Podcast Review

Kate McKinnis, Reporter

Do you like to be scared? The No Sleep podcast will drive you to be in terror of everything surrounding you. This 60-90 minute podcast brings to life all of your fears. The show garners 2 million unique listeners each month.

NoSleep began as a “subreddit” or forum on Reddit where people would exchange scary stories and frightening experiences. When one reader suggested that these stories be read on a weekly podcast, the idea was taken well and they ran with it. During their first two seasons, David Cummings assumed the role of host and producer, working with volunteer Redditors to help narrate and produce content for the show. The popularity of the show increased monthly and is still on the rise.

The show provides a fright that will induce every emotion a feeling inside of you. Every episode is a new adventure with a scary twist. All of the stories are horror fiction, but because of the way the voice actors tell the stories it makes them feel real.

As of right now the No Sleep podcast is running their tenth season. Each season is composed of a new soundtrack and new voice actors. This podcast allows any listener to be in touch with a world filled with horror.

My love for horror grew from the second I heard this podcast. Every detail described in each story made me frightened. This podcast is easy to listen to and understand, adding to its appeal. The podcast has won two Parsec awards over the last few years.

The Parsec Awards are a set of annual awards created to recognize excellence in science fiction podcasts and podcast novels. The No Sleep podcast deserved these for their creativity and love for horror is very present. The entire cast deserves a very big hand for all their work.

Each week has a new and exciting adventure within its episode. The No Sleep podcast has come a long way from where it started. David Cummings continues to work on the podcast and has hosted many shows across North America.

This last year, in February, the show hosted their Sleepless Live show, where they traveled across the US. The No Sleep podcast will continue to run and share their horror stories until there are no more to share.