Fan Favorite PseudoPod Fiction from 2018

The results of our poll are in! The listeners voted Epsiode 610: Beneath Their Hooves by Katharine E.K. Duckett as their favorite!

Runners up were Episode 578: Alarm Will Sound by Christopher Shultz, Episode 617: The Culvert by Maxwell Price, and Episode 624: Ten Things I Didn’t Do by Maria Haskins.

Our stories are only half of what they can be without our narrators. Many thanks to the voice work of Larissa Thompson, Scott Campbell, Susan Gage, Paul Cram, and Rebecca Wei Hsieh.

Please give your congratulations to these winners!

Now we love all our children, and we have a ton of original fiction in 2018 that you should consider revisiting. The list of individual stories for PseudoPod follows in order of publication:

About the Authors

Katharine Duckett

Katharine Duckett is a writer of weird fiction by night and works in science fiction and fantasy publishing by day. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise, and her fiction has appeared in Interzone, Apex, Uncanny, and various anthologies. Her debut book, Miranda in Milan, is forthcoming from Publishing in February 2019.

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Maria Haskins

Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. She writes speculative fiction, and debuted as a writer in Sweden in the far-off era known as “the 1980s”. In 1992, she moved to Canada and she currently lives outside Vancouver with a husband, two kids, and a very large black dog. Her fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Escape Pod, Aliterate, Kaleidotrope, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, Bracken, and elsewhere.

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Maxwell Price

Maxwell Price is a writer, musician, audio engineer, and ex-journalist living in the American south. His fiction has been published before by Grey Matter Press in their anthology Savage Beasts.

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Christopher Shultz

Christopher Shultz writes dark, weird horror fiction. His stories have appeared both online and in print, including in Apex Magazine, freeze frame flash fiction and Grievous Angel, and other places. He has also contributed articles, columns and reviews to LitReactor, Cultured Vultures and Christopher lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Lauren and their two mostly well-behaved cats.

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About the Narrators

Rebecca Wei Hsieh

Rebecca Wei Hsieh (she/her) is a Taiwanese American actor, writer, translator, and sensitivity reader based in NYC. Having grown up across several continents, her work focuses on the interplay between Asia and the Asian diaspora, gender, queerness, and mental illness, and has been featured in outlets like We Need Diverse Books, Wear Your Voice Magazine, Book Riot, and The Dot and Line. She has a BA in theatre and Italian studies from Wesleyan University, and you can find her attempts to use her liberal arts degree at

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Paul Cram

Movie directors love to kill Paul Cram. His scrappy characters have died in just about every way imaginable as they’ve tried to make their way through to the end of the movies that macabre writers have penned them into. You can find out a bit about Paul’s films on his site When not on a movie set or recording booth, Paul can be found deep-frying chicken wings & cream cheese wontons with his older sister, or arguing about pop culture with his little brother around one of the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota.

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Larissa Thompson

Larissa is a Vancouver-based voice actor and producer, most recognized for her work on The Centropic Oracle, a science fiction and fantasy short story audio magazine available on YouTube, The Sojourn, an original science fiction audio drama & motion comic, and is the co-founder of the YouTube channel The Templin Institute.

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Susan Gage

Susan Gage is a member of the Mickee Faust Club cabaret troupe in Tallahassee, FL, and spent the first part of her working career as a reporter/producer and host of “Capital Report” on the Florida Public Radio Network. She is married to Isabelle and is a domestic servant to their cat, Valkyrie “Kyrie” Gage.

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Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell searches for battles that will increase his skills for the battles to come. The slush pile underneath PseudoPod Towers is a worthy opponent. He also writes, directs, and performs for the queer (in every sense of the word) cabaret The Mickee Faust Club. He also write far too infrequently at the official online home of the Sleep Deprivation Institute (and pop culture website) He lives in Florida with absolutely no pets.

Scott is an associate editor at PseudoPod starting in 2016, He lives in Florida with absolutely no pets. He become Web Wrangler in 2021, and promoted to Assistant Editor in 2022. He is an invaluable resource for not only his assistance with reviewing stories but also helping to build all the blog posts and ensuring our website and bios are up to date.  

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