Southern Demonology

Southern Demonology

Southern Demonology is a podcast that explores angelology, demonology, ghosts, spirits, and monsters from antiquity to the modern day through an academic lens. Get bonus content on Patreon Support this show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


August 28, 2023 36 mins

Welcome to the final installment of season 3! There's a few treats awaiting! First is the continuation of the interview with the exorcist duo the Birdsongs. They go over the hardest case Father Birdsong has dealt with in his time in the ministry, that of Paula who goes around with a bag of dolls. He also goes into detail of some of the demons that have surfaced during this investigation, one of which is of course our good friend Li...

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Welcome to the second to last episode of season 3! In this episode, I not only share a listener submitted story that answers the question of what constitutes a positive paranormal experience much better than I ever could, but we also have a dual guest interview with the Birdsongs, the father and son exorcist duo that have been on more than twenty cases in the last two years alone. Father Birdsong has at least thirty years of experi...

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August 7, 2023 23 mins

Gather around as JJ shares a paranormal question, a listener's experience, why Shudder should NOT raise any prices, and finally a review of Evil Dead Rise. Yeah, the last two go about as well as you might think!

JJ will be a guest on Vestiges after Dark on Tuesday, August 29th. You can find their YouTube channel at

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July 17, 2023 22 mins

Southern Demonology is back after a family emergency in Tennessee, and this time JJ shares not only a at once funny albeit heartbreaking story that really puts the "Southern" in Southern Demonology, but he also goes over what can happen when a horror lover gets what one truly wants and finds something that's truly scary.

Southern Demonology was listed as one of the top 10 paranormal-related podcasts by American Paranormal Press!...

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June 5, 2023 18 mins

Looking for a movie to watch that features demons and exorcisms? Southern Demonology has you covered! In this episode, JJ reviews Prey to the Devil, The Pope's Exorcist, and Drag me to Hell. Two of these are very recent films yet only one is deemed worth watching with copious reasons listed as to why.

Also, Southern Demonology was recently listed in a FreeSpot blog article as the number one ranked podcast concerning demonology! ...

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May 8, 2023 22 mins

Come on a journey through time as I take a look at the Dead Sea Scrolls, their importance, the effect they had on academia as a whole, and their overall importance. I then embark on an analysis of my favorite scroll, 4Q510-11, and how it helps determine not just the mindset of the Essenes but also perhaps the Second Temple period itself.

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Welcome to the first interview of season 3! In this special episode, we welcome back Brandon from Cookeville Ghost Hunters who shares some more paranormal cases he has investigated, a new piece of equipment he uses in the field, and some of the more idiotic remnants of Satanic panic he's encountered over the years.

Check out the joint episode we did together on his podcast about Zozo, the supposed demon of the Ouija board: http...

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April 10, 2023 24 mins

In this episode, we begin with a review of the movie Skinamarink from Shudder, trace the decline of the streaming service's originals, and cross-apply that to the current state of generative AI and how all of that is a race to the bottom unfortunately.

For an entertaining examination of generative AI (or ML), watch Adam Conover's entertaining video at

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As a thank you to Apple Podcast and Patreon subscribers, Southern Demonology will be producing new monthly episodes. The content will be a little different as these bonus episodes will focus on anime and doramas (non-animated). As a preview of that type of content, this episode is all about what's best for the mostly closed out winter anime season.

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March 27, 2023 21 mins

I have a hot take on demonology as a field. It may be unpopular, especially with so many books out there that claim to provide ALL the knowledge about the hierarchy of hell and what foods and leisure activities demons enjoy, but I make my argument using the limitations on human knowledge of the preternatural, historical anachronisms, and the troubles just demonic names pose to make my case. I also delve a little into the power of c...

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March 20, 2023 20 mins

I've explained before how the research behind the movie The Prophecy propelled me into hunting down the origins of the angelic script it depicted. However, did the cheap knock-off sequels to this movie get anything right at all? To answer, we delve into the actual text of 1 Enoch and along the way find out not only how dangerous the Nephilim are to theology but how they may even form the modern template for the undead. Highlander m...

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March 13, 2023 25 mins

As promised in last episode, tune in to listen to the tales and tribulations of a month long excursion to Japan, including but not limited to hot springs, varying interpretations of societal rights, the latest urban legends from the land of the rising sun, and much more. There's even a story of JJ's run-in with a bicycle mounted police officer!

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Welcome to Season 3 Episode 1 of the Southern Demonology Podcast! Wondering where your elusive host JJ has been? Curious about paranormal anime? Or simply want to know how the new movie Mean Spirited was? Tune in for all of that and more!

In this episode, JJ reviews three paranormal-related anime that are simply awesome (plus one bonus) in addition to throwing in a review of the recently released horror movie Mean Spirited. He m...

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December 5, 2022 160 mins

What happens when you throw in JJ (the host of the Southern Demonology podcast), Vic (host of Trailer Trash Terrors podcast), and David (an extremely experienced paranormal researcher) into a virtual space and allow an Excel spreadsheet filled with thousands of paranormal, mystical, and philosophical topics to decide what will be discussed? You get the second episode of the Paranormal Rundown! To make things even more exciting, Fat...

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November 7, 2022 26 mins

Welcome back to the final part of our Halloween conversation with the amazing Christy where she shares two final spooky tales, the first involving a cursed object that's been in her family's possession since the 1950s and the second involving an ancestor from the Salem Witch Trials. Along the way we also discuss other cursed objects such as Robert the doll, so be sure to don't miss it!

For the cursed object, Christy provided sev...

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October 31, 2022 33 mins

The long wait is over, and Halloween is once again upon us! To commemorate, I have invited Christy--the phenomenally awesome academic who taught us all about Aramaic Incantation Bowls in Episodes 38 & 39 and one of my besties from online--to share some of her favorite true ghost stories. We also delve a good bit into lucid dreaming and the nature of spirits, so only the first tale is covered in this episode. Stay tuned for next...

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October 28, 2022 8 mins

Here we are with the very last Bites! episode for October 2022. This one is all about some of my favorite horror movies and shorts. If you enjoyed this little limited run series, then please let me know! You can contact me at my website

To find the YouTube short horror movie playlist I mentioned, you can find it

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October 24, 2022 20 mins

Beyond two pieces of huge news, this episode offers another great entry to our listener inbox feature (share your own at Yet the main topic for today's episode is a direct contrast to the Bites! limited run series. While the latter is meant to help you get into the Halloween spirit, episode 73 is all about those things that horror films, series, and even content creators do that kill (or at the very...

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October 21, 2022 8 mins

In this penultimate episode of Bites! for this lovely October, let's examine Zombie films and why they are near and dear to my heart! We look at One Cut of the Dead, Zombie for Sale, Pontypool, the Girl with All the Gifts, and I Am a Hero! I even sneak in a reference to my long abandoned novel the Eating Apology.

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Welcome to this very special joint episode ran with Trailer Trash Terrors where Victor, David, and I allow an Excel spreadsheet to determine which set of topics we discuss! In this episode, we talk about everything from Ouija Boards, epistemology, ontology, Art Bell, Hollow Earth, Satanic Panic, and so much more!

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