I love podcasts & for that I blame my brother. About 6 years ago, I had a terrible cold. My brother stopped by my house to bring me some orange juice & to visit for a while & he asked me if I ever listened to podcasts. I think I said something along the lines of, "NERD ALERT! NERD ALERT!", but with more wheezing.
Because, hello. Sick.
But he insisted I listen to about 15 minutes of the Judge John Hodgman podcast with him & when that 15 minutes was up, I was hooked. These days I listen to a variety of podcasts on a variety of topics while I work, drive & exercise. This time last year I shared a few of my spooky favs here. That list has grown quite a bit since then, some of which I can, again, thank my brother for. I hope you find something here to set the tone of your month.
2. The Black Tapes-
Within the same world as Tanis & created by PNWS & Minnow Beats Whale, The Black Tapes is definately more horror than sci-fi. It has been much more popular than Tanis & has become a favorite among fans. The Black Tape follows reporter, Alex Reagan & Dr. Richard Strand as they investigate the existence of paranormal activity in our world. Expect ghosts, demons, gore & religion with just a hint of romance for good measure. And beware; once you've heard The Unsound, there's no turning back.
3. Boys & Ghouls-
Boys & Ghouls is one of my most recent podcast favorites. I pretty much devoured their back catalog of episodes in August & September. If you love horror movies, well-researched info & good conversation, this is the show for you! Kat & Marshall discuss a movie, a topic (like the History of Halloween) or a film franchise & break it down. They also share spooky gab at the beginning of every episode & always have something interesting to share, whether they've seen a new movie, been an extra in a film or visited a local haunted house. I could not recommend this podcast enough!
4. Alice Isn't Dead-
Created by the same team that brought you Welcome to Nightvale, Alice Isn't Dead follows a truck driver who is looking for her missing wife who she thought was deceased. Along the way, she encounters monsters, loss of time & conspiracy that may be more than she can handle. This isn't exactly like Night Vale, so if that's what you're expecting you might be disappointed, but I thoroughly enjoyed season 1 of this program & I am anxiously awaiting season 2!