THIS IS THE BEST. From the incredible host, to the spellbinding production, and I don't know where they find the storytellers -- this show has it all. TEN STARS! Right from minute one, Glynn had me screaming and hiding under my covers. Be afraid, and don't turn out the lights! A++++++
Hey all you whine babies! People actually have to make a living providing content! Luminary is cheap! Get a grip! This content is 10000% worth it! Most amazing podcast ever!!
I don’t see the point in subscribing to this on Apple Podcasts when the majority of the new episodes are locked behind a paywall on another Podcast platform. Also after season 1 I’ve noticed most of of the episodes are just ghost stories which is whatever but it gets really tedious after awhile.
I truly enjoyed seasons 1 and 2. Hopefully the missing episodes get added soon.
Loved this show in its first 2 seasons but now you have to pay a monthly subscription to listen to new episodes. I’d rather they put in sponsors or ads at the middle and end and keep it free. Luminary’s website isn’t easy to use and you have to leave the iTunes platform to go listen to it on their website, which means you can’t really download the episodes in advance for flights or underground subway trips.
This is my favorite podcast. I love spooky stories AND great production and this podcast excels at both. I have to note, however, that upon reading the one-star reviews, I am incredibly disappointed at several listeners. Spooked moved to the Luminary platform, which does require a monthly subscription of $4.99. I understand that there are several people who do not want to pay for content. However, do you expect podcasters to work for free? I know they could get ad sponsors but I personally don’t want to be taken out of the zone by an ad for Hello Fresh. And when you pay for Luminary, you are also getting access to TONS of other podcasts. All that being said, I cannot recommend the Spooked podcast enough!
The frogs...didn’t seem supernatural. But I love most episodes- the cave being story was good.
Glynn Washington is the best host one could hope for for a podcast with a spooky theme, or any theme! I could listen to him all day, and sometimes I do! He’s so engaging and the guests on the show are always so fun to listen to. Thank you for this gem!!!
I love this podcast so much. I listen to Crime Junkie, Super Natural , and Radio Rental. Spooked is a great addition to my favorite scary story podcast. The ONLY thing I don’t like is the host. The way Glynn Washington talks kind of makes me cringe.
I love spoiling!
Each story is great I like how they are told from a firsthand perspective. Some are fun and others can be downright creepy. I enjoy listening a lot.
These stories have my heart racing!! Seriously some of the scariest stories I’ve ever heard... Keep up the good work, I can’t get enough!
Glenn Washington is the master of his craft tell tales ahh!! But true tales he leads us into the dark and it up to you to find your way out. The best paranormal podcast out there.
The episode where the kid’s grandfather battles a zombie clown still gives me chills years later
The content that's here is great but they're leaving/have left iTunes for a pay-to-listen platform which is really too bad.
I love this podcast!! The hosts voice just grabs you instantly. The stories are really spooky & not cheesy at all! Can’t wait for more episodes!
Hands down my favorite podcast. It’s been fun watching the story selection evolve from more historical, classic scary stories to more contemporary, listener-sourced stories. The sound work is so creative but somehow doesn’t take away from, or compensate for, the stories. I know it sounds like an exaggeration but this podcast has really helped me with my depression-diving in to fear, emerging laughing and safe. Glynn is hilarious but real and I love how he interweaves his own family stories into the podcast. Love it. I even purchase luminary for a few months so I can binge it lol.
The podcast was better before it got caught up in the luminary corporation. Go back and listen to the past seasons(before luminary) that are still surprisingly free. They are not so overproduced with sound as the new seasons. I hope you guys go back to your roots. I’d be happy to contribute on Patreon but I refuse to pay to listen.
I’ve filtered my podcasts to five (with spooked six) which are all free. Its too bad this podcast got greedy; it’s bittersweet every time I listen to the free ones, it’s like saying goodbye to a friend. Why don’t you have sponsors like everyone else? I’m willing to sit through a d*** pill commercial or jewelry commercial or mortgage commercial to listen to my friend’s stories as my mind wanders while questioning my mortal existence. Until next year I guess when the next free one comes out.... goodbye old friend.
Now it’s behind a paywall. Disappointing.
Glynn Washington is one of the most unique voices in podcasting. I was originally hooked on his slam poetry style narration from snap judgement, and was absolutely thrilled to hear he’d be doing a focus on spooky tales. Absolutely one of the best (if not the best) in the genre.
I love this podcast! I have ever since a co-worker tuned me in to it a couple of years ago, it has been a seasonal staple! It sets the mood for my favorite time (and season) of the year - Halloween (Autumn)! I love, love, love the host's voice and narration. Glynn Washington? I also love the sound effects background music. I also tie that to *"Halloween is on the way*" 🎃 PLEASE don't give up on this show! I wish there were more episodes!
Love this podcast. But I guess its to late to save it. I hear the plea to buy Tshirts, etc but nothing appears on the website. Too bad its a good one! Its been a year since the last one and I only heard of it now from The Lineup and I listen in the dark on the drive home from work. Makes it go quicker. The clown was sheer terror! The suicide woman was sad. A tip, background music is supposed to be just that! The drum beat music is so loud the announcer cant be heard clearly! Turning up the vol, blasts the ear drums. Fix the music. I never know if this is continued or not. Hands fown the best creepy podcast!
I love the show! It’s exactly what I was hoping for - an expertly produced ghostly podcast of personal stories. It’s really excellent, however, only a handful of episodes are available outside of Luminary and their platform is sub-par. The episodes also have different titles and episode numbers (think, episode 34 instead of season 2, episode 10), so it’s difficult to make the switch to the their platform. Luminary appears to be geared towards the subscriptions, so unlike free-by-default platforms it’s not great to navigate and the UX is meh, at best.
The stories in this show are great to listen to, and I really appreciate that they’re told by the actual people, like in Radio Rental (and as opposed to Let’s Not Meet). This show would be better without the host’s barely intelligible bumpers and made up personal stories.
Glynn Washington has one of the best voices in the podcast world...plus this show is SO WELL produced. Great nat sound. Great storytelling. These stories are from real people and storytellers. One of my all time faves. I look forward to these each October, but excited to hear we will be able to get more year round as they move to Luminary.
I can not listen to these stories, they scare the crap out me. I am giving you five stars though. If anyone likes to be scared to death this is your podcast.
The people who put this show together find the best stories! Mostly ghost stories, but they dip into other supernatural areas, too. The host has a great voice — reminds me of one of those late night DJs from the after-hours shifts, playing smooth sexy jazz. I listen to a few other ghost/supernatural pods that are all comedic, and I love them. But, I also love that this show takes the subject seriously and at face value. Imagine sitting around a campfire and someone pulls out this great spooky story that’s sort of unbelievable and really fantastic — and they finish it and you say “No way, that can’t be real!” And they just kind of smile at you and raise their eyebrows like “I’m just telling you my story. Believe it or don’t, but I’m not gonna try to convince you!” They truly seem to love the genre and don’t sensationalize anything. It’s lots of fun. Great production values, theme and episode music, concept and just generally well put together. Definitely worth a listen.
Pretty good scary podcast I really like it. Make more on Apple podcasts please 😢??
This show is so professionally put together. I thought I’d listen to one and go back to my known shows. Instead I’m listening to all! Highly recommend! Great creation, thank you!
The BEST podcast for true paranormal and all things spooky! People who say Glynn Washington’s narration is annoying don’t understand podcasts. Love, LOVE
The podcast I’ve been looking for! I’ve heard them all in the true crime/mystery genre! THIS. IS. IT. YALL!!!!! Obsessed!
Listen at night near the fire pit... I dare you!
More Spooked, please! Epic & convicting scary stories, gorgeous soundtrack, satisfying pacing, immaculate production & oh my sweet lord Glynn Washington’s voice. This is it right here. A+
This has been my favorite podcast for a couple years now. I was bummed when it moved to luminary but decided it was worth the price of a monthly subscription. However, episodes are sporadically released and you can go weeks with nothing new. I finally cancelled, not worth it. Now I’ve decided to go back and listen to old episodes but it appears they’ve been edited as Borderlands story is also on another episode and the description doesn’t match. Miss the original way this was done.
I enjoy the stories of the people. But I really just fast forward through the intro and whatever stories the narrator gives. I think it’s annoying.
This podcast is so phenomenal that I cannot find any others to even try to hold a candle to it. The worst part about this podcast is that once you’ve heard them all, that’s it! I keep searching for similar ones to no avail.
Well there’s good news and bad news here. The good news is that this is possibly one of the best produced and most well designed podcasts ever created. No hyperbole. This is a spectacular show that is unfortunately only limited to those willing to pay luminary a monthly or annual subscription. Sure, you can find old episodes available before 2020 but all new content is pay to play.Is it worth it? Probably because it’s expensive to produce and it is top shelf. But this podcast could survive by generating revenue through Podcasts advertising and it’s too bad that it doesn’t.
This is the podcast that got me into Podcasts and no other can hold a candle to Spooked. Glynn’s voice is phenomenal and they do a great job selecting a variety of captivating stories spanning the realm of creepy. Mostly came here to say to everyone complains about Spooked moving to a pay to play platform - this isn’t free to produce. The production value is through the roof and it takes a lot of talented folks to make something like this happen. 👏🏻 They deserved to be paid for their work 👏🏻 And all it costs is a measly $3 or $5 a month. Anyone who complains about having to pay artists for their work doesn’t deserve to enjoy their art.
I think the over-dramatic-voice-over by the host is annoying and unnecessary, the stories are compelling all by themselves & he makes it cheesy when the people telling their experiences are so authentic. I skip past his voice every time it’s so grating. I wish he would stop and just let the storytellers speak for themselves. I don’t know why people are gushing over it, I think it takes away from each episode, which is wonderfully crafted beyond the host.
I love this podcast and really enjoyed the first and second season but I’m honestly super upset they moved it to a pay for play platform. I was fine listening to the few they put here for free but then to get one or two episodes in an entire season? What an absolute bummer.
Enjoy listening to this podcast! Very atmospheric and interesting encounters from their guests. Always look forward to when they are available!
Such a great podcast - genius move getting everyone hooked and then putting it on a subscription platform only. *eyeroll* Such a bummer.
This was one of my favs until it moved to luminary and now you have to pay to listen. Guess I just won’t be able to then 🤷🏻♀️ you should just have ads
Before Spooked! was a Luminary exclusive I looked forward to each episode. Now that 90% of the eps are exclusive to Luminary via paid subscription, the 10% that ARE free get lost in my feed. I have no prob supporting WNYC due to the variety of pods they offer, but honestly, I’d be more willing to support Spooked! on Patreon or listen to Glynn hock food in a box than give money to a subpar platform such as Luminary. It’s a shame, really.
I could not love this more. The production is beautifully complex and Glynn’s voice..... be still my heart!
“Will return at the end of summer” Bummmmer...
All new episodes require you to pay at their website. Super disappointed. Just play ads or something I’m not paying $40 a year for a podcast
Love this podcast! Sometimes it makes me terrified, sometimes I feel like crying. Can not wait for this to come back hurry up season 4!
This is a great podcast! The podcast is also free on Apple Podcasts for people who have an Apple device.
Glynn Washington and his team at listener supported WNYC source and produce these stories with meticulous professionalism. The sound bed with music, effects, and timing is impeccable. The tone is steady - intriguing, mysterious, and yet playful – a just right balance that suspends disbelief and leaves the listener wanting more. Glynn’s narration provides levity and humor and makes listeners feel like insiders. The stories - all ostensibly if not verifiably “true” - seem absolutely sincere as spoken by the voices of the people who lived them. It is as if somehow - in this case - the “lips don’t lie.” Something about the human voice when attended to with focus can’t seem to lie. Bottom line: it’s convincing. After listening to season one of Spooked I was compelled to reevaluate my understanding of the “paranormal.”
I was looking for a good scary podcast while waiting for Radio Rental to return...this really hit the spot. Awesome narration with “true” stories told by the people who experienced it. It was exactly what I was looking for!
This pod is exceptional! The way it is formatted really gets you set up for the ride. And having the story told by the people that experienced it add a whole new level! Makes it feel like they are just sitting with the listener having a convo as they share their experience.
5 starts hands down favorite podcast. But they stop putting them out and you have to pay separately not their website. Super disappointed.
This is hands down one of my favorite podcasts. It can actually be scary, and the music and SFX are awesome. My only problem is that it’s no longer free. It was free before but now we have to buy a subscription to some premium membership, even though I don’t want to buy a membership just to listen to this. But great overall
Love his voice and the stories are super scary! Really good use of words and music in the background makes it creepy. I always listen to this podcast at night or when I’m camping. Keep doing this!!
Six episodes in and there’s already a duplicate? Whether or not the stories are real, great podcast.
Found this podcast accidentally on Spotify and had to have more! They are perfect in length, not too much host banter and keep me on the edge of my seat. Thank you and more please!!
Love this show!
I love this show! But come backkk :) Super love the original keeper being the storyteller, lends to authenticity.
Wow- Many of these episodes go way beyond “spooky” and are emotionally and spiritually moving. The production values are really creative too!
Good storytelling goes a long way. Spooked is the best of the best! I’ve subscribed to Luminary just for this podcast and it is absolutely worth it. If you appreciate quality, this is the podcast to support. Keep up your great work Snap Team!
I love this show, but a 20 minute episode is not worth a monthly subscription to Luminary.
This is my favorite podcast. All the episodes are magic, and Glen Washington is legit the best host. I just want him to tell stories all of the time.
This is the best y’all. If you like spooky stories this is going to be the podcast for you. I hope they keep making more because I am hooked and spooked!
I love Spooked! I get chills when I listen and I need more. Not that real life isn’t scary enough, but I need to escape into great story telling again. Please help with my fix. Any news on when there will be a new episode?
Love this show. I appreciate the diversity of stories and the first person narration. Really like the host too!
The stories are fantastic and I overall enjoy the podcast but honestly sometimes I don’t even want to bother with it because the host spends the first 5-7 minutes telling a completely unrelated story. The stories are never interesting or scary, they just seem like personal stories he wants to tell to be involved, I guess? It’s very uncomfortable and really out of place. Aside from that, it’s a great podcast.
Look, I get it’s business but I refuse to pay for exclusive episodes. It’s all or nothing. An amazing podcast but not worth paying money for if I only get episodes a few months a year. Love this podcast tho except for these problems.
Have been an avid listener since listening to NPR Snap Judgment on my way to work a few years ago. Had to find Snap judgement when I stopped working. I added Spooked for the fun of it. Turned my sister on to it and now she is addicted. Thank you for your gift, especially while this awful Covid-19 keeps us inside and away from our friends.
the guy from the intro has such an annoying voice. he says everything like it’s so ground-breaking but l’m not even sure what he’s saying most of the time. I always have to skip 2-7 minutes into the podcast to hear what I actually want to hear.
The title of the podcast caught my attention. I thought it was going to be scary but it’s more of cheesy sound effects. Wasn’t entertaining just weird
Great stories! They just need to post more stories so I am entertained during this quarantine
I am so excited that my friend recommended this podcast to me! I have been converting my friends and family to watch it as well. I do have to mention - I don’t care for the theatrical performance of the host. I find myself skipping all the intros because it’s difficult for me to get through. The stories speak for themselves!
I love the podcasts they have and I cannot wIt for more SPOOKED!!! They have the best stories
We want more!!!! 👏🏻
I want more!!
I love this podcast so much I subscribed to Luminary for access to all the episodes and that speaks volumes coming from this cheap SOB.
Episodes 2 & 3 of this new season just are t available. Why is that? Someone at Spooked or Apple fix it please.
I love these stories and having each person tell the own story makes it less sanitized then a commercial tv show, the tone/voice changes and pauses make it just spooky enough without the over pushing the “ this is scary” it’s more an open decision by the listener to make scary in their own mind. Keep it up!
I recently got hooked on this podcast and binged every available episode and I really wish I didn’t have to download yet another app and pay $8 a month to listen to the rest of the episodes. I also really wish it didn’t seem like the majority of the stories were being shared by people trying to plug their own books and such because that makes it seem like some episodes are just advertisements or trailers for other things.
Great stay at home distraction
I am so glad that I found Spooked. This podcast is helping me get through this “difficult” stay home time. Thank You!
i love it!!!! 5 stars garuntteed it is scary though i hate the sound effects
Spooked! is such a great show! And now it’s launched in spring so i don’t have to wait until fall to hear true-ish spook stories. This is a super podcast. And Glynn Washington is top notch as the host.
This is a great podcast good story telling, I play this on camp outs👍😈
Love this show and all that comes with it. I just wished they posted more frequently and consistently
I’m sorry but this is terrible!! Lol I came here to listen to ghost stories. And I can’t even follow the story for the sound effects and how it is being said...is poetry? A song? This sounds like something from the 60s. I really don’t want to be mean but this is just aweful!! Lol
What is with the constant sound effects and music?? Stop.
Absolute favorite podcast, but moving to a podcast app that is so costly is really disappointing.
I can’t understand why the producers of this show have bound themselves to the sinking ship that is Luminary. I used to love listening to this podcast, now I’ll only catch the episodes posted to ITunes because I refuse to pay $7/ month for a crappy app.
This was great but I am not paying to listen to this podcast. Not worth it.
I love, love, love this podcast, from the content to the narrator. I’m so disappointed that you have to download a completely different app to hear all of the episode. I’ll have to miss out, unfortunately.
Really disappointed to see the new season of Spooked is behind a paywall, especially in times like these.
At first I thought I was going to have to pay for it and than I remembered I have a iPhone and podcasts are free. I absolutely love this podcast!! ❤️❤️❤️
Best spooky show EVER! I love this guys voice and his beginning stories... sometimes I can’t listen at night cause I get scared ...
Awesome podcast! Keep up with the spooky stories!
Really good podcast no one is willing to pay luminary to continue to listen... I’ll wait until free episodes drop. In the meantime anyone know of a free similar podcast ? Or have a luminary login they want to share lol 😅
Once I started listening to the first, I just kept going and going. They are addictive and well told accounts with the paranormal . Highly recommend! But I refuse to use luminary. Sorry, it’s a horrible app. Get patreon or something worthwhile
I love this podcast but I’m not going to pay/download luminary just to listen to it. If you all had a patrion page I would subscribe, but not for a trash expensive app..
Love this show so much but I’m not paying to use one service for one show. Would definitely do a patreon if they offered on apple.
I love this series and wait for each release with so much excitement. However I feel luminary is expensive and has little podcasts of value to offer. I’d much rather donate to spooked productions than pay for an app I don’t like. Please reconsider and bring the full season back to the iTunes library!!
Love Spooked but it’s very frustrating that now it is on another app platform that listeners have to pay for. I haven’t really listened since they have switched over to Luminary. Boo hiss!
Love the content and looked forward to Spooked season all year. Then they moved to Luminary. I did pay the subscription last season but found NOTHING else I enjoyed on Luminary that wasn’t freely available on Apple. I won’t be going back. Goodbye, Spooked. 😔
Definitely not engaging or as fascinating as in the past. < season 3 The first released episode did not have an ending. < season 4
I LOVE this podcast. It is the best scary podcast out there and I’ve looked forward to it coming back for MONTHS!! But it’s on luminary?? Luminary is not a good app and all my other podcasts are here! (Not to mention free). This makes me so sad. Good bye Spooked😭
I wait until bedtime, turn off every light and listen to the episodes. I become deliciously scared. Never disappointed.
I rarely get scared but this show gives me chills!!
I love this podcast but I’m not getting a luminosity subscription to continue listening to it. It’s too bad.
Haven’t find another ghost stories podcast like this one.
Loved this podcast, but now that its on luminary its almost impossible to listen to. I wish I could listen to all the episodes here like before. I would support a patreon or give a donation if it helped
This was one of my favorite podcasts..until they decided to stream it from Luminary. I don't see the point in Luminary, as ALL of the other podacsts I listen to are available on Apple. That being said, Luminary itself is such a sub-par podcast platform. The setup and listening experience is not useful, and often frustrating at times, so I don't see how you would benefit from using it. I will listen to what (or if) they provide on Apple podacsts.
Not many good podcasts on here about ghosts and all things paranormal, and this is not one of them. I am hooked. It’s really well done and the stories are very interesting compared to other podcasts.
I love this podcast so much that I watch it almost every day and when I showed my friends they always wanted to hear a scary story their most favorite one was iconic it just mind blowing🤯how you put awesome scary deatails in this that I put a five star⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️and keep up the good work
Absolute best spooky podcast!
I loved this show and looked forward to it every fall. However, it is now on a different platform that you have to pay for. Not a fan of that.
It was my favorite podcast! Great story telling, loved the host, quite chilling....that being said...I can’t afford to listen to it anymore...such a shame...
I don’t need a THIRD app (Luminary) to listen to ONE podcast. I don’t mind paying for this show, but that’s not an option on Apple podcasts or Spotify, and since I already have these two apps I won’t be downloading a third. I wish this podcast would figure out a way to either let people pay just for this show or do what every other podcast does and sell ad time on their show. I’ll keep checking up on them just in case, but for now it’ll have to be farewell from me 😭
I gave this podcast 5 stars once but now not so much.. This was one of my favorites and now they are moving to another podcast platform. I am very disappointed that the new season will only air on there. I refuse to pay for subscription to that app just to listen to one podcast. Farewell 👋🏼...
Can’t love this podcast enough. Everything about every single episode is masterful and leaves an impression. My only criticism is that they moved the show to Luminary. Big thumbs down on that- almost enough to remove a star. BUT... I still love you Spooked team and THANK YOU!
Literally one of my FAVORITE podcasts - when I found it, I binged in like 2 days! Love the stories, the music and the narrator - can’t wait for it to start back up in March!!!
This used to be my favorite podcast, but there’s no way I’m downloading and paying for a trash app like Luminary to listen to it.
I don't know how they do it. But Spooked always drops great stories told in truly engaging ways. Thanks!
This is one of the best podcasts eeeevvvveeeerrrr!!!!!!!😱😱😱👻
Just a amazing podcast I’m not sure how it only has 4 and a half stars the stories are actually good and pretty scary
Love the stories, love that deep sexy voice of the host, I love it all!
This is a great podcast! Best horror podcast I’ve found.
Truly scary stories and I love every single one. Love that it’s the real person telling it. Also, when is Season 4 coming out. I can’t wait.
I know it’s rough out there. So many keyboard warriors want to drag down content creators for no reason but the satisfaction of being a jerk. So I want to let all the podcasts I listen to know that I love and appreciate everything you create for me (for free!) and please keep up the good work! I don’t know what my life would be like without having interesting facts, reports, and stories to listen to on my commute and at my boring desk job. Thank you!
The stories aren’t scary.
The mix of storytelling with the music makes for an amazing podcast! I love hearing stories like this, and this podcast does it really, really well. I just discovered it a couple of days ago and I’m already 15 episodes in. I. Can’t. Stop. Listening. Thanks for such a great podcast!
I love it, the actual people tell there story's. But I hope the more I listen the more story's are in one. Meaning one hour of diff story's for my long commute. Thank u. Love to get scared in true story's :-)
Disappointed I can’t get every episode it skips around in episodes. I don’t have money to buy you’re whatever and feel podcast that’s do this just so viewers can listen to every episode is wrong. Finished listening and prob won’t come back as I refuse to pay for podcast. Thanks for the good stories enjoyed them.
I would enjoy this podcast so much more without the narrating. The narrator stories are underwhelming, drawn out, and boring. Just go straight to the stories. Also, why does it seem so many story tellers are plugging books? The stories are great. Big fan of the podcast.
I came across this podcast around Halloween and from the first episode I’ve been hooked. Love the 30-45min episodes because it’s just enough time to listen to a couple while I workout or on my lunch . And always gets me thinking of the after life and feeling very spooked!! 👻
I found this on a list of the top ghost story podcasts, and I’m so glad I did!!! So awesomely spooky! I binged on this hard....can’t wait for more!!
Every week I ended up holding my breath at some point during a story as the hairs on my back stand at attention. The narration, production and stories are top notch!
Love the stories shared on this, especially the ones that are by the people who experienced the supernatural. Truly terrifying some of them. However, the stories (in fact any input) by the “host” is shockingly bad. Melodramatic and not commensurate with the very scary stories in each podcast. Also the music and sound effects are jarring and irritating for me. The stories are intriguing enough on their own - we don’t need telegraphing that they are spooky. I’ll see it through but production doesn’t have to try so hard.
Great stories and narrator.
Well, I’m not huge, but my love for this podcast is. There really is nothing like it. The stores are good, the editing is crisp, and the music adds. Plus it scares the crap outta my kids! Gotta keep up that tradition (thanks Dad!). Really, you cannot go wrong with this one. I even did the paid subscription and I’m cheap!!
I LOVE this podcast so much. All of the stories are intriguing, fascinating and freakin spooky! Being a girl that grew up in Michigan, I really enjoy Glynn Washington’s stories of his childhood.
I really liked the first season of this podcast so much. I was disappointed with the “this story was a fake we got you” episodes in the second season- if you don’t have any stories don’t waste my time with stupid practical jokes. Third season- the shows on iTunes were good but I refuse to pay for something I used to get for free- especially since they got lazy for season two. I would’ve considered paying for it without the stupid fake episodes in the previous season- definitely not paying for that garbage.
I love this podcast. The stories are really interesting and spooky, as they should be. However, the host is just too much. It’s like he try’s WAY to hard. I usually skip the first few minutes before and after a story just to avoid hearing him ramble. I understand introducing the next story, but it’s like he’s trying to hard to be scary or intellectual or profound or funny and it just messes with the entire vibe of the podcast. The stories are all so interesting, it’s a shame the host has to ruin each episode. He’s trying to relate a personal experience in his life to the story that’s about to be told and 10/10 it’s like a really bland, pointless rant. It’s like getting a cold and old appetizer with a hair in it before getting a 5-star steak dinner. It’s sad. Please stop him.
I love snap judgement, but I especially love their spooked episodes! Thank you so much for making them available, Snap Judgement! Listening to these stories are some of my life’s simple pleasures! Love them all!
Amazing podcast I love the stories, however podcasts are supposed to be free? It’s unfortunate that this one isn’t anymore. Definitely not paying for it.
Anthology series of the paranormal. A good selection of stories. Unfortunately it is no longer a “free” podcast. At times the host can be a drain on the show, as he never changes his speaking style and its monotonous at times.
The host can be a little hyperbolic, but the stories themselves are amazing. I am pretty picky about my favorites but I go back to this one often. Wish there were more episodes.
This is a really good podcast, not sure I want to pay for it. Grateful for the few episodes I got for free.
This podcast was great - but not worth paying for a completely different service platform. You really screwed yourself with this model - I’ve now found other spooky podcasts that are better because this forced me out. Should have gone with ads. This podcast isn’t special enough that people would want to pay extra for....know your worth and your audience. You missed the mark. Boo.
Gladly pay for this, I don’t understand how pay say they love it but won’t support the pod cast!
Honestly not worth a 5 star rating. The content is mediocre, and I’ve heard some of these stories on other podcast before. It’s well produced, absolutely, but the content is lacking. It’s a step above Creep Pasta... The host of the show is WAY to much at times and sounds angry most of the time.
This series has always been OUTSTANDING, and I look forward to it every year! I think it’s so great, that spooked should grow and make more episodes... HOWEVER, to think it’s reasonable to only make more shows under the condition that your fans must pay $8 a month, especially for a season that only happens in autumn, just so I have to cancel a third party subscription until fall again... 🤦🏽♀️🙎🏽♀️ NOPE NOPE 👎 Wouldn’t it make more sense to sell premium content directly or sell it on iTunes? How about having more adds instead? I would be fine with adds or paying for premium content, not $8 a month! If someone from spooked ever reads this, 🙏 PLEASE 🙏 hear me out. From what I’ve gathered, a huge portion of your fan base is just as disappointed as I am. I want to ask that you could give the public an explanation for why this was the decision that was made, and to go back to the drawing board for next year and I think a lot of fans including me will be waiting to forgive you and to become loyal listeners again...
The host often just comes off as if he’s playing Dracula in a dinner theater production, and at times the music is intrusive. Certainly not worth paying 8 bucks a month, sorry.
The stories told on the first and second season were good. Now they try to lure you into paying a third party app in order to listen to new episodes. No thank you.
Every year I look forward to Spooked. Even when it was still incorporated into the Snapped Judgement podcast. This year was the first year I was disappointed. They are playing the same episodes from past years and pawning them off as new episodes. Maybe I missed in the description that they were reruns but it doesn’t change the fact I’m disappointed that for something that happens just once a year they can’t all be new episodes.
This is by far my favorite Halloween podcast. HOWEVER, instead of doing commercials like Lore and the others, they go to a third party, so now we have to pay to listen. We're already paying for so many things monthly, $9.99 here, $8.99 there, it adds up. I'm gladly paying for Apple Music, but this is really not cool in my book. Why even start the third season if only to let us down? C'mon!
Great content but they ruined a podcast that could have been at the top of the charts for Oct/Nov. Now they’ll never realize the potential of this content because they ruined it with the revenue model. Reevaluate!
Not worth paying a third party for this content.
Truly sad: this is a great podcast. I listened to all of season 1 and 2. I recommended it to my friends. I understand that podcasts need financial support but two things: 1. It seemed to be falsely advertised coming up to season 3. All this stuff about lots of new episodes, etc etc. The free episodes aren’t even as many as the original first two seasons. 2. I am happy to financially support a podcast which is why, during season 2, I signed up for a paid platform because spooked was on it. Now I can’t get season 3 on there and I’m being encouraged to sign up for yet another paid platform? No thanks. Not worth it.
Oof. I know podcasters gotta get paid, I get that. I put up with ads as a result. But I feel like this season of Spooked was unfairly presented to listeners. Everything I heard was that there would be episodes exclusively on Luminary, but the amount of the free episodes would be equivalent to the amount we got last year. It’s October 23rd and it’s not even close to the number of episodes we had this time last year. Frankly I’d be more supportive of Spooked becoming a Patreon supported podcast. I’d happily chip in the $8 a month directly to them if it meant I could listen to all the episodes and download them to keep.
Season 1 & 2 were great but now you have to pay a 3rd party to get to listen to all of season 3. No thanks.
I work from home so I listen to a lot of podcasts. I ran across this one and have been binging them since.
I love this podcast, absolutely love it. I also tell all my friends about it too! I was so bummed to hear that now we have to pay/use a premium service to listen to all the episodes! That’s such a disappointment, I had been looking forward to the newest season for months.
Seasons 1&2 knocked it out of the park but now this podcast is little more than a shill for Luminary and nothing more. You can’t even go to their website and pay directly, you have to pay for a subscription to a 3rd Party app that doesn’t even work that well.
This show used to be incredible! So disappointed this season! :/
The removal of new episodes entirely from this app has absolutely killed any interest I have in it. I’d pay for it if they kept it on this app, instead it’s on an app that I don’t and won’t use…Thanks for ruining a good thing!
I live in a country where I can no longer access this podcast. It was my favorite, and still could be, but in attempting to monetize the material, they have removed access from my country.
I am so incredibly bummed that I can’t listen to the entire season for free any more. For the last two years I have looked forward to the next season the moment the current season ended. It’s the ONLY podcast I have dedicated myself to listening (it even beats Snap Judgment, but narrowly). I’ve even listened to several episodes too many times to count #Afriendintheforest #theWatcher #spookedseason1 Do you guys need more listener support or something? Because I’ll happily do what I can to help with that- I just can’t pay to do it. Anyway, I think one of Snap Judgement staff members (maybe a producer?) and I have a mutual friend. I asked him to let you guys know that I had a bone to pick with someone about paying for Spooked S3– pun intended. Okay, done complaining. Wish I could listen to the whole season like I used to... sigh. Also, I really think this is a five star podcast. I just gave it two in hopes of getting your attention. I’ll probably change it. Maybe. Eh.. probably.
I really looked forward to listening to your podcast again this year to get in the Halloween mood but I was so disappointed to find out I have to join a subscription based platform to get all of the episodes or wait for you to release episodes sporadically for free. Thanks for ruining Halloween for me, Boo! (not scary kind of boo but complaining kind of boo)
Took a bit but really grew on me. The hosts just couldn’t grab my attention. But it’s produced very well IMO and the host grew on me. Helped the stories were good. Fun and creepy Edit::: I’d pay just to hear them through your own website. They were great!!! Loved them. to sign up with luminary and get on a subscription... yikes. No thanks. I figured I’d just listen to the ones offered up on I-tunes. Although I’ll actually probably unsubscribe from this since this stories this season have not consistently been played on a weekly basis anyway like they were advertised in the beginning. Maybe one day I’ll tap back into it, until then, good luck!
It isn’t here anymore.
I cannot get enough of this!! I already love listening to spooky stories but this podcast really knows how to set the scene. I cannot help but turn out the lights, light some candles and sit back and fall into a trance and listen for hours. Thank you for the amazing content
I’m extremely disappointed not to have access without paying. I’m not sure what happened but as a loyal listener I feel discouraged.
This is by far one of my favorite podcast. ❤️
I am truly disappointed by Spooked. I loved to listen to the weekly podcasts. But now you don’t even get them weekly unless you are paying for them. There are plenty of other podcasts out and I will find another to listen too.
I have enjoyed spooked.... but i cannot afford to add another subscription to my budget. I just canceled netflix, dont have cable . “The middle class are doing so well” . Pffff !! We beg to differ. Please consider your fans !
I love this podcast but I will not be listening after this season. It is very disappointing you sold to another company where we now need to pay $8 a month to access episodes.
I love this podcast. It’s one of my favorites, if not my most favorite, and I look forward to it every year. Why did you put it on Luminary where I now have to pay $8 a month for a service I don’t want or need? I’d much rather listen to a few ads to keep access on iTunes. So very disappointed. :(
This podcast is amazing but I’m frustrated that you guys sold out. I thought you were supporters of public radio.
Absolutely like nothing else out there. I listen almost exclusively to horror/scary/mystery podcasts. Genuinely some of the best encounters of all time. There are multiple episodes I will listen to again. This is by far the best out there in this genre. It is truly something special. I can’t even really put my finger on it. This podcast is so creative and simple at the same time. The host is brilliant, it’s just magic.
Love each and every episode. I wish the episodes came out more often a month.
High quality podcast with expertly places beats and a host that is second to none. I would never rate this lower than 5 stars, but I do dislike Luminary. I agree with supporting content creators. There are free episodes offered and I think it is reasonable to put a price on the others. I think people would be more agreeable to a price per episode or per season. Luminary is just an unpleasant platform.
How is Spooked supposed to be created without revenue? Folks complain about ads, and complain about a premium service, but seriously, the best podcasts require a team of people and money to make it happen. Stop complaining! Let’s support the reality that these are people trying to make a living; it’s not a hobby. They need to generate revenue to produce this show. It’s my fave spooky Halloween season podcast! Thank you team Spooked.
I heard this story first on LORE (I love lore podcast) .. I used to live in Redlands Homestead me and my family drove to key west to meet Robert, I did ask permission for pictures and have them in my iPhone (he didn’t haunt me) we saw the house etc.. there are different details in the story.. Robert is one of the main attractions (museum is a fort!) just beautiful but Robert wasn’t the weirdest story there .. someone stole a corpse... too long to tell but if you ever there it surely doesn’t disappoint. I’m glad to learn more about Robert
This is such a bummer! Like others, I love the stories and the host is great. But, sadly, I won’t pay $8 a month to make the move to Luminary to listen. I was willing to listen to the ads and even explored one of the products as a result. So many other really popular podcasts rely on ads, why not this one?
Love this pod! But I can’t afford Luminary to listen to just one while all my other faves are on Apple. Might sign up for the trial and just binge listen and then delete but that doesn’t help the podcast!
Entertainment isn’t free. It’s not free to make, and it doesn’t exactly rake in the money. They clearly work hard and deserve to be paid just as you would pay to go see a movie or rent something. If you want to buy an album, you have to buy it or a purchasing service or listen to ads on Spotify etc. You don’t walk into a restaurant and say “I want that but I don’t want to pay for it and it’s not fair of you to charge me”. Think about what it would be like if you worked that hard and nobody wanted to pay for something that they are not entitled to in the first place! Support independent media y’all.
i wish you didn’t have the app thing because no one is going to pay. you need to keep your listers not lose them. but i do love the podcast, so you better get them all on apple.
That’s got to be one of the most asinine “deals” of all time.
One of my favorite podcasts. I’m really disappointed about the move to Luminary and will not be doing the subscription. It’s too bad.
I loooooove this podcast. I became obsessed with it last year and was looking forward to season three. Unfortunately I only have access to a few of the episode now, because they switched to a subscription service. I hope they change it back next season, I would much rather they just add ads to the episode on here.
One of my favorite podcasts I look forward to all year however the schedule has been inconsistent and they want you to move to Luminary. Besides it being a paid subscription, the app is extremely confusing and not user friendly. I hope they realize the $ wasn’t worth the switch for next year.
I love everything about this podcast— Glenn’s anecdotes, the first person story telling, everything. However, it is disappointing to lose access to such an amazing story telling podcast, and simply because I cannot afford to pay. It makes it seems as though they do not value all of their audience, only those who can pay. I understand the need for podcasts to pay staff and contributors, but low income individuals still want to listen! I would be more than happy to listen to ads and promos instead of paying monthly to listen to one podcast on the luminary service. That being said, I still highly recommend listening to seasons 1 & 2 and the season 3 free episodes– fantastic stories!
...that you want me to pay for an app subscription if I want to listen to all the episodes. I listen to many podcasts that run ads. I don’t mind that they do so in order to support their broadcasts. Looked forward to the new season but your pay-to-play gambit means I’m unsubscribing and won’t be back next year.
This is my favorite creepy podcast! I’ve been waiting all year for Spooked season and now they are depriving me and forcing me to get a trial to another podcast interface. I’m doing the trial but I hope that they go back to the Apple podcast format next year
I loved Spooked and even have a story of my own. This channel deserves 5 stars but now you have to pay 8 dollars a month. To receive full access. Nope sorry.
At the beginning of the season I was excited I love this podcast! But now I am just frustrated because of the premium network change. I don’t this this was mentioned at the beginning of the season.
I LOVE Spooked as much ai I LOVE snapped so I went over to Luminary to listen and the episodes I want to hear are “premium “!!!? WHY Glen Washington WHY??? I have a strict budget, am a single parent an cannot even THINK of spending money to hear a story!! Shame on you all! The wealthy win again!
I absolutely love Spooked but having to use a different app is no good. I understand that everyone needs to make money however you are just punishing your longtime listeners!
This podcast was great but they moved it to the luminary app and now requires a subscription to listen to, and they only release a few episodes for the common folk to listen to. Sad.
Seriously, just do this and you’ll have access to alll the episodes. I have a reminder in my phone to delete Luminary once my 30day trial is over. Definitely not worth paying for Luminary.... so don’t!!
Really look forward to this podcast every year during the Halloween season. Unfortunatly a majority of season three is blocked by a pay wall on the Luminary app. I have no issue listening to ads on the Apple Podcast version in order to justify the revenue generated by not having it on Luminary.
The ghosts, graveyards, spirits. That cool, crisp air, hoodies and bonfires. The best time of the year. My favorite thing to do is share stories about things we’ve seen or experienced that may or may not be otherworldly, or paranormal. Spooked has an awesome soundtrack, a great host, and some absolutely amazing storytellers. If you’re just starting out I would recommend three of my favorites: Tales from the Smokehouse, Skagway, and Thin Place I look forward to each season.
I’ve been a big fan of this podcast for the last couple of years and I’m enjoying this season as well, however I’m REALLY displeased with being forced to pay for a separate app to listen to the additional episodes. Really?!? Part of the appeal of podcasts is that most of the time, they are free! I would much rather make a donation to keep the podcast running rather than pay monthly to use a separate app to listen. This has put a bad taste in my mouth and I’m honestly not sure if I will listen to the rest of the season.
This is a great podcast, but very disappointed you elected to love to a pay only platform. Bad decision.
This show started as a simple feature in Snap Judgment, my favorite podcast...well...what USED TO be my favorite podcast. I’m freaking hooked on Spooked! I listened to the entire 3 seasons’ worth of episodes, and now I’m working through them again. Thank you, Mr. Washington, and the entire Spooked crew!
I’m all for spooky podcasts, and in terms of content and seasonal timing the spooked podcast checks a lot of those boxes. Where it falls short this year is by switching to a platform where you need to pay for access to all episodes. Ads in episodes, Patreon, etc. are things I think most consumers of online content are familiar with, and- frankly- much preferable to an entirely different podcast platform. I’ll continue to listen to what I can through the Apple podcast app, and look for other spooky podcasts to fill the gap of the others being on luminary.
As a true fan and long time listener, I would gladly shell out some $$ to enjoy this podcast each spooky season. It’s the best scary story podcast around. But Im not at all jazzed about giving money or personal data to a shady, 100 million dollar start-up, with a 2 star rating. Especially to listen to a publicly funded, seasonal, radio production. Many of your listeners, including myself, were under the impression that new weekly episodes would continue to be released on Apple Podcasts and that additional content would be available on Luminary for those who chose to subscribe. We were under that impression because that is what was advertised. Oof, that’s goofy. Im not sure what is going on here, but I love the show and wish I had a choice to donate directly rather than through Luminary. Please consider the fan base and the many options you have for sharing and monetizing.
I love this podcast, but I don’t want to subscribe to Luminary to pay for the whole season, especially considering it’s a limited run seasonal show. It’s not expensive, so it’s not the money. It’s just annoying. Edited to add: is it just me or are the episodes just not as good this season? They aren’t holding my attention, and I feel like the last two I listened to (the ptsd bonus ep, and Santi) weren’t scary, just sad. I actually stopped listening half way through Santi because it was just too upsetting as a mom. I love ghost stories, and I understand that that means people have died, but this is just heartbreaking, and not why I listen to Spooked. And the ptsd one just seemed exploitative if people experiencing trauma. Seriously disappointed this year.
I like this podcast however I’m not happy about the fact that we have to download a separate paid app to listen to most of the episodes. Sorry but I’ll pass.
You lost me when you said Luminary. RIP.
Unfortunate this is behind a paywall now. I’m not the biggest fan of parcast, but at least there are many other free spooky podcasts.
Really 8 dollars a month for scary stories @#$&$*@“ NO !!!!
OMG all of your episodes are amazing but the Santi episode was sooooooo good!!!! And that translation was so spot on!
As a horror and documentary junkie, this show gives me everything I crave! The move to luminary and subscription service is a bummer, but there’s plenty available for free! Worth the $8/month for me personally. Thanks, spooked!
Spooked is one the best podcasts out there - I look forward to it every fall and the stories are truly creepy and incredibly well told. That said though I’m upset that now we’re being forced to download an extra (apparently very glitchy) app and pay $7/month to listen to the whole season (and that they’ve seemingly totally abandoned the apple app when they’d said we’d get one new episode a week on this platform at the beginning of the season...) I already give to WNYC and to have this added on top of it - and the fact that that they’ve gone about this in such an icky way, releasing a bunch in August and then radically scaling back once fall arrives - is a real bummer. I’d rather have ads.
I would give this a 5 star because I love it. It what I don’t love is how the episodes are numbered. I don’t understand how often this podcast is suppose to come out. I thought weekly once the season starts but today I got episode 12 and the last episode I got was almost a month ago at episode 7. So I thought I missed 8-11 but now I think there isn’t an 8-11. So how did it jump to 12?????????????????????
This is by far my favorite podcast, but I’m seriously so disappointed that they’re trying to force people to subscribe to Luminary by holding back weeks of episodes. That’s pretty low. Why can’t you let people give you money because they love the show, not because that’s the only way they’re able to listen to it? I can’t afford another monthly subscription service for one podcast. Not happening. Bring back free episodes!
Santi... that was incredible. Tears in my eyes, sitting in my car on the side of the road, I am completely hooked. I’ve been waiting all year for you guys to come back again!!!
I’m not sure what the benefit for spooked is, I guess to keep the lights on? But it’s a pain in the butt and I know I won’t be paying for it. Not sure why they couldn’t just have ads? I won’t judge, but I am sad.
What a waste to move public radio to a paid format, when I already donate to WNYC. Spooked is so good and listeners don’t deserve this.
I too, am upset with the move to subscription based totality. I have loved and devoured the first seasons, and looked forward to season 3 all year. This change in platform has made me rather angry, hence the low rating. It is unfair to restrict the whole season to those who have the means for yet another subscription service. I would have happily listened to ads or supported a pledge for the podcast. I am deeply disappointed by the change this year. (I have also contacted Luminary on this matter as well.)
I don’t know what’s happening that there hasn’t been a release since September 18th, but I hope everything is ok.
I love this Podcast! I can’t state that enough, and I’ve been a fan since day one. However, I don’t agree with this move to the paywall system. Yes, many do have a paywall structure but they don’t keep Episodes hidden away completely. The paywall should give you bonus content, and maybe a few new episodes. Instead the whole show is hidden. Not a smart move guys
I’ve been listening to this podcast religiously since it started. This year though, there’s this big push to subscribe to Luminary premium to listen to all the episodes. While I’m not at all against paying artists for their work, I am grossed out by this bait and switch. I’m absolutely not going to subscribe to Luminary for the one podcast I listen to that’s on it, especially when the podcast is only on for a couple of months a year. Goodbye, Spooked. I loved you when I knew you.
I have Netflix, prime video, direct tv, water, power, gas… I don’t need/want to pay a subscription to get me some Spooked. Booo Glen! Boooo!!!
Umm...8 bucks a month on luminary? I don’t think so. Bye
Bring free Spooked back!
I am sad to have to miss out on this great show. I can’t justify another subscription service.
Love this podcast - absolutely one of my favorites. And absolutely not going to pay for it. Hopefully many former listeners will protest by not paying and then they will rethink decision.
It’s a wonderful podcast but now that they have moved I am not following. I have enough subscriptions and am looking to cut back on a few. I won’t be paying that fee for 1 podcast I like.
overall fantastic podcast! i’m finishing up s1 just in time for spooky season. as for the paywall... this tip will screw me over as a new listener but prooobably putting the older seasons instead of the newer season behind a paywall would’ve been a smarter idea. new listeners can choose to pay for Luminary if they want to listen to older episodes & loyal listeners can choose to pay if they want to hear to an old favorite. operative word here being: choose. putting many episodes of a highly anticipated new season behind a paywall without proper warning was... not smart lol.
I loved when October rolled around and Spooked would release episodes leading right up to Halloween. I mistakenly thought that this would be the same thing this year. Then I learned that they would be released behind a paywall. Not great. I understand the need to keep the lights on, but I’m sure there are a lot of fans who just don’t have the extra money to pay for streaming service. I’d love for things to go back to the old way, because I would love to hear the new episodes. Sorry Spooked, but this is just not a great move.
This show is so great and I’m genuinely disappointed to see that they sold out. Not going to pay to listen to one podcast. Hope you come back and just add commercials!
I love love loved this podcast.....until it fell into the hands of luminary. I refuse to pay for an app to listen to one podcast. Story telling is wonderful, a shame they couldn’t hang with some of the major podcasts out there with sponsorships and instead had to go to charging listeners. For shame!
I looked forward to this podcast and to find out they charge to listen to it now, what a shame.
Luminary allows a 30 day free trial. Sign up, hear our beloved Spooked stories and cancel once October ends!
I only donate to two podcasts: snapped judgement and Spooked. Now I have to pay to hear them on Luminary? I can’t afford that - Sorry, I can’t. I’ve waited all year for this series, and now I can’t listen to it? So disappointed.
This was my favorite podcast! I loved the style and approach and the diversity of the contributors. I'm so sad about the move to Luminary. I hope they consider a move back.
This is one of my favorite podcasts but the host needs to get out of the way sometimes!! He is a good storyteller and then sometimes he lays it on WAAAY too thick like OMG I wanna DIE. LoL.
It’s called a Pay Wall that only those who can afford it will pay... Correction: I CAN afford it but I won’t pay because the model they had before that allowed access to all for the small nuisance of ads worked well. If it ain’t broke... I looked forward to your show because it got me in the Halloween mood. I already pay God knows how much for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu. I’m not about to do the same with my podcasts. This was a bad bad bad decision... you didn’t think this through. Goodbye.
This was such a great podcast but even though it’s a public radio podcasts they’ve moved it to a platform where you have to pay to listen. I think many would be fine listening to ads during the podcast. I had also been a donor to snap judgement and spooked in the past. It’s a bummer that they decided to charge for a public radio podcast.
This season has only a few episodes and they’re great. The rest of them require you to buy a year membership from the Luminary app. No thanks. These stories are really good but not enough to pay a yearly fee for them. Too many free podcasts out there to pay IMO.
I am a high school student and i really love listening to the podcast but i can’t afford to pay $ 8.00 a month sadly.
Like others, I’m saddened to discover that I now have to pay to get episodes of Spooked from Luminary. I don’t appreciate being teased with a few free episodes, and then without much warning, the podcast disappears and is now behind a paywall. Not cool. I look forward to this podcast every year, but I’m not willing to pay $8 for it. I’d actually rather listen to ads! I am a Patreon patron for another podcast, but in that instance, I’m actually receiving extra content in addition to the regular, free content.
I look forward to this podcast every year and now I find out it has been moved to Luminary behind a paywall. I understand making money so why not have a Patreon? LPOTL has been very successful doing so. Moving to a subscription service is not the answer. And $8 a month for one show? Smh
Love this podcast, and I look forward to it every fall. So sad it moved to Luminary. I just can’t justify paying for yet another subscription.
Don’t waste your time getting into a podcast you can’t finish unless you start paying for it. I loved this podcast and kept wondering why new episodes weren’t coming out especially since they just started a new season. Looks like it’s moved to a pay platform. No thanks. Really disappointed.
Been with Spooked since season one and have always anticipated new episodes. I am torn because I love this podcast, but do not want to support the switch to Luminary. Please come back!
Specifically looked up the podcast now that it’s October and I refuse to pay for luminary. Guess we’ll have to wait until someone records a new episode and posts it on Reddit...
Guess I'll wait until after they complete this season and then binge under luminaries free trial!!!
Original review: I fully believe we only see 1/3 of what is visible. This show will give you a new appreciation for the other 2/3. I love the stories and even more so because they come directly from the horse’s mouth. Thank you for making my car rides better in traffic. I’ve really enjoyed your show! Cheers! Revised review 10/2/19 Oh wait they are all gone. Mr. Washington please please don’t turn out the light on your listeners. I look forward to all year.
Totally disappointed that this has moved to pay platform. I would have donated if there was a donation ask!
Bummed this podcast is now on Luminary.
Have looked forward to every season of Spooked, and was so excited for this season.... but it seems like beyond not being offered the extra episode hidden behind the pay wall, now there is not even one a week?! I would not mind hearing ads throughout if it meant I wouldn’t have to download a separate app and pay! Please return Spooked to its former glory!
I subscribed to luminary for the free first month to listen to the whole season, I’ll cancel as soon as I’m done. And after this season, I won’t be a listener any longer bc I refuse to pay for the subscription. Podcasts are supposed to be for everyone, and no one minds the ads! Come back to a free format, or at the very least join a multi-purpose platform (Spotify, amazon, etc) to make it worth people’s money. I’d disassociate with Luminary (especially with their horrible reviews and waning reputation), or anticipate a significant downfall of success.
I look forward to Spooked every spooky season AND NOW IM SAD BECAUSE LUMINARY STOLE MY SPOOKY SEASON JOY
Was really looking forward to this podcast. So upsetting that we now have to pay to listen to it.
Used to love this podcast and looked forward to it but now I have to pay to listen..No thanks.. not a good move.
I’ve been a very loyal listener and have gotten a couple other people hooked- I’ve always looked forward to this show every Fall. I’m incredibly disappointed as a fan that they moved to paid content, especially when 1) WNYC is public radio and 2) they could use ads like the majority of other podcasts. I reeeaaalllllyy hope you reconsider this move and come on back!
I was wondering where you went and I see in the reviews that it switched to a paid subscription. Who pays for podcasts?!?! Much rather have the ads. Like many of the other reviewers I wait all year for the new season to come out its so good. Sorry to say not going to pay for a podcast subscription. Listeners should get a vote!! Bring it back with ads!!
Week 3 and no new episodes? What happened :(
While this is a fantastic podcast, what is so Luminary about charging for the privilege to hear it. Once again the word privilege enters the ranks. Well, there are many who have the privilege of not being able to afford 7.50 a month because that will pay for some makings in a meal. Yeah, it costs money to make the podcast, yet charging those with not as much.... a poor snap judgement.
Great show, but if you think I’m going to download another app and pay a subscription fee, you’re out of your mind.
I used to love this podcast. But no way am I paying $7.99 for Luminary Permium for “access to 40 Luminary exclusives”. Um, what? You could at least partner with Audible/Amazon/Netflix something else that already exists and people already use to make it more economical. Podcasts are great because they are free. This is such a sell out.
First episode of the season and it was so good! It gave me the chills the whole way home. Can’t wait to hear the next one! .....A few weeks later and I am disappointed just like everyone else here. I was really anticipating this podcast, since it only comes around once a year. Wish it would go back to the way it used to be.
I love Spooked but I’m disappointed by this switch over. I’ve gotten so many people to listen who definitely won’t pay for yet another service. Shoulda just done ads. Good luck. ://
I am not paying $8.00 a month for a Podcast sorry. They just lost a listener!
I love listening to Glynn Washington and all of his guests on Spooked, but unfortunately I can’t pay to listen. Come back!!!! Help out us poor/struggling people!!
It really is such a bummer that things have been moved to Luminary. This was my favorite podcast.
So sad we have to pay to listen. Spooked had a good run. Hate seeing what they’ve done to one of my favorite podcasts.
I love all this paranormal and this podcast is it! I listened to all the seasons at least twice and I’m loving season 3 so far. Every episode I get the chills 👀. Keep up the great content!
I love this podcast and loyally listen to it on my way to work. I understand that they need support from listeners financially, but completely cutting out episode availability is pretty low. I am fine with getting half as many episodes or having to wait longer for them than Luminary subscribers, but to completely cut out non-subscribers is threatening to their brand and audience. I can’t pay $8/month for the entire Luminary library... I just want Spooked.
I’ve been looking forward to Spooked all year. It can’t compare to any of the other ghost related podcasts in my opinion. I’ve never enjoyed a podcast more, especially the narration. I was happily listening to the new episodes, but that all changed when suddenly they stopped and now I’m told I have to pay. How greedy! Can’t you just have ads like everyone else. One of my other favorite podcasts has three ad interruptions with multiple ads each (for episodes that aren’t very long), but I grin and bear it because I love it. Halloween won’t feel the same without Spooked to listen to. There is no way I’m paying, so I guess I’ll just have to move on. I’m pretty heartbroken.
I feel abandoned. I thought podcasts were supposed to be this source of free information and entertainment for all. Sadly, even the noble ones sell out.
Love love love Spooked! Excited new season is here. Very upset about luminary charging to hear the episodes. You may lose many listeners. $7.99 +tax is a lot to pay a month.
I love these stories! But I’m so disappointed regarding the platform move :(
We already donate to NPR and have enjoyed listening to this podcast the last few years in a lead up to Halloween. Very, very disappointed that there is now a monthly $8 fee for this. Please go back to your ad based model.
Please, give more time to your storytellers and less time to your introductions.
Money grubbing mofos...ugh!!!
Myself and my family have been avid listener’s since the first season, we believe that it is a great show and it is a yearly part of our Halloween celebrations. It is disappointing that the podcast is now hidden behind a pay wall, we would gladly pay for the episodes themselves, but do not feel comfortable giving a podcast platform our bank information and the ability to automatically draw payment out monthly for a service we only use during the Halloween season. It is also disappointing because this podcast is a part of public radio’s programming, which has always been subsidized by taxpayers. In the most recent episodes Spooked has not been clear that they were going to be hiding their episodes behind a pay wall only, very disappointed.
My boyfriend used to listen to you every week. We haven’t seen any new episodes. What’s happenin?
I look forward to this podcast every year. Now I have to pay to listen to it at all? WHAT? I understand things cost money, I do. Why not do what every other podcast in the universe does and have ads? Honestly, half the time I don’t even care about the ads because your shows and others are just THAT good! Truthfully I just don’t think it makes sense to pay $8 monthly for a podcast that only lasts for two months. Especially in my case where this is the only podcast from what you and Luminary offer that I listen to. There were other ways to solve this issue, but instead, this route was taken and it looks like I won’t be the only follower you lose because of it. My podcast Halloween was completely ruined. Incredibly disappointed.
Love, love love this podcast!
So bummed that my favorite podcast, the one that I look forward to all year, is now a pay to listen podcast. The stories are good, like really good, if i had known they needed more listener/donor support i would have pitched in more. I’m not interested in paying a monthly subscription fee to a third party company.
This is my favorite podcast this time of year. I listen to it all the time l, and am earthly awaiting the next episode... it has been too long! Also with season 3, what happened to the episodes between #3 and #7?
The free samples are hardly enough to get me to go look for it to pay. This thing went downhill fast.
I loved the 1st two seasons, but the Luminary pay wall is annoying. I’d rather get all the content and listen to ads. The storytelling is too good for luminary to kill this podcast by charging to listen. Guess I don’t get to hear all of season 3 unless I decide to pay.
I’ve listened loyally & recommended to everyone. Got two other dedicated listeners started & we waited in anticipation for season 3, but now there’s this luminary cash grab bs & we’re all disappointed. Use ads like everyone else.
Long time listener, excited every year for the stories, now I have to PAY. We already donate to NPR. Disappointed 😕
Over the last couple of years I’ve looked forward to Spooked! However, this year I notice that I can only see 4 episodes...huh? After reading some reviews, I realize, ohhh...they’re now on luminary. To which I have to pay 7.99 a month to listen to it. Among other podcasts that I can listen to for free on Apple podcasts. It’s not that I don’t want to pay for podcasts, I understand everyone has to make a living. Which is why I sponsor some podcasts on patreon. Directly. What a disappointment :(
Loved spooked and listened to all the seasons. Really bummed that you have to pay for this season.
I listen to a lot of creepy podcasts and my favorites are the ones with firsthand accounts. While all the others are great, “Spooked” is the only one that gives me literal goosebumps. Amazing host (seriously, how great is his voice) and content to match. You WILL get chills, you WILL be looking over your shoulder and maybe popping one earbud out for good measure. FIVE stars, no question.
I love Spooked and wait for this podcast all year long. Very disappointed that I can not listen to new episodes here regularly. They are released very sporadically this season with the only way to listen consistently is by downloading and paying 7.99/month on Luminary where they are all available.
2 years ago, and last year included, I would’ve gave this podcast 10 stars if I could’ve. But now I don’t even get all the episodes? I get 1, 2, 4, and 7 sporadically over course of a month? No thank you. I really enjoy this podcast but I am not going to pay $8+ a month for a podcast that only releases 15 minute episodes for 2 months a year. Get ads. Blue apron, me undies, squarespace, anything. But buying and downloading a new app? That ain’t it guys. I suppose this will be my last 25% of the season, I listen to. Will most likely, unfortunately, be unsubscribing come 2020.
The best podcast ever, I can’t get enough! So happy Spooked will run for longer this year!!!
I never minded ads for podcasts, it made it so I could always find something fun to listen to for free. I love this program, but now it is no longer available to me as it has become “exclusive” to Luminary, a service I can’t afford to pay the $8/mo, $96/year fee for. Boycott Luminary!
my favorite podcast is now stuck behind a pay wall.
These stories are creepy and scary not gory. I always listen in the daytime.
I loved this podcast and it was free the last 2 seasons, now we have to download another app and pay? What a crock! Just get adds. Won’t be paying. Guess I’ll just listen to your competitors like most people. You all are losing business with this move.
I love the stories! They’re all so creepy. I’ve caught up and have been looking out for more scary stories podcast, but nothing is as good as this one!
These are fantastic stories!!! I am enjoying these hair standing stories!!! Love this!!
I binged all available episodes over three days at work. They are great to listen too.
I already missed 3 episodes and I donate to WYNC public radio and now they want even more money to listen to podcast where does it end.
I love love this show but I was terribly disappointed to find out that I have to go through a another website to hear all of the episodes.
The first two seasons were really great. I definitely enjoyed them. I’m sad they left Apple podcasts for Luminary. Not sure what led them to make this mistake. I won’t be subscribing any longer due to the added cost. Hopefully it will return to where it can be listened to again. Best of luck!
Imagine the quality and storytelling genius of Snap Judgement combined with the best spooky stories you’ve ever heard but with a soundscape that makes you feel like you’re there! I love Glen Washington’s personal stories that prepare you for the weeks episodes. I love being invited in by Glen! This is a podcast that I wait for, with bated breath, every year (for the last 2 years). Tell EVERYONE! This is my new favorite spooky tradition.
Pay to listen to the whole season seems like a cash grab. Every other show out there is able to make it with in show ads. Love the show, won’t pay for it though.
I would rather listen to ads or pay directly to Snap to get Spooked. So disappointing!
After a good start the episodes for season 3 have stopped downloading. What happened ? I only have 1, 2 and 4. Episode 3 briefly appeared and then stopped appearing. Will this be resolved? I love this podcast especially during the fall.
Why would I download ANOTHER app on my phone to listen to one podcast? Great business model. When I feel like hearing ghost stories I’ll just listen to any of the other 30-40 similar but EASILY AVAILABLE ghost podcasts out there that don’t require an app download.
This is one of my favorite podcast! Helps me get in the Halloween spirit, but I won’t download the Luminary App. Bye Bye Spooked!
I found this while browsing and I must say I love it! It is wonderful stories told by the actual people it happened to and not just narrated by someone. The stories are told so wonderfully my attention is always held. Good job guys keep it up! I am impatiently waiting for new episodes to come out! :)
Love this podcast been listening since season 1. I was so excited when I checked and saw some episodes had started in August. Unfortunately now they want you to pay a subscription to Luminary to listen to all the episodes. Sorry but that’s a really bad move on their part. Going to lose lots of fans based on the rest of the comments I’ve read. So disappointed! Would have been 5 star but they dropped the ball with Luminary.
I understand money makes the world go round, but I’d rather have a subscription through one app that I know is going straight to the show. I was very disappointed to learn I’d have to download and pay just to have access to everything in the third season. Sad Snapper in Nor Cal
I love this podcast, but the host is so over serious and a bad, over-actor. I always have to skip the into parts. Don’t need to get rid of him, but his unrelated and unconvincing narrative is brutal.
I started listening to this podcast a year or so ago to get my spooky fix (especially around Halloween). I loved the stories and the content. But I’m not going to be paying for it. I understand these podcasts take money to produce, but I’d rather listen to an ad or two then to deal with any kind of subscription or fan club. Sad that a lot of podcasts are beginning to require a monthly payment for you to get full content.
They ruined their podcast when they sold out to Luminary. Now you have to pay to listen to the episodes. Not worth it.
Lol I love listening to this right before I go to bed. Is that weird
I want to start off by saying, this is my first ever iTunes review. I easily listen to 20-30 podcast episodes a week — on my commute to work, while working solo, or doing chores around the house. And if you’re a frequent listener of podcasts and are not listening to this one, what are you doing? Their sister podcast, Snap Judgement, changed my whole perspective on storytelling, radio, and opened a world to me. I started listening to SJ through NPR and I was hooked. When I heard they were making a podcast solely devoted to their scary stories told during my favorite time of year, that sealed the deal! Glynn is always entertaining and brings incredible guests to the show with stories that are so captivating that they are worth a second or third listen. Go subscribe!
I look forward to every Thursday for my new download. Looking forward to hearing more episodes this season.
Love the stories! The very best creepy stories out there!
How could you take a series that has been free since its inception over to a platform that requires payment? This has really ruined the series for me...I don’t mind donating directly to Snap Judgement or Spooked but to go through a third-party? It just doesn’t feel as authentic anymore and that’s what made these stories so addictive to listen to as well as moving and emotional. Ya’ll getting too corporate now...and the overall production/narrative is starting to sound less unscripted, more constrained. I will not be paying for Luminary so no more Spooked for me other than the episodes you provide for free.
This podcast is great. The perfect mix of scary and intriguing. Fun beats, smooth narration and real life stories. By far one of my favorite podcasts. I only gave it four stars because in order to listen to every episode you now have to pay $8 a month for Luminary. I would rather have more advertisements then have to have a different app.
I love this podcast! I am only giving it 3 stars because am not happy that in order to get all the shows, we are being required to pay for Luminary premium. :(
Loyal listener from the very beginning! Everything is awesome - when I hear the theme music, It just relaxes me and then boom!....here comes the scares. I just hate the move to Luminary......don’t know if I’ll make the move over.
Love this podcast, but very disappointed in the switch to Luminary. Won’t be able to listen anymore.
First episode that had to do with someone focused on dogs and cats dying. Time to shut it off.
I love this podcast the only thing that is bothering me is the switch to luminary it is a problem that I don’t have access to all the episodes anymore.
This Podcast is one of the best ones I've heard yet! The stories keep you on the edge of your seat and the host does an amazing job introducing each segment!
This is actually the best podcast ever.Its not horribly gruesome like other podcasts and it’s actually scary. The best one is tales from the smoke house,HANDS DOWN.
Love this show, been following for last two years. I don’t want to download and buy an app sub just for one podcast. I’d rather donate. It’s silly having two podcast applications. Not a great marketing idea.
Disappointed Snapper here. This was one of my favorite podcasts and I’ve been looking forward to S3 since last year... now you think you’re Netflix? Shame shame.
I wish this was a year round podcast
The stories are amazing, but by GOD the host is trying SO hard to be...cool? Spooky? Either way it’s annoying. I regularly give up on this podcast because of his constant rantings. But now that it’s moving and I’ll have to pay? I’m definitely out.
So sad. This is the podcast that got me into podcasts, but a paywall and a terrible app?? No thanks.
The stories are spooky, the narrator’s voice is rich and his intro stories remind me of childhood stories from my southern relatives! This is just the best podcast for an imaginative story lover!!!
Love all of G.W.’s productions, but really disappointed in use of Luminary. I donate and would have been happy to donate more if it would have prevented me from needing yet another app to use something in my life. Podcast rating 3 stars bc to listen to all episodes this season, I now need to lay more money, create another account, and get another app.
I am absolutely loving this podcast, and have been listening for about a year. As someone who lives with spirits my whole life it’s so awesome to hear other people’s stories. I’m Wiccan as well so it’s so amazing to hear these other people who can see these things.
I used to absolutely adore this podcast so I am horribly disappointed they are now charging. Way to sell out.
Spooked is one of those podcasts I anticipate all year. It humanizes the in-human, unnatural forces in our world, and shines a light on the beautiful, scary, and transcendental elements of the supernatural world. I just can’t get enough, it gives my whole friend/family group a reason to gather and listen together. Make it a part of your Halloween countdown tradition!
I loved Seasons 1 and 2, it was the first person accounts were awesome. Now they want you to pay on Luminary to get all of the episodes!? Hell no! I would rather donate to keep the podcast free. So disappointed.
Like most other people have said, I love the podcast but wish they would get away from Luminary. It’s the worst.
Without a doubt the best true ghost story podcast. I feel like I have tried listening to nearly every paranormal podcast out there and more often than not they are hard to even get through. Not Spooked! Thank you for creating a stellar podcast in a pretty difficult genre. The best! Maybe one day I will share my stories with you.
This is my favorite podcast! Best one in the category! Love, love, love!
This is, unquestionably, the best spooky story podcast I have yet to hear. I love to store up the episodes and listen with my wife on road trips. The storytelling is awesome, and- wait for it- the stories are actually frightening! I recommend it to all my podcast-listening friends.
I’ve been waiting all year for this podcast to return!! So amazing. The story telling and the scores are amazing!