I don't watch horror movies. I don't like them, I don't enjoy being scared. Things get stuck in my head and I'd rather have nice things in there.
So I also wouldn't listen to a horror podcast. However, I found a new podcast in my app. It was called Darkest Night.
I assume I saw a Tweet recommendation and hit subscribe without realizing it was a horror anthology. I also didn't realize until after I had started listening. And now I'm hooked.
To be honest, some of the gorier images still make me queasy, but the podcast is wonderfully produced and I'm enjoying it.
It's a nice reminder for me that sometimes I need to do things that scare me [literally in this case].
I would never have opted to listen to it because of a label, a category in my head I've decided I don't want any part of.
But this is its own kind of filter bubble and since I prize diversity in my thinking, in my influences, in my inspiration, I can't just read, watch and listen to things I think I'm going to like. It's logically inconsistent. My preferences set parameters for the world.
So I'm glad for the happy accident and recommend Darkest Night, if you like horror, and especially if you don't.