In theory I liked this podcast. The stories were creepy and interesting, and the research seems accurate. What killed this for me was the delivery. The hosts voice during the podcast goes completely monotone, and the flow of her speech is stifled. I don’t know if she’s going for a creepy vibe, which would explain the monotone. It just sounds like she’s reading a paper for the first time, in front of a class of students, and never once looking up from the page.
During the ad reads she sounds natural, so it’s just during the more scripted parts. Very disappointing. I will have to check again in a few years to see if she has gotten better.