6 Podcasts That Will Give You a Healthy Dose of the Heebie Jeebies

My parents likely made several questionable parenting decisions during my childhood, not the least of which was taking me to see the original Nightmare on Elm Street on the big screen at the tender age of five.

It could have gone horribly wrong, but it instead started a life-long love of all things horror.

I love scary movies, scary comics, scary stories, and scary podcasts. In honor of Halloween, which is my favorite holiday (surprise!), I’ve compiled a few of my favorite scary podcasts to share with you all. I listen to podcasts on many subjects and I really enjoy them because they allow me to listen while doing chores, driving, writing, and whatever else I end up finding myself doing during the day.

If you also enjoy things that go bump in the night, then you’ll likely find that at least one of these podcasts has something for you. Some are fiction, some are not. I’ll leave it up to you to decide which is which.

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Toddlers and Geeky Movies

Watching TV with friends (Image: Mandy Horetski)

While I would love to introduce my favorite geeky movies to my daughter, I think 2 1/2 is a little young for classics like Star Wars.

I have a friend from college who I am FB and Twitter friends with. He has a little boy who is about 6 months older than my daughter is. He was posting that he has started to show Star Wars and Star Trek: The Next Generation to his son.

This sparked a discussion between my husband and me about our daughter. We both agreed that those kinds of movies and shows would not really interest her at this time. They also may possibly scare her (because Darth Vader is kind of scary, especially if you are just a toddler). We will probably wait at least a year to see if she wants to give these movies at a try.

As a geek, I can’t wait for her to be old enough to watch some of my favorites. But I do want to make sure she isn’t scared and turned off by these shows. She already has a fear of zombies, thanks to bringing her to the Dragon*Con parade when she was 11 months old. I don’t want to make it worse.

At what age did you start showing your kids your geeky favorites of movies and TV shows?