11 episodes

Five years ago, Molly Weaver, Bryan Anderson, and Nathan Howell started a podcast focused on the local legend of a monster called The Blackwood Bugman. Quickly, the investigation grows out of their control, as they discover that, not only are the legends seemingly true, many people in Blackwood have turned up dead or disappeared without a trace. Worse, there may be a reason why no one has ever uncovered the truth before. Someone is watching them, willing to do whatever it takes to keep the secret. Their recordings have finally been released.

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    • 4.6, 1.3K Ratings

Five years ago, Molly Weaver, Bryan Anderson, and Nathan Howell started a podcast focused on the local legend of a monster called The Blackwood Bugman. Quickly, the investigation grows out of their control, as they discover that, not only are the legends seemingly true, many people in Blackwood have turned up dead or disappeared without a trace. Worse, there may be a reason why no one has ever uncovered the truth before. Someone is watching them, willing to do whatever it takes to keep the secret. Their recordings have finally been released.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

rootedwomon ,

Didn’t think you’d hook me but you did!

I passed this by when I heard the commercial the first time a month or so back. But now that we’re into summer and my gardening tasks keep happily expanding I needed something other than the talking books I’ve heard 100 times or the endless political blathering. Can’t wait to hear more!

Katrina Monique Russell ,

Blackwood

This podcast surprised me. I’m usually one to listen to true crime podcasts nonstop, having never found a audio fictional series that hooked me.
Blackwood presents itself in a way similar to found-footage films, sometimes a little haphazard with its reporting and storyline, but rich in character development with true-to-life inside jokes, references, and reactions. The voice acting is excellent for the three teens, though slightly lacking for extras/minor characters.
This show not only surprised me for the interesting story of the Blackwood Bugman, but also how I’ve ended up caring for these characters in a very small amount of time. Each episode is ~30 minutes long, allowing me to binge and be finished within less than half a day’s worth of work; but the longevity, or lack thereof, doesn’t take away from the story, though I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sad that it was over so soon.
I want more. Saying that, I also find it immensely appropriate that Blackwood does not continue, as I’m currently unaware if there will be more episodes/seasons. The ending feels fitting for this sort of story and format, allowing the listeners to draw their own conclusions about the characters’ storylines and the fate of Blackwood as a whole.

Thank you so much for a fantastic listen!

Infinite Mallet ,

Really good series

This is an awesome podcast/audio drama with great writing and wonderful actors.

I loved it and want to see more.

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