39 episodes

The Witch in the Woods is a family friendly horror podcast. The story follows four children as they seek out the witch in the woods on a dare. They befriend her and her familiars: a fastidious dog named Barnaby and a snarky cat named Grimalkin. To prove to their friends that they’ve visited the witch, Barnaby and Grimalkin tell them supernatural stories and spine-chilling tales. As Season One unfolds, the children find themselves trapped in a scary story of their own when faced with a supernatural threat. Will they be able to count on the witch to help them? Or does she have dangerous motivations of her own?Aimed at a middle grade/young adult audience and featuring classic tales such as The Hook Hand, The Vanishing Hitchhiker and Bloody Mary, this podcast balances laugh out loud humor with gasp out loud spookiness. It will have you and your children wondering: “Am I brave enough to be listening to this?" And "When does the next episode come out?”

The Witch in the Woods Zombie Burrito Productions

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

The Witch in the Woods is a family friendly horror podcast. The story follows four children as they seek out the witch in the woods on a dare. They befriend her and her familiars: a fastidious dog named Barnaby and a snarky cat named Grimalkin. To prove to their friends that they’ve visited the witch, Barnaby and Grimalkin tell them supernatural stories and spine-chilling tales. As Season One unfolds, the children find themselves trapped in a scary story of their own when faced with a supernatural threat. Will they be able to count on the witch to help them? Or does she have dangerous motivations of her own?Aimed at a middle grade/young adult audience and featuring classic tales such as The Hook Hand, The Vanishing Hitchhiker and Bloody Mary, this podcast balances laugh out loud humor with gasp out loud spookiness. It will have you and your children wondering: “Am I brave enough to be listening to this?" And "When does the next episode come out?”

    Season Two, Episode Eight: You Shouldn't Be Here

    Season Two, Episode Eight: You Shouldn't Be Here

    The Season Two finale finds our crew running from humans, discussing what happened to Eabha and Ciara and planning what their next steps should be. After all, they are still on a journey to get Rosa's energy back, to find Barnaby's friends, and ultimately to save the world. Good thing they're all on the same page and working together. After being kidnapped and escaping, after sharing so much history, the kids can definitely trust the witch's crew now. Right?

    Rated PG: light peril and ghostly subjects. More guidance for parents is available on our website. https://www.thewitchinthewoodspodcast.squarespace.com

    "You Shouldn't Be Here" was written, directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Jon Furr as Barnaby
    Caitlin Stafford as Grimalkin
    Maddox Butler as Baz
    Astoria McLaughlin as Naomi
    Krynn McLaughlin as Olivia
    Riley Meehan as Ari
    Emily Emerson as Rosa
    Becky McLaughlin as Coro


    We are also now accepting fan art to put on our YouTube channel, and YOUR original scary stories for us to dramatize! See below for links:

    Send your fan mail to grimalkinthegreat@gmail.com

    Send your fan art to thewitchinthewoodspod@gmail.com

    Send your original scary stories to the witchinthewoodspod@gmail.com and visit our website for guidelines!

    Follow us on social media @thewitchinthewoodspod

    Support us on Patreon to get great perks like extra scary stories and original spooky art in our sticker of the month club! https://www.patreon.com/thewitchinthewoodspod

    Episodes will also be available SOON on our YouTube channel with captions and original fan art!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFDMW4T279qmYLw3u8936g

    The Witch in the Woods Podcast is a Zombie Burrito Production and was written and executive produced by Becky McLaughlin.

    Theme music by Ken Ashford with sounds from Zapsplat.com.

    • 19 min
    Season Two, Episode Seven: May You Find Peace

    Season Two, Episode Seven: May You Find Peace

    Rosa has a plan. One that will release Eabha from her curse and allow our crew to escape. It seems like it just might work until someone arrives. Someone even angrier, even more set on revenge than Eabha. Ciara wants to settle her score with the Baba Yagas and she's ready to destroy anyone who gets in her way... even if they are only children.


    Rated PG: light peril and ghostly subjects. More guidance for parents is available on our website. https://www.thewitchinthewoodspodcast.squarespace.com

    "May You Find Peace" was written, directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Jon Furr as Barnaby
    Caitlin Stafford as Grimalkin
    Maddox Butler as Baz
    Astoria McLaughlin as Naomi
    Krynn McLaughlin as Olivia
    Riley Meehan as Ari
    Emily Emerson as Rosa
    Sarah Jenkins as Eabha
    Emily Ultan as Ciara

    "The Parting Glass" was performed by Sarah Jenkins and was influenced by The Wailin' Jenny's.

    The instrumental version of "The Parting Glass" that plays during the credits was performed by Alexander Nakarada.

    We are also now accepting fan art to put on our YouTube channel, and YOUR original scary stories for us to dramatize! See below for links:

    Send your fan mail to grimalkinthegreat@gmail.com

    Send your fan art to thewitchinthewoodspod@gmail.com

    Send your original scary stories to the witchinthewoodspod@gmail.com and visit our website for guidelines!

    Follow us on social media @thewitchinthewoodspod

    Support us on Patreon to get great perks like extra scary stories and original spooky art in our sticker of the month club! https://www.patreon.com/thewitchinthewoodspod

    Episodes will also be available SOON on our YouTube channel with captions and original fan art!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFDMW4T279qmYLw3u8936g

    The Witch in the Woods Podcast is a Zombie Burrito Production and was written and executive produced by Becky McLaughlin.

    Theme music by Ken Ashford with sounds from Zapsplat.com.

    • 25 min
    Season Two, Episode Six: The Beauty of Endings

    Season Two, Episode Six: The Beauty of Endings

    The crew is reeling with the revelations from Episode Five, struggling to prepare for what might be ahead when the future feels murky and bleak. Olivia is troubled most by Eabha's story, and a late night talk with Rosa gives them both a lot to think about...

    Rated PG: light peril and ghostly subjects. More guidance for parents is available on our website. https://www.thewitchinthewoodspodcast.squarespace.com

    "The Beauty of Endings" was written, directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Jon Furr as Barnaby
    Caitlin Stafford as Grimalkin
    Maddox Butler as Baz
    Astoria McLaughlin as Naomi
    Krynn McLaughlin as Olivia
    Riley Meehan as Ari
    Emily Emerson as Rosa

    "The Ghost and the Treasure" was written, directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Piper Machado as Emily
    Stella McLaughlin as Jo
    Haley Motsinger as Mrs. Edwards
    Colin Archer as Mr. Edwards
    Emily Ultan as Mrs. Blair
    Riley Meehan as Nathaniel Blair

    We are also now accepting fan art to put on our YouTube channel, and YOUR original scary stories for us to dramatize! See below for links:

    Send your fan mail to grimalkinthegreat@gmail.com

    Send your fan art to thewitchinthewoodspod@gmail.com

    Send your original scary stories to the witchinthewoodspod@gmail.com and visit our website for guidelines!

    Follow us on social media @thewitchinthewoodspod

    Support us on Patreon to get great perks like extra scary stories and original spooky art in our sticker of the month club! https://www.patreon.com/thewitchinthewoodspod

    Episodes will also be available SOON on our YouTube channel with captions and original fan art!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFDMW4T279qmYLw3u8936g

    The Witch in the Woods Podcast is a Zombie Burrito Production and was written and executive produced by Becky McLaughlin.

    Theme music by Ken Ashford with sounds from Zapsplat.com.

    • 33 min
    Season Two, Episode Five: The Curse

    Season Two, Episode Five: The Curse

    Rosa is here! Rosa is here! Ok, she's not actually here... and she's also sort of a groundhog, but now that she's here the kids can finally get some answers! Answers about Rosa's sisters, Eabha's curse, and why Ciara just might have an axe to grind with the Baba Yagas...

    Rated PG: light peril and ghostly subjects. More guidance for parents is available on our website. https://www.thewitchinthewoodspodcast.squarespace.com

    "The Curse" was written, directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Jon Furr as Barnaby
    Caitlin Stafford as Grimalkin
    Maddox Butler as Baz
    Astoria McLaughlin as Naomi
    Krynn McLaughlin as Olivia
    Riley Meehan as Ari
    Emily Emerson as Rosa

    "Eabha's Story" was written, directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Sarah Jenkins as Eabha
    Emily Ultan as Ciara
    Emily Emerson as both Baba Yaga Life and Baba Yaga Death
    Gavi McLaughlin as Grandson
    Becky McLaughlin as Daughter

    We are also now accepting fan art to put on our YouTube channel, and YOUR original scary stories for us to dramatize! See below for links:

    Send your fan mail to grimalkinthegreat@gmail.com

    Send your fan art to thewitchinthewoodspod@gmail.com

    Send your original scary stories to the witchinthewoodspod@gmail.com and visit our website for guidelines!

    Follow us on social media @thewitchinthewoodspod

    Support us on Patreon to get great perks like extra scary stories and original spooky art in our sticker of the month club! https://www.patreon.com/thewitchinthewoodspod

    Episodes will also be available SOON on our YouTube channel with captions and original fan art!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFDMW4T279qmYLw3u8936g

    The Witch in the Woods Podcast is a Zombie Burrito Production and was written and executive produced by Becky McLaughlin.

    Theme music by Ken Ashford with sounds from Zapsplat.com.

    • 41 min
    Season Two, Episode Four: Fate

    Season Two, Episode Four: Fate

    This episode finds  our crew learning more about their captor: Eabha aka Mothman. There's good news and bad news to consider; fate, prophecy and curses to discuss, but luckily they have an old friend on their way to help them. A friend who might appear a little differently than expected...

    Rated PG: light peril and ghostly subjects. More guidance for parents is available on our website. https://www.thewitchinthewoodspodcast.squarespace.com

    "Fate" was written, directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Jon Furr as Barnaby
    Caitlin Stafford as Grimalkin
    Maddox Butler as Baz
    Astoria McLaughlin as Naomi
    Krynn McLaughlin as Olivia
    Riley Meehan as Ari
    Emily Emerson as Rosa

    "The Banshee of Tar River" was directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Caitlin Stafford as Grimalkin the Narrator
    Sean Carey as Dave Warner
    Haley Motsinger as the Townsperson
    Colin Archer as British Solider #1
    Seph Schonekas as British Soldier #2
    Sarah Thompson as The Banshee

    "Oedipus the King" was directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Emily Ultan as Oracle #1
    Josh McLaughlin as Oedipus
    Haley Mostsinger as Thebian
    Sarah Jenkins as the Sphinx
    Sarah Thompson as Oracle #2
    Becky McLaughlin as King Lauis and Queen Jocasta


    We are also now accepting fan art to put on our YouTube channel, and YOUR original scary stories for us to dramatize! See below for links:

    Send your fan mail to grimalkinthegreat@gmail.com

    Send your fan art to thewitchinthewoodspod@gmail.com

    Send your original scary stories to the witchinthewoodspod@gmail.com and visit our website for guidelines!

    Follow us on social media @thewitchinthewoodspod

    Support us on Patreon to get great perks like extra scary stories and original spooky art in our sticker of the month club! https://www.patreon.com/thewitchinthewoodspod

    Episodes will also be available SOON on our YouTube channel with captions and original fan art!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFDMW4T279qmYLw3u8936g

    The Witch in the Woods Podcast is a Zombie Burrito Production and was written and executive produced by Becky McLaughlin.

    Theme music by Ken Ashford with sounds from Zapsplat.com.

    • 36 min
    Ode to Ukraine: Oksana and the Cow's Head

    Ode to Ukraine: Oksana and the Cow's Head

    We know you're desperately waiting to hear what's happening to our beloved crew, but after working on a Ukrainian fairy tale for our Patreon members we decided we wanted to share it with a larger audience in an effort to show our support for Ukraine. We'll be back to Season Two next week!!

    When Oksana is banished to a cabin in the woods by her wicked stepmother, she is visited by the ghostly head of a cow. I mean... need we say more?

    You can show your support to the people of Ukraine in lots of ways, but if you're able to send monetary donations check out this article to find many opportunities to send support:

    https://www.forbes.com/advisor/personal-finance/donate-relief-to-ukraine/

    Interested in helping refugees in your own community? This is a great place to start:
    https://rcusa.org/get-involved/volunteer/#map

    Rated PG: light peril and ghostly subjects. More guidance for parents is available on our website. https://www.thewitchinthewoodspodcast.squarespace.com

    "Oksana and the Cow's Head" was directed and audio designed by Becky McLaughlin and features the voice talents of:

    Caitlin Stafford as Grimalkin the Narrator
    Krynn McLaughlin as Oksana
    Seph Schonekas as Oksana's Father
    Sarah Thompson as the Stepmother
    Emily Ultan as the Cow's Head
    Becky McLaughlin as Olena

    Original music written and performed by Claire Walton and Zac Messick of Bug Street. You can check them out at https://bugstreet.bandcamp.com

    We are also now accepting fan art to put on our YouTube channel, and YOUR original scary stories for us to dramatize! See below for links:

    Send your fan mail to grimalkinthegreat@gmail.com

    Send your fan art to thewitchinthewoodspod@gmail.com

    Send your original scary stories to the witchinthewoodspod@gmail.com and visit our website for guidelines!

    Follow us on social media @thewitchinthewoodspod

    Support us on Patreon to get great perks like extra scary stories and original spooky art in our sticker of the month club! https://www.patreon.com/thewitchinthewoodspod

    Episodes will also be available SOON on our YouTube channel with captions and original fan art!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFDMW4T279qmYLw3u8936g

    The Witch in the Woods Podcast is a Zombie Burrito Production and was written and executive produced by Becky McLaughlin.

    Theme music by Ken Ashford with sounds from Zapsplat.com.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Act_react ,

Just plain fun

This podcast is just a delight. It really takes me back to my childhood and the stories we told at camp and slumber parties. And with the added main story, there is a great new sort of mystery that we get to see develop along the way, while still getting some familiar (and not so familiar) spine-tingling stories.

CosmicPossum ,

Charmingly scary

Thoroughly charming framing of some well known, and not so well known, traditional campfire stories, urban legends, and ghostly tales. Adults will delight in sharing these podcasts with the tweens in their lives, preferably with the lights out!

SchmeedaSchmada ,

Great for all ages!!

What a fun story! I was pulled in from the first moments, and now I can’t wait for the next episode to drop! The storyline with the kids is so interesting, and the scary stories in between definitely remind me of trying to scare one another around a campfire. This podcast is awesome!

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