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Old Gods of Appalachia
Old Gods of Appalachia
DeepNerd Media

In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew... more

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Episode 70: The Burden of Proof

Marigold Underwood concludes her testimony, and Jack’s fate is decided.CW: Loud crashes, self loathing, intrusive thoughts, parental shame, psychological torment,... more

30 May 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Episode 69: Nice and Easy

Things are seldom as easy as they seem.CW: The feeling of being watched or stalked, mention of an older parent... more

16 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Episode 68: The Bonds of Friendship

The bonds of friendship are stronger than any magic. CW: Alcohol consumption, pregnancy, discussion of racism, financial strife, marital stress. Written by... more

02 May 2024 · 37 minutes
Episode 67: Goldie Graves

The Fire of the Mountain comes to speak before the Rock. CW: Discussion of the death of a spouse, racism, hate... more

18 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Episode 66: Night Comes to the Rock

Blood is shed as the sun sets.CW: Gore, monster, death by monster, court proceedings, sudden and loud supernatural voices.Written by... more

04 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Episode 65: Debt Collections

Paid in full.CW: Gore, monster/animal attack sounds, death by monster, pregnancy, birth of a child.Written by Cam Collins and Steve... more

21 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
Episode 64: Last Stand at Copper Ridge

A stand is made, and the shadow falls.CW: Gore, fire, disfiguring burns, sounds of burning, monster/animal attack sounds, death by... more

07 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Episode 63: The Ways of the Dead

Decisions are made in the place where the veil stands thin.CW: References to the deaths of children in the practice... more

22 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
Episode 62: Small Favors

Favors are called in and a journey begins. CW: Discussion of firearms, paranoia, emotional breakdown, marital strife, children killed in industrial... more

08 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Episode 61: Mixed Blessings

Mine. CW: Woodland ambiance, monster noises, gunshot (at low volume), discussion of hunting animals for food, discussion of pregnancy and possible... more

11 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
Episode 60: The Tale of Mr. Poe

 Mr. Poe always gets his.CW: Woodland ambiance, monster noises, monster body horror, gunshot (at low volume), discussion of hunting animals... more

04 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
Episode 59: Points of Order

A young man’s final testimony brings new revelations to light as another steps forward to tell their tale. CW: Courtroom... more

14 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
Episode 58: Opportunity Knocks

“I told you to be quick, young ones. Best you run.”CW: Gunshot, kidnapping, threats of physical harm, industrial doors slamming,... more

30 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
A Special Message from WOGA Radio

We're thankful for you, family, and thus we present this special holiday broadcast. Featuring: "Hollow Men" by Brother Landon... more

23 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Episode 57: The Land of Nod

“And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east... more

16 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
Episode 56: The Traveling Marvels

There are many threats to children who wander alone into these woods. Even those who may be wolves.CW: Carnival ambience,... more

02 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
Performance Review

Standard protocol for all employees of Barrow Mineral Resources.CW: Automobile engine sounds. mentions/descriptions of death by fire, decapitation and asphyxiation,... more

31 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
Episode 55: The Matter of the Chilldren

Can there be justice for the children of the Clutch? CW: Kidnapping, confinement, ambient sounds of a large crowded room, sounds... more

19 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
Episode 54: Caveat Emptor

Jack confronts a face from the past he cannot name. CW: Kidnapping, confinement, ambient sounds of a large crowded room, sounds... more

05 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
Episode 53: Due Process

Let all come to order. CW: Kidnapping, confinement, ambient sounds of a large crowded room, sounds of gagging/choking, court/legal proceedings, monster... more

21 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Episode 52: The Men of the Rock

J.T. Fields of Paradise and his young companion find themselves the unwilling guests of a mysterious sect.CW: Kidnapping, confinement, dungeon/cave... more

07 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Episode 51: Season Four Prologue

Welcome to Season 4, family.  Join us as we look down from the mountain top and ponder the tales we’ll... more

24 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
Season 4 Official Trailer

See you soon, family. See you real soon. Get Build Mama a Coffin, Black Mouthed Dog and other exclusive... more

12 Aug 2023 · 6 minutes
The Price of Progress: A Live Theatrical Experience

This spring, the darkness comes for you.Welp. You invited us in. You only have yourselves to blame. Old Gods of... more

17 Feb 2023 · 2 minutes
Meet Our Cousins: Gundog

From the writer of The Book of Eli and co-writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes an all-new sci-fi epic starring Shannon... more

02 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Episode 50: The Horns of the Altar

Blood is spilled, good-byes are said. Season three comes to a close.CW: Car accident sounds including screeching brakes and impact,... more

12 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Episode 49: Sackcloth and Ashes

Jonah Hellbender and friends set out to find someone who can help him learn the truth about his origins.CW: Gunshot... more

05 Jan 2023 · 44 minutes
School Spirit

Two boys struggle to make it through a weekend of community service in the corpse of their old southwest Virginia... more

01 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Episode 48: By Reason of Mine Affliction

Plans are made. Things are sought and found.CW: Death of a caretaker/parent, grief, gore, monster related violence, child endangerment/death via... more

15 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
Episode 47: Cast Me Forth Unto the Sea

Three children flee from the husk of the place that used to be their home in search of answers they... more

01 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
Episode 46: Lay Not Upon Us Innocent Blood

It is the summer of 1941. There is a boy looking for answers in the deep woods of Kentucky. You should pray... more

17 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
Cheap Meat

On October 31st, 1972, an old pick up truck carried an even older man down the mountain to do his... more

31 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
For Your Consideration, Kaiju: Battlefield Surgeon

For your consideration, family, we present the first two chapters from our friends at Kaiju: Battlefield Surgeon.An artist, still broken... more

31 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
Episode 45: Hollowed Be Thy Name

Beasts will only bear burdens for so long. CW: Discussion of death by burning, abandonment trauma, mild profanity, monster violence.  Written by... more

20 Oct 2022 · 31 minutes
Meet Our Cousins: Eliza

What you’re about to hear is a new show we want to share with you.Eliza: A Robot Story is a... more

17 Oct 2022 · 47 minutes
Episode 44: A Brace of Kinsmen

An old man with a second chance. A darkness that will not stay buried. New places, new faces, same dark... more

06 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
Episode 43: Escape From Paradise

Tommy puts Jack’s plan into action and journeys into darkness with a little help from an old friend.CW: Train sounds,... more

22 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
Episode 42: A Fool's Paradise

Mr. J.T. Fields of Paradise prepares to offer a very specific form of assistance to young Tommy Adkins.CW: Depictions/discussion of... more

08 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
Episode 41: Return to Paradise

We find ourselves in familiar company as we rejoin Mr. J.T. Fields, otherwise known as Jack, and his young charges... more

25 Aug 2022 · 28 minutes
Episode 40: The Well of Remembrance

Act II of Season Three comes to an end.CW: depiction/discussion of religious fundamentalism, gore, reference to death by monster, frank... more

04 Aug 2022 · 46 minutes
Episode 39: The Blood of the Mountain

Sheila Walker’s diary comes to a close, but Miss Belle’s story is far from over.CW: depiction/discussion of religious fundamentalism, gore,... more

21 Jul 2022 · 38 minutes
Episode 38: Diary of a Preacher's Daughter

Miss Belle discovers more about her mamaw Sheila in the pages of her diary. CW: depiction/discussion of religious fundamentalism, gore, reference... more

07 Jul 2022 · 28 minutes
Episode 37: The Other Walker House

Miss Belle discovers her roots in another dead town.CW: references to deaths of parents and siblings, reference to death by... more

23 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
Meet Our Cousins: Afflicted

Afflicted is a horror thriller audio drama best described as Lovecraft Country meets True Blood, told in an anthology format... more

16 Jun 2022 · 2 minutes
Episode 36: Eminent Domain

A voice from the past calls a family to go back home one last time. CW: Loud telephone ring, references... more

09 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
Meet Our Cousins: Malevolent

Arkham Private Investigator Arthur Lester wakes up with no memory of who he is or what has happened, only a... more

30 May 2022 · 50 minutes
Episode 35: More Harm Than Good

The people of Bower County have had just about enough of Polly Barrow and the boys, and decide to do... more

12 May 2022 · 44 minutes
Episode 34: On Oak Mountain

Polly Barrow and her boys make another special delivery, this time to the Underwoods of Oak Mountain. Discoveries are made.CW:... more

28 Apr 2022 · 33 minutes
Episode 33: Special Delivery

Polly Barrow and her Hollow Men, Mr. Crain and Mr. Churchman, venture into the heart of coal country to make... more

14 Apr 2022 · 34 minutes
Episode 32: Runs in the Family

In the early decades of the 20th century, unions are on the rise in coal country. Those who toil beneath... more

31 Mar 2022 · 29 minutes
Episode 31: Season Three Prologue

Welcome to Season 3, Family. Join us as we walk in the shadows of the mountains and see a few... more

17 Mar 2022 · 20 minutes
Date Night

Valentine’s day is a holiday steeped in blood, sacrifice and violence. Come with us as we show you how bloody... more

14 Feb 2022 · 29 minutes
Salt of the Earth

It's Christmas Eve 1924, and Pretty Polly Barrow has come all the way from the home office in Pennsylvania to... more

25 Dec 2021 · 34 minutes
Springtime in Boggs Holler – Chapter Three: Briar Vine

Glory Ann Boggs does what she can to help Cowboy, and there are repercussions.CW: mutilation, simulated harm of a child,... more

23 Dec 2021 · 35 minutes
Springtime in Boggs Holler – Chapter Two: Hunger Pains

Melvin Blevins and young Cowboy run afoul of the locals. CW: monster violence, mutilation, death by auto accident, earthquake sounds,... more

16 Dec 2021 · 22 minutes
Springtime in Boggs Holler – Chapter One: A Cowboy Calls

Glory Ann Boggs receives unannounced early morning company.CW: Discussion of mortality, aging, death.Written by Steve ShellNarrated by Steve ShellProduced by... more

09 Dec 2021 · 21 minutes
Family Meeting: All Hallows 2021

Gather round, family. Steve and Cam have some important news to share about what's coming for the rest of 2021... more

01 Nov 2021 · 10 minutes
Bumper Crop

Stuck covering the night shift, Ada Spivey was having a hard time finding her Halloween spirit. It found her instead.... more

31 Oct 2021 · 34 minutes
TEASER: Black Mouthed Dog – Episode 0: Prologue

The girl was not meant to be in the woods alone at night. She wasn’t supposed to be in the... more

15 Oct 2021 · 10 minutes
BONUS: Steve and Cam Interview Yuri Lowenthal and Corey Ryan Forrester

Steve and Cam join Yuri Lowenthal and The Buttercream Dream himself, Corey Ryan Forrester to talk about parts of season... more

16 Sep 2021 · 42 minutes
BONUS: Season 2 Q+A Retrospective: Part 1

Steve and Cam answer your burning questions about Season 2 and more! Hosted by our dear friend Jordan Shiveley of... more

02 Sep 2021 · 58 minutes
BONUS: Steve Interviews the Railroad Man Yuri Lowenthal

A half hour sit down with everyone’s favorite villain in a bespoke charcoal suit — or at least the actor... more

19 Aug 2021 · 33 minutes
Episode 30: The Dead Queen

We gather to face the dark. Together.CW: Gore, monster violence, mutilation, frank discussion of historical racism, assault, references to lynching,... more

15 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Episode 29: A Friend of the Family

A light walks before darkness falls.CW: Gore, murder, mutilation, frank discussion of historical racism, assault, references to lynching, references to... more

01 Jul 2021 · 42 minutes
Episode 28: Paradise Lost

Miss Virginia heads west while young Tommy stays behind as Jack’s right hand man and discovers that things are almost... more

17 Jun 2021 · 36 minutes
Episode 27: Strangers in Paradise

In which two ambitious young folks from Esau County come to the city of Paradise, and meet with both misfortune... more

03 Jun 2021 · 29 minutes
Episode 26: Welcome to Paradise

He had always wanted to come here, to this diamond in the rough wedged in-between kissin’ cousins of a state... more

20 May 2021 · 21 minutes
Episode 25: The Siege of Pleasant Evenings

The light dies and the darkness comes to the big parlor house out in the gap. There will be blood.... more

06 May 2021 · 42 minutes
Episode 24: Charcoal Suit and All

The Railroad man and his new friends follow Vera Blevins to Baker's Gap in 1913, and things will never be... more

22 Apr 2021 · 41 minutes
Episode 23: A Bad Night for Hollow Men

In 1913, a girl escaped the company-owned parlor house where she'd been kept against her will in possession of company... more

08 Apr 2021 · 37 minutes
Episode 22: Paper, Ink and Sorrow

We journey back in time to the end of the 19th Century in Combe County, North Carolina so that we... more

24 Mar 2021 · 25 minutes
Episode 21: A Worthy Grave

The truth comes out about the hard death of Frank Tilley and Sheriff Andy Hodge has a tough choice to... more

04 Mar 2021 · 32 minutes
Episode 20: And Am I Born to Die?

Three months before Frank Tilley met a hard death on the tracks outside Baker's Gap, Esther Campbell moved to Baker's... more

18 Feb 2021 · 38 minutes
The Holiest Days of Bone and Shadow, Chapter Three: Something Old, Something New

Our holiday trilogy comes to a close as we witness two different joinings of souls for all eternity. Headphones recommended. You... more

14 Feb 2021 · 42 minutes
Episode 19: Where the Sun Never Shines

When the shadows of gods and monsters fall across Baker's Gap, we look across the mountain for help. We look... more

04 Feb 2021 · 28 minutes
Episode 18: Where the Cold Wind Blows

Frank Tilley was not a nice man, nor one beloved by his community. He may even have been a pain... more

21 Jan 2021 · 30 minutes
An Interlude: The Scenic Route

CW: Frank and intimate out of character discussion about the pandemic, death and suicide. In character mentions of child labor,... more

08 Jan 2021 · 29 minutes
The Holiest Days of Bone and Shadow, Chapter Two: The Gift of the Lesser Magi

Set in the year before a certain stock market crash would change American life forever, The Gift of the Lesser... more

25 Dec 2020 · 33 minutes
Episode 17: The Boy Who Could Not Die

The ties that bind us to this world are usually fragile things, gossamer strands spun on the looms of great,... more

03 Dec 2020 · 36 minutes
Episode 16: Between the Unburied and Miss Belle

She recognized the naked fear and rawness in their respective gazes. Something had happened to these boys. She could see... more

19 Nov 2020 · 36 minutes
Episode 15: A Funeral in Pine

The county had taken a narrow little valley and dug themselves a reservoir to provide drinking water for the whole... more

05 Nov 2020 · 29 minutes
The Holiest Days of Bone and Shadow, Chapter One: Blood is Blood

Set in the years between Season One and Season Two, Blood is Blood is the first chapter of a new... more

31 Oct 2020 · 42 minutes
Episode 14: On Death Island

Give a group of boys from anywhere a backyard, a stretch of woods, hell, a vacant lot even — and... more

22 Oct 2020 · 26 minutes
Episode 13: The Dark Earth at Night

"Ricky held his pistol at the ready, fully prepared to act as the angel of mercy, but then the thing... more

08 Oct 2020 · 30 minutes
Episode 12: The Other Queen

These yarns were spun to teach you to stay safe and mind common sense, and most importantly, your mama. The... more

24 Sep 2020 · 24 minutes
Episode 11: Season Two Prologue

O Appalachia: mother and maw that births and devours us, roots sunk deep and winding as gnarled hands clasped in... more

10 Sep 2020 · 14 minutes
A Once-Told Tale: The Wolf Sisters Part Three

The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin journey into the darkest night Baker's Gap, TN has known in thirty years... more

16 Apr 2020 · 32 minutes
A Once-Told Tale: The Wolf Sisters Part Two

In which we properly meet The Walker Sisters and their man Melvin.CW: Frank discussion of historical racism and treatment of... more

09 Apr 2020 · 24 minutes
A Once-Told Tale: The Wolf Sisters Part One

To be a wolf is a thing of spring loaded joy, of black gummed panting death. Of pack and ground.... more

02 Apr 2020 · 27 minutes
Build Mama a Coffin: Trailer

A whole new story set in the world of Old Gods of Appalachia. Exclusively on Patreon. Come tithe and come... more

06 Feb 2020 · 2 minutes
Episode 10: The Witch Queen Chapter III: Last Harbor: Season Finale Part 4

Season One comes to a close as we follow Daughter Dooley to the far reaches of Last Harbor and witness... more

30 Jan 2020 · 35 minutes
Episode 9: You Ready to Go Home? Season Finale Part 3

In this, our penultimate episode of Season One, we examine what makes a home and the power of kinfolk as... more

23 Jan 2020 · 27 minutes
Episode 8: Homecoming : Season Finale Part 2

We return for a visit with the good Pastor of the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant, as he and his... more

16 Jan 2020 · 24 minutes
Episode 7: Afterbirth: Season Finale Part 1

Before our time in Barlo moves forward towards its inevitable conclusion, we take one last look back to honor a... more

09 Jan 2020 · 27 minutes
Episode 6: The Witch Queen Chapter II: Doubt

"To live forever and keep this land..." was the promise made. What happens when a promise is kept but with... more

26 Dec 2019 · 24 minutes
Episode 5: The Boy: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Five

Who speaks for the young dead lost beneath the fair earth? The Boy comes to Barlo.CW: Frank discussion of historical... more

19 Dec 2019 · 28 minutes
Episode 4.5: The Bad Death and Resurrection of Annie Messer

An interlude.CW: Religious themes, gore, eye mutilation/blinding/death/ facial mutilation/resurrection by monsters/supernatural means. Written by Steve ShellSound design by Steve ShellNarrated... more

13 Dec 2019 · 20 minutes
Episode 4: The Sacrifice: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Four

In the wake of the Old Number Seven Disaster, the Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant does what it can to... more

05 Dec 2019 · 20 minutes
Episode 3: The Covenant: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Three

Cletus Garvin should have died in 1910 but instead has been the pastor of The Tabernacle of the Elder Covenant... more

28 Nov 2019 · 19 minutes
Episode 2.5: Let There Be Green

An interlude.CW: Supernatural events involving a child. Written by Steve ShellSound design by Steve ShellNarrated by Steve ShellIntro music: "The... more

21 Nov 2019 · 10 minutes
Old Gods of Appalachia
Episode 5: The Boy: Barlo, Kentucky 1917: Part Five
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Who speaks for the young dead lost beneath the fair earth? The Boy comes to Barlo.CW: Frank discussion of historical child labor... more