By Brandon Schexnayder
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The underbelly of the American South comes alive in this dark audio documentary series about the rich histories and eerie legends that lie beneath the beauty and majesty of this uniquely American culture.
||CleanLegend of the Bell Witch||In 1817 the family of Tennessee farmer John Bell came under the attack of a brutal entity; a haunting which became so infamous, it purportedly caught the attention of a future president, gripping a small community for years, and terrorizing the Bell...||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlackbeard's Demise||The legendary pirate Blackbeard is one of the most infamous men of the Golden Age of Piracy. A pirate who's spirit many believe still haunts the shores of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSt. Alban's Sanatorium||On January 15, 1916 Dr. John C. King opened the St. Alban’s Sanatorium in Radford, Virginia; converting a former school into a modern mental health facility that he had hoped to transform by focusing on the moral management and care of those...||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Woolfolk Family Massacre||On August 6, 1887 one of Georgia’s darkest and most infamous murders occurred at a farmhouse in Bibb County. Nine members of Richard Woolfolk’s family were brutally slain with an axe. Suspicion immediately fell on his son Thomas and a...||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhantom Flames of Tuscaloosa||Dr. John R. Drish began construction of one of Tuscaloosa's first plantation homes in 1835. Unfortunately, after he and his wife Sara's deaths, the home fell to ruin; giving life to claims that the tower that looms over this once stately...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Birth of a City: New Orleans, Part III||Madame Delphine LaLaurie||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Birth of a City: New Orleans, Part II||Spirits of the Cathedral||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Birth of a City: New Orleans, Part I||The Casket Girls||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Madison County Grey||Private Nicodemus Kidd enlisted in the Confederate Army on July 10, 1861; however, the young private quickly fell victim to an horrendous disease while camped outside of the Confederate capital. A disease that would plague Confederate camps for...||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFort Jefferson's Most Infamous||Construction of Fort Jefferson began in the early 19th century to address the growing need for America to protect its shores. The resulting massive coastal fortress is the largest masonry structure on American soil; however, its history as a...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Abandoned Amusement Park of Lake Shawnee||In 1926 Conley Snidow opened the Lake Shawnee Amusement Park in West Virginia, on land that many believe was once sacred to the indigenous tribes of the region. Echoes of the land's subsequent bloody history and the park's tragic demise are said...||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Seer of Shelbyville||On March 22, 1957, Simon Warner, a self-described "crime doctor," was murdered at is home in Shelbyville, Tennessee for allegedly placing a Voodoo hex on a man who had come to him for help; and while Warner was certainly not a Voodoo practitioner,...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWilliam Faulkner's Rowan Oak||William Faulkner is arguably the most influential writer in the literary genre of Southern Gothic; and nowhere is his fascination with the aesthetic more apparent, than in his Oxford, Mississippi home Rowan Oak.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking Up Serpents for Salvation||The religious practice of snake handling sprung up from the isolated rural communities of Appalachia in the early twentieth century; spreading throughout the south by way of an eccentric, charismatic and often troubled group of devout pastors.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeautiful Nell's Tragic Tale||In 1901, Nell Cropsey went missing from her home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina for thirty-seven days. Her long-time boyfriend was convicted of her murder soon after, but many believe that the mystery of her tragic death still remains unsolved over..||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Haunted History of Liberty Hall||In 1796 John Brown, the founding father of the state of Kentucky, built a beautiful home where he and his family would entertain many of the new American political and social elite, but legend says that several of the famed Liberty Hall's guests still..||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spirits of Sloss Furnaces||Sloss Furnaces was built in 1881, the first of numerous blast furnaces to manufacture pig iron in Birmingham, Alabama; catalyzing the Industrial Revolution in the postwar south. But this lucrative new economy came at a high cost to the men who...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrossing the Chunky River||Just southwest of Meridian, Mississippi is a dilapidated old truss bridge once used by the early settlers of the state. No longer open to cars and traffic, the bridge is believed to have once been the site of the grizzly execution of a murderous...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuried Alive on Edisto Island||A young mother is struck by a horrendous disease while staying at her family's plantation on Edisto Island, South Carolina; but unbeknownst to her grieving family, it wasn't the disease that took her life.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lost City of Frenier||A vicious hurricane destroys a small farming settlement on the edge of the Manchac Swamp; but legend has it this wasn't just any storm, it was the result of a curse by local voodoo priestess who still haunts the swamp today.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittle Nina's Bleeding Mausoleum||A grieving father of great means erects a beautiful church and mausoleum in her memory, but an eerie occurrence ensues as it appears to bleed as tragedy after tragedy strikes.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGhosts of the Myrtles Plantation||The Myrtles Plantation of St. Francisville, Louisiana was built in 1796. Disease, violence and supernatural happenings have plagued the ever since, giving rise to a string of haunting tales that lead many to believeThe Myrtles is America's Most...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Prologue||Welcome to Southern Gothic, an independently produced podcast exploring the dark underbelly of the American South.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Amazing all around
Brandon brings his soothing voice to the world of Southern Gothic. Its a mixture of True Crime, Drama, Horror and Suspese in all one pocast and one episode. One of my favorite podcasts out there.
This podcast is great and well done. The host has a great voice and a nice way of telling a spooky story. My only issue is the voice sound effects that occur all the time. They get a bit annoying and take away from the stories.
Binged On Vacation
I'm new to the podcast community and this is one of the first shows that I've found that I literally can't get enough of. I've already gone back and relistened to several episodes. The podcast lasted me the entire drive to the airport of over two hours and I found myself sad when I got to the end and had nothing else to listen to.
The show is very reminiscent of Aaron Mahnke's Lore and Unobscured. The episodes are well-researched, entertaining and informative. In addition, the audio engineering is amazing. I could go on and on about how wonderful this show is, but I gather you've all gotten the idea by now. Thanks for the great show!