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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 Details

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.

Take a look at our Cast + Crew page and our Acknowledgements page for more information about the brilliant folks who helped make this season happen!

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @HauntNowPod and Instagram @HauntNowPod for updates, opportunities, and general ghost-in-the-machine social media fun.

Season One Teaser



Season One Trailer



What people are saying:

“What a great show! It’s scary but not in an in your face way, and it feels very grounded and human compared to some other horror podcasts (which I’m increasingly finding that I am too big of a baby to enjoy – it’s not them, it’s me). Really love the characters here too and I’m so glad I discovered this show. Looking forward to more!”​

– Jeff Van Dreason ✰✰✰✰✰

“This one’s a bit of a slow starter, so if you’re put off by the first or second episode, hold on because episode three onwards are brilliant! The use of sound is excellent throughout and I can’t wait to see where the story is going!!! If you’re a fan of The Magnus Archives I would say this has similar vibes and you won’t be disappointed if you check it out.”

– Laura ✰✰✰✰✰

“There’s just so many entertaining angles to it, it’s such a fresh take on the genre, and I’m sure it’s just going to get twistier as the season goes on.”​  

– Cloudy

“Got all caught up on @HauntNowPod and I gotta say, 1) yet again, LOVE this narrator!, 2) there’s a ghostly moment in episode 3 that legit had me looking over my shoulder because I thought it was coming from my room and it GOT ME.”

– Lauren Grace Thompson 

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

You can always listen to and download episodes here on our website, where we also share transcripts and content warnings. Our episodes are also available for free anywhere you get your podcasts! Use our RSS feed to find The Way We Haunt Now in your podcatcher of choice! (You can also find a link to Spotify in the sidebar.)

Support Us

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:

Contact

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: hauntnowpod@gmail.com

About the Creator

Courtney Floyd in front of a bookshelf full of Victorian novels, with a pixie cut and black lipstick

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.

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