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The best podcasts for dark and haunted history

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Who am I?

I'm Abby from the Lunatics Radio Hour podcast, I love to explore the intersection between history and horror. I am passionate about exploring how history informs the modern world, often in ways we don't realize.

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What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

This theme is directly related to Lunatics Radio Hour, a way for me to honor the great podcasts that are playing in the same space.

What is my podcast playlist about?

This playlist explores the dark, strange and sometimes haunted history that we should all know. Always rooted in precise research, these podcasts use that foundation to discuss the unsettling truths and unknowns of the human condition.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. Lunatics Radio Hour

Why this podcast?

By exploring the history of horror, Lunatics Radio Hour delves deeply into topics like cannibalism, demonic summoning and the legends that influence modern day horror.

Lunatics Radio Hour

Lunatics Radio Hour

The Lunatics Project

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5.0

The history of horror and the horror of history.

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4 Listeners

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2. Buried Secrets Podcast

Why this podcast?

Chris does an incredible job blending the paranormal and history, the podcast is rooted in well researched history with an exploration of the unknown layered on top.

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Talkin' about the paranormal, the occult, and weird and forgotten history. Deep dive into stories about ghosts, ouija boards, cemeteries, obscure and bizarre stories from New York City, urban legends, paranormal investigations, and more!

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3. Lore

Why this podcast?

A classic in the space, Aaron Mahnke's Lore is one of the ultimate paranormal history podcasts in existence.

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Lore

Aaron Mahnke

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The award-winning podcast (also a TV show & book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

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106 Listeners

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4. The Atlas Obscura Podcast

Why this podcast?

Quick, digestable episodes. Typically history podcasts can be dense, but Atlas Obscura breaks it down into an accessible format.

The Atlas Obscura Podcast

The Atlas Obscura Podcast

Stitcher Studios & Atlas Obscura

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5.0

An audio guide to the world’s strange, incredible, and wondrous places. Co-founder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters explore a new wonder every day, Monday through Thursday. In under 15 minutes, they’ll take you to an incredible place, and along the way, you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Our theme and end credit music is composed by Sam Tyndall.

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24 Listeners

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5. The Bowery Boys: New York City History

Why this podcast?

All things NYC history, The Bowery Boys is incredibly well researched and fascinating. Often topics cover dark or wild history.

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The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to the sleazy theaters of 1970s Times Square. The elevated railroad to the Underground Railroad. Hamilton to Hammerstein! Greg and Tom explore more than 400 years of action-packed stories, featuring both classic and forgotten figures who have shaped the world.

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13 Listeners

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