6 Podcasts for October to Get You in the Mood

With October comes spooky decorations, scary movies and whole host of terrifying podcasts.

As you’re carving pumpkins and putting together DIY costumes, you’re going to want to set the stage for all things terrifying and chilling. What better way to set the atmosphere than with a host of podcasts that’ll make your skin crawl?

We’ve collected six of our favorite creepy podcasts for October.

1. The Black Tapes

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Hosts: Alex Reagan

What’s the Black Tapes about?

Ever take a photo on a clear night only to find it filled with orbs or mist? Some would suggest the air was just dusty. Others, true believers, suspect it could be something else.

The Black Tapes is a docudrama series that explores paranormal phenomena told through a journalist’s eyes. Alex Reagan conducts interviews with experts and develops a narrative told through three seasons. Reagan’s research is robust, covering a wide range of topics related to paranormal activity, from ghost hunting to hauntings.

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2. NoSleep Podcast

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Hosts: David Cummings

What’s NoSleep Podcast about?

The NoSleep podcast tells terrifying tales from around the web. Originating as a sub-forum on Reddit.com (you may have heard of it), the NoSleep sub-reddit quickly grew into a widely read source for some of the best horror stories told by other members of the forum.

NoSleep soon became a podcast that retells the best stories from the forum, produced with ominous background music and startling sound effects.

The NoSleep Podcast publishes new stories each week and is currently on its 13th season.

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3. The Last Podcast on the Left

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Hosts: Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski

What’s Last Podcast on the Left About?

The Last Podcast on the Left is an exploration into several horror-related topics, like haunted hollywood, urban legends, and real-life vampires, except with a comedic spin on the lore surrounding the subject. Each episode dives into the history behind the topics while poking fun at the characters or beliefs involved.

Hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski add a charm and wit to go along with a history lesson, making learning about these horror-related topics both entertaining and educational.  

The last podcast on the left is a weekly podcast with over 400 episodes, some bonus side stories to their main series.

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4. Dirty John

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Host: Christopher Goffard

What’s Dirty John about?

Imagine waking up one day to realize the person you had been dating isn’t the person you thought they were, but instead a serial killer?

Dirty John is a true-crime podcast that explores the story of John Meehan and Debra Newell. Christopher Goffard, the journalist covering the Dirty John story, tells the story as a narrative, starting from when Debra and John first met to John’s final moments.

The podcast runs for only eight episodes, so listeners can binge through the series easily.

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5. Alice Isn’t Dead

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Host: Written by Joseph Fink and Narrated by Jasika Nicole, Erica Livingston and Roberta Colindrez

What is Alice Isn’t Dead about?

At what lengths would you go to find your wife if you found out she wasn’t actually dead? Would you drive across the country facing psychopaths, maniacs and Cthulhu-like creatures?

Alice Isn’t Dead is a unique fictional story that follows the journal entries of a truck driver searching for her missing wife. On the narrator’s journey, she meets a handful of murderers and supernatural phenomena that would turn away any normal person.

The podcast series is broken up into three seasons, each with 10 well-produced episodes. Along with the thematic background music and thrilling sound effects, the narrator’s voice lends to the ominous atmosphere of the tale, making for one spooky podcast series.

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6. PseudoPod

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Host: Alasdair Stuart, Various Narrators and Writers

What is PseudoPod about?

PseudoPod is a horror-fiction podcast sharing stories written by professionals and published authors. Each tale is unique, told by an experienced narrator.

Listeners can expect a variety of stories, everything ranging from stories of murder and betrayal to monsters and ghouls.

PsuedoPod has over 600 published stories on their podcast and has published once a week since August of 2006

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