Looking for a frightening way to spend Halloween this year? Here are some podcast recommendations that are sure to induce delightful chills!
“Beware, these scary stories will transform you! The Creepy Hour is a horror anthology series hosted by the Creeps, three friends who listened to so many scary stories they turned into monsters themselves” (WBGH, 2019).
This Podcast is produced by Elie Lichtschein and Boston’s local NPR station (WGBH) and it is recommended for (ages 8-12.)
Created for kids by a kid! Six-year old Natalie loves scary stories and wants to share them with you. In each episode Natalie travels to a place in haunted U.S., answers questions from other children, and shares book reviews. (Ages 3 and up)
This is a “family friendly podcast look at the histories and mysteries behind your favorite scary stories, myths and urban legends. Each week host Elise Parisian discusses such topics as Bloody Mary, Charlie Charlie, and Ouija Boards to find the stories behind the scares” (Unspookable, 2021). (Ages 8-up)
Girl You Got a Ghost
Of course, we have to share our own, Girl You Got a Ghost, a scary storytelling contest podcast. Each episode features stories from listeners or patrons, followed by our own creepy tale. Will you be able to tell if our stories are real? Will you say, “Girl you got a ghost!”?
For Older Listeners
“Aaron Mahnke’s 13 Days of Halloween is a unique auditory adventure that flirts with the line of ethereal horror and thrilling campfire tales…Listeners will spend 13 days immersed in chilling tales that all build up to a grand conclusion” (Grim & Mild, 2020). For this production, Aaron Mahnke, creator of the hugely popular podcast Lore, teams up with celebrity talents to bring new episodes released each day, beginning October 19, and ending on Halloween. Season One is complete, so you can start binging today!
One day, Liz pinned a sign on a library community message board looking for scary stories. This series follows her journey meeting the people, ghosts, and monsters in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Of course, we love this one at FCPL, since Liz is a librarian! But be prepared when you listen, because over 116 episodes, the stories get more and more scary! And, as Liz says, “Adults who use adult language told .. these frightening tales, these ghost stories are not for kids” (Ghosts in the Burbs, Episode 62, 2021).
This fictional, episodic series follows the residents of a haunted building in Boston, MA. Be prepared to meet lots of interesting characters young, old, alive, not so alive, and even some lovable pets!
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