Best Horror Stories podcasts — Scary stories that will shake you for days (Updated November 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pseudopod
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The Sound of Horror
 
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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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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 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 To Terrify
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The Audio Horror Fiction Magazine
 
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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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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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Campfire Radio Theater
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A Modern Audio Drama Horror Anthology... Hear the Fear!
 
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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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Stephen King Cast
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A weekly retrospective review of the works of Stephen King.
 
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Midnight Horror
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Midnight Horror is a series of short scary stories created and narrated by Rachel Craig. New epsiodes monthly.
 
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Hillbilly Horror Stories
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Hillbilly Horror Stories is a mostly paranormal show hosted by stand up comedian Jerry Paulley and his wife Tracy. They touch on all things eerie including true stories behind your favorite horror movies, Rock n Roll and the occult, unsolved mysteries and creepy true crime. Serious enough for the true paranormal fan but funny enough for the skeptics! Proud member of the BombPod Media Network
 
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Horror Stories
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Horror Old Time Radio goes into the world of the unknown which is sure to creep you out! Turn the lights off and enter the real of the supernatural world of Horror.
 
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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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Bedtime Stories
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Turn off the lights, get into bed and plug in your earphones. It's time for a creepy bedtime story. For the Fortean at heart, we cover anything that is even remotely strange. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries, strange deaths, conspiracy theories, cryptids and everything in between, all told in a unique and creepy way. Join us every week for a new scary story.bedtime.stories@outlook.com
 
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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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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring performances of dark, short stories, both contemporary and classic, by voice actor Kristin Holland. You'll hear works of creepy fiction from the likes of Lovecraft, Poe and even Shakespeare as well as horror stories from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned. Our humble narrator already appears in the world of horror podcasting as a featured voice artist on the 'Simply Scary Podcast', performing Creepypasta and chilling ta ...
 
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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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In the early 70's, a young man by the name of Michael Taylor committed one of the most gruesome murders in England's history. He was arrested shortly afterwards and when asked why he had committed such a horrendous deed, he simply replied "The devil made me do it."ABOUT THE PODCASTTurn off the lights, get into bed and plug in your earphones. It ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 02 of Season 10. On this week's show we have five tales about frantic families, taxing taxis, and sinister slaughterhouses. "My Sister Jo"‡ written by C.E. Avery and performed by Penny Scott-Andrews & Erika Sanderson & Andy Cresswell. (Story starts around 00:05:20) "Duplex"† written by Henry Galley and performed by James Cleveland ...…
 
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Midnight Horror
 
It's Tracy's 10th birthday and her mother Meridith is getting ready with a big party. However, her party also falls on the night of the blood moon when evil spirits are known to cross into our realm.... Mindnight Horror was created by Rachel Craig and is an Evil Kitten Production. Theme was created by Daniel Carl with additional music by Kevin ...…
 
On part one of our two part series, we cover the enigmatic serial killer known as the Black Widow. Join us as we cover psychic Tillie Klimek who "predicted" her husbands' deaths, Mary Elizabeth Wilson who had a joke to go along with every murder, and Betty Lou Beets, a.k.a. Trailer Park Betty. Four Beers' Polka Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) L ...…
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
This episode is sponsored by The Lat Late Show Presents, which is a production company that produces two fictional podcasts: The Lat Late Show and The DenMark Chronicles. Be sure to head over to thelatlateshow.com - CLICK HERE for more information about their podcasts as well as their books available on Amazon. You can read more about their wor ...…
 
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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast
 
EPISODE 66: ZOMBIE WALK T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas return (from the dead!) after a grueling October season with What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, Episode 66: Zombie Walk! They’re zombies! We’re dressed like zombies to participate in the Lansdale Zombie Walk. Early in the evening, they dressed up in gore and death then shambled ...…
 
Tales From The Otherside - Mission Andromeda http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Author : Robert E. Howard Narrator : Andrew Leman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums The Black Stone was first published in WEIRD TALES, November, 1931. It appears here by permission. Andrew is one of the founders and proprietors of the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and has produced and appeared in fil ...…
 
Coming Up Good Evening: 00:41 Charles V. de Vet’s There is a Reaper as read by Joe Sammarco: 03:25 Rachel DiMaggio’s Piedra de las Moscas as read by Heather Thomas: 17:59 Pleasant Dreams: 54:37 Pertinent Links The District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwonders Rachael DiMaggio: https://twitter.com/RachelVDiMaggio…
 
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SCARED? - Real People Tell Their True Ghost, UFO and Paranormal Stories
 
Casey returns! And updates us on 'lights in the sky' over Illinois. Plus, we have a chat about everything we see, upwards. This episode is kindly sponsored by the beautiful people at SQUARESPACE... I'm so proud of this... go to www.squarespace.com and use the code SCARED to get an amazing 10% OFF your first purchase of domain names or hosting! ...…
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
I met you in the summer when the butterflies began to dance. You were missing your nose, your right eye, and the top of your lips. Some of your teeth. It made conversation a sort of whistle. The war had taken half of your face. It had burned your skull into spotted pink and black, like the underbelly of some amphibious creature. Before the war ...…
 
Dusty Reynolds calls to promote his new album and a huge story breaks out in Perdition Wood.
 
Tales From The Tomb Spirts Of The Dead http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Hi there! A short metacast to tell you all about our new websites. Transcript follows for those who who prefer to read along. Transcript (Alasdair) Hi there! This is Alasdair! (Marguerite) And this is Marguerite! (Alasdair) And we’re looking a good deal shinier. The EA family of podcasts has all new websites, thanks to Jeremy Tolbert of Clockpu ...…
 
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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
Saki's delicious tale of the great polecat-ferret God - 'SREDNI VASHTAR'.
 
When our health is failing and our lives are at risk, trust is essential. The people who care for us often find themselves in a position of power, with our well-being entirely under their control. As history has shown us, however, there’s danger in handing that much control over to another person. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Sq ...…
 
THE DAY THE PROPHECY HATH SPOKEN OF IS NOW UPON USBehold,the 69th entry in to what could loosely be described as a series.A truly epic folktale of a young woman who has teeth in her vagina.That's right. We're talking about Teeth.Prepare your genitals.-----This weeks musical guest was: Victory LaneVictory Lane hails form merry ol' england, and f ...…
 
You see, the people who lived here choose to do so for a very specific reason. In spite of the fact that, until their being here, no humans who had ever set foot in this place wanted any part of it.
 
Jerry and Tracy discuss haunted Gettysburg and Fritz immerman talks about giants and burial mounds in the Ohio Valley.
 
In her first full length episode, Brooke Warra helps us close out season 7 with two Wicked tales. In "Sleepyhead" a girl struggles to be accepted until fate ties her to boy and everything changes, then in "Irreconcilable Differences" a man deals with a terrible loss the best way he knows how for many years, until he's presented with a choice.Ch ...…
 
What lies beneath the rippling surfaces of our lakes, rivers and oceans? Could prehistoric predators, long thought extinct still roam? Or huge, deep dwelling creatures that are as elusive as they are mysterious? Truly, there is something in the water. The question is what?YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/m4R3ehF5a_QABOUT THE PODCASTTurn off th ...…
 
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Knifepoint Horror
 
A man thrust onto the streets must navigate their disturbing sights and sounds, all the while living under the threat of a monster moving relentlessly through their shadows. Music by David Temyik ("Afterlife" and "Mystic Dark Background"), Getty Music. _____________________________________ P.S. What are we hearing at the very end of this episod ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's episode 01 the Season 10 Premiere! On this week's show we have five tales about sinister seniors, intimidating islands, and terrifying train tracks. "Grandma's Tub"‡ written by M.L. Hotz and performed by Nichole Goodnight & Erika Sanderson & Erin Lillis. (Story starts around 00:02:20) "Half Moon Island"† written by Annemarie Hartnett and p ...…
 
Tales From The Otherside Breakthrough http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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DreadCast
 
Support the Show - https://www.tshirtstudio.com/marketplace/dreadcastCheck us out on:DreadCastAudio.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/DreadCastAudio/Twitter: www.twitter.com/DreadCastAudioInstagram: www.instagram.com/dreadcastaudio/Patreon: www.patreon.com/DreadCastWritten & Narrated by Shehzar ShahMusic by Sofrozyne.Music: www.youtube.com/channel/ ...…
 
​On the conclusion to our Bill Cooper series we explore how the alien threat that began back in the forties under President Truman eventually led to the formation of a shadow government that rules over us to this day. Maybe.By marcus.j.parks@gmail.com (Cave Comedy Radio).
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
This is episode is sponsored by www.swap.com where you can buy new and preowned clothing, toys, video games, etc. Use promo code "SCARECAST40" for 40% off your first order. Free shipping for orders over $10! ****************************** CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT! - $5 DONATIONS or people who have donated $5 already will be given access to older e ...…
 
Ghost Corp - Escape From The Crypt 1934 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Author : Kristi Demeester Narrator : Jacquie Duckworth Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 568: The Room in the Other House is a PseudoPod original. The Room in the Other House by Kristi DeMeester I’ve counted the moments we once had over and over. Tried to hold them in my hands as if they were soli ...…
 
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Tales To Terrify
 
Coming Up Good Evening: 00:41 Eliza Clark’s Carver's Brew as read by Ashley Storrie: 05:05 Pleasant Dreams: 49:52 Pertinent Links The District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwonders Eliza Clark: https://twitter.com/FancyEliza Ashlee Storrie: https://twitter.com/ashleystorrie…
 
Join Alex, Mike, Anil, Martyn and Ben as they discuss what it takes to get an episode of The Magnus Archives from the page to your ears. If you'd like to support us, head to www.patreon.com/rustyquill Check out our merchandise at https://www.redbubble.com/people/rustyquill/collections/708982-the-magnus-archives-s1 You can subscribe to this podc ...…
 
In the Season Three finale of The Black Tapes Podcast, Alex and Strand arrive at a crossroads where everything meets and a decision has to be made. http://bombas.com/blacktapes http://meundies.com/theblacktapes http://getquip.com/blacktapes http://theblacktapespodcast.com http://tanispodcast.com http://rabbitspodcast.com http://thebiglooppodcas ...…
 
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Wrong Station
 
My old man turned to me, and he said, Jimmy, it’s a bad stretch of road along here. If you can avoid it, never drive it after dark. It’s a bad stretch, and bad strange things happen to folks along here after dark.
 
Jerry and Tracy discuss the satanic killings of Italian metal band Beasts of Satan and talk to Exorcist Father Gary Thomas. The book and movie The Rite was written about Father Thomas's experiences in Italy
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
We're in-between Seasons 9 and 10 so to tide you over we have two stories while you wait. "The Orangutans Are Skeptical of Changes in Their Cages" written by Zachary Adams and performed by Peter Lewis & Mike DelGaudio & Dan Zappulla & Jesse Cornett & Elie Hirschman & Jeff Clement. (Story starts around 00:05:00) "Arkansas Sleep Experiment" writt ...…
 
Author : Caspian Gray Narrator : Elie Hirschman Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 567: Passover is a PseudoPod original. Passover by Caspian Gray One day there came a body that didn’t burn. Tomek found her, because he was young, and because it was his job only to clean the ovens, not to fill them. ...…
 
Join us for a different kind of series as we explore the life and theories of the father of modern conspiracy, Bill Cooper. We'll be talking about his experiences with UFOs in Vietnam, his magnum opus Behold a Pale Horse, and the tragic way it all ended. Super Power Cool Dude Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By A ...…
 
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Tales of Horror Podcast
 
Ghost Corp - Searching For Amira 1934 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Coming Up Good Evening: 00:41 Randy Streu’s Pyrophobia as read by the author: 01:53 E. F. Benson’s Caterpillars as read by Brian Rollins: 20:18 Pleasant Dreams: 43:01 Pertinent Links The District of Wonders Network Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/districtofwonders Write to Survive Podcast, Episode 11: Scott Silk from Tales to Terrify: https:// ...…
 
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Nightmare Magazine - Horror and Dark Fantasy Story Podcast (Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
This is the murderer of the two teenagers last Christmass on Lake Herman Road and the girl a few weeks ago in Vallejo. I phoned a lady dispatcher at the Vallejo Police Department, but she didn’t take me seriously. So as not to risk that now, I shall reveal the following details not available to the public: 1. The brand name of the ammunition fo ...…
 
Sammy & Ben take calls about a mythical creature spotted by Herschel & Cecil at Havendale Ridge.
 
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The Scarecast - Scary Stories & Creepypasta
 
Go download Horror Amino on your smartphone now! ANDROID: https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... IPHONE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/horro... ****************************** CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT! - $5 DONATIONS or people who have donated $5 already will be given access to older episodes, exclusive horror stories and restricted content on ...…
 
One afternoon in 1994, a series of silent 911 calls from a remote Texas ranch would result in a number police officers descending upon the property. What they found after breaking in through the front entrance, would shock them to the core and leave them questioning what killed Olivia Mabel.ABOUT THE PODCAST Turn off the lights, get into bed an ...…
 
This week, thanks to our Patreon supporters we've pulled the desiccated corpses of three lost tales from the ether of Season One, and completely resurrected them, with new voices, new music and propped them up for you to enjoy. As an added bit of fun, Nelson W. Pyles, the creator and and original host / storyteller of the show, is in the studio ...…
 
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The NoSleep Podcast
 
It's our Halloween 2017 episode! We have four Halloween tales to celebrate the night of the dead. "Ghost Lights"¤ written by S.H. Cooper and performed by Addison Peacock & Atticus Jackson & Nichole Goodnight & Jeff Clement. (Story starts around 00:02:50) "Jack O'Lantern Road"† written by Jacob Healy and performed by Jesse Cornett & Erika Sander ...…
 
The Halloween Greeting for 2017 of The Dark Verse podcast. Short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror written and narrated by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. For more information or to pick up the award-winning hardcover books, ...…
 
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NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast
 
Happy Halloween faithful followers of the dark flame. It's that time of year again and we're marking the occasion with an All Hallows' Eve tale of bewilderment and dread. Park your pumpkin and enjoy Anna Taborska's 'HALLOWEEN LIGHTS'.
 
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Campfire Radio Theater
 
A young man battling schizophrenic demons from his past, hears a sinister new voice in his earbuds with murderous intentions. Will a blossoming romance with a mysterious neighbor be his salvation or lead down a darker path? Warning: Contains explicit language and frightening situations not suitable for younger audiences. Written by John Ballent ...…
 
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The Magnus Archives
 
“Make your statement. Face your fear.” Season 3 of The Magnus Archives will commence on the 23rd November 2017. See you soon. Addition Music by Samuel D F Jones.
 
Humans have a seemingly never-ending list of fears. The dark of night, small spaces, open water…there doesn’t seem to be an area of life that doesn’t come with a few reasons to take pause and be afraid. But the greatest of those fears might just come at the end of our lives, and for over a century, that fear drove people to unimaginable things. ...…
 
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