Monsters Out of the Closet
Summary: Monsters Out of the Closet is a horror fiction podcast dedicated to proudly featuring spooky, suspenseful, and strange stories, poetry, songs, and other creative content from diverse LGBTQ+ voices.
Taara Rangan is a repeat MOutC contributor, as both a writer and a voice actor. She and our producer Shriya discuss her most recent piece, the audio play, "Lossless" from our most recent episode HAUNT. In a very giggly interview, they cover Bury Your Gays, South Asian LGBTQ+ identity, crying while voice acting, and more. Our next full fiction episode, CREATURES, will be released May 29th.
Art and obsession collide, their effects lingering ominously as characters find themselves haunted things they are unable to leave behind. Featuring “The Music of Erich Zann” composed by Michael Evans; and "Lossless" written by Taara Rangan, concept by Venus. Performances by Taara Rangan, Pen Tynan (Access:LARP), Anna Podds, and Danielle Williams. We are still currently seeking submissions for our June and July episodes. Consider submitting today! Find out more on monstersoutofthecloset.com.
Halfway through our first podcasting year, producers Nicole and Shriya answer some listener questions about the Babadook, production workload, and some of the surprises and favorite moments from the last six months. Consider supporting us on Patreon, and contributing content for future episodes. Visit monstersoutofthecloset.com for more details.
A Grindr date turns into a roadtrip through the zombie apocalypse. Some of the best journeys are the unexpected ones... Featuring "Swipe Left for Zombies" written by producer, Nicole Calande, and performed by Max George (@ScreamKingsPod), Matthew Aranda, and BRG (@afoolofatook). Sound design assistance was provided by Lucille Valentine (@severelytrans). Find out more on monstersoutofthecloset.com.
Lucille Valentine (@severelytrans) is a voice actor ("The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray," forthcoming), writer, sound designer, and soon-to-be producer of audio dramas. Her audio play, “Garden” was recently featured in our latest episode, SECRETS. In her interview, Lucy discusses podcasting, representation, and the feminism of witches with our producer, Nicole.
A secret that keeps a family apart, and a secret that dooms an intolerant community. A secret kept, a secret hidden—both made with binding love. Featuring "Drifting" written by Elana Stein and read by Nicole Calande; and "Garden," written by Lucille Valentine (@severelytrans), and performed by Katie Youmans (@kateryoumans), Kiku Marie (about.me/thekikumarie), and Eric Little. Music by Ross Crean, David Hilowitz, and Kai Engel. Additional sound design was provided by Lucille Valentine. Find out more on monstersoutofthecloset.com.
Following our episode on FATE, our producer, Shriya, talks with featured author Cero Lopez about astrology, sexually transmitted monsters, and DnD. Get involved with our show - consider submitting your LGBTQ+ horror fiction to be featured on our show! We are currently seeking submissions for JOURNEYS due March 4th. Visit monstersoutofthecloset.com for more details.
Impending, immutable, and impartial — fate can be truly frightening. Featuring "You'll Be Glad For It" written and read by Taara Rangan (shoutyourporpoise.tumblr.com); and "Lapse," written by Cero Lopez and read by Catherine Draper (@FumblesMcStupid). Currently seeking submissions for our fifth episode, JOURNEYS, due March 4th. Learn more on our website: monstersoutofthecloset.com
In this special interview, artist and performer Anthony Hudson (aka Portland’s premiere drag clown, Carla Rossi) and producer Nicole Calande discuss their worst fears, sleep paralysis, and the QUEER HORROR film series that Carla Rossi hosts. Learn more about QUEER HORROR (@queerhorrorpdx, queer-horror.com) and Carla (@thecarlarossi), and check out awesome original artwork by @jasonedwarddavis.
Endings can be reflective, shocking, violent, and complicated... Featuring "Cadmium" written and read by returning contributor Sarah Schaff; "The Night They Come Knocking" written by Liesl Matzka and read by Shriya Venkatesh; "Seasonal Rains" written and read by Sarah Schaff; "December Beneath Snow" written and read by Julian Lopez; and "Lamia" written by Victoria Black and read by Della Robertson-Glenn. For more episode, artist, and Patreon details and upcoming calls for submissions, visit our website (monstersoutofthecloset.com). Follow us on Twitter (@Pod_Monsters) and Tumblr (monstersoutofthecloset.tumblr).
Producer Shriya Venkatesh talks with Mason Brubaker about heritage, monstrous feelings, and witch markets in Austin, Texas. Mason is the author of "The Well" featured in Episode 2 "Roots." She is also the author of "The Mera Triptypch." To access this story check out our website. You can find out more about Mason on Twitter (@jabbershire). -- Submissions for Episode 4 FATE are due December 29th. Learn more at monstersoutofthecloset.com or @Pod_Monsters.
The ties that bind and haunt us... Featuring "Rust" written and recorded by producer Shriya Venkatesh; "Revelations" written and recorded by Sarah Schaff; and "The Well" written by Mason Brubaker of Eyetooth Fiction (@jabbershire), recorded by Eric Little. Submissions for Episode 3 ENDINGS is November 26th (late submissions accepted through December 1st). Follow us on Twitter (@Pod_Monsters) and Tumblr (monstersoutofthecloset.tumblr).
The roots are growing... Episode 2 (ROOTS) airs this Friday, November 24th. Submissions for Episode 3 (ENDINGS) are due November 26th. Follow us on Twitter (@Pod_Monsters) and Tumblr (monstersoutofthecloset.tumblr).
It’s important to everyone here at Monsters Out of the Closet that we support our artists, especially through our platform, so we’re thrilled to have our recent composer, Ross Crean (he/they), in conversation about his opera “The Great God Pan,” which was featured in our first episode HALLOWEEN. Our next full fiction episode ROOTS will air on November 24th, and our next fiction submission cutoff is November 26th for December's episode - so please consider submitting. Learn more: monstersoutofthecloset.com Twitter (@Pod_Monsters)
The best night of the year is upon us. Happy Halloween! Collect your tricks and treats. Featuring: "In the Garden" and "An Artist Meets His Maker" from Ross Crean's opera "The Great God Pan," "Click" written by Lucian Clark and read by Taara Rangan (previously published on Gender Terror), "The Harvest" written by Nicole Calande and read by Rachel Shaw, "Into the Woods" written anonymously and read by Shriya Venkatesh, and "The Ritual" written by Sarah Schaff and read by Max George (from the podcast Scream Kings). To learn more about these pieces, the artists, and our readers, visit out website (monstersoutofthecloset.com). You can also follow us on Tumblr, or on Twitter (@Pod_Monsters).