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Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios

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Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of o...Show More
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Lost In Time

36:37 | Sep 8th, 2017

Stories:  "Time Warp Saloon" -  The neon sign blinks at the roadhouse bar. The jukebox plays an old tune as the bartender shouts,  "Last Call." Just one more. Why not? What could it hurt? This story came to Spooked from Jim Harold’s Campfire Podcast,...Show More
The Summoning

37:26 | Oct 15th, 2017

Stories: "Spirit on the Board" - What happens when a group of kids conjure a spirit? "The Seance" - A long-lost love comes to town for a visit, and he's been dead for years. Produced by Bob Carlson and KCRW's Unfictional. "Dollhouse" - Ali Standish c...Show More
Knock, Knock

27:30 | Oct 21st, 2017

Stories: "Clown Zombie" - What happens when you make a happy clown very, very angry. "Polaroid Phantom" - Two men discover that the ghosts in their home are not camera shy. Pics at www.seeingthingsthebook.com
Unholy Water

31:40 | Oct 13th, 2017

Stories: "Devil’s Water" - What happens when your god-fearing family agrees to dance with the dark side in a moment of desperation. "Hot Water" - Three girls planned a relaxing trip to a remote hot springs, and ended up fighting for their lives again...Show More
The Black Rose

26:00 | Oct 9th, 2017

Stories: "Great Aunt Rose" -  When Christina McKenna’s cruel aunt comes back from the grave to make amends--she’s not sure if she can forgive. Read more about Christina in her book, My Mother Wore A Yellow Dress. "The Unicorn Prince" - Every year, Ma...Show More
A Friend In The Forest

29:19 | Oct 5th, 2017

Stories: "A Boy Named Thomas" - Shane Dunphy spent years working with kids as a social worker. He’d seen it all until he met a little boy named Gregory. For more, get Shane Dunphy’s book The Boy They Tried to Hide.
The Shadow Men

37:31 | Oct 1st, 2017

Witch Cage: A woman buys a medieval jail… and tries to make it her home. Phantom Border Agent: A border agent encounters his long-dead colleague in the middle of the desert.
Possession

22:55 | Sep 28th, 2017

Stories: "Indonesian Ghost Show" - When a TV crew shows up to film a ghost show their disrespect angers the gods. "Daikon" - Susan's dog Daikon kept giving signs that an intruder was haunting her old Victorian in New Orleans. Then one night in Octobe...Show More
The Curse

21:50 | Sep 21st, 2017

Stories: "La Bruja" Your family is cursed--who you gonna call? La Bruja. Nestor Gomez is a storyteller based in Chicago. You can find him on Twitter @soloyochapin and at his website.
Borderlands

26:31 | Sep 14th, 2017

Stories:  "Border Boogeyman" - Rocky Elmore worked as a border patrol agent and out there, in the pitch black, he was never sure if he was completely alone.   "The Seer" - The trouble began in Sri Lanka, when Chandra’s aunt woke up one day and couldn...Show More
The Watcher

37:16 | Sep 7th, 2017

Stories:   "Houdini’s Promise" - Can a pact between two brothers survive death? "The Night Mother" - It’s the middle of the night. You’re not even 15, and you’re home alone with your little brother. You’re waiting for your mom to come home.  What wou...Show More
Spooked Trailer

01:01 | Sep 1st, 2017

From the creators of Snap Judgment and WNYC studios, a new podcast with host Glynn Washington that pushes back the veil. Real stories from real people battling the forces of the night.  Subscribe now to get a new Spooked episode each week leading up ...Show More
The Night Whistler

30:32 | Oct 25th, 2018

The Night Whistler: Cheryl decided that she could make the best out of living in a haunted house. Nothing bad could happen if she made friends with the ghost… right?
The Intruders

37:56 | Oct 23rd, 2018

La Posada: What if your great-great-grandmother comes back from the dead, but doesn’t visit you? You’re Gonna Get Scratched: Three kids go inside an abandoned house… turns out, it’s not empty.
Under The Stairs

37:03 | Oct 19th, 2018

The Basement: When one of Daniel’s kids started seeing ghosts, he was scared. When two of his kids started seeing ghosts, he was petrified. Under the Stairs: Mido discovers that the former tenants of her apartment left some breadcrumbs behind.
Skagway

30:24 | Oct 17th, 2018

Frances: Cori suspects she’s got a second roommate who she can’t see, and who may very well be contacting her from beyond the veil. Lydia: The wait staff at the Red Onion Saloon in Skagway, Alaska uncover the tragic story of their notorious ghost, L...Show More
Holy Ghost

36:28 | Oct 11th, 2018

The Possession: When Sara appears to be cursed, her grandmother calls on a coven of witches for the cure. The Healing: When it comes to miracles, lightning doesn’t strike twice. But Paul doesn’t know that yet.
Ghost Town

31:22 | Oct 4th, 2018

The Mine: California is gold country. Miner Shannon Poe discovers that not every abandoned gold mine has been vacated. The Mission: An empty old church. An open door. A sight no one will believe.
Hush

34:09 | Sep 27th, 2018

Libby: Jennifer and her daughter Taylor both know their family home is haunted… but they don’t want to share that secret, even with each other No Voy a Tener Nietos: Maria’s mother always wanted a son. And when Maria had a son, of her own, her mother...Show More
Something In The Walls

19:42 | Sep 20th, 2018

The Visage: A man is hired to do remodel work on a notorious haunted house. But something inside the house doesn’t want anything to change. Decorations: Paintings start appearing on the walls. Dark, odd, and disturbed. All Nic knows is, something sin...Show More
Smells Like Teen Spirits

29:30 | Sep 13th, 2018

Stories The Mammoth Mountain Poltergeist: Tom Ross finds evil lurking in the most unlikely place: a California ski chalet. The Moonshiner’s Daughter: Alex doesn’t know the man who lurks on her property, who sometimes appears in her home… but he seems...Show More
The Perfect Tenant

28:41 | Sep 5th, 2018

The Perfect Tenant: Steven LaChance found the perfect home… or, did the home find him? Ghosty: When your kid tells you she’s just seen a ghost, you might want to believe her.
37 Seconds

28:43 | Aug 29th, 2018

37 Seconds: Stephanie Arnold was pregnant with her second child, and she couldn’t have been more excited. Until she got her first premonition. Be sure to check out Stephanie’s book "37 Seconds."
Creepy Crawly

38:04 | Aug 23rd, 2018

The Birds: As a little boy in Richmond Virginia, raising pigeons, Ray Christian made a friend with the same hobby. But there was something mysterious about Ray’s new pal. The Taxidermist: When Tracey started doing taxidermy, she assumed all her subje...Show More
The Iron Gate

32:12 | Aug 15th, 2018

Iron Gate: An American soldier takes over an empty house in Baghdad and encounters the one threat he is powerless against.
Restless

30:22 | Aug 9th, 2018

The Curse of Mr. Smith: Every time Randi’s grandma looked out her kitchen window, she’d see him, standing on the lawn: Mr. Smith. Who was Mr. Smith? What did he want? And why was he so sad? The Angel of Death: When Ron was working at Overbrook, one o...Show More
The Wraith

23:46 | Aug 7th, 2018

The Wraith: Teresa can see dead people. And she’s not afraid… until she meets HER.
Spooked Season II Trailer

00:59 | Aug 6th, 2018

It's coming. It's bigger and badder and all new... Spooked Season II. From Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios, host Glynn Washington pushes back the veil to bring you stories from real people battling the forces of the night. Subscribe now to get a new S...Show More
Final Act

35:27 | Oct 26th, 2017

Stories: "Cowboy Whiteout" - A woman gets an unlikely savior when she’s lost in a snowstorm. "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" - A mortician-in-training has his worst shift yet. "Big Al" - A caregiver gets a visit from one of his late patients.
Lost

42:33 | Oct 24th, 2017

Stories: "Cat Scratch Fever" - Something is here, scratching, clawing its way out of the darkness...  "Invisible Children" - What do you do when you find three ghost children living in your attic?  "Pastor’s Oil"  - Jenny is up in her room, she’s sha...Show More