The most wonderful podcasting time of year.

Every fall I search for and hoard the newest spooky, creepy podcasts being made in anticipation of Halloween. And then I try to ration them until the following year. The requirements: they be spooky and true but not gory or gross. One of the scariest podcasts I’ve heard yet is Hot Water, which was first featured on Snap Judgement and then on the show’s Halloween season counterpart, Spooked, which is one of the very best in fulfilling my desire to be consistently spooked.

Oscar Mendoza - These stories break my “no gory and gross” rule at times, but listening to what Mendoza has to say, especially his stories of Mexico, just blow my mind.