Are You Afraid of the Bark?

Are You Afraid of the Bark?
Do you have a fascination for things that go bark in the night? Are You Afraid of the Bark? is a paranormal podcast dedicated to animal ghost stories and other spooky four-legged topics. AYAOTB is hosted by vet tech-cum-haunted tour guide Michelle Ann…

3: Ghost Monkeys
Mar 19 • 36 min
From a candle shop in Pennsylvania to a beach-town in Ontario, join AYAOTB for this exploration of the ghosts of apes and monkeys.
2: Black Dogs
Mar 5 • 25 min
Mangy, matted fur. Big as a horse, with large, glowing red eyes. And, to top it off, an omen of death. The black dog appears as a motif across history and cultures, and is not to be trifled with.
1: Ghosts of Farm Animals
Feb 27 • 24 min
Ready your bocks! Are You Afraid of the Bark? returns with tales of ghostly farm animals.
24: The Cat Spirit of the Jerome Grand Hotel (and Other Stories)
Feb 25, 2019 • 31 min
Episode 24 is all about the hella haunted Grand Hotel in Jerome, Arizona, whose many spirit residents include a mysterious grey cat…plus spooky listener stories from Caroline and Katey!
23: Baba Yaga’s Cat
Feb 15, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, delve into the story of Russian witch Baba Yaga and her (potentially) helpful menagerie of animal servants.
22.5: The Animals of the Chinese Zodiac
Feb 11, 2019 • 19 min
Join your spooky hostess for this special half-episode, an exploration of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, all in honour of the Lunar New Year!
22: Ghost Dogs of the American South
Feb 1, 2019 • 24 min
Keep warm through the polar vortex with this week’s exploration of stories of ghost dogs of the American South!
21: Creepy(pasta) Cats
Jan 25, 2019 • 27 min
Creepypastas are horror-related legends or images that have been created via and copied and pasted around the Internet. The reason the Internet was invented was to share pictures of cats (probably). Let’s combine the two and talk about creepypastas about…
20: Feline Superstitions
Jan 11, 2019 • 22 min
This week, we take a look at how cats have gotten the short end of the urban myth stick, appearing as the villains in their own superstitions and legends.
19: Canine Urban Legends
Jan 4, 2019 • 27 min
Nothing says “Happy New Year!” like classic urban legends, right? Spine-tingling, look-over-your-shoulder-style urban legends (and one creepypasta), all featuring man’s best friend (though he isn’t always, as some of these stories can attest). Woof!
18: Yule Animal Myths and Stories
Dec 21, 2018 • 23 min
Happy holidays! This special Christmas episode of Are You Afraid of the Bark? explores animal myths and stories of the season.
17: Supernatural Sea Creatures (Part II)
Dec 14, 2018 • 26 min
Turns out the sea is simply too strange to limit to one episode. Dive-in to this exploration of still more supernatural sea creatures: the terrifying taniwha, the sensuous selkie and the truly bizarre Bishop Fish.
16: The Terrifying Animals of Aboriginal Myth and Legend
Dec 5, 2018 • 20 min
From bloodthirsty bats to giant skunks, this week’s episode of Are You Afraid of the Bark? explores some of the stranger (and some downright terrifying) animals of Aboriginal myth and legend.
15: Demon Dogs Around the World
Nov 28, 2018 • 21 min
Doesn’t matter where you run, doesn’t matter where you turn: the country you’re in is liable to have its own version of the demon dog legend.
14: Elemental Spirits
Nov 24, 2018 • 25 min
Episode 14 delves into the weird world of elemental spirits, and the haunting of one Ballybrig Castle in Ireland.
13: Animals in War
Nov 14, 2018 • 32 min
In honour of Remembrance Day, Episode 13 is about the important role that animals have played in war and conflict, both in Canada and abroad.
12: The Ghost Cat of the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse
Nov 7, 2018 • 21 min
Legend has it that the ghost of Mary Babcock’s cat haunts the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse in Ohio - could a 2001 discovery be proof?
11: Animals in Witchcraft
Oct 31, 2018 • 31 min
Happy Halloween, dear listeners! Why not celebrate with this decidedly witchy Episode 11, all about the ways in which animals have been used and interpreted throughout the history of witchcraft?
10: Can Cats and Dogs Sense the Supernatural?
Oct 24, 2018 • 31 min
Episode 10 addresses the question of what your cat or dog is doing when they stare blankly at something you can’t see.
9: Animal Myths and Legends of NYC
Oct 17, 2018 • 36 min
Episode 9 is all about the animal myths and legends of the Big Apple, NYC. Listen-in for unbelievable (but true!) tales of sewer alligators, super-rats and one very unfortunate circus elephant.
8: Pets That Came Back
Sep 19, 2018 • 23 min
Strap-in for an emotional episode recounting stories from owners who have experienced the return of their pets after their passing.
7: Equine Ghosts
Sep 14, 2018 • 24 min
Saddle up! Episode 7 is all about spooky mythological mares and supernatural stallions.
6: Supernatural Sea Creatures
Sep 5, 2018 • 25 min
Dive on in to Episode 6 of Are You Afraid of the Bark? as host Michelle explores tales of supernatural sea creatures from around the world.
5: British Ghost Cats
Aug 29, 2018 • 21 min
Pour yourself a cup of tea and settle-in for Episode 5 of Are You Afraid of the Bark?, chock-full of tales of British ghost cats.
4: Helpful Ghost Dogs
Aug 22, 2018 • 21 min
Episode 4 is all about helpful ghost dogs - dogs who were good and loyal in life, and continue to serve as man’s best friend in death.
3: The Dog Suicide Bridge
Aug 15, 2018 • 21 min
Michelle explores the mysteries of Overtoun Bridge in Scotland - a location that has inexplicably compelled hundreds of dogs to leap into the waters below, many to their deaths.
2: The Los Angeles Pet Cemetery
Aug 8, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode of Are You Afraid of the Bark? Michelle discusses the famous LA pet cemetery, Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park.
1: DC the Demon Cat
Aug 1, 2018 • 23 min
Michelle discusses the enduring legend of DC, or Demon Cat, a spectral cat said to haunt the Capitol in Washington, D.C.