Happy (belated) Halloween podcast world!
From Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios comes Spooked, a podcast that showcases people’s first-hand experiences of the unusual or supernatural. Although every episode of this podcast is appropriate for a scary good time, the one stood out to me is “The Summoning”. All the stories in the episode are really interesting but the one that really gave me the creeps was the ‘Dollhouse’ story, which I listened to by myself on a late-night drive and regretted that decision immediately.
As you all know from my very first post, NoSleep is pretty much one of the best podcasts out there, where you can enjoy horror anthologies all year round. They also produce special Halloween episodes every year, and 2017 is no different. As a season pass member, you get 5 delicious hours of bone-chilling content that includes a bonus episode and the recorded version of the live performance they did this year in Toronto, which would have been a super cool story to be apart of the audience for. In short, it’s awesome and you won’t be disappointed.
This is a podcast I recently came across when looking for Halloween specials, and I’m so glad to have stumbled across it! It’s a call-in show that kind of has a “Coast to Coast AM” feel, where people talk about their strange or paranormal stories. The Halloween special features some of the hosts’ all time favorite stories, and is the perfect podcast to listen to in the dead of night when you’re all alone…you think.
For those of you not familiar with this podcast, it primarily features true crime, although the hosts have covered widely known conspiracies or other mysterious events. The episode you need to go and listen to right now is “The Scream Murder”, which is a real-life case where the killers used the well-known horror flick Scream as motivation to commit a brutal murder. This episode features stuff out of nightmares that actually happened, which is what makes it so scary.
This podcast is the only one that managed to actually give me nightmares this year, and it was because of their Black Eyed Kids episodes. People talk about their first-hand accounts of their encounters with these strange children who immediately make you feel dread in the pit of your stomach. So, when you hear a knock at your door in the dead of night, whatever you do, don’t invite them in…
Hey there podcast world!
For those of you who have been living under a rock (like I was just over a year ago) and don’t know what The Black Tapes is, I’ve got you . It’s a docudrama from Pacific Northwest Stories and Minnow Beats Whale hosted by Alex Reagen, a journalist who immerses herself in the task of unraveling the truth.
She is joined by critical thinker and major skeptic, Dr. Richard Strand. He is the president and founder of the Strand Institute, an organization offering a prize of 1 million dollars to anyone who can provide proof of the paranormal. This has led to a rather large collection of what Alex refers to as The Black Tapes, which is video footage sent from people all around the world either trying to claim the prize money, or from people searching for an explanation and help.
This podcast was my introduction into the world of digital audio. My sister had suggested it for one of our road trips back home, and I was immediately hooked and blew through the first season the next couple days at work. It was right up my alley, and had everything I was always been interested in hearing about. Ghosts, demons, mystery, intrigue and a (more than) healthy dose of skepticism.
When the third season finally came out and the notification popped up in my feed, I literally squealed with excitement. It was pretty embarrassing considering I was surrounded by my science colleagues, but I recovered my calm and politely suggested that anyone who interrupted me for the next 40 minutes would receive death glares and exasperated sighs.