Even the Podcast is Afraid: New True Crime Comedy
A review like this needs a disclaimer before we go any further. Take everything that you thought you knew about a true-crime podcast, and throw that out the window. Even the Podcast is Afraid is a game-changer to the Comedy True Crime sub-genre. Some podcasts struggle to find their footing walking the balance beam of true crime and comedy, but Even the Podcast is Afraid (ETPIA) has laid the groundwork on how to do this successfully.
What listeners will be excited to learn upon listening for the first time, is that no subject will be left untouched. Even the Podcast is Afraid covers real-life and fictional horrors of true crime, the paranormal, and the unexplained. Is your head already spinning with possibilities? Good!! As you think about being led down this dark path to the darkest corners of history, I couldn’t think of any group I would trust more than the hosts of Even the Podcast is Afraid. Jared Ordis, Nick Porchetta, and Samantha Vazquez will be in the driver seat for listeners that are ready to take a wild and hilarious ride through a variety of stories.
What’s so impressive about the Podcast is the Afraid team is that they have an undeniable sense of chemistry with each other, and they haven’t even met in real life! What makes this trio so great together, is that they all bring something different to the podcast. Jared is born & raised in Alabama and has a fascination with true crime, and the paranormal, and typically leads the pod in research and storytelling. Nick is from Canada and has a fond interest in the creation and workings of cults. Samantha is from Florida but lives in NY, and simply put, is obsessed with horror folklore and the paranormal.
Even the Podcast is Afraid has, without a doubt, more variety in episodes than any podcast in the True Crime Comedy sub-genre. Listeners will be able to listen to episodes about a murderous “Lobster Boy” who was an American freak show performer with a genetic deformity. Or you can listen to an episode about Georgia’s Lake of the Dead, a man-made lake with tons of paranormal activity. One of my favorite episodes that pops up once a month is called Creepy Pasta. This is an episode where the team will read some of the creepiest stories from the darkest parts of the internet.
I would be irresponsible if I didn’t at least provide a disclaimer that this podcast is not for kids. Jared, Nick, and Samantha let it fly in a no hold barred manner, but that’s the best part! Even the Podcast is Afraid checks all the boxes for a great true crime comedy podcasts: energetic hosts, insanely creepy stories, and it all happens in a matter of 60 minutes!