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The Oddcast: Tales of the Occult, Weird, and Arcane

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Rank #160 in Fiction category

Fiction
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Readings of weird fiction and science fiction short stories combined with immersive sound design and music.

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Readings of weird fiction and science fiction short stories combined with immersive sound design and music.

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56 Ratings
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New favorite

By Moonflowerkl - Jan 12 2020
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This is my new favorite podcast. Keep ‘em coming!

Great reading, great selections

By Hasiak - Dec 16 2019
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Excellent stuff. Any chance of you doing ‘the screw fly solution’

iTunes Ratings

56 Ratings
Average Ratings
49
3
2
2
0

New favorite

By Moonflowerkl - Jan 12 2020
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This is my new favorite podcast. Keep ‘em coming!

Great reading, great selections

By Hasiak - Dec 16 2019
Read more
Excellent stuff. Any chance of you doing ‘the screw fly solution’
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The Oddcast: Tales of the Occult, Weird, and Arcane

Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan

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Originally published in the March 2001 edition of Esquire magazine. It was the basis for the film Memento directed by Christopher Nolan. A man with anterograde amnesia hunts for his wife's murderer. Narration, Sound Design, Music Composition by Jon Fredette.

Jan 11 2018

34mins

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Rank #2: The Moon-Bog by H.P. Lovecraft

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First written around March 1921, the story was first published in the June 1926 issue of the pulp magazine Weird Tales. Summary: a man visits an isolated castle at Kilderry, where an old friend plans to drain an ancient and locally-revered swamp bog. Narration, Sound Design, and Composition by Jon Fredette

Apr 16 2019

21mins

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Rank #3: The Circular Ruins by Jorge Luis Borges

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Originally "Las ruinas circulares". First published in the literary journal Sur in December 1940. It was first published in English in View (Series V, No. 6 1946). An itinerant magician discovers a site of arcane, circular ruins, a forsaken temple, and finds inspiration to complete his earthly task. Narration and Sound Design by Jon Fredette. Translated by J.E.I.

Dec 04 2017

14mins

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Rank #4: The Star by H.G. Wells

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First published in the Christmas number of The Graphic in 1897. It is credited with the creation of the subgenre depicting the "impact event" of science fiction, and is referenced in Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous with Rama". Summary: At the turn of the 19th century, a celestial collision in our solar system first captures the attention of the world and then threatens all life on earth. Narration, Sound Design, and Music Composed by Jon Fredette. Additional voices by Megan McIver, Miranda Friel, Mats Bennett, and voice actors from Fiverr.

Feb 28 2019

30mins

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Rank #5: Men Without Bones by Gerald Kersh

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Originally published by Esquire in 1954. Summary: While at dock, a passenger of a banana boat encounters a mad, weary traveller seeking passage away from the terrors he experienced on a lost expedition. Dr. Goodbody played by Hunter Hash. Narration, Sound Design, and Composition by Jon Fredette.

May 17 2017

22mins

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Rank #6: Dagon by HP Lovecraft

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Summary: the testament of a tortured, morphine-addicted man who plans to commit suicide over an incident that occurred early on in World War I when he was a merchant marine officer and adrift on the open ocean. Written in July 1917, one of the first stories HP Lovecraft wrote as an adult. It was first published in the November 1919 edition of The Vagrant (Issue #11). Narration and Sound Design by Jon Fredette.

Oct 06 2014

13mins

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Rank #7: The Sphinx by Edgar Allen Poe

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Summary: A man encounters a terrific monster and believes it to be an omen of his own death. Background Information: "The Sphinx" was only published once, in Philadelphia's Arthur's Ladies Magazine during January of 1846. The story takes place right outside of New York City, where Poe was living with Virginia at the time. The story is set fourteen years into the past in 1832, when a terrible epidemic of cholera had indeed infected the people of New York City. This is a historical fact, and thousands of people died as a result. The relevance to Poe's time is that, in 1846, a new sort of epidemic had infected the populace, principally his very wife, Virginia. The horror that the narrator reflects throughout his tale for his dying friends no doubt reveals Poe's own fears about the imminent death that is soon to claim Virginia's life, which shall be taken a year later on January 30, 1847. Narrated by and Sound Design by Jon Fredette.

Aug 30 2014

11mins

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Rank #8: The Russian Sleep Experiment by An Unknown Author

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Summary: In the 1940s, Russian scientists kept 5 men awake for 15 straight days. The results were horrifying. Background Information: This story was taken from the horror site Creepy Pasta, and is one of the more celebrated stories on the site. To my knowledge, the author is still unknown to this day. Narration and Sound Design by Jon Fredette.

Jan 28 2016

14mins

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Rank #9: The Vector by Jon Fredette

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Summary: The fate of humankind hinges on informational broadcasts from the Emergency Alert System about an unknown pathogen outbreak. I decided to write a short story and keep the podcast going while I am away from my home system and incapable of recording my voice. Story, composition and sound design by Jon Fredette Soundcloud (Overflow Downloads): https://soundcloud.com/the-oddcast-2/the-vector Bandcamp (Lossless Downloads): https://jonfredette-sounddesign.bandcamp.com/

Jun 14 2016

19mins

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Rank #10: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe

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The story was first published in May 1842 in Graham's Magazine and has since been adapted in many different forms, including a 1964 film starring Vincent Price. Prince Prospero walls himself in one of his abbeys, passing the time with wealthy nobles in hedonistic masquerades, in hopes of waiting out a deadly plague known as the Red Death. Narration, Sound Design, and Music Composed by Jon Fredette.

Dec 18 2018

16mins

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