Best Horror Stories podcasts — Scary stories that will shake you for days (Updated June 2017; image)
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The Black Tapes
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The Black Tapes is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her enigmatic subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?
 
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Last Podcast On The Left
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The Last Podcast On The Left covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers, The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust.
 
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Lore
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Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
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The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
 
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Small Town Horror
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Ryan Jennings ran from the horrors of Crayton 18 years ago. Now is is coming back to face his greatest fears and search for answers.
 
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Archive 81
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Dan Powell is missing. He is lost in another world.Archive 81 is a podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious.New episodes will be released every other Wednesday.Start from Episode 1: A Body In A New Place.
 
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The Wicked Library
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The Wicked Library is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to bringing you stories of horror by the newest and best independent authors. We showcase original short stories, from various horror sub-genres, dramatically read by talented voice actors. Stories feature musical scoring to create truly immersive experience. Enjoy a story? Most of our authors have more stories available on their websites, own podcasts, Amazon pages and elsewhere. Hosted by Daniel Foytik.
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
SCARED? is a weekly podcast where REAL people from around the world tell us, in their own words, their TRUE ghost & UFO stories. Hosted and produced by award winning English broadcaster, Phil Holmes.ONLY the last TEN episodes here. Listen to all previous shows at scaredpodcast.com
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Edited by bestselling, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams, NIGHTMARE is a digital magazine of horror and dark fantasy. In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Every month NIGHTMARE will bring you a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors: from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard of yet. When ...
 
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Knifepoint Horror
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These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. The stories, stripped of even proper titles, spill forward as taut, uninterrupted confessions. Knifepoint Horror leaves nothing but the story's riveting spine to compel and chill you to the core. Music by Kevin MacLeod. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, mean ...
 
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Pseudopod
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The Sound of Horror. Pseudopod is the world's first audio horror magazine. We deliver bone-chilling stories from today's most talented authors straight to ears.
 
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King Falls AM
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King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town's late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.@KingFallsAM@KingFallsSammy
 
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The Magnus Archives
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“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.
 
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Tales To Terrify
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The Audio Horror Fiction Magazine
 
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The Simply Scary Podcast
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A multiple story, full-cast horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights‘ and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features a myriad of talented vocal performers and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors.
 
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Tales of Horror Podcast
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Tales of Horror takes you back to the early days of radio when alone with your imagination the story tellers on the radio would take you into the world of ghosts,macabre,demons,and tales of the supernatural. Turn down the lights and enter the world of Tales of Horror.
 
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The Shadowvane Podcast
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Shadowvane is a radio drama podcast centered around telling tales of horror and suspense. Instead of one continuous story, we tell our stories in a limited number of episodes.
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
This podcast features various scary stories and creepypasta from popular Youtuber MaddMike. These creepy stories are narrations of different peoples postings on reddit. From deep web, stalkers, serial killers, and murder. These stories will be sure to keep you awake all night and under the cover.
 
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Campfire Radio Theater
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A Modern Audio Drama Horror Anthology... Hear the Fear!
 
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Whispers in the Night
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A podcast devoted to uncovering the many layers that generate fear in each of us. My name is Seng Phengdouangdeth and I'm going to be your host as we explore topics of the paranormal and unexplained in a format that ties fact to fiction and often the folklore that started it all.
 
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Stephen King Cast
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A weekly retrospective review of the works of Stephen King.
 
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The Dark Verse
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Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep.
 
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A Podcast to the Curious - The M.R. James Podcast
 
... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
 
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Wrong Station
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You are currently listening to the Wrong Station. Have a seat, stay a while. There's this story I've been dying to tell you. Maybe you'll find it interesting.
 
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DreadCast
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An Audiobook Podcast Series Featuring Original Short Horror StoriesCheck us out on:Facebook: www.facebook.com/DreadCastAudio/Twitter: twitter.com/DreadCastAudioInstagram: www.instagram.com/dreadcastaudio/Tumblr: dreadcastfiction.tumblr.com/Patreon: www.patreon.com/DreadCastCreated by Shehzar ShahMusic by Sofrozyne.Music: www.youtube.com/channel/UC08XBs9O4-OkDPAJl-RQ3UQ
 
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The Horrorfied Podcast
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2016 People's Choice Podcast Awards Nominee!!Horror! Gore! Comedy! Questionable Material! All this and MORE on The Horrorfied Podcast!Hosts Ian, Justin, and Producer Xack talk about all the slashy, schlocky gore and horror they love, hate, and love to hate and tear it apart piece by piece. Each week, tune in Thursday to listen to Ian and Justin tackle some of the most well-known and unknown horror "things" ever made. Learn about the interesting backstories behind many of these productions an ...
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
This episode is sponsored by Start Drinkin'! For updates or promotional items, follow @StartDrinkinGame on Facebook / @StartDrinkin on Twitter and visit www.startdrinkin.com. Coming to Kickstarter this August! Support this podcast on www.patreon.com/maddmike - $5 monthly supporters will have access to exclusive horror stories weekly as a thanks ...…
 
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The Magnus Archives
 
#0030912Statement of Masato Murray, regarding an unusual inheritance and the causes thereof. Original Statement given 9th December 2003.If you'd like to support us, head to www.patreon.com/rustyquillSound effects for this episode provided by previously credited artists via freesound.org.Check out our merchandise at https://www.redbubble.com/peo ...…
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
It was her zipper that drew me to her. She was beautiful enough, according to what most people seemed to consider beauty. She had a black buzz cut, the kind of body that gives the impression of lankiness even on someone petite, a complexion pale as milk, and an overbite that made sure that a sliver of teeth was always visible even when her bee- ...…
 
Thanks for listening to the podcast! Here's a bonus episode that should give you a sense of our future plans. Plus, we answer a bunch of your questions, so that's fun.Once again, to reiterate, this is NOT the end of Archive 81. There will be more Archive 81. Dan and I just need a bit of time to regroup. Stay tuned to the podcast feed for more i ...…
 
In the conclusion of The Golden Age, a ritual is performed.Archive 81 will return. The story of Dan is not yet over. Stay tuned to your podcast feed for more information.Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/deadsignals. Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.co ...…
 
This episode will see the first in a series of episodes dedicated to one terrifying author and the fear that they can create. For this evening’s event, we have compiled a collection of stories from the works of Manchester-based author, Gareth Shore. For you, this Ray Bradbury-inspired wordsmith will unfold dark horizons guaranteed to threaten y ...…
 
On the first of a multi-part series on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
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The Horrorfied Podcast
 
h'What's up, Creeps?Comin' atcha live and direct this week with a wild and wacky and woefully underpopulated episode about an all time American classic, 1958's the Fly.This week listen in as Xack and Justin try their hardest to pull together some semblance of an episode without Ian holding it all together. Cackle on as they both horribly mispro ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 07 of Season 9. On this week's show we have four tales about nearby nightmares, dubious doubles, and woodland web sites."Too Close to Home"‡ written by H.F. Fae and performed by Jessica McEvoy. (Story starts around 00:03:40)"The Forest of a Thousand Legs"† written by Rex Lovezinski and performed by Jesse Cornett & Eden & Erika Sand ...…
 
I have seen the Shadow in Darkness—a shadow within pitch blackness. Where darkness ends and a truer black begins—a corrosion of color and a void of anti-creation. An obliterator of sight. An obliterator of mind. I have felt the Shadow in Darkness—a shadow cast not by the inhibition of light, but from the suffocating of […]…
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
We need some spooky stories this time of year. For all of you missing Halloween during this lovely warm season, we bring you a dose of horror to satiate your October desires. Horror authors Phil Thomas & T. Fox Dunham return with episode 49 of Philadelphia's horror home, What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show on PARA-X Radio, Friday n ...…
 
Welcome to the world of Shadowvane, a place where the horrific and frightening reside.Enjoy yet another Classic Tale of Terror as we get back to work on the second half of 1692: The Risen. We have a story that straddles the genres of magical realism and horror with the Algernon Blackwood story "Ancient Lights."Want to help support the show? Bec ...…
 
Beginning Monday, July 10, Chilling Tales for Dark Nights will be launching the second season of the EVIL IDOL voice acting competition, in which you – a member of our audience – will have the opportunity to win a coveted spot as a vocal performer on our roster! For years we’ve taken auditions via our website and have been blessed to have disco ...…
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
Just released EXTRA SCARED? 6 to my PATREON supporters - and i have fun with it! Here's one of my favourite parts! For more, please consider supporting 'SCARED?' on Patreon.
 
by Jon Padgett “Escape to Thin Mountain” originally appeared in Padgett’s 2016 short story collection The Secret of Ventriloquism. JON PADGETT is a professional—though lapsed—ventriloquist who lives in New Orleans with his spouse, their daughter, a cat and a dog. Padgett’s first short story collection, The Secret of Ventriloquism, was named the ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:44Lisa Mannetti’s Arbeit Macht Frei as read by Maurine McLean: 04:53Pleasant Dreams: 45:57Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwondersLisa Mannetti: http://lisamannetti.com/
 
News of another missing hiker plagues Perdition Wood as Sammy & Ben field calls awaiting an official press conference.
 
#0101811Statement of Darren Harlow, regarding a failed psychology experiment at the University of Surrey. Original statement given 18th November 2010. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Ross Barlow, Simon Doderer, Heather MacKenzie, Callum Thomas, Amy Barber, Scott Morrison, Rain, Elliott W James, Charles Allen Marable, Kirsty Conrad If you'd also ...…
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
What's happening - in our paranormal world? Ghosts, haunted houses, amazing UFO sightings.... settle back and be amazed. Thanks for listening ** GET EXTRA 'SCARED?' EPISODES - JOIN OUR PATREON! ** ** JOIN OUR NEW FACEBOOK GROUP! We'd love to see you! CLICK HERE FOR OUR GROUP! PLEASE DONATE TO THE SHOW, VIA PAYPAL or PATREON - FIND OUT MORE AT w ...…
 
by Ian McHugh “Monsters Exist” is a Pseudopod Original. IAN MCHUGH is a writer whose first success was winning the short story competition at his local science fiction convention in Canberra, Australia in 2004. Since then, he’s sold more than 40 stories to publications around the world, and his first story collection, Angel Dust, was published ...…
 
Folklore and medicine often go hand in hand. In fact, for a long time they were the very same thing. But folklore has a way of leading people to tragic actions—all in the name of getting better. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Loot Crate: LootCrate is a box of pop culture collectibles—housewares, pins, t-shirts, and collectables—pa ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 06 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about sinister sounds, sluggish slime, and severe separation."The Final Party" written by Olivia White and performed by Nichole Goodnight. (Story starts around 00:03:30)"When I Died"† written by Lauren Lutz and performed by Addison Peacock & Kyle Akers & Erika Sanderson. (Story ...…
 
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Campfire Radio Theater
 
Investigating the disappearance of a colleague, BBC journalist Albert Titus lands the scoop of a lifetime in the Scottish coastal village of Redmayne as he unravels a terrifying mystery perhaps tied to a sinister cannibal clan of legend. Warning: Contains explicit language and frightening situations not suitable for younger audiences. Written, ...…
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
Episode 48: The Phillie Foxxy Haunted Spooky Hour Live!!! Well, recorded when it was broadcasted live over Para-X at Comic Zen in Lansdale PA for First Friday. Philadelphia horror hosts T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas are live every First Friday on PARA-X Radio with some new stuff and old from our favorite shows. Random guests wander in with their ...…
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
Some amazing coincidences. Thanks for listening ** GET EXTRA 'SCARED?' EPISODES - JOIN OUR PATREON! ** ** JOIN OUR NEW FACEBOOK GROUP! We'd love to see you! CLICK HERE FOR OUR GROUP! PLEASE DONATE TO THE SHOW, VIA PAYPAL or PATREON - FIND OUT MORE AT www.scaredpodcast.com Thanks, as always, for listening and supporting the show. GOT A STORY? WE ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:42Christopher Golden’s The Bad Hour (Stoker Nominee) as read by Josie Babin: 03:29Pleasant Dreams: 41:28Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwondersHappy End: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5304464/Cannes 2017: Michael Haneke's Happy End is tense horror, and the lurking ...…
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
Hey guys... I hope you all enjoy and please keep leaving positive ratings on this podcast if you can :) if you can donate, I would greatly appreciate it as this will help cover the production costs. Go here www.patreon.com/maddmike $5 Contributors Will Have Early Access To Episodes / Exclusive Stories Until End of Month Release Thanks! ******** ...…
 
#0030306 Statement of Joseph Russo regarding a book allegedly authored by Sir Frederick Treeves. Original statement given June 3rd 2003. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Paul Sims, Janelle Gobin, Rachel Lewis, Josh Zurcher, Luke Adams, Bobthezool,. Maia Barrow, Robert 'Check out my freaky table' Rulison, Ashlie McConkie, David PridmoreIf you'd al ...…
 
In our continuing effort to spotlight up and coming authors, this episode is dedicated to works introducing you to the frightening worlds of author Cosmas McCoy. His work has been featured in print as part of the anthology “What World Is This?: And Other Stories”. In addition, he has written screenplays for horror films. This studying Catholic ...…
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
You know how this story goes: the girl was kissed in the womb by the devil. When she emerged into the too-bright world, she was missing half her face where his teeth tore it off. The doctors did their best; they grafted skin over the left side, added collagen in her cheeks. “Smile,” they said, tickling her feet. But she could not smile, and so ...…
 
In the first episode of Archive 81: The Golden Age, a play is rehearsed.The second episode of The Golden Age will be released on Wednesday, June 21st.Thanks to Casper for supporting our channel. Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/deadsignals code deadsignals.Twitter: twitter.com/Archive81 Facebook: www.facebook.com/Archive81/ Websi ...…
 
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The Wicked Library
 
The Devil is back this week, with a darkly humorous tale that's sure to give you a little more sympathy for him. In this tale, The Devil -- a lover of theater -- sits at man's stage where he and God haggle over the price of the ticket.http://thewickedlibrary.com/718/Story by Kelli Perkins | Narrated by David Ault…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 05 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about terrifying travelers, raging revenge, and dreadful descents."Never Give Directions to Strangers"† written by T. Weaver and performed by Kyle Akers & Davd Cummings. (Story starts around 00:04:20)"I've Been On This Train Forever"† written by Rima Chaddha Mycynek and perform ...…
 
by Hillary Dodge “Indiscretions ” is a Pseudopod Original. “The author invites you to sit back, close your eyes, and picture a deserted suburban neighborhood, lawns brown and tangled, the sky a bleak shade of yellow-gray…” HILLARY DODGE is a writer and editor based out of Santiago, Chile. She has a Masters degree in Library and Information Scie ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:43Michael Bailey’s Time is a Face on the Water (Stoker Nominee) as read by Drew Sebesteny: 03:29Pleasant Dreams: 45:20 Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwonders‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele Teams With WBTV, HBO & Bad Robot For ‘Lovecraft Country’ Drama Series; Misha Gre ...…
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
Episode 47: Ghosts of War Only the dead know the end of war. And even then the spirits of fallen soldiers dwell in perpetual torment, forever repeating the carnage of the battlefield. Nothing breeds ghost stories like war, and stories of phantom soldiers have been told for as long as war has existed. The hosts of what Are You Afraid Of? Horror ...…
 
On the conclusion to our series, we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
Hey guys... sorry I been gone for a while. Been super busy with finals at school and essays. I will stick to the Thursday - 10AM PST schedule of release. I hope you enjoy this video and big thanks for GirlDoesRant on Youtube for this collaboration! If you would like to support my channel, please support me at ww.Patreon.com/MaddMike ... I also ...…
 
When a special project Ben is working on goes missing, things get a little heated at the station.
 
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The Magnus Archives
 
#0071803 Statement of Jack Barnabas regarding a short-lived courtship with Agnes Montague in the Autumn of 2006. Original statement given March 18th 2007. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Martin Orchard, Cheryl Peterson, Kristen Bonner, Zack Clark, Marc Elliott, Anna O'Rourke, Erin Dombrowski, Jay Fernandez, Matt Landau, David Minch-Dixon.If you' ...…
 
You can tell a lot about a culture by the things it creates. Tools, exploration, weapons; all of it speaks to the priorities and character of that society. But if that’s true, then what are we supposed to assume about the mind behind one of history’s most bizarre creations? * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: Hu ...…
 
This shows offering brings together the essence of all definitions of the word passion. More importantly, passion as defined by the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forces. Let us see how these forces touch our waking world to transform it into a nightmare reality, otherwise known as our “Passion Plays.“ See full episod ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 04 of Season 9. On this week's show we have five tales about escaped evil, horrifying heritage, and conjured creatures."The Field"‡ written by M.J. Pack and performed by Jessica McEvoy & Jeff Clement & Nichole Goodnight & Jesse Cornett. (Story starts around 00:03:30)"The Capacity For Evil"† written by Garon Cockrell and performed b ...…
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
EPISODE 46: DARK ONES RISE Though now only a rumored gathering, a dark coven of horror authors did gather in New York City to fuse their incantations of power in a macabre & diabolical evening in order to possess the souls of their unsuspecting audience. Let the Dark Ones Rise! What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show hosted this event ...…
 
by John Wiswell “Under the Rubble” is a Pseudopod Original. “This story is dedicated to Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda, and Rod Serling.” JOHN WISWELL is a writer who lives where New York keeps all its trees. His stories have appeared at Podcastle, Fireside Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. He is chronically ill, and was inspired to write this sto ...…
 
Coming UpGood Evening: 00:43Robin Husen’s The Hungry Year as read by Matthew Staton: 03:46Icy Sedgwick’s The Dead House as read by Margaret Essex: 11:30Pleasant Dreams: 39:44Pertinent LinksThe District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwondersRobin Husen @ Twitter: https://twitter.com/reliant_robinMatthew Staton emai ...…
 
The roll down door of my storage unit hit the ground with a thud. I slid the bolt, inserted the cylinder lock, twisted, and pulled out the key. On the other side, ten by fifteen feet of junk—not quite insignificant enough to give away, but not nearly practical enough to have around—lay gratifyingly stowed away […]…
 
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The Horrorfied Podcast
 
H'WHATS UP CREEPS?! Y'ALL GOT SPOOKIES?! YEAH YOU DO!! Poltergeist and the spookiness surrounding it. Do it up. In your ears. EEEENJOY!!
 
Episode 272: Carl Panzram Part II - The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
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The Wicked Library
 
Your Librarian brings you two tales of death, devouring, and reanimation. "And Drown Melancholy" puts you in the mind of an unfortunate young woman suffering from a splitting headache who mixes alcohol and drugs to stop the pain, but you're not alone in there."The Tomb Wife" explores the unique the classic story of boy meets ghoul and the deep, ...…
 
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