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

Scary’s Voices: Sound Bites for July 9

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:

Against All Oddities

You know those late-night conversations you have with friends, the ones where you get philosophical and talk about your strangest thoughts and experiences? That’s about the best way I can describe the podcast Against All Oddities, and I love it.

In this show, the three Carroll brothers share their beliefs and opinions on a variety of topics ranging from extraterrestrials to Big Foot, immortality to eggnog. Just like those talks that stretch into the wee hours of the morning, you never know where each episode will lead, but you’re always in for an interesting and enjoyable time.

Some of my favourite episodes so far have been “Episode 30: U. A. P.” which touches on unexplained aerial phenomena and Chaos Magick, “Episode 22: Giants” where the brothers talk about the history and lore of giants and even a clip from pro-wrestler Andre the Giant, and if you’ve ever been curious about the preservation of dead things, “Episode 28: Taxidermy” is a must (they even have a video of a stuffed wizard chipmunk on their website).

I would never have thought a podcast categorized as philosophy and comedy could work, but I’m glad Against All Oddities proved me wrong! Episodes range from 30 minutes to about an hour, and new content is released monthly. If you want to hear “three brothers coming to terms with the oddly true and the truthfully odd,” then be sure to check out their website Against All Oddities

Shiver-Worthy Runner-Up:

Make Your Own Damn Podcast

This next one is for those special horror fans who appreciate the wacky world of Troma Entertainment. In Make Your Own Damn Podcast hosts Lucas Mangum and Jeff Burk examine Troma’s catalogue of films from grindhouse classics to the completely obscure.

Not only does this entertaining duo break down the storylines of these movies, but they also dig into the over-the-top violence, satirical elements, and they take listeners behind the scenes on how these films were made. It’s impossible to talk about Troma films without getting into spoiler territory, so you might want to watch the episode’s title movie before listening. However, the best part of these bonkers movies is that even if the plot is spoiled, you’re still not prepared for what will happen on screen, so if an episode catches your interest go ahead and give it a listen.

I’ve especially enjoyed the episodes delving into Tales from the Crapper and Mother’s Day, and cannot wait until they tackle Bloodsucking Freaks and The Toxic Avenger. Even though it’s clear Lucas and Jeff are both admirers of Uncle Lloyd, they don’t hold back in criticizing what could have been done better, and that’s part of why I like this podcast so much. These aren’t just fans singing praises, but a well-rounded approach to examining what Troma is all about.

Make Your Own Damn Podcast posts new episodes every Monday, ranging in length from 1 to 3 hours. You can find links to all your favourite podcast platforms via Anchor TromaPod

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

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