The Oddcast: Tales of the Occult, Weird, and Arcane
About This Show
Readings of weird fiction and science fiction short stories combined with minimalistic sound design.
Do I accept requests? Of course! I am always looking for new short stories to read, so if you have a story you would like designed and read, I will most certainly consider it. Please don't hesitate to request!
Most Recent Episode
A Madman by Maurice Level
3 days ago
Summary: A psychopath finds brief reprieve from a prolonged depression in a Parisian daredevil's act.
The Cyclist played by Tony Wolf. Narration, Sound Design and Composition by Jon Fredette.
Jeanne Mareteux Level (1875-1926) was a doctor and author of some 700 'conte cruel', many of which were adapted for performance at the infamous Grand Guignol theatre in Paris. Level began to write while on night shifts in a hospital where he was working as a surgeon, and his stories soon began to appear regularly in the newspaper, Le Journal. 26 of his 'cruel tales' were translated into English by Alys Eyre Macklin and published shortly after the First World War as Tales of Mystery and Horror in the US, and as Crises in the UK.