Top 7 Paranormal Podcasts

Karen Frazier
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Want to get your ghost on? Love topics like UFOs, Bigfoot, consciousness and psychic ability? If you're a lover of all things paranormal, these great podcasts will keep you informed and interested.

1. Real Ghost Stories Online

Podbean's top-rated paranormal podcast is a podcast featuring people's real-life ghost stories. Along with ghost stories, the podcast also explores other paranormal topics, such as the nature of time and the meaning of dreams, among many others. The podcast runs around 30 minutes, with many short bonus episodes of just five to ten minutes for when you don't have time for a full feature but you still want to get a little spooked. You can listen to episodes on the Real Ghost Stories website if you're a member, or they're available for free on Podbean. You can also find them on iTunes or Google Play for your mobile devices.

2. Paranormal Podcast With Jim Harold

Jim Harold's Paranormal Podcast is broadcast on the Gaia network, which is a streaming TV service. It's also available for free on Harold's website, and sites like Stitcher, where reviewers give it a 4.8 out of 5-stars rating. Podcasts run about 85 minutes each, and they cover a host of paranormal topics including parapsychology, psychic abilities, consciousness, ghost stories, metaphysical topics, paranormal television shows, and every other subject paranormal. Harold is an engaging and entertaining host, and he has top-notch guests like parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach.

3. Big Seance Podcast With Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller's Big Seance Podcast is popular with its listeners, gleaning five-star reviews across the board on iTunes. Keller is a self-proclaimed "para-nerd" who brings on guests with expertise in all things paranormal or metaphysical. The production value of these one-hour podcasts is high, and Keller himself is an engaging host who asks prescient questions of guests such as paranormal researchers, energy healers, metaphysicians, parapsychologists, dream researchers, psychics, Ouija board experts and many others. Listen on the Big Seance website, or on many podcasting services including iTunes and Google Play.

4. Darkness Radio

Darkness Radio is a live show, but its episodes also live on in podcasts. Paranormal insider and researcher Dave Schrader co-hosts along with Tim Dennis, and the show has been on the air in some form or another in Minneapolis since 2006. Listen on Stitcher, where reviewers give the show 4.8 out of 5 stars, or on the show's YouTube channel. You can also gain access to the show on iOS or Android devices via the Stitcher link.

Darkness Radio covers every aspect of the paranormal, from UFOs and ancient aliens, to cryptids like Bigfoot, ghost stories, psychics, and the latest in paranormal and consciousness research. The show runs about two hours with commercial breaks.

5. The Best of Coast to Coast AM

Coast to Coast AM is a popular radio show that is syndicated across the country. Because it's broadcast in the middle of the night, many people are unable to listen live, but podcast lovers will enjoy the "best of" podcast, available on iHeart Radio. Each podcast is about 10 minutes or less and features some of the best pieces from the radio show, which covers all sorts of esoterica, from the prophecies of Nostradamus to spirit guides to quantum mechanics and time travel. Wired magazine calls Coast to Coast AM a "bizarre brew of the strange and the serious" and notes the live show has more than 4.5 million listeners nationwide. George Noory is the current host, and his questions are incisive, which makes the show entertaining and thought provoking. You can listen on iHeart Radio or, if you're a late-night owl, find the show live at radio stations across the country.

6. Inception Radio Network UFO and Paranormal Talk Radio

With more than 35,000 subscribers on Player FM, Inception Radio Network calls itself, "The Voice of the Fringe Majority," and it features talk about UFOs, conspiracies, metaphysics, alien abduction, cryptids, urban legends and more. Shows have varying hosts and run between one and two hours depending on the host and the topic. You can listen on iOS and Android devices, as well as on your computer - Stitcher lists all the various links for your devices, and their reviewers give it 4.8 out of 5 stars. You can also listen on the network's website, and episodes are available on their YouTube channel.

7. The Paracast

The Paracast frequently shows up on lists of the best paranormal podcast, such as recommendations from The Lineup and iHorror. Topics are wide-ranging, covering virtually every aspect of the paranormal, from creepy phenomena like black-eyed kids to ghosts, hauntings, UFOs and cryptids. Each podcast features a different expert guest, and the hosts Gene Steinburg and Christopher O'Brien draw from their years of experience and research as they examine paranormal phenomena in the 21st century.

Listen online in the show's archives, on TuneIn, or on their official YouTube channel. Shows run 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Hours of Listening

These are just a few of the best paranormal podcasts, but there are many more quality shows available in multiple formats covering a wide range of topics. With so much great content to choose from, there's never any reason to be without your paranormal fix, so get listening.

Top 7 Paranormal Podcasts