40 episodes

Can a Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet from the 1980s be haunted? How did a virtual plague nearly wipeout the massive digital realm in the World of Warcraft? Did the music in Pokemon drive people insane?

The Cabinet Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the creepypastas, urban legends, and ghost stories throughout the history of video games from the rise of the arcade to the modern console generation. The stories feature familiar names like Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, Atari, and Sega.

Every episode, host Tim Gibson brings you a new weird or terrifying story based on actual events highlighted through a dramatic narrative. At the end, he'll analyze the truth around the tale using media reports and other sources. Check back every other Wednesday for new episodes of The Cabinet Podcast.

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Can a Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet from the 1980s be haunted? How did a virtual plague nearly wipeout the massive digital realm in the World of Warcraft? Did the music in Pokemon drive people insane?

The Cabinet Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the creepypastas, urban legends, and ghost stories throughout the history of video games from the rise of the arcade to the modern console generation. The stories feature familiar names like Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, Atari, and Sega.

Every episode, host Tim Gibson brings you a new weird or terrifying story based on actual events highlighted through a dramatic narrative. At the end, he'll analyze the truth around the tale using media reports and other sources. Check back every other Wednesday for new episodes of The Cabinet Podcast.

    Episode 38: The Dead Man's Pennies

    Episode 38: The Dead Man's Pennies

    Arcades didn’t start with video games. The penny arcade was the first and only place people of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century could catch a quick movie. As you will see, those ancient arcades were not immune to the Cabinet’s curse when a young thief tries to spend his ill-gotten gains on some quick entertainment. You can’t escape death when you steal the pennies from a dead man’s eyes.

    • 30 min
    Episode 37: Ground Control to Major Tom

    Episode 37: Ground Control to Major Tom

    Mysterious voices are coming from your Xbox. They don’t sound human. There’s only one explanation. ALIENS!!!

    • 22 min
    Episode 36: The Gray Man in Dreamland

    Episode 36: The Gray Man in Dreamland

    The monster wears a fedora and hides in the shadows. The gray man has invaded your dreams. Nobody knows what this digitized stalker wants from you. Conquer your nightmares as this shadowy figure pursues you in the obscure Playstation title LSD: Dream Emulator.

    • 29 min
    Episode 35: T2 Thanksgiving Day

    Episode 35: T2 Thanksgiving Day

    THE TURKEYS. The turkeys are attacking. Oh, the humanity!!! Can anybody stop the onslaught of mutant-robot turkeys in the 1984 lost arcade title Turkey Shoot? Let’s hope someone can save Thanksgiving and bring the bird back to the table. The Cabinet Podcast serves up a heaping-helping of weird video game goodness in this short Thanksgiving episode.

    • 16 min
    Episode 34: Blue

    Episode 34: Blue

    WARNING: This episode contains a depiction of suicide based on real world events. It is not suitable for children. Some adults may also find this episode disturbing. Please use discretion if you believe you may be affected by this content.

    Description: They call it a game, but it’s deadly serious. Russia says adults are targeting children to commit horrific acts through the Blue Whale Challenge. Is that what’s really happening, or is this an online urban legend that has grown out of control?

    • 26 min
    Episode 33: Contraband

    Episode 33: Contraband

    There’s more than microchips and motherboards inside that classic Nintendo game. A few, quick turns of the screws and you’ve found clues leading to an international criminal conspiracy. It’s tidbits of true crime in this episode of the Cabinet Podcast as we explore the contraband found in video game cartridges.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

knatradio ,

Fantastic and Fascinating

Have you ever heard any ghost stories related to video games? Do you remember the Christmas DDOS attack? Was the world ancient world of Pokemon wreaked with war? If you have ever wondered about any of these things. Or even if you haven't, I highly recommend this podcast. It is informative, curious, fascinating and fun to listen. Even if you aren't much of a video game person, how can you not be intruiged with the idea that NBA Jams might actually be haunted by a real NBA star! Give it a listen today!

Red-the-Kid ,

Way too many ads

Just one big for other podcasts. Very little content and long intro

Roguele4der1976 ,

Good stuff

Interesting topics, well researched, and fun to listen to!

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