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Bite-Sized Frights

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Society & Culture
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An original audio horror series about the paranormal, frightening folklore, urban legends and other tales to terrify, in bite-sized doses.

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An original audio horror series about the paranormal, frightening folklore, urban legends and other tales to terrify, in bite-sized doses.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Bite-Sized Frights

Latest release on Dec 04, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Rank #1: Greetings from Krampus

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Winter. The holiday season. With it comes many things - mirth, merriment, presents under the tree from dear old St. Nick. But if you've been naughty, Krampus might have a lump of coal for you - or something worse. Join us for a tale of a cold wintry night in December, and an unexpected visit from the Christmas devil...

Dec 04 2020

21mins

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Rank #2: The Man Who Made a Monster

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Mankind has sought an answer to the problem of death for eons. What happens, though, when our thirst for knowledge and the quest for life goes just a little too far? Join us for a tale of grave-robbing, mad science, a misunderstood monster and a man wielding a power he could not possibly control...

Nov 13 2020

22mins

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Rank #3: The Devil's Tricks

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Halloween and trick or treating go hand in hand, but in the old days, tricks were far more common than treats on All Hallows' Eve. Ranging from mostly harmless, to destructive, and sometimes even deadly, Halloween pranks have long been a staple of this ghoulish holiday. Join us as we dive into the tradition of malevolent mischief which would eventually become a night all its own - Devil's Night...the perfect night for the Devil's Tricks....

Oct 30 2020

20mins

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Rank #4: Samhain: The Dark Origins of Halloween

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Halloween. Known these days as a night of frolic and mischief, its roots are far darker and more sinister than one might imagine. From ancient ceremonies to ritual sacrifices, the festival of Samhain - from where Halloween originates - has a long and tumultuous history. Join us for a tale of one fateful autumn night, where all is not as it seems during the thinning of the veil between the world of the living, and that of the dead....

Oct 23 2020

24mins

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Rank #5: The Legend of Stingy Jack

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Jack o' lanterns are now synonymous with Halloween, but the origins of this simple gourd are much different, and far more sinister than you might imagine. It involves tales of ancient rituals, evil spirits and pacts with Satan himself. Join us for a story of a man cursed by the devil to wander the plane between the worlds of the living and the dead, as well as the ominous origins of petrifying pumpkins, as we dive into the haunting legend of Stingy Jack....

Oct 16 2020

26mins

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Rank #6: Malevolent Masks

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Halloween masks - they seem innocent enough. Fun disguises, designed to frighten. However, not all masks are what they seem, and there are certain masks with more sinister origins than one might imagine...Join us for a tale of a fateful Halloween night, and two such malevolent masks...

Oct 09 2020

19mins

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Rank #7: Sleepy Hollow

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All Hallow's Eve - the thinning of the veil, when the boundary between the world of the living and the dead is at its weakest. Legend has it on this night, the headless horseman rises from his grave, terrifying mortals and seeking vengeance. Ichabod Crane once encountered this creature long ago in the village of Sleepy Hollow. Join us as we revisit that fateful night and try not to lose our heads....

Oct 02 2020

22mins

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Rank #8: The Blood Drinkers

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Creatures of the night. Blood-suckers. Ghouls. Vampires. Whatever you call these mythical beings, one thing is undeniable - their unquenchable lust for human blood. Join us as we travel to Transylvania and explore the real-life inspiration for the bloodthirsty fiend, Count Dracula...

Sep 18 2020

22mins

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Rank #9: The Allagash Abductions

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Allagash, Maine, the summer of 1976. Four friends venture out into the wilderness for some rest and relaxation and encounter something bizarre and unexplainable...unexplained, that is, until the nightmares begin. Burning lights in the night sky, gray-skinned beings and unspeakable atrocities. Were the men abducted by aliens, or was the entire story a fabrication? Join us as we delve into the mystery of the "Allagash Four"...

Sep 11 2020

19mins

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Rank #10: 50 States of Fear: Part 5 - From South Dakota to Wyoming

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This is part 5 of our 50 States of Fear mini-series, a road trip through some of the most bizarre and terrifying urban legends found across America. Join us as we travel alphabetically from South Dakota, the Mount Rushmore state, through to the Forever West of Wyoming, as we dive into the mysteries of Bigfoot, a strange woman who hands out poisoned candy to unsuspecting children, a winged beast known as the Mothman, a cursed forest and more...

Sep 04 2020

25mins

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