Podcast Review: The ODDentity Podcast
Review by Tony Farina
Hello, dear readers. Yes, I'm back after a week off to once again recommend something magical for your ears. Yes, my podcast review column is back, baby!
This week, make sure you turn on the lights, and hug a loved one because things are going to get spooktacular.
(Photo of the host and her office full of creepy fun stuff, provided by Ms. Mercer).
The ODDentity Podcast, formerly the Haunt Heads Podcast, is hosted by creator, writer, editor, and all around master of media, Ms. Janine Mercer. Each week, Janine brings readers, and her listeners, some of the most in-depth, well researched information about all things creepy and weird.
It's hard to pick a favorite, but I would have to say that her deep dive into Murder Castle was particularly fascinating. The Bloody Mary episode, brilliantly titled, "Through a Glass, Darkly," was so insightful and detailed that it changed the way I see that urban legend.
What makes the Odd Pod so fantastic is that, unlike some other podcasters, myself totally included, Janine is the human embodiment of research. I can't count how many times I've said "I am not sure" on the show I host where I' supposed to be an expert, you never hear that on the Odd Pod.
Each episode, unless it's an interview, is a written essay, with sources. It is like Janine has created her own little macabre academy. If you want, she gives away written transcripts of each show on her blog. FREE! I mean, this stuff should be in a book, and there she is, just handing it out. There's no bait and switch, it's always free.
Season 6 just dropped and you should, as Janine always says, "mash that subscribe button" right now! Once a week, you will be transported into the world of the spooky, and the otherworldly.
The show works because Janine isn't a kook who thinks that every creepy story is true. She delves deep, and shows us all the different sides to every legend and every story. Get out there and start listening, you'll be glad you did.
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