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Horror Fiction Podcasts by Andrew @thebookdad

Horror Fiction Podcasts by Andrew @thebookdad

Dark and entertaining conversations about the best in horror fiction…


Podcasts have become a MASSIVELY popular medium in the horror genre. They cover everything from book releases, news, recommendations, reviews, and even short story readings. Oh, and did I mention they are entertaining as hell! You get to hear from your favorite authors and other experts in the genre talk about what they love HORROR. I follow all of these podcasts below and it's my recommendation that you do it as well. Check out what the horror community has to offer in these amazing podcasts. 


And please… Don't forget to follow, rate, and or review when possible so the creators can keep providing content.

Dark and entertaining conversations about the best in horror fiction…


Does the Dog Die in This?

An R rated, comedic free dive into the doom and gloom of the horror world. A first of its kind podcast that brings you exclusive short stories and candid interviews from some of the industry's best authors.


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Dead Headspace

Dead Headspace is a podcast highlighting the best content by writers, reviewers, and creators in the Horror, Dark Fantasy, Dark Scifi, & True Crime genres.


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Super Scary Haunted Homeschool

New York Times Bestselling author, Grady Hendrix (The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires), brings his lunacy directly into your earholes, educating you on the history of horror in a way that will have you screaming for mercy. But inside your house no one can hear you scream! (Except everyone else inside your house.)


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This is Horror

The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.


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Teen Creeps

Grownup comedians Kelly Nugent and Lindsay Katai discuss the trashy teen horror of their awkward neon youth - from the rise of MTV to the fall of ... well, MTV. So tighten those side ponytails, push your pogs to one side, then fire up your 56k dial-up modem and subscribe. New episodes every Wednesday on the Forever Dog Podcast Network. All creepy opinions expressed are those of the hosts.


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The Horror Show

THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE is a weekly podcast hosted by Brian Keene and Dave Thomas. Each week, Brian, Dave and their occasional co-hosts discuss the latest news in horror fiction, films, comic books, games, and more, along with in-depth interviews with horror’s biggest names, historical perspectives on the genre, and much more.


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GHOULISH is a weekly comedy podcast celebrating all things spooky, hosted by Max Booth III.


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Castle Rock Radio

Comedic conversations about the works of Stephen King, hosted by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.


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Staring Into the Abyss

Staring Into the Abyss is a horror podcast where your hosts, Scott Kemper, Michael Patrick Hicks, and Matt Brandenburg have a round table discussion about horror fiction. Each episode will be a spoiler-filled chat about their story of the week!


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Ink Heist

Shane Douglas Keene, Laurel Hightower, and Rich Duncan talk about a variety of subjects related to the horror and crime genres. We also talk to authors and other guests about different topics including books, diversity, and the craft of creating high-quality dark speculative fiction. We're also a bunch of irreverent smartasses.


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You’ve found the world’s premier horror fiction podcast. For over a decade, Pseudopod has been bringing you the best short horror in audio form, to take with you anywhere. We pay our authors professional rates for original fiction and we reach more people every week than any other short fiction horror market.


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Final Guys

The Final Guys Horror Podcast covers all genre topics ranging from movies, books, games, and much more! As horror authors ourselves, we love the genre, and tackle it from a studied and humorous angle.


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Necrocasticon, where we blend horror fiction with heavy metal. Each week we’ll find a common link between a horror property and heavy metal music and talk about it. Our esteemed panel of experts in the field of metal and all things that are scary includes our host and moderator; fledgling horror writer, veteran podcaster and internet journalist Token Tom Clark, musician Maxx Axe, horror fan Smoking Walt Hades and artist, musician and all around creepy guy, Azriel Mordecai. Not to mention, each week we’ll feature special guests from the worlds of hard rock music and the horror genre!


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Audiobooks From Hell

An exploration of genre specific audiobooks, their narrators, and authors.


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B-Movies and E-Books 

B-Movies and E-Books is a podcast where two lifelong fans discuss and review various movies and books.


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Wyrd Transmissions

Dark fiction author Curtis M. Lawson holds discussions with authors, musicians, and all manner of dark artists.


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The Wicked Library

The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, and bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman and Owl Goingback.If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.


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Books in the Freezer

A bi-weekly book podcast dedicated to the deliciously disturbing world of horror fiction


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Make Me Read Your Book

Heard of a new author but don't know where to start. I interview horror writers and learn more about their work and the best place to begin.


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Ladies of the Fright

For writers and readers who like it dark. We provide in-depth analysis of horror books and the occasional film. We also have conversations with authors, editors, and other industry professionals. Hosted by Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera. We have interviewed Paul Tremblay, Ellen Datlow, Josh Malerman, Grady Hendrix, and more. New episode every other Wednesday.


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Horror Podclass

This is the podcast where two high school teachers talk about the horror genre. What works, what doesn't, and where it fits in with our current culture. Like any good class, you will get a little news, a little advice, a bit of learning, and hopefully a whole lot of fun.


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The Monster Men

The Monster Men Video Podcast covers horror, the paranormal, Sci-fi and other pop culture topics with a sense of humor and the macabre. Hosted by author Hunter Shea and Jack Campisi.




Short scary stories to tantalize your ear holes...

Scary Stories Told in the Dark

A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun-off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors.


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Creepy stories with full audio production written by Black writers and performed by Black actors. So scary it’ll make you want to leave your night light on.


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The Other Stories

These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.


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Strange Stories, By Strange Authors, for Strange Listeners


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The NoSleep Podcast

The NoSleep Podcast is a multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, with rich atmospheric music to enhance the frightening tales.


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The Dark Tome

What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemporary authors from across the globe.


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Tales to Terrify

The unseen creature whose ravenous fangs dog your every step as your footfalls echo down the midnight alleyway. —A long, icy shadow looming over you, making the hairs on your neck rise and your breath turn to ragged puffs of mist. —Unearthly howls that pierce the night, pulling you from the comfort of sleep with feverish, heart-pounding dread. —Welcome to Tales to Terrify, a weekly horror fiction podcast that gets under your skin, lays eggs and hatches writhing baby horrors nursed on your darkest fears. We're unique in our simplicity, bringing pure tales of terror to your ears audiobook-style – unadulterated and unadorned.


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The Lost Signal

From the depths of your radio static, The Lost Signal Podcast brings you original audioplay productions of the pulp and macabre, brought to life with sound effects and voice-acting.


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Lara Campbell used to believe in the paranormal. Now she pretends to believe in it for money. But when her ex-partner goes missing near the Oregon Bigfoot Highway, she may have to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew. BELIEVER is a horror fiction audio drama about ghosts, cryptids, demons, cosmic entities, and the fake psychic who doesn't believe they exist. New episodes every other Tuesday.


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Shadows at the Door

From Shadows at the Door Publishing comes a chilling new podcast, bringing to life a collection of macabre tales and spirited debate. Drawing on the haunted landscapes of classic folk horror, the podcast lifts the veil on some of your favourite ghost stories, and presents new fables throughout a series of macabre audio dramas. Shadows at the Door: The Podcast artfully showcases the unsettling, the unearthly, and the uncanny, with new tellings of beloved ghost stories, and spectral yarns created exclusively for the podcast by some of the most exciting writers in modern horror. Join presenter Mark Nixon and voice actor David Ault as they bring you ghoulish dramatizations, and discuss what makes the ghost story such a powerful, enduring force in cultures around the world.


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Come Join Us By The Fire

Nightfire Books, a new horror imprint from Tor Books, is proud to present 35 horror short stories showcasing the breadth of talent in today's field, from genre luminaries including New York Times bestselling authors Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Kadrey, and Victor LaValle, to bright new talents Cassandra Khaw and Sam J. Miller, and masters of experimental narratives, Carmen Maria Machado and Brian Evenson. There's something for every listener, so come join us by the fire and hear tales not to tell against the dark... but to embrace it.


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My name's Andrew. I'm a husband and father who loves to read all things dark, thrilling, mysterious, and suspenseful. I didn't always enjoy reading but have been nothing short of obsessed over the last five or so years. The obsession has lead to writing and so here I am fighting for time to read and write while trying to work a full-time job and satisfy my family’s needs (#1 priority).








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