59 episodes

Proudly brought to you by the fine folks at the Astonishing Legends Podcast- Not just another show but a place you can go: The Midnight Library.

You alone, can climb the stairs of the strange, old Victorian mansion and be somewhat welcomed by your Hosts, Miranda Merrick & Mr. Darling. Curl up in a window seat or beside the grand fireplace and hear a tale of times long ago. Be transported to forgotten lands, learn about ancient customs and mysterious happenings… all in the company of your unusual hosts in their unique setting. Just stay in the cordoned off areas and you should be fine…

The Midnight Library The Midnight Library

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 808 Ratings

Proudly brought to you by the fine folks at the Astonishing Legends Podcast- Not just another show but a place you can go: The Midnight Library.

You alone, can climb the stairs of the strange, old Victorian mansion and be somewhat welcomed by your Hosts, Miranda Merrick & Mr. Darling. Curl up in a window seat or beside the grand fireplace and hear a tale of times long ago. Be transported to forgotten lands, learn about ancient customs and mysterious happenings… all in the company of your unusual hosts in their unique setting. Just stay in the cordoned off areas and you should be fine…

    Witches in Art

    Witches in Art

    Welcome, Dear Guest! Please find your favorite spot in The Reading Room as we gather to gaze upon what some have considered to be forbidden subjects for artists and the human eye: WITCHES IN ART! See for yourself what several artists have dared cast onto their canvases as your host describes for you the rich, enchanting, and other-worldly life of witches captured in these magical paintings! If you would like to look the paintings up in advance, which is highly recommended, the paintings discussed will be: "The Magic Circle" by John William Waterhouse, "Witches Sabbath" by Francisco Goya, "Witches Going to Their Sabbath" by Luis Falero, and "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch. We promise you will be delighted by all of these unusual paintings that are the subject of tonight's unusual reading.

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 35 min
    Coffin Ships - Heartbreak Warning

    Coffin Ships - Heartbreak Warning

    Please find yourself the most comforting spot in The Reading Room this evening, My Dear Guest, and cuddle up warm with a wolf pup as we hear the forlorn tale of those who endured troubled times and terrible journeys onboard the dreaded "coffin ships"-- as well as those who sadly, did not survive. The people in this reading will be given the utmost respect. The accounts are true, and the reading carries a "heartbreak" warning due to its intense sadness and few graphic facts.
    There are, however, excellent examples of human beings as role models, both horrific and nearly perfect. It's likely to be one of the only more serious readings we shall ever have. I thank you for attending. Yours Very Sincerely with Love, Miranda Merrick

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 37 min
    Hag Stones

    Hag Stones

    Well, Dear Guest, when was the last time you added a truly interesting rock to your collection? Tonight, Ms. Merrick will soon have you hunting for your very own Hag Stone! Once she tells you of all the magical might these "holy stones" are historically said to carry with them; the fun & mayhem they can make and prevent- well, we predict you'll end up bewitched by the story and the stone. Please choose your favorite spot in The Reading Room as The Midnight Library "rocks" your world.

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 38 min
    Corpse Medicine

    Corpse Medicine

    Welcome, Dear Guest! If you've been feeling a little under the weather- the cure is "dead ahead!" Just saunter over to our Hospitality Tray where Bob's your Uncle AND your medicine! Tonight, your Divine Hostess is more than a little pleased to fill you in on how your forebearers were munching on the dead to try to live longer themselves! BONUS! There are also 2 Spirit Board messages to be read out from Stefan Strangeways! (Please be advised--The Midnight Library & Miranda Merrick are not responsible for these messages, they are merely the transmitters of them. So there.

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 38 min
    Hold Your Horses

    Hold Your Horses

    Welcome Spooky Lovelies, we advise you to watch where you step on the grounds this evening, Dear Guest, and we politely ask that you not inadvertently carry in any muck your shoes may have gathered as you find your way to your seat in the Reading Room. You’ll find mini hay bales & sugar cubes on the Hospitality Tray… and a healthy dose of cautionary warnings and old-timey tales of dark horses! Please, Hold Your Horses, as we meet some delightfully-devilish demon steeds… and - a mysterious stranger…

    Special Thanks to Sounds Like an Earful Music Supply for the amazing music AND sound design during this episode.

    • 45 min
    The Festival in Phantom Forrest

    The Festival in Phantom Forrest

    The sweet scent of cotton candy drifts along in the warm evening air… soft thunder can be heard far off in the fading glow of a perfect evening… The Festival in Phantom Forest is one of a kind, immersive event meant to be a unique journey of the mind for guests of The Midnight Library. For this reason, it is greatly advised that in order for the listener to fully experience their environment- a quiet atmosphere and the use of quality headphones or earbuds- is highly recommended. Admission is free, and you may want to bring a jacket.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
808 Ratings

808 Ratings

Carrico9 ,

Really?

I started following AL about the time they started. I fell off in the recent past and heard about the Midnight Library when I picked AL up again. I CANT BELIEVE THIS PROGRAM! I love listening to it and have yet to find one single episode that bored me. I LOVE the narration and story telling. Thank you for such an amazing program, I love it so! Keep them coming!

Jo_903 ,

Spooky and Beautiful!

I am so glad I stumbled across this podcast. Miranda’s voice is perfect, full of feeling and mellifluous, just what you’d want in a mysterious storyteller. I love the interactions between Miranda and Darling that make the library world seem real and fleshed out. And underneath all that carefully crafted aesthetic are true stories that are interesting and will leave you wondering for days to come. Wonderful podcast for anyone who likes folklore and a bit of weird history.

Kcummins ,

Coffin ships

An amazing story, I had heard the potato blight but not the rest of the story. Thank you psssst where canto get one of your tattoos

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