In November 2018, New York Magazine published “The Watcher,” which chronicled an affluent New Jersey family being stalked by a mysterious, threatening letter writer. The article, by Reeves Wiedeman, became the basis of a Netflix limited series created by Ryan Murphy. This is a truly bizarre mystery with twists and turns and moments of deep introspection. What happens when scandal and fear are introduced into a community that has always been shielded from that type of adversity? Will they come together or be turned against their own? What happens when no one is watching the Watcher?


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Hosts Ryan and Jordan deliver terrifying tales of the paranormal and break them down for your listening pleasure.