Podcasts are the way of the future. In case you haven’t already hopped onto the podcast bandwagon (everyone and their mother have at least listened to Serial), here’s another nudge in the right direction. The great thing about podcasts is that there’s is essentially a series for any topic you might be interested in: sports, science, music—you name it, there’s a podcast for it. And for those who love a good scare—here are the podcasts for you.
Lore is a podcast about real-life scary stories. Every episode, the producers behind the podcast research the spooky history behind common folklore. “Unboxed” is about a beloved childhood doll that brought darkness to the family of the little boy he belonged to. It’s an episode that gives stock to the podcast’s tagline: Sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.
99% Invisible, “Ouija Board”
99% Invisible is a California-based radio show about design. Episodes usually touch on topics like architecture, innovation and art. But this installment goes into the ancient (and spooky) history of the Ouija board.
“Haunted” tells the story of a man who moved back to his childhood home after losing both his parents to cancer. It’s a true account of a paranormal investigator who tries to figure out just what—or who—is inside the house.
Limetown is a fictional series about a journalist obsessed with the disappearance of a tiny Tennessee town called Limetown. Three hundred men, women and children disappeared without a trace. Join Lia Haddock as she tries to get to the bottom of this eerie mystery.
Stuff You Missed In History Class, “Dyatlov Pass Incident”
What makes this podcast episode so scary is the fact that it’s about a incident 100 per cent happened, and it’s a mystery that hasn’t been solved to this day, over 50 years later. The story is about a group of Russian hikers that set out on an Ural mountain expedition—but never returned. The circumstances which they found the hikers were extremely creepy: give Stuff You Missed In History Class a listen if you want to learn more.