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AN EXERCISE IN PEDDLING FEAR

A true artisan takes pride in their work.

Mr. Chew

Mr. Chew dressed all in black,
His jaw unhinges with a crack…

AN EXERCISE IN PEDDLING FEAR

A true artisan takes pride in their work.

VIRAL

A social media-obsessed teenage girl and an ambitious teenage boy arrange a sinister rendezvous at a cheap motel.

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HOST

Alin

As Executive Editor and host of The Dread Machine Podcast, Alin's voice will be the first you hear each episode. She has also narrated several tales, including An Exercise in Peddling Fear by Christopher DeStefano, Mr. Chew by Angela Sylvanie, and Viral (which she authored herself).

Interview

WHY DID YOU START THE DREAD MACHINE?

Everyone needs something to do during quarantine, right? Plus, I was tired of being weird and lonely. Now I have lots of friends who are just as weird as I am. As a result, I feel less weird, and I’m certainly not lonely anymore.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A NARRATOR?

Budgetary concerns. I always planned to host the show, but I became a narrator out of necessity. Pre-launch, we couldn’t afford to pay professional voice actors what they deserve to be paid, so rather than asking them to work for less, I did the work myself.

WHICH EPISODE WAS YOUR FAVORITE TO NARRATE AND WHY?

Without question, my favorite episode to narrate (to date) was An Exercise in Peddling Fear by Christopher DeStefano. By the time I hit the second paragraph, I knew the story would be perfect for the site and the podcast. I love the sultry but sinister tone. I must have done five or six takes before I felt satisfied with it.

What’s your favorite podcast (other than ours)?

Welcome to Night Vale. Their entire team is so talented and the production value is fantastic. Jason and I saw them live once, and we hope to do so again.