NoSleep Podcast S9E01

07 May NoSleep Podcast S9E01

It’s episode 01 – the premiere of Season 9. On this week’s show we have six tales about medical malfeasance, absent adolescents, and wary woodlands.

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.

Our Town Was Visited by an Ice Cream Truck
Child abduction

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Containment Failure“‡ written by Rona Vaselaar and performed by Jessica McEvoy. (Story starts around 00:04:00)

Our Town Was Visited by an Ice Cream TruckҠ written by Jacob Healey and performed by Mike DelGaudio & Nikolle Doolin & Eden & Corinne Sanders. (Story starts around 00:25:15)

“My Childhood Memories”† written by Leo Harrison and performed by Dan Zappulla & Jeff Clement & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:47:30)

Don’t Be Seen By It“† written by Sawyer Brantford and performed by Matthew Bradford & Kyle Akers. (Story starts around 01:09:20)

I Call Them Twists“‡ written by Jon Grilz and performed by Peter Lewis & Alexis Bristowe & Elie Hirschman. (Story starts around 01:26:20)

“Birch Faces”† written by J.P. Carver and performed by Atticus Jackson & Addison Peacock & Dan Zappulla & Mike DelGaudio. (Story starts around 01:51:45)


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

Click here to learn more about the new creepypasta podcast, “Creepy” from the creator of Small Town Horror

Click here to learn more about Rona Vaselaar

Click here to learn more about Jacob Healey

Click here to learn more about Jon Grilz

Click here to learn more about J.P. Carver

Executive Producer & Host: David Cummings

Musical score composed by: Brandon Boone

Audio adaptations produced by: Phil Michalski† & Jeff Clement

“Our Town Was Visited by an Ice Cream Truck” illustration courtesy of Lukasz Godlewski

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.

  • Reuben
    Posted at 13:08h, 07 May Reply

    Happy days are here again! The Nosleep Podcast is back!

  • Jason
    Posted at 15:30h, 07 May Reply

    Yeah….good premiere so far, haven’t gonna around getting my season pass yet but I should by week’s end.

    Half of an episode leaves me so wanting…

  • Vee
    Posted at 17:07h, 07 May Reply

    The sound production for “Our Town Was Visited by an Ice Cream Truck” made me physically uncomfortable – especially the whole headache part. You guys did an amazing job! Great way to kick off the season. I can’t wait to be able to purchase my season pass.

    • Phil Michalski
      Posted at 21:44h, 07 May Reply

      Thanks! I wanted to make it as uncomfortable as possible. I used a very similar trick when I was designing sound for a film about severe migraines and pass outs. Sound cuts right through your brain 😀 Literally!

      • Vee
        Posted at 22:36h, 07 May Reply

        The sensation was so vivid! I was right there with the main character. Great work :)

      • Dani
        Posted at 23:21h, 07 May Reply

        I hope it’s just for that story only (I’m still listening, but had to come comment), because iirc every single story in the season finale had that effect – the sound starts, the voices get lower in volume and it gets really hard to understand what’s being said. (At least that’s the effect: that sound is so overpowering, it gets hard to understand the voices)

        I got the urge to raise the volume every single time it happened during the finale, because I couldn’t understand a thing, but then the sound would be higher in volume too so it wouldn’t really help…

        I love the no sleep podcast and I have been a season pass member since they were first introduced, but I almost gave up on listening to the season 8 finale due to that sound effect… it was really overused :\

        • Phil Michalski
          Posted at 23:27h, 07 May Reply

          Perhaps you should look into EQ setting. If there’s a bass boost toggled on you’re likely to get distortions of some sort but it shouldn’t be as bas as you described. I check my productions on 4 sets of speakers starting off with studio monitors to mackbook speakers and never experience it. Some devices/hifi are likely to distort sound that goes bellow 50-60hz. Look into EQ setting and let me know if you’re still experiencing it.

          • Dani
            Posted at 23:29h, 07 May

            I will, thanks for the reply!

        • Dani
          Posted at 23:28h, 07 May Reply

          My bad, it was the suddenly shocking episode, not the finale :)

          • Phil Michalski
            Posted at 00:08h, 08 May

            I listened to it on my apple earbuds (the standard ones) and didn’t experience anything like it. Look into EQ settings and see if there’s something like bass boost, enhancement switched on. I use a lot of low frequency enhancing techniques in both radio and TV world and they never seem to pr problematic unless there’s some kind of enhancement involved :) Let me know. I honestly want to help you figure it out so you could enjoy TNSP :)

  • John
    Posted at 20:04h, 07 May Reply

    “Don’t Be Seen By It” had such creepy and visceral imagery and description that I got the literal chills instead of the usual metaphorical ones. It’s been a long time since a story has done that for me. Well done!

    • Phil Michalski
      Posted at 21:58h, 07 May Reply

      Thanks a lot John! Appreciate!

    • Kyle Akers
      Posted at 13:44h, 11 May Reply

      Glad you liked it!

  • Alexander
    Posted at 06:15h, 08 May Reply

    Amazing start to the season! The music, sound effects, and stories were all spectacular this week. I’m looking forward to hearing what the rest of this season brings!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 16:12h, 08 May Reply

    Oh Man! What a great episode to start off the new season! I loved the eerie sound effects made by the crazy man and woman in “I Call them Twists.” What sound effect did use for the woman’s body noises?

    • Jeff Clement
      Posted at 15:18h, 09 May Reply

      The woman’s noises were processed wet lettuce and tomatoes being ripped apart. Thanks for listening!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:02h, 08 May Reply

    You guys should call yourselves the NoStop Podcast. Love your constant effort to bring us new content ASAP.

  • Chad
    Posted at 20:07h, 08 May Reply

    Season 9 at last! I promised myself that I would finally buy that season pass for this season and every one after it, and so I have! You guys really do go all out. Here’s to a great season.

  • Diana
    Posted at 13:24h, 09 May Reply

    Maybe I’m missing something, but could somebody please clarify? In “Our Town Was Visited By an Icecream Truck” at the beginning of the store, they state how there are no kids in the town and it’s only old timers. Why is there suddenly kids when the ice cream truck appears?

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 14:16h, 09 May Reply

      In the present, there are only old-timers. He was telling a story about the past, when there were still children in town. I assume either the children suffered a terrible fate, or those with children moved out of town since then, or both.

      • Diana
        Posted at 15:42h, 09 May Reply

        AH! Awesome, that makes is so much more mysterious. Thank you for the clarification.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:29h, 09 May Reply

    Yay! season 9.

  • Chavez
    Posted at 17:19h, 10 May Reply

    YAY NOSLEEP! “Don’t be seen by it” gave me serious chills. All of these stories are great, I cant wait until next week! These stories and narratives are the best thing to help me get through the days and nights!

    • Kyle Akers
      Posted at 13:45h, 11 May Reply

      Good to hear. We did our jobs then :)

  • Michael Morgan
    Posted at 01:57h, 11 May Reply

    Hello! I’m looking for a story about a suicidal man who gets stopped by a stranger on a bridge offering up an exchange. Where to suicidal man is to give the stranger a year or so of their life and at the end they end up back at the bridge because the deal is done.

    Sorry it’s the best I can do to discribe this

    • Megan H
      Posted at 16:29h, 15 May Reply

      I think the story you are looking for is called Still Waters. It’s the first one on episode 8 in season 4.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 03:24h, 13 May Reply

    Your time stamps are a bit off

  • David
    Posted at 19:18h, 14 May Reply

    This Season 9 Ep 1, did NOT make it to Stitcher… Season 9 Ep 2 did, but the first episode this season did not ever come up on Stitcher… FYI

  • Mike Shmitt
    Posted at 19:15h, 28 May Reply

    How come there’s no new intro? I really expected a differently styled intro but it was just the same music from season 8.

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