This week, we discuss the Aswang; a shapeshifting monster usually possessing a combination of the traits of either a vampire, ghoul, or witch, in Filipino folklore. Many accounts describe a being possessing an amalgamation of some or all of them. We get into some shockingly modern accounts that include events that involved missing children, monster-hunting posses, and horrifying moments of vigilante justice. 


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 descriptions/sound related the following sensitive content:

Body Horror

Child endangerment

Violence Against Children

Animal Attacks

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