NoSleep Podcast S9E04

28 May NoSleep Podcast S9E04

It’s episode 04 of Season 9. On this week’s show we have five tales about escaped evil, horrifying heritage, and conjured creatures.

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 Field
Child deaths
Descriptions of school shooting

The Capacity For Evil
Description of parental and spousal abuse

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“The Field”‡ written by M.J. Pack and performed by Jessica McEvoy & Jeff Clement & Nichole Goodnight & Jesse Cornett. (Story starts around 00:03:30)

“The Capacity For Evil”† written by Garon Cockrell and performed by Peter Diseth & Mike DelGaudio & Atticus Jackson & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:33:20)

Feed Them, Leave Them, or Free ThemҠ written by Emily Lynch and performed by David Ault & James Cleveland & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 00:58:30)

“The Bald Man”† written by Connor Muldowney and performed by Nikolle Doolin & Erika Sanderson. (Story starts around 01:16:20)

“Banshee”† written by Leo Harrison and performed by Dan Zappulla & Kyle Akers & Nichole Goodnight. (Story starts around 01:41:45)


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Click here to learn more about M.J. Pack
 

Click here to learn more about Garon Cockrell
 

Click here to learn more about Emily Lynch
 

Click here to learn more about Connor Muldowney
 


Executive Producer & Host: David Cummings

Musical score composed by: Brandon Boone

Audio adaptations produced by: Phil Michalski† & Jeff Clement

“Banshee” illustration courtesy of Jörn Heidrath

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.

31 Comments
  • Mike
    Posted at 08:51h, 28 May Reply

    Hi nsp team! Great EP as always ! I didn’t like the first story all that much but the second one is a bomb!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 22:09h, 28 May Reply

    David your narration this week is extremely top notch, I think you gave a little extra hmph bcuz of your special guest lol But the narration was definitely worth it, you were very scary. Kudos team.

  • Vee
    Posted at 01:04h, 29 May Reply

    Amazing episode! After being a little disappointed in last week’s episode – you guys always do a great job but I guess episode 3 just didn’t work for me – I found myself absolutely enthralled with this one. Everyone’s narration in “The Field” had me totally immersed. Bravo!

  • Jack M
    Posted at 05:55h, 29 May Reply

    If any of you are ‘on the fence’ about becoming a contributing member can I say it’s worth it. We have our own area, with virtual cake and virtual jugs from David (I may have lied about the cake..). I was a free listener from season 1 to season 5 when I finally took the plunge and have been a fully paid up NoSleeper since season 6. Do it – the extra stories are so worth it.

    • Jack
      Posted at 05:57h, 29 May Reply

      I put virtual jugs – I meant HUGS .

      • Alex Grey
        Posted at 01:03h, 11 July Reply

        …but but but…can we have jugs too?

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 08:33h, 29 May Reply

    I loved the 2nd one and the last one!

  • David
    Posted at 12:52h, 29 May Reply

    Now that you have advertising, you should play the ENTIRE SHOW…

    • Sharon Mc
      Posted at 00:42h, 30 May Reply

      People are trying to make a living with the skills they have……Good luck to them if they can make a little extra through advertising… would you say that other careers should stay in the same pay bracket as they get more experienced and successful? It’s hardly likely to making a fortune via the advertising and it doesn’t charge much for a paid subscription anyway! Also it is one of the best, if not the best horror fiction podcasts out there. I am grateful for hearing such good quality stories for free! No, I don’t subscribe due to having to budget on my leisure activities….I would definitely pay to listen to the other stories when my circumstances change.
      Great episode again, I was completely absorbed and entertained. Thank you for your work

    • Reuben
      Posted at 19:35h, 30 May Reply

      They’ve had advertising for a while now. That’s there so the voice actors, authors, and production crew can be paid a little bit more. But the money that really keeps the show going comes from us season pass members, of whom are still a small minority of listeners. Besides, for the millionth time, you can buy individual episodes. At any rate, I wanted to listen to the whole show, so I bought a season pass. I’ve bought the season passes for every season from 3 onwards – though not all at once – and it is worth every penny. If I weren’t so cheap, I would probably pay more, because a whole season pass is worth FAR more than a measly $20. And that’s why I love this show so much. These folks work SO hard for their fans, and ask for SO little in return, and they do it because they love it, not as a way to make money; a mentality which has engulfed the entertainment industry.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 02:02h, 31 May Reply

      Grr… Just buy a season pass.

    • Shawn
      Posted at 18:31h, 31 May Reply

      Oh no! An unobtrusive ad at the beginning of the episode before official narration kicks in. Those ads allow them to pay the people who work their asses off to bring you a new episode every week.

      • Ann Nonymous
        Posted at 22:36h, 17 June Reply

        and you can skip the ad if you’re not up for their creative wordplay. Seems more than fair to me.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:26h, 30 May Reply

    Does anyone else wish that Jessica McEvoy’s characters would sound a little less … sarcastic. I love the stories she is in, just sometimes feel like the sarcastic tone she adds makes it seem like her character doesn’t really care that they are in a life or death situation. Like it’s just a normal chore to be haunted or whatever.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 19:32h, 30 May Reply

      Yeah. Or that she would try diff things. She’s one of my favorites but she reads all the parts the same. I’m willing to bet she can do more maybe she will at some point.

    • Johnny Stitches
      Posted at 19:56h, 30 May Reply

      I have heard plenty of variations in narrative work over the years. Some stories she sounds like two separate people in the same tale.

      • Johnny Stitches
        Posted at 19:58h, 30 May Reply

        I think the “The Field” just became my favorite NS tale.

      • Anonymous
        Posted at 13:18h, 31 May Reply

        Examples ?

        • Johnny Stitches
          Posted at 19:34h, 31 May Reply

          From NoSleep: The Whistlers & The Good Thomas Shea

          From Sirenicide: S1E3 “1963” & S2E1 “Right Through The Heart”

          From Audible: Unreal City

          I could go on, but just listening to those will how wide of a range she has.

          • Johnny Stitches
            Posted at 19:36h, 31 May

            I could go on ANONYMOUS, but just listening to those stories will how wide of a range she has.

          • Anonymous
            Posted at 22:44h, 03 June

            I’ve never list new to sirencide. But the whistlers she sounds just the same it’s the mic effects are different and it gives her a deeper smoother tone. Like I said I like her but compared to Peter Lewis and like David A and C she doesn’t branch out they can sound like complete diff people

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 19:35h, 30 May Reply

    It cracks me up how different people’s tastes are. I loved last week and this one I wasn’t a fan. Well only with the writing the production is always top notch. Just none of these felt scary. Bashed in heads pugs in fridges. The field and banshee were the best of the lot for me.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:31h, 31 May Reply

    Tried to buy this episode but it charged me the 1.49$ and I still can’t access the full episode….Great. Never doing that again. I don’t have the money to just be donating for nothing in return.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 13:18h, 31 May Reply

      If you email David will take care of it. and then you won’t have wasted your dollar

  • RIN
    Posted at 19:49h, 31 May Reply

    Mike DelGaudio is a GIFT.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 06:14h, 01 June Reply

    Listening to David Cummings’ growth and evolution as a voice actor since the start of the show has been remarkable.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 06:16h, 01 June Reply

      Also, this podcast really nails the stories involving an interview of a mental health patient and/or prisoner. Very entertaining.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 14:49h, 02 June Reply

    I am not understanding the usage of trigger warnings now. This is a horror fiction podcast, of course things will trigger you.

    • nah b
      Posted at 20:31h, 05 June Reply

      If they don’t apply to you, just ignore them. It’s super simple.

    • Reuben
      Posted at 00:46h, 06 June Reply

      Some people find the trigger warnings helpful. I’m a lot tougher than I used to be, thanks to them. They made it so I didn’t have to sweep for mines every time I listened to a new episode, and I eventually started to build up a resistance to the really upsetting subject material. Now, a little over a year after I first started listening to the podcast, one of my favorite stories is Borrasca, a tale which I’d sworn I would never listen to or read, long before it was adapted for this show.

  • Gillian
    Posted at 20:16h, 16 June Reply

    Two thumbs way way up for David in “The Capacity for Evil” … absolutely brilliant. You make an amazing villain!

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