Horror and murder podcasts have found the perfect recipe for success. We all love to be scared by a good story, and a good podcast can be perfect for sending chills throughout your body.
But imagine if there was a podcast that could combine the immensely popular horror podcast genre with the equally successful comedy genre. Well, luckily, that already exists!
The Last Podcast On The Left is the best example of a combination comedy and horror podcast done right.
If you want your socks to be scared off while you laugh, then you should check out my list of the best episodes of The Last Podcast On The Left below!
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Episode 451 – Black Eyed Kids
This podcast episode explores a relatively new horror legend, the ‘Black Eyed Kids.’
These creepy kids with jet-black eyes and pale skin are said to be seen hitchhiking on country roads in the middle of nowhere, and stories of their sightings have been passed on from person to person until they became urban legends of their own.
This hilarious but creepy episode of the show attempts to explore the history of black-eyed kids to investigate where the phenomenon could have originated.
To do this, the team read some unsettling stories that will set your hairs on end. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of laughs throughout!
Episode 406 – Giant Humanoids
Giants have long played a massive part in human culture. They are prevalent in our oldest fairy tales and folk stories, and it is simple to see why.
The idea of an enormous creature with our physiology stalking the earth is deeply unsettling.
Giants have long been threatening images, thanks to their immense strength and imposing statures.
This episode seeks to understand just where the idea of a giant first originated and why the concept still prevails in our culture to this very day.
To explore this, the team uses famous stories with giants and some biblical depictions.
This fantastic episode will help you better understand one of fiction’s most popular monsters.
Episode 400 – JFK / Lee Harvey Oswald Part 1 – Lone Nut
This 400th-episode celebration marks the first part of a multi-part analysis of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Though the former president was assassinated many years ago, there is still massive speculation about what led to the events.
As a result, countless theories and urban legends seek to explain how JFK found himself dead on that fateful day.
To sort out the fact from the fiction, the team explores some of the most prominent theories and legends surrounding JFK’s assassination to understand why his death is so controversial today.
This slightly longer episode is simultaneously illuminating and mind-blowing and very funny!
Episode 358 – The Electric Chair
This episode is part of a series that took an intensive look at the history of some of the world’s most gruesome execution methods.
This time, the show tackles the controversial and ever-frightening electric chair. The electric chair image remains prevalent in our culture today as an image of the ultimate punishment.
This particularly frightening and gruesome episode explores what it would be like to be in the electric chair and some of the horrible ways electric chair executions have gone wrong.
This episode will get your palms sweating, but at least the hosts are here to give you plenty of laughs along the way!
Episode 334 – Flat Earth
For some inexplicable reason, one of the most prominent conspiracy theories spreading worldwide is the idea that the earth is flat!
This episode is hilarious. The team listens to the strange and twisted reasoning behind flat earth theories and why the belief in flat earth has prevailed for many years.
The episode also explores why the theory has become so popular, despite the evidence to the contrary.
Thus, the episode proves to be very illuminating and fascinating and will help you understand the cultural moment of the 2010s better.
Episode 239 – Billy Meier – Alien Collaborator
Billy Meier claims to this very day that not only was he abducted by aliens, but he is also one of the best connections to the world of aliens.
Billy believes himself to be a conduit and a bridge to the world of aliens.
This episode has our hosts attempting to analyze whether there is any truth to his claims and just why he started to believe them in the first place.
This episode is quite interesting and thought-provoking as it examines the possibility that Billy Meier may indeed be telling the truth about being a contactee.
But, don’t worry, our hosts still take any opportunity to inject some much-needed humor into the proceedings, which makes it very easy to listen to.
Episode 186 – Fairies
Fairies are perhaps the most iconic creatures of folklore and fantasy fiction. I mean, they are literally the namesake for ‘fairytales’!
This episode of The Last Podcast On The Left analyzes the legendary legacy of fairies and the many appearances they have made throughout popular fiction.
Episode 186 looks at how these mythical beings have been portrayed over centuries and how their popularity continues to grow today.
If you want an entertaining and educational episode, then this is the episode for you! It has many great laughs and genuinely insightful looks into some of the world’s most popular tales.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happened to Last Podcast on the Left?
In November 2019, Last Podcast on the Left announced that starting in February of 2020, they would be exclusive on Spotify. However, after a year as a Spotify Exclusive, they decided to go wide again in 2021. They entered a 3-year agreement with SiriusXM-owned podcast platform Stitcher. In doing so, they are again back on most free platforms, including Spotify, and they get to host a radio show on SiriusXM’s “Faction Talk.”
How did Last Podcast on the Left meet?
Ben Kissel, Marus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski have been friends for a long time. They met in the comedy circles, back when not everyone had a podcast. Ben was living with Henry’s writing partner when they met. Both of them met Marcus on a radio show that he was hosting. They started hanging out and, in 2011, started the podcast.