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Dark Tome

39 EpisodesProduced by Dagaz MediaWebsite

What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds?Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?Cassie, a teen that's having trouble fitting in at school, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, sh… read more

39 Episodes | 2016 - 2021

Season 1 Teaser: Open the Book, Unlock Imagination

October 21st, 2016

Cassie, a wayward teen, has discovered a magical book that literally transports her to the world within the story. What adventures will we go to with The Dark Tome? It starts on a crooked staircase that leads …

The Statement of Randolph Carter, by HP Lovecraft

November 11th, 2016


An adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Statement of Randolph Carter, wherein an unsuspecting grave robber opens a door that really should have stayed …

The Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud

December 16th, 2016


Richard Fish narrates The Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud. An exploration team in the Antarctic is already nurses wounds from an accident, when another tragedy strikes. Garner, the expedition's doctor, is …

The Masque of the Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe

January 27th, 2017


A fresh take on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic “The Masque of the Red Death” – featuring an all-star cast of New England actors, and immersive location sound recording, and an inventive script, this production re-imagines …

The Floodgates of Willowhill, by Mary SanGiovanni

April 7th, 2017


"Everybody whose grown up in Faulkesville, well, they’ve always guessed there’s something wrong with the woods on the edge of town, the ones that …

S1E1: The Devil on the Staircase, by Joe Hill

October 19th, 2019


Episode 1 of the Dark Tome introduces us to Cassie, who is forced to read books to Mr. Gussy - an old crank who runs a bookshop of the strange and …

S1E2: The Bread We Eat in Dreams, by Catherynne M. Valente

October 19th, 2019


In Episode 2 of the Dark Tome, Cassie knows better but can't escape the temptation to return to Mr. Gussy's bookshop. She finds the old man …

S1E3: Breathe My Name, by Christopher Golden

October 19th, 2019


Being a miner is like playing Russian roulette every day of your life. Any morning you might wake up, and find the chamber with the bullet. Tommy - …

S1E4: Murdered Sleep, by Kat Howard

October 19th, 2019


"Sleep is dying, and has been for a long time now, through uncounted ticks of clocks and the flickers of thousands of too-brief candles." It's the night of the Senior Prom, and rather than show up awkwardly, Cassie has …

S1E5: Blind Love, by Joe R Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale

October 19th, 2019


As part of "Dark Duets," mojo storyteller Joe R Lansdale paired up with his daughter, Kasey Lansdale, to pen this tale of a monster whose power is through the eyes. Quick witted but unlucky in love, Jana is dragged by …

S1E6: Family Demons, by Frederick Greenhalgh

October 19th, 2019


Cassie returns home after the wondrous night at the prom (Episode 4) and finds her dreams shattered when she gets home. Forced to flee her home, she seeks refuge in Mr. Gussy's bookshop, and the Dark Tome. This time, …

S1E7: INK by Jonathan Maberry

October 19th, 2019


Cassie returns from her traumatic trip to a haunted - and haunting - family reunion. As she attempts to re-align her world, Gussy stumbles out of his and into the world of Jonathan Maberry's INK.


S1E8: Trial Day, by Tananarive Due

October 19th, 2019


Young Lettie can see things through her magic eye - things that might be better if she not see. Grownup's secrets. Grownup's true intentions. But when she learns of her brother's unjust arrest and sham trial, it's her …

S1E9: How Gussy Got the Book, by Frederick Greenhalgh

October 19th, 2019


Mr. Gussy and Cassie learned they've "Gone sideways" - the Dark Tome has returned them to the world, but not *their* world. As Cassie struggles to understand the predicament the book has put her in, Gussy recounts the …

Season 2 Trailer: The World's Not How I Left It

October 20th, 2019

The teaser trailer for Dark Tome: Season 2

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S2E1: Natural Skin, by Alyssa Wong

October 21st, 2019


"I'm not a ghost!" -- "All ghosts say that." In the return of the acclaimed dimension-jumping anthology fiction podcast, we find Cassie flung to a …

S2E2: The Bacchae, by Elizabeth Hand

October 21st, 2019


Cassie's saved by a friend, but learns that her world has changed more than she could have imagined while she's been gone. Worlds gone wrong turns …

S2E3: The Birds of Azalea Street, by Nova Ren Suma

October 21st, 2019


Kim and Cassie hide away at a rich family's home in a neighborhood on the outskirts of town. But, Kim isn't letting Cassie go without learning some of her secrets… And what Cassie reveals, may be as much as Kim can …

S2E4: Inselberg, by Nalo Hopkinson

October 21st, 2019


Cassie's transported to a Caribbean island in the near-future, where a devastating 'duppy tide' caused utter devastation… And has led to a new, perverse form of tourism. But the tourists are in for more than they …

S2E5: Mr. Carter's Story, by Fred Greenhalgh

October 21st, 2019


Cassie returns to her high school guidance teacher's office, looking for answers. Mr. Carter tells his story, about how he first encountered the Dark …

S2E6: The Vishakanya's Choice, by Roshani Chokshi

October 21st, 2019


Cassie faces a choice, and who better to help her understand the importance - and power - of choices than Sudha, a Vishakanya, or poison maiden, a female assassin whose very touch is deadly? NYT-Bestselling Author …

S2E7: Nennorluk, by Chris Tarry

October 21st, 2019


Mr. Gussy returns, but what he finds on the other side was not what he expected. We venture to the salt-sprayed shores of New Brunswick, where time has been hard on Sammy. But the promise of three square meals and the …

S2E8: Sing Me Your Scars, by Damien Angelica Waters

October 21st, 2019


Cassie finds herself trapped with several other women in a monstrous situation imagined by a twisted doctor in early 1910s America. This is the world of SING ME YOUR SCARS, a chilling treatise on subservience and …

S2E9: Bear Language, by Martin Cahill

October 21st, 2019


Joanna, her brother Oliver, and her dad are all trapped in the upstairs of their house, with a bear prowling downstairs. However, as her father plows deeper into a bottle of whisky, it becomes clear that sapien beasts …

The Curious History of the Dark Tome Pt. 1: Storybook Beginnings

October 31st, 2019


Liber Tenebris, The Dark Tome, remains an object of great speculation and mystery within occult circles, until now. In a special crossover episode …

The Curious History of the Dark Tome Pt. 2: Apocalyptic Endings

December 15th, 2019


Today we feature POINT MYSTIC's second (and final) part of their investigation into the tragic death of Dr. Joseph Ricci, the destruction of his research into doors to other worlds, and of the disappearance of one of …

The Green Knight's Wife, by Kat Howard

December 21st, 2019


"The boys arrive with the changing of the weather, ushered in by winter’s cold. Once a year, at the beginning of December, those silly boys who think …

Introducing: Of Fae & Fiends

February 7th, 2020

Preview of the first episode of FAE & FIENDS, a new dark faerie tale podcast by Fred Greenhalgh, creator of THE CLEANSED and THE DARK TOME. Lizzie returns to her family’s ancestral farmhouse in rural Maine …

The Days of Flaming Motorcycles, by Catherynne M. Valente

April 10th, 2020


Caitlin no longer tracks days by the calendar - instead, it's by the theme covers of the journals she writes while she goes to work at the derelict Java Shack in Augusta, Maine. The themes of these journals, e.g. "The …

Curious History of the Dark Tome, Epilogue - An Essay by Mr. Gussy

June 8th, 2020


"I gotta give you a warning: there is no truth about the Dark Tome. If you think I can tell you anything certain about it, well, turn your computer …

Trailer - The Dark Tome: Undertow

January 5th, 2021

The Dark Tome is back with a standalone audio movie, called UNDERTOW. UNDERTOW takes place 18 months after the end of Dark Tome Season 2. As the world tries to reconcile the inexplicable occurrences in Simpson …

S3E1: Introducing The Dark Tome: Undertow

January 22nd, 2021


More Dark Tome is here! Enjoy our new standalone audio movie, UNDERTOW.

UNDERTOW takes place 18 months after the end of Dark Tome Season 2. As the world tries to reconcile the inexplicable occurrences in Simpson …

Henry, by Fred Greenhalgh

March 4th, 2021


Today, an original short story by Dark Tome creator Fred Greenhalgh, HENRY - a meditation on loss, and a study of the power of love to hold off the …

Maggie Doll, by Alex Jennings

May 3rd, 2021


A strange tale of toys left to fend for themselves after a great disaster occurs to humans.

Written by Alex Jennings, read by Kym Dakin, with sound …

Gargoyles, by Stephanie Diaz Reppen

June 2nd, 2021


This week's story is the haunting GARGOYLES, by Stephanie Diaz Reppen. You heard Stephanie's work as Sonia in Dark Tome Undertow. Performing as Stephanie Diaz, she is an accomplished and versatile actress - as, as well …

Janine, by Emma J Gibbon

July 7th, 2021


This week a reading of the short story JANINE, a haunting tale of youth gone awry thanks to devils in the Maine woods.

Story by Emma J Gibbon - Emma J. Gibbon is originally from Yorkshire in the U.K. and now lives in …

The Ding Ding, by Judith Pancoast

August 4th, 2021


A Dark Tome exclusive short story reading of The Ding Ding, written and read by Judith Pancoast.

It's the 1970s. A teenager accepts a babysitting job with a strange family because she's dying to scrape up a few bucks to …

The Agony Chamber, by Morgan Sylvia

September 8th, 2021


A group of buddies goes hunting in the Maine woods and find an evil beyond imagination.

This haunting story is penned by Morgan Sylvia -- a metalhead, an Aquarius, a beer snob, coffee addict, and a work in progress. A …

Introducing If I Go Missing The Witches Did It

September 24th, 2021


Guest content from our friends at Realm.

When a Black writer goes missing in the Hudson Valley, a well-meaning but misguided white podcast host with a …

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