The Simply Scary Podcast – Season 1, Episode 1 – “Childhood Mysteries”


Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1 of The Simply Scary Podcast, the debut episode of the program. Our inaugural program is hosted by G.M. Danielson.

As nostalgic as many of us get for our childhood, memory can be a frustratingly unreliable thing. It can lose the most precious moments and information from our formative years… Inexplicably, when we really need it for a conversation with an old friend, our memories may fail us and leave us stammering for an explanation. Sometimes, though, the gaps in our memory shield us from revelations that, if they had been retained, would haunt us to our graves. Today’s stories are about unfortunate characters who attempt to unravel some of these puzzling “Childhood Mysteries.”

the-oddkidsOriginal illustration of “The Oddkids” by David Romero

The Oddkids” written by Sarah Piper, performed by Otis Jiry. Production and score by Jesse Cornett. While visiting his grandparents on the outskirts of Ashbury Park, Mississippi, our protagonist that unfolds this tale makes friends with a local girl and her curiosity draws him into a mysteriously frightening situation involving a group of peculiar children just down the way…

Her Name Was Emma” written by S.C. Young, performed by Alicia Pavlis. Production and score by Jesse CornettCharlotte would do anything to stick with her group of friends, “the Unbreakable Six,” a number that is representative of the five friends and “Emma.” But was their teasing about the mysterious sixth member a cruel joke gone too far… or is there something much more frightening at work?  

Podcast executive produced and directed by: Craig Groshek
Podcast produced by: Jesse Cornett
Podcast hosted by: G.M. Danielson
Music & sound design by: Jesse Cornett
Script by: Dustin Koski and Jesse Cornett
Original artwork by: David Romero

Audio program © 2016 Chilling Entertainment, LLC – All Rights Reserved. No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of Chilling Entertainment, LLC. The copyrights for individually featured stories are held by the respective authors.


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    Posted at 16:57h, 11 October Reply

    I’ve been waiting for this episode!!! So glad to see this is finally up and running!!

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    Posted at 19:54h, 11 October Reply

    So loving it! You know what we want, and you delivered! Thanks for keeping it “SCARY” and you have a fan in me!! Congrats?

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      The Simply Scary Podcast
      Posted at 11:11h, 27 April Reply

      Thank you very much for the kind words, Jamie!

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    Anna McDaniel
    Posted at 22:21h, 11 October Reply

    LOL I have lots of lost childhood memories. Maybe that is a good thing. LOL I loved the story, narrating and music. Creepyyyyyy.

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    Courtney P Dreiman
    Posted at 06:50h, 16 December Reply

    I love your podcast! You make it so scary and so do the narrators! 😀

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      The Simply Scary Podcast
      Posted at 11:19h, 27 April Reply

      We do our best! Thank you, Courtney!

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    gregory west
    Posted at 14:01h, 21 December Reply

    these stories are wonderful and easy to identify with! great narration,great writing and just all around .
    a truly great new podcast for fans like myself.

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    Posted at 09:47h, 02 February Reply

    Wonderful!! Loved both stories. Excellent narration. Super storylines.

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    Posted at 19:53h, 08 March Reply

    Emma was phenomenal! Love that story.

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    Matthew Eaton
    Posted at 21:51h, 25 April Reply

    Is this not a thing I can download? I like to listen while I walk.

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    Posted at 09:00h, 18 May Reply

    wow wow wow!!! I love this website!! all my fav horrors on one page!!

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      The Simply Scary Podcast
      Posted at 14:10h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you for the kind words!

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    KNHrags the Goldfish
    Posted at 17:13h, 08 June Reply

    At first i thought, “Ill just skip the commercals.” but then I was like, “Nah, there the scaryist part.”

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    Posted at 01:56h, 29 July Reply

    Wasn’t this on the nosleep podcast?

    • The Simply Scary Podcast
      The Simply Scary Podcast
      Posted at 12:17h, 29 July Reply

      Some of the stories have been featured on other programs in the past, yes, though performed (obviously) by different individuals.

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    Posted at 16:24h, 13 February Reply

    I am enjoying this and hope to hear more. I love scary and even better while listening in the dark.

    • The Simply Scary Podcast
      The Simply Scary Podcast
      Posted at 16:28h, 13 February Reply

      Thank you for your kind words, Mary!

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    Roxanne Baird
    Posted at 15:33h, 10 April Reply

    Hey! I am absolutely loving this creepy little podcast you guys do so great!

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    Posted at 23:42h, 05 May Reply

    I love creepy things thank u so much I love watching this in the dark

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