Spooky, Creepy, Dark and Twisty – My October Podcast List

The closer it gets to Halloween, the more ghost stories I need in my life. The weather has been gray and gloomy, inspiring me to snuggle up with a cup of tea when I get the opportunity, and listen to a chilling tale. I started listening to True Crime after a long hiatus from it, and this month added in spooky stories about haunted places..

Let’s begin, shall we?

Haunted Places is my favorite – I listen to this pretty much everyday, while Wyatt is sleeping. Greg Polcyn has a wonderfully pleasant voice to listen to, even when his stories are not. I love that this podcast is a blend of storytelling followed up with history – you get a nice mix. I am also enjoying the Urban Legends included as well. My fave episode so far: The Pine Barrens, about the Jersey Devil.

I just started listening to this one, and I love it. The Grave Talks is a different format from Haunted Places – it is all interview style, which gives it a totally different feel. I have only listened to a few so far, but I’m hooked. But be prepared – every episode has two parts and to hear the second part you need to be a patron of their Patreon! I’ve been curious enough to consider it! Favorite episode so far: Eloise, which is about the asylum that used to be here in my county, about twenty miles away from where I live, and that generations of teenagers have illegally explored in their youth at one time or another. I know for a fact that my brother and his friends stumbled into the Potter’s Field one night…

Updated to add: My curiousity got the better of me and I signed up as Grave Keeper patron so I could listen to the Part 2 episodes! Well worth the $5 in my opinion!

Lore is an old favorite of mine, I’ve been listening for years. Lore is a nonfiction spooky podcast that takes a look at the darker side of history, and Mahnke always does a great job delivering the story. Also a tv series on Amazon! Favorite Episode: Black Stockings

And since we are talking about dark histories, we might as well talk about Dark Histories the podcast. Another podcast new to my lineup this month, I am enjoying podcaster Ben’s renditions of some of humanity’s darkest moments and strange happenings. Favorite episode so far: I haven’t listened to enough yet to choose

And now we start to veer into more of true crime tales. Unsolved Murders is exactly what it sounds like. It is performed by an ensemble cast which is kind of neat, considering the horrible tales they are telling. My favorite episode: Edgar Allen Poe: A Rigged Murder, about the mysterious death of Poe. Their theory about rabies is very compelling!

Redhanded is my favorite true crime pod right now. I love Hannah and Suruthi’s respectful handling of each case, and they have just the right amount of banter. I am even a patron of their Patreon. And they have begun adding in ghost stories in their special Redhaunted episodes. My Favorite Episode: Glensheen

I am imagining by next month the creepy tales will have run their course with me, but they are perfect for this time of year, if this is something that you are interested in. I know it is not everyone’s cup of tea! And it is not always mine either – but some days, I need a side of spooky with my cup of tea. And with that being said, Wyatt is off to nap and I am about to have that tea and scary story for the morning..


29 thoughts on “Spooky, Creepy, Dark and Twisty – My October Podcast List

  1. I am a True Crime junky. I do have to take breaks from it though. I’m definitely going to check a couple of these out. Have you listened to any of the Wondery.com podcasts? I love most anything from them.

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  2. I love Lore! For some reason it’s my favorite podcast to listen to if I’m having trouble falling asleep. Something about his voice and the piano music is so soothing. But I’ve learned so much from it too. He’s the best! You know I love RedHanded too πŸ™‚ I hadn’t heard of Haunted Places but I think I’ll check that one out. Thanks for this excellent list!!

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    1. His voice is very soothing! The guy from Case Files and Greg of Haunted Places, same. It’s like they are telling terrible stories but in the most relaxing of voices. I totally get the sleep thing! And I am so glad you mentioned Redhanded! They do such a great job! I kind of want one of their shirts from their new merch!

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      1. Oh I love the old radio shows There is a podcast from Humphrey Camardelli (not sure of spelling) which is an old version of Agatha Christie and also Maigret. Love them – including the crackly sound at times

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    1. I can read scary stuff, listen to scary stuff, but not watch horror movies. Lol. It is weird. Although I used to love horror movies – once I became a mom though it seems like I can’t handle them anymore. I just bought my mom a book of crochet amigrumi (sp?) patterns of fantasy creatures like dragons and unicorns – she likes to crochet and I thought if she wanted to make something for the kids that would be cute.

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