Radio Fear

The Best Scary Podcasts (2019)

Do you like creepy stories that'll make you jump at all the bumps in the night? We've found the best scary story podcasts and play them all in Radio Fear. Just listen in the Scout FM apps or ask your Alexa to "open Radio Fear." Tune in for new episodes every day.

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Curated by Cara Meverden

Fan of podcasts, movies, TV, and random pieces of trivia. Dog lover and software maker.

1. Lore

Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history.

Oct 14, 2019
Some places in our world have a dark legacy. Shameful acts. Painful tragedy. And we can still feel the tremors of that darkness.
2. Last Podcast On The Left

The Last Podcast On The Left covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and slashers to cults and serial killers, The Last Podcast is guaranteed to satisfy your blood lust.

May 25, 2019
Rendlesham Forest, Part 1: I'm the Alien
The most credible, impressive, and well-documented UFO sightings in history.
3. And That's Why We Drink

Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!

Oct 13, 2019
Alligator Neck Looping
A look at the wildly haunted Moon River Brewing Company.
4. Spooked

Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios.

Oct 10, 2019
You know the most haunted places. The houses, the castles, the hotels. And you know the most haunted objects.
5. 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.

Oct 13, 2019
Dangers in the Past
Stories that deal with the dangers in the past and on the property.
6. Bone and Sickle

Bone and Sickle is a celebration of the intersection of horror, folklore, and history. Every episode offers a bounty of frightful tales, fantastic legends, and macabre history harvested by eccentric artist and rogue folklorist Al Ridenour.

Sep 26, 2019
Ghosts from Purgatory
How did notions of purgatory influence medieval ghost stories?
7. Haunted Places

You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands...but do you know how a normal place can become a paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory.

Oct 17, 2019
The Fatal Hairdo
A stylish teenager learns that washing your hair with sugar water and falling asleep can have deadly consequences.
8. Extraterrestrial

Why do we think we aren’t alone? Extraterrestrial explores tales of alien encounters. Millions of people claim to have seen alien life, but no one can confirm any of it.

Oct 8, 2019
Cover-Up: The Cape Girardeau Crash, Part 1
Did three extraterrestrials crash-land their spaceship on a Missouri farm in 1941? And how far would the government go to cover it up?
9. Welcome to Night Vale

Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide.

Oct 15, 2019
The Trouble with Time
Everyone in town is scared of aging now that time works normally. But one newcomer claims to have the answer.
10. Blackout

Rami Malek stars in this apocalyptic thriller as a small-town radio DJ fighting to protect his family and community after the power grid goes down nationwide, upending modern civilization.

Mar 19, 2019
Local radio DJ Simon Itani survives a run-in with a shadowy gunman as a mysterious blackout rocks his isolated community.
11. Pretty Scary

True crime, conspiracy theories, ghosts, aliens, and things of that sort.

12. The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF 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.

13. Casefile True Crime

Fact is scarier than fiction.

Oct 12, 2019
Killer Petey
Pedro Rodrigues Filho, or Pedrinho as he came to be called, was born on June 17, 1954.
14. The Apex & The Abyss

The true stories behind what keeps you awake at night and afraid of the dark.

Aug 5, 2019
John Wayne Gacy
John Wayne Gacy is one of the most notorious serial killers in the world. He was convicted of 33 murders, but are there more?
15. Something Scary

Do you wanna hear something scary? Join Sapphire every week as she brings you the creepiest ghost stories, urban legends, and folktales.

16. Tales

Tales presents ancient fairy tales the way they were originally told: orally, and unadulterated.

17. The Best of Coast to Coast AM

The Best of Coast to Coast AM podcast, hosted by George Noory. A media phenomenon, Coast to Coast AM deals with UFOs, strange occurrences, life after death, and other unexplained (and often inexplicable) phenomena.

18. Unexplained Mysteries

Don’t take “we don’t know” for an answer. Unexplained Mysteries investigates the greatest mysteries of history and life on earth, because the answer “we don’t know” is always the scariest.

19. Ghosts In The Burbs

Ghost Stories from Wellesley, Massachusetts

20. Stories in the Dark

Stories in the Dark is a fiction podcast of original dark stories that tend towards the spooky, the creepy, or the dangerous. Like a haunting tale before bed? Turn down the lights and come listen to the dark.

21. Sage and Savant

Death is no barrier to science.

22. Sage and Savant

Death is no barrier to science.

23. Horror City Radio

A monthly anthology of loosely-related horror and horror-comedy stories set in the fictional Harbor City.

24. Nope! Too Creepy

Always striving to be the reason you're afraid to use the bathroom at night!

25. Hayward Sanitarium

Hayward Sanitarium is an original episodic drama that played on National Public Radio's NPR Playhouse. The cult classic features the adventures centered around an old sanitarium that studies patients who claim to be supernatural and paranormal.

26. The Monster Hunters

Take a trip back to swinging London in the early 1970s and meet Roy Steel, ex - big game hunter, and Lorrimer Chesterfield, a brain in the shape of a man. Together they are The Monster Hunters.

27. The Ghost Story Guys

Somewhere on the border of sleep there's a little mountain cabin you dream about, but can never quite reach.

28. Suspense and Horror

Podcasting to share family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.

29. Calling Darkness

This is Calling Darkness, an audio drama that follows the mishaps of six girls who inadvertently summon a demon, and have to deal with the chilling consequences.

30. PAN

PAN, the Pagan Angel Network, brings you serialized horror every Sunday night - from audio drama, to classic and original ghost stories, to tabletop-game Actual Play!

31. Tuning in to SciFi TV

The viewer's guide to genre television.

32. Mysterious Radio

Everything from real hauntings, aliens encounters, the unexplained, strange creatures, spirituality, true crime, conspiracies, ancient history, mysterious disappearances, the occult and more.

33. Bizarre States

Join Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser as they lift the veil and showcase the hauntings, urban myths, unsolved murders and general oddities that everyone has experienced but no one wants to talk about.

34. Mythology

Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe.

35. Cults

Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them?

36. Archive 81

Archive 81 is a fiction podcast about horror, cities, and the subconscious.

37. Creepy

A collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Listener discretion is advised.

38. EOS 10

Doctors in space, a deposed alien prince, a super gay space pirate and a fiery nurse who’ll help you win your bar fight.

39. Nightmare University

Every week, join horror genre professor Dr. Rebekah McKendry alongside a notable genre industry expert as they take a deep look at a specific element of the horror genre.

40. Oh No Ross and Carrie

Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves.

41. Sawbones

Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.

42. Shock Waves presents Shock Waves: Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (Senior Editor:, FEARnet, Icons Of Fright), Elric Kane (This Week In Horror, Inside Horror) and Rebekah McKendry (Editor In Chief:, Fangoria).


Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis.

44. The Black Tapes

The Black Tapes Podcast is a serialized docudrama about one journalist's search for truth, her subject's mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. Do you believe?

45. This Podcast is Haunted

Sharing ghost stories and exploring the creepy side of history

46. Wild Thing

Believe in Bigfoot? Think it’s total BS? Host Laura Krantz spent a year in the woods and in the lab, trying to answer that question.

47. Within the Wires

“Dictation,” is a political thriller told exclusively through a bureaucrat’s dictated recordings to a secretary.

48. The Mortician's Daughter

The Mortician’s Daughter brings you a monthly meditation on the macabre to help you face your existential crisis head on.

49. American Hysteria

American Hysteria is a podcast exploring our moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them.

50. The Horror: Old Time Radio

Experience Radio's Golden Age!

51. The Weird Tales Podcast

Tycho Alhambra, a lover of the weird and bizarre, reads his favorite weird fiction stories. Lovecraft, Machen, Blackwood, Chambers. They're all here.

52. The Oddcast: Tales of the Occult, Weird, and Arcane

Readings of weird fiction and science fiction short stories combined with ambient sound design and music.

53. The Cryptonaturalist

The CryptoNaturalist is a scripted bi-weekly podcast that explores strange nature. A bit true. Mostly fiction. New episodes 3rd/17th.

54. Drabblecast

Strange stories by strange authors for strange listeners

55. Campfire Radio Theater

A Modern Audio Drama Horror Anthology... Hear the Fear!

56. Quietly Yours

Quietly Yours is a horror anthology series inspired by classic radio dramas. Tune in each week for a chilling new story!

57. The Wicked Library

Go ahead...Leave the lights on

58. Irrational Fears

Join Anthony and Amanda Luciano on a journey to find out together, What Scares You?

59. The Frozen Frights Podcast

From the coldest spot in the nation comes a collection of chilling tales rendered in beautiful dramatized audio! Frozen Frights: the very best horror and suspense from the Icebox Radio Theater.

60. On A Dark, Cold Night

On a Dark, Cold Night is the ideal podcast for horror-lovers with insomnia; a creepy friend to tell you bedtime/ghost stories.

61. SCP Archives

Secure. Contain. Protect. There are things that go bump in the night. Fantastic things. Horrible things. Redacted things. The SCP Foundation was built to keep humanity safe from a world of beings it doesn’t want to know exists.

62. Miscreation | An Anthology of Audio-Drama Horror

Each episode brings a scary new tale, performed by our band of actors at Acast's studio. So sit back, and witness our Miscreation.

63. The Scarecast

This podcast features various scary stories, murders, strange mysteries, conspiracy theories, and creepypasta from popular Youtuber MaddMike.

64. The Ghastly Tales Podcast

The Ghastly Tales Podcast produces original and classic horror narrations, radio plays, and discussions dripping with atmosphere. We create nightmares. Join us. Stay a while, stay forever...

65. The Veil Audio Drama

The Veil is a new sci-fi/ horror audio-drama anthology. It is along the vein of beloved, dark, cutting-edge sci-fi series like The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror.

66. Let's Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast

True horror stories written by those that made it out alive. First person accounts narrated and produced by Andrew Tate in an anthology of terror and suspense.

68. Midnight Horror

Midnight Horror is a series of short scary stories created and narrated by Rachel Craig. New epsiodes monthly.

69. Weird Darkness

Scary stories of the paranormal, supernatural, unexplained, unsolved, and true crime. Terrifying tales of horror and the macabre.

70. The Projectionist's Sinister Tales of Terror Podcast

I have decided to share with you some of the putrid stories that have been penned in my rather large tome of horror tales. Each week I plan to choose one short story to help you get that pleasant chill one needs on a Saturday night.

71. Scary Mysteries

True Crime, Serial Killers, Missing Persons, Unexplained Mysteries, Paranormal Events and and beyond.

72. Scary Stories

Not your usual urban legends podcast. Scary Stories is an atmospheric exploration of the psychology of fear told through those classic stories that happened to a friend of a friend.

73. The Weird History Eerie Tales Podcast

The Weird History and Eerie Tales Podcast is a bi weekly podcast that covers all things weird and eerie. Join us on the 1st and 15th of every month for new episodes.

74. Uncle Josh's True Scary Stories

Nothing but true scary stories from a variety of sources including Reddit, submitted tales, and more. No creepypasta, just reflections on scary happenings.

75. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by Montague R. James

An English tourist in a small, rural town in the South of France discovers an ancient manuscript with a strange illustration on the last page.

76. Ghost Stories the Podcast

Short paranormal stories, some based on fact but others are pure fiction. Ranging from scary stories to spooky yet heart warming encounters, Ghost Stories the podcast will continually have you asking yourself: 'Do you believe in ghosts?'

77. Ghost Stories, a Destiny Podcast

dgs is a podcast about things and Destiny

78. Ghost Stories: A Rebels Podcast | RandomChatter Network

Podcasts covering movies, television, sci-fi, and more!

79. Real Ghost Stories Online

A daily paranormal podcast filled with real ghost stories of horror, told by real people. Stories from all areas of the paranormal, supernatural, demonic, ghost investigations, haunted houses, possessions, shadow people, the unexplained and more.

80. Short Ghost Story Collection by Various

The Short Ghost Story Collection contains ten classic spooky tales written by such master craftsmen as Algernon Blackwood, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker and Saki among others.

81. Murder, Myth & Mystery

3 friends get together to talk about their favorite subjects: Murder, Myth & Mystery

82. Daily Ghost

Do you believe in ghosts? This show brings worldwide paranormal tales, and creepy pasta stories right to your ears.

83. Ghoul Intentions

Renowned and ridiculous voice actors, Jamie Marchi and J. Michael Tatum, read listener submitted ghost stories and share the hisTERRORy behind famous and not-so-famous hauntings amongst other supernatural shenanigans.

84. Scary Stories from Camp Roanoke

Tired of hearing about the same famous ghost stories? With laughter and joy they tell some of the strangest and most obscure stories from paranormal television shows.

85. Scary Stories by Peter Bernard

A Podcast That Tells You Scary Stories

86. Horror Hill: A Horror Anthology and Scary Stories Series Podcast

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.

87. Kowabana: 'True' Japanese scary stories from around the internet

Each week on Kowabana: ‘True’ Japanese scary stories from around the internet. Horror author and translator Tara A. Devlin presents a selection of Japanese horror, creepypastas and urban legends translated from the deepest, darkest parts of the web.

88. Scary Stories Told in the Dark: A Horror Anthology Series

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.

89. The Simply Scary Podcast: A Horror Anthology and Scary Stories Series

A multiple story, full-cast horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name.

90. The Box Podcast

When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she'd stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project.

91. Scarecrow Tales

Scarecrow Tales is a horror podcast that explores fear of every imaginable kind. From folklore, to cosmic horror, to urban legend—if it rattles your bones and keeps you up at night, it can be found here.

92. The Mad Catter Presents: Twisted Teatime

The Mad Catter Presents: Twisted Teatime, a podcast of horror stories, dark faerie tales, weird fiction, creepypasta and other things sinister and strange.

93. NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast

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.

94. Anthology of Horror

Scary stories from American and world history. Creepy local legends. Dramatic and cynical readings of creepy pastas. True crime, solved and unsolved.100% ad free guaranteed.curated material based on what you people want to hear about

95. Hitchhiker Horror

Hitchhiker Horror takes you on a twisted journey to the dark recesses of our collective memory. Join us on an unsettling road trip across America that will leave you looking in the rear-view mirror long after the trip is over.

96. Death by Misadventure: True Paranormal Mystery

True paranormal, real-life mysteries and crime stories of the rich and famous. Take a wild supernatural ride as we investigate the mysterious deaths and take a mystical look at rockstars and celebrities who died under infamous circumstances.

97. Tales From The Bud | TRUE Horror Stories

Tales From The Bud is a Horror Story Telling Podcast hosted by Dr. Haze & Sir Midnight. Back to back episodes of chilling horror stories every week!

98. Scary Story Podcast

Scary Story Podcast features scary stories about bizarre occurrences, mysterious phenomena, and the creepy world we live in.

99. 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.

100. Expanded Perspectives

The Expanded Perspectives podcast is a weekly show about ancient history, alternative history, cryptozoology, UFOs, time slips, serial killers, the paranormal, trolls and fey folk, legends, myths and dark historical tales that spark the imagination.

101. NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : short horror story podcast

NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring performances of dark, short stories, both contemporary and classic, by voice actor Kristin Holland.

102. Pleasing Terrors

Join acclaimed ghost storyteller Mike Brown for a bi-weekly tour through the shadows of history. The Pleasing Terrors Podcast features stories about haunted places, creepy history, and forgotten folklore.

103. Tales from the Scary Thing

Scott, Stu, and special guests comedically analyze television horror anthologies such as Takes from the Crypt, Night Gallery, and Are You Afraid of the Dark?

104. Lotsa Pasta

Welcome to Lotsa Pasta! This is the Podcast led by your Host -Captain Death- where we read scary stories from sources like Reddit/NoSleep, CreepyPasta, TrollPasta, Unsettling Stories, and Stories to Read Alone at Night.

105. Creepy Club Podcast

A conversational story-telling podcast featuring two hosts, Heidi and Rissa, who like to tell creepy stories about anything having to do with true crime, ghosts, cryptids, aliens, conspiracy theories and much more.

106. Beyond Your Nightmares

BEYOND YOUR NIGHTMARES is a mix of scary creepypasta stories and those mysteries that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Episode released fortnightly.

107. Earbud Theater

An anthology of original audio dramas in the vein of classic series like THE TWILIGHT ZONE and OUTER LIMITS.

108. Horror Tales

Horror tales is a podcast in which you can sit back and listen to a scary story written by one of today's horror authors.

109. Cabin Nightmare Stories

Narration of true scary horror stories. BEK, Slender man, ghost, UFO, paranormal stories

110. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine's Podcast

AHMM introduces The Hitchcock Podcast Series. Each month we post a new reading of a favorite story from our archives.

111. Short Stories of Augie Peterson

Every other Tuesday: I read an original short horror story written by me! Every other Thursday:I review a horror movie with loads of snark. First Saturday of each month: I interview indie artists I just know you'll love. Everyday: I'm shufflin'

112. Ignorance Was Bliss

Sometimes the only difference between us and them... is who gets a key. Almost anything can seem normal. Are you sure you really want to know?

113. Mirths and Monsters

A lighthearted and unique look at the world's myths and monsters.

114. Mysteries Abound

A podcast about mysteries from anywhere and everywhere - the unusual, the strange, the perplexing and the down-right odd. Scientific, historical mysteries, unusual stories and events as well as the paranormal will be featured on this podcast.

115. The Boogie Monster

Kyle Kinane and Dave Stone talk about ghosts and barbecue and maybe interview people and maybe have had a few drinks before they started recording.

116. This Paranormal Life

What happened at Roswell? Did ancient aliens build the pyramids? Does Obama run the Illuminati? Is the government plotting to take our guns? The answers to these questions and more, every week, on This Paranormal Life.

117. Dead Rabbit Radio

Paranormal, Conspiracy, and True Crime news as it happens! Jason Carpenter breaks the stories they'll be talking about tomorrow, assuming the world doesn't end today.

118. Strange Familiars

Stories and interviews about the paranormal, cryptids, forgotten history, folklore, and more.

119. Monsters Among Us Podcast

Monsters Among Us Podcast is a call in show about the unexplained, cryptozoology and the paranormal.

120. Jim Harold's Campfire

Creepy TRUE stories of paranormal phenomena of all types. Ghost stories, UFO, cryptids and more!

121. Chilluminati Podcast

The podcast that isn't afraid to explore all things weird, mysterious and downright spooky all while laughing of course. Let's talk ghosts, aliens, cryptids and true crime here on Chilluminati Podcast!

122. Monster Presents: Insomniac

What happens when you immerse yourself in true crime, night after night, digging deeper into the lives of serial killers?

123. Thinking Sideways Podcast

Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and suicides that look a lot like murders.

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