This is no trick but a treat, the ever-anticipated sequel to spooky listening, where I present to you some ghoulishly delicious delights from around the internet to listen to this Halloween season. May I present the spoopiest specials from non-horror podcasts, as well as the scare-inducing horror-specific podcasts.
Happy listening and happy Halloween!
First up, some lovely podcast from our own Laser Time network.
And now for the podcasts that do all horror, all the time.
Bloody Good Horror Podcast
An eclectic crew of misfits bringing you the best, worst, and downright weirdest of the horror genre since 2007. Link
The Monster Club
Old timey sci-fi and horror radio. Link
The Dark Verse
A universe of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror stories by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild that have the sole purpose of following you to the visions of your sleep. They are available by podcast (free mp3 downloads), hardcover books, and ebooks. The contents of the stories range from demented entities to gross worlds, undead recollections to philosophical and psychological possessions, and twisted, inventive imagery to unhindered terror. Link
A podcast audio show where the host, Lex Wahl, shares listener submitted personal paranormal experiences (ghost stories). Lex then adds his original background music and effects to enhance to the creepiness of the listening experience. Link
Chilling Tales for Dark Nights
Chilling Tales for Dark Nights is a premiere horror-themed multimedia brand and popular YouTube channel with some stories even narrated by some well-known Youtubers. Link
What’s With You? Scooby Doo!
Each episode, host nic invites a friend over to watch an episode of Scooby-Doo from anywhere in the vast franchise! Discussions and digression abound in the fun romp through childhood, pop-culture nostalgia and bad impressions. Link
This quirky, darkly comic, Southwestern-flavored anthology brings you a new paranormal audio play every month. Sit back, open your ears, and hold on tight. Because you’re about to take a quick detour…through Uncanny County… Link
No Sleep Podcast
For the dark hours when you dare not close your eyes. Tales of horror to frighten and disturb. Join us as the sleepless hours tick past. Brace yourself… for The NoSleep Podcast. A multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, The NoSleep Podcast features a cast of talented voice actors, rich atmospheric music and sound effects to enhance the frightening tales. Link
The Last Podcast on the Left
Every week Ben Kissel, Henry Zebrowski, and Marcus Parks explore the horrors of the world both imagined and real. Link
Dracula (BBC Radio Drama)
David Suchet and Tom Hiddleston star in Liz Lochhead’s powerful adaptation of the classic novel by Bram Stoker. Link
And finally, the non-horror podcasts that occasionally dive into terror territory!
Plumbing the Death Star
In which we ask the important questions in pop culture and dissect fictional universes. Because seriously, who deals with super weapon sanitation and imperial employee agreements? If you’re looking for serious discussions, this isn’t the podcast you’re looking for and we are so sorry about that joke.
The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked.
Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know
Join Ben and Matt to learn the Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know about everything from propaganda and government secrets to ancient history and the future of civilization. Link
Stuff to Blow Your Mind
Learn about the mind-blowing world of science with the hosts from Stuff to Blow Your Mind.
We’re Alive: Features chapters packing performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well. Join our survivors as they band together, struggle to fortify a safe haven known as the Tower, and discovers that zombies are far from the worst thing in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles where the rules of human decency no longer apply. Little food. Little water. Little hope. Who is lucky enough to say “We’re Alive?” Link
Welcome to Night Vale
A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Link
CBS Radio Mystery Theater
CBS Radio Mystery Theater was meant to appeal to an audience that remembered when old time radio drama was a popular form of family entertainment. Riding on the wave of nostalgia fever, the radio show attracted many younger listeners who would stay up late, hidden under their covers to hear the program on their bedroom radio (and many of them were not able to go to sleep after listening to the frightening program!) Link
Stuff You Should Know
Josh Clarke and Charles (Chuck) Bryant co-hosts the Stuff You Should Know podcast, a platform he uses to educate the public about common things and how they work
Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson
Halloween Party Radio Link
My treat bag is empty for this year, so if you have suggestions or praise for any of the podcasts listed, comment below and let me know. Once again, happy Halloween!
Article by contributor Cody Stovall.