Gallery of Curiosities

The best little fiction podcast you’ve never heard of, presented in the grand tradition of tv horror hosts

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Episodes

5 days ago

A courtship in a series of fatal picnics. Laura Lee Bahr performs. #humor #horror
Author Nikki Lynn Blakely lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and enjoys crafting stories that evoke smiles, tears, laughter, the occasional eye roll, and sometimes even a scream. Her work has appeared in Sundial, Uncharted, Luna Station Quarterly, and Little Old Lady Comedy.  nikkiblakely.com
Voice Actor Laura Lee Bahr is the author of the novels Haunt, Long-Form Religious Porn, and the short story collection, Angel Meat. Her short stories have been featured in over a dozen literary magazines and anthologies. She's also a life-long performer, filmmaker, and literal tree-hugger. More at lauraleebahr.com
 
Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina
 
"Morning" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 
"Valse Gymnopedie" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

5 days ago

Is it cheating to use a love charm? Jasmine Arch reads. #GaslampFantasy #Romance
Author Julia LaFond got her master’s in geoscience from Penn State University. Her fiction has been featured in venues such as The Martian Magazine, Etherea Magazine, and Thirteen Podcast. In her spare time, Julia enjoys reading and gaming. jklafondwriter.wordpress.com
Voice Actor Jasmine Arch is a narrator, writer, and poet whose brain thrives on chaos and caffeine. She lives in a rural corner of Belgium with four dogs, two elderly horses and a husband who knows better than to distract her when she's writing. Find out more about her and her work at JasmineArch.com
Music:
Ashes Ashes by DEVM
"Magic Escape Room" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 
Music (CC BY 4.0): Sheltered Swan by Sascha Ende
 
Music (CC BY 4.0): Feel The Feels by Sascha Ende

Tuesday Oct 31, 2023

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! It's time to get witchy. Sarah Golding reads. #witches #folk
Author Ryan Cole is a speculative fiction writer who lives in Virginia with his husband and snuggly pug child. He is a winner of the Writers of the Future Contest, and his work has appeared in Ember Journal, Voyage YA Journal, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated anthology Mother: Tales of Love and Terror. Find out more at www.ryancolewrites.com. Voice Actor Sarah Golding has created a huge range of character types for indie audio drama, and been in such wonderous podcasts as Amelia Project, Edict Zero and Hostile Worlds. She hosts the Indie AF podcast and runs script writing comps with her company Quirky Voices, producing and performing new writing at podcast events. quirkyvoices.weebly.com
Music:
Shaman's Hollow, Village of the Damned, Nordic Noir by TableTop Audio 
Shovel Dirt by andersmmg(freesound) 
Sad Cinematic Background by MusicLFiles
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/9230-sad-cinematic-background
Soaring by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4386-soaring
Suspenseful Calm Piano And Cello by MusicLFiles
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8826-suspenseful-calm-piano-and-cello
Lost In The Dark by Steven OBrien
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/10010-lost-in-the-dark
Thunder Dreams by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4526-thunder-dreams
Spooky Dance Party by Bryce Kline
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/11072-spooky-dance-party
Licensed under CC BY 4.0: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Season Trailer

Monday Oct 30, 2023

Monday Oct 30, 2023

Announcing the 2023-24 authors! New exhibits coming soon!

Friday Mar 31, 2023

Got Ghosts? We are ready to believe you. Wulf Moon reads. #Ghosts #vintageSciFi  Author Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) earned a degree from MIT then escaped west and became part of the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890s as an artist, poet, author, and humorist. He was best known as a writer of nonsense verse, such as “The Purple Cow,” and for introducing French modern art to the United States in an essay titled The Wild Men of Paris. He was also the author of the popular Goops children’s books, and coined the term blurb.Voice Actor Wulf Moon feasted on fantasy as a child when he lived with his Chippewa grandmother. He begged stories from her every night—fireside tales that fired his imagination. If Moon had a time machine, those are the days he would go back to. Since he doesn’t have a time machine, he tells stories. Learn more at driftweave.com
Music:
 
Music: No Good Layabout by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4140-no-good-layabout
Licensed under CC BY 4.0: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
Music: Soaring by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4386-soaring
Licensed under CC BY 4.0: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
Spooky Halloween Night by Adi Goldstein (Pond5)
 
Road to Dark Tower Rafael Krux (filmmusic.io)
 
Nothing Left 0 Dave Deville (filmmusic.io)
 
Blockbuster atmosphere 4 tension by Sasha Ende (filmmusic.io)
 
Ominous Forces, Guerrilla Tactics Rafael Krux (filmmusic.io)
 
Symmetry Kevin MacLeod (filmmusic.io)
 

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

We are taking manuscripts until April 15th, 2023. 
Please read the guidelines before submitting:
https://gallerycurious.com/p/submissions-1599834174/

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

It's Christmas, so we're back in New Babbage for a very Scottish weird tale. #weird #Christmas #vintageHorror
Author John Buchan (1875-1940) 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was a Scottish novelist, historian, and politician, and served as the Governor General of Canada. His most famous work is The Thirty-Nine Steps.
Reader Vic Mullin is a 40something Scotsman who is usually surrounded in a cloud of vapour from constant e-cig usage.  He is generally found editing youtube videos for his channel ‘Vaping with Vic’ or, as Vic Mornington, rebuilding his famous hotel in New Babbage.
 
00:01 Tuning the Interocitor
00:32 Welcome to Brunel Hall
02:19 Opening Epigraph
02:55 The cattle market of Inverforth
05:05 Duncan Stewart begins his tale
 
Music:
Black Waves by Darkness Prevails Podcast
https://soundcloud.com/darknessprevailspodcast
 
Medieval Town by Table Top Audio
https://tabletopaudio.com/
 
Elegant Dinner Party by Table Top Audio
https://tabletopaudio.com/
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: A Solemn Meadow by Tim Kulig
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/10170-a-solemn-meadow
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
Ballad for Classical Strings (envatoElements)
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Patience by Tim Kulig
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/10168-patience
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: InMyHead by Lilo Sound
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/6448-inmyhead
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: We Wish you a Merry Christmas by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4612-we-wish-you-a-merry-christmas
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 

Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

Would you loan your dearly departed some skin? Michael Allen Rose reads. Content note for kink  #darkFantasy #weirdDetective #skeletons  
 
Author Atalanti Evripidou is a social psychologist and a speculative fiction writer who occasionally dabbles in poetry too. Her short stories can be found in several Greek anthologies and in venues such as StarShip Sofa, Speculative North, and Flame Tree Publishing. Her work has also been featured in Onyx Path’s Gods and Monsters.
 
Reader Michael Allen Rose is a writer, musician and performer based in Chicago. He has published numerous books and short stories in the bizarro, horror, and comedy arenas, and also makes industrial music under the name Flood Damage. He loves cats and a good cup of tea. Find out more about his work at www.michaelallenrose.com
 
Osgoode: Kris Law
vokrislaw.com
 
00:20 welcome
01:50 story start
on your way
 
Theme song:
Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapora Machina
 
Mexican Melancholia by Pablomlloret(Pond5)
 
Spooky Halloween Night by Adi Goldstein (Pond5)
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Secret of Tiki Island by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4331-secret-of-tiki-island
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Cocktails And Lobsters by Alexander Nakarada
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4791-cocktails-and-lobsters
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Road To Dark Tower  by Rafael Krux
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5314-road-to-dark-tower
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://www.orchestralis.net/
 
NIGHT SOUNDS - Dense Cricket Soundscape by recordinghopkins (freesound.org)
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: As I Figure by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3383-as-i-figure
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com
 

Monday Oct 24, 2022

Remember playing  Call of Cthulhu table-top? It’s time to make your sanity roll. Isaiah Plovnick reads. #cosmicHorror #dieselpunk #noire #humor
Author Ian Michael Bavian is a new writer long time reader. He enjoys the works of Pratchett, King, Adams, and Wyndham to name only a few. He was an Army officer and currently works as a criminal defense investigator. He has a degree in history. When not working or writing he spends his time with his wife, two sons, and a neurotic border collie.
 
Reader Isaiah Plovnick is a Boston-based performing artist with a steampunk soul. Raised on a healthy diet of Lego and Great Illustrated Classics, the spirit of the retro-futurist was fostered in him at an early age. He received an education in Theatre from Salem State University, and has since been performing onstage or from behind a microphone all over the greater Boston area.
https://www.facebook.com/PlovnickVoice
 
Osgoode: Kris Law
https://www.vokrislaw.com/
 
00:20 welcome
02:02 story begins
13:53 on your way
 
Theme song:
Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapora Machina
http://www.devmmusic.com/
 
Opening Chorus:
Spooky Halloween Night by Adi Goldstein (Pond5)
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Running Away  by Rafael Krux
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5312-running-away
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://www.orchestralis.net/
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Guerilla Tactics  by Rafael Krux
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5295-guerilla-tactics
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://www.orchestralis.net/
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Ominous Forces  by Rafael Krux
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5372-ominous-forces
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://www.orchestralis.net/
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Running Away  by Rafael Krux
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5312-running-away
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://www.orchestralis.net/
 
Black Waves
https://soundcloud.com/darknessprevailspodcast
 
Closing Chorus:
Cheap Horror by SegnoSoundtrack (Pond5)
 
Some sound effects sourced from EpidemicSound.com

Changelings by Rachel Ayers

Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

So you think you know what really happened in Hamelin?  #darkFantasy #fairytale
Author Rachel Ayers lives in Alaska, where she daydreams, writes and hosts shows for Sweet Cheeks Cabaret, and stares at the mountains. She has a degree in Library and Information Science, which comes in handy at odd hours, and she shares speculative poetry and flash fiction (and cat pictures) at patreon.com/richlayers
Reader Sarah Golding has created a huge range of character types for indie audio drama, and been in such wonderous podcasts as Amelia Project, Edict Zero and Hostile Worlds. She hosts MADIVA podcast and runs script writing comps with her company Quirky Voices, producing and performing new writing at podcast events. [email protected]
 
welcome 00:20
author bio 2:00
story start 02:41
artifacts in Hamelin 14:00
narrator bio 15:39
on your way 16:27
 
Osgoode: Kris Law vokrislaw.com/
Theme song:
Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapored Machina
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Bass Soli by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3421-bass-soli
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3994-long-note-two
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Road To Dark Tower  by Rafael Krux
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5314-road-to-dark-tower
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://www.orchestralis.net/
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Symmetry by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4790-symmetry
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com
 
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Nothing Left by Dave Deville
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8547-nothing-left
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://www.davedevillemusic.com/
 

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