This week we go underground to see the terrors mankind inflicts upon itself by digging deep into the earth. It’s mostly tunnels, but there’s also a creepy bug pit.
This episode was recorded pre-election, so our voices still sparkle with hope for the future. Our heart goes out to those of you dealing with difficult shit during a difficult time. We hope you’ll grab a beer and join four dummies yelling creepy stories at each other. We’ll leave an empty chair for you.
It is the BEST time of the year! We here at Peripheral are huge fans of Halloween. We love decorating our houses with spooky stuff, crafting nerdy costumes and doubling down on our scary movie viewings. This week we decided to get a little personal and share what scared us the most as kids. We then justify those youthful terrors with real world horrors. We hope you enjoy it!
Scientists have mapped the human genome, explored the wonders of the universe and developed the perfect chocolate chip cookie. But all those late nights alone in the lab can have strange effects on the mind. Or maybe that’s just the LSD. This week we discuss mind-altering experiments, reanimated farm animals, petri dish musicians and a serious lack of respect for radiation. Mad scientists combine the dangers of the human mind with a total disregard for life, nature and the gods themselves.
Guys, being alive is hard. If you have learned anything from this podcast it is that everything is trying to kill you. We are all doing our best despite that fact, but it is impossible to keep vigilant when you can’t even see all the terrors. The unfortunate folks in the stories we share this week were trying their best. You can’t inspect the earth below your house to see if is has a “devil’s lair” or not, you would never assume that a man can fit his body into a hole in your ceiling that is the size of a cigar box, and if a neighbor offers you a casserole you would never guess that the secret ingredient is long pig. We do our best, but even with the best of intentions you might end up eating dude stew.
We hope you enjoy this episode. It might inspire you to go bunker shopping.
This week we are talking about a very special kind of haunt. The needy, angsty teen of the ghost family: the poltergeist. Our stories about poltergeists will paint a vivid portrait of an unwanted emo spirit crashing on your couch. This unpleasant visitor will judge your reading material, steal your blankets to do goth shit with them and scratch Joy Division lyrics into the side of your car. Get your butts held because things are about to get physical!
*SPOILERS for the movie DON’T BREATHE – starts at 21:29 ends at 21:53. We love you, be careful.
This week on Peripheral we can hear the black helicopters swirling because we are talking about secret societies. You have to choose your membership wisely though, because some of these exclusive clubs are for fun times and others are all about unnecessary surgeries. Take off your skin and shake off that lizard tail, let’s talk about the people who are really in charge.
We talk about ghosts all the time on Peripheral: ghosts caught on tape, creepy child ghosts, ghosts who solved their own murders and all manner of future ghosts. This week we cover a different type of ghost, the “not quite” ghost. These stories exist somewhere between a sheet hanging out to dry on a bush and Patrick Swayze making you a vase.
This episode has mysterious light spirits, talking corpses, the trial of a ghost murderer and the visions your brain creates to keep you alive.