Old Gods of Appalachia
Written, and narrated by co-creators Steve Shell and Cam Collins, "Old Gods of Appalachia" is an eldritch horror anthology podcast set in an alternate Appalachia, where the mountains were never meant to be inhabited.
Long before anyone lived in these hills, beings of immeasurable darkness and incomprehensible madness were entombed here. It was during this bygone age, when the Appalachians towered much higher and more menacing than the gentle slopes and ridges we know today, that they were conscripted after a great battle to serve as the final prison for those dark forces. But of course, time marches inexorably on. Eons passed and the walls of the prison begin to wear thin. And Things that slumbered soundlessly below for millennia began to stir and become restless.
They began to call to those who would hear them.
To dig. To seek and find. To follow and serve. To keep this dark and bloody land for themselves and their masters.
Cam Collins is a native of Wise, Virginia, where she cut her teeth on the creepy folklore of the region. A lover of all things that go bump in the night and dyed-in-the-wool spooky bitch, Cam also produced and co-hosted Appalachian Arcana, a podcast featuring regional stories of folklore, true crime, cryptids and other general weirdness. She worked as a graphic designer and programmer in her life before OGoA, and holds degrees in English (BA, University of Virginia at Wise) and Speech Communication (MA, University of Georgia).
Steve Shell grew up in Wise, Virginia and has been fixated on the occult and supernatural happenings since childhood and has been called a devil worshiper enough times to prove it. He currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina where he taught high school for sixteen years and was a host and main stage performer for The Moth StorySLAM from 2015-2020. Steve was the executive director and slam master of Poetry Slam Asheville for the better part of a decade and was the founding Artistic Director of HomeWord Youth Poetry. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a double major in English literature and Communications.