PodCastle 500!

PodCastle has hit a tremendous milestone today, releasing it’s 500th episode “Maiden Mother Crone,” a collaborative story by Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky, hosted by Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind, and narrated by Wilson Fowlie — all PodCastle veteran rock stars!

Assistant editor Setsu Uzume gives us the low-down:

Our 500th episode has arrived. What a dream come true. We went back to the beginning with this one — Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind are hosting. Our story, “Maiden Mother Crone,” is a collaborative piece by Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky — read by our beloved Wilson Fowlie. These are the folks who first put the castle on the air. PodCastle has flown from classic pulps, to high fantasy, to urban fantasy, and everywhere in between for nearly a decade. We couldn’t have done it without the tireless work of each person mentioned above — both as denizens of the castle, and how they continue to enrich the genre long after moving on. We also couldn’t have done it without each and every one of our listeners. It is for you that we fly. Whether you’re just joining us, or have been on this long wild ride from the start, thank you so much for your support. We’ve got more goodies coming. Stay tuned.

The Castle’s heartfelt thank you includes a special thank you to their listeners, along with a personal note from co-editor Khaalidah:

I’d like to give a great big personal thank you for listening, for hanging with us for all this time and to stay tuned for more awesomeness!

We hope you enjoy the story!