Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
Ever miss those spooky campfire stories you heard growing up? Well, gather round... and listen close.
The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.
From creator Jon Grilz, a collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised. Stories requests can be made on twitter @creepypod or via email at email@example.com
Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
True horror fan Dan Cummins attempts to terrify his wife Lynze with two new alleged-to-be-true tales each week. Demonic possession, poltergeists, shadow people, and more! Subscribe and listen in the dark to your new weekly nightmare.
Criminal is the first of its kind. A show about people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Hosted by Phoebe Judge.
What's the one secret you've never told anybody? Welcome to The Secret Room, a podcast about the true stories no one ever tells. Hosted by Ben Hamm.
the memory palace
The Sound of Horror
Stories of the human heart. A candid, unscripted conversation between two people about what's really important in life: love, loss, family, friendship. When the world seems out of hand, tune in to StoryCorps and be reminded of the things that matter most.
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
Insomnia? Mind racing at night? Worries keeping you up? Tune in for a bedtime story that lets you forget your problems and progressively gets more boring until you fall to sleep. So get in bed, press play, close your eyes, and drift off into dreamland.
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? “Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. From American Public Media.
The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...
THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
Relax and fall asleep with Get Sleepy's unique combination of sleep meditation, followed by a calming story that lets you drift off to a peaceful slumber.
An exciting collection of original stories crafted for a younger audience.
Discover real-life horror stories, from bizarre crimes to paranormal activity. These true stories are set inside the fictional world of Radio Rental, an 80’s video rental store run by an eccentric shopkeeper, Terry Carnation (Rainn Wilson). This imaginative, cult classic-inspired horror brand blurs the lines of reality, with cutting-edge documentary storytelling and a splash of comedy. From the mind of Payne Lindsey, this is Radio Rental.
True horror stories written by those that made it out alive. First person accounts narrated and produced by Andrew Tate in an anthology of terror and suspense. To hear you story on the show, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Radically empathic advice. Produced by WBUR.
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
The Original Science Fiction Podcast
Having trouble sleeping? Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time. Buy the book now! http://hyperurl.co/NothingMuchHappens
We tell the stories of haunted places, ghost encounters, cryptid encounters, the paranormal, preternatural, and every oddity imaginable. And we have a few laughs while we're at it! Join your hosts Adam & Matt in their discussions of these topics and email them your thoughts at GraveYardTalesPodcast@gmail.com (mailto:GraveYardTalesPodcast@gmail.com) We thank you for joining us in the GraveYard!
If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
Season Two: The Sea. When a mysterious stranger awakens on the rocky shore of the eerie New England village of Direbrook, the residents pitch in to restore her past. But not everything in town is what it seems. Starring Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus, Sister Act) and Bethany Anne Lind (Ozark, Lore). A production of Grim & Mild, Blumhouse Television and iHeart3DAudio.
Science fiction and fantasy stories from Clarkesworld Magazine
First-hand true stories - a plane crash, a mass shooting, a bear attack, a train derailing, and more. The guest tells us exactly what happened, and answers the question, What Was That Like?
Family Secrets. We all have them. And while the discovery of family secrets can initially be terrifying or traumatic, often these discoveries have the power to liberate, heal, and even uplift us. Join Dani Shapiro, bestselling author of the memoir Inheritance, and her guests as they explore astonishing family secrets and uncover the extraordinary lessons the truth can teach us.
Storynory brings you audio stories for the family, beautifully read, and with a touch of sophistication. We find traditional stories from all over the world and create our own characters including Katie the Witch, and Astropup the space travelling hound. We also give you songs, educational interviews, and a sprinkling of ancient history.
The Fantasy Fiction Podcast
Snap Judgment (Storytelling, with a BEAT) mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic, kick-ass radio. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.
“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.
Feature length, atmospheric, spooky stories told on the Thirteenth of each month. Explore an eerie universe of supernatural and occult tales
The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids—diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond—in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes mysteries, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories usi ...
Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with ad-free episodes and exclusive past episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. What if your mother left to follow a cult… or you woke up in a morgue… or if your boat got caught in a storm and began to sink -- what would you do? This is Actually Happening brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. From a man who finds out a celebrity crush isn’t who she seems to a woman stranded in a Mex ...
Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space.
Host Jack Luna covers the worlds darkest stories, while holding you close in an itchy blanket.
I'm Nila, and I have stories to tell you. Stories in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy tale, mystery, and mythology. Mortals wield godly powers, eggs appear out of enchanted pockets, sentient substances are invented, and stars are incubated in the hearts of humans. Welcome to Storyfeather.
A spine-chilling collection of classic stories and tales from the other side featuring classics from a wide variety of writers that include H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, and many others. Radio dramas (suspense, horror, and gothic) will also be featured.
'Creepypastas' are the urban legends of the internet. A new age of horror told through digital word of mouth.
This is a bonus episode of What Was That Like. If this were a regular episode, you’d be hearing someone telling a story of how they survived a mass shooting, or when they got attacked by a grizzly bear, or that time they won $100,000 on Wheel of Fortune. We have guests on with all kinds of crazy stories, and they tell exactly what happened, first h…
A story from Japan about how the Jellyfish lost his bones and became a lump of jelly. We pause for a moment to consider the beauty of the boneless jellyfish. A dragon king and queen and a tricky monkey also feature.
Welcome back, sleepyheads. Tonight, we travel to the central coast of California, just south of San Francisco. There, we’ll discover the rich marine life and history of the storied Monterey Bay seaport. 😴 Sound design: ocean waves. 🌊 Narrator: Thomas Jones Support our Sponsors - Beam. The answer to better sleep is in a delicious, healthy cup of coc…
Sunshine, self-made billionaires, and almost no COVID-19 cases. A woman from Perth, Australia lists the many reasons Geth should come visit her hometown. She also tells the story of getting locked out of her house by toddlers.By Earwolf & Chris Gethard
CREEPYPASTA STORIES- ►0:00 "The Door in the Attic Floor" Creepypasta ►24:38 "My Job Is Feeding Grandma" Creepypasta ►47:30 "My first day as a delivery boy didn't turn out so great" Creepypasta ►1:04:05 "They bathed in the black quarry" Creepypasta ►1:20:39 "I fell asleep on an overnight bus and woke up in the perfect town" Creepypasta Creepypastas …
Part one of the origin of Hummus Wrinklesmith, chicken wizard. Visit Creator Kidz and use promo code KIDSTORIES for 15% off any art and chess classes you purchase.By Phil Bechtel
Our story tonight is called “The Pumpkin Farmer” and it’s a story about a family tradition and the harvest that comes after a season of careful tending. It’s also about a long table set out beside the barn with every chair taken, a flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled up and living in step with the seasons. So get cozy and ready to sleep.Buy the b…
Three children living with their father in the Hartz Mountains of Germany experience terror when their father weds a beautiful young woman who turns out to have a very evil side. Open these links and subscribe free to enjoy our shows! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%…
A young lady rides away from a small group of prairie travelers for some time alone and soon finds herself surrounded by a party of Sioux warriors. One of the scouts for the small wagon train whom she had previously looked down upon for his shyness does his best to rescue her from her peril. Open these links and subscribe free to enjoy our shows! A…
Amrou al-Kadhi - who goes by the pronoun ‘they’ - was raised Muslim, but even as a kid Amrou was different. They had no interest in playing with boys their age, and instead loved dressing up with their mother. Amrou grappled with issues of gender identity and sexuality for years. It was not until they picked up drag as a student at Cambridge Univer…
When an eruption began in 1994 in Papua New Guinea, the last thing singer-songwriter Ngaiire expected was a second volcano to begin spewing ash. Tuning in to the mystery and majesty of PNG has become a lifelong project (CW: Some listeners may find parts of this conversation upsetting. Please use discretion when listening)…
Mary tells us about what she did to her man’s prized truck when he pushed her too far. Also, stories about being catfished, counterfeiting, starring in adult films and what happens when you poke one too many holes in your mom’s diaphragm. ACORN TV Get your first 30 days free by going to acorn.tv with promo code secret in all lowercase letters only.…
To kick off October, some Deadtime Stories. "Enjoy" Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dark-topic/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacyBy 11:59 Media
Three stories, told around a campfire, and sure to give you Full Body Chills. Campfire Stories Written by David Flowers You can read the original story and view the episode art at http://fullbodychillspodcast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy audiochuck
HAPPY OCTOBER, BOOZERS AND SHAKERS!! Are you ready for some creepy, Halloween stories as well as some millennial commiseration? Our arms are already goose-caming because we've got some wild Halloween tales, everything from a Batman and Evil Robin home invasion to the insider scoop from a doctor who worked the real life Exorcist case. We've also got…
The fifth shortlisted story in this year's NSSA plus an interview with the writerBy BBC Radio 4