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In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the darkest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness? Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep into the mines was just the first mistake.
To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia.
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Old Gods of Appalachia DeepNerd Media

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 91 Ratings

In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the darkest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness? Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep into the mines was just the first mistake.
To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia.
Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media and is distributed by Rusty Quill. All rights reserved.
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    Episode 31: Season Three Prologue

    Episode 31: Season Three Prologue

    Welcome to Season 3, Family. Join us as we walk in the shadows of the mountains and see a few of those who we might meet in the dark.
    CW: References to mutilation, occult phenomena, family dysfunction,and being unhoused due to the death of an elder; monster sounds.
    Written by Steve Shell
    Narrated by Steve Shell
    Sound design by Steve Shell
    Produced and edited by Cam Collins and Steve Shell
    Intro Music: “The Land Unknown (The Pound of Flesh Verses)” written and performed by Landon Blood
    Outro Music: "As Above, So Below" written and performed by Landon Blood
    Deluxe Benefactor: Scared to Death Podcast
    Season Sponsor: Sucrebeillle – Visit sucreabeille.com/products/nightshade and use the code LOVEGODS. Spend $25 anywhere in the store and add a dram of Nightshade to your cart to get that dram free.
    To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia.
    Transcripts available on our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com/episodes.
    Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media and is distributed by Rusty Quill. All rights reserved.
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    • 20 min
    Episode 32: Runs in the Family

    Episode 32: Runs in the Family

    In the early decades of the 20th century, unions are on the rise in coal country. Those who toil beneath the dark earth balk under the yoke of the Barrow family’s rule, and something must be done.
    CW: References to occult phenomena, unnatural means of reproduction, human sacrifice, ghosts, mutilation, beheading and maiming human beings, monster sounds.
    Written by Cam Collins and Steve Shell
    Narrated by Steve Shell
    Sound design by Steve Shell
    Produced and edited by Cam Collins and Steve Shell
    The voice of Pretty Polly Barrow: Tracey Johnston-Crum
    Intro Music: “The Land Unknown (The Pound of Flesh Verses)” written and performed by Landon Blood
    Outro Music: “Pretty Polly” as performed by Landon Blood and John Lee Bullard
    Season Sponsor: Sucrebeillle – Visit sucreabeille.com/products/nightshade and use the code LOVEGODS. Spend $25 anywhere in the store and add a dram of Nightshade to your cart to get that dram free.
    To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia.
    Transcripts available on our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com/episodes.
    Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media and is distributed by Rusty Quill. All rights reserved.
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    • 29 min
    Episode 33: Special Delivery

    Episode 33: Special Delivery

    Polly Barrow and her Hollow Men, Mr. Crain and Mr. Churchman, venture into the heart of coal country to make special deliveries to those who deserve them.
    CW: References to occult phenomena, unnatural means of reproduction, sounds of a woman in psychic pain, a baby fussing and crying, massacre of a family, monster noises, appearance of (but not actual) child endangerment.
    Written by Cam Collins
    Narrated by Steve Shell
    Sound design by Steve Shell
    Produced and edited by Cam Collins and Steve Shell
    The voice of Pretty Polly Barrow: Tracey Johnston-Crum
    Intro Music: “The Land Unknown (The Pound of Flesh Verses)” written and performed by Landon Blood
    Outro Music: "Pretty Polly” as performed by Landon Blood and John Lee Bullard
    Season Sponsor: Sucrebeillle – Visit sucreabeille.com/products/nightshade and use the code LOVEGODS. Spend $25 anywhere in the store and add a dram of Nightshade to your cart to get that dram free.
    Back the Old Gods of Applachia TTRPG Kickstarter at mymcg.info/oldgodsrpg.
    To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia.
    Transcripts available on our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com/episodes.
    Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media and is distributed by Rusty Quill. All rights reserved.
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    • 34 min
    Episode 34: On Oak Mountain

    Episode 34: On Oak Mountain

    Polly Barrow and her boys make another special delivery, this time to the Underwoods of Oak Mountain. Discoveries are made.
    CW: References to historical racism and law enforcement, happy baby sounds, blended Appalachian witchcraft and Christian practices, supernatural manifestations centered around a baby.
    Written by Cam Collins
    Special script consultant: DJ Rogers
    Narrated by Steve Shell
    Sound design by Steve Shell
    Produced and edited by Cam Collins and Steve Shell
    The voice of Granny Underwood: Stephanie Hickling-Beckman
    The voice of Nina Jennings: Shasparay Irvine
    The voice of Tobias Underwood: DJ Rogers
    The voice of Polly Barrow: Tracy Johnston-Crum
    Intro music: “The Land Unknown (The Pound of Flesh Verses)” written and performed by Landon Blood
    Outro music: “I Cannot Escape The Darkness” by Those Poor Bastards
    Season Sponsor: Sucrebeillle – Visit sucreabeille.com/products/nightshade and use the code LOVEGODS. Spend $25 anywhere in the store and add a dram of Nightshade to your cart to get that dram free.
    Back the Old Gods of Applachia TTRPG Kickstarter at mymcg.info/oldgodsrpg.
    To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia.
    Transcripts available on our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com/episodes.
    Old Gods of Appalachia is a production of DeepNerd Media and is distributed by Rusty Quill. All rights reserved.
    Get Build Mama a Coffin, Black Mouthed Dog and other exclusive content on Patreon!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.

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    • 33 min
    Episode 35: More Harm Than Good

    Episode 35: More Harm Than Good

    The people of Bower County have had just about enough of Polly Barrow and the boys, and decide to do something about it.
    CW: An armed mob, references to witchcraft practices, fire, house fire, burns / injuries incurred from those fires, non-graphic mention of a gunshot wound, strangulation, smothering / difficulty breathing, death by blunt force, explosions,body horror, ghosts, supernatural attack on a woman by a man, monster violence, ageist language (used by a villain), death, sounds of a woman in psychic pain.
    Written by Cam Collins and Steve Shell
    Special script consultant: DJ Rogers
    Narrated by Steve Shell
    Sound design by Steve Shell
    Produced and edited by Cam Collins and Steve Shell
    The voice of Polly Barrow: Tracy Johnston-Crum
    The voice of Granny Underwood: Stephanie Hickling-Beckman
    The voice of Nina Jennings: Shasparay Irvine
    The voice of Tobias Underwood: DJ Rogers
    The voice of Franklin Moses: Dr. Ray Christian
    Intro Music: “The Land Unknown (The Pound of Flesh Verses)” written and performed by Landon Blood
    Outro Music: “Pretty Polly” as performed by Landon Blood and John Lee Bullard and a second version performed by Stacie Sexton.
    Special guest voices (aka The Churchman Ghost Chorus): Cam Collins, Laura Hampton, Manda Alley Leonard, Jordan Shiveley, Kelson Stallard, Amerie Helton, Tonya Woolard, Nathan Cavicci, Jason Strength, Fiona Chamness, Colin Bulla, DL Armistead, Mortellus, Eric Daniel Pavey, Renee Hill, Grant McCracken, Dayv Cole, Terhan McDaniels, Monique Bouchard, Tyler Childers (no, not that Tyler Childers, the other one), Jékksyn Ícaro, Joshua Huntsinger, Theresa Daniels, Sarah Leary, Dan Craley, Edwin Maldanado Jr., Nikki Nelson-Hicks, Layla Cruse, Lindsey Deel, with thanks and apologies to Billy Howell, Mayor Preston Blakely, D. Travis Brandel, Tonya Downing, Josh Roberts, Susan Fox, and anyone else who sent in files!
    Season Sponsor: Sucrebeillle – Visit sucreabeille.com/products/i-come-from-a-long-line-of-terrifying-women and use the code LOVEGODS. Spend $25 anywhere in the store and add a dram of I Come From A Long Line of Terrifying Women to your cart and get that dram free.
    To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia.
    Transcripts available on our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com/episodes.
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    • 44 min
    Episode 36: Eminent Domain

    Episode 36: Eminent Domain

    A voice from the past calls a family to go back home one last time.
    CW: Loud telephone ring, references to deaths of parents and siblings, death of a mother and child in childbrith, death by monster, death by pollution-induced illness, frank discussion of historical sex work, bodily injury and disability, emotional trauma.
     
    Written by Steve Shell
    Edited by Cam Collins
    Narrated by Steve Shell
    Sound design by Steve Shell
    Produced by Cam Collins and Steve Shell
    Intro Music: “The Land Unknown (The Pound of Flesh Verses)” written and performed by Landon Blood
    Outro Music: "I cannot Escape the Darkness" written and performed by Landon Blood
    New Sponsor: Christophe Maso’s new novella: The Scream of the Butterfly
    Season Sponsor: Sucrebeillle – Visit sucreabeille.com/products/i-come-from-a-long-line-of-terrifying-women and use the code LOVEGODS. Spend $25 anywhere in the store and add a dram of I'm Too Old For This Shit to your cart and get that dram free.
    To learn more about Old Gods of Appalachia, visit our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com, and be sure to complete your social media ritual and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @oldgodsofappalachia, or Twitter and Tumblr @oldgodspod. If you'd like to support the show, you can join or Patreon at www.patreon.com/oldgodsofappalachia, or support us on Acast at supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia. You can also find t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Old Gods merch in our shop at www.teepublic.com/stores/oldgodsofappalachia.
    Transcripts available on our website at www.oldgodsofappalachia.com/episodes.
    Get Build Mama a Coffin, Black Mouthed Dog and other exclusive content on Patreon!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/old-gods-of-appalachia.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

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Sweetness.13. ,

Absolutely. Frikkin. Incredible.

I first listened to this completely by accident, it came up as recommended on one of my podcast apps and I actually meant to try the one next to it, but I have never been so thankful for my clumsy thumbs in my whole life.

The writing and storytelling is honestly breathtaking.

I’ve listened all the way through at least 3 times now, and I cannot get over how a gothic/eldrich horror podcast has actually made me feel so positive and hopeful and empowered. It is inclusive in a way that feels effortless, and to see myself represented in a setting where I usually have nothing to relate to is just phenomenal.

Yes, there’s creepy/scary bits, but the way that the characters tackle them, the way that the characters know who they are, and the way they stand for whats right and do their best to protect l vulnerable people is simply incredible.

I have never subscribed to patreons or bought merch or anything for any podcasts or anything like that as I don’t have a lot of money to spare these days, but I have subscribed to Old God’s patreon - not only because I wanted to hear the exclusive episodes - but also because what they are doing and the stories they are telling feel truly important, and if my couple of dollars a month can in any way help them continue then that would be enough (the bonus content is cool as heck though too!)

Anyway, long story short - five stars, 10/10, incredible, I simply cannot recommend this podcast enough.

PumpkinJeesh ,

Addicted.

I’ve listened through twice so far and I’m about to start my third listen through. Steve’s voice is soothing an enigmatic and the stories are so rich and dark. This pod is a must for any horror fan. Plus, the whole Old Gods community is so amazing! Get on board, family!

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