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Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

44 EpisodesProduced by Snap Judgment and WNYC StudiosWebsite

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 and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Med… read more

44 Episodes | 2017 - 2020

Spooked Trailer

September 1st, 2017


From the creators of Snap Judgment and WNYC studios, a new podcast with host Glynn Washington that pushes back the veil. Real stories from real people battling the forces of the night.  Subscribe now to get a new …

The Watcher

September 7th, 2017



"Houdini’s Promise" - Can a pact between two brothers survive death?

"The Night Mother" - It’s the middle of the night. You’re not even 15, and you’re home alone with your little brother. You’re waiting for …

Lost In Time

September 8th, 2017



"Time Warp Saloon" -  The neon sign blinks at the roadhouse bar. The jukebox plays an old tune as the bartender shouts,  "Last Call." Just …


September 14th, 2017



"Border Boogeyman" - Rocky Elmore worked as a border patrol agent and out there, in the pitch black, he was never sure if he was completely …

The Curse

September 21st, 2017


Stories: "La Bruja" Your family is cursed--who you gonna call? La Bruja.

Nestor Gomez is a storyteller based in Chicago. You can find him on Twitter @


September 28th, 2017



"Indonesian Ghost Show" - When a TV crew shows up to film a ghost show their disrespect angers the gods.

"Daikon" - Susan's dog Daikon kept …

The Shadow Men

October 1st, 2017


Witch Cage: A woman buys a medieval jail… and tries to make it her home.

Phantom Border Agent: A border agent encounters his long-dead colleague in …

A Friend In The Forest

October 5th, 2017


Stories: "A Boy Named Thomas" - Shane Dunphy spent years working with kids as a social worker. He’d seen it all until he met a little boy named Gregory. For more, get Shane Dunphy’s book The Boy They Tried to Hide.

The Black Rose

October 9th, 2017


Stories: "Great Aunt Rose" -  When Christina McKenna’s cruel aunt comes back from the grave to make amends--she’s not sure if she can forgive. Read more about Christina in her book, My Mother Wore A Yellow Dress.

"The …

Unholy Water

October 13th, 2017


Stories: "Devil’s Water" - What happens when your god-fearing family agrees to dance with the dark side in a moment of desperation.

"Hot Water" - Three girls planned a relaxing trip to a remote hot springs, and ended up …

The Summoning

October 15th, 2017


Stories: "Spirit on the Board" - What happens when a group of kids conjure a spirit?

"The Seance" - A long-lost love comes to town for a visit, and he's been dead for years. Produced by Bob Carlson and KCRW's …

Knock, Knock

October 21st, 2017


Stories: "Clown Zombie" - What happens when you make a happy clown very, very angry.

"Polaroid Phantom"Two men discover that the ghosts in their …


October 24th, 2017


Stories: "Cat Scratch Fever" - Something is here, scratching, clawing its way out of the darkness... 

"Invisible Children" - What do you do when you find three ghost children living in your attic? 

"Pastor’s Oil"  - …

Final Act

October 26th, 2017


Stories: "Cowboy Whiteout" - A woman gets an unlikely savior when she’s lost in a snowstorm.

"Flesh-Eating Bacteria" - A mortician-in-training has his worst shift yet.

"Big Al" - A caregiver gets a visit from one of his …

Spooked Season II Trailer

August 6th, 2018


It's coming. It's bigger and badder and all new... Spooked Season II. From Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios, host Glynn Washington pushes back the veil to bring you stories from real people battling the forces of the …

The Wraith

August 7th, 2018


Teresa can see dead people. And she’s not afraid… until she meets HER.

Season 2 Episode 1


August 9th, 2018


The Curse of Mr. Smith: Every time Randi’s grandma looked out her kitchen window, she’d see him, standing on the lawn: Mr. Smith. Who was Mr. Smith? What did he want? And why was he so sad?

The Angel of Death: When Ron …

The Iron Gate

August 15th, 2018


Iron Gate: An American soldier takes over an empty house in Baghdad and encounters the one threat he is powerless against.

Creepy Crawly

August 23rd, 2018


The Birds: As a little boy in Richmond Virginia, raising pigeons, Ray Christian made a friend with the same hobby. But there was something mysterious about Ray’s new pal.

The Taxidermist: When Tracey started doing …

37 Seconds

August 29th, 2018


37 Seconds: Stephanie Arnold was pregnant with her second child, and she couldn’t have been more excited. Until she got her first premonition.

Be …

The Perfect Tenant

September 5th, 2018


The Perfect Tenant: Steven LaChance found the perfect home… or, did the home find him?

Ghosty: When your kid tells you she’s just seen a ghost, you might want to believe her.

Smells Like Teen Spirits

September 13th, 2018


The Mammoth Mountain Poltergeist: Tom Ross finds evil lurking in the most unlikely place: a California ski chalet.

The Moonshiner’s Daughter: Alex …

Something In The Walls

September 20th, 2018


The Visage: A man is hired to do remodel work on a notorious haunted house. But something inside the house doesn’t want anything to change.

Decorations: Paintings start appearing on the walls. Dark, odd, and disturbed. …


September 27th, 2018


Libby: Jennifer and her daughter Taylor both know their family home is haunted… but they don’t want to share that secret, even with each other

No Voy a Tener Nietos: Maria’s mother always wanted a son. And when Maria …

Ghost Town

October 4th, 2018


The Mine: California is gold country. Miner Shannon Poe discovers that not every abandoned gold mine has been vacated.

The Mission: An empty old …

Holy Ghost

October 11th, 2018


The Possession: When Sara appears to be cursed, her grandmother calls on a coven of witches for the cure.

The Healing: When it comes to miracles, …


October 17th, 2018


Frances: Cori suspects she’s got a second roommate who she can’t see, and who may very well be contacting her from beyond the veil.

Lydia: The wait staff at the Red Onion Saloon in Skagway, Alaska uncover the tragic …

Under The Stairs

October 19th, 2018


The Basement: When one of Daniel’s kids started seeing ghosts, he was scared. When two of his kids started seeing ghosts, he was petrified.

Under the Stairs: Mido discovers that the former tenants of her apartment left …

The Intruders

October 23rd, 2018


La Posada: What if your great-great-grandmother comes back from the dead, but doesn’t visit you?

You’re Gonna Get Scratched: Three kids go inside an abandoned house… turns out, it’s not empty.

The Night Whistler

October 25th, 2018


The Night Whistler: Cheryl decided that she could make the best out of living in a haunted house. Nothing bad could happen if she made friends with …

Spooked Season III Trailer

August 14th, 2019


Spooked Season III is upon us! It’s bigger, badder, and scarier than ever. We’ve got new episodes with terrifying tales to keep you up at night...

The first episode drops next week, Thursday, 8/22/19. Don't listen …

The Thin Place

August 22nd, 2019


Martin is a paramedic. He has a gift for saving peoples' lives. He also has another, darker, gift--one that he doesn’t want to use.

Season 3 Episode 1 

Season III is ALIVE!! There are 26 new episodes of Spooked coming …

Mrs. Hagstrom

August 29th, 2019


When supernatural forces come for her kids, Curtis’s mom stands strong. Mrs. Hagstrom may be the meanest Spooked ghost yet...

Season III is ALIVE!! There are 26 new episodes of Spooked coming this season each week …

Tales from the Smokehouse

September 5th, 2019


Cursed cat bones. Dead dogs. A haunted pond. Master storyteller Todd Narron is our tour guide as we explore the mysterious, spooky American South.

Sharp Tooth Boy

September 13th, 2019


Bonnie Blagg and her two friends call for Bloody Mary in the mirror on her dresser during a middle school sleepover. Bonnie thinks nothing of it …

Portal - Snap Bonus

September 19th, 2019


Jennifer Percy was just a young graduate student researching PTSD, but the closer she got to understanding the inner workings of one soldier’s …


October 3rd, 2019


When Maribel loses her little brother Santi, her very best friend in the world, she learns that love is sometimes stronger than death. We travel to Mexico for this very special Spooked tale. 

Season 3 Episode 12 


October 10th, 2019


You know the most haunted places. The houses, the castles, the hotels. And you know the most haunted objects. The mirrors, the necklaces, the dolls. …


October 29th, 2019


Lopaka and his adopted father don’t get along. That is, until forces from beyond the veil intervene.

The Trespassers

November 20th, 2019


When it comes to the supernatural: don’t poke the bear. Don’t kick the hive. Don’t mess around. Because, when it comes to the supernatural: you’re gonna get what’s coming for you.

Spooked Season IV Trailer

February 27th, 2020


A whole new season of Spooked returns Friday the 13th of March. Expect all sorts of scary. And if you haven't learned by now... please, don't turn …


March 13th, 2020


Betsy keeps seeing a young girl at night in her room. She stands at the end of Betsy’s bed and stares at her. She comes back, over and over: night after night; year after year. Betsy knows she wants something, but she …

The Fog

April 3rd, 2020


Blair can’t see his hands in front of his face. He can’t see the ground beneath his feet. He’s not in the dark: he’s in a thick cloud of fog. And then, a voice emerges from the mist. This story comes to us from …

Spooked will RISE Again

June 26th, 2020


It's never really over... Spooked is a path we walk together. Know this, we return at the end of August, just in time for the Halloween season. Be afraid. 

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