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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

A history podcast for the morbidly curious. From serial killers to ghosts, ancient remains to obscure medical conditions, let us satisfy your curiosity.

Mar 27, 2023

TW: Discussions of suicide
Aokigahara, a dense forest in Japan, is the setting for a surprising number of cases of suicide every year. Why Aokigahara? Some people think that it's due to the high rate of suicide in Japan in general, others believe the forest is host to miserable spirits that draw other unhappy...

May 25, 2020

While hundreds of urban legends surround Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky, there is also plenty of documented history. Some of the rumours may hold a grain of truth to them. In this episode, we shine a light on the history of Waverly Hills, a grim history tied to the disease tuberculosis.

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Sep 10, 2018

Poveglia is known as the most haunted island in the world, thanks to its supposed history as a plague hospital and later a psychiatric asylum. But is there any truth to this reputation? In short, yes, but not in the way you might expect.


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Apr 23, 2018

There is a place where the bodies of the dead lie exposed for decades, frozen in their moment of death. Hundreds of people pass them every year, and even use them as landmarks. That place is the Rainbow Valley, which lies in the Death Zone on the slopes of Mount Everest.


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Oct 23, 2017

There are hundreds of houses that people claim are haunted, sometimes just because the house seems creepy, or perhaps its owner is odd or acts in unconventional ways. One house that has been rumored to be haunted since the land its on was purchased, is the Winchester Mystery House.


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