In the first of our special spooky season episodes, we dive headfirst into the world of werewolves. This week’s terrifying tale concerns a possibly lycanthropic beast from 18th Century France. Reportedly responsible for the deaths of over 300 men, women, and children; the Beast of Gevaudan has a body count like no creature that we have ever covered. We then discuss the origins of werewolves, mythology from around the globe, and the place of lycanthropes of all kinds in pop culture. We finish up by discussing our top five werewolf movies! So, strap in for the introductory episodes in our series on Halloween’s most iconic creatures!


Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week.

This week’s episode includes the following sensitive content:

Violence against children

Extreme body horror

Animal attacks

Violence against animals

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