Back Into the Deep

Hello, it’s me again. You may recognize me from all those times I talked about criminals for a really long time.

After a long chat with a loved one, it was determined that I may have a bit of a problem.

And that problem is that I was talking to them instead of learning a lot about crazy people.

A good story is grounded by its characters, the best of whom have real-life counterparts. This is why villains can be such a tricky character to approach. We tend to resort to clichés and stereotypes when thinking of real-life baddies, and that can bring the best of stories to a grinding halt.

Of course, the tradeoff is that you have to do an uncomfortable amount of research into some real-life psychos in your pursuit of the perfect antagonist, and that is murder on the old search history.

That’s why I have such an unending appreciation for the people over at “Last Podcast on the Left”. They appease my drive to know too much for my own good, without me being faced with the fallout every time I get on to Google.

They cover many different examples of the macabre, although my obvious picks will be their episodes on serial killers. It’s very informative-which is a word I’ve come to use for a lot of my hobbies, as it’s more flattering than the alternatives-in a way that a lot of the other podcasts on the same subject matter rarely delve into.

If you’ve read this far in and felt anything other than abject horror, I would highly recommend checking them out. For those still undecided, I leave with a hint as to what they get into from the horses mouth:

"Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror — as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. Whether it's cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity."

Interested? Check out their website here