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TWL 816: "The Hairy Man" by Julia Benally

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 and Wilhelm Grimm Custom Scores: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles Try on your new glasses at home for free and help support the show:


TWL 815: "Gardening" by Kathleen Queen

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, he would look for a new home immediately. Credits: Author: Kathleen Queen | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Main Narration| Cynthia Lowman as Paige | Andy James as John | Nichole Goodnight as Doctor | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles |...


TWL 814: "Death by Design" by Kelli Perkins

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 house that has become her spooky obsession. Credits: Author: Kelli Perkins | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Main Narration, Dad | Heather Thomas as Paige | Evan Schmitt as James | Peter Lewis as "Billy" | Jeanette Andromeda as Mom | Voice of...


TWL 813: "Another Pleasant Valley Sunday" by Jessica McHugh

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 seem idyllic on the surface, are most assuredly not. Credits: Author: Jessica McHugh | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Main Narration | Mary Murphy as Richie, GPS, and Mrs. Green | Nichole Goodnight as Mrs. Gray | Nelson W. Pyles as Mr. Green |...


TWL 812: "What Waits at the Bottom" by Erik Starn

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? Credits Author: Erik Starn| Storytellers: Evan Schmitt, Main Narration | Andy James as Jack | Erika Sanderson as Dr. Katherine Dross | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik |...


TWL 811: Extra Wicked Spring Anthology 2018

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 tales with our entire audience. Please support the authors by finding their other work and adding it to your collection, and help keep the extra stories coming by supporting the show you love on Patreon. "Asphalt Smile" by Zachary T. Owen....


TWL 810: "Kill Them with Kindness" by Kylee Wardle

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 him when he least expects it. Special Offers: HelloFresh special offer. Use our promo code to get delicious, filling meals delivered right to your door and get $30 off your first box! Just visit: and enter the...


TWL 809: "Suckle His Poison" by Madeleine Swann

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 Special Offer: Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out the show at the same time? Try Winc and get $20 off using this link: Credits Author: Madeleine Swann| Storytellers: Mary Murphy as...


TWL 808: "Out with the Old" by Lindsey Goddard

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 caring for 70-year-old Martin. But appearances can be deceiving. Martin Fischer had secrets. Dark secrets. And a knowledge of the occult. Special Offers: Winc Special Offer: Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out...


TWL 807: "A Certain Kind of Spark" by Gwendolyn Kiste

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 steal this supernatural spark from her sister, she learns that her own darkness might have been the better gift. Special Offers: Winc Special Offer: Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out the show at the same...


TWL 806: "Tunda" & "The Wicker House"

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 life of ease and luxury, but strange disappearances and whispers of a legendary monster demand he return to his family's Colombian plantation."The Wicker House" - In the dreary town of Arthur's Wake, a man investigates the decades old mystery...


TWL 805: "Bleedthrough," by Scarlett R. Algee

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 just lead to a little more bleedthrough than she was expecting. Credits: Author: Scarlett R. Algee | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik and Cynthia Lowman | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Host / Producer /...


TWL 804: Two Wicked Tales, by Aaron Vlek

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, renowned traveler, scholar, and detective of all things arcane and terrifying to the faint of heart, Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion. On one particular blustery October evening they are joined by another who happens to be the subject of this...


TWL 803: Extra Wicked Winter Anthology 2018

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 on Patreon at the $10 a month level. 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 share these bonus tales with our entire audience....


TWL 802: Willoughby

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 just below the surface? Find out the truth when we take a walk through Willoughby with young Amanda. Credits Author: Meg Hafdahl | Storyteller: Jessica McEvoy | Voice of Riley Fisher: Daniel Foytik | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Voice of the...


TWL 801: The Rags on His Back

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 same name. In this tale, a homeless man relates his tale of the time he found kindness from a family of strangers, kindness that terrified him. Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out the show at the same time? Try...


TWL 800: Christmassacre 2017

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 to Eat Your Eyes - Jesse J. SaxonOh Christmas Tree - Pippa BaileyThe Jólakötturinn - Kelli PerkinsThe Year Christmas Came to Madison Bear - Aaron Vlek Credits Authors: Daniel Foytik, Jesse J. Saxon, Pippa Bailey, Kelli Perkins, Aaron Vlek |...


TWL 733: Doubly Dark - Season Finale

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 terrible loss the best way he knows how for many years, until he's presented with a choice. Check out the new podcast collective The Wicked Library has joined, Dark Myths. Author:Brooke Warra | Storytellers:Cynthia Lowman ("Sleepyhead"), Mike...


TWL 732: Extra Wicked Halloween 2017

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, Nelson W. Pyles, the creator and and original host / storyteller of the show, is in the studio to help introduce the stories. This episode really is made possible thanks to our Patreon supporters, as the custom scores and voice actors do not...


TWL 731: Pop-Pop's Gift

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 cake! Check out the new podcast collective The Wicked Library has joined, Dark Myths. The Wicked Library is a proud member of the Society 13 Podcast Network. Credits Author:Tony Sarrecchia | Storytellers:Daniel Foytik and Kellen Stennett |...