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Go ahead, leave the lights on... The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction.

Go ahead, leave the lights on... The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction.
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Go ahead, leave the lights on... The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction.

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Episodes

WFT S2E1: The Yellow Dwarf

10/6/2019
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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, support the show at the $5 a month level. Enjoy this trigger filled French literary fairy tale by Madame d'Aulnoy, later collected by Andrew Lang in The Blue Fairy Book. By Madame d'Aulnoy. As told by The Librarian. Narration Edit and...

Duration:00:56:09

TPC 108: “The Book of Skins and Bone”, by Aaron Vlek

10/6/2019
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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 color of your hide. Then again, maybe he just needed to relieve himself and you got in the way! Frank has grown a bit weary of the adventures The Librarian has sent him on. All for his own good, according to The Librarian who seems to haver...

Duration:00:46:50

TWL 911: Amity in Bloom, by Jessica McHugh

9/22/2019
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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 recommended by The Gentleman's Directory, and her freak show in the little house across the road ain't bad either. But after sixteen years, Polly's ready to graduate to the big house, where Miss Jennie's girls want for nothing, and she'll never...

Duration:00:48:56

TW 8: Talking Wicked with K. B. Goddard

9/15/2019
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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 fiction, her strong female characters, and of course her recent episodes on The Wicked Library, and The Lift: "Reflections on a Malady" and "The Spirit of the House". Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik Get your copy of The Lift, 9...

Duration:00:47:43

TWL 910: An Extra Wicked Anthology

9/9/2019
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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 a quarter), the stories are compiled and shared with the entire audience to help promote the work of the authors, composers and voice actors. 1. “The Split Rail Fence and The Ferocious Old Man” Author: Aaron Vlek Your dark dream leaves a...

Duration:00:55:11

TPC 107: "The Son of Smokeless Fire", by Aaron Vlek

8/25/2019
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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 old friend of The Librarian’s. Frank finds himself blindfolded and marched at sword point out into the desert where he meets a thoroughly revolting congregation of miscreants and the pernicious tome they worship. He was told by the jinn that...

Duration:00:47:19

TWL 909: Reflections on a Malady, by K.B. Goddard

8/12/2019
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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. Goddard Told by: Graham Rowat Custom Score: Nico Vettese Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico...

Duration:00:37:01

TW 7: Talking Wicked with Christa Carmen

8/6/2019
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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 "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" to life. Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print. Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Duration:00:52:22

TPC 106: "The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 2", by Aaron Vlek

7/28/2019
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Story: “The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 2”, by Aaron Vlek We 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 of his past, and into a dark and mysterious future. Editors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles Credits Author: Aaron Vlek Cast: Frank Enfield: Daniel Foytik | The Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Gordie Guidry / Father LaCroix: Graham...

Duration:00:43:01

TWL 908: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, by Christa Carmen

7/21/2019
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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 eventual disappearance of Kimberly herself. Besides the ever more foreboding chain of emails, there is one additional clue Kimberly left behind: an otherworldly broach, described as having been used in a séance meant to conjure the spirit of a...

Duration:00:52:09

TW 6: Talking Wicked with Nelson W. Pyles

7/15/2019
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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 recent episode of The Wicked Library, "Just Enough Rope". Tune in to get some inside secrets about the show, our upcoming written anthology for The Wicked Library and more. Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik Get your copy of...

Duration:01:37:10

TWL 907: Just Enough Rope, by Nelson W. Pyles

7/7/2019
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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 results. It's part Western, part romance and straight up horror in the short story that spawned the novel SPIDERS IN THE DAFFODILS. Author: Nelson W. Pyles Told by: Graham Rowat and Sarah Ruth Thomas Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Duration:00:55:59

TPC 105: “The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 1”, by Aaron Vlek

6/28/2019
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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 Den. Editors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles Credits Author: Aaron Vlek Cast: Frank Enfield: Daniel Foytik | The Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Martine / Veronique: Erika Sanderson | The Crows / Geezers: Daniel Foytik | Maurice: Nelson...

Duration:00:27:04

TWL 906: An Extra Wicked Anthology

6/9/2019
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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 a quarter), the stories are compiled and shared with the entire audience to help promote the work of the authors, composers and voice actors. 1. "A Little Light Gets In", by Daniel Foytik This first tale is a story by The Wicked Library's...

Duration:01:22:14

TPC 104: The Private Collector “The Juju that Lives in my Pocket”, by Aaron Vlek

6/2/2019
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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 that special tome will be safe. When he meets Victoria from The Lift, he’s in for more than he bargained for. This newest episode sets the stage for a very important journey and introduces us to Mama Cartright! Credits Author: Aaron...

Duration:00:34:53

TWL 905: The Case of the Signet Ring, by Aaron Vlek

5/27/2019
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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 a desperate woman seeks out their assistance with a mysterious ring and the dark forces that surround it. He also crosses paths with the "Wickedest Man in the World", Aleister Crowley. Will he be up to the task? In the dark and mysterious...

Duration:00:50:11

TW 5: Talking Wicked with Alex Murd

5/26/2019
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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, and The Private Collector. We also do a deep dive into some of the artwork for both shows, the inspiration for the art, and talk about growing as an artist and the importance of having a creative outlet. We finish with a discussion about...

Duration:01:26:46

TWL 904: A Wicked Fairy Tale

5/19/2019
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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 Librarian | Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Duration:00:32:34

TPC 103: The Private Collector "See You in the Funny Papers", by Aaron Vlek

4/29/2019
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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 Peacock

Duration:00:41:05

TW 4: Talking Wicked with Nico Vettese

4/23/2019
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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 multiple other shows, and shares his journey. We talk about how Nico comes up with the soundscapes he creates for The Wicked Library and The Lift, what it's like finding your voice, the terror and reward of following your true path, and much...

Duration:01:05:06