Three horror-filled podcasts to get you in the mood for Spooky Season

With Halloween just around the corner, here are three podcasts that explore ghost stories, real-life murders, and the unexplained.
Uncanny creator Danny Robins. Photo: BBC

September and October are often referred to as Spooky Season, but as leaves turn yellow, Starbucks brings out the Pumpkin Spice, and the weather gets colder, there is one day that’s on everyone’s minds, and that’s Halloween.

To help get you in the mood, here are three hair-raising podcasts that will haunt your dreams long after they end.

Uncanny: A BBC Sounds production, Uncanny is a multi-season podcast dedicated to ghosts and UFOs. Produced and presented by Danny Robins, who also has two series based on the Battersea Poltergeist and a haunted farmhouse in Wales called The Witch Farm, the cases in Uncanny cover everything from student hall apparitions to haunted French houses. What we love about it is that Robins actually interviews the people who experienced these situations, brings in experts, and does follow-up episodes when new evidence comes to light.

Things Are About To Get Weird: Produced and presented by Chyaz Samuel, Things Are About To Get Weird is a podcast about all things strange, ranging from the deformities suffered by the women who worked in radium factories in the early 20th century to a woman who supposedly solved her own murder. The presenter clearly does a lot of research, and it’s always fun not to know what the next story will be about.

The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: More of an audiobook than a podcast, this series sees Dick Barr reading all of the American poet and author’s tales of mystery, which are as powerful today as they were when they were first written around a century and a half ago. Stories available include The Black Cat, The Raven, The Imp of the Perverse, The Premature Burial, and even the uncensored version of Berenice.

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