The Elevator Pitch
Eulalie Elizabeth Reed is haunted by lots of things. Paths not taken. Failed relationships. Mistakes. Fears. Hopes. But she’s never been properly haunted before. That’s about to change.
The Way We Haunt Now is a lighthearted horror audio drama about friendship, found family, and fighting the narratives that try to define us – even in the afterlife. Oh, and ghosts. Did we mention ghosts? Season One follows dual protagonists, Eulalie Reed and Frankie Summerson, on their crash course toward self-fulfillment, friendship, and community as they struggle to make the most of life and what comes after.
In season two, we shift to ensemble mode, following season one’s core cast through their choices in the aftermath of season one’s finale. Eulalie is finally out of the hospital and trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces, our friendly neighborhood ghosts are working double-time to rescue Frankie from her fate, and our intrepid team of ghost hunters is trying to pinpoint what went wrong with their exorcism.
The show was awarded a Dashlane Mini Cash Grant for new fiction podcasts at PodTales 2019, and it is a nominee for the 2021 Audio Verse Awards.
Season Two is written by Courtney Floyd and Georgia Mckenzie with sound design by Brad Colbroock and transcription by Becca Marcus.
Season One Teaser
Season One Trailer
What people are saying:
What is “lighthearted horror”?
The Way We Haunt Now is a ghost story. But it’s also a challenge to the ghost story. It’s about loneliness and loss and anger and rules and narratives and molds we’re pushed into and vicious cycles. But it’s also about togetherness and hope and joy and breaking rules and cycles. It’s about telling new stories. It’s a celebration of life, of becoming our best selves. It’s an agnostic, death-positive exploration of community and purpose that isn’t limited to heartbeat-havers.
While it’s heavy at times, we like to think it’s more hopeful than it is despairing or resigned.
Will I like The Way We Haunt Now?
We’d like to think so! If the elevator pitch and description of “lighthearted horror” have you intrigued, maybe this will help you decide:
The Way We Haunt Now was inspired by things like:
- The death positivity movement
- Victorian ghost stories
- Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House
- Ghostbusters (the 2016 version, because heck yeah)
- Palimpsest podcast
- Ghost Whisperer (yes, the one with Jennifer Love Hewitt)
- Dead Like Me
- Pushing Up Daisies
- Caitlin Doughty’s Death in the Afternoon podcast and Ask a Mortician YouTube channel
- and Seanan McGuire’s Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
Listen & Subscribe
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The Way We Haunt Now is free and advertisement-free. Listeners like you help make (and keep) that possible. If you like what you’re hearing and want to support our show, please consider donating or buying merch:
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If you have questions, comments, would like to feature The Way We Haunt Now in an upcoming interview or publication, or you are a fellow podcaster interested in collaborating, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Creator
Courtney Floyd grew up in New Mexico, where she learned to write between tarantula turf wars and apocalyptic dust storms. She currently lives at the bottom of a haunted mountain in the woods of Vermont with her partner and pets.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Courtney writes speculative fiction––novels, short stories, and audio drama. Her short fiction can be found in Fireside Magazine and Apex’s Strange Libations and is forthcoming in Small Wonders. Her lighthearted horror audio drama, The Way We Haunt Now, is available on all major podcast platforms.
Courtney is an alum of Viable Paradise 2022 and a member of Codex. When she isn’t writing, she’s hiking with her dogs or moonlighting as a podcast editor for Strange Horizons. She hopes to one day put her PhD in late-Victorian fiction to good use by writing historical fantasy. Follow her on Twitter @cannfloyd.