NoSleep Podcast S8E23

02 Apr NoSleep Podcast S8E23

NoSleep Podcast S8E23

It’s episode 23 of Season 8. On this week’s show we have five tales about distant distress, fearful fundraising, and ruinous residents.

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 Reason I Don’t do Cold Readings Anymore
Implied sexual assault

Mr. Grabs
Child abduction

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Number 3Ҡ written by Bethany Stone and performed by Nikolle Doolin & David Cummings. (Story starts around 00:02:30)

The Reason I Don’t do Cold Readings Anymore“† written by Kevin Thomas and performed by David Ault & Erika Sanderson & Penny Andrews & Andy Cresswell. (Story starts around 00:20:00)

The Pledge“‡ written by Matt Dymerski and performed by Jesse Cornett & Jessica McEvoy & Matthew Bradford. (Story starts around 00:37:50)

Mr. GrabsҠ written by E.Z. Morgan and performed by Dan Zappulla & Nichole Goodnight & Jeff Clement & Nikolle Doolin. (Story starts around 01:09:30)

The Smiling Ones on Space Station MirҠ written by Darius Pilgrim and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Jesse Cornett & Peter Lewis & Kyle Akers & Atticus Jackson & Jeff Clement. (Story starts around 01:26:20)


Click here to learn more about the voice actors on The NoSleep Podcast

Click here to learn more about “The Silver Path” by Caitlin Spice

Click here to learn more about Kevin Thomas

Click here to learn more about Matt Dymerski

Click here to learn more about E.Z. Morgan

Click here to learn more about Darius Pilgrim

Executive Producer & Host: David Cummings

Musical score composed by: Brandon Boone

Audio adaptations produced by: Phil Michalski† & Jeff Clement

Illustration courtesy of Jen Tracy

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 09:54h, 03 April Reply

    Urg that first story was bad..

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 12:53h, 03 April Reply

      Agreed. Terrible writing. The reading was fine.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 12:54h, 03 April Reply

      Agreed the witting that is was terrible

    • Pinky
      Posted at 14:37h, 03 April Reply

      One of the worst stories…seriously.

    • AtLeastTheresThat
      Posted at 17:03h, 03 April Reply

      I was getting really pissed at myself because about 2 months ago I was telling people that I was working on a story called Number 5, also about the neighbors. I was kicking myself thinking that I had once again jinxed myself but not shutting my mouth about what I’m working on before it’s done. So yeah, reading the comments saying Number 3 sucks makes me feel a little better. Yes, I’m a terrible person. LOL

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 17:26h, 03 April Reply

      Disappointing for sure. I’ve still got my wth face on.

      • Ashley M.
        Posted at 17:39h, 03 April Reply

        I really like the first story a lot; gave me a Paula Hawkins vibe. What didn’t you like about it?

        • Anonymous
          Posted at 20:30h, 03 April Reply

          The first story would have been better as a short film. The narrative isn’t very good. It would have been better with visual aids.

  • Alice
    Posted at 15:41h, 03 April Reply

    The cold reading one was good until we got to the audiences and murderers reaction. I just didn’t buy it, There’s no way a guy would be so calm when someone out the blue knows you killed someone, especially when said someone gave specific details about where you hid the body. Like if that part wasn’t in the story I’d have brought it. No body, no crime. But you’re telling me no-one in that audience would believe the guy if they believed he was contacting their dead loved ones? No-one would be calling the police? Just ‘oh this isn’t what I wanted so I don’t believe him anymore.’ That doesn’t make any sense. If an actual cold reader did do that (I can’t call them psychics cus I don’t believe that stuff) that other guys face would be all over the internet at least.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:22h, 03 April Reply

    This episode was really fun.

  • Alice
    Posted at 18:09h, 03 April Reply

    okay finally managed to finish it. The last story was actually good. It made up for the first 2. When I say the stories can’t good I mean just the writing, because the voice actors are always awesome. But the last story was pretty creative.

  • Tom the bugger
    Posted at 19:24h, 03 April Reply

    They played the pledge on the simply scary podcast too the same week I listened to it twice today Monday April 3rd don’t you guys keep tabs on that stuff who copied who here? I liked it but I don’t want to hear the same story on different shows

    • Trevor N.
      Posted at 23:17h, 03 April Reply

      I feel you Tom, listening to The Simply Scary Podcast it seems like they are using stories already read on here from past seasons and recently from this season, its really annoying hearing the same story twice in one day, so i totally feel you

    • Jared
      Posted at 06:39h, 04 April Reply

      Yeah, and considering Jessie Cornet did the reading, it’s hard to believe the SS podcast wasn’t aware that NoSleep was gonna do it…

      • Banks B
        Posted at 00:43h, 11 April Reply

        I believe he did know. This is at least the second time the two podcast have shared stories. They did the same on one of the most recent Christmas episodes. Possibly other times as well, I can’t be sure. Being how holiday episodes are a big deal, it sticks out in my mind. But in regards to Trevor N. I to was met with similar disappointment, a great deal of time spent looking forward to the release of simply scary only to hear a lower quality retelling of a story I had heard less than a week ago.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 22:00h, 03 April Reply

    Are you guys planning on releasing a recording from the tour? I don’t live in America…I would pay extra to hear high quality versions of the live show two stories. I feel like I’m missing out.

  • Jackson Cuyahon Dawayen
    Posted at 02:56h, 04 April Reply

    I like the The Pledge. I was about to cringe at the very last part, expecting the writer to overstretch it, but it was a fantastic final sentence.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 03:20h, 04 April Reply

    Hooray for The Smiling Ones! (the last story). I loved the Sci-fi/Horror theme. I hope they do the next 2 parts on the podcast.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 03:22h, 04 April Reply

      I didn’t realize there was more. I hope they do the next parts on the podcast too, as this part felt a li ttle unfinished. It was nice to see Peter Lewis in a non-psychotic role, too : )

      • Ayyyy
        Posted at 11:07h, 05 April Reply

        Peter Lewis was born for those roles though.. In all honesty I have a bit of a giggle whenever Peter Lewis is in those crazy people roles because he does them so well, so it’s nice to see him out of his element.

  • Katie
    Posted at 11:14h, 05 April Reply

    Loved all the stories! Number 3 was amazing, the mothers exhaustion playing into the creepy neighbor was brilliant!

  • Marissa
    Posted at 22:58h, 06 April Reply

    The second one was good. I just wish there was more.

  • Marissa
    Posted at 22:58h, 06 April Reply

    The second one was good. I just wish there was more.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 21:52h, 10 April Reply

    The pledge was the best Nosleep story ever

  • Hotline Birdman
    Posted at 04:54h, 24 April Reply

    Absolutely LOVED ‘The Smiling Ones on Space Station Mir’. I hope you guys do the follow up! The conclusion to that story is awesome and messed up.

    Also, the author talked about a spin-off/sidequel that takes place 15 years later…

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