Old Gods of Appalachia

A while back my friend Jay turned me on to Old Gods of Appalachia, an eldritch horror anthology podcast set in the Appalachian mountains. Steve Shell and Cam Collins (both Virginia natives) weave the idea of ancient evils imprisoned in the mountains with the very real hardships, temptations and injustice experienced by the poor settlers, coal miners and railroad workers that makes the whole world seem real.

I’m not usually into horror, but the storytelling in this series is incredible and well worth checking out even if it’s outside your usual wheelhouse. Seasons 1 and 2 are available for download and via your favorite podcast listener, and Season 3 drops March 17th.