This week, we are discussing one of the most fearsome and under-discussed cryptids in the American pantheon: The Ozark Howler! Opening with a 27-minute full blown audio drama detailing a harrowing run-in with the maybe-malevolent Missouri monstrosity. Afterward, we get into the leading theories on the true nature of this thing and discuss the cultural importance of folklore. So, strap in Campers! This one is a wild ride.


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