{Scary’s Voices} Sound Bites: This weeks recommended horror podcasts.

Scary’s Voices – Sound Bites

Week Ending 28th May 2021

Welcome back to Sound Bites where I highlight the best horror podcasts I’ve heard through the week. If you’re looking for content to haunt your earbuds, these podcasts are just what you need.

My Scream of the Week goes to:

Horror Stacks

For me, the only thing better than reading a great horror book is finding more books to add to my reading list. If you can relate, you need to listen to the Horror Stacks podcast, where hosts Waylon Jordan and Samantha Kolesnik discuss new books on the horror scene.

Each episode reviews one specific work of dark fiction, digging into the writing style, subject matters included in the story, and what each host enjoyed most about the book. Waylon and Samantha do their best to steer clear of spoilers, but in instances where spoiler territory is unavoidable, the hosts clearly identify it in the show notes and at the beginning of the episode.

Horror Stacks creates a wonderful listening experience by diving into thematic content and thoughtful discussions on what the author is saying about the human experience. I also really enjoyed the fact that Waylon and Samantha are drawn to different aspects of the stories, providing a multilayered review.

Right now, there are 5 excellent episodes for you to listen to, covering books such as Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica, The Hobgoblin of Little Minds by Mark Matthews, and the anthology Latinx Screams edited by V. Castro and Cynthia Pelayo.

With help from their newest team member Justin Lewis, Horror Stacks is hard at work preparing more content, so be sure to follow them on Twitter (@HorrorStacks) for upcoming announcements. You can find links to all past episodes on Anchor

Shiver-Worthy Runner-Up:

The Spooky Door

For those of you who love to explore strange aspects of our existence, join hosts Jordan Chasteen and Ashley James in a journey behind The Spooky Door. From ghosts to cryptids, rituals to abandoned places, this podcast discusses everything your weird little heart desires.

What makes this podcast different from other paranormal shows is that each episode centres around a different guest, highlighting their personal experiences and interpretations of the paranormal at large. Jordan and Ashley guide the conversation by asking interesting and open-minded questions, as well as adding their own thoughts and observations.

This week I listened to episode “Magick, Rituals, and Oddities with Drew Smith,” delving into Chaos Magick, meditation, tarot cards, and an antique Ouija Board that Drew found hidden inside a wall. It was a fascinating discussion on occult practices and how rituals impact everyday life. I also really enjoyed the episode “Painting the Unexplained with W. Ralph Walters,” which revolved around cryptids, interdimensional theories, and known lifeforms that are stranger than fiction.

Currently, there are 6 episodes ready for you to binge, with runtimes of approximately 1.5 hours each. The Spooky Door is available on most podcast platforms or you can listen via links on their website www.thespookydoor.com

That’s a wrap for this week’s Sound Bites!

As always, thanks so much to the awesome podcast listeners and creators who have been sending me terrific recommendations. Keep them coming via the comments section below, or direct messaging on Twitter or Instagram (links below). I can’t promise I’ll enjoy every podcast you throw my way, but I’ll give everyone a fair shot.

Remember, I’m all about scary things and spooky podcasts are what I’m after. Content focused on reviewing horror movies and horror books, true paranormal encounters, facts about cryptids, true crimes, and original scary stories are exactly what I want to hear.

Can’t wait to listen to all the dark podcasts you fine fiends suggest, and I hope you’ll join me next Friday for more Sound Bites.

J.A. Sullivan

J. A. Sullivan is a horror writer and paranormal enthusiast, based in Brantford, ON, Canada. Attracted to everything non-horror folks consider strange, she’s spent years as a paranormal investigator, has an insatiable appetite for serial killer information, and would live inside a library if she could.

As curator of “Scary’s Voices” on Kendall Reviews, an article series reviewing horror podcasts, Sullivan loves listening to all things spooky. If you have a horror podcast recommendation, let her know.

On top of contributing short stories to Kendall Reviews, her fiction has appeared in Don’t Open the Door (2019), It Came From The Darkness (2020), and she acted as an assistant editor for Black Dogs, Black Tales (2020). Other spooky tales and updates on her writing journey can be found on her blog.

You can follow J. A. on Twitter @ScaryJASullivan

Check out her blog https://writingscaredblog.wordpress.com

Find her on Instagram www.instagram.com/j.a_sullivan

Find her on Instagram www.instagram.com/j.a_sullivan

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.