196 episodes

Latin American folklore, myths, legends, haunted places and espooky cuentos del rancho. Hear the stories you grew up with like La Llorona, as well as true stories from listeners and guests. Join friends, Cristina & MJ, every Friday as they share these tales and have a few laughs. Stay espooky!

Espooky Tales Cristina & MJ

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 ‚ÄĘ 177 Ratings

Latin American folklore, myths, legends, haunted places and espooky cuentos del rancho. Hear the stories you grew up with like La Llorona, as well as true stories from listeners and guests. Join friends, Cristina & MJ, every Friday as they share these tales and have a few laughs. Stay espooky!

    Legends From Aguascalientes and Jesus Ociel Baena

    Legends From Aguascalientes and Jesus Ociel Baena

    Jesus Ociel Baena made history as the first nonbinary magistrate in all of Latin America and the first person to receive a passport that said nonbinary. They were a fierce advocate for the community. They were found dead with their partner on November 23, 2023. 

    On this episode, Cristina tells MJ about the case of Jesus Ociel Baena and MJ talks about different legends from Aguascalientes. 

    If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Discord! Thank you so much for sending your stories!

    Listen to Carmen and Cristina talk about Latin American history on Historias Unknown on any podcast app: https://www.historiasunknown.com/follow/

    For more spooky stories, check out the Tiktok! https://www.tiktok.com/@espookytales

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/espookytales/

    Chat with us on Discord! https://discord.gg/Sb3AHZfU6J

    Find us on Youtube: https://youtube.com/@espookytales

    Join the Espooky Tales Book Club for Busy People: https://substack.com/@espooky?utm_source=profile-page

    Find the book club list on bookshop https://bookshop.org/lists/espooky-book-club-list

    Want to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen before they are released to anyone else, get bonus episodes, exclusive stickers, additional and more! Learn more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/Espookytales

    Get Espooky Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/espooky-tales/

    Get your True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival tickets: https://truecrimepodcastfestival.com/
    Use code ESPOOKY15 for 15% off your tickets!!

    Mailing Address
    Espooky Tales
    PO BOX 3234
    Vancouver, WA 98668

    • 55 min
    The Nightmare Box and Other Stories Book Club

    The Nightmare Box and Other Stories Book Club

    The Nightmare Box and Other Stories is Cynthia G√≥mez's debut collection. It is a magic-soaked love letter to Oakland, brimming with feminist rage. Its twelve stories center ordinary people‚ÄĒLatine, queer, working class-as they wield supernatural powers against oppression, loneliness, and dread. A young queer man finds love at a magical clothing shop‚ÄĒand the courage to stand up to the homophobic cops. A witch who makes custom nightmares wonders why all her victims are connected to the Black Panthers‚ÄĒand who she's really working for. A soon-to-be father encounters a mysterious hitchhiker who tries pulling him back to the days of his violent past. A brand-new vampire, freshly hired at the blood bank, delights in her heightened sexual desire and superhuman strength.

    Get the Nightmare Box here: https://www.cursedmorselspress.com/product/the-nightmare-box-and-other-stories-paperback-pre-order-releases-july-9th-/23?cs=true&cst=custom

    Follow Cynthia Gomez and her work on her website: https://cynthiasaysboo.wordpress.com/

    It's a book club episode! Carmen and Cristina had the pleasure to chat with Cynthia Gomez about her new book, the Nightmare Box and other stories, but a little bit of Stephen King, Sweet Valley High, ruining childhood favorites and more topics also come up. 

    If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Discord! Thank you so much for sending your stories!

    Listen to Carmen and Cristina talk about Latin American history on Historias Unknown on any podcast app: https://www.historiasunknown.com/follow/

    For more spooky stories, check out the Tiktok! https://www.tiktok.com/@espookytales

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/espookytales/

    Chat with us on Discord! https://discord.gg/Sb3AHZfU6J

    Find us on Youtube: https://youtube.com/@espookytales

    Join the Espooky Tales Book Club for Busy People: https://substack.com/@espooky?utm_source=profile-page

    Find the book club list on bookshop https://bookshop.org/lists/espooky-book-club-list

    Want to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen before they are released to anyone else, get bonus episodes, exclusive stickers, additional and more! Learn more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/Espookytales

    Get Espooky Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/espooky-tales/

    Get your True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival tickets: https://truecrimepodcastfestival.com/
    Use code ESPOOKY15 for 15% off your tickets!!

    Mailing Address
    Espooky Tales
    PO BOX 3234
    Vancouver, WA 98668

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Doppelganger and More Ghost Stories With Candi Kaine

    The Doppelganger and More Ghost Stories With Candi Kaine

    Candi Kaine joins Carmen and Cristina on this episode to talk about her paranormal experiences, which include a very creepy doppenganger story and a shadow person. First, they read a listener story. 

    Find Candi Kaine's socials, YouTube and Tiktok here: https://ecstasymagic.com/

    If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Discord! Thank you so much for sending your stories!

    Check out Cristina's new daily podcast A Little Bit de Todo wherever you listen to podcasts

    Listen to Carmen and Cristina talk about Latin American history on Historias Unknown on any podcast app: https://www.historiasunknown.com/follow/

    For more spooky stories, check out the Tiktok! https://www.tiktok.com/@espookytales

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/espookytales/

    Chat with us on Discord! https://discord.gg/Sb3AHZfU6J

    Find us on Youtube: https://youtube.com/@espookytales

    Join the Espooky Tales Book Club for Busy People: https://substack.com/@espooky?utm_source=profile-page

    Find the book club list on bookshop https://bookshop.org/lists/espooky-book-club-list

    Want to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen before they are released to anyone else, get bonus episodes, exclusive stickers, additional and more! Learn more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/Espookytales

    Get Espooky Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/espooky-tales/

    Get your True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival tickets: https://truecrimepodcastfestival.com/
    Use code ESPOOKY15 for 15% off your tickets!!

    Mailing Address
    Espooky Tales
    PO BOX 3234
    Vancouver, WA 98668

    • 39 min
    Haunted Islands in Latin America and the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

    Haunted Islands in Latin America and the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

    Terror struck the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida in June 2016. The club was hosting their weekly Latin club when a man entered and opened fire. 49 were dead and over 50 were wounded. Over 90 percent of victims were Latinos.

    On today's episode of Espooky Tales, Carmen reads the listener story, MJ talks about haunted islands and paranormal news about aliens and the Vatican and Cristina talks about the Pulse Nightclub shooting (around minute 20)

    If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Discord! Thank you so much for sending your stories!

    Check out Cristina's new daily podcast A Little Bit de Todo wherever you listen to podcasts

    Listen to Carmen and Cristina talk about Latin American history on Historias Unknown on any podcast app: https://www.historiasunknown.com/follow/

    For more spooky stories, check out the Tiktok! https://www.tiktok.com/@espookytales

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/espookytales/

    Chat with us on Discord! https://discord.gg/Sb3AHZfU6J

    Find us on Youtube: https://youtube.com/@espookytales

    Join the Espooky Tales Book Club for Busy People: https://substack.com/@espooky?utm_source=profile-page

    Find the book club list on bookshop https://bookshop.org/lists/espooky-book-club-list

    Want to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen before they are released to anyone else, get bonus episodes, exclusive stickers, additional and more! Learn more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/Espookytales

    Get Espooky Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/espooky-tales/

    Get your True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival tickets: https://truecrimepodcastfestival.com/
    Use code ESPOOKY15 for 15% off your tickets!!

    Mailing Address
    Espooky Tales
    PO BOX 3234
    Vancouver, WA 98668

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Legends From Puerto Rico and the Case of Luis Angel Diaz Castro

    Legends From Puerto Rico and the Case of Luis Angel Diaz Castro

    In Puerto Rico, it is said La Llorona haunts the Puente de las Calabazas in the town of Coamo. But, that's not the only haunted bridge. 

    In this episode, MJ shares 3 legends from Puerto Rico and Cristina shares the case of Luis Angel Diaz Castro, a trans man from Puerto Rico. 

    Before that, Carmen reads a listener story and they listen to the rest of it. This listener story is a little longer than usual, but it is a weird one. What are your thoughts? 

    If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Discord! Thank you so much for sending your stories!

    Check out Cristina's new daily podcast A Little Bit de Todo wherever you listen to podcasts

    Listen to Carmen and Cristina talk about Latin American history on Historias Unknown on any podcast app: https://www.historiasunknown.com/follow/

    For more spooky stories, check out the Tiktok! https://www.tiktok.com/@espookytales

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/espookytales/

    Chat with us on Discord! https://discord.gg/Sb3AHZfU6J

    Find us on Youtube: https://youtube.com/@espookytales

    Join the Espooky Tales Book Club for Busy People: https://substack.com/@espooky?utm_source=profile-page

    Find the book club list on bookshop https://bookshop.org/lists/espooky-book-club-list

    Want to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen before they are released to anyone else, get bonus episodes, exclusive stickers, additional and more! Learn more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/Espookytales

    Get Espooky Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/espooky-tales/

    Get your True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival tickets: https://truecrimepodcastfestival.com/
    Use code ESPOOKY15 for 15% off your tickets!!

    Mailing Address
    Espooky Tales
    PO BOX 3234
    Vancouver, WA 98668

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Case of Homero Gomez Gonzalez and Feel-Good but Sad Ghost Stories

    The Case of Homero Gomez Gonzalez and Feel-Good but Sad Ghost Stories

    Homero Gómez González was a Mexican environmental activist, agricultural engineer, and politician. He was a manager of El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve, and he was very vocal about saving them. Untl the day he vanished. He was found dead about 3 weeks after his disappearance and many believe he was targeted because of his activism. Before the case of Homero, Cristina reads a few stories from a listener and just a warning, they are very sad! 

    If you have a spooky story to share, email Espookytales@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at call the Espooky Hot Line (360)836-4486. You can also submit it on Discord! Thank you so much for sending your stories!

    Check out Cristina's new daily podcast A Little Bit de Todo wherever you listen to podcasts

    Listen to Carmen and Cristina talk about Latin American history on Historias Unknown on any podcast app: https://www.historiasunknown.com/follow/

    Listen to That Was Us Episodes released every Tuesday on Apple, Spotify and video on Youtube.

    For more spooky stories, check out the Tiktok! https://www.tiktok.com/@espookytales

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/espookytales/

    Chat with us on Discord! https://discord.gg/Sb3AHZfU6J

    Find us on Youtube: https://youtube.com/@espookytales

    Join the Espooky Tales Book Club for Busy People: https://substack.com/@espooky?utm_source=profile-page

    Find the book club list on bookshop https://bookshop.org/lists/espooky-book-club-list

    Want to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen before they are released to anyone else, get bonus episodes, exclusive stickers, additional and more! Learn more by visiting https://www.patreon.com/Espookytales

    Get Espooky Merch: a...

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

CatalinalistensinCA ,

Love the trio!

Really enjoying the 3 of you together, and happy to see MJ back. Loved the hilarious banter and the giggles! It cracks me up when Carmen triggers a giggle fest out of everyone (including me!). ūüėā

Ysenyuh ,

All over the place

This podcast has so much potential, but the fact that the ‚Äústory telling‚ÄĚ is all over the place is so frustrating. I love me some scary stories but the laughing the not making sense the unprofessionalism the stopping and making other comment's is crazy, the story doesn‚Äôt even make sense by the end I was super exited to listen but the I only got 2 episodes in and I couldn't listen anymore, how frustrating.

qrwysba ,

SUPER LOVE

I love your show ! I love that you talk about all kinds of scary stories and folklore but I love y‚Äôall‚Äôs attention to detail on the Central American ! I‚Äôm Nicaraguan and I love hearing about Central America ! By far my favorite country podcast you guys are so funny and it‚Äôs like listening to my friends! ‚̧ԳŹ‚̧ԳŹ keep it up !

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