The Top 7 Halloween Podcasts
Boo! It’s Halloween season and the pumpkin carving, candy buying, costume making and haunted house decorating has officially begun! There’s no better way to get your goosebumps going than to indulge your ears in some spooky/frightening podcasts. We’ve rounded up a list of pods that will get you in the Halloween spirit. Listen at your own risk…
Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction. Lore listeners know this best. Written and hosted by gifted storyteller, Aaron Mahnke, Lore is a bi-weekly (released on Mondays) podcast about the dark historical tales that fuel modern-day superstitions. From mysterious creatures to nightmarish places, each episode of Lore digs into a new dark side of history. Lore has 195K subscribers on Castbox. Join the club!
2. The Horror of Dolores Roach
It’s new, binge-worthy and chilling. Written by Aaron Mark and starring Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale, The Horror of Dolores Roach is a brand new podcast from Gimlet. Returning to New York City from sixteen years in prison, Dolores Roach enters a new harsh reality. Her boyfriend is missing, family is long gone and her old neighborhood is unrecognizable. She finds refuge in the basement apartment under an empanada shop owned by her stoner friend, Luis, the only man who recognizes her. Don’t worry, it’s fictional.
Treat yourself to Hostage every Thursday. Enter the world of intense life or death negotiations often hidden from the public eye. The podcast examines the tactics used by the FBI’s crisis negotiation unit, world governments, and even hostage’s parents. You will learn about techniques that saved lives, and the moments where everything went tragically wrong. You will find yourself gripping your seat. Hostage is a production of Cutler Media, and part of the Parcast Network.
4. Dr. Death
Simply put, Dr. Death is a story about a charming neurosurgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. It’s really not that simple. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon, who claimed he was the best in his field in Dallas. He took the pain away…temporarily. His patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. This makes us wonder who – or what – is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, Dr. Death is a must listen. 130.7K subscribers and counting on Castbox.
5. Halloween Unmasked
Too spooked to watch the iconic horror film, “Halloween,” this year? No problem. You can relive the film with your ears through this eight episode podcast series, “Halloween Unmasked,” from The Ringer. Film critic and host, Amy Nicholson, helps us unpack John Carpenter’s accidental classic, Jamie Lee Curtis’ legacy as the ultimate scream queen, and the film’s iconic masked killer Michael Myers. Grab your candy and learn how this little, low-budget thriller broke indie box office records, and changed horror movies forever.
6. Haunted Places
This made our Halloween list last year, but it’s too good to miss. How can a normal place become haunted? Every Thursday, host Greg Polcyn takes us to the creepiest places on the planet, the likes of “Palacio de Linares,” “Newstead Abbey” and “Harvey Public Library.” Part history, part legend, Haunted Places is an audio tour not to be skipped.
7. The Last Podcast on the Left
Get your blood flowing and grab a Snickers, Kit-Kat, Twizzler, Butter Fingers…or whatever else you stole from your kids’ bag of Halloween candy. Turn on The Last Podcast On The Left. This show covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers. This weekly podcast features comedian and podcast host Ben Kissel, podcast producer and researcher Marcus Parks, and comedian and actor Henry Zebrowski. It’s dark and it’s funny.
Just for fun, here’s a few more pods that give us the creeps…
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