Get ready for some chilling tales that’ll keep you up at night. This is “a multiple-story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from the Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name.” With that background knowledge, we know this is going to be a spooky tale. It’s hosted by Steve Taylor, and “the program features the hand-picked work of dozens of accomplished independent and previously-published contributing authors.” There’s no one better to tell scary tales than long-time authors who are well-versed in the topic (Simple Scary Podcast).
We’re Alive is an epic series that “follows Survivors in Los Angeles after the world has been turned upside down. It begins with “A Story of Survival” which spans Chapters 1-48. Our survivor’s band together, fortify a safe haven known as the Tower, and discover that the Infected are far from the biggest threat they will have to face.” There are two parts: “Lockdown, which is a small group of inmates and prison guards is trapped in the T-block at Twin Towers Jail. They are forced to work together and find a way to escape while the rest of the world ends around them.” Several others include “Goldrush” and “We’re Alive: Descendants.” They tackle all forms of humanity and talk about how the world is “starting to re-organize and rebuild, but many different forms of humanity are still struggling to survive in the aftermath.” This sounds like an interesting, multi-layered podcast that’ll keep us on the edge of our seats (Apple Podcasts).
The Moth launched in 1997, and “has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.” We know that scary podcasts that talk about terrifying and exhilarating stories and experiences are going to keep us on the edge of our seats (Apple Podcasts).
Hosted by Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West, the Faculty of Horror is one of those podcasts that tackle “all things horror with a slash of analysis and research, horror journalists and occasional academics.” These hosts give “brain-plumping discussions on all things that go bump in the night,” and while we don’t want to hear anything going bump in the night, we’ll listen to scary podcasts that talk about those sorts of things (Apple Podcasts).
Hosted by Rusty Quill, The Magnus Archives is one of the top scary podcasts that makes you face your fear and dig into all things horror. It’s “a weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird.” We love everything weird, which is why listening to an institution that talks about it make us slide to the edge of our seat with eagerness and joy. They offer new episodes every Thursday (Apple Podcasts).
It’s as if you’re sitting round a campfire with these tales, deep in the forest. With over 500 episodes, you know this is one of those scary podcasts that’ll keep you coming back for more. They talk about “creepy TRUE stories of paranormal phenomena of all types. Ghost stories, UFOs, crypts, and more!” It looks like they cover a lot of ground, which is exactly what we’re looking for. They also talk about hauntings, life after death, and true ghost stories so we know we’re getting our fair share of scary (Apple Podcasts).
This podcast tells scary stories that’ll make you turn around and check behind your shoulder in the middle of the night. Spooky shapes and dark corners will seem more daunting, and you might not want to sleep alone. They also say you might question what lives under your bed. If that’s not scary enough, we don’t know what is. They say, “you will hear tales of horror from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned, with the occasional set coming from real-life experience.” Anything with real-life experience makes it that much spookier (Apple Podcasts).
The Last Podcast On The Left is one of those scary podcasts that “covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers.” They promise to satisfy your blood lust. They always say not to take the last door on the left, but with this podcast, you just might want to (Apple Podcasts).
Most Notorious! Lives up to its name. It’s one of those scary podcasts that covers everything and anything scary, including “serial killers, gangsters, gunslingers, and Victorian-era murderers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies, and disasters throughout history.” They spotlight authors and historians well-versed in these horror topics and subjects. They’ve also studied these topics for years. Their stories are accurate, with unique insights and extra attention to detail. They even have tons of historical accuracy so you know what you’re getting is real (Apple Podcasts).
With 300 episodes, PseudoPod is “the world’s first audio horror magazine. We deliver bone-chilling stories from today’s most talented authors straight to ears.” On their site, they warn theirs is a podcast of horror fiction. The stories presented there are intended to disturb. They are likely to contain death, graphic violence, explicit sex (including sexual violence), hate crimes, blasphemy, or other themes and images that hook deep into your psyche. (Apple Podcasts).
The Black Tapes is “a weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories,” and is hosted by Alex Reagan. Featuring a journalist searching for the truth, this is one of those scary podcasts that keep you wondering what’s around every turn. There’s a mysterious past “and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?” We sure do, and it sounds incredibly creepy (Apple Podcasts).
For a digital magazine of dark fantasy and horror, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams hosts Nightmare. “In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales to visceral psychological horror.” You’ll get a new feature every month, with “a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors.” These authors include bestsellers and award-winners with new voices that’ll bring some freshness to the horror realm. You’ll get to see where horror comes from and in which direction it’s headed. This podcast is hosted by Grammy Award-winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki of Skyboat Media. It’s presented twice a month, so you’ll have something to look forward to biweekly (Apple Podcasts).
This terrifying podcast, Alice Isn’t Dead features the story of a truck driver. He “searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.” If this doesn’t sound like the most terrifying road trip in the world, then we’re not sure what does. This sounds like something from a nightmare, which is why we’re sitting on the edge of our seats. We know that scary podcasts that keep us coming back for more are keepers (Apple Podcasts).