NoSleep Podcast S7E24

18 Sep NoSleep Podcast S7E24

It’s episode 24 of Season 7. On this week’s show we have seven tales about the cruel crimes, nefarious neighbors, and terrifying television.

Trigger Warnings

Some of our listeners may find the content of certain stories disturbing because of trauma or bad experiences in their lives. This section allows you to get some information about stories that have content which may "trigger" emotionally disturbing memories.

In order to be as respectful as possible to the authors, these trigger warnings are not intended to be spoilers for the story. However, bear in mind that by viewing these trigger warnings you may see information that reveals aspects of the plot that may in fact "spoil" the impact of the story.

An Open Letter to Reality Three
Mentions of suicide

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The Tall Man of Briarbell, Missouri“** written by C.K. Walker and performed by Kyle Akers & Matthew Bradford & Elie Hirschman. (Story starts around 00:03:35)

We Were Soap“** written by Nancy M. Long and performed by Peter Lewis & Nikolle Doolin & Addison Peacock. (Story starts around 00:12:10)

An Open Letter to Reality Three“** written by C.M. Scandreth and performed by Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:34:00)

A Taste Worth Savoring“** written by Keith McDuffee and performed by Dan Zappulla & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:50:10)

“The Burning House”** written by Kerry H. and performed by David Ault & Nikolle Doolin & Jesse Cornett & Jeff Clement. (Story starts at 01:13:15)

How I Became a Vegetarian“** written by Common Grackle and performed by Corinne Sanders & Addison Peacock & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts at 01:27:00)

Fairweather Nightmares“* written by Henry Galley and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Nikolle Doolin & Jessica McEvoy & Corinne Sanders & Atticus Jackson. (Story starts at 01:41:50)


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Click here to learn more about C.K. Walker

Click here to learn more about Nancy M. Long

Click here to learn more about C.M. Scandreth

Click here to learn more about Keith McDuffee

Click here to learn more about Kerry H.

Click here to learn more about Henry Galley

Executive Producer & Host: David Cummings

Musical score composed by: Brandon Boone

Audio adaptations produced by: David Cummings & Jeff Clement* & Phil Michalski**

“The Tall Man of Briarbell, Missouri” illustration courtesy of Jörn Heidrath

Audio program ©2016 – Creative Reason Media Inc. – All Rights Reserved – No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of Creative Reason Media Inc.. The copyrights for each story are held by the respective authors.

  • Mike Meddings
    Posted at 07:37h, 18 September Reply

    Best reason to stay up late!

  • Jason Thomas
    Posted at 18:49h, 18 September Reply

    Once again Mike to rescue, the last story is by far the best one. Corrine’s was also good I wish, she would get longer stories though.

  • Alice
    Posted at 19:28h, 18 September Reply

    The second story was, em. Okay, interesting-ish? I’m not sure how to feel about it? Poor serial killer?

  • Nuno
    Posted at 23:57h, 18 September Reply

    Nice to have Peter Lewis back. Great podcast. Simply the best

  • Dana Anderson
    Posted at 14:43h, 19 September Reply

    Regarding A Taste Worth Savoring by Keith McDuffee: IRREGARDLESS is not a real word. Please don’t use it. The correct word is REGARDLESS. Thank you!

    • Tallie Monroe
      Posted at 15:02h, 19 September Reply

      I knew someone would have an issue with that word being used. I liked it, though. Shows bravery and open mindedness, for that writer.

      • james
        Posted at 15:41h, 23 September Reply

        All it shows is the writer can’t proofread.

    • Keith McDuffee
      Posted at 22:11h, 19 September Reply

      Thanks for the note, Dana. I agree overall, though I use “ain’t” in some of my dialogue as well, even though it’s not proper usage.


    • Morris Tulley
      Posted at 20:21h, 21 September Reply

      Jeeze that’s nothing. MAJOR pet peeve of mine is from C.K. Walker: “HUNG himself.” It’s HANGED!

  • Tallie Monroe
    Posted at 15:01h, 19 September Reply

    An Open Letter to Reality Three is an instant favorite of mine. It is like a nice combination of The ButterFly Effect and Sliders (the tv show). Loved it.

    • Erika Sanderson
      Posted at 08:07h, 20 September Reply

      Glad you liked it and thanks for listening! Always a pleasure for me to read a story by CM Scandreth.
      I remember Sliders too – it filled the gap after Quantum Leap finished, lol.

    • C.M. Scandreth
      Posted at 08:42h, 20 September Reply

      It was based on an old writing prompt where someone suffered the opposite to Disassociative Identity Disorder – rather than multiple minds in one body, it was one mind in multiple bodies.
      In any case, I’m really stoked you enjoyed it so much!

  • Justin Mullane
    Posted at 23:26h, 21 September Reply

    Dan Zappulla is the Ira Glass of horror! I love it.

    • Dan Zappulla
      Posted at 01:42h, 22 September Reply

      Thanks, Justin! I’m privileged to work with an exemplary cast and crew that make this all happen.

  • james
    Posted at 15:52h, 23 September Reply

    Jeez another episode of cliche drivel. Please stop trying to voice act Mr. Lewis…you’re just no good at it. The only one who even attempts to do different voices is Mr. Cummings and while he is usually not bad…his angry voice is not very convincing. I did enjoy the tall man story, but I wish the supernatural element at the end had been left out. Despite the less than desirable shift at the end, I will add it to my tiny bag of stories from this podcast that I enjoy. There are so many bad stories that finding a good one becomes cause for celebration and that is what keeps me coming back.

    • Jason Thomas
      Posted at 17:46h, 23 September Reply

      Like what stories have you liked so far on the podcast…I have listened to them all and yeah I can appreciate what you are saying this season and last season haven’t been all that great but you do fine some real gems every now and then. Season 5 was the best season overall so far, imo. One of my personal favourite stories Persistence of Vision, simply because it was so unique and very well read by David. This season premiere had a very good story, the tall dog….which had imo had David Ault’s best reading to date.

      • Alex Beyman
        Posted at 11:13h, 28 September Reply

        Hey neat, Persistence is one of my stories. I sure would love to have more of my work read aloud on this podcast. As James said, the quality’s been waning lately. I could fix that, but then, it’s not up to me.

      • James
        Posted at 02:28h, 29 September Reply

        I don’t know titles so I will do my best. I think my favorite story I have heard so far was one about a seaside pub. Wasn’t scary, but I really appreciated how the author actually took some time to flesh out the interesting characters. I also enjoyed the one about the fungal infection on a college campus as well as the one about a guy and his dad boating down a swamp in Florida I think. They come across a small town of backwater hillbillies that worship a strange artifact. It reminded me of Lovecraftian horror, and really none of the stuff Lovecraft wrote was scary either…just interesting to read. Oh, and the one about the boy scout group that went missing…kinda reminded me of Event Horizon. Those are the only ones that come to mind right now though I know there are a couple more I liked.

        Part of my frustration with the show is due to my own problem of being a really tough person to scare. I like being scared, but there are not many things that can get me there so when I listen to this podcast I am really just listening for the few interesting stories I find every now and then because none of these stories are remotely scary…for me. I can sleep soundly with these playing in my headphones. That and Peter Lewis….I am sorry Mr. Lewis, I just can’t stand your voice, but I know I am not the only one. The Itunes reviews prove your voice irritates many people.

    • Mae
      Posted at 15:28h, 20 April Reply

      I also don’t enjoy Peter Lewis’s narration. Instead of playing the character, he just reads every story in the same annoying, trite, edge-lord tone. His readings ruin some genuinely good stories. :(

  • Kim
    Posted at 19:29h, 24 September Reply

    I do not understand “The Burning House”– the woman had a picture of the man claiming to have burned the house and then committed suicide? Can someone explain futher??

    • Mav
      Posted at 22:04h, 08 October Reply

      Yeah, I feel like i’m missing something about the Burning House story.

  • Alex Beyman
    Posted at 22:27h, 24 September Reply

    Hi David! Hate to bother you here, but when I emailed you it bounced back as “high probability of spam”. I sent Gabrielle a newe story of mine six days ago and received no reply, that’s why I tried to send it to you directly. Does she still work for the No Sleep Podcast?

  • Colin Harker
    Posted at 15:58h, 24 October Reply

    Really enjoyed Nancy M. Long’s “We Were Soap” — very evocative and creepily romantic, in the vein of Joe Lansdale’s “I Tell You It’s Love”. The little detail about the exfoliating properties of bone in the soap was shuddersomely memorable!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:40h, 22 November Reply

    I was wondering if there were full versions available or coming,in regard to the end of season 7,the Halloween kids stories,they were great. Thanks for soothing me to sleep each night

  • Anders Hurtig
    Posted at 20:28h, 27 December Reply

    I always love the stories on your pod. Is there such a concept as horrifyingly soothing? Here in Sweden the days are growing darker I take my time to savor each episode. The howling wind and creaking trees outside then seem to come alive which is most pleasing. I will watch out for the madness of the coming season and I hope I then have the funds to support you by buying a season pass.

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