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Small Town Spooky

Small Town Spooky

By Small Town Spooky

A spooky small town stories, local cryptids and urban legends podcast hosted by your sonic psychopomp Renée Meloche. Small Town Spooky is one part history, one part mystery, and 100% oddity. Come join the ghoul gang!
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E06: Dormitory Denizens and Haunted Halls

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E09: Holiday Special Part Two ❄️Ghosts of Winters Past
E09: Holiday Special Part Two ❄️Ghosts of Winters Past
❄️ Welcome back, ghoul gang! ❄️ In the second instalment of a pair of very special holiday episodes, @reneewrought shares some lightly frightening, definitely shivery, winter stories. So grab a mug of something piping hot ☕ snuggle up under the covers and prepare yourself for a visit from ghosts of winters past. ⚠️TW: References to infant death (fictional), accidental death, death by suffocation, freezing, mentions of hunting and decapitation. Follow @smalltownspooky on social media and check out smalltownspooky.wixsite.com/home for updates and extras. Find the transcript for this episode here. Small Town Spooky is researched, written, and recorded by Renée Meloche. Sound design and mixing by Renée Meloche. Special thanks to the providers of the music for this episode: It’s Not Hard to Get Lost by Bryan Mathys (title theme); Cotswold Snow, The Sighful Branches, The Silent Grove and Frost on the Meadows at Dawn (after Holst, Abroad as I was walking / Lord Dunwaters) by Axletree; Fantasía del Bello Alcazar by sawsquarenoise; Winter Night and Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada all licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. “Crackling Fireplace and Soft Piano Music” and “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Julius_H; “Dance of Nordic Leaves” by GioeleFazzeri and all sound effects courtesy of Freesounds.org are licensed under Creative Commons 0.
46:42
December 30, 2021
E08: Holiday Special Part One ❄️ Horror for the Holidays
E08: Holiday Special Part One ❄️ Horror for the Holidays
❄️Happy Winter Holidays, ghoul gang! ❄️ It's your favourite festive folklore and scary story spinner @reneewrought here to put you in the holiday mood with some of the winter holidays celebrated in small towns around the world and their traditions, superstitions, monsters and more. So grab a mug of something piping hot ☕ and settle in for some holiday horrors. Follow @smalltownspooky on social media and check out smalltownspooky.wixsite.com/home for updates and extras. Find the transcript for this episode here. Small Town Spooky is researched, written, and recorded by Renée Meloche. Sound design and mixing by Renée Meloche. Special thanks to the providers of the music for this episode: It’s Not Hard to Get Lost by Bryan Mathys (title theme); Cotswold Snow, The Sighful Branches, The Silent Grove and Frost on the Meadows at Dawn (after Holst, Abroad as I was walking / Lord Dunwaters) by Axletree; Fantasía del Bello Alcazar by sawsquarenoise; Winter Night and Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada all licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. “Crackling Fireplace and Soft Piano Music” and “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Julius_H; “Horror Background Music” by Lesfm; “Dance of Nordic Leaves” by GioeleFazzeri and all sound effects courtesy of Freesounds.org are licensed under Creative Commons 0.
50:36
December 12, 2021
E07: The Monster Under the Bed
E07: The Monster Under the Bed
What's that shadow moving in the corner of the room? Better tuck yourself in tight, there might be something lurking in the dark...😴👹😱 @reneewrought illuminates the shadowy origins of the common childhood fear of monsters hiding in the dark. From folklore to creepypasta, imagination to the evolutionary origins of fear, depictions of under-the-bed monsters and nightmares in popular media, this episode is sure to vindicate the frightened child in all of us. Have a listen while you huddle under your blankets with the light on, and whatever you do, don't look under the bed. 🛏️ Follow @smalltownspooky on social media and check out smalltownspooky.wixsite.com/home for updates and extras. Find the transcript for this episode here. Small Town Spooky is researched, written, and recorded by Renée Meloche. Sound design and mixing by Renée Meloche. Special thanks to the providers of the music for this episode: It’s Not Hard to Get Lost by Bryan Mathys (title theme); The Void Says Hi (long version) by Doctor Turtle; Evermore, Mercy and Smoldering by Kai Engel; The Silent Grove and Frost on the Meadows at Dawn (after Holst, Abroad as I was walking / Lord Dunwaters) by Axletree; and Autumn Sunset by Jason Shaw all licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Nocturne by Kai Engel licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0.  Courtesy of Freesounds.org: “Slender” by CommanderDerp licensed under Attribution License 3.0; all other sound
53:18
November 28, 2021
E06: Dormitory Denizens and Haunted Halls
E06: Dormitory Denizens and Haunted Halls
Who's that knocking on the dorm room door, or rattling the window above your twin bed? Is it your roomie, back from a late night study sesh, or something more otherworldly? Join @reneewrought for a walk down the haunted halls of the world's scariest schools, including: Acadia University, University of Toronto's University College, Flagler College, Smith College, University of Notre Dame, Aberdeen University, University of South Wales, Durham University, St. Bede's Women College, University of Dhaka, Peking University, Downlands College, Waldniel Hoster School, and Brentwood College School, winner of STS's first listener poll.  Follow @smalltownspooky on social media and check out smalltownspooky.wixsite.com/home for updates and extras. Find the transcript for this episode here. Small Town Spooky is researched, written, and recorded by Renée Meloche. Sound design and mixing by Renée Meloche. Special thanks to the providers of the music for this episode: It’s Not Hard to Get Lost by Bryan Mathys (title theme); Meekness and Smoldering by Kai Engel; Running Waters and Autumn Sunset by Jason Shaw; Clusticus the Mistaken by Doctor Turtle all licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Nocturne by Kai Engel licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0.  Reveille Variation/Drum Call/Slow Scotch/Quick Scotch/Yankee Doodle/Montezuma's Revenge by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and “Farewell To Tarwathie” by JuliusH, along with all sound effects (courtesy of Freesounds.org) licensed under Creative Commons 0.
48:11
November 15, 2021
E05: The Harbingers of Halloween
E05: The Harbingers of Halloween
🎃Happy Halloween, ghoul gang! Tuck into this treat of an episode as @reneewrought explores the origins of the Halloween holiday, then offers up an original spooky short story. For best effect, listen with the lights off!👻 ⁠ Follow @smalltownspooky on social media and check out smalltownspooky.wixsite.com/home for updates and extras. Find the transcript for this episode here. Small Town Spooky is researched, written, and recorded by Renée Meloche. Sound design and mixing by Renée Meloche. Special thanks to the providers of the music for this episode: It’s Not Hard to Get Lost by Bryan Mathys (title theme); Smoldering by Kai Engel; Autumn Sunset by Jason Shaw; Clusticus the Mistaken by Doctor Turtle all licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Nocturne by Kai Engel is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0; Tranquility by Kevin MacLeod is under an Attribution 3.0 International License. Jig of Slurs. Dublin Reel - Merry Blacksmith. The Mountain Road by Sláinte are under a US Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. “Cinematic Melody” by ZakharValaha, "Horror orchestral background music for video” by Lesfm, “AQUI” by CHARLES_MICHEL, “
01:02:59
October 31, 2021
E04: The Haunted Whooper of Dungarvon and Other Ghosts of New Brunswick
E04: The Haunted Whooper of Dungarvon and Other Ghosts of New Brunswick
🚨WHOOP WHOOP🚨 It's the sound of the Maritime's most famous ghost. Join @reneewrought for another dive into Canada's creepy history, now with 100% more lumberjacks. Explore the origins of Canada's French colonies, the history of the Mi'kmaq First Nations, and stories of New Brunswick's haunted forest.  ⚠️TW: Discussion of colonial settlers, exploitation and imperialism, homicide, and mentions of immolation, the death of horses by crushing, injury due to physical labour and cannibalism. Follow @smalltownspooky on social media and check out smalltownspooky.wixsite.com/home for updates and extras. Find the transcript for this episode here. Small Town Spook is researched, written, and recorded by Renée Meloche. Sound design and mixing by Renée Meloche. It’s Not Hard to Get Lost by Bryan Mathys (title theme); Meekness, Brand New World and Smoldering by Kai Engel; Running Waters and Autumn Sunset by Jason Shaw; Clusticus the Mistaken by Doctor Turtle all licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.  Sailor’s Lament by Jason Shaw and Jig of Slurs. Dublin Reel - Merry Blacksmith. The Mountain Road by Sláinte are under a US Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. All sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0, courtesy of Freesounds.org.
43:26
October 26, 2021
E03: What Lurks in Lake Champlain
E03: What Lurks in Lake Champlain
Have you seen something serpentine moving under the water? 🐉 Could it be a creature, or one of the many spirits of the lake, restless to escape their watery grave? Join your sonic psychopomp Renée for a deep dive into the history, mystery and oddity of Lake Champlain, the body of water that holds as many shipwrecks as it does secrets (at least 300, probably).  ⚠️TW: Mentions of colonial violence, settlers and exploration, war, homicide and suicide. Follow @smalltownspooky on social media and check out smalltownspooky.wixsite.com/home for updates and extras. Find the transcript for this episode here. Small Town Spook is researched, written, and recorded by Renée Meloche. Sound design and mixing by Renée Meloche. It’s Not Hard to Get Lost by Bryan Mathys (title theme); Brand New World by Kai Engel; Autumn Sunset by Jason Shaw; выходной by Kosta T; Clusticus the Mistaken and You’re Right But I’m Me by Doctor Turtle all licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License; Lesicia by Kai Engel licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0; Down on the Farm by Pryor's Orchestra is licensed under CC0 Public Domain Mark 1.0.
47:35
October 19, 2021
E02: Unearthing Eldritch Edmonton
E02: Unearthing Eldritch Edmonton
Small Town Spooky is back with a look at one of Alberta's largest and oldest cities: Edmonton, your sonic psychopomp Renée's current hometown. Learn about the history of the region, as well as the many haunted places across the city—from the Hotel MacDonald to La Bohème, and more about the historic Princess Theatre and the distressing legacy of the reputedly haunted Charles Camsell Hospital, once a government-run institution for treating tuberculosis among First Nations communities. ⚠️TW: Discussions of medical mistreatment, physical and sexual abuse of First Nations people, genocide and racism, mentions of suicide, homicide and violence. Follow @smalltownspooky on social media and check out smalltownspooky.wixsite.com/home for updates and extras. Find the transcript for this episode here. Small Town Spook is researched, written, and recorded by Renée Meloche. Sound design and mixing by Renée Meloche. It’s Not Hard to Get Lost by Bryan Mathys (title theme); July by Kai Engel; Autumn Sunset by Jason Shaw; выходной by Kosta T; Clusticus the Mistaken and You’re Right But I’m Me by Doctor Turtle all licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License; Lesicia by Kai Engel licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International 4.0; Rose of the World by The Victor Herbert Orchestra is licensed under CC0 Public Domain Mark 1.0. All sound effects licensed under CC0 Public Domain Mark 1.0, courtesy of Freesounds.org.
45:22
October 10, 2021
E01: The Hometown Horror of Texas Road
E01: The Hometown Horror of Texas Road
In this first-ever episode of Small Town Spooky, meet your sonic psychopomp Renée Meloche and hear the history and mysteries behind one of southern Ontario's most haunted stretches of asphalt: Texas Road. Follow @smalltownspooky on social media and check out smalltownspooky.wixsite.com/home for updates and extras. Find the transcript for this episode here. TW: Mentions of colonial North America, First Nations genocide, suicide, decapitation. Small Town Spook is researched, written, recorded by Renée Meloche. Sound design and mixing by Renée Meloche.  Music in this episode is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License unless otherwise indicated. Title song: It’s Not Hard to Get Lost by Bryan Mathys; Episode music: Lo-fi remixes of: Autumn Sunset by Jason Shaw (Audionautix.com); Lesicia by Kai Engel (Non-Commercial Attribution License); You’re Right But I’m Me by Doctor Turtle;  выходной by Kosta T. All sound effects licensed under Creative Commons 0, courtesy of Freesounds.org
33:39
October 03, 2021
Small Town Spooky Season 1 Trailer
Small Town Spooky Season 1 Trailer
This is Small Town Spooky with Renée Meloche, your sonic psychopomp leading you through stories of haunted roads, abandoned hospitals, French cryptids and little haunts on the prairie, just for starters. Our first episode airs October 3. You can go to smalltownspooky.wixtsite.com/home or check out @smalltownspooky on all the socials for more updates, episode extras, and more on how to support the show. :) Thanks for listening and hope to spook you soon!  Background Music: It's Not Hard to Get Lost by Brian Mathys from FreeMusicArchive.org, clipped and  licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.  Sound Effects: After Rain Wet Road Car Passby Urban Ext Night by Anton from FreeSound.Org, clipped and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.
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September 26, 2021