Kids Halloween podcasts for a spooky October

A cartoon carrot escaping a haunted house as a ghost flys towards it

Children love podcasts because they are engaging and entertaining, and unlike television they can be listened to anywhere and at any time, including in the dark… which is perfect for getting spooked out this halloween.

Of course some kids might be scared of ghosts and ghouls, but many more find them absolutely fascinating and what could be more exciting than a good, spine-tingling story?

This halloween we’ve gathered a selection of episodes for kids who love a good scare. Spooky stories and goings on to get the adrenaline pumping. Whether it’s a classic ghost story or modern tale of terror; these stories are sure to send a shiver up your spine.

Spooky singles

Dorktales Storytime Podcast
Hogenstein, a Spooky Halloween Tale

It’s aliiiive!! Deep in the Foreshadow, the ever-dark lands of Once Upon a Time, lived Hogenstein, the infamous warthog scientist who invented “It’s Alive No. 5!” Using this freaky formula, a lightning rod and a fierce thunderstorm, he and his loyal lab assistant, Lugo the bat, brought a super creature to life. Muahahaha! But wait…that’s not what’s so terrifying about this tale—the scariest part is when the creature goes out into the world alone to face his fears.

Ivy’s Chilling Tales
Faster, Roomba! Kill! Kill!

Join Ivy, caretaker of peculiar and spooky stories from the hidden vault of R.L. Stine, as she explores some of her favorite chilling tales. This mechanized tale, Story Club members, might make you never want to own a robot vacuum cleaner.

The NoNap Podcast
The Picky Eater, by KM Bennett (all ages)

A picky eater encounters a giant in a castle in the clouds, and uses his wits to escape being eaten.

Spooky FM
Don’t Forget to Change the Baby

Jessica’s first babysitting job is about to go very wrong when she realises it’s no ordinary baby in the crib upstairs.

The Creeping Hour
Perfect Teeth

In this episode of The Creeping Hour, Weta shares the story of Mariana, a girl who makes a routine visit to the orthodontist and leaves with a lot more than braces.

Camp Monsters
The Top Bunk

You arrive late to camp and get placed in a room with a single bunkbed all by yourself. The idea of having your own space sounds nice, until you realize you’re not alone… and someone or something is occupying the top bunk…

Episode 17: Witches Part 1

Do witches really exist? If so, what does it mean to be a witch? And are witches inherently good or bad? The answers to these questions have changed over time and you might be surprised to find out some of the answers. Give a listen to part one of a very special two part episode of Unspookable.

Dorktales Storytime Podcast
Sleepy Hallow’s Eve – A Halloween Tale

Hello boils, ghouls, and non-corporeal entities! Our SCARE-rator is here to tell you a spooky tale that will send shivers up your quivers and make your teeth chatter with delight! It’s party time at Katrina’s house and Ichabod Crane is having the time of his life. Jealous of his fun, Brom Bones gathers the guests to tell the chilling tale of the Headless Horseman, because he knows it will make sweet, but superstitious, Ichabod shriek and head for home. And when he does, poor Ichabod encounters something sinister in the woods. Is it the bully Brom playing an evil prank or the legendary ghoulish ghost?

Musings and Other Nonsense
The Typewriter

Somewhere, in the dark, lives an old typewriter made of bones. With it you can write any story, except those with happy endings. This rhyming Halloween tale may be too spooky for very young ghosts and ghouls. Listener discretion is advised.

Buttons & Figs
One Halloween Night in the Halloween Zone

Street scenes. Halloween. The past. You are about to listen to several groups of kids who all live near one another, who take to the streets on their own daring journeys this Halloween Night. Their talk of candy and costumes will be familiar to you…until fear sets in and you hear a black cat start talking…a little too much. This next stop will be…in the Halloween Zone.

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian
The Legend of Sleepy Marlowe

In our Halloween bonus episode, the explorers of the Marlowe face off against the Headless Robot. It takes some creative thinking on their part to figure out how to appease the ghost, and it doesn’t go too smoothly at first. But! Thanks to some literary ingenuity, they might just save the Marlowe.

The Past and The Curious
Ghost Ships!

Have you heard of the Mary Celeste? If you’ve heard of a ghost ship, this is probably the one. In 1872 it was found under sail in the Atlantic Ocean but with absolutely no one on board. What gives? And was this completely unique? It wasn’t, but it is certainly the most famous case and we wanted to know more!

Camp Adventure
The Haunted Mansion

Can a place really be haunted? Today, Ben shares a campfire story about hunting for ghosts and other spooky, paranormal activity people have experienced.

And for a little more about Halloween…

Saturday Splash
Spooky Animal Quiz

Do you know your creepy creatures? Test yourself with this gruesome nature spooky quiz!

What If World
What if we moved into a spooky, scary house?

In this slightly scary episode, Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. Can Zizi deal handle their new spooky house? Does Zach sleep through the entire episode? (spoiler: yyyup)

Who Smarted?
Why is Halloween associated with scary things?

How did Halloween start? Why do people wear costumes on Halloween? Was Halloween once more about tricks than treats?

Smash Boom Best
Ghosts vs. Zombies

Today’s frightful free-for-all might just scare your pants off. It’s GHOSTS vs. ZOMBIES! Co-host of the Story Pirates podcast, Peter McNerney battles comedian and host of Forever Ago, Joy Dolo in this un-boo-lievable battle. Who will win? Ghoulish ghosts? Or zealous zombies?

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Why Do Things Seem Scary In The Dark?

Lots of people are afraid of the dark, including many kids who have shared that fear with us. In today’s episode we explore the fear of the dark with Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, the author of the Series of Unfortunate Events books, and a picture book for young kids called The Dark.

Featured podcast...
Greeking Out

Oh Muses! Hear our podcast and allow us to recall some of the greatest stories ever told. Stories of gods and goddesses, monsters, and heroes! Enjoy this kid-friendly retelling of classic ancient Greek myths for the whole family.

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