Hello I am obsessed with a new podcast and am very excited to tell you about it.
It’s called Monsters Among Us and features people from all over the world calling in to share their encounters with the paranormal, extraterrestrial, and cryptid.
Obviously, this is Extremely My Sh*t.
I’m so obsessed that I’ve listened to approximately 9 hours of these ghost, UFO, and weird creature stories just this week. There’s six seasons of the show, and each episode is about an hour, so it’s the perfect binge—it basically feels like a bottomless well of creepy content.
What makes this podcast shine (IMO) is that all of these stories are told via phone calls, which means that the tales come off as quasi-believable even to skeptics.
Callers will pause, second guess themselves, make jokes, or apologize in the middle of truly haunting or weird stories. It just makes the calls feel…real, whatever you think about this stuff. They’re putting themselves in vulnerable position by opening up about these things, and know a lot of the time that what they’re saying sounds totally implausible, but are moved to share anyways.
The host also does an excellent job at walking a line between validating people’s experiences and debunking anything that appears to have a non-spooky explanation. He’s definitely liberal with creepy sound effects, but remains surprisingly objective when attempting to determine what is truly otherworldly, and what is not.
Do I sound truly nuts yet? Ugh, ok, ok.
I just know there are other people who love this stuff, so I just wanted to give my whole hearted endorsement to this GEM of a show. And if you want to talk about this stuff more…….. my inbox and DMs are always open.