Episode 163: Speaking to Skull Kings by Emily B. Cataneo


Narrated by Katherine Inskip and Jeremy Carter

Audio production by Jeremy Carter

Originally published in Betwixt issue 4, Summer 2014


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Show Notes

Our story this week is haunting Speaking to Skull Kings, by Emily B. Cataneo. Emily is a writer of dark literary speculative fiction. She grew up in New England, lived in Boston, Massachusetts for seven years, and now lives in Berlin, Germany, where she works as a freelance journalist when she’s not writing fiction. In her spare time, she’s usually riding her bike, reading about the early twentieth century or navigating the tricky waters of learning German.
Her work has appeared in anthologies such as Chiral Mad 2, the Stoker-nominated Qualia Nous, and Steampunk World, as well as the magazines Black Static, The Dark and Betwixt. She is a 2013 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Emily has a story coming out in shortly in Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts called The Emerald Coat and Other Wishes. It features a deadly coat, ghosts in bathrooms, and a young woman who must decide whether to follow in her family’s peculiar footsteps.

You can find her on online, on Twitter and on Facebook all under her name.

For your narrators we welcome back Katherine Inskip and Jeremy Carter.

Katherine teaches astrophysics for a living and spends her spare time populating the universe with worlds of her own, which you can read at her blog, Trisigmatic.

Jeremy Carter teaches by day and produces audio by night. He has produced stories for Starshipsofa, Dunesteef, Far Fetched Fables, Journey Into and this episode for us. Thanks Jeremy!

Both Katherine and Jeremy are also on Twitter, as Chesneycat and JECarter76, respectively.


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

Click here to read the text of the story