It’s Sunday morning; 8:02am, and I am listening to a horror podcast feeling safe as the sunlight eases through the blood-red curtains.
Do I dare listen to these stories in a dark room at the dead of night?
But for now, I’ll test the waters in the safety of daylight.
Here are a few horror podcasts that I highly recommend.
The Wrong Station
The Wrong Station is an anthology horror podcast created by Anthony Botelho (@AJVBotelho) and Alexander Saxton (@AEWSaxton), written and produced by Anthony Botelho, Alexander Saxton, and Jacob Duarte Spiel (@JacobBRDS).
My favourite stories are: A Visitor in the Night, Northland Bus, Adjust the Dial, and Family Photos.
Stories are also available to download.
The No Sleep Podcast
I’m a new-born noob on Reddit but it didn’t take me long to come across the fantastic No Sleep community.
The community encourages members to contribute scary stories, so it’s a great place for listeners and storytellers.
You may even have a real-life encounter you would like to talk about…
The Nosleep Podcast has also featured stories from authors who have gone on to publish their stories. Notably, the “Penpal” series from Dathan Auerbach and “99 Brief Scenes from the End of the World” by T.W. Grim.
The Black Tapes
What if a public radio reporter a la Sarah Koenig did a deep dive into a real-life supernatural narrative rather than true crime like Serial?
The Black Tapes is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her enigmatic subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both.
How do you feel about paranormal activity or the Supernatural? Ghosts? Spirits? Demons?
Do you believe? Then take a walk on the dark side.
I’ve recently come across a podcast that focuses on black writers, narrated by black voice actors; founded and produced by horror writer Tonia Thompson.
This was introduced to me by author Milton J. Davis. Thanks Milton!
My favourite stories are Sorry, Wrong Number by Tonia Thompson and Expiration Date by Jennifer Baker.