When ebooks first came out, I looked and them and thought, ick. Those aren’t real books. Then, I realized they were cheaper than paper. I became a believer.
You’d think I’d learn my lesson. I had a similar reaction when audio picked up steam. Then, someone I knew kept talking about the podcasts they enjoyed. I gave it a chance and discovered a new love. I think I like a good story, no matter the medium.
Of course, I gravitated towards horror podcasts.
Here are 7 podcasts to get you in the Halloween mood. Some of these I’ve mentioned before, others are new, at least to me. If you’re a writer, some of are, or will be, open for submissions.
“A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast. The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors.”
“You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands…but do you know how a normal place can become paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. Greg (Co-Host of Serial Killers and Cults) takes you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and it’s haunted history, every episode.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.”
“The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.”
“The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors.”
Do you have horror podcasts to add? Comment below.