short fiction appears or is forthcoming in PodCastle, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Dark Matter Magazine, and Human Monsters, among others. You can find her @LeahNing on Twitter and on her website, leahning.com. Erika Sanderson trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK. She works as an actor, director, and voice actor. Her stage career spans over 3 decades in which she has created a myriad of roles in a variety of genres from children's theatre to classical plays and musicals. She is an award-winning voice actor, appearing in audio dramas, video games, narrations and educational resources. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alli Nesbit.  Theme music by Alex White.  Music in this episode is by Alli Nesbit. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
15:07 10/04/2022
On the Sunlit Side of Venus
"On the Sunlit Side of Venus" by Benjamin Parzybok - published in Apex Magazine, issue 133, September 2022. Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/ Content Warning: suicide and grief Benjamin Parzybok is the author of the novels Couch (two-time Indie-Next pick) and Sherwood Nation (chosen for the Silicon Valley Reads program). Among other projects, he founded Gumball Poetry, a literary journal published in gumball capsule machines, co-ran Project Hamad, an effort to free a Guantanamo inmate (Adel Hamad is now free), and co-runs Black Magic Insurance Agency, a one-night city-wide alternative reality game. He lives in Portland, Oregon and can be found at levinofearth.com and @sparkwatson. Doug Nesbit has always had a love of storytelling and worldbuilding, and a fascination with characters, their motivations, and the way drama and conflict shapes a narrative. Their favorite avenues of storytelling are video games, TTRPGs, visual media, and audio dramas/podcasts. They run a duet actual play podcast, RPG For You and Me, and are a cast member on another actual play podcast, Sounds Like Crowes. They love voice work and finding new ways to bring stories and characters to life, and spend most of their time exploring the worlds and creations of others who share that love. Doug is not on any public-facing social media but they can be found on the RPG for You and Me show Discord server which can be accessed through their Patreon at patreon.com/rpgforyouandme.  This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alli Nesbit.  Theme music by Alex White.  Music in this episode is by Alli Nesbit. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
58:38 09/06/2022
Your Space Between
"Your Space Between" by Marie Croke — published in Apex Magazine, issue 132, July 2022. Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/ Marie Croke is an award-winning fantasy and science-fiction writer living in Maryland with her family, all of whom like to scribble messages in her notebooks when she’s not looking. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and her stories have been published or are forthcoming in over a dozen magazines, including Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Dark Matter Magazine, Deep Magic, Cast of Wonders, and Diabolical Plots. You can find her book and short story recommendations at mariecroke.com or chat about writing woes or being book drunk with her @marie_croke on Twitter. Parrish Davis-Sauls is a Chicago actor who specializes in immersive theater and musical improv. She writes in all genres of music and has composed for Shakespeare productions and modern plays as well. She began her journey with classical music and plays guitar, piano, guitalele, and intends to learn many more. She can be found online @parrishdaviss on Instagram. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Sounds used in this episode are licensed from Soundstripe.com. Music in this episode includes “Hidden Beneath” by Michael Briguglio and “Inside the Hidden Forest” by Outside the Sky licensed from Soundstripe.com. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
31:04 08/02/2022
Creatures of the Dark Oasis
"Creatures of the Dark Oasis" by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam — published in Apex Magazine, issue 132, July 2022. Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/ Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s fiction and poetry has appeared in over 90 publications such as Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Lightspeed, and LeVar Burton Reads, as well as in six languages. By night, she has been a finalist for the Nebula Award. By day, she works as a Narrative Designer writing romance games for the mobile app Chapters. She lives in Texas with her partner and a mysterious number of cats. Laura Jewell is an English teacher in Evanston, IL. She holds a BA in Theater from Miami University and a Master of Science in Education from Northwestern. In her free time she’s a Level 7 Enchantress and a full-time mom to an orange cat named Orange Cat. This is her first narration. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Sounds used in this episode are licensed from Soundstripe.com. Music in this episode includes “Ghosts” by Enoch Yang, licensed from Soundstripe.com. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
38:31 07/05/2022
In the Monster's Mouth
"In The Monster's Mouth" by Tim Waggoner — published in Apex Magazine, issue 131, May 2022. Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/ Tim Waggoner has published over forty novels and five collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins, and his articles on writing have appeared in numerous publications. He’s won the Bram Stoker Award, the HWA’s Mentor of the Year Award, been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award. His fiction has received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year, and he’s twice had stories selected for inclusion in volumes of Year’s Best Hardcore Horror. He’s also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. Emmie Christie is a fiction writer and narrator. She has narrated the science fiction novel “The Amaranth Chronicles: Deviant Rising”, written by Alexander Barnes and Christopher Preiman. She has written stories for Flash Fiction Online, Infinite Worlds Magazine, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye. You can find more of her work at www.emmiechristie.com or follow her on Twitter @EmmieChristie33. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Sounds used in this episode are licensed from Soundstripe.com. Music in this episode includes “What You Do Not Know” by Joshua Spacht and “Shadow Passage” by Cody Martin, licensed from Soundstripe.com. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
32:56 06/07/2022
Hoodie
"Hoodie" by Tonya Liburd — published in Apex Magazine, issue 131, May 2022. Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/ Tonya Liburd shares a birthday with Simeon Daniel and Ray Bradbury, which may tell you a little something about her. She has been the recipient of a 2021 Horror Writers Association Diversity Grant. Her work either is, or has been, used in course materials, including at Writing The Other, as examples of ‘code switching’. She is also an Editor over at The Expanse Magazine. You can find her blogging at https://www.Tonya.ca or on Twitter at @somesillywowzer, or you can join her on Patreon at www.Patreon.com/TonyaLiburd. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Sounds used in this episode are licensed from Soundstripe.com. Music in this episode includes “Dum Dum,” and “Titan” by Ghost Beatz, licensed from Soundstripe.com. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
33:03 05/03/2022
To Live and Die in Dixieland
"To Live and Die in Dixieland" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 130, March 2022. Read it here: https://www.apex-magazine.com/to-live-and-die-in-dixieland Russell Nichols is a speculative fiction writer and endangered journalist. Raised in Richmond, California, he got rid of all his stuff in 2011 to live out of a backpack with his wife, vagabonding all over the world ever since. Look for him at russellnichols.com. JV Hampton Van Sant is a voice actor, tarot reader, and writer living in Western Massachusetts. They can be found on most social media platforms @RedBlaqueGolden. Bee Zelda is your nonbinary busy bee! They play on various podcasts and streams such as The Broadswords, Iron Edda Reforged, Anime Attache, and many more! They are on Twitter @bee_zelda and on Tiktok @beezelda.  Malcolm Ray is a SAG actor and voice actor repped by Stewart Talent. Graduating from Columbia College Chicago, Malcolm has spent nearly a decade in commercial voice-over and being a YouTube personality. He can be heard in various indie projects as well, including The Black Sands, Lackadaisy Cats, Bulletville, and TOME Rpg. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Music in this episode includes “New Whip” “Godfather’s Shoes” and “Gravity Dust” by Jay Will, from Soundstripe.com. Find more from Jay Will on Tiktok and Instagram @ xJWill.  Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
47:14 04/05/2022
It Rises And Falls And Rises Again
"It Rises And Falls And Rises Again" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 130, March 2022. Read it here: http://www.apex-magazine.com/ RJ Taylor is a queer speculative fiction writer who writes mostly fantasy, near-future, and weird novels, short stories, and flash fiction. She received her MFA from Emerson College and was part of the pilot year of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator program, a year-long intensive novel writing and revision course. She’s also had the honor of participating in four Out of Excuses Writing Retreats from which she gained two writing groups and a husband. Her flash fiction is forthcoming from Factor Four Magazine. You can find her at rjtaylorauthor.com or, when the occasional fit of social energy strikes, on Twitter @rjtaylorwriter. Addison Peacock is a writer, podcaster, voice actor, and soup enthusiast based in Los Angeles who can currently be found writing and voicing things all over the great big internet. She plays Moriah Harris on the award-winning actual play podcast A Horror Borealis, and recently appeared as Graham Anderson in The Subjective Truth, Karen in Two Flat Earthers Kidnap a Freemason, and Doris in It Listens from the Radio. Her favorite things are scary stories, cats, and making weird art with her friends. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes “You Are Enough” by Moments. Music and sounds were licensed through Soundstripe.com. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
40:42 03/01/2022
Sheri, At This Very Moment
"Sheri, At This Very Moment" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 129, January 2022. Read it here: http://www.apex-magazine.com/ Bianca Sayan (she/they) works in civic technology and resides in Toronto with her spouse and daughter. You can find her previous work in Analog, Augur Magazine, and Tesseracts. JV Hampton-VanSant (they/she) is a voice actor, tarot reader and writer living in Western Massachusetts. She can be heard most frequently on Creepy Podcast. They can be found on most social media platforms under the screen name RedBlaqueGolden. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes “Those Lost” by Moments. Music and sounds were licensed through Soundstripe.com. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
30:26 02/01/2022
It Happened in Loontown
"It Happened in Loontown" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 129, January 2022. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/it-happened-in-loontown/  Lavie Tidhar is the author of Osama, The Violent Century, A Man Lies Dreaming, Central Station, Unholy Land, and By Force Alone. His latest novels are The Hood and The Escapement. His awards include the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the Neukom Prize and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. You can find out more at lavietidhar.wordpress.com. This story was narrated by Drew Mierzejewski. Drew Mierzejewski is a writer, actor and overall creative based in Chicago. When he is not working on homebrew D&D campaigns and his podcast Skyjacks: Courier's Call, he is often found collaborating on projects with and cooking food for his wife, Aly. Drew loves creating stories, playing games, and spreading hope in a brighter future. He’s on Twitter @worldstoforge. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by Alyson Grauer. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes “Onward Home” by Ryan Saranich, “Silver Screen” by The Night Train, “Cotton Club Electric” by Dresden The Flamingo. Music and sounds were licensed through Soundstripe.com. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
26:43 01/04/2022
Soil of Our Home, Storm of Our Lives
"Soil of Our Home, Storm of Our Lives" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 128, December 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/soil-of-our-home-storm-of-our-lives/ Renan Bernardo is a science fiction and fantasy writer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Dark Matter Magazine, Three Crows Magazine, Simultaneous Times Podcast, and Life Beyond Us, an anthology organized by the European Astrobiology Institute. He was one of the writers selected for the Imagine 2200 climate fiction contest with his story “When It’s Time to Harvest.” In Brazil, he was a finalist for two important SFF awards and published multiple stories. His fiction has also appeared in Portuguese and Italian. He can be found on Twitter (@RenanBernardo) and his website www.renanbernardo.com. This story was narrated by Sanderson Tavares. Sanderson Tavares is a Brazilian musician, translator, and copy editor, with a not-at-all-secret love for voice acting, a career that he's been pursuing ever since one of those infamous pandemic identity crises hit him in the head (We've all had those, right?!). If you can't find him on a stage playing bass with his pop-rock band Kenzzy, try looking for him on one of his 4 weekly RPG sessions, where his love of storytelling matches his nerdy interests in a perfect marriage. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Immersive," "Thunder Dreams." and "Scissors," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast are provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
44:56 12/07/2021
To Seek Himself Again
"To Seek Himself Again" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 127, November 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/to-seek-himself-again Marie Croke is an award-winning fantasy and science-fiction writer living in Maryland with her family, all of whom like to scribble messages in her notebooks when she's not looking. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and her stories have been published or are forthcoming in over a dozen magazines, including Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Dark Matter Magazine, Deep Magic, Cast of Wonders, and Diabolical Plots. You can find her book and short story recommendations at mariecroke.com or chat about writing woes or being book drunk with her @marie_croke on Twitter. This story was narrated by Leeman Kessler. Leeman is a Nigerian-born American actor and village mayor who, since 2010, has been performing as HP Lovecraft on stage, film, and in his popular web-series advice show, Ask Lovecraft. You can find more of his narration work on the Escape Artists network and on Audible. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Blue Sizzle," "Apprehension," "The Dread," "Magic Forest," "Wounded," and "Stages of Grief," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast are provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
35:39 11/02/2021
Security Breach at Sugar Pine Suites
"Security Breach at Sugar Pine Suites" — published in Apex Magazine, Indigenous Futurists special issue, October 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/security-breach-at-sugar-pine-suites Pamela Rentz is a citizen of the Karuk Tribe and works as a paralegal specializing in tribal affairs. She is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and has been published in Asimov’s, Apex, and has a story forthcoming in Fantasy Magazine. Her personal website is www.pamrentz.com. This story was narrated by Marguerite Croft.  Reared in Idaho’s Magic Valley, Marguerite Croft (Ojibwe) is a writer, mom, graduate of Clarion West, and part of the team behind the Point Mystic audio drama. She’s narrated stories for PodCastle, Escape Pod, and Pseudopod, and recently voiced the character of Octavie Thomas for Kalila Stormfire’s Economical Magick Services. She currently lives just south of San Francisco with her family. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Over Under" and "Numinous Shine," both by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast are provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
34:11 10/05/2021
Cottonmouth
"Cottonmouth" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 125, September 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/cottonmouth Please note that this story includes racial violence against Black people and references to slavery. Joelle Wellington grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where her childhood was spent wandering the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Her love of the written word led her to a B.A. in Creative Writing and International Studies. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading and when she’s not doing that, she’s attempting to bake bread with varying degrees of success. She is represented by Quressa Robinson of Nelson Literary Agency. This month's narrator is Angela Naomi. Angela is a Los Angeles-based actress. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a BA in Sociology. The years in between college and her move to LA were spent teaching dance, acting, and pageant coaching along with performing in musical theater and modeling.  She also worked as a social media marketer for small businesses around the world. Angela served in the US Navy Reserves as a Corpsman then a recruiter. Often mistaken for an extrovert, she’s an introvert whose most cherished moments are spent with her family and close friends. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Hush," "Very Low Note," "SPC-x2x," and "Discovery Hit," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast are provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
38:03 09/07/2021
Apex Magazine Editor Q&A #2
Writing is a challenging task. A profession for some, a hobby for others. Regardless, there is often a shared sense of helplessness when it comes to matters such as who is published, why they're published, and the processes behind those decisions. It is with these three questions in mind (who/why/how) that we subject our short fiction editorial team to your questions and force them to answer on livestream! Join Jason Sizemore, Lesley Conner, and Maurice Broaddus for a live Apex Magazine event—Apex Magazine Editor Q&A, hosted by Beth Dawkins! Remember to check out the Apex Magazine Kickstarter page, running until August 18, 2021. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
94:38 08/08/2021
Survival, After
"Survival, After" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 124, July 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/survival-after/ Nicole J. LeBoeuf is a New Orleanian writer of short speculative fiction and poetry appearing in such venues as Cast of Wonders, The Future Fire, Departure Mirror Quarterly, Daily Science Fiction, and the vampirism anthology Blood and Other Cravings (Tor Books, 2011). She also posts weird flash-sized story-like objects to Patreon four times monthly. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with her indy RPG-writing husband and their adorably criminal rabbit. Her not-so-secret superhero identity is that of roller derby skater Fleur de Beast of the Boulder County Bombers. She blogs at www.nicolejleboeuf.com and tweets at @nicolejleboeuf. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Giant Wyrm," "Symmetry," "Welcome to Horrorland," and "Fresh Air," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
28:05 08/03/2021
Eilam Is Forever
"Eilam Is Forever" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 124, July 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/eilam-is-forever Beth Dawkins grew up on front porches, fighting imaginary monsters with sticks, and building castles out of square hay bales. She currently lives in Northeast Georgia with her partner in crime and their offspring. She can be found on Twitter @BethDawkins. Summer Fletcher is the host and assistant editor of PodCastle. When not writing their own stories, they can be found enjoying impractical things like fancy pastry or shooting arrows from horseback. More at https://summerfletcher.com. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Fanfare for Space," "Spacial Winds," "Space Xplorers," "Night Vigil," "Stay the Course" and "Shadowlands 4 - Breath," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
20:15 07/06/2021
All This Darkness
"All This Darkness," published in Apex Magazine, issue 123, June 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/all-this-darkness Jennifer R. Donohue grew up at the Jersey Shore and now lives in central New York with her husband and her doberman. She is a Codexian and an Associate member of the SFWA, with work appearing in Escape Pod, Truancy, The Future Fire, and elsewhere. Her novella series, Run With the Hunted, is available on Amazon and most digital platforms. She tweets @AuthorizedMusin. Our narrator this month is A.F. Grappin. A. F. Grappin is an author, craftsman, gamer, and voice actor. His most recent publication is the final volume of The Deadly Studies series of novellas, with the nonfiction history of the micronation Westarctica, 20 Years on Ice, coming later in 2021. With his best friend, he also runs The Chain Nerd Chainmail, creating chainmail jewelry, wall art, trinkets, and more. He streams crafting with metal on Twitch twice a week as TheChainNerd. Vocal credits include appearances on The Voice of Free Planet X, Nobilis Erotica Podcast, This Kaiju Life, and Vampire Needed, as well as the upcoming Final Fantasy VII fan mod, Echo-S.  This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Come Play with Me" and "The Dread," both by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Visit him at www.incompetech.com. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Learn more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at apex-magazine.com.
15:10 06/01/2021
The Life & Death of Mia Fremont: An Interview with a Killer
"The Life & Death of Mia Fremont: An Interview with a Killer," published in Apex Magazine, issue 123, May 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/the-life-death-of-mia-fremont-an-interview-with-a-killer/  A. K. Hudson lives in the Pacific Northwest where she works for a video game developer by day and writes speculative fiction by night. Her stories have appeared in various anthologies, including the 2019 Sirens Benefit Anthology. You can find her geeking out over fantasy novels and punctuating her posts with Schitt’s Creek memes on Twitter @TheAKHudson. Our narrators this month are Veronica Giguere and Jackie Mahoney. Veronica Giguere (V.) is a storyteller of the spoken and written word. She narrates across genres, but her favorites are science fiction and fantasy. Her passion for science and innovation shines in her roles as audiobook narrator, science fiction author, podcast producer, and forever-geeky mom. Find her at http://www.voicesbyveronica.com/ Jackie Mahoney is a Toronto-based actor, producer and writer who specializes in historic performance. Over the course of the pandemic, Jackie has digitally performed aboard the RMS Carpathia and produced a series of holiday-themed radio plays in support of local non-profits and charities called "The Twelve Plays of the Holidays." She works as an actor and show designer with Live History, an internationally touring interactive historic theatre company, and as a historic actor at Black Creek Pioneer Village and with the Gibson house Museum. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Ossuary 1 - A Beginning," "Spatial Harvest," and "Morgana Rides," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Learn more at www.incompetech.com. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at apex-magazine.com
22:27 05/04/2021
If Those Ragged Feet Won't Run
"If Those Ragged Feet Won't Run," published in Apex Magazine, issue 122, March 2021. Read it here. apex-magazine.com/if-those-ragged-feet-wont-run Annie Neugebauer is a novelist, blogger, nationally award-winning poet, and two-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated short story author with work appearing in more than a hundred publications, including Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and Year’s Best Hardcore Horror volumes 3, 4, and 5. She’s a columnist and writing instructor for LitReactor. You can visit her at www.AnnieNeugebauer.com. New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order, The Chronicles of Art, and The Shifted World series. She is also the co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series with her husband Tee Morris. In nonfiction, Pip has cowritten with Tee Social Media for Writers from Writer’s Digest. Her awards include an Airship, a Parsec, the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice, the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for steampunk, and a Sir Julius Vogel. Philippa currently resides in Manassas, Virginia, with her husband, daughter, and a furry clowder of cats. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Darkling," "Gathering Darkness," "Leaving Home," "Long Note Four," "The Escalation," "Ossuary 6 - Air," and "Water Lily," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Learn more at www.incompetech.com. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at apex-magazine.com
56:43 04/06/2021
The Amazing Exploding Women of the Early Twentieth Century
"The Amazing Exploding Women of the Early Twentieth Century," published in Apex Magazine, issue 122, February 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/the-amazing-exploding-women-of-the-early-twentieth-century/ A.C. Wise’s fiction has appeared in publications such as Apex, Uncanny, Clarkesworld, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies. Her work has won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, as well as twice being a finalist for the Sunburst Award, twice being a finalist for the Nebula Award, and being a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She has two collections published with Lethe Press, and a novella published by Broken Eye Books. Her debut novel, Wendy, Darling, is forthcoming from Titan Books in June 2021, and a new collection, The Ghost Sequences, is forthcoming from Undertow Books in Fall 2021. In addition to her fiction, she contributes review columns to Apex and The Book Smugglers. Visit her at her website. A storyteller of many forms, Aly Grauer has been known to perform onstage, on podcasts, at ren faires, and at world-class theme parks. Of late, she is the audio editor for Skyjacks: Courier’s Call, where she also performs as June Hymnal. Aly is also a writer, teaches dialect lessons, provides narration for audiobooks, and occasionally creates small roleplaying games. Aly and her husband Drew live in Chicago, IL where they both serve as heated furniture for their two cats, Queen Felicia and Wedge. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Melodie Victoria," "Almost New," "Frogs Legs Rag," and "Reawakening," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Learn more at www.incompetech.com. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
51:54 03/02/2021
Mr. Death
"Mr. Death" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 121, January 2021. Read it here: https://apex-magazine.com/mr-death/ Please note that this episode contains references to child death. A former academic and adjunct, Alix E. Harrow is now a full-time writer living in Kentucky with her husband and their semi-feral kids. She is the author of Hugo-award-winning short fiction, and her debut novel, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. Find her at @AlixEHarrow on Twitter. Chris Lester is a writer, voice actor, scientist, and podcaster. He is the creator of Metamor City, an urban fantasy series that has won three Parsec Awards for excellence in audio fiction. His books can be found on Audible, Amazon, and many other online retailers. In addition to voicing his own work, he has narrated stories for Escape Pod, Nobilis Erotica, and Erotica a la Carte, and for author Abigail Hilton. To learn more about his fiction, hire him for audio work, or subscribe to his fiction podcast The Raven and the Writing Desk visit his website at chrislester.org. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Bittersweet," "Grim League," "Heart of Nowhere," and "When the Wind Blows," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
40:36 02/10/2021
Root Rot
"Root Rot" — published in Apex Magazine, issue 121, January 2021. Please note that this episode contains references to substance use disorder and alcohol use. Read it here: http://www.apex-magazine.com/root-rot Fargo Tbakhi (he/him) is a queer Palestinian-American performance artist. He is the winner of the 2018 Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Prize, a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, and a Tin House Summer Workshop alum. His writing is published in Strange Horizons,  Foglifter,  Hobart,  The Shallow Ends,  Mizna,  Peach Mag, and elsewhere. His performance work has been programmed at OUTsider Fest, INTER-SECTION Solo Fest, and has received support from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He is currently a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow and works at Mosaic Theater. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Theme music by Alex White. Other music in this podcast includes "Tempting Secrets," "Stay the Course," and "Night Vigil," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a bimonthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
41:18 01/05/2021
Apex Magazine - Editor Q&A #1
The Apex Magazine Kickstarter continues until August 19! In this Q&A session, Andrea Johnson leads Apex editorial team Jason Sizemore, Lesley Connor, Maurice Broaddus, and Shana DuBois through a wide array of topics and listener questions - from the slush pile, to the fiction they love, to plans for the zine.
71:38 08/14/2020
Announcement: Apex Magazine Kickstarter!
This is a special announcement: the Kickstarter for Apex Magazine's relaunch is LIVE! This campaign will run July 20th-August 18th with a funding goal of $7,500. If funded issue 121 will come out January 2021, along with a new episode of the podcast.   Some of the rewards available include bundles of signed books, critiques from the Apex Magazine team, mystery boxes, and Apex alien head artwork.   Check out the Kickstarter here! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/apexpublications/apex-magazine-2021  
01:52 07/21/2020
N-Coin
"N-Coin," by Tobias S. Buckell -- published in Apex Magazine, issue 120, May 2019. Read it here: http://www.apex-magazine.com Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, which influence much of his work. His novels and over 50 stories have been translated into 18 different languages. His work has been nominated for awards like the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author.  He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of dogs. He can be found online at www.TobiasBuckell.com. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music in this podcast includes "That's a Wrap," "Laser Groove," and "Voltaic," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Our narrator for this episode is Drew Mierzejewski. Drew holds a Masters in Acting from Northern Illinois University. He is a performer currently based out of Orlando where he wrangles velociraptors and explores the theme parks. He is a longtime roleplaying game enthusiast and Dungeons and Dragons gamemaster. He is co-creator of Warda which is an RPG actual play/audio drama/fiction podcast set in an original fantasy world he created with his wife, Aly Grauer. For more information, visit http://www.welcometowarda.com and follow Drew on Twitter @worldstoforge. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a monthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
26:56 05/07/2019
Professor Strong and the Brass Boys
"Professor Strong and the Brass Boys," by Amal Singh -- published in Apex Magazine, issue 119, April 2019. Read it here: http://www.apex-magazine.com Amal Singh is a professional screenwriter currently living in Mumbai, India. His web-shows are on YouTube, while his fiction has appeared in Syntax & Salt, Truancy, Mithila Review, among others. He is constantly in search of meaning in life and drowns his sorrows in copious amounts of tea.  This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music in this podcast includes "Backbay Lounge," "Basement Floor," "Bicycle," "Covert Affair," "Dances and Dames," "Egmont Overture Finale," "I Knew a Guy," "Pure Attitude," "Smoother Move," "Too Cool," and "Waltz, Tchaikovsky Op. 40," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. For more information, visit him at www.incompetech.com. This podcast also includes "E Pari Ra," "The Turtle Dove," and Thomas Tallis's "O Nata Lux," all within the public domain and performed by KT Bryski. Other music created and performed by KT Bryski. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Find out more at www.freesound.org. Our narrator for this episode is Dave Robison. Dave is a passionate Literary and Vocal Alchemist (and unrepentant nerd) whose creative ADHD prompts him to pursue a wide range of projects. He’s narrated dozens of stories for audio fiction podcasts, brainstormed hundreds of story ideas with some of the stellar luminaries of the literary firmament, designed board games, and created software platforms. If it celebrates the storyteller’s craft in some way, shape, or form, Dave has either done it, is doing it, or will do it. Dave is also the creator of ARCHIVOS, a new web-based story development tool for storytellers. Check it out at https://archivos.digital Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a monthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
43:52 04/02/2019
Curse Like a Savior
NB: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. "Curse Like a Savior," by Russell Nichols -- published in Apex Magazine, issue 118, March 2019. Read it here: http://www.apex-magazine.com Russell Nichols is a speculative fiction writer and endangered journalist. Raised in Richmond, California, he sold all his stuff in 2011 and now lives out of a backpack with his wife, vagabonding around the world. Find his work in Fiyah, Apex Magazine, Fireside Fiction, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine's POC Destroy Horror special issue and others. Look for him at russellnichols.com. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music in this podcast includes "On the Ground," "Arcadia," and "Angel Share," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. For more information, visit him at www.incompetech.com. Our narrator for this episode is Dominick Rabrun. Dominick Rabrun was born in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives near Washington, DC. At an early age he discovered his love of cartoons, computers, books, comics, and video games. This led to an exploration of experimental and artistically expressive artwork as an adult. Dom fully embraces the syncretic nature of his art, which is powered by a complex and unique mixture of influences and mediums. He can be seen and heard weekly on Dom’s Sketch Cast, a show that blends interviews, animations, and experimental video art. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a monthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
29:50 03/05/2019
Cold Iron Comfort
"Cold Iron Comfort," by Hayley Stone -- published in Apex Magazine, issue 117, February 2019. Read it here: http://www.apex-magazine.com. Hayley Stone is a writer, editor, and poet from California. She is best known for her adult sci-fi novel, Machinations, which was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Sci-fi & Fantasy Books for 2016. Her short fiction has appeared in Fireside Fiction, Escape Pod, Flash Fiction Online, and various anthologies, while her speculative poetry is widely available online. Hayley loves to hear from readers and writers. Find her at www.hnstoneauthor.com and on Twitter @hayley_stone. This Apex Magazine podcast was produced by KT Bryski. Music in this podcast includes "Mirage" "Dreamlike," and "Ice Demon," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. For more information, visit him at www.incompetech.com. Other sounds in this podcast provided by KT Bryski. Our narrator for this episode is Charity Rodriguez. Charity is a teacher by day and voiceover artist by night. As a voiceover artist she has a passion for telling and sharing stories with people of all ages. While her first love is fantasy, she is fascinated by stories of people from every walk and way of life and sees every day as an opportunity to explore the world around her. Apex Magazine podcast, copyright Apex Publications. Apex Magazine is a monthly short fiction zine focused on dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find us at http://www.apex-magazine.com.
47:35 02/05/2019