Get spooked with Seattle Public Library's haunted story podcast

Sep 29 2020, 12:27 pm

The Seattle Public Library is about to get spooky with Virtual Thrilling Tales: A Story Time for Grown-Ups.

The podcast series will feature vintage spooky stories read by David Wright, Reader Services librarian, every Thursday in October starting this week.

“While movies and TV shows are filled with jump scares, I maintain that there’s nothing quite so authentically frightening as the realms chillingly evoked by the Victorian and Edwardian masters of horror,” said Wright, who had been hosting Thrilling Tales as a live storytime event at Central Library for more than 15 years.

Those wanting to hear a sneak peek of what’s to come can listen to some of the Thrilling Tales that have already been posted, such as Edward Lucas White’s 1906 story The House of the Nightmare or Gertrude Atherton’s 1896 story The Striding Place​.

Episodes range from 30 minutes to an hour and go live around noon on Thursdays.

All Thrilling Tales episodes and recordings of live events can be found online.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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