Podcast Picks // Don't Look Under the Internet
Hosted by: Jason, Mike, & Doug (Last Names Unavailable) // Independent (patreon.com/DLUTIPOD)
It always feels good getting in with a podcast on the ground floor, and if you're into analog horror and ARGs, there's never been a better time to start Don't Look Under the Internet. (This is especially true if you don't know what analog horror or ARGs are.) While this listener got hooked on their coverage of the currently expanding "Monument Mythos" series on YouTube, there are plenty of accessible entry points and stories to discover. Some might recognize the name of Twitter accounts such as The Sun Vanished or Gr3gory88, which listeners can actually read along with the episode for additional context. With clear nods to The Last Podcast on the Left, DLUTI largely skips the paranormal and true crime in favor of creepy internet mysteries, which they occasionally debate the legitimacy of from episode to episode.
While the show is partially marketed as comedy, hosts Jason, Mike, and Doug do a great job deep diving and retelling stovries from the darker corners of the internet. DLUTI also successfully replicates the feeling of sharing a few drinks and scary stories with friends, from expanded creepypastas like "The Backrooms" to seemingly real Reddit posts from escaped cult members. This small but growing podcast is also extremely grateful towards their listeners, so if you run through their back catalog too quickly, feel free to consider subscribing to their Patreon for bonus episodes covering cryptids and SCP stories.