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).