59 episodes

Two friends, Cristina & MJ, bring you all the folklore, myths, legends, haunted places, espooky cuentos del rancho and spooky stories you heard at all the family fiestas, with a focus on Latin America.

Espooky Tales Cristina & MJ

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 71 Ratings

Two friends, Cristina & MJ, bring you all the folklore, myths, legends, haunted places, espooky cuentos del rancho and spooky stories you heard at all the family fiestas, with a focus on Latin America.

    Legends From Guadalajara, Jalisco

    Legends From Guadalajara, Jalisco

    Guadalajara, Jalisco is the second largest city in Mexico and is full of legends and tales. Today we share 3 different tales from the city, El Rincon del Diablo, El Charro Negro and La Casa de los Perros. First, we share a listener's story. If you have spooky stories you want us to share on the podcast, please email Espookytales@gmail.com. You'll hear Carmen, of Novelas con Cafecito podcast, guest in this episode, as MJ was still recovering.
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    Music Credit: 
    Silent Night (Dark Piano Version)-Myuu                  
    Link for sources
    Episode art credit  "Amanecer en Guadalajara - Jalisco México 160411" by Lucy Nieto is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

    • 39 min
    The Legend of La Llorona

    The Legend of La Llorona

    TW: Child death, suicide

    The tale of La Llorona is one that most of us have heard throughout our lives. It is the tale of a woman, who committed the worst act a mother could commit, but where did the story come from? We aim to answer this in today’s episode, by exploring different Llorona origin stories, but before that we share some spooky listener stories. If you have spooky stories you want us to share on the podcast, please email Espookytales@gmail.com.
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    Support Espooky Tales on Patreon (bonus episodes and more) https://www.patreon.com/Espookytales


    Music Credit: 
    Silent Night (Dark Piano Version)-Myuu                  
    Link for sources
    Episode art credit  Alyosn, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Las Hermanas Poquianchis (the Poquianchis Sisters)

    Las Hermanas Poquianchis (the Poquianchis Sisters)

    TW: ASSAULT, RAPE, MURDER


    A true crime case that shocked a nation, Las Hermanas Poquianchis are four sisters born in Jalisco, where they went on to commit heinous crimes, including human traficking, assault, and rape.  The terror of being taken by Las Poquianchis was felt all over Mexico. No listener story this episode, but If you have spooky stories you want us to share on the podcast, please email Espookytales@gmail.com.
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    Music Credit: 
    Silent Night (Dark Piano Version)-Myuu                  
    Link for sources

    • 46 min
    New Year, New Me: Latin American New Year's Traditions

    New Year, New Me: Latin American New Year's Traditions

    The new year, it’s usually a time for new goals, new dreams and a chance to start over. Today, we bring different Latin American New Year’s traditions. While there are some things we all do to bring in the new year, like shoving 12 grapes down our throats, hugging our familia when the clock strikes midnight, there are many traditions that are very unique. Before that we talk about New year’s, we share a spooky listener story. If you have spooky stories you want us to share on the podcast, please email Espookytales@gmail.com.
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    Music Credit: 
    Silent Night (Dark Piano Version)-Myuu                  
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    Episode art credit  "Happy New Year to All!" by storebukkebruse is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    • 45 min
    The San Pedro Haunting & La Mataviejitas with Cuento Crimen

    The San Pedro Haunting & La Mataviejitas with Cuento Crimen

    We teamed up with Cuento Crimen podcast for this episode, we will be telling the tale of the infamous San Pedro Haunting, that took place in San Pedro, California, and the LA area and Cuentro Crimen will be telling the crime of La Mataviejitas, a woman serial killer in Mexico. 
    If you have spooky stories you want us to share on the podcast, please email Espookytales@gmail.com.
    Listen to Cuento Crimen: https://linktr.ee/cuentocrimenpodcast
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    Music Credit: 
    Silent Night (Dark Piano Version)-Myuu                  
    Link for sources
    Episode art credit  

    • 52 min
    Tequendama Falls & The Joelma Building

    Tequendama Falls & The Joelma Building

    Some events are so horrific, they leave scars that last forever. Today we share the tale of Tequendama Falls, a place forever haunted by colonization. MJ shares the tale of the Joelma building in Brazil, where a tragedy has cursed a building. First, we share a listener story with you, if you have spooky stories you want us to share on the podcast, please email Espookytales@gmail.com.
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    Support Espooky Tales
    Music Credit: 
    Silent Night (Dark Piano Version)-Myuu                  
    Link for sources
    Episode art credit- Arturo Aparicio, CC BY-SA 4.0 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

NoWay_JoseAngel ,

Espooky and funny!

Espooky Tales is one of my favorite podcast. Cristina and MJ are both hilarious and present their stories with a lot of information. Not every podcast will have you scared, then laughing out loud, and learning some things a long the way. This podcast goes to show you there is more than just “La Llorona” when it comes to LatinX supernatural stories!

perlaingrid ,

I’m Espooked!

It’s been a while since I’ve been genuinely espooked. For some reason stories in Spanish just hit different. I grew up with the legends and myths covered in this podcast and it’s refreshing to hear about them and not the same old American/European stories. I’m so happy I found this podcast! Even if I’m espooked!

Fiesta Maiden ,

The Way Tales Should Be Told

I recently came across Espooky Tales, and I'm so glad I did. These two are hillarious! I look forward to tracing back their back catalog and finding more to laugh about!

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