Our Conversation with Jennifer C.
Jennifer C. is a rookie to the Women in Horror Month Celebration. Her podcast is called: Haunted Happenstance
What is your podcast about?
My show is a truly spooky audio drama series set in a historic building in Boston, MA. Listeners follow me along as I realize my new residence has more than a few inexplicable creepy things going on, and maybe a few neighbors that are no longer living. We find out over time that while there might be no such thing as a coincidence, there is definitely some haunted happenstance taking place in our loft.
What are some of your favorite episodes?
Episode 3 – Apartment #5125 – A Fiery Escape
Episode 6 – Apartment #2209 – Meeting of the Board
Episode 12 – Room #1750 – Working it Out
How well do you think horror is represented in the podcast world?
I haven’t personally been exposed to many horror shows at all, and hadn’t found ANY until I started meeting people in the genre after starting my own show. I think many listeners won’t think of audio media or podcasts as a natural place to turn for horror – but they obviously should be! 🙂
What about women-led podcasts? In your experience, are they common or rare in horror?
Until very recently, I did not know of any female-led horror podcasts, so based on my own experience, there might be quite a few, but they’re not getting much exposure, and they need to be – their content is top notch!
What podcast/podcaster influenced you to begin podcasting and why?
I think the lack of a podcast influenced me most of all – I had listened to many conversational/documentary style shows, but I couldn’t find a fun and spooky series to listen to. One day, I quite literally said, “Since I can’t find what I want, I’ll write it!” And, here we are!
Inspire someone who is just starting out in the podcast world.
This is much harder than you ever thought it would be, BUT, it is infinitely more rewarding than you ever imagined — you will find out amazing things about yourself you never could have foreseen, you will meet others in the podcasting world who will challenge you and inspire you and support you – there is a community of some of the most creative and accepting souls just waiting for you to join them!
What’s your favorite experience as a woman horror podcaster so far?
I have really enjoyed people reaching out to tell me what they think is best (and worst) about the show – it’s nice to know that someone is listening – even if it’s one person, and they’ve got some good old fashioned criticism!
What do you have coming up?
I’m working on getting Episode 14 out, and I have a few interesting stories I want to tell before the season wraps — so many ghosts, not enough time!