NoSleep Podcast S8E20

12 Mar NoSleep Podcast S8E20

It’s episode 20 of Season 8. On this week’s show we have five tales about roads, rituals, and revenge.

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The Road to Hell is Paved in EnduroFlex Heavy Duty AsphaltҠ written by Manen Lyset and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Atticus Jackson & Dan Zappulla. (Story starts around 00:03:30)

It Was Called The Hating TreeҠ written by Dan Richardson and performed by Atticus Jackson & Kyle Akers & Elie Hirschman & Alexis Bristowe. (Story starts around 00:20:30)

I Used to Work the Grill at Reservation DinerҠ written by Samir Hamrouni and performed by Matthew Bradford & Mike DelGaudio & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:35:00)

“The Feind House”† written by Irene Stark and performed by Nikolle Doolin & Dan Zappulla & Alexis Bristowe & Patrick Cline & Erika Sanderson & Mike DelGaudio. (Story starts around 01:00:45)

“Cape Matador”‡ written by Marcus Damanda and performed by Jessica McEvoy & Jeff Clement & Peter Lewis. (Story starts around 01:23:30)


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Executive Producer & Host: David Cummings

Musical score composed by: Brandon Boone

Audio adaptations produced by: Phil Michalski† & Jeff Clement

Audio program ©2017 – 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.

  • Stacey Crowden
    Posted at 06:08h, 12 March Reply

    Episode shows up but keeps saying unable to load episode?? Any suggestions

    • Phil M
      Posted at 11:17h, 12 March Reply

      Free or SP version ? Both work just fine for me

      • Anonymous
        Posted at 11:57h, 12 March Reply

        The free one, on this very page. It would load for me either, it’s fixed now obviously.

  • Brett J. Nikolay
    Posted at 19:12h, 12 March Reply

    Just attended sleepless live last night! Finally got to meet the crew. Had an awesome time! Thanks for coming to Portland! Been there, did that, got the T-shirt! keep up the great work, you guys are my favorites!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 19:12h, 12 March Reply

    Imo, Mike DelGaudio is GOD, Peter Lewis is THE DEVIL, and David Ault is JESUS. FIGHT ME.

    • Lilly
      Posted at 20:48h, 16 March Reply


  • Janet M Fields
    Posted at 20:09h, 12 March Reply

    Attended the NoSleep Podcast Tour last night in Portland, Oregon. What an awesome experience! Meeting with the crew was mind blowing. Thank you for making a nightmare come true.

  • Elizabeth Byrd
    Posted at 22:36h, 12 March Reply

    I really loved the third story! I could really picture the monster and the fear in the man’s words. It’ll be difficult to sleep tonight! Wonderful job guys! Let me know if you are touring in Michigan any time soon!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 01:08h, 14 March Reply

    Ugh another Summer story. She is not intimidating. “The Handler”‡ written by T. Weaver” was scary. This story. Meh. Maybe it is just the reader but jeez! I’m glad it is the last story so I can just it stop.

    • J.J Cheesman
      Posted at 19:12h, 14 March Reply

      I enjoy the Summer Stories personally. She’s got that old-time horror feel.

  • Blaise
    Posted at 06:06h, 14 March Reply

    The last story? Well that’s good news at least! I’d fallen asleep listening to this and woke up half way through yet another summer episode, so I turned it off.

    • Jeff Clement
      Posted at 16:32h, 14 March Reply

      That’s a shame to hear because we all worked very hard on it.

      • Blaise
        Posted at 17:33h, 14 March Reply

        Well you guys do a good job! For me it wasn’t the podcasting that I didn’t like, but the story. It’s just not something I would pick up or continue reading. Because of my season pass, I listened to the first part which ends with Summer going to camp more than once, because that was quite unusual and interesting.

        But I lost interest during the second part, and when I heard the third intro to a Summer story, that’s when I decided to skip that one and just hear the rest of the podcast.

    • J.J Cheesman
      Posted at 19:14h, 14 March Reply

      That’s odd, I haven’t listened to it yet, but it was a very good read. Maybe you just weren’t in the right mind set.

  • Alan
    Posted at 17:21h, 14 March Reply

    The production value of this show has completely skyrocketed while the quality of the stories seems to be plummeting. All three of the stories were bad this week and ” the hate tree” was insanely stupid.

    • J.J Cheesman
      Posted at 19:15h, 14 March Reply

      Can’t win em all I suppose. Not everyone is going to love everything. As a reader or listener, tastes are subjective.

    • Atticus Jackson
      Posted at 22:11h, 14 March Reply

      Thanks for the feedback, Alan!

      • Alan
        Posted at 04:41h, 15 March Reply

        No worries, I love your show and I don’t want this comment to deter you guys from doing it. Thank you for the entertainment the past few years, I have been a fan from the start.

  • Amanda
    Posted at 18:59h, 14 March Reply

    Everyone hating should take a step back for a minute and think. They didn’t have to put out new stories at all, they are on tour and it would have been easier not to, but they did it to please us, the fans. If you truly are a fan, then why comment negatively?Maybe suggest something you would like to hear rather than complaining about what you don’t. Remember the people who run, narrate and write for this podcast ARE people with feelings. They put work into making this and want us all to like it, but if you don’t, how about you just don’t listen instead of berating the hardworking people who make this show a reality. I, for one, enjoyed this episode very much. Cant wait for nest week.

    • Marcus Damanda
      Posted at 23:39h, 14 March Reply

      Thanks, Amanda. I’m glad you enjoyed the show this week, and I’m grateful for all you’ve said. There’s a lot I’d like to put into this reply, various issues I’d address at length with certain others’ comments, if I thought it would be constructive. But I’m old enough to know better.

      I’m undeterred. I’ll continue to do the best I can. If you’d like a little in the way of “the making of” from behind the proverbial veil, at least as far as “The Forever Family” and “Cape Matador” are concerned, here are some fun tidbits that I present to you, as a token of courtesy in return for YOUR courtesy:

      The name “Charity,” for a town in North Carolina was given to me by a fellow NoSleep writer, when I asked FB for a town name that would be suitably ironic for Summer.

      Jessica McEvoy recorded “The Forever Family” with a sore throat and still performed like a champion.

      I met Peter Lewis on The Tour after he recorded Phineas for “Cape Matador,” and like the mysterious man that he is, he never told me he had been recruited for the part, even though we’d worked together twice in the past. I found out after I got home. That mischief maker!

      Jeff Clement had a bunch of brand new recording equipment that he acquired between the production of “The Forever Family” and “Cape Matador,” which is why he advised listeners to listen to the latest with their headphones on–which is advice I enthusiastically second.

      Summer and Casper don’t only exist on the podcast. They’re also characters in two books I’ve previously published, one in 2004 and 2007, the other in 2013. I’m not including their titles here so as only to avoid the inevitable accusation of being a hopeless self-promoter (which I guess I am anyway).

      When Summer uses the same uniform expletive to express her increasing anger on three different occasions as Phineas regenerates, I asked Jessica to reference Gene Wilder crying “Son of a b****!” when he’s tossed off the train three different times in the 1976 movie “Silver Streak.” Not that she needs any direction, you understand. I just thought it would be fun. And she delivered. Boy, did she!

      Peace, NoSleepers and the Sleepless. I mean no harm.

      • Anonymous
        Posted at 02:17h, 15 March Reply

        I’m iffy on the series, just because I don’t like the Summer character, but I think the writing is high-cailber. I love behind the scenes things too, so thank you for sharing!

        Jsyk, I really wanted Casper and Summer to kiss in this story XD I love a traditional romance! Though theirs is not so traditional at all. I like the vagueness and mystery in their relationship.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 05:06h, 15 March Reply

    Yes the production quality has gone up so the stories sound better which really helps but the writing is bond to be inconsistent because of the source material. It’s from amateur online writers (mostly) with a few published and a few prolific ones every now and then.

    Good narrators can make crap stories sound acceptable…Mike has done that a few times. In my opinion he’s the best overall narrator. The fact it’s a weekly podcast, it’s a supply and demand…so in order to meet the quota, sometimes you just have to throw mediocre stories in there and hope for best.

    Jessica is a great narrator, she has narrated by current favourite story on the podcast. The story is just decent but the music and the narration really sell it and turn into sometimes very, very special. The story of Summer is just really uninteresting….she’s completely unlikeable, has no redeeming qualities etc. Why should I be invested in a serial story about her. This podcast has done stories from killers point of view before but not serialized accounts.

    The 1 % was done with a 3rd person narration so it was more tolerable but I have only listened that the series once and that’s a huge thing for me…since I have listened to every single episode in the podcast more than once probably even more than 3 times. I don’t want to hear Summer’s story…I just don’t care and I just want it to be over and done with.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 13:03h, 16 March Reply

    I admit I agree. The writing on these stories is awful. Most are so boring now and have endings that make you go “I listened to all this for THAT?” Sorry but you guys need to pick better ones.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 19:46h, 16 March Reply

    I’ve got an idea! I’ll be anonymous, and I’ll pretend to be a whole bunch of different people saying the same thing, most of them anonymously! I’ll just hide here quietly in the shadows of my mother’s basement and create the illusion of a movement! No one will ever suspect!

    Seriously, you need to make like a Disney princess and let it go. We heard you the first fifty times.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 17:03h, 17 March Reply

      LOL….if that’s the case that one person can also come online and post multiple names and make posts anyway, so what’s your point.

      And did you know websites log IP addresses? So the site admins can tell for the most part if the posts are being made by different people.

  • Liz
    Posted at 19:09h, 18 March Reply

    Where has Addison Peacock been?? She’s one of my favorite narrators and I don’t think that she’s been in a story for weeks….she hasn’t even been in the ads lately!

  • Anonymo
    Posted at 19:15h, 31 May Reply

    Hmm… am I the only one who likes The Summer saga especially this one, Cape Matador? I think Summer was really badass in this story. Or maybe it’s just me being a fan of vampire stories and crushing on Casper. 😂

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