The History Goes Bump Podcast launched October 1st, 2014 with the premise of being a niche podcast that wasn’t already out there. This would be a history podcast with a twist: our histories would go bump in the night…or during the day. Ghosts don’t care about time. At least, that is our theory. And we have lots of those, that we like to share on the podcast. We feature historic locations that are rumored to be haunted and the podcast is a ghost tour for the theater of the mind. These locations are from all around the world and many of them are places you probably have never heard of before. We do, of course, cover all the famous haunted places, but what makes us different is that we delve into places that are not well known and we are able to do this because they are suggested by our listeners. And that is something special about HGB too: The community built around the podcast.
Through the years, the podcast has evolved from being hosted by two women, Diane and Denise, to a solo hosted project and then Diane brought Kelly on as co-host. With this evolution has come a more immersive experience in which the listener is taken to the locations with music and sound. If you are a quirky, nerdy history lover and you like the odd, mysterious and supernatural, then History Goes Bump is the podcast for you! What is a ghost? Are these places really haunted? We leave that to you to decide!
Diane Student is the creator, host, researcher, writer, editor and producer of the History Goes Bump Podcast. She formerly hosted the award winning live internet radio show, The Freedom’s Wings Show, which she produced for five years from 2009-2013. She is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and blogs at several websites and has published the first in a YA dystopian trilogy: The Lewis Chronicles, Book 1: The Shattering. Diane is a taphophile and describes herself as an open-minded skeptic.
Hi. I love your podcast! I had the chance to go check out the Central State Hospital/Asylum in Georgia this past summer. I just toured the outside grounds but there are thousands buried throughout in unmarked graves. Would you be able to feature it on one of your future podcasts? Anyway, keep up the excellent work! Ill be listening for sure!
Added to the list! Thanks for listening Michael!
I love the new host Kelly. She has a great voice and an awesome personality.
Thank you Scott! We really appreciate that!
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a few years now and it never fails to keep my drives entertaining and interesting. I love the topics and the unbiased way the places\topics are investigated.
Thank you so much Justin! Glad you are enjoying the podcast! We appreciate your long-term listening!
I listened to your episode today about Victor Colorado. I am from Colorado Springs and also live here in Florida. It has been 10 years since I have been home and your episode brought back so many memories as I have visited Cripple Creek and Victor so many times in my life that I can’t even count. I miss my home state and want to thank you for the trip down memory lane.
So glad you enjoyed it and that it gave you a trip down memory lane!
I love love love this podcast!!!! I work night shift and work independently in a lab which can get lonely and you all keep me company which I am so thankful for so thank you so much.
Hi! I just wanted to say that your podcast is one of my favorites! I look forward to it everytime it updates! I appreciate the blend of spooky with historic facts and I really enjoy the hosts and their banter. You keep me company during long work nights. Thanks for all you do! Keep on bein spooktacular, ladies!
Thank you so much for listening Brianna! We appreciate you! -Diane and Kelly
Just discovered your Podcast! I am a Ghost Tour Guide and have had a few close encounters with the Spirit World. Two locations that continue to surprise me are a haunted hotel in our city as well as an abandoned Sanitarium. I was particularly interested in your episodes about Trans Allegheny and St Albans and just how mental illness was handled in those days. This gives me some good general background to offer my guests before talking about the Sanitarium. Its a really creepy place with some very unusual photos being captured on a regular basis. I wondered if you have ever covered the Stone Tape Theory or residual haunting in any of your podcasts. When I discovered that Trans Allegheny is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America, I thought then that this theory could be considered. Thanks for all your research! History in general fascinates me, and I am happily making my way through ALL your podcasts, one creepy story at a time. Keep it up!
Chattanooga Ghost Tours
Hey Joan! So glad you are enjoying the podcast. We’ve actually done two tours with Chattanooga Ghost Tours and loved them. Such a wonderful city and Amy has done a great job finding THE best guides. We’re hoping to visit again in the future! Hopefully, you’ll be our guide! Keep it spooky! -Diane
Hi Mrs Diane and Mrs.kelly ,
I have love your podcast, I just sent an email to you , please email or respond to me when you receive it, Thank you
I love this podcast, I have been listening since the beginning. I really like that you have decided to do investigations instead of just tours. Keeping up the great work!
So glad you are enjoying the investigations too. We’ve been loving them! Thanks so much for listening and for so long!
Absolutely love your podcast. This goes back a ways, but I’m from the Baltimore area (I live near Antietam Battlefield now) and I can definitely verify everything you said about Black Aggie. I lived in the area from 1984-1995 and grew up with the legend of saying Aggie’s name in the mirror. So cool that you covered something I grew up with. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for listening and glad you enjoyed the episode about Black Aggie. And were you crazy?! LOL! We’re jealous you are by the Antietam Battlefield.
I adore your podcast! I found a podcast about my hometown, Franklin, TN, and absolutely fell in love with the passion of this podcast. I’m also so happy there’s another ghost fan in Central Florida! Hopefully I can learn of some fun ghost tours and investigations listening to this! Thanks for your podcast and I can’t wait to listen to more!
Thanks for listening Ashley! You’ll have to join us on some of our adventures here in Central Florida! Keep it spooky! -Diane
Enjoy your podcast and would be thrilled to go on a tour some day. I’m a travel and history buff (unfortunately can’t do much of the latter of late). I’m a librarian and and love to do research. Any kind. If you ever need help please let me know. Have you done any podcasts associated with NJ? I live in Monmouth County. Their is a location on the Jersey Shore near me known as the Spy House. I look for ghost tours when I visit new cities or towns. Listening right now to Episode 300. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. “Appreciate the Moment in Oddity” and “This month in History.” Fascinating!
Hey Robyn! Thanks so much for listening! We’ve never heard of the Spy House. What do you know about it? As for New Jersey, we have featured Asbury Park (Ep. 264) – such great history there! and Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May (Ep. 238). That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. We’ve featured The Cherry House in Cape May as a bonus episode for supporters. Keep it spooky! -Diane
I’m familiar with the Spy House Museum. Lucinda the haunted mannequin was in an upstairs room. It was like ghost central reportedly.
Definitely on our list!
I’ve attached a link in regard to the Spy House in NJ. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/9771
My mother was a teacher in the area and the Spy House was often a class trip site Recently listened to the podcast for the Andrew Jackson Hotel and Napoleon House. Would have enjoyed that in person! Soon to listen to the podcast episode about Asbury Park.
I looked into the location and it seems one of the main owners made up a bunch of the history about the house including the name and unfortunately, that seems to be the case with the hauntings too. I couldn’t find much on any real experiences that people had. Looks like a cool house though.
I love your podcast! I have binge listened to all the episodes. I am listening to episode 352 Cleveland’s Millionaire’s Row.You were talking about how you heard some one tell you hi in a house you were cleaning. Made me think about what happened to me the other day. I was in the kitchen washing dishes I plain as day heard a man ask me to get the door for him. I thought it was my husband since he was outside at the grill. I said sure and went to the door. Nobody was there. My husband was still in the middle of the yard at the grill!
Keep up the good work.
Thanks for listening! And thanks for sharing your experience! Weird!
Hi Diane and Kelly!
I’m a longtime listener who fell off due to life but I am back working my way through the new episodes!
I have missed you guys