Happy International Podcast day, dear readers! For those of you that don’t know, International Podcast day (Septemeber 30th) is a celebration of the power of podcasts. Cool, right?
Well, we here at Wicked Horror love our podcasts. And with Halloween right around the corner, there’s no better way to celebrate such a day than recommending some spooky podcasts to get into the Halloween spirit. So, let’s get to it. Enjoy!
Delve into the mystery of Atlantic Flight 702. Follow Kaitlin Le (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran), a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight. Kaitlin is determined to uncover the truth of the missing 256 passengers.
Crime Town Presents: The Ballad of Billy Balls
Yes that is the actual name of the show. And yes that is the name of an actual person. A deceased person. In the fall of 1977, young Rebecca meets the love of her life Billy. He was a musician. She was a model. It’s a tale as old as time.
Things are good until one day, she comes home to their storefront in the East Village to find that Billy has been shot. The police are turning their place upside down. Billy survives, for ten days, until suddenly, despite an optimistic recovery, he dies, and is sent to an anonymous burial ground.
A tragedy that defined lives and a mystery that endures. 37 years later we are finally going to give an end to The Ballad Of Billy Balls.
In 1983, Paladin Press, a fringe publisher, released a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors. The author, who went by the pen name Rex Feral, offered very specific tips for the aspiring contract killer. And the book quickly fell into the wrong hands.
Hosted by journalist Jasmyn Morris, Hit Man goes on a deep dive into real crimes this manual allegedly inspired. Including a triple homicide.
Mystery, conspiracy and government secrets? Sign me the hell up! Limetown follows the fictional story of American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock who is investigating the ten year old mystery of a small town in Tennessee. Over three hundred men, women and children went missing. And they’ve never been heard of again. Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?” Though the answer comes at a bigger cost than she realizes.
Station to Station
This is a personal favorite of mine! A handful of fading memories, the remains of a research project, and a garbled tape recording are all Dr. Miranda Quan has to her name after her research partner goes missing on the eve of a 10-week ocean expedition. Now, she must try to find closure in the midst of a rapidly-unraveling conspiracy while surrounded by a handful of unlikely allies, several likely threats, and the icy waters of the North Pacific.