StoryHack Podcast

A Podcast of Action, Adventure, & Mystery

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Episode 54 - 07/05/2024

The Prince of Mars Returns (Part 5)

Concluding "The Prince of Mars Returns" by Philip Francis Nowlan.
Episode 53 - 07/04/2024

The Prince of Mars Returns (Part 4)

Continuing "The Prince of Mars Returns" by Philip Francis Nowlan.
Episode 52 - 07/03/2024

The Prince of Mars Returns (Part 3)

Continuing "The Prince of Mars Returns" by Philip Francis Nowlan.
Episode 51 - 07/02/2024

The Prince of Mars Returns (Part 2)

Continuing "The Prince of Mars Returns" by Philip Francis Nowlan.
Episode 50 - 07/01/2024

The Prince of Mars Returns (Part 1)

The Prince of Mars Returns, by Philip Francis Nowlan (Part 1)
Episode 49 - 05/17/2024

Redheaded Decoy

A redheaded girl led six G-men toward the killers’ hidden lair. Was the redhead betraying the mobster she loved? Or was she Murder’s come-on girl? By Don Cameron. Originally published in April 1937 in Secret Agent X. Copyright not renewed, now in the public domain.
Episode 48 - 04/26/2024

The Priestess Who Rebelled

The Priestess Who Rebelled, by Nelson S. Bond.
Episode 47 - 12/20/2023

Return of a Demon

Zedri-Nesu was an ancient demon who was a curse to lovers. Now he was released to prey on them. This episode is "Return of a Demon" by Alexander Blade. Originally published in the May, 1943 issue of Fantastic Adventures. Extensive research could not discover a copyright renewal, so it is believed to be in the public domain.
Episode 46 - 10/18/2023

Special Agent to Venus

"To Paul Wayne, being wrecked meant only that his comrades faced extermination." Short Story by Thornton Ayre. Original publication: October, 1940 issue of Fantastic Adventures. Extensive research has not revealed the necessary renewal of copyright, so this is believed to be in the public domain.
Episode 45 - 10/03/2023

The Lost Gods

"The Lost Gods" by Dorothy Quick. A short story. "Gods are as real as their worshipers."
Episode 44 - 09/15/2023

Jewels of the Toad

Almost anything can happen when certain chemicals get together in the correct proportion—even a time blast! This episode features "Jewels of the Toad" by Frank Patton.
Episode 43 - 08/16/2023

$100,000 for a Wife

A live radio play I directed a couple of years ago. A little outside the regular fare around here, but fun nonetheless.
Episode 42 - 03/17/2023

The World Behind the Moon

The World Behind the Moon by Paul Ernst from the public domain. What bizarre life lies in wait on the planet hidden in the moon's shadow?
Episode 41 - 02/10/2023

Sailors' Grudge by Robert E. Howard

Sailors' Grudge by Robert E. Howard. From the public domain, narrated by Bryce Beattie.
Episode 40 - 01/24/2023

The Black Stone Statue

The Black Stone Statue by Mary Elizabeth Counselman. Narrated by Katie Beattie.
Episode 39 - 12/22/2022

Knife Man's Nemesis

O'Hare had embarked on his strangest case. For he was on the trail of a man who combined business with pleasure by insuring his victims before killing them. And When O'Hare caught up with this homicide host, he found his quarry about to sacrifice another beautiful girl on the altar of greed.
Episode 38 - 10/21/2022

The Cronin Matter, from Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

An old time radio mystery serial, merged to play as a single performance.
Episode 37 - 09/22/2022

Robots Can't Lie

Robots Can't Lie, by Robert Leslie Bellem.
Episode 36 - 09/06/2022

Sword of Fire

Jupiter Jones, naked and helpless in the slime of that vile world, cursed the space warp that had flung him down among its groveling mutants. For their rising, exited whispers proclaimed him a knight in shining armor -- the bright weapon in his hands their only hope against the vicious octopods who enslaved them! Episode 36 is "Sword of Fire" by Emmett McDowell, first published in the Winter 1949 issue of Planet Stories, and now is in the public domain.
Episode 35 - 08/21/2022

Leather Larceny

After much too long of a hiatus, the podcast is back with a boxing story, "Leather Larceny" by Larry Sternig. "This kid they practically dragged into the ring... made him fight... made him yellow... made him tough... made him champ."
Episode 34 - 04/03/2022

The Christmas Spirit

“Give a guy a fair break!” said the sherriff, his arms in the air. “I was half asleep like-it was a sort o’ lapse me givin’ you that gun. Be fair now, an’ hand it back, there’s a buddy!”
Episode 33 - 04/02/2022

The Empress of Mars

Death stalked Darak of Werg at every step, but the Royal Bracelet and the Princess of Werg meant far more than one man’s life.
Episode 32 - 04/01/2022

Home Sweet Homicide

Just before a bullet removed Leander Leffwell from the living, that Beantown screwball had completed his radio for talking with the dead. And to spot Leander’s sponsor, Snooty Piper set out to tune himself in on hell’s black network.
Episode 31 - 03/31/2022

The Insect Invasion

Horror filled Dr. Ames as the insect horde swooped down on the helpless village. Could nothing stop their awful attack?
Episode 30 - 03/30/2022

The Half Haunted

Would you laugh if something followed you around your home- something cold and sneaky, that wasn’t even there when you turned your head?
Episode 29 - 03/29/2022

Invaders from Sirius

“Keep going!” roared Thomas. “Get in there and clean out those rotors or I’ll shoot you down!” Webb climbed desperately, his body buffeted by the suction from the giant wheel.
Episode 28 - 03/28/2022

Kill that Headline

As a newspaperman, he couldn’t decently or ethically do anything about it. But as a man in love with the girl reporter, he had to make his move when she was threatened…
Episode 27 - 03/27/2022

Revolt of the Robots

Ambition gripped the mind of Tarra Greghold, and she sought to rule the world, unaware that a robot mind could become ambitious as well.
Episode 26 - 03/26/2022

The Golden Goblins

Each warrior was given a sacred bundle, to keep and to pass on in reverence down through generations, never to open it, never to reveal what power lay within. Now, that generational secret is threatened, and it may be more dangerous than anyone could have imagined.
Episode 25 - 03/25/2022

Sea Curse

An eerie tale of mystical revenge.
Episode 24 - 03/24/2022

The Enchantress of Sylaire

Her land was old in evil and sorcery-and all who dwelt therein were ancient as the land… and equally cursed.
Episode 23 - 03/23/2022

A Knife in a Dark Hand

I forced an AI to read all of the original Conan Stories, then write its own. This is the glorious result.
Episode 22 - 03/22/2022

Pistol Politics

What happens when a roudy mining town decides it wants to be a city? Even more gunfights and mayhem than normal.
Episode 21 - 03/21/2022

Death Dives Deep

A scientist is forced miles below the earth’s surface to hide from a deadly foe. But what he finds below is far more deadly than the mere gangsters he left above.
Episode 20 - 03/20/2022

The Terror by Night

He didn't believe, so he played with forces he couldn't understand. Now he will pay the price.
Episode 19 - 03/19/2022

The Leonardo Rondache

Leonardo Da Vinci may have painted the shield, but did he put the demon in it?
Episode 18 - 03/18/2022

The Scarlet Salamander (Part 2)

Continuing the story from last episode.
Episode 17 - 03/17/2022

The Scarlet Salamander

A crime wave tears through the city, leaving the signature of a notorious criminal - The Scarlet Salamander.
Episode 16 - 03/16/2022

The Devil’s Race Track

An evil club bets on a race to end people's lives.
Episode 15 - 03/15/2022

Bill of Rights, 5000 A.D.

What happens when the people forget? How many does it take to spark a revolution?
Episode 14 - 03/14/2022

Daughter of Thor (Finale)

The climactic Finale. Will our hero win the heart of Thor's daughter? We he even survive the battle?
Episode 13 - 03/13/2022

The Daughter of Thor (Part 2)

As if the Nazis alone weren't bad enough, now he is captured by a band of Norse gods.
Episode 12 - 03/12/2022

The Daughter of Thor (Part 1)

A strange sequence of events leads an American pilot and a Nazi officer to the mythical land of Valhalla.
Episode 11 - 03/11/2022

The Bulldog Breed

In which Sailor Steve Costigan says goodbye to his beloved Sea Girl then fights the frenchman who kicked his dog.
Episode 10 - 03/10/2022

Escape from Utopia

Life in “Utopia” was beautiful, perfectly regulated to satisfy everyone’s needs and desires—except one.
Episode 9 - 03/09/2022

Hard Guy

Something about the raw deal that this kid was getting made Dan Flaherty forget that he was supposed to be a hard guy. . .
Episode 8 - 03/08/2022

Clue of Courage

Just a dumb rookie cop, they said. A mugg with brains in his feet and not enough savvy to buck the choppers.
Episode 7 - 03/07/2022

Donegal Sailor

When you spend your life building sailing ships, you love them all the way to violence.
Episode 6 - 03/06/2022

Blood for the Vampire Dead

Was this then the horrible price Tim Croft must pay for his disbelief in devil-magic philtres?- forfeiture of his own lovely fiancee’s life-blood to the undead corpse of Haunted Hollow!
Episode 5 - 03/05/2022

An Adventure on Eros

Who can handle the pressure on a dangerous space trip when the stakes are high?
Episode 4 - 03/04/2022

The Devil's Crypt

As the creatures of a condemned man's dream, the Brotherhood of Black Evil arose from the dust of 800,000 years to weave its spell of criminal sorcery over those who knew the answer to the Gray Sphinx riddle.
Episode 3 - 03/03/2022

The Monster from Nowhere

A man brings home an impossible creature.
Episode 2 - 03/02/2022

Law and Order

This episode used to be number 12, but after the relaunch, is now number 2. It is a western, happening before law came to San Francisco. Written by Gordon Young, originally published in Adventure, February of 1919.
Episode 1 - 03/01/2022

StoryHack Podcast Relaunch

I'm getting the podcast started back up. For those who are new to the podcast, I also explain what to expect.