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Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

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Arts, Performing Arts, Scary, Spooky, Story, Society & Culture/personal Journals, Halloween, Arts/performing Arts, Society & Culture/documentary, Judgment, Snap, Afraid, Supernatural

4.6 • 15K Ratings

Overview

Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment Studios, in partnership with KQED & PRX. It is hosted by Glynn Washington.Episodes drop every week on Friday! Spooked is available for free on ALL podcast platforms. Featuring brand NEW stories -- along with episodes previously available only by subscription.For Luminary subscribers, previously released episodes are still on Luminary.

135 Episodes

Sister Sister

Identical twin sisters Melissa and Michelle Macedo are inseparable. They’re each other’s “own little world.” But the new girl… wants to change all that.Big thanks to Melissa and Michelle Macedo for sharing your story with the Spooked! Melissa and Michelle aren’t just Spooksters. They have their own band, called Macedo… check it out!! www.macedomusic.comProduced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Leon Morimoto, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2024

Jorge's Gift

Jorge's grandfather was a wise, gifted man with the ability to see things others can only feel. When he passed away, he left Jorge with a legacy that he was not ready to handle.Thank you, Jorge & Alejandra, for sharing your story with Spooked.Produced by Chris Hambrick, original score by Yari Bundy, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2024

I Know What You Did Next Summer

Should you heed your dreams if they foretell danger? How can you tell the difference between dreams and what might become reality?Denver Deja VuJodi is about to discover that the man of her dreams is a walking, talking nightmare. Thank you, Jodi, for sharing your story with us. Produced by Chris Hambrick, original score by Lauryn Newson.Lady and the ScampWhen someone in a hockey mask starts following Silvana in her dreams, she realizes that sometimes you don’t want all your dreams to come true. Thank you, Silvana, for sharing your story with us. Produced by Annie Nguyen, Nathalie Chicha, original score by Renzo Gorrio.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

Monster Spray

Jennie and her family love their new house. If only the screaming would stop.Thank you, Jennie + fam, for sharing your story with us!Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Nicholas Marx, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2024

Hidden in Plain Sight

Sometimes we don’t need to look under the bed, or inside of the closet. Sometimes, the monster isn’t hidden at all.STORIES Come Play with MeWhen Paulette’s daughter starts talking to an imaginary friend, she thinks it’s normal a childhood rite until the day she hears the friend talk back. Thank you, Paulette, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Eliza Smith, original score by Leon MorimotoThe Hotel BeaumontDave Beilfuss works in mortuaries and retirement homes, but he doesn’t believe in ghosts. But he starts to question everything when he moves into an old-age home and a hospice center called the Hotel Beaumont. Thank you, Dave Beilfuss and Holly Evans for sharing your story with us. Produced by Liz Mak, original score by Leon MorimotoArtwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

I Think We're Alone Now

Usually ghosts linger to deliver a message, to let us know what happened to them, why they need to stay behind. But what if the ghost stays behind to let us know something about ourselves? Thank you, Naynay, for sharing your story with the Spooked! If you know somebody who doesn’t feel like they fit in, maybe you feel that way yourself, be sure to check out the It Gets Better Project. Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Richard Haig, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

Planes, Trains, and Ghostmobiles

Who says that a ghost can’t help you get from point A to point B?STORIES Ghost Ride the WhipJoey and his dad take a car ride that they will never, ever, ever forget.Big love to Joey for sharing his story with the Spooked! If you want to hear more from Joey, check out his podcast, Trailer Trashing.Produced by Alyia Yates, original score by Shane BinghamBike AngelIt’s the middle of the night in Ciudad Neza, Mexico. Nayma is coming home from a party, and she’s all alone. How will she get home safe?Thank you, Nayma, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Fernando Hernandez, original score by Renzo GorrioTranslation by Fernando Hernandez and Adreanna RodriguezArtwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

Picture Perfect

A picture is worth a thousand words. Unless it leaves you speechless. STORIESPicture PerfectWhen Susiy and her family visit a new town, they have no idea who they’ll be running into.Suisy, thank you for sharing your story with us.Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Lalin St. JusteScreenshot Ghost Grise is working night shift in the nursing home. One night, something’s making mischief… and it’s not a patient.Thanks, Grise, for sharing your story with Spooked!Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Nicolas MarxArtwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

The Miller House

Some houses possess a presence. Some houses make strange noises. Some houses… come with a man in a green suit.Thanks to the Strohm family for sharing your story!Produced by Chris Hambrick, original score by Doug Stuart

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

Ghostlighted

Ellie’s mom doesn’t believe her when she says the house is haunted. But when a shadow man appears in Ellie’s closet doorway one night, Ellie wonders: who can she turn to?Thank you, Ellie, for sharing your story with us here at Spooked.Produced by Greta Weber, original score by Richard Haig, artwork by Sanaa Khan

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

Hellevator

Just because it looks like you’re all alone… doesn’t mean you are. If someone in the darkness calls out to you, don’t answer them.STORIESHellevatorDan is a cop on the nightshift. When he’s asked to check something out at the deserted senior home, he discovers one resident never left. Thank you, Dan Cope, for sharing your story with us.Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Richard HaigQueen MaryThe Queen Mary is one of the most haunted places in America. But Daniel and his friends don’t take any heed of the history when they’re asked to spend the night aboard the ship. Thank you, Daniel Noah, for sharing another terrifying tale with us. Daniel makes horror films and he also makes podcasts about horror films. Check out his amazing podcast: Visitations.Produced by Eliza Smith, original score by Lauryn NewsonArtwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

Quince Años

Paola’s quinceañera will have sunflowers, dancing and a guest list that’s out of this world. Thank you, Paola González, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Erick Yañez, original score by Doug Stuart, translation by Lou Arruti, artwork by Teo Ducot.

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

The Tagalong Pt. 2

In our last episode of Spooked we met Aimee, she can see and talk to ghosts. She even invites one to come home with her and be her best friend. If you haven’t heard the last episode -- you’re going to want to go back and listen to that one first. Part two of a two-part story. Thank you, Aimee, for sharing your story with Spooked! Aimee makes awesome handmade paper items, check out her store. Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Jordain Wallace, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

The Tagalong Pt. 1

Aimee is different from her classmates: she can see and talk to ghosts. She even invites one to come home with her and be her best friend. Part one of a two-part story. Thank you, Aimee, for sharing your story with Spooked! Aimee makes awesome handmade paper items, check out her store. Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Jordain Wallace, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

Old Church Road

Chantal’s dad insists the house is fine. Chantal’s mom says the place is haunted and gives her the creeps. Chantal doesn’t want to pick sides, but she knows her mom is onto something. This episode contains mention of suicide and massacres, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thank you, Chantal, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Dakim, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

Closet Dolls

Octavia doesn’t let anyone near her dolls. Sure seems like the dolls want to get near to her, though. Thanks, Octavia, for sharing your story with us here at Spooked! Octavia Sexton is an Appalachian storyteller and teaching artist in Kentucky. Learn more about Octavia at her website. Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Doug Stuart, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2024

30-Day Notice

You know that house, the one at the end of the block? The one the kids all dare each other to break into? Well, Mary El is about to move into it. And she’s pretty sure the landlord isn’t telling her family something important about the house’s past. Thank you, Mary El Grammer, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Nicholas Marks, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2024

The Occupants

Old houses have seen so many occupants. And just because former tenants have moved out, doesn’t mean they’ve truly left. STORIES Mirror in the Bathroom When Pastor Sara Bishop looks in the mirror at her new house, she can’t see herself. She can see the last tenant... and he’s been dead for a long time. Thank you, Sara, for sharing your story with Spooked. Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Leon Morimoto Haunted Hacienda You’re not supposed to mess around with mirrors and Bloody Mary. You’re not supposed to mess around with Ouija boards. And you’re definitely not supposed to mess around with white magic. But Jose Moreno and his friends don’t know that... yet. Thank you, Jose Moreno, for sharing your story. Produced by Chris Hambrick with help from Erick Yañez. Original score by Davey Kim. Artwork by Teo Ducot.

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2024

Man On The Mesa

When Jayson first arrives at Camp Pendleton, he knows that the military base has quite a history. But he’s about to find out just how active history can be. Thank you, Jayson, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Nicholas Marks, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

Opal

Jessica keeps seeing her least favorite great aunt, Opal. She keeps telling her grandma, make Opal leave me alone. But Jessica’s grandma can’t do anything… because Opal’s been dead for weeks. Thank you, Jessica, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Greta Weber, original score by Clay Xavier, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 9 February 2024

Medicine People

Amelia’s trapped in a bad marriage. Her dad has a secret to get her out. This story contains themes of domestic abuse. Please take care while listening. Thanks, Amelia, for sharing your story with us. Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Yari Bundy. Special thanks to Cody Harjo and Ezra Vazquez-D'Amico. Artwork by Teo Ducot.

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2024

The Red Balloon

Sabina starts to get a creeping feeling that she’s not alone in her childhood home in Perth, Australia. She wonders what could be there. But when she finally finds out… she can’t believe her eyes. Thank you, Sabina, for sharing your story with Spooked! If you want more stories from Sabina, check out her book: Muckross Abbey and Other Stories Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Lalin St. Juste, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 26 January 2024

Hands Without A Face

Everyone in Diane’s house has a different bedtime. When someone sits on the edge of her bed, waking her up, she’s not shocked. Until she looks to see who it is, and no one’s there. Thank you, Diane, Brian, Xavier, Charlie, and Bennett for sharing your story with us here at Spooked. Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Doug Stuart, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 19 January 2024

The Paperboy

Ray Christian hated being a paperboy. Bad pay, hard route, rude customers. But there was one customer in particular who was different from the rest, and Ray didn’t quite know why. Thank you, Dr. Ray Christian, for sharing your story with us. Check out more of Ray's stories on his podcast, What’s Ray Saying? Produced by Liz Mak, original score Leon Morimoto, art by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 12 January 2024

Hurricane Helpers

Brittnay and her family are trying to get out of the path of Hurricane Rita. But when they get stuck out on the road… all they can do is pray for a miracle. Thank you to Brittnay and her parents Steve and Cindy for sharing their story with Spooked. Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Doug Stuart, artwork by Teo Ducot Happy New Year, Spooksters! We are so grateful for all of you. Our spooky fam can’t wait to travel to the other side of the veil again with you this year.

Transcribed - Published: 5 January 2024

The Yellow Balloon

When Richard moves into an old farmhouse next to a big cornfield, he’s pretty sure that it’s haunted. And the ghosts… well, they’re not exactly friendly. He wants to know: how does he protect himself from supernatural forces? Thank you, Richard Haynie, for sharing your story with us. Produced by Chris Hambrick, original score by Leon Moriomoto, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 29 December 2023

The Murmur

Sarah and her dad are hearing the same noise. It’s coming from somewhere upstairs, from somewhere in the wall. It sounds like someone’s talking, whispering, murmuring. Thank you, Sarah and Richard Benkin for sharing your story. If you want more scary stories from Sarah, check out her horror anthologies, Then It Was Dark and Built on Strange Ground. Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score Leon Morimoto

Transcribed - Published: 22 December 2023

Buffer Night

One wrong turn leads Kyan and his friends to the most sinister encounter of their lives. This story contains explicit language, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thanks to Kyan Bond for sharing his story! If you know what’s up with Buffer Night, drop us a line, and we’ll make sure Kyan gets it. Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Dirk Schwartzhoff, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 15 December 2023

Creature Feature

Strange creatures don't just live under your bed. Oh no. In this Spooked episode, we dive deep into the waters of an Oregon lake & travel to the island of Montserrat to bring you tales of things that go bump in the night. STORIES Devil’s Lake Zack is visiting the Oregon Coast with family when he, his dad, and his uncle decide to head to nearby Devil’s Lake to do some fishing. When a creature with greenish blue skin jumps out of the water to grab him he begins to understand the true darkness of the lake. Thank you, Zach, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Leon Morimoto The Ligaroo When Shirley Spycalla was a little girl, her family lived on the Caribbean island of Grenada, where she was always told to get home before dark. One day, she finds out why. Thank you, Shirley, for sharing your story with Spooked. Shirley now lives on the small and beautiful island of Montserrat, where she stays on eternal guard for shapeshifters. Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Doug Stuart Art by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 8 December 2023

The Rocking Horse

When Elizabeth was 19, she got a job as an au pair for an 11-year-old girl named Amy. The girl and her parents lived on a horse farm in rural Georgia - it was remote and beautiful. But at night, when the house got dark and quiet, someone moved through the halls, waiting, and watching for Elizabeth. Thanks, Elizabeth, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Greta Weber, original score by Leon Morimoto, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 1 December 2023

Las Tres Cruces

It’s the 1990s in Popoyán, Colombia. Twenty-year-old Humberto and his two best friends Jairo and Mauricio set off for an adventure in the woods. They think they’re invincible–but they’re no match for what they encounter. Thank you, thank you, Humberto for sharing your story with us! Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Lalin St. Juste, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 24 November 2023

These Boots Are Made For Stalking

What happens when everyone in the family can see the same specter… but they don’t tell each other for years? This story contains explicit language - sensitive listeners please be advised. Thanks to Michelle, Sherri, and Ed for sharing your story with the Spooked. This story comes to us from the Stories with Sapphire podcast, listen & subscribe for some scary stuff! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 17 November 2023

The Banker

When Antonio and his sister Anita were growing up in Texas, their family didn’t have much money. That’s why they were so excited to move into their very own home, even if it was a little run-down. It turns out, the home already had an occupant. Thank you, Antonio and Anita, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 10 November 2023

Pet Cemetery

When Ray was a kid, he took care of all the animals in his neighborhood… even after they were gone. Thanks, Ray, for sharing your story with us! Ray’s podcast, What’s Ray Saying, returns next week! Enter a world of Southern-baked personal narratives and Black American history. New episodes drop November 8, 2023. Original score by Lauryn Newson, produced by Chris Hambrick, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 3 November 2023

The Woods Have Eyes

Nate and Keith love to explore the forests in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, hunting for stones and crystals to add to their collection. But something out there is also on the hunt… for them. Thank you Nate for sharing your story with Spooked! Original score by Doug Stuart, produced by Erick Yáñez, artwork by Teo Ducot HAPPY HALLOWEEN SPOOKSTERS!!! We appreciate each and every one of you so so much. Cheers to you and yours this spooky season <3

Transcribed - Published: 31 October 2023

Creature Feature II

When a creature shows itself, wonder fills you, terror compels you, but which will you follow? Two friends in the countryside, and two men at sea are put to the test by mysterious beings. STORIES Silver Man When Martin and Louise visit an abandoned house, something is waiting for them–but not on the grounds. Thanks, Martin, for sharing the mystery with us. Original score by Clay Xavier, produced by Anne Ford Somethin’ Fishy As a fisherman, Clyde spends most of his time on the water. He’s seen all kinds of creatures out there… whales, squid, sharks. But when it comes to the ocean, there’s always a bigger fish. Thank you, Clyde, for sharing your story with us. We hope you never see that thing again… But if you do, you know who to call. Original score by Seth Marceau, produced by Zoë Ferrigno Artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 27 October 2023

Lady Grim

Sherry and her husband keep seeing a hooded figure around their farm in Nova Scotia. She isn’t a ghost. She’s there to collect souls. Thank you, Sherry, for sharing your story. Produced by Chris Hambrick, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 20 October 2023

The Lighthouse

The Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast on the Oregon Coast used to be a lightkeeper’s home–and it has a reputation for being very haunted. So Spooked producer, Zoë Ferrigno, went to investigate. Original score by Doug Stuart, produced by Pam Porter’s Granddaughter, Zoë Ferrigno, artwork by Teo Ducot Happy Friday the 13th, Spooksters!!!

Transcribed - Published: 13 October 2023

The Domovoi

Sure, you’ve heard of a gnome, a troll, a sprite, an orc, a Babadook, a centaur, a tomten... but have you ever heard of a Domovoi? Thank you, Nikita, for sharing your story with us. We also want to thank Laura at the Paranormal Scholar for helping us find this amazing story. Produced by Eliza Smith, original score by Leon Moriomoto, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 6 October 2023

Brick and Mortal

Sometimes the spirits we encounter are benevolent and kind — like guardian angels. And sometimes, they wait, and watch, and wish us ill. STORIES Eunice Tiffany’s keeps waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of someone walking around her room. Finally, one night, a woman materializes right in front of her, wearing the snazziest business casual attire she’s ever seen. But there’s one problem: this woman is a ghost. Thank you, Tiffany, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Anne Ford, original score by Daniel Riera Brick and Mortal Rhea is excited to visit her mom and dad, who have just bought a brand-new cabin in the woods. The house seems great, except Rhea keeps seeing a figure out of the corner of her eye: a woman, standing in the woods, staring at her. Thanks, Rhea, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Clay Xavier

Transcribed - Published: 29 September 2023

Tattoo Exorcism

Traditional-Filipino-tattoo practitioner, Lane Wilcken, is never scared when ancestral spirits visit during tattoo sessions. He knows that those spirits, the ones that are just stopping by, aren’t the ones you have to worry about. Thank you, Lane Wilcken, for sharing your story with us! Lane wrote the book on traditional Filipino tattooing — Filipino Tattoos: Ancient to Modern. Today, Lane is one of only twenty people in the world who practice Filipino tattooing in its traditional form. Original score by Lauryn Newson, produced by Zoë Ferrigno, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 22 September 2023

Lunger's Row

Some folks live in haunted houses. The ghosts get cozy, they move in and they don’t move out. But what if your whole neighborhood is haunted? Thank you so much, Caroline Liu, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Leon Morimoto, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 15 September 2023

The Steakout

Things can seem to creep and lurk in the dark — especially when you’re on duty. STORIES Night Watch When Dave took on the graveyard shift at the station, he saw all kinds of stuff. But he never saw anything quite like this. Thank you, Dave, for sharing your story with the Spooked. Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Davey Kim Steakout Kevin joins the force and soon realizes that he can help everyone who crosses his path — whether they’re living or dead. In the interest of protecting his identity, we’re not using this storyteller's real name. Instead, we called him “Kevin.” Thank you, Kevin, for sharing your story with us! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Leon Morimoto Artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 8 September 2023

Night at the Aquarium

On Kevin’s night shift at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, things get wet, wild, and very very weird. BIG thanks to Kevin Wright and the magical Monterey Bay Aquarium. Thanks also to KAZU Radio in Monterey, California for its assistance. Original score by Yari Bundy & Renzo Gorrio, produced by Anne Ford, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 1 September 2023

Dod

Arin is living with his parents and siblings in Washington state when some of his long-forgotten childhood memories start coming back to him. BIG thanks to, Arin and Mallory, for sharing your story with us here at Spooked! Produced by Chris Hambrick, original score by Richard Haig, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 25 August 2023

The Succubus

You’ve heard of “Sexual Healing” but have you heard of a sexual demon? This week on Spooked, we take you to the Hollywood Hills to meet a demonic seductress. Thank you so much, Colin, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Eliza Smith, original score by Doug Stewart, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 18 August 2023

Big Man

When the Big Guy shows up, you keep your mouth shut. Be afraid… Thank you to our storyteller for sharing his experiences. Original score by Yari Bundy, produced by Anne Ford, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 11 August 2023

Las Muñecas

Francisco finds a doll in his pocket every single day. And every single day, he gets sicker and weaker. He needs to get rid of these dolls... before they get rid of him. Big thanks to Francisco Vazquez for sharing your story with the Spooked. Produced by Fernando Hernandez and Erick Yanez, original score by Renzo Gorrio, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 4 August 2023

Three Sickles And A Roomba

Diana knows that the little girl she keeps seeing in her house is a ghost. But what she doesn’t know is if this ghost means her family any harm. Thank you, Diana, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score Leon Morimoto, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 28 July 2023

Champ

Pati is really young when she loses her best friend and isn’t sure she’ll ever see him again. Until one day, he shows up, asking to play. Thank you, Pati, for sharing your story with Spooked! Produced by Annie Nguyen, original score by Leon Morimoto, artwork by Teo Ducot

Transcribed - Published: 21 July 2023

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