I know the audiobook argument is still raging strong. I have fallen out of love with audiobooks and I have gone to the dark side I love podcasts! I haven't been asked by any of the podcast to mention them, all feeling are my own and I wanted to share the love. Confession time I have had an interest in true crime and serial killers for a while, I also have a love of myths and legends and I love being spooked out. I have honestly lost track the number of times that I’ve been that immersed listening to ‘And That’s Why We Drink’, ‘Haunted Places’ or ‘Serial Killers’ that I’ve heard a noise and I’ve had to turn the lights on or shut the door you know real stuff that’s going to save me.
Myths and Legends by Jason Weiser
Total to date: 133
Average run time: 35 minutes
I have listened to most of the episodes and I just love everything about this podcast! The presentation is straightforward, complex stories are broken down which means the narratives are made to be relatable despite how old the stories are and are entertaining. the original stories behind King Arthur and his legendary knights, Robin Hood, or Aladdin. Jason’s show brings you folklore that has shaped our world. Some are incredibly popular stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories that might be new to you but are definitely worth a listen. Jason also relighted my love of Baba Yaga! I have listened to some episodes over again and enjoy them just as much as I did the first time. These are stories of magic, kings, Vikings, dragons, knights, princesses, and wizards from a time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous, wonderful, and terrifying place.
And That's Why We Drink (ATWWD) by Em and Christine
Total to date: 103
Average run time: 1 hour 30 minutes (does not feel that long at all)
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Every Sunday (Monday in my world) I join Em and Christine for chilling ghost stories and terrifying true crime stories with a sprinkle of friendship and occasional warm fuzzy feelings. Em handles the paranormal stories while Christine gets the true crime also on the first of every month Em and Christine read out listener stories. We also have the loveable Gio, Juniper and Eva. I honestly love how honest and real Em and Christine you honestly feel like your sat listening to a close friend tell you a story. Also, the names of the episodes get bonus points A Ghost in the Nude and a Pasta Peddler, A Demonic Cold Sore and the World's Smallest Violin and finally Exorcism Colonics and a Hot Sauce Love Potion. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
Haunted Places by Parcast Network Narrated by Greg Polcyn
Total to date: 56
Average run time: 55 minutes
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) takes you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and its haunted history, every episode. I find Greg's voice soothing at times and I love getting a new perspective on places that ghost shows have gone! I enjoy the style of Greg’s storytelling and the visual created with these stories There is brief history and then a story in the first person, to get you visualizing the scares personally. I’ve had to turn the lights on while listening to this or stopped the episode until its daylight.
Serial Killers by Parcast Network Narrated by Greg Polcyn and Vanessa Richardson
Total to date: 100
Average run time: 50 minutes
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. Vanessa is not a licensed physiologist or psychiatrist but she has done a lot of research for the show! With the help of real recordings and voice actors, we delve deep into their lives and stories. This is a little more scripted than ATWWD and there is a more formal feel about the information that is been given out.