Podcast Rec :: Radio Rental and Full Body Chills

Today’s Podcast Recommendation is another two-fer! These two are similar in that they are super cool, weird spooky short stories. Full Body Chills and Radio Rental.

Full Body Chills logo

Full Body Chills is hosted by Ashley Flowers. We talked about her last week when we covered the Supernatural Podcast. The difference between this one and Supernatural is that these are fictional. They are written by Ashley and David Flowers and other members of their team. They are read by Ashley herself. She’s a very engaging storyteller.

Season two was just released on October 5, 2020, so if you’re not yet caught up, get there! I will warn that the last episode of season 1 is a real creeper. Seriously, I had to stop listening and rest and then pick it up a day or so later.

 

 

Radio Rental LogoRadio Rental is a bit more tongue in cheek and silly, but also scary…or at least super weird. The official description is A mysterious video rental store with a tape collection of true scary stories narrated by the people who experienced them.
Your host is Terry Carnation (voiced by Rain Wilson) who is the shopkeeper. He introduces the stories, but they’re told mostly by the anonymous folks who lived these stories, but at times are interviewed by another person. I think it’s supposed to be a secret who this is because he’s not in the credits, But I swear I know who it is.

This one has 14 episodes (as of today) but I believe a second season is coming too. I must say, they go all-in on this. Terry Carnation has his own Twitter account, and you can sign up for a membership with the video store on their website. They even give a physical address (a mall in Georgia) and have photos of mini versions of the store on their website. I love everything about this one.

 

Some of my favorite episodes
Full Body Chills:
“Ersatz – I love this one because I’ve personally experienced this phenomenon!
“It’s Never Just a Mannequin” – this is the one I couldn’t listen to all the way through because it was so scary.
..but honestly, I think I loved all ten episodes.

Radio Rental:
Episode 2: the story called “Doppelganger” really stuck with me. I thought about it for days.
Episode 4: the second story, “Laura of the Woods” was a trip!

Bonus, both of these podcasts have “babysitter” themed episode. Happy Halloween!

 

Full Body Chills:
Official 
Instagram   
Twitter 
Listen 

Radio Rental:
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Instagram 
Twitter 
Listen 

Featured Artist :: Jesca Hoop

Jesca HoopJesca (yes, born ‘Jessica’) Hoop is originally from Santa Rosa, California. I feel like I’ve known of her forever. I think I first heard of her when I learned she was the nanny to Tom Waits’ children.

Her music is very eclectic. It can be soft and pretty, or loud and aggressive. But always creative and interesting and amazing.
I really don’t know how else to describe her style. It’s not like anyone else, in my opinion.

Some of my favorite songs:
“The Kingdom” remains my favorite (Hunting My Dress)
“Murder of Birds” is another great one (Hunting my Dress)
“Out the Backdoor is fun” (Kismet)
“Shouldered” (Stonechild)
“Fear of Father” (Stonechild)
…I guess I could just name everything from Stonechild, so I’ll stop.

Links
Instagram
Twitter
Official
Facebook
Spotify 

Videos
Tiny Desk Concert
The Kingdom

Discography
Hunting my Dress (2009)
Kismet (2011)
The Complete Kismet Acoustic (2012)
The House That Jack Built (2012)
Undress (2014)
Memories are Now (2017)
Phonograph/Moon Rock/Needle (?)
Stonechild (2019)

She has other albums with other artists as well.

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Podcast Rec :: Creepy and No Sleep Podcast

Today’s Podcast Recommendation is another twofer…Creepy and The No Sleep Podcast

The reason I put these two together is that they’re similar in style. Sure they’re both scary, but they’re also anthologies of stories found on the internet, aka CreepyPastas.
Creepy Podcast logo
Creepy is one I support on Patreon and I will say Jon Grilz (the host) is very generous and you get lots of perks for only a few dollars per month. But you can also listen for free on any podcast app.
Jon reads many of the stories, at least ones I’ve listened to (and I haven’t even scratched the surface, there are so many) in his soft but spooky voice. But in more recent episodes he has some guest readers as well.
Some of these stories are just silly and not written very well, but others will have you chilled to the bone.
Bonus: Jon Grilz is a Minnesotan!
Note: he previously had a podcast called Small Town Horror that was a serialized story about a man returning to his home after he and his sister had gone missing.

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Twitter 
Spotify  


No Sleep Podcast logoNo Sleep Podcast has a bit more “production”, they have a showrunner and a ton of voice actors, producers, illustrators, and more.
Instead of readings, these are audio dramas. This started out as a Reddit forum but has grown into a full-blown production.
The host Jim Cummings is based in Toronto, Canada.
There are currently 15 seasons, each with 25 episodes, so you won’t run out of stories any time soon!

This one doesn’t just use Creepypastas, they accept (and pay for) quality written stories.

Official 
Instagram 
Twitter 
Spotify 
RSS: https://rss.art19.com/nosleep

Artist Rec :: Hannah Fury

Today’s Recommendation is Hannah Fury.

I first learned of Hannah Fury in 2003 when she sent me her album, The Thing That Feels. I reviewed it, and called it “a thing of beauty” and “dark and beautiful”. The album made it to my Best of 2003 list (even tho it was released before that, I based my lists on when I heard the music).

Hannah writes, performs, engineers, and produces all of her recordings. Her music is rhythmic, eerie, dreamy, spooky, and beautiful.

She recently released two “EP”s on Bandcamp and I just got them both. I’m happy to say that 17 years later, she’s still got it.

She recently suffered a great personal loss. In true artist fashion, has funneled this into music that she has put up on Bandcamp for free (or a donation). Please check it out.

Listen:
Bandcamp
Spotify
Amazon

 

Follow:
Official
Facebook group
Facebook profile

 

On Collected Sounds:
The Thing That Feels
Subterfuge
Through the Gash

 

Discography:
Soul Poison (1998)
The Thing That Feels (2000)
Meathook (2001)
I Can’t Let You In (2003)
Subterfuge (2006) 
Through the Gash (2007) 
Not Sad (2015)
Little Family (2020)
The World We Want (2020)
Spidersong (2020)
Time (2020)

 

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Pssst, I did a thing…

Collected SoundsHey friends! I did a thing…I published the trailer for my podcast, Collected Sounds. Have a listen, please be kind. 
I really struggled to get it under 2 minutes (Apple will only allow trailers under 2mn) so the editing is a little janky.
Let me know what you would like this podcast to be! I’m open to ideas!
 
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