Hauntcast: Post-Mortem

Sometimes, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. 

For me, that was the case with the hilariously awesome Halloween haunt-themed podcast, Hauntcast. In 2014, Chris Baker and crew called it quits, leaving a noticeable void on my iPod. Now honest truth be told, I was unfortunately one of the reasons that Hauntcast called it quits. 

After Hauntcast came back (the first time) as a subscription-based podcast, I never threw down the money to subscribe. For some reason, I always found something else on the list to throw my money at. I even remember talking to Revenant at MHC in 2013 about it, feeling bad that I hadn't yet subscribed. And yet, I continued to put it off. And last year, upon hearing about the demise of Hauntcast, I distinctly remember feeling bad for never subscribing. I felt kinda bad about it, because I really enjoyed the podcast...

So imagine my joy when last month, the announcement was made that Hauntcast was being exhumed! And as an added bonus, the podcast would again be released free of charge. I quickly went and downloaded the new episode and loaded it onto the old iPod. 

Listening to the new episode instantly put a smile on my face, as I remembered all of the great episodes of the past. And a lot of the old segments were back, choc full of great and useful information. After listening to the episode in its entirety, I realized that Hauntcast was, without a doubt, the best haunt-themed podcast available. There are other haunt-themed podcasts available that I really enjoy, but Hauntcast's sometimes (most of the time?) crude humor mixed in with insightful and informative segments make it my go-to podcast for all things Halloween and haunting.

And only now do I realize what a great asset it is to me, so this time around I won't dawdle. The podcasts are now free, including all of the old episodes, but Chris is asking for donations to help with the show. And all donations over $20 are now eligible for some really cool prizes. Donations must be in by March 30th to be eligible for the drawing, so why not go over and download all of the episodes and why not throw a couple of bucks their way to help support a great show. I'm heading over right now to do something I probably should have done a few years ago... 

Chris, JT, Rev, Shell and the rest of the crew: it's great to have you back!



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