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Otis Jiry's Scary Stories Told in the Dark: A Horror Anthology Series

A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun-off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show features master storyteller Otis Jiry, and the work of dozens of independent and previously-published contributing authors. Find this and our other great programs at: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com.We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com   Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

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1: S4E01 – "Evil Imaginations" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you three terrifying tales from authors RedBullReptar, Brenda Ader, and Charles Howard, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about evil imaginations, disappearances in the dark, and flame-borne phantoms. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s4e01 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 42mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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1: S2E01 – “Seeking Shadows” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales by John Casuccio, Moonlit Cove, H.P. Lovecraft, and two who prefer to remain anonymous, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about unsettling after-school activities, secret passageways, unearthed oddities, and dangerous games as old as time. You’re listening to the standard edition of tonight’s program, which includes the first two stories. If you’d like to show your support and enjoy an extended version of this and or other episodes, with twice the terror, visit SimplyScaryPodcast.com and click “Patrons” in the upper menu to sign up today. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s2e01 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 37mins

17 May 2018

Rank #2

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21: S1E21 – “Retrospection” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this twenty-first episode of _Scary Stories Told in the Dark_, we bring you two terrifying tales from Michael Whitehouse and CreepyCarbs, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about the imperfections of memories, and of the dangers created by their impermanence and, alternatively, their longevity. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e21 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 15mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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3: S1E03 – “Singularity” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this third episode of _[Scary Stories Told in the Dark](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/shows/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/)_, we bring you two terrifying tales from an anonymous author and [Christopher Gideon](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/authors/christopher-gideon/), performed by host and narrator [Otis Jiry](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/performers/otis-jiry/), about both sides of the A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) coin, and the abject fear that one can experience both being the creation, as well as the creator. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you fall on yourself, or or empathize with, one thing is certain: the "_Singularity"_ will someday affect us all, and when it does, pulling the plug may not be so easy as we expect. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: [http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e03/](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e03/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53mins

13 Dec 2017

Rank #4

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22: S1E22 – “Meeting the Makers” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this twenty-second episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from Sarah Piper and Aaron Shotwell, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about the choices presented when mere man comes face to face with entities that possess the power to make... or break them. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 14mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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14: S4E14 – "All Hallows Horrors" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying Halloween-themed tales from authors Jeff Miller, Kelly Foster, Adam Davies, and Adam David, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about dastardly delusions, sinister scarecrows, ghastly girls, and waking nightmares. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s4e14 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 17mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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7: S3E07 - "Technological Terror" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you three terrifying tales from authors Jordan Eilbert, Andrew Harmon, and Kevin Thomas, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about ravenous repairs, uneducated A.I., and sinister science. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s3e07 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 34mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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6: S1E06 – “Watchers in the Woods” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this sixth episode of _[Scary Stories Told in the Dark](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/shows/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/)_, we bring you two terrifying tales from [Dustin Koski](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/authors/dustin-koski/) and [Anansi](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/authors/anansi/), performed by host and narrator [Otis Jiry](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/performers/otis-jiry/), which will provide ample reason to stay as far away from dark forests and campsites for the rest of your lives. If it weren’t for the occasional sound of a twig snapping, after all, you might not even be aware of the “_Watchers in the Woods_.” See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: [http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e06/](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e06/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59mins

3 Jan 2018

Rank #8

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15: S4E15 – "Senseless Senses" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying Halloween-themed tales from authors Maddie Kate, The Divine Author, Ralley Zero, Liam Vickers, and Tom Farr, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about terrible traditions, eerie eyes, off-limits attics, malleable memories, and vicious visitors. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s4e15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 38mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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9: S3E09 - "The Nature of Nightmares" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying tales from authors The Dead Canary, EldritchVulpine, Micah Rodney, and Cameron Suey, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about devilish deals, lurking legends, revenge-seeking revenants, and island abominations. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s3e09 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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24: S1E24 – “Fiend Memories” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this twenty-fourth episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from Michael Whitehouse and Jack Mason, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about not-so-fond memories of school days gone by, wherein our protagonists have things far more sinister than peer pressure and test scores to deal with. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e24 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2hr 4mins

9 May 2018

Rank #11

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4: S1E04 – “Yuletide Terror” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this fourth episode of _[Scary Stories Told in the Dark](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/shows/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/)_, we bring you two spine-tingling holiday-themed tales from [Michael Whitehouse](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/authors/michael-whitehouse/) and [Kristopher Mallory](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/authors/kristopher-mallory/), performed by host and narrator [Otis Jiry](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/performers/otis-jiry/), about both frightful, devious dinners and mysterious Christmas baubles with sinister secrets yet to be revealed. After a listen to these tales, you’ll never look at this time of year the same way again. Brace yourself, not for twinkling trinkets, gifts and decorated trees, but for an unforgettable taste of "_Yuletide Terror."_ See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: [http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e04/](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e04/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 5mins

20 Dec 2017

Rank #12

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23: S1E23 – “Wicker Rising” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this twenty-third episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from Michael "ShadowSwimmer77" Landry, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, both of them entries in Landry's series, The Wicker Saga, series of standalone yet interconnected stories that together serve to tell a larger narrative, beginning when a man investigates the decades-old mystery and superstitions surrounding a supposedly haunted house in the town of Arthur's Wake. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 26mins

2 May 2018

Rank #13

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16: S4E16 – "Hunters and Hauntings" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales from authors Colin Enteman, Sludgieboy, AimToSnack, Anthony Naranjo, and A.R. Scroggins, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about window watchers, instruments of evil, macabre metamorphosis, gruesome games, and offensive odors. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s4e16 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

58mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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13: S2E13 – "Horror Finds a Home” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying tales from authors Daniel DuBois, Blood Empress, Moonlit Cove, and an anonymous author, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about about vanishing acts, haunted highways, eerie executions, and unsettling scarecrows. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s2e13 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54mins

18 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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5: S1E05 – “Risk and Reward” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this fifth episode of _[Scary Stories Told in the Dark](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/shows/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/)_, we bring you two terrifying tales from [Ben Pienaar](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/authors/ben-pienaar/) and [Thomas O. Wagner](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/authors/thomas-o-wagner/), performed by host and narrator [Otis Jiry](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/performers/otis-jiry/), about making what at first appears to be a deceptively simple choice: make a deal, get a reward. But as many often do, our protagonists find out that there are many different interpretations of an agreement to be had. The only remaining two questions are: which end of the bargain will they end up on, the victim’s, or the opportunist’s? And, wherever they find themselves, will it be worth both the “_Risk and Reward_?" See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: [http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e05/](http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s1e05/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 15mins

27 Dec 2017

Rank #16

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16: S5E16 – "Paranormal Pages" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you five terrifying tales from authors Seth Paul, Nicholas I. Loyd, David Feuling, N.M. Brown, and The Vesper's Bell, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about vicious vermin, spellbound books, desert-residing demons, unnatural exchanges, and paranormal apothecaries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 34mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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12: S2E12 – "Into the Unknown” – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying tales from authors Aaron Shotwell, Kenneth Kohl, Quadrant, and Argylle, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about nefarious nature, nightmarish neighbors, dystopian dregs, and sinister societies. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: http://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s2e12 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 20mins

8 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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1: S3E01 - "Paranormal Perception" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you four terrifying tales from authors Colby Newton, Anton Scheller, Immutatus, and William Meikle, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about apocalyptic abominations, sinister static, nightmarish nursery rhymes, and beasts beneath the waves. See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/s3e01 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #19

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Bonus Episode # 1 – "Say Your Prayers" – Scary Stories Told in the Dark

In this bonus episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from authors Aaron Shotwell and Stephan D. Harris, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about devilish deals and paranormal protectors. Sign up to our mailing list to be entered to win monthly giveaways and custom stories, plus access to EXCLUSIVE subscriber-only narrations and inside updates: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/otis/ If you enjoyed “The One You Live With” by Bram Stoker Award-winning publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, and author Josh Malerman, please consider checking out and purchasing the anthology it’s a part of, entitled: Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (https://amzn.to/2RAFQie) — a disturbing journey into the beauty that rests inside the very heart of darkness. The book contains fifteen short horror stories and a poem that span nearly every twisted corner of the horror and dark fiction genres. In it, among other things, you’ll hear about a woman that experiences an emotional reckoning inside a haunted house, a man that awakens a vengeful spirit and learns the terrible price of settling scores, and a father that sees his daughter rescued after a cold case is solved, only to learn the tragic limits of his love… and much, much more! The Gutted anthology features the most celebrated voices in dark fiction, including Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, and Ramsey Campbell, as well as a number of exciting new talents. So pick up your copy today! See full episode details, including the text of the featured stories, here: https://www.simplyscarypodcast.com/series/scary-stories-told-in-the-dark/bonus-episode-001/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #20