Halloween is tomorrow! It’s the time everything spooky and creepy (and pumpkin spice?) comes out to play. I have some awesome podcasts to get you in the mood, ranging from the fairly benign to the downright creepy.
Every October, the ladies of Stuff You Missed dig into Halloween-themed episodes. There haves been topics like “Was there a real Sweeney Todd?,” “The History of Halloween Candy,” and biographies on some of the most famous horror actors of the 20th century. They have an extensive backlog, so you won’t run short on historically-based Halloween episodes.
Thinking Sideways is a trio of mystery enthusiasts that delve into the unknown. Each Halloween season, they go over their grisliest cases, which usually includes a lot of murder. A few of my favorites have been the Miyazawa Family Murders, The Murder of Martha Moxley, and The Lake Bodom Murders. If you like a good mystery and fantastic hosts, this podcast is for you.
If you ignore the weird title, this is one spooky podcast. Friends, Corinne and Sabrina, go through paranormal encounters on a theme, from listener emails, and their own pasts. They truly believe in the paranormal, which makes this podcast even creepier. I don’t really believe in the paranormal encounters, but I had to stop listening to this at night.
This is hands down my favorite podcast. It has a lot of murder and a lot of laughs, which is perfect for anyone who gets creeped out by grisly murder. In each episode, the hosts talk about what is happening in their lives and cover two murders. I loved the episode about Ted Bundy (#61) and the Spiderman of Denver (#85). While this podcast can be an acquired taste, I would suggest checking it out if you are interested in true crime.
This podcast that covers a lot of unsolved crime and is much more serious than the previous podcasts. They cover one mystery a week and discuss the possible theories behind it. There are a lot of murder mysteries in their backlog, including several episodes about the Zodiac Killer and other serial killers. Check them out if you like a well-researched mystery.
Have a Happy Halloween! I hope it’s as creepy as you want it to be! If you have any comments about these selections or want to tell me your favorite podcast, please comment!