Creepy Historical Podcasts for Halloween

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.

Creepy Podcasts for Halloween

Lore

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…

Mary, Mary

The Big Chill (I swear, I think about this story at least once a week.)

Negative Consequences

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?

Criminal

Pearl Bryan

Poster Boy

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

Haunted Places

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)

Sawbones

Reanimation

Medical Cannibalism

Corpse Theft and the Resurrection Men

The Unkillable Phineas Gage

Aah, Real Monsters!

Do you have other recommendations? Let me know in the comments!


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