The Apex Magazine Podcast

Every month we present a new work of audio fiction from leading writers in the fields of science fiction and dark fantasy.



Episode 87: It Rises And Falls And Rises Again

"It Rises And Falls And Rises Again" — by RJ Taylor, Narrated by Addison Peacock Read it here: RJ Taylor is a queer speculative fiction writer who writes mostly fantasy, near-future, and weird novels, short stories, and flash fiction. She...

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Enjoy our audio presentation of “Cottonmouth” by Joelle Wellington. Narrated by Angela Naomi. Produced by KT Bryski.

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Host & Producer

Alyson Grauer

Alyson Grauer is an author, actor, and podcaster based out of Chicago. Her first novel, On the Isle of Sound and Wonder, is a steampunk Shakespeare retelling and her short fiction has appeared in Apparition Lit, Cast of Wonders, and several indie anthologies. Her audio production work can be heard on such podcasts as Skyjacks: Courier’s Call, The Write Mindset, Warda, and the One Shot Podcast Secret Archive. She’s also known for performing at renaissance faires and world-class theme parks. Find her at or on Twitter & Instagram @dreamstobecome.