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Fireside Mystery Theatre is dark, funny, strange, and a little weird! We're original audio drama deeply inspired by old-time radio theatre with a decidedly modern macabre sensibility! Many of our episodes feature a full cast, a live, improvised score, and musical acts that complement our anthology o… read more

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1: Southern Gothic

September 8th, 2014


We pay homage to the Southern Gothic genre in our Manhattan debut at The Slipper Room! Expect all the thrills, chills, and laughs that only Fireside Mystery Theatre can bring!

Recorded live at The Slipper Room on May …

2: Childhood Fears

October 14th, 2014


FMT digs up those long buried childhood fears. You thought you had successfully stashed them away, deep in your brain...

Recorded live at The Slipper …

3: Masques And Disguises

November 19th, 2014


For Halloween, FMT unmasks and unveils fresh new terrors whose horrifying secrets will leave you gasping for breath...

Recorded live at The Slipper Room on October 26th, 2014

Ali Silva (@alisilvapresent)

4: Feast of Fear 2014

December 8th, 2014


FMT has set the table for Thanksgiving 2014; our Feast of Fear, with three corrosive courses, will stick to your ribs and may never come off!

Recorded live at The Slipper Room on November 23rd, 2014

Ali Silva …

5: Holiday Haunts 2014

January 10th, 2015


We're making a list and checking it twice--so you'd better be there or we'll hang you like a stocking. FMT brings you holiday creeps and yuletide …

6: The Apartment Complex

February 14th, 2015


Our first show of 2015 presents new, thrilling tales that explore the dark and mysterious side of apartment dwelling. Once you experience this show you may think twice about renewing that lease...

Recorded live at The …

7: Shadows of New Orleans

March 11th, 2015


FMT creeps on down to the Crescent City for a festival of frightful fantasy. We're throwing everything we've got into this particular pot of gumbo! …

8: Irish Ghost Stories 2015

April 10th, 2015


We're throwing some extra turf on the fire for a special round of otherworldly tales inspired by the ghostly legends from the land of Erin! Raise a …

9: After The Storm

May 18th, 2015


The FMT crew visits a little coastal town called Sunken Harbor as we chronicle the before and after effects of a terrible storm that loosens some strange forces in the forests, fields and beaches.

Recorded live at The …

10: London Fog

July 23rd, 2015


Spine tingling terrors and mysteries lurk and wait for you in the London Fog! Spend a day in the life of Madame Tussaude and her gallery of waxworks! Thrill to the first ever American adaption of MR James' horror …

11: Unraveled Travel

October 8th, 2015


As summer fades and people return from their holiday vacations, we thought it would be an apt time to recount our own cryptic tales from some …

12: Something's Moving: Tales of Automatons

November 6th, 2015


What are automatons you might ask? Automatons are mechanical figures that can mimic the movements and actions of living beings. It is quite an ancient art actually. Our tales this month will leave you wide-eyed with …

13: Feast of Fear 2015

November 24th, 2015


Our Thanksgiving "Feast of Fear" is back for 2015 with a plentiful serving of sumptuous suspense with a side of hale and hearty horrors!

Recorded live …

14: Holiday Haunts 2015

January 9th, 2016


An all new holiday themed show for 2015! Yuletide flavored tales so chilling not a creature will be stirring. Catch the holiday spirit before it …

15: Ghosts of New York

February 10th, 2016


Tales of specters, forgotten phantoms and things you may or may not have seen worming their way into the core of The Big Apple. Yes, this month we'll be aiming our otherworldly radio dramatic ear into our own backyard: …

16: Haunt Couture

March 9th, 2016


Ready yourselves for an evening of stylishly sinister tales-- ready to wear and scare, twisted tighter than Scarlette’s corset.

Recorded live at The Slipper Room on February 28th, 2016

Ali Silva (@alisilvapresent)

17: Irish Ghost Stories 2016

April 8th, 2016


Three new radio plays culled from deep within the bogs--the myths, the mysteries and the ghosts of Erin.

Recorded live at The Slipper Room on March …

18: Return to Sunken Harbor

May 18th, 2016


What's happening to the little coastal town of Sunken Harbor? A peaceful calm is about to betray something deeply unsettling ready to step out from …

19: Mother, Darling

June 8th, 2016


For our season two finale we're wrapping up a special gift just for mother with strange tales of maternal mayhem, menace, and mystery.

Recorded live at The Slipper Room on May 29th, 2016

Ali Silva (@alisilvapresent)

The Midnight Reading - “A Fruitless Assignment"

July 27th, 2016


“The Midnight Reading” is a weekly summer supplemental series of dramatic readings of lost classics from the world of dark literature that have inspired our show, Fireside Mystery Theatre. We also want to encourage our …

The Midnight Reading - “Rats”

August 1st, 2016


This week we celebrate the birthday (1st of August, 1862) of M.R. James, the Mozart of the modern tale of terror with a special reading of this insidious little chiller. Beware: like the best work of M.R. James this one …

The Midnight Reading - "The Oval Portrait"

August 8th, 2016


This week Ali Silva treats us to a rich performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s the “Oval Portrait” — perhaps the macabre master’s shortest tale (as well as one of his most haunting and evocative) paired with a recitation of …

The Midnight Reading - “The True Story”

August 15th, 2016


Take a journey this week with our own Mary Murphy for a rare glimpse into the darker side of Dylan Thomas’ psyche with this sordid little tale of madness and murder. Also included in this episode is a reading of Thomas’ …

The Midnight Reading - “Moonlight Sonata”

August 22nd, 2016


When it comes to macabre and mysterious musings, the name Alexander Woollcott does not immediately come to mind — which makes this week’s tale …

The Midnight Reading - “The Last Kiss” & “A Madman”

August 29th, 2016


This week, in observance of the birthday of French horror maven Maurice Level, we present two tales by the ne plus ultra of “le Théâtre du Grand …

The Midnight Reading - “The Riddle”

September 5th, 2016


This week Mary Murphy performs Walter De La Mare’s beguiling and disturbing tale “The Riddle” along with his eerie poem “Bewitched.”

Hosted by Ali Silva (@alisilvapresent)
Read and performed by Mary Murphy

Created and …

The Midnight Reading - “Man Overboard”

September 12th, 2016


Get ready for a suspense thriller penned by the one and only Winston Churchill! It’s hard to believe but old Winston reveals a real flair for the …

The Midnight Reading - “The Last Squire of Ennismore”

September 19th, 2016


For the final show in our series of dark and dramatic readings, Mary Murphy reads and performs Charlotte Riddell’s strange and unsettling Celtic ghost story “The Last Squire of Ennismore.”

Hosted by Ali Silva …

20.1 Laugh, Clown, Laugh: "Too Soon, Too Soon"

October 3rd, 2016



20.1 "Too Soon, Too Soon" from our “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” show performed & recorded live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on 9/25/16.

Larry Learner is a stand-up comedian—a struggling stand-up …

20.2 Laugh, Clown, Laugh: "Bucky & Becky"

October 17th, 2016


20.2 "Bucky & Becky" from our “Laugh, Clown, Laugh" show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on 9/25/16

This story about the old-time …

20.3 Laugh, Clown, Laugh: "Don't Kill the Bit"

October 31st, 2016


20.3 "Don't Kill the Bit" from our “Laugh, Clown, Laugh" show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on 9/25/16.

Maurice the Marvelous and his lovely assistant, Nora, venture out of their comfort zone to put on …

21.1 Strange Anatomy: "The Story of Adam Rainer"

November 7th, 2016


21.1 "The Story of Adam Rainer" from our Strange Anatomy show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on 10/30/16

This little vignette, a remarkable and true account of one of the greatest flukes in medical …

21.2 Strange Anatomy: "Foot in Mouth"

November 14th, 2016


21.2 "Foot in Mouth" from our Strange Anatomy show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on 10/30/16

Marco Reyes has a very unique problem …

21.3 Strange Anatomy: "Pearlroth"

November 21st, 2016


21.3 "Pearlroth" from our Strange Anatomy show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on 10/30/16

Norbert Pearlroth, the eccentrically brilliant head researcher for Ripley’s Believe It or Not, is drawn into an …

21.4 Strange Anatomy: "The Flight of the Silver Swan"

November 28th, 2016


21.4 "The Flight of the Silver Swan" from our Strange Anatomy show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on 10/30/16

A young woman imprisoned in a horribly deformed body discovers a mysterious hidden talent.

Holiday Greetings and an Update from Ali Silva

December 5th, 2016


This special holiday message from our maven of mystery (and other exciting news and announcements) is brought to you by Mack Weldon quality men’s …

22.1 Holiday Haunts 2016: "A Question I Ask"

December 12th, 2016


Episode 22.1 “A Question I Ask” from our Holiday Haunts 2016 show performed live at The Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum in Morristown, New …

22.2 Holiday Haunts 2016: "The Philosopher’s Clone"

December 19th, 2016


Episode 22.2 “The Philosopher’s Clone” from our Holiday Haunts 2016 show performed live at The Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum in Morristown, …

22.3 Holiday Haunts 2016: "A Fine Furnished House"

December 26th, 2016


Episode 22.3 “A Fine Furnished House” from our Holiday Haunts 2016 show performed live at The Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum in Morristown, …

22.4 Holiday Haunts 2016: "The Executor of The Will"

January 2nd, 2017


Episode 22.4 “The Executor of The Will” from our Holiday Haunts 2016 show performed live at The Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum in Morristown, …

23.1 Siblings: "They Heard You Too"

January 9th, 2017


Episode 23.1 “They Heard You Too” from our Siblings show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on Sunday, November 27th 2016.

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23.2 Siblings: "Quintessence"

January 16th, 2017


Episode 23.2 “Quintessence” from our Siblings show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on Sunday, November 27th 2016.

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23.3 Siblings: "The Devil You Know"

January 23rd, 2017


Episode 23.3 “The Devil You Know” from our Siblings show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on Sunday, November 27th 2016.

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23.4 Siblings: "Blood Sisters"

January 31st, 2017


Episode 23.4 “Blood Sisters” from our Siblings show performed live at The Slipper Room in Manhattan on Sunday, November 27th 2016.

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24 Sunken Harbor Recap

February 8th, 2017


We prepare you for a journey back to the creepy town of Sunken Harbor with this short recap. Featuring moments from our past Sunken Harbor experiences, we hope this helps to get you in the mood and up to speed.


24.1 - Snowbound in Sunken Harbor: Prologue

February 8th, 2017


The prologue of our story, “Snowbound In Sunken Harbor.”

Despite nary a warning about it in the local weather forecast, a mysterious blizzard has …

24.2 - Snowbound In Sunken Harbor: Part 1

February 15th, 2017


Sheriff Ulster and his undersized crew struggle to aid the many people in need of assistance during the snowstorm while the eccentric Englishman Mr. Sheldon is deeply worried about the whereabouts of his teenaged niece.

24.3 - Snowbound In Sunken Harbor: Part 2

February 22nd, 2017


Mayor Belfair has a strange encounter while stuck in a train car on the Long Island Rail Road. Sheriff Ulster and Mr. Sheldon brave the storm to …

24.4 - Snowbound In Sunken Harbor: Part 3

March 1st, 2017


The third and final chapter of “Snowbound In Sunken Harbor.”

Mayor Belfair, Sheriff Ulster & Mr. Sheldon are confronted with the unnerving mystery of the historic Chappy House.

Episode 24.4 is Part 3 of our …

25.1 Love After Death: "The Roses of Popayán"

March 8th, 2017


How can the persistent aroma of roses be explained on a long-deserted lot in a crumbled city… where there are no flowers to be found?

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25.2 Love After Death: "The Mizpah"

March 15th, 2017


Inspector Terry and his dutiful constable Thomas find themselves to be a little out of their depth as they are called to the Dockeray home to …

25.3 Love After Death: "All They Had To Do Was Dream"

March 22nd, 2017


Two long lost lovers reunite and discover they can carry on a passionate affair while still many miles apart…

25.4 Love After Death: "Beyond The Grave"

March 29th, 2017


A tale of life, love, and laughter in the face of the inevitable among a group of senior citizens.

Also featuring a musical performance by Annabelle …

26.1 Missing Persons: "The Lady of The Highway"

April 5th, 2017


Who is this lady of the highway? If you happen to see her — what is it exactly that she wants to show you?

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26.2 Missing Persons: "The Disappearing Kiss"

April 12th, 2017


It’s last call at the bar, but before the last shot is poured, a few eerie accounts of strange disappearances will be shared in secret.

Also featuring a musical performance by Silbin Sandovar: “Gone” written by Smokey …

26.3 Missing Persons: "Expiration Date"

April 19th, 2017


Shana learns that while there’s no use crying over spilt milk, the photo on the carton staring back at her holds another story altogether…

26.4 Missing Persons: "Connect The Dots"

April 26th, 2017


An eerie imagining of what might have happened in the true-life mystery of wealthy New York socialite Dorothy Arnold, who vanished in 1910 never to …

Prelude to “An Ear For Music”

May 5th, 2017


Ali Silva and James Rieser share some interesting trivia and anecdotes that inspired the writing of FMT’s most recent live show. Coming May 17, the first of four weekly podcast episodes from “An Ear For Music.”


27.1 An Ear for Music: "It Takes Real Guts"

May 17th, 2017


Eddie and Leena receive a strange lesson on musical instruments from a classical string quartet.

Recorded live at The Slipper Room as part of our show, “An Ear for Music,” on Sunday, April 30th 2017.

Featured in the cast:

27.2 An Ear for Music: "Tempus Fugit"

May 24th, 2017


Joyce and her brother Jimmy inherit a musical clock that seems to take time as well as tell it…

27.3 An Ear for Music: "Together in Song"

May 31st, 2017


Nothing can ever keep Karen and Zachary apart — as long as their favorite song is playing…

27.4 An Ear for Music: "The Singer or the Song?"

June 7th, 2017


Evelyn, the most popular singer at the Cavendish Club, has been knocking ‘em dead lately. A little too dead.

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28.1 Some People You Might Know: "Companions in Darkness"

June 21st, 2017


Julie and Evan listen to the radio as they take a moonlit drive along the back roads of Sunken Harbor.

Prologue to “Some People You Might Know,” …

28.2 Some People You Might Know: "Sunken Harbor: The Cradle of Aviation"

July 2nd, 2017


Something spotted in the skies above Sunken Harbor draws several townsfolk into the center of an eerie mystery.

Part of “Some People You Might Know,” …

28.3 Some People You Might Know: "The Wheat & The Chaff"

July 5th, 2017


The members of the extreme eating Gastronomers Club pay a visit to some "sin eaters" living in rural America for the ultimate dining experience.

Part …

28.4 Some People You Might Know: "The Taken"

July 16th, 2017


Can the eccentric and strange mystic seers Sabella and Nancy help a desperate woman find her missing nephew?

Part of “Some People You Might Know,” recorded live at The Slipper Room in New York City on Sunday, May 28th …

The Midnight Reading: "The Dancing Partner"

July 19th, 2017


PREMIERE EPISODE. A young woman is invited to waltz with a mechanical beau in Jerome K. Jerome’s grotesque short story, “The Dancing Partner.”

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The Midnight Reading: “Bluebeard"

August 2nd, 2017


Give ear to Charles Perrault’s original fairy tale of the infamous serial killer. Included is an even more chilling account of the historical figure …

The Midnight Reading: "August Heat"

August 9th, 2017


A sweltering summer day heralds ominous premonitions for a struggling artist in William Fryer Harvey's eerie short story.

The Midnight Reading is a special summer series of dramatic readings of lost classics from the …

The Midnight Reading: "The Affair at 7, Rue de M"

August 16th, 2017


Perhaps the most bizarre aspect of this strange tale of the supernatural, is the fact that it was written by none other than the "giant of American letters," John Steinbeck. It's a true hidden gem. "The Affair at 7, Rue …

The Midnight Reading: Two (True) Ghost Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

August 23rd, 2017


Two startling pieces of supernatural non-fiction by Arthur Conan Doyle: "The Ghost of The Moat" & "A London Ghost."

The Midnight Reading is a special summer series of dramatic readings of lost classics from the …

The Midnight Reading: "The Summer People"

September 1st, 2017


For our final installment: an elegiac tale of summer's end that slyly reveals a creeping, inevitable menace. A masterstroke penned by the great Shirley Jackson.

The Midnight Reading is a special summer series of dramatic …

29.1 FMT Live at the NYPL: The Secret Apartment

September 6th, 2017


A short prologue from our special live show recorded at the New York Public Library at 53rd Street this past spring, it's a small taste of …

29.2 FMT Live at The NYPL: The Madame's Fancy

September 13th, 2017


Fact meets fantasy in this original radio play where we celebrate the artist, entrepreneur and fascinating character that is Madame Marie Tussaud. We venture beyond the tourist attraction in this historical fiction …

29.3 FMT Live at The NYPL: Pearlroth

September 20th, 2017


Norbert Pearlroth, the head researcher for Ripley's Believe It or Not, finds himself at the center of a mystery too strange, too sinister, too dangerous...
...too dangerous to be true.

Thrill to this revivification of a …

29.4 The Midnight Reading Live at the NYPL: 3 by Ambrose Bierce

September 28th, 2017


Three startling vignettes by Ambrose Bierce convincingly draw us into the greater depths of the supernatural.

Recorded live at the New York Public Library 53rd Street on March 9, 2017.

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30.1 Sing The Old Alma Mater Part 1: "A Play Upon Words"

October 11th, 2017


Our 4th season premiere is a four-part series about the ill-fated Cathedral School of St. Thaddeus. It's a sinister after-school special we call …

30.2 Sing The Old Alma Mater Part 2: "The Dormitory"

October 18th, 2017


The past blurs with the present as we explore the strange and tragic past of the Cathedral School of St. Thaddeus. “Curious,” “odd,” and “peculiar” …

30.3 Sing The Old Alma Mater Part 3: "The Red Line"

October 26th, 2017


A strange and secretive society, The Red Line Club, threatens to come between a group of good friends.

The peculiar tale of the Cathedral School of …

30.4 Sing The Old Alma Mater Part 4: “The Field House”

November 2nd, 2017


Miss Ebbet has a sinister plot of her own and weaves it into her school production of the tragic play “The Duchess of Malfi.”

“The Field House” is …

31.1 Games of Chance: "A Little Scratch"

November 9th, 2017


For some, all they need to work out a gambling addiction is just a little scratch...

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31.2 Games of Chance: "Everyone's a Winner"

November 16th, 2017


The bright lights of the carnival and the shadows they conceal lure a man into a fevered nightmare...

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31.3 Games of Chance: "The Inamorata"

November 24th, 2017


In the days of the Old West, a colorful group of characters find their fates intertwine upon a Mississippi riverboat casino...

This episode is …

31.4 Games of Chance: "The Suicide Club"

November 30th, 2017


An eccentric professor and his reluctant grad student enter into a secret society to play a strange card game with perilously high stakes. Adapted from a story by Robert Louis Stevenson...

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32.1 Holiday Haunts 2017: "The Christmas Elf"

December 7th, 2017


Sometimes no matter how hard you try to be good for Santa, there's always someone…or something…there to lead you astray.

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32.2 Holiday Haunts 2017: "The Carolers"

December 14th, 2017


Door to door they go to sing songs of holiday cheer… But has this cranky crew of carolers stayed out a bit too late?

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32.3 Holiday Haunts 2017: "The Holiday Party"

December 22nd, 2017


Sherri Dawes is the new software engineer at Spry Industries, and she's arrived just in time for the company's epic holiday party…

32.4 Holiday Haunts 2017: "The To-Do List"

December 30th, 2017


Vicky Simsbury embarks on a journey through loneliness and loss to find love and self-discovery with the help of someone from beyond.

Holiday Haunts …

33.1 The Master's Hand: "Tuesday Art Group"

January 18th, 2018


A formidable presence distracts a gathering of grey-haired painters…

33.2 The Master's Hand: "The Divine Gift"

February 4th, 2018


In Ancient Greece, two brothers stand at the center of a drama that will affect the very nature of life, art, and humanity…

33.3 The Master's Hand: "Another Pinocchio"

February 11th, 2018


How about a truly twisted take on a much loved fairy tale? In our version, Geppetto has much to answer for…

33.4 The Master's Hand: "Sunken Harbor: We Are The Clay"

March 4th, 2018


Our saga at Sunken Harbor continues from our last outing in the creepy town: ["The Cradle of Aviation" (ep 28.2)](

34.1 The Female of The Species: "Hercule Meets His Maker"

March 11th, 2018


It seems there is only one man who can locate one of the world's greatest writers when she's gone missing…

34.2 The Female of The Species: "Encore in the East Village"

March 18th, 2018


"If you hear me once…then you'll hear me again…" The words of a strange song haunt the waking thoughts of a woman. Based on the short story by Vernon Lee.

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34.3 The Female of The Species: "The Duchess at Prayer"

March 25th, 2018


There is no love lost between the Duke and Duchess Ercole.  A sinner's cruel fate is set in stone. Based on the short story by Edith Wharton.

This …

34.4 The Female of The Species: "The Open Door"

April 1st, 2018


Perpetual slouch Phil Bowers hopes to make his good fortune by trying to unravel the mystery of an enigmatic door. Based on the short story by Charlotte Riddell.

"The Open Door" is a radio play from our live show, **The …

35.1 The Secret Files of Nellie Bly: “February 2nd, 1896: A Champion of Her Sex"

April 8th, 2018


Nellie Bly lands the interview of a lifetime. But the juiciest bits of it are stated off the record...

The first of four installments from **The Secret Files of Nellie Bly**. Recorded live at The Slipper Room on March …

35.2 The Secret Files of Nellie Bly: "The Eleventh Day"

April 15th, 2018


Many of you may know the famous story by Nellie Bly, "Ten Days in a Mad-House," her groundbreaking exposé of the insane asylum on Blackwell's Island… But do you really?

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35.3 The Secret Files of Nellie Bly: "February 4th, 1894: Nellie Bly & The Ghost"

April 23rd, 2018


Nellie Bly will do anything and go anywhere to get a story — even if it means spending a night in a "haunted" house...

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35.4 The Secret Files of Nellie Bly: "February 18th, 1894: The Siren of The Coleman House"

May 13th, 2018


Nellie Bly goes up against her greatest rival yet: the cunning and mysterious Mrs. Allie Clemishere…

36.1 Sunken Harbor: The Strawberry Festival "Cistern Cissy"

May 21st, 2018


A pitiful strawberry harvest could spell trouble for small-town Sunken Harbor’s most popular, beloved, and relied-upon summer festival.

"Cistern …

36.2 Sunken Harbor: The Strawberry Festival "Cool Heads"

June 3rd, 2018


Don't ever fail to return a phone call from Simon Perdido. It could be worse… He could call on you in person.

"Cool Heads" is the second of a …

36.3 Sunken Harbor: The Strawberry Festival "Sheldon's Glove"

June 10th, 2018


Mr. Sheldon and Rabbi Berman go snooping around an off-limits area of town only to find something most sinister...

"Sheldon's Glove" is the third of a four-part saga that is **Sunken Harbor: The Strawberry Festival**.

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36.4 Sunken Harbor: The Strawberry Festival "The Scrambler"

June 18th, 2018


A mysterious menace lurks on the carnival grounds of the Sunken Harbor Strawberry Festival. Will Mr. Sheldon and Rabbi Berman be able to stop a potential disaster?

"The Scrambler" is the thrilling finale to our four-part …

37.1 The Electric Chair: "Seven In The Picture"

July 1st, 2018


A motley group of the condemned are unable to leave the place where they each met their fate…

37.2 The Electric Chair: "Guilty as Charged"

July 15th, 2018


The tale of Tan Jacobs' path to the electric chair is quite a shocker. Even though it was written for him at birth…

37.3 The Electric Chair: "Hope's Land of Candy"

August 5th, 2018


A tragic tale of a sweet woman whose sweetest dreams turn most deadly...

"Hope's Land of Candy" was recorded live on May 27th, 2018\. It was part of our show, **The Electric Chair**.

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37.4 The Electric Chair: "The Usual"

August 12th, 2018


A timid man is persuaded to take a chance and chooses a path quite different from the one he comfortably walks — a path that could lead him into some …

38.1 LOST AT SEA: "The Open Boat"

August 19th, 2018


When a disaster occurs at sea, it brings out the best in some, the absolute worst in others...

"The Open Boat" was recorded live at The Slipper Room …

38.2 LOST AT SEA: "Becalmed"

August 26th, 2018


Settle in for the tortured tale of the good ship Mary Clare and the ill-fated woman who was her namesake…

The Midnight Reading: "Incident on a Lake"

September 9th, 2018


A sizeable inheritance threatens to come between a man and his wife. Perhaps a nice trip to explore strange and distant lands might help settle …

The Midnight Reading: "Was it a Dream?"

September 16th, 2018


A grieving lover makes a startling and tragic discovery on a visit to a graveyard in this chillingly atmospheric sketch by the master of the short story, Guy de Maupassant.

The Midnight Reading is a special series of …

38.3 LOST AT SEA: "True North"

September 23rd, 2018


Tensions escalate as a dysfunctional family takes their problems to the high seas for a cryptic cruise...

"True North" was recorded live at The Slipper Room in NYC on January 28th, 2018\. It's the 3rd part of our series …

38.4 LOST AT SEA: "Cakes and Flowers"

September 30th, 2018


A bizarre sighting upends the lives of the locals who reside in the fishing village of Peter's Pot…

The Midnight Reading: "Gabriel-Ernest"

October 28th, 2018


A man encounters a mysterious young boy on a walk around his woodland property. The strange child makes some very morbid boasts about his life in the …

39.1 Shapeshifters: "A Moonlight Flight"

November 5th, 2018


Why do the spirits of the forest sense that there is “murder in the air?” The dreadful answer waits at the end of their nocturnal journey to the …

39.2 Shapeshifters: "The Sacrifice of Frowzy"

November 11th, 2018


Horribly noisy and disrespectful neighbors are not an uncommon plight of city life. One beleaguered couple finds that the answer to their ongoing …

39.3 Shapeshifters: "Hide"

November 25th, 2018


Look out for this gal: Harriet has a lot going on inside lately — even more than she knows.

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39.4 Shapeshifters: "Blue Spruce Drive"

December 2nd, 2018


Sam and Henry just bought their first home. But they soon find that their purchase comes with something extra that was definitely not mentioned in the listing.

"Blue Spruce Drive" was recorded live at The Slipper Room in …

40.1 Holiday Haunts 2018: "Winter Revels"

December 9th, 2018


Perhaps they really are St. Nick’s special helpers and deserve their share of holiday recognition — the hoards of SantaCon-ers, bringing their …

40.2 Holiday Haunts 2018: "The Twenty-Fourth Door"

December 23rd, 2018


Each day of the advent calendar reveals a secret and sometimes sweet holiday treat in anticipation of Christmas. But what if it brought you closer …

40.3 Holiday Haunts 2018: "The List"

December 30th, 2018


Many of us eagerly await the excitement of Christmas morning each year. But, what if, rather than waking to the sight of coveted presents beneath the tree, we woke to visions of our darkest fears?

"The List" was recorded …

40.4 Holiday Haunts 2018: "The Foreign Boarder"

January 6th, 2019


The holidays are a time to open our homes and welcome guests with love in our hearts. But not all are welcoming or bearing peace and good will to all…

41.1 Secret Lovers: "Three Little Secrets"

February 17th, 2019


Thrill to a trio of bite-sized tales of deceit, deception, & indiscretion.

"Three Little Secrets" was recorded live on January 27th, 2019\. It’s the first episode from our racy audio romp, **Secret Lovers**.

This …

41.2 Secret Lovers: "A Place of Love"

February 24th, 2019


In old man Hagastag's amusement park, there's one place off the beaten path that's meant especially for lovers.

"A Place of Love" was recorded live on …

41.3 Secret Lovers: "To Thine Own Self Be True"

March 3rd, 2019


Why is it that to her best and closest friends, Monica's strange new girlfriend seems awfully familiar?

"To Thine Own Self Be True" was recorded live …

41.4 Secret Lovers: "The Admired"

March 10th, 2019


Good Mayor Cobb learns that some memories never die — no matter how hard we try to bury them.

"The Admired" was recorded live on January 27th, 2019\. It’s the final tale from our racy audio romp, **Secret Lovers**.

This …

42.1 MORE from The Secret Files of Nellie Bly: "Lizzie Halliday"

March 18th, 2019


Intrepid reporter Nellie Bly faces down a notorious serial killer for an exclusive one-on-one interview.

"Lizzie Halliday" was recorded live on February 24th, 2019\. It’s the first of our adventures from the archives …

42.2 MORE from The Secret Files of Nellie Bly: "The Meeting at Amiens"

March 24th, 2019


Nellie Bly has a very memorable visit with author Jules Verne as she makes her own record journey around the world.

"The Meeting at Amiens" was …

42.3 MORE from The Secret Files of Nellie Bly: "The Eighteen Who Survive"

April 8th, 2019


Nellie Bly is on the hunt for a scoop in a quaint old Pennsylvania enclave that is the home of a strange religious sect. What is it about this …

42.4 MORE from The Secret Files of Nellie Bly: "The Band of Mercy"

April 14th, 2019


Who is slaughtering hundreds of cats each night in the slums of New York City — and why? It’s up to Nellie Bly to find out!

"The Band of Mercy" was recorded live on February 24th, 2019\. It's our final tale from this …

43.1 ALL NIGHT RADIO: Pt. 1 "Down in the Caves"

April 22nd, 2019


A creaky, old time radio horror show provides the background for the real-life drama set in a small town radio station. The first of a four-part …

43.2 ALL NIGHT RADIO Pt. 2: "An Entrée to Murder"

April 28th, 2019


Washed up radio announcer Rex Arnold encounters an old flame while a creepy old horror show is broadcast over the late-night airwaves. The second in …

43.3 ALL NIGHT RADIO Pt. 3: "Now You See Her . . ."

May 5th, 2019


During yet another late night broadcast of a strange old time radio show, tensions begin to mount between radio announcer Rex Arnold, his old flame …

43.4 ALL NIGHT RADIO Pt. 4: "The Reckoning Bell"

May 20th, 2019


Who will survive after a grim moment of truth at the little radio station of WXRQ? The final episode from our four-part series, **ALL NIGHT RADIO**.

"The Reckoning Bell" was recorded live on March 31st, 2019. 

This …


June 9th, 2019


Welcome back to Sunken Harbor! First of a four-part series, Sunken Harbor: K-I-S-S-I-N-G.


July 14th, 2019


Without further delay: Our Sunken Harbor saga continues!


July 21st, 2019


The drama continues with Part 3 of our latest saga in Sunken Harbor. . . .


July 29th, 2019


The drama in old Sunken Harbor reaches a thrilling conclusion (for now) in the final episode of this series!

45.1 Fireside Fairy Tales: "Lorna Tree"

August 11th, 2019


Fairy-tale stepmothers: truly evil or just given a bum rap? This original play is inspired by "The Juniper Tree" by the Brothers Grimm. 
"Lorna Tree" …

45.2 Fireside Fairy Tales: "Just a Quiet Girl"

August 18th, 2019


A jazz pianist survives a terrible shipwreck only to find a new and mysterious presence in his life. This original audio play is inspired by the fairy tale, "The Little Mermaid," by Hans Christian Andersen.

"Just a Quiet …

45.3 Fireside Fairy Tales: "Something Blue"

August 25th, 2019


The dwindling fortunes of a small town suddenly reverse when a mysterious stranger enters the picture. This original audio play is inspired by the …

45.4 Fireside Fairy Tales: "Clarence"

September 8th, 2019


A lost soul new to Hades must prove himself worthy of the fires of hell in this original satire inspired by the fairy tale "The Imp and The Crust" by …

46.1 Trapped: "Dark Without, Dark Within"

September 22nd, 2019


A woman must stand alone as her very understanding of reality is put on trial.

"Dark Without, Dark Within" is the first of four episodes in a series from our 2018/2019 season finale, Trapped: Tales of Body Horror and …

46.2 Trapped: "Marked"

October 6th, 2019


When you’re a teenager, everything can seem like it’s the end of the world. In this case, it may not actually be an exaggeration.

"Marked" is the second of four episodes in a series from our 2018/2019 season finale, …

46.3 Trapped: "Sense of Touch"

October 14th, 2019


Two sisters share a special gift — a gift so special, it hinges on life and death.

"Sense of Touch" is the third of four episodes in a series from our 2018/2019 season finale, Trapped: Tales of Body Horror and Betrayal. …

46.4 Trapped: "Inside Knowledge"

October 27th, 2019


Sarah struggles to be believed in her efforts to get the care she needs when suddenly afflicted by a strange illness.

"Inside Knowledge" is the final episode in a series from our 2018/2019 season finale, Trapped: Tales …

47.1 In the Garden: "The Scenic Root"

November 10th, 2019


What lies in the murk of a desolate Floridian beach bayou?

Yes, loves. We're back! "The Scenic Root" is the first seeded episode in a series sprouted …

47.2 In the Garden: "The Occupiers"

November 24th, 2019


An elderly lady's enthusiasm for plant life has become a source of frustration and contention for certain folks in the neighborhood.

"The Occupiers" …

47.3 In the Garden: "The Golden Glow"

December 9th, 2019


Woe to those who seek the enigma of "the golden glow" in these backwoods.

"The Golden Glow" is the third episode in a series grown from the little …

48.1 Holiday Haunts 2019: "The Gingerbread Man"

December 26th, 2019


Sometimes fairy tales are real. And sometimes a sweet tooth can get you into trouble.

"The Gingerbread Man" is the first of our freshly baked Holiday …

48.2 Holiday Haunts 2019: "Gryla & The Yule Lads"

January 5th, 2020


A couple of spoiled hipster brats get a new babysitter for the holidays.

"Gryla & The Yule Lads" is another of our Holiday Haunts for 2019. It …

49.1 The Fortune Teller: "The Rise and Fall of Peregrine"

February 3rd, 2020


Meet Anita. She's a fortune teller finding herself on hard times in a modern age. But she's certainly not one to shrink from a challenge.

"The Rise and Fall of Peregrine" is the first of Anita's many adventures in our …

49.2 The Fortune Teller: "Anita, Alexandra, & the Weepy Little Sad Man"

February 9th, 2020


Meet Anita's sister! They are super tight. Even though they live on different spectral planes.

"Anita, Alexandra, & the Weepy Little Sad Man" is another adventure with Anita in our Fortune Teller series. It was …

49.3 The Fortune Teller: "The Impossible Seeker"

February 17th, 2020


Anita finds herself traveling on a journey with many bumps along the way. This fortune teller is pretty good at going with the flow as adventures often present themselves to her. But some inconveniences of modern travel …

49.4 The Fortune Teller: "A Room with a Viewing"

March 8th, 2020


There is one card left that is yet to be turned in our reading with Anita the Fortune Teller. What might it reveal?

"A Room with a Viewing" is our final adventure with Anita in this Fortune Teller series (for now). It …

50.1 She's a Killer Queen: "Never Explain"

March 17th, 2020


A sainted doctor sees her shadow self — the one she abandoned in the camps during the war —cast upon her good work in Kenya. Do her dark deeds …

50.2 She's a Killer Queen: "The Murder of Belle Gunness"

March 22nd, 2020


A local widow fears for her life when a murderous farmhand threatens vengeance against her. But perhaps there’s more to this comely widow than meets the eye. . . .

"The Murder of Belle Gunness" is the second episode …

Anita's Pandemic Advice: How to Keep Hands Off Face

April 5th, 2020


Your favorite fortune teller Anita shares her advice for weathering the pandemic.

You just don't realize quite how much you do touch your face until …

50.3 She's a Killer Queen: "La Maupin: Mistress of the Sword"

April 12th, 2020


Join us in the court of the Sun King where a young lad awaits punishment for a string of dastardly deeds. But GASP! This cunning swordsmith is no lad at all! What will befall our curious hero?

"La Maupin: Mistress of …

Anita's Pandemic Advice: Astral Distancing

April 26th, 2020


Your friendly neighborhood fortune teller Anita has some more, um, peculiar advice for you as we all continue to adjust to weathering a pandemic.

50.4 She's a Killer Queen: "The Interrogation of Ray Lamphere"

May 11th, 2020


The long-awaited part two of the nightmare fuel that is the story of Belle Gunness. Be sure you've caught up with episode 50.2 "The Murder of Belle Gunness." Then settle in and get up close and personal with her alleged …

Anita's Pandemic Advice: How to Shelter in Place with Ghost

May 28th, 2020


We all well know that our resident fortune teller Anita has her finger on the spectral pulse. But did you know that even *The New York Times* is …

The Midnight Reading: "Earth to Earth"

June 28th, 2020


An obsession with organically grown foods drives a couple toward a gruesome fate in this story by the English poet and novelist Robert Graves.

The Midnight Reading is a special series of dramatic readings of lost …

The Midnight Reading: "The Voice in the Night"

July 20th, 2020


The dark of night shrouds the face of a stranger in a lifeboat as he floats a few yards from a couple of becalmed sailors at sea. Across the still waters, he shares his eerie tale in a story by William Hope Hodgson.

The …

51.1 All Aboard! "The Sleeper Car"

August 10th, 2020


We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience, but our train is now ready to leave the station. Please have your tickets ready. All Aboard!

51.2 All Aboard! "The Bar Car"

August 16th, 2020


In part two of our cross-country locomotive odyssey, we find ourselves coursing the vast American landscape with an adult libation in hand in “The …

51.3 All Aboard! "The Observation Car"

August 30th, 2020


Care to admire the magnificent North American scenery from the vantage of “The Observation Car”? In part three of our cross-country train journey, we meet a famous mentalist whose uncanny powers certainly liven the …

51.4 All Aboard! "The Smoking Car"

September 6th, 2020


Our final destination in this All Aboard! series is a chilling tale of secrets, negotiations, and hidden truths. In the lush smoking lounge, we find a cloaked figure who whispers, “What’s the worst thing you’ve ever …

47.4 In the Garden: "The Cabbage Patch Kid"

October 11th, 2020


A woman discovers an unconventional method to overcome infertility.

TW: miscarriage, pregnancy loss

"The Cabbage Patch Kid" is the final episode …

The Midnight Reading: "The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth"

October 31st, 2020


A frightening tale of the supernatural is revealed through an exchange of letters between two society women in this story by the eminent Victorian author Rhoda Broughton.

The Midnight Reading is a special series of …

52.1 The Ride Sharers: "The Disrupters"

November 8th, 2020


From our dusty vault of unreleased content: an all-new series!

Murder, suicide, and treachery follow the rise of Schnell, a sleek new ride-sharing …

52.2 The Ride Sharers: "Schnell's Bells"

November 22nd, 2020


A powerful, hard-nosed businesswoman gets more than she bargained for when she decides to try the Schnell ride-sharing app.
“Schnell’s Bells” is the …

52.3 The Ride Sharers: "Anywhere You Want to Go"

December 6th, 2020


A surly driver for the Schnell ride-sharing company acquires a brand new sense of direction.
“Anywhere You Want to Go” is the third of our four-part series, The Ride Sharers.

It was taped live on stage in NYC in December …

48.3 Holiday Haunts: "The Donation Center"

December 21st, 2020


Workers at a charity shop scheme to cherry-pick the best donated items for themselves.

"The Donation Center" is one of our Holiday Haunts we …

Holiday Reflections

December 25th, 2020


Here's a delightful little stocking stuffer for our dear listeners. It was recorded live in NYC on 11/17/19.

"Holiday Reflections"

Written & …

52.4 The Ride Sharers: "The Tunnel"

January 3rd, 2021


Difficult times intensify for the Schnell ride-sharing company. Troubled CEO Frederick Albans searches in desperation for an exit strategy.
“The …

53.1 1918/2020: "The Tavern"

January 31st, 2021


An old watering hole is the unsettling setting for a grisly tale of two pandemics.

“The Tunnel” is the first installment of our latest series, …

Three by FMT Resident Poet David Linton

April 11th, 2021


Three poems by Fireside Mystery Theatre's resident poet, Dr. David Linton:

"Dear Grandma"
"The Virtual Feast"
"A Digital Girl"

Written & performed by David Linton

Audio recording engineered by Matt Straub
Produced …

53.2 1918/2020: "Lovesick"

April 25th, 2021


The tales of two pairs of lovers separated by time and history reveal a haunting parallel.

“Lovesick” is the second installment of our pandemic series, 1918/2020, original audio plays inspired by the past and present.

53.3 1918/2020: "The Carrier"

June 13th, 2021


A carrier delivers a ticking box to an isolated mansion. What could go wrong?

"The Carrier" is the third installment in our pandemic series, …

Anita's Pandemic Advice: August 2021 Edition

August 22nd, 2021


Your favorite local fortune teller, Anita, is back with some peculiarly sage words of guidance for us as we all continue to weather this pandemic.

53.4 1918/2020: "Facing Time"

October 3rd, 2021


A lonely English seaside cottage holds heartbreaking tales of pandemics past and present.

"Facing Time" is the final installment in our pandemic …

54 Yours Truly: Prologue

October 24th, 2021


In this prologue to our next series, we muse on the practice of letter writing. Is it a lost art? When was the last time you wrote, with actual pen …

Happy 10th Anniversary, FMT!

October 31st, 2021


Did you know that the little nugget of what was to become our beloved Fireside Mystery Theatre was born on this day TEN years ago? But of course, we're Hallowe'en babies!

Join Anita for a little walk down memory lane as …

54.1 Yours Truly: "The Archives of H.A.N.D. — The Liz B. Situation"

November 7th, 2021


A promising young woman finds an unlikely, undead mentor.

This is the first installment of "The Archives of H.A.N.D.", a miniseries within our latest …

54.2 Yours Truly: "The Archives of H.A.N.D. — The Jack T. Ripper Dilemma"

December 12th, 2021


An extraordinary gentleman seeks his heart's desire and meets his murderous hero.

This is the second installment of "The Archives of H.A.N.D.", a …

54.3 Yours Truly: "The Archives of H.A.N.D. — The Plague Doctor Debacle"

January 16th, 2022


An exhausted ER doctor seeks counsel from an undead plague doctor or anyone, really — she’s just so tired.

This is the third installment of "The …

54.4 Yours Truly: "Electric Feel"

February 20th, 2022


An AI service for historical figures seems a perfect resource for a last-minute school report. That is, until things get weird.

This is the fourth …

54.5 Yours Truly: "Ambrose"

October 9th, 2022


The true story of the disappearance of a famous author gets entangled in a dark otherworldly fantasy. The final entry in our “Yours Truly” series.

Winter Solstice with The Three

December 25th, 2022


Happy Holidaze, one and all!

Your three favorite witches celebrate the most wonderful night of the year — the winter solstice.

"Winter Solstice with …

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