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Old Gods of Appalachia

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In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the oldest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness? Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep into the mines was just the first mistake.
24 Episodes
A whole new story set in the world of Old Gods of Appalachia. Exclusively on Patreon. Come tithe and come a with us to Esau County, VA in the fall of 1927.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
The horror podcasting community is a vast and wondrous thing, family. We are pleased to introduce you to some of our extended family: The White Vault by Fool and Scholar.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
To be a wolf is a thing of spring loaded joy, of black gummed panting death. Of pack and ground. Torn tendon and blood and broken bones in feasting abandon beneath a split and howling sky. But to be a wolf with the mind of mortal man or woman? No-we can’t be trusted with that kind of power without being broken by it. Not even wise women of The Clutch. Not even them.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
In which we properly meet The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin journey into the darkest night Baker's Gap, TN has known in thirty years in this thrilling finale to The Wolf Sisters series, originally performed live on Discord.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
If you've been listening to Build Mama a Coffin over on The Patreon you know who I am. And if you ain't and ye don't, well you're about to. See, if i whispered my whole name — the one I was made with, real quiet like — right in y'all's ear — well... I think you might just burst into a whole plague of locusts right there on the spot, or else you might swallow your own heart and chew out your kidneys because you cain't pronounce it and it wouldn't never get out your head no how... but I digress. The old folks called me The Hungry Mother, The Pale Daughter, The Unsated Mouth. One old preacher tried to call me Babylon, but ain't nobody listening to him no more. Not where I put him. No sir. You can call me Granny. Granny White.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 0: Prologue

Episode 0: Prologue


Welcome to our Appalachia, where hearts are good, hands are strong and no one wants to talk about what sleeps beneath us. First come, first served.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
They say there's a witch in that valley and you'd do well to stay away from there. Join us as we journey back to the settling of the central plateau and witness the power of mountain women.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Darkness comes to the tiny town of Barlo in the form of the worst mining disaster in Kentucky history. Young Sarah Avery runs.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Ten year old Sarah Avery continues to deal with the fallout of the elders of Barlo's choices. A promise is made.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
An interlude in one part.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Cletus Garvin should have died in 1910 but instead has been the pastor of The Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant for the past seven years. Debts are called to account in the shadow of the Old Number Seven Disaster.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
In the wake of the Old Number Seven Disaster, the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant does what it can to save their own. Choices are made that cannot be unmade.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
An interlude.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Who speaks for the young dead lost beneath the fair earth? The Boy comes to Barlo.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
"To live forever and keep this land..." was the promise made. What happens when a promise is kept but with a vile and broken spirit?  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Before our time in Barlo moves forward towards its inevitable conclusion, we take one last look back to honor a life that might otherwise remain overshadowed and left hanging from the branches of our family tree.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We return for a visit with the good Pastor of the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant, as he and his family prepare to relocate.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
In this, our penultimate episode of Season One, we examine what makes a home and the power of kinfolk as we say good-bye to young Sarah Avery.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Season One comes to a close as we follow Daughter Dooley to the far reaches of Last Harbor and witness what changed her and The Black Stag whose name sounds like, but is not Horn-ed Head or Hornet Head.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Comments (77)

N Me

This is such a deliciously, devilish series! Enjoy family!

Oct 22nd

David Smith

how did Mavis see the body parts for years to come and also die the following year. if she died the following year even if it was the first of the year that's 1 year and 11 months that's not years that a year

Oct 15th


that outro song tho

Oct 10th

N Me

you guys managed to freak me the F out once again, and I love it!! well, well done😱

Oct 9th

Adam Drewek

those poor bastards

Sep 30th

Yasmine C

Season 2 has begun! This is a fantastic show about witches.

Sep 26th

Ivan Brooks

I have always loved the writing of this show, but, "His dream double back flipped itself into nightmare territory," and the cadence it was said in got me. I had to go back and listen to it several times, I love moments like that.

Sep 26th

Kel Rain

I think Kentucky is a commonwealth. not a state. just like Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia

Sep 19th
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Bella Ring

Next up

Sep 19th


very interesting. i am in virginia around Roanoke area. i have to say its only creepy due to it resembling the creepy southern small town church's knowns everyone and is in involved in everything kinda of way. hearing him say school house does warm my heart because thats what my father and now myself calls them. loving the cultists vibe hes creating. sounding like a real preacher. good work in getting into across the atmosphere a and into character. looking forward into the next installments. OverwhelmedBrain cults Cults

Sep 18th

Patricia Reese

This was the first podcast I ever listened to. And I am ADDICTED! Absolutely amazing story. This one set the bar so high I've had difficult finding others that compare. I am anxious awaiting for them to come back and continue. And if you can afford to contribute on their patreon their patrons only story Building Mama a Coffin is equally as good. I recommend this podcast to any and everyone who like horror and spooky stories. You won't be disappointed!!!

Aug 23rd

Maisie Stevenson

Could listen to that voice all day long. Love the stories, fantastic atmosphere

Aug 22nd

LaShawna Scardina

Patiently waiting for new episodes. I LOVE this podcast!

Jul 8th

Matt R

Hello! I absolutely love your show! will there be any more episodes?

Jul 3rd

Ash Stevens

when is season two coming out?

Jun 27th


Immersive story telling.

Jun 21st


I'm so glad I somehow stumbled on to this after following a recommendation in the comments section of another podcast, this is fantastic! I loved the spooky mystical gothic story, the style of narration, the accent and timbre of the narrator's voice, the intro and outro music, the wonderful characters, basically everything! More please creators, the family needs to hear more.

Jun 18th

Yasmine C

Highly recommended. It will suck you in.

Jun 9th

Kaitlyn Stickrod

I stumbled on this podcast by pure luck (and probably an algorithm). I have a friend from West Virginia who talks about home all the time, so I sent it to him since he is a big lover of both old gods and Appalachia. A week later he told me how amazing it was and that I should also give it a listen. I didn't right away since I have no context to connect the stories to... but then I finally decided to and ended up binging it all in 2 days. I'm hooked. Ride or Die for the old gods. The narration could put me to sleep (except it would give me nightmates) and the editing is literally unmatched. 10/5 stars.

Jun 8th


wow this podcast is seductive!!

Apr 11th
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