218: Creepypasta (with Jenna Stoeber)
We’re joined by horror and video game connoisseur, Jenna Stoeber, to discuss the Internet’s own version of folklore - Creepypastas. From Candle Cove and Ted the Caver, all the way to the modern day, we chat about the specific ecosystem that allowed them to thrive.
Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of suicide, eugenics, cults, racism, abduction, sex trafficking, death, chain letters, body horror, disappearances, teeth, and homophobia.
Jenna Stoeber is a Video Producer at Polygon. She has a Master’s degree in Media and Culture from University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in horror media and video game cultures. Follow her on Twitter and on Twitch.
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