The Wicked Library

The Wicked Library
The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring dramatic tellings of horror fiction stories from new, upcoming, independent and bestselling authors.

TWL 1011: “A Fish Doesn’t Know”, by Myk Pilgrim
Aug 9 • 55 min
Season 10 continues with a wet and Wicked wild wade into the waves.Nicola Hope is exhausted, tired, buggered even.She spends most of her time sweating like a pig in the Horny Haggis kitchen, but now that she’s done for the day, all she wants is to sit at…
TWL 1010: “The Man at Dealey Plaza”, by Paul Michael Anderson
Jul 26 • 53 min
Season 10 continues with a disturbing found tape recording which relates the hidden truth behind a suspected bombing.When Eddie Wozniak manages to fight off an intruder, he knows it’s more than a home invasion, so he records a message fro his friend Bobby…
TWL 1009: “Arbor Day”, by Kelli Perkins
Jul 5 • 57 min
Season 10 continues as we dive deep into dark fantasy with today’s tale by returning author, Kelli Perkins. This dark tale was written just for The Wicked Library, and is a prequel to Kelli’s novel, This Mortal Coil.In a time where Oru was still figuring…
TWL 1008: “Code Word: HATEFULNESS”, by Sara Tantlinger
Jun 21 • 55 min
Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by an author appearing on the show for the first time, Bram Stoker Award-winning author, Sara Tantlinger. This dark tale was written just for The Wicked Library.In 1971, a test of the Emergency Broadcast System…
TWL 1007: “The Heirloom”, by Crystal Connor
Jun 7 • 69 min
Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by an author appearing on the show for the first time, Crystal Connor.This dark tale, written just for The Wicked Library, takes us deep into hidden realms and the reality that lies just unseen below the one we…
TWL 1006: “NightRunner”, by Miracle Austin
May 21 • 67 min
Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by returning author, Miracle Austin.A Texas town full of secrets will alter everything in the life of teen, Myles Bolanos. One secret places his life in jeopardy. Will Myles become prey or predator?Lock all your…
TWL 1005: “Keeper of Souls”, by Owl Goingback
May 10 • 48 min
Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by returning author, Owl Goingback.Digging Owl has been abducted from his home and taken to far off Spain to foretell the future for King Charles. Cultures collide when a great evil is revealed to be affecting the…
TWL 1004: “Jealousy”, by Ronald J. Murray
Apr 25 • 57 min
Season 10 continues with another new horror tale written just for us by an author new to the show, Ronald J. MurrayRiley’s concern becomes severe anxiety when he can’t get a hold of his wife. He only wants to be sure that she is okay, and he wants answers…
TWL 1003: “Bramblewood”, by Meg Hafdahl
Apr 12 • 57 min
Season 10 continues with another new horror tale written just for us by returning author, Meg Hafdahl.After Darcy dumps her boyfriend, she is desperate to get away. So, when a helpful mom named Pam picks up hitchhiking Darcy, she is more than pleased to…
TWL 1002: “The Other Kind”, by Lawrence C. Connolly
Mar 29 • 54 min
Season 10 continues with another new horror tale written just for us by an amazing author new to our show, Lawrence C. Connolly.Today’s tale focuses on a man with a very special ability. He met her in a dream. Stalked her when he woke. And when he found…
TWL 1001: “Shiny Entrails”, by Christopher Long
Mar 15 • 61 min
We kick off Season 10 with a dark tale from returning author, Christopher Long.Sir Arthur Kane spent his life building an empire out of plastic. He never dreamt it would turn against him, not even when it started building islands out in the middle of the…
TWL WIHM 2020-3: “The Baron of Bourbon Street”, by Aaron Vlek
Feb 28 • 46 min
Today we conclude our celebration of Women in Horror Month at the Wicked Library with a terrifyingly wicked tale by Aaron Vlek.Alfonse de Cartier is the modern day descendant of one of the greatest mambo priestesses New Orleans has ever seen.…
TWL WIHM 2020-2: “A Dark Adapted Eye” Six Tales by Scarlett R. Algee
Feb 21 • 44 min
Today we celebrate Women in Horror Month at the Wicked Library with a special collection of six deeply dark and disturbing short tales by Scarlett R. Algee.Be warned though, these tales may be far too much for sensitive listeners.1 - “Incision” A…
TWL WIHM 2020-1: “Train Man” (Full Cast), by Cynthia Lowman
Feb 14 • 22 min
Today we celebrate Women in Horror Month at the Wicked Library with a full cast production of “Train Man” by Cynthia Lowman.Ever since she was a child, Rissa has been terrified of the trains that rumbled past her house at night and the nightmares that…
Wondery Presents Dying For Sex
Feb 12 • 7 min
Check out Wondery’s new series, Dying for Sex. When host Nikki Boyer’s best friend Molly is diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold. She leaves an unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to feel alive.…
TWL 917: “Gee Gee”, by John Wolf
Feb 7 • 34 min
Today’s story is from an author new to the Wicked Library.Booker is a man with no qualms when it comes to killing. Violence and death are a part of his all too human nature. But, when a young girl comes to this hired killer with a strange job and even…
TPC 111: “Ancient Salts, PT 1”, by Aaron Vlek
Jan 5 • 25 min
Welcome to The Private Collector. This show explores The Librarian’s mission and delves deep into the occult and mystical realms in a way sure to give you the whim-whams!Story: “Ancient Salts: Part 1”, by Aaron VlekOur friend Frank Enfield has returned to…
TWL 916: “Carol’s Christmas”, by Nelson W. Pyles and Scarlett R. Algee
Dec 24, 2019 • 38 min
Carol Dumas is a lot of things, and this Christmas she explains to her latest victim her past, future and present in this year’s Christmassacre Episode.Authors: Nelson W. Pyles and Scarlett R. AlgeeTold by: Cynthia LowmanCustom Score: Nico VetteseVoice of…
TWL 915: An Extra Wicked Anthology
Dec 10, 2019 • 63 min
It’s time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you two great tales from the darker side of things. Supporters of the show at the $5 a month and above level hear these stories first at the rate of one a month. Later (once a…
TPC 110: “The Swallows of Iga”, by Aaron Vlek
Nov 25, 2019 • 46 min
Our friend Frank Enfield finds himself once again far, far away in exotic lands well beyond his imagining. Beautiful misty valleys and trails winding through the glorious lush green mountains of Iga Province in Japan. The perfect place for a little well…
TWL 914: Cinnamon to Taste, by Christi Nogle
Nov 17, 2019 • 36 min
Today’s story is from an author new to the Wicked Library.Marnie and her aunt Cindy are happy running a bakery until Marnie gets lost in a dark nowhere. When she returns, nothing about her life feels the same. What is reality, anyway?Author: Christi…
TWL 913: A Wicked Halloween Anthology - LIVE
Oct 31, 2019 • 100 min
Today’s show includes 3 Terrifying Tales and was recorded LIVE at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA as part of Explore Gwinnette’s #Artober Festival! To watch the paintings being made head to…
TW 9: Talking Wicked with Jessica McHugh
Oct 29, 2019 • 55 min
This time on Talking Wicked, I chat with Jessica McHugh.Jessica is our first Resident Author and a very prolific writer in multiple genres including speculative fiction, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and even young adult.We discuss her long writing career, the…
TWL 912: Nice Guys Finish Last, by Anne Chichester
Oct 27, 2019 • 47 min
Today’s story is from an author new to the Wicked Library. In today’s Halloween Tale, we explore love and longing, dark desires, and the danger of thinking you truly know another.Author: Anne ChichesterTold by: Nelson W. Pyles and Cynthia LowmanCustom…
TPC 109: “Crime Scenes Ain’t What They Used to Be”, by Aaron Vlek
Oct 20, 2019 • 41 min
It seems Frank made it back all in one piece, in a manner of speaking, from his leisurely little vacation out west with Coyote. But now it’s time to get back to work and he’s on his own this time. It seems a stranger has turned up dead at the old Jessup…
WFT S2E1: The Yellow Dwarf
Oct 6, 2019 • 53 min
We kick of Season 2 of Wicked Fairy Tales with this King Sized tale of a spoiled princess, fairies, kings and a dwarf. To Celebrate the kick off of Season 2, this first tale is shared with our full audience. To enjoy a new Wicked Fairy Tale each month,…
TPC 108: “The Book of Skins and Bone”, by Aaron Vlek
Oct 6, 2019 • 44 min
Do you believe in Coyote? I mean really believe? Because if you do, then you know if he wants you he just trots right up and hoists his leg and marks you as his own. He doesn’t ask if you’re interested or not or what gods you pray to or don’t or even the…
TWL 911: Amity in Bloom, by Jessica McHugh
Sep 22, 2019 • 46 min
Today’s story is by the amazing Jessica McHugh, and is part of Nightscape Press’s 2018 Ashes & Entropy anthology. This tale also made Ellen Datlow’s recommended list of Best Horror of 2019.Miss Jennie Creagh’s brothel on Amity Street comes highly…
TW 8: Talking Wicked with K. B. Goddard
Sep 15, 2019 • 46 min
This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with K. B. Goddard.Miss Goddard is a frequent contributor to The Lift and The Wicked Library, and a favorite author among listeners. We talk about how she came to write ghost stories, the attraction to Victorian…
TWL 910: An Extra Wicked Anthology
Sep 9, 2019 • 52 min
It’s time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you three great tales from the darker side of things. Supporters of the show at the $5 a month and above level hear these stories first at the rate of one a month. Later (once…
TPC 107: “The Son of Smokeless Fire”, by Aaron Vlek
Aug 25, 2019 • 44 min
This time The Librarian sends Frank on a caper to foreign shores where he gets a taste of magical beasties he’s never even heard of before - Cairo! In that city teeming with ancient magics Frank comes face to face with a jinn, scads of them, including an…
TWL 909: Reflections on a Malady, by K.B. Goddard
Aug 12, 2019 • 34 min
A visit to an old friend exposes Algernon Hunter to a series of strange occurrences. Is his friend’s house really haunted? What is the nature of his wife’s strange ailment? and what secret knowledge does the captivating Miss Jennings hold?Author: K.B.…
TW 7: Talking Wicked with Christa Carmen
Aug 6, 2019 • 50 min
This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with Christa Carmen. We talk about how Christa came to writing short stories, why horror doesn’t scare her, writing what you know, and of course her recent episode on The Wicked Library, in which we brought her story…
TPC 106: “The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 2”, by Aaron Vlek
Jul 28, 2019 • 40 min
Story: “The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 2”, by Aaron VlekWe wrap up the second part of Frank’s mission to New Orleans – the mission everything has been leading to. Join Frank as he confronts his most dangerous enemies yet and takes the final step out…
TWL 908: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, by Christa Carmen
Jul 21, 2019 • 49 min
Kerri Kusa anticipated receiving daily emails from her best friend while Kimberly was in the UK on a business trip, but she never expected those emails to shed light on the suicide of a young girl, the murder of one of Kerri’s former coworkers, and the…
TW 6: Talking Wicked with Nelson W. Pyles
Jul 15, 2019 • 93 min
This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with the creator and original host of the show, Nelson W. Pyles.We talk about how the show has changed over the years, the evolution of the Librarian, Nelson’s advice for writers and podcasters, and, of course, the most…
TWL 907: Just Enough Rope, by Nelson W. Pyles
Jul 7, 2019 • 53 min
It was a simple enough task for former Texas Ranger Tom Wall; bring back the target dead or alive. As it happens, dead was the easy option, but the decision to relax for a change and enjoy the company of a beautiful woman turns out to have terrifying…
TPC 105: “The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 1”, by Aaron Vlek
Jun 28, 2019 • 32 min
Fresh off his adventure with Victoria and his meet-up with the shade of Mama Cartwright, Frank is sent on a new Caper – the mission everything has been leading to. Join Frank as he’s sent back to his old stomping grounds in New Orleans and into the Lion’s…
TWL 906: An Extra Wicked Anthology
Jun 9, 2019 • 80 min
It’s time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you three great tales from the darker side of things. Supporters of the show at the $5 a month and above level hear these stories first at the rate of one a month. Later (once…
TPC 104: The Private Collector “The Juju that Lives in my Pocket”, by Aaron Vlek
Jun 2, 2019 • 32 min
t’s been a while since Frank Enfield has seen The Librarian. So, Frank has been spending his time seeing Brenda Ward and holding on to the strange comic book from our last episode. The Librarian told him that a special place would find him – a place where…
TWL 905: The Case of the Signet Ring, by Aaron Vlek
May 27, 2019 • 47 min
Fans of “The Case of the Black Lodge” (TWL 804), and “The Case of the Yuletide Bride” (TWL 900) are in for a Wicked treat as Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion returns for a new dark adventure set in London. Joining him are Allegra Barlowe and Audrey Hawkwoode, as…
TW 5: Talking Wicked with Alex Murd
May 26, 2019 • 84 min
This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with the person most responsible for the visual feel of the show and The Librarian, artist Alex Murd of Murd Comics.We talk about how Alex finds solace in art and our long collaboration on The Wicked Library, The Lift,…
TWL 904: A Wicked Fairy Tale
May 19, 2019 • 30 min
The Librarian brings you a dark tale of a young man who manages to use his lack of fear to interesting results. Collected by the Brothers Grimm. As told by The Librarian Original Score by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams.Credits Storyteller: The…
TPC 103: The Private Collector “See You in the Funny Papers”, by Aaron Vlek
Apr 29, 2019 • 38 min
Frank continues a deep dive into the weird in this tale that sends him in search of a strange book that even the Librarian himself can’t lock away in his collection. Cast: Frank Enfield: Daniel Foytik | The Librarian: Nelson W. Pyle | Brenda Ward: Addison…
TW 4: Talking Wicked with Nico Vettese
Apr 23, 2019 • 63 min
This week on Talking Wicked, at long last, thanks to the new format, I bring on one of my favorite people on the planet and the person most responsible for the sound and texture of the show, composer Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams. Nico now works for…
TWL 903: An Extra Wicked Anthology
Apr 15, 2019 • 52 min
It’s time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you three great tales of things from the dark.1. “The Lake Manawaka Meat Lover”, by Sheldon BirnieKyle, a line cook in a resort town, is preparing to close up the restaurant…
TW 3: Talking Wicked with Aaron Vlek
Apr 7, 2019 • 49 min
This week on Talking Wicked, Aaron Vlek visits the Library to talk about The Private Collector episodes which aired last week (TPC 101 and TPC 102) as well as episode 900 of the Wicked Library. We also discuss the practice of magick, magic, the occult,…
TPC 102: The Private Collector “The Night the Bible Let Me Down”, by Aaron Vlek
Mar 31, 2019 • 42 min
Frank Enfield has a new assignment from the Librarian. This time, it’s a trip, under the cover of darkness, to retrieve the Packard clan’s Family Bible which is much more than it seems.
TPC 101: The Private Collector “The Library on The Other Side of Town”, by Aaron Vlek
Mar 31, 2019 • 31 min
Cartwright and Enfield Detective Agency had shuttered its doors under what they call “mysterious circumstances”. After a catastrophic destruction of their offices in Manhattan, with the Cartwright half of the equation missing and presumed dead, Frank…
TW 2: Talking Wicked with Christopher Long
Mar 24, 2019 • 41 min
This week on Talking Wicked, Christopher Long visits the Library to talk about last week’s story Episode 902: “The Man in Number 23”.We also discuss his novel Fluff, how ideas for horror stories come to us, the writing process, Quentin Tarantino cameos,…
TWL 902: “The Man in Number 23”, by Christopher Long
Mar 17, 2019 • 35 min
Who knows what your neighbors are really up to behind closed doors? One man learns the horrible truth that his neighbor has seen … and comes to learn that terror is not limited to under the sea. It is far, far closer than you could ever imagine.Author:…
TW 1: Talking Wicked with Meg Hafdahl
Mar 10, 2019 • 39 min
For the debut episode of Talking Wicked, Meg Hafdahl visits the Library to talk about last week’s story Episode 901: “The Barren” as adapted from the story as published in The Lift: Nine Stories of Transformation, Volume One. Available now on…
TWL 901: “The Barren”, by Meg Hafdahl
Feb 28, 2019 • 53 min
Savannah is desperate to have a baby. When a haughty woman from her past flaunts her own fertility, Savannah starts down a dark path. Can an encounter with a young girl who is much more than she seems keep Savannah from making a choice she’ll regret?This…
TWL 900: “The Case of the Yuletide Bride”, by Aaron Vlek
Dec 24, 2018 • 87 min
For our 2018 Christmas Special, we present the return of Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion, first appearing in the Parsec Award Finalist episode, “The Case of the Black Lodge” in season 8.In today’s dark tale, you’ll met Audrey Hawkwoode, the young protegee of…
TWL 824: Stalking Stuffers, by Multiple Authors
Dec 23, 2018 • 82 min
The final episode of Season 8 is a festively Wicked collection of seven dark tales by six Wicked Library Alum authors.”Sugar Plums” by Scarlet R. Algee. Told by Mary Murphy, as Catherine.”Naughty or Nice” by Miracle Austin. Told by Nichole Goodnight, as…
TWL 823: Extra Wicked Fall Anthology 2018
Dec 21, 2018 • 47 min
Today, we bring you 4 Wicked tales for our Extra Wicked Fall Anthology.The stories shared today are heard first by our supporters but, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of our writers, we later share these bonus tales with our…
TWL 822: “Last Man in Line”, by Owl Goingback
Oct 31, 2018 • 93 min
When Matt Dawsen visits the very haunted Andersonville, the site of a horrific Civil War prison camp as part of his fraternity pledge, he ends up in a situation he could never have expected.CreditsAuthor: Owl Goingback | Storytellers: Mike DelGaudio, Main…
TWL 821: Tricks and Treats: Volume I, by Multiple Authors
Oct 28, 2018 • 79 min
As part of our Halloween celebration this year, we bring you a special episode of Wicked flash fiction written by 15 authors, and told by Your Librarian and a talented cast of voice actors!Stories”The Scratching” by Ricardo Victoria - Told by Daniel…
TWL 820: “Tricking the Haunt”, by Sebastian Bendix
Oct 21, 2018 • 70 min
Jacob is a homeless teen living alone on the streets of a dead-end desert town until he meets Burke, a fellow runaway with a fearsome ability. Like Jacob, Burke was born with an unwanted gift - he can see and talk to the dead - but unlike Jacob, Burke has…
TWL 819: “Night Terrors”, by Samantha Mayotte
Oct 14, 2018 • 52 min
A college girl with an uncommon gift. A townie who just wants to look out for his best friend. When dark creatures start haunting Aisling’s dreams, it’s up to her best friend to try and get to the bottom of things.Is she truly the only one who can stop a…
TWL 818: Wicked Verse: Five Dark Poems by Stephanie M. Wytovich
Oct 7, 2018 • 28 min
Today we have five Dark Poems by Bram Stoker Award winning author, Stephanie M. Wytovich, and chapter one from her debut novel, The Eighth.Poems:”Your Ghost”“When I Promised Him Murder”“Of My Wounds, There Are Many”“Seduced by Monsters”“Versions of My…
TWL 817: Extra Wicked Summer Anthology 2018
Sep 21, 2018 • 80 min
Today, we bring you 3 fresh tales for our Extra Wicked Summer Anthology.The stories shared today are heard first by our Patreon supporters, but, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of our writers, we wanted to share these bonus…
TWL 816: “The Hairy Man” by Julia Benally
Aug 24, 2018 • 64 min
Credits:”The Hairy Man”Author: Julia Benally | Storytellers: Mike DelGaudio, Main Narration| Mary Murphy as May | Evan Schmitt as Derry | Daniel Foytik as Jay, Jimmy, and Grant | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles”The Goose Girl” Collected by Jacob…
TWL 815: “Gardening” by Kathleen Queen
Aug 16, 2018 • 61 min
In this Wicked tale, we meet Paige, who is going to have an…interesting day. Her faithful orange tabby, Fred, tries to help her with one of her problems, but her big troubles are far beyond Fred’s ability to be helpful. In fact, if Fred was a smart cat,…
TWL 814: “Death by Design” by Kelli Perkins
Jul 11, 2018 • 62 min
In this Wicked tale, returning author Kelli Perkins shows us that finding what you’re looking for might be more than you can handle.Paige’s fascination with true crime and the macabre is shaken to its foundation after she convinces her parents to flip the…
TWL 813: “Another Pleasant Valley Sunday” by Jessica McHugh
Jun 27, 2018 • 69 min
Our resident author, Jessica McHugh, is back with another dark story.In today’s wicked tale, we take a dark ride into a town where we meet Richie, a child happy to see new visitors. But, like most places we visit here in the Wicked Library, things that…
TWL 812: “What Waits at the Bottom” by Erik Starn
Jun 13, 2018 • 79 min
In today’s dark tale, a man who has struggled for years with a trauma from his past reaches a breakthrough with the help of his therapist.But, what if his apparent delusion reveals itself to be much more than the ravings of a disturbed man?CreditsAuthor:…
TWL 811: Extra Wicked Spring Anthology 2018
Jun 1, 2018 • 52 min
Today, we bring you 3 fresh tales for our Extra Wicked Spring Anthology.The stories shared today are heard first by our Patreon supporters, but, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of our writers, we wanted to share these bonus…
TWL 810: “Kill Them with Kindness” by Kylee Wardle
May 8, 2018 • 47 min
Today we present a cautionary tale that reminds us to control our darker impulses lest they lead us down paths darker than we might expect.A man who has no use for others makes it a point to insult anyone who crosses his path, but his rage comes back to…
TWL 809: “Suckle His Poison” by Madeleine Swann
Apr 24, 2018 • 74 min
Today we present a wickedly strange and horrifying tale of secret desires.A Victorian solicitor returns from a business trip to find his wife missing. The story she tells in a letter is more weird and terrible than a penny dreadful.Special Offers:Winc…
TWL 808: “Out with the Old” by Lindsey Goddard
Apr 17, 2018 • 65 min
Today we present a tale of secrets and darkest desire.When Maxine Fischer shoots her ex-husband on the day of their divorce, she knows it looks bad. Everyone must think the same thing: that Maxine found a younger man and ditched the emotional baggage of…
TWL 807: “A Certain Kind of Spark” by Gwendolyn Kiste
Apr 10, 2018 • 96 min
Today we present a delightfully dark tale that builds to a very wicked end.Anastasia knows she will never measure up to her older sister Calista, who was born with a kind of spark that makes her glow from the inside. But, when Anastasia discovers a way to…
TWL 806: “Tunda” & “The Wicker House”, by Michael Landry
Mar 27, 2018 • 98 min
Today we present two tales from The Wicker Saga, a series of standalone yet interconnected stories that, together, serve to tell a larger narrative. Both stories are told by Mike DelGaudio of!”Tunda” - Tomas Wicker once vowed to live a…
TWL 805: “Bleedthrough,” by Scarlett R. Algee
Mar 19, 2018 • 83 min
Today we present a very dark tale by Scarlett R. Algee.In “Bleedthrough,” we meet Shelly, a woman frustrated at work, and in need of a little cathartic release for her darker emotions. When she decides to let go and walk with the darkness within, it might…
TWL 804: Two Wicked Tales by Aaron Vlek
Mar 6, 2018 • 96 min
Today we present a two tales of terror and transformation written by returning author Aaron Vlek!”The Case of the Black Lodge” told by David Ault and Erika Sanderson.A group of seven gentlemen gather regularly to hear the exploits of their good friend,…
TWL 803: Extra Wicked Winter Anthology 2018
Feb 26, 2018 • 113 min
Today, along with the other Wicked tales, we present the premier episode of our new Patreon Exclusive Show, The Private Collector, included here, for free, in its entirety. Future episodes of The Private Collector can be heard by those supporting the show…
TWL 802: “Willoughby”, by Meg Hafdahl
Feb 19, 2018 • 70 min
Today we present a tale written by Meg Hafdahl, in her first full-length episode! This story appears in her collection, Twisted Reveries.Small towns are safe, and quiet and perhaps even idyllic… Or, do they sometimes have shared, dark secrets that run…
TWL 801: “The Rags on His Back”, by Christopher Long
Feb 13, 2018 • 68 min
The Wicked Library returns for its first regular episode of Season 8! For The Wicked Library’s launch we’re celebrating with something special, an audio play. Today we present a tale written and adapted by Christopher Long, based on his short story of the…
TWL 800: Christmassacre 2017
Dec 22, 2017 • 54 min
The Librarian wakes from his post-Halloween slumber long enough to bring you Christmassacre 2017! Back in the hosting chair for this special episode is original Host and Creator of The Wicked Library, Nelson W. Pyles.Deck the Halls - Daniel FoytikI want…
TWL 733: “Sleepyhead” and “Irreconcilable Differences” by Brooke Warra
Nov 12, 2017 • 75 min
In her first full length episode, Brooke Warra helps us close out season 7 with two Wicked tales. In “Sleepyhead” a girl struggles to be accepted until fate ties her to boy and everything changes, then in “Irreconcilable Differences” a man deals with a…
TWL 732: Extra Wicked Halloween 2017
Oct 31, 2017 • 138 min
This week, thanks to our Patreon supporters we’ve pulled the desiccated corpses of three lost tales from the ether of Season One, and completely resurrected them, with new voices, new music and propped them up for you to enjoy. As an added bit of fun,…
TWL 731: “Pop-Pop’s Gift”, by Tony Sarrecchia
Oct 23, 2017 • 66 min
On his 89th birthday, Nicky’s Pop-Pop shares an amazing and crazy, unbelievable tale with his grandson as his final gift.Enjoy this tale of man-eating plants, evil squid-like creatures from other realms, things that dwell in a dark crypt, and ice cream…
TWL 730: “Highway 16”, by Caitlin Marceau
Oct 15, 2017 • 60 min
When a young woman stops to help an old man on an empty highway, not all is as it seems. The man is looking for more than assistance and what he needs is more than she’s willing to give.The story is based upon the Highway of Tears, a Canadian highway from…
TWL 729: Extra Wicked Fall Anthology 2017
Oct 9, 2017 • 77 min
This week, thanks to our Patreon supporters and some very Wicked Authors, we have been able to produce two Extra Wicked tales for you all as well as three delightfully twisted tunes by Pandemonium’s Calliopi, courtesy of Zach Hill.”What’s in The Box”, A…
TWL 728: “Louise, Your Shed’s on Fire”, by Matthew Weber
Oct 1, 2017 • 57 min
Matthew Weber makes his Wicked Library debut with this darkly comic homage to alien invasion stories, Meg Thatcher witnesses a mysterious object fall from the sky and crash into her neighbor’s shed.Then things get weird.Author: Matthew Weber |…
TWL 727: “Rare Air”, by Mark Slade
Sep 24, 2017 • 59 min
Mark Slade makes his Wicked Library debut with this tale told by John Grilz with Nicole Goodnight as Meg.Rude and crude Howard King is everything most women do not want, so why is rich and glamorous Meg so attracted to him?Check out the new podcast…
TWL 726: “Blood Pressure”, by T.D. Trask
Sep 17, 2017 • 72 min
T.D. Trask returns to the Wicked Library with this dark and humorous tale.When a small Pennsylvania town is faced with a unique problem, they elect a local salesman to propose a very unique solution to the town’s new mayor, himself a very…unique…
TWL 725: “A Priest in Love” by Stephanie Ogrodnik
Sep 3, 2017 • 60 min
Stephanie Ogrodnik makes her Wicked Library debut with this dark and atmospheric tale.Father William Blackwell has fallen in love. Aside from the obvious problems with this obsession, is that the girl he loves is dead. In a tale that proves love can make…
TWL 724: Classically Wicked
Aug 20, 2017 • 82 min
This week, we dig into the archives and share 3 classic wicked tales by Daniel Foytik, Rebecca Snow, and Kerry Lipp - all narrated by Nelson W. Pyles.”Grey and Red” by Daniel Foytik “Comp Time” by Rebecca Snow”What if Jesus was a Werewolf” by Kerry Lipp
TWL 723: “Amelia’s Labyrinth”, by John Clewarth
Aug 6, 2017 • 68 min
John Clewarth makes his Wicked Library debut with this darkly mysterious tale.George Paddison is sent to boarding school, deep in the North Yorkshire countryside. His wealthy father, the owner of a national newspaper, says it will be ‘the making of him’.…
TWL 722: “Ten Little Indians”, by Patrick Moody
Jul 21, 2017 • 62 min
Patrick Moody makes his Wicked Library debut with this story told by Addison Peacock.In this dark tale, Celia’s family moves to the country after buying an old plantation to fix up and flip. She doesn’t really like the old house, but everything changes…
TWL 721: Extra Wicked Summer Anthology
Jul 7, 2017 • 79 min
This week, thanks to our Patreon supporters and some very Wicked Authors, we have been able to produce three Extra Wicked tales for you all.These stories are heard first by our Patreon supporters with a new tale being released each month. But, since the…
TWL 720: “Bone Peyote”, by Ricardo Victoria
Jul 1, 2017 • 93 min
A journal is found that tells an incredible story about a young man and his friend’s experiments with a powerful form of traditional medicine called “Bone Peyote”. Like all medicine, Peyote, and especially Bone Peyote must be respected, because it opens…
TWL 719: “Dead Man’s Caul”, by Jessica McHugh
Jun 23, 2017 • 88 min
Jessica McHugh returns with a new wicked story narrated by Nelson W. Pyles. In this dark tale, a sailor looking for the way out of his predicament makes a deal with an old woman. Who comes out the better in the end?
TWL 718: “Idle Hands”, by Kelly Perkins
Jun 4, 2017 • 54 min
The Devil is back this week, with a darkly humorous tale that’s sure to give you a little more sympathy for him. In this tale, The Devil — a lover of theater — sits at man’s stage where he and God haggle over the price of the…
TWL 717: Two Tales of Terror by Scarlett R. Algee
May 24, 2017 • 62 min
Your Librarian brings you two tales of death, devouring, and reanimation. ”And Drown Melancholy” puts you in the mind of an unfortunate young woman suffering from a splitting headache who mixes alcohol and drugs to stop the pain, but you’re not alone in…
TWL 716: “Quem Infra Nos”, by Mark Nixon
May 4, 2017 • 82 min
Selected from the upcoming audio book edition of the Shadows at the Door Anthology, we bring you a haunting tale set in Durham, England.An author on route to a speaking event finally finds the time to visit the historic city of Durham, once on the cobbled…
TWL 715: “The Journey”, by Eamon O’Neill
Apr 20, 2017 • 61 min
Sim has struggled all his life to fit in — a struggle to find peace and feel normal. When he finds himself on an unplanned, surreal journey he may finally find what he’s been seeking.
Best S3: “Always Something There to Remind Me”, by Gary Braunbeck
Apr 14, 2017 • 31 min
When Cindy and her husband Randy start watching old home movies from his childhood, Randy begins to notice subtle differences between his memory and reality — changes that become more apparent as they watch. Cindy tries to reassure Randy, but it soon…
TWL 714: “There Will Be Refreshments”, by James Johnson
Apr 6, 2017 • 85 min
This dark, twisted, and entertaining tale is a wild ride into darkness.When Mark suffers a car accident, he is propelled into Hell and embarks on a journey that challenges and punishes him in ways he could never have expected. When offered a way out, he…
TWL 713: “The Tyranny of Heaven”, by Vincent Asaro
Mar 23, 2017 • 81 min
In this dark tale, a resident of Hell relates the true story of Eden, The Fall, Satan, Lucifer, and God - and how Hell was once a paradise. A surprisingly Wicked tale for many reasons, this story is sure to give you a new perspective on the place Heaven…
TWL 712: “Your Lease has Expired”, by C. Bryan Brown
Mar 8, 2017 • 51 min
When the vampire Jefferson Webster is asked by his former lover, Katherine, to provide a dead body for an important ritual, he decides to help - if for no other reason than to see her again.Much time has passed though, and things between the two are cold,…
TWL 711: Five Deathly Tales by Multiple Authors
Feb 22, 2017 • 70 min
This week we have five short deathly tales. Two of the five have previously been featured only in our newsletter, and one only our Patreon page. But, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of the writers, artists, and composers, we…
TWL 710: Southern Fried Horror, Two Tales by Eden Royce
Feb 8, 2017 • 58 min
In honor of Women in Horror Month, the Wicked Library delivers a show by the ladies!Thanks to Amber Collins, Cynthia Lowman, Lydia Peever, Eden Royce, Samantha Pleasant LeBas, and Jeanette Andromeda.Aside from this week’s “The Wicked Colonel” artwork by…
TWL 709: “Gator Bait”, by Owl Goingback
Jan 25, 2017 • 67 min
“Indian Joe” bills himself as the World’s Greatest Alligator Wrestler, but he has many secrets - including the fact that his name is actually Harry Gallager.When he meets up with a true Florida native named Wowakan, Harry is challenged in new ways, and…
TWL 708: Christmassacre V, by Multiple Authors
Dec 24, 2016 • 51 min
For the fifth year in a row, The Wicked Library brings you a frightful collection of tales to make you shiver from more than the cold! Enjoy 6 tales to wrap up your year in the most Wicked way possible. Stories: “Yuletide Ride” by Daniel Foytik, “Hark,…
TWL 707: “Raison D’etre”, by Nelson W. Pyles
Dec 14, 2016 • 50 min
The Lift’s Guide, Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes begins to question not only her existence but her purpose. Fortunately for her, there is someone else who can not only sympathize, but can help guide her through this particularly rough time in her unlife.In…
TWL 706: “The Road Man”, by Aaron Vlek
Dec 1, 2016 • 50 min
A man relates a story from his youth and how his encounters with a fearful mysterious stranger throughout his life has changed him.
TWL 705: Wickedly Bizarro: 3 Tales by Madeleine Swann
Nov 16, 2016 • 39 min
This episode features 3 Tales from Madeleine Swann with one read by Guest Narrator, Jessica McHugh.How to Host a Dinner Party Without Awakening the Dark Ones: A practical guide on hosting a proper dinner party.An Unexpected Reunion: The best reunions are…
TWL 704: 2016 LIVE Halloween Special
Oct 31, 2016 • 72 min
For the second year in a row, The Wicked Library comes a-Live at Rickert & Beagle Books! Enjoy 6 tales read by 3 narrators, music by Darkmood, art by Jon Towers, and a special appearance by Your Librarian.Stories / Authors: “13” by Aaron Vlek, “The…
TWL 703: “Shadows”, by K.B. Goddard
Oct 26, 2016 • 87 min
In this Victorian tale, the lovely Isabella has two suitors interested in winning her hand. When she picks a favorite, to what lengths will the other go in order to win her over?
TWL 702: “The Man in the Ambry”, by Gwendolyn Kiste
Oct 11, 2016 • 76 min
A lonely girl writes letters to the creature residing in her family’s ambry. Her parents don’t believe the creature is real… until they start finding otherworldly objects in the girl’s room.
TWL 701: “Barry the Basement Bear”, by Stuart Conover
Sep 27, 2016 • 57 min
A teen boy has a special bear from his childhood. A bear that will go out of it’s way to keep the monsters at bay, but in doing so who is the real monster?
Wicked Library: S7 Teaser
Sep 12, 2016 • 1 min
The Librarian has some news for you. The Wicked Library returns September 28, 2016. Go ahead…leave the lights on. www. thewickedlibrary.comSpecial thanks to our sponsor R0DE Microphones! The Wicked Library is recorded on R0DE Microphones.
Terror Returns: Two Tales
May 20, 2016 • 85 min
For the Season 6 Finale, we present a double feature, with two terrifying tales from Jessica McHugh!”Take All Your Belongings”Riding the train is lonely when you don’t march to the same drummer as everyone else. In this tale a young woman is shunned by…
Tattershed Home
May 4, 2016 • 54 min
When a man inherits a home willed to him by his mysterious uncle it appears to be a great stroke of luck, and he’s excited to move in his family and give them a chance at an ideal life - there’s even a tire swing.Many years later, the cycle repeats with a…
Last Pass & Lights Out
Apr 21, 2016 • 53 min
This week is a double feature, with two terrifying tales from Miracle Austin!Last Pass:When a man with an addiction learns a family secret, he might be in for more than he bargained for despite whether he believes or not.Lights Out:What if a fear of the…
Sweet & Sticky Sarah
Mar 24, 2016 • 66 min
Money and privilege often allow one to operate with impunity, but for one well off Boston elite, things are about to get interesting.Reginald Early, Jr. is the heir apparent to taking over his father’s company - a company that was also responsible for the…
Dear Cousin Gavin
Mar 10, 2016 • 58 min
Most families have secrets. But secrets always yearn to be known. Join us as we explore the dark secret of one family. A secret with roots that run deep— a secret that refuses to stay buried.
The Taking of Leon Winchell
Feb 24, 2016 • 52 min
When Leon spends a day at the Renaissance Faire drinking more than he should, strange things begin to happen. On a downward spiral for a while, has he hit bottom, or is there further to fall? Strange things are afoot in that little tent that seems bigger…
All of the Above
Feb 9, 2016 • 57 min
Waking up after a long night of drinking, a man finds he has somehow acquired a very unique talent - he immediately knows anything he needs to know exactly when he needs to know it. The question is, why? And, more importantly, what is the price of this…
A Job’s a Job
Jan 26, 2016 • 50 min
Vince, the owner of a convenience store in a small New York town finds himself suddenly in need of a new night manager.The perfect applicant shows up, but what will happen if he hires him? And, what makes him such a good fit for the position?
The Screen Play
Jan 9, 2016 • 77 min
A collaborative story written by Chuck Rakiecz with contributions from Cynthia Lowman, Mark Seeley, and Uhurina Swann.A fun and unnerving little story that takes place during a Twilight Zone Marathon leads to a strange encounter for Daniel Edward…
Christmassacre IV
Dec 24, 2015 • 59 min
Gather round Kiddies, Christmassacre Storytime is about to begin! Today’s Wicked Holiday episode features 6 Wicked tales!For this episode, we gathered together a collection of Vicious Victorian Tales, and even a Special Victorian Narrator.We hope you…
Chistmassacre 3 - Encore
Dec 18, 2015 • 60 min
Getting into the Horrorday Spirit yet? Let’s do that with a look back at last Christmas with this delightfully dark encore of Christmassacre 2014 (X3). next week we’ll have an all new episode for Christmas Eve that you will NOT want to miss!Until then,…
Bad Shepherd
Nov 27, 2015 • 62 min
Let’s REWIND! From Season Two comes a remastered version of Lydia Peever’s chilling tale “Bad Shepherd. In this week’s story, we meet Laurel; a sweet girl who grows up to be a “Demon Whisperer.” This story is in the collection available on Amazon, Pray…
Three Tales of Terror
Nov 20, 2015 • 32 min
Let’s REWIND! From Season One comes a story from Nancy Rosenberg England! We also drop two fresh scary short tales from Josef Matulich.Just for extra fun, our rewinds feature an opening that pays homage to classic shows from The Golden Age of Radio that…
Nov 14, 2015 • 49 min
Let’s REWIND! You can never have too much Jessica McHugh!Dig this one we dug up from Season 2. This is the story that made your current host, Daniel Foytik a devoted listener and fan of the show. This Wicked, saucy, funny, naughty, gross, and scary as…
The Diplomat
Nov 6, 2015 • 34 min
Let’s REWIND! By popular demand, here is something you’re sure to enjoy - a resurrected episode from Season One.As a treat for you all (including Nelson W. Pyles), we managed to find and remaster an old episode from Season One by Barbie Stoeckle. Enjoy a…
Live Halloween Special 2015
Oct 31, 2015 • 86 min
Today’s episode features 7 wicked tales from the living and the dead. Recorded LIVE in front of a captive audience at Rickert and Beagle Books.Nelson W. Pyles returns to read 6 of the 7 tales. Happy Halloween! Full show notes at
Donna or Tara
Oct 23, 2015 • 42 min
A story that takes place on an ill fated family road trip, this week’s tale will make you realize even your worst road trips were never this bad. Deep int he desert, dark things await the Carter Family, from both without and within.A modern tale with…
Glen Swift
Oct 16, 2015 • 34 min
A trip through a remote part of Scotland proves to be a challenge for Don and Claire, a couple on an important trip.A truly terrifying tale, it asks if we really ever truly know another person - or ourselves - as well as we think we do.
Sealed With a Kiss
Oct 9, 2015 • 69 min
Stranded in the Georgia countryside after his car breaks down, Air Force mechanic Kent Philips gets caught up in a storm of epic proportions. As he seeks and finds shelter from the storm, he meets a woman on the run from someone named Luke and what just…
Hadleigh’s Monster
Oct 8, 2015 • 20 min
BONUS STORY: Do you remember the monster under your bed? Did you have a name for it? What would have happened if you whispered to it into the night? Meet Hadleigh’s Monster. Be careful. It’s hungry.Newsletter readers get our bonus stories a month before…
Push Button, Get Bacon
Sep 30, 2015 • 62 min
This touching story about a sister’s quest to find her brother incorporates zombies in a whole new way, enjoy a taste of Season 3 with “Push Button, Get Bacon.” FULL SHOW NOTES
Meat Lover’s Special
Sep 24, 2015 • 43 min
Dash has a problem and a steak dinner and something…special is about to provide a solution. A short tale that takes on a takes on a difficult topic,”Meat Lover’s Special” still manages to be fun, dark, and quite Wicked. Enjoy this rare tale that’s well…
Djinn Jihad
Sep 18, 2015 • 56 min
An action packed chapter converted from Jon Towers Graphic Novel becomes a great short story for us to enjoy. Funny, dark, and scary as hell shit’s about to get real in the ‘Burgh when a Djinn is used as a weapon.FULL SHOW NOTES:…
The Darkness Within
Sep 12, 2015 • 55 min
Written in the style of the great old Victorian Ghost Stories, comes a story by K. B. Goddard. A mysterious box is found hidden in an unlikely place. What evil will be found within?Show Notes:
Paradise Island Waves
Sep 4, 2015 • 47 min
Warning:This episode contains graphic scenes of an adult nature. Derek and Naomi visit Paradise Island - a trip that Trumps all others. When you’re on vacation on a Caribbean island with drinks served in coconuts, sand, sun and surf, what could go wrong?…
Train Man
Aug 27, 2015 • 47 min
Ever since she was a child, Rissa has been terrified of the trains that rumbled past her house at night and the nightmares that came with them - especially those of the Train Man.While Rissa finds ways to cope with her fear as she grows older, she still…
Wicked Things with “The Price” by Neil Gaiman
Aug 20, 2015 • 56 min
“The Price” - Neil Gaiman, “Stop 666” - Daniel Foytik, “The Date” - Nelson W. PylesToday’s episode features three wicked little tales that are sure to leave you thinking. We hope you enjoy it! Please share the link and rate if you do. Full Show Notes:…
Demon in the Wire
Aug 13, 2015 • 60 min
August 6th, 1890, Auburn, NY, Auburn Prison, 6:38 AM: The fist use of the electric chair. Meet the dark figures surrounding this event, and learn their equally dark agendas. As with many infamous events, dark forces gather to take part. But, the most…
Rag Doll
Aug 5, 2015 • 17 min
It’s our mid summer special. While the Librarian has everyone busy doing inventory at the Library, we dig deep into the Library’s secret archives and pull out a tale told by one of America’s best known professional storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake. It’s a…
Aug 4, 2015 • 16 min
This tale has creepy, wicked terror all sewed up. Enjoy this story that delves into a dark place that’s sure to disturb and delight. Full Show Notes:
Audrey at Night
Jul 29, 2015 • 49 min
What goes bump in the night? For one woman, an unwanted visitor does - every night. What does she want? Find out in this very creepy tale that redefines the meaning of Night Terrors.Full show notes:
A Scalene Love Triangle
Jul 22, 2015 • 61 min
Breaking the rules and the results are at the core of this cautionary tale. Dark, twisted, and sexier than it has a right to be, enjoy an adult tale with more than a few triangles. Full show notes and art at
The Blackest Curse
Jul 15, 2015 • 56 min
The Wicked Library brings you a modern version of a traditional folk tale. A play on the bear skin tale, this creative story blends elements from different traditions and the artist’s imagination seamlessly. This story reminds us to be careful what we…
Jul 8, 2015 • 61 min
The Wicked Library brings you a dark coming of age tale with “Fish” by Max Booth III. Desperate to become a man, Paul seeks out a mysterious and sexy woman and gets more than he bargained for. Come along for a dark trip that takes you from the everyday…
Jun 30, 2015 • 54 min
Returning favorite author C. Bryan Brown brings a dark tale to The Wicked Library with a new take on the classic “werewolf”. A story with more than one wicked element, and an epic battle with fear, loss, and triumph. Feel the terror of a small band…
Jun 23, 2015 • 56 min
“Stuck”Author: Caitlin MarceauThe Wicked Library shares a tale that floors you and keeps you there. Get ready for Caitlin Marceau’s Wicked debut with a truly horrifying and emotionally terrifying story. We hope you’ll agree that there are few things worse…
Double Dread
Jun 15, 2015 • 51 min
The Wicked Library brings you another double shot of terror with a two ghastly new tales from across the pond by Mark Nixon. Enjoy a terrifying trip down a dark alley with “Once There was a Photographer” and a bloody awful trip to claim a special pocket…
Two Tales To Terrify
Jun 8, 2015 • 52 min
The Wicked Library returns for Season 6 with two new stories by Jessica McHugh. Enjoy a terrifying Lovecraftian tale with “Of Human Symphonies”, and a trip to a dark, abandoned island with “Tarnished Treasures”. The latter will be featured in an upcoming…