Sarah Shay is a writer, musician, and podcaster in Seattle.


  Season Four of my podcast, Pilot House, is starting soon: the first episode drops March 11! Along with my cohost, Strangely Doesburg, we watch and discuss pilot episodes of TV shows we’ve mostly never seen before, and try to judge where the show was heading from there. The theme for season four is Memes: shows that penetrated the internet to such a degree that we couldn’t NOT watch them! Make sure you’re subscribed on your favorite podcatcher, or visit to stream all our past episodes!

Pilot House: A TV commentary podcast

My new series of read-aloud livestreams, The Isolated Literary Society, starts up again on September 21 with Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! Visit the playlist to subscribe or bookmark the upcoming videos, or check out my completed books (including Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman, and more!)

On March 30, 2020, I released an audiobook of three original short stories, written and produced by me! Featuring narration by Strangely Doesburg and Philip Horrell, and incidental music by Sunnie Larsen, Molly Bauckham, Aaron J. Shay, and Phil Andrews of the Funk Rust Brass Band. Visit my Bandcamp store to stream the entire thing for free, or buy it if you’re able.

The Wedding Band and Other Stories: An Audio Collection

Just listen to these celebrity testimonials!

“Sarah possesses the wit, pluck, and encyclopedic pop culture references of a Joss Whedon character.”
Justin Velander-Holt

“That’s the fullest performance on the least strings I’ve ever seen.”
Chance McCauley

“Making you a mixtape would be like giving Stephen Hawking a solar system diorama.”
Rian Johnson

“You’re smarter than me and full of wonderful ideas.”
Mitch Clem

“Very nice.”
Scott Aukerman

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