Are your ears lonely? Do your thirsty brainmeats crave the sweet sounds of eldritch horrors, Celtic myths, ghost stories, or strange, unsolved mysteries? Do you need something to help fill all of the hours that you spend not listening to podcasts?
Have I got the stuff for you.
Welcome to Night Vale — I’ve mentioned this before on this blog, but I felt it had to go here for completeness’ sake. If you enjoy news, weather, and updates from a sleepy little pretend desert town, you’ll enjoy WtNV. Conversely, if you enjoy eldritch horrors, alternate dimensions, and wheat by-products, you will also enjoy WtNV.
The F Plus — Terrible things, read with enthusiasm. If you enjoy snark sites, this is essentially their auditory equivalent. Various dark corners of the web are read out loud, with commentary. (Be forewarned, however, that a pretty substantial portion of them are NSFW.)
Thrilling Adventure Hour — Stories told in the style of old-time radio shows. If you think you’d dig Martian cowboys, perpetually drunk mediums, and a time-traveling Amelia Earhart, you’ll probably dig this. While they’re no longer making new episodes, they have a decently large body of work to listen to.
Anything Ghost Show — This is a bit of an odd choice for me. I love creepypasta and its ilk, but I’m not usually that entertained by people relating their own ghost experiences. Lex Wahl’s voice is just so damned soothing, though, and the experiences his listeners send in are usually pretty well-written and interesting.
Cabinet of Curiosities Podcast — This one no longer updates (but their Facebook page is pretty active!), but there’s a smallish collection of podcasts about curious topics ranging from fire spooks, to Bob Hope’s vile vial, to the Glen Tavern Inn.
Oddments — This is probably my favorite podcast right now, though it updates sporadically. Oddments covers a wide range of unsolved mysteries, curiosities, and the weird origins of some commonplace things. It has a high production value, and is just a lot of fun to listen to.
Celtic Myth Podshow — This is pretty much what it says on the tin– legends and stories from Wales, Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, and Brittany. It makes for a very relaxing podcast, and I really enjoy listening to it before bed.
Do you have any similar podcasts you enjoy? Feel like I’m missing a couple that deserve a listen or two? Let me know!