Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Podcast / TheNoSleepPodcast

Go To



* SharedUniverse:
** The events of "Fairweather Nightmares" are mentioned in passing during "Midnight Rendezvous".
** Given they all feature protagonists getting lost in strange fantasy worlds with a giant hanging man in the sky, it's likely that "What I Saw Beneath the Riptide", "Corn Maze 44", and "Christmas Land" all share a universe.
** While listing off strange cases that have happened in her town, the protagonist of "House Full of Eyes" mentions the events of "The Cats of Sycamore Grove", "A Lesson on Applied Narratives", and "Taco Tuesday".
** The detective of the three-part Gilded Echo series ("The Night Lily", "The Body Lies", and "The Queen in Ivory") is contacted by an investigator that worked on the case that served as the plot to "I'm Shutting Down My True Crime Podcast".



* SpiritualSequel: "Ultrasound" is this to "A Horrible Game".
** Also, "The Deer Gods" to "The Camping Trip".

to:

* SpiritualSequel: SpiritualSequel:
**
"Ultrasound" is this to "A Horrible Game".
** Also, "The Deer Gods" to "The Camping Trip".



* StealthSequel: [[spoiler: "Blue Ridge"]] is a sequel to "Paradise Pine", and it would be up to the listener to figure this out if David didn't spoil it in his opening narration.
** [[spoiler: "Midnight Rendezvous"]] to "Fairweather Nightmares".
** [[spoiler: "Corn Maze 44"]] is set in the same universe as "Christmas Land". In all likelihood both are sequels to [[spoiler: "What I Saw Beneath the Riptide"]].
** "House Full of Eyes" to [[spoiler: "The Cats of Sycamore Grove"]], [[spoiler: "A Lesson on Applied Narratives"]], and [[spoiler: "Taco Tuesday"]].
* SuckECheeses: "Uncle Jerry's Family Fun Zone" features one of these.

to:

* StealthSequel: StealthSequel:
**
[[spoiler: "Blue Ridge"]] is a sequel to "Paradise Pine", and it would be up to the listener to figure this out if David didn't spoil it in his opening narration.
Pine".
** [[spoiler: "Midnight Rendezvous"]] to "Fairweather Nightmares".
** [[spoiler: "Corn Maze 44"]] is set in the same universe as "Christmas Land". In all likelihood both are sequels to [[spoiler: "What I Saw Beneath the Riptide"]].
** "House Full of Eyes" to [[spoiler: "The Cats of Sycamore Grove"]],
[[spoiler: "A Lesson on Applied Narratives"]], and [[spoiler: "Taco Tuesday"]].
Car Accident Can Change Everything"]] to "Never Wander off in Robinson Woods".
* SuckECheeses: "Uncle Jerry's Family Fun Zone" features one of these.these, which was abandoned in the woods a long time ago and may be haunted.


* CreatorCameo: C.K. Walker, author of "Copper Canyon", lends her voice to one of the characters in the podcast's adaption.

to:

* CreatorCameo: CreatorCameo:
**
C.K. Walker, author of "Copper Canyon", lends her voice to one of the characters in the podcast's adaption. She also later appeared in the adaptation of her story "Behind the Black Curtain".



* TheBusCameBack: James Cleveland disappeared from the podcast during season three, but came back early on in season six and has resumed his position as a regular narrator.
** Sammy Raynor left the podcast at the end of the first season, but came back fourth. By the fifth, he had left again.
* DoingInTheWizard: A common theme in stories by C.K. Walker, with a side of HumansAreTheRealMonsters, but also occasionally dipping into RealAfterAll territory. Also features heavily in "She Was Just a Child," "I Regret Ever Working in the North Pole" and others.

to:

* TheBusCameBack: TheBusCameBack:
**
James Cleveland disappeared from the podcast during season three, but came back early on in season six and has resumed his position as a regular narrator.
** Sammy Raynor left the podcast at the end of the first season, but came back for the fourth. By the end of the fifth, he had left again.
* DoingInTheWizard: A common theme in stories by C.K. Walker, with a side of HumansAreTheRealMonsters, but also occasionally dipping into RealAfterAll territory. Also features heavily in [[spoiler: "She Was Just a Child," Child"]], [[spoiler: "I Regret Ever Working in the North Pole" Pole"]], and others.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first and second season's episodes were much shorter - sometimes going for only 25 minutes. The stories didn't last as long as the usually do now as well, and they didn't feature as many narrators. Some episodes were narrated entirely by David.

to:

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first and second season's episodes were much shorter - sometimes going running for only 25 as little as twenty-five minutes. The stories didn't last as were typically only five to ten minutes long as the usually do now as well, and they didn't feature as many featured single narrators. Some episodes were narrated entirely by David.



* LargeHam: Jesse Cornett, especially in "Feed the Pig" and "Great White". David can also ham it up with the best of them.

to:

* LargeHam: LargeHam:
**
Jesse Cornett, especially in "Feed the Pig" and "Great White". David can also ham it up with the best of them.



* [[OneShotCharacter One Shot Narrator]]: The earlier seasons were full of narrators that would narrate one or two tales and then never work on the podcast again. Averted towards the later seasons, as the show got its fixed cast.

to:

* [[OneShotCharacter One Shot Narrator]]: The earlier seasons were full of narrators that would narrate one or two tales and then never work on the podcast again. Averted Mostly {{averted}} towards the later seasons, seasons as the show got its fixed cast.


* ShaggyDogStory: "Blackwood Holler". A reporter attempts to travel to the titular town to interview a mysterious, extremely old woman that lives there. He never manages to actually enter the city limits because [[spoiler: the only road in is blocked by a large iron gate and he's scared away by some of the town's sinister residents coming up to his car]].



* ShootTheShaggyDog: "I'm Not One of Those Cops", in which our policeman narrator [[spoiler: lets a pregnant 15 year old girl die from stab wounds so he can finally pin a rapist, murderous drug dealer for a serious crime and put him behind bars for good. It was all in vain, though, cause the security camera he thought was recording the while event was broken and the dealer ends up OD'ing a week later anyway]].

to:

* ShootTheShaggyDog: "I'm Not One of Those Cops", in which our policeman narrator [[spoiler: lets a pregnant 15 year old girl die from stab wounds so he can finally pin a the rapist, murderous drug dealer that committed the act for a serious crime and put him behind bars for good. good]]. It was all in vain, though, cause because [[spoiler: the security camera he thought was recording the while whole event was broken and the dealer ends up OD'ing a week later anyway]].


* BalefulPolymorph: Magic in "The Yule Tithe" turns the narrator into a hare, a fish, a rook, and a deer to help her get away from fairy hunters.

to:

* BalefulPolymorph: BalefulPolymorph:
**
Magic in "The Yule Tithe" turns the narrator into a hare, a fish, a rook, and a deer to help her get away from fairy hunters.



* BoyMeetsGhoul: "The Open Secret of East Hall" is about a college student who ends up dating a werewolf. See "My Girlfriend's Loving Limbs" for a gender-flipped version.

to:

* BoyMeetsGhoul: "The Open Secret of East Hall" is about a college student who ends up dating a werewolf. See "My Girlfriend's Loving Limbs" for a gender-flipped version.version (although in that case the girlfriend is some kind of squid monster, not a werewolf).



* ClosedCircle: The narrators of "Hide and Seek" and "You May See Some People" are trapped in isolated cabins during a snow storm in the middle of the wilderness.

to:

* ClosedCircle: The narrators of "Hide and Seek" and "You Seek","You May See Some People" People", "Shelter from the Storm", and "The Last Letter of Marcus Finch" are trapped in isolated cabins during a snow storm storms in the middle of the wilderness.


* AllHallowsEve: Most of the Halloween episodes, although some stories take place in the days leading up to it or in the days after.


Added DiffLines:

%%* HalloweenEpisodes: Most of the Halloween episodes, although some stories take place in the days leading up to UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve or in the days after.


** "Cold Room", possibly, as it's clear the story takes place in the past, but it's unclear which year.



* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: The endings of [[spoiler: "He Howls at the Moon", "The Monsters are Already Here", "My Grandmother's Doll", "The Room That Echoed", "The Dry Man", "Dust", "Gristle", "Dead Milk", "Row Boat", "Soft Teeth", "The Name Eater", and "500 Yards"]].

to:

* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: The endings of [[spoiler: "He Howls at the Moon", "The Monsters are Already Here", "My Grandmother's Doll", "The Room That Echoed", "The Dry Man", "Dust", "Gristle", "Dead Milk", "Row Boat", "Soft Teeth", "The Name Eater", and "500 Yards"]].Yards", "How to Summon the Butter Street Hitchhiker", and "Best Left Buried".]].



* CosmicHorrorStory: "A Scarecrow for God" and "Halloween Under the Irish Cultural Center".
* CreepyBasement: "The Stairs and the Doorway", "The Basement", "Don't Ever Turn it Off", "Basement Cameras", "My Basement", "The Church Basement", "The Jack Monster", "The Church's Grimm", "We Tried to Keep Them Out", "They Told Me to Stay Out of the Basement", "Down in the Library Basement", and "63 Years Ago"

to:

* CosmicHorrorStory: "A Scarecrow for God" and God", "Halloween Under the Irish Cultural Center".
Center", and "The Turtles".
* CreepyBasement: "The Stairs and the Doorway", "The Basement", "Don't Ever Turn it Off", "Basement Cameras", "My Basement", "The Church Basement", "The Jack Monster", "The Church's Grimm", "We Tried to Keep Them Out", "They Told Me to Stay Out of the Basement", "Down in the Library Basement", and "63 Years Ago"Ago".



* {{Novella}}: Many of the longer tales (sometimes running over two hours!) could easily be published as one of these. Examples include "Operation Stingray", "Borrasca", "The Showers", "Stranded on Lake Michigan", and "The One-Way Tunnel"

to:

* {{Novella}}: Many of the longer tales (sometimes running over two hours!) could easily be published as one of these. Examples include "Operation Stingray", "Borrasca", "The Showers", "Stranded on Lake Michigan", and "The One-Way Tunnel"Tunnel".



** [[UpToEleven Take up to eleven]] in "5.5", where the reader (or in this case, listener) actually serves as the story's protagonist.

to:

** [[UpToEleven Take up to eleven]] in "5.5", "Nobody" and "Clinical Trial", where the reader (or in this case, listener) actually serves as the story's protagonist.



* OutOfGenreExperience: Much to some listeners' dismay, the podcast sometimes delves into other genres besides horror, such as fantasy ("A Seaside British Pub", "The Gossip"), noir ("I'm Not One of Those Cops", "The Price of Truth"), thriller ("Unknown Caller", "A Hunt in Pennsylvania") and even 'comedy'' ("Not Now, Eric", "The One-Headed Hound","Does Anyone Know a Good Plumber","Escape the Dungeon").

to:

* OutOfGenreExperience: Much to some listeners' dismay, the podcast sometimes delves into other genres besides horror, such as fantasy ("A Seaside British Pub", "The Gossip"), noir ("I'm Not One of Those Cops", "The Price of Truth"), thriller ("Unknown Caller", "A Hunt in Pennsylvania") and even 'comedy'' ''comedy'' ("Not Now, Eric", "The One-Headed Hound","Does Hound", "Does Anyone Know a Good Plumber","Escape Plumber?", "Escape the Dungeon").



* VignetteEpisode: "Anecdotes in Ashes", "The Things They Left Behind", "Ash Hollow", and "Search and Rescue".

to:

* VignetteEpisode: "Anecdotes in Ashes", "The Things They Left "What Stays Behind", "Ash Hollow", and "Search and Rescue".


The podcast is currently on it's eleventh season. Each season consists of 25 episodes (except for the first season, which has 18), including some bonus episodes.

As of June 2016, it costs $19.95 for a season pass (except for the first two seasons, where all episodes are full and free), or $1.49 for an individual episode. Partial episodes (usually the first two or three stories out of five or six) are available for free on the website as well as podcast apps.

to:

The podcast is currently on it's eleventh thirteen season. Each season consists of 25 episodes (except for the first season, which has 18), including some bonus episodes.

As of June 2016, 2019, it costs $19.95 $24.99 for a season pass (except for the first two seasons, where all episodes are full and free), or $1.49 99 for an individual episode. Partial episodes (usually the first two or three stories out of five or six) are available for free on the website as well as podcast apps.


* StockEpisodeTitles: "The Girl in the Log", "The Girl in the Tree", and "The Girl in the Shed".
** "Mr. Sweetly", "Mr. Thompson", "Mr. Pershing", "Mr. Cracks", "Mr. Grabs", and "Mr. Banana".



* WordSaladTitle: "Heart of Plastic", "Dinner by Swamplight", "The Albino Farm", "My Grandfather Knows Why We Run From the Dark", "Fake Beats", "Operation Stingray", "The Woman Holding An Orange", and others.

to:

* WordSaladTitle: "Heart of Plastic", "Dinner by Swamplight", "The Albino Farm", "My Grandfather Knows Why We Run From the Dark", "Fake Beats", "Operation Stingray", "The Woman Holding An Orange", and others.


* DomesticAbuser: Mr. Curtis in "The Curtis's Dragon" and the narrator's father in "Hide and Seek".

to:

* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: Mr. Curtis in "The Curtis's Dragon" and the narrator's father in "Hide and Seek".


The Podcast is currently on it's eleventh season. Each season consists of 25 episodes (except for the first season, which has 18), including some bonus episodes.

to:

The Podcast podcast is currently on it's eleventh season. Each season consists of 25 episodes (except for the first season, which has 18), including some bonus episodes.


The Nosleep Podcast is a Podcast dedicated to horror fiction, originating from a subreddit named /r/Nosleep. It features stories of various topics all based around the Horror genre.

The show is hosted by ''[[http://www.thenosleeppodcast.com/david-cummings David Cummings]]'' who introduces each tale. There are a number of narrators that contribute regularly to the Podcast as well as some illustrators and a composer. Many of the stories due to their themes are NSFW.

to:

The Nosleep Podcast is a Podcast podcast dedicated to horror fiction, originating from a subreddit named /r/Nosleep. It features stories of various topics all based around the Horror horror genre.

The show is hosted by ''[[http://www.thenosleeppodcast.com/david-cummings David Cummings]]'' who introduces each tale. There are a number of narrators that contribute regularly to the Podcast podcast as well as some illustrators and a composer. Many of the stories stories, due to their themes themes, are NSFW.


The Nosleep Podcast is a Podcast dedicated to horror fiction, originating from a sub reddit named /r/Nosleep. It features stories of various topics all based around the Horror genre.

to:

The Nosleep Podcast is a Podcast dedicated to horror fiction, originating from a sub reddit subreddit named /r/Nosleep. It features stories of various topics all based around the Horror genre.


* AnnualTitle: "1957", "October 9, 2013", and "March 29, 2015".

to:

* AnnualTitle: "1957", "October 9, 2013", and "March 29, 2015".2015", and "October 17, 1989".


** Ditto with Paul Bae in "My Grandfather's Journal" and Marcus Damanda in "Dusk on Old Arcadia".

to:

** Ditto with Paul Bae in "My Grandfather's Journal" and Marcus Damanda in both "Dusk on Old Arcadia".Arcadia" and "Till Childhood's End".



to:

* ''{{WebOriginal/What Happens When The Stars Go Out}}''

Showing 15 edit(s) of 477

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report