If you are not familiar with podcasts do yourself a favor and start checking them out. If you have a smartphone then you have everthing you need. Podcasts are available in every genre. You can easily find topics that will entertain, inspire & educate you – all for free. I have been a big fan of podcasts for many – many years and I want to share my love of these.
From time to time I am going to reccomend one of my favorities right here @ The West Chester Technology Blog. With this being said, and halloween just around the corner lets get spooky with my first podcast reccomendation.
I wrote about podcasts in general not that long ago – so if if want more information about them click here.
Introducing Astonishing Legends
Since it is the season of ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night I decided to take a moment a reccomend to all of you, my dedicated readers, a most frightingly entertaining podcast.
Hosts Scott Philbrook and Forrest Burgess dive deep into weirdly wonderful and sometime spooky subjects. Their most recent adventures at the time of this article were “Black Eyed Kids” and “The Bell Witch”. The podcasts are usually about 2 hours long, are recorded in stereo and often contain wonderfully creepy sound effects. Another great thing about Astonishing Legends is that the hosts take their time with the storytelling and often the stories take place in 2 or 3 parts. These spooky adventures often take place over a 4 to 6 hour time period – spanning multiple episodes.
These guys really go in deep on their research, and try to look at the subject from every possible angle, howerever fringe or straight forward. They even have a group of volunteers/fans that are affectionately named “The ARC” (Astonishing Research Core) that help Scott and Forrest find and check information.
As they tell you the story, it is done in such a way that even though it might be a 3 part mini series overflowing information, names and dates, they make sure to reference you back to the main points so you can get a grasp of what is going on in the overall picture.
To enjoy these podcasts I would recommend that you have spare brain power to really listen to what they are saying. Listen while on a long car drive, or relaxing in your favoroite nook so you can really listen and get into it. Do not listen while you are working around the house orsomething like that. YTou really want to pay attention and get lost in the story.
More then a Podcast
Their website is a treasure trove of information, links, pictures of everything they cover. If you are listening to an episode and really want to get a visual or go deeper into the subject it is a good place to start as they have done a lot of leg work for you.
Not only will you find all of their podcasts here, but the website explores some fascinating stories directly in their blog, for inquisitive minds looking to go on a riveting journey.
Don’t be scared, check out Astonishing Legends today and listen to one of their episodes.