Podcast Recommendation: “The Mantawauk Caves”

The Mantawauk Caves by Blumhouse Television, iHeartPodcasts, and Psychopia Pictures

Summary: On the night of May 10, 2007, three boys entered a cave in Mantawauk County, Tennessee. Only one made it out alive. The other two were found ten days later. They had been attacked by someone – or something. The investigation that followed revealed town secrets as old as the caves themselves and put a third teenage boy, James Fincher, on death row. This haunting narrative follows Julien Solas, an amateur writer and James’ friend who’s been haunted by the events ever since. Now, with Fincher’s execution looming, Julien returns home to reconcile his past and uncover the truth behind the killings.

Production Notes: Created by filmmaker Dan Bush, The Mantawauk Caves is a riveting, immersive, binaural audio experience that weaves together the narrative threads of social drama, supernatural horror, and psychological thriller. A co-production of Blumhouse Television, iHeartPodcasts, and Psychopia Pictures. Starring Jonathan Tucker (Westworld) and Edi Gathegi (The Harder They Fall). Headphones recommended.

Trigger Warnings: Bullying, Violence

Category/Genre: Fiction, Thriller

Host: “Julien Solas”, played by Jonathan Tucker

Sleep Friendly: I would not recommend this podcast to fall asleep to. You really need to pay attention to the story, which features narrative from multiple timelines.

Seasons (as of this review): 1

More information & subscribe: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-the-mantawauk-caves-110170167/

  • Steven Trotter is a graphic designer (UX/UI, web & branding), photographer, and maker living and working on the Oregon Coast.