Featuring blood, guts, and gore, these podcasts range from a blend of mainstream horror elements to satirical humor that can be found within systemic issues. The hosts of these podcasts guide us through stories beyond usual terrors.
Two nerds who consume a whole lot of horror discuss their favorite pieces of horror media… because this is a spooky world and we’re just thriving in it.
What do we mean by “horror media”? Think spooky movies and tv series, creepypastas, video games, novels, short stories, poetry, local legends, ghost stories… you get the idea. Whatever form it’s in, we’re consuming it and having chill but passionate conversations on why we think the media piece is really great – or really terrible – horror. We also have a game segment at the top of each episode, along with audience questions/comments at the end of each episode.
The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join new head archivist Jonathan Sims as he attempts to bring a seemingly neglected collection of supernatural statements up to date, converting them to audio and supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team.
Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as they look into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…
A gripping psychological thriller starring Cole Sprouse as Sam Walker. In the first season we followed Sam as he painstakingly recounts the summer his sister disappeared; the friends he made, the legends he heard, the pain and confusion of loss. Over nine episodes, we uncovered the unspeakable secrets of Drisking, Missouri and the people who live there. After leaving the audience with a jaw dropping cliffhanger, we are finally returning to Sam and the terrible truths of Drisking.
Across seven episode of Season 2, a ghost of Sam’s past arrives to drag him back to Drisking for revenge. Back to the forests that color his nightmares. Back to the mysteries he never solved. Back… to the gates of Borrasca.
In this campy podcast, queer hosts Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman discuss horror films with LGBTQIA+ themes, such as Scream, Nightmare Alley, and Batman Returns. They also bring in guests for exclusive interviews. You can give them a listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Acast.
Start your mornings off with a hot cup of coffee and a daily dose of true crime. Host Korina Biemesderfer gives short snippets of history and tales of murder, abduction, serial killers, crimes of passion, cults and more. Marie Claire USA and AU featured it as a “Must Listen” in 2020. With more than 600 episodes, mornings will surely never be boring. Give it a listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
In this satirical true crime series, Terri J. Vaughn and Rose Cranberry, a citizen sleuth who successfully investigated the disappearance of 26 year-old LaToya Thompson, shed light on systemic issues and racial disparities in media and the criminal justice system. This podcast was adapted from HBO’s acclaimed series, Insecure. You can listen to it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and HBO.
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Emily Hoang is a writer and editor obsessed with haunted houses, ghosts, and dreams. More info can be found on her website.