The Last Podcast on the Left

The Last Podcast on the Left is a weekly podcast on the Last Podcast Network[2] featuring comedian and podcast host Ben Kissel, podcast producer and researcher Marcus Parks, and comedian and actor Henry Zebrowski (who joined in the third episode), all of whom are longtime friends. With a main episode released each Friday and a Side Stories episode released once a week, the episodes are generally one to two hours in length, with the hosts exploring the horrors of the world both imagined and real. Previous episodes have explored the topics of serial killers, conspiracy theories, UFO sightings, ghosts, and readings of fan-submitted creepypastas.[3] Kissel, Parks, and Zebrowski tour with live performances of the podcast and produce The Last Stream on the Left, a live-streaming spin-off show on the Adult Swim website.

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LengthAbout 1 hour[1]
Audio formatMP3
No. of episodes508
Original release2011 (2011) – present

Several repeat characters are present on the podcast, primarily voiced by Zebrowski, such as "Detective Popcorn" (the semi-erotic food-focused incompetent police detective), Charles Ng (a notorious serial killer), "Terry the Gnome", and Minnie and Nannie Williams (victims of serial killer H. H. Holmes).

The opening theme of the podcast features snippets from serial killers, such as Jeffrey Dahmer who utters the line, "That's when the cannibalism started." It also includes the line and subsequent advertisement transition "Rise from your grave!" uttered by Zeus from the Sega action game Altered Beast. The closing theme is Al Bowlly's "Midnight, the Stars and You", a reference to The Shining.

On November 19, 2019, it was announced that the show was moving exclusively to Spotify[4] for ad sponsored episodes.

In 2017, The Last Podcast on the Left received the People's Voice Webby in the Podcasts & Digital Audio (Comedy) category.[5]

In 2020, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will release The Last Book on the Left, written by Kissel, Parks, and Zebrowski.[6]

Last Stream on the LeftEdit

The Last Stream on the Left is a spin-off show hosted on the Adult Swim website. There are 6 seasons and a total of 106 episodes available on the Adult Swim website.[7]


List of Last Podcast on the Left episodes including Side Stories.


  1. ^ "Last Podcast On The Left". Podchaser. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
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  3. ^ "Podcast Review: The Last Podcast On The Left". July 23, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "'Last Podcast on the Left' Moving Exclusively to Spotify". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-11-20.
  5. ^ "The Last Podcast On The Left | The Webby Awards". Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Last Book on the Left: Stories of Murder and Mayhem from History's Most Notorious Serial Killers | HMH Books". Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  7. ^ "Last Stream on the Left". Adult Swim. Retrieved November 8, 2019.

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