It’s been a while since I’ve been genuinely espooked. For some reason stories in Spanish just hit different. I grew up with the legends and myths covered in this podcast and it’s refreshing to hear about them and not the same old American/European stories. I’m so happy I found this podcast! Even if I’m espooked!
I recently came across Espooky Tales, and I'm so glad I did. These two are hillarious! I look forward to tracing back their back catalog and finding more to laugh about!
I listen to the girls while I get my work done, sometimes I laugh at the most inopportune times, but it’s so worth it!
Let me start off by saying…I love this Podcast! As a Chicana I love learning about Latinx folklore and am obsessed with creators that incorporate Spanglish into their content. Cristina and MJ make each episode feel like we’re just a couple of friends catching up telling spooky stories!
I love this podcast so much I literally can’t wait until they post more stories lol. I came across a tiktok a few weeks ago and through there I got to the podcast and I literally could not stop listening to each episode. I just find the girls so easy to relate to and I love that they talk about Latin folklore I learn about all these myths and legends that I’ve never heard about before. It’s so hard finding a podcast that you can make a connection with and this one is definitely one that I can! Especially the shadow people one I have a story and picture proof I’m thinking about sending in Keep up the great work I can’t wait to listen to more! 🖤
Love how they talk about the story, origin, variations of the story (if they apply), and how they’re respectful when they try to pronounce names and words that are in their respective indigenous languages. It’s such an engaging duo and I just love to listen to them whenever I’m on the move.
Loving the Podcast these two jovial young ladies are putting out! Reminds me alot of long forgotten tales my Abuelita and Mother would tell myself as well as my siblings growing up! This has become the perfect ending to my work wk, I look forward to seeing the drop of the new episodes every week’s end! Keep up the outstanding work! Maybe I’ll muster up the courage to tell the story of my mother’s revisit, post passing!
I am a Salvadoran woman who was first generation born in Canada and grew up hearing “las leyendas” from my elders and parents. I met my best friend in college who is also Salvadoran and was born in El Salvador. I have been able to learn more through her and her family. Well, my best friend stumbled upon “Espooky Tales” and thought of me, and I am so glad she did. I have been loving each episode. I am learning so much about my culture. I have also had my husband who is American, listen to it so he can learn more about my culture. I really want our son to grow up with these tales around the campfire the way I did, when he comes of age. So far my favourite episode was about “Mal de ojo”. When my son was born, my family warned me about it…. I didn’t have a way to explain to my husband what “Mal de ojo” is. He’s never thought we were crazy for believing in things like this and was very respectful towards it all. Well now after he heard the episode he understood why my family gifted my son his bracelet and why I was so careful in public with our son. Thank you for making it easy for people to understand and learn about our Leyendas!
I came across this podcast by accident, what a happy accident it was! They are hilarious and cover folklore from Latin America which in my opinion is so interesting yet not talked about enough. Not only are they discussing interesting topics and tales but they are also being awareness to rich cultures that usually overlooked by modern media. Thanks y’all!
I came across Espooky tales a couple months ago. Listening to them feels like I’m listening to my Tías tell me scary stories. Not gonna lie sometimes I do get creeped out and scared, but I mean that’s the fun of it! I recommend you listening to them especially if you grew up listening to your elders tell you spooky stories and warnings while drinking Café and eating some good Pan Dulces.
I’ve been listening to this podcast from the beginning and I love the content MJ & Cristina put out they connect well and always bring us some awesome unique and refreshing Espooky tales! And their logo is super cool! Excited to see this podcast grow more 🙌🏼
Hi, I’m Charmz from South Carolina I Haven’t gotten far but what I can tell their personalities are welcoming and I respect how they honor their heritage initially I posted a question in a podcast group and Cristina was really helpful which made me wanna check out the podcast glad I did thanks ladies keep doing great work
I am loving this podcast! I am so glad for the exposure of these Latin American tales. We are so much more than La Llorona. I love how they explain the origination of the tales. The mix in the Spanish influence in these Aztec/Mayan stories. I appreciate the Nahuatl pronunciations. One reviewer mentioned they “butcher” the Nahuatl language. I beg to differ, their efforts to at least attempt to bring these stories into our ears is important and I applaud them for it. Keep up the good work ladies.
These amazing ladies track down some fabulous tales, from haunted schools (you know you had one in the neighborhood!) to creatures that lure you to your doom! Beware La Tunda, La Siguanaba and many more! MJ and Christina share these stories with humor, spice and a love for the “Espooky.” Gracias, ladies! Keep it up!
Starting off with amazing chemistry both Christina and MJ have great back and forth and are a blast to listen to. Great hosts as well and would love to work with them again.
Ok so I’m gonna start off by saying the one bad review on here is obviously somebody who just decided it was a good day to be a troll! This show is absolutely amazing, I’ve made it through almost every episode and I’m very excited to see what’s to come. I’m from a giant mixing bowl of Mexican and American culture so it’s really cool to hear stories that I’m somewhat familiar with and learn even more. You can tell they really enjoy what they do and care deeply about the subject matter. They do excellent research plus they are pretty funny so all in all highly recommended by me.
These two are hilarious. Not only do I get to learn about paranormal stories from other cultures that I didn’t know about, but MJ and Cristina make it funny as well. I really well done show and one that I keep coming back to!
I had no idea there were so many different creepy ghostly legends in the Latinx world. I think this podcast is super unique and I love listening to MJ and Cristina talk about their experiences too.
I get nostalgic when I listen to this podcast. Espooky brings all the stories I grew up hearing. My Nanas & Tata’s are all gone now, but their stories and legacy lives on. I get scared all over again like I did when I first heard them. Spookyyyy good 🔥💀
I learn so much with each episode and have fun listening! The hosts make me feel like I’m part of a conversation and I feel like I can butt in any time with my thoughts lol. There’s so much spooky latinx folklore out there that we don’t know and I love that this podcast is shining a light on it!
Cristina and MJ are really captivating with their storytelling about all the spooky legends of our childhood. They go beyond just el chupacabras
Love this podcast. I get to learn about culture and folklore while supporting Latinx voices. We need more like this one.
Espooky Tales is digging into the goldmine that is Latin American Folklore. Latin American stories are too often overlooked. And Espooky Tales brings that to light.