Boo! 10 of the best podcasts all about the paranormal

round up October 6, 2021

Happy October! Podsauce is celebrating spooky season all month long, and we’ve unearthed some podcasts to help get y’all in the Halloween spirit. Hear about unearthly entities, the strange and unusual, and the macabre. Astrally project to a haunted house through your headphones, take a virtual trip to “Hollyweird,” and maybe even join the glitterati with these listens.

Whether you’re searching for ghosts, want to hear about the supernatural, mysteries, legends, or creatures, there’s a podcast for you on our list! True crime meets the supernatural in some of our picks. You’ll hear from parapsychologists speaking about their research and folklore investigations. We’ve also included some podcasts with celebs sharing spooky encounters and favorite Halloween memories. Check it out!

And That’s Why We Drink

Listen to ‘And That’s Why We Drink’

One of our favorite supernatural shows is “And That’s Why We Drink,” swirling paranormal, true crime, and comedy in its weekly episodes. Hosts Christine Schiefer and Em Schultz will tackle all spooky topics, from ghost stories to supernatural encounters and even serial killers and UFOs! They’ll also share listeners’ stories! Podsauce caught up with Christine and Em in a recent episode. They explored their favorite episodes and how they try to out-scare each other with every story. With over 300 episodes so far, Christine and Em bring the spook and laughs for entertaining listens.

Unsolved Mysteries

Listen to ‘Unsolved Mysteries’

Audacy’s Cadence13 and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. present the weekly podcast, “Unsolved Mysteries.” Host Steven French explores the strange and unexplainable with special guests and experts. Hear about UFOs, true crime, disappearances, murders, possessions, and more. A recent episode investigated hauntings in Ohio’s Bellaire House, where paranormal activity, apparitions, curses, and psychic assaults have been reported since the twentieth century. Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Gallager was interviewed about his experience assessing demonic possession patients. What does he think about the supernatural? We’ll have to tune in to find out.

Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

Listen to ‘Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked’

Hear first-hand paranormal stories from the people who are often in disbelief of what they’ve experienced. We’ll learn about the Green Devil, when night terrors become real, and an extraordinary museum internship. In 1967, Jerry fought in the Vietnam War and often ran into another soldier. Every time they met, an unfortunate event unfolded. What happens when friends come from the other side? Night nurse Dennis is visited by former patients and recounts why he thinks this happens in an episode. Do crows have messages for us? Dan and Mike shared their stories in a recent episode that cross with old wives’ tales. “Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked” is brought to you by Luminary.

Kesha and the Creepies

Listen to ‘Kesha and the Creepies’

Kesha’s long-standing curiosity for the unexplained, alternative lifestyles, and the supernatural led her to develop “Kesha and the Creepies” with her brother, Lagan. This iHeartRadio production fuels Kesha’s curiosity with celebrity guest interviews and supernatural experts in the episodes.

Yungblud shared his favorite Halloween memories and ghost stories on one of the series’ first episodes. We’ll hear about Demi Lovato’s magical observations and contact with aliens. Margaret Cho shared her experience with past life regressions. Alice Cooper debates demons vs. ghosts, and why he was once banned from Australia.

Kelly Osbourne joined Kesha to tell ghost stories and remembers the time she stayed in a haunted brothel. Kesha even chatted with a parapsychologist about her work. Does Ben Folds collect oddities and brains in jars? We’ll hear about celebrities’ passions like Amy Bruni’s collection of demonic dolls. With over 30 episodes to choose from, these interviews take all sorts of twists and turns. While not all episodes are scary, it’s an interesting listen.

This Paranormal Life

Listen to ‘This Paranormal Life’

“This Paranormal Life” is an improv podcast that mixes comedy and paranormal cases. Hosted by Rory Powers and Kit Grier, every episode is an investigative look at the unusual. What’s the deal with the ancient alien cryptid found in Wyoming? The hosts also explore Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), instances where people have claimed to speak with the dead via radios. Other episodes dive into fairies, dragons, leprechauns, and conspiracy theories. Is Stonehenge an alien monument? Can anyone prove the existence of secret societies such as the Illuminati, Free Masons, or the Paranormal Commune? These are the sorts of questions Rory and Kit comedically approach with their podcast.

Hollyweird Paranormal

Listen to ‘Hollyweird Paranormal’

“Hollyweird Paranormal” is hosted by friends and co-workers Tammie Merheb-Chavez and Brice Mitchell Williams to tell stories set in-and-around the infamous 90210 area code. We’ll hear how crimes and paranormal activity meet at locations like The Barclay Hotel and The Cosmopolitan Hotel. They’ll explore unfortunate events such as the LAPD Police Museum shooting, missing persons, and serial killers. Recent episodes covered celebrity ghost sex stories, paranormal accounts from a former law enforcement officer, and the Manson murders. Tammie and Brice are joined by special guests such as parapsychologists, mediums, horror movie producers, and they’ll sometimes feature listeners’ stories.

The Duelling Parapsychologists

Listen to ‘The Duelling Parapsychologists’

Elliott Van Dusen and Darryll Walsh duel it out on “The Duelling Parapsychologists.” Explore the supernatural and parapsychology in episodes as the hosts investigate legends, mysteries, psychical research, and folklore. Recent episodes unpacked demonology, hoodoo, poltergeists, and psychokinesis. New episodes are released monthly.

True Crime Paranormal

Listen to ‘True Crime Paranormal’

Kristi Brower’s “True Crime Paranormal” fuses true crime with the supernatural by diving into cases with paranormal elements. Kristi shares the stories with her co-host Katie Weaver, and at the end of each episode, they’ll provide their “Psychic Analysis” of the situation. They often share missing persons stories and make shocking connections. Kristi and Katie also recently discussed Gabby Petito‘s case in several episodes.

The Paranormal Podcast with Jim Harold

Listen to ‘The Paranormal Podcast with Jim Harold’

What do occult symbolism, mediums, The Kennedys, and Marilyn Monroe have in common? They’re all covered on Jim Harold’s podcast. Known as the Paranormal Podcast Guy since 2005, Jim also hosts several shows including the scary story podcast, “Jim Harold’s Campfire” “Unpleasant Dreams,” “Crime Scene,” and more. With over 690 episodes, you have an extensive list to choose from. Listeners will hear from people’s experiences with the supernatural, such as someone who claims witchcraft saved his life or people who were abducted by aliens. New episodes are available bi-weekly.

Paranormal Mysteries Podcast

Listen to ‘Paranormal Mysteries Podcast’

Nic Ryan hosts the “Paranormal Mysteries Podcast,” a weekly podcast about phenomena and the unexplained. In episodes, Nic will share history and explore concepts like astral projection, ghosts, reincarnation, cryptozoology, haunted houses, sleep paralysis, slender man, and more.

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