Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked

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Reviews: 19

So good
 Oct 18, 2020
Love the stories. The narrator is amazing.

 Sep 4, 2020
I really like this one - enough that I'd pay a few bucks per year to listen, but not enough to go to Luminary to pay there to find the full library. There's plenty to stay on top of in real life; I don't need to juggle multiple podcatchers.

Cherie G
 Aug 28, 2020
Fantastic storytelling! I enjoy the low key way the stories are presented, makes them even more eerie & spooky. Really enjoy listening to this.

 Aug 3, 2020

 Jul 20, 2020


Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid. Created in the dark of night, by Snap Judgment.

Episode Date
Season VI News + “Paint it Black”

You’ve waited. You have kept the faith. And at long last… it is RISEN. Spooked Season VI returns 9/3/21!

Get ready for 26 brand NEW episodes crafted in the dark of night. To listen to all episodes of Spooked as they’re released subscribe to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts. 

And just to give you a taste of what’s in store, we’re sharing a story with you from the catacombs that’s never been widely released...

“Paint it Black”

The most down-to-earth family you will ever meet brushes up with evil forces. Brian, Christian, Mary, and Bridget Mahovlic share what happened to them when they came face-to-face with something demonic.

Thank you to Brian, Christian, Mary, and Bridget Mahovlic for sharing your story with Spooked!

Produced by Eliza Smith, original score by Leon Morimoto

Be afraid.

Jul 23, 2021
Don't Wanna Fright No More

When singer/songwriter & former frontwoman of the Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard, comes up against a hostile spirit in her home, she has to decide: who’s going to get to stay? Brittany... or the ghost?

Oct 23, 2020

Lee’s great grandfather, his grandfather, and his father have all seen him: the shapeshifter. They know this man has the power to curse them, to hurt them. Lee wonders: is this man coming for him too? 

Oct 16, 2020
The Haunting of Radio Centro

Everyone who works at Radio Centro knows it’s haunted. But Guillermo, the host on the station’s paranormal show “Tell it Tonight” is about to discover that he has psychic powers that make him susceptible to the station’s haunts. 

Oct 09, 2020

David’s family has owned the same plot of farmland in North Carolina for over 300 years. As he gets older, he starts to realize that some family members have never really left... Season 5 has 22 new episodes, each released weekly on Mondays & Fridays. Select episodes will be available across streaming platforms (like this episode), but you can find ALL the new episodes only on Luminary.

Sep 21, 2020
Teacher’s Pet

Kristen Cortez is a new teacher in beautiful Los Gatos, California. From her classroom window, she can see rolling, golden hills. Redwood trees. The sun is almost always shining. And yet… something lurks. 

Sep 04, 2020
Take Me Home

You are on your smoke break at Walmart. You look down and see a box: inside is a ceramic lamb with a note around its neck asking you to take it home. Do you: a) burn it; b) throw it in the trash, or c) take it home?

Aug 28, 2020
Spooked Season V Trailer

A brand NEW season of Spooked begins Friday, August 21st. This is not a path you wish to walk alone… there will be 22 terrifying tales coming to you from the dark side. Be afraid.

Original music by Leon Moriomoto

Season 5 has 22 new episodes, each released weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Select episodes will be available across streaming platforms, but you can find ALL the new episodes only on Luminary. Visit to start listening.

Aug 14, 2020
Campfire Tales VII

Get warmed up for Season V! The new season of Spooked drops 8/21/20 & will have 22 brand new episodes, each released weekly on Mondays & Fridays. Select episodes will be available across streaming platforms, but you can find ALL the new episodes only on Luminary. Visit to start listening!

Aug 13, 2020
Spooked will RISE Again

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

Jun 26, 2020
The Fog

Blair can’t see his hands in front of his face. He can’t see the ground beneath his feet. He’s not in the dark: he’s in a thick cloud of fog. And then, a voice emerges from the mist. This story comes to us from Australia, the original Upside Down. Season 4 - Episode 4

Apr 03, 2020

Betsy keeps seeing a young girl at night in her room. She stands at the end of Betsy’s bed and stares at her. She comes back, over and over: night after night; year after year. Betsy knows she wants something, but she has to figure out what. Season 4 - Episode 1

Mar 13, 2020
Spooked Season IV Trailer

A whole new season of Spooked returns Friday the 13th of March. Expect all sorts of scary. And if you haven't learned by now... please, don't turn out the lights! Season IV's episodes will be available on Luminary. Download the Luminary mobile app or go to Be afraid. 

Feb 27, 2020
The Trespassers

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

Nov 20, 2019

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

Oct 29, 2019

You know the most haunted places. The houses, the castles, the hotels. And you know the most haunted objects. The mirrors, the necklaces, the dolls. In this episode, we take you to the Stanley Hotel and introduce you to Robert the Doll.

Season 3 Episode 15

Oct 10, 2019

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

Season 3 Episode 12 

Oct 03, 2019
Portal - Snap Bonus

Jennifer Percy was just a young graduate student researching PTSD, but the closer she got to understanding the inner workings of one soldier’s trauma, the more she lost her own footing in reality.

Sep 19, 2019
Sharp Tooth Boy

Bonnie Blagg and her two friends call for Bloody Mary in the mirror on her dresser during a middle school sleepover. Bonnie thinks nothing of it until a ghost boy with long, sharp, bloody teeth appears in her bedroom every single night after that. 

Happy Friday the 13th!

Sep 13, 2019
Tales from the Smokehouse

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

Sep 05, 2019
Mrs. Hagstrom

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

Season III is ALIVE!! There are 26 new episodes of Spooked coming this season each week through Halloween and into a spooky November. To listen to them all, download the Luminary mobile app or go to

Season 3 Episode 2 

Aug 29, 2019
The Thin Place

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

Season 3 Episode 1 

Season III is ALIVE!! There are 26 new episodes of Spooked coming this season each week through Halloween and into a spooky November. To listen to them all, download the Luminary mobile app or go to And remember, don't turn out the lights...

Aug 22, 2019
Spooked Season III Trailer

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

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

All 26 episodes will be available on Luminary.

Download the Luminary mobile app or go to

Aug 14, 2019
The Night Whistler

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

Oct 25, 2018
The Intruders

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

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

Oct 23, 2018
Under The Stairs

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

Under the Stairs: Mido discovers that the former tenants of her apartment left some breadcrumbs behind.

Oct 19, 2018

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

Lydia: The wait staff at the Red Onion Saloon in Skagway, Alaska uncover the tragic story of their notorious ghost, Lydia.

Oct 17, 2018
Holy Ghost

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

The Healing: When it comes to miracles, lightning doesn’t strike twice. But Paul doesn’t know that yet.

Oct 11, 2018
Ghost Town

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

The Mission: An empty old church. An open door. A sight no one will believe.

Oct 04, 2018

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

No Voy a Tener Nietos: Maria’s mother always wanted a son. And when Maria had a son, of her own, her mother didn’t get enough time with him. So when she died, she made sure to came back to be with her beloved nieto.

Sep 27, 2018
Something In The Walls

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

Decorations:  Paintings start appearing on the walls. Dark, odd, and disturbed. All Nic knows is, something sinister is at work.

Sep 20, 2018
Smells Like Teen Spirits

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

The Moonshiner’s Daughter: Alex doesn’t know the man who lurks on her property, who sometimes appears in her home… but he seems to know her.

Season 2 Episode 7

Sep 13, 2018
The Perfect Tenant

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

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

Sep 05, 2018
37 Seconds

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

Be sure to check out Stephanie’s book "37 Seconds."

Aug 29, 2018
Creepy Crawly

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

The Taxidermist: When Tracey started doing taxidermy, she assumed all her subjects would be dead. Until she met a squirrel who didn't seem quite right.

Aug 23, 2018
The Iron Gate

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

Aug 15, 2018

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

The Angel of Death: When Ron was working at Overbrook, one of New Jersey’s oldest and most notorious asylums, he knew the place was… off. Little did he know that he would see something there that would change his life forever.

Aug 09, 2018
The Wraith

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

Season 2 Episode 1

Aug 07, 2018
Spooked Season II Trailer

It's coming. It's bigger and badder and all new... Spooked Season II. From Snap Judgment and WNYC Studios, host Glynn Washington pushes back the veil to bring you stories from real people battling the forces of the night. Subscribe now to get a new Spooked episode every week leading up to Halloween.

Aug 06, 2018
Final Act

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

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

"Big Al" - A caregiver gets a visit from one of his late patients.

Oct 26, 2017

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

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

"Pastor’s Oil"  - Jenny is up in her room, she’s shaking like there’s something inside of her. And Glynn is about to find out what . . .

Oct 24, 2017
Knock, Knock

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

"Polaroid Phantom" Two men discover that the ghosts in their home are not camera shy. Pics at

Oct 21, 2017
The Summoning

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

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

"Dollhouse" - Ali Standish came home after surgery and was shocked to find her grandmother in the living room with a gift--a dollhouse.

Oct 15, 2017
Unholy Water

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

"Hot Water" - Three girls planned a relaxing trip to a remote hot springs, and ended up fighting for their lives against a shadowy figure.

Oct 13, 2017
The Black Rose

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

"The Unicorn Prince" - Every year, Maria's aunt bought her a cute doll for her doll collection, but then came this one. This story comes to us from our Spooked listener Maria Serratore-Gunter.

Oct 09, 2017
A Friend In The Forest

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

Oct 05, 2017
The Shadow Men

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

Phantom Border Agent: A border agent encounters his long-dead colleague in the middle of the desert.

Oct 01, 2017


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

"Daikon" - Susan's dog Daikon kept giving signs that an intruder was haunting her old Victorian in New Orleans. Then one night in October, the intruder crossed the line.

Sep 28, 2017
The Curse

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

Nestor Gomez is a storyteller based in Chicago. You can find him on Twitter @soloyochapin and at his website.

Sep 21, 2017


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

"The Seer" - The trouble began in Sri Lanka, when Chandra’s aunt woke up one day and couldn’t move her arms or legs.  The doctors had no answers, but a mysterious priest did. 

Sep 14, 2017
Lost In Time


"Time Warp Saloon" -  The neon sign blinks at the roadhouse bar. The jukebox plays an old tune as the bartender shouts,  "Last Call." Just one more. Why not? What could it hurt?

This story came to Spooked from Jim Harold’s Campfire Podcast, hosted by Jim Harold, check it out at

"Love Letters" - Mark Spencer lived in the haunted house with the ghost of Ladell--and we are eternally grateful that he stuck around long enough to bring us his story.

Sep 08, 2017
The Watcher


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

"The Night Mother" - It’s the middle of the night. You’re not even 15, and you’re home alone with your little brother. You’re waiting for your mom to come home.  What would happen if she didn’t make it?

"Voice In The Woods" - When the voice says "Stop" you stay perfectly still.  And when the voice says "Run!" you had better run.

Sep 07, 2017
Spooked Trailer

From the creators of Snap Judgment and WNYC studios, a new podcast with host Glynn Washington that pushes back the veil. Real stories from real people battling the forces of the night.  Subscribe now to get a new Spooked episode each week leading up to the Halloween spectacular.  Be afraid.  And don't turn out the lights!

Sep 01, 2017