NoSleep Podcast S8E22

26 Mar NoSleep Podcast S8E22

It’s episode 22 of Season 8. On this week’s show we have five tales about nasty neighbors, frantic fathers, and tormenting traps.

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.

The Ringing in My Ear
Sexual assault

I Should Have Canceled Class
Graphic violence

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The Roommate I Only Saw OnceҠ written by Nathan Anderson and performed by Dan Zappulla & Jessica McEvoy. (Story starts around 00:03:30)

The Neighbor“‡ written by A.E. Golden and performed by Atticus Jackson & Nikolle Doolin. (Story starts around 00:17:30)

WallmartҠ written by Marshall Bannana and performed by Addison Peacock & Nichole Goodnight. (Story starts around 00:46:30)

The Ringing in My EarҠ written by S.H. Cooper and performed by David Ault & Erika Sanderson & James Cleveland. (Story starts around 00:59:30)

I Should Have Canceled ClassҠ written by John Derrick and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Jessica McEvoy & Matthew Bradford & Jes Echo & Dan Zappulla. (Story starts around 01:13:40)


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Click here to learn more about Tales to Terrify

Executive Producer & Host: David Cummings

Musical score composed by: Brandon Boone

Audio adaptations produced by: Phil Michalski† & Jeff Clement

“The Ringing in My Ear” illustration courtesy of Charlie Cody

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.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:41h, 26 March Reply

    Great episode. This podcast has improved a lot this season

  • Max
    Posted at 13:39h, 26 March Reply

    Nice, I didn’t expect to see “Wallmart” on here – I read that one when it was first posted on Reddit and loved the mix of disturbing horror and commentary on shopping/working retail. One of my favorite recent stories.

  • Eric Stripe
    Posted at 22:10h, 26 March Reply

    Wallmart is definitely a new favorite, although it reminds me why it’s always best to shop online. Loved this!

    • C
      Posted at 15:17h, 27 March Reply

      Seconded, that one was great!

  • Devourlick
    Posted at 23:34h, 26 March Reply

    Thank you, David, for your amazing work on this podcast. I’ve only recently discovered it in the past couple months and if it weren’t for tightening finances, I’d have opted for the season pass…but I still plan to at some point. I’ve been working my way backwards from season 8 and now down to season 5 as it’s interesting to listen how the podcast has evolved over time (especially the amazing theme song). Brandon Boone’s music has also given a wonderfully textured nuance to the stories. Both his scores and the format of the tales have given me the inspiration to rediscover my love of writing and has allowed me to find my voice again. I hope to one day find one of my own pieces on here some day.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:20h, 27 March Reply

    The neighbor was so bad…It was boring and anti climatic. I mean it just ended so quickly with no real satisfaction. I really wish you guys would branch out and find better stories. There’s no point in having all this great voice acting and what not if the stories are boring and poorly written.

  • Selena
    Posted at 13:26h, 27 March Reply

    Why is James Cleveland so underused? I think you all should force him to participate more. Surely you have ways?? Oh well, I’ll take what I can get. This was a great episode btw.

  • Nicolas
    Posted at 14:42h, 27 March Reply

    Gorgeous sound design and soundtrack as always. I love the mood of this podcast so much.

  • Alice
    Posted at 16:30h, 27 March Reply

    neighbor was literally unfinished. Like it just feels like the writer got bored half way through. There’s a big difference between leaving events ambiguous and just not bothering to finish.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 21:41h, 27 March Reply

      That’s most of the stories on this podcast. I do like the show, listen all the time, but underwhelmed by the ending almost every single time.

      • Elie Hirschman
        Posted at 14:41h, 28 March Reply

        Personally, I don’t agree – I enjoy most of the stories and find the ending satisfying or sufficiently cliff-hangery (OMG ending). I find it unusual to have a story not really end like this one did. I feel like a better ending line would’ve made all the difference. Something about the watcher becoming the watched or something suitably ironic.

  • Gina Flynn
    Posted at 17:15h, 28 March Reply

    LOVE hearing Addison Peacock narrating again! Hope to hear her on more stories in the future, she’s one of my favorites. :)

  • Devin Nocterum
    Posted at 10:01h, 30 March Reply

    great episode, but the neighbour one needs a trigger warning for animal death. a lot of people may get freaked out by it. but it definately proved how crazy the neighbour is.

  • Noora
    Posted at 13:43h, 31 March Reply

    I love this podcast! You are all so great, thanks for the amazing work!
    In this episode I really enjoyed “Wallmart”.
    Also even though it seems not everyone liked “The Neighbour”, I thougth it was enjoyable as well. The acting was good, and was nice to hear Nikolle Doolin in a different sort of role

  • Tyler
    Posted at 13:50h, 31 March Reply

    I was confused at first. I listen on the OverCast podcast and I feel like the stories end short. Are they suppose to if you haven’t bought the season pass? Is it worth buying?

    • Bri
      Posted at 18:28h, 04 April Reply

      The season pass just includes some extra stories per episode. 2-3 depending on the length of the ones given for free. Over time that adds up to A LOT of extra stories. Getting the season pass also helps them build up No Sleep so they can keep making it for us to enjoy. As for the ending short, a lot of stories end that way as a cliff hanger. It gives the reader a sense of wonder and imagination.

    • Reuben
      Posted at 20:05h, 06 April Reply

      The season pass is absolutely worth buying, if you have the money. The episodes are twice as long, plus you get access to the Suddenly Shocking, and Old Time Radio series, as well as the occasional bonus story, like ‘My Drive Home,’ or ‘Blue Ridge,’ or ‘Stranded On Lake Michigan.’ Season pass members also enjoy an entire bonus episode for Halloween, in addition to the regular Halloween episode that’s free of charge for everybody. I’ve bought every SP since season 3 – which adds up to a lot of money – and it’s been worth every penny.

      Most importantly, it’s the season pass members who keep the show going. It’s money well spent.

  • Niko
    Posted at 15:55h, 31 March Reply

    Great Job, wondering if Nikolle Dolling is using an overly exaggerated voice. I wonder if she could use her normal voice how it would sound. It just makes the story lose credibility.

  • Susan Masek
    Posted at 03:19h, 02 April Reply

    Excellent episode, thank you!

  • Gus Astacio
    Posted at 13:16h, 04 April Reply

    I love theatrical reading glad to have found this podcast! The Neighbor was deliberately slow which some who made comments just didn’t get but is very Stephen Kingish for story development and I loved the ending which leaves you with a thousand what ifs! It lets your imagination think about what next a cliffhanger that sticks to your craw for awhile!

  • Briana Lovitt
    Posted at 18:23h, 04 April Reply

    I recently started getting into podcasts. I’ve been an iPhone user for vary long time and didn’t usually touch any of the random apps that come with the phone. One day I decided to check it out and came across No Sleep. This was the very first episode that I listened to. I was immediately drawn into it. Since then I have been working my way back through the episodes. I am a meat prep cook at a restaurant and this keeps my mind busy while I cut pounds upon pounds of meat. An unusual combination of job and listening choices if I do say so myself. I just needed to say thank you. Thank you for this podcast as it is literally my favorite thing in the world right now. I was raving about it to my fiance and made him listen to a story. Unfortunately it wasn’t one of the more “exciting” or “chilling” tales so he didn’t understand my hype but eventually he will. I love reading but that’s a little hard to do at work so this passes the time in a way that makes my heart coo. Eventually I plan on getting the season passes to listen to the entirety of each episode and hopefully one day donate. Had I discovered this sooner I would have hauled my ass out of the house to see No Sleep on tour and get a taste of that live action. All in all, you’ve made my year and I am grateful.

  • Gillian
    Posted at 18:28h, 17 April Reply

    I second the suggestion that The Neighbor needed a trigger warning. I’m one of those weirdos that human deaths and maiming don’t bother me at all, but if an animal gets hurt in a movie or book, it’s all over for me…. I actually skipped the last story featured in the free version of the last episode because it had an animal death trigger warning…. would have really liked one for this story as well.

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