8 episodes

Ever since Judith’s lifelong best friend, Claire Sterback, inherited a house from a biological family she never knew, things have begun to change. Claire has begun to change. It isn’t just that the house is full of cryptic notebooks, ominous scribblings on the wall, and a basement that is colder than it should be. It isn’t just that Claire abruptly up and left her live-in boyfriend and is now being stalked by a psychopathic realtor. Claire is… off. Claire is sleepwalking. Sometimes when Claire begins to speak, it isn’t her voice that comes out at all. Claire begins to obsess over a cult her biological family was a part of, The Family of Fire. As she gets closer to a secret at the heart of the old house in the Toronto neighborhood of Parkdale, she is also getting closer to losing herself. And after Claire goes missing, with the help of co-worker-turned-friend-Owen, Judith vies to track her down, even if it means diving into a history that may have been better left untouched. Even if it means dealing with spirits that really do not like her. Parkdale Haunt is about friendship and identity, trauma, cults, demons, and rituals, and, most frighteningly, the Toronto real estate market.

Parkdale Haunt Frequency Podcast Network

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Ever since Judith’s lifelong best friend, Claire Sterback, inherited a house from a biological family she never knew, things have begun to change. Claire has begun to change. It isn’t just that the house is full of cryptic notebooks, ominous scribblings on the wall, and a basement that is colder than it should be. It isn’t just that Claire abruptly up and left her live-in boyfriend and is now being stalked by a psychopathic realtor. Claire is… off. Claire is sleepwalking. Sometimes when Claire begins to speak, it isn’t her voice that comes out at all. Claire begins to obsess over a cult her biological family was a part of, The Family of Fire. As she gets closer to a secret at the heart of the old house in the Toronto neighborhood of Parkdale, she is also getting closer to losing herself. And after Claire goes missing, with the help of co-worker-turned-friend-Owen, Judith vies to track her down, even if it means diving into a history that may have been better left untouched. Even if it means dealing with spirits that really do not like her. Parkdale Haunt is about friendship and identity, trauma, cults, demons, and rituals, and, most frighteningly, the Toronto real estate market.

    CROSSTALK

    CROSSTALK

    Judith is displaced from her apartment and has to crash in Claire’s guestroom. It’s going ok, aside from the sleepwalking. And the sleeptalking. And the fact that Claire keeps covering the house in broken glass in the night. And the creepy things she’s saying. Actually, it’s just a mess across the board.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/paranormal experiences, fire (mentioned), sleepwalking, possession, alcohol

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 30 min
    HOUSE OF WORSHIP

    HOUSE OF WORSHIP

    Judith’s discomfort is causing tension with Claire, and things are getting heated, and the recordings are getting more and more odd…

    Also, remember: always take the time to get to know your neighbours, because you never know what memories of a terrifying blood cult they might have.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/paranormal experiences, cults, knives, fire (mentioned), alcohol

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Caroly Larson as Debbie

    Taylor Davis as Austin Bird

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 30 min
    DIVINATION

    DIVINATION

    Claire finds a homemade spirit board in the closet. Rather than hurling it out a window, she decides to invite people over to try it out. Turns out the house has a few things to say, and it’s feeling chatty. And aggressive.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/the paranormal, alcohol

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Carson Pinch as Adam

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 25 min
    SUBTERRANEAN

    SUBTERRANEAN

    In the recordings, Claire talks about finding diaries in the basement of the house, along with her new sleepwalking-related issues. Hoping to get their hands on some books, Judith and Owen head over to the house to root through the basement, but the house and whatever is inside it does not want them there.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/paranormal experiences, infanticide (mentioned), cults, the occult, sleepwalking, alcohol

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 26 min
    NO GOOD DEEDS

    NO GOOD DEEDS

    What’s that in the basement? Is it a ghost? A demon? A very angry raccoon? Possibly all three? Claire and Judith investigate the downstairs finally and find that it is truly creepy in more ways than they would’ve expected. The recordings are getting freakier though, and one new one starts to shed a little light on what might have precipitated the changes happening to Claire.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Animals, hauntings/paranormal experiences, blood (mentioned), darkness, fainting, gaslighting, alcohol

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Carson Pinch as Adam

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 26 min
    NEW WALLS

    NEW WALLS

    Judith and Claire start working on the house, which comes with some unexpected issues, such as the endlessly creepy basement or the unsettling writing on the walls. They’re also presented with a difficult choice of which is worse: your ex showing up unannounced or 100 house centipedes in your sink?

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Alcohol, the occult, insects

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Carson Pinch as Adam

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

M.B.€ ,

Can’t wait for more episodes

Great podcast.

the real Martha ,

Looking forward to each new episode!

Really enjoying this podcast! Voice acting is good as is the creep factor! Keep ‘em coming!

Aliawesome ,

Can’t wait to hear more!

Really well made with great sound quality and voice acting! Off to a really good start.

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