October is one of my favorite months! I Love horror, spooky, and macabre topics all year long. And honestly, I listen to podcast episodes about this stuff all the time. But this month the rest of the world indulges with me. I figured I would kick off this blog with a seasonal list of creepy podcast episodes. Go ahead, get your spook on! But beware, you may need to leave a light on while you sleep tonight…

1. Lore Episode 53: Trees and Shadows

Lore Podcast

This podcast is a great one in general for all kinds of spooky tales. It covers everything from witchcraft to legendary monsters. This episode in particular will have you looking over your shoulder the next time you find yourself in a wooded area. It recounts the evolving relationship between man and animals throughout history, leading to the tale of a 20th century monster from the Midwest. If you haven’t heard of the Beast of Briar Road before, then you must listen to this. And be sure to bring a flashlight (and maybe some protection) the next time you find yourself driving alone at night.

2. Pleasing Terrors Episode 7: The Married One

Pleasing Terrors Podcast

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned haunting? How about throwing in a serial killer while you’re at it? That is what you will find with this episode of the Pleasing Terrors podcast. Don’t let the cover art fool you. This podcast is not only chilling, but also well researched and informative. And this episode about the happenings at Fox Hollow Farm revealing a lover’s death with a dark secret does not disappoint. A classic ghost story takes a couple unexpected turns as the suspense builds and history is revealed. After listening to this one I would hesitate before visiting a Midwestern farmhouse, especially at night. You can never be too sure about a building’s past and the parts that still linger.

3. Astonishing Legends Episode 8: The Devil in the Diner

Astonishing Legends Podcast

This episode is a little different then the others on this list, but I guarantee there is no shortage of fright! It shares a firsthand experience of coming face to face with terror through an interview with the woman who experienced it. She and the hosts take you back to a unique encounter at a diner in New York City and why that memorable night still stays with her to this day. The hosts do a great job of exposing the creepiness of the event and sharing the chilling emotions that it sparked. Of course the sound effects add to the tension, too. This story is a great example of how a scary tale can take place anywhere. And in the crowded city that never sleeps, you never know who you will run in to.

4. Bedtime Stories Season 2 Episode 5: Black Eyed Children

Bedtime Stories Podcast and Youtube Channel

First of all, let me point out that these are not your mother’s bedtime stories. Also, this is not just a podcast but also a Youtube channel. It covers all thing paranormal and macabre as does this episode. It tells of the strange phenomenon of black eyed children. Encounters along roadways and on doorsteps have baffled and frightened people for generations. Young kids show up seemingly out of nowhere, often times in groups of 2 or 3, and ask for assistance from an adult. The children are in need of something, whether it be a ride or a phone, but for some reason they instill a feeling of pure terror. Oh and their eyes? Completely black. Because that’s normal (please note my sarcasm). You would help a kid if they were in need, right? After listening to this one, you may change your mind.

5. Criminal Episode 71: A Bump in the Night

Criminal Podcast

Criminal is a podcast that covers true crime but in a different light than most criminal shows. It doesn’t focus on killers, but instead the type of crime often swept under the rug. This episode is not a spooky one. It doesn’t deal with the paranormal or monsters. It shares a creepy story about a human encounter. A young girl moves into a new apartment and ends up with much more than she bargained for. I think this one is extra chilling because it could happen to anyone. And it shows that it is the unknown that is truly frightening. You may want to check your attic tonight when you get home.


Thank you so much for reading. I hope these episodes put you in the mindset for Halloween. ‘Tis the season after all. I would like to also thank the hosts and creators of all the podcasts mentioned here. They pour their hearts into these shows and deserve recognition for their time and effort. If you would like to learn more about them, I added links to each of their websites here.

  1. Lore
  2. Pleasing Terrors
  3. Astonishing Legends
  4. Bedtime Stories
  5. Criminal

Do you have any favorite creepy podcast episodes?

Let me know what about creepiest episodes you’ve heard, and what you think of this list. Got one you think I should add? Leave a comment below!

 

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