Like a Good Fright? Listen to Shitbaked!
Have you ever been shitbaked? That would seem like an odd question to ask someone who doesn’t know that the term shitbaked means to be scared or terrified. Many people love to hear scary, terrifying and thrilling stories and you can listen to Shitbaked, a podcast in which guests tell stories about times in their lives when they have bee, well, shitbaked. The Racket chatted with the creators of Shitbaked via email about this interesting and unique podcast.
Lauren Mills is originally from the UK and works in marketing while Lian Morrison who hails from St. John’s and works as a cinematographer are the creators and hosts of Shitbaked. “We both really love dark creepy things so we brainstormed a few ideas and eventually settled on this one,” said Morrison. “It seemed like a good way to get a variety of stories and unlike other podcasts where the hosts tell stories that didn’t happen to them we liked the idea that you hear the stories first hand from the people that experienced them.”
“We get a variety of weird stories, it’s interesting to see the things you can experience at any moment in your life,” added Mills.
Shitbaked launched on October 3 and listens can expect each episode to be lively. “We always start with popping a bottle of sparkling wine then me and Lauren will chat about our week and tell the other if anything scary happened to us,” said Morrison. After this introduction, guests are typically introduced and they tell the hosts about themselves and they get into the stories. “It’s very casual and fun, we don’t throw out many (if any) facts,” explained Morrison. “It’s just a straight up normal conversation about weird experiences.”
At the time we conversed, Morrison told us her favourite episode was the second show when realtor Colin Walsh told Shitbaked about the time he had an open house and became shitbaked.
“My favourite so far, is Lian’s story in the first episode, about an encounter in Walmart,” said Mills. “I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s possibly one of the creepiest experiences I’ve ever heard, especially as it isn’t supernatural.”
The hosts said people have loved Shaitbaked since it launched. “I think podcasts are big and they won’t be going anywhere any time soon. There isn’t a ton of local stuff so when people can tune in and hear about things that happened in places they have been it makes it a bit more of a relatable experience,” said Morrison. Despite this hometown feel, Morrison said there are some international listeners as well.