I always treasure information and devour it like candy. So when I can’t find a book to read, I know I can place my faith in podcasts. They’re short, fun, easily obtainable and support people doing what they love. So you’ll bet that I’m going to invest my time listening to some. And of course, October is the perfect month for all things spooky. So please allow me to share my favorite spooky Podcasts!
Death in the Afternoon
This team of ladies (Caitlin Doughty, Sarah Chavez, and Louise Hung) have one goal in mind, “to further open up conversations about death in a death phobic culture.” It’s a wonderfully informative podcast that discusses various topics from unethical mortuary practices to zombies, to corpses in Hollywood. I talk a lot about Caitlin Doughty and her books and this podcast is her baby.
An award winning podcast, Lore is all about the things that go bump in the night and what inspired them. Aaron Mahnke’s stories are so popular that he has a few books and even a TV series about his research. He covers everything from the birth of the first vampire tales, to the lady in white, to the Winchester house. These spooky podcast episodes are short and frequent so there’s no lack of updates!
My Favorite Murder
What’s scarier than stories about monsters in the dark? Stories about real people who turn out to the monsters. Hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, this podcast cover all sorts of murders from unsolved mysterious to child killers and beyond. These ladies will leave you wanting more and they have a ton of stories to discuss. What else could anyone want?
Hosted by Laura Brooker and Casey Carter, these ladies talk about all the crazy things that happen at funerals. While many of the stories are hilarious (who would thought death could be funny?) but also gut wrenching at times. Funerals are never fun but these stories are often ones that no one talks about. And I’m so glad that these ladies do.