I have been listening to a lot of podcasts lately. I had never really explored the podcast section of spotify, and the only podcast I have really followed before is Off Topic, by Achievement Hunter. I was in need of more entertainment, and after a brief search, I found quite a few that I started listening to. Most of them are on fucked up subjects. I tend to get fascinated by the psychology behind certain things. Listener’s discretion is advised for the four middle ones, and certain episodes of Astonishing Legends, because they can be quite graphic in their details. (i.e mentions of drugs, child abuse, murder and so on).
Scott & Forrest have been called the ‘Click and Clack of esoterica’ by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who’ve had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that’s entertaining about those stories and remind you that it’s ok to laugh at scary stories and respectfully, even the people that tell them. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing you’ve ever heard before.
This is one of the ones I most recently stumbled upon, and I was hooked within minutes of listening. They are great story tellers and they touch upon anything and everything and make it seem like the most interesting thing in the world. It’s a lot about paranormal stuff, a lot about death, unsolved mysteries and whatnot. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.
Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults.
Cults is a podcast that talks about, you guessed it, cults! It has touched on cults like The Nuwaubian Nation, The People’s Temple, The Branch Davidians, Aum Shinrikyo, The Family, Heavens Gate and more. It’s so interesting to hear about what happens behind clsoed walls, and what would drive someone to start a cult and abusing people. If you’re very sensitive to touchy subjects, I wouldn’t recommend listening to this. If you do want to, you can listen to it here, or on Spotify.
You think you know the story…But do you really? Every other Saturday, Tales presents ancient fairy tales the way they were originally told: orally, and unadulterated.
Tales is a podcast where the host, Vanessa, talks about fairy tales, but in their original form. Not the kid friendly versions we have grown up to know, but the horrifying original tales. It’s crazy to see how much they have been altered over the years. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.
Every Monday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of real recordings and voice actors, we delve deep into their lives and stories.
This one is the same format as cults, giving an insight into the psychology of serial killers and their lives. It’s also hosted by the same people, so if you enjoy listening to cults, you will definitely like this one too! It has episodes about a lot of people, including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Elizabeth Bathory. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.
You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands…but do you know how a normal place can become paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. Greg (Co-Host of Serial Killers and Cults) takes you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and it’s haunted history, every episode. Spooky legends, weird histories, and tales of the supernatural… Listen at your own risk.
This one is about haunted places around the world. It talks about the stories of the place, the legends, what people think really happened and it includes some dramatization just to make it even more creepy. I both love and hate this podcast at the same time because it creeps me out but it’s also very interesting. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.
Flash Forward is a podcast about the future. Each episode we take on a possible (or not so possible) future scenario — everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth.
This podcast is about hypothetical scenarios about our future. The host reaches out to experts in different fields and talk about hypothetical situations, as mentioned in the description, it could be anything from having two moons to not needing women for procreation anymore. It’s very interesting. You can listen to it here, or on Spotify.
Do you listen to any podcasts? What is your favorite one?