Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

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 Oct 23, 2018
One of my favorite paranormal podcasts! The host has an incredible voice, he could totally read the phone book and I would listen to every word! The music and vibe is great!

 Oct 22, 2018
I love the podcast and the stories, but I wish the host read everything because his voice is perfection

 Oct 18, 2018

 Sep 14, 2018
Idk how they do it but every story teller is high caliber. Scary!!

 Sep 5, 2018


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 other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios

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The Night Whistler
<p><span>Cheryl and her kids move into a new home, and notice a mysterious presence.  First they pretend it doesn’t exist. Then, they try to befriend it. And finally, they run from it. </span></p> <p><span>Cheryl’s memoir is </span><a href=""><em><span>Hot Dog Wars, Family Skeletons, and a Ghost. </span></em></a><span> <br></span></p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong><span>Erika Lantz</span></p> <p><span></span><strong>Original Score: </strong><span>Leon Morimoto</span></p> <p><span> </span></p>
Oct 25, 2018
The Intruders
<p><span>La Posada </span></p> <p><span>What happens when great-great-granddaughter of one of America’s most famous ghosts goes looking for answers?  <br></span></p> <p><span>Find out more about the ghost and the life of Julia Staab in Hannah’s book </span><a href=""><span>American Ghost.</span></a></p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong><span>Anna Sussman and Hannah Nordhaus.<br><strong>Original Score:</strong><span> Renzo Gorrio</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>You’re Gonna Get Scratched</span></p> <p><span><span></span><span></span>Alex, Ryan, and AJ break into an abandoned house… and realized the place was never truly vacated.</span></p> <p><span><span><br><span>This story was produced by Josh Swartz and the rest of the team at Endless Thread. Endless Thread is a podcast from WBUR and Reddit that tells stories found on the so-called “front page of the internet.” The Endless Thread team includes Ben Brock Johnson, Amory Sivertson, Josh Swartz, and Paul Vaitkus. You can visit their </span><a href=""><span>website</span></a><span> or subscribe to their show </span><a href=""><span>here</span></a><span> for more. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Producer:</strong><span> Ben Brock Johnson<span><span><br><strong>Original Score: </strong><span>Leon Morimoto</span></span></span></span></p>
Oct 23, 2018
Under The Stairs
<p><span><strong>The Basement:</strong> When one of Daniel’s kids started seeing ghosts, he was scared. When two of his kids started seeing ghosts, he was petrified.</span> </p> <p>Producer: Anna Sussman</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span><strong>Under the Stairs:</strong> Mido discovers that the former tenants of her apartment left some breadcrumbs behind.</span></p> <p>Producer: John Fecile</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><strong> </strong></p>
Oct 19, 2018
<p>Skagway is a tiny, remote town in Alaska. The population of living souls hovers around 1,000. And by all accounts, there may be just as many souls stuck behind, haunting the place.</p> <p><strong>Frances:</strong><span> 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.</span></p> <p><strong>Lydia:</strong><span> The wait staff at the Red Onion Saloon in Skagway, Alaska uncover the tragic story of their notorious ghost, Lydia.</span><strong> </strong></p> <p>Producer: Eliza Smith</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p>
Oct 17, 2018
Holy Ghost
<p><strong>The Possession:</strong> When Sara falls into a near-coma, her grandmother calls on a coven of witches to ward off the evil forces ensnaring her.</p> <p>Producer<strong>: </strong>Sara Finnerty And Katya Apekina  </p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The Healing:</strong> Paul Templer almost died as a child, but he was saved by a seemingly magical woman. Now, he’s hoping to save someone very special to him from the same fate.</p> <p>Producer: Erika Lantz</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p>
Oct 11, 2018
Ghost Town
<p>The Mine: California is gold country. Gold miner Shannon Poe has been in a lot of scary situations. He’s run headlong towards a cougar, fallen out of trees, and been caught in a shootout. But nothing quite compares to what he experienced in an abandoned gold mine last fall.</p> <p>See the Ghost Mine video <a href=";t=917s" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href=";t=772s" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong>Adizah Eghan</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Leon Morimoto</p> <p>The Mission: An empty old church. An open door. A sight no one will believe.</p> <p>Jenni realizes that history is still very much alive when visiting an old mission just outside of Los Angeles. </p> <p>Jenni Prange Boran is a screenwriter living in Tacoma, WA. She is currently compiling a book of paranormal stories from her personal experiences. You can find her on Twitter at @jenprange.</p> <p><strong>Producer:</strong> Eliza Smith</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p>
Oct 04, 2018
<p><span><strong>Libby:</strong> 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.</span></p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong><span>Eliza Smith</span></p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong><span>Bells Atlas</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><strong>No Voy a Tener Nietos:</strong> Maria’s mother always wanted a son. And when Maria had a son, of her own, her mother didn’t get enough time with him. So when she died, she made sure to came back to be with her beloved nieto.</span></p> <p><span><br><strong>Producer:</strong><span> Shaina Shealy</span></span></p>
Sep 27, 2018
Something In The Walls
<p><strong>The Visage: </strong>A man is hired to do remodel work on a notorious haunted house. But something inside the house doesn’t want anything to change.</p> <p><strong>Producer:</strong> Anna Sussman</p> <p><span><strong>Original Score:</strong> Leon Morimoto</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><strong>Decorations:  </strong>Paintings start appearing on the walls. Dark, odd, and disturbed. All Nic knows is, something sinister is at work.</span></p> <p><strong>Producer:</strong> John Fecile</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p>
Sep 20, 2018
Smells Like Teen Spirits
<p><strong>The Mammoth Mountain Poltergeist: </strong></p> <p>When Tom Ross was a teenager, he took a ski vacation with his aunt and uncle. Little did he know, there was something waiting for them at the chalet.  Check out Jenny Ashford’s book, <a href=""><strong>The Mammoth Mountain Poltergeist</strong><strong>,</strong></a> which she wrote about Tom’s experience.</p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong>Nancy Lopez</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The Moonshiner’s Daughter:</strong> Growing up in rural Tennessee, Alex felt at ease, even though she and her dad were in the middle of nowhere. Until one day, when she saw a trespasser on their property.</p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong>Jazmin Aguilera</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Davey Kim</p>
Sep 13, 2018
The Perfect Tenant
<p><strong>The Perfect Tenant</strong></p> <p><span>Steven LaChance and his kids were starting over. They had a new house, and they were ready for a new beginning. The only thing was, their landlady was a bit…different. </span></p> <p><span>Get more information about Steven’s work and his book, </span><em><span>The Uninvited</span></em><span>, on his <a href="">website</a>.</span></p> <p><strong>Producers: </strong><span>Liz Mak and Erika Lantz</span></p> <p><strong>Original Score:</strong> Renzo Gorrio</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Ghosty</strong></p> <p><span>Little kids say that they see scary things all the time: monsters under the bed, clowns in the storm drains. And if their parents know better, they dismiss their kids’ claims. But when Ilda saw a ghost, she wasn’t playing pretend.</span></p> <p><strong>Producers: </strong><span>Mitchell Johnson and Eliza Smith</span></p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong><span>Renzo Gorrio</span></p>
Sep 05, 2018
37 Seconds
<p>Stephanie told her doctor that she was going to die before her pregnancy was over, and he wouldn’t listen. She told her husband, and he wouldn’t listen. She tried to tell her friends--they wouldn’t listen either. But she knew for sure that death was coming for her.</p> <p>Be sure to check out <a href=";ai=DChcSEwjg8_bMia7bAhWQ12QKHYGDD48YABABGgJwag&amp;;cid=CAESQOD2Za-9c53_DMwqAqMNDp2yD0UJdUnD--a0gv11gS0nzRZNsW8Dq_36ByElpe2tQ_s-VLZF7XcicXOEOqjWeDU&amp;sig=AOD64_00VxcVEqwozCLdH54JG2--6NnjbQ&amp;ctype=5&amp;q=&amp;ved=0ahUKEwiF1e_Mia7bAhUN658KHd2FDeIQww8ILQ&amp;adurl=">Stephanie’s book 37 Seconds</a>.</p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong>Adizah Eghan</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Renzo Gorrio</p>
Aug 29, 2018
Creepy Crawly
<p><span><strong>The Birds</strong></span></p> <p>As a little boy in Richmond, Virginia, Ray Christian raised pigeons. One summer those pigeons led him to a little boy who wasn’t able to speak, yet somehow spoke volumes.  </p> <p><strong>Producer:</strong> Anna Sussman</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The Taxidermist</strong></p> <p>Santa Cruz Taxidermist Tracey Margaret Barrow can stomach just about anything when she's working with a dead animal, except when it starts to move on its own... You can learn more about Tracey’s adventures in roadkill on her Instagram and Facebook: @TMB.taxidermy</p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong>Jazmin Aguilera</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p>
Aug 23, 2018
The Iron Gate
<p><span> When Dallas Sanchez was stationed in Iraq, he saw danger every single day.  But one night on patrol, when his small kill team took over a house in Baghdad, an unseen force had a message for them: Get. Out.</span></p> <p><strong>Producer: </strong><span>Anna Sussman</span></p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong><span>Leon Morimoto</span></p>
Aug 15, 2018
<p><strong>The Curse of Mr. Smith:</strong> 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?</p> <p>This story comes to us from a listener, Randi Skaggs.</p> <p><strong>Producer:</strong> Eliza Smith</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Leon Morimoto</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>The Angel of Death:</strong> When Ron was working at Overbrook, one of New Jersey’s oldest and most notorious asylums, he knew the place was… off. Little did he know that he would see something there that would change his life forever.</p> <p><strong>Producer:</strong> Eliza Smith</p> <p><strong>Original Score: </strong>Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
Aug 09, 2018
The Wraith
<p>As a kid, Teresa could see dead people. Family members, friends. Until one day, she met a stranger who had come back from the other side with a message for her.</p> <p>Teresa Moorleghen is the founder of Coastline Pilates in Santa Cruz. She still sees dead people.</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p>Producer: Nancy Lopez</p> <p> </p>
Aug 07, 2018
Spooked Season II Trailer
<p>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 Spooked episode every week leading up to Halloween.</p>
Aug 06, 2018
Final Act
<p>Stories:  "Cowboy Whiteout" - Valerie is lost in a snowstorm in rural Montana. She thinks she might not be able to get out, when she sees two headlights coming to her through the storm. Help is on the way--she hopes. Valerie’s story comes to us from the book <a href="">Trucker Ghost Stories</a>, edited by Annie Wilder.</p> <p>Production: Eliza Smith<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p>"Flesh-Eating Bacteria" - An apprentice mortician spends his first night alone with a body and finds out how the dead can possess the living. A true story by the writer and performer Kyle Bowen.Kyle Bowen is a real-life graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and has worked as a mortician for over 15 years. He now writes and performs in Chico, CA.</p> <p>Production: Jamie DeWolf<br>Original Score: Pat Mesiti-Miller </p> <p>"Big Al" - Before he went to medical school, Don Clark worked with developmentally-delayed patients in a group home in Philly. That job opened his eyes and challenged everything he believed about life and death.</p> <p>Production: Eliza Smith<br>Original score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p>
Oct 26, 2017
<p>Stories: </p> <p>"Cat Scratch Fever" - A family moves to a new apartment, only to discover that they’re not the only ones living there. This story comes to us from a listener, Kat Difronzo, and her brother, Mike, and father, Fred.</p> <p>Producer: Eliza Smith<br>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>"Invisible Children" - What happens when you spend your life savings on a dream house, and find out someone else’s family already lives there?  Explore the full story in Kathleen Mcconnell’s book, <a href="">Don’t Call Them Ghosts</a>.</p> <p>Producer: Anna Sussman<br>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p>"Pastor's Oil" - <strong> </strong>Glynn’s friend Jenny is sick. Up in her room, she’s shaking like there’s something inside of her. And Glynn is about to find out what.</p> <p>Producer: Glynn Washington and Stephanie Foo<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
Oct 24, 2017
Knock, Knock
<p>Stories:</p> <p>"Clown Zombie" – When a carnival in Mexico turns dark, young Oscar Mendoza finds out why he should not have laughed at the clowns.</p> <p>This story first appeared on the podcast Real Ghost Stories Online. Check them out at <a target="_blank" href=""></a>.</p> <p>"Polaroid Phantom"<strong> </strong>– We’ve got a ghost story with photographic evidence. See the pics for yourself: <a target="_blank" href=""></a>; more <a href="">pics</a> here.</p>
Oct 21, 2017
The Summoning
<p>Stories: <strong>"Spirit on the Board" -</strong> What happens when a group of kids conjure a spirit?<br><br>Story:  Andrea C.K.<br>Producer: Eliza Smith<br>Original Score: Pat Mesiti-Miller</p> <p> <strong>"The Seance" - </strong>A long-lost love comes to town for a visit, and he's been dead for years. To hear the original full-length version that first appeared on KCRW’s UnFictional, check out their <a href="">webpage</a>.</p> <p>Producer: Bob Carlson, host of Unfictional</p> <p><span><strong>"Dollhouse" - </strong></span>Ali came home one night after surgery and was shocked. Her grandmother was waiting in the living room with a gift--a dollhouse. Check out Ali Standish’s w<a href="">ebsite</a>, F<a href="">acebook</a>, and T<a href="">witter</a>.</p> <p>Production &amp; Sound Design: Davey Kim</p> <p> </p>
Oct 15, 2017
Unholy Water
<p>Stories: "<span><strong>Devil’s Water" - </strong>Attempting to dig the family well in rural Michigan, Glynn's family comes up dry--until Daddy cuts a deal with the Devil.</span></p> <p><span>Original Music: Pat Mesiti Miller<br>Story: Glynn Washington</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>"<strong>Hot Water" - </strong>What’s really out there, waiting for you in the dark? Three college girls went camping in New Mexico to relax. What they found will terrify you.</span></p> <p>Original Music: Leon Morimoto<br>Producer: Liz Mak</p> <p> </p>
Oct 13, 2017
The Black Rose
<p>Stories: <strong>"Great Aunt Rose" -  </strong>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’s childhood in Ireland in her book, <a href="">My Mother Wore A Yellow Dress</a>.</p> <p><span><strong>"The Unicorn Prince" -</strong> Every year, Maria's aunt bought her a doll for her doll collection. But this year, the doll is unlike any Maria has ever seen. This story comes to us from our Spooked listener Maria Serratore-Gunter.</span></p>
Oct 09, 2017
A Friend In The Forest
<p>Stories: "A Boy Named Thomas" </p> <p>Shane Dunphy spent years working with kids as a social worker. He’d seen it all until he met a little boy named Gregory. <br>For more, get Shane Dunphy’s book <a href="">The Boy They Tried to Hide</a>.</p> <p>Producer: Nancy López<br>Original Score: Pat Mesiti-Miller</p> <p> </p>
Oct 05, 2017
The Shadow Men
<p><strong>Witch Cage: </strong>A woman buys a medieval jail… and tries to make it her home.</p> <p>To hear more about her experiences, check out Vanessa Mitchell’s book,<a href=""> Spirits of the Cage: True Accounts of Living in a Haunted Medieval Prison, </a>co-written with Richard Estep<a href="">.</a> Vanessa’s also written a second book, in her own words. <strong><em>Secrets of the Cage</em></strong><em>,</em> which delves deeper into the history of the prison, comes out soon.</p> <p>The Cage Medieval Prison, as featured in this piece, is up for sale. For direct inquiries, contact Vanessa at vanessa56roman at</p> <p>Find out more about Vanessa Mitchell and The Cage Medieval Prison on <a href="">Twitter</a> and <a href="">Facebook.</a></p> <p>Production<strong>: </strong>Liz Mak</p> <p>Original Score: Renzo Gorrio</p> <p> </p> <p><span><strong>Phantom Border Agen</strong>t: A border agent encounters rumors that his long-dead colleague is working his old patrol in the middle of the desert.</span></p> <p>When Rocky Elmore became a Border Patrol Agent along the US-Mexico border, he knew it would be a scary job … just not this scary. For more stories of natural and supernatural happenings on the border, be sure to check out Rocky’s book, <em>Out On Foot: Nightly Patrols and Ghostly Tales of A U.S. Border Patrol Agent </em>(<a href=""></a>) and his website (<a href=""></a>).</p> <p><span><span><br>Score<strong>: </strong>Renzo Gorrio, Leon Morimoto, Pat Mesiti-Miller</span></span></p>
Oct 01, 2017
<p>Stories:</p> <p>Indonesian Ghost Show</p> <p>When a TV crew shows up to film a ghost show their disrespect angers the gods.</p> <p>Special thanks to Haryo Bhama, who was a producer on the popular Indonesian reality show, Masih Dunia Lain. Thanks, too, to Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja, who wrote an article for Vice about the show.</p> <p>Production: Liz Mak<br>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p><br>Daikon</p> <p>Susan's dog Daikon kept giving signs that an intruder was haunting her old Victorian in New Orleans. Then one night in October, the intruder crossed the line.</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p>
Sep 28, 2017
The Curse
<p><strong>Stories: "</strong>La Bruja" Your family is cursed--who you gonna call? La Bruja.</p> <p>Nestor Gomez is a storyteller based in Chicago. You can find him on Twitter @soloyochapin and at his website: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Production: Adizah Eghan</p> <p>Original Score: Leon Morimoto</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
Sep 21, 2017
<p id="yui_3_17_2_1_1505376190418_502">There are some places where different worlds overlap. Welcome to the Borderlands.</p> <p><strong>Stories:</strong></p> <p><strong>"</strong><strong>Border Boogeyman" </strong>- Back in the 90s, Rocky Elmore worked as a border patrol agent, just East of San Diego. He did night patrol--and out there, in the pitch black, he was never sure if he was completely alone. </p> <p>Be sure to check out Rocky’s book, <a target="_blank" href="">Out on Foot: Nightly Patrols and Ghostly Tales of A U.S. Border Patrol Agent</a>.</p> <p><strong>"The Seer" </strong>- The trouble began in Sri Lanka, when Chandra’s aunt woke up one day and couldn’t move her arms or legs.  The doctors had no answers, but a mysterious priest led the family on a quest to find the truth beyond medical science.</p>
Sep 14, 2017
Lost In Time
<div>There are good reasons in some places that the signs warn to stay on the path. On Spooked we ignore the warnings, jump the fence, peek through the keyhole and open up the dark closet.</div> <div><strong>Stories: </strong></div> <div><strong>"Time Warp Saloon" -  </strong>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?</div> <div>This story came to <a href="" target="_blank">Spooked</a> from Jim Harold’s Campfire Podcast, hosted by Jim Harold, check it out at <a href="" target="_blank"></a></div> <div><strong>"Love Letters" - </strong>Mark Spencer lived in the haunted house with the ghost of Ladell--and we are eternally grateful that he stuck around long enough to bring us his story.</div>
Sep 08, 2017
The Watcher
<p>There are times when you are supposedly all alone.  And then you see her, him or it out of the corner of your eye...watching.</p> <div> <p><strong>Stories:  </strong></p> <p><strong>"Houdini’s Promise" - </strong>Can a pact between two brothers survive death?</p> <p><strong>"The Night Mother" - </strong>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 would happen if she didn’t make it?</p> </div> <div><strong>"Voice In The Woods" - </strong>When the voice says "Stop" you stay perfectly still.  And when the voice says "Run!" you had better run.</div> <div> </div> <div> <p> </p> </div>
Sep 07, 2017
Spooked Trailer
<p>From the creators of Snap Judgment and WNYC studios, a new podcast that pushes back the veil. Real stories from real people battling the forces of the night.  Subscribe now!</p>
Sep 01, 2017