Many of us love a good podcast, whether it’s for listening at night-time to bring us slowly to sleepy land, in the car whilst driving, on the bus ignoring our fellow passengers, or just listening while we are out for a walk or jog/slog. Of course being the Halloween week, lots of us also like a good scary or thought provoking podcast and not just those who grew up terrifying insects and animals. The problem is the sheer number and variety of podcasts available can be a bit daunting, so we at Goosed.ie have curated a list of some of our favorite podcasts that we think will help you get in the Halloween mood.

Unexplained

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A fortnightly podcast written, produced and presented by Richard Maclean Smith, which covers the paranormal, bizarre or still unexplained mysteries. All are all based on fact and real life events, such as the Jack the Ripper murders, UFO/Aliens Encounters, Reincarnation stories, Ouija board misadventures and pretty much everything else in between. Richard’s smooth narration, coupled with eerie background music, evoke an easy listening style that makes this a great choice for late night listening. Episodes are never boring, sometimes downright scary and occasionally question what you always thought be the impossible, and wonder if it’s the only possible rational explanation.

Check it out here: https://www.acast.com/unexplained

Casefile True Crime

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Sometimes a good real life crime story can chill you to the bones and make you appreciate all the more that the bad guys/girls are safely locked up or long since departed this earth. Casefile presents brilliantly researched true life crime stores from around the world, featuring interviews with detectives involved in cases and sometimes the perpetrator themselves.

Presented by the “Anonymous Host” who thus far has kept his identity a secret. He is though clearly an Australian guy or imitates a brilliant Aussie drawl, just perfect for this style of podcast.

Check it out here: https://www.acast.com/casefiletruecrimepodcast

Lore

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A dark and frequently unsettling podcast that explores the connection between our past and how it has shaped modern superstitions. Each episode forces us to confront our fears head-on. If you always wondered who the creature is that comes out only a night in the dark corner of your bedroom, here you may likely find the answer but it probably not what you hoped for. Not one to give you pleasant dreams at night, but it will keep you glued to your headphones and counting the days till the next episode. Produced and hosted by Aaron Mahnke, it recently has been adapted for TV by Amazon video.

Listen here: https://www.acast.com/lore

The No Sleep Podcast

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This is one of those podcasts where the production values are on a par with the big broadcasters. Episodes typically contain 5-6 stories and usually last 1-2 hours each. Accompanied by brilliant narration and suitably bleak and imposing background music, It’s almost like a podcast version of the famous TV show from years back, The Twilight Zone (Google it if your’re too young to remember). I played a few of these episodes on a journey back from Cork recently, and the journey was over in a flash. Long journeys by car and at night will no longer seem such a drag.

Listen here: https://www.acast.com/nosleep

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