45 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 has 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. As she gets closer to a secret at the heart of the old house in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, she is also getting closer to losing herself. 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.

Parkdale Haunt Frequency Podcast Network

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    • 4.5 • 689 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 has 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. As she gets closer to a secret at the heart of the old house in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, she is also getting closer to losing herself. 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.

    21: YET

    21: YET

    YET: in addition.

    It's the morning after the worst night of Claire, Judith, and Owen's lives. How do you pick up the pieces? Where would you even start? Where do you go from here?

    Featuring the voices of:
    Emily Kellogg as Claire
    Alex Nursall as Judith
    Ian Boddy as Owen
    and Jocelyn Dotta as Lydia

    CONTENT WARNINGS: The occult, alcohol/drunkenness, mental abuse

    Parkdale Haunt is an original podcast
    Created and written by Alex Nursall and Emily Kellogg
    Directed and produced by Alex Nursall
    Engineering and sound design by Ian Boddy
    Theme music by Phil Wright
    Recorded at Pirate Toronto
    Distributed by the Rogers Frequency Podcast Network
    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt
    Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/parkdalehaunt
    Get merch at teepublic.com/user/parkdale-haunt
    Link, transcripts, and more are available at parkdalehaunt.com

    • 49 min
    22: POLLARD

    22: POLLARD

    POLLARD: to cut off the top and branches of (a tree) to encourage new growth at the top; a deer which has cast its antlers.

    There's nothing worse than an ex who won't let go, aside from an ex who sends their friends over to your place to try to get you to stay. Wait, did I say "stay"? I meant "be attacked by eldritch nightmare beings."

    It's the next morning, and the hangover is real. Like, it's real but also metaphorical. Everyone's feeling rough, but that won't stop Lydia. She waits for no one.

    Featuring the voices of:
    Alex Nursall as Judith
    Emily Kellogg as Claire
    Ian Boddy as Owen
    Jocelyn Dotta as Lydia
    Amy Bowman as Tabitha
    and Kyle Anderson as The Neighbour in the Hall

    CONTENT WARNINGS: Hauntings/the paranormal, cults, violence, insects

    Parkdale Haunt is an original podcast 
    Created and written by Alex Nursall and Emily Kellogg
    Directed and produced by Alex Nursall 
    Engineering and sound design by Ian Boddy
    Theme music by Phil Wright
    Recorded at Pirate Toronto 
    Distributed by the Rogers Frequency Podcast Network

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt
    Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/parkdalehaunt
    Get merch at teepublic.com/user/parkdale-haunt
    Link, transcripts, and more are available at parkdalehaunt.com

    • 41 min
    23: MALISON

    23: MALISON

    MALISON: (archaic) a curse.

    There is a certain amount of vulnerability you need to be able to have with someone to share a bed with them, to share a space, to go out in public unapologetically. There is a certain amount of courage and foolhardiness one must have to do these things while a plume of smoke starts to waft in your direction, as the winds change and the fires come ever closer.

    Judith, Claire, and Owen attempt tiny bits of normalcy while surrounded by an ever tightening ring of fire around them. The air grows thick and dark and all Judith wants is for things to be ok again (and also to have roasted fingerling potatoes). Is that so much to ask?

    Featuring the voices of:
    Emily Kellogg as Claire
    Alex Nursall as Judith
    Ian Boddy as Owen
    Jocelyn Dotta as Lydia
    Amy Bowman as Tabitha
    Harlan Guthrie as Martin
    Brad Alexander as Gary
    and Zoë Stoll as the Woman at the Market

    CONTENT WARNINGS: The occult, stalking, fire, physical violence, possession, death

    Parkdale Haunt is an original podcast 
    Created and written by Alex Nursall and Emily Kellogg
    Directed and produced by Alex Nursall 
    Engineering and sound design by Ian Boddy
    Theme music by Phil Wright
    Recorded at Pirate Toronto 
    Distributed by the Rogers Frequency Podcast Network

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt
    Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/parkdalehaunt
    Get merch at teepublic.com/user/parkdale-haunt
    Link, transcripts, and more are available at parkdalehaunt.com

    • 42 min
    24: ERE LONG

    24: ERE LONG

    ERE LONG: (archaic) before long; soon.

    Claire lets off some steam while Judith and Owen go antique shopping. What? Not everything is doom and gloom, only most things. Sometimes you just have to take a little walk and see what the day brings you (and sometimes that thing is... a singing fish? Am I reading this right? Ok, whatever).

    Featuring the voices of: 
    Alex Nursall as Judith
    Emily Kellogg as Claire
    Ian Boddy as Owen
    Jocelyn Dotta as Lydia
    Christine Ensslen as Cuddly Christine
    Phil Wright as the Singing Fish
    Kristian Noel Pedersen as Henry 
    Harlan Guthrie as The Thrifter
    and Jessi Petta as The Seller

    CONTENT WARNINGS: The occult, dolls, sex (mentioned), physical violence, blood (mentioned)

    Parkdale Haunt is an original podcast 
    Created and written by Alex Nursall and Emily Kellogg
    Directed and produced by Alex Nursall 
    Engineering and sound design by Ian Boddy
    Theme music by Phil Wright
    Recorded at Pirate Toronto 
    Distributed by the Rogers Frequency Podcast Network

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt
    Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/parkdalehaunt
    Get merch at teepublic.com/user/parkdale-haunt
    Links, transcripts, and more are available at parkdalehaunt.com

    • 36 min
    25: TORSION

    25: TORSION

    TORSION: the state of being twisted.

    There are plenty of good things about your university days, but spending time in the big sterile libraries is rarely one. It's especially not great if you're perusing the occult section while someone keeps an eye on you. There are eyes in the shelves, eyes in the halls, and eyes in the house... watching, always watching.

    Featuring the voices of:
    Emily Kellogg as Claire
    Alex Nursall as Judith
    Ian Boddy as Owen
    Jocelyn Dotta as Lydia
    Amy Bowman as Tabitha
    and Mariella Lopez as the Student

    CONTENT WARNINGS: The occult, religion, confinement, body horror, blood/knives, possession


    Parkdale Haunt is an original podcast 
    Created and written by Alex Nursall and Emily Kellogg
    Directed and produced by Alex Nursall 
    Engineering and sound design by Ian Boddy
    Theme music by Phil Wright
    Recorded at Pirate Toronto 
    Distributed by the Rogers Frequency Podcast Network

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt
    Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/parkdalehaunt
    Get merch at teepublic.com/user/parkdale-haunt
    Links, transcripts, and more are available at parkdalehaunt.com

    • 43 min
    26: IRASCIBLE

    26: IRASCIBLE

    IRASCIBLE: having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.

    What lives in the basement of your mind? What do the voices in your head say to you in the dark? How deep do those fears go and what will you do the day you come face to face with them? You can't run. You can only listen.

    Do not go downstairs
    Do not go downstairs
    Do not go downstairs

    Featuring the voices of:
    Alex Nursall as Judith
    Emily Kellogg as Claire
    Ian Boddy as Owen
    Jocelyn Dotta as Lydia
    and Amy Bowman as Tabitha

    CONTENT WARNINGS: The occult, physical violence, blood, emotional abuse, death

    Parkdale Haunt is an original podcast 
    Created and written by Alex Nursall and Emily Kellogg
    Directed and produced by Alex Nursall 
    Engineering and sound design by Ian Boddy
    Theme music by Phil Wright
    Recorded at Pirate Toronto 
    Distributed by the Rogers Frequency Podcast Network

    You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @parkdalehaunt
    Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/parkdalehaunt
    Get merch at teepublic.com/user/parkdale-haunt
    Links, transcripts, and more are available at parkdalehaunt.com

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
689 Ratings

689 Ratings

PrettyMinniee ,

Not a super sophisticated plot a first, but…

Not a super sophisticated plot at first, but just when you think it’s going to turn out predictable, it completely shatters any predictions you might have had. Plus, it’s easy to listen to which makes it great for bedtime when you’re only half listening but don’t want to miss out on any important details. I probably wouldn’t recommend listening to this in bed if you get spooked easily or have nightmares, though. This podcast gets unexpectedly weird and spooky with voices you probably wouldn’t want to carry over into your dreams. Aside from that, I also really appreciate the original backstory and the clear, straight-to-the point narration. I swear, some of these podcasters think that the more you try to jam into dialogues/monologues (from the overuse of imagery to unnecessary sound effects and painfully slow narration) to make up for the lack of a screen. This doesn’t do that, though, and I really appreciate it. Although, I will say that the staticky noises over some of the characters’ voices does become annoying after a while; however, you’ll find that the noises are an important part to the story, so it’s bearable to that extent.

casemtb ,

Hooked

Still on the first season but I am impressed with the production and the actors as well. Normally the actors in podcasts like these I have to stop listening to bc the dialogue seems off. For me, this one isn’t like that and I appreciate the effort put in to this show!

RatGrimes ,

Makes me wish Toronto was real

Spooky, fun, and great performances from the leads. Makes good use of the medium. (And I kid, I love Toronto)

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