NoSleep Podcast S8E24

09 Apr NoSleep Podcast S8E24

It’s episode 24 of Season 8. On this week’s show we have five tales about jarring journeys, illicit investigations, and traumatic 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.

Every Drug Takes Something

The Town I Grew Up in Was Torn Apart by a Serial Killer
Child abductions
Implied sexual assault
Graphic violence

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“Death Before Disco”† written by M.J. Pack and performed by Addison Peacock & Jes Echo. (Story starts around 00:03:10)

There Was a Locked Door In My Hotel RoomҠ written by Emily Lynch and performed by Alexis Bristowe & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:20:40)

Every Drug Takes SomethingҠ written by V.R. Gregg and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Nikolle Doolin & Jesse Cornett & Peter Lewis & David Ault & Jeff Clement. (Story starts around 00:38:55)

The Best Laid Plans of Machines“‡ written by Malcom Teller and performed by Jeff Clement & Eden & Alexis Bristowe. (Story starts around 01:01:45)

The Town I Grew Up in Was Torn Apart by a Serial KillerҠ written by Laura Chase and performed by Nichole Goodnight & Nikolle Doolin & Dan Zappulla & Atticus Jackson. (Story starts around 01:31:00)


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

Click here to learn more about M.J. Pack

Click here to learn more about Emily Lynch

Click here to learn more about V.R. Gregg

Click here to learn more about Malcom Teller

Executive Producer & Host: David Cummings

Musical score composed by: Brandon Boone

Audio adaptations produced by: Phil Michalski† & Jeff Clement

“Death Before Disco” 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 21:04h, 09 April Reply

    I like the first story. But you can tell that Jes needs a new mic…her sound quality was very poor in comparison but I think she did a good job regardless…based on the nature of the part Alexis could have done that part too.

  • Anon
    Posted at 04:31h, 10 April Reply

    First one is a classic.

  • L. G..
    Posted at 19:27h, 10 April Reply

    This is my first I will be posting again soon. I have been a fan since the first pod cast…well for 3 yrs. now,but I have heard all the free stories on my no sleep app. so Thank You! so much for your hard work and All the Wonderful Stories. I really hope David and the team sees this. I’m a sucker for the Dark and Twisted ones! Bless you all No Sleep! Your Wondrous Listener….

    L.G. Jr.

  • Darian
    Posted at 23:34h, 10 April Reply

    Growing up, my neighborhood was hit by the Night Stalker (as in THE Richard Ramirez) so the last story definitely hit close to home. I really liked the premise of “Every Drug Takes Something” but the ending was a bit predictable, as were “Death Before Disco”. I did enjoy “There was a locked door in my hotel room” though I wish there was a bit more discovered in the locked room. Overall, a solid B+ for this week’s episode and I will admit to nitpicking details. This is still THE best podcast around and I will always buy a season pass. Even got my 13 year old step son addicted and that says something when a podcast can lure a 13 year old away from video games and makes him want to write better. So thank you No Sleep for being an awesome inspiration to a budding teenager.

  • Alan
    Posted at 12:18h, 11 April Reply

    My son and I (I’m 70, he’s 31) listen to this show every Sunday (we can) and smoke some grass and drink and really get into it. sometimes we even just pass out on the couches in my living room listening to episodes and I really appreciate the time I have with him because he is a musician that is rarely in town. It’s a bonding experience. I’ve mentioned before in the comments that I think the production value is completely incredible and he agrees as well… It’s just the writing has become so uninspiring and even so silly that we find ourselves laughing when we should be being spooked out. There have been times in the past that we have been genuinely terrified and that was what it was about… Now it’s just like one story written by someone who just watched “nocturnal animals” (good movie) and is 17 years old and a bunch of others written that are far too influenced by stories of the shows past to even be interesting. It almost feels like it’s going the same way of the movie subreddit where everyone just parrots each other. While it’s funny to get texts from my son quoting even this episode ” you wanna get raped?” Or “do you remember when we were in that sensory deprivation tank?” Or “wanna do some s? ” I just wish it could go back to the time when this show had good writing. Thank you so much for hearing me out.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 15:36h, 11 April Reply

      That’s funny to me, because I think the opposite. The early shows seemed kinda silly and juvenile to me. They were nearly all about teenagers and children, it seemed, and relied heavily on the writing equivalent of jump scares.

      The later seasons have employed a lot more mature material in my estimation. In fact, the story you cite as being silly in your post (the drug one) bothered me on a deep visceral level because it made me think of horrors beyond the typical “monster with a too wide smile” that seemed so prevalent in earlier seasons.

      I guess tastes are different, though.

      • Anonymous
        Posted at 06:32h, 13 April Reply

        Not the original guy, but the older stories were mostly better and much creepier. Season 8 has been better though, but most of my favorites are in season 1-2. There were some bad ones in seasons 4-6. Still a great podcast

        • Anonymous
          Posted at 08:43h, 14 April Reply

          Which stories from season 1 and 2….I do like some stuff from those seasons. Surprisingly the first episode of the podcast is surprisingly very good.

          Alot of the early stories had very adrupt endings and some were just downright silly. I like the stories from that Russian narrator in first two season, the story with the bugs was and still is very intense.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:18h, 12 April Reply

    The writing was poor again this week..I miss when the stories actually gave me chills.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 22:31h, 12 April Reply

      That’s funny, I thought this was the best episode yet (at least the 3 free stories).

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 18:18h, 13 April Reply

      See I loved the stories this week! I think it’s a matter of opinion, not of “poor writing”. Different things scare different people. But ok.

  • Selena
    Posted at 17:58h, 14 April Reply

    Nichole Goodnight tore shit up with her acting. Her acting was awesome without the babyish tone, very impressive. The other stories were good too.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 09:35h, 18 April Reply

    The Story “Every drug take something” was one of the most intense stories you’ve ever wrote
    (not that it says much because I’m new to this podcast but still a great story!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 07:28h, 12 June Reply

    Nicole Goodnight took that last story to another level. I’m very impressed…it’s now one of my favourites, kudos. It’s probably the best story of this season

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