11 episodes

Ever since Judith’s lifelong best friend, Claire Sterback, inherited a house from a biological family she never knew, things have begun to change. Claire has begun to change. It isn’t just that the house is full of cryptic notebooks, ominous scribblings on the wall, and a basement that is colder than it should be. It isn’t just that Claire abruptly up and left her live-in boyfriend and is now being stalked by a psychopathic realtor. Claire is… off. Claire is sleepwalking. Sometimes when Claire begins to speak, it isn’t her voice that comes out at all. Claire begins to obsess over a cult her biological family was a part of, The Family of Fire. As she gets closer to a secret at the heart of the old house in the Toronto neighborhood of Parkdale, she is also getting closer to losing herself. And after Claire goes missing, with the help of co-worker-turned-friend-Owen, Judith vies to track her down, even if it means diving into a history that may have been better left untouched. Even if it means dealing with spirits that really do not like her. Parkdale Haunt is about friendship and identity, trauma, cults, demons, and rituals, and, most frighteningly, the Toronto real estate market.

Parkdale Haunt Frequency Podcast Network

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    • 4.4 • 257 Ratings

Ever since Judith’s lifelong best friend, Claire Sterback, inherited a house from a biological family she never knew, things have begun to change. Claire has begun to change. It isn’t just that the house is full of cryptic notebooks, ominous scribblings on the wall, and a basement that is colder than it should be. It isn’t just that Claire abruptly up and left her live-in boyfriend and is now being stalked by a psychopathic realtor. Claire is… off. Claire is sleepwalking. Sometimes when Claire begins to speak, it isn’t her voice that comes out at all. Claire begins to obsess over a cult her biological family was a part of, The Family of Fire. As she gets closer to a secret at the heart of the old house in the Toronto neighborhood of Parkdale, she is also getting closer to losing herself. And after Claire goes missing, with the help of co-worker-turned-friend-Owen, Judith vies to track her down, even if it means diving into a history that may have been better left untouched. Even if it means dealing with spirits that really do not like her. Parkdale Haunt is about friendship and identity, trauma, cults, demons, and rituals, and, most frighteningly, the Toronto real estate market.

    OBSERVANCE

    OBSERVANCE

    W EL COM E

                                        HO M E

     

                                                                            CL A I R E

     

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings, possession, the occult, blood, violence

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Carson Pinch as Adam

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 38 min
    DISQUIET

    DISQUIET

    Still no word from Claire, and Judith and Owen are starting to really feel the stress of the shifting recordings. An unsettling recording from Adam doesn’t give them much closure either. Whatever is causing this, it’s decided that it’s had enough, and Judith and Owen better watch out…

    But it’s ok, recordings can’t hurt you, right? … Right?

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/paranormal experiences, depression, possession, the occult, alcohol

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Carson Pinch as Adam

    Taylor Davis as Austin Bird

    Will Sloan as the Nicholas, Toronto History YouTuber

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Music during YouTube video: Sábila Orbe Melatonin V by Filmy Ghost is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License., Based on a work at https://humanfobia.jimdo.com/filmy-ghost/

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 31 min
    HESITATIONS

    HESITATIONS

    Ever gotten a phone call from an unknown number that scares the hell out of you? Judith has, and she decides the best plan of action is to start crashing on Owen’s couch. They visit A. Bird to see if he’s maybe behind the issues at the house, but he’s got problems of his own. But it’s not just him who should be worried, it’s Judith and Owen, because the recordings aren’t just changing… they’re starting to talk back.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/paranormal experiences, fire (mentioned), murder (mentioned), cults, alcohol

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Taylor Davis as Austin Bird

    Kyle Anderson as Viktor

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 24 min
    CROSSTALK

    CROSSTALK

    Judith is displaced from her apartment and has to crash in Claire’s guestroom. It’s going ok, aside from the sleepwalking. And the sleeptalking. And the fact that Claire keeps covering the house in broken glass in the night. And the creepy things she’s saying. Actually, it’s just a mess across the board.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/paranormal experiences, fire (mentioned), sleepwalking, possession, alcohol

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 30 min
    HOUSE OF WORSHIP

    HOUSE OF WORSHIP

    Judith’s discomfort is causing tension with Claire, and things are getting heated, and the recordings are getting more and more odd…

    Also, remember: always take the time to get to know your neighbours, because you never know what memories of a terrifying blood cult they might have.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/paranormal experiences, cults, knives, fire (mentioned), alcohol

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Caroly Larson as Debbie

    Taylor Davis as Austin Bird

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 30 min
    DIVINATION

    DIVINATION

    Claire finds a homemade spirit board in the closet. Rather than hurling it out a window, she decides to invite people over to try it out. Turns out the house has a few things to say, and it’s feeling chatty. And aggressive.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/the paranormal, alcohol

    Emily Kellogg as Claire

    Alex Nursall as Judith

    Ian Boddy as Owen

    Carson Pinch as Adam

    Theme music by Phil Wright

    Recorded at Pirate Toronto

    Presented in partnership with the Frequency Podcast Network. You can find us and all the other Frequency podcasts at frequencypodcastnetwork.com

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

Brians_schmu ,

Well written but

Also in the pervasive reporter/podcast host stumbled into strange happenings that seems to be the only way podcast drama/horror/thrillers are written. Other than that it is well written and original. Not to give any spoilers but I especially like the way the distortion effect is used. Reminds me of the way creepy music is used to create suspense and highlight certain aspects is horror movies.

Gbhyrfc ,

I love this podcast

I love scary podcasts with a continuing story and a cast. This one is creepy and fun. I am hoping for another season! I see negative comments about voice acting but I am enjoying the cast.

Jewles14 ,

It had potential.

I listened to the entire podcast hoping the story would pickup. Unfortunately it was repetitive with the story line and it didn’t really go anywhere. It fizzled out several episodes in. It had such great potential but was a dud.

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