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Season 1, Episode 3 – “Singularity”

In this third episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from an anonymous author and Christopher Gideon, performed by host and narrator 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...

Duration: 00:56:15

Season 1, Episode 2 – “Caveat Emptor”

In this second episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from authors Christian Thompson and John Morressy, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about shops discovered in both out-of-the-way places, as well as in plain sight, which hold within their walls some treasures that sound just too good to be true. Sometimes, the old addages turn out to be more true than one could ever expect, and the Latin phrase "Caveat Emptor" - buyer beware" - becomes more...

Duration: 08:39:24

Season 1, Episode 1 – “Danger in the Dark”

In this debut episode of Scary Stories Told in the Dark, we bring you two terrifying tales from authors Jeff Hartin and Polum Chill, performed by host and narrator Otis Jiry, about things that go bump in the night, in the dark.... and which react in interesting fashion to light. Sometimes, it turns out, it's better to see what's after you. Other times, not so much. After all, you can never be quite what sort of "Danger in the Dark" is on your tail.

Duration: 01:30:13

Season 2, Episode 13 – “The Abyss Stares Back”

This episode we will bring you the stories of author Peter Lalush. This North Carolina native is not only an author and musician, but a filmmaker as well, steeped in the lore of the notoriously haunted region. Lalush draws his inspiration from that very same lore, as well as from his own supernatural experiences, in order to craft an ultra dark reality. Prepare yourselves as we stare into the nightmare dimension of Peter Lalush and discover that “The Abyss Stares Back."

Duration: 01:40:57

Season 2, Episode 12 – “One of Our Own”

Tonight’s episode is our third in a series of episodes dedicated to one terrifying author and the fear that they can create. We will be highlighting The Simply Scary Podcast’s staff editor/author, Charlie Davenport, for our feast of fright. His stories will tickle the corners of your minds with horrors that will seem as familiar as they are unsettling. Davenport's anguished anecdotes will show us the dangers of being considered, “One of Our Own."

Duration: 01:31:50

Season 2, Episode 11 – “Monsters and Mayhem”

Meagan Meehan is our author for this episode, and it is her birthday, so the Simply Scary Podcast crew of malevolent miscreants have a special delivery for her special day. They will attempt to extract the most fearsome stories she has stored in her terrifying imagination. Join us we explore the Meagan’s mind, as only we can, in this very special on the road episode, “Monsters and Mayhem.”

Duration: 01:11:26

Season 2, Episode 10 – “All’s Well That Ends”

This episode will see the first in a series of episodes dedicated to one terrifying author and the fear that they can create. For this evening’s event, we have compiled a collection of stories from the works of Manchester-based author, Gareth Shore. For you, this Ray Bradbury-inspired wordsmith will unfold dark horizons guaranteed to threaten your slumber. His tormented tomes will provide evidence that, without a shadow of a doubt, “All’s Well That Ends.”

Duration: 01:13:08

Season 2, Episode 9 – “Neither Seen Nor Heard From”

In our continuing effort to spotlight up and coming authors, this episode is dedicated to works introducing you to the frightening worlds of author Cosmas McCoy. His work has been featured in print as part of the anthology “What World Is This?: And Other Stories”. In addition, he has written screenplays for horror films. This studying Catholic priest takes time from his higher works in America’s Northeastern corridor to delve into the dark world of the imagination to unleash upon us the...

Duration: 01:07:09

Season 2, Episode 8 – “Passion Plays”

This shows offering brings together the essence of all definitions of the word passion. More importantly, passion as defined by the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forces. Let us see how these forces touch our waking world to transform it into a nightmare reality, otherwise known as our "Passion Plays."

Duration: 00:47:54

Season 2, Episode 7 – “Sleight of Hand”

In the world of concrete facts and hard evidence, we are constantly on the lookout for those who would use the art of distraction to keep our attention on the left hand, so we won’t notice what the right hand is doing. This is not to say that the world does not have its mysteries, but we must recognize that for most instances, there is a perfectly rational explanation… or is there? Our stories will shine a light on that very question as we explore how easy it is for dark forces to...

Duration: 00:58:30

Season 2, Episode 6 – “Don’t Look Away”

We dedicate this presentation to the work of Author Wil Dalphin. Not since Stephen King’s “Night Shift” have we seen a short story anthology with as much bite as this Indiana native’s generous compilation of 35 harrowing nightmares in his book, “Don’t Look Away”, soon to be available on! We have worked directly with the author to choose some of the most tantalizingly of his terrifying tomes from his shriek-inducing collection to adapt for you, in order that you might experience...

Duration: 01:34:05

Season 2, Episode 5 – “Film Noir”

We come together once again to traverse the deep dungeons of our story vault and we have compiled for you a collection of frightening stories that would be right at home on a Hollywood horror stage as well as on the casting couches of the soulless realm that is Tinsel Town. Join us as we take a behind the scenes look at death from a different angle. Ready your 3-D glasses and let the cameras roll as we explore our audible version of “Film Noir."

Duration: 01:12:37

Season 2, Episode 4 – “Through a Glass Darkly”

In this episode, we share with you how scarring certain coming-of-age experiences can be, tapping into the hidden horrors of adolescent anxiety, which promises to shatter your own dear recollections. In doing so, the mirrors of your mind's eyes shall become a portal to your long-suppressed and darkest of (not-so-fond) memories. Make way for this truly terrifying installment, as we explore “Through a Glass Darkly.”

Duration: 01:00:17

Season 2, Episode 3- “Conspiracy and Armageddon”

Collectively etched into our psyche is the fear of the comet and doom from above, while the shadowy reflections of our mind wonder if the world we inhabit is as real as our five senses lead us to believe. Our guilty consciences secretly fear judgment while nature’s signs portend doom from below. Top that off with the fear of an overreaching authority that may not be trustworthy in fully disclosing facts, and you have a hearty recipe for horror - Simply Scary style! For this collection of...

Duration: 01:32:25

Season 2, Episode 2 – “Entities and Visions”

In this episode we have assembled this convocation to undergo an expedition of haunting proportions, for we are summoning and being summoned. Prophetic perception taps into a realm that drips with malignant spirits and death is everywhere. Our tales promise to besiege you with consternation, so beware of this episode’ "Entities and Visions."

Duration: 01:18:42

Season 2, Episode 1 – “Screams and Whispers”

They say that sometimes the most frightening things are those that you cannot see. And from our horrifying experiences, you’ve become very familiar with how effective unsettling sounds can be. You know how a deep rumbling unsettles your tummy and your soul; how an almost silent whisper blowing by your ear sends your courage deep into hiding; how both the scurrying of claws on a hard surface and the bellowing of a demonic entity turn the spine to jelly. So for our opening episode of the...

Duration: 00:44:48

Season 1 Interlude 2 – “Hell Freezes Over”

Due to extenuating circumstances, the Season 2 premiere of The Simply Scary Podcast will be delayed until 1/18/17. To tide you over, we offer up this smorgasbord to terrorize your palate. Join The Other Half as he takes you on a dark journey into the mind of Associate Producer Ronnie Dickison. He has collected 5 of the most disturbing tales from Ronnie’s catalog to offer you here.

Duration: 01:10:09

Season 1 Interlude – “Prison is Hell”

We want to thank you for making the first season of The Simply Scary Podcast so very successful, and we hope the beginning of our second season will unsettle you just as well. We are scheduled to premiere Season 2 on January 11th, 2017. Until then, we would like to present you with this mini episode to make sure you are properly hungry for our premiere.

Duration: 00:50:01

Season 1, Episode 18 – “Slay Bells Ring”

As the stockings are hung, the Hanukkah candles are lit, and as we practice the seven principles of Kwanzaa, we all try to be a little less impatient and more forgiving at this time of year. Even those who do not celebrate ritual December holidays seem to have a glow about them as the Gregorian calendar approaches the zero hour. We here at The Simply Scary Podcast are no different, in that we feel the spirits of Christmas as we prepare you for Yuletide scares. So settle your debts and fill...

Duration: 01:16:21

Season 1, Episode 17 – “Sinking Into Madness”

Prepare yourself to experience a world where wrong is right. Where the twisted perception of those descending into cognizant chaos strikes out at the realm of the rational with oblivious ecstasy. Delusion drives their single-mindedness. They can be so driven that they’ll overcome any obstacle and ignore any information contrary to their understanding. Ever increasing paranoia pushes them further into the abyss and evil is projected onto enigmatic situations, all in an effort to cement...

Duration: 01:09:22

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