Because I love podcasts and I’m sure many of my readers do, too, I’ve compiled a list of some of the creepiest episodes of some of my favorite podcasts, all of which have a basis in history. Just so you know, many of these episodes deal with murder (although none get too graphic if my memory serves correctly) so proceed with caution if you’re sensitive to that or have little ears listening.
If you’re looking for a creepy podcast, you’re looking for Lore. (And now it’s a show on Amazon!) Really, the entire series is perfect listening for the month of October but I have a few favorites…
The Big Chill (I swear, I think about this story at least once a week.)
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Lizzie Borden and Her Axe
The Bloody Benders
Spring-Heeled Jack: Mystery Assailant!
The Sisters Fox: They Talked to Dead People
Ghosts of History: Winchester Mystery House
HH Holmes and the Mysteries of Murder Castle, parts one and two
The Belle Gunness Episode: Who was the Mistress of Murder Hill?
One Eyed Joe
You Must Remember This
Charles Manson’s Hollywood
This entire series is phenomenal and I recommend listening to the whole thing but if you only want the creepiest, this episode covers the Tate/LaBianca murders
This podcast is brand new (these are the only two episodes out so far!) but it’s perfect for Halloween.
The Cecil Hotel
Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, parts one and two
The Black Dahlia, parts one and two
Bugsy Siegel, parts one and two
Villisca Axe Murders, parts one and two
The Mystery of the Somerton Man/Taman Shud, parts one and two
The Zodiac Killer, parts one and two
If you need a little palate cleanser but still want to hear about spooky things, here are some podcasts covering creepy topics that are meant to educate and entertain, not scare!
Stuff You Should Know
What’s the Deal With Rasputin’s Death?
(Approximately) 10 Things That Vanished Mysteriously
The Dark Origins of Fairy Tales
How Haunted House Attractions Work
Do Zombies Really Exist?
How Exorcism Works
The Tomb by HP Lovecraft
Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe
Halloween Scarefest (2014)
Corpse Theft and the Resurrection Men
The Unkillable Phineas Gage
Aah, Real Monsters!
Do you have other recommendations? Let me know in the comments!
Like this list? Pin it!